Recent Locker Room Comments by rocketman

Should SportsFilter Think of the Children?


posted by rocketman at 11:53 AM on November 05, 2009

Did anyone else get a ton of 'sportsfilter' spam last night?

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Hi rocketman, Your activityrank is 2 Add photo, blog entries to increase it. -- sportsfilter

I'm not sure how to get more of the headers to display in gmail. Also, I noticed that tclancy is listed as the admin for the page. Wolverines!

posted by rocketman at 10:03 AM on July 23, 2009

KC Area Meet-up

Agh. So, I was sick the entire time I was there (and am still fighting off this resilient spring cold), and didn't feel much like even breathing after 6pm. I'll be back, maybe we can do something next time I'm in town.

posted by rocketman at 01:04 PM on May 20, 2008

KC Area Meet-up

I'll be in Lawrence from May 6th to the 12th. If something happens around then (not on the 10th, I'm busy that day), I'd certainly be interested.

posted by rocketman at 04:30 PM on April 30, 2008

Is anyone else following the hearings today?

Though Andy Pettitte clearly needs to have his hearing checked, because he sure does mis-hear a lot of stuff.

posted by rocketman at 01:24 PM on February 13, 2008

Is anyone else following the hearings today?

Nobody is coming out of this looking good. Clemens looks like a weasel and like he's got a posse running interference for him, McNamee looks like a liar and a coward, and Congress looks like the grandstanding pack of egomaniacs that it is.

posted by rocketman at 12:47 PM on February 13, 2008

I found my beret while packing

Forget it guys, he's gone.

posted by rocketman at 04:37 PM on June 21, 2007

Server Slow No Mo

Any chance I can get an RSS feed for the Locker Room? TIA.

posted by rocketman at 05:01 PM on June 11, 2007

Happy Birthday!

Happy birthday, Rogers.

posted by rocketman at 08:56 AM on April 14, 2007

Link Dump.

Is Mark Cuban trying to buy the Cubs?

posted by rocketman at 02:28 PM on March 01, 2007

You've Ruined Everything.

Heh. You should have seen the old stylesheet. It was even harder to read, if that's even possible. I really like Jason Scott's writing, but I read his blog much less than I would if he'd switch to black text on white background. On-topic: I'm with hawkguy. I've got close to nothing to contribute here.

posted by rocketman at 04:06 PM on February 12, 2007

Victory Declared in Wargames.Com UDRP Battle

Congratulations, rcade. It's always nice to see "our side" win one of these.

posted by rocketman at 07:03 AM on February 07, 2007

Happy slightly belated fifth birthday!

I miss the interviews.

posted by rocketman at 09:23 AM on February 01, 2007

2007 bloggies

Could we show up and get drunk and disorderly and bum-rush whatever suckass so-called sports blog gets the award? "DeadSpin is great, but SpoFi is for the children!"

posted by rocketman at 09:08 AM on January 29, 2007

Posting Requirements

until they have submitted 15 replies and waited one weak Yes, you must wait until you have one that's strong.

posted by rocketman at 09:47 AM on January 05, 2007

The Hell with the Weblog Awards.

Can we have favorites? Because BullpenPro is my favorite.

posted by rocketman at 08:04 AM on December 14, 2006

The Hell with the Weblog Awards.

This totally doesn't deserve its own post, so I leave it here: a Metafilter policy discussion regarding kirkaracha's posting of Sportsfilter in a comment. MetaTalk is the best.

posted by rocketman at 07:13 PM on December 13, 2006

The Hell with the Weblog Awards.

Oh yea my one year wont get here till January 8 of '07 I hereby dub you "insufficiently street." I've been here for 4.5 years, or so. Not that anyone's noticed.

posted by rocketman at 11:46 AM on December 13, 2006

Link dump!

Don't see many movies either, I guess. I suppose you watch films, then?

posted by rocketman at 08:04 AM on October 23, 2006

SportsFilter Now Has a Practice Squad

I prefer the hanky-panky.

posted by rocketman at 12:00 PM on October 18, 2006

My only worry was using actual member posts as 'bad examples'. Not sure how that would go over. I'd gladly create one for you to link to. Shouldn't be too hard.

posted by rocketman at 08:25 PM on August 14, 2006

This is a great start. Perhaps we need a FAQ, and can link directly to that at the top and bottom of these revised guidelines, and many links back to the guidelines from the FAQ. It doesn't hurt to drive the message home.

posted by rocketman at 04:49 PM on August 14, 2006

Watch out MeFi, here we come.

posted by rocketman at 07:31 PM on August 13, 2006

SpoFi does Sunday Night Baseball:

Alas, I only have radio coverage. But I'll still join in! Looking forward to it.

posted by rocketman at 07:06 PM on August 12, 2006

There aren't limits...

It was vacuous and concerned with cool: totally my kind of movie. Not as good as other Mann projects, but a slick update of the TV show and probably better than anything else showing in the theater that night.

posted by rocketman at 06:54 PM on August 04, 2006

There aren't limits...

Sorry. I chose Miami Vice instead.

posted by rocketman at 05:17 PM on August 04, 2006

There aren't limits...

That'll be the day.

posted by rocketman at 03:07 PM on August 04, 2006

There aren't limits...

I hate the magnetic ribbons almost as much as I hate librarians.

posted by rocketman at 11:55 AM on August 04, 2006

There aren't limits...

What this site needs is more Mayor Curley.

posted by rocketman at 04:21 PM on August 03, 2006

Troll Bait?

DrJohnEvans can assuage my worries any day.

posted by rocketman at 03:24 PM on July 18, 2006

Troll Bait?

I support this two-tiered posting system. Probably doesn't have much of an effect on my life, since I rarely post. 2 Questions: 1. Are we choosing the folks to do this work now, by consensus? Because the algorithm "low user number + lots of posts" isn't necessarily sufficient to find a quality editor. I'm too lazy to look, but I would guess there are plenty of sub-1000 users with a fair number of posts who we wouldn't want doing this job. 2. Will this rule apply to the Locker Room? I vote no.

posted by rocketman at 11:03 AM on July 18, 2006

MLB Second Half

No shame in picking Atlanta for the NL East - they've defied expectations for so long, it's only appropriate that they continue to defy our expectations by losing. I don't think I'm doing too badly yet - obviously the Atlanta pick is bad, and I doubt the Giants are going to the postseason (that's going to be LA's spot). As for the AL, I think I'm dead on except for the wildcard - that's Detroit's. Obviously my MVP, MOY, and CYA picks are mostly a joke, as are the postseason picks. I wouldn't be surprised to see Red Sox and the Mets in the WS, or the White Sox and the Cardinals.

posted by rocketman at 09:33 PM on July 13, 2006

SpoFi down?

The temptation to post on MeFi instead was sooo strong: First to ask where the hell SpoFi had gone, and second to curse Trevor Hoffman and the day he was born. Perhaps it's a testament to my self-restraint that I didn't. Anyway, great to see y'all again.

posted by rocketman at 09:39 AM on July 13, 2006

soccer trolls

Ditto. For some reason, that guy really, really irks me. Although there's a sort of silver lining: he's posting crap links that attract all the trolls. A well-written post with a quality link will go a long way to keeping out trolls. If we keep the discussion above their heads, maybe we'll have to deal with them less?

posted by rocketman at 02:12 PM on June 09, 2006

soccer trolls

You folks on the metric system in Wisconsin? I work for a science company, so yeah, sorta. Besides, I'm guessing you still sit at a computer connected to the internet for at least 42 hours a week, whether it's at work or elsewhere. I'd guess the same is true for others.

posted by rocketman at 04:42 PM on June 07, 2006

soccer trolls

Closing the doors for a bit did nothing but improve Mefi's status, as mentioned above. Sorta. It did make MeFi seem like quite the cool place to be, but then the doors opened again. :| we must drown the trolls in our SHEER AWESOMENESS Dude, we're totally outnumbered on this one. And my guess is that a lot of the trolls have just as much time to read/post to SpoFi as I do, which is every second of the 40 hours I am required to sit at this desk. There are millions of us, doing nothing but sitting before a computer connected to the internet for 1/4 of a week, and a huge portion of us are sports fans. The majority of those desk-sitting sports fans are inevitably morons. I will grant that we occasionally find a diamond in the rough (speaking of which: whatever happened to daddisamm? I miss him). But still, it comes down to math and demographics: too many idiots. Honestly, we've had quality posts about PEDs, and what do they turn into? A really long thread about "Bondz sux!!!1! cuz he CHEETD! l0l" with grum sometimes popping in to offer some mostly-unappreciated enlightenment. Or how about the quality football posts that inevitably get turned into a discussion of T.O.? Maybe the answer is two threads, always at the top of the page: one on Bonds, and one on T.O. And one on how Soccer sucks and racing is not a sport, so make it three, really. Also, what yerfatma said

posted by rocketman at 02:22 PM on June 07, 2006

soccer trolls

I have become all that I abhor and now wish for a membership close. It's not such a bad idea. Metafilter developed a huge amount of cachet when mathowie closed sign-ups. Although we can debate the quality of the site now that sign-ups are open again. In the meantime, just stop taking on the trolls, and carry on your conversation. qbert72, that's easier said than done. For it to work, you need 100% cooperation, because it only takes one response to give the trolls what they desire. I bet a $5 one-time membership fee would go a long ways to putting an end to this crap. I'd even be willing to pay a retroactive fee, even though I rarely comment.

posted by rocketman at 11:21 AM on June 07, 2006

I want my MTV

The solution to the low-quality-comments problem is to only read the locker room. For some odd reason, the unwashed masses haven't found this place. Or maybe they're just baffled by it and don't know what to say. But they're pretty good at saying what's on their collective mind, so I doubt that.

posted by rocketman at 03:50 PM on May 26, 2006

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

I could tackle the Brewers, and maybe even occupy their #5 starter spot at this point. But yeah, I'm interested. I live an hour and a half from Miller Park, and I've got 3 games scheduled so far this summer. I might go to more if I can afford it.

posted by rocketman at 04:01 PM on May 24, 2006


This whole thread gives me that not-so-fresh feeling.

posted by rocketman at 07:37 AM on May 12, 2006

Jennifer the Russian Spam Posting Bot.

No, I'm still here.

posted by rocketman at 07:35 AM on April 05, 2006

2006 MLB Predictions

I want to take this opportunity to point out that the Brewers are on pace to win 162 games this year, which would likely be enough to win the NL Central. That is all.

posted by rocketman at 09:23 AM on April 04, 2006

2006 MLB Predictions

Here it goes... NL East: Atlanta Braves NL Central: St. Louis Cardinals NL West: San Francisco Giants NL Wildcard: Milwaukee Brewers NL Cy Young: Ben Sheets NL Manager: Ned Yost NL MVP: Albert Pujols AL East: Boston Red Sox AL Central: Chicago White Sox AL West: Oakland A's AL Wildcard: Toronto Blue Jays AL Cy Young: Dan Haren AL Manager: Terry Francona AL MVP: Paul Konerko NL Champion: Milwaukee Brewers AL Champion: Oakland A's World Series: Milwaukee Brewers BONUS - Roger Clemens will... retire. He's out of gas.

posted by rocketman at 02:45 PM on March 31, 2006

Pick Flick (well, erkno11, in this case)

Have fun Eric, and good luck!

posted by rocketman at 03:01 PM on March 14, 2006

Can't respond! Going crazy!

This is a feature.

posted by rocketman at 10:19 AM on February 27, 2006

Time to impose a one FPP-per-day limit?

when I made my big league debut for Arizona Do you know Overbay and Chad Moeller? Lyle won the hearts of all Brewers fans the last two seasons, and I really hope he does well in Toronto (I think he'll benefit some from the smaller park). Chad gets some gripes from the fans because he's light with the bat, but he's great behind the plate. Reading your perspective is very enlightening, and I wish you the best of luck in Mexico. Hopefully Doug Melvin gets a good look at you - Mike Maddux is working wonders with pitchers in Milwaukee, and I'd love to have you throwing for the Brew Crew. almost get killed by a gary sheffield line drive goddamn sheffield.

posted by rocketman at 09:45 AM on February 22, 2006

Apparently Wayne Gretzky was not the first Super Bowl MVP from a losing team.

Hasta luego, fuego.

posted by rocketman at 10:27 AM on February 09, 2006

flickr anyone?

I'm utterly defeated, but commenting anyway.

posted by rocketman at 07:56 PM on April 29, 2005


I have a love/hate relationship with Al's Ramblings, a Brewers blog. Al's a conservative of the Fox/Coulter/Hannity variety, and wastes no opportunity to echo their opinions, but he's got a lot of great insight into our lovable losers in Milwaukee. I don't think there are any higher-profile Brewers bloggers out there, though I'd love to find one with stronger copy editing skills.

posted by rocketman at 10:17 AM on April 23, 2005

rcade, "a winner is you!"

rcade, both your "Today" and "Countdown" appearances were fantastic. Do your kids realize they've got the coolest dad in the world?

posted by rocketman at 09:01 AM on April 22, 2005


I'm laughing on the inside.

posted by rocketman at 07:15 AM on April 22, 2005


Maybe if we give him a cupcake every time he posts something good, we can reinforce the positive behavior.

posted by rocketman at 06:45 PM on April 21, 2005

rcade, "a winner is you!"

does anyone have a link to video? Indeed. I gotta see this.

posted by rocketman at 10:48 AM on April 21, 2005

Congratulations are in order


posted by rocketman at 10:43 AM on April 18, 2005

Don't Be Frontin' Us

We'll always have the locker room.

posted by rocketman at 09:45 AM on April 15, 2005

Ask SpoFi: Blog Censorship

Wow. I just finished reading the post and many of the comments, and he's got a lot of ass-lickers hanging out there. What a bunch of mooks.

posted by rocketman at 02:05 PM on March 15, 2005

Ask SpoFi: Blog Censorship

You know, crap gets deleted from Metafilter all the time, and I don't think mathowie sends any kind of an explanation to folks when he does. He will answer most questions, though usually more gracefully than Mr. Cuban. Personally, I think you crossed the line with your last sentence in the comment. I wouldn't have deleted it from my blog, but I would've ignored everything you posted from there on out. Still, it's unfortunate he removed your comment.

posted by rocketman at 01:56 PM on March 15, 2005

Please remove eighteen minutes from the game clock.

He's not DrJohnEvans, he's DrJohnTitor!!!

posted by rocketman at 02:25 PM on February 08, 2005

NFL Pick 'Em Contest: Superbowl Mania Edition [MI]

Winning Team: Patriots even though I'm rooting for the Eagles, they don't stand a chance MVP: Once again, Tom Bray-day Margin: 7 Total Points: 51

posted by rocketman at 09:40 AM on February 03, 2005


Finally, 86, why "86"? Because that's how long it took the Red Sox to win another World Series.

posted by rocketman at 03:15 PM on January 26, 2005