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Name: nate jansen
Location: Denver, CO
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Member since: September 13, 2005
Last visit: May 29, 2015

tron7 has posted 5 links and 1555 comments to SportsFilter and 1 link and 168 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

Golden State Reaches First NBA Finals in 40 Years

Enjoy the conference trophy.

Warriors are -250 favorites to win the series.

posted by tron7 at 01:04 PM on May 28

LeBron Takes Cavaliers to NBA Finals in First Season Back

I don't think the trade was a mistake. The mistake was not figuring out how to properly utilize Love. It shouldn't have been that difficult to work in a player of Love's skill set. That said, Love was still a better player this year than Wiggins. Wiggins played a ton of minutes this year and put a lot of shots up, which won him a ROY award*, but he didn't play very well overall. Now, you put him on a team with LeBron and don't ask him to do much and he might have been playing all right by playoff time... or they might have struggled to make him fit in the same way that happened with Love. The highlights would be fun, though.

*Wiggin's numbers, while very similar to Durant's rookie season in Seattle, are pretty bad for a ROY winning season. Though, not nearly as bad as MCW's last year.

posted by tron7 at 02:25 PM on May 27

Rockets Avoid Sweep Behind Harden Heroics, Curry Tumble

Houston stays alive for one more game after the Curry injury but this thing feels over. Disappointing that the series has come to this as the games in Golden State were excellent and were contests that easily could have went the Rocket's way. Harden was amazing in game 2 right up until the final play and it stinks that his performance is going to be forgotten in the loss of the game and series.

Though, nothing is as disappointing as the ECF where the Hawks have apparently forgotten how to fly.

posted by tron7 at 10:20 AM on May 26

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Am I obligated to like Chris Paul? He seems like the spiritual descendent of John Stockton: amazing point guard who is hated throughout the league for . . . "playing with an edge."

I don't mind the edge, it's mostly the acting that gets me with Paul. Every single drive in the lane sees Paul yelling and throwing his head back like he's being tortured. When they make Chris Paul bobbleheads they should put the yelling face on them so you could re-enact the game. Then there's the throwing up shots from half court in intentional foul situations and chastising the ref when he doesn't get free throws. It's all a bit much even for this unapologetic ref hater.

posted by tron7 at 10:28 AM on May 19

SpoFi NBA Pick 'Em

Oh, right. I'll go with Ariza

posted by tron7 at 05:47 PM on May 18

SpoFi NBA Pick 'Em

Cleveland in 5
Golden State in 5
East Points - LeBron
West Points - Harden
Blocks - Horford
Steals - Millsap
Foul out - Howard
Offensive Rebounds - Tristan Thompson
Reb + Assists - Draymond Green
Largest Margin of Victory - 15

posted by tron7 at 03:08 PM on May 18

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Ladies and gentlemen, NBA basketball.

posted by tron7 at 11:04 PM on May 17

NFL Announces Punishment for Patriots' Deflated Balls

The NFL rulebook doesn't say it's OK for balls to go below 12.5 because of the Ideal Gas Law.

That doesn't seem unreasonable to you? It seems like it would be pretty difficult to find a starting PSIM that would keep the ball in a one PSI range for the entirety of a four hour game. Especially if the range on the pressure gauges can vary by as much as .45 PSI. I suppose if you filled the balls in cold weather it would work. Anyway, if you're going to be this legalistic about the rule, shouldn't you follow suit for the punishment?

posted by tron7 at 05:48 PM on May 15

NFL Announces Punishment for Patriots' Deflated Balls

Oh, hey, there might be a an NFL movie already in the works. Luke Wilson? I like these casting choices better.

posted by tron7 at 11:54 AM on May 15

NFL Announces Punishment for Patriots' Deflated Balls

The whole thing should be live TV on The Lifetime Network.

I know this sounds weird but I really want a Roger Goodell movie. I'm thinking W. but with footballs. Not sure who I want playing the lead.

posted by tron7 at 10:14 AM on May 15

NFL Announces Punishment for Patriots' Deflated Balls


Sure, it's like speeding. Brady got pulled over for going ten over and the judge gave him four years in prison when he didn't admit to speeding. Oh, and the cop didn't actually have the radar gun reading but he was probably speeding.

I guess I think it's far less important than most people. If you see this as a minor offense the whole thing looks like a giant fiasco and a witch hunt but if you think ball pressure is important it maybe makes more sense. I don't know what to make of Aaron Rodgers then if lower ball pressure is the key to victory. I don't know what to make of the league letting anyone adjust the balls at all if it's such a big deal.

posted by tron7 at 02:29 PM on May 12

NFL Announces Punishment for Patriots' Deflated Balls

Play one - a run....

Except the officials control what football is being used. Kicking balls are already separate.

It's not an equal playing field if one team is breaking that rule and has players more accustomed to using a ball outside that range than an opponent.

This seems pretty minor to me. If a defender grabbed a ball that wasn't as inflated as he's used to, I don't see that causing disadvantage.

You should provide context for this statement. What similar infractions were punished lightly?

Teams warming balls, quarterbacks reporting that they try to get balls as full or flat as possible.

posted by tron7 at 01:21 PM on May 12

NFL Announces Punishment for Patriots' Deflated Balls

I don't regard intentionally deflating the balls below the amount allowed by the rules as a minor offense.

Well, when the league ignores, lightly punishes, or gives warnings for similar infractions it shows the league treating it as minor.

What the Patriots did affected competition. The rule on the proper inflation of the balls was there for a reason.

What exactly is that reason? What is this a slippery slope to? Quarterbacks inflating the football to their liking leads to what, exactly? With the lax enforcement by officials it seems to me that this was already the case for the most part.

posted by tron7 at 12:43 PM on May 12

NFL Announces Punishment for Patriots' Deflated Balls

This punishment is far more detrimental to the league than anything the Patriots have done. When a commissioner can tee off arbitrarily with his banhammer on any team when he doesn't like their reaction to being accused of a minor offense it makes it look like the commissioner and the league are putting their thumb on the scale. Fine all you want but when you start deciding who can be on the field, that is effecting competition.

What's worse is that this is all out of spite. If the NFL actually cared about how inflated the footballs were, there is no principled reason why you would allow a team to play a half of the AFC championship game with balls they expected were deflated. The league could have told the Patriots to knock it off or measured the balls before the game and levied a fine (if they were even under at the time) but they wanted their sting so they could make a stink about it and now everything stinks.

posted by tron7 at 10:40 AM on May 12

NFL Announces Punishment for Patriots' Deflated Balls

This... is bullshit. I wouldn't think there would be any punishment at all so to see a quarter of a season for Brady and 1st and 4th for the organization... I don't even believe it.

posted by tron7 at 06:14 PM on May 11