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Last visit: November 25, 2015

yerfatma has posted 311 links and 11398 comments to SportsFilter and 17 links and 1230 comments to the Locker Room and 1 column.

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"Shuttering of Grantland Hints at Corroding ESPN Culture, Competency, and Gumption": Awful Announcing's finance director on why he thinks ESPN's cancelling of Grantland is, "the network’s dumbest decision in the five years I have professionally been involved in tracking the company". Linked from there,'s former ombudsman on the situation.

posted by yerfatma to culture at 03:34 PM on November 05 - 6 comments

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 Robinson’s 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 today’s 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 hadn’t 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, Bradford’s 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

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NFL Pick 'Em, Week 11: Nobody Knows Anything Edition

Tennessee at Jacksonville "Mark it ZERO, Donny!"
Indianapolis by 6
Denver by 3
Oakland by 9
Dallas by 7
Tampa Bay by 6
Carolina by 15
Baltimore by 6
N.Y. Jets by 9
Kansas City by 4
Green Bay by 6
Seattle by 8
Arizona by 7
New England by 5

posted by yerfatma at 11:13 AM on November 20

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Random amazing play video from this year

A. Of course it's against the Red Sox.
B. One thing I really like nowadays with these kids and their talents and their complete dominance of sports is the confidence. I like that Trout pops up and casually points at his manager as if to say, "I was safe. There is no question. Challenge that right now."

posted by yerfatma at 04:11 PM on November 16

Holly Holm Knocks Out Ronda Rousey in Huge UFC Upset

No, that was in Sydney.

Bless your heart.

posted by yerfatma at 04:08 PM on November 16

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Former employer pens farewell letter to Floyd Mayweather.

posted by yerfatma at 03:47 PM on November 13

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 10: David Tyree Edition

N.Y. Jets by 7
Green Bay by 13
Carolina by 14
St. Louis by 7
Miami by 3
Pittsburgh by 3
Dallas at Tampa Bay
New Orleans by 5
Baltimore by 6
Oakland by 5
Denver by 10
New England by 7
Arizona by 5
Cincinnati by 10 - LOCK

posted by yerfatma at 10:01 AM on November 12

Racism Between the Goal Posts

Something I've been thinking about since the Kapernick benching: we haven't really gotten that far from the days when Doug Williams was blazing a trail for black quarterbacks. Wilson, Kapernick and RGIII came into the league and brought the Pistol offense to the NFL. Like with other innovations (the Wildcat) NFL defenses took a year to adjust and things fell back into balance, but the narrative is different here. When it was running backs taking direct snaps that failed to turn the game upside-down, the Wildcat was just dismissed as a gimmick. But there's a narrative around the failures of Kapernick and RGIII (who didn't do himself any favors but also had his knee destroyed) and may begin to drag on Wilson if the Seahawks don't get better. Their failures aren't down to the system, gimmicks or injuries (or the fact the Niners imploded in the offseason), it's something in their personalities.

posted by yerfatma at 09:22 AM on November 11

"Shuttering of Grantland Hints at Corroding ESPN Culture, Competency, and Gumption"

John Skipper responds.

posted by yerfatma at 10:36 AM on November 09

"Shuttering of Grantland Hints at Corroding ESPN Culture, Competency, and Gumption"

posted by yerfatma at 08:38 AM on November 06

"Shuttering of Grantland Hints at Corroding ESPN Culture, Competency, and Gumption"

I thought this bit from the second link was interesting:

"But Grantland represented more than just another media contraction. Sports is a stealth definer of social values, particularly among young people, and ESPN, the self-described World Wide Leader, is sports's 24/7 purveyor on countless radio stations, TV channels and websites. How ESPN covers (or fails to cover) gay and transgender athletes, concussions, domestic abuse, gambling costumed as fantasy leagues, and e-sports, for example, will have an impact on how Americans regard the widening racial, economic, and class divides between them and the gladiatorial castes that perform for them."

posted by yerfatma at 04:04 PM on November 05

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Not a real good week for Karim Benzema. Top three headlines in /r/soccer right now:

Karim Benzema also named in a massive drug trafficking case between France and Dominican Republic, "Air Cocaine" - close friend of the main suspect
Justice: Karim Benzema has admitted being involved in blackmail
Karim Benzema charged with conspiracy to blackmail and participating in a criminal group.

posted by yerfatma at 02:34 PM on November 05

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

A Cooler Replacement For The Blackhawks Controversial Logo Goes Viral

Awesome! In response, here's a form to streamline complaining about losing to the Patriots.

posted by yerfatma at 01:42 PM on November 05

NFL Pick 'Em, Week Nine: Blaine Gabbert Edition

Cincinnati by 10
Miami by 7
St. Louis by 4
New England by 12
New Orleans by 9
New York Jets by 10
Oakland by 4
Green Bay by 3
Atlanta by 9 - LOCK
New York Giants by 6
Denver by 14
Philadelphia by 7
San Diego by 9

posted by yerfatma at 01:37 PM on November 05

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

"Maybe the real difference between Mourinho and his contemporaries is that they are better at, or more interested in, proving themselves to be something more than just A Coach, especially in a sport whose roots reach so deeply in ideas of culture and community."

Really liked this deadspin link about how Jose Mourinho's "Wins are the only thing" mentality looks ugly when the wins don't come.

posted by yerfatma at 08:17 AM on November 05

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Judging by the video this was in response to, you can see how SEC kids don't grow up to be critical thinkers. Also, if you're going to try to make a viral video, clean up your damn house. Made me itchy just watching that.

posted by yerfatma at 08:15 AM on November 05

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

That is awesome.

posted by yerfatma at 03:22 PM on November 04