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Member since: January 29, 2002
Last visit: June 16, 2018

jeremias has posted 7 links and 83 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 0 comments to the Locker Room.

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The San Antonio Spurs beat the Miami Heat 4-1 to win the NBA championship.: Amidst all the drama (and great basketball) in the early rounds of the playoffs we were left with a repeat of 2013, Spurs versus the Heat. However, this year the results were markedly different as the Spurs dominated the last 3 games of the series in an unquestionable way. Kawhi Leonard is my new hero; a young man whose father was murdered 6 years ago and on Father's Day carried his team to a championship and won the MVP award. Oh, and he doesn't really want to talk to the press.

posted by jeremias to basketball at 10:48 AM on June 16, 2014 - 9 comments

There are buzzer beaters and then there are BUZZER BEATERS: In the New York Section 1 AA championship game New Rochelle was on a 9-1 run but still behind by 2 points. Only 2.9 seconds left on the clock and they have to take out the ball on the opposite side of the court. The long lob down the floor was picked off by the opposing Mount Vernon, things didn't look good until Khalil Edney had something to say about it.

posted by jeremias to basketball at 06:54 AM on March 05, 2013 - 10 comments

Boston Red Sox off to worst start since World War II: This might not be such a big deal but it comes after an off-season where the team owners came in third in the league for payroll ($160 million). Some of that hefty payroll is heading into prize free agents Adrian Gonzalez and Carl Crawford's pockets. These two additions led many to anoint the Sox as favorites to win 100 games and/or the World Series. So are they feeling the pressure? Are their high paid pitchers too fat and happy? Or maybe they just need a boost from good old Fenway Park where they have their first home game of the season on Friday against old pals: the New York Yankees.

posted by jeremias to baseball at 06:46 PM on April 07, 2011 - 29 comments

Dock Ellis & the LSD No No: Somewhere in the archives of Sportsfilter must be some mention of June 1970 when Dock Ellis threw a no-hitter while under the influence of LSD. Even if you know the story, this is a great 4:30 animated recounting of the feat.

posted by jeremias to baseball at 04:51 PM on November 13, 2009 - 7 comments

Rasheed Wallace wants to be a team player in Boston next season.: In what will be an interesting test of chemistry, the Celtics will have Rasheed Wallace on the floor for them next season. Does this create a Fantastic Four? A permanent sub for Kevin Garnett? What is undeniable are the stats. The Celts had two of the top 30 3-point shooters last season (House and Allen), a top 20 scoring leader (Pierce) a top 20 rebounder (Garnett when he's healthy) a top 10 assist and steals leader (Rondo). So how will Wallace fit in? His famous temper aside, is his body simply breaking down, and is this why the Celts could get him for roughly $8mil less than his last year in Detroit?

posted by jeremias to basketball at 07:02 PM on July 19, 2009 - 4 comments

Recent Comments

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

I know, I know, it's premature (confetti begins coming down) but as a Celtics fan, am I crazy in preferring a Celts-Cav matchup?

I know the Raptors are getting spanked right now, but their bench against the Celtics would scare me.

posted by jeremias at 08:29 AM on May 06, 2018

NBA Pick 'Em Week 4: It's Spelled 'Antetokounmpo' Edition

Al Horford is out tonight with concussion symptoms, let's hope this is not a repeat of last year where he missed 9 games or so . . .

posted by jeremias at 02:57 PM on November 08, 2017

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

The latest episode of Malcolm Gladwell's podcast is about why so few basketball players shoot free throws underhanded. Pretty good.

Some great old school video with Red Auerbach with Rick Barry and Jamaal Wilkes showing the difference between their styles.

posted by jeremias at 12:00 PM on July 01, 2016

LeBron Brings a Championship to Cleveland

I mean, come on. That's some Konami code level craziness.


posted by jeremias at 07:41 AM on June 20, 2016

The Ringer

This is good to see, but the decision to use Medium as the publishing platform is bothering me. For example, the "highlight" feature is annoying. When I'm reading an article my eyes pickup the highlight before my brain has reached that sentence, it completely breaks my concentration. I also want to come to my own conclusions about the content, highlighted text forces me to think about why its highlighted, which I don't appreciate.

posted by jeremias at 07:19 AM on June 03, 2016

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

The worst Super Bowl for me was XLII (the 2008 Patriots loss against Giants) and not just for the very obvious reason that I was a Pats fan.

I live near Boston, but was working in Austin, TX that week. I made the mistake of going to a huge local sports bar, and found myself perhaps the only one rooting for the Patriots. That experience of being in hostile territory, unable to cheer when your team does something well, having to endure the celebrations when the other team succeeds, is truly unpleasant.

When halftime came I saw the writing on the wall: this was not going to end well. I paid my tab, went back to my hotel and finished watching the game. The term "slow-motion train wreck" comes to mind, I couldn't take my eyes away and when the game came to its infamous conclusion I turned off the TV and stared at the wall for an hour or so.

It was the gift that kept on giving, the next day I had to go into the Austin-based company where I was holding my training and all anyone wanted to talk about was the game. Especially when they learned I was from Boston.

Yep, good times.

posted by jeremias at 10:57 AM on February 05, 2016

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

What a shame for Aaron Rodgers, that hail mary redefined the word 'unbelievable'.

posted by jeremias at 08:20 AM on January 17, 2016

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

The NBA draft page states his #1 weakness as "lack of aggression". He's either been working on this or that scout needs a new job.

posted by jeremias at 03:39 PM on November 11, 2015

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Miami beats Duke with an unreal kickoff return.

posted by jeremias at 08:54 AM on November 01, 2015

Grantland is dead

The Grantland section on the ESPN home page dropped so far "below the fold" in the last month or so that it was fighting for space with the Privacy Policy and Copyright info. So this is no surprise. (I wonder if Nate Silver and FiveThirtyEight are looking over their shoulder?).

It's a real shame, I really enjoyed the different angle and unique reporting that was being done there. The attempt to broaden the scope of sports journalism will be sorely missed. Coming soon on ESPN: more breathless reports of Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian's relationship status as well as a five part series on how Stephen Curry's wax figurine was created at Madame Tussaud's.

posted by jeremias at 03:36 PM on October 30, 2015

LeBron James Puts Cavaliers Up 2-1 on Warriors

As good as the story is, I feel like the Warriors are one great stretch from restoring order to the universe. They'll hang 20 in a row on the Cavaliers to make a game a laugher and Stella will get her groove back.

Despite my last comment, I also tend to agree with this. Stephen Curry had the look of a legendary assassin with a major grudge at the end of last night's game. It's hard to imagine him *not* having a monster game tomorrow.

The one day off between the next game also has to work in the Warrior's favor, the Cav's injury list continues to swell (pun intended).

posted by jeremias at 11:47 AM on June 10, 2015

LeBron James Puts Cavaliers Up 2-1 on Warriors

I feel the collective cringe from all those folks still clinging to the "yeah, but he hasn't" elements of his resume. That list is getting smaller and more insignificant by the minute.

100% agreed. I listen to our local sports radio occasionally and after game 2 despite his triple-doubles and his 40+ ppgs, the loudmouths trying to stir controversy were focusing on his last quarter performances and tried to spin the stats to say that he still was a fader where it counts: in the last minutes of the game.

Well, not yesterday. He hit a killer three just when it looked like Stephen Curry was summoning his godlike powers for the win, and then Lebron hit (most) of the essential free throws he needed to to seal it. How you could see his performance in these last 3 games as anything but rare and epic is beyond me.

posted by jeremias at 11:40 AM on June 10, 2015

Rockets Avoid Sweep Behind Harden Heroics, Curry Tumble

Houston stays alive for one more game after the Curry injury but this thing feels over.

I truly hope Stephen Curry had a "contusion" and not a "concussion" as Golden State claims. I want GSW to advance, but concussions can be delayed and not necessarily something you can "play through." Having seen my son receive a concussion playing basketball and dealing with the long recovery I had a hard time watching Curry return to the game. I hope they are being honest with themselves about the diagnosis.

posted by jeremias at 04:12 PM on May 26, 2015

The NFL free-agency period begins with a slew of major moves

I assumed letting Browner shop around was because they were resigning Revis . . .

I actually looked at it the opposite way: The Pats probably knew over the weekend that Revis was gone and so they let Browner shop around because they felt that *without* Revis, Browner suddenly has far less value.

In other words, without an elite cornerback on the other side to cover, Browner's faults (slow, prone to penalties) are magnified.

Given "the Patriot way" it's unlikely we'll ever know for sure. On that note, I also remain confused why they couldn't spend the additional $5 mil for Revis, especially with no backup plan. Right now their secondary is looking really shaky again.

posted by jeremias at 01:46 PM on March 11, 2015

Patriots Win Super Bowl 0x31 After Epic Last-Second Interception

Nice conspiracy! Never mind that the "unseen hand" is a rotating schedule in which the NFC East plays the AFC South next season (plus in-division NFC East and the divisional winners of the AFC North and AFC West from 2014) but given that restriction I'm sure you could come up with a tougher schedule for them at home?

posted by jeremias at 10:52 PM on February 02, 2015