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Name: nate jansen
Location: Denver, CO
ZIP: 80209
Gender: Male
Member since: September 13, 2005
Last visit: April 19, 2014

tron7 has posted 5 links and 1456 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 Tuesday Huddle

This is probably #2 on the top 5 list of reasons why soccer/football isn't bigger in North America.

It's the #1 thing that's mocked but I don't think it's that big of a reason why North Americans aren't into soccer. The NBA has plenty of flopping and they're doing all right.

posted by tron7 at 02:35 PM on April 15

Four strikes and you're out

Ahhh tron7, it appears you need a calibration on your sarcasm detector.

Is there a version of Poe's Law that applies to umpire satire? It's either that or I'm still smarting from the bat being taken out of my hands on my first at bat of the summer.

posted by tron7 at 05:49 PM on April 04

Four strikes and you're out

Umpires do not make the wrong call! They might make the incorrect call at certain times, but because the umpire makes the call, and it is a judgement call, the call is not wrong. If replay is used, and the call is overruled, the umpire was not wrong, merely incorrect.

I call therefore it's right. Might help you sleep at night but it's infuriating to players having to deal with the "right" albeit incorrect calls.

posted by tron7 at 12:50 PM on April 04

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

The Rays cut 3,000 seats at the Trop, mostly to make a walkway that circles the field.

Meanwhile the Rockies cut a bunch of seats (I can't seem to find how many) to put in a rooftop bar (AKA the Party Deck or Poop Deck depending on who you're talking to). There's been some criticism regarding the Monfort's spending priorities and focus on booze, there's already a microbrewery in the stadium. Personally, I think it looks great but I assume it's going to be hell getting in there for awhile. I'd really like it if they opened her up when the Rockies are out of town. Having a beer overlooking the empty stadium just after the sun drops over the mountains and sets their rims aglow... well, that sounds mighty nice.

posted by tron7 at 09:19 PM on April 01

Doctors Staple Aroldis Chapman Back Together

Heard about the play but I hadn't seen it until now. Wow, that is terrifying.

posted by tron7 at 08:02 PM on March 22

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Decker was telling one of the local guys here that the Jet's offer was far and away the most money he was being offered. The other offers being in the 5 million per year range. The Broncos didn't even make an offer according to him.

posted by tron7 at 11:11 AM on March 14

In Fake Classes Scandal, UNC Fails Its Athletes—and Whistle-Blower

Show me an NBA game from the last decade better than George Mason getting to the Final Four.

Game 6, 2013 NBA Finals

Though, I don't watch college sports very often anymore so one seems infinitely more important than the other through my eyes.

posted by tron7 at 01:13 PM on March 04

Missouri All-American Defensive Lineman Michael Sam Announces He Is Gay

How many DPOY awards is it going to take to tuck that girlfriend story under the fold? I still can barely believe that story was real.

posted by tron7 at 02:18 PM on February 11

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Michael Lombardi out as Browns GM.

posted by tron7 at 12:14 PM on February 11

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Super Bowl summary in one animated .gif:

Source of this is Breaking Madden (not sure if it was posted here). Pretty amusing read and a decent depiction of what it felt like watching the Super Bowl as a Bronco fan.

posted by tron7 at 02:33 PM on February 03

Seattle Wins Super Bowl 0x30

The most striking thing to me about Seattle's defense is how extraordinary their tackling is. If they touch you, you're on the ground. No extra yards. Very rarely do you even see the pile get pushed. I've been watching Demaryius all year and haven't seen him bottled up and dropped so easily. Knowshon was running into piles exiting via the same door he used to get in. I didn't realize how big of an impact that would have on Denver's offense.

I can't think of any Bronco that had a good game. That seems strange to me. I would think at least someone somewhere would have played well but it seems that every individual was bested by their counterpart.

posted by tron7 at 02:15 PM on February 03

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

His career was cut down in it's jersey-selling prime! He was on pace to be a first-ballot entry into the jersey-selling hall of fame.

posted by tron7 at 04:50 PM on February 02

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

I've said it before and I'll say it again: No one in the NFL is paid to play football. They are paid to sell tickets and jerseys to fans and eyeballs to advertisers.

Then how do you explain Tebow not having a job?

posted by tron7 at 12:56 PM on January 31

Richard Sherman, the Man Behind the Mouth

I seriously doubt any player can consider themselves great at the cornerback position without having an attitude that will, obviously, turn some people off.

He'll share the field with one this Sunday.

posted by tron7 at 05:23 PM on January 28

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

As I read the rule, a punter or kicker in the act of attempting a tackle wouldn't be likely to get hit in a way that draws a penalty.

Any time a punter/kicker gets hit they are either tackling someone or trying to get into position to tackle someone. If a kicker gets hit completely away from the play then you have my full blessing to flag and fine.

I've never heard of punters or kickers practicing blocking or tackling.

Maybe they should. Maybe not tackling but find a way to increase their awareness as the hits that usually hurt kickers and punters are the blindside variety.

posted by tron7 at 04:54 PM on January 14