Bonkers's profile

Name: Chris Bohnker
Gender: Male
Member since: January 16, 2005
Last visit: June 14, 2016

Bonkers has posted 8 links and 683 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 0 comments to the Locker Room.

Sports Bio

I'm not an uber passionate fan; I try and remain even-keeled and keep a level head. As for my most memorable sporting event I attended in person, that would have to be my school's football victory over Louisville in 2003. Not only was I there for my school's biggest victory ever (how many people can say that?), but I got to present the colors to start the game, so it was quite an experience for me. Favorite sports- College Football, Pro Football, Boxing, baseball, basketball, hockey, and many, many more.

Recent Links

Bye-bye Blazers:: The University of Alabama at Birmingham has shut down its football program, becoming the first Football Bowl Subdivision level team to do so since 1995.

posted by Bonkers to football at 06:27 PM on December 02, 2014 - 4 comments

Lights On: The Federal Communications Commission said Tuesday it repealed its sports blackout rule for the National Football League, eliminating a decades-old ban on airing local games that were not sold out.

posted by Bonkers to football at 03:05 PM on September 30, 2014 - 4 comments

NCAA Loses O'Bannon Suit...for now.: A federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA's limits on what major college football and men's basketball players can receive for playing sports "unreasonably restrain trade" in violation of antitrust laws. Though it will of course be appealed, natch. Analysis from SBNation and the Chronicle of Higher Ed

posted by Bonkers to general at 11:00 PM on August 08, 2014 - 2 comments

Broken Aereo: The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that Aereo, a service that lets users watch broadcast television on Internet-connected devices with dime-sized digital antennas, is effectively stealing content from the media companies.

posted by Bonkers to general at 11:10 AM on June 25, 2014 - 3 comments

Johnny Football is now Johnny Heisman: Johnny Manziel becoms the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy.

posted by Bonkers to football at 09:06 PM on December 08, 2012 - 3 comments

Recent Comments

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Beastmode is now set to "off".

posted by Bonkers at 08:57 PM on February 08, 2016

Peyton Manning Turns Super Bowl Moment into Beer Promotion

So, I skipped watching the SB (yes, I'm that guy). I just had a feeling that this wouldn't be a good game. Looks like I was correct.

Also, I got the spread right, but the team wrong, so my predictive powers are weak.

posted by Bonkers at 08:37 PM on February 08, 2016

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

The Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee discussed whether to induct Eddie DeBartolo Jr.

For some reason, I read this as them discussing to "indict" Eddie DeBartolo, Jr.

posted by Bonkers at 08:25 PM on February 08, 2016

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Louisville basketball is self-banned from the posteason this year.

posted by Bonkers at 08:02 PM on February 05, 2016

Mike Martz on Terrell Owens as Hall of Fame Finalist: 'Ridiculous'

I think Holt at least will become the first victim of the NFL starting to factor in eras and stat inflation against players, similar to how baseball is starting to do.

As far as Bruce, I think he makes it in, maybe 4th or 5th year.

Interestingly, # of Pro Bowls:

Holt-7 Owens-6 Bruce-4

posted by Bonkers at 07:32 PM on February 01, 2016

Here's to You, Mister Curtain of Distraction Guy

This is great.

Sadly, therefore it's only a matter of time before the NCAA bans it.

posted by Bonkers at 08:04 PM on January 30, 2016

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

First off, hi again, Sportsfilter! Long time no see.

Second off, we've talked about him before briefly, so it's worth a mention:

Buddy Cianci died.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to "Tony", who will be behind the state capitol in a black Cadillac with the engine running. Cash only, please.

posted by Bonkers at 01:26 PM on January 28, 2016

Ranking the Super Bowl MVPs

What's amazing to me is that I completely forgot that the Broncos beat the Falcons in John Elway's last Super Bowl...

To me and especially for recent games, there's a definite connection between memorability of a team's SB appearances and whether or not they were/became a dynasty, or whether it was a fluky one-off.

Remember SB XXXV? (aka The Festivus Maximus) Jim Fassel would prefer you not, but looking at that team, you'd be hard pressed to remember anyone on that Giants squad other than Sehorn and Strahan. Yet, they went to a Super Bowl.

Also, as a Bucs fan, I wonder what Dexter Jackson is doing these days.

posted by Bonkers at 01:24 PM on January 28, 2016

What would happen if you played a baseball game and nobody came out to watch?

making silence seem even more attractive.

Theme song for today's game.

posted by Bonkers at 08:04 PM on April 29, 2015

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

How (not) to respond to a vicious tackle:

posted by Bonkers at 10:33 PM on February 23, 2015

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Stark received his nickname as a plebe at Annapolis in 1899. There was an entertainer named Betty Stark who was quite popular at the time.

I've always thought it was from a misremembered quote of John Stark's.

Love to know where they think the State of RI is going to come up with money to build a new stadium for them.

Don't worry, they'll let Buddy Cianci take care of it (since he's not otherwise busy being a mayor); he knows a guy...

posted by Bonkers at 10:21 PM on February 23, 2015

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Mayweather-Pacquiao is finally official.

posted by Bonkers at 08:15 PM on February 20, 2015

Revealed: the ghost game bet on around the world ... that never actually took place.

How much of a degenerate gambler do you have to be to bet on a friendly match between Belarussian squads?

Probably someone right up there with the guy who bets on the NASCAR Truck Series. Or Div-III women's basketball.

posted by Bonkers at 11:36 AM on February 19, 2015

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

A quarter century-ago today, Buster Douglas shocked the world.

posted by Bonkers at 01:43 AM on February 11, 2015

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Both Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz fail drug tests (Silva for steroids, Diaz for marijuana-SHOCKED)

Even worse, the test was given on January 9th.

This might end up being FPP-worthy, actually.

posted by Bonkers at 11:34 PM on February 03, 2015