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Member since: January 30, 2002
Last visit: September 29, 2016

yerfatma has posted 315 links and 11575 comments to SportsFilter and 17 links and 1230 comments to the Locker Room and 1 column.

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Remembering Amare as He Might Have Been:

Like everything during that era of Phoenix prosperity, the team's plans for the future moved in warp speed. Internally, the Suns imagined a new positional prototype for their high-octane system, to be unleashed in the following season. Point center, they called it. Amar’e Stoudemire, the 22-year-old future of the franchise, was to be its apostle.

posted by yerfatma to basketball at 03:23 PM on July 28 - 2 comments

The Ringer: Bill Simmons' spiritual successor to Grantland, is open for business.

posted by yerfatma to culture at 10:20 AM on June 02 - 6 comments

Tom Brady's 4-Game Suspension Reinstated for DeflateGate: A federal appeals court has ruled that New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady must serve a four-game DeflateGate suspension imposed by the NFL, overturning a lower judge and siding with the league in a battle with the players union. "We hold that the Commissioner properly exercised his broad discretion under the collective bargaining agreement and that his procedural rulings were properly grounded in that agreement and did not deprive Brady of fundamental fairness," the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday in New York.

posted by yerfatma to football at 11:48 AM on April 25 - 21 comments

"A Guy Like Me": John Scott on his All Star Experience. He definitely has my vote after reading this piece.

"Because, while I may not deserve to be an NHL All-Star, I know I deserve to be the judge of what my kids will — and won’t — be proud of me for."

posted by yerfatma to hockey at 09:28 AM on January 29 - 1 comment

Ranking the Super Bowl MVPs: Kind of a strange list to me as it favors players who won in blowouts.

posted by yerfatma to football at 08:31 AM on January 28 - 7 comments

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Sam Allardyce: Ex-England boss says entrapment has won

The fallout continues. A Barnsley assistant has been let go, QPR's manager has been implicated and, prepare your shocked face for this, Massimo Cellino isn't completely clean!

posted by yerfatma at 10:32 AM on September 29

Marlins Pitcher Jose Fernandez Dies in Boating Accident


posted by yerfatma at 03:49 PM on September 26

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Wait, seriously?!

posted by yerfatma at 03:18 PM on September 23

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

It's not just fans who get confused.

posted by yerfatma at 02:23 PM on September 23

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

His trade value is never going to be higher!

(Proving stupid knows no fandom boundaries, I've seen plenty of Pats fans wondering if it's time to start the Jimmy G Era and plenty of Pats haters declaring this proves Brady was a system QB all along. Particularly love this rant suggesting he can't be considered as good as Montana and Marino because Brady has a great coach . . .)

posted by yerfatma at 01:21 PM on September 23

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

[This is the space where a smaller person would do a lot of gloating about "Chess v Checkers" and that sort of thing.]

posted by yerfatma at 12:45 PM on September 23

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Scully works alone.

It used to be far more common and still happens in soccer. I've definitely seen some announcers who said they want to Greta Garbo it (Al Michaels and Martin Tyler spring to mind) but sports produces assume we are all dumbasses who want to listen to the insights of a former player no matter how addled their brain.

posted by yerfatma at 12:45 PM on September 23

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

I can't imagine the stress of the Stoke City job right now:

posted by yerfatma at 02:16 PM on September 20

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

You'll have to do some scrolling to find them all, but Bryan Curtis, late of Grantland, has been doing a number of articles on announcers for The Ringer. I have no idea why he got interested in talking to announcers, but there's some meat in there for discussing Musburger's fall. He certainly was a great one. I think sometimes announcers good enough to last get too comfortable in a gig and start letting their facade fall away.

That or they bite a woman in the back during sex.

posted by yerfatma at 08:54 AM on September 20

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

At what point does Arian Foster start to wonder how world-class of a trainer his brother is?

posted by yerfatma at 08:06 PM on September 18

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

rcade, just a carousel?

posted by yerfatma at 08:06 PM on September 18

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Ok, maybe Bravo is a little better with his feet than Joe Hart.

posted by yerfatma at 12:22 PM on September 15

Tim Tebow Signs Minor League Contract with Mets

I don't think it's so much a case as his fit as a Canadian Club QB as his unwillingness to adjust at all to make his NFL dreams a reality. He wasn't interested in Canada, he didn't want to try being a tight end . . . but now he's willing to give baseball a shot for the sake of what? If he were Deion Sanders, the complete lack of humility might not be so distasteful. And if I were a minor league journeyman struggling to make it I'd be pretty pissed about a guy getting a free shot and not even committing to it. Tebow is apparently not letting baseball interfere with his existing college football commenting gigs.

posted by yerfatma at 03:30 PM on September 12

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Went looking for today's USMNT game on the cable box. Found it on a screen asking me for $24.99. There are heroin addicts who would laugh at that kind of salesmanship. F off.

posted by yerfatma at 04:23 PM on September 02

Hope Solo takes leave of absence

As much as I dislike Solo, I'm not convinced those comments deserved to be the tipping point in warranting a suspension.

Same page. A guy says that 100x a year in North American sports without it even making the front of the local sports section. If those things still exist.

posted by yerfatma at 01:53 PM on August 31