Recent Locker Room Comments by cjets

Thanks to all

Glad you're back. Folkways!

posted by cjets at 01:24 AM on March 26, 2011

CD Swap 2010 Re-cap

I got Boredom 08's and MrFrisby's! Thanks guys! I look forward to listening over the weekend.

posted by cjets at 06:20 PM on May 21, 2010

CD Swap 2010 Re-cap

I look forward to it, Mr. F.

posted by cjets at 01:48 PM on May 12, 2010

CD Swap 2010 Re-cap

Hey Team Procrastination, anything coming?


posted by cjets at 11:46 AM on May 11, 2010

CD Swap 2010 Re-cap

Oh, and I'm glad you liked them, Mr. F.

posted by cjets at 12:25 PM on April 28, 2010

CD Swap 2010 Re-cap

Not sure who sent it, but I received a 2-disc set (reggae and blues, I enjoy them both) from somebody

That would be me. I look forward to getting some (or ANY!) CDs from the rest of my group.

Thanks Bo for the follow up post.

posted by cjets at 12:24 PM on April 28, 2010

CD Swap 2010 Part III - Track Lists

If any of you in the other group want to swap let me know. The track lists are above.

posted by cjets at 07:33 PM on March 25, 2010

CD Swap 2010 Part III - Track Lists

Track List 1:

Best Spofi Reggae

Three little birds - Bob Marley & the Wailers You can get it if you really want it - Jimmy Cliff Murder she wrote - Chaka Demus & Pliers Police & Thieves - The Clash Many Rivers to Cross - Jimmy Cliff Monkey Spanner - Dave & Ansel Collins One Love/People Get ready - Bob Marley & the Wailers Pomp & Pride - Toots & the Maytals Shanty Town - Desmond Dekker Stir it up - Bob Marley & the Wailers Sitting in Limbo - Jimmy Cliff No woman no cry (live) - Bob Marley & the Wailers Johnny Too Bad - The Slickers Two Sevens Clash - Culture Ob la di ob la da - Joyce Bond Reggae and Shout - The Black Beatles Israelites - Desmond Dekker Don't look back - Peter Tosh & Mick Jagger Sweet and Dandy - The Maytals Pressure Drop - The Maytals The Harder They Come - Jimmy Cliff

Track List 2:

Spofi Blues

Cross Road Blues - Robert Johnson Love in Vain Blues - Robert Johnson Howlin Wolf/Little Red Rooster - Willie Dixon Spoonful - Willie Dixon Chain Gang - Sam Cooke Ain't that a shame - Fats Domino Roll Over Beethoven (live at the BBC) - The Beatles Heart of Stone - The Rolling Stones House of the Rising Sun - The Animals I got love if you want it (live) - The Yardbirds Sunshine of your love - Cream Hey Joe - Jimi Hendrix Prodigal Son - The Rolling Stones Stray Cat Blues - The Rolling Stones Who do you love (live) - The Doors When the Levee Breaks - Led Zeppelin Black Hole Sun - Soundgarden Crown of Thorns (live) - Pearl Jam Where did you sleep last night (live) - Nirvana

posted by cjets at 06:17 PM on March 19, 2010

CD Swap 2010 Part III - Track Lists

I just put a 2 CD set in the mail to Mr. Frisby, Yzelda, Boredom-08 and Folkways. Track lists to follow.

posted by cjets at 04:29 PM on March 19, 2010

CD Swap 2010

Got it also.

Thanks Bo!

posted by cjets at 11:14 PM on February 28, 2010

CD Swap 2010

My condolences, Bo.

Unfortunately, I won't be able to take over either. If Yzelda can't take over, maybe you should just postpone it?

posted by cjets at 08:50 PM on February 19, 2010

CD Swap 2010

I'll burn an extra for Folkways as well. And a CD too.

posted by cjets at 12:11 PM on January 22, 2010

CD Swap 2010

I'm in. My musical inspiration this year was old school reggae, so I'm thinking that's what I'm gonna do.

But I'm open to suggestions.

posted by cjets at 12:43 PM on January 19, 2010

Pushing an Agenda on SportsFilter

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. There are plenty of other threads for you to read and comment on.

As far as the argument on the merits, one of the founding principles of this country is the separation of church and state. I would think that a conservative would respect that.

The state, in this case, is represented by the football coach, and I would assume that many of us would know the power and influence a coach would have over his student athletes, who are still teenagers.

Even if the coach merely suggested it the trip rather than ordered it, it's still inappropriate.

If you want to disagree or argue the merits, let's have at it. But if it is too upsetting for you to do so, then see my first suggestion.

And by the way, I'm the one that brought up the ACLU in the thread. I'm a card carrying member of the ACLU and proud of it, even when they defend despicable people like the Nazis in Skokie.

posted by cjets at 12:50 PM on September 30, 2009

Comments with Profanity

What about this? It's almost like asshat. It's got some of the same letters and kinda sounds like it.

THX, you're an asset to Spofi! And I mean that.

But then again, so am I.

posted by cjets at 06:52 PM on September 05, 2009

Should SportsFilter Have a Daily Catch-All Link?

the heavy-handed action that I suspect this would require

Speaking as a purveyor of idiotic comments, I'm happy to let them stand in perpetuity*

*Comment made after sharing a 21 year old bottle of Macallan with my dad on his birthday. Sobriety may shed new light on the matter.

posted by cjets at 02:00 AM on August 25, 2009

Should SportsFilter Have a Daily Catch-All Link?

Yes. My suggestion for the name: The Dump.

posted by cjets at 01:20 PM on August 24, 2009

So the whole time/amount of comments restriction on FPP is out the window?

I'm assuming that the other posts were also to

posted by cjets at 12:43 PM on May 16, 2009

So the whole time/amount of comments restriction on FPP is out the window?

Is there something I'm missing? I see one link to the blog and one link to youtube in one of the comments. It's a fairly decent post. I don't see any other threads or links by him to this site.

And do we have any evidence that he is associated with the blog?

posted by cjets at 04:57 PM on May 15, 2009

Update on that yearly Sports Filter Social and Moral experement, also known as the CD Swap.

I got YYM's and Boredom's on Monday, which was the kick in the pants I needed to finish up and get mine out Monday night.

You all should be receiving yours end of this week or early next. I'm looking forward to listening to all and very interested in the playlists. (Flight of the Conchords rules)

posted by cjets at 07:24 PM on February 26, 2009

CD Swap 2009

My theme is EPIC ROCK. Two rules: Songs must be over 5 minutes. No band gets more than one song. Some obvious. Some not so much.

Disc 1 A Day in the life - The Beatles Sympathy for the Devil - The Rolling Stones Iron Man - Black Sabbath Radar Love - Golden Earring Smoke on the Water - Deep Purple Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin Won't get fooled again - The Who Layla - Derek and the Dominos The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys - Traffic Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

Disc 2 Flirting with Disaster - Molly Hatchet Free Bird (live) - Lynyrd Skynyrd More than a Feeling - Boston Paradise by the Dashboard Light - Meatloaf Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N Roses Smells like Teen Spirit - Nirvana Jeremy - Pearl Jam Jesus of Suburbia - Green Day The End - The Doors

posted by cjets at 05:45 PM on February 13, 2009

CD Swap 2009

Bo, I got your CDs as well. Very interesting. Mine should go out this weekend. It will also be a 2 CD set.

posted by cjets at 05:39 PM on February 13, 2009

CD Swap ...Last Chance to Join Up!

Bo, you convinced me, I'm in (even if I'm still owed a CD from last year).

posted by cjets at 03:11 PM on January 23, 2009

SportsFilter Under Development

While we're in the future, somebody jot down the next 1,376 Super Bowl winners.

The Jets still haven't won. And somewhere in hell, Joe Namath is laughing.

Seriously though, all the work is much appreciated. Thanks to Rcade and your volunteer QA army.

posted by cjets at 09:17 PM on January 14, 2009

So, by "March," you actually meant "April," right? Right?

Thanks TBH and Yerfatma, Here's my list (in case you couldn't read the red lettering over the Sex Pistol Stormtrooper) 1. I wanna be your dog – Iggy & the Stooges 2. Personality Crisis – New York Dolls 3. I fought the law – The Clash 4. Anarchy in the U.K. – Sex Pistols 5. London’s Burning – The Clash 6. One Hundred Punks - Generation X 7. What Do I get? – The Buzzcocks 8. Public Image – Public Image 9. Radio, Radio – Elvis Costello 10. Pressure Drop – The Clash 11. New Rose – The Damned 12. I wanna be me – Sex Pistols 13. Oh Bondage (up yours) – X-ray Spex 14. Harmony in my Head – The Buzzcocks 15. Complete Control – The Clash 16. Love will tear us apart – Joy Division 17. (White Man) In Hammersmith Palais - The Clash 18. Kiss Me Deadly – Generation X 19. Pretty Vacant – Sex Pistols 20. The Prisoner – The Clash 21. Hurry up Harry – Sham 69 22. God Save the Queen – Sex Pistols 23. What’s my age again? – Blink 182 24. All the small things – Blink 182 And yes, TBH, there are definitely groups/songs that resonate from your CD.

posted by cjets at 10:41 PM on April 26, 2008

So, by "March," you actually meant "April," right? Right?

except that the punk mix had a wicked cool graphic of Johnny Rotten as a Stormtrooper. Thanks TBH, that would be mine. Hope you liked the CD as much as the graphic.

posted by cjets at 04:06 PM on April 23, 2008


It seems that there is a consensus about certain types of comments which are clearly thread pissing (i.e. "soccer is a stupid sport" or "this is a stupid post"). But negative comments about a players such as Favre or Moss are not necessarily thread pissing. It depends, as Dyams said, on the quality of the post. And, it seems to me, it's just too subjective to try and codify the difference between negative posts and trolling except in the most basic way. A Brett Favre fan might find some of the posts about Favre to be trolling. But if the posts are well written and raise good points, why can't the poster express his negative view of Favre without it being called thread pissing?

posted by cjets at 03:24 PM on March 05, 2008


But, meantime, in the Favre retirement thread, it seemed to me to be an example of pissing to hear the snark about his failings as an athlete and person. Everybody has an opinion. Why can't I say I don't agree or like yours. Or to maybe point out that this isn't the time. I'm in total agreement up until that last line, which is a perfect segue into my two cents (so thanks, THX). If Favre's retirement or Randy Moss re-signing is the topic of the FPP, then why a poster has issues with Favre or Moss certainly seems to be on-topic to me. Other posters can and will challenge that opinion but isn't that the whole point of the site? For example, I'm a fan of Favre, but the fact that he refused to mentor Aaron Rodgers is a good point. And one not likely mentioned in a forty post eulogy to Favre.

posted by cjets at 06:31 PM on March 04, 2008

SportsFilter CD Swap

I WANT MY FATTY CD. Does this mean we can have intergroup swapping? heh heh heh

posted by cjets at 07:03 PM on February 28, 2008

SportsFilter CD Swap

Yerfatma, I just forwarded you Folkways e-mail with all the addresses for our group. Hope you get it.

posted by cjets at 04:59 PM on February 28, 2008

Kornheiser post

Picture is here. He winked at me. He winked at me! Oh my god, I have seven days to live.

posted by cjets at 11:39 AM on February 28, 2008

Kornheiser post

When this all turns into a Japanese Horror film, I'm gonna be really glad I didn't get this e-mail.

posted by cjets at 09:50 PM on February 27, 2008

SportsFilter CD Swap

Grouper Troopers, specifically: Tron7 The Black Hand yerfatma Your CDs are in the mail. PLAY LOUD! And, by the way, it's one CD, not two, not three. I follow the rules, people! Actually, I'm only squawking because you two CD people are making me feel inadequate.

posted by cjets at 07:31 PM on February 27, 2008

Spofi CD swap 3: The Revival

I have learned from my 17yr old that AC/DC is THE SHIT and has requested copies of all my CD's BACK IN BLACK is still a kick ass CD. I actually saw ACDC in 1981 at Madison Square Garden. Great show from what I remember (My memory's a little faulty due to some bad quaaludes I bought from some kid on the subway). Ah, to be young and stupid in NYC

posted by cjets at 09:19 PM on February 21, 2008

Spofi CD swap 3: The Revival

obscure releases of...The Who. Folkways, I smell a separate swap if you're game. I've got plenty of bootlegs, er, live recordings of The Who if you're interested. Also, my musical taste began in the sixties, as did most of yours but if you can't move past that, you're missing some truly seminal work (Punk and Alternative - and those are genres, Grandma and Grandpa, not bands).

posted by cjets at 05:20 PM on February 21, 2008

Spofi CD swap 3: The Revival

cjets, send info to new email please Done. Thanks again

posted by cjets at 01:21 PM on February 17, 2008

Spofi CD swap 3: The Revival

E-mail sent Folkways. Thanks to all

posted by cjets at 10:35 PM on February 16, 2008

Best All-Time Baseball Broadcaster?

Chick Hearn (how can I be the first person to be mentioning him?) - the voice of the Lakers Ralph Kiner (you did say favorites, not best.) He was a favorite because of not in spite of his spectacular malapropisms. And Kiner's Korner Marv Albert - The voice of the Knicks and the Rangers for over 30 years Marty Glickman - Marv Albert's mentor and broadcaster for the Jets, Giants, Knicks and Rangers during his career. Glickman was also robbed of a gold medal when that hitler loving bitch Avery Brundage (may he rot in hell) replaced him on the 1936 US Olympic team John Davidson - Rangers color commentator - Like Kiner, a personal favorite. A few I really dislike: Vin Scully - A true professional. But I've always felt he didn't like the Mets so I don't like him. Al Michaels - He had me (and several friends) thrown out of a dog park in L.A. so he could film something so Fuck him. Johnny Most - Worst voice in radio. He always sounded like he just gargled broken glass

posted by cjets at 02:46 PM on February 15, 2008

Homer Jersey Swap?

cjets - do you have a Chad Pennington jersey? I have that England national team training shirt... I do but Eli's sounds better than mine. An NFL baseball style jersey? Okay, now we've seen it all. Apocalypse at eleven. An x-mas gift from my mom. Past gifts have included a Jets Tie, a 6 foot inflatable Jets figure for my lawn, Jets underwear and a Jets Santa Claus. I'm just waiting for the Jets condoms.

posted by cjets at 05:29 PM on February 01, 2008

Homer Jersey Swap?

What team is the chrebet jersey? or is a promotional nfl baseball style jersey? Jets, of course. I don't know about promotional but it is an NFL baseball style jersey.

posted by cjets at 02:54 PM on February 01, 2008

Homer Jersey Swap?

I wouldn't mind a Celtic Football or Liverpool jersey if anyone has one and is willing to trade. Me too. Any English football jersey. As long as it's swap meet day, I've got a Soviet Army coat and shirt that I got in Moscow by trading my blue jeans (no, not the ones I was wearing). And a Wayne Chrebet baseball jersey (don't ask).

posted by cjets at 02:20 PM on February 01, 2008

Homer Jersey Swap?

cjets, I'll trade. Size? 4-12 team for a 3-13 team? Gastineau for Warner? Wistrom? Faulk? Can we trade draft picks too? The Faulk jersey could be interesting. I'm an XL. The Gastineau might be an L, I have to check. It was alot of years ago.

posted by cjets at 02:14 PM on February 01, 2008

Homer Jersey Swap?

Also, I have to share this. I was at the Anne Frank house in Amsterdam about eight years ago. As you can imagine, it's a somber, quiet place. I was wearing my New York Jets hoodie staring at one of the exhibits when I hear someone whisper "Jets suck. Pats Rule. " I look up to see a guy wearing a Pats hat, grinning at me. I whispered some shit back to him. This went back and forth for a moment until we were Shushed by about twenty people in the room. Luckily we were able to continue our discussion later at the Bulldog over a, er, "beer."

posted by cjets at 02:11 PM on February 01, 2008

Homer Jersey Swap?

it was sent to me by mistake in an ebay auction and the seller said keep it, but i dont like the j-e-t-s. sorry cjets. Don't be, It's an acquired taste. Especially when you're 4-12 and the other team in your city is in the Super Bowl. And I've got LOTS of J-E-T-S jerseys if anyone wants to trade. Mark Gastineau anyone? Freeman Mcneil? And lots of great black concert T-shirts. And a guidebook from the Helen Keller, er, Anne Frank House.

posted by cjets at 01:55 PM on February 01, 2008

elijahin24- Jay;s leaving

let me come back, and can we forget this other shit, and just talk sports? Welcome Back.

posted by cjets at 10:53 PM on January 16, 2008

elijahin24- Jay;s leaving

First off, Nakeman, I realize that you had the argument with Elijahin, but you've been nothing but standup since then. So please stop worrying about it. Second, I don't want to nit pick about about misspelled words or improper grammar. We all do it occasionally. I know I do. But, as a general rule, when a post has enough misspelled words, grammar and punctuation errors that it becomes difficult for me to read, then it becomes a problem. Where to draw that line? I guess everyone has a different threshhold. I don't generally make a comment if this happens. But I do understand that the site is self-policed ("Hot Fuzz" as Weedy said) and expect there to be criticism from the site members. I'm not surprised that there was criticism here. For my own posts, I tend to rely heavily on my PREVIEW button for editing purposes. I take pride in what I post and do expect the same from others. As far as this specific situation, I have a lot of sympathy with anyone who has dyslexia. It's a bitch. And I hope Elijahin does come back.

posted by cjets at 08:14 PM on January 16, 2008

Spofiswap 2 - Son of Spofiswap

My 16 y.o. daughter is a big fan of The Clash, Stiff Little Fingers and the Pistols. One can only hope. He has developed a real taste for The Police but that's because he thinks that they are the actual Police (as in the LAPD). We saw a cop the other day and he asked me if it was Sting.

posted by cjets at 09:01 PM on December 03, 2007

Spofiswap 2 - Son of Spofiswap

Yeah! The powers that be have accepted my late application! You will not be disappointed. Deaf maybe, but not disappointed.

posted by cjets at 03:47 PM on December 03, 2007

Spofiswap 2 - Son of Spofiswap

I'd love to join but I sent my e-mail in three days late. And the only excuse I can offer is: Ignorance. So I throw myself on the mercy of the locker room spofi swappers. If chosen I promise to fill a CD with 70 minutes worth of balls to the wall 70's british punk (maybe some Nirvana and Green Day thrown in as well). Unless my son hijacks it in which case it might be ANARCHY IN THE UK followed by TWINKLE TWINKLE LITTLE STAR

posted by cjets at 03:42 PM on December 03, 2007

Presented without comment,

However, when I log on to SpoFi I almost always look only at FPP's with new comments. I'm much more likely to read them than a post that has only a few comments. Sometimes I'll come upon a post that I looked over earlier that has several comments saying how it is a fantastic link, which causes me to read it. If Spofi is adding a way to flag trolling members, why not also add a way to "star" (or otherwise "flag")a great FPP? There are some terrific FPP's that I have read (Michael Lewis' article on placekickers comes to mind) that I have nothing to add to, but found it to be a fabulous read. If it had a rating of four stars out of four (or something like that) wouldn't that be a way of indicating is worth the read without having to add a comment?

posted by cjets at 01:16 PM on November 06, 2007