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Name: Tim Musa
Member since: October 17, 2006
Last visit: January 25, 2022

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Pistorius fails to make Olympic team: After winning the right to compete against able-bodied runners, Pistorius failed to meet the qualifying time for the 400 meters in his final attempt, and two others were chosen as alternates.

posted by opel70 to other at 02:40 PM on July 18, 2008 - 20 comments

Wiimbledon crowns top 'tennis' champs: “Women, free beer and video games,” Participants play in the second annual Wii Tennis tournament at Barcade in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

posted by opel70 to tennis at 01:18 PM on June 09, 2008 - 4 comments

Photographer pierced by javelin: Ryan McGeeney served seven years in the Marines, including a six-month deployment in Afghanistan, but 10 minutes of photographing the state high school track championships proved to be more dangerous to him. "They don't have javelins in Afghanistan," McGeeney joked.

posted by opel70 to other at 08:42 AM on May 20, 2008 - 6 comments

Recent Comments

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Yeah, we go to Kane County Cougars games (single A) and have always gotten seats right behind home plate, partly because of the netting. I was extremely pleased to see that this year they have extended the netting all the way past the dugouts, past the bases, halfway to the fence. Amazingly, this increased netting is actually easier to see through than their prior net, since they have eliminated the poles holding up the net.

posted by opel70 at 11:53 AM on May 30, 2019

SportsFilter Has Switched to HTTPS

Funny it should be brought up, as last week I was going through a Security Checkup with LastPass and was looking to update all of my "bad" passwords, but couldn't find any page here to do that. Guess I wasn't confused. I figured that I just hadn't looked int he right place yet. Well, at least this is the last site where I am using this particular password, so it isn't that bad.

posted by opel70 at 08:36 AM on May 29, 2018

NFL to Punish Players Who Don't Stand During Anthem

And as others have pointed out, the way that statement from Trump was phrased, it really applies to everyone at the stadium. Is every single person in the stadium standing proudly and with respect, during the anthem. Standing proudly at the urinal, or in the concession line? Maybe they shouldn't be in the country?

Slippery slope....

posted by opel70 at 03:14 PM on May 24, 2018

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Apparently the FDA has approved a blood test that can detect whether someone has suffered a concussion: https://www.engadget.com/2018/02/15/fda-approves-blood-test-severity-concussions/. This article pulls from the NYTimes article. Neither mention how long the blood test takes to get results, so I have no idea whether it would be practical for sports sidelines.

posted by opel70 at 03:52 PM on February 15, 2018

Neil deGrasse Tyson on Russell Wilson's Lateral

Somebody specifically included this rugby video in the comments:

Of course, for the NFL to use this type of reference, it would require them to believe that science works.

posted by opel70 at 11:24 AM on December 06, 2017

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

It'd be great if, on appeal, it was raised to two games.

posted by opel70 at 08:22 AM on December 05, 2017

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

He's probably referring to where he lays on the ground waiting for the defender to pass by before getting up. But I think that is on the defender to not reach down and touch him while he is on the ground. He doesn't need to slam down and tackle him, but just reach out and touch while you run by. Seems like a heads up play by TY. If he had jumped up right away Hal was in a position to make the tackle. Waiting a few seconds (probably wasn't even a full second) was just enough for Hal to saunter past, opening the path to the end zone.

posted by opel70 at 01:04 PM on November 07, 2017

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Oops. Been there. Glad you were able to get it back up and running.

posted by opel70 at 12:13 PM on October 18, 2016

Blue Jays Beat Orioles, Advance to Face Rangers

Rogers Centre is going to be implementing a change in the alcohol distribution policy when the ALDS returns to Toronto. I think that's really all that needs to be done.

You have to chug the beer at the concession stand. No more bringing it back to your seat.

posted by opel70 at 08:34 AM on October 06, 2016

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

This line is what got me:

Part of the problem is that the drug is believed to stay in athletes' system for an extended period of time " up to a few months " so it's possible the Russians on the under-18 team stopped taking meldonium before the ban was put in place.

So, it's possible that they stopped taking the drug when it became banned, but still got flagged for it in their system. Though I guess the coaches / trainers should have been taking that into account ahead of time as the ban date approached.

posted by opel70 at 04:31 PM on April 08, 2016

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Somewhere along the way, to me, this scenario feels like dealing with stolen property. It is illegal to possess (sell, disseminate, have) stolen property, even if you are not the one who did the stealing. The criteria for that is just that you are in possession of the stolen material, and that you know it was stolen. And since the only way to get this medical information would be for some health care person to "steal" the information, Schefter had to know it was "stolen," and he was obviously in possession of it.

posted by opel70 at 04:04 PM on July 10, 2015

NFL Moves PAT Kicks Back to 15-Yard Line

In prior years, were there any "fake" PAT attempts, turned into two-point conversions? Will that number drop moving the PAT back to the 15?

posted by opel70 at 08:56 AM on May 20, 2015

Obama Proposal Could End Taxpayer-Subsidized Pro Sports Stadiums

Same thing happens when people get a raise. It would make sense to take all of the money from that raise and put it in a retirement account, or college savings account, since it is money you've never seen before. However, most people just absorb that "new" money into their annual expenses. Not really seeing much difference in the long run.

posted by opel70 at 02:57 PM on March 20, 2015

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

In 2006, A&M and the Seahawks reached a settlement agreement giving Seattle the rights to use the phrase, but leaving the trademark with Texas A&M.

posted by opel70 at 09:08 AM on February 06, 2015

11 of 12 Patriots' Balls Deflated, ESPN Reports

So to me, it seems plausible that the balls were given a cursory check pre-game, and "seemed" fine. Then, for some reason, given a more thorough check at half time and were found to be low. How low is anybody's guess at this point. Given how the NFL seems to work under Goodell, it doesn't seem out of the realm of possibility that the "normal" check game balls are given is just what the ball boy reports.

In that belief (cursory pre-game check), by hand is it really possible to tell the difference in a ball within specs and a ball below specs? Especially if you've got to check 24. In how many minutes? Even 2PSI, doesn't seem to be that much of a difference to be able to tell just by a quick feel.

They make a fairly precise rule, and then implement in a careless manner. Seems to me to be similar to bringing out the chains and being short by 1", after the haphazard ball placement during the prior 29' 11".

posted by opel70 at 01:07 PM on January 23, 2015