Recent Locker Room Comments by tselson

The Member Formerly Known as Terrapin

Ah, crap. He's a Steelers fan;)

Scully, just remember that we share a love for the Gunners...

Cool beans.

Now get to work, there's cleanup needed in the huddle aisle, something about something spraying substances in the face...

posted by tselson at 12:06 AM on January 20, 2012

Want to Close the Locker Room?

Just to be clear, I thought adding fantasy sports as a category was a good idea.

I still think our fantasy games should be posted and tracked in the locker room.

Also, I can post naked in the locker room and snap a towel off of the huddle's ass.

posted by tselson at 11:14 PM on May 20, 2010

Want to Close the Locker Room?

I thought Fantasy Sports could be added as a front-page category.

I really like that idea.

Closing the locker room? I guess now that we have a daily link dump...I don't know, I still think that the tiniest bit of extra effort needed to go to the locker room keeps it different from anything that goes on the front page.

posted by tselson at 09:39 PM on May 18, 2010

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I'm feeling a bit useless at the moment - just putting people in touch, sending documents and passing on messages mostly. .

Hey, in tough times even if it's all you can do, it's normally a bigger help than you might think. You know that already, I am sure many people are thankful for what you are doing. Thanks, owlhouse.

I was able to give a little in about 3 minutes. Here.

posted by tselson at 10:17 PM on October 03, 2009

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@tselson - several of my colleagues have lost relatives (the Samoan islands are very small, and extended families are huge, so everyone knows everyone else).

I am truly sorry. Do relief efforts seem to be on point with this tragedy?

If not, is there an organization that needs help?

/passing on a joke regarding my self imposed ban on the front page being over, and my deciding to check out the Olympic thread first.

posted by tselson at 12:15 AM on October 03, 2009

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Two posts gives you the right to a dismissive sneer. Four a snarky comment, and eight a blistering denunciation. Reach 10 and you can suggest my mother was undiscriminating in her choice of anonymous sex partners.

posted by rcade at 12:19 PM on September 16

By my calculations, I owe you 6 posts. ( I don't think I could do a blistering denunciation without pulling something) And I would never say that about your mom but then again, I wasn't anonymous.

Sorry about coming across a bit grumpy - I'm caught up with relief efforts for the Samoa tsunami and now the Padang earthquake, both places where I've worked and have friends.

Hope your friends are okay, owlhouse.

posted by tselson at 11:11 PM on October 01, 2009

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but the point I was making is that you don't need religion in order to help out a fellow human being.

Of course not. I believe there's a story about a Samaritan that proves that has been the case for a very long time;) Hopefully for a long time to come, as well.

I felt obligated to post this as well. Minus the "happy to have been a help to you" quote which doesn't apply, but for some reason this book was in my garage and it felt right.

"Being master of one's mood is the privilege of the larger animals. Now, I shall withdraw, monsieur, happy to have been of help to you. Thank you; I'd accept if I were sure of not being a nuisance. You are too kind. Then I shall bring my glass over beside yours."

So, I will master my moods and I bring my glass over beside yours and we'll talk. Sports;)

Anyone name that book?

posted by tselson at 12:17 AM on October 01, 2009

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Okay for the second time I've stumbled across refresh or something that wipes out my draft. Maybe that's a good thing.

I felt responsible to respond in kind to any post here. I'll continue to do so but I don't like the arrogant, look they are listening to me feeling.

I like sports. I like a free steak dinner and maybe a speaker, just like the kid in Kentucky. I don't expect to have to pay for my steak dinner with my soul or watch people handle snakes (it was Baptist, not Catholic so wipe out the dirty thoughts) or speak in tongues or be made to take the body of Christ as dessert, when I come here for sports. So I get the beef with coach. Is it similar at all? Or am I rambling?

Owlhouse, with apologies to the people of rural Romania, I don't think too many people take that as a compliment.

In America we honestly have it hard when it comes to international travel. We are lucky to get a few long weekends, a week of vacation and maybe a day or two around the holidays. We don't get a mandatory two week holiday and four or five other weeks, like my dear friend in London does.

It makes overseas travel very expensive and unreasonable. I was only able to go because my father in law had transferred overseas. He's retired, I'll probably never be able to go again. Now, my dad and his brother have absolutely no interest in overseas travel. There is too much to see in this country, they say.

There is a lifetimes worth of things to see in America, but it's all American. I get what you are saying as far as Americans and their poor ratio of passport ownership goes, but it's unfair to assume it's simply due to ignorant bliss.

As far as religion never doing any good for anybody, how about a homeless guy walking into our church, and us loading him up with a pair of shoes and clothes. A little thing but good, no?

So just for you owlhouse,

Mickey and Minnie Mouse were in divorce court. The judge says, "Mr. Mouse, you have filed for divorce on the grounds that your wife is crazy, correct?"

"Crazy?" shouts Mickey. "Crazy? I didn't say she was crazy! I said she was fuckin' Goofy!!!!"

posted by tselson at 11:40 PM on September 30, 2009

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Thanks for listening, and again, my apologies that my earlier comment was hurtful.

Thank you. I can only reiterate that just because I'm considered to be a part of a religious majority, there is never a feeling of "if anyone questions my beliefs or mocks them outright, I will feel no pain because I'm in a majority."

And when it does happen, it can be honest and true mockery, majority or not. I'm alone at the keyboard. I can be wounded and scarred. I don't need to be poked in the eye to understand that it could be hurtful to poke someone else in the eye. I'm just a person, I am not a thing called majority.

Thank you, as well, llb. I appreciate your post. I really thought you would simply grind me into pebbles. So I guess I'll sum it up. I feel probably just like you do when that happens. And I'll admit that it happens to non Christians, in America, more than to Christians.

Fair enough?

posted by tselson at 10:40 PM on September 30, 2009

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On preview, it took me a long time to post that! So:

it is awfully easy to lump together all religious conservatives into a monolithic block of devolutionary ignorance - easy, yet inaccurate and good to have all sides heard. So keep it civil, but keep it real, would be my suggestion.

Yeah, that's a point well taken on my side, as well. (changing religious conservatives to you know, something else:)

On preview: Crap, I was trying to address all comments before I had to go.

Fatty, I'll just say I can agree with that as well.

posted by tselson at 02:17 PM on September 30, 2009

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Oh yeah. My very own intervention. These normally go well.

Plus the whole "If you want to weed me out, just fucking pull the plug on my ass" martyrdom thing really gets my goat.

Further, it would be a shame to lose intelligent sports fans who feel like their conservative or religious views are being marginalized or belittled here. I wouldn't want that to happen.

It has already happened. My knee jerk reaction was based on watching past members leave, more than likely because they became disenchanted at being belittled for their conservative views and therefore in my opinion, ended up getting weeded out. Whatever, I was admittedly upset.

If I had godlike powers, I'd make it so that whenever people who are in a privileged majority (a majority that behaves quite oppressively towards the minority at times) tried to pretend that they are instead in a small and persecuted minority, their heads would immediately turn bright blue.

There is no way to respond to comments like this or defend my point of view, once I am labeled as a whiny majority (person) who is crying about being persecuted. Because that statement will just be rephrased and regurgitated on me until I quit the discussion.

Rcade, I'm sorry I went a little berserk. You called this coach "rot," and referred to me as glib for not agreeing with your take on the story. I honestly questioned the motive. There was only one direction this post was going and that was political and religious. You knew that when you posted it.

The commenter admits to not reading all the comments and not liking the post from the start. It's skimming for confirmation of something you already think you know. It's being a bad community member by not caring enough about the opinions of the members to want to know what they have to say.

It was late. It was more of a disclaimer. There were around sixty new posts. I was responding to posts that I did read and believe I cited them. I simply was admitting that in the unlikely case that I repeated what someone else already said.

My first suggestion would be just to avoid the particular FPP that annoys you. If you don't like reading about the intersection of religion and sports, avoid that thread.

I read everything here. I pass on commenting more than you would know. Frustration builds. I'm sorry.

posted by tselson at 02:04 PM on September 30, 2009

This Jug's for You!

So, maybe it really wasn't pine tar on his bat.

posted by tselson at 11:04 PM on March 15, 2009

US vs Mexico

Nice timing on the zoom in! The crowd appeared to be into it the whole game and rooting for the home team, as well. My memory sucks but I believe in southern California and maybe even D.C. the crowd wasn't always so behind the home team. (maybe those were friendlies?) Glad you avoided the pretzel cart, the Mexican assistant coach and free swinging Mexican fans. The wind and rain were unavoidable, I guess. It seemed like the weather didn't affect the play too much or the good time in the stands either!

posted by tselson at 11:27 PM on February 12, 2009

US vs Mexico

Ugh, you and your friends willingness to make that road trip make me feel shameful. I'm less than two hours away and am going to watch it in my living room. It just didn't sound like a good idea at the time... when it's totally freezin' outside you just can't imagine that it's ever going to warm up enough to go sit outside for a couple hours. My bad.

Have a safe trip and good luck to your friend:)

posted by tselson at 12:44 AM on February 11, 2009

US vs Mexico

I had a chance to buy tickets before they went on sale to the general public, through the league my daughters' are in. It was around 3 degrees in southern Ohio at the time, I passed. Now it's in the balmy 50's and tickets aren't cheap. I'll watch it on the tube and hope the winds aren't so bad that the result is a scoreless draw. Enjoy the match, goddam. I hope we can continue the 2-0 bit that seems to happen when we play in Columbus! Pictures please!

Oh, and hit Schmidt's if you can.

posted by tselson at 12:03 AM on February 11, 2009

Comments are closed for this entry.

No worries, no hurries. Thanks.

posted by tselson at 08:29 PM on December 02, 2008

Comments are closed for this entry.

It appears they're closed from Nov. 17th on.

posted by tselson at 04:22 PM on December 02, 2008

Sportsfilter Technology Refresh?

I think he was BullpenPro at the time.

posted by tselson at 09:47 AM on June 12, 2008

Champions League Footie Chat

The Italians just lost Cannavaro, which is a huge blow. And Vieira possibly out for the French. I'd feel even better if Seedork didn't back out and Babel didn't get hurt. Anyone else up for the fantasy?

posted by tselson at 02:29 PM on June 03, 2008

KC Area Meet-up

That had to be it, hawkguy. It appears as though it is now a Brother's. Too bad. (I guess, I've never been to a Brother's) Thanks.

posted by tselson at 02:33 PM on May 08, 2008

KC Area Meet-up

Sorry, not headed to KC. But maybe you can refresh my memory on a great restaurant/bar, in Lawrence. Moose head on the wall (I think) Pool tables. Chicken/Country fried steak that's to die for? Maybe it was so good because we only stopped in on our way to and from Colorado by the time we got there we were ready for a cold one. All I know is that we made it a point to stop in on the way there and back...on two different trips. As an aside, I'll be heading to an Indy Indians game (Friday) and the Indy 500 qualifying on Saturday. How early do I need to get to the track on Saturday if I want to park in the infield? Any help would be appreciated. Let me know if I need to bring an extra beer or three.

posted by tselson at 10:42 PM on May 07, 2008

Kornheiser post

It's not the shirt.

posted by tselson at 01:53 PM on February 28, 2008

SportsfIlter Group

Oh, yeah, thanks terrapin.

posted by tselson at 10:41 PM on February 02, 2008

SportsfIlter Group

Whoa, that was fast. Been gettin' my Leonard Cohen fix...thanks. Never heard of the site, trox' Nightswimming did me in. (via, Exhuming McCarthy...etc.)

posted by tselson at 11:44 PM on February 01, 2008

elijahin24- Jay;s leaving

But it's going to take someone with an ear for dialog to show me the gold in stuff like this. May I submit the following? there not squeling on their athletes, their keeping their butts clean. Do I have an ear or what!?

posted by tselson at 01:21 PM on January 17, 2008


I'll put my Ron Jeremy Award in the attic. If you can do that without using your hands, keep it on the shelf.

posted by tselson at 09:06 PM on January 05, 2008

Guidelines update request

For sure. That and his creepy infatuation with grave sites.

posted by tselson at 02:16 PM on January 04, 2008

Guidelines update request

Can I change my name to Moe Ron? Then you'd have two first names. Trust would become an issue.

posted by tselson at 12:09 PM on January 04, 2008

Cavs vs Celtics, now with added JJ

Do I need to tone down my Irish accent to avoid being ripped to pieces by the Cavs fans if I find myself in amongst them? If anyone starts giving you any shit...these words will get you free beer... ''Fuck John Elway.''

posted by tselson at 09:56 PM on November 17, 2007

SportsFilter Has 2.37 Million RSS Subscribers

Will he start singing "Daisy, Daisy?" No, but he won't be grumpy and he will be able to remember where he put the remote.

posted by tselson at 12:22 PM on October 15, 2007

SportsFilter Has 2.37 Million RSS Subscribers

I think the other 2 million or so, are sobered up Yankees fans.

posted by tselson at 04:49 PM on October 13, 2007

Editorializing on the Front Page

My slant on the post was chosen because I was trying to emphasize the most interesting aspect of the Yankees' playoff loss -- the likely departures of Torre and some of their biggest names. And that story was built up as the series progressed and was ripe as soon as the Yankees lost. It would be nicer if we had a thread for each of the series. It would be...but it isn't news that the Phillies, Cubs and Angels lost. It was news that they made the playoffs to begin with. It is news when the Yankees lose. The Sox were expected to win and Colorado and Arizona winning isn't really...what...worth talking about unless your a fan. There have been twice as many posts about the Yankees than any other team around here. There are more Yankee fans outside of New York than Colorado and Arizona fans combined. I get that. I don't get too irritated that most of the baseball talk around here is about the Yankees but Yankees fans can't shut off the internet because they're not in the mood. Oh, and speaking of being in the mood, where is my invitation? As someone who is a fan of the Bills, Blue Jays and Leafs, I WISH people were celebrating when my team got knocked out of the playoffs. Or Bengals, Reds...or dare I say...the Canadiens? Amen, grum. All in all, I read an article about the Farmer's Museum in Cooperstown, yesterday. I thought of you , TCS. Don't jip us just because the Yankees lost. Oh, and if it makes you feel better, I was reading Martha Stewart's "Living." That's what happens when your team has been out of it since May 1st.

posted by tselson at 11:03 PM on October 10, 2007

Sportingo is Gone, Gone, Gone

Officially, I fell down the stairs, but managed only to heavily damage my ankles and shins. Make fun of midgets...trip on the stairs. Hmm. On preview: midgety were they? Bite marks on the toes?

posted by tselson at 10:35 PM on January 29, 2007

Sportsfilter CD swap

I think it's okay if the love is ultra-pasteurized, DrJohn.

posted by tselson at 10:54 AM on December 29, 2006

The Hell with the Weblog Awards.

Yep, we're the Jan Brady of SpoFi. Then we must be Marcia. That's cool and all but I'm not too keen on having a crush on my step-brother when I know he as the hots for my mom. As far as following BPP, I was on board but he keeps not saying but just saying something about defending the house that Ruth built...on St. Crispin's day? I think he just wants me to like the Yankees.

posted by tselson at 09:24 PM on December 14, 2006

Talkin' 'Bout My Litigation

Not funny at all. I mean, the jokes are funny and all...but this isn't funny. I'd prefer not to get sued, but if he wants to test Section 230 in court, I think it's a principle worth fighting for Been down that road, Rcade. If you want an education on how fucked up the legal system is...go ahead. I've been involved on the "winning" side of a Rule 11. Don't get too excited about being right or being protected by the current law. You will still need to defend yourself. The legal process will lean towards him, you will be in the dogfight of your life. Does he have a case that will get him a free attorney? If he does and you don't...back away. Winning a fraudulant lawsuit=$12,000 in sanctions(that will never be paid) Attorney's fees after two horrendous years=$200,000 and the loss of a 45 year old family business. Yeah, we won.

posted by tselson at 11:27 PM on October 23, 2006

Legit Discussion Shut Down -- Why?

I'm still editing it for brevity. Dude, life is way too short for brevity.

posted by tselson at 11:03 PM on September 27, 2006

The Write Stuff

Mine was. Someone will think it's funny. Not funny at all. You're trying to tell me that this isn't my interoffice e-mail? Yeah, right... like I don't really work here. Pfft. I don't buy the "grammatically dumb" argument: grammatically ignorant, perhaps, whichi is not the same thing. Are you really pointing out that dumb, as in stupid, is not really the same thing as ignorant? If are so fired. there has tobea differencebetween perfectwritingand writing so poorthat it causesred flags tocomeup.imnot talking about spellingerrors only folks who makenoeffort I'm not sure if you can really know that someone who would type like that made an effort or not. Maybe that was their best effort. AOL speak? Uhm, take it to AOL. I think it's pretty effective when an admin or elder member tells someone who wants to go down the "IF ITS BRWN FLSH IT DWN!!! GO BENGALS!!!LOL!!!FUMF!," road to go somewhere else. On preview...SDM, they don't like it when you spell a lot, alot. Oh, and there is no such thing as drunken bad spelling. You can be a drunkard that smells bad...but if you are a drunken bad speller...well then you're just a drunkard who spells poorly?

posted by tselson at 10:43 PM on September 27, 2006

Ryder Cup Confidence Pool:

Nice job, gspm and grum. I owe a certain Mr. Mickelson a smack on the forehead.

posted by tselson at 04:40 PM on September 25, 2006

Ryder Cup Confidence Pool:

Here are previous years results/point totals.

posted by tselson at 03:17 PM on September 20, 2006

Ryder Cup Confidence Pool:

Excellent. Thanks. Tie Breakers #1 USA #2 15.5

posted by tselson at 10:26 AM on September 20, 2006

New link dump

Also once spiked me hard in the ankle trying to break up a double play in the final inning of a slow-pitch softball game in which his team was leading 15-0. Rose sure knows how to pick 'em. He must have bet Pete that they'd win 16-0. Yeah, sadly enough, Pete knows how to pick them. Thanks for the link, without it I wouldn't have known that Vilacky was a memorabilia dealer/felon. Damn, Pete.

posted by tselson at 02:00 PM on September 18, 2006

New link dump

Confession Ball$?

posted by tselson at 11:30 AM on September 18, 2006

New link dump

Has anyone seen my breakfast? I've lost it.

posted by tselson at 09:54 AM on September 12, 2006

New link dump

I had to stop the first one at @ 2:16. Painful. I'll try again after lunch! That second one...damn. I'm sure you've seen this guy before. "Give me another beer."

posted by tselson at 09:00 AM on September 12, 2006

New link dump


posted by tselson at 09:51 PM on September 11, 2006

Link Dump time?

Thanks, Bill.

posted by tselson at 10:39 PM on August 22, 2006

Link Dump time?

"I'd Like to order a nutty buddy please.'' "Yes, sir and what size?" "the boss" "I'm sorry, I couldn't hear..." "the boss" "I'm sorry, what size again?" "EL JEFE!"

posted by tselson at 03:27 PM on August 17, 2006

Are we due for another Link Dump? I wish they had college football, still fun.

posted by tselson at 11:19 AM on July 28, 2006

Troll Bait?

He's saving pants he wore that still have shit stains on them. He also has one of Carl Yastrzemski's balls on his mantle.

posted by tselson at 11:17 AM on July 18, 2006

I'm not going to post the link to the FPP I had deleted last night again, but

I am confused, I thought having sex was what made you a player er...playah?

posted by tselson at 03:50 PM on June 23, 2006

I'm not going to post the link to the FPP I had deleted last night again, but

We don't like links about pumpkin fuckers around here How about a picture of one?

posted by tselson at 03:58 PM on June 21, 2006

I'm not going to post the link to the FPP I had deleted last night again, but

Hey garf, pull my finger.

posted by tselson at 02:55 PM on June 21, 2006

FPPs and Linking

you can't help yourself from discussing Kobe. Nobody can help themselves from discussing Kobe. See last paragraph.

posted by tselson at 12:22 PM on June 20, 2006

FPPs and Linking

We consistently break #5 though. Every one likes to gossip, no one really likes to be a snitch. Rule 1 tells you what to do and Rule 3 tells you what not to do? I can live with #1. Screw rule #3, I don't like being told what not to do.

posted by tselson at 12:00 PM on June 20, 2006

I want my MTV

Maybe the Pantheon knocks off the members of the unwashed mass that do find this place. YYM, I heard that they do that. I also heard that they go in alphabetical order. I'll let you know when they get to the 't's. p.s. If they think that they are going to knock off the member of this unwashed mass, they've got another thing coming.

posted by tselson at 04:08 PM on May 26, 2006

I want my MTV

Speaking of deadspin, watch this I'm not sure where to file that one. Dewey Decimal section #791 (Public performances) or #794 (Indoor games of skill.)

posted by tselson at 01:17 PM on May 26, 2006

Get Well Soon

Haaaaaaaaaayyyyyy.......hope you're feeling better!!! You're the APPLE of my eye......I wish I were your Neighbor.....Love, Kisses & Carrots, Anna I think Anna knows what "hung like a horse," means. Sorry.

posted by tselson at 03:13 PM on May 25, 2006

Do you like baseball? Do you like writing about baseball?

I'm also visiting Wrigley for the first time next month. I don't care where your seats are, when you walk in go straight up the stairs, the ones you'll be facing, they should put you out behind the plate for a glimpse. Enter Gate F. That is how I first saw Wrigley. It really was an incredible impression.

posted by tselson at 01:07 PM on May 25, 2006

User name change advice

I only scream when absurd conversations get old and even then, only at usernames I've recently remembered. It won't affect me either way, if I don't go by my initials/last name, I forget who I am and end up yelling at myself.

posted by tselson at 03:40 PM on May 17, 2006