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Name: Tom Clancy
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Member since: January 30, 2002
Last visit: August 30, 2014

yerfatma has posted 283 links and 10776 comments to SportsFilter and 17 links and 1229 comments to the Locker Room and 1 column.

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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

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New Yorker: The Twilight of Baseball

Trout's biggest problems are that he's been robbed of at least one MVP award, and that he's on the west coast.

That and the fact baseball is no longer America's Pastime and instead occupies a position next to basketball and below the NFL in the zeitgeist. Here are the yearly leaders in WAR for position players; I don't know there are a ton of guys who finished first more than once who were relatively anonymous, but it's also a different world media wise. And I think Rod Carew, Snuffy Stirnweiss and a few others could have gotten in and out of a bar without being noticed.

Also, is he baseball's "reigning king"? One of the most interesting things about Trout is how he's part of a group that divides newer, stats-friendly, maybe roto playing fans from older school fans, so there are plenty of baseball fans out there who would start talking up Miguel Cabrera when Trout walked into their local.

posted by yerfatma at 11:00 AM on August 30

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

For the field, maybe. For this abomination, no.

posted by yerfatma at 12:51 PM on August 29

Roger Goodell Figures Out Domestic Violence is Bad

By sending Greg Maddux far, far away?

posted by yerfatma at 12:50 PM on August 29

Roger Goodell Figures Out Domestic Violence is Bad

I look forward to a PhD thesis in Game Theory circa 2018 about estranged relationships in the NFL.

posted by yerfatma at 09:27 AM on August 29

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

That CGI is terrible. Clearly can't be real.

posted by yerfatma at 12:07 PM on August 28

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

This season (haven't seen episode 3 yet) is weird: it's less dramatic than the others, but still has it's moments. I'm struggling because it turns out Matt Ryan is a pretty awesome person as far as I can tell (sneaking into the receivers' meeting simply to say in front of everyone he was wrong on a coverage read and the receiver was right, etc) but I can't bring myself to root for a team with Mike Tice on it. My wife keeps asking why I get so irritable when he speaks. I wish he still had his pencil behind the ear; it was as wonderful a comedic device as Homer Simpson's half glasses for a dope trying to appear smart.

posted by yerfatma at 08:43 AM on August 28

Annual Patriots trade key piece right before season move

2. Just who the heck is going to play LG?

Best guess is this move finds Marcus Cannon a permanent position and Josh Kline is the other tackle. Here's hoping the center they drafted who immediately got hurt, Brian Stork, is good enough to displace Ryan Wendell who can move back to guard as well if needed.

posted by yerfatma at 10:46 AM on August 27

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

A question of etiquette: who does one root for between MK Dons and Man U? If it's MK Dons, I have good news for you.

posted by yerfatma at 03:26 PM on August 26

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Tom Clancy is me. And I am he.

posted by yerfatma at 12:41 PM on August 26

Diego Simeone gets eight match ban

posted by yerfatma at 12:28 PM on August 25

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Tony Pulis leaves Crystal Palace. The man knows from drama, I will give him and his hat that.

posted by yerfatma at 05:12 PM on August 14

Red Sox owner Tom Werner has become a dark horse candidate to be baseball's next commissioner

But I fail to see how anything he did with the Red Sox would point to no, and Selig has set the bar so low I can only see him being an improvement.

That feels like begging the question though: did he have anything to do with the roster moves? He was there to add cash to the purchase and then be the media guy— if he were a brilliant baseball mind wouldn't he still own the Padres? I think Howard's complaint is more about things like the puke-inducing reach of a claim "America's Most Beloved Ballpark™©®" than the idea that Fenway is an iconic spot.

posted by yerfatma at 09:48 AM on August 12

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Bayern played the MLS All Stars last night and it ended poorly.

posted by yerfatma at 12:20 PM on August 07

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Don't count him out yet, he has size and athleticism.

You're at least half right.

posted by yerfatma at 10:03 AM on August 06

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Also, Gregg Popovich is the coolest (which is not to take any credit away from Becky Hammon).

posted by yerfatma at 04:26 PM on August 05