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Name: Tom Clancy
Location: Dover, NH
ZIP: 03820
Member since: January 30, 2002
Last visit: August 17, 2018

yerfatma has posted 319 links and 11,796 comments to SportsFilter and 17 links and 1,232 comments to the Locker Room and 1 column.

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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

Remembering Amare as He Might Have Been:

Like everything during that era of Phoenix prosperity, the team's plans for the future moved in warp speed. Internally, the Suns imagined a new positional prototype for their high-octane system, to be unleashed in the following season. Point center, they called it. Amare Stoudemire, the 22-year-old future of the franchise, was to be its apostle.

posted by yerfatma to basketball at 03:23 PM on July 28, 2016 - 2 comments

Recent Comments

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

My son and I have watched Liverpool lose many times " to Sevilla in the 2016 Europa League final, to A.C. Milan in the 2007 Champions League final. And we will lose again. The important thing is being together when we do. Soccer teaches you the value of solidarity.

Imagine how solid and centered I must be as an Everton fan you navel-gazing halfwit.

posted by yerfatma at 10:52 PM on August 15, 2018

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Don't know if I posted this before, but there's one very good reason to go to Reddit: /r/filthypitches (which is about baseball, not sales).

posted by yerfatma at 11:20 AM on August 15, 2018

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

posted by yerfatma at 12:48 PM on August 09, 2018

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

The idea we might be seeing the end of Felix Hernandez makes me sad. And old.

posted by yerfatma at 09:58 AM on August 09, 2018

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Can someone renew the EPL Fantasy League?

posted by yerfatma at 02:17 PM on August 06, 2018

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

"You want fries with that?"

posted by yerfatma at 02:16 PM on August 06, 2018

NBA signs deal with MGM to be gaming partner

Just have to cope.

posted by yerfatma at 02:44 PM on August 03, 2018

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

What I took from that:

large numerals for the vision impaired

We were right! The umpire does need glasses.

posted by yerfatma at 12:13 PM on July 31, 2018

TBT Announces Elam Ending to Be Used in All TBT2018 Games

I definitely want to see this in Summer League or some college pre-season tournament.

posted by yerfatma at 02:50 PM on July 25, 2018

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

non-contending team

The Bruins went to the playoffs for something like the first 15 seasons of his career and got to the Finals twice.

posted by yerfatma at 02:49 PM on July 16, 2018

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Hast though considered The Fellani? Laws do not apply to it.

posted by yerfatma at 02:23 PM on June 28, 2018

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

At one point last night, NESN posted a stat saying Mookie Betts had an OPS this year against the Angels* of 2.200 (it's dropped all the way to 2.100 since), which was the highest for any Red Sox player against one opponent "since at least 1908". For some reason that struck me funny, like if they just had splits back through the whole Deadball Era we would see some season Tris Speaker was averaging a triple every other at bat against the Browns.

* Small sample size alert!

posted by yerfatma at 10:28 AM on June 27, 2018

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Just came here to post that. One of these names is not like the other.

posted by yerfatma at 04:21 PM on June 26, 2018

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

posted by yerfatma at 11:38 AM on June 22, 2018

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Working theory: one of Willy Caballero's legs is longer than the other which is why he regularly tops the ball like that.

posted by yerfatma at 03:23 PM on June 21, 2018