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Name: Tom Clancy
Location: Dover, NH
ZIP: 03820
Member since: January 30, 2002
Last visit: October 16, 2018

yerfatma has posted 320 links and 11,815 comments to SportsFilter and 17 links and 1,232 comments to the Locker Room and 1 column.

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Loser's Lunch: a story of the lengths tennis tournaments will go to keep out sports bettors for reasons that aren't particularly obvious.

posted by yerfatma to tennis at 04:57 PM on September 04, 2018 - 2 comments

How the Delmon Young Draft Pick Worked out for Tampa Bay: One of those cool "Follow the history" stories that shows how the Rays turned a dud draft pick into a ton of production.

posted by yerfatma to baseball at 10:49 AM on August 09, 2018 - 2 comments

Collarred! The Curious Case of Colangelo's Accounts: The Ringer provides some fairly damning circumstantial evidence that the NBA's hand-picked Sam Hinkie replacement, Bryan Colangelo, has been using a series of anonymous Twitter accounts to bad-mouth, Hinkie, former coworkers and current Sixers players (including discussing unreleased medical information). Oh and he may have tipped his hand to the brilliant Fultz trade a few months early. And gotten into it with Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union for reasons that make very little sense (and probably aren't accurate).

posted by yerfatma to basketball at 10:09 AM on May 30, 2018 - 3 comments

Geoff Cameron: What Must Change in U.S. Soccer: "But this is the mentality that is so toxic across the board in youth soccer in America. It’s not about proving yourself every day. It’s about what you did last year. It’s about who you know. It’s about your size. It’s about your reputation. It’s about what fancy youth club you play for."

posted by yerfatma to soccer at 12:49 PM on February 09, 2018 - 1 comment

Rudy, Interrupted: South Carolina State's 55 Year-Old Back: "He's the only player without even a single accessory: no leggings, no wristbands, no gloves, just team-issued blue-and-white striped shorts, his No. 47 jersey and an unadorned helmet. With the pads bulking his chest and the helmet guarding the wisp of grey at the peak of his hairline, he hardly seems 55 years old."

posted by yerfatma to football at 10:05 AM on November 29, 2016 - 3 comments

Recent Comments

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Really? As I was watching all those young, hopeful, wishing-against-wish Yankee fans in the crowd, I paused thusly

But then I remembered that 4th of July that Ron Guidry broke my heart and just laughed.

posted by yerfatma at 02:27 PM on October 11, 2018

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Unlike Jimmy Butler:

posted by yerfatma at 04:33 PM on October 10, 2018

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

"You took notes on a ... criminal conspiracy?" — The Dodgers clearly never watched The Wire.

posted by yerfatma at 02:21 PM on October 08, 2018

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Just scroll down to the part labeled "Trent Dilfer". I don't understand what I just read, but that is a bad look.

posted by yerfatma at 09:42 AM on October 08, 2018

Frank Reich Hands OT Win to Houston Texans

I will admit I can never completely hate Lou Holtz for having Rick Mirer go for two at the end of a game in Happy Valley in the snow and win it. Fortuna audaces iuvat and/ or fortune is bald behind, etc.

posted by yerfatma at 12:58 PM on October 03, 2018

NHL Third Jerseys for 2018-19

I'm going to go to Kevin Dineen's house and boo him just for old time's sake.

posted by yerfatma at 12:36 PM on October 03, 2018

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Is anyone else immune to the excitement of the Ryder Cup?

I'm not much of a golf fan, but I do love the reality show drama the US team always descends into.

posted by yerfatma at 12:33 PM on October 03, 2018

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

posted by yerfatma at 11:00 AM on September 21, 2018

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

All I can say is, "More like this, please":

posted by yerfatma at 10:59 AM on September 21, 2018

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Like trying to hit a wiffle ball through a car wash.

/amends "Life Goals" list

posted by yerfatma at 12:18 PM on September 07, 2018

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

He already has made himself a lot of money . . . his prospects of future employment are much better than were mine

But how is that relevant? I don't understand how someone making millions at something they had to work hard at is somehow stripped of their right to decide what's fair compensation. Given sports teams work hard to underreport their income, is it wrong for Bell to look at this chart that he is partially responsible for and decide he wants a bigger piece of the pie?

posted by yerfatma at 12:18 PM on September 07, 2018

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

As part of a three home run night, Trevor Story hit the longest home run in Statcast "history":

posted by yerfatma at 12:29 PM on September 06, 2018

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Here's a guy on a team with a very legit chance of making it to the Superbowl this year who continues to operate in me me me mode.

Alternatively, here's a guy who is employed in a way that risks his body and he feels like he wants more compensation for that and is willing to sit out to get what he wants.

posted by yerfatma at 12:28 PM on September 06, 2018

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

"He's making seven times what I make, twice as much as Al [Villanueva] is making, and we're the guys who do it for him."

On second thought, maybe there's a reason the NFLPA is so useless. "Hey man, he makes $7 to get his brains beat out and I'm only getting $1. Ergo he should reconsider things."

posted by yerfatma at 08:47 PM on September 05, 2018

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Should have talked to Rosie Ruiz.

posted by yerfatma at 02:08 PM on September 05, 2018