Recent Locker Room Comments by pastepotpete

at first I thought you meant, "good point, Mike Piazza *is* gay."

posted by pastepotpete at 10:36 AM on August 28, 2003

i do not understand what the problem is...the story is on more than just the one message board (read my contribution--which also includes an "unsourced" denial by Pippen's attorney), and doesn't everyone's comments on the story attempt to knock it down? Generally, we're not journalists or lawyers here, and Scottie Pippen is a public figure, unless garfield or one of the founders *knows* that this story is untrue and promulgates, I don't believe it to be libelous in the US. PS Mike Piazza is gay.

posted by pastepotpete at 09:40 AM on August 28, 2003

oh, I'd find it very convenient if there was a useful links section that went to scores and the like but that's just because I'm lazy. Are there any RSS feeds that sportsfilter could use?

posted by pastepotpete at 10:51 AM on June 11, 2002

Yeah, I agree. The problem is that a lot of the things that we'd want to comment on, don't come with corresponding links, because according to the guidelines, I'm not supposed to put up a link to ESPN's draft coverage (or other broad-based material). I think Sportsfilter needs to get a little more event-driven.

posted by pastepotpete at 06:54 PM on April 24, 2002

Ah, gyc quit sandbagging. I like everybody on your team but Placido Polanco and Tony LaRussa says he's going to prove me wrong. corpse: usually if you miss a draft you end up with 4 third basemen or something, you got lucky. Besides you have the best team name.

posted by pastepotpete at 05:09 PM on March 31, 2002

There were 14 total, 20 would have been brutal but challenging, you should have gotten in though, it was pretty fun. hincadenza: it seemed like most people were there but it's almost impossible to tell.

posted by pastepotpete at 12:01 PM on March 29, 2002

This seems like a massive overreaction. Why would you (and quite frankly why should you) eliminate the topic of etiquette? It seems that this would cause 2 negatives, a) it takes a measure of control over the content away from the community and puts it in the hands of the owners and b) it prevents the etiquette from evolving on it's own. Does this represent a desire to get away from the hand-wringing on Metatalk? Let me be the first to sat 'Who Cares?' I think too many people at this website bind up the identity of sportsfilter with the identity of metafilter. Maybe there's something I don't understand about this...

posted by pastepotpete at 08:15 PM on March 28, 2002

Dispatch from Palookaville: we need more players, I'm planning to spend the summer whuppin' you know it alls upside your head. I'll show you the life of the mind!

posted by pastepotpete at 10:51 AM on March 07, 2002

Oops, you're right. I forgot that I changed it in my own preferences, tool that I am.

posted by pastepotpete at 08:11 PM on March 06, 2002

It's completely free (at least it was last year--knock on wood), it has it's drawbacks but it's less work administratively than about anything else. We probably should find a way to do the draft/auction privately, and I don't know if we should try to do it in a SportsFilter thread (it would work perfectly there if you ask me, but I wouldn't propose we put 1000 posts over a week into the Locker Room). Anyway, I posted this thread but I'm not trying to own it, if anybody wants to do something more elaborate than a Yahoo 5x5 rotisserie league, I'll play and even try to help. Wulfgar! I'm ready whenever for football.

posted by pastepotpete at 01:57 PM on February 18, 2002

me too

posted by pastepotpete at 07:46 PM on February 15, 2002

I can't think of anything about sports that truly *rocks*. Maybe the World Cup. Lots of stuff sucks though. Like, say, the X Games. But, wait a second, the X Games are supposed to Rock. Maybe the text should just be parsed to substitute 'sux' for every occurrence of 'rox'. Can you see it? Bud Selig rox!!! The NFL instant replay rule rox!!! The WWF rox!!! err, the WWF sux!!! egad, it's some sort of paradox.

posted by pastepotpete at 01:55 AM on February 03, 2002

mmm...pancakes. Themes would be great. I suggest Houston Astros ca. 1979.

posted by pastepotpete at 01:42 AM on February 03, 2002