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split atom
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Name: Andrew Pitts
Location: Boulder, CO, USA
Member since: October 27, 2002
Last visit: October 04, 2013

split atom has posted 3 links and 11 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 0 comments to the Locker Room.

Sports Bio

Well, I am a die hard University of Wyoming fan (I know, not many of us). Thus, the most memorable sporting event I've attended was 2002 basketball victory by UW over Utah to take the Mountain West Conference championship. Also a very big Denver Bronco fan.

Recent Links

Boxers who are losers; promoters who love them:
Tomato cans, palookas, bums, stiffs: boxing has myriad words to describe these boxers' singular purpose: to provide more promising fighters a chance to pad their records and enhance their careers. (NY Times reg. required)

posted by split atom to boxing at 09:19 PM on May 10 - 2 comments

Aussie swimmer Craig Stevens gives up Olympic spot to Ian Thorpe: After multiple world record holder swimmer Ian Thorpe was disqualified from the Australian 400m trials for a false start, the spot was won by Craig Stevens. Stevens, however, offered to vacate the spot in order to allow Thorpe to take his place. Thorpe has finally decided to take Stevens up on his kind offer, and will swim the 400m in Athens. Stevens has come under some criticism for the decision though, as accusations that he wilted under the pressure of public opinion and took money from a TV station to make the decision have been lodged against him.

posted by split atom to other at 11:21 PM on April 28 - 9 comments

Betrayed by the Game: Interesting NY Times article which explores the myth that basketball is a way out for inner-city youth. The writer, Darcy Frey, reports on the fate of the 1991 Lincoln High team, which was full of talented young players. Stephon Marbury made it, while the rest had weren't so lucky.

posted by split atom to basketball at 10:01 AM on February 15 - 4 comments

Recent Comments

Nascar Pastor Gives Sponsor-Packed Invocation

I can't resist posting this: Talladega Nights

posted by split atom at 06:02 PM on July 25

The Game With The Most At Stake

Wow, this brings back some memories. I spent a semester in Swansea in the fall of 2001 and went to several games. At that time, they were playing in a dilapidated stadium and struggling to stay in Division 3 (if memory serves). Can't believe they've worked their way up to the Premier League.

posted by split atom at 08:24 AM on May 31

TCU moving to the Big East Conference

Darn. The Mountain West could have a been quite a force with newly added Boise State had TCU, Utah and BYU stayed put.

posted by split atom at 06:52 PM on November 29

Honoring Pete Rose 25 years and 4,192 hits

Also related, The tortured life of Eric Show, the pitcher who gave up Rose's record hit.

posted by split atom at 09:43 AM on September 13

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Chris Nelson of the Colorado Rockies steals home, his first major league steal, to win the game against the Reds.

posted by split atom at 07:01 AM on September 10

Elvis Has Left the Broncos

And today, Elvis's replacement Jarvis Moss broke his hand.

posted by split atom at 04:12 PM on August 06

Boise State Wins Fiesta in Unforgettable Fashion

This has to add further to the call for a playoff system. Why shouldn't Boise have a shot to prove they're the top team in the nation, on the field? Let's also not forget the last time a team from a non-BCS conference played in a BCS bowl, was Utah two years ago. That Utah team absolutely destroyed their BCS opponent, and I would argue could have beaten anyone in the nation. But again, why shouldn't they have had a chance to prove it on the field?

posted by split atom at 09:34 AM on January 02

Boxers who are losers; promoters who love them

Try out BugMeNot.com if you need a NY Times login.

posted by split atom at 09:22 PM on May 10

Aussie swimmer Craig Stevens gives up Olympic spot to Ian Thorpe

JJ, a quote from the article mentions why the third place swimmer, Josh Krogh, wasn't given the spot: Josh Krogh placed third in the 400 but did not make the team because he was not first or second in any event. I don't fully understand it, but apparently it was something they looked at and were able to justify away. Another article I saw somewhere said that Krogh wouldn't have taken the spot even if selected; he would have also allowed Thorpe to take his spot.

posted by split atom at 11:46 AM on April 29

Rick Majerus to retire.

As someone who has seen Majerus coach several times, this is a bummer. He's a guy who has dedicated everything to basketball, and it looks like that has taken a toll on his health.

posted by split atom at 07:21 PM on January 28

Down time.

I've got a question for some knowledgable British soccer fan. Last year I spent a semester in Swansea, and followed the Swans. It seems that this year they are in some serious danger of being relegated. However, being that they are in the the 3rd division already, where do they go from there? Do they just cease to exist or what? And do teams get promoted into the 3rd division, and where do they come from?

posted by split atom at 01:43 PM on March 09