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Name: Tom Clancy
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Member since: January 30, 2002
Last visit: October 09, 2015

yerfatma has posted 310 links and 11350 comments to SportsFilter and 17 links and 1230 comments to the Locker Room and 1 column.

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Craig Finn's guide to the best ever sports music: Hate to have to break it to him about Ragnar.

posted by yerfatma to culture at 02:02 PM on September 23 - 9 comments

Harold Reynolds Feels Jackie Robinson Could Have Done Better.: Reynolds commented on Jackie Robinsonís age when he made his MLB debut, comparing him to Giants catcher Buster Posey. Robinson was 28 years old when he debuted for the Dodgers in 1947, an age that would be considered ancient in todayís game. Reynolds said Robinson did not make play in a big league until that age because they held rookies back longer during that time and he hadnít completely figured out the game.

posted by yerfatma to baseball at 06:33 PM on July 15 - 1 comment

Former Bradford chairman linked to at least eight fires before Valley Parade disaster: '[T]here had been at least eight other fires at business premises either owned by, or connected to, Stafford Heginbotham, Bradfordís then-chairman, in the previous 18 years, resulting in huge insurance claims . . . "Could any man really be as unlucky as Heginbotham had been?"

posted by yerfatma to soccer at 09:56 AM on April 15 - 2 comments

The best 3-point shooter you never saw: "Duranteís name is still whispered on the Catawba campus four decades after his heyday. He was a lefty scoring machine with lightning in his legs. He shot often, connected often."

posted by yerfatma to basketball at 09:48 AM on April 06 - 1 comment

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Liverpool part ways with Brendan Rogers

It pains me to see one of my favorite coaches and Pokemon characters land on the wrong side of the Mersey so I am hoping for future Liverpool Echo headlines like "KLOPP FLOP AT KOP!"

posted by yerfatma at 03:53 PM on October 08

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 5: Batted Ball Edition

Practice Squad over Miami by 12

Houston by 5

Atlanta by 10

Seattle by 6

Green Bay by 7

Buffalo by 7

Kansas City by 12

Philadelphia by 4

Jacksonville by 5

Baltimore by 9

Arizona by 7

New England by 14 - lock and jinx

Denver by 6

New York Giants by 3

San Diego by 4

posted by yerfatma at 03:51 PM on October 08

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Bill Belichick has his Grumpy Old Man shtick down cold. #snapface

posted by yerfatma at 09:41 AM on October 08

Fifa Suspends Blatter and Platini

That seems like a totally real punishment and in no way just a pause in standard operating procedures while FIFA hopes you stop noticing. Especially given who's deciding if it sticks. I like that the real punishment (6 years) went to the guy who is speaking out and hoping to run for president next time.

posted by yerfatma at 08:21 AM on October 08

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

I . . . uh, what? I don't know who you are any more rcade.

posted by yerfatma at 02:03 PM on October 07

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

posted by yerfatma at 11:19 AM on October 07

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

The joys of rip-off jerseys:

posted by yerfatma at 08:48 AM on October 07

Miami Dolphins Fire Coach Joe Philbin

Mr. B I think you're right that it will come down to leadership, a steady hand on the tiller, etc. Good news.

posted by yerfatma at 08:19 AM on October 06

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

That kind of thing makes my week (the 3/ 13 stuff, not Sabathia).

posted by yerfatma at 08:18 AM on October 06

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Sure thing SJW.

posted by yerfatma at 07:28 PM on October 05

Liverpool part ways with Brendan Rogers

I think Fenway Group just wanted to fire him on the same day as Don Orsillo to localize the pain.

Sure Everton don't win anything, but once every couple of years they topple a manager at a big-name club.

posted by yerfatma at 11:31 AM on October 05

Fantasy Premier League, Week Seven

Yeah, I had him as captain, wish I'd had the stones to pull the Triple Captain lever but with how City have been going and their injuries I figured something like a dismal draw was more likely.

posted by yerfatma at 08:59 AM on October 05

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Wow, grum's analytics know no boundaries.

posted by yerfatma at 03:25 PM on October 02

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

nothing is as bad as the "shootout", but what is wrong with simply awarding teams that tie with a single point?

This and this. I blame Fox and the '90s in general. Unless the shootout came to being in the '00s in which case I blame Fox and the '90s in general. Also: screw Rob Liefeld.

posted by yerfatma at 02:06 PM on October 02

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Awesome. And I'm with grum on this: if it had been 1950 you would have seen a thousand guys reading the newspaper.

posted by yerfatma at 02:05 PM on October 02