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Name: Tom Clancy
Location: Dover, NH
ZIP: 03820
Member since: January 30, 2002
Last visit: December 13, 2018

yerfatma has posted 320 links and 11,832 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 Wednesday Huddle

I like Steve Nash. I would not object to more Steve Nash in public life. That said, there is 0 reason for Steve Nash to be doing color-commentary on professional soccer games, much less a Champion's League match featuring a team he is openly rooting for. I appreciate Bleacher Report is trying to do something different by not even having a proper play-by-play guy (though Stuart Holden does a very good job of it anyway), but let's call it a failed experiment. While we are at it, let's kill WEEI's idea of "dropping the concept of a conventional radio baseball broadcast to make the call of the game sound more like a talk show."

posted by yerfatma at 10:13 AM on December 12, 2018

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Probably has something to do with Ripken being almost 3x as valuable by WAR in his time in the game. Harold Baines was a good hitter for a long time. That's not the elevator pitch for a Hall of Fame player.

posted by yerfatma at 03:27 PM on December 11, 2018

'I Would Strike Out Babe Ruth Every Time'

Can you imagine having to ride on a plane or a bus with this guy? He and Trevor Bauer should start a podcast. From space.

posted by yerfatma at 03:25 PM on December 11, 2018

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Thanks Howard, that was a name I did not know.

posted by yerfatma at 02:01 PM on November 29, 2018

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

I'm linking to this article about Everton's improvement this year directly before they get blasted in the Derby this weekend because I have to call out the change in offense between Big Sam and this year:

posted by yerfatma at 02:00 PM on November 29, 2018

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

& is usually for bit-shifting. In 20 years of coding I've used it about twice. I am suspicious that changing from && to & would fix things. It's like someone saying they adjusted a comparison from == to =

posted by yerfatma at 02:09 PM on November 26, 2018

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

posted by yerfatma at 02:27 PM on November 14, 2018

EPL Player Won't Wear Poppy On His Jersey

c.f. the last panel here. I think Squires has Poppyman come out every year now.

posted by yerfatma at 09:00 PM on November 07, 2018

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

I was kind of excited to watch the 76ers/ Pacers game with Doris Burke and Mark Jones. And then they and Lisa Salters just spent 2 minutes singing the praises of Chick-Fil-A. Save your ads for the timeouts and spare me your faux enthusiasm.

posted by yerfatma at 08:59 PM on November 07, 2018

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Why does Bleacher Report's Champions League coverage have Steve Nash as a cohost? I like soccer too, doesn't make me a good option.

posted by yerfatma at 02:55 PM on November 06, 2018

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

It was a big deal when the lumbering, indomitable Joe Kapp did it during my youth

Billy "White Shoes" Johnson was the first person I ever saw do it. He also ran from one guy's helmet to the next before being asked to return to the normal plane of existence.

posted by yerfatma at 02:54 PM on November 06, 2018

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Ha, that's awesome holden!

posted by yerfatma at 02:52 PM on November 06, 2018

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

We just don't want to split the winnings with you.

posted by yerfatma at 01:12 PM on October 30, 2018

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

OK gang, I am in search of one SpoFite to occupy a seat at TD Garden on Thursday night

Unfortunately, I will be on the West Coast for much of the week. Thanks though & some day!

posted by yerfatma at 08:47 PM on October 29, 2018

What the Hell Happened to Darius Miles?

This was such an awesome piece. Sent it to a friend of mine because we both liked Miles so much (didn't he finish his career with the Celtics in preseason one year). The weirdest bit was I had been wondering this exact question last week.

posted by yerfatma at 08:46 PM on October 29, 2018