Recent Locker Room Posts by tieguy

January 30, 2007

Happy slightly belated fifth birthday!: User #1 joined on Jan. 22nd, 2002, and invites to a broader public went out on Jan. 29th, 2002 (users 12-48.) Yay us! (Thanks to Ufez for pointing it out.)

posted by tieguy to navel gazing at 06:50 AM - 103 comments

October 04, 2006

Vote them off the island: The folks at Gawker Media are playing with a new model for moderation- once a week, they terminate someone and explain on the front page why they did it. Probably a little too drastic for spofi's tastes, but... ya know, something different.

posted by tieguy to navel gazing at 08:50 PM - 25 comments

June 08, 2006

Summer Reading List: A long time ago my favorite basketball site did a fun 'summer reading list' post where they'd ask readers to suggest a summer reading list. So here is an attempt to do the same here :)

posted by tieguy to navel gazing at 08:12 AM - 13 comments

Soccer for the non-trolls: Will there be a spofi chatroom for WC? (Maybe that should be rephrased as 'it would be very cool to have a spofi chatroom for the WC.' :)

posted by tieguy to gametime at 07:29 AM - 33 comments

June 07, 2006

soccer trolls: How do we keep the soccer trolls from constantly pissing on the world cup parade for the next month or so? Could we maybe give some of the obsessive soccer fans more ban-atory powers or something? (See, for example, this thread, with such choice comments as 'Soccer is what you put your kid in when he/she is to little to play Football (American) and Tee Ball.')

posted by tieguy to navel gazing at 08:19 AM - 91 comments

May 26, 2006

I want my MTV: So I've pretty much given up on spofi in favor of deadspin- the posts typically have *something* interesting or funny to say that I'm not getting from espn (which maybe a third of the FPPs do here these days) and the comments are closed to morons. That said... I'd way prefer to read the-spofi-that-was over deadspin- less corporate (aka fewer ads), more community-oriented, etc. (sigh). I'm not sure where this is going exactly, except, dammit, I want my old spofi back, and I'm feeling a little guilty about cheating on spofi with deadspin. Thoughts...?

posted by tieguy to navel gazing at 08:12 AM - 94 comments

March 03, 2005

roid rage: Does anyone else find it amusing that we've had enough steroids posts (apparently) that the top ad on the front page is frequently for anabolic roids? :)

posted by tieguy to navel gazing at 12:10 AM - 10 comments

October 18, 2004

slight link breakage: The permalinks from the little thought bubbles have 'mefi' in the URL where they should have 'comments.cfm'. Needless to say, that breaks them.

posted by tieguy to bugs at 09:25 AM - 7 comments

August 14, 2004

Olympics posting policy?: This hasn't happened here yet, but I just clicked over to ESPN and forgot that they don't have a 'no spoilers' policy. Can we agree here that things which haven't been show on American TV should have clear 'spoilers' text, with the spoiler inside? [Obviously the American TV caveat is amerocentric, but I have not really seen any posters from Asia-side, so I'm assuming that we're mostly safe here about 9 hours after competition has actually occurred, AKA PST.]

posted by tieguy to editorial policy at 03:04 PM - 10 comments

December 04, 2003

I just wanted to say... I think the volume of the site lately has been great. Thanks to everyone who has posted- seeing updates several times a day here is quite nice. Banning new registrations, here we come! ;)

posted by tieguy to navel gazing at 05:55 PM - 30 comments

January 09, 2003

Is there a spofi RSS feed somewhere I could feed to my weather client?

posted by tieguy to feature requests at 10:40 PM - 2 comments

June 17, 2002

So, um... I call boo hiss on moving things from the front page. If you couldn't wake up for the game, it is utterly ridiculous to come to a web page all about sports and not see reaction to the most significant game in American soccer history.

posted by tieguy to editorial policy at 09:32 AM - 9 comments

March 21, 2002

OK, so... am I out of line in thinking that 'suck on my nuts until you choke' is just way out of line?

posted by tieguy to editorial policy at 09:24 PM - 15 comments

February 14, 2002

I've been surfing the individual descriptions, and I'm sort of disappointed that very few people have filled them out. Go forth! Tell stories of nicknames and memorable games! Give me something to do when I'm burnt out! And link to them from this thread when you're done!

posted by tieguy to navel gazing at 07:45 AM - 16 comments

January 31, 2002 one of the early threads, the difference between SI and ESPN/Mag was eloquently described as the difference between always looking forward and always looking back. Did the founders of Sportsfilter intend for it to look forward, to look back, or what? And what say the other early adopters? [The question is prompted by my desire to discuss a specific game occuring tonight, which I can sort of tie in to larger, retrospective and analytic themes, but not very well It seems to me that the thread would seem slightly out of place with what I've seen so far here.]

posted by tieguy to navel gazing at 08:42 AM - 9 comments