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fabulon7
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Name: J
Location: Near Toronto
Member since: September 30, 2002
Last visit: August 17, 2014

fabulon7 has posted 5 links and 432 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 13 comments to the Locker Room.

Recent Links

Sean Avery gets criticized, for, uh, not being a jerk.: An agency representing several NHL players has publicly called out New York Rangers forward Sean Avery for supporting same-sex marriage. "Very sad to read Sean Avery's misguided support of same-gender 'marriage,'" wrote Uptown's Todd Reynolds in the tweet. "Legal or not, it will always be wrong."

posted by fabulon7 to hockey at 08:39 PM on May 09 - 21 comments

Commentary on Zidane's gesture by Dany Laferrière: In the old, bloody fables of the Brothers Grimm, it was acceptable to have a red card ending. But today, in this strange epoch when everyone seems to have drunk Disney milk in their infancy, no one tolerates anything but rosy endings. Everything must finish happily. Our heroes must be loveable so that we can file them away in the cupboard of our happy memories. So where does that leave Zidane?
(...)
Young rappers will surely introduce into their video clips the eight seconds where Zidane left the game to re-enter their stifling reality.


A whole different take on the Zidane incident...



posted by fabulon7 to soccer at 02:44 PM on July 20 - 70 comments

Scoring - Guy Lafleur: Scroll down to #266 -- Sept. 23.: From the anals of music history comes Montreal Canadians' skater Guy Lafleur's disastrous foray into hockey-instruction disco.

posted by fabulon7 to hockey at 09:12 AM on October 27 - 22 comments

8 Ways To Improve The NFL: It seems like everybody can suggest 8 ways to improve the NFL, and about 6 of these ways are always the same ideas.

posted by fabulon7 to football at 01:31 PM on May 06 - 11 comments

Angry soccer fans kill goaltender.: A teenage goalkeeper for Benin's national youth soccer team was killed by angry fans after a loss to Nigeria in a weekend match, officials said Tuesday. Samiou Yessoufou, 18, died Monday from injuries suffered when he was attacked a day earlier near his hotel in Benin's largest city, Cotonou, said Issa Hayatou, chief of the African Football Confederation.

posted by fabulon7 to soccer at 09:53 AM on January 18 - 12 comments

Recent Comments

Cole: Football Should Eliminate the PAT

Lots of rule changes make differences to games. I would guess the change to the force-out rule probably has influenced the outcome of more games than getting rid of the PAT would.

Is the potential to change the outcome of a few games worth the lack of entertainment value and risk of Gronk's broken forearm? I don't think so. PATs are boring, and almost anti-climatic.

I always liked the automatic-1, option to forgo the 1 and try for 2 concept.

posted by fabulon7 at 08:46 AM on November 23

Seattle Wins on What-the-Hell Mary

From the linked thread of Packers tweets, Tom Crabtree says:

Imagine you make a painting. It isn't perfect by others' standards, but it's your painting. You are proud. Then someone takes a shit on it.

posted by fabulon7 at 11:17 AM on September 25

Greg LeMond smiles

A Fatty Arbuckle reference? Amazing.

posted by fabulon7 at 09:10 PM on August 27

Hockey HoF Selects 4

Sundin scored his 500th goal shorthanded, in overtime, to complete a hat trick.

That alone should get him into the hall of fame.

posted by fabulon7 at 11:24 AM on June 28

Saints' bounty system via Taiwanese animation

Harsh, but true.

posted by fabulon7 at 09:50 AM on March 10

Four Nights in Indianapolis for Just $16,000

Cue the annual articles about the rising price of hookers, who are travelling from all over the country to make superbowl sex money.

posted by fabulon7 at 01:36 PM on February 03

Giants, Patriots in Super Rematch

Why is it that Evans didn't have to "make a football move"? Or why is it that Calvin Johnson did? What differentiates catches in the end zone where you do or don't? I don't get it.

posted by fabulon7 at 12:43 PM on January 23

Giants Send Green Bay Packing

I wonder that too - home field might not be much of an advantage to them, given their style.

And you have to wonder about the bye week, plus having nothing to play for the week before. Does having your starters wait three (or more) weeks between games cause enough rust to screw up your plans against a team like the Giants, who have absolutely needed to win every game they have played since November or something.

Also - Ryan Grant just isn't that good. That fumble at the end of the game was the definitive moment the Packers lost. Until then, it was close enough with enough time that they could have won if that usually crazy offense had been able to get it together.

posted by fabulon7 at 12:08 PM on January 16

Giants Send Green Bay Packing

I don't think I can remember seeing a team that good play a game that bad.

Don't get me wrong - I thought the Giants had a shot going in. They almost beat the Packers in December, and they were on a roll. But the Packers really didn't give the Packers a chance.

posted by fabulon7 at 07:53 AM on January 16

John Parr Remakes 'St. Elmos Fire' as 'Tim Tebow's Fire'

Hopefully this works out as well for Tebow as Prince's effort did for Fav-er-uh.

posted by fabulon7 at 03:13 PM on January 13

Reid, Turner, Smith Not Fired

He could have coached Cutler to not tackle with his thumbs extended.

posted by fabulon7 at 03:03 PM on January 04

Bears Receiver Charged with Cocaine Distribution

You mean the Rams?

posted by fabulon7 at 02:34 PM on December 16

Green Bay Packers Climb to 12-0

Can't we wait to debate whether or not Tebow is any good until he plays a couple of competent teams?

posted by fabulon7 at 12:04 PM on December 06

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

You could claim the Cleveland Browns' helmet bears the logo of a magnified portion of their own helmet.

posted by fabulon7 at 01:17 PM on November 16

1961 Larry Merchant Would Kick Floyd Mayweather's Ass

I stated facts, people are talking more about Mayweather knocking Ortiz out and how "unsportsmanlike" that was but in all actuality it was in fact Ortiz that displayed unsportsmanlike behaviour.

It's not an exclusive choice. Ortiz can have displayed unsportsmanlike behaviour, and this can have been followed by Mayweather displaying unsportsmanlike behaviour.

In fact, I would suggest that this is pretty much how the scenario played out. And anyone who has a basic understanding of moral behaviour should know that your opponent's breaking of a rule or convention doesn't give you free license to do whatever the hell you want.

posted by fabulon7 at 07:58 AM on September 19