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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: December 09, 2023

Howard_T has posted 43 links and 4,475 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 Pickem Week 6 Part 2: In-Season Semifinals Edition

Revised picks:

Lakers by 8

posted by Howard_T at 12:10 AM on December 09, 2023

NBA Pickem Week 6 Part 2: In-Season Semifinals Edition

In the meantime I will be at the 9th place game between the Celtics and the Knicks.

posted by Howard_T at 05:10 PM on December 07, 2023

Jon Rahm is Joining LIV Golf

Ummm...these are some fantastic comments for the golf story.

Trying to play football on the golf links.

posted by Howard_T at 05:07 PM on December 07, 2023

NBA Pickem Week 6 Part 2: In-Season Semifinals Edition

Revised picks:

Bucks by 7
Lakers by 9
Clippers by 11 (slam dunk)

posted by Howard_T at 12:45 PM on December 07, 2023

NBA Pickem Week 6: In-Season Knockout Edition

My picks:

Celtics by 8
Kings by 11
Bucks by 12 (slam dunk)
Suns by 4
Timberwolves by 9 (slam dunk)
Clippers by 5

The explanation of what would happen with the regular season games on the Celtics schedule marked 'TBD' ran about 3 paragraphs. These were marked for December 6 and 8, and are contingent on the In Season Tournament. If the Celtics continue to the final, there are 2 games that will need to be made up. The explanation told me only that I won't have to pay anything extra, and that's all that counts.

posted by Howard_T at 07:48 PM on December 03, 2023

NFL Pickem Week 12: Tryptophan Edition

Due to a crazy schedule in the last half of November (and it gets worse until the New Year), I have been unable to keep up with my NFL picks. Please consider me as officially withdrawn. No problems here. We have a new priest at church who is filling a job that in the past had required 2 assistants. We do have an ordained Deacon, but she is limited in what she can do. I now find myself with a new ministry, bringing the Eucharist to a group at a local nursing home. While the actual service is simple, I have to do a few remarks on the Scripture readings as well. That's about 6 to 8 hours of preparation. I still have my duties on the Vestry, I still work as a Verger, reader, and lay Chalicer, and now I'm part of a committee planning the adult Christian Education program for the coming year. Oh yeah, I also worship the Green Gods at TD Garden at nearly every home game. Who says that old people don't have enough to do?

posted by Howard_T at 01:31 PM on November 28, 2023

Sports Illustrated accused of publishing articles written by non-existent, AI-generated authors.

I read this in another source. SI's parent company claims that AdVon has allowed authors to use aliases in order to protect themselves. SI claims that this is the reason for terminating the AdVon contract.

This entry has been written by "an old white guy with white hair and a white mustache and goatee". This author is not the product of AI. In fact, he has little to no natural intelligence.

posted by Howard_T at 01:09 PM on November 28, 2023

NBA Pickem Week 5: Group Stage Edition

My picks:

Bucks by 5
Kings by 8
Kings by 6
Heat by 9
Clippers by 7
Celtics by 9 (slam dunk)
Suns by 14 (slam dunk)

posted by Howard_T at 08:41 PM on November 27, 2023

NFL Pickem Week 11: Joshua Unitas Edition

My picks:

Bengals by 3

posted by Howard_T at 04:55 PM on November 16, 2023

Draymond Green Chokes Rudy Gobert During Game

Green is now entitled to a 5-game unpaid vacation. The other 3 in the tag team match are out $25K each.

posted by Howard_T at 09:35 PM on November 15, 2023

NBA Pickem Week 4: Too Small Edition

My picks:

Spurs by 8
Nuggets by 10 (slam dunk)
Celtics by 7
Lakers by 9 (slam dunk)
Kings by 11 (slam dunk)
Suns by 8

posted by Howard_T at 09:23 AM on November 14, 2023

NBA Pickem Week 3: In-Season Tournament Edition

Contingency change of Friday's early game: Celtics by 13.

posted by Howard_T at 12:44 PM on November 09, 2023

NFL Pickem Week 10: Stroud Like Colossus Edition

My picks:

Bears by 9
Patriots by 7
Bengals by 16 (lock)
Saints by 6
Steelers by 8
Titans by 12 (lock)
Jaguars by 4
Browns by 7
Cardinals by 9
Lions by 8
Cowboys by 14 (lock)
Seahawks by 6
Raiders by 12 (lock)
Bills by 15 (lock)

I have no comment at this time, your honor.

posted by Howard_T at 12:39 PM on November 09, 2023

NBA Pickem Week 3: In-Season Tournament Edition

My picks:

Knicks by 8
Warriors by 7
Pacers by 3
Magic by 9
Knicks by 6
Suns by 11

posted by Howard_T at 01:59 AM on November 07, 2023

NFL Pickem Week 9: Trade Deadline Edition

My picks:

Titans by 11
Chiefs by 6
Falcons by 3
Browns by 7
Rams by 8
Patriots by 6
Saints by 9
Ravens by 14
Texans by 9
Panthers by 3
Raiders by 6
Cowboys by 10
Bengals by 7
Chargers by 3

Had I gone for broke and locked everything last week, I would now be in or near the lead in this. 'Twas not to be; no guts, no glory. No locks this week because I have finally figured out that I don't have a clue.

posted by Howard_T at 01:38 PM on November 02, 2023