Recent Locker Room Comments by BigCalm

Can we get on with it, please???

We really are metatalk now aren't we? *cry* Where's that dancing banana for squealy?

posted by BigCalm at 08:14 AM on May 18, 2005


I think you were thinking of this thread worldcup.

posted by BigCalm at 07:32 AM on April 22, 2005

Let's Examine Our Members

Either way as soon as SpoFi hits 2500 members, I say we abandon the place and set up a newer, secreter club... Suggested titles: The Masters of Filtered Sport. The Ancient and Elucidated Brethren of sub-1000 user id numbers. --- Suggestion, don't know how it'll work in practice: Delegate some admin tasks to trusted others (more regular users than myself), allowing them to do simple things like 'block user', 'delete comment', if the offender is a new user (how you define 'new', I have no idea).

posted by BigCalm at 11:23 AM on April 18, 2005

Don't Be Frontin' Us

Can I post a link to my real side, the glorious solihull borough? (as opposed to the other side that I also support). We've just achieved relegation, and could do with some support.

posted by BigCalm at 05:18 PM on April 12, 2005

This is the lockerroom thread where one might say something like "has it really been ten days since the last new lockerroom thread?"

My darn Time Machine is still causing problems then.

posted by BigCalm at 09:01 AM on February 18, 2005

Typical men...

Get a room!

posted by BigCalm at 05:27 AM on January 27, 2005

SpoFi CD Swap Round Two.

I've got an album by a band called 'My friend the chocolate cake', which has to be my favourite band name of all time. Shame the album isn't very good though.

posted by BigCalm at 07:14 AM on January 14, 2005

SpoFi CD Swap Round Two.

I'll go for it this time, though you'll have to excuse my rather eclectic tastes.

posted by BigCalm at 03:31 AM on January 13, 2005


Thank you for flying Church of England, cake or death? thought we needed a bit of izzard

posted by BigCalm at 03:49 AM on January 12, 2005

Filtering Out Awe-Inspiringly Dumb Comments

carry on salamcis, everybody else slags us off, why should you be any different!

posted by BigCalm at 03:35 AM on January 12, 2005

Filtering Out Awe-Inspiringly Dumb Comments

I think that we've been very lucky up to now, considering that most sports message boards are full of bile and the kind of ardent supporter who has nothing constructive to say except 'Broncos suck!' or 'The Baggies are going down! hahahahah!' (they do, and they are going down, but that's beside the point). I think a lot of the atmosphere stems from mefi, which when sporstfilter was created mefi was a forum populated by the intelligent and witty.

posted by BigCalm at 04:04 AM on January 11, 2005


ha! you'll never catch me (this year)

posted by BigCalm at 07:33 AM on December 10, 2004

The membership jump!

Ooh, and shall we have a Spofi 2004 awards? Categories could include: Best Thread, Best Member, Most hideous homepage, Best Troll, etc.

posted by BigCalm at 05:52 AM on November 25, 2004

Ask SpoFi

can I add to the growing list... Blues v Villa (football) and of course: India v Pakistan (cricket)

posted by BigCalm at 02:51 AM on November 09, 2004

Where's the SpoFi Fantasy update?

ahem, I've had appendicitis so apologies for lack of update last week. I'll get right on it this week.

posted by BigCalm at 05:02 PM on October 24, 2004

JJ's Olympic Crusade

Well, you never know, you might find that halfway through, you try say, the pole vault and find you've got the right build/genes to be an Olympic champion. Now that'd be a fantastic conclusion to the journey, but I wouldn't get your hopes up too high.

posted by BigCalm at 09:37 AM on September 17, 2004

JJ's Olympic Crusade

I must admit, I'm impressed. I assume you just want to *try* all the sports, not necessarily be able to do well at all the sports. I assume you're reasonably fit, but there's a few events there that are going to take some pretty hard training, just to be able to do. The notable ones I can see are: rings (gymnastics) 50km walk marathon pole vault equestrian events (I don't know how you'd go about 'having a go' at show jumping. You'd need to be an accomplished rider just to think about this). sailing events (laser I believe is technically very difficult) Some of the Gymnastics events take a *lot* of training and you'll need to have a good power ratio (i.e. not just be strong, but strong compared with your body weight), plus these events have frequent injury problems. Apart from that, I can't see any real obstacle to being able to *do* all of the events. If you want to compete in them, that's a different matter.

posted by BigCalm at 08:22 AM on September 17, 2004

SpoFi CD Swap Update

Your web design is beautiful bill. A lot better than some of the shite that's out there. Can I join the next CD Swap?

posted by BigCalm at 03:52 PM on July 29, 2004

Help msacheson & aacheson settle a dispute!

Cycling - Boxing - Soccer - Hockey - Football - Swimming - Basketball - Volleyball (I have swimming so low because I swim a lot myself, and I don't consider myself in the least bit fit, despite being on of the fastest in my local pool). trox, rowing would come between cycling and boxing for me, it's that hard.

posted by BigCalm at 03:19 PM on July 26, 2004

Link Dump 4

What's this Intarweb? Some kind of new-fangled toaster?

posted by BigCalm at 08:34 AM on July 01, 2004

Link Dump 4

Huddersfield Town get promoted (Flash, fat cartoon footballers)

posted by BigCalm at 03:01 AM on July 01, 2004

It's a gift

The occasional article from the Observer is great (eg). Oh, and I never miss Steven Wells' writing for the Guardian.

posted by BigCalm at 03:17 AM on June 28, 2004

best improvement yet!!!!!

posted by BigCalm at 07:30 AM on June 17, 2004

SportsFilter Customization

Yes, something based on Lat/Long would be better instead of a zipcode based search.

posted by BigCalm at 02:45 AM on June 16, 2004

The only legitimate use of the blink tag.

posted by BigCalm at 09:56 AM on June 15, 2004

jmd82 - you need a new style sheet - control-refresh on mozilla or control-F5 for IE should sort this out for you.

posted by BigCalm at 03:17 AM on June 15, 2004

/cheers wildly for vito90 First person to use the blink tag should be banned for life.

posted by BigCalm at 03:15 AM on June 15, 2004

I like my html, but then I hand-code whole pages from scratch. Keep it the way it is - it could be a bit open to abuse otherwise (ok, so it's open to abuse now from me, but abuse from me is fine).

posted by BigCalm at 05:14 PM on June 14, 2004

(ah, control-refresh. gets a new style sheet sorts the front page out - thanks).

posted by BigCalm at 03:52 AM on June 14, 2004

Touchdown Jesus thanks you for donating to SportsFilter! Thank the lord!

posted by BigCalm at 03:22 AM on June 14, 2004

eek. I'll renew my paypal account and give you some money. Can you fiddle with the margins on the front page now that we've got google-ads?

posted by BigCalm at 03:05 AM on June 14, 2004

is this a terror alert banana i see before me?

posted by BigCalm at 12:52 PM on June 09, 2004

I want to be r2d2! (biddybiddybeepbeep!)

posted by BigCalm at 03:10 AM on June 09, 2004

Footie and Badgers (flash, requires sound)

posted by BigCalm at 08:13 AM on June 06, 2004

Damnit. Ignore that vote link. Just realises it allows anybody to vote as many times as they like. Hmm.

posted by BigCalm at 01:27 PM on May 20, 2004

Ok children, I guess we can argue until the cows come home on this. Let's vote on it instead.

posted by BigCalm at 01:25 PM on May 20, 2004

"it would be a bit farcical if the SpoFi B team league starts doing a lot better than the A team league..." That has already been thought through by having the Yahoo League represent First you even READ the suggestions or are you just going through the motions? If that's the case, I'd rather be in the B league, because the EPL is updated more often and is generally a better fantasy league. Big Calm, all of those freakin' reasons you listed are ALL speculation... Yes, they are speculation, but even if you put the effort in, I can't see that you'll end up with two balanced divisions. That would be almost impossible to achieve in practice.

posted by BigCalm at 05:44 AM on May 20, 2004

One league makes more sense - more possibility for banter between teams, and a greater competition. As a side note, teams are often split into divisions because there's only a limited number of games a season each can play - we just don't have this problem in Fantasy leagues. Secondly, it would be a bit farcical if the SpoFi B team league starts doing a lot better than the A team league. Thirdly, two leagues makes it much harder to organise - I guess there's several people in our EPL table who rarely look at it and may not participate next year - there may be problems getting the right people to sign up, making sure the right number of teams are in each division exarcerbates this problem. When you have latecomers wanting to join, which league do they go in? (I'd assume B) In which case, we could and probably will end up with 12 active members in the top division, and 30 active members of division 2. Whew. I've no complaint of running say an EPL and Yahoo leagues as separate competitions if you must. One league. All together. It's better that way.

posted by BigCalm at 06:15 PM on May 19, 2004

After painstaking research, I can reveal that samsonov14's interview reached a whopping 223 comments (probably the record for any thread here), and the smallest interview was vito90's waaaaay back with just 38 comments (wc2k2's interview was second lowest with 41).

posted by BigCalm at 06:29 PM on May 13, 2004

I hope to quote obscure british comedy, simpsons references and izzard for at least 70 comments (surely that's the tradition by now?!?)

posted by BigCalm at 06:37 PM on May 10, 2004

Spofi: Not all of us post whilst drunk.

posted by BigCalm at 08:28 AM on May 06, 2004

SpoFi: Where Al Qaeda soccer gets equal time.

posted by BigCalm at 03:31 AM on May 06, 2004

I think SpoFi's google page rank is pretty high (for some unfathomable reason!?), which means people doing vanity searches for themselves often end up here. I was recently emailed by a radio 5 live presenter (who shall remain nameless of course) who thought I'd slagged him off in a particular thread. Needless to say I was misquoted.

posted by BigCalm at 01:44 PM on April 28, 2004

I'm going to force my mate Andy (who is Bluebears) to comment here. After all, he is in the running for the top spot.

posted by BigCalm at 03:32 AM on April 28, 2004

I brought this up here previously - perhaps fixed in lockerroom but not out in front?

posted by BigCalm at 06:27 PM on April 27, 2004

Thanks for the correction squealy. Heavens preserve us and save us!

posted by BigCalm at 01:10 PM on April 27, 2004

LiveTV (host of topless darts) went bust ages ago though I think it's trying to be revived, and was owned by everyone's favourite tabloid - "The Sun". It was also famous for the news bunny (a man in rabbit costume that read the news), and also featured such TV firsts as dwarves bouncing on trampolines and a female City tipster who shed her clothes as she read out share prices. Andy Fordham topless? Ewwwwwwwww.

posted by BigCalm at 10:59 AM on April 27, 2004

Me too. Beautiful sunny weekend here in the UK. We only get one nice weekend a year if we're lucky! Seeya monday!!

posted by BigCalm at 01:07 PM on April 23, 2004

Soidebar? /Brummy I'm now eagerly awaiting the 500th lockerroom post. Hopefully it will be something suitably inane.

posted by BigCalm at 01:35 PM on April 21, 2004

What if you haven't got any statistics education whatsoever and are called upon to regular produce standard deviation curves? I hate my job.

posted by BigCalm at 10:35 AM on April 21, 2004

A thread that starts with a word with too many a's in it has to be followed by a link to Khaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan!!!!

posted by BigCalm at 05:45 PM on April 20, 2004

<Obligatory Simpsons reference>Have you got a relative called Troy?</simpsons>

posted by BigCalm at 10:13 AM on April 20, 2004

I don't see this very often, but SpoFi does seem excessively slow these days. (Too many members?)

posted by BigCalm at 09:45 AM on April 19, 2004

/BigCalm cowers in fear.

posted by BigCalm at 01:49 PM on April 12, 2004

This is a big issue in the UK, correct? Yes, I'm trying to get some sort of perspective from people (i.e. You Yankee boys and girls) who aren't directly involved. Personally, I'd say No (pastime), and No (the ability to ride a horse does not make you an athlete). It opens up a further question - should it be banned?

posted by BigCalm at 11:56 AM on April 06, 2004

(brought to you via the Forksclovetofu appreciation society)

posted by BigCalm at 11:03 AM on April 06, 2004

hehee, we can have fun with the previous answers... 1) Did you kill JFK? 2) Have you, or anyone you know, ever had a sexual relationship with George W Bush? 3) What's your real name? C'mon, your REAL name, y'know? 4) Have you ever watched Baywatch? If so, what do you think of it?

posted by BigCalm at 04:54 PM on April 05, 2004

I'm one of the one's who paypalled my way in, only to see mefi become embroiled in Iraqfilter discussions for 18 months solid. Sigh.

posted by BigCalm at 02:15 PM on April 02, 2004

are you direct competitors with Fast-T? We've got one and it seems to suck out 20% of available space (after RAID too) for it's "accounting" purposes.

posted by BigCalm at 06:22 AM on April 01, 2004

I third the call for One Big League. All Together. More Snarkiness. More Teams. More. More. More.

posted by BigCalm at 04:45 PM on March 31, 2004