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yerfatma
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Name: Tom Clancy
Location: Dover, NH
ZIP: 03820
Member since: January 30, 2002
Last visit: June 23, 2018

yerfatma has posted 318 links and 11,783 comments to SportsFilter and 17 links and 1,232 comments to the Locker Room and 1 column.

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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

The Ringer: Bill Simmons' spiritual successor to Grantland, is open for business.

posted by yerfatma to culture at 10:20 AM on June 02, 2016 - 6 comments

Recent Comments

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

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

posted by yerfatma at 02:56 PM on June 20, 2018

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

posted by yerfatma at 10:59 AM on June 20, 2018

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Maybe it was because I only caught the last 30 minutes of the match, but I loved that dude. I fell apart when he called the Peruvian coach "Steven Tyler".

posted by yerfatma at 10:43 AM on June 18, 2018

World Cup Pick 'Em Contest: Win a World Cup Match Ball

I'd like to amend my answer for #4: it should be "Pick the team that will allow the fewest goals in the group stage: Uruguay".

posted by yerfatma at 01:44 PM on June 14, 2018

World Cup Pick 'Em Contest: Win a World Cup Match Ball

Group A: Egypt, Uruguay. Salah.
Group B: Portugal, Spain. Ronaldo
Group C: France, Denmark. Eriksen
Group D: Argentina, Nigeria. Messi
Group E: Brazil, Costa Rica. Jesus
Group F: Germany, Mexico. Timo Werner
Group G: Belgium, England. Lukaku
Group H: Senegal, Colombia. Mane

3. Pick the team that will score the most goals in the group stage: Belgium

4. Pick the team that will allow the least goals in the group stage: Uruguay

5. Pick the total number of red cards in the tournament: 6

6. Pick the total number of 0-0 scores in regulation in the tournament: 3

7. Pick a team that will score a goal in every match they play: Belgium

posted by yerfatma at 11:25 AM on June 14, 2018

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

We need to talk about Chris Davis.

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

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

When Charlie Pierce finally hangs 'em up, I nominate David Roth as his replacement.

posted by yerfatma at 10:11 AM on June 07, 2018

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Jesus, Howard, I'm old, but not that old! Now to get myself some Nissen bread.

His father went through life pissed off because he was born too late to have Spencer Tracy star in a Hollywood rendition of his life story.

Yeah, I don't disagree, but I feel like Sean & Remy paired well together. And as overvalued as Wil was (he basically turned having Tom Coughlin and Bill Parcells' phone numbers into two decades of columns), name a current football columnist that might ever punch out a defensive back.

I take it back, I am that old.

posted by yerfatma at 08:43 PM on June 01, 2018

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Man I miss Don Orsillo. And maybe Sean McDonough. Definitely Ned Martin.

posted by yerfatma at 01:26 PM on June 01, 2018

Auto-Login Isn't Working

It's definitely the form itself: I just saw it when I came back, clicked into a thread without logging in and was logged in & able to comment.

posted by yerfatma at 12:11 PM on May 30, 2018

Auto-Login Isn't Working

Happening to me in Chrome. There's something weird about it too: when I just came back, I saw the login form but also saw "4 comments (1 new)" on a post even though I was theoretically not logged in. When I logged in, that went away. So it's possibly a case where however you're testing to show the login form or not is the actual culprit.

posted by yerfatma at 11:31 AM on May 30, 2018

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Seems like the cookies are now session-only, so yes, you have to sign in each time.

posted by yerfatma at 10:04 AM on May 30, 2018

SportsFilter Has Switched to HTTPS

Thanks!

posted by yerfatma at 10:59 AM on May 29, 2018