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yerfatma has posted 314 links and 11528 comments to SportsFilter and 17 links and 1230 comments to the Locker Room and 1 column.

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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

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

Recent Comments

Euro 2016 Pick 'Em: Round of 16

Incidentally, how does a duck get broken? Is it a broken beak or a broken leg or wing?

"From cricket, where duck means a score of zero."

Well, ok, but . . . ?

"Duck is short for duck's egg, which is the shape of a 0."

posted by yerfatma at 09:21 AM on June 24

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Does anyone find it odd Conte did more for the Republic of Ireland in one game than their previous Italian manager did in years at the helm?

posted by yerfatma at 04:37 PM on June 23

Euro 2016 Pick 'Em: Round of 16

Switzerland 0 vs. Poland 2 - Lewandowski
Wales 2 vs. Northern Ireland 0 - Bale
Croatia 2 vs. Portugal 0 - Modric
France 3 vs. Republic of Ireland 0 - Giroud
Germany 1 vs. Slovakia 0 - Muller
Hungary 3 vs. Belgium 2 - Hazard
Italy 1 vs. Spain 0 - Pele
England 2 vs. Iceland 1 - Sturridge

posted by yerfatma at 04:36 PM on June 23

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Someone get the Knicks an up-to-date office calendar.

posted by yerfatma at 03:52 PM on June 22

Copa America Pick 'Em: Semifinals

Argentina 3, USA 2 (Higuain)
Chile 1, Colombia 0 (Sanchez)

posted by yerfatma at 03:32 PM on June 21

LeBron Brings a Championship to Cleveland

I've learned to seek out LeBron on the defensive fast break to watch him hunt

Having watched LeBron versus the Celtics a bunch in the Big Three Era, I wasn't even surprised in real-time. On replay, yeah, it's crazy but that kind of play is one of the reasons I think he's the best player I've ever seen.

That's Mike Breen, correct?

Yup. The Ringer had a nice piece on him recently that reminded me of how funny he was on Imus back in the day. I always knock Breen for having turned into an old fogey, but based on that piece it sounds like he's just different as an announcer. And it explains why he is forever defending the refs.

posted by yerfatma at 03:30 PM on June 21

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Everton have been linked with Ajax & Poland's Arkadiusz Milik (#7). After 71 minutes of this game, he ought to be available on a free transfer. Just not his day.

posted by yerfatma at 04:36 PM on June 16

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Was there an explanation of what happened with NI's third substitute? I couldn't tell if there was a legitimate miscommunication among the officials and then NI milked it for a delay or if it was just time wasting.

posted by yerfatma at 04:03 PM on June 16

Copa America Pick 'Em: Quarterfinals

USA 2, Ecuador 0 (Wood)
Colombia 3, Peru 0 (James)
Argentina 4, Venezuela 1 (Messi)
Chile 2, Mexico 0 (Vidal)

posted by yerfatma at 02:09 PM on June 15

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

In the run up to the Euros the conventional wisdom was the tournament (or at least the group stage) would be terrible because the expansion to 24 teams meant 8 minnows who would come in and get whomped on. That's been strangely untrue through today at least. Is it just a opening day jitters or mediocre "big" teams being unable to unlock well-drilled bus parkers?

posted by yerfatma at 02:07 PM on June 15

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Too awesome not to share.

posted by yerfatma at 10:26 AM on June 14

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Enver Hoxa casts a long shadow.

Are English fans doing some kind of '80s Throwback Weekend in the streets of Marseille?

posted by yerfatma at 03:35 PM on June 11

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

What are you complaining about? That's pretty much been French fans' experience in the last couple tournaments.

posted by yerfatma at 03:20 PM on June 10

SportsFilter Euro 2016 Pick 'Em

posted by yerfatma at 02:00 PM on June 10

"Mr. Hockey", Gordie Howe, has passed away at age 88.


posted by yerfatma at 10:18 AM on June 10