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Name: David Wertheimer
Homepage URL: http://www.netwert.com
Member since: May 29, 2002
Last visit: October 10, 2017

werty has posted 14 links and 56 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 0 comments to the Locker Room.

Recent Links

Texas Rangers' bankruptcy affects players most of all: The top six unsecured creditors in the Texas Rangers' bankruptcy filing are players, including Alex Rodriguez, current Rangers 3B Michael Young and, um, Mickey Tettleton.

posted by werty to baseball at 10:57 AM on May 25 - 7 comments

Don Koharski off to quieter pastures.: The longtime hockey referee's 32 solid seasons are overshadowed by the doughnut incident with Jim Schoenfeld in 1988.

posted by werty to hockey at 01:45 PM on April 10 - 0 comments

Bill Walton flies coach: "The seat that I absolutely must have in order to be comfortable: The right-side, aisle seat. No bulkhead."

posted by werty to basketball at 09:05 AM on May 30 - 13 comments

Despite constant innovation, golf scores remain unchanged.: Interesting expose in the NY Times about golfers--pro and amateur--whose relentless pursuit of distance and technology hasn't cumulatively lowered handicaps.

Choice pull quote: "'They watch golf on TV and then they all want to hit it far, like Tiger Woods,' said Dr. Bob Rotella, golf's best-known psychologist and a best-selling author. 'Well, good luck. They should be going to their teacher and saying, "I want to hit it like Fred Funk." Physically, they are much more like him. That would make a lot more sense.' Mr. Funk is a 5-foot-8, 48-year-old PGA Tour pro who ranks first in driving accuracy and 186th in driving distance. He is also seventh on the PGA money list this season with more than $1.9 million in earnings."

posted by werty to golf at 01:14 PM on May 24 - 6 comments

"If steroids are cheating, why isn't LASIK?": The basic answers to this one are fairly obvious (legality, medical intent, theoretical limits to what can be achieved, etc.) but an interesting essay on Slate highlights a big question for the future. Will we reach a point where even genetic modification is a normal occurrence, and sports stars are formulated rather than trained?

posted by werty to culture at 08:30 AM on April 19 - 40 comments

Recent Comments

NFL Pick 'Em Week 5: Cam Newton's Spoiled Yogurt Edition

New England at Tampa Bay on CBS (Thursday) TB by 3
Buffalo at Cincinnati (Sunday) BUF by 3
N.Y. Jets at Cleveland (Sunday) NYJ by 4
Carolina at Detroit (Sunday) DET by 3
San Francisco at Indianapolis (Sunday) IND by 3
Tennessee at Miami (Sunday) TEN by 3
L.A. Chargers at N.Y. Giants (Sunday) NYG by 3
Arizona at Philadelphia (Sunday) PHI by 7
Jacksonville at Pittsburgh (Sunday) PIT by 7 LOCK
Baltimore at Oakland (Sunday) BAL by 3
Seattle at L.A. Rams (Sunday) SEA by 7
Green Bay at Dallas (Sunday) GB by 3
Kansas City at Houston (Sunday) KC by 4
Minnesota at Chicago (Monday) MIN by 6

posted by werty at 06:16 PM on October 05

The most important news about the NHL this season: Jagr will play!

If Jagr plays most of the season he'll own the record for most games played. Good for him.

posted by werty at 03:24 PM on October 02

NFL Pick 'Em Week 4: I Won't Stand for That Edition

Not even sure why I'm doing this after last week's showing, but:

Chicago at Green Bay on CBS GB by 5
New Orleans at Miami on Fox NO by 3
Buffalo at Atlanta on CBS ATL by 6
Cincinnati at Cleveland on CBS CIN by 9
L.A. Rams at Dallas on Fox DAL by 7
Detroit at Minnesota on Fox DET by 3
Carolina at New England on Fox NE by 4
Jacksonville at N.Y. Jets on CBS JAX by 6
Pittsburgh at Baltimore on CBS BAL by 2
Tennessee at Houston on CBS HOU by 2
San Francisco at Arizona on Fox ARI by 7
Philadelphia at L.A. Chargers on Fox PHI by 8 LOCK
N.Y. Giants at Tampa Bay on Fox TB by 5
Oakland at Denver on CBS DEN by 3
Indianapolis at Seattle on NBC SEA by 6
Washington at Kansas City on ESPN KC by 4

posted by werty at 08:04 PM on September 28

NFL Pick 'Em Week 3: Rushing Leader Kareem Hunt Edition

L.A. Rams at San Francisco on NFL (Thursday) LAR by 7
Baltimore at Jacksonville on Yahoo (Sunday) BAL by 5
Denver at Buffalo on CBS (Sunday) DEN by 8 LOCK
Pittsburgh at Chicago on CBS (Sunday) PIT by 9 LOCK
Atlanta at Detroit on Fox (Sunday) ATL by 3
Cleveland at Indianapolis on CBS (Sunday) CLE by 4
Tampa Bay at Minnesota on Fox (Sunday) TB by 3
Houston at New England on CBS (Sunday) NE by 11
Miami at N.Y. Jets on CBS (Sunday) MIA by 7
N.Y. Giants at Philadelphia on CBS (Sunday) PHI by 10
New Orleans at Carolina on Fox (Sunday) CAR by 7
Seattle at Tennessee on Fox (Sunday) SEA by 3
Cincinnati at Green Bay on CBS (Sunday) GB by 5
Kansas City at L.A. Chargers on CBS (Sunday) KC by 7 LOCK
Oakland at Washington on NBC (Sunday) OAK by 5
Dallas at Arizona on ESPN (Monday) ARI by 3

posted by werty at 02:42 PM on September 21

NFL Pick 'Em Week 2: Undefeated Jaguars Edition

Houston at Cincinnati on NFL (Thursday) Cincinnati by 3
Cleveland at Baltimore on CBS (Sunday) Baltimore by 4
Buffalo at Carolina on CBS (Sunday) Carolina by 5
Arizona at Indianapolis on Fox (Sunday) Arizona by 7
Tennessee at Jacksonville on CBS (Sunday) Tennessee by 3
Philadelphia at Kansas City on Fox (Sunday) KC by 4
New England at New Orleans on CBS (Sunday) NE by 3
Minnesota at Pittsburgh on Fox (Sunday) Pittsburgh by 4
Chicago at Tampa Bay on Fox (Sunday) TB by 5
Miami at L.A. Chargers on CBS (Sunday) Miami by 4
N.Y. Jets at Oakland on CBS (Sunday) Oakland by 7 LOCK
Dallas at Denver on Fox (Sunday) Denver by 3
Washington at L.A. Rams on Fox (Sunday) LA by 3
San Francisco at Seattle on Fox (Sunday) Seattle by 8 LOCK
Green Bay at Atlanta on NBC (Sunday) GB by 3
Detroit at N.Y. Giants on ESPN (Monday) NYG by 3

posted by werty at 08:18 PM on September 14

Enter SportsFilter's NFL Pick 'Em Contest

How have I never participated in this before?

Kansas City by 3 (!)
Buffalo by 7 LOCK
Philadelphia by 3
Tennessee by 3
Houston by 6 LOCK
Detroit by 3
Pittsburgh by 10 LOCK
Atlanta by 4
Cincinnati by 3
Indianapolis by 5
Carolina by 9
Green Bay by 4
N.Y. Giants by 3
Minnesota by 4
Denver by 7

posted by werty at 01:39 PM on September 07

Tony Romo heading into broadcasting with CBS

Why does Romo get to slot into the lead analyst spot without any experience? I'm not a fan of Simms in the booth, but he's a veteran and well regarded presence. Seems like a steep promise for CBS to snare Romo--he may be terrible at the job.

posted by werty at 05:57 PM on April 04

Longtime ESPN Broadcaster John Saunders Dies

Saunders was a great broadcaster, classy and subtle with a great sense of humor. I was a regular watcher of "The Sports Reporters" for years, in part for his steady hand. He will be missed.

posted by werty at 01:25 PM on August 10

Mookie Betts Turns Out into Homer With Tumble Over Fence

The NFL replay officials would have ruled that a catch. Both feet down and forward progress showing possession of the ball.

posted by werty at 12:07 AM on July 29

Federal Judge Orders Cancellation of Redskins Trademarks

No idea what happened to my _(ツ)_/ there. _(ツ)_/

posted by werty at 01:51 PM on July 08

Federal Judge Orders Cancellation of Redskins Trademarks

It is interesting to think that black-market merchandise sales are now incontestable by the team. The ruling actually has no effect on the team's ongoing business, just the ability to defend the valuable product pipeline associated with it.

We won't see a big shift away from existing contracts, but we may see an upstart without NFL licensing rights start to flood the market with unofficial-but-it-doesn't-matter Redskins goods, and when the team sends a C&D, _(ツ)_/ . It starts small but could cost the team millions of dollars over time. The question is whether it convinces Daniel Snyder to update his team identity to one he can legally protect.

posted by werty at 01:51 PM on July 08

Pete Rose bet on MLB games while an active player in those games.

^^ this.

posted by werty at 11:25 PM on June 22

Pete Rose bet on MLB games while an active player in those games.

Like dfleming says, the cover-up is often worse than the crime. At the very least, it exacerbates it, and makes one's ability to forgive exceedingly difficult. (Compare Andy Pettitte to Roger Clemens--they probably both used PEDs together, but Pettitte was slowly, then warmly welcomed back to the Yankees, while Clemens still walks around defending himself to skeptics.)

Also, Rose's punishment--which he personally accepted at the time--was a lifetime ban from participation in anything related to Major League Baseball. He's been petitioning in public to change the terms of his deal. Sounds like whoever leaked this notebook to ESPN disagrees.

posted by werty at 05:17 PM on June 22

Kraft Says Patriots Won't Appeal DeflateGate Punishment

That's interesting, @rcade, even more so given that Kraft typically stands in solidarity with his team, and Brady is still denying and fighting his verdict.

I suppose this may also have been a bit of expectations management on Kraft's part. After Goodell decided to personally hear Brady's appeal (which I still love--"why don't you tell me why I was wrong, Tom"), Kraft realized that going head-to-head with the commissioner on this one would not lead to an ending that the public would embrace.

posted by werty at 02:06 PM on May 19

The Hidden Value of a Knuckleballer

I hope there's always a knuckleballer in the major leagues. R.A. Dickey gave the knucklers and their fans a lot of hope as Tim Wakefield aged. Fingers crossed Wright makes the team.

posted by werty at 11:42 AM on March 24