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Name: David Wertheimer
Homepage URL: http://www.netwert.com
Member since: May 29, 2002
Last visit: February 19, 2018

werty has posted 14 links and 70 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 0 comments to the Locker Room.

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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 Playoff Pick 'Em: Super Bowl 0x34

Pick the winner and spread."NE by 3

This Week's Props

FIRST FG: Pick the kicker who scores the first field goal."Gostkowski, NE

FIRST TD: Pick the player who scores the first touchdown."Blount, PHI

PASSING: Pick the quarterback with the most passing yards."Brady, NE +5

RUSHING: Pick the player with the most rushing yards."Blount, PHI +5

RECEIVING: Pick the player with the most receiving yards."Amendola, NE +5

SACK: Pick a player who will get a sack or partial sack."Cox, PHI

INTERCEPTION: Pick a player who will get an interception."Robinson, PHI

OOPS: Pick the player who commits the first turnover."Foles, PHI +5

MVP: Pick the game's MVP."Brady, NE

CONTEST WINNER: Pick the SportsFilter user who will win this contest."ic23b

posted by werty at 02:27 PM on February 04

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Conference Championship Round

I'm betting with my heart this weekend. (Not like using logic has helped me anyway.)

Jacksonville at New England on CBS (Sunday) JAX by 2
Minnesota at Philadelphia on Fox (Sunday) MIN by 11

1. The quarterback with the most passing yards. +5 points KEENUM
2. The player with the most rushing yards. +5 points FOURNETTE
3. The player with the most receiving yards. +5 points THIELEN
4. A player who will get a turnover. +5 points SMITH, MIN
5. The team that will score the most points. +5 points MIN

posted by werty at 02:04 PM on January 20

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Divisional Round

Atlanta at Philadelphia ATL by 6 LOCK
Tennessee at New England NE by 11 LOCK
Jacksonville at Pittsburgh PIT by 9 LOCK
New Orleans at Minnesota MIN by 3 LOCK

1. The quarterback with the most passing yards. +5 points BRADY
2. The player with the most rushing yards. +5 points BELL
3. The player with the most receiving yards. +5 points JULIO JONES
4. A player who will get a sack. +5 points NGAKOUE +5
5. The team that will score the most points. +5 points PATRIOTS

posted by werty at 03:30 PM on January 13

Play SportsFilter's NFL Playoff Pick 'Em Contest

Tennessee at Kansas City on ABC (Saturday) KC by 7 LOCK
Atlanta at L.A. Rams on NBC (Saturday) LAR by 5
Buffalo at Jacksonville on CBS (Sunday) JAX by 6
Carolina at New Orleans on Fox (Sunday) NO by 7

1. The quarterback with the most passing yards. Alex Smith
2. The player with the most rushing yards. Todd Gurley
3. The player with the most receiving yards. Julio Jones
4. A player who will get an interception. A.J. Bouye
5. The team that will score the most points. Chiefs

posted by werty at 03:00 PM on January 06

NFL Pick 'Em Week 17: All the Marbles Edition

Green Bay at Detroit on Fox (Sunday) DET by 7 LOCK
Houston at Indianapolis on CBS (Sunday) HOU by 3 LOCK
Chicago at Minnesota on Fox (Sunday) MIN by 10 LOCK
N.Y. Jets at New England on CBS (Sunday) NE by 9 LOCK
Washington at N.Y. Giants on Fox (Sunday) NYG by 3 LOCK
Dallas at Philadelphia on Fox (Sunday) DAL by 4 LOCK
Cleveland at Pittsburgh on CBS (Sunday) PIT by 11 LOCK
Carolina at Atlanta on Fox (Sunday) CAR by 2 LOCK
Kansas City at Denver on CBS (Sunday) KC by 6 LOCK
Jacksonville at Tennessee on CBS (Sunday) TEN by 3 LOCK
San Francisco at L.A. Rams on Fox (Sunday) LAR by 7 LOCK
Buffalo at Miami on CBS (Sunday) BUF by 4 LOCK
Oakland at L.A. Chargers on CBS (Sunday) LAC by 6 LOCK
Arizona at Seattle on Fox (Sunday) SEA by 9 LOCK
New Orleans at Tampa Bay on Fox (Sunday) NO by 10 LOCK
Cincinnati at Baltimore on CBS (Sunday) BAL by 7 LOCK

posted by werty at 10:09 AM on December 30

NFL Pick 'Em Week 16: Gene Steratore's Index Card Edition

Cleveland at Chicago on CBS (Sunday) CLE by 4 LOCK
Detroit at Cincinnati on Fox (Sunday) DET by 7 LOCK
L.A. Rams at Tennessee on Fox (Sunday) LAR by 5 LOCK
Miami at Kansas City on CBS (Sunday) KC by 3 LOCK
Buffalo at New England on CBS (Sunday) NE by 9 LOCK
Atlanta at New Orleans on Fox (Sunday) ATL by 2
L.A. Chargers at N.Y. Jets on CBS (Sunday) LAC by 6
Denver at Washington on CBS (Sunday) WAS by 8 LOCK
Tampa Bay at Carolina on Fox (Sunday) CAR by 10 LOCK
Jacksonville at San Francisco on CBS (Sunday) JAX by 11 LOCK
Seattle at Dallas on Fox (Sunday) SEA by 3
N.Y. Giants at Arizona on Fox (Sunday) NYG by 3
Oakland at Philadelphia on ESPN (Sunday) PHI by 2
Pittsburgh at Houston on NBC (Monday) PIT By 6 LOCK

posted by werty at 11:09 PM on December 23

NFL Pick 'Em Week 15: Concussion Protocol Edition

I'm so bad at this but I love it

Denver at Indianapolis on NBC (Thursday) DEN by 6 (Is this the Thursday night game? I have no idea of the score)
Chicago at Detroit on NFL (Saturday) DET by 10 LOCK
L.A. Chargers at Kansas City on NFL (Saturday) LAC by 8 LOCK
Houston at Jacksonville on CBS (Sunday) JAX by 7 LOCK
Miami at Buffalo on CBS (Sunday) MIA by 3 LOCK
Baltimore at Cleveland on CBS (Sunday) BAL by 7 LOCK
Cincinnati at Minnesota on CBS (Sunday) MIN by 9 LOCK
N.Y. Jets at New Orleans on CBS (Sunday) NO by 5
Philadelphia at N.Y. Giants on Fox (Sunday) NYG by 2
Arizona at Washington on Fox (Sunday) WAS by 4
Green Bay at Carolina on Fox (Sunday) CAR by 7 LOCK
L.A. Rams at Seattle on Fox (Sunday) SEA by 7
New England at Pittsburgh on CBS (Sunday) PIT by 3
Tennessee at San Francisco on CBS (Sunday) TEN by 3
Dallas at Oakland on NBC (Sunday) DAL by 4
Atlanta at Tampa Bay on ESPN (Monday) ATL by 4

posted by werty at 10:36 PM on December 14

NFL Pick 'Em Week 14: Get Better Ryan Shazier Edition

New Orleans at Atlanta on NBC (Thursday) NO by 8
Indianapolis at Buffalo on CBS (Sunday) BUF by 3
Chicago at Cincinnati on Fox (Sunday) CIN by 5
Green Bay at Cleveland on Fox (Sunday) GB by 11 LOCK
Oakland at Kansas City on CBS (Sunday) OAK by 4
Dallas at N.Y. Giants on Fox (Sunday) NYG by 10 LOCK
Detroit at Tampa Bay on Fox (Sunday) DET by 6 LOCK
Minnesota at Carolina on CBS (Sunday) MIN by 4
San Francisco at Houston on Fox (Sunday) HOU by 3
N.Y. Jets at Denver on CBS (Sunday) DEN by 3
Tennessee at Arizona on CBS (Sunday) TEN by 3
Washington at L.A. Chargers on CBS (Sunday) LAC by 6
Philadelphia at L.A. Rams on Fox (Sunday) PHI by 4
Seattle at Jacksonville on Fox (Sunday) SEA by 5 LOCK
Baltimore at Pittsburgh on NBC (Sunday) PIT by 5
New England at Miami on ESPN (Monday) NE by 8 LOCK

posted by werty at 07:51 PM on December 07

NFL Pick 'Em Week 13: With the First Pick the Giants Take Edition

Washington at Dallas on NBC (Thursday) WAS by 7 LOCK
Minnesota at Atlanta on Fox (Sunday) MIN by 7
New England at Buffalo on CBS (Sunday) NE by 11 LOCK
San Francisco at Chicago on CBS (Sunday) CHI by 3
Tampa Bay at Green Bay on Fox (Sunday) TB by 5
Houston at Tennessee on CBS (Sunday) TEN by 8 LOCK
Denver at Miami on Fox (Sunday) MIA by 3
Kansas City at N.Y. Jets on CBS (Sunday) NYJ by 5
Indianapolis at Jacksonville on CBS (Sunday) JAX by 9
Detroit at Baltimore on Fox (Sunday) DET by 5
Cleveland at L.A. Chargers on CBS (Sunday) LAC by 14 LOCK
N.Y. Giants at Oakland on Fox (Sunday) OAK by 14 LOCK
Carolina at New Orleans on Fox (Sunday) NO by 8
L.A. Rams at Arizona on Fox (Sunday) LAR by 7
Philadelphia at Seattle on NBC (Sunday) PHI by 12 LOCK
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati on ESPN (Monday) PIT by 10 LOCK

posted by werty at 07:53 PM on November 30

NFL Pick 'Em Week 12: Turkey Leg Award Edition

Minnesota at Detroit on Fox (Thursday) MIN by 7
L.A. Chargers at Dallas on CBS (Thursday) LAC by 11
N.Y. Giants at Washington on NBC (Thursday) WAS by 6
Tampa Bay at Atlanta on Fox (Sunday) ATL by 7
Cleveland at Cincinnati on CBS (Sunday) CIN by 4
Tennessee at Indianapolis on Fox (Sunday) IND by 3
Buffalo at Kansas City on CBS (Sunday) KC by 4
Miami at New England on CBS (Sunday) NE by 9 LOCK
Carolina at N.Y. Jets on Fox (Sunday) NYJ by 2
Chicago at Philadelphia on Fox (Sunday) PHI by 8 LOCK
Seattle at San Francisco on Fox (Sunday) SEA by 10
Denver at Oakland on CBS (Sunday) OAK by 3
New Orleans at L.A. Rams on CBS (Sunday) NO by 4
Jacksonville at Arizona on CBS (Sunday) JAX by 6
Green Bay at Pittsburgh on NBC (Sunday) PIT by 7 LOCK
Houston at Baltimore on ESPN (Monday) BAL by 7 LOCK

posted by werty at 10:53 PM on November 22

NFL Pick 'Em Week 11: Jerry Jones is Detrimental Edition

Tennessee at Pittsburgh on NBC (Thursday) PIT by 7
Jacksonville at Cleveland on CBS (Sunday) JAX by 9
Detroit at Chicago on Fox (Sunday) DET by 4
Baltimore at Green Bay on CBS (Sunday) BAL by 11
Tampa Bay at Miami on Fox (Sunday) MIA by 3
L.A. Rams at Minnesota on Fox (Sunday) MIN by 2
Washington at New Orleans on Fox (Sunday) NO by 7 LOCK
Kansas City at N.Y. Giants on CBS (Sunday) KC by 17 LOCK
Arizona at Houston on Fox (Sunday) HOU by 3
Buffalo at L.A. Chargers on Fox (Sunday) LAC by 11
Cincinnati at Denver on CBS (Sunday) DEN by 3
New England at Oakland on CBS (Sunday) NE by 9
Philadelphia at Dallas on NBC (Sunday) PHI by 15
Atlanta at Seattle on ESPN (Monday) SEA by 8

posted by werty at 05:12 PM on November 16

NFL Pick 'Em Week 10: Detroit Wins in Lambeau Edition

This would be more fun if I didn't forget to play every now and again.

Seattle at Arizona on NBC (Thursday) SEA by 9
New Orleans at Buffalo on Fox (Sunday) NO by 4
Green Bay at Chicago on Fox (Sunday) CHI by 5
Cleveland at Detroit on CBS (Sunday) DET by 10 LOCK
Cincinnati at Tennessee on Fox (Sunday) TEN by 3
Pittsburgh at Indianapolis on CBS (Sunday) PIT by 8 LOCK
N.Y. Jets at Tampa Bay on CBS (Sunday) NYJ by 7
Minnesota at Washington on Fox (Sunday) MIN by 5
L.A. Chargers at Jacksonville on CBS (Sunday) JAX by 6
Houston at L.A. Rams on CBS (Sunday) LAR by 7
Dallas at Atlanta on Fox (Sunday) ATL by 3
N.Y. Giants at San Francisco on Fox (Sunday) SF by 2
New England at Denver on Fox (Sunday) NE by 5
Miami at Carolina on ESPN (Monday) CAR by 7

posted by werty at 12:08 PM on November 09

NFL Pick 'Em Week 8: Sacksonville Edition

Miami at Baltimore on CBS (Thursday) BAL by 3
Minnesota at Cleveland on NFL (Sunday) MIN by 10 LOCK
Oakland at Buffalo on CBS (Sunday)OAK by 3
Indianapolis at Cincinnati on CBS (Sunday) CIN by 7 LOCK
L.A. Chargers at New England on CBS (Sunday) NE by 9 LOCK
Chicago at New Orleans on Fox (Sunday) NO by 8
Atlanta at N.Y. Jets on Fox (Sunday) ATL by 4
San Francisco at Philadelphia on Fox (Sunday) PHI by 11 LOCK
Carolina at Tampa Bay on Fox (Sunday) CAR by 5
Houston at Seattle on CBS (Sunday) SEA by 6
Dallas at Washington on Fox (Sunday) DAL by 4
Pittsburgh at Detroit on NBC (Sunday) DET by 3
Denver at Kansas City on ESPN (Sunday) KC by 7

posted by werty at 08:07 PM on October 26

NFL Pick 'Em Week 7: Brett Hundley Edition

I was super sad that I missed making picks last week but it doesn't look like I missed much.

Kansas City at Oakland on CBS (Thursday) KC by 5
Tampa Bay at Buffalo on Fox (Sunday) BUF by 2
Carolina at Chicago on CBS (Sunday) CAR by 3
Tennessee at Cleveland on CBS (Sunday) TEN by 7 LOCK
New Orleans at Green Bay on Fox (Sunday) NO by 6
Jacksonville at Indianapolis on CBS (Sunday) JAX by 9
Arizona at L.A. Rams on Fox (Sunday) ARI by 4
N.Y. Jets at Miami on Fox (Sunday) NYJ by 2
Baltimore at Minnesota on CBS (Sunday) MIN by 4
Dallas at San Francisco on Fox (Sunday) DAL by 5
Seattle at N.Y. Giants on CBS (Sunday) SEA by 10
Cincinnati at Pittsburgh on CBS (Sunday) PIT by 7
Denver at L.A. Chargers on CBS (Sunday) DEN by 6
Atlanta at New England on NBC (Sunday) ATL by 3
Washington at Philadelphia on ESPN (Monday) PHI by 11

posted by werty at 11:29 PM on October 18

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