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TheQatarian
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Name: Josh Evans
Member since: November 22, 2005
Last visit: September 01, 2014

TheQatarian has posted 47 links and 576 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

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

9-Seed Wichita State Reaches Final Four

Show me someone who picked Wichita State in the Final Four in their bracket, and I'll show you someone who either picked their bracket randomly or went to Wichita State.

posted by TheQatarian at 08:47 AM on March 31

Another Document Links Ryan Braun to PED Supplier

There's way too much smoke for there to be no fire at this point. Of course, I didn't buy his suspension being overturned in the first place.

posted by TheQatarian at 07:24 PM on February 16

Olympics drop wrestling for 2020

I agree that tennis and golf are not necessary for the exact reasons I stated. I'd also argue that the Women's World Cup is bigger than the Olympics, though the Olympics aren't necessarily an afterthought. I also think that given a few cycles, the WBC could prove to be a perfectly acceptable baseball world championship, thus obviating the need for it in the Olympics.

posted by TheQatarian at 07:18 PM on February 12

Olympics drop wrestling for 2020

I think any sport where an Olympic gold is considered the pinnacle achievement in that sport should stay right where it is. There are sports where the Olympics are practically an afterthought compared to other events, e.g. soccer (World Cup), which are better candidates for elimination, IMO.

posted by TheQatarian at 05:57 PM on February 12

Fake-to-Third, Throw-to-First Now a Balk

Harry Caray used to say that said play "went out with high-button shoes". Glad we can skip that nonsense now.

posted by TheQatarian at 02:55 PM on January 26