Recent Comments by rainbaby

Holy frijoles! There's a fantasy football draft tomorrow morning?

I'll be drafting from work. Might as well leave it because of the huge # of teams and late notice to change. It'll all be about managing what you end up with.

posted by rainbaby at 10:27 AM on August 10, 2007

Patriots Linebacker Missing in Lake

This is awful. That's a big body of water. Heartbreaking.

posted by rainbaby at 01:58 PM on May 28, 2007

March Madness Bracket Challenge

I'm in as ThreePeatBaby, cause, you know. . .it would be if I won. Which I most assuredly won't.

posted by rainbaby at 11:41 AM on March 13, 2007

Seattle edges Dallas in a wild, wild 4th quarter

Great game. (Rivers'll be fine, Grossman, not so much).

posted by rainbaby at 11:45 PM on January 06, 2007

forrestv 2006 SpoFi Fantasy Football champ

Congrats to the winners. I was hoping to go out on top again and retire gracefully. Now I'm Favre-ing!

posted by rainbaby at 02:10 PM on January 02, 2007

Fantasy Football update

Yukon is on a roll, and good job by Flivvers with the 49 moves out of a junky draft to get back in contention.

posted by rainbaby at 07:38 AM on December 07, 2006

Yahoo is for You-Hoos

Who is jerseygirl? I don't care, yahoo is easy for me, I'll probably have another league or two there. If someone wants to try another system, I'll follow like a sheep, but I have no strong feelings either way.

posted by rainbaby at 07:01 AM on July 20, 2006

Watch out for Terrapaldo!

Rainho! Fun fun funny.

posted by rainbaby at 01:49 PM on July 14, 2006

World Cup Confidence Pool

I knew it. g-m is an actuary.

posted by rainbaby at 06:45 AM on June 13, 2006

Steelers: Big Ben Injured In Motorcycle Accident

(or training camp season)

posted by rainbaby at 02:31 PM on June 12, 2006

Steelers: Big Ben Injured In Motorcycle Accident

I can't find any back up, but I think I remember seeing on TV last year that he was prohibited by contract clause from riding during the season, but not the offseason. (I don't know where pre-season fits in, if that is in fact true).

posted by rainbaby at 02:17 PM on June 12, 2006

World Cup Confidence Pool

Got it!

posted by rainbaby at 02:11 PM on June 08, 2006

World Cup Confidence Pool

Yes, thank you qbert72.

posted by rainbaby at 02:01 PM on June 08, 2006

World Cup Confidence Pool

I'm lame. I show up on the sidebar as in, but I don't think I put an email in, I got an error message. So now I can't see if I have everything filled out or not. Well, it's probably fate.

posted by rainbaby at 01:22 PM on June 08, 2006

Auntie Climax

Why yes, thank you dano, she did. The lady covets a banner or two or three! You guys are fun. Strangely, this is the only place I've ever had any luck with the NCAA hoops. I'll tell you my secret methodology when it's all over.

posted by rainbaby at 07:42 AM on March 28, 2006

Auntie Climax

I would like to take this opportunity to point out, humbly, that I won this thing last year. Thanks to ying yang mafia for setting it up.

posted by rainbaby at 12:16 PM on March 27, 2006

Marchmadness Pickem:

I'm in: Head Like A Herring.

posted by rainbaby at 07:43 AM on March 13, 2006

Now shooting the bonus ...

It's great publicity for both of them, and my dog is named Masha. Two thumbs up. It's press, pure and simple. Isn't she holding a CD? This is a perfect non-story. Seriously, it's elegant. I love it.

posted by rainbaby at 03:13 PM on March 03, 2006

Olympic Men's Hockey Confidence Points Pick 'Em

I'm looking bewildered, skydivedad.

posted by rainbaby at 09:45 AM on February 16, 2006

Olympic Men's Hockey Confidence Points Pick 'Em

This game is a fickle mistress.

posted by rainbaby at 09:34 AM on February 16, 2006

True Grit in the Pairs Figure Skating Finals

I read this yesterday, and could really see her point last night.

posted by rainbaby at 11:51 AM on February 14, 2006

The Agony of Defeat.

Yep, NoMitch, they showed some stuff. I guess they used the tape delay to make an assesment and a decision, I can understand that.

posted by rainbaby at 07:48 PM on February 13, 2006

The Agony of Defeat.

While I don't want to see anyone assisted from an accident, I wonder if a policy of not showing less horrible spills gives the illusion that these sports are as easy as the elite atheletes make them appear.

posted by rainbaby at 03:19 PM on February 13, 2006

How about a Men's Olympic Hockey pool.

Finland - 12 Canada - 11 Czeck Mix - 10 USA - 9 Sweden - 8 Russia - 7 Latvia - 6 Germany - 5 Slovakia - 4 Switzerland - 3 Italy - 2 Kazahkstan - 1 16 goals I hope spelling doesn't count

posted by rainbaby at 01:22 PM on February 10, 2006

Slip Sliding Away: A quick and dirty preview of Olympic luge

It looks like sex on a sled, yup.

posted by rainbaby at 09:16 AM on February 07, 2006

NFL 2006 Pick'Em Playoffs SportsFilter Lounge

Mkay, if the game ended after three, I'd be sitting pretty with my first pick. Of course, that's not going to happen.

posted by rainbaby at 05:45 PM on January 07, 2006

Super Bowl Wants Only Young Dancers

It's not a big deal. It's showbiz (close enough) and you get to say who you want out there. Plus, there is an audition process - I bet if a 47 year old went through it and made it, they wouldn't be thrown out for their age.

posted by rainbaby at 12:35 PM on January 04, 2006

NFL tries to sell to women

Lifelong fan, five year fantasy player. If I'm in a fantasy league with strangers, I don't announce my gender; I assume most people are the same. So you've probably been playing with 1/4 women and just didn't know it. It doesn't surprise me at all. Our SpoFi league is at least 16% women. . .if there is one more team being managed by a woman and I'm just not aware of it, that'd be about 22%, close to the figure in the article.

posted by rainbaby at 07:35 AM on November 28, 2005

The Quarterback Has Strong Hands and a Quick Release

Does this mean we can stop with the TO coverage? Because then I'm all for it.

posted by rainbaby at 02:01 PM on August 17, 2005

'Regretful' Ricky apologizes to fans, Dolphins

I just might have to draft him.

posted by rainbaby at 02:11 PM on July 26, 2005

Now, that's a sport?

Yeah, that's a sport, but that ain't no Misty May.

posted by rainbaby at 03:05 PM on July 13, 2005

Remember Nadia?

She was perfect. And so compelling, such a strong persona. Great idea for a piece of writing, kinda skimmed the surface, though. . .for a young person (i was. . seven) she made it seem like WE could be perfect, too - at something. . .some sport, somehow; and she was - what's the word for when children find other children attractive, oh, I know, a fox. Very complex influence on a certain generation.

posted by rainbaby at 08:11 AM on July 13, 2005

Ginobili Metio 27 Puntos y Los Spurs Aplastaron a Los Pistons

If the Pistons come back, and the good citizens of Detroit, umm. . .take to the streets in. . ah. . .celebration, my cousin has me down for a Barcolounger.

posted by rainbaby at 02:55 PM on June 13, 2005

8 Ways To Improve The NFL

I'm right with you on not liking One Foot In and being conflicted about overtime. But pass interference.. . .why wouldn't the defender just automatically interfere with a long catch that looks like a sure thing and take the 15 yards instead of the 45? Hmm.

posted by rainbaby at 03:21 PM on May 06, 2005

8 Ways To Improve The NFL

If you had to pick one to agree with and one to disagree with, what would they be? I disagree with more of them than I agree with, but it was a fun read. I'd go YES with The Ground Can Cause A Fumble, and NO with No More Fair Catches. I think a chop block is less likely to freaking kill someone than No More Fair Catches.

posted by rainbaby at 02:37 PM on May 06, 2005

Student sues, left off volleyball team

Too lite of an article to make a call on this one.

posted by rainbaby at 08:11 AM on May 04, 2005

Jermaine O'Neal plays the race card.

It's a sticky issue, and O'Neal is not a politician. I agree the arguments/allegations/whatevers are loose, but it is an issue that will primarily and immediately affect young black men, and it deserves exploration, both pro and con.

posted by rainbaby at 03:26 PM on April 13, 2005

Jermaine O'Neal plays the race card.

Saw him on TV last night, clarifying his statement to say that such a rule would have a disproportionately negative effect on black players - not that The NBA has a conscious racist agenda. Well spoken guy. (And he came straight from HS) They could have made the rule when this first started happening, but now it would seem. . .well. . .unfair. As O'Neal said, let the best players play, regardless of age. I'm glad I heard the interview, it changed my mind. . .or at least, I'm glad he spoke on the issue, as one who went through the experience himself.

posted by rainbaby at 11:52 AM on April 13, 2005

Dirty Bird

I wonder if he was planning on attending the NFL Cheerleaders/dancers convention.

posted by rainbaby at 03:32 PM on April 06, 2005


You may be #26, but you've got the best team name for sure. Interview? Sure. Everyone loves to talk about themselves.

posted by rainbaby at 12:34 PM on April 05, 2005


Thanks. One of those girl people won last year too, apparently.

posted by rainbaby at 10:52 AM on April 05, 2005


Victory! Alrighty, I'm off to the OTB!

posted by rainbaby at 07:58 AM on April 05, 2005


So I've been sitting on top of the bracket for awhile, and if NC wins tonight, I'll win this one and the one at work too. This is very bad. I haven't ever picked a decent bracket, now I'll be cocky next year and be tempted to put money on the darn thing. Also, I sat on top of the SpoFi Fantasy Football league for a long time, and ended up third. . .so history says I'm a choke artist. Here's hoping for a good game tonight!

posted by rainbaby at 08:24 AM on April 04, 2005

Vikings Sack Packers, 31-17

Pretend moon = chuckles Rubbing Goal Post = tasteless Joe Buck's reaction = too much

posted by rainbaby at 08:17 AM on January 10, 2005

And now for something completly different

What is an adopted cousin, exactly?????

posted by rainbaby at 12:36 PM on December 17, 2004

Spofi Fantasy NFL league

There's a trophy! Neato! Seriously, Dirty Sanchez is in a real good place. Thanks for posting this Isiah. I can call you that because I dropped Deion Branch the other week.

posted by rainbaby at 03:05 PM on December 06, 2004

It cost Fox and CBS a combined $8 billion,

Gah. I had just crawled out of my post-election depression, and now this. . .

posted by rainbaby at 07:39 AM on November 09, 2004

Aegean Seaside:Inge de Bruijn's Birthday party

I think she's from the Netherlands, not Poland. 31 - awesome!

posted by rainbaby at 09:11 AM on August 27, 2004

Fantasy NFL 2004

It does seem wierd. . .but I've never played in a league this large. Whatever folks want to do is fine - I just wanted to mention it before draft - so nobody gets to cry in their cereal about it later!

posted by rainbaby at 11:35 AM on August 09, 2004

Fantasy NFL 2004

Still going to require two starting running backs? Maybe the second (instead of third) rb slot should be the flex RB/WR position due to the large number of teams in the league?

posted by rainbaby at 09:12 AM on August 09, 2004

Fantasy NFL 2004

Can't make it on draft day??? Whatdoyou, have a life? Thanks for the set up! So someone else already had a team name featuring the word Meat. . .scary. . .I changed mine.

posted by rainbaby at 07:38 AM on August 04, 2004

Are you ready for some football!

A vote for drafting players, but whatever. . .

posted by rainbaby at 01:05 PM on August 03, 2004

Are you ready for some football!

Thanks, dusted. Looking forward to it.

posted by rainbaby at 09:37 AM on August 03, 2004

Are you ready for some football!

I'd love it.

posted by rainbaby at 06:55 PM on August 02, 2004