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Ying Yang Mafia
Name: Brian
Location: Michigan
Member since: November 18, 2005
Last visit: November 28, 2014

Ying Yang Mafia has posted 83 links and 3325 comments to SportsFilter and 23 links and 1002 comments to the Locker Room.

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Recent Links

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

It Runs In the Family: Chandler, Jon, and Arthur Jones have come a long way from wrestling in the basement. Soon their family will boast two NFL defensive linemen and a UFC champion fighter.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia to football at 10:39 PM on April 25 - 0 comments

Only Two Number One Picks in History Have Never Made the Majors: For 2004 number one pick Matt Bush, this summer would be when he finally joined his peers in cracking the major leagues. His long-standing battle with alcoholism, however, had other ideas.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia to baseball at 10:58 PM on March 26 - 11 comments

Recent Comments

Richard Sherman uses cardboard cutout to send NFL a message

That was fun, but I'm having trouble connecting the NFL rule about players wearing or mentioning outside sponsorships near game time with the rule about players talking to the media.

Fining Lynch $100,000 over a disagreement about press availability is pretty harsh.

I see it as a criticism of NFL hypocrisy. I think Sherman also points out that the NFL wants the players talking to the media but only on their own terms. Certainly not as far as having players do interviews for the sole purpose to endorse products but the point of the press conference was to be over the top.

I thought it was a very well thought out and pointed critique of the NFL. Doug Baldwin crouching behind a Subway cardboard cutout of himself was brilliant.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 06:37 PM on November 26

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Jeremy Hill thinks the Browns are not that good. He failed to comment on how where Andy Dalton falls on the scale.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 10:49 AM on November 07

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Dave Brandon is resigning from his position as University of Michigan Athletic Director.

I continue to be baffled that the Shane Morris debacle is consistently one of the most harped on points against Brandon. It seems to me that decisions concerning on field injuries are a coach's responsibility.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 12:23 PM on October 31

Top Cardinals Prospect Oscar Tavares Killed in Car Accident

Really sad. One of the most promising young talents that was coming up in the league.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 06:01 PM on October 27

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Brad Ausmus took Anibal Sanchez out after two innings for no discernible reason. One day after taking Max Scherzer out of the game before he had reached 100 pitches. Put Joba in both times despite Joba having an awful second half of the season.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 03:57 PM on October 03

Brady Hoke's Dangerous Incompetence So Bad ESPN Announcers Denounce It

Brady Hoke would not be caught dead wearing a headset.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 07:20 PM on October 01

Brady Hoke's Dangerous Incompetence So Bad ESPN Announcers Denounce It

More about the rally here.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 08:26 AM on October 01

Royals Steal 9-8 Win Over A's in Epic 12-Inning AL Wild Card

Shields was only at 88 pitches too.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 08:25 AM on October 01

Brady Hoke's Dangerous Incompetence So Bad ESPN Announcers Denounce It

The student section immediately broke out into a FIRE BRANDON chant (Dave Brandon is the AD who has pissed off the students, the faculty, the alumni and pretty much everyone else he's physically capable of pissing off at least once in his five-year tenure). Not FIRE BRADY -- I think the students have accepted that Hoke is simply in over his head.

I sit in the front row of the student section. After the game a woman we believe to be Hoke's daughter confronted us saying that the "Fire Brady" chants were "assholeish" and that it affects him/them. We had to explain that we were chanting "Fire Brandon" and not "Fire Brady". There is no real reason to chant "Fire Brady" since he is as good as gone. With all the money Brandon brings into the university it is more likely that they might keep him.

The band also began playing in between every play in an effort to keep us from chanting.

It is extremely likely that Michigan will break its streak of over 100,000 fans in attendance this year. I'm skeptical that they will be able to fill the seats come November when it is colder and they have lost a few more games.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 08:15 AM on September 30

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 13

BC by 12
Hamilton by 3
Calgary by 7
Saskatchewan by 20

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 08:22 AM on September 17

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 11

BC by 20
Edmonton by 5
Hamilton by 3
Saskatchewan by 16

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 10:17 PM on September 04

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 10

Montreal by 5
Saskatchewan by 16
Toronto by 3
Edmonton by 10

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 04:41 PM on August 26

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Does anybody know a good place to find hitting statistics for pitchers? Most sites I have checked have no hitting data for pitchers.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 06:43 PM on August 13

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 8

Toronto by 7
Edmonton by 16
Calgary by 15
Saskatchewan by 8
BC by 3

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 12:24 AM on August 11

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 7

Saskatchewan by 8
Edmonton by 20
BC by 3
Calgary by 12

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 06:39 PM on August 06