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Joey Michaels
Name: Joey Michaels
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Member since: February 02, 2003
Last visit: September 01, 2015

Joey Michaels has posted 43 links and 1406 comments to SportsFilter and 2 links and 6 comments to the Locker Room.

Recent Links

Bill Belichick Offseason Simulator: Jon Bois' latest work of gaming genius.

posted by Joey Michaels to football at 04:55 PM on March 31 - 3 comments

Football Scouting Reports on Superheroes.: How NFL Scouts might view Superman, Spiderman, The Hulk, The Flash, Wolverine and The Toad.

posted by Joey Michaels to football at 05:42 PM on May 08 - 1 comment

Red Sox win the World Series.: David Ortiz named series MVP.

posted by Joey Michaels to baseball at 12:22 AM on October 31 - 35 comments

UConn wins NCAA Women's Championship: A dominant UConn team wins its 8th national championship with a 33 point margin of victory. Coach Geno Auriemma tied legendary Tennessee head coach Pat Summitt for most titles. Freshman Breanna Stewart looks like a force to be reckoned with for years to come.

posted by Joey Michaels to basketball at 02:32 AM on April 10 - 0 comments

Would You Rather Win Silver Or Bronze? (Be Careful What You Wish For): "If you set aside the happy people who win gold and look only at the people who come in second and third, it's the men and women with bronze medals who invariably look happier than the athletes who won silver."

posted by Joey Michaels to olympics at 07:12 PM on August 03 - 3 comments

Recent Comments

Teammate Sucker Punches Geno Smith, Breaks His Jaw

This is maybe the most Jets story ever.

posted by Joey Michaels at 04:47 PM on August 11

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Cubs toss out personalized bricks from fans.

posted by Joey Michaels at 07:13 PM on May 19

NFL Announces Punishment for Patriots' Deflated Balls

I hope Greg Maddux never learns you compared him to The Patriots. The consequences could be dire for all of us.

posted by Joey Michaels at 08:36 PM on May 14

NFL Announces Punishment for Patriots' Deflated Balls

Fine the Patriots $1,000,000.

Cut Brady for four games. Brady makes $925,000 a game. Four games is $3,700,000.

Net Savings to Patriots: $2,700,000.

posted by Joey Michaels at 07:25 PM on May 12

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Oh I see the problem. Mayweather hits who he should hug and hugs who he should hit.

posted by Joey Michaels at 06:15 AM on May 03

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

No contemporary Yankees on the list. I would think there would be at least some top 4 love for Mariano Rivera or even maybe recent sentimental favorite Jetter. Rivera may have been the greatest relief pitcher ever (though I don't have the stats to prove that).

posted by Joey Michaels at 10:14 PM on April 23

Remaining conviction against Barry Bonds is overturned.

Surely this...

posted by Joey Michaels at 06:23 PM on April 23

DeflateGate Accusations Mean It's Time For Coach and Owner To Be Banned From NFL

Well, he's making a rhetorical point more than literally calling for them to be banned, but let's all agree that its time for Roger Goodell to be banned.

posted by Joey Michaels at 07:22 PM on February 05

Patriots Win Super Bowl 0x31 After Epic Last-Second Interception

Have the goal posts been moved so far that now we're having a "whose better Montana or Brady" conversation instead of the "Manning or Brady" conversation? Did this win decisively lead our world to agree that Brady wins the latter conversation? Because I see almost no talk about Manning this week...

(which is a shame, because he's still one of the finest quarterbacks we'll see in our lifetimes)

posted by Joey Michaels at 05:13 PM on February 03

Patriots Win Super Bowl 0x31 After Epic Last-Second Interception

The third loss was in the Super bowl of the public's heart.

posted by Joey Michaels at 12:57 PM on February 02

11 of 12 Patriots' Balls Deflated, ESPN Reports

If the NFL knew the Patriots were doing this months ago and didn't do anything about it, they were either fine with it or are (through inaction) encouraging it. Once again, it makes the entire organization look like its led by ham eating ass clowns.

I started this season ready to quit following the NFL and only started getting into the season because the Patriots looked like they were going to be contenders. I'm so disgusted with this ball situation that its made me regret not just giving up on the whole sport in September.

Not that my minor fan-ship matters to the NFL, but after the Superbowl this year, I'm going to really, seriously try and be done this time. A pox on all of them.

posted by Joey Michaels at 04:55 PM on January 22

Patriots crush Colts in the rain

Seattle is the face, New England is the heal. Football moves one step closer to pro wrestling.

posted by Joey Michaels at 12:55 PM on January 20

ESPN Anchor Stuart Scott Dies


posted by Joey Michaels at 04:09 PM on January 06

Can True Sports Fans Switch to a New Favorite Team?

I grew up in New England but I live in Hawaii, so its really not necessary for me to change any team allegiances. There's not a "regional team" in any sport here.

That said, I love the Patriots because my grandfather loved the Patriots and I loved him. I love the Patriots because my dad loves the Jets and I love him.

I think you all can understand.

posted by Joey Michaels at 07:22 PM on December 18

Wage Lawsuit by Bills Cheerleaders Details Appalling Treatment

From the NYT article:

Cash-flow problems have nothing to do with it. Terry and Kim Pegula, who made their fortune in fracking, recently purchased the Bills for $1.4 billion. That is the highest price yet paid for a league franchise.

The Pegulas are big donors to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo. New York State contributed tens of millions to rehabilitate the team's stadium before the Pegulas took over. Now there is pressure for the state to fork over for a new stadium. No doubt I am unfair to place these facts in the same paragraph.

Faced with the lawsuit, the Bills disbanded the Jills for this season. A team spokesman emailed me that the Bills appreciated this "ancillary service" provided by "third-party vendors." Its statement complained of "allegations" that "attempt to give the impression that our organization employs cheerleaders."

Impressions can be so unfair. The Bills, however, might not have helped their case much by keeping the Jills' calendar-release video on the team website. The case is now before Justice Timothy Drury of State Supreme Court, and no trial date has been set. But the judge has ruled that the team set the terms and approved contracts for the Jills. "These facts are further indication of the control the Bills exercised over the Jills," he wrote.

Christ, what a bunch of assholes. I'd ask how they sleep at night, but I'm afraid the answer would be "deeply and soundly as only genuine monsters can."

posted by Joey Michaels at 08:11 PM on December 11