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TheQatarian
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Name: Josh Evans
Member since: November 22, 2005
Last visit: July 31, 2015

TheQatarian has posted 47 links and 581 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 0 comments to the Locker Room and 3 columns.

Recent Links

College Player Scores 138 Points In A Game: Jack Taylor of Grinnell College (D-III) scored 138 points in a 179-104 win over Faith Baptist. He was 27-of-71 in three-pointers and 52-of-108 from the field overall, plus 7-for-10 on free throws.

posted by TheQatarian to basketball at 12:13 AM on November 21 - 33 comments

Canadian Goalie Scores At U-17 World Cup: Canadian goalie Quillan Roberts scores in the 87th minute to give Canada a 2-2- tie with England, and its first ever point in the U-17 World Cup.

posted by TheQatarian to soccer at 07:05 PM on June 23 - 1 comment

The Armless Archer: Matt Stutzman, who was born without arms, has qualified for the U.S. Olympic team in archery. Not the Paralympics; the actual Olympics.

posted by TheQatarian to olympics at 09:07 AM on June 14 - 2 comments

NHL's Musical Chairs: If the Atlanta Thrashers move to Winnipeg, this would necessitate a realignment. Do you do the most geographically logical switch? Do you give the longtime power Red Wings the move to the East that they want? Or do you try to help the struggling Columbus franchise by moving them to save travel costs?

posted by TheQatarian to hockey at 10:03 PM on May 18 - 10 comments

NHL Player Derek Boogaard Found Dead: in his Minneapolis apartment Friday. He was 28.

posted by TheQatarian to hockey at 11:02 PM on May 13 - 5 comments

Recent Comments

This is Vin Scully's 66th season broadcasting Dodger games. Seriously.

I have recordings of Scully and Johnny Bench calling the 1991 World Series. Scully's combination of joy and exhaustion in Game 7 is unmatched.

posted by TheQatarian at 10:57 PM on June 29

U.S. Defeats China, Advances to Women's World Cup Semifinals

That was the first game I've seen them play since the Australia game where I thought they looked like a title contender. Would be nice to score a couple more goals, but they've been impenetrable defensively.

posted by TheQatarian at 11:45 PM on June 26

The stories of Lonnie Smith.

As a Twins fan, I remember Lonnie Smith pretty well. I was quite young for most of his career (I was born in 1975), so I knew he jumped around a lot, but didn't know why, since he always seemed to be pretty good. Now I know why. Thanks for the share.

posted by TheQatarian at 10:13 AM on June 20

Curt Schilling Declares War on Twitter Trolls Abusing His Daughter

I don't think Schilling's point is to get a Twitter mob after them as much as it is to put a permanent record of their asshattery on the Internet that will stick to them thanks to the magic of Google. That's more harmful than dealing with a Twitter mob, and I'm all for it.

posted by TheQatarian at 08:56 PM on March 02

Ernie Banks, legendary 'Mr. Cub,' dead at 83

May his spirit guide the team this season.

posted by TheQatarian at 10:49 PM on January 24

Holy Sidd Finch! Minnesota Twins Sign Unknown with 100-Mph Fastball

It's a low-risk signing. Maybe he can be coached up...no harm in trying.

posted by TheQatarian at 08:25 PM on July 30

Portugal Ties U.S. in Final Seconds of Match

While a lot of people were a bit deflated by the result, a 2-2 draw was still a very good result for the U.S., both in terms of expectations and tiebreakers.

The only real nightmare scenario now is if the U.S. loses to Germany, Ghana beats Portugal by 2, and then it has to be explained to every casual American sports fan how it is that Ghana would advance over the U.S. on a tiebreaker despite the fact that the U.S., you know, beat Ghana.

My only retort is, "FIFA awarded a World Cup to Qatar. Logic isn't their strong suit."

(For the record, despite my handle, I am not from Qatar nor affiliated with it in any way.)

posted by TheQatarian at 09:28 AM on June 23

USPTO Cancels Redskins Trademarks

I'm opposed to the Redskins' name. I'm more opposed to big government thought-policing.

posted by TheQatarian at 11:27 AM on June 18

Football Scouting Reports on Superheroes.

Reminds me of this: What If Superman Played For The Kansas City Royals?

posted by TheQatarian at 11:38 PM on May 11

49ers Edge Packers on Last-Second Field Goal

I find it amusing that the Packers are not really built for cold weather. Their only home playoff win in the Rodgers era was against an inexperienced backup QB (Joe Webb), and their only other cold-weather playoff win was against an even less-experienced backup QB (Caleb Hanie).

(Of course, I'm amused because I'm a Vikings fan who is sick of watching the Packers get every break when they need it, so there's some schadenfreude involved.)

posted by TheQatarian at 09:06 PM on January 05

Wisconsin Columnist: What If Rodgers Got Hurt Monday?

Not that I'm dancing a jig about Rodgers getting hurt, but the Cheeseheads have had it way too good for too long when it comes to having a continuous stretch of top-notch QB play (except for Favre in the playoffs). It's time they get a taste of what other fans around the league have to put up with.

I hope Rodgers gets well soon and the Packers still miss the playoffs.

posted by TheQatarian at 04:14 PM on November 05

Broncos Mock Jaguars on Twitter

I seem to recall the Jaguars winning in Denver as a heavy underdog about a decade and a half ago. In a playoff game, no less.

Don't see that happening this time, though.

posted by TheQatarian at 02:25 PM on October 08

NHL Re-Alignment:

As a Minnesotan, I like that the Wild aren't constantly having to go to western Canada for divisional games. Tougher division than before, but much more logical geographically.

posted by TheQatarian at 05:05 PM on July 19

Late Comeback Keeps Heat Alive

If anyone wants to complain about the lack of a foul call on Ginobili's drive, feel free to point out to them that he took about four steps before getting hacked. Two wrongs made a right on that one.

posted by TheQatarian at 02:53 PM on June 19

Innocent Coach's Career Ruined by False Abuse Allegation

This is actually my hometown school, although I didn't go there. I would say that the videos fall under the category of a "regrettable mistake", but not criminal. Had he been distributing the videos, coaching his kids to do what they were doing, abusing them in some other way, or doing something lewd with the videos, it would be a different story. It doesn't seem that was the case here; so while he would have been smart not to record such things on his phone, he's nowhere in the same area code as the Sandusky stuff.

I feel bad for Hoffner, because he did get hosed in this situation. The article does kind of gloss over the fact that his successor took the Mavericks to the national semifinals in his absence, though, and I suspect that had as much to do with Hoffner's lack of return to the sidelines as anything. I believe that if the Mavericks had had a mediocre season last year, Hoffner would have been put back in charge.

The fanbase seems to be behind Hoffner (at least the parts of it that I know of), and many are upset that he's not the coach, despite how well they did without him.

posted by TheQatarian at 03:17 PM on May 27