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Member since: January 30, 2002
Last visit: August 26, 2016

yerfatma has posted 315 links and 11559 comments to SportsFilter and 17 links and 1230 comments to the Locker Room and 1 column.

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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

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

Recent Comments

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

We want to improve the experience going forward, not punish viewers for the sins of the past!

posted by yerfatma at 12:32 PM on August 24

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Still not sold on Bolt being better than Carl Lewis, though I'm not sold on the idea of "better than" at the top-tier of greatness anyway. One more gold than Bolt and more variety of events.

posted by yerfatma at 12:36 PM on August 19

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Aha, thanks!

posted by yerfatma at 04:01 PM on August 18

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

I'm sure it's Google-able, but can someone explain to me why it seems like all of the bronze medals in freestyle wrestling are ties? In return I'll present you with Ronald Koeman's evaluation of one of Roberto Martinez's final signings at Everton:

posted by yerfatma at 01:05 PM on August 18

LeBron James Wants to Own an NBA Team

Will it be something you can advertise beer on? If so, I think the $50 million is probably a safe estimate.

posted by yerfatma at 11:21 AM on August 18

LeBron James Wants to Own an NBA Team

$2 billion was a wad of cash but is it an overpayment? The Clippers are currently looking for a new local TV deal and Fox supposedly offered $50 million. For a year. If we assume that's realistic and the US real interest rate is around 2% we can well, what we can do is see I never really applied myself in my econ degree and rather than do any hard math I'll be lazy and value the team as a perpetuity: a TV contract that paid $50 million/ year (adjusting for inflation) would make the team worth more than $2b by itself (50/.02). Obviously the market is changing and TV contracts may collapse but if you figure that local TV deal + a share of the national deal (3.33% of $2.6 billion a year is about $87 million) + ticket revenues, I can't fault Ballmer.

posted by yerfatma at 03:51 PM on August 17

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

A Celtics fan on reddit made a sweet yardsale score: VHS tapes of the '86 Celtics Jumbotron videos.

posted by yerfatma at 08:48 PM on August 16

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Tough to unseat Carl Lewis given the number of events he competed in. But let's given Bolt a chance at a ceremonial first pitch to see.

posted by yerfatma at 10:36 AM on August 15

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

posted by yerfatma at 08:59 AM on August 11

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

That's a great obit, thanks owlie.

posted by yerfatma at 08:49 AM on August 11

Longtime ESPN Broadcaster John Saunders Dies

Definitely will miss. Great voice, great demeanor.

posted by yerfatma at 08:46 AM on August 11

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

The ump shoul've called it a ball just so McEnroe could argue it.

Awesome! Just realized Mac is a lefty too-- he could probably help a team out.

posted by yerfatma at 08:39 AM on August 05

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Have we already discussed McEnroe revalidating the idea of ceremonial first pitches?

posted by yerfatma at 08:38 AM on August 04

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Wonder how Lukaku and Mirallas feel about their new national team manager.

EDIT: guess I know now.

posted by yerfatma at 08:18 PM on August 03

NBA Players Assocation votes unanimously to fund health insurance for retired players

Really liking the lead the NBA players have been taking on stuff like this. Can't wait to hear the NFL's reasons for not doing the same, something along the lines of "When you have 12 guys on a team, it's easy . . . "

posted by yerfatma at 01:28 PM on July 29