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Rock Steady
Name: David Provost
Member since: June 29, 2005
Last visit: February 18, 2015

Rock Steady has posted 1 link and 108 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 2 comments to the Locker Room.

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Recent Activity?: On MetaFilter, the Recent Activity page (I've linked to the best one, obvs) is a great way to keep up with threads you are participating in, and I was wondering if there is any interest in creating a similar feature here at SpoFi? Even something as simple as linkifying (highly technical term) the Recent Comments on our profile pages would really help me (and others) participate more here.

posted by Rock Steady to feature requests at 10:13 AM on March 28 - 4 comments

Recent Comments

Hey, NFL, Let Anyone Commentate the Next Super Bowl

ESPN's Megacast of the College Football Playoffs Championship (do we have a short name for that yet? The Championship?) might be an instructive model.

posted by Rock Steady at 12:03 PM on February 03

New MLB Commissioner: We May Ban Defensive Shifts

Are you really trying to steal the NFL's incompetent thunder, MLB?

posted by Rock Steady at 02:03 PM on January 27

11 of 12 Patriots' Balls Deflated, ESPN Reports

My understanding is that this sort of thing is like a spitball in baseball. Illegal if you get caught, but done often enough that it's not the sort of shocking scandal some seem to want to make it out to be. Aaron Rodgers said in an interview this week that he routinely asks his crew to overinflate the balls, for example.

posted by Rock Steady at 05:01 PM on January 21

Alex Torres First Pitcher to Wear Protective Cap

I mean, I'm glad pitchers have this option for protection if they want it, but... Yeah, it's-a me, Mario!

posted by Rock Steady at 11:21 AM on June 22

U.S. Defeats Ghana with Late Header by John Brooks

That was amazing, but I never ever ever want to play Ghana again. We are going to need better possession going forward.

posted by Rock Steady at 08:54 PM on June 16

Don Zimmer was truly a baseball man

I'll never forget the time he charged at Pedro Martinez in the 2004 ALCS like a raging bull and Petey judoed him to the ground.


posted by Rock Steady at 08:26 AM on June 05

"The Krafts Are the Worst Owners in the League"

A dedicated soccer stadium in Somerville would be amazing.

posted by Rock Steady at 02:39 PM on March 27

Český lakros

How do you say "Wellington Stanwick" in Czech?

posted by Rock Steady at 11:19 AM on January 06

Nicolas Anelka scored twice this weekend and celebrated in a way only Nicolas Anelka could

Also, if you have a "signature political salute," you should probably be barred from any sort of political office forever.

posted by Rock Steady at 10:48 AM on December 30

Nicolas Anelka scored twice this weekend and celebrated in a way only Nicolas Anelka could

If you have a buddy who is an anti-Semitic comedian about to be banned in your homeland for anti-Semitism, you may not want to make his signature political salute in front of a worldwide audience if you do not want to be considered anti-Semitic.

posted by Rock Steady at 10:47 AM on December 30

Former OL Shawn Andrews says Donovan McNabb made Eagles locker room a 'living hell'

The floodgates are going to open on this, for better or worse.

posted by Rock Steady at 09:32 AM on November 21

Atlanta Braves plan to build new stadium in Cobb County

Deadspin has a pretty good take on this, including a telling map of Braves' season ticket holders.

posted by Rock Steady at 10:14 AM on November 11

Red Sox Win Game 5, Go Home to Fenway

Ye Gods this series is not good for my heart. If there is a Game 7, I may watch it in the waiting room of a nearby ER, just in case.

posted by Rock Steady at 10:56 AM on October 29

Jets Told Refs to Look for Patriots' Push

They committed a penalty, the penalty was called, end of story.

Yup, just a routine, never-before-called penalty that resulted in an overtime defeat. Can't imagine why anyone would want to discuss that.

posted by Rock Steady at 12:43 PM on October 23

Jets Told Refs to Look for Patriots' Push

A couple things I think about this:

    1. It's OK for a team to alert the refs about potential infractions that the other team is prone to.
    2. The Patriots violated the rule.
    3. The Patriots did not think this was against the rules. It sounds like Belichick thought it had something to do with second level defenders pushing first level defenders.
    4. Does this really provide safety improvements?
    5. If so, shouldn't it be the rule on all plays, not just FG attempts?
    6. Like all things involving the Patriots, it is getting blown out of proportion by their critics.

    posted by Rock Steady at 01:18 PM on October 22