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Joey Michaels
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Name: Joey Michaels
Homepage URL: www.livejournal.com/~joeymichaels
Member since: February 02, 2003
Last visit: December 20, 2014

Joey Michaels has posted 42 links and 1393 comments to SportsFilter and 2 links and 6 comments to the Locker Room.

Recent Links

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

Yankees belt three grand slams in a single game: The first time this has ever happened. They blew out the hapless A's 22 to 9.

posted by Joey Michaels to baseball at 01:05 AM on August 26 - 7 comments

Recent Comments

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

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Of course, of course.

posted by Joey Michaels at 12:20 AM on November 17

Royals Advance to First World Series Since 1985

If it can't be the Red Sox, I'm happy to see a small market team that hasn't made it to WS for decades there. I agree, a Royals-Pirates match up would have let me relive my youth.

posted by Joey Michaels at 06:54 PM on October 16

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

That checkerboard indeed rocks.

posted by Joey Michaels at 03:32 PM on October 06

Keyon Dooling's Secret

Powerful article and worth reading.

posted by Joey Michaels at 03:17 AM on October 06

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

New Gatorade commercial for Derek Jeter's retirement.

Is it dusty in here or what? Something in my eye...

posted by Joey Michaels at 06:01 PM on September 18

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Arguably, the stupidest thing about the Winston situation is that he was participating in an artificially created meme. I mean, they're all artificially created, but this one is an attempt at creating a meme and forcing it to spread despite the fact that its totally stupid and nobody but idiots want to spread it.

posted by Joey Michaels at 03:26 PM on September 17

Vikings' Adrian Peterson Indicted for Child Injury

Basically never mind. Deleted this comment because I read a key element of the story wrong. I thought he'd beaten somebody else's kid.

posted by Joey Michaels at 06:02 PM on September 14

Video of Ray Rice Elevator Punch on Partner Released

If you're interested in statistics from the U.S. Department of Justice, this PDF might be useful.

posted by Joey Michaels at 06:34 PM on September 11

Video of Ray Rice Elevator Punch on Partner Released

hincandenza: You recognized you were a lone wolf, you stated that at least one of your opinions would be an unpopular opinion and then you're disappointed when people vociferously disagree with you?

Seriously, what reaction were you hoping for?

posted by Joey Michaels at 08:57 PM on September 10

Video of Ray Rice Elevator Punch on Partner Released

I love football. I love watching it, I love pouring over stupid stats, I love reading expansive and florid description of great games past and present. The last couple of years have made me feel bad about loving it - like I'm supporting brain damage, spousal abuse, animal abuse, etc when I'm watching. This two game suspension to indefinite ban thing has knocked the last bit of wind out of me. Yesterday was not a bad opening day, but I think I might take the next few Sundays off. I don't imagine I'm the only person feeling this way.

That's going to be Goodell's legacy, I think. Fans walking away - maybe not forever, but for a while.

posted by Joey Michaels at 05:52 PM on September 08

Video of Ray Rice Elevator Punch on Partner Released

"Mr. Rice, we saw the video and what you did was terrible, but as long a it doesn't go public, we'll only suspend you for two games because the crime of knocking out your girlfriend is pretty bad, but not that bad. If it does go public, we'll have to suspend you indefinitely for the much more heinous crime of generating bad PR for Football."

I imagine it went down something like that.

posted by Joey Michaels at 03:58 PM on September 08

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Bengals Bring Back Still To Help Him Pay For Daughter's Cancer Treatment

posted by Joey Michaels at 06:03 PM on September 05

Dallas Cowboys to Sign Michael Sam After Physical

I've hated Dallas since the 70's. But in the spirit of dropping old prejudices, I'll do my best to just hate Jerry Jones.

posted by Joey Michaels at 08:50 PM on September 02