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yerfatma has posted 317 links and 11735 comments to SportsFilter and 17 links and 1230 comments to the Locker Room and 1 column.

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Geoff Cameron: What Must Change in U.S. Soccer: "But this is the mentality that is so toxic across the board in youth soccer in America. It’s not about proving yourself every day. It’s about what you did last year. It’s about who you know. It’s about your size. It’s about your reputation. It’s about what fancy youth club you play for."

posted by yerfatma to soccer at 12:49 PM on February 09 - 1 comment

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. Amare 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

Recent Comments

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Say it ain't so, Gareth Barry! Four West Brom players steal a cab in Spain. All to get some McDonalds. While in Barcelona.

posted by yerfatma at 04:53 PM on February 16

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

I would be happy if I could do that in FIFA, never mind real life on a big stage.

posted by yerfatma at 03:54 PM on February 15

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

That'll do:

posted by yerfatma at 04:31 PM on February 14

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

posted by yerfatma at 03:45 PM on February 13

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

It's right in my profile!

posted by yerfatma at 11:03 AM on February 13

Isaiah Thomas Traded for Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance

I don't think you can compare Karl Malone at 40 or Nash & Payton at the end of their careers to LeBron. Maybe LeBron's time is coming to an end, but he's certainly one of the top 3-5 players I would want my team to sign to a max deal.

posted by yerfatma at 12:53 PM on February 09

Isaiah Thomas Traded for Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance

IT . . . can be a big part of a young rebuilding team in LA.

The move also confirms that the Lakers have no interest whatsoever in James as a free agent which will allow James to take his unique set of "talents" elsewhere.

IT is on an expiring deal, which means LA wants him for cap space. Wonder why?

posted by yerfatma at 10:17 AM on February 09

Super Bowl 0x34

The run game was fine this year, the Eagles were terrific against the run. Not much to do about that. My wishlist for the Pats' offseason is simple: linebacker, d-line, corner, nickel linebacker/ safety hybrid, multiple o linemen and a backup QB that I feel more comfortable having on the field than myself.

posted by yerfatma at 02:19 PM on February 05

Super Bowl 0x34

I was terrified that they were going to be reversed. Both of them, actually. They were obvious catches by the spirit of the rules but I'm surprised to see ya'll are so confident in their interpretation.

I was confused as to why Al Michaels and Collinsworth were so interested in the review process. Have they come down with Stockholm Syndrome after having so many calls reversed unexpectedly because of the stupid catch rules? I thought each of those should be seen as clear calls. I don't envy the league trying to come up with a better/ clearer rule, but the fact the game devolves into lawyer-like minutiae after every touchdown catch is a killer in terms of keeping games exciting.

I have 0 idea what the Malcolm Butler thing is all about, but it's killing me that every Patriots Super Bowl, win or lose, now seems to come with some crisis/ scandal in its wake.

Also, I will use this post script to be the sort of sports fan I roll my eyes about and say the Jimmy G trade is going to hurt for a long time because, 500 yards or no, Brady does not look very good any more. He's hearing footsteps and missing open looks. No knock on the guy, but if he plays until he's 45, it's going to look terrible. That or he needs to get back on the pliability . . . whatever machine.

posted by yerfatma at 12:51 PM on February 05

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Just like Rick Barnes got to a point where he decided he only wanted to coach orange teams.

Right after he stopped being PC.

posted by yerfatma at 03:57 PM on January 31

Cleveland Indians Will Drop Chief Wahoo in 2019

so the wearing of that coded apparel will set up divisive boundaries and perpetuate strong signals in the future

That's what has me less than cheering the team here. From my bleeding heart perspective, this reads as, "We give up and will comply with your PC culture, but first we are going to make a mint selling Wahoo gear to aging racists."

Reading the comments of average sports fans on this reminds me of why SportsFilter was created way back when.


To many Clevelanders, the name of the stadium will always be Jacobs Field

Which is a little strange to me since that name honors two guys who owned the team for 14 years. Wahoo.

posted by yerfatma at 01:16 PM on January 30

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

New to me: Cleaning the Glass; I've been trying to learn more about basketball sets and plays and have found some good stuff here. I especially like the "SLOW" button on the videos so you don't have to try to see things happen in real-time (though I wish it muted the sound when you hit it).

posted by yerfatma at 03:31 PM on January 17

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

The teaser for this ESPN article asks, "[Jack] Morris had a long career but was never dominant. What does that mean for pitchers like Mike Mussina and Curt Schilling making it to Cooperstown?" and all I can think is, "I don't know, given that they were about twice as good as him*, should it matter at all?"

* And I am being charitable.

posted by yerfatma at 12:07 PM on January 12

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

I looked. I shouldn't have. Like cixelsyd suggests above, free agency is usually paying for what a player has done rather than what they will do and Darwin was a clear case of that. One decent year out of a guy who was a league-average pitcher over the course of his career (with some great years before he came to Boston of course).

posted by yerfatma at 01:39 PM on January 11

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

As if I didn't already love Marcus Smart.

posted by yerfatma at 01:37 PM on January 11