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kokaku has posted 13 links and 666 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 15 comments to the Locker Room.

Recent Links

Even With Confession of Cheating, World’s Doping Watchdog Did Nothing: "WADA, the global regulator of doping in Olympic sports, did not begin an inquiry, even though a staff lawyer circulated the message to three top officials, calling the accusations “relatively precise,” including names and facts. Instead, the agency did something that seemed antithetical to its mission to protect clean athletes. It sent Ms. Pishchalnikova’s email to Russian sports officials — the very people who she said were running the doping program."

posted by kokaku to olympics at 10:11 AM on June 16, 2016 - 0 comments

"We are athletes, OK? We are athletes. We are not gladiators. This is not the Roman Coliseum": Kansas City Chiefs OT Eric Winston has something to say to Chiefs fans who cheered after Matt Cassel leaves the game with a concussion.

posted by kokaku to football at 10:08 PM on October 07, 2012 - 10 comments

Player Completes Perfect Set at Wimbledon: Yaroslava Shvedova played a flawless set of tennis, the best by a woman in at least 44 years, in the third round at Wimbledon. She won every point (24) and every game (6) in the first set against Sara Errani, winning 6-0, 6-4. The last pro to do it was Bill Scanlon in a first-round match in 1983. "To me, that's almost as incredible as Isner-Mahut," said Sam Querrey, one of the men's competitors.

posted by kokaku to tennis at 02:22 PM on July 01, 2012 - 2 comments

Game Over: Contradicting some of baseball's most cherished clichés, statistics show that your team's fate may well be sealed by June 1. As Yogi Berra said, 'It gets late early out there.'

posted by kokaku to baseball at 09:43 AM on May 23, 2011 - 3 comments

Recent Comments

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

if Tom Brady is even aware of the existence of that website, never mind the content, I'd be surprised ('yes yes, go make make me lots of money slapping my name on something sports related now go away i have a football to throw')

posted by kokaku at 12:02 PM on March 19, 2020

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

BarkleyFilter would certainly be more entertaining than many other filters

posted by kokaku at 01:07 PM on March 13, 2020

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

what do sportsfilter when there's no sports to filter?

posted by kokaku at 09:42 AM on March 13, 2020


Looks like the men's union understands that everyone benefits when groups in a weaker position (here, financially) are also taken care of.

posted by kokaku at 05:48 PM on February 13, 2020

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

That's a hell of a goal. Also, nice 3rd jerseys for Carolina.

posted by kokaku at 10:59 AM on January 13, 2020

FIFA President Wants to Play Women's World Cup Every 2 Years

So the women can achieve stability by working more and harder than the men? Sounds about right. On a less snarky note, that's great if it means the women can establish national leagues that are financially successful and lets them have stable professional athletic careers. I do wonder how that would work with league schedules (as far as I know the World Cup is a big deal that has an impact on regular training schedules and league play).

posted by kokaku at 08:11 AM on December 22, 2019

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

eh - this seems like a whole lotta nothing

posted by kokaku at 09:57 AM on December 11, 2019

Deadspin is Revolting

Bots are getting kinda weirdly clever - a spark of insight to two more and we can finally have Skynet.

posted by kokaku at 07:57 AM on October 31, 2019

The Montreal Expos, er, Washington Nationals have won the World Series!

grum... only if you think the Bills can beat the Pats in Foxboro in January (not ruling it out, just sayin' that's your hurdle)

posted by kokaku at 07:54 AM on October 31, 2019

Antonio Brown is a New England Patriot

Do not underestimate the power of the hoodie. Though I would not overestimate the power of Brady's arm to reach Brown.

posted by kokaku at 01:44 PM on September 08, 2019

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Also....bender....eponysterical :)

posted by kokaku at 01:07 PM on September 04, 2019

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

If it comes back fair before 1st base, it's in play.

posted by kokaku at 01:07 PM on September 04, 2019

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

The Adults in the Room

Megan Greenwell's chef's kiss, drop the mic, fuck you very much goodbye letter to Great Hill Partners, the private equity firm dry humping Deadspin to death.

posted by kokaku at 03:16 PM on August 24, 2019

The Tampa Bay Expos? The Montreal Rays?

Because they want to play before empty stadiums in two cities? Planning for climate change?

posted by kokaku at 05:51 PM on June 20, 2019

St. Louis Blues Win First Stanley Cup

According to this article

According to the NHL, the Blues were the 35th team in league history to make the playoffs after having ranked last overall at any point after their 20th game. They're also the seventh team since the 1967 expansion to make the playoffs after ranking last overall at any point after New Year's Day.

posted by kokaku at 09:48 AM on June 13, 2019