MeatSaber's profile

Name: Chris Harrington
Location: Sterling Heights, MI
ZIP: 48313
Gender: Male
Member since: January 17, 2003
Last visit: August 30, 2016

MeatSaber has posted 73 links and 1254 comments to SportsFilter and 7 links and 196 comments to the Locker Room.

Sports Bio

Anyone that's read my posts knows I'm a diehard Detroit homer. The most memorable sporting event I've attended was game 4 of the 1997 Stanley Cup Finals. I had already been very lucky scoring playoff tickets that year, seeing game 1 of round one vs. St. Louis, the triple-OT game in Detroit vs. Anaheim, and watching the Wings paste Colorado 6-0 on home ice. But to see my life-long dream of my Detroit Red Wings finally put an end to the 42-year curse was better than any other moment in my sports life...and yes, I cried like a five-year-old girl with a skinned knee when Stevie Y. finally got to hoist the Cup...

Recent Links

2013 SpoFi Stanley Cup Pickem - Final Standings: That was a great Finals, even if it ended one game too soon. Final standings inside...

posted by MeatSaber to fantasy at 11:44 PM on June 24 - 8 comments

2013 SpoFi Stanley Cup Pickem - Finals edition: When the NHL added six teams in 1967, it brought an end to the Original 6 era. No two Original 6 teams have faced each other in the Stanley Cup Finals since then...until now. Result after the conference finals and picks for the Finals inside...

posted by MeatSaber to fantasy at 02:00 AM on June 09 - 19 comments

2013 SpoFi Stanley Cup Pickem - Conference Finals edition: There's still an outside shot at an Original Six matchup in the Finals. Results after round 2 inside...

posted by MeatSaber to fantasy at 11:14 PM on May 29 - 21 comments

2013 SpoFi Stanley Cup Pickem - Conference Semis edition: After one of the better first rounds in a while, I can still give a crap about the playoffs. First round results and picks inside...

posted by MeatSaber to fantasy at 12:49 AM on May 14 - 17 comments

2013 SpoFi Stanley Cup Pickem - first round edition: This is the last time you'll see the Wings and Blue Jackets play 10:30 playoffs games..OK, just the Wings, but I, for one, will not miss them...

posted by MeatSaber to fantasy at 09:46 PM on April 29 - 23 comments

Recent Comments

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Thanks, both of you. I've had a lot of free time on my hands lately, and one of the things I fill the time with on occasion is sports highlights on YouTube. I noticed this a while back, but it never occurred to me to bring it up here until you posted those videos...

posted by MeatSaber at 10:16 PM on August 28

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

grum, I've asked this different places, and nobody seems to know the definite answer. Why do balls hit in Rogers Centre sound so different than other parks? Is it acoustics? Different microphones? The Canadian exchange rate on sound waves?

posted by MeatSaber at 09:05 PM on August 28

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Jason Kipnis is not Jose Baustista...

posted by MeatSaber at 02:20 PM on August 26

Tim Tebow Wants to Play Baseball

Why would an MLB team want to take a chance on a guy that's never been past first base?

posted by MeatSaber at 10:17 PM on August 09

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Former NFL coach Dennis Green dies at 67

posted by MeatSaber at 11:34 AM on July 22

The NBA officially pulls the 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte, NC

The law is about more than bathrooms. This is from the text of the law...

It is the public policy of this State to protect and safeguard the right and opportunity of all persons to seek, obtain and hold employment without discrimination or abridgement on account of race, religion, color, national origin, age, biological sex or handicap by employers which regularly employ 15 or more employees.

"Biological sex" is defined in the law as the sex on a person's birth certificate. So if someone identifies as the opposite sex, up to and including going through gender reassignment surgery, they are not under the protections that this law provides. This is the point everyone has a problem with, and why the NBA is pulling out now...

posted by MeatSaber at 10:50 PM on July 21

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

It's like the Vault 108 of sport sims

posted by MeatSaber at 01:17 PM on July 14

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

I just had a realization, and I don't know if this is common knowledge and I'm just slow, or what...but the ESPYs are always on the day after the MLB All-Star that because it's the only day where absolutely nothing else is going on in the Big 4?

posted by MeatSaber at 09:39 PM on July 13

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

I think they still wear their own uniforms for the game. I know they used to, because we had this little tid-bit from 1985. Also, if there was any case to be made for Lou Whitaker's enshinement in the HOF, the voters only need to read that article...

posted by MeatSaber at 06:04 PM on July 12

Tim Duncan announces retirement

The best comparison to Tim Duncan is Robert Parish. Their games never changed from early twenties to late thirties, because they both played like old, grizzled veterans from day one...

posted by MeatSaber at 08:36 AM on July 12

LeBron Brings a Championship to Cleveland

Tayshaun prince block of Reggie Miller in Eastern Conference finals. 2004

That was my knee-jerk reaction, as well. Prince's block was a bit more difficult, IMO, but LBJ's is worlds more important. Prince's was in game 2 of the series, not game 7...

posted by MeatSaber at 04:33 PM on June 20

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


posted by MeatSaber at 09:56 AM on June 10

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Gordie Howe died... =(

posted by MeatSaber at 09:53 AM on June 10

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em: Stanley Cup Round

1) San Jose
2) 6 games
3) 2 OTs
4) Letang
5) Marleau (career type thing)
6) Pavelski
7) Malkin
8) Vlasic
9) Hagelin
10) Murray

Tie0breaker: 32

posted by MeatSaber at 12:36 PM on May 30

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Adam Silver is going to wake up sweating and screaming tonight, at even the slightest chance of a Thunder/Raptors final...

posted by MeatSaber at 11:26 PM on May 21