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dviking has posted 18 links and 1,901 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 8 comments to the Locker Room.

Recent Links

Michael Vick rejoins Nike : it appears that a year off is enough for Nike.

posted by dviking to football at 04:16 PM on July 01, 2011 - 8 comments

Favre's streak ends at 297: Brett Favre's record consecutive starts streak ended at 297 on Monday when he did not suit up for the Minnesota Vikings' game against the New York Giants

posted by dviking to football at 06:27 PM on December 13, 2010 - 29 comments

TCU moving to the Big East Conference: TCU is moving to the Big East Conference after next year. This gives them a shot at one of the BCS automatic bids.

posted by dviking to football at 12:47 PM on November 29, 2010 - 14 comments

Tony Romo out with a broken collarbone: Romo looks to be out 8 to 10 weeks, and the Cowboys look to be done for the year.

posted by dviking to football at 11:29 PM on October 25, 2010 - 21 comments

Tiger withdraws, may have bulging disk: Tiger Woods withdrew from The Players Championship on Sunday with an injury that he fears might be a bulging disk in his upper back.

posted by dviking to golf at 07:18 PM on May 09, 2010 - 15 comments

Recent Comments

Times Reporter Wishes She Could Boycott Masters

rcade, one "exchange student" at Wellesley for a limited time really doesn't equal being admitted to the college. Would you feel all rosy about Augusta if every April they let one woman be some sort of honorary member for a week? I think not.

lbb, I have a solid grasp on rights/duty/principle and practice. The Augusta National has the right to have a men only policy, no duty to admit women, they are standing on the same principle as Wellesley (and a ton of other clubs, schools, org.s etc), and the practice of this is long standing.

Luckily, since some good old local guy named Bubba (college in Georgia at least) took care of business today, we can put this back on the shelf for another 50 some weeks. I look forward to hearing your complaints about Augusta's male only membership rules next April.

If, in the meantime, Augusta caves, and admits a token female, will that really change anything? Won't it still be a bunch of old rich guys that now have to ignore a woman other than their wives?

posted by dviking at 11:36 PM on April 08, 2012

Times Reporter Wishes She Could Boycott Masters

rcade, you wrote: in a country that advances the ideal of equal opportunity, this event is contrary to that principle.

My comments are directly related to that. The idea of America as the land of opportunity in no way should be taken to mean that everyone can get into whatever club they want. I stand by that point 100%. If you don't want me to address your points, don't list them.

BTW, it's not host to major public event. It's host to a major PGA event, the P does not stand for public.

As to your strawman arguments of racism, shut up. seriously, uncalled for, and a bit childish.

posted by dviking at 08:48 PM on April 08, 2012

Times Reporter Wishes She Could Boycott Masters

Not true of Harvard at all...I was accepted by their graduate program, choose not to due to cost, and the unexpected, but very welcomed pending birth of my daughter. Beyond that, not every one can get into every college. There are indeed male only, and women only, colleges in America, but thanks for bolstering my point. (Wellesley and Morehouse are two that come to mind, plenty of others, some take it step further and require one to be of a certain religion...egads!)

Equal Opportunity? Are you serious? Living in America some how gives you the right to be considered for membership in every private club? That is beyond ridiculous. Living in "the land of opportunity" does not grant you the right to force every other group of people to include you in their world.

Now, if your argument is purely that the PGA should not hold an event at Augusta, fine. It appears that most of the viewing public is pretty much okay with it. Tickets are hard to get, ratings are high.

kokaku, this paragraph from the link makes the case for August...at least to me. " Would the member-only events be different if women took part in them? Obviously, they would. Does that difference make a difference? Only Augusta National's members are in a position to have an opinion on that subject, and their opinion is that it does. No outsider has any basis for declining to take them at their word--just as no outsider has any basis for claiming that the Bridgies would be just as happy playing poker with their husbands. To support the right of those men to engage in such activities with other men--a right supported by the Constitution, by the way--is no more disgusting than it is to support the right of Wellesley College not to go coed"

posted by dviking at 03:05 PM on April 08, 2012

Times Reporter Wishes She Could Boycott Masters

What does your inability to get into the club as an individual have to do with anything?

The point is, that statistically, I can't get in whether I'm a male or not.

There really isn't a propriety issue here, as there are plenty of women's organizations out there. Maybe not private women-only golf clubs (actually there are, see link at the bottom), and certainly not one as prestigious as Augusta, but that alone shouldn't matter. Would be okay to have a male only club if it was a seedy, unnoticed backwater horse shoe playing venue? If that is okay, then we're really just talking about envy. If any club, of any type, is allowed to base their membership on sex, then the argument against Augusta is silly, in my opinion.

There are some courses that get around this by offering women memberships that do not come with full playing rights. That seems like a cop out to me, and if I were a woman I'd take my money elsewhere. Would it really change anything if Augusta let in a token woman, or two? The Bryon Nelson tournament is run by the Dallas Salesmanship Club. It's a bunch of male CEO types, that basically only let new guys in when an old guy dies. But, they don't own the course, so that makes it better?

Women ought to create their own Augusta. Like these women have

Here's a good, if somewhat long, article that I tend to agree with, that covers the need for male only golf clubs.

posted by dviking at 04:02 AM on April 08, 2012

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Tiger gets rough with his clubs.

Though, I do think Nick Faldo was a bit over the top with this. The tantrum received plenty of attention at Augusta National, and it prompted CBS Sports analyst Nick Faldo to say that Woods had "lost his game ... and lost his mind."

posted by dviking at 03:46 PM on April 07, 2012

Times Reporter Wishes She Could Boycott Masters

But that is actually the case.

But, that's the point, you and I can't get in. Well, for sure I can't. Don't have nearly the amount of money needed, and most certainly don't have a member that is going to nominate me for membership.

It's an exclusive, private club. I have no problem with that. I have no problem with Curves, or any other club that wants to be very exclusive in their membership. This comes up each year, and each year it goes away exactly one day after the event ends, this year will be no different.

posted by dviking at 03:41 PM on April 07, 2012

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

That was a good opening day for the Rangers. This Twins fan found it hard to watch Nathan close that game out in solid form.

posted by dviking at 12:11 AM on April 07, 2012

Times Reporter Wishes She Could Boycott Masters

Blue Elephant? Not familiar with that metaphor. White elephants...but, that's not the right color either. If anything it should be a green elephant in the room. This is The Masters after all.

I'm absolutely fine with those guys having their club membership whatever the heck they want it to. Their club, their rules. Karen Crouse, and both Romney and Obama can just go place Pebble Beach for all I care.

posted by dviking at 12:05 AM on April 07, 2012

Kentucky Makes It Eight

Funny thing is, in one of the two pools that would have been worth something to win I had Kansas and Kentucky meeting in the finals, but had Kansas winning. Hedged my bets the wrong way!

posted by dviking at 06:56 PM on April 03, 2012

Kentucky Makes It Eight

cixelsyd called the final game score point differential in the previous thread.

I was a point off of Kentucky's score three weeks out. But, I do acknowledge that he called that game pretty well.

posted by dviking at 02:04 AM on April 03, 2012

Kentucky Makes It Eight

And, I wonder why I didn't play this bracket in one of the pools that I paid money to enter.

I guess Spofi bragging rights are worth something.

posted by dviking at 12:29 AM on April 03, 2012

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

tommy, that anthem was awful.

Caught the Twins/Rays game in Fort Meyers on Saturday, 8 year old girl sings the anthem. Nails it, she ought to be called up for World Series/Super bowl games.

posted by dviking at 11:58 PM on March 26, 2012

NFL suspends Sean Payton, fines Saints, takes draft picks, and more

In the earlier threads I was calling for serious punishment, and I would have to say that the league delivered. I'm actually a bit shocked at the year given to Payton.

The GM ought to have to start his suspension now, as waiting defeats a lot of the point.

posted by dviking at 08:25 PM on March 21, 2012

Entire Arena Football Team Cut Before Game

Seems like most have already decided to come back.

While I'm not a union lawyer, it would seem troublesome that everyone except the union rep would be offered a job.

posted by dviking at 12:45 PM on March 19, 2012

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

If the Frozen Four was taking place during spring break perhaps I'd understand Tampa as the venue. As it is, I don't get it.

posted by dviking at 12:47 AM on March 19, 2012