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Name: dave schaefer
Location: true north
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Member since: June 19, 2006
Last visit: May 29, 2020

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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

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Just heard Gronk trying to join Brady in Tampa.

Both about a decade past their prime so don't expect this to go great for either. I can see Brady's intensity and leadership making the Bucs a better team. Unless a miracle occurs down there please nobody equate their success solely to being pawns of the evil empire.

At least Brady's decision was in play prior to the current pandemic. Really have to question whether Gronk has it all together wanting to move to a state where DeSantis is currently calling the life or death shots.

posted by cixelsyd at 06:27 PM on April 21, 2020

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

The youth soccer landscape in the US is a jumble mess of politics and money

At the amateur level it would be nice to return to the time prior to government and corporate involvement. Coaches were people who loved the sport. For the most part Officials were as well, although they were paid out of registration fees. There are still dedicated people involved in amateur sport for the right reasons but also an alarming number of people who are simply in it for the money and are bad for the sport and the athletes they are involved with. What do we gain by paying thousands of dollars to Executive Directors of 11 year old soccer? We'd gain a lot more by cutting those positions and using the money to give kids who can't currently participate due to financial constraints.

posted by cixelsyd at 11:24 AM on April 15, 2020

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Carolina would have needed special designation to be in the tourney this year. And they need to find a new coach for next year .. Roy is one of the greats but just doesn't have it anymore.

Duke .. well, they could go 4-12 in the ACC and somehow ($$$) they would get a bid.

Final Four for me is the pinnacle of sports. A good percentage of teams that truly deserve a shot get one, and the players lay it all out. Fourth and fifth year guys who worked their butts off to compete and will graduate into 9 to 5 jobs have a legitimate chance to knock off future NBA allstars.

posted by cixelsyd at 11:14 PM on April 08, 2020

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Possibly my first favorable post regarding the Patriots and Kraft ...

"Kraft came through in spectacular fashion this week, importing 1.2 million masks from China in the Patriots' jet."

Well done.

posted by cixelsyd at 01:20 PM on April 03, 2020

NFL Offers Game Pass for Free Through May 31

Excludes Canada and China.

posted by cixelsyd at 03:55 PM on March 18, 2020

NBA Suspends Season Because of Coronavirus

Was watching the Jets vs Oilers last night when the news dropped. Saw a clip of Gobert mocking the situation and my first thought was this douche bag is as bad as one of our current "leaders".

In a strange way Rudy's illness has resulted in much greater focus on the current world wide dilemma than any other individual to date. Major sports leagues have taken a leadership position as a result.

Thanks, Rudy. Thanks to Bill Self who has a championship squad but understands what really matters. Thanks to Coach K who backs the decision. Thanks to the NBA, NFL, and MLB executive. These are our real leaders.

posted by cixelsyd at 11:08 PM on March 12, 2020

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle


posted by cixelsyd at 10:55 PM on March 10, 2020

American Sports World Dragging Its Feet on Coronavirus

The only way the U.S. avoids the kinds of problems Italy is experiencing is through extreme social distancing

Certainly it's imperative that medical experts are allowed to implement whatever strategy necessary to combat the situation. Politicians need to realize this is critical and defer their politicking until appropriate. Science and not speeches.

posted by cixelsyd at 10:54 PM on March 10, 2020

American Sports World Dragging Its Feet on Coronavirus

Recovered 2009 H1N1 patient here. Was 48 at the time, contracted it in a rural Home Hardware store after spending the day shoveling 4 yards of gravel at the inlaws farm. Healthy otherwise and I did not seek any medical care until I could hardly breathe. Nasty. About a day and a half in the hospital being oxygenated and monitored followed by a weeks worth of heavy doses of Tamiflu did the trick .. home isolation, without Netflix or ESPN. No lingering effects except that I believe my tolerance for the endless Leafs updates on Canadian sports media is much lower than it once was.

If healthy these viruses pose minimal risk. The scariest part of my experience was that I was in contact with young children and the elderly during the early stages of the illness and could have spread the virus to them.

Really important not to stop living because of Covid-19, but be diligent regarding any symptoms.

posted by cixelsyd at 03:09 PM on March 10, 2020

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

ugly ass logo

Reminds me of the gimmicky crap they do in the NBA.

Don't get it. It's cool to own an original Whalers, Nordiques, or North Stars Jersey but 2 years from now nobody will give a rat's ass about that 2020 7th alternate NBA jersey. A lot of folks probably won't even know what team they represent.

The best sports logos and jerseys are those that remain relatively unchanged over decades.

posted by cixelsyd at 10:37 AM on March 10, 2020