Recent Locker Room Comments by ttrendel

"And all you North Americans supporting Liverpool, Man Utd, Arsenal and Newcastle, shame on you."- salmacis I dunno. I live in Indiana, not exactly soccer central (although IU's soccer club is the most dominant in the country). I always found soccer to be rather boring. I was at the local mall one day and bought a 2002 soccer game on a whim. I decided to pick a team to play as strictly by chance. That team was ManU. As sad as it is, this video game made me realize how exciting the EPL is and what I had been missing. It wasn't until months later when I realized how successful ManU is(EPL coverage in North America is minimal). I love American Football to the point that I refuse to work on sundays or monday nights. A stupid video game made me fall in love with soccer. Every time I watch a fixture my hearts stops for long periods of time and I love that. That's what makes it special to me. Most of us yanks have very little exposure to EPL games. What we are exposed to is minimal. I don't get FSW, so the matches that I do get to see are those of a successful team(ManU). I say this as a mid-westerner who is currently sitting on a ManU rug and follows the EPL as close as he possibly can. Why don't you support the Indianapolis Colts, salmacis? It would be wise to hop on board the Indy train right before we win the SuperBowl.

posted by ttrendel at 02:33 AM on August 02, 2003

I'm in. actually looks pretty good. It definitely seems better than yahoo. Good work WC2002. Now you just have to bear with my learning curve.

posted by ttrendel at 01:12 AM on July 28, 2003

I think I'm leaning towards England/Germany. Thanks, squealy. Brazil is definitely out after I realized how hard it is to paint Ronaldinho across the back of one of the miniature players. I'll have to post up some pics after I finish airbrushing each side of the case with the respective flags.

posted by ttrendel at 07:03 PM on July 26, 2003

I'm currently leaning towards Germany/Brazil as the 2002 WC finalists, but I'm a little leary of painting Brazil's flag by hand. (sorry I knocked you off the front page, WC2002 and wfrazerjr).

posted by ttrendel at 03:57 AM on July 26, 2003

Definitely head-to-head. The points system is kinda boring and doesn't stimulate constant team activity as much as head-to-head.

posted by ttrendel at 11:14 AM on July 17, 2003

Those rankings don't factor in this weeks scores. The correct scores out today are- 1. Ufez Jones 2335 425 +0 2. 37 push ups 2250 695 +1 3. big perv 2100 395 -1 4. The Torn ACLs 1885 535 +0 5. Trendelmaniacs 1720 535 +3 6. Bosiak Bashers 1665 285 -1 7. The Scampi of Doom 1655 390 +0 8. Mad Rrhea 1520 205 -2 9. Atlanta Arsenal 1510 360 +1 10.StarFookers 1465 330 +2 11.Spacemen 1375 360 +3 11.BABG 1375 315 +2 13.Dangling Tits 1290 115 -4 14.Zulu Army 1280 140 -3 15.Cash City Rockers 1200 240 +0 16.Turnip Surprise 1090 145 +0 17.CF Gibson 865 370 +1 18.Deez Nuts 790 335 +2 19.Abuna FC 660 290 -1 20.hardtimes inwestpho655 155 -3 yup, it's been a slow afternoon.

posted by ttrendel at 04:56 PM on May 19, 2003

I guess I should have read the rules previous to this morning. I kinda wondered why I didn't get any points last week until I realized that my team was frozen due to only fielding 9 players. Now I'm good to go and ready to storm my way to the top regardless of my MLS ignorance.

posted by ttrendel at 11:06 PM on April 13, 2003

I think we need some sort of incentive. What does the overall winner get? What pains must the overall loser endure?

posted by ttrendel at 01:21 AM on March 18, 2003

I don't know jack about NASCAR, but count me in if there is enough interest and you'll have me.

posted by ttrendel at 12:47 PM on February 08, 2003

I think weekly recaps would be great. The amount of discussion from those would be great. I dunno how may times I've read ESPN's NFL weekly recap or Mortensen's weekly "top 5" reports and wish that I could respond within the form. Great idea. My vote goes towards giving some members the power to weekly rank teams, individuals, games, etc. in a front page post. I would love to read owillis's weekly musings on the NFL, etc. These sort of listings usually make for not only fun reading but great discussion pieces as well. If there are any two properties that this site posseses, humor and sports knowledge are them. I'd love to see more ESPN page-2-esque writing.

posted by ttrendel at 01:42 AM on November 13, 2002

In other words, let it stay. They get lots of comments.The participants use it as a discussion board. Good, clean fun. Make sure that you're not moderating for the sake of moderating. If people enjoy it let it stay.

posted by ttrendel at 03:59 AM on September 16, 2002

As an appeal to the pantheon, please keep the fantasy standings on the lockerroom front page. I know that they're repetitive, but they're exciting to those involved. It is new material at least. It makes for good, clean, competitive fun. That's sports. It certainly connects the community. And most importantly...the sense of communal bragging rights is important. It makes the fantasy league more interesting knowing that dirty laundry is aired in public. Right now we're essentially a community of friends and friends of friends. Leave it up. Two years from now the site will have 2000 new members. If it's inappropriate then, delete it. For now, foster relationships amongst members.

posted by ttrendel at 03:54 AM on September 16, 2002

rcade definitely hit the nail on the head as for what I meant. I probably should have thought for a second longer before hitting the post button, but it really didn't occur to me. Any thoughts on the termination of female virginity were absent from my head. Sorry to all that took offense. On a different note, I find it highly amusing that a thread about a self-post has evolved into a discussion on female attendance at sporting events. Not that I didn't have a part in this. I just found it fun to read.

posted by ttrendel at 11:30 PM on August 29, 2002

I apologize that my previous post may have been to harsh. But, as we slowly gain 5 users a day, the site gets old quick. If owillis can't inspire a thread dogpile, who can? I propose that the cherry is indeed declared busted and that we invite all of our rowdy friends over tonight.

posted by ttrendel at 02:47 AM on August 29, 2002

I'm of the opinion that any links are good links, self-posts or not. I really like the site. I visit at least 3 times a day, usually to dissapointment. I realize that there is a time to build and a time to publicize. It is up to the "unholy 7". I just keep wondering when this time is gonna come. Great idea. Great users. Great interface. When should we take action to garner new users? I have personally been waiting on the unholy 7 to tell us when they thought it was ready for mass consumption. In the meantime, the site has become stagnant at best.

posted by ttrendel at 02:43 AM on August 29, 2002

I'm in.

posted by ttrendel at 12:00 PM on July 18, 2002

I reluctantly agree with the article. As an Indiana boy, the World Cup posts sparked enough interest in me to actually watch a few world cup games for the first time. I actually enjoyed it. Who knew? I agree that posts are for the most part shallow (headlines,blah, blah). The only way to remedy that is for users to search out stories of interest beyond espn and sportsline. As much as I hate to say it, the SI pictorial on baseball bats of yore a few months back was fascinating and the kind of material I'd love to see on SpoFi. I promise to do my part.

posted by ttrendel at 11:35 PM on July 16, 2002

Also, WooooooooooooooooooooHooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted by ttrendel at 10:17 PM on March 21, 2002

It really doesn't surprise me that a former Cameron dumbass was the one to bring this up. If GYC has a problem with it or I offended him, let him bring it up. If a sore loser who expected his media-favorite to win it all and is wrong brings it up, you too are invited to choke on the very same set of nuts.

posted by ttrendel at 10:16 PM on March 21, 2002

gyc is an Illini fan. The antithesis of the Hoosier fan. I meant it in good fun, some Big Ten rivalry fun. It wasn't meant to be any more offensive than when a few buddies get together and tease each other about their favorite teams. If I offended you gyc, I apologize. You beat us in our homecoming game this year and this is my own special shot at redemption.

posted by ttrendel at 10:10 PM on March 21, 2002

I propose that the "l" be represented as the gap between Michael Strahan's front teeth and the "s" be represented as Joe Theismann's mangled leg.

posted by ttrendel at 09:09 PM on February 09, 2002

Order, order!! What's the Superbowl without a little homebrew? I currently have 15 gallons of porter brewing in the back room. My Bowl brew this year was pepper beer- a nice Golden brew with a slice of jalapeno put in the bottom of each bottle prior to carbonation. Any other homebrewers out there?

posted by ttrendel at 02:57 AM on February 07, 2002

The host is in the US and the founding members are Americans. To us, Football means one thing. To you, football means that immensely boring sport played on ESPN at 3 am. Just kidding. There should be some differentiation. Just make sure that football=N.A. Football. I'm damn sure that owillis has my back on that.Football is football. Kicking the ball around aimlessly for 1 hour is called futbol.

posted by ttrendel at 03:29 AM on February 06, 2002