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Name: nate jansen
Location: Denver, CO
ZIP: 80209
Gender: Male
Member since: September 13, 2005
Last visit: February 07, 2016

tron7 has posted 5 links and 1658 comments to SportsFilter and 1 link and 169 comments to the Locker Room.

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Stop The Flop: The NBA officially adopts an anti-flopping policy, announcing a new rule that will fine repeat offenders this season.

posted by tron7 to basketball at 02:13 PM on October 03 - 10 comments

Gilbert Arenas suspended indefinitely.: Stern, not impressed by Arenas' gun play, busts out the banhammer.

posted by tron7 to basketball at 05:52 PM on January 06 - 9 comments

Chargers fine Cromartie $2,500.00 for tweeting: That's $17.86 per character.

posted by tron7 to football at 10:54 AM on August 05 - 16 comments

MMA Fantasy Draft: If every fighter in the world was suddenly declared a free agent, what order would they be selected in?

posted by tron7 to boxing at 12:56 PM on April 21 - 10 comments

Shawne Merriman suspended for steroids.: The four game suspension comes less than a week after the news of the Falcon's Matt Lehr and the Lion's Shaun Rogers receiving steroid suspensions.

posted by tron7 to football at 09:50 AM on October 23 - 33 comments

Recent Comments

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

I was snowboarding up at Steamboat Springs this weekend and caught a bit of banter between a Broncos fan and a Patriots fan. There were a few solid jabs back and forth but the one that really brought the house down: "Tom Brady skis in his jeans." In Colorado, nothing bites as hard as calling someone a gaper.

posted by tron7 at 05:12 PM on February 07

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Super Bowl 0x32 Edition

Denver by 10 LOCK

Total score - 44

First field goal - McManus

First touchdown - Cj Anderson

Most passing yards - Cam Newton

Most rushing yards - CJ Anderson

Most receiving yards - Olsen

Sack or partial sack - Von Miller

Interception - Talib

First turnover- Cam Newton

Pick the game's MVP - CJ Anderson

Contest Winner: tron7 - My best chance at winning is picking myself to win, right?

posted by tron7 at 03:13 PM on February 07

Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em: Week 14

I don't think it would take much to get Faried out of Denver, Lee and a first of your choosing would probably do it. Gallinari would be a lot harder.

posted by tron7 at 05:12 PM on February 03

Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em: Week 14

February 3
Golden State by 14
LA Clippers by 11 - Slam

February 4
Detroit by 7
New Orleans by 11

February 5
Atlanta by 11
San Antonio by 13

February 6
Golden State by 11

February 7
LA Clippers by 10

I would love to pick an upset but I can't find anything close to one I like.

Howard, the Celtics look like the most likely team to do something major at the trade deadline. Anybody you are hoping to land? Please stay away from Gallinari, I've grown quite fond of the rooster.

posted by tron7 at 03:40 PM on February 03

Ranking the Super Bowl MVPs

What's amazing to me is that I completely forgot that the Broncos beat the Falcons in John Elway's last Super Bowl

Even here in Denver the Falcons Super Bowl barely gets mentioned in comparison to the Packers Super Bowl. Part of that is that it was the second in a row but mostly the Falcons just weren't good enough. It would be more memorable if the Vikings hadn't blown the NFC Championship Game.

posted by tron7 at 11:24 AM on January 28

Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em, Week 13

January 27
San Antonio by 12
Golden State by 13 - slam

January 28
Toronto by 10
Chicago by 11

January 30
San Antonio by 8

January 31
Clippers by 9

posted by tron7 at 05:59 PM on January 27

Denver Beats New England to Reach Super Bowl 50

There were a ton of plays where Brady intentionally grounded the ball in practice but not by the letter of the rule. I thought the no calls were correct but as a Bronco fan it was wildly frustrating.

The final touchdown was reminiscent of Seattle's miracle two point conversion in last year's NFC title game. I was angry at those two defenders for about 10 minutes after the game for how shitty and worried I felt in the moments after that play.

posted by tron7 at 07:48 PM on January 24

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

The East leading Cavaliers have fired David Blatt.

posted by tron7 at 04:27 PM on January 22

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Conference Championship Round

Denver by 6 - Lock
Carolina by 6 - Lock

Pick the team with the most total yards. - Denver
Pick the team with the most turnovers - Arizona
Pick the quarterback with the most passing yards. - Brady
Pick the player with the most rushing yards. - CJ Anderson
Pick the player with the most receiving yards. - Demaryius Thomas
Pick a player who will get a sack or partial sack. - Von Miller
Pick a player who will get an interception. - Luke Kuechly

posted by tron7 at 03:02 PM on January 22

NFL Divisional Round Produces Predictable Results

I've seen a couple articles now stating that the math likes going for two at the end of regulation in the Green Bay/Arizona game. This is troubling to me as I am usually advocating going for two and going for it on fourth downs but in this situation I agreed with McCarthy. My reasoning was that if OT is considered a 50/50 proposition you have the same odds whether you go for one (.943 extra point odds multiplied by .500 overtime odds) or two (.472 two point odds). So, the entire decision rests on whether you have a better chance in OT than the other team at that given moment. Carson Palmer was playing pretty poorly at the time and I thought the Cardinals were catching a lot of breaks so I thought it unlikely they would be able to move the ball and thusly the Packers had a better than 50/50 shot if it went to OT so I was perfectly ok with McCarthy's decision.

This is probably the last time I defend McCarthy as he usually is too conservative but this time I think you can make a case for it.

Strategy aside, as a fan, and in retrospect, going for two there would have been great. The way it turned out was entirely unsatisfying. You see the miracle, he walks on water, but then the boat sinks on the way back in to shore. What's the point?

posted by tron7 at 05:41 PM on January 20

Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em, Week 12

Wednesday Jan. 20
Golden State by 10
Atlanta by 13

Thursday Jan. 21
Cleveland by 13
San Antonio by 11 - Slam

Friday Jan. 22
Toronto by 9
Golden State by 15

Saturday Jan. 23
Cleveland by 5

ESPN's BPI* has only five teams with a greater than 1% chance to win the title, only three teams with over 5% chance. Five Thirty Eight's projection, using an ELO system, has six teams over 1% chance to win the title and 4 teams with greater than a 5% chance. Quite the top heavy year.

* ESPN's BPI showed up when I searched for "Hollinger's Playoff Odds" and it looks like they are pretty similar but I'm not entirely sure. I wonder if it was ESPN or Hollinger, who hasn't worked at ESPN for like three years now, that wanted the name changed.

posted by tron7 at 12:28 PM on January 20

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em Week 2: Divisional Round

Kansas City by 6
Arizona by 10 - Lock
Carolina by 3
Denver by 9 - Lock

Pick the quarterback with the most passing yards: Carson Palmer
Pick the running back with the most rushing yards: CJ Anderson
Pick the player with the most receiving yards: Larry Fitzgerald
Pick a player who will get an interception: Chris Harris

posted by tron7 at 05:59 PM on January 15

NFL Network Airs 'Lost' Super Bowl on Friday

Super Bowl XXII is my first. I remember being really excited when the Broncos went up 10 and then the Redskins dropped the hammer in the second quarter and it was devastating to my seven year old self. The 49ers Super Bowl a couple years later was much more palatable as it felt like it was over before it started.

posted by tron7 at 12:01 PM on January 15

49ers Hire Chip Kelly as Head Coach

This is the NFL, things can turn around pretty quickly. If he learned from his experience in Philly, I think he'll be fine.

posted by tron7 at 10:47 AM on January 15

Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em, Week 11

Jan 13
Boston by 10
LAC by 9

Jan 14
San Antonio by 11
Golden State by 21 SLAM

Jan 15
OKC by 9
Cleveland by 11

Jan 18
Memphis by 7
Golden State by 11
LAC by 13

I watch all the Nuggets and as much as I can catch of the Bucks. So, after I'm done with those sad sacks I rarely want to watch any more basketball.

posted by tron7 at 04:57 PM on January 12