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Ying Yang Mafia
Name: Brian
Location: Michigan
Member since: November 18, 2005
Last visit: July 04, 2015

Ying Yang Mafia has posted 85 links and 3353 comments to SportsFilter and 23 links and 1002 comments to the Locker Room.

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SpoFi's 2015 Fantasy Baseball League is Active: I will be taking over as commish for ursus_comiter. Invitations have been sent out to everybody who was in the league last year. We have plenty of room for new players as well.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia to fantasy at 12:20 PM on March 15 - 1 comment

Is Charlie Brown the Worst Manager Ever?: The Hardball Times takes a look at the manager who won two games in 47 years.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia to baseball at 08:55 PM on March 03 - 2 comments

Missouri All-American Defensive Lineman Michael Sam Announces He Is Gay: Michael Sam was a first team All American and the SEC defensive player of the year. Sam is projected by some to be a third round pick and would become the first publicly gay NFL player.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia to football at 08:20 PM on February 09 - 41 comments

How The Greed Stole Hockey: A christmas tale.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia to hockey at 08:52 AM on December 24 - 3 comments

Verlander Dominates as the Tigers Advance to the ALCS: I think this is number one," Verlander said. "The two no-hitters are obviously up there, but that's something a little bit different. This is win or go home. My team needs me. And I was able to go out there and have one of the better performances I've had.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia to baseball at 03:16 PM on October 12 - 5 comments

Recent Comments

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Two

Winnipeg by 4
Calgary by 12
BC by 3
Saskatchewan by 6

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 10:34 PM on June 29

The 11th Annual chicobangs Memorial SpoFi CFL Pick 'Em

Another futile attempt begins. Maybe one of these days I'll familiarize myself with CFL scoring and actually have a justification for my margin choices.

Montreal by 17
Hamilton by 6
Toronto by 10
Saskatchewan by 20.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 12:28 PM on June 24

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Turns out Mexico and Spain were bad choices.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 08:23 AM on June 22

Golden State Warriors Win NBA Title

I wonder how much longer the NBA will trot out Bill Russell to "hand out" the MVP award. He was literally being held up during the award presentation.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 12:38 AM on June 17

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Has a member of the losing team ever won Finals MVP in the NBA? LeBron James is unquestionably the MVP of the series but I can't imagine the NBA being willing to give the MVP to a member of the losing team.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 08:21 AM on June 15

LeBron James Puts Cavaliers Up 2-1 on Warriors

But Barry Bonds was other-worldly: .356/.581/.978 in 74 plate appearances, so the narrative was pretty much Bonds vs everyone else.

In the World Series he put up an insane .471/.700/1.294 in 30 plate appearances!

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 02:44 PM on June 10

James Scores Triple-Double as Cavs Even NBA Finals at 1

LeBron has averaged 42.4 minutes per game in his post-season career. Maybe he will wear down (especially after playing 46 and 50 minutes during the first two games) but he just seems to take it to another level in the playoffs.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 04:51 PM on June 08

Football Coach Creates Rivalry Game Without Rival's Knowledge

The teams have only played twice, with UCF winning 62-17 over the Huskies on Oct. 26, 2013. Diaco said that score isn't on the trophy because the game predates his arrival in Storrs.

Rivalry games are great and I do not see a problem in trying to manufacture a rivalry. Worst case scenario is it does not work out and UCF/UCONN remains just another Big East AAC game. That said, leaving off the game that UCF won (very convincingly) is just silly.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 04:48 PM on June 08

NFL Investigator: Patriots Probably Deflated Balls on Purpose

I only put that last part in because I always wanted to do that. Feels wicked smart.

Pincite and all!

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 03:45 PM on May 07

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

The out-of-bounds call at the end of the game baffled me. The Duke player's finger clearly moved because the ball hit it and yet they awarded Duke possession. Duke subsequently hit the 3 pointer that pretty much ended Wisconsin. Very unfortunate way for the game to end.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 04:51 PM on April 07

LA Dodgers set MLB payroll record.

Alex Guerrero is on the 25 man roster. IIRC he has a provision in his contract that requires him to be on the MLB roster this season.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 12:14 AM on April 07

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

To me the more egregious missed call was where the officials declined to call a flagrant foul on the slap. Missing it while on the floor is bad enough. Having the opportunity to review it and then declaring it incidental contact was terrible.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 05:04 PM on April 05

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Thanks for posting these Mr. B. I just started watching rugby for the first time shortly after the tournament started.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 01:53 AM on March 22

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em Contest, Super Bowl 0x31 Round

New England by 6

Most passing yards: Tom Brady

Most rushing yards: Marshawn Lynch

Most receiving yards: Edelman

First touchdown: Wilson

Player with a sack: Michael Bennett

Player with an interception: Sherman

Total score: 48

First quarter: 10

Second quarter: 20

Third quarter: 41

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 12:53 PM on February 01

Josh Gordon Fails Substance Test, Out for Another Year

It sounds like Justin Blackmon is on track to come back next year.

The Josh Gordon situation is sad. Have the Browns/NFLPA failed to give him the help he needs? Or has he really had every opportunity? I don't see him staying on the Browns roster after this.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 10:19 PM on January 25