Adept's profile

Name: Matthew
Location: Memphis, TN
ZIP: 38117
Gender: Male
Social Media Account: tuxmatt (AIM)
Member since: April 19, 2004
Last visit: June 22, 2014

Adept has posted 1 link and 40 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 0 comments to the Locker Room.

Sports Bio

Fan of all the Tennessee teams. Went to UT, so of course I bleed Orange. Born and raised in Memphis, so I know the defeatism that comes along with being a U of M basketball fan. Of course, I'm also a Grizz fan and that's a little less depressing (low expectations, huzzah!). Have not payed attention to the NBA closely for a couple of seasons.

Also a Titans fan.

For some reason I have not been following sports so much this year. :)

MLB I could care less about. I like hockey alright, but I generally like the Detroit more than Nashville.

As for crying, I was at the UT/Arkansas game that went 7 OT. Or was that six? I was really drunk. I wanted to go home so bad that I almost cried.

Recent Links

The greatest golfer ever : is someone you've never heard of: John Montague. (aka LaVerne Moore)

posted by Adept to golf at 04:34 PM on May 31, 2008 - 8 comments

Recent Comments

USC Fires Lane Kiffin

I have to admit, this is an enjoyable headline to read.

posted by Adept at 05:14 PM on October 01, 2013

Jets Fan Fireman Ed Hanging Up His Helmet

You three are being very silly, but only exactly one of you is being a dick, and I don't think its rcade.

posted by Adept at 06:54 PM on November 28, 2012

Parent Aims Laser Pointer at Opposing Team's Goalie

How in the world was that victory upheld?

posted by Adept at 11:17 PM on March 03, 2012

The Quietest Crowd in College Basketball

Things like this are what make college athletics awesome.

posted by Adept at 12:02 PM on December 16, 2011

Warner to Tebow: A Little Less Jesus, Please

I actually *don't* care. I think it's tacky, but I don't necessarily think insincere. I do think if someone is going to pull out gospel to act like that sort of ostentatious preening is somehow the mission statement of Christianity, or anything like preaching the gospel, that person needs to be set straight.

posted by Adept at 09:27 PM on November 29, 2011

Warner to Tebow: A Little Less Jesus, Please

Matthew 6:5-6 - And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men....when thou prayest, enter into thy closet and when thou has shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret....

Sorry, Matthew is one of my favorites. Maybe because it's my name, or maybe its because it's the one most often ignored by proponents of Prosperity Theology bullshit.

posted by Adept at 06:52 PM on November 29, 2011

Warner to Tebow: A Little Less Jesus, Please

Mark 16:15 - And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

Matthew 19:21 - Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.

posted by Adept at 06:50 PM on November 29, 2011

Iran Spanks Soccer Players Over Butt Pat

In line with Iranian custom, I think you mean. The subset of "Muslim" includes most "Iranians." "Muslim" is not a subset of "Iranian."

posted by Adept at 05:33 PM on November 28, 2011

Grizzlies Kick Spurs from Playoffs

So far, so good!

posted by Adept at 03:50 PM on May 01, 2011

Education Secretary Wants No Post-Season Play for Low-Graduation Schools

I love this. I love it double because I expect the number of women's programs from the above schools banned from the post season would be just about zero.

posted by Adept at 12:01 PM on March 18, 2010

The Next Tennessee Football Coach

Oops. Sorry:

Very sad, but I think it was time to go. I agree with the (appropriately) orange text. I'll be interested to see where we go from here.

posted by Adept at 04:20 PM on November 06, 2008

An Open Letter From Roger Ebert To Jay Mariotti

I only know him from the stupid talking heads show on ESPN that comes on before PTI. I didn't like him. So, now I find out he's not just obnoxious, he's also a scumbag. Well, he'll do just fine on TV, then.

posted by Adept at 05:22 PM on August 28, 2008

Four-time World Champion admits to using steroids.

you know, knowsalittle, i think your comparison - besides being absolutely, from-another-planet absurd - fails on a pretty fundamental level. That being, in _flubber_, they are essentially using a technological innovation to improve the performance of equipment. This isn't cheating, this is just sport: golf, tennis, football, hockey, marathoning and on and on - the entire landscape of the competition is constantly changed by improvements to gear. This is something fundamentally different from using controlled substances to change body musculature, hand-eye coordination, etc.

posted by Adept at 03:19 AM on June 29, 2008

Four-time World Champion admits to using steroids.

Don't even get knowsalittle started about Angels in the Outfield. The amount of cheating in that is fucking detestable, and supposedly sanctioned by GOD HIMSELF. It's disgusting, that's what it is.

posted by Adept at 10:35 AM on June 27, 2008

The greatest golfer ever

Well, wfrazerjr, I've been waiting awhile. I figured it was about time. I read this in the paper Smithsonian and have been waiting a month to post it.

posted by Adept at 01:27 PM on June 02, 2008