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Name: David Wertheimer
Homepage URL: http://www.netwert.com
Member since: May 29, 2002
Last visit: December 07, 2017

werty has posted 14 links and 63 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 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

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