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redsnare
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Location: Arlington, VA
Member since: November 04, 2005
Last visit: November 09, 2007

redsnare has posted 6 links and 103 comments to SportsFilter and 3 links and 14 comments to the Locker Room.

Sports Bio

Chicago fan for pros: Cubs, Bears, Bulls, and Blackhawks.
In the DC area: Georgetown b-ball VATech football. Most memorable sporting event has to be the 4 or 5 years I attended the Charm City Classic and saw many soon-to-be college and NBA stars shine.

Recent Links

Luge and Bobsled events on Speed Channel: Just thought I'd make those who're covering these events (Ufez Jones and rainbaby) for the Olympics aware that some events are being televised on the Speed Channel. Not sure if they're current or repeats or if you even have that channel, though.

posted by redsnare to navel gazing at 07:54 PM on February 04 - 0 comments

The Ten Best NFL Teams of All Time: Please read the site's selection criteria before commenting.

posted by redsnare to football at 03:04 PM on February 02 - 80 comments

Leading FSU Tackler Suspended for Sexual Assault: A.J. Nicholson has been questioned by police and suspended by Florida State after a 19-year-old woman accused him of the crime early Thursday.

posted by redsnare to football at 01:47 PM on December 29 - 10 comments

SportsFilter Archive:

When trying to access the Archives, by Category, I receive the following message (I'm running Firefox 1.06/XP Pro).

Server Error

We’re sorry, but there was a server error. We’ll try to fix it as soon as we can. Please try again later.

I don't run into the same problem running it by month nor do I have any problem when searching the Locker Room Archives (by either Category or Month). I didn't notice this in any of the other bug threads but would guess this is an after-the-holidays fix. Merry Christmas!

posted by redsnare to bugs at 03:29 PM on December 22 - 0 comments

Nice shoes!: Nice Volley! Nice bicycle! Oh Henry! Rrrrrronaldoooooo! and thank you, Mr. Wu!

Merry Christmas fellow SpoFites!

Formerly on SpoFi, although, the title link appears to be down.

posted by redsnare to soccer at 12:37 PM on December 22 - 23 comments

Recent Comments

I kept holding out because I thought I was right

Thanks for the post! Other great lines in that first link:

"Not because I had changed my mind about [what] I was entitled to but because the game gets into your blood."

"You see, baseball does things to you, and when spring comes, the sun shines, and you read about scores, you forget dough and grab yourself a bat."

I haven't felt that way about baseball in a very, very long time, unfortunately.

posted by redsnare at 02:24 PM on November 08

Presented without comment,

I'm right there with you, skydivemom.

posted by redsnare at 03:41 PM on November 06

The Hoser's NFL Picks, Week Nine

One of The Hoser’s staff writers came to our Halloween party in a big Massengill box. He was almost disqualified from our football-themed costume contest until he explained he was dressed as Jon Kitna. Ha! Great article as usual, wfrazerjr. Re the showdown between the undefeateds: I can't imagine the Patriots losing to anyone right now; if they continue playing like they have through the first half of the season. I'm totally buying into the hype surrounding this game (unfortunately?) which leads me to believe it will be closer than even Vegas thinks. There's just enough mystique around the Colts playing at home in the RCA Dome with Adam Vinatieri, though, which is why I'll be keeping my pick to myself.

posted by redsnare at 05:44 PM on November 02

I found my beret while packing

Yikes! I come back after a long hiatus from the site and this is one of the first threads I see. Man...I'm just...wow. I miss chico already. Since your last visit: Links: 812 Comments: 19395

posted by redsnare at 06:19 PM on June 21

2006 NFL TV distribution maps.

See here for more info on NFL television coverage.

Thanks for the link, Ufez; I've always been interested to find out which parts of the country see which games (outside of their local game(s), of course).

posted by redsnare at 11:52 AM on November 16

University of Phoenix gets naming rights to Cardinals stadium

I be extremely ticked off if I were paying tuition for a child to go to this school.

Don't send your child to that school then.

Not to derail this already precariously perched thread, but what exactly would exclude them from being a "true" university? Or did the Snarkosaur just go flying right over my head?

On preview: dbt302 - HA!

posted by redsnare at 03:16 PM on September 27

The Write Stuff

I'm pretty neutral on the spelling issue and am actually more distracted by the attempts to correct the offenders within the thread. I scan right past a comment that leaves out any punctuation and/or capitalization and move on to those comments less offensive to the eyes and, usually, more relevant to the topic at-hand. Delete the specific comment or ban them outright and I wouldn't care, although, grum's idea seems to be the most even-handed. Then again, at best, I lurk here and don't get the constant day-in, day-out barrage so my opinion probably won't carry that much weight.

posted by redsnare at 02:48 PM on September 27

It doesn't pay to punt

Thanks for the link, lex -- I've missed Easterbrook.

posted by redsnare at 12:25 PM on September 27

The Hoser’s NFL Picks, Week One

All in all, damn glad to have the Hoser Picks back...

Ditto. One of the first things I did when I signed up here was go through the archives reading the Hoser picks. Excellent stuff!

...and thank god its football season again!

Yes, now I can justify my heavy drinking on Sunday.

posted by redsnare at 02:06 PM on September 08

Speaking of needing one more team....

Woot! Just signed up under countryroadsisoverhyped. First foray into fantasy in about 3 or 4 years after a dreadfully sleepy NFL league. Also, first time back at SpoFi in (checks user-page) over 2 months.

posted by redsnare at 10:24 AM on September 01

First In War, First In Peace…

Great stuff. Thanks, BullpenPro! Why not submit it to the WaPost or Times to see if they'll run it?

posted by redsnare at 10:42 AM on June 23

Miami's in Heat

"Has there ever been another city who's reputation to outsiders has been so affected by flim and TV?"

L.A.?

Drallig9399 - Whatever you're on, hook me up.

posted by redsnare at 09:55 AM on June 23

USA-Soccer's Tin Man? Bruce Arena-Sore Loser?

"As for Arena, the 4-5-1 is fine, but not in the second half of a game you're losing, where only a win is good enough."

Not to be a stickler but couldn't you argue that all 3 matches were this way? Group of death and whatnot.

I was actually pretty happy with how he publically called out the players after the Czech match, however, coupled with his words and attitude after the Ghana match made me sick. I've known he's arrogant ever since I went to his soccer camp as a kid but I never thought he was a complete prick.

posted by redsnare at 09:46 AM on June 23

Three finalists for 2014 Winter Olympics

So the asterisk in the second link means that Pyeongchang was selected over Borjomi based on picking straws?! Seems odd to me; why not just have four cities downselected? Or two? Or, I'm reading it completely wrong.

Looks like the first link is broken.

posted by redsnare at 12:10 PM on June 22

No World Cup love for Team USA

Pretty bummed out on the intensity the US showed during this Cup except for a few minutes in the second halves of the last two games. I hate to say it's time for Arena to go since he's accomplished so much for the sport in the US but he really disappointed me.

romakimmy, please keep us posted on the outcome of the bribing situation since I'll be too lazy at work to go searching for info.

posted by redsnare at 12:03 PM on June 22