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goddam
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Location: Kearny, NJ
Gender: female
Member since: February 19, 2003
Last visit: December 22, 2014

goddam has posted 18 links and 1430 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

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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

Mitchell

Over

588

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

Crompton

Edmonton

posted by goddam at 07:10 PM on November 19

CFL Playoff Pick 'Em, Semi-Finals Edition

Montreal by 8

Edmonton by 3

Whyte

Over

posted by goddam at 04:21 PM on November 13

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 20

Ottawa by 5

BC by 8

Montreal by 11

Saskatchewan by 21

posted by goddam at 03:27 PM on November 06

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 19

Hamilton by 17

Winnipeg by 5

BC by 14

Montreal by 2

posted by goddam at 12:17 PM on October 29

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 18

Montreal by 18

Saskatchewan by 4

Toronto by 9

BC by 14

posted by goddam at 11:41 AM on October 22

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 17

Hamilton by 18

Montreal by 3

Calgary by 21

Saskatchewan by 7

posted by goddam at 01:58 PM on October 16

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 16

Toronto by 12

BC by 21

Montreal by 3

Edmonton by 8

posted by goddam at 12:41 AM on October 09

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

I just am not sure what but it threw me for a bad loop.

Yeah, I've had a sick feeling in my stomach since learning about this. I think it may be the reaction of the parents. And the random adults/ex-players showing up and harassing reporters. I don't ever remember football being this big of a deal when I lived there. But, then again, the team wasn't all that great when I was a kid. I guess 20 years of winning changes things.

Plus the defensive coordinator got busted for steroid possession recently. Bad shit all around.

posted by goddam at 01:41 PM on October 07

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

My high school alma mater just cancelled the remainder of the football season amid allegations of "inappropriate conduct of a significant and serious nature".

posted by goddam at 10:46 PM on October 06

MLB Pace-of-Game Committee Suggests Six New Rules

If so, how do you explain the long drop in World Series ratings, and why is that not a problem?

I find that national broadcasts have become insufferable. For me it's not the games that have become unwatchable, but everything else around it. In-game interviews, sideline reporters, unnecessary crowd shots, stars of FOX tv shows that are planted in the crowd, etc. I've always thought of baseball as the one sport that speaks for itself. The big moments are obvious. I don't need to be spoon-fed drama. (Or maybe I've just become grumpy as I've aged.)

Granted, I'm only speaking for myself in this regard, but I can't imagine being the only person turned off by the broadcast, not the game itself. These days I really only watch the post-season when my team is involved. And even then, I'll usually mute the tv and turn on the radio.

posted by goddam at 01:49 AM on October 05

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 15

Ottawa by 11

Saskatchewan by 10

Edmonton by 3

BC by 9

posted by goddam at 01:02 PM on October 02