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Hugh Janus
Name: Hugh Janus
Location: Hiroshima, Japan
Gender: Go Nuts!
Member since: August 19, 2005
Last visit: October 04, 2015

Hugh Janus has posted 22 links and 942 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 4 comments to the Locker Room.

Sports Bio

I'm Hugh Janus here and on Metachat, and Ice Cream Socialist on Metafilter.

Recent Links

Český lakros: (Czech lacrosse) Before the [1989 Velvet] revolution, Czech Boy Scouts, inspired by illustrations of American Indians at play, fashioned their own sticks and rules of the game... "...It was created in the late sixties by people interested in the life of American Native people but they didn't have contact to international federation, to international lacrosse bodies. So they created their special own rules..." "...Played with very small sticks closely resembling the original Indian sticks. This had come about because a Professor at one of their colleges was very keen on the North American Indian way of life and had formed an association who emulated this way of life during the summer months, one of the activities being the Indian game of Lacrosse; this game was very popular among the young people and was often played in the country at weekends when the flat dwelling of Prague emigrated from the city."

posted by Hugh Janus to other at 10:55 AM on January 06 - 2 comments

Barrett Green sues: the Washington NFL team, Gregg Williams, and Robert Royal for fostering and participating in the bounty program that encouraged the "unusual, outrageous, and... obvious cheap shot" that ended his career.

posted by Hugh Janus to football at 10:12 AM on July 09 - 2 comments

Tom Sims, skate- and snowboard pioneer, died Sept. 12 of cardiac arrest. He was 61: As a young star in the 1970's SoCal skateboarding circuit, Sims was a tireless promoter of the sport, building the first longboards for skating and founding Sims Skateboards, who made the first lightweight laminated skateboards and managed the Sims skateboard team, sponsoring rising stars like Stacy Peralta, Tony Hawk, Christian Hosoi, Kevin Staab, and the late Jeff Philips (it's all a little complicated, hard feelings all around, as the above links hint). Sims' attention moved to the slopes and his company morphed into Sims Snowboards, making the first metal edged snowboard, the first snowboarding half pipe, the first freestyle snowboard, the first snowboards designed specifically for women riders, and the first pro-model snowboard. Here he is in the 1985 James Bond film A View to a Kill riding down the mountain on a snowmobile ski. Peers, friends, and former riders reflect.

posted by Hugh Janus to other at 11:09 AM on September 17 - 2 comments

Trail of stock deals led to DeCinces insider trading accusation: Link to ex-Oriole teammate Murray remains unclear.

posted by Hugh Janus to baseball at 08:44 AM on June 22 - 6 comments

Kisenosato promoted to ozeki: Sumo's rising star Kisenosato has been promoted to the elite rank of ozeki after a tremendous run of 60 wins in 90 bouts over the past 12 months. He seems to be the only rikishi who has Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho's number, having beaten the grand champion several times. Here's a 2006 interview with Kisenosato, and for a bonus, Hakuho vs. Asashoryu, splitting the world in half.

posted by Hugh Janus to other at 09:21 AM on December 01 - 4 comments

Recent Comments

Coke, Bud, McDonald's and Visa Demand Sepp Blatter Quit Immediately

I'd love to see Blatter in jail and out of power, but major advertisers using financial pressure to oust an organization's leadership in the name of "a truly independent approach" is rich.

posted by Hugh Janus at 07:48 AM on October 04

Federal Judge Tosses Brady's 4-Game NFL Suspension

You're right, hincandenza. I was lying. The Patriots didn't actually fuck my sister's dog. In fact, I don't even have a sister.

I do have a brother, however, and let me tell you what the Patriots did to his puppy....

posted by Hugh Janus at 12:37 AM on September 06

Pete Rose bet on MLB games while an active player in those games.

I think it would be for the best if he is promised reinstatement the day after he dies. Then he can be inducted posthumously to the Hall. No reward in this life for cheating, but his legacy is eventually honored. Problem solved.

That way if he really wants to be reinstated sooner rather than later, he has options.

posted by Hugh Janus at 08:58 AM on June 24

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

roll it all up into a large anal probe.

Aw, not again!

posted by Hugh Janus at 06:48 AM on May 02

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Good movie.

posted by Hugh Janus at 02:54 AM on May 01

Losing Wisconsin Coach Laments 'Rent-a-Player' Trend

Shit, if an 8-year old had the stuff to take the NBA to school, I'd be like, damn girl. Just do it.

Age requirements are just there to protect the mortals. Slamdunk Godlet is on her way.

posted by Hugh Janus at 09:56 AM on April 10

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

However, that cheap shot and calculated no-call probably galvanized Wisconsin and united any neutral spectators in their outrage. It was nice to see the cosmos step in after the refs took a pass.

posted by Hugh Janus at 08:40 PM on April 05

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

My dad refers to Raftery's schtick as "non-stop basketball blather" from a "sound-effects man."

Some kisses... are s-s-sweeter than wine!

posted by Hugh Janus at 08:18 PM on April 04

Chargers, Raiders Pursue Shared Stadium in Los Angeles

Over the years historic ships and other things have been added.

Not to quibble, but I think they moored the Chesapeake around when Harborplace opened, and the Torsk and the Constellation were there much longer. They do keep adding new ones from time to time, and there are always those big weekends when the Danish fleet comes for a visit.

The big reason they put Camden Yards down there was that the harbor crowds would benefit the ballpark and vice versa. I mean, nobody was making a day of it out at Memorial Stadium, but you can go down early and get overpriced lunch at Harborplace and then walk up to see the O's play. Anyone with their head on straight goes to Lexington Market for crabcakes, though.

But the Inner Harbor was totally a tourist attraction for a long time before the Camden Yards refit -- it was the Baltimore tourist attraction, I should say. Sure, building ballparks helped business, but Mr. Rouse's Harborplace development was the earlier revitalizing element that set the stage for bringing the stadiums, which of course in their turn helped bring gameday crowds to the inner harbor.

I'm sure the AVAM brings in hordes of football fans slavering for outsider art, as well.

I think the biggest success of Camden Yards and PSINet Stadium is the nice egress to streets and highways. Compared to other local football venues, traffic is a breeze.

posted by Hugh Janus at 01:17 AM on February 22

Jerry Rice Should Catch Some Hell for This

Say it ain't so, Jerry!

It's like when we heard Hank Aaron was on speed:

So what, big deal.

posted by Hugh Janus at 07:39 AM on February 07

Patriots Win Super Bowl 0x31 After Epic Last-Second Interception

Tom Brady, welcome to Sportsfilter! I hope you aren't trying to go incognito here. The "Bradyman" handle is a dead giveaway.

Good game!

posted by Hugh Janus at 01:50 AM on February 02

Patriots Win Super Bowl 0x31 After Epic Last-Second Interception

That was a moronic play call.

posted by Hugh Janus at 10:08 PM on February 01

The Gaming Obsession of the Green Bay Packers

This is pretty cool. Now, if they were playing Cosmic Encounter that would be really cool.

posted by Hugh Janus at 09:06 AM on January 17

Suggestions for SportsFilter Links

I dig The Swiss Ramble for stuff about the business of British and European football.

posted by Hugh Janus at 09:22 AM on January 02

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

That's hilarious. I will never again see Diego Costa without thinking of your dream. What an image.

posted by Hugh Janus at 08:46 AM on December 23