Recent Locker Room Comments by mbd1

MetaFilter User Proposes New Site Called 'Sportsfilter'

I've been gone for a long time after being a daily visitor. I spend a lot less time on the web in general, and a lot of my sports surfing time is spent on various team and sport subreddits. I can't really say why, just that habits slowly change over time. There are many sites I used to visit daily that I haven't seen in years.

Just wanted to say hi to everyone and I'll try to poke my head in more often.

posted by mbd1 at 10:25 AM on July 23, 2014

Kornheiser post

Gary had the answer already! She's too short to punch the button for floor 10. She can only reach up to the button for 7. But if someone else is in the elevator, she can ask them to punch 10 for her. Of course in the morning it doesn't matter, as the button for ground is the lowest one. Now then. How many roads must a man walk down, before you can call him a man?

posted by mbd1 at 11:28 AM on February 26, 2008

Best All-Time Baseball Broadcaster?

Also,living in Philly, I get a lot of Harry Kalas and he's grown on me over the years. I'll never be able to forget his "It's outta here" calls.

posted by mbd1 at 02:53 PM on February 15, 2008

Best All-Time Baseball Broadcaster?

I pretty much only listened to Cardinals games on the radio (and now on So of course Jack Buck. And I am a big Mike Shannon fan. Love the Moonman.

posted by mbd1 at 10:09 AM on February 15, 2008

Super Bowl Link Dump!

Carl's been featured in the first two episodes of season 5. Without the AT.

posted by mbd1 at 12:35 PM on January 30, 2008

Did holden just quit or was that a joke?

Crap. Just now saw his post above. I take it back.

posted by mbd1 at 09:59 AM on November 19, 2007

Did holden just quit or was that a joke?

I'm gonna guess not a joke. If I'm wrong, I'll quit.

posted by mbd1 at 09:58 AM on November 19, 2007

Editorializing on the Front Page

That's a good question, yerfatma. I do a LOT of reading. But I can neither confirm nor deny that I am The Watcher. And I haven't posted on the main page in two months, but I have posted in the lockerroom a few times in October, in the picking contests, etc.

posted by mbd1 at 02:48 PM on October 12, 2007

Editorializing on the Front Page

Ya'll some whiny ass titty babies for threatening to quit a damn website because someone posted a thread about your team losing....but it's not that they posted it in the first place, it's that they didn't use neutral language and/or didn't link to a good enough article about your team losing. Whatever. You were pissed that the Yankees lost, you were upset about it, and in the heat of the moment you let your frustrations out. And now you're trying to act all holier than thou, "wahh, rcade violated SpoFi standards" BS to try to cover your tracks because you are embarrassed that you did such a human thing but don't want to admit it.

posted by mbd1 at 11:23 AM on October 11, 2007

What are SpoFites' favorite books?

My girlfriend got me a signed copy of Four Corners for my birthday one year. I haven't read Featherston's book yet. I'll get to it at some point, and probably finish it off in two evenings. I'm not sure it covers any new territory on the topic, but Featherston's writing is excellent. Oh man - things are kinda messed up at the top of my two favorite athletic departments (Duke and Arkansas). Someone has parked for now, but yeah - I'm done with him. Not that I have any influence on it, but letting G go was the last straw. The football debacle would be grounds enough at most schools, the lax situation on top of that should have done it, and the G saga...I guess you only need one person in your corner if that person carries a big enough stick.

posted by mbd1 at 02:03 PM on April 27, 2007

What are SpoFites' favorite books?

NoMich, your Carolina fan family will probably like To Hate... better than tieguy and I did. They'll be able to weather the dull parts better because the author is writing from their perspective on the rivalry. Personally, this is the only book that I have ever thrown across the room. And yes, Last Amateurs suffers in comparison to March to Madness and Season on the Brink in that the athletes and coaches and fans just aren't as notable. Everyone can picture a Bob Knight tirade....but can you picture the coach from Lehigh? I still read it and every other basketball book Feinstein has written (The Punch) though.

posted by mbd1 at 11:15 AM on April 27, 2007

Link Dump.

The Japanese uniforms and jackets have a certain SyntheticFabricsWillSaveThePlanet early 80's quality about them. And those dirt infields make it look like a beer league softball field. I love that the umps are willing to mix it up, and the Americans have their first name on the jerseys

posted by mbd1 at 12:39 PM on March 02, 2007


And Reagan co-opting Born in the USA... seriously, McDonald's should have jumped on this first: Big Mac you know you're the one The special sauce possibilities are endless.

posted by mbd1 at 08:05 AM on February 16, 2007

Images of the 20th Century

and at 5:55, Bob Harris is doing the play by play for the Duke Radio Network.

posted by mbd1 at 11:40 AM on January 17, 2007

Images of the 20th Century

4:38 - Keith Smart of Indiana celebrates winning the 1987 NCAA tournament over Syracuse (March 30, 1987)

posted by mbd1 at 11:36 AM on January 17, 2007


I guess it's that he's not a Patriots fan.

posted by mbd1 at 12:32 PM on January 16, 2007

Yet Another Link Dump:

Yeah, I had forgotten about the McSorley incident . But the Perezhogin thing is more what I was imagining. The sidebar on longest suspensions suggests that slashes to the head do happen occasionally.

posted by mbd1 at 02:24 PM on December 04, 2006

Yet Another Link Dump:

So I watched the Ovechkin-Briere video. Has anyone in the NHL ever gone absolutely nuts and wielded a hockey stick as a weapon? I'm not talking about high sticking or anything within the normal course of play. I'm talking about a situation (for instance) where Gaustad sees Briere go down and then decides he's going to go Braveheart on Ovechkin. Surely there's some sort of unwritten rules of hockey where this is forbidden. But I have to think that at some point, one of the testosterone laden players has lost his mind in the heat of competition and done this.

posted by mbd1 at 01:46 PM on December 04, 2006

Be True to Your School!

Duke Total NCAA Team Championships: 8 men's championships: 4 women's championships: 4 coed championships: 0 Breakdown by Sport: men's basketball: 3 women's golf: 4 men's soccer: 1 Virginia Total NCAA Team Championships: 15 men's championships: 10 women's championships: 5 coed championships: 0 Breakdown by Sport: men's boxing: 1 women's cross country: 2 men's lacrosse: 4 women's lacrosse: 3 men's soccer: 5 The fact that indoor track, outdoor track, and cross country are three different sports is messed up.

posted by mbd1 at 01:26 PM on December 04, 2006

so ban me for life sissys

One ping only.

posted by mbd1 at 09:19 AM on November 01, 2006

Deadspin invite, anyone?

I'll give that a try. I have emailed before, but I didn't catch the call for members when it happened.

posted by mbd1 at 12:29 PM on May 02, 2006

Jennifer the Russian Spam Posting Bot.

Was her user # 8675309?

posted by mbd1 at 04:06 PM on April 03, 2006

Testing 1 ... 2 ... 3 ...

I think 6271 broke the front page.

posted by mbd1 at 12:48 PM on February 24, 2006

Torino Games 2006 Opening Ceremony GameTime Locker Room Chat

Say, anyone know if we're allowed to link to the official site this time around? Or is the IOC still being retarded?

posted by mbd1 at 03:35 PM on February 10, 2006

Let's Examine Our Members

OMG RCAED SAID LETS EXAMINE R MEMBERZ!!!11 OMG UR SO GAAY! LOLZ UR PROBALY A SANFAGSICO GINATS FAN!!!! LA DODGERZ R00LJ00!! (yeah, it's been done better) As far as I can tell, a lot of the new users have been one or two post drive-bys. I'd just let them be, and deal with persistent cases of idiocy individually. Temporary suspensions, possibly. I wouldn't worry too much about the illiterates...either the person wises up and puts some effort into their posts, or they just get ignored and fade into Bolivia.

posted by mbd1 at 09:37 AM on April 18, 2005

Don't Be Frontin' Us

New registrations seems to have kicked up recently. I think I mostly notice new posters on the news-y topics...maybe SpoFi has climbed up the google ladder. Someone had a chart of the registrations over time a while back - it's probably worth a revisit. And I love that Dante Hall messageboard.

posted by mbd1 at 03:04 PM on April 14, 2005

Please remove eighteen minutes from the game clock.

Schroedinger's Link: It opens in both a new window and the old one...until you look at it.

posted by mbd1 at 12:47 PM on February 11, 2005

Please remove eighteen minutes from the game clock.

Don't they cut off lottery sales 15 minutes or so before the drawing?

posted by mbd1 at 02:11 PM on February 08, 2005

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

E-A-G-L-E-S Eagles! T.O. 7 53

posted by mbd1 at 05:35 PM on February 02, 2005

NFL Pick 'Em Round 2 Results. [MI]

got it now. Philly wins, Atlanta will cover, under.

posted by mbd1 at 06:49 PM on January 19, 2005

NFL Pick 'Em Round 2 Results. [MI]

How about Yuengling over, uhhhhh, whatever they make in Atlanta?

posted by mbd1 at 04:20 PM on January 19, 2005

NFL Pick 'Em Round 2 Results. [MI]

New England wins, Pittsburgh won't cover, under. Philly wins, Philly won't cover, under.

posted by mbd1 at 11:12 AM on January 19, 2005

NFL Pick 'Em Round 2 Results. [MI]

Good analysis, guys. Going further...isn't the bald eagle actually a scavenger? Sure, we've seen them pick fish out of the water, but I'm not sure they're built for head to head combat. And falcons only pick off small mammals. This one could be ugly; something like 7-3. Take the under.

posted by mbd1 at 10:12 AM on January 18, 2005

NFL Pick 'Em Round 2 Results. [MI]

Picking by mascot usually works pretty well. For example, Revolutionary War soldiers rode on horses, so the Patriots would beat the Colts. This week is pretty tough: Patriots v. Steelers and Eagles v. Falcons. No clear cut winners there. The Patriots are far more experienced, but the Steelers technological edge is probably too much to overcome. Single shot muskets just can't stand up to an armored tank. In the Avian Championship game, I'm thinking that eagles have a size advantage over falcons. Eagles will win, but the Falcons will cover.

posted by mbd1 at 08:35 AM on January 18, 2005

NFL Pick 'Em Round 1 Results.

Atlanta by 6 over St Louis Philadelphia by 7 over Minnesota Pittsburgh by 9 over NY Jets New England by 7 over Indianapolis

posted by mbd1 at 09:09 AM on January 11, 2005


My girlfriend had a dream last night that I was flirting with some PYT (her words) right in front of her on the ferry to Martha's Vineyard.

posted by mbd1 at 03:53 PM on January 06, 2005

2005 SpoFi NFL Pick 'em Contest

Seattle by 7 Green Bay by 7 San Diego by 6 Indianapolis by 10 can't win by 1 in OT!

posted by mbd1 at 03:49 PM on January 06, 2005


I think I'm gonna pronounce gspm as "gypsum" from now on. In honor of it sometimes being an ingredient in concrete. I own a copy of The Best of AIR. Nice interview.

posted by mbd1 at 06:17 PM on December 17, 2004


a matrix of geeks?

posted by mbd1 at 04:41 PM on December 14, 2004

New Members

Saw an ad last night for a new Wes Anderson movie, where Bill Murray and Owen Wilson are trying to hunt a shark or something. I can't remember the name...but it looked good.

posted by mbd1 at 07:49 AM on December 08, 2004

New Members

I never recognize the quotes when they appear here or on MeFi That had not occurred to us, Dude.

posted by mbd1 at 03:58 PM on December 07, 2004

New Members

...across this line you do not -- also, Dude, Chinaman is not the preferred nomenclature.

posted by mbd1 at 09:38 AM on December 07, 2004

New Members

He fixes the cable?

posted by mbd1 at 07:09 PM on December 06, 2004

New Members

Where are all these quotes coming from? It's unpossible! Obviously, you are not a golfer.

posted by mbd1 at 04:30 PM on December 06, 2004

New Members

This is not Nam. This is bowling. There are rules.

posted by mbd1 at 11:33 AM on December 06, 2004

Calling all ESPN outsiders

I told him the more ESPN hides its content, the more I go elsewhere. 100% agreed. My espn fantasy sports login used to work for insider access, but it's been maybe a year or so since it's worked.

posted by mbd1 at 02:44 PM on November 28, 2004

Ask SpoFi

Duke-UNC in Cameron. Cards-Cubs in Wrigley.

posted by mbd1 at 12:57 PM on November 09, 2004


wait....the chick had a dick in the Crying Game? I guess that's coming off my netflix queue.

posted by mbd1 at 09:19 AM on October 13, 2004

Ctr-Shft-A v. Firefox's Ad Block

I switched to firefox 0.9.1 on Win2k a while back, no adblock, and ctrl-shift-a doesn't work for me. I hope I'm still 31337... test

posted by mbd1 at 03:25 PM on August 16, 2004

Help msacheson & aacheson settle a dispute!

most< ---------->least Swimming, Cycling, Soccer, Hockey, Boxing, Volleyball, Basketball, Football

posted by mbd1 at 02:32 PM on July 26, 2004

I donated, plus I'll buy Touchdown Jesus a beer next time he's in town just in case.

posted by mbd1 at 11:28 AM on June 14, 2004

Got it, Bill. Thanks again.

posted by mbd1 at 03:05 PM on June 13, 2004

I'm interested, if there are any unclaimed invites still floating around out there. My email is in my profile. Thanks-

posted by mbd1 at 02:27 PM on June 13, 2004

Thank you..... I was chasing jbou until the last three weeks or so. Smooth Sam Perkins was running away with it early before he went on strike or whatever. An 82 game limit per position would make a good deal of sense, but since we were playing unlimited, I tried to squeeze out every last point. I even planned ahead for when I knew I'd be out of town. Nice league, we'll do it again next year!

posted by mbd1 at 09:04 AM on April 19, 2004

It's a pork roll in Philly.

posted by mbd1 at 07:52 PM on April 02, 2004

w00t! After nipping at jbou's heels for about 3 months now, it's nice to slip into first. There are 11 guys averaging double-doubles, and I managed to draft three of them. I also got lucky with injuries for the most part.

posted by mbd1 at 07:28 PM on April 01, 2004

my yahoo now has a beta version of an RSS module.

posted by mbd1 at 03:30 PM on March 30, 2004

Ugh. I'm all hitting and no pitching. Autodrafting in the 17th (of 18) spots ain't pretty.

posted by mbd1 at 05:44 PM on March 15, 2004

I'm in, although I can't make the live draft.

posted by mbd1 at 10:52 AM on March 06, 2004

haven't heard back from you, wfrazer....I'll send again.

posted by mbd1 at 11:05 AM on March 03, 2004