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Location: Kearny, NJ
Gender: female
Member since: February 19, 2003
Last visit: June 29, 2015

goddam has posted 18 links and 1439 comments to SportsFilter and 8 links and 546 comments to the Locker Room.

Sports Bio

teams i root for: yankees, rangers, metrostars red bulls, (football) giants, sky blue fc, liberty. although i don't follow them religiously i like to see the teams at rutgers and seton hall do well.

Recent Links

Toronto Meetup: I'm making my way up north again, this time for the Red Bulls/Toronto FC match this Saturday. If any Toronto Spofites are up for a gathering let me know.

posted by goddam to navel gazing at 01:24 PM on August 16 - 4 comments

US vs Mexico: Any other SpoFites heading out to Columbus for the match?

posted by goddam to gametime at 12:44 AM on February 09 - 15 comments

US Soccer Fan's Bill of Rights: (and Responsibilities)

posted by goddam to soccer at 09:36 PM on July 23 - 15 comments

Football and Music: No, not this kind of football music. This kind of football music.

posted by goddam to soccer at 12:17 AM on April 05 - 5 comments

Inside Man: A Bronx Tale: Bronx Banter's Alex Belth profiles Ray Negron. His life in baseball began in 1973, when Steinbrenner himself caught the teenager spray painting an "NY" logo on the outside of the Stadium and gave him a job as a bat boy. "Negron has done everything from shine the players' shoes and collect their dirty jockstraps, to bring them food from their favorite restaurants and park their cars. He has been an agent, an actor, an advisor, and a liaison; a confidant, a sounding board and a whipping boy to some of the biggest egos in the game. He is whatever he needs to be." [parts two, three, & four]

posted by goddam to baseball at 11:25 PM on January 18 - 4 comments

Recent Comments

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Two

Winnipeg by 6

Montreal by 10

BC by 12

Toronto by 10

posted by goddam at 09:48 PM on June 29

U.S. Defeats China, Advances to Women's World Cup Semifinals

That was the quarterfinals. They advanced to the semis.

So glad Ellis finally freed the Irish. First time all tournament I was optimistic about the starting 11.

posted by goddam at 12:24 AM on June 27

The 11th Annual chicobangs Memorial SpoFi CFL Pick 'Em

Montreal by 15

Calgary by 6

Edmonton by 12

Saskatchewan by 4

posted by goddam at 10:43 AM on June 23

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

The Redemption of Tom Sermanni

posted by goddam at 10:07 AM on June 23

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

When two teams have a similar primary kit (yellow shirts), who determines which team wears their alternates?

From the official regulations of the 2015 WWC.

3. In principle, each team shall wear its official team kit as declared on the official team colour form. If the two teams' colours and the match officials' colour might cause confusion, in principle, team A in the official match schedule will be entitled to wear its official team kit and team B will use its reserve team kit or, if necessary, a combination of the official and the reserve team kits. FIFA will endeavour to ensure that each team wears its official team kit at least once during the final competition.

6. FIFA will inform the teams of the colours that they shall wear for each

posted by goddam at 07:54 PM on June 21

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

I've always hated the Norway team after their 'train' celebration in '95. But they are starting to win me over with this.

posted by goddam at 12:55 AM on June 20

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Norwegian national team players talk about how much they suck at football.

posted by goddam at 12:05 AM on June 19

U.S. Beats Nigeria, Wins World Cup's "Group of Death"

Thailand have been eliminated.

US plays the 3rd place from either Group E or F. The 3rd & 4th place teams from both groups play each other. All four of those teams have a chance of leapfrogging the current 2nd place teams in those groups. And the top spot in Group F is still completely up for grabs. So by my fuzzy math there are 7 teams that the US could potentially play.

As for the game... obviously happy with the win. Still not confident with our attack. Abby is not a 90 minute player anymore. Not sure why O'Reilly isn't getting any playing time. She appears to be in the same doghouse as O'Hara. Maybe Ellis just doesn't like the Irish.

posted by goddam at 12:16 AM on June 17

U.S. Women Impress in World Cup Opening Win Over Australia

We didn't impress until Australia ran out of juice in the second half of the second half.

Exactly. I hope I'm wrong, but I don't think we'll be as fortunate against Sweden and Nigeria as far as waiting them out until they are gassed.

posted by goddam at 02:07 PM on June 09

Suggestions for SportsFilter Links

The Classical

Soccer Gods

First Touch: Sorry, it's a plug for my local weekly (free) soccer mag. Mostly recaps, but there are a few well written columns. They once in a while run an interesting series, like the story of the world cup and the greatest players in the world.

posted by goddam at 05:28 PM on December 18

Can True Sports Fans Switch to a New Favorite Team?

Growing up in the Greater New York Metropolitan Area (specifically Central NJ), my MLB, NHL, NFL fandom was inherited from my parents (Yankees, Rangers, Giants). That's the case with most people I know.

No EPL team, but I do casually follow Sheffield United thanks to my childhood obsession with Def Leppard.

I suppose my Rangers allegiance was tested when the Devils came to town, but I never really thought to jump ship (thank you Ron Duguay).

Re: MLS, my friends that live across the Hudson are in a similar situation. With NYCFC coming in there's the question of jumping ship. All but a few are sticking with RBNY, even those that live in the shadow of Yankee Stadium.

posted by goddam at 01:02 AM on December 18

CFL Playoff Pick 'Em, Grey Cup Edition

Calgary by 8




posted by goddam at 12:50 AM on November 30

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Mine, too (I think we're contemporaries), but only with the ladies. Us gentlemen of distinction only toasted with M/D 20-20.

I drank both, though I preferred MD. Boone's was for Sundays, when NY's liquor laws prevented me from getting maddog.

posted by goddam at 05:25 PM on November 22

CFL Playoff Pick 'Em, Finals Edition

Montreal by 17

Edmonton by 6



posted by goddam at 07:10 PM on November 19

CFL Playoff Pick 'Em, Semi-Finals Edition

Montreal by 8

Edmonton by 3



posted by goddam at 04:21 PM on November 13