yerfatma's profile

Name: Tom Clancy
Homepage URL:
Location: Dover, NH
ZIP: 03820
Member since: January 30, 2002
Last visit: September 15, 2014

yerfatma has posted 283 links and 10801 comments to SportsFilter and 17 links and 1229 comments to the Locker Room and 1 column.

Sports Bio

Prediction Tracker

Great Predicitons I Have Heard

Great Predictions I Have Made

Recent Links

Annual Patriots trade key piece right before season move: Logan Mankins has been traded to the Bucs for Move TE Tim Wright and a fourth-round pick.

posted by yerfatma to football at 02:24 PM on August 26 - 7 comments

Red Sox owner Tom Werner has become a dark horse candidate to be baseball's next commissioner: Co-owner John Henry says, "Tom is one of the most popular owners because he's very passionate about baseball, has a sense of duty, as evidenced by his work with veterans and the Red Sox Foundation, and because he is trusted by everyone who knows him. You won't find a more popular person in the television industry." Left unsaid: the Red Sox and a few other teams don't want Selig's lieutenant Rob Manfred taking over because they feel he will make them pay their fair share of TV revenues.

posted by yerfatma to baseball at 01:58 PM on August 11 - 6 comments

Let's all root against the Diamonbacks: "But the Diamondbacks donít play the game 'the right way', not even close. And they offered another painful reminder of that this weekend, retaliating for an accidental hit-by-pitch by beaming Andrew McCutchen squarely in the back."

posted by yerfatma to baseball at 07:12 PM on August 04 - 0 comments

Will Financial Fair Play kill youth development at larger clubs?: "They will, at some point, be sold on, a premium fee guaranteed by having attended finishing school at one of the world's elite clubs. Chelsea are essentially running a recruitment and development business completely unrelated to their first team . . . Investment in their youth structures is exempt from FFP. But the money the club raise by selling players is not. They are making their money work for them. As one observer put it to me Wednesday, they are 'gaming' FFP."

posted by yerfatma to soccer at 08:33 AM on August 01 - 1 comment

"Kyle Korver: An Offense Unto Himself": Zach Lowe explains the evolution of Kyle Korver's game over his career, along with a bit of advice from Jeff Hornacek.

posted by yerfatma to basketball at 02:36 PM on July 29 - 3 comments

Recent Comments

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Hmm, try this one.

posted by yerfatma at 01:51 PM on September 15

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle


posted by yerfatma at 09:33 AM on September 15

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Two interesting pieces from Game Theory: the Atlanta Hawks and race relations, testing for chuckers in cricket.

posted by yerfatma at 09:24 AM on September 15

Vikings' Adrian Peterson Indicted for Child Injury

I have Facebook integration disconnected on my normal computers, but you can't do that on iOS devices which means I made the mistake of looking at the comments in the thread at ESPN. Much as rcade predicted, a lot of comments about the wussification of America. Not that I'm a better person: my first thought was it's sad the MVP of the Patriots 2014 season so far is a tree branch.

posted by yerfatma at 02:56 PM on September 14

NHL Bans the Spin-o-Rama Move from Shootouts

In my games, we banned the "cut to the middle from the boards while holding down the shot button and freezing the goalie" move

Pfft, amateurs. You need to learn to use the goalie. Get him out there moving around to stop that. Plus if the cut is too close to the crease, instant turnover when the goalie takes out their forward.

posted by yerfatma at 04:31 PM on September 12

NHL Bans the Spin-o-Rama Move from Shootouts

Can we still do the back and forth move from NHL 93 & 94 or is that banned too?

posted by yerfatma at 02:20 PM on September 12

Video of Ray Rice Elevator Punch on Partner Released

throwing a punch when someone comes at you is almost instinctual

No, it's not. Unlike dfelming, I have been in plenty of fights in my lifetime and as far as I can tell that's not true. If Ray Rice attacked me I would react in a physical way, but even then the "instinct" you refer to isn't to strike, it's to avoid damage, so the first move is to evade and then if you are so inclined and the situation warrants, strike. But if Janay Rice came at me, there's no way some lizard brain reaction would immediately take over and I'd hit her with a closed fist.

provided that's all it is- one punch

Here's where things fall apart. You've written a lot in defense of men's right to kick some female ass as soon as a vague line is crossed because maintaining Ralph Kramden's right to send Alice to the moon is somehow more valuable than arguing for everyone to stop hitting anyone, but your foundation is sand: he spat at her and then hit her with your Chivalry Approved™ "one punch" because that's all it took. And then he started kicking her.

Hope Solo is a maniac with substance abuse issues who married someone even the NFL decided was too violent and too much of a domestic abuser for them. Like Ray Rice, she needs help. Unlike Ray Rice, we have yet to see what the courts decided. Unlike Ray Rice, she's barely recognizable to the average person on the street and does not play in a league where the commissioner makes a big show out of disciplining people for made-up transgressions (uniform violations, celebrations, etc).

There's a clear double standard at work when it comes to male and female violence that I call "incredibly sexist" . . . Why?

I don't know but my best guess is: because the people arguing your side of the issue made it up. Somehow equality for women feels threatening; pretty much everyone feels screwed in life. We didn't become famous, we're not fabulously wealthy, hell, we're not as wealthy as the neighbors and some people see that as an intentional fisting by an unseen hand. It's human nature for the oppressed to take it out on the people lower on the food chain and so women getting mouthy for equality feels like it means getting pushed even further back in the pack. I know all of this makes me a White Knight or whatever dismissive label the MRA kids are using this week to avoid any sort of introspection, but that's my answer to your question.

apparently lesbian couples have the highest incidence of domestic abuse

I was going to simply leave this as the closing line of my post because it seems to hateful and ugly, but here's my attempt at civil discourse in spite of what appears to me to be a turd in the punchbowl: What does this mean for you? Why include it? First of all, it's not an agreed-upon fact. Second, I'd guess if the studies were posted on this site we'd all be able to tear some holes in them right away: how would you control for the differences in socioeconomic factors and other bits especially when the comparison group is so much smaller than the overall population? How do you control for the fact lesbians may not be as afraid as their partners? The fact they're more likely to live in cities where reporting may be far easier?

But all of that is bull, because my real question is how do you hear (or ignore) something like this:

"The data presented in this report do not indicate whether violence occurs more often in same-sex or opposite sex couples. Rather, the data show the prevalence of lifetime victimization of intimate partner violence, sexual violence and stalking of respondents who self-identified as lesbian, gay or bisexual at the time of the survey and describe violence experienced with both same-sex and opposite-sex partners. "
and not have your heart go out to people who are in shitty situations? I have a hard time reading that and thinking, "But how does this short-change me?"

posted by yerfatma at 09:03 AM on September 11

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

FIFA 15 has it all:

posted by yerfatma at 04:14 PM on September 10

Video of Ray Rice Elevator Punch on Partner Released

"Because, the truth is, the NFL will never respect women and their opinions as long as the media it answers to doesn't."

posted by yerfatma at 02:21 PM on September 10

Video of Ray Rice Elevator Punch on Partner Released

she regrets the role she played in this whole event

Especially the part where her head acted as bumper to prevent his fist from getting scraped on an elevator wall. I don't understand the total lack of empathy that leads one to see a woman in what appears to be an abusive relationship "stand by her man" and think, "I guess things are fine then."

posted by yerfatma at 12:58 PM on September 10

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

The Pirates' John Holdzkom has brought the palmball back to Major League Baseball.

posted by yerfatma at 09:23 AM on September 10

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

ESPN2 is not airing Netherlands v Czech Republic because Mike & Mike: NFL Rank has been bumped from ESPN so Sportscenter can blab about Ray Rice. Or something. Can it be that hard to provide good sports TV?

posted by yerfatma at 02:44 PM on September 09

Video of Ray Rice Elevator Punch on Partner Released

What the fuck did they think happened in the elevator that would cause her to be knocked out and allow him to drag her limp body from the elevator?!

That was my question as well. Maybe it's due to the FXX Simpsons marathon, but the only extenuating circumstances I can imagine is the fall the French waiter takes that clears Freddy Quimby in "The Boy Who Knew Too Much".

Goodell isn't working out. It's time for the NFL to begin thinking about new leadership.

The problem with that is he isn't working out for us the fans. From the owners' perspective, income is through the roof during his reign.

posted by yerfatma at 09:44 AM on September 09

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

This coming about 2 or 3 weeks after Louis Freeh . . .

And on the same day the NFL was splashed all over the news with their own scandal. Feels like the NCAA was just waiting for a US invasion, Goodell mess or better celebrity nudes to dump this story under a rug.

posted by yerfatma at 09:35 AM on September 09

Video of Ray Rice Elevator Punch on Partner Released

SXM Fantasy Football tells us how it affects your fantasy team!

posted by yerfatma at 03:01 PM on September 08