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Member since: March 25, 2006
Last visit: December 04, 2018

rumple has posted 111 links and 713 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 103 comments to the Locker Room.

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Kirk Gibson,and the character of Parkinson's disease: "I had heard about Gibson’s calmer demeanor first as a coach with the Diamondbacks and then as their manager, about his 2015 diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease and the endearing way he calls his new opponent Parky. I’d read sympathetic takes on his ongoing—though reduced—performance as a color analyst on TV, seen the startlingly sweet graduation speech he gave at Michigan State in May 2017, weeks before turning 60." (longform)

posted by rumple to baseball at 02:52 PM on July 29, 2018 - 4 comments

In its typical invocation, chemistry is a cop-out: an after-the-fact explanation of why a team won, especially against the odds. It lets us avoid uncomfortable truths: that baseball, like the workforce, is not always a meritocracy; that mediocre teams can capitalize on luck to beat very good ones; that the sport can be cosmically unjust. In the postgame twilight, chemistry coalesces as a narrative—the “It’s not you, it’s me” of baseball heartbreak. It rings hollow, but is not provably false.

posted by rumple to baseball at 07:03 PM on June 19, 2018 - 1 comment

Come Watch the Warriors-Rockets Series With Us From an Expert’s Couch: I'm not a basketball fan because play seems so random, but this article and video clips made it make sense to an extent.

posted by rumple to basketball at 02:21 PM on May 17, 2018 - 1 comment

LeBron James: NCAA is Corrupt: "I do know what five-star athletes bring to a campus, both in basketball and football. I know how much these college coaches get paid. I know how much these colleges are gaining off these kids. [......] Me and my mom was poor, I'll tell you that, and they expected me to step foot on a college campus and not to go to the NBA? We weren't going to be poor for long, I'll tell you that. That's a fact."

posted by rumple to basketball at 06:21 PM on February 27, 2018 - 8 comments

How Haudenosaunee women are overcoming stigma to earn a place in lacrosse: it gives girls a chance to be lifted up, and given a chance to do something that is unique because it originated in North America and it originated with their own people. And it becomes part of the weave of the fabric here.

posted by rumple to other at 10:20 PM on February 18, 2018 - 2 comments

Recent Comments

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

At 0-0-1, the Browns are off to their best start since 2004.

(stole that from somewhere)

posted by rumple at 02:43 AM on September 10, 2018

Play SportsFilter's NFL Pick 'Em Contest

Philadelphia by 14

Cleveland by 3

Indianapolis by 3

Miami by 3

Minnesota by 17 LOCK

New England by 6

New Orleans by 10

N.Y. Giants by 3

Buffalo by 6

L.A. Chargers by 10

Seattle by 17 LOCK

Arizona by 10

Dallas by 7

Green Bay by 14 LOCK

Detroit by 7

Oakland by 7

posted by rumple at 01:08 AM on September 06, 2018

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Johnny Manziel's first CFL pass.

posted by rumple at 02:20 AM on August 04, 2018

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Sports broadcaster Dale Hansen, a fat, white guy in a deep red state,' is an unlikely liberal hero (WaPo)

posted by rumple at 01:27 PM on August 03, 2018

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Of all the black athletes President Trump has slandered and scapegoated, he has never come after LeBron James. Not that I want him to, but I have to wonder why. The man who has insulted Colin Kaepernick for his civil rights protests and Stephen Curry for refusing to celebrate a championship with him at the White House has still never targeted the most visible and well-known male athlete in American sports.

posted by rumple at 09:08 PM on July 31, 2018

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em: Stanley Cup Final Round

I'm in the UK and haven't seen a result

I think Wash will win but in the interests of winning this contest:


Longest: 60 minutes +1

First goal: MAFleury (I see some strikethroughs already)

Conn Smythe Karlsson

Most goals Karlsson

Most penalty. Neal

% Fleury

Total goals. 33

Off to check score (just woke up and remembered this thing. If not cool then I volunteer for 2nd last )

posted by rumple at 01:36 AM on May 29, 2018

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em: Third Round

I've been Malkoviched! I did feel a tingle in my nethers about that time . . .

posted by rumple at 09:06 PM on May 12, 2018

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em: Third Round

I have no idea where that second post from me came from!

posted by rumple at 07:34 PM on May 11, 2018

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em: Third Round

Washington in 6; Kuznetsov (goals), Backstrom (points) +1 +1

Winnipeg in 5; Laine (goals), Wheeler (points)

posted by rumple at 12:59 PM on May 11, 2018

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em: Second Round

Winnipeg in 7, Laine +2

San Jose in 6, Neal

Tampa Bay in 5, Point +1

Washington in 7, Crosby +1

posted by rumple at 01:09 AM on April 26, 2018

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

.... and may they all lose....

love, B.C.

posted by rumple at 07:53 PM on April 24, 2018

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em Starts Tonight

Winnipeg in 5 +2

Pittsburgh in 5 +1

Los Angeles in 7

Tampa Bay in 5 +2

Boston in 4 +1

Washington in 6 +2

Nashville in 4 +1

San Jose in 6 +1

Anze Kopitar

posted by rumple at 05:50 PM on April 11, 2018

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

3 professional soccer players vs 100 kids.

posted by rumple at 02:22 PM on March 30, 2018

MLB Execs Consider Wild 9th-Inning Batting Rule

So the team with the lead gets the chance to extend their lead though?

And I assume if you had, say, your 234 hitters coming up anyway you could then go 2341566 or something?

Actually a fun alternative would be for a game going into extra innings, start pulling fielders. So 10th inning no CF, then pull SS for the 11th, 3b for 12th. If you ever get to pulling the catcher the fans will go wild. I love this idea.

posted by rumple at 03:42 PM on February 24, 2018

MLB Execs Consider Wild 9th-Inning Batting Rule

I dunno I'm not really that much of a baseball fan but I think this would make the game more exciting. Chances are I would attend a few games and buy the online access package. Certainly I would purchase a cap and jersey of my team from and I would post baseball-related comments to Sportsfilter indicating my newly enhanced enthusiasm for America's pastime.

posted by rumple at 12:36 PM on February 24, 2018