Recent Comments by yerfatma

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

How have I never seen this?

posted by yerfatma at 10:26 AM on July 14, 2021

Camera-Seeking Fan with Sign Causes Enormous Pileup at Tour de France

"Go grandpa-grandma"

Man, this pronoun shit is getting weird.

posted by yerfatma at 07:38 PM on June 28, 2021

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

I feel like that was a pretty good day of Euros. 2 games, 14 goals, a penalty shootout (much as I hate 'em for making heroes and villains out of individuals).

posted by yerfatma at 07:31 PM on June 28, 2021

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Between the last two days, I am starting to think people with the initials KD (or Kd, I suppose) are preternaturally good at sports.

posted by yerfatma at 08:06 PM on June 17, 2021

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Feels like Gareth Bale should have used a club with a little less loft.

posted by yerfatma at 01:20 PM on June 16, 2021

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

I got so annoyed with Derek Rae's pronunciation of "Bruno Fernandes" (it doesn't jibe with my decades-old New England understanding of Portuguese) that I discovered this IPA pronunciation tool and will now waste the rest of these Euros taking the spellings from players' Wikipedia entries to judge the commentators' accuracy.

posted by yerfatma at 01:13 PM on June 15, 2021

Putting the Journey in Journeyman

Quitter.

posted by yerfatma at 04:24 PM on June 14, 2021

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Patrick Schick.

posted by yerfatma at 10:11 AM on June 14, 2021

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

In this state? Good goddamn luck.

posted by yerfatma at 07:42 PM on April 21, 2021

Will a 'Super League' blow up global soccer? Here's what we know after bombshell announcement

Well that folded faster than Superman on laundry day. And it meant the end of Ed Woodward. If it gets rid of the Glazers and Fenway Sports, all the better.

posted by yerfatma at 09:03 AM on April 21, 2021

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

posted by yerfatma at 09:02 AM on April 21, 2021

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

4th'd!

posted by yerfatma at 11:43 AM on April 14, 2021

Peyton Manning Will Host Revival of 1950s Game Show

Real-life Peyton has charm deficiencies but he's funny in commercials.

I want you to dial up 20 year-old you and read that sentence to them so they can explain how you sold out, man.

posted by yerfatma at 08:23 PM on April 13, 2021

Babe Ruth's Letter to Mistress Auctioned for $200K

Late-Season Callup? Rule 5 Acquisition? LOOGY? Submariner?

posted by yerfatma at 01:19 PM on April 13, 2021

Peyton Manning Will Host Revival of 1950s Game Show

I mean, he's perfectly cast for a show from the '50s.

posted by yerfatma at 01:17 PM on April 13, 2021

ESPN Strips Paul Pierce of Pundit Gig

As a huge fan of the Celtics and #34, I can't say I will miss hearing his takes, though, sadly, he might improve the quality of discourse in Boston sports (though not on NBCSN which is pretty solid depending on how you feel about Scal. Oh and if you can tolerate Perk. God help us.)

posted by yerfatma at 01:40 PM on April 08, 2021

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

rcade is this the right North Texas?

posted by yerfatma at 09:55 PM on March 19, 2021

Blue Jays Will Use TV Audio on Radio Broadcasts

It's un-American, I say!

posted by yerfatma at 08:06 AM on March 11, 2021

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

David Squires has outdone himself. Possibly NSFW if you don't like the idea of recasting Basic Instinct with Jonjo Shelvey in a starring role.

posted by yerfatma at 02:32 PM on March 09, 2021

Blue Jays Will Use TV Audio on Radio Broadcasts

That stinks. Baseball on the radio is a totally different experience. You might as well not do it at all as provide the TV commentary.

posted by yerfatma at 10:59 AM on March 09, 2021

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

The Capitals bitching about his punishment ("It's been a while since he's done anything") is a shitty look.

/not biased at all

posted by yerfatma at 07:57 PM on March 08, 2021

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Please don't ever change. I loved every single word in that comment. I have one kid but she's got enough game I should consider moving to a zone.

posted by yerfatma at 07:56 PM on March 08, 2021

Daniel Snyder is the Kindest, Bravest, Warmest, Most Wonderful Human Being I've Ever Known in My Life

I'll say it until I'm blue in the face @WashingtonNFL needs to be done in the @NFL

posted by yerfatma at 07:55 PM on March 08, 2021

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

You would think there would be another Sutter lying around they could try out.

posted by yerfatma at 04:31 PM on March 05, 2021

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

From the Department of Items Which Read Like Bad AI Text Generation, a poem in The New Yorker about Owen Hart.

posted by yerfatma at 02:18 PM on February 26, 2021

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Liverpool is Blue again.

posted by yerfatma at 08:13 PM on February 20, 2021

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

She's no Lady Byng, that's for sure.

posted by yerfatma at 12:35 PM on February 18, 2021

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

It's nice that Urban Meyer isn't even trying to hide his true self anymore, just letting that freak flag fly. "Ok, boys, we'll fire the racist, but see if you can get a spouse abuser who will melt down in some outrageous way later on!"

posted by yerfatma at 12:53 PM on February 13, 2021

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

posted by yerfatma at 03:49 PM on February 11, 2021

Dallas Mavericks have stopped playing national anthem before home games at owner Mark Cuban's direction

Apparently they asked the wrong guy.

posted by yerfatma at 07:45 PM on February 10, 2021

Edmonton's Ex-Eskimos Have 7 Possible Replacements

Holy hell, an F Troop reference in the wild! Larry Storch represent.

posted by yerfatma at 10:44 AM on February 10, 2021

Dallas Mavericks have stopped playing national anthem before home games at owner Mark Cuban's direction

posted by yerfatma at 10:42 AM on February 10, 2021

Bucs Win Super Bowl 0x37

Has there ever been a Super Bowl defense that had more hurries and sacks on a QB?

I have to give props to Greg Bedard of BostonSportsJournal.com for calling this result.

Tampa won't need to worry about the run and should be able to pressure with four, I don't see an issue with doubling Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill.

Basically, if the Chiefs are going to put up their customary 30-plus points in this game and win, Mahomes is going to have to be otherworldly. Anything the Chiefs do on offense will be because of him, and possibly some breakdowns on behalf of the Bucs. He will have to have, arguably, the greatest QB performance in Super Bowl history.

posted by yerfatma at 01:10 PM on February 08, 2021

Bucs Win Super Bowl 0x37

posted by yerfatma at 01:07 PM on February 08, 2021

Tom Brady Leads Buccaneers to Super Bowl 0x37

Brady is 2-0 in Championship games when he throws three picks. Checkmate, atheists.

posted by yerfatma at 08:05 PM on January 26, 2021

New Mets GM Fired for Sending Dick Pic to Reporter

Yeah, but what about Burt Ward? Holy Cancel Culture, Batman!

posted by yerfatma at 07:20 PM on January 21, 2021

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

I gotta admit I find Pizzeria Regina underwhelming. I also pronounce it like it's a Canadian city.

posted by yerfatma at 10:19 AM on January 20, 2021

New Mets GM Fired for Sending Dick Pic to Reporter

I don't think it's her fault, but the thing to would have been to blow the whistle right away.

I don't think that tracks: if you're a woman who somehow made it to a job of covering the MLB at any level, the last thing you want to do is rock the boat. It's a huge power imbalance; as it is, she probably spent every level of progress having to prove she could be "One of the guys" and not get snippy about the slightest (read, "obvious") bit of sexual harassment. It also suggests its anyone else's problem that some guy would take the time during what should be a busy day to find a place, drop trou, take 5 or 6 different shots, edit them for beauty and then make the decision to text them to anyone. I wouldn't send a photo of my junk to a urologist, much less a distant acquaintance.

posted by yerfatma at 10:17 AM on January 20, 2021

Brooklyn Nets land James Harden

Holy hell. Someone tell Kyrie. Might have to do it via whatever Zoom he's on instead of playing.

posted by yerfatma at 05:16 PM on January 13, 2021

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

you find out that the nasal passages are part of the respiratory system.

Explains where they breathe from.

posted by yerfatma at 09:42 AM on January 12, 2021

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Donald just has busted rib cartilage; I did that a few weeks ago following a youtube yoga class, so I am working through the same and am just as cool.

posted by yerfatma at 09:40 AM on January 12, 2021

The Annual

I dunno what happened to the title but it was "The Annual 'Magic of the FA Cup' article is here". Mods plz halp.

posted by yerfatma at 08:00 AM on January 08, 2021

Black Monday Arrives for NFL Coaches

Chargers for sure. Good QB in a good offense with the QB under cost control for four more years. You can find O linemen.

posted by yerfatma at 08:09 PM on January 05, 2021

Black Monday Arrives for NFL Coaches

I was hoping to see Lynn get another season.

So was the rest of the AFC West. I feel bad for the guy, but a game manager he was not.

posted by yerfatma at 10:16 AM on January 05, 2021

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

posted by yerfatma at 10:14 AM on January 05, 2021

Josh Allen is Putting Up MVP Numbers

instead of "Salt" like table.

You talk funny.

posted by yerfatma at 01:01 PM on December 30, 2020

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

I don't know that that's it. His mechanics, to use a technical term, suck ass. According to what I have read, that's not a new thing. I'm sure the injuries have taken a toll and the fact he is playing with a bunch of duds who think trying to catch with your facemask is a reasonable approach doesn't help, but he regularly throws without even trying to get his feet right and shit flies everywhere.

posted by yerfatma at 12:59 PM on December 30, 2020

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Does anyone know of a readily-available NBA stat that tracks "meaningful" blocks? I found this cool blog post from 3 years ago, but it's hard to search for "blocks that matter" or something similar. Essentially I want what the Python code in the blog post does: blocks that lead to a loss of possession or even just ones that happen on a possession that does not end in points.

Asking because I just watched Daniel Theis perfectly time a block only for a second Pacer to treat it like it was a layup line and dunk the result.

BTW, the Celtics may finally have a great player with the initials PP on the team. If only someone tells him he's allowed to pass to the stars around him.

posted by yerfatma at 09:27 PM on December 29, 2020

Jaguars Clinch First Overall Pick in NFL Draft

But just three of those QBs led their team to the Super Bowl, and only two (Cam Newton and Eli Manning) have won a title.

Unless Eli gave one of his rings to Cam, it must be someone else?

posted by yerfatma at 02:24 PM on December 29, 2020

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

That . . . was something. The worst part is it may have been the best part of the game for Pats fans.

posted by yerfatma at 01:50 PM on December 29, 2020

Matt Patricia is gone, and so is the GM who ran Jim Caldwell out of town to give Patricia the job.

Patricia is about the worst head coach the NFL has ever seen.

You're gonna break Rich Kotite's heart.

posted by yerfatma at 03:24 PM on December 02, 2020

Sarah Fuller Suits Up for Vanderbilt Against Missouri

Quite the analysis, I am sure.

posted by yerfatma at 03:23 PM on December 02, 2020

Diego Maradona has died

"He was credited with powers way beyond those of any mortal. That's why, with no managerial experience to speak of, he was placed in charge of the national side for the 2010 World Cup. It's why there is a Church of Maradona in Buenos Aires. It's why his fake penis was put on display at a museum in Buenos Aires like a religious relic and subsequently stolen on a nationwide tour."

posted by yerfatma at 01:31 PM on November 25, 2020

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

I think he got off that train a while back after he had caught a couple of locals.

posted by yerfatma at 12:11 PM on November 23, 2020

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

So the elder Ball boy is starting to look like a decent 7th or 8th man on a bad team

How so?

posted by yerfatma at 02:30 PM on November 20, 2020

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Drew Brees is out at least a couple of weeks. So I assume we're going to see some Jameis 2.0

Shows what happens when you assume!

posted by yerfatma at 02:26 PM on November 20, 2020

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

How was he not in the background of that last Giuliani presser? Holtz wouldn't need a mask; he'd need to borrow something from Laremy Tunsil.

posted by yerfatma at 02:25 PM on November 20, 2020

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Hoping my Greek friends don't read this cause they'll pee on the next pie I get from them, but they are not going to outdo pizza from an Italian bakery.

Greek pizza is all about finding the right place. There's an ancient article on the interwebs (maybe by J. Kenji Lopez-Alt?) about how most Greek pizza is awful but good Greek pizza is amazing and the second comment, from about 2000) is my old haunt in Middletown/ Newport, RI.

posted by yerfatma at 09:31 AM on November 18, 2020

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Man that NBA non-tampering period is strictly enforced, huh? Also, I hope the league landscape keeps changing fundamentally like this at least weekly until the start of next season. A giant game of Duck Duck, Goose that ends right around the time Tillman finally gets everyone out of Houston.

posted by yerfatma at 02:50 PM on November 17, 2020

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

I like living outside of the BBQ Wars, because we can simply enjoy all variations in peace.

Until the next gang war breaks out about what constitutes "good pizza" and where it can be found reliably. As a transplant to this here backwoods from Rhode Island, it always sounds like two bald men arguing over a comb when my fellow Granite Staters talk pizza.

posted by yerfatma at 02:49 PM on November 17, 2020