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Howard_T
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Name: Howard Titus
Location: Nashua, NH
Gender: Old Alpha Male, hoping no young stud steals the herd.
Member since: April 08, 2006
Last visit: April 11, 2024

Howard_T has posted 43 links and 4,498 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: Final Week Edition

Revised picks:

Knicks by 4
Pelicans by 8 (slam dunk)

Just what I need -- more chances to enter wrong picks.

posted by Howard_T at 12:26 PM on April 11, 2024

NBA Pickem: Final Week Edition

My picks:

Celtics by 8
Lakers by 9
Heat by 6
Nuggets by 11 (slam dunk)
Celtics by 7
Kings by 5

posted by Howard_T at 04:49 PM on April 09, 2024

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

rcade, the pick 'em form is hosed. It shows only 2 games with no teams posted for either. Must be a problem caused by the eclipse. (There, I have given you an excuse.)

posted by Howard_T at 10:56 PM on April 08, 2024

NBA Pickem Week 21: Second-to-Last Week Edition

My picks:

Thunder by 9
Warriors by 6
Celtics by 8
Suns by 12 (slam dunk)
Knicks by 7 (slam dunk)

posted by Howard_T at 10:57 PM on April 01, 2024

NBA Pickem Week 20: Crunch Time Edition

My picks:

76ers by 6
Nuggets by 11
Pelicans by 8
Lakers by 9
Mavericks by 4
Pelicans by 6
Bucks by 11 (slam dunk)

posted by Howard_T at 04:40 PM on March 27, 2024

NBA Pickem Week 19: Little Penny Edition

My picks:

Knicks by 6
Clippers by 9
Nuggets by 8
Lakers by 8
Celtics by 13 (slam dunk)
Thunder by 12 (slam dunk)
Lakers by 5
Bucks by 7
Nuggets by 11 (slam dunk)
Heat by 3
Warriors by 13 (slam dunk)

'Tis the time in the roundball association when strange things become the norm. Starters are being rested (oops, recovering from injury), officials are getting a bit short tempered (and trying to get enough creds to get some playoff assignments), and everyone is a little tired of the game. I blew 3 slam dunks last week and still won the week. Ill winds blow in March.

posted by Howard_T at 01:15 PM on March 12, 2024

NBA Pickem Week 18: Don't Miss Tipoff Edition

Celtics next 3:

Cleveland without Donovan Mitchell
Denver with no significant injuries
Phoenix possibly without Devin Booker

The Mean Green Team might have caught a break this week -- like we really need one.

posted by Howard_T at 06:35 PM on March 05, 2024

NBA Pickem Week 18: Don't Miss Tipoff Edition

My picks:

Celtics by 14 (slam dunk)
Nuggets by 10 (slam dunk)
Clippers by 16 (slam dunk)
Warriors by 9
Mavericks by 7
Nuggets by 8
Timberwolves by 11
Lakers by 9
Celtics by 15 (slam dunk)
Knicks by 6
Timberwolves by 5

posted by Howard_T at 06:24 PM on March 05, 2024

NBA Pickem Week 17: Enough Basketball For You Edition

My picks:

Celtics by 11 (slam dunk)
Thunder by 9
Pelicans by 6
Clippers by 8
Warriors by 7
Nuggets by 13 (slam dunk)
Celtics by 9 (slam dunk)
Bucks by 11
Nuggets by 6
Mavericks by 13
Celtics by 5
Warriors by 6
Thunder by 4

posted by Howard_T at 11:56 PM on February 26, 2024

NBA Pickem Week 16: Ufez Gets Results Edition

My picks:

Thunder by 7
Suns by 11 (slam dunk)
Cavaliers by 13 (slam dunk)
Warriors by 6
Grizzlies by 5

posted by Howard_T at 03:50 PM on February 12, 2024

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

posted by Howard_T at 01:40 PM on February 06, 2024

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

R I P, MeatSabre, your teams are always winners in your new place. Add prayers for his family. May the Lord help them deal with their loss.

posted by Howard_T at 01:40 PM on February 06, 2024

NBA Pickem Week 15: Blown Locks Edition

My picks:

Mavericks by 9
Suns by 8
Warriors by 11
Clippers by 13 (slam dunk)
Knicks by 7 (slam dunk)
Nuggets by 4
Warriors by 3
Celtics by 9 (slam dunk)

posted by Howard_T at 11:41 AM on February 06, 2024

NBA Pickem Week 14: Luka Puts Up 73 Edition

My picks:

Celtics by 6
76ers by 9
Suns by 11
Trail Blazers by 8
Celtics by 7
Jazz by 4
Knicks by 10
Clippers by 11

posted by Howard_T at 07:08 PM on January 29, 2024

NBA Pickem Week 13: Saturday Tripleheader Edition

My picks:

Suns by 8
Thunder by 11 (slam dunk)
Celtics by 9
Warriors by 5
Knicks by 6
Nuggets by 9
Lakers by 3

posted by Howard_T at 03:52 PM on January 24, 2024