curlyelk's profile

Name: Art Vandalay
Location: Indiana
Gender: male
Member since: December 16, 2004
Last visit: July 02, 2014

curlyelk has posted 8 links and 170 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 4 comments to the Locker Room.

Recent Links

Collins returns to Chicago:: TNT analyst Doug Collins returns to the Bulls after being replaced by Phil Jackson in 1989. In February, Collins commented he wouldn't consider coaching for another five or six years. How things change.

posted by curlyelk to basketball at 11:58 AM on May 29, 2008 - 4 comments

Rushin' to the Olympics:: Former Silver Stars guard Becky Hammons becomes a naturalized Russian citizen in order to compete in the 2008 Olympic games.

posted by curlyelk to other at 11:12 AM on April 09, 2008 - 65 comments

Mark Cuban's policy: bans blogger(s) from Dallas Mavericks locker room. Interesting take from the blogger himself.

posted by curlyelk to basketball at 10:33 AM on March 11, 2008 - 4 comments

Vivian Stringer reaches 800 wins: Stringer joined Pat Summitt and Jody Conradt as the only women's basketball coaches to win 800 games as No. 4 Rutgers beat DePaul 60-46 on Wednesday night.

posted by curlyelk to basketball at 12:01 PM on February 29, 2008 - 9 comments

RIP Sir Edmund Hillary: "...he parlayed the makings of an ordinary life into a truly extraordinary one - and showed us in the process that greatness is possible for anyone."

posted by curlyelk to other at 09:50 PM on January 10, 2008 - 15 comments

Recent Comments

Blake Griffin Hangs 47 on Pacers

Can he shoot like Bird? I haven't seen much of him, but I thought his range was limited.

I'm not surprised he ripped the Pacers, they don't have a F that can even come close to matching Griffin's athleticism. I think they started Hansbrough on him, which is a disaster waiting to happen.

posted by curlyelk at 12:58 PM on January 18, 2011

Broncos Coach Taunted Chargers Before Game

As NFL head coaches get younger and younger, it seems likely they'll wind up acting with the punk mentality becoming more and more prevalent with that generation.

I doubt there are more "punks" in this generation than in your generation. But if you choose to pine for old times and come across as a cranky old timer, then go for it.

I personally don't care for McDaniels style. He comes across as too arrogant for my taste, especially considering that he hasn't really accomplished anything yet. On the other hand, he seems to relate to his players really well which may get them to buy in to his system more readily.

posted by curlyelk at 04:14 PM on November 27, 2009

Mangini wonders if Lions faked injuries

McGinest did the exact same thing to the Colts. So yeah, Mangini would be one to recognize such tactics, but who does he blame for the timeout at the end of the game that allowed the inured Stafford to come back in and throw a TD? That was more a factor than the alleged fake injuries.

posted by curlyelk at 09:05 AM on November 24, 2009

Belichick Call Questioned in Pats' Loss to Colts

Teams convert 4th and 2 70% of the time? Is that one of those made-up statistics? I would think it would be a much lower percentage, even for the Pats.

posted by curlyelk at 10:57 AM on November 16, 2009

Belichick Call Questioned in Pats' Loss to Colts

What fabulon said. Belichick trusted his offense more than his defense.

posted by curlyelk at 08:59 AM on November 16, 2009

LeBron James: Honor Jordan By Giving Up No. 23

Could this be a diversion from all the 2010 free agency talk?

posted by curlyelk at 02:13 PM on November 13, 2009

Behind The Back Pass

A trick play would have been a fake XP pass for a conversion. This just looked like a normal conversion with a showboat pass that was superfluous to say the least. A conventional pass would have gotten to the receiver much faster and been the safer play. I'm sure it was an obvious mismatch and they were having fun with it early and often. Unsportsmanlike for sure.

posted by curlyelk at 10:19 AM on October 31, 2009

The Hoser's NFL Picks 2009, Week Eight -- Halloween Edition

but just picture Jets' head coach Rex Ryan butt naked in a pile of Halloween candy

Damn you!! I'll never look at Halloween candy the same.

posted by curlyelk at 11:23 AM on October 30, 2009

Washington's NFL Team Orders Newspaper to Remove Negative Photos

If anyone at the Post had a spine, they would have printed the photos regardless of the repercussions from Snyder. Then, if the team chose to limit access for Post reporters, just quit covering them. Think of the negative attention Snyder would have on his hands if that happened!

posted by curlyelk at 11:57 AM on October 12, 2009

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Geez...I just came across another dreaded mascot post on my favorite econ blog. Nothing is sacred! Of course trying to be a voice of reason over there will be an effort in futility.

posted by curlyelk at 08:40 AM on September 18, 2009

Native Americans Ask Supreme Court to Sack Redskins Trademark

surely I don't need to explain the concept of polling

No. I already did the math. The sample should have been closer to 2000 to have significant results. My comment wasn't an off handed stab in the dark.

posted by curlyelk at 05:18 PM on September 16, 2009

Native Americans Ask Supreme Court to Sack Redskins Trademark

The Cleveland Browns are being sued by Hispanics

If their mascot was a caricature of a mexican do you think there might be a problem?

Your comments may be tongue in cheek, but it looks like to me like you're trying to diminish the Native American stance by drawing false comparisons.

posted by curlyelk at 04:22 PM on September 16, 2009

Native Americans Ask Supreme Court to Sack Redskins Trademark

Yeah, 768 is not enough of a sample to draw the conclusion that the majority of Native Americans are OK with the term redskins.

posted by curlyelk at 04:17 PM on September 16, 2009

Native Americans Ask Supreme Court to Sack Redskins Trademark

Most people still don't realize what the term "redskin" means to a Native American. Quite a shame that we still have this team name out there.

posted by curlyelk at 01:14 PM on September 16, 2009

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

rcade - don't you dare put multiple links up there about the thrashing my cards took last night.

Seriously though, 22 point dogs? ouch.

posted by curlyelk at 09:52 AM on September 04, 2009