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ajaffe
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Name: Aaron Jaffe
Member since: July 25, 2005
Last visit: November 27, 2014

ajaffe has posted 1 link and 261 comments to SportsFilter and 2 links and 28 comments to the Locker Room.

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Shotgun in the bucket: I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this, but a coworker and I were watching the NFL playoff games Sunday, and he had a question I couldn't answer, so I put it to all of you: Why do many quarterbacks lift a leg just as they're about to take a shotgun snap? I thought it might have to do with getting a quicker start on backpedaling, but does anyone know? Thanks.

posted by ajaffe to navel gazing at 03:21 PM on January 08 - 25 comments

It was 31 years ago today: that the Birmingham Americans beat the Florida Blazers 22-21 to take home the one-and-only World Bowl trophy as champions of the late, not-so-lamented World Football League. The Ams jumped out to a 22-0 lead and held of a furious Florida rally. And Miss Florida, who later went on to bigger things was there...

posted by ajaffe to football at 10:23 AM on December 05 - 9 comments

Does anyone want to take two U.S. Open tickets off my hands?: Chicobangs was good enough to procure a bunch for the Sept. 7 evening matches and due to family obligations, I can't go. Chico, how much are they?

posted by ajaffe to navel gazing at 12:47 PM on August 17 - 0 comments

Recent Comments

Jose Altuve Asks to Play, Risks Batting Title

I had Altuve and won my league, too! All hail Altuve!

posted by ajaffe at 11:30 AM on September 29

Raul Ibanez Pinch Hits for A Rod, Hits Two Homers in Yankees Win

Separated at birth: Raul Ibanez and Lord Voldemort.

posted by ajaffe at 12:11 PM on October 11

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Here's a New York Times article:

http://fifthdown.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/06/20/r-c-owens-and-blocking-that-kick/

posted by ajaffe at 07:03 PM on September 10

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

I think the 49ers tried to use RC Owens (he of the Alley-Oop) to try to block long field goals in the 1950s. I think he did manage to tip one away, and the league may have amended the rule after that, but I'd have to look it up.

posted by ajaffe at 07:00 PM on September 10

Tebow Traded to New York Jets

None of the three rings in the jets' circus will of the super bowl variety.

posted by ajaffe at 04:03 PM on March 21

Randy Moss Wants to Return to NFL

[insert sauerkraut on top of hot dog comment here]

posted by ajaffe at 06:16 PM on February 13

Suh Ejected for Stomping on Opponent

Agwaurora, Charles Martin was actually on the Packers...

posted by ajaffe at 11:19 AM on November 27

Jamaal Charles Tears ACL, Out for Season

With Charles out for the year, it seems unlikely that the Chiefs can rebuild their foundation on their quarterback, because, after all, Cassel's made of sand...

posted by ajaffe at 12:08 PM on September 19

Steelers Tie Record with Eighth Super Bowl Trip

Evidently, there was a problem with getting the plays in from the sidelines during that sequence. Congrats to the Steelers from this Jets fan.

posted by ajaffe at 11:56 AM on January 24

New York Jets Back Up Big Talk by Beating Patriots

It looked to me as if Greene thought about doing that for a moment...

posted by ajaffe at 02:24 PM on January 17

It's time to pitch the DH.

BoKnows, I believe that when the DH was introduced in 1973, it was on a three-year (or so) trial basis, but the league quickly (like, a month into the season) made it permanent.

posted by ajaffe at 01:36 PM on May 13

CFL Hall confirms class of 2008

thanks. i seem to recall that in 1987 or so, he had something like seven returns for touchdowns and for each one he claimed a peach-colored jacket from the CBC broadcast team. Some correct me on this if I'm completely deluded.

posted by ajaffe at 05:34 PM on April 05

CFL Hall confirms class of 2008

is henry "the gizmo" williams in the cfl hof?

posted by ajaffe at 06:54 PM on April 04

Bush Booed By Beltway Baseballers!

No post about any politician throwing out a first pitch is complete without this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVMiJdHTfUo

posted by ajaffe at 08:52 AM on April 01

Happy 25th, USFL!

[this is good]

posted by ajaffe at 08:40 PM on February 25