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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: February 11, 2016

yerfatma has posted 313 links and 11464 comments to SportsFilter and 17 links and 1230 comments to the Locker Room and 1 column.

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"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

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

Recent Comments

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

For some strange reason, the Celtics have a habit of throwing their warm ups on the local sideline reporter. I'm guessing he gets along with them given his recent reaction:

posted by yerfatma at 01:49 PM on February 11

Senators acquire Phaneuf from Maple Leafs in nine-player deal

Well, BB-Ref has Curry's VORP at 32.0 in 6+ seasons and Thomas at 37.5 in 13 seasons so while it was going out a limb, I guess I agree with you. Plus Curry's best year far outshines Thomas'. Wow, you were right about the Senators, guess they can book their tickets.

posted by yerfatma at 08:25 AM on February 11

Texans Owner Robert McNair: Cherokees Can't Hold Their Whiskey

Congrats to McNair, who is capable of being an asshole while stone sober. Love what prompted the response from him: "[H]e was distraught over how much swearing there was [on Hard Knocks] and joked that Coach Bill O'Brien should introduce a cuss jar. I asked McNair if he was as sensitive to other offensive language, specifically the N.F.L. team in the nation's capital's being named the Redskins."

posted by yerfatma at 08:32 AM on February 10

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Martina Hingis' third act.

posted by yerfatma at 01:40 PM on February 09

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em Contest Winner: Tron7

I think this is my 3rd Costanza in the last ~9 months.

You finished behind me and I forgot to vote! Which reminds me, wasn't I supposed to do something today . . .?

posted by yerfatma at 08:15 AM on February 09

Peyton Manning Turns Super Bowl Moment into Beer Promotion

He went out doing what he loved . . . selling mediocre crap to football audiences.

posted by yerfatma at 01:39 PM on February 08

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

the brain that was damaged by the game was brilliant enough to make him a partner at a law firm after he retired.

What was going on with those Vikings? Alan Page made it all the way to Associate Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court.

From that day forward, I swore I would never, EVER abandon a game in which I had a rooting interest.

Ha, I watched that whole thing without much of a rooting interest either way. I thought of it when Carolina got up 31-0 on the Seahawks but still stopped watching (naptime ended).

posted by yerfatma at 12:19 PM on February 05

U.S. Soccer Lawsuit Reveals Home Addresses of USWNT Players

I've seen the creepers first-hand and they are scary as fuck.

I can't decide if I want to know more or not.

posted by yerfatma at 12:14 PM on February 05

BMX Biker, X-Games Star Dave Mirra Dies

this is going to be another wave of CET victims.

My first thought as well. Came up a bunch in the (thankfully reverntial and tasteful) Deadspin comments.

posted by yerfatma at 12:13 PM on February 05

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Buddy Cianci died.

Yeah, it's definitely trending for me on Facebook. One of my cousins changed his background to a shot of him and The Mayor. Buddy was so Teflon I'll bet the guy he hit with a fireplace log has a touching FB post getting shared right now.

He carried on a long tradition in New England

Top 5 maybe, but he's no John Michael Curley.

posted by yerfatma at 09:27 AM on January 29

Ranking the Super Bowl MVPs

No wonder he signed Peyton. Looks like he might be a lost one of whatever Eli is.

posted by yerfatma at 10:49 AM on January 28

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Conference Championship Round

New England by 3
Carolina by 7 - LOCK

Pick the team with the most total yards. Denver
Pick the team with the most turnovers (no bonus if there are no turnovers). Denver to give them up, New England to get them
Pick the quarterback with the most passing yards. Carson Palmer
Pick the player with the most rushing yards. CJ Anderson
Pick the player with the most receiving yards. Demaryius Thomas
Pick a player who will get a sack or partial sack. Thomas Davis
Pick a player who will get an interception. Devin McCourty

posted by yerfatma at 03:56 PM on January 22

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

@hincandenza, your whole post:

posted by yerfatma at 07:26 PM on January 21

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

ESPN ran a stat saying this weekend will be Tom Brady's 10th Conference Championship, which is more than 27 teams. It's also the 11th in 22 years for the Pats under Kraft after 1 in the first 40 or so.

posted by yerfatma at 02:53 PM on January 21

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

The top comment thread in this Reddit post about an Arsenal goal contains a bunch of superhero sports GIFs like this:

posted by yerfatma at 01:29 PM on January 20