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yerfatma has posted 316 links and 11649 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 Friday Huddle

So how's your day?

posted by yerfatma at 04:14 PM on July 21

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

it looks like everyone (coaches, players, administrators) seems to be involved in some kind of sex scandal or a cover up.

If you imagine it like the Catholic Church, except even more sanctimonious for even less reason, you'll be halfway there.

posted by yerfatma at 04:13 PM on July 21

Roger Federer Wins 8th Wimbledon Championship

Give Cilic a bit of credit: he was dealing with some foot blistering which hampered his mobility.

posted by yerfatma at 12:30 PM on July 19

Wayne Rooney Signs Two-Year Deal with Everton

Even at that size he kicks the ball better than the thought of Virgil van Dijk.

posted by yerfatma at 10:23 AM on July 12

Wayne Rooney Signs Two-Year Deal with Everton

It's a double-benefit since your share of TV revenue is based on league position as well. The system is designed to ensure the rich stay rich. It makes me long for the socialists behind US sports leagues.

posted by yerfatma at 02:47 PM on July 11

University Rochester football player kidnapped and tortured for 40 hours

CTRL-F, "Arthur Shawcross" - 0 results. Huh.

posted by yerfatma at 02:12 PM on July 10

Wayne Rooney Signs Two-Year Deal with Everton

I have no idea how to feel about this. He left a couple of years before I started following Everton so I've only really known his as a ManU player and he definitely seems like his best years are behind him due to the wear-and-tear on his less-than-sculpted frame. But I am old now and so a romantic and want to believe he has a magic year left in him. We're in the Europa League this year and trying to push for some kind of domestic silverware as well so there's plenty of gametime to go around, I'm just not sure how well he will use it.

In terms of strikers in red who's bigger clubs no longer want them, Giroud is the guy I'd like to see come in to fill part of the Lukaku-shaped hole in our offense.

posted by yerfatma at 02:10 PM on July 10

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Landon Donovan was a total bust in Germany

To be fair, he was barely 18 at the time and apparently didn't fit in very well. He had a much better time at Everton. Wish we could have kept him for a full season.

posted by yerfatma at 04:41 PM on June 01

Legendary Sportswriter Frank Deford Dies

Thanks for that rcade, I've been hearing his voice all weekend in my head. Bryan Curtis' piece has links to a couple of good DeFord stories.

posted by yerfatma at 09:38 AM on May 30

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Liga MX final observations:

This is the first athletic event featuring participants draped in kinesiotape where I thought it was appropriate. Must be holding some limbs on. This is like NHL from the 80s. Unswallow your whistle ref. One of the coaches is such a Sensitive Guy he should have an acoustic guitar. For some reason the phrase "Coors Light Cold Hard Facts" is in ingles.

posted by yerfatma at 08:34 PM on May 28

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