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Name: dave schaefer
Location: true north
Gender: ale
Member since: June 19, 2006
Last visit: August 04, 2020

cixelsyd has posted 0 links and 2,114 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 67 comments to the Locker Room.

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SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Watched a bit of NHL tuneup last night. McDavid looks like he is finally healthy and was completely dominant every time he was on the ice. Also looked like he could play the whole game if allowed to.

Lookout for the Oilers.

posted by cixelsyd at 11:35 AM on July 29, 2020

Get Kraken! NHL's 32nd franchise, the Seattle Kraken, revealed their name and logo.

One thing is for sure, they won't realize the same benefits that the Vegas franchise did.

posted by cixelsyd at 10:52 PM on July 24, 2020

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Hoping they don't resort to the money trumps everything approach favored by some "leaders".

posted by cixelsyd at 05:31 PM on July 21, 2020

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Proud Canadian here, Canuck is simply generic slang referring to a Canadian citizen. It has never been associated with any particular racial or ethnic background. We refer to folks from Quebec as "Quebecois" and "Newfies" are people from Newfoundland. None of these terms are considered demeaning in any way unless combined with an additional "dumb, stupid,etc."

There was a short lived comic series "Captain Canuck" about a super hero.

posted by cixelsyd at 12:11 PM on July 02, 2020

Patriots Sign Cam Newton to 1-Year Deal

Newton is an immensely talented athlete who was completely overworked in Carolina. He's the type of guy you do want to run because of his size and speed, but you'd prefer that to be situation limited similar to how Russell Wilson and Kaepernick are/were used. Newton was Carolina's primary running option, including pretty much every short yardage situation. There are RBs in the league that endured less abuse. Put him in the right offense, use his skills properly, and he's solid ... if he hasn't been damaged beyond repair.

posted by cixelsyd at 02:58 PM on June 30, 2020

When the Media Owns the Teams It Covers

The more TSN buries Leafs coverage the better. Of course, they aren't burying coverage, they just replace it with other more favorable Leafs coverage.

BTW, it's not the first time TSN has buried a Matthews story everyone else had as headline news. I suppose job security plays a part in what TSN writers submit to their bosses.

posted by cixelsyd at 02:50 PM on June 23, 2020

Dak Prescott Will Sign Franchise Tag Today

Prescott is a top 15 QB and decent enough to lead a good team on a playoff run. He's not in the class of a Peyton Manning or Aaron Rodgers who can carry a marginal team to a Superbowl. Cowboys always seem to be trying to create america's new superstar though and Jones destroys teams with potential by overpaying a small group of players without focus on the big picture.

That being said Jones' Cowboys are by far the most valuable and profitable NFL franchise. The success the Cowboys have on the field is irrelevant, so in that sense Jones is making all the right moves.

posted by cixelsyd at 10:58 AM on June 22, 2020

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Botterill made some absolutely horrible trades. My Jets will have to look elsewhere now to rid themselves of problem players. To his credit the Sabres do now have a good group of young prospects but they have to quit getting fleeced on trades to take advantage of Eichel in his prime.

posted by cixelsyd at 03:14 PM on June 16, 2020

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Great piece by Votto. I'm sure a lot of us can relate.

posted by cixelsyd at 01:04 AM on June 09, 2020

NFL says it was wrong in handling of protests over racial injustice, encourages players to do so peacefully

Wish Goodell could have provided this level of leadership a few years back but realize he answers to a group of rich white owners and must deliver their message to remain employed.

Can only hope a few of the owners see the light and now also accept the stance a great leader and pretty decent QB took to create focus on issues far too prevalent in everyday America.

posted by cixelsyd at 11:48 PM on June 05, 2020

NBA May Play Rest of Season at Disney World

Truth doesn't matter, excellence of performance is ignored, all that matters is that the writer achieves some measure of superiority over his subject.

I think more accurately the writer receives some media face time which for a writer is the ultimate goal.

Watching the Jordan documentary and there are numerous clips of bad writers and reporters trying to make a name for themselves by baking up gambling conspiracy theories and whatever else. Was there ever an NBA player who did more for his team, his league, and everyone around him than Jordan? Was there ever a player who dominated his sport like MJ? Universally respected by everyone he came in contact with. I suppose it gave fans of opposing teams something to add to their signage but otherwise find it hard to believe there is an audience for the "sports" writers who present nothing relevant on the game and make a living on shtick.

"Hey honey, Steven A Smith is on next. Wanna watch a cooking reality show with me?"

posted by cixelsyd at 10:20 PM on May 25, 2020

NBA May Play Rest of Season at Disney World

I've been wondering why leagues don't move the games to a country that has the pandemic under control

Makes sense from pretty much every angle. Only reason not to would be political and unfortunately that appears to be more important than safety with those that are calling the shots.

posted by cixelsyd at 04:09 PM on May 25, 2020

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Big business appointed judge sides with big business .. go figure.

US Women are always among the top 5 in the world whereas US Men are never even close yet get paid more. The women also generate more revenue which I'd have to think is unmatched in any other sport.

posted by cixelsyd at 03:45 PM on May 04, 2020

When Will Sports Return? Not Anytime Soon

As much as I miss sports I'm hopeful that medical scientists are the ones making the ultimate decisions on when it is safe to resume events.

posted by cixelsyd at 10:54 PM on May 01, 2020

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Gronk certainly looked past his prime in has last years with the Patriots. Could be injuries or apathy with his situation in NE but he certainly wasn't the Gronk of previous years.

Not many athletes can take 2 years off and return to decent form. Hoping he can.

posted by cixelsyd at 03:45 PM on April 22, 2020