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Last visit: April 30, 2016

yerfatma has posted 313 links and 11492 comments to SportsFilter and 17 links and 1230 comments to the Locker Room and 1 column.

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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

"Shuttering of Grantland Hints at Corroding ESPN Culture, Competency, and Gumption": Awful Announcing's finance director on why he thinks ESPN's cancelling of Grantland is, "the network’s dumbest decision in the five years I have professionally been involved in tracking the company". Linked from there,'s former ombudsman on the situation.

posted by yerfatma to culture at 03:34 PM on November 05 - 6 comments

Craig Finn's guide to the best ever sports music: Hate to have to break it to him about Ragnar.

posted by yerfatma to culture at 02:02 PM on September 23 - 9 comments

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Tom Brady's 4-Game Suspension Reinstated for DeflateGate


posted by yerfatma at 02:22 PM on April 27

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

At the end of the day, Hotspur's overconfidence and tendency to violence always ends in disaster. Also, have you ever seen the end of Henry IV Part II?!

posted by yerfatma at 08:53 AM on April 26

Tom Brady's 4-Game Suspension Reinstated for DeflateGate

Strangely, there's some great discussion of the labor law implications in this thread at deadspin where someone who posts as a stereotypical Boston fan drops his character (thus everything being in parentheses) to discuss the law.

Brady & Kraft should agree to drop any appeal if the League releases the inflation data from last year.

posted by yerfatma at 08:48 AM on April 26

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Understanding Football Radars For Mugs and Muggles.

posted by yerfatma at 09:22 AM on April 25

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Chad Finn kicks off an ongoing series of the 50 Best Red Sox Prospects* of All-Time**.

* "Prospect" related to the hype level, not the end-result.
** Only includes drafted players, so 1966-onward.

posted by yerfatma at 02:11 PM on April 22

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Makes me think of

posted by yerfatma at 10:35 AM on April 18

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Yup, I lose again. They'd fallen off a cliff the last few games so I gave up.

posted by yerfatma at 10:38 PM on April 13

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

20 minutes later, the Celtics have pooped their pants and I am in bed wi some new books from the library. So there.

posted by yerfatma at 08:45 PM on April 13

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

what are you watching tonight:

Were I younger, I'd stick around for the Warriors. Right now I'm going with the Celtics. The NBA schedulemakers really lucked out with the Eastern Conference matchups at the end of the season. In their final 4 games, the Celtics have faced the other 3 teams (and the Bucks) they're fighting for seeds 3-6.

posted by yerfatma at 08:21 PM on April 13

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Villa announce Player of the Year results.

posted by yerfatma at 12:04 PM on April 13

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

I don't understand the relevance of Ty Law to the others.

I think it's because there isn't a retired (local) Patriot at the same tier of greatness they can leverage. John Hannah is too long ago.

Fun perspective from yesterday's PTI: the Spurs have a chance to finish with 67 wins, which would be tied for 7th most all-time. The Warriors have beaten them 3 times this year.

(Possibly) Remembering Dirk.

posted by yerfatma at 02:00 PM on April 12

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

How is Nigel de Jong still a thing?

posted by yerfatma at 08:01 PM on April 11

The Indian Premier League returns tomorrow, April 8th.

Rising Pune Supergiants

Equal parts gastrointestinal and astronomical. Like the Oort Cloud.

posted by yerfatma at 07:59 PM on April 11

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

For me, this story is what sports are all about: one friend gets annoyed by another, decides to eviscerate the other's favorite team in Football Manager.

posted by yerfatma at 10:21 AM on April 07

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

It happens every year: I bitch at the TV about why MLB doesn't understand the weather is warmer the further south you go. Why have the Astros and Yankees play in New York in April? Hopefully the Houston dates are in mid-July just to drive me insane.

posted by yerfatma at 10:19 AM on April 07