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Member since: January 30, 2002
Last visit: July 23, 2016

yerfatma has posted 314 links and 11543 comments to SportsFilter and 17 links and 1230 comments to the Locker Room and 1 column.

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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

"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

Recent Comments

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

That was how I felt as well, Howard. I would like to see a follow-up interview with the computer. I'm sure when it was just a little CPU it had dreams and they looked nothing like simulating 750 Bartolo Colons. Plus the ones that came up from AAA Colon teams due to injuries and the September call-ups of AAAA Colons who never realized their full potential.

posted by yerfatma at 10:45 AM on July 15

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

We care about the NBA summer league!

Hey, as a Celtics fan that's my Dream Time. You take that back.

posted by yerfatma at 02:22 PM on July 14

Euro 2016 Pick 'Em Champion: Bender

I was in last place after group play, and yerfatma was in the lead, and well

Yeah, I think the outlier was that I ever did well. Killed myself in the semis by second-guessing myself.

posted by yerfatma at 12:54 PM on July 13

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Given his social media feed indicates he thinks the world is flat, I imagine it was just another day at the office for him.

posted by yerfatma at 12:51 PM on July 13

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

posted by yerfatma at 02:54 PM on July 11

Tim Duncan announces retirement

what's more insane is that LeBron is within 1000

Wow, it feels like Duncan came from another geologic era. I mean, fer chrissake, he was in college before I was! Too bad he didn't one-and-done.

posted by yerfatma at 02:53 PM on July 11

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

nearest "big" city is Fall River, MA

Ha, I was just wondering today how Fall Rive reacted. Not like they're spoiled for good news.

posted by yerfatma at 02:52 PM on July 11

Euro 2016 Pick 'Em: Final

France 2 - Portugal 1 (Griezmann)
Yellow cards: Pepe (honestly, we should eliminate Pepe from the selection just to make it more interesting), Pogba, Bruno Alves
Shots on goal: 4

posted by yerfatma at 03:04 PM on July 08

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

At the same time you also don't expect a world class official to make a call that dictates the outcome of a contest unless completely warranted.

Look at the link tron posted. It hit his hand. The second ref on the line had a good view.

posted by yerfatma at 03:02 PM on July 08

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

I didn't like it, but it was a long way from terrible imho. Why are he and Boateng jumping like that? It ain't volleyball.

posted by yerfatma at 08:57 PM on July 07

Euro 2016 Pick 'Em: Semifinals

Wales 2-1, Bale
Germany 2-0 Muller

posted by yerfatma at 01:02 PM on July 06

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Your jab is sharper than a serpent's tooth.

posted by yerfatma at 09:02 AM on July 03

Euro 2016 Pick 'Em: Quarterfinals

I think I had Graziano Pelle to score as well.

Act like you've been there before, classless.

Poland 1, Portugal 0 (Lewandoski)
Wales 1, Belgium 3 (Bale)
Germany 0, Italy 0, Italy wins in shootout (No one?)
France 2, Iceland 0 (Giroud)

posted by yerfatma at 09:16 AM on June 30

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Is it on Kane? Why the hell was he taking spot kicks? Guessing the same case of Hodgson's Lymphoma that put Sterling and Wilshire back on the field after they clearly proved they had no business being there.

posted by yerfatma at 08:17 PM on June 28

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Darke's my favorite soccer announcer, but I thought it was overkill today. He could have talked half as much about what a disaster it was and still made the point.

Seconded on both. Given Conte's success with a "terrible" Italian team and Roy's disaster with a lot of talented England players, I think the main takeaway from this tournament will be finding a way to make coaching at the national level interesting again for the best managers. Which would also mean finding a way to swing the club/ country pendulum back toward country.

posted by yerfatma at 01:22 PM on June 28