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yerfatma has posted 316 links and 11703 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

Recent Comments

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

I have no idea what I watched (and listened to as the stream was horrible for some reason) last night, but the Celtics' streak continued. Having switched to radio, I became concerned Cornbread Maxwell was not going to make it through OT.

posted by yerfatma at 09:58 AM on November 21

Bills' move to Nathan Peterman is a disaster

Too bad for LeSean McCoy.

Read something yesterday (maybe Barnwell at ESPN) saying McDermott's has also messed up McCoy's production by running him out of the shotgun much more than last year. McCoy's advanced yardage numbers are about the same, but beginning with a standing start 2 yards behind the line has made the positive yardage harder to come by.

So all-in-all, good work.

posted by yerfatma at 09:56 AM on November 21

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

I know people don't like Jones

This understates my position by a whole lot. I was disappointed when Kraft didn't sue because it felt like Brady got jobbed, but at least he never threatened to sue the other owners personally. Threatening to sue the league is business. Threatening to take other owners to court is the weird, vindictive act of a 6 year-old with access to too many drugs.

posted by yerfatma at 01:05 PM on November 09

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Roy Halladay has died in a plane crash.

posted by yerfatma at 04:37 PM on November 07

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

That would be great though I'd need a bit of advance warning. Unless it's next Thursday in which case I could be ready at a moment's notice!

posted by yerfatma at 10:54 AM on November 07

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Can someone please talk about how much fun the Celtics are? They've become the first Appointment Television for me in a few years.

posted by yerfatma at 11:03 AM on November 06

Death, Taxes, And Pop: It’s Time Gregg Popovich Finally Has His Moment

Awesome, thanks!

posted by yerfatma at 11:02 AM on November 06

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Oooooh. I like you.

posted by yerfatma at 09:20 AM on November 03

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Is Johnny Hekker the NFL's most-valuable player?

Also, I watched the Celtics v Kings last night and De'Aaron Fox is for reals.

posted by yerfatma at 01:44 PM on November 02

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Cleveland got what they deserved for being cheap and buying a fax machine off Craigslist: Madrid.

posted by yerfatma at 01:50 PM on November 01

Jerry Jones Leads NFL Owner Revolt Against Roger Goodell

Not necessarily, you could be looking at what's essentially two sets of owners. And I think you need 24 votes to act on the commissioner. If it were my billions of dollars in play, Jones is pretty far down the list of people whose long-term thinking ability I'd put my trust in. You might as well cash out and hand the money to Jimmy Haslem. I mean, what could be more obvious: a year ago, Jerry was all for the commish suspending Brady for something that may or may not have happened in spite of the fact that was empowering Goodell's arbitrary ban hammer. Fast-forward a single year and a known bad actor that Jones has done nothing to corral (sound familiar?) gets hit with an arbitrary-ish ban and all of a sudden Goodell has to go. And Jones announces it by standing up in a meeting and declaring himself the "senior owner in the room" whatever the hell that means in a league with the Rooneys, Maras, etc.

Jones has the attention span of someone who parties with Jim Irsay.

posted by yerfatma at 10:23 AM on October 31

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

This also happened at the game Celtics/Bucks last night. Greatest NBA night ever?

I was home alone, going up to get another beer when I saw that kid out of the corner of my eye. Shook my head and said, "Nah, probably just me seeing things."

why are so relatively few NBA stars noted for their defense?

I think advanced metrics are starting to do that. Also, I cannot think of an adjective for Semi other than "stout". Between he and Yabusele, they have some serious bookends.

posted by yerfatma at 02:44 PM on October 27

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

It was a fantastic game. I thought Giannis was going to ruin the Celtics' night but then Coach/ President Brad Stevens put in Semi Ojeleye and that was the end of that. Not to say they love the rookie's defense or anything . . .

posted by yerfatma at 01:19 PM on October 27

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

I want to know how this play was scored

if the Dodgers had won by a run, that hat has to go into the Hall of Fame.

posted by yerfatma at 02:23 PM on October 26