Recent Locker Room Comments by wfrazerjr

Should SportsFilter Think of the Children?

There are no bad words, only bad intentions.

posted by wfrazerjr at 12:04 PM on November 05, 2009


P3N1S enhancer

Well, at least I know now what to get on my license plates.

posted by wfrazerjr at 11:31 PM on April 15, 2009

MetaFilter Social Explorer

What's a MetaFilter? Does my car need it?

posted by wfrazerjr at 09:44 AM on April 21, 2008

Ask SpoFi

I thought they swerved because they had coffee between their knees, were text messaging the car behind them (OMG Did u c what Gordon was wearing last pm!) and trying to get that yummy, full flavored Winston lit at the same time. Possibly the funniest thing I've read this week, TM. Good on ya.

posted by wfrazerjr at 10:29 PM on March 17, 2008

Homer Jersey Swap?

I'm here and I have tons and tons of jerseys. I'll try and get a list together.

posted by wfrazerjr at 04:31 PM on February 01, 2008

Spofiswap 2 - Son of Spofiswap

I can't do it during Christmas (holiday balls, you know -- ha!) being busy with the store and all, but I'd love to be in if it's a January thang.

posted by wfrazerjr at 07:59 AM on November 21, 2007

Editorializing on the Front Page

SpoFi: Beaten to the (cock)punch once again.

posted by wfrazerjr at 09:32 PM on October 16, 2007

SportsFilter Has 2.37 Million RSS Subscribers

More than 3,500 people clicked on my picks? Rcade, do The Hoser's picks rank that highly during most weeks? If so, maybe I should put more into them. Like ... thought and time.

posted by wfrazerjr at 09:16 AM on October 16, 2007

And now for something COMPLETELY DIFFERENT...

That was just plain frightening, jg.

posted by wfrazerjr at 05:18 PM on October 02, 2007

What ever happened to Ray Ray?

Wow, I'll tell you what happened -- I dropped the ball on this. All the money is still sitting in the PayPal account, and I never had the draw for the Jean Beliveau autograph. I just transferred it to my bank, and I'll go get a cashier's cheque in the amount of $350US (unless anyone wants to add a donation now) and send it off via XPresspost tonight. I'll post something or send out a mass email when I hear back from them. Sorry, guys.

posted by wfrazerjr at 10:57 AM on August 10, 2007

Weird Technical Issue

Great name for a band, though.

posted by wfrazerjr at 01:22 PM on July 11, 2007

2nd Annual Steven A. Smith's Secret Shame NBA Draft Campfire

Oh, man, I just came in to see how the Celtics came out, and now I think Yerfatma might be headed to Danny's house for a sock party.

posted by wfrazerjr at 09:26 PM on June 28, 2007

I found my beret while packing

I was primed for love then I realized Weedy ain't Miss Hot Blue Dress

posted by wfrazerjr at 02:28 PM on June 26, 2007

Happy Father's Day, SpoFi Dads.

Thanks, jg. I just finished a delicious chicken and colcannon dinner. Nummy, and mad props to my wife for filling me with both good grub and my family's love.

posted by wfrazerjr at 08:12 PM on June 17, 2007

Link Dump:

Okay, now up to 67.

posted by wfrazerjr at 10:35 AM on June 16, 2007

Link Dump:

46 metres, but the music makes me want to vomit as much as our inebriated friend does.

posted by wfrazerjr at 10:25 AM on June 16, 2007

Link Dump!!!1!!one

Please, dear God, tell me I'll have a chance to buy one of those '72 retro Padres unis. AS JG says, it'll save me looking for my dancing banana costume for Halloween this fall.

posted by wfrazerjr at 11:08 AM on May 14, 2007

Quality of Links Decreasing. Discuss.

I have a complex system involving cannons, a giant flag, and Martin Havlat which tells me when I'm wrong in general. I think I have it figured out. When you're wrong: 1) You run to the roof and wave a giant white flag; 2) Cannons sound to alert the general public of the impending rectification; and 3) Martin Havlat kicks you in the groin. You should patent that.

posted by wfrazerjr at 03:33 PM on May 11, 2007

Link Dump!!!1!!one

Isn't it wonderful that now, when I drop a deuce, I immediately think of Sheryl Crow? Not that I didn't before ...

posted by wfrazerjr at 12:03 PM on May 08, 2007

Happy Birthday!

Try Thoreau's "Grey hair does not confer wisdom." Sounds more mature. Very nice. See also: "Grayskull does not confer manliness." -- Skeletor

posted by wfrazerjr at 06:54 PM on April 17, 2007

Punctuation Matters

Or the USS Fuckstick. I believe that's actually the name of the ship Bush made his "Mission Accomplished" speech on.

posted by wfrazerjr at 01:27 PM on April 04, 2007

Pictures from last night's NYC SpoFi meetup

Sweet. I hope we can all do the same thing soon at a Blue Jays game up here in the North, eh? I'd say Leafs, but I'd prefer not to take out a second mortgage on the house right now.

posted by wfrazerjr at 01:24 PM on March 19, 2007

NCAA Hoops Chat

I'm in there now. Long live underutilized and/or forgotten technologies. I have some serious attachment. My first internet booty call was through IRC.

posted by wfrazerjr at 11:22 AM on March 16, 2007

Link Dump.

And yet Perezhogin is still making a living in hockey. Fucking weak.

posted by wfrazerjr at 09:53 AM on March 09, 2007

Google Apps

I'm thinking for the baseball blog beat reporting, lbb, with some added snark and the occasional column, perhaps an interview. Oh, and I'm thinking you and I can face off old school, "Point-Counterpoint" style. "Wayne, you ignorant slut."

posted by wfrazerjr at 06:32 PM on February 27, 2007

Google Apps

I'd like to suggest the same thing for an MLB blog, with one person covering each of the divisions. I, of course, would like the NL Central. I envision it being called I can also register just and we can post it in both places. Anyone else interested?

posted by wfrazerjr at 01:56 PM on February 27, 2007

Google Apps

I'd be in for contributing on baseball and football, and my NFL picks would also be available, depending on whether or not I continue my deal with Draft Sharks for next season. Also, I'm claiming ... and my golf blog:

posted by wfrazerjr at 09:50 AM on February 24, 2007

Google Apps

I like this, and I also like the idea of the sportsfilter blogs. I'd sign up for one ... which would be very similar to my hot new The Ad Whisperers! Check it out today! And leave a comment or something.

posted by wfrazerjr at 12:35 PM on February 23, 2007

I was column surfing and noticed...

I'd like to know who this idiot is who keeps posting these lousy NFL picks. Fuck off, you Norman Chad wannabe!

posted by wfrazerjr at 08:47 PM on February 22, 2007

Thanks for closing the Hardaway thread...

What about Three, Four and Five?

posted by wfrazerjr at 05:03 PM on February 17, 2007


I'd just like to get people coming to it occasionally. That would be spiffy. Rogers, is there a way to jazz up the page, or do I need to be all HTML proficient for that? And should we all start linking to one another?

posted by wfrazerjr at 12:42 PM on February 17, 2007


Signed up for Technocrati, garf, thanks. Also trying to add Google Analytics, but putting in the html code makes no sense to me. I need a tutor! Willing to trade autographed stuff!

posted by wfrazerjr at 03:58 PM on February 16, 2007


Okay, brainiacs and net nerds -- how do I drive people to the blog? I have no idea how that works. Can I register somewhere? Is there somewhere to post links to it that will help? Stand on the roof of the mall with my pants down and shout to the world? Wait, no to the last one -- I've already been cited for that.

posted by wfrazerjr at 09:40 AM on February 16, 2007


I'd like to announce the birth of a new blog being housed by one of the aforementioned new vehicles: Behold The Ad Whisperers! Stop by and rip an ad you hate, pimp one you love or just make a snide comment.

posted by wfrazerjr at 05:43 PM on February 15, 2007


I'm proud to be #680, which also happens to be both my combined SAT score and the number of pieces of salmon sashimi I can eat in one sitting. Good Lord, I've written 49 columns?

posted by wfrazerjr at 11:43 AM on February 14, 2007

Prelude to a faces punching

Ned's Atomic Dustbin -- Saturday Night Really? Where might I find that musical nugget? Well, you might find it under your bed, but I don't know what the hell it'd be doing there. For better odds, check out one of the great soundtracks of all-time, So I Married An Axe Murderer.

posted by wfrazerjr at 08:34 PM on February 08, 2007

Prelude to a faces punching

I have received my full compliment of CDs and am greatly pleased by all, although I'm still winding my way through Folkways trilogy. All my CDs were send out this morning and should be had in the states by early next week.

posted by wfrazerjr at 03:06 PM on February 04, 2007

Prelude to a faces punching

Oh, and I should that anyone looks at that and thinks, "Geez, I want one of those!" feel free to email me and I'll send you out a copy in exchnage for yours. Here's the cover photo for "Take Cover!", by the way. I couldn't post the actual cover because, as I said before, Nero sucks huge sweaty penis. Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

posted by wfrazerjr at 11:21 AM on February 02, 2007

Prelude to a faces punching

Jesus Christ. Take Covers! Vol. 1 & 2 will finally hit the mail tomorrow morning. After spending too much time choosing the music, I then had little trouble burning the discs and an amazing amount of trouble making the stupid CD covers. I used Nero to do everything, and let me say that Nero's labelling system is the most contrived, counterintuitive piece of shit program I've ever used. If we do this again, I plan to draw by hand or farm out the work to a buddy of mine for an autograph or something. Nero's POS doesn't even allow you to copy and paste the fucking text. I'd also suggest to all the members of Team Patrick Ewing receiving these discs that they listen to the CD in the back (The Classics) first. Save the George Jones cover of "Time Is On My Side" for later. Take Covers -- The Classics: 1) Billy Idol -- Mony Mony 2) David Lee Roth -- Just A Gigolo 3) Hey Hey What Can I Do? -- Hootie and the Blowfish 4) Talking Heads -- Take Me To The River 5) The Smithereens -- Time Won't Let Me 6) Van Halen -- Pretty Woman 7) ZZ Top -- Thank You 8) Ned's Atomic Dustbin -- Saturday Night 9) Run DMC & Aerosmith -- Walk This Way 10) Devo -- Satisfaction 11) Stone Temple Pilots -- Break On Through 12) CCR -- I Heard It Through The Grapevine 13) Red Hot Chili Peppers -- Higher Ground 14) Stevie Ray Vaughan -- Voodoo Chile (Slight Return) Take Covers -- The Other Stuff: 1) Alien Ant Farm -- Smooth Criminal 2) Istanbul (Not Constantinople) -- They Might Be Giants 3) Take On Me -- Reel Big Fish 4) Social Distortion -- Ring Of Fire 5) Stabbing Westward -- Bizarre Love Triangle 6) Paul Anka -- Smells Like Teen Spirit 7) Gun -- Word Up 8) Tom Jones featuring Art Of Noise -- Kiss 9) Faith No More -- Easy 10) Rock And Roll All Night -- Toad The Wet Sprocket 11) Richard Thompson -- Oops, I Did It Again 12) George Jones -- Time Is On My Side 13) Barenaked Ladies -- Fight The Power 14) The Gourds -- Gin And Juice 15) Sublime -- Hong Kong Phooey 16) Rockapella -- You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch 17) Weird Al Yankovic -- Polkarama! Enjoy!

posted by wfrazerjr at 11:13 AM on February 02, 2007

Link Dump!

I watched Holden's link. Everyone fucking one of the guys in that compliation who slashed or took a cheap shot should have been suspended for a year or banned for life. It has nothing to do with "keeping the peace" or "letting guys blow off steam." That was assault in every case. And the NHL wonders why they aren't taken seriously in many quarters.

posted by wfrazerjr at 09:24 PM on January 23, 2007

The music is in the mail

My apologies, guys. We had a double computer crash -- one at work and one at home. My double CD, Take Cover!, will hit the post office either Wednesday night or Thursday morning and should be in hot little American hands sometime the following week. My apologies -- now, can you call off the face punching? Doesn't mean she isn't en fuego, especially while dancing. Well, at least her pants won't catch fire. And remember, when you choose Fergie, urine good company!

posted by wfrazerjr at 09:49 AM on January 22, 2007

Images of the 20th Century

From the uniforms I'd say that clip of the Cardinals fooling around at 0:03 is from the 20's or 30's, maybe the "gashouse gang" team. I've seen that clip before but I can't name the players. Here's about the best guess that I can offer on 0:03, which is video of members of the St. Louis Cardinals' famous Gas House Gang. I'm assuming the video to have been taken during the 1934 World Series because of the number of reporters walking around on the field during the pregame warmups. From left to right, I believe the three players to be: * First baseman James Anthony "Ripper" Collins, 5-9, 165 pounds, lefty -- known to be one of the ringleaders of the Gang and one of the few lefties on the squad. I did my best to match up his face with a 1934 Goudey card, and I think it's him. * Third baseman Johnny Leonard Roosevelt "Pepper" Martin, 5-8, 170 pounds, righty -- "The Wild Horse of the Osage" and also well-known as one of those prone to antics before the games. Martin was known for his muscular frame, and although it could also be Joe "Ducky" Medwick, the relative height compared to Collins makes me think it's Pepper; and * Pitcher Jay Hanna "Dizzy" Dean, 6-2, 180 pounds, righty -- always known as ready to get in on a gag or on camera. Although the face is difficult to make out, the player's height rules out almost everyone else. Thoughts?

posted by wfrazerjr at 12:20 PM on January 17, 2007

Sportsfilter CD swap

Awwwwright, I'm on Patrick Ewing's team? That just has to mean free lap dances at Scores!

posted by wfrazerjr at 01:31 PM on December 30, 2006

Sportsfilter CD swap

Oh, boy -- then I'm making overnight cinnamon rolls sprinkled with love!

posted by wfrazerjr at 09:29 AM on December 29, 2006

Sportsfilter CD swap

What's supposed to be happening on the 27th?

posted by wfrazerjr at 10:03 AM on December 28, 2006

Sportsfilter CD swap

I was fortunate enough to work an Arlo Guthrie concert in the late 80s on the campus of SIU-Carbondale. Great show and a great guy to boot. Not nearly as cool as hanging with They Might Be Giants, though.

posted by wfrazerjr at 02:28 PM on December 26, 2006

Sportsfilter CD swap

I'm a Windows XP man, God help me. I'm in, with a mix of 80s deep cuts (and a couple you just gotta have on an 80s compilation, don't you know). Does this formally sign me up?

posted by wfrazerjr at 10:24 AM on December 20, 2006

Sportsfilter CD swap

Okay, I'm a n00b -- what program should I use to acquire some new music and put together Mac's Classic, Vol. 1?

posted by wfrazerjr at 06:41 PM on December 19, 2006

Election Prediction Contest

Rcade -- Signed up for the Drudge Retort and couldn't get the form to accept either or I tried both with http:// in front. Also, the site didn't send me the email verification. Is that supposed to be automatic, or do I have to pass initiation first?

posted by wfrazerjr at 12:05 PM on November 07, 2006

so ban me for life sissys

Yerfatma, if you are ever so inclined, I'd love to see a Red Dawn-esque Saturday afternoon drink-a-long to THFRO. Now that's a sport. Why did I read that acronym as Throw Momma From The Train? Not that wouldn't also be pretty funny... OWENNNNNNNNNNNN

posted by wfrazerjr at 11:50 AM on November 03, 2006

Giving to a good cause

I'm not giving up yet, Gary. I think if we bump this back up to the top somehow, maybe we can drum up a little bit more cash. I plan to close the DropCash page on Nov. 15 and we'll send the money then, whether we've reached our goal or not. I'll also post a copy of the cashier's check here and announce the winner of the Jean Beliveau autograph.

posted by wfrazerjr at 06:06 PM on October 31, 2006

Talkin' 'Bout My Litigation

I'm pretty level-headed ... but I fully advocate the immediate death of any and all people acting in Taco Bell commercials.

posted by wfrazerjr at 04:07 PM on October 27, 2006

Talkin' 'Bout My Litigation

My nipples explode with delight!

posted by wfrazerjr at 07:22 PM on October 26, 2006

Talkin' 'Bout My Litigation

I would imagine that any lawsuit that might involve Art Bell taking the stand on his own behalf would end badly for him. Lawyer: "You're Art Bell, is that right?" AB: "Yes, I am." Lawyer: "So you're the guy who thinks we reveal our innermost truths in reverse speech, thinks the Air Force has technology given to them by aliens and has run off to marry a 21-year-old Filipino woman less than four months after the death of his wife?" AB: "Err ... yes." Judge: "Right. Case dismissed. Your credibility is about as good as Aleksey Vayner's."

posted by wfrazerjr at 09:15 AM on October 24, 2006

Giving to a good cause

Thanks, guys ... now 43%!!!

posted by wfrazerjr at 08:51 AM on October 21, 2006

Giving to a good cause

I'd like to post a list on the DropCash page as we go along, but I don't know everyone's handle. PayPal gives me only your real names, and I'm not sure whether you want them posted or not. If you've sent a donation and don't see your name on the list, just drop me an email at grabagamer AT gmail DOT com and I'll be glad to put it up. By the way, I'm just going to add my $10 donation at the end to the cashier's check I draw. I'm also not eligible for the drawing, damn it.

posted by wfrazerjr at 02:32 PM on October 20, 2006

Giving to a good cause

Folks, Andre at DropCash has moved the target to $500 for us, meaning we're now 22% of the way there. I'm going to add an extra little incentive. We recently had Jean Beliveau in for a public signing at my store. For everyone making a donation of $1 or more, I'll include you in a drawing for an autographed Beliveau 8x10 collage which isn't widely available. These are gorgeous and worth around $50. Good luck and keep those contributions coming!

posted by wfrazerjr at 12:42 PM on October 20, 2006

Giving to a good cause

Guys, I've emailed Andre Torrez, the creator of DropCash, for further instruction on whether we have to restart the page or if I can bump the goal. His blog on DropCash, however, hasn't been touched in more than a year, so if I haven't heard back from him by this afternoon, I'll start another goal page and send the money roundabout to someone and have them fire it back to me. I set the goal that low because I thought I would be able to raise the goal if we hit it quickly. Better to reach $100 than flounder trying for $500. I'll keep you posted!

posted by wfrazerjr at 09:26 AM on October 20, 2006

Giving to a good cause

I believe the DropCash page for our campaign is set up properly. I'll see if I can find a way to put any other information in here, but I think you can check back and keep tabs on how far we've progressed. I checked out, but they take 7% of the final tally, which I think sucks ass. I tried kicking in the first $10, but I can't pay myself! I'll have to send the money to someone else's account and have them donate it. Let's go, guys!

posted by wfrazerjr at 07:45 PM on October 19, 2006

SportsFilter Now Has a Practice Squad

In the case of number 3, it's bannerization time. Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting Bannerization? Oh, oh no ... HULK SMASH NOOBS!!!

posted by wfrazerjr at 03:08 PM on October 17, 2006