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evixir
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Name: vix q
Homepage URL: http://vixi.net
Gender: hi
ICQ: 56774406
Member since: January 29, 2002
Last visit: June 29, 2014

evixir has posted 9 links and 195 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 3 comments to the Locker Room.

Sports Bio

hi.

most memorable sporting event i attended in person was probably the most recent, in which the brewers actually defeated the st. louis cardinals for one of their handful of wins this season ('02).

i follow the milwaukee brewers, the green bay packers, the boston red sox, and the new york yankees. i'll also pay attention to what the bears, twins, and badgers are up to, but not passionately, more detached curiosity.

other than that, i don't have much to say here yet... but that should be more than enough for some of you.

Recent Links

49ers Michael Crabtree tears Achilles' tendon in practice: Crabtree had surgery on the tendon today after injuring it Tuesday. 49ers are optimistic he'll play sometime in 2013.

posted by evixir to football at 09:24 PM on May 22 - 1 comment

Milwaukee Brewers return to the postseason after a 26 year absence.: The Milwaukee Brewers are headed to the postseason for the first time in 26 years after clinching the NL Wild Card spot yesterday.

posted by evixir to baseball at 12:51 PM on September 29 - 17 comments

New leash on life: Raiders' Cooper dedicates himself to care of abused and mean dogs at animal shelter.: A heartwarming story about an undeniably dedicated volunteer.

posted by evixir to football at 05:45 PM on February 05 - 6 comments

Skating champion Christopher Bowman found dead in an L.A. hotel.: Bowman had a history of drug problems and run-ins with the law; the authorities suspect a drug overdose.

posted by evixir to other at 08:24 AM on January 11 - 4 comments

Martina Hingis reveals she tested positive for cocaine at Wimbledon, announces retirement immediately thereafter.: Is there any possible reason why she'd retire immediately after this announcement hit the news? I'm just trying to give her the benefit of the doubt, I guess... whether or not it's warranted at this point.

posted by evixir to other at 01:27 PM on November 01 - 35 comments

Recent Comments

Mexico Faces The Netherlands in Round of 16

Mexico just sort of gave up after their goal and played way too conservatively. It wasn't surprising that the Dutch capitalized upon that mistake, but still, what a bummer.

posted by evixir at 02:40 PM on June 29

Aaron Hernandez's home searched in possible homicide probe

I think the obstruction of justice charge is more than a convenient way of keeping him around. Evidently Hernandez' home security system was intentionally destroyed recently, and his cellphone was smashed/mangled. The house cleaners hired on Monday to clean his mansion could be explained away as their usual routine, I suppose, but the other stuff is pretty incriminating unless his next move is to claim someone's trying to set him up.

posted by evixir at 11:41 AM on June 22

49ers Michael Crabtree tears Achilles' tendon in practice

Sporting News is quick to point out the speedy recoveries of Terrell Suggs and Demaryius Thomas from the same injury, but every recovery's different and I imagine for every Terrell Suggs story, there's a story of someone whose recovery took a lot longer than 6-7 months.

posted by evixir at 09:26 PM on May 22

Retired NASCAR driver Dick Trickle dies of apparent self-inflicted wound

The location where they found him is very poignant. It's possible he never really got over his granddaughter's death, and that combined with the health problems he was facing were just too much to deal with.

I'm not into NASCAR or car racing in general but as a Wisconsin native the name always resonated with me. Hope he has finally found peace.

posted by evixir at 11:29 AM on May 19

Carl Pavano Almost Died After Snow-Shoveling Fall

Insane how a seemingly simple injury like that -- something no doubt many of us have done -- could lacerate a spleen. Perforated by a rib perhaps?

posted by evixir at 01:54 PM on February 18

Another Document Links Ryan Braun to PED Supplier

As a Brewers fan, this is very disappointing. Hard to believe he's clean at this point, though it was hard to believe after the initial reports a couple years ago. Any other explanation is just really reaching at this point.

posted by evixir at 01:51 PM on February 18

Lance Armstrong Admits Using PEDs, Destroying People

The article about the bike mechanic is what I always think of lately whenever Armstrong's in the news again. Sweet, sweet karma. But in general, fuck this guy. I hope he loses absolutely everything over this.

posted by evixir at 10:48 PM on January 18

Manti Te'o's dead girlfriend was... fake?

I have a feeling the truth is going to surface on this pretty quickly. Either he was faking it for sympathy votes/publicity, or he was faking it to hide something about his lifestyle. Either way, it was a very stupid thing to do and will blow up for him even more than it already has.

posted by evixir at 06:17 PM on January 17

RG3 Reinjures Knee in Washington Playoff Exit

That was absolutely ridiculous of Shanahan. Put Cousins in and they may have had a chance. Everyone with half a brain who was watching that game could tell RG3 was nowhere near his usual self, and it cost them the game. Talk about a teachable moment for a rookie; I just hope he learned something from it, but it doesn't sound like anything sank in at this point. Sometimes maturity and professionalism means acknowledging and realizing when you are not at your best and are not helping your team by being out there when your backup is ready to go.

posted by evixir at 09:43 PM on January 07

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

I was shocked they let Lovie Smith go. Here's hoping someone good picks him up, because he seems like a really decent guy and a good coach. I'll miss seeing him in the NFC North, though.

posted by evixir at 05:19 PM on December 31

Josh Harding diagnosed with muscular dystrophy

You may want to fix that title if you can. MD is much, much different from MS. I read the article thinking "How's he going to keep playing with MD?"

posted by evixir at 08:00 PM on November 29

Jeter Fractures Ankle in Yankees Game 1 Loss

The guy's also 38 years old. Granted, Vizquel was 45 when he finally retired, but still... I don't follow the Yankees but I hope they've started to build up their shortstop backlog. Can't bank on having Jeter forever.

posted by evixir at 06:48 PM on October 14

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Thoughts are with the Neshek family. I can't imagine what they're going through right now.

posted by evixir at 04:06 PM on October 06

Seattle Wins on What-the-Hell Mary

Un-fucking-believable. That Packers/Seahawks game was fucking bullshit.

posted by evixir at 11:59 PM on September 24

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Replacement ref admits he didn't know the rules and gave Harbaugh two extra challenges he wasn't supposed to have in the SF-MN game.

I think this won't end until a player gets seriously, seriously hurt due to a blown call. Maybe then, we'll get the real refs back, but until that point we're stuck.

posted by evixir at 10:24 PM on September 23