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Howard_T
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Name: Howard Titus
Location: Nashua, NH
ZIP: 03062
Gender: Old Alpha Male, hoping no young stud steals the herd.
Member since: April 08, 2006
Last visit: September 22, 2020

Howard_T has posted 43 links and 4,070 comments to SportsFilter and 3 links and 265 comments to the Locker Room.

Sports Bio

Native Bostonian, with all attendant baggage still attached. Braves fan until they left for Milwaukee (yes, I'm that old), then it was the BoSox by default. Love all sports, but the favorites are baseball, hockey, football, and hoop, in that order. Used to umpire baseball at the Babe Ruth, Legion, and High School level. At my age, there are too many sports memories to really pick a favorite. Maybe it is Bill Russell's first game in Boston Garden. Another is the time when I was just back from Viet Nam and my dad took me to a Bruins game. This was in the glory days of Orr. Toronto was the opponent, they started 5 defensemen (really), and the fight started within the first minute or so.

Recent Links

Recent Sports Necrology: Over the past day or two the sports world has lost some notable people. Stirling Moss, passed away at the age of 90. He was one of the legendary racing drivers in what some might call the golden age of racing. Moss competed against the likes of Juan Manuel Fangio (a teammate) when Ferrari, Maserati, and Mercedes ruled.

posted by Howard_T to general at 10:28 PM on April 13, 2020 - 2 comments

Rusty Staub Dead at 73: A sad note on opening day, Le Grand Orange has passed away. His career spanned 23 seasons, mainly with the Montreal Expos and the New York Mets.

posted by Howard_T to baseball at 09:28 PM on March 29, 2018 - 3 comments

Roger Bannister has Passed Away: Roger Bannister, the first man to run a mile in less than 4 minutes has died. The feat was accomplished in 1954. We had a small black and white TV, and film of it was shown on the sports news. I also remember seeing it in the newsreels at the movies. It was a really big deal then, but now even high school kids are running under 4 minutes

posted by Howard_T to other at 04:05 PM on March 04, 2018 - 4 comments

...and Maybe the Dynamite Fizzles: Cleveland is having second thoughts about the Thomas-Irving trade after Isaiah Thomas took his physical. What's up here?

posted by Howard_T to basketball at 03:47 PM on August 26, 2017 - 10 comments

Boom goes the dynamite.: After promising off-season fireworks for the past few years, the Boston Celtics have delivered. A trade of Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Anton Zizic, and the unprotected first round draft pick from Brooklyn in exchange for Cleveland's Kyrie Irving has been announced. Does this put Boston into the NBA finals? What is Cleveland thinking? 2017-18 will be an interesting season.

posted by Howard_T to basketball at 08:49 PM on August 22, 2017 - 7 comments

Recent Comments

NBA Playoff Pickem: Make Your Conference Finals Picks

After diligent research, consulting a water dowser and local Wiccan, and my trusty flipping coin, Murray and Jokic are the consensus.

Please pardon the duplication. I blame the Department of Redundancy Department.

posted by Howard_T at 06:48 PM on September 18, 2020

NBA Playoff Pickem: Make Your Conference Finals Picks

Revised picks:

Top point scorer: Jamal Murray
Top rebounder: Jokic

After diligent research, consulting a water dowser and local Wiccan, and my trusty flipping coin, Murray and Jokic are the consensus.

posted by Howard_T at 06:47 PM on September 18, 2020

NBA Playoff Pickem: Make Your Conference Finals Picks

Revised picks:

Lakers in 5
Top scoring team: Lakers
Team scoring 130: Lakers

Rebounder and scorer to be added later.

posted by Howard_T at 12:50 PM on September 18, 2020

NFL Pickem Week 2: Chiefs Are Still Good Edition

My picks:

Bengals by 6
Giants by 9
Cowboys by 3
Packers by 12 (lock)
Titans by 8 (lock)
Vikings by 10 (lock)
Bills by 3
49ers by 13 (lock)
Rams by 7
Steelers by 9 (lock)
Buccaneers by 12
Washington by 6
Chiefs by 17 (lock)
Ravens by 11 (lock)
Seahawks by 7
Saints by 9

Week 1 showed me nothing except how unprepared most of the teams were. Poor execution, bad penalties, and general sloppiness were the norm. This makes it hard to predict Week 2 results, because the question becomes "who can correct their miscues soonest". I guess I did so badly in Week 1 that my picks were not even listed in the standings.

posted by Howard_T at 05:00 PM on September 16, 2020

NBA Playoff Pickem: Make Your Conference Finals Picks

My picks:

Celtics in 6

Making the Conference Finals is a slight overachievement for Celtics. Advancing to the Finals will be a major one, but as they have progressed it looks more probable. I BLEED GREEN.

posted by Howard_T at 08:40 PM on September 14, 2020

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Is the team the Tampa Bay / Buccaneers or the Tampa / Bay Buccaneers?

This leads to a similar question, is it the New England / Patriots, or is it the New / England Patriots? I lean to the latter because the quarterback wears a different number now.

posted by Howard_T at 04:58 PM on September 13, 2020

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

My Celtics will never disappoint me, but I thought for a while last night that I wouldn't survive the game. What a war that was.

posted by Howard_T at 02:49 PM on September 12, 2020

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Zack Wheeler will miss his next start due to a finger injury on his pitching hand. How it happened is the story.

posted by Howard_T at 03:17 PM on September 11, 2020

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Honesty is the best policy, especially when you are speaking to yourself. Aqib Talib gives his reasons for retirement.

posted by Howard_T at 02:13 PM on September 10, 2020

Enter SportsFilter's NFL Pickem

I always have if I have the time. The problem is chronic diarrhea of the keyboard.

posted by Howard_T at 09:42 PM on September 07, 2020

Enter SportsFilter's NFL Pickem

My picks:

Chiefs by 8 (lock)
Falcons by 3
Bills by 10 (lock)
Lions by 6
Vikings by 4
Patriots by 13 (lock)
Eagles by 14 (lock)
Panthers by 2
Colts by 9 (lock)
Ravens by 16 (lock)
Bengals by 6
Buccaneers by 11
49ers by 8 (lock)
Rams by 4
Giants by 4
Broncos by 6

I am no longer allowed to write witty, intelligent, and overly verbose comments with my picks. Automation sucks. You just hate old people. I am crying.

posted by Howard_T at 07:47 PM on September 07, 2020

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Tom Seaver has a familiar batter coming up to face him. RIP, Lou Brock.

posted by Howard_T at 02:41 AM on September 07, 2020

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Nets hire Steve Nash as their new head coach.

Steve Nash and Kyrie Irving and the New York media.. This ought to be fun.

posted by Howard_T at 04:24 PM on September 03, 2020

NBA Playoff Pick 'Em Round 1 Leaders: Cixelsyd and Howard_T

Revised picks:

Lakers in 6

posted by Howard_T at 04:21 PM on September 03, 2020

NBA Playoff Pick 'Em Round 1 Leaders: Cixelsyd and Howard_T

Revised picks:

Team scoring 130: Lakers

posted by Howard_T at 02:46 PM on September 03, 2020