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TheQatarian
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Name: Josh Evans
Member since: November 22, 2005
Last visit: March 24, 2018

TheQatarian has posted 48 links and 588 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 0 comments to the Locker Room and 3 columns.

Recent Links

Flip Saunders Passes Away at 60: Cancer sucks.

posted by TheQatarian to basketball at 02:14 PM on October 25, 2015 - 4 comments

College Player Scores 138 Points In A Game: Jack Taylor of Grinnell College (D-III) scored 138 points in a 179-104 win over Faith Baptist. He was 27-of-71 in three-pointers and 52-of-108 from the field overall, plus 7-for-10 on free throws.

posted by TheQatarian to basketball at 12:13 AM on November 21, 2012 - 33 comments

Canadian Goalie Scores At U-17 World Cup: Canadian goalie Quillan Roberts scores in the 87th minute to give Canada a 2-2- tie with England, and its first ever point in the U-17 World Cup.

posted by TheQatarian to soccer at 07:05 PM on June 23, 2011 - 1 comment

The Armless Archer: Matt Stutzman, who was born without arms, has qualified for the U.S. Olympic team in archery. Not the Paralympics; the actual Olympics.

posted by TheQatarian to olympics at 09:07 AM on June 14, 2011 - 2 comments

NHL's Musical Chairs: If the Atlanta Thrashers move to Winnipeg, this would necessitate a realignment. Do you do the most geographically logical switch? Do you give the longtime power Red Wings the move to the East that they want? Or do you try to help the struggling Columbus franchise by moving them to save travel costs?

posted by TheQatarian to hockey at 10:03 PM on May 18, 2011 - 10 comments

Recent Comments

Greg Schiano's Kickoff Idea Takes Spotlight Again As The NCAA Mulls Over New Proposal

Most of the contact on a punting play is at the line of scrimmage, whereas on kickoffs, most of the contact is from guys running at each other. The punt is a safer play.

I found this video to be quite convincing.

posted by TheQatarian at 05:55 PM on March 24, 2018

Golf's Army of TV Rules Tattletales Just Lost Some Power

Good. Now get rid of the antiquated and pointless scorecard.

posted by TheQatarian at 08:01 PM on April 30, 2017

ESPN laying off 100, including on-air personalities

If PBS is de-funded, wonder if we'll see Oscar the Grouch courtside with Dick Vitale at Duke home games.

Oscar is paid by HBO now, so unlikely.

ESPN does get a bit social-justicey for my liking, but that's hardly the reason this is happening. Expenditures are too high, and revenue is down. The math isn't all that hard.

posted by TheQatarian at 01:59 PM on April 27, 2017

Former Bull Craig Hodges on Jordan, Kaepernick, and dissent:

I believe the famous quote regarding Jordan was, "Republicans buy shoes, too."

posted by TheQatarian at 11:43 AM on April 20, 2017

Marlins Pitcher Jose Fernandez Dies in Boating Accident

That sucks. RIP.

posted by TheQatarian at 09:45 AM on September 25, 2016

The NBA officially pulls the 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte, NC

I'm still trying to figure out how a law that says you don't get to pick what gender you are when you wake up in the morning can even be considered controversial, let alone reason to boycott anything. But such are the times we live in.

posted by TheQatarian at 10:24 PM on July 21, 2016

Eagles fire Chip Kelly

Say hello to Chip Kelly, Rex Ryan's new offensive coordinator in Buffalo

Reuniting Chip Kelly with LeSean McCoy sounds like a winning idea!

posted by TheQatarian at 05:09 PM on December 30, 2015

This is Vin Scully's 66th season broadcasting Dodger games. Seriously.

I have recordings of Scully and Johnny Bench calling the 1991 World Series. Scully's combination of joy and exhaustion in Game 7 is unmatched.

posted by TheQatarian at 10:57 PM on June 29, 2015

U.S. Defeats China, Advances to Women's World Cup Semifinals

That was the first game I've seen them play since the Australia game where I thought they looked like a title contender. Would be nice to score a couple more goals, but they've been impenetrable defensively.

posted by TheQatarian at 11:45 PM on June 26, 2015

The stories of Lonnie Smith.

As a Twins fan, I remember Lonnie Smith pretty well. I was quite young for most of his career (I was born in 1975), so I knew he jumped around a lot, but didn't know why, since he always seemed to be pretty good. Now I know why. Thanks for the share.

posted by TheQatarian at 10:13 AM on June 20, 2015

Curt Schilling Declares War on Twitter Trolls Abusing His Daughter

I don't think Schilling's point is to get a Twitter mob after them as much as it is to put a permanent record of their asshattery on the Internet that will stick to them thanks to the magic of Google. That's more harmful than dealing with a Twitter mob, and I'm all for it.

posted by TheQatarian at 08:56 PM on March 02, 2015

Ernie Banks, legendary 'Mr. Cub,' dead at 83

May his spirit guide the team this season.

posted by TheQatarian at 10:49 PM on January 24, 2015

Holy Sidd Finch! Minnesota Twins Sign Unknown with 100-Mph Fastball

It's a low-risk signing. Maybe he can be coached up...no harm in trying.

posted by TheQatarian at 08:25 PM on July 30, 2014

Portugal Ties U.S. in Final Seconds of Match

While a lot of people were a bit deflated by the result, a 2-2 draw was still a very good result for the U.S., both in terms of expectations and tiebreakers.

The only real nightmare scenario now is if the U.S. loses to Germany, Ghana beats Portugal by 2, and then it has to be explained to every casual American sports fan how it is that Ghana would advance over the U.S. on a tiebreaker despite the fact that the U.S., you know, beat Ghana.

My only retort is, "FIFA awarded a World Cup to Qatar. Logic isn't their strong suit."

(For the record, despite my handle, I am not from Qatar nor affiliated with it in any way.)

posted by TheQatarian at 09:28 AM on June 23, 2014

USPTO Cancels Redskins Trademarks

I'm opposed to the Redskins' name. I'm more opposed to big government thought-policing.

posted by TheQatarian at 11:27 AM on June 18, 2014