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yerfatma has posted 316 links and 11639 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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Left-for-Dead Celtics Beat Cavaliers in Game 3

Game 4 wasn't awful until Kyrie decided it was over.

posted by yerfatma at 02:21 PM on May 25

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

I don't think it's interesting Bob Marley's grandson is in the NFL, but I think it's a shocker Rohan Marley's kid is already old enough to be in the NFL. Either he got an early start on fatherhood or I am old. Or both.

posted by yerfatma at 10:58 AM on May 17

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

It speaks to how I've come to understand the game I was so excited to see Everton had gotten off that particular leaderboard this year.

posted by yerfatma at 07:29 PM on May 11

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

the only bottle of rum the Class 6 (liquor) store had was Bacardi 151 proof

My father's friend had a similar story about the time the non-drinker was in charge of booze for a fishing trip and no one noticed until it was far too late to notice.

posted by yerfatma at 02:11 PM on May 06

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Jeter & Bush vs Dave Stewart & Romney for the Marlins? There must be better things to do.

posted by yerfatma at 04:20 PM on May 05

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Starting to question the Celtics' "Let them tire themselves out" parenting approach to the Wizards.

posted by yerfatma at 10:03 AM on May 05

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

posted by yerfatma at 03:45 PM on May 03

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

They did throw the guy out and video is available on Twitter. It would be nice if the Red Sox put the guy's photo and name on the Jumbotron for the next couple of games.

Side note: I was just Googling now to see if I could find the video I saw yesterday and was hit with a depressing look at how our 24-hour news cycle/ blogosphere creates a fucking mess. More than one of the links has conflated Adam Jones' statement that "60 people were ejected" that night with a racist who threw peanuts and used racial slurs to make it sound like Fenway has a racism section of club seats.

posted by yerfatma at 02:23 PM on May 03

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

There is also no way that MLB will implement the "ticket owner" ban idea

Doesn't the NFL do this? I know there was a huge hue and cry from Patriots fans but upon reflection that was when Wil McDonough was still alive, so it may no longer be accurate.

posted by yerfatma at 04:52 PM on May 02

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Yeah, I noticed his solution seemed pretty detached from reality and would only serve to make fans more abusive in general. I'd love to see a stadium ban to wake people up, but you know in the US that would only result in a bunch of lawyers getting rich. Public shaming is the best idea I can come up with.

posted by yerfatma at 01:11 PM on May 02

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

The Bills complete changeover is incredibly strange to me. I guess you couldn't bring a whole new staff in right before the draft, but couldn't you have done it in February?

posted by yerfatma at 03:28 PM on May 01

ESPN laying off 100, including on-air personalities

Except for "Odd Squad." That shit is legit hilarious.

I'm waiting for ours to age back into it. I used to watch it with her when bottle-feeding in the AM (it was that and ESPN FC exclusively) and I miss it.

Does anyone else see ESPN as becoming more political in recent years?

I feel the same as you and as a wicked lefty see the complaints about "Liberal bias" just to be more of the same sorry crap as "EVERYONE IS SO PC NOWADAYS" but one of the deadspin threads on this subject addresses it with a little more nuance.

posted by yerfatma at 04:08 PM on April 27

Lexi Thompson lost an LPGA major after a TV viewer’s email prompted a four-stroke penalty

My solution to this problem: hire a bunch of nice old ladies from the Midwest to take calls from viewers, make sure they respond with lots of "Oh gosh" and "Gee whillikers!" and make copious notes in perfect Palmer handwriting. Then offer to send the notes in a format suitable for framing for just $19.95.

And throw any notes the caller doesn't want straight into the trash and move on with our lives.

posted by yerfatma at 02:31 PM on April 04

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Opening day in baseball used to be games across the league on a Monday, with lots of day games.

I don't even care so much about when Opening Day is so much as that stupid gap day after it. What is the point of getting me all excited for baseball, the one sport that happens 6 days out of 7, and then taking a day off right after?

posted by yerfatma at 02:29 PM on April 04

Penn State Trustee 'Running Out of Sympathy' for Victims

These people are insane. As someone at deadspin said, it's like they looked at Baylor and said, "Hold my beer."

posted by yerfatma at 03:47 PM on March 31