Recent Locker Room Comments by MrFrisby

Fantasy Sports Now on Front Page

If I'm not logged in (i.e. seeing it from a nonmembers view) there is no link from the front page to the locker room or a search link to categories (confirmed in IE and Firefox). Yes it's still visable if you have a link or know the web address but it's a lot harder to stumble across.

I'm not saying I'm against it, just saying those are my concerns. I'm all for letting it fly and calling it a trial period.

posted by MrFrisby at 07:00 PM on September 04, 2012

Fantasy Sports Now on Front Page

I have two thoughts:

1.Use it to solicit members for leagues created for members of this site

But isn't the front page viewable to even non-members? So now the group ID and password for a private league meant for Sportsfilter members is now out there for public consumption.

2. The weekly CFL pick em was always at or just below the top of the locker room page. Assuming the new thread goes up on Tuesday and games don't start until Friday, it could be pushed far down the page and be overlooked causing some of us *me* to forget to make that weeks' picks.

posted by MrFrisby at 06:32 PM on September 04, 2012

The Member Formerly Known as Terrapin

Now you can find your own damn interview. Yeah, I said it.
MrFrisby likes this.

MrFrisby thinking it be long time since MrFrisby see a good 'pile on the n00b' thread. MrFrisby wonder if it because they just don't happen anymore or because MrFrisby not log on much anymore.

posted by MrFrisby at 06:56 PM on January 31, 2012

Link Dump!

I know how you feel, TBH. So out of respect for our old link dump ways, I am sharing a link.

posted by MrFrisby at 01:08 PM on July 12, 2011

Want to Close the Locker Room?

I think it's a double edged sword. The biggest turnout I had in a confidence pool was last year during the upgrade when a glitch or something posted it on the front page. That's cool for a confidence pool or pick'em but in the limited GM full season leagues, that could mess things up for those of us who have been in them for consecutive years. Granted, it seems that lately we've had trouble filling a full league, at least in hockey and football, but I think just updating the sidelines would be the happy medium for that.

posted by MrFrisby at 03:40 AM on May 21, 2010

CD Swap 2010 Re-cap

According to USPS, my cd's arrived at their target destination yesterday, so here it is, what you have all been waiting for, my tracklist:

Noise From The Rose Bush 3.3

Part A, covers
1. Riding The Storm Out - Bad Religion Bootleg
2. So Into You - Shudder to Think Pony Express Record
3. Toxic - Local H Local H Comes Alive

Part B, movie soundtracks
4. Natural One - Folk Implosion Kids
5. Silence - Delerium w/ Sarah McLachlan Brokedown Palace
6. Fallin' - De La Soul w/ Teenage Fanclub Judgement Night

Part C, non covers
7. Against The Grain - Bad Religion Against The Grain
8. Lies About The Sky - Shudder To Think Funeral At The Movies/Ten Spot
9. California Songs - Local H Local H Comes Alive

Part D, video game soundtracks
10. Rusty Cage - Soundgarden Road Rash (3DO)
11. Mercy Me - Alkaline Trio Flatout 2 (PS2)
12. Heavy - Collective Soul NHL2001 (PS)

Part E, misc
13. Do You Remember Rock N' Roll Radio? - Ramones Ramones Mania
14. Apeman - Kinks Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One
15. Scott Farcas Takes It On The Chin - Less Than Jake Hello Rockview
16. Delusional - Quicksand Manic Compression
17. Sweat - Tool Opiate
18. Ms. Lazarus - Hum Downward is Heavenward
19. Helpless - Sugar Copper Blue
20. Stutter - Elastica Elastica
21. Tenderfoot - Lemonheads Car Button Cloth

Part F, from the tube
22. Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper w/ Sarah McLachlan 2005 AMA awards
23. My Big Ol' Fat Baby - Stewie Griffin To Love And Die In Dixie

posted by MrFrisby at 03:49 AM on May 19, 2010

Want to Close the Locker Room?

Maybe I'm just being sentimental, but I vote to keep.

posted by MrFrisby at 03:40 AM on May 19, 2010

CD Swap 2010 Re-cap

Something will be headed your way on Thursday, cjets, I promise. How long it will take to get there, well that's another story. But to hold you over, here's a list of songs that did not make the final cut on Noise From The Rose Bush 3.3:

Part A, covers
99 Red Balloons by Goldfinger

Part B, soundtracks
Over My Head by Lit (Titan A.E.)

Part C, non covers
Here in your bedroom by Goldfinger

Part D video game soundtracks
God's of War by Def Leppard (not on any video game that I know of, but anything off of Hysteria makes my thumbs go up,up,down,down,left,right,left,right,b,a,start)

Part E, misc
Torn by Natalie Ambruglia
Torch Singer by Buffalo Tom
Great Cop by Fugazi

Part E, from the tube
King of the Hill Theme by the Refreshments
Bureaucrat Song by Hermes Conrad (Futurama)

posted by MrFrisby at 02:31 AM on May 12, 2010

CD Swap 2010 Re-cap

CD's have been burnt and sitting on my desk for weeks. My lame-ass excuse for not having mailed them yet: I work second shift and the post office is closed after I get off work so it's not like I can stop on my way home. I know I should just give my self a little extra time to stop on my way to work (with my local PO, that means about 45 minutes) but I can't stop myself from playing MW2 until 5:00am. My girlfriend says I have a problem, I don't believe her.

Not sure who sent it, but I received a 2-disc set (reggae and blues, I enjoy them both) from somebody, but that's all so far.

posted by MrFrisby at 02:07 AM on April 28, 2010

CD Swap 2010

I road tested the preproduction version ofNoise From The Rose Bush Vol. III today. There's still a little tweaking to be done, but don't worry, it will still ship next week.

posted by MrFrisby at 04:26 AM on March 09, 2010

Profile Updates

I haven't been able to update either. I've tried a few times over the last six months on three different computers. I've used every combination of Vista/XP OS and IE/Firefox.

posted by MrFrisby at 03:05 AM on February 11, 2010

CD Swap 2010

The cds certainly make my daily commute more enjoyable.

Good point. You've convinced me to jump in because of I'm sick and tired of Kelly Clarkson and espen radio on my one hour commute. Plus, I'm 1/2 on prior CD commitments so I need to get my save percentage up.

posted by MrFrisby at 04:34 AM on January 28, 2010

SportsFilter Turns 8

Happy birthday, bitches! WOOOOOOOO!!!11!!1!!

Although I prefer to not look back at my first 1000 or so comments. I sounded pretty damn stupid in some most of them.

Yeah, that was pretty much my main reason for changing my username. Well not really, but it was one of the perks.

posted by MrFrisby at 02:40 AM on January 26, 2010

The Sidelines are Back

Don't let this opportunity pass through your five hole.

Fucking Freakin' awesome! Well done, good sir.

posted by MrFrisby at 08:16 PM on September 10, 2009

Early Predictions for the Upcoming 2009-2010 NHL Season!

Playoff teams:
1. Boston Bruins
2. Carolina Hurricanes
3. Pittsburgh Penguins
4. Washington Capitals
5. New Jersey Devils
6. Philadelphia Flyers
7. Buffalo Sabres
8. New York Rangers
Dark horse: Florida Panthers

1. Vancouver Canucks
2. San Jose Sharks
3. Detroit Red Wings
4. Chicago BlackHawks
5. Minnesota Wild
6. Anaheim Ducks
7. St Louis Blues
8. Calgary Flames
Dark horse: Dallas Stars

posted by MrFrisby at 06:33 PM on September 08, 2009

Early Predictions for the Upcoming 2009-2010 NHL Season!

Atlantic Division:
1. Pittsburgh Penguins - I don't think there will be too much of a hangover
2. New Jersey Devils - new coach, new young faces, it will probably take a couple of months for the team to click. The only line that will probably stay intact is the Parise-Zajac-Langenbrunner line. Madden (the only real loss of the offseason) will be hard to replace. Good luck, Rod Pelly.
3. Philadelphia Flyers - I think they have the potential to win the division, but as always in Philly, it will come down to goaltending.
4. New York Rangers - How they got rid of the Gomez contract is beyond me. I was hoping to keep laughing at that for years to come.
5. New York Islanders - Tank for Tavares whoever next years top draft pick is!

NorthEast Division:
1. Boston Bruins - The sooner they get the Kessel thing straightened out, the better.
2. Buffalo Sabres - Only at 2nd because they are the best of the rest.
3. Montreal Canadians - Now with more less height! With Gionta and Chara now in the same division, it should make the Bruins/Canadiens rivalry more interesting.
4. Toronto Maple Leafs - still in rebuilding mode
5. Ottawa Senators - Oh how the mighty have fallen. The sooner they get rid of Heatly, the better. Now might be a good time to start rebuilding mode.

SouthEast Division
1. Carolina Hurricanes - Edge out the Caps because of better and more stable goaltending. Did you know, out of all the current NHL goaltenders, Cam Ward is the closest to being on pace to break Patrick Roy's Brodeur's records?
2. Washington Capitals - I'm not convinced Varlemov is the real deal.
3. Florida Panthers - The best of the rest
4. Tampa Bay Lighting - realized that while offense is great, you still need some semblance of a defense.
5. Atlanta Thrashers - If you are debating whether or not Rich Peverly is your #1 center, you are in trouble.

NHL Western Conference

Central Division (aka the new Atlantic)
1. Detroit Red Wings
2. Chicago BlackHawks
3. St Louis Blues
4. Nashville Predators
5. Columbus Blue Jackets

NorthWest Division
1. Vancover Canucks
2. Minnesota Wild
3. Calgary Flames
4. Edmonton Oilers
5. Colorado Avalanche

Pacific Division
1. San Jose Sharks
2. Anaheim Ducks
3. Los Angeles Kings
4. Dallas Stars
5. Phoenix Coyotes

posted by MrFrisby at 06:21 PM on September 08, 2009

Banhammer Requested

That'd be "Fair Dinkum, what a drongo", thank you very much.

You're most certainly welcome. I guess the aussies that I "race" with didn't teach me the phrase properly. Please feel free to share any more "taunts" that I can use against them.

posted by MrFrisby at 07:12 PM on September 05, 2009

Banhammer Requested

Freakin' owlhouse, what a drongo.

posted by MrFrisby at 10:38 PM on August 31, 2009

I'm wanting to puchus a CrossBow

Yes, that's the background.

posted by MrFrisby at 06:11 PM on June 11, 2009

I'm wanting to puchus a CrossBow


posted by MrFrisby at 02:07 AM on June 11, 2009

CD Swap 2009!

I never did send out any cd's last time, but I never received any either. Of course, I did say that I was moving and nobody should send me a CD until they have my new address. After digging through my email for an hour though, I see that it was lil_brown_bat, qbert72, and Ufez. I did put a playlist together though and will send it to them if they are still interested. Just let me know if the addresses I have from last year are still valid and will send them out ASAP.

posted by MrFrisby at 10:32 PM on January 05, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving to you all

Woooo! I'm enjoying the second day of my four day weekend with my first leftover turkey samich of the year. Happy post Thanksgiving to all!

posted by MrFrisby at 01:21 PM on November 28, 2008

Small Bug

I was thumbing through some of the archives and noticed that every instance of grum@work has turned into a link. And if I click that link my email opens up and prepares a message to be sent to "grum@work".

posted by MrFrisby at 07:42 PM on November 06, 2008

5 good reasons to watch the World Series

The curse of Billy was the first thing that I thought of before even clicking the link. I could almost get behind the Phillies, but I don't want them to break the curse and open the door for the Flyers.

posted by MrFrisby at 10:32 PM on October 21, 2008

Mo' bugs, Mo' problemz.

I'm with Terrapin, more beer and chocolate chunk brownies, please.

posted by MrFrisby at 12:00 AM on October 08, 2008

New Wii User: Recommend a soccer title?

Sorry, I don't have a Wii. The only next(current?)gen system that I have is PS3. I brought it up here because it was a thread about a sports video game. The kind of thread that I think we could use more of. But like I said, it was a Public Service Announcement. NHL09 will make you do things like leave work exactly at 4:30 pm even though you know that you should stay an extra couple of hours to finish a project. Or just say "F#$& it" and quit working on fixing the roof even though there's a 30% chance of rain tomorrow. Or dis all of your Burnout Paradise friends because you need 12 more hits to meet your quota in Be-A-Pro mode.

posted by MrFrisby at 02:39 AM on September 28, 2008

New Wii User: Recommend a soccer title?

I can't remember the last time that I played a soccer game, but I thought that this would be as good a place as any for the following PSA:

I strongly urge anybody who is thinking about getting NHL09, don't do it! It's as addicting as they say.

posted by MrFrisby at 09:20 PM on September 27, 2008


Fortunately, everytime that I updated my profile, I saved a copy of the code in a .txt file. But yeah, the thing I miss the most is the multiple preview before posting a comment/ the ability to edit a comment within a couple minutes after posting.

posted by MrFrisby at 09:06 PM on September 27, 2008

SportsFilter is Moving

Moving? What? /runs away before being asked to carry heavy things up and down stairs.

posted by MrFrisby at 11:11 PM on August 01, 2008

Is spofi ailing?

Um, I don't know what's going on , but my link to: somehow became:

posted by MrFrisby at 09:56 PM on July 30, 2008

Link dump

I immediately thought of sportsfilter when I saw this: courtesy of

posted by MrFrisby at 09:49 PM on July 30, 2008

Is spofi ailing?

The last time Spofi was this wonky, there was the "Great Post Purge".

posted by MrFrisby at 09:06 PM on July 29, 2008

Sportsfilter Technology Refresh?

Can a Best-Of-Spofi page be added to the wiki?

posted by MrFrisby at 02:35 PM on June 13, 2008

Sportsfilter Technology Refresh?

Thanks a [deleted] lot for finding that, hawkguy. That whole [deleted] thread makes me [deleted] ROFLCOPTER. Yeah, I miss the old [deleted] dude too. BTW, I have not gotten my digits stuck in a vacuum cleaner since then.

posted by MrFrisby at 08:29 PM on June 12, 2008

Sportsfilter Technology Refresh?

I know I've been asking for this for a while now (as have others), but how's about a locker room search feature? Seconded. I've been googling for about half an hour now trying to find somebody's rant about user numbers (I think it was the craftysousepaw). Well anyways, it was awesome, and I want to read it again.

posted by MrFrisby at 07:52 PM on June 11, 2008

So, by "March," you actually meant "April," right? Right?

I'm in the process of moving, so don't expect one from me for at least a couple more weeks. Oh, and if you haven't sent me one yet, you should hold off until you get my new address.

posted by MrFrisby at 06:19 AM on April 21, 2008

Are you ready for some hockey?

Yeah, pick'ems and confidence pools are a tradition. I guess we just need somebody to step up. DrJohn? Apoch? mkn? Well, I'll go ahead and make some predictions anyways. Montreal in 4 Ottawa in 6 Washington in 7 (yeah, who's laughing now beeyatches!) Devils in 6 Predators in 6 San Jose in 5 Minnesota in 4 Dallas in 7

posted by MrFrisby at 11:26 PM on April 07, 2008

Twas the night befor...

Mine will be late as well. Between work and buying a house, I have been pretty busy. I am making progress though. I got most of my music transferred over to my new computer and have a playlist almost narrowed down. Also, it appears that they don't make CD-R's with LabelFlash technology (only DVD's) so your getting regular CD's with my sloppy writing done with a sharpie.

posted by MrFrisby at 09:33 AM on March 14, 2008

SportsFilter CD Swap

I hope I can get a low number when I join. Wait, you mean bigger isn't really better?

posted by MrFrisby at 10:17 PM on February 29, 2008

SportsFilter CD Swap

I need to find my monitor wipes before the Sprite dries. Well played, yerfatma, well played.

posted by MrFrisby at 12:18 PM on February 29, 2008

SportsFilter CD Swap

Roofing nails? That sounds like a poor design. You have to be able to change the filter. May I suggest clevis pins instead.

posted by MrFrisby at 10:09 AM on February 29, 2008

NHL Trade Deadline Aftermath Thread:

Holy fuck, Batman! Did Elias have a razor blade on the toe of his stick or something?

posted by MrFrisby at 09:16 PM on February 27, 2008

SportsFilter CD Swap

Well I haven't used LightScribe yet (and apparently I'm not going to) so I don't know how it works. Yeah, I obviously need to look more at my hardware instead of my software. My software (CyberLink LabelPrint) works like your everyday CD label maker, it was relatively simple to figure out, but my burner uses Labelflash not LightScribe (software is compatible with both, hence my earlier confusion).

posted by MrFrisby at 09:26 PM on February 26, 2008

SportsFilter CD Swap

The Genuine Indian Guruís will be the lucky recipients of the first CD's I make with the LightScribe DVD/CD burner that came with my new tower.

posted by MrFrisby at 07:19 PM on February 26, 2008

NHL Trade Deadline Aftermath Thread:

The Penguins look to be going for broke with that Hossa trade. Colby Armstrong is one one of those pesky SOB's that you hate (and I do hate him with the fire of a thousand suns) unless he's on your team, add some Esposito blood and a first round pick in this years draft, just seems like an awful lot to give up for a rental. Their offense was scary enough already, they should have beefed up their defense, and I just don't see Hal Gill as the final piece to that puzzle.

posted by MrFrisby at 06:46 PM on February 26, 2008

NHL Trade Deadline Aftermath Thread:

Lou did exactly what I hoped he would do, nothing. Well he did trade Cam Janssen but I'm not going to miss him. And every team could use nine defenseman this time of the year. Right? Thanks, Chico. I don't care what page this thread is on, as long as it exists.

posted by MrFrisby at 03:51 PM on February 26, 2008

Kornheiser post

Can I call you Betty? On Edit: Where the hell is the trade deadline thread? You guys do suck.

posted by MrFrisby at 02:41 PM on February 26, 2008

Spofi CD swap 3: The Revival

Do I need to send an official email, or can I just say it here that I am in?

posted by MrFrisby at 07:12 PM on February 21, 2008

Homer Jersey Swap?

I wouldn't mind having that Pennington jersey, but unless you are into video games, Spawn comics (I'm not giving up my #1), or McFarlane figures (I've got a 3 inch Rice that came in a two-pack with Pennington), I don't have anything to trade.

posted by MrFrisby at 10:38 PM on January 30, 2008

Did holden just quit or was that a joke?

Oh, are we link dumping now? Then I will submit this: Brodeur's best save of the night of his 500th win.

posted by MrFrisby at 08:31 PM on November 19, 2007

Presented without comment,

He should change his username to Brock Samsonov14.

posted by MrFrisby at 10:02 AM on November 15, 2007

SportsFilter Has 2.37 Million RSS Subscribers

Sheesh, Enuff 'Z Nuff already.

posted by MrFrisby at 11:12 PM on October 22, 2007

Editorializing on the Front Page

This is where the line is That I've drawn across the sand And this is where my heart aches Unaware and in my hand This is where it's gone This is where the heartache's going on I can go it alone I can't believe what you're saying I've got to leave for you're sailing on and on I can't repeat what it's all about is wrong I can't believe what you're saying This is how the time goes In an ordinary town And this is how it all ends up When you run the whole thing down This is how it's gone This is how it's already gone and I know You keep going along

posted by MrFrisby at 02:47 PM on October 18, 2007

Editorializing on the Front Page

At least Daniel-san never did resort to crotch punching.

posted by MrFrisby at 09:59 PM on October 16, 2007

NHL 07-08 Prediction Thread

I'm really tempted to switch my darkhorse pick now that I just read Peirre F'n McGuire also said that the Caps will make the playoffs. Ah, screw it, I meant it when I said it so I'm not changing now.

posted by MrFrisby at 11:20 AM on September 28, 2007

NHL 07-08 Prediction Thread

No problem, sdd, just don't pay any attention to the fact that I correctly picked only one division winner (Buffalo).

posted by MrFrisby at 04:05 PM on September 27, 2007

NHL 07-08 Prediction Thread

I remember calling the Islanders a darkhorse and being laughed at.

posted by MrFrisby at 03:32 PM on September 27, 2007

NHL 07-08 Prediction Thread

My Western Conference predictions: Division Leaders San Jose Detroit Minnesota The other 5 Anaheim Dallas Nashville Vancouver Colorado

posted by MrFrisby at 08:25 AM on September 27, 2007