FanDuel - WFBC

May 26, 2006

I want my MTV: So I've pretty much given up on spofi in favor of deadspin- the posts typically have *something* interesting or funny to say that I'm not getting from espn (which maybe a third of the FPPs do here these days) and the comments are closed to morons. That said... I'd way prefer to read the-spofi-that-was over deadspin- less corporate (aka fewer ads), more community-oriented, etc. (sigh). I'm not sure where this is going exactly, except, dammit, I want my old spofi back, and I'm feeling a little guilty about cheating on spofi with deadspin. Thoughts...?

posted by tieguy to navel gazing at 08:12 AM - 94 comments

We're not funny enough for you?

posted by jerseygirl at 08:35 AM on May 26

I think it's because we don't have enough boobs.

posted by qbert72 at 08:44 AM on May 26

Try using the rss feeds: http://www.sportsfilter.com/lockerroom/rss.cfm http://www.sportsfilter.com/rss.cfm They display the full FPP and it's pretty easy to scan over the drivel for the good stuff that interests you, when it dares show it's face.

posted by YukonGold at 08:55 AM on May 26

jg: you're great; a spofi with more you and less, well, some others :) would be (was) great. What I'm lamenting is not so much that deadspin is funnier than spofi, but that deadspin is more interesting; part of that is the humor at deadspin, but most of it is that the uniformly high quality of linkage, commentary and discussion here has mostly gone away, or at least been drowned in the noise. yg: I don't want to skim/scan, I want to say 'I don't need an editor, I have spofi'. (And that doesn't solve the low quality of the commentary around here of late either... :/ (sigh) I wish I had something more concrete to suggest, though, other than to throw up my hands and give up on what was once the best sports site on the internet, without question.

posted by tieguy at 09:09 AM on May 26

that doesn't solve the low quality of the commentary around here of late either Good luck on solving that.

posted by YukonGold at 09:26 AM on May 26

We can work this out. Let's go see a counselor. I'll cut down my hours at S-Team headquarters and be more attentive. I'll uh, give newbies wedgies and purple nurples, just to make you laugh. Seriously though, I can understand if you think the site is lacking. But, I don't know how to respond to it.

posted by jerseygirl at 09:31 AM on May 26

Traitor! I will now fart in your general direction. .... What's a deadspin?

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 10:01 AM on May 26

It is not your fault, Maverick.

posted by garfield at 10:03 AM on May 26

I'm sure all this will be fixed in SpoFi 2.0.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 10:16 AM on May 26

Just wait until deadspin reaches a critical mass of popularity, such as we've done here. Then you'll see! YOU'LL SEE!!!

posted by LionIndex at 10:51 AM on May 26

No one dumps us!

posted by jerseygirl at 10:54 AM on May 26

Looking at deadspin, it's format, the people behind it, the money behind it, I'm not sure it's a fair comparison. Having professional editors/writers run the site is going to look different than putting it in the hands of your readers. You're comaring apples and oranges (though I do see a few things we've wanted to do for a while). I wish, instead of pointing at a site that due to many things, including format, we will never be, you pointed at the exact problems you see at sportsfilter. That said, sportsfilter can definitely be improved. I personally would like links to espn/yahoo news discouraged. As for as our members, I think if you don't meet at least a certain level of quality (don't insult others, use the most basic of punctuation, etc) you don't belong here. Our about page and posting guidelines are simply inadequate. We need to have more concrete guidelines, and require members to follow them.

posted by justgary at 11:04 AM on May 26

Speaking of deadspin, watch this.

posted by catfish at 11:05 AM on May 26

obligatory myspace page

posted by catfish at 11:12 AM on May 26

I'm feeling a little guilty about cheating on spofi with deadspin. Thoughts...? You are dead to me! /tosses tieguy's clothes out, closes door.

posted by grum@work at 11:18 AM on May 26

But now I'm stuck here with a naked tieguy.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 11:55 AM on May 26

Speaking of deadspin, watch this I'm not sure where to file that one. Dewey Decimal section #791 (Public performances) or #794 (Indoor games of skill.)

posted by tselson at 01:17 PM on May 26

jg: certainly we'll never have editors, but we were funny and snarky and informative before deadspin was, well, anything. And presumably we'll never be cross-linked in their network, but that is fine. I just... well, I just want better signal-noise. In their comments, they've done this by making membership invite-only; maybe that's what we need to do. Dunno.

posted by tieguy at 01:54 PM on May 26

So does this make me a dick for linking to the new boyfriend?

posted by tron7 at 02:38 PM on May 26

You introduced them, so yes.

posted by jerseygirl at 03:28 PM on May 26

The solution to the low-quality-comments problem is to only read the locker room. For some odd reason, the unwashed masses haven't found this place. Or maybe they're just baffled by it and don't know what to say. But they're pretty good at saying what's on their collective mind, so I doubt that.

posted by rocketman at 03:50 PM on May 26

For some odd reason, the unwashed masses haven't found this place. I always wondered how that miracle has happened. Maybe the Pantheon knocks off the members of the unwashed mass that do find this place.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 04:00 PM on May 26

Maybe the Pantheon knocks off the members of the unwashed mass that do find this place. YYM, I heard that they do that. I also heard that they go in alphabetical order. I'll let you know when they get to the 't's. p.s. If they think that they are going to knock off the member of this unwashed mass, they've got another thing coming.

posted by tselson at 04:08 PM on May 26

tieguy: Pah! I'm booing you, buddy. Love it or leave it, pal. As far as the recent posts go, they can't all be home runs. I still like this place.

posted by Samsonov14 at 05:16 PM on May 26

Memories, Like the corners of my mind Misty water-colored memories Of the way we were Scattered pictures, Of the smiles we left behind Smiles we gave to one another For the way we were Can it be that it was all so simple then? Or has time re-written every line? If we had the chance to do it all again Tell me, would we? could we? Mem'ries, may be beautiful and yet What's too painful to remember We simply choose to forget So it's the laughter We will remember Whenever we remember... The way we were... The way we were...

posted by The_Black_Hand at 05:29 PM on May 26

"Sobs" Pulls out lace hanky..... Waves at tieguy, "Adieu, sweet sorrow, adieu."

posted by gac at 05:58 PM on May 26

Our about page and posting guidelines are simply inadequate. We need to have more concrete guidelines, and require members to follow them. In 48 pt Times New Roman with the blink tag, please.

posted by Ufez Jones at 06:19 PM on May 26

My nomination for fuckwit du jour.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 06:51 PM on May 26

I'll second my esteemed colleague, the distinguished gentlewoman from New England, and I ask the assembled dignitaries, how is this screenname still running around freely? At long last, sir, have you no sense of decency? Learned that from R.E.M., not Clooney. I'm just sayin'.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 07:18 PM on May 26

I don't think the locker room is available to add to My Yahoo! pages.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 08:17 PM on May 26

Oh, god, TBH...is it time to start a SpoFi Asshat Hall of Shame? or start bestowing some of Chico's Memorial Poopy Head Awards?

posted by lil_brown_bat at 08:37 PM on May 26

redsoxrgay needs to pick a new username. We should've made him switch sooner.

posted by rcade at 09:49 PM on May 26

DJE, I think you can add any RSS feed to MY!, otherwise I don't think I'd get my own feed showing on it. Which I do just to monitor this type of service.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:24 PM on May 26

Good call, bill. What I should've said was: I don't think the locker room feed is in the My Yahoo! Top 15 sports items.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 12:33 AM on May 27

tieguy: We're devastated. We know, we know. It's not us, it's you. You just felt like it was time to move on, like, maybe it was time we had a chance to meet other people, find new ways to grow. We know. But it hurts. It really hurts. Maybe you'll come back. Maybe one day, we'll find you in the Locker Room, holding a boom box over your head as it plays "In Your Eyes." We love you, tie. We always will. But, even as we write this, as we peer at the screen through this blanket of tears, we know that because we love you, we have to let you go. And if you come back, it's true love. And if not, we'll hunt you down and shoot you like the dirty dog you are. Go, now, haste, and may love bring you back.

posted by worldcup2002 at 04:46 AM on May 27

and, btw ... I'M A COMBAT VET!!!!!

posted by worldcup2002 at 04:47 AM on May 27

I recently (this week) went back to Metafilter after a year-plus away, and so the crazy newfangled concepts like flagging posts and other little devices that help the Pointyheads do their thing easier and better are all kind of new to me. But by god, they look good and would do wonders here to keep the idiots from taking over the short bus. I've been holding my tongue for a few months now about the problems with Spofi, waiting for the rollout of the new site. I don't mean to be a nudge, but for fuck's sake, when is that happening? It's hard for us to help self-police this site as it scales up in membership without knowing what's happening.

posted by chicobangs at 06:36 AM on May 27

is it time to start a SpoFi Asshat Hall of Shame? Time to start? Hell, I figured construction on the new wing must've started by now! I'M A COMBAT VET!!!!! Happy Memorial Day.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 07:08 AM on May 27

redsoxrgay needs to pick a new username. We should've made him switch sooner. Can't you do some sort of coding trickery where every time he posts, it switches it from "redsoxrgay" to display "redsoxrgreat" instead?

posted by grum@work at 09:39 AM on May 27

chico et al, FWIW, 37signals tried the troll cap, and yesterday, to balance the negativity, introduced the crown of royalty. They're, erm, pointed yet whimsical. Maybe this will spark some ideas of our own?

posted by worldcup2002 at 09:57 AM on May 27

well, I just want better signal-noise. In their comments, they've done this by making membership invite-only; maybe that's what we need to do. Dunno. I can understand that. Everyone wants that. I just think deadspin is such a different format they're hard to compare. I've been holding my tongue for a few months now about the problems with Spofi, waiting for the rollout of the new site. I don't mean to be a nudge, but for fuck's sake, when is that happening? It's hard for us to help self-police this site as it scales up in membership without knowing what's happening. Well, as it looks, there isn't going to be a grand opening of a new site, but rather features would be added to the old. I know they're being worked on, but as for the when/what/whys someone else would have to give them to you since I luckily do zero coding. I don't quite buy into the new metafilter you're seeing. I think flagging was required for metafilter to stay at it's previous level. People complain still, and metatalk is as awful as ever. Certainly we could use a flagging system, but I think stricter guidelines and a more proactive pruning of members who simply don't get what sportsfilter is about would be even more effective.

posted by justgary at 01:34 PM on May 27

Flagging just made it easier for matthowie and jessamyn to find the double and problem FPPs. People still argue over the silliest things and posts made while intoxicated are still made. I don't think this site is in any sort of slide or that it needs a major overhaul. It's just the group is big enough now that we're no longer a family at Thanksgiving, but a Family Reunion over a long weekend in August. Any time you have a user base >1 you have trolls. All they really want is attention. The best thing to do is for us to just ignore them and let the admin delete them.

posted by ?! at 02:14 PM on May 27

I think flagging would help around here. Better than going to the lockerroom to start a thread for every moron.

posted by jerseygirl at 03:02 PM on May 27

Flagging would be nice. It would make for fewer distraught e-mails (rcade and justgary's inboxes must be 'sploding), and streamline the road to bannination.

posted by lilnemo at 06:11 PM on May 27

The best thing to do is for us to just ignore them and let the admin delete them. ?!, you know that's often extremely hard to do. Good conversations die slow painful deaths while that shit gets sorted out. And I know Metafilter isn't perfect, and trolls and jackasses are still everywhere. And I don't mean to be prescriptive or bitchy about this, and I understand MeFi is a different animal (why do you think I stayed here when I left there?). I just see a ton of dickheads rambling unchecked through this site without accountability or (in many cases) even an inkling that SpoFi isn't your average shout-louder-then-everyone-else race-baiting openly ignorant fuck-you-no-fuck-you repository that the rest of the web (especially the sporting web) is. I only brought up Mefi because, even though there are no shortage of jackasses there, there never seems to be a FPP that's a 200-word run-on sentence that's one shite link followed by a flood of barely-coherent ranty bullshit personal opinion. And there are some excellent discussions to be had on topics like steroids, sports figures who happen upon personal or criminal misfortune and the state of the NFL, but we can't have them on here anymore. The reason we do hockey and even club league soccer so well (and basketball and football so unbelievably poorly) is because the NFL & NBA pages of ESPN are where the idiots who find us through Yahoo and Google are coming from, and we don't keep as tight a rein on their idiocy as many other places do. So they think it's okay to be assholes; the worst that'll happen is their comment will be removed in a few hours. I think little things, like requiring a working e-mail in the profile so we can take the personal pissfights and warnings out of the threads themselves, and flagging options for good and bad posts, are long overdue and, frankly, kind of necessary. But that's only my opinion. I speak for no one but myself. I don't mean to insult or demean anybody, least of all Rogers, Gary or Kirk, and god knows I don't want SpoFi to become MeFi. I'm just really frustrated with the inability to have a decent discussion without a flood of fuckups taking monosyllabic shits in threads. I'm not holding anyone hostage here. The only equity I have in this place is the personal time and effort I spend reading and posting. It's nothing. I understand if you want me to just shut the fuck up. I just feel more and more like a hall monitor and less and less like a sports fan who gets to engage in discourse in here. Sorry.

posted by chicobangs at 07:51 PM on May 27

I just see a ton of dickheads rambling unchecked through this site without accountability or (in many cases) ... We're deleting 3-5 new users a week. But because this escapes the notice of new users, they don't know there's a reason to moderate their own behavior. I appreciate the criticism, Chico. We need to do more to maintain the standards of the place while there's still an opportunity to do so.

posted by rcade at 08:49 PM on May 27

Several months ago, in a response to another of these "end of days" posts, I suggested making the locker room a protected space, much like deadspin, where one has to be invited to participate. I was being chippy, because I was a new guy who felt like he was being picked on, but maybe it ain't such a bad idea. Someplace quiet, away from the madding crowds, someplace only we know...quickly, to the SpoCave! How hard would it be? Start with the Pantheon, and radiate outwards. Make it an inner sanctum of networking invited members, and maybe you'll never have to listen to the dullards again. Or, just start another website.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 11:33 PM on May 27

It is a hard call, whether to go to invite-only, create a "SpoCave" (great metaphor, had to laugh when I read that). The reason it is such a difficult decision is; it was not all that long ago, I was one of the unwashed masses, finding my way here from Yahoo. Although I think I am better than your average troll, creating unrest simply for the delight in seeing whose day I can screw up, I must say that being able to get snarky on occasion is just what the doctor ordered. It takes time to get a feel for which subjects this goes over well on; how often one can do it and still be found (hopefully) a reasonable, contributing member; who you can direct comments towards that will not take it too personally (thanks tron7, chicobangs). I guess creating a Sanctum Sanctorum is an answer that could suffice for this, but if we did it, would any of us venture amongst the unwashed heathens, there to have to wade through the detritus of their scrivened crap? If not, would anyone receive a new invitation to the inner circle? Would we become as insular and inbred as the ruling familes of feudal Europe? I guess it becomes a choice between the pristine water of some spring-fed hole in the BWCA, pure, untouched, but completely isolated and unseen by human eyes; and the muddy, polluted, disease-carrying water of the East River, not exactly the place I want to vacation, but, oh the things you will see and hear, a bustling hive of activity. Just food for thought as we look for ways to reduce the signal-noise ratio, let's remember that sometimes that background noise carries the non-random transmissions from far-away galaxies.

posted by elovrich at 09:12 AM on May 28

We're deleting 3-5 new users a week. But because this escapes the notice of new users, they don't know there's a reason to moderate their own behavior. Would it make a difference if there were some indication of that? Like putting the heads of criminals on pikes in front of the city walls to let visitors no there's a low tolerance for fucking around? I know at Mefi there's the whole "if you show deleted posts people will work to get on the Wall of Shame", but I don't think that would happen with deleted users. Add it to the posts/ comments since you last visited. Just a quick SELECT of all users with a status of deleted and a change date in the past week or month or something. Link the number to a page explaining why accounts get deleted. Other than that, what chico said. And thanks.

posted by yerfatma at 05:53 PM on May 28

Like putting the heads of criminals on pikes in front of the city walls to let visitors [know] there's a low tolerance for fucking around? Oooh! I like that idea!

posted by grum@work at 08:23 PM on May 28

Chico, I agree with you, and I think you have very valid points, even if I don't think sportsfilter has sunken to the level some in this thread believe it has. It's a little frustrating to hear hal's response condemning the whole of sportsfilter when the other threads were fine. When I got home tonight, there were 5 posts. Three were very good, 1 was a lazy link to a big story, and one was the bond link. I deleted about 5 comments. Metafilter style flagging is nice. I want it. I think it's great from the users end, and makes the admin end easier. But I don't think it solves much here. Sportsfilter is still small enough that I can get on and go through every new thread and comment in 15 minutes. The thing about metafilter is it's size. They have the idiotic comments, but because there are so many decent comments the idiotic ones are normally ignored. They tend to show up more here. As far as ignoring idiots, I agree it's not the solution either, though it does help. I've seen some threads that have 3 good comments, then one bad, then someone puts up a picture of a train, almost seeming to hope it comes true. Even though that comment will get deleted, and good conversation could easily go on. But I agree it's getting worse. I really feel, as I said before, the guidelines need to be clearer, and then enforced. I'd like the commentary to sportsfilter to be very high quality. I deleted a comment yesterday that was fine in content, but was basically 7 sentences in a row without one mark of punctuation. If a member can't be bothered to use a single period, or posts the words steroids in caps 10 times in a row, I really don't think they belong here. I think I'm wasting my time emailing them. There are other places where they would be happier. That's why I've said in other threads that more admins isn't the answer. The comments get deleted 90 percent of the time easily, but even if they get deleted 5 minutes after posted, they bring the site down. The solution to me is having a high quality membership. If that means closing signups until the bad are weeded out, so be it. Right now, the admin tools need to be beefed up above anything, which they currently are being worked on. I'm going to work on some new guidelines so that it's clear what is expected as a member. Better admin tools, clearer guidelines, and a proactive pruning of problem users would be even more effective than flagging, requiring email addresses etc. etc. (they would also help. they're just not priority in my mind). I think we've been too soft in the past. If you don't add the to site, if you bring it down in anyway, you should be gone. I'm not sure, with an open commenting system, it will perfect things in the 10 bonds/steroids thread we seem to have a month. Everything that could be said in those threads has. They're kind of like the bush threads on metafilter. Everyone has their mind made up, and it becomes a contest of who can yell the loudest. But I think for the most part it would be a great start.

posted by justgary at 01:08 AM on May 29

Bonds is our Bush, that's for sure. For what it's worth, I'd like a systematic crackdown on abusive language. It used to be rare and ironic, but now it seems you can't walk into a thread without someone calling somebody else an "asshole". It's a form of agression I don't particularly like, here or anywhere.

posted by qbert72 at 08:20 AM on May 29

It's a little frustrating to hear hal's response condemning the whole of sportsfilter when the other threads were fine. He does this from time to time, I've started to notice. He shows up, grabs everyone's underwear from behind, yanks vertically in forceful motion and then leaves.

posted by jerseygirl at 09:15 AM on May 29

Like putting the heads of criminals on pikes in front of the city walls to let visitors [know] there's a low tolerance for fucking around? Oooh! I like that idea! Me too, and to extend the city wall analogy, I'd put it at the very top of the signup page. "The following fuckwits* have had their accounts deleted in the past week for failure to comply with the guidelines listed below. If you fail to comply, we'll yank your plug too." *See? I didn't call them assholes!

posted by lil_brown_bat at 03:36 PM on May 29

We're going to need to rework that last part. This here is Internet Country and some people might misunderstand re: plug yanking.

posted by yerfatma at 05:07 PM on May 29

Yeah we don't want them to think Plug Yanking is a bonus feature for members.

posted by jerseygirl at 06:40 PM on May 29

I'd say, "Get yer minds out the gutter," but I know just how right you are re: the prevailing interpretation of that phrase in today's internet. "Fail to comply, and we'll yank your plug, you naughty boy!"

posted by lil_brown_bat at 08:22 PM on May 29

SpoFi: We Yank Plugs and Plug Yanks.

posted by worldcup2002 at 08:34 PM on May 29

So... not trying to be an idiot, but if anyone is still watching this thread could you please explain to me what the use of the rss feeds is? I don't really think I understand them.

posted by everett at 06:02 AM on May 30

everett, here's a couple of descriptions of how RSS feeds are used. Basically, the raw data content of a website is published to a separate page, which is formatted for these news readers to pick up. They can be very useful if you want to keep up on a lot of blogs and sites by being able to read them all in one place. There are lots of different aggregators out there, some free and some with extra features. I don't use them, but I know a lot of people who do, and they can be extremely useful.

posted by chicobangs at 06:34 AM on May 30

He does this from time to time, I've started to notice. He shows up, grabs everyone's underwear from behind, yanks vertically in forceful motion and then leaves. Its kind of a shame since he didn't seem so discontented when he was running the NFL Playoff Pick'em. But since he has apparently changed I guess I'll start going commando. That will really fool him when he comes back.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 12:27 PM on May 30

The first thing I see on my first visit to Deadspin: Hot:   Baseball   Chris Berman . . . You're leaving us for hot buttered Berman? /speechless

posted by danostuporstar at 01:08 PM on May 30

Where does JG get off slamming me like that?! Hmph... methinks she's still just bitter about that Randy Johnson paternity thread... Thanks for the props YYM, at least someone here likes me! :)

posted by hincandenza at 09:31 PM on May 30

Thanks for the props YYM Oh. My. God. Looking at those initials, I have just deduced Ying Yang Mafia's true identity. Bonus points to anyone else who figures it out. You can't fool me, Ying Yang! I know who you are!

posted by lil_brown_bat at 10:01 PM on May 30

jg: you're great; a spofi with more you and less, well, some others :) would be (was) great. What I'm lamenting is not so much that deadspin is funnier than spofi, but that deadspin is more interesting; part of that is the humor at deadspin, but most of it is that the uniformly high quality of linkage, commentary and discussion here has mostly gone away, or at least been drowned in the noise. As a likely candidate for the category of "others," and maybe their king, I have no business commenting here, but I just want to throw in two-cents that I think may even help me down the road. Among Deadspin's many fine qualities is this link they provide to prospective members -- kind of an Emily Post on blogging. I don't know how much something like this would help -- I should think it would at least help out the well-intentioned of us who are having trouble "getting it" ...and I don't mean plug yanking. I really wish I had been forced to read this six months ago...

posted by BullpenPro at 11:40 PM on May 30

oh my GOD!!! He's the YOUNG YORKSHIRE MUSICIANS!!!

posted by SummersEve at 03:50 AM on May 31

That's a great link, and Deadspin isn't the only site to link to it. I'd recommend that piece to everyone. ...including, Yes, Your Mother.

posted by chicobangs at 04:35 AM on May 31

methinks she's still just bitter about that Randy Johnson paternity thread... Bitter? Not at all. Just found the entire thing rather telling.

posted by jerseygirl at 06:28 AM on May 31

Ying Yang Mafia? Or not...

posted by The_Black_Hand at 07:20 AM on May 31

That being said, I really, really don't want to know how that duck got brown.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 11:53 AM on May 31

Comedy: I do not live on the computer like you.

posted by jerseygirl at 12:05 PM on May 31

What in the world????

posted by everett at 12:15 PM on May 31

Ying Yang Mafia? Or not... That's him!!!!!

posted by lil_brown_bat at 05:43 PM on May 31

Tieguy started this thread and I am going to end it! My buddy (not a spofi member or with any knowledge that I am) recently met a girl through myspace (we are both predators) and she sent him a link with pics, which he forwarded to me on the tieguy.org url. I thought, "I know this guy" but couldn't place him. Now it all makes sense. Sit and Deadspin!!! And just for the record, I am like member 756 and always felt like a late arrival. Now I feel like I was on the Mayflower. Thanks for a great job founders. It may get ugly sometimes, but I still check back often for links even though my commenting has gone WAY down due to my newfound celebrity status. Hint: American Idol

posted by usfbull at 10:50 PM on June 02

Oh, god, TBH...is it time to start a SpoFi Asshat Hall of Shame? Can somebody please ban this freakin' idiot? Please? redsoxrgay needs to pick a new username. We should've made him switch sooner. /looks at watch, glances at calendar, taps foot impatiently

posted by The_Black_Hand at 09:35 AM on June 03

Hint: American Idol IS usfbull TAYLOR HICKS???????????

posted by everett at 11:41 AM on June 03

No, he's Paula Abdul. He hasn't posted much because he's been drunk on the floor, crying off his mascara.

posted by jerseygirl at 07:33 PM on June 03

Seriously, what the fuck happened this weekend? Who left the service entrance open?

posted by yerfatma at 11:29 AM on June 05

Where?

posted by jerseygirl at 11:41 AM on June 05

redsoxrgay needs to pick a new username. We should've made him switch sooner. I think he did change his name.

posted by HATER 187 at 11:56 AM on June 05

TBH, I very rarely visit any more. The qality of posts AND comments is way down. There needs to be a seperate section for discussing match results and upcoming games. The focus on the site should be on interesting articles about Sport (sort of like the Observer Sport Monthly magazine), and the rest deleted. As to the comments, the moderators need to rule with an iron fist. Perhaps a system like MeFi, where it costs $5 to sign up would help. I'm sure it's a great way to stop the trolls signing up, and it would help pay the bills.

posted by salmacis at 01:15 PM on June 05

Where? Like Savoir Faire, every . . . where.

posted by yerfatma at 01:33 PM on June 05

I must admit, as a Red Sox fan, it makes me feel a little bit superior to Yankee fans in that none of us (that I've seen, anyway) have resorted to the level of inanity that these two jacklegs have sunk to. There are notable exceptions, of course...Yankees fans that exude class and charm.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 02:09 PM on June 05

Can somebody please ban this freakin' idiot? I've been trying for that one for a while. Still hasn't happened. Salmacis I don't think this site will ever be like MeFi. While I am not a member of that site, I think MeFi and SpoFi are to seperate entitys. I myself enjoy sportsfilter very much and can't really agree with the sentiments of some of you "old times."

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 02:29 PM on June 05

The question, grasshopper, is if that says something about the site or about you.

posted by yerfatma at 04:10 PM on June 05

Like Savoir Faire, every . . . where. Oh Smithee again. Surprised Atheist didn't show up. He must be at some NO MAAM rally.

posted by jerseygirl at 05:45 PM on June 05

aww shucks. thanks t_b_h. but now i feel a little bad for pushing around one of your compatriots tonight. but she was wearing a pink hat, so i guess i was doing youse a favor.

posted by goddam at 11:34 PM on June 05

You beat up a girl?

posted by jerseygirl at 09:24 AM on June 06

no, no. i was kidding. i haven't resorted to violence...yet. the most i did was jam my knee into the back of the sox fan in front of me, but that's just because she was leaning back too far into my personal space.

posted by goddam at 09:49 AM on June 06

She was probably trying to get away from the horror on the field.

posted by yerfatma at 11:27 AM on June 06

trying to get away from the horror on the field. God knows I was, and I was 200+ miles away already.

posted by jerseygirl at 12:07 PM on June 06

Given Josh Beckett looks a lot like Jeff Tweedy, I wonder if Wilco gave a really shit concert last night.

posted by yerfatma at 01:43 PM on June 06

goddam, worry not. None of my compatriots wears a pink hat.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 03:26 PM on June 06

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