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Name: nate jansen
Location: Denver, CO
ZIP: 80209
Gender: Male
Member since: September 13, 2005
Last visit: August 28, 2015

tron7 has posted 5 links and 1580 comments to SportsFilter and 1 link and 168 comments to the Locker Room.

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Recent Links

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 Thursday Huddle

>What is it with pitchers and their seemingly greater-than-normal penchant for quirky personalities?

Especially the lefties.

posted by tron7 at 11:12 AM on August 21

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

I'm not sure I trust the judgment of someone who doesn't know that reference.

He understands the reference. He doesn't understand the scandal.

posted by tron7 at 04:24 PM on August 13

9-Year-Old Bat Boy Dies After Being Struck by Bat

I would put zero responsibility on the batter unless there was some evidence they were being extraordinarily reckless. You can go out there for any one at bat and avoid hitting someone but when you go out there a million times eventually someone is going to be somewhere you weren't anticipating. Wait for one person to clear and someone else comes running from a different direction. Every year you see something on the field happen that you've never seen before and the same can be true for things happening adjacent to the field.

As my aside, I once knocked out my grandparent's blue heeler when it tried to fetch a ball my brother had soft-tossed to me. The dog usually waited to fetch until after I hit the ball but not that time for whatever reason. That was 20 years ago now but I can still see it happening in slow motion in my mind's eye. She lay there twitching for about 5 minutes before getting up and acting like it never happened. Toughest dog I've ever known and she didn't stop chasing the ball until we put her in the ground.

posted by tron7 at 05:44 PM on August 03

Roger Goodell Upholds Tom Brady's 4-Game Suspension on Appeal

I don't see how you can attack the idea of the NFL as the ultimate authority for matters like this without undermining the entire system of self-policing.

If they are going to come with heavy-handed and inconsistent punishments when there is a lack of any truly damning evidence, then I'm fine with undermining the system. Looking forward to it. Though, I'd settle for having a level-headed commissioner.

posted by tron7 at 10:31 AM on July 29

Roger Goodell Upholds Tom Brady's 4-Game Suspension on Appeal

I'm glad it stays at 4 instead of dropping to 1 or 2 games. Seems more likely we'll get a court case this way and I would love to see how a real court rules on this.

posted by tron7 at 06:11 PM on July 28

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Sad to see Tulo leave Denver but it was starting to seem cruel to keep him here. Glad he didn't go to a New York ball club.

posted by tron7 at 11:27 AM on July 28

The Justice Department has ended its criminal case against Barry Bonds.

That was delicious. I read every comment.

Rust belt? Never heard of it!

posted by tron7 at 11:18 AM on July 22

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

What's the over/under on fouls to Jordan by the Mavs in the first regular season meeting? 10? 15?

I'm hoping for the over. A full game of Hack-a-DJ sounds like the perfect petty revenge in this case.

posted by tron7 at 10:47 AM on July 13

Zach Lowe's NBA Free-Agency Winners and Losers

The Clippers were already the most hated team in the league, I can't imagine this is going help matters. What do the Mavericks do now? What a disaster. Could teams use this to their advantage? If you have a free agent that you know is solid in staying could you send him out to commit to a conference rival only to have "second thoughts" and utterly ruin a franchise's free agency designs.

posted by tron7 at 09:44 AM on July 09

Zach Lowe's NBA Free-Agency Winners and Losers

Blake on the move.

Chris is on vacation.

posted by tron7 at 02:58 PM on July 08

Zach Lowe's NBA Free-Agency Winners and Losers

This is more entertaining than the Eastern Conference playoffs.

posted by tron7 at 02:44 PM on July 08

Zach Lowe's NBA Free-Agency Winners and Losers

The Knicks situation is interesting, and doubly so when your rooting interest holds a 2016 pick swap with them. Lowe seems to think they have a chance to be decent but I don't see how they are going to compete even in the weak East. They won't be able to stop anybody and I have a hard time believing that a group of strangers is going to progress up the learning curve of the triangle fast enough to get anywhere near a top ten offense. Now add in Melo coming off an injury (or possibly pouting) and Fisher having yet to prove that he's a competent coach and I think that situation could go really poorly.

posted by tron7 at 05:13 PM on July 07

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Another excellent NBA Super Saiyan GIF

posted by tron7 at 01:13 PM on June 29

Golden State Warriors Win NBA Title

Iggy wins the MVP because the Cavs ignore him on defense for the entire series. Warriors minus Iggy have a tough time in this series, the Warriors without Curry aren't even recognizable.

Great series. I was hoping James could pull it off just for how crazy the story would have been.

posted by tron7 at 01:06 AM on June 17

Warriors Win Game 5, Need One More for NBA Championship

There really should be some mini-Oscars for GIFs

I'd watch that, but only if they pronounce GIFs correctly.

posted by tron7 at 12:30 PM on June 15