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Member since: November 12, 2004
Last visit: September 23, 2014

roberts has posted 47 links and 370 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 1 comment to the Locker Room.

Recent Links

Shanahan to Toronto: Homeward bound. Shanny takes a top job with Maple Leafs.

posted by roberts to hockey at 08:42 AM on April 12, 2014 - 2 comments

Bradford City stuns Arsenal: For Arsenal, a giant embarrassment against a team that refused to quit.

posted by roberts to soccer at 05:48 PM on December 11, 2012 - 5 comments

Goodell lays down rules for team relocation to LA: Teams listed as in the relocation mix now are the Jaguars, Chargers, Raiders/Bills (depending on the LA Times or ESPN) and St. Louis Rams.

posted by roberts to football at 07:03 AM on June 30, 2012 - 6 comments

Tiger withdraws from tournament: The future of Tiger Woods takes another turn not far from the Masters.

posted by roberts to golf at 06:53 AM on March 12, 2012 - 3 comments

Why Peyton should go to Arizona: The football folk will probably discuss other things, but non-football issues may come into play.

posted by roberts to football at 08:55 AM on March 11, 2012 - 4 comments

Recent Comments

LeBron James Returning to Cleveland

Can't blame the Cleveland fans for taking off on James when he left four years ago. They saw the city's championship drought continuing.

But winning cures everything in sports. James certainly has not yet brought Cleveland a championship. But now the fans welcome James back because he gives them the closest thing yet in terms of hope for a championship.

posted by roberts at 12:35 PM on July 12, 2014

Brad Ausmus Is Your New Detroit Tigers Manager

Hopefully, Ausmus will motivate the Tigers in ways that Leyland did not, or maybe could not.

Like YYM, I was quietly pushing for LaRussa. But I knew there was as much chance as Bill Cowher coming to manage MLB.

posted by roberts at 06:33 AM on November 04, 2013

Tiger Woods Assessed 2-Stroke Penalty for Illegal Drop

it would have to be called an official's oversight in this case

A top-ranked golfer, a pro for many years, suddenly does not know the drop rule? The penalty that he was ultimately assessed seems secondary here. If he was confused, why didn't he err on the side of caution instead of giving himself a better lie with an illegal drop?

posted by roberts at 07:40 PM on April 13, 2013

SportsFilter 2013 March Madness Bracket

Harvard? HARVARD?????

posted by roberts at 07:44 AM on March 22, 2013

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

And then, there are the most atrocious contracts in the NBA

posted by roberts at 07:08 AM on March 09, 2013

Ravens Will Meet 49ers in Super Bowl 0x2F

Christianity, kids, multiple wives, Ray Lewis, murders...this sounds like a pre-Super Bowl story by a tired media looking for anything to write two days before the SB.

posted by roberts at 05:23 PM on January 21, 2013

Ravens Will Meet 49ers in Super Bowl 0x2F

Speaking of which...

posted by roberts at 12:08 PM on January 21, 2013

Ravens Will Meet 49ers in Super Bowl 0x2F

I'm just glad we'll never have to hear any more of the bogus comparisons of Tom Brady to Joe Montana.

So they'll compare Flacco and Kaepernick to Brady, other quarterbacks and the ghosts of QBs past. Got to fill up the news holes with something.

posted by roberts at 11:54 AM on January 21, 2013

Here stands baseball's perfect warrior. Here stands baseball's perfect knight.

"perfect knight"

posted by roberts at 09:57 AM on January 20, 2013

Here stands baseball's perfect warrior. Here stands baseball's perfect knight.

Baseball's "perfect night" was an excellent example of why kids look up to athletes as role models. And why adults remember many of those athletes with awe.

posted by roberts at 07:44 AM on January 20, 2013

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Enough already!

Even Jack Nicholson, that stalwart Lakers fan, had enough of the team.

posted by roberts at 07:19 AM on January 12, 2013

Maple Leafs fire G.M. Brian Burke

It's like they were waiting for the season to be called off, then they could fire Burke before the start of the new season later this year. Suddenly this season was to start in a matter of days. So as they wanted to get rid of him before the season started...

posted by roberts at 05:46 PM on January 09, 2013

Game On!

Hope it's true, but I'll believe it when the first puck is dropped. At this point, Bettman's word does not carry a lot of credibility.

posted by roberts at 10:23 AM on January 06, 2013

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

The Big 10 might as well mail it in instead of showing up for Bowl games. That's how they play them anyway.

posted by roberts at 06:47 AM on January 02, 2013

Jets fire GM, but Ryan will return

"We are not where we want to be, and a new general manager will be critical to getting this team back on the right track," Johnson said in his statement.

So Johnson plans to get the Jets on the right track but at the same time hold on to Ryan?

Talk about an oxymoron. Or maybe just a moron.

posted by roberts at 10:23 AM on January 01, 2013