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Member since: January 30, 2002
Last visit: April 18, 2017

yerfatma has posted 316 links and 11627 comments to SportsFilter and 17 links and 1230 comments to the Locker Room and 1 column.

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Rudy, Interrupted: South Carolina State's 55 Year-Old Back: "He's the only player without even a single accessory: no leggings, no wristbands, no gloves, just team-issued blue-and-white striped shorts, his No. 47 jersey and an unadorned helmet. With the pads bulking his chest and the helmet guarding the wisp of grey at the peak of his hairline, he hardly seems 55 years old."

posted by yerfatma to football at 10:05 AM on November 29 - 3 comments

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

Recent Comments

Lexi Thompson lost an LPGA major after a TV viewer’s email prompted a four-stroke penalty

My solution to this problem: hire a bunch of nice old ladies from the Midwest to take calls from viewers, make sure they respond with lots of "Oh gosh" and "Gee whillikers!" and make copious notes in perfect Palmer handwriting. Then offer to send the notes in a format suitable for framing for just $19.95.

And throw any notes the caller doesn't want straight into the trash and move on with our lives.

posted by yerfatma at 02:31 PM on April 04

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Opening day in baseball used to be games across the league on a Monday, with lots of day games.

I don't even care so much about when Opening Day is so much as that stupid gap day after it. What is the point of getting me all excited for baseball, the one sport that happens 6 days out of 7, and then taking a day off right after?

posted by yerfatma at 02:29 PM on April 04

Penn State Trustee 'Running Out of Sympathy' for Victims

These people are insane. As someone at deadspin said, it's like they looked at Baylor and said, "Hold my beer."

posted by yerfatma at 03:47 PM on March 31

NFL team owners approve Raiders' move to Vegas

Where does it stop?

If you accept the idea the league is a business, the answer is, "At maximum profits". Between the naked fleecing of cities and following English soccer*, this is an issue I'm really interested in. Once again, sports asks a question that probably applies to some larger issues in society down the road: does any of the value of a business in a capitalist country belong to the society/ physical location that spawned it? Are the Dallas Cowboys intrinsically worth $4 billion (or whatever) if you take them out of Dallas? Should you be able to do so, especially if you are not the original owner?

* Where this kind of movement is essentially a death sentence for a club.

posted by yerfatma at 02:24 PM on March 28

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Fun discussion maker: what are the most unbreakable individual records in sports?

posted by yerfatma at 09:54 AM on March 23

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Squeezing every inch of performance out of NBA players.

posted by yerfatma at 03:47 PM on March 22

Chicago Fire Sign Bastian Schweinsteiger

is he known for the theatrical aspect of the game?

Not that I ever remember. He seemed like a Teutonic Terminator on those great Bayern and German national teams. Maybe as his legs go he's branching out, but I doubt he'll need to emote to compete in MLS for a year or two.

posted by yerfatma at 11:08 AM on March 22

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Spoken like an Arsenal hater!

posted by yerfatma at 07:40 PM on March 08

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

And now we can officially put that on the list of bad predictions on my profile.

posted by yerfatma at 04:48 PM on March 08

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Ok, there's a chance I spoke too soon. Also I can't complain about a game featuring Umtiti v Matuidi.

posted by yerfatma at 03:39 PM on March 08

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

A little frustrating FS1 has chosen to air the Champions' League matches that were 5-1 and 4-0 on aggregate.

posted by yerfatma at 02:58 PM on March 08

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

The guys at the Providence Journal get better every year.

posted by yerfatma at 04:57 PM on March 07

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

In an era of double-talk and BS, Bill Polian still has his fastball.

posted by yerfatma at 01:46 PM on March 07

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

I'll never believe anything ever again.

posted by yerfatma at 11:24 AM on March 01

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Matt Wieters moves, but not far. 2 years, $21 million for the Nationals.

posted by yerfatma at 12:50 PM on February 21