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Ying Yang Mafia
Name: Brian
Location: Michigan
Member since: November 18, 2005
Last visit: April 23, 2014

Ying Yang Mafia has posted 83 links and 3294 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

Canadiens Complete 4-Game Sweep of Lightning

Not having Ben Bishop killed the Lightning. Several soft goals last night.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 01:22 PM on April 23

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

I don't get the "Stephen Drew costs us a pick" objection: are you a contender or no? Assuming you somehow find Mike Trout with a mid-first round pick, he's years away from helping.

At this point is it worth it for Drew to accept a one year deal? He will presumably have a line of suitors come June who will offer him multiple years.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 12:30 PM on April 21

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Lucic was fined $5,000 for intentionally spearing Dekeyser in the crotch. Quenneville was fined $25,000 for grabbing his own. NHL discipline at its finest.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 03:51 PM on April 19

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Milan Lucic gave Danny Dekeyer a solid whack between the legs tonight. I imagine his wallet will be a bit lighter after the NHL takes a look at it. Thankfully the Wings got the last laugh.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 11:08 PM on April 18

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em, Round 1

Minnesota in 6
Chicago in 5
Anaheim in 5
San Jose in 7
Detroit in 6
Tampa Bay in 5
Pittsburgh in 5
Philadelphia in 6

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 05:08 PM on April 16

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Have the sidebar ads tripled in size for anyone else?

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 06:27 PM on April 14

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Dayton and Harvard win. There goes my Billion.

And phaedon is nowhere to be found.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 08:55 AM on March 21

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Ross donated $200 million to the University of Michigan this fall. $100 million of that went to the athletics department.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 08:04 AM on March 11

Rashard Mendenhall Retiring from NFL

Not for nothing but Mendenhall was going to receive the veteran's minimum this year (700K) if he decided to play. Makes me wonder if he would've gotten a bigger contract would he still feel the same?

I think Mendenhall would have received more than that. There are always teams that can use running back depth and he has a proven track record. He may have fallen off since his knee injury but I think a number of teams would have shown some interest.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 03:40 PM on March 10

Detroit Lions Owner William Clay Ford Dies

The Detroit News has several articles about William Clay Ford worth reading.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 03:39 PM on March 10

Detroit Lions Owner William Clay Ford Dies

This is the man who let Matt Millen be a GM for seven years. Like Etrigan, I have never found much to love about him.

He was, from everything I have seen, a very nice man and he will be missed. I just will not miss him as the owner of my football team.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 08:02 AM on March 10

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

On behalf of all Canadians, Sorry for being so awesome all the time*

*Except in the NHL playoffs.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 05:59 PM on February 21

How to Watch the Olympics

For any SpoFites who do not have a cable subscirption I recommend checking out Hola, which is a free VPN proxy.

For those with streaming only Netflix only subscriptions it also opens up many more movie options. Sadly, it does not work if you also receive DVDs in the mail from Netflix.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 01:11 PM on February 06

Seattle Wins Super Bowl 0x30

It is the first time we have had a game with that score. See rumple's post.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 08:14 AM on February 04

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Brendan Gibbons (Youtube) has been expelled from Michigan for sexual misconduct.

Good. More information on Michigan's cover up.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 07:03 PM on January 29