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Name: Gerry Scheetz
Location: Helena, Montana
ZIP: 59601
Gender: Male sports stats geek
Member since: April 01, 2014
Last visit: June 21, 2019

prof has posted 0 links and 91 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 0 comments to the Locker Room.

Sports Bio

* Oakland Raiders
* Calgary Flames
* Juventus (Serie A)
* Auburn Tigers (FB and WSoc)

Events I will never forget
* Watching Kick Six on TV (Auburn vs Alabama)
* Attending MLB All-Star game in Seattle
* Attending Spain vs Italy in Euro 2016
* Being in Manaus for US vs Portugal WC 2014
* Reading daily sports page as Calgary Flames won Stanley Cup in 1989

Recent Comments

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Twitter has hashed and rehashed the USWNT win. Amazingly the wiki page on Blowout (sports) does a good job explaining the ethics and sportsmanship angle of blowouts.

As I read through the blowouts, it is interesting what side fans and the public fall. The Covenant School 100-0 win over Dallas Academy is so bad that Covenant's administration called for a forfeit of its own win, calling it "shameful and an embarrassment." But no one probably says the same about Secretariat winning by 31 lengths at the Belmont Stakes.

posted by prof at 05:38 PM on June 12, 2019

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

How much of this is due to the somewhat lopsided pairings in the early rounds of the playoffs. 1 vs 8 and 2 vs 7 might be considered mismatches.

I thought about this also and the fact that the stronger team has more home games. It would be interesting to look at just the final round of the playoffs for NBA, NHL, and MLB.

Also with the current NFL playoff schedule where conference winner gets home game against a wild card team. The conference winner could be a weak team in a weak conference and that would skew the statistics a bit.

posted by prof at 10:05 AM on June 06, 2019

Project: Phenom

A good read that covers many angles on the topic. No matter your thoughts on the topic, my guess is they are covered in the article.

posted by prof at 11:27 AM on June 04, 2019

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em: Stanley Cup Final

My picks:

Blues in 6
Top goals: Marchand
Top assists: O'Reilly
Top goalie (save %): Tuuka Rask
Conn Smythe winner: Sundqvist
Top penalty minutes: McAvoy
Game 1 winner: Bruins
Team giving up 0 goals: Bruins

Tiebreaker: 28

A little late but I have been spoiler free on current state of game 1

posted by prof at 08:06 PM on May 27, 2019

UEFA's messing up

The ticket mess baffles me. I would put money that some computer programmer came up with a new algorithm that was better in some way but failed it another. I have gone to the 2 World Cups and 1 Euro Championship and never heard of a similar problem.

posted by prof at 05:44 PM on May 22, 2019

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

I was in this one also

Weird, I thought this was the SpoFi EPL Fantasy league. Not that I won that one either...

posted by prof at 01:09 AM on May 14, 2019

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Congrats to The Cheeky Backheels on finishing on top of the SportsFilter Fantasy Premier League.

In other fantasy notes, can someone point me to where I can see the NHL Playoff Pick 'Em results?

posted by prof at 11:48 AM on May 13, 2019

Enter Round 3 of the NHL Playoff Pick 'Em

My picks:

Bruins in 6
Blues in 7
Top goal scorer: Logan Couture
Top goalie (save %): Tuuka Rask
Team scoring 6: Blues
Team with shutout: Bruins

Is there a place to see the NHL Playoff Pickem standings?

posted by prof at 12:43 PM on May 09, 2019

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Liverpool and Tottenham in the CL and Arsenal and Chelsea in the Europa

That phrase gives me an odd comfort.

I feel the same. Yesterday wanted to see Liverpool win, but am not excited about an all English final. Not because of the teams, but from the fans that over the next few weeks will make comments that hint either directly or indirectly that the English football is superior over all other leagues.

posted by prof at 12:39 PM on May 09, 2019

Liverpool reach Champions League final after incredible turnaround

I watched first half and then wandered back to my office (I work from home) figuring Liverpool was done.

30 minutes later, I got an alert that it was 2-2 and quickly went back to watching.

Amazing ending

posted by prof at 10:34 AM on May 09, 2019

Enter Round 2 of the NHL Playoff Pick 'Em

My picks:

Blue Jackets in 5
Blues in 7
Islanders in 6
Avalanche in 6
Top goal scorer: Logan Couture
Top goalie (save %): Robin Lehner
Team scoring 6: Sharks
Team with shutout: Hurricanes

I have not seen the Round 1 score, but I fully expect a negative number :)

Also after my Flames flamed out in round one, I am not sure which Eastern team to cheer on

posted by prof at 02:26 PM on April 25, 2019

Enter SportsFilter's NHL Playoff Pick 'Em

My picks:

Predators in 6
Jets in 7
Flames in 5
Sharks in 7
Lightning in 4
Bruins in 4
Capitals in 6
Islanders in 7
Top goal scorer: Tomas Hertl
Top goalie (save %): Andrei Vasilevskiy
Team scoring 6: Lightning
Team with shutout: Predators

Go Flames

posted by prof at 10:18 AM on April 10, 2019

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Elvis Andrus is walking up to Baby Shark.

I am on the side of it being awesome, at least for now :)

posted by prof at 09:44 AM on March 29, 2019

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Asking for a friend, does SportsFilter usually have a NCAA bracket challenge or two (men and women)? I cannot remember.

posted by prof at 10:10 AM on March 18, 2019

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Nine years ago!

NINE! Random thoughts

  • As USA fan it was one of those moments where I uttered a 4-letter word, shut the TV off, got up from my chair, and went on with my life. Happy for Canada, but couldn't watch the celebration.
  • As a Flames fan, I miss watching Iginla play
  • The Norway broadcaster did not say a word until the goal was scored. Interesting how different cultures portrayed the moment.
  • I can only recall seeing Al Michael's call of the 'Miracle on Ice'. Be interesting to see other calls of the finish.

posted by prof at 12:23 PM on February 28, 2019