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Member since: January 30, 2002
Last visit: January 17, 2017

yerfatma has posted 316 links and 11596 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

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Patriots Set Record with 6th Straight AFC Championship Trip

The movie Kevin Costner never made.

posted by yerfatma at 03:29 PM on January 17

Steelers Kick 6 Field Goals, Advance to AFC Championship

Loved this comment from deadspin:

Travis Kelce does elaborate dances after touchdowns, makes jerking off motions toward refs on the field, gets a stupid unsportsmanlike conduct penalty after dropping an important pass in a playoff game, and has his own reality show in which women compete for the chance to date him. Yet somehow he doesn't get half the criticism Odell and Cam get.

I'm trying to figure out what the difference is, but I can't qwhite put my finger on it.

posted by yerfatma at 02:23 PM on January 16

Patriots Set Record with 6th Straight AFC Championship Trip

such a terrible throwing motion is beyond me.

Ah, whaddya you know? It worked for Kent Tekulve and Dan Quisenberry.

posted by yerfatma at 02:17 PM on January 16

It's the end of the World Cup as we know it

Someone on reddit didthemath and came up with the odds of a 48 team World Cup resulting in situations where the last game of the first round might lead to teams conspiring to draw (a biscotto in sah-KER parlance).

posted by yerfatma at 10:27 AM on January 13

Jaguars Promote Doug Marrone, Make Tom Coughlin a VP

I see Coughlin as a Bill Parcells-type hire.

I get the Jags have nowhere to go but up, but none of those Parcells' teams did anything of note, did they?

posted by yerfatma at 03:27 PM on January 10

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

"Could Mr. Rose come to the white courtesy phone? There is a call from Mr. Jackson waiting."

posted by yerfatma at 10:29 AM on January 10

Jaguars Promote Doug Marrone, Make Tom Coughlin a VP

Pardon my ignorance, but why did you want Coughlin back? From my outside perspective, even with the Pats losing twice to his Giants in the Super Bowl, I'd just as soon have Father Coughlin coach my favorite team.

posted by yerfatma at 10:28 AM on January 10

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

"Shooters shoot" - I am 50/ 50 on Shea Serrano stories, but when he hits, he hits.

posted by yerfatma at 12:44 PM on January 04

The Hot Seat is just lukewarm now

I wish Brian Kelley would pursue one of those made-up "other offers" he's mentioned so I could go back to watching Notre Dame.

posted by yerfatma at 01:35 PM on December 02

Rudy, Interrupted: South Carolina State's 55 Year-Old Back

Don't see why not.

posted by yerfatma at 01:34 PM on December 02

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

About Tom Brady's blocking technique . . .

posted by yerfatma at 11:56 AM on November 29

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Athletes, they're just like us.

posted by yerfatma at 10:17 AM on November 17

Cubs Beat Dodgers, Head to the World Series for the First Time in 70 Years

How has the MLB not set fire to Fox Sports offices? Seems like a travesty the NLCS was on a sub-par channel available to around 73% of US homes. I get that Fox is trying to compete with ESPN but I'd be livid if they were using (part of) my sport's showcase event to do so.

posted by yerfatma at 01:51 PM on October 24

Cleveland Indians Advance to World Series

Yeah, really happy for Tito. If the Series does end up as Cleveland v. Cubs, I hope the Red Sox ownership spends the entire time slapping each other in the groin for thinking they were the brains behind the operation.

posted by yerfatma at 12:29 PM on October 20

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Good news for owlie!

posted by yerfatma at 11:48 AM on October 12