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Name: Tom Clancy
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Location: Dover, NH
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Member since: January 30, 2002
Last visit: April 24, 2015

yerfatma has posted 307 links and 11121 comments to SportsFilter and 17 links and 1229 comments to the Locker Room and 1 column.

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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

The best 3-point shooter you never saw: "Durante’s 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

The Hidden Value of a Knuckleballer:

"Relievers behind Wright have surrendered an insane two home runs in 107 2/3 innings. That's one-fifth what we'd expect based on their typical performance. If Wright were to make 30 starts in a season, that would translate to roughly an extra win for his team. Starters were about a half-run better in ERA and a run better in FIP when the other team had been thrown off by Wright's knuckleball. Add it up, and Wright could be worth in the range of two wins simply by taking the ball, let alone what he could provide by pitching well."

posted by yerfatma to baseball at 10:03 AM on March 24 - 3 comments

Can popularity ruin a sport?: Rafa Honigstein on how success has changed the Budesliga.

"That rise to all-conquering prominence has attracted the country’s brightest minds and developed into a highly professional, productive industry. But football’s heightened social relevance is also reflected in the sort of insufferably grim, po-faced seriousness that used to be confined to political struggles or actual tribal conflicts.

posted by yerfatma to culture at 09:06 AM on March 19 - 12 comments

"Why not go for 70?": An Oral History of Larry Bird's 60-Point Game.

posted by yerfatma to basketball at 08:29 AM on March 13 - 5 comments

Recent Comments

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

One for grum: NESN clearly has a stats problem. They're correctly reporting Mookie Betts's average as .206 but reporting his slugging percentage at 1.000. That's well into One Weird Trick territory.

posted by yerfatma at 10:14 PM on April 24

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Pretty soft landing for him given their #1 pick. If the Oilers actually get on track and the Bruins don't improve, people will be howling.

posted by yerfatma at 03:53 PM on April 24

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

nothing as egregious as leaving Cy Young off the Boston list

He played 22 seasons but only 8 of them for Boston. He's one of those players who doesn't neatly belong to any franchise, especially given the Cleveland Spiders haven't been around for a couple of years.

posted by yerfatma at 08:22 AM on April 24

Fan Hit in Head by Foul Ball Through Home-Plate Netting

"Now, a question of etiquette— as I pass, do I give you the ass or the crotch?"

posted by yerfatma at 11:53 AM on April 22

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

A Rod and Signature significance.

posted by yerfatma at 01:38 PM on April 20

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

To be clear, we only ever watched to prank call. Much like QVC and the Quacker Factory, the good Lord bless that poor ex-sinner's soul.

posted by yerfatma at 10:31 PM on April 17

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

"Has he got some sauce?"

posted by yerfatma at 07:10 PM on April 17

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Just devastated. Heading out to slug down some Patron, urinate on a pinata, and set it on fire with a couple of Hooters waitresses jumping up and down

Any word on what's going to happen to the lion? My heart goes out to the luchador with the trumpet, I hope he and the lion can stay close.

If by some miracle The 700 Club were ever cancelled, I'd have a hell of a time annoying my wife on weekend nights.

posted by yerfatma at 03:10 PM on April 17

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Simulate your football team's upcoming draft. Make sure to set it 7 rounds to show off your DIII/ 1AA nous.

posted by yerfatma at 12:19 PM on April 17

NBA Playoff Pick 'Em

Uhm, did you all not see how the Celtics destroyed the Cavs last time out? I predict a C's victory in 12.

posted by yerfatma at 07:47 PM on April 16

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

How do you make long drives, Fancy Pants? Big Bertha?

posted by yerfatma at 11:11 AM on April 16

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Jurgen Klopp leaving Dortmund at the end of the season.

posted by yerfatma at 03:06 PM on April 15

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

if Marc Savard had've been healthy

Really good point. I know Don Sweeney has the makings of a good GM but this seems like an overreaction, which is doubly frustrating given the Jacobs' used to have a habit of doing the opposite.

posted by yerfatma at 02:41 PM on April 15

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

it's hard to objectively say Chiarelli did a poor job.

That's how I felt and one of the more even-headed Boston writers agreed but when you look at tommy's link, that is a pretty damning list of mis-steps. Admittedly it's not counter-weighted by the things he did right but it feels like Chiarelli's ability was to get 4 quarters for a dollar some times. There's a cryptic comment in my link that suggests the Bruins got rid of Seguin because he slept with Nathan Horton's wife, which would (Occam's Razor be damned) explain why Horton was so insistent on leaving town right after a Cup win: "this wasn't a monetary decision".

If that all is true, the Bruins upper management knows it and Chiarelli's a sacrificial lamb.

posted by yerfatma at 02:21 PM on April 15

Former Bradford chairman linked to at least eight fires before Valley Parade disaster

Not to say this guy is a complete bastard or anything but at least one of the fires was set during a firemen's strike to avoid detection.

posted by yerfatma at 11:27 AM on April 15