|Member since:||June 04, 2002|
|Last visit:||April 30, 2012|
I'm (was) a baller, plain and simple. Loves: Bird and old-school Celtics; MJ; Reggie Miller; Coach K; Richard Hamilton; Ray Allen; Allen Iverson; Tracy McGrady; LeBron; Dwayne Wade; March Madness; Big Ben; Hoosiers--the movie; Pete Carril; Jason Kidd; Rasheed; my men's league and pickup runs; my fantasy team; HoopsTV.com; WNBA; "Throw it down big man, throw it down!"; the IBM commercials with Detlef Schrempf as Linux; coaches that are known as great teachers. Hates: Vince Carter (may you burn in basketball hell); Shaq; Jim Boeheim; Kobe; Steve Francis; Isiah Thomas as a coach, GM or anything besides a player; Dale Brown; Bob Huggins; every punk-ass kid who can't shoot a 15-footer or dribble with both hands but has a contract because he can jump all over the place or is 7ft. tall; coaches that are known as great recruiters.
Global Village Basketball: June 10, 2009: In 2002 I posted the beginnings of an idea to link together a bunch of pickup basketball games through the internet into one meta-game as my first (and only) column to SportsFilter. Though it looks much different today from that original concept, the event -- Global Village Basketball -- is finally here and it will be held for 24 hours this Wednesday, June 10.
Ask SpoFi: Pitcher-Catcher Signal Systems in Baseball: Had a few questions that my Google search didn't quite satisfy, and then realized I was asking in the wrong place....the collected baseball wits of SpoFi would know!
Pistorius makes strides: is his quest to compete in Beijing. The double-amputee won his appeal against the IOC in his hearing with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (previous SpoFi discussion on this topic here and here; note Amateur's graphic that suggests how far Oscar still has to go in competition).
Film Fest: For those in the Greater Toronto area, the inaugural Canadian Sport Film Festival runs from tomorrow through Saturday, screening a number of features and shorts ranging across a wide number of sports and cultures.
Dakar Rally cancelled: by the Amaury Sport Organisation due to security concerns after four French tourists were killed in Mauritania. Have other sporting events of this magnitude been cancelled before due to terrorist threats or other such security concerns?