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tselson
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Name: Todd
Member since: October 20, 2005
Last visit: August 18, 2014

tselson has posted 8 links and 606 comments to SportsFilter and 2 links and 176 comments to the Locker Room and 1 column.

Recent Links

Barry Larkin, Hall of Famer: Larkin, who spent his entire 19-year career with the Cincinnati Reds, was the lone player inducted into the Hall of Fame on his third year of the ballot. Larkin received 86.4% of the vote of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, eclipsing the 75% needed for induction.

posted by tselson to baseball at 10:15 PM on January 09 - 5 comments

The Hall of Fame isn't real: The process is a lose-lose: It's either good (and then bad) or bad (and then good).

posted by tselson to general at 11:50 PM on August 04 - 0 comments

EPL Fantasy: Starts next weekend!

posted by tselson to fantasy at 03:38 PM on August 04 - 15 comments

Final EPL Fantasy standings: Holden is our winner! Congrats.

posted by tselson to fantasy at 05:36 PM on June 01 - 7 comments

Fantasy World Cup Round Up: Congrats to holden for winning this , and holden for winning that.

posted by tselson to fantasy at 08:47 PM on July 11 - 7 comments

Recent Comments

Bruno Mars to Play Super Bowl Halftime

I'm in for this. Getting GWAR to the Super Bowl

posted by tselson at 10:50 PM on September 18

EPL Fantasy Football

In thanks.

posted by tselson at 02:39 PM on August 15

Euro 2012 Confidence Pool

From left to right...if that's cool. Thx holden.

posted by tselson at 11:49 PM on June 07

Euro 2012 Confidence Pool

Netherlands Spain Germany England Portugal France Italy Czech Russia Ireland Sweden

Croatia Greece Denmark Ukraine Poland

posted by tselson at 11:48 PM on June 07

Euro 2012 Confidence Pool

link not working for me :(

posted by tselson at 11:39 PM on June 07

SportsFilter Euro 2012 Fantasy League

I'm in. Thx Holden. Love me some Netherlands football, can't wait. Tough draw for 'em though.

posted by tselson at 11:56 PM on June 05

Why Wrigley Field Must Be Destroyed

Unless it's like the two football games I saw at Cleveland Municipal Stadium. If it's like that, I stand corrected;)

posted by tselson at 12:51 AM on May 17

Why Wrigley Field Must Be Destroyed

I don't know Howard, but going to Wrigley makes me a baseball fan for the day and not a team follower. When I make it to Fenway I'll feel the same way. That day will be about baseball. That day will be be about watching ball where it's been played for so many years. That day will be like a day at Wrigley or a night at Riverfront. That day will be about being a baseball fan and I'm gonna love it.

posted by tselson at 12:37 AM on May 17

Why Wrigley Field Must Be Destroyed

So howard, it sucks that people go to see the sox? I don't get it. I mean, I get your frustration but I don't get the rest. Tickets are hard to come by and you can't just walk up and get a great seat at a price you want. I doubt that you can do that is "most" cities.

You think a new park will help with that? There weren't $250 seats at Riverfront stadium. I could walk up and get a nosebleed for $3 and thanks to old Marge, get a hot dog for $1. Good parking was $5. I could buy a cigar for .25 and smoke it in my seat. Blue, Green, Yellow or Red. I miss those seats. I miss Riverfront. I caught a foul ball there, my Dad caught a foul ball there, my oldest son caught a home run there. I watched Pete there, Ken Sr. ,Johnny, George, Dan, Buddy, Spuds, Mario, Eric the Red, Nick E, Bo D, man I treasure what I saw at crappy Riverfront.

Great American Ballpark, man it's nice. Much nicer than Riverfront. I mean it has cup holders and stuff!

It needs a few generations of history though. Ballparks need seasoning, man. They need memories good or bad. A nice urinal and better sound system just can't replace familiarity.

I find it odd, your disdain for Fenway. Great American is a much nicer park to watch the Reds than Riverfront was and a much nicer park than Wrigley field.

But, "better?"

No way man.

posted by tselson at 12:06 AM on May 17

SpoFi 2012 Fantasy Premier League Final Table

Nice job once again, holden.

posted by tselson at 02:04 PM on May 16

Steelers Release Hines Ward

I don't understand how you can think that a O-lineman can sign a contract for $800,000/yr for 6 years, suffer a career-threatening injury in game 3 of the season, and have the team cut him after season one, is perfectly fair.

But you think it would be perfectly fair that the team would be obligated to pay this hypothetical lineman, $4,800,000.00 for playing in three games?

You are setting up a double standard, Atheist. When teams get out of a contract, the contract is set up knowing that. When a player tries to get out of their contract, they are doing something out-of-bounds.

Atheist didn't set that double standard. The contracts are what they are, voidable at any time by one of the parties and agreed upon by both. The player signs a contract which he understands can be voided at any time. I'd like to keep it that way, do you really want Ryan Leaf, Akili Smith or Jamarcus Russell to get paid a guaranteed contract, with a zero return on the teams investment? They got enough in signing bonuses to go suck, don't feel bad for them when they don't collect on the rest of their contract.

Sure the teams can cut or release a player but that is part of the contract

Honestly, I think pretty much everyone is going to stop reading right there. I have no idea what you put in the next two paragraphs, but you're being obtuse

How is that obtuse and why would you think that pretty much everyone would stop reading right there? If you don't think the contracts are fair fine but they are what they are.

What did the Colts pay Manning last year for nothing? $23,000,000.00? And now they should just pay him $28,000,000.00 this year? Guarantee that contract and there goes $90,000,000.00 (he just signed a 5 year 90million contract in 2011) out the door. That way Colts fans could sit back on future Sunday afternoons for years to come and watch their team suck. They can be happy that Manning wasn't screwed out of his contract though. Too bad they wouldn't be able to sign free agents because they would be broke. Poor fans, poor franchise, poor future free agents, happy Peyton. Not a good idea in my opinion.

posted by tselson at 11:54 PM on March 01

Barkley: 'I Cannot Believe How Bad the NBA is Right Now'

Don't worry about grum, he's laughing on the linside.

Sorry holden, I don't work harder.

posted by tselson at 10:55 PM on February 23

Mickelson's Ball Ends Up in Fan's Shorts

Yep.

posted by tselson at 10:44 AM on February 22

Mickelson's Ball Ends Up in Fan's Shorts

He is right handed.

posted by tselson at 10:27 PM on February 21

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

27 other NBA teams who saw an Asian-American kid that went to Harvard and slept on him. And if the Knicks were healthy, they would've slept on him too.

His brother's couch must be worn the fuck out.

posted by tselson at 10:51 PM on February 16