hootch's profile

Name: Eric Trondson-Clinger
Location: St. Paul, MN
ZIP: 55104
Member since: February 05, 2002
Last visit: December 28, 2023

hootch has posted 1 link and 66 comments to SportsFilter and 1 link and 1 comment to the Locker Room.

Sports Bio

Most memorable: First home game in the history of the Minnesota Wild

Recent Links

Tempered Bid: Jack Morris says he is working to gain votes to the Hall of Fame but wouldn't seek induction if a steroid user is elected. "They're all cheaters in my opinion," Morris said. (reg. reqd: sports@filter.com, pw: com.com)

posted by hootch to baseball at 01:11 AM on August 11, 2005 - 15 comments

SportsFilter cited on ask.yahoo.com: Part of JJ's comment was quoted in a question about why, in baseball, it's called an inning. No, it wasn't the Eddie Izzard line that was quoted.

posted by hootch to navel gazing at 02:16 PM on June 07, 2005 - 0 comments

Recent Comments

SportsFilter 2016-17 NFL Playoff Pick 'Em Champion: tron7

Congratulations to the user name that always throws me for a loop (my brother's name is Tron and his number back in his sports playing days was always 7)!

posted by hootch at 10:58 PM on February 05, 2018

Ron Washington Resigns as Texas Rangers Manager

The article mentions that it's not drug-related: "While we don't want to touch on any of the specifics, Ron gave us permission to acknowledge this was not drug-related," Daniels said.

posted by hootch at 06:27 PM on September 06, 2014

Cover Up At Hillsborough

I believe this might be the first time in history someone bothered to make a cover up official.

posted by hootch at 02:07 AM on September 13, 2012

Potvin Sucks Forever

Fifth time's the charm.* -- Minnesota Vikings fans

*We don't really say this.

posted by hootch at 01:39 AM on January 12, 2012

Vikings waive Moss

Hopefully this gets us one step closer to Leslie Frazier, head coach.

posted by hootch at 04:44 PM on November 01, 2010

Education Secretary Wants No Post-Season Play for Low-Graduation Schools

I like where he's going with this, but he also seems to be ignoring the fact that there are a lot of things affecting these numbers that are out of the colleges' control. There's nothing the school can do if a kid drops out as soon as his senior basketball season is over.

posted by hootch at 01:18 PM on March 18, 2010

One Area Where Hockey Has It Right

I agree that the NBA system doesn't make any sense, but there are problems with the NHL system too. There was a little controversy about Kyle Okposo leaving the University of Minnesota mid-season to sign with the Islanders. If they were able to modify it so kids couldn't leave a program mid-season, I think it would make a lot more sense.

You can find details on the Okposo "controversy" on his Wikipedia page.

posted by hootch at 02:56 PM on June 23, 2009

Pujols' two-run sacrifice fly

Joe Mauer, A.J. Pierzynski and Tommy Herr have all been members of the Minnesota Twins at one time. Twins are two of something, like runs, perhaps? Also, Pujols' Wikipedia article features him wearing a 1982 uniform while playing in the Metrodome, the home stadium of the Minnesota Twins. I'm just sayin'.

posted by hootch at 09:41 PM on June 09, 2009

Legendary Wrestler linked to slaying of 97 year old man

I never liked the guy, but that's only because my brother at random moments throughout my childhood would say (like the intro to the show), "Alll.....Staaarr....Wrestling!" and then proceed to beat the crap outta me.

posted by hootch at 06:09 PM on February 26, 2009

Legendary Wrestler linked to slaying of 97 year old man

Slight correction: it's the victim's family saying it would be inhumane to press charges:

But in news reports today, family members of the victim, Helmut Gutmann, said charges against Gagne would be "inhumane".

posted by hootch at 06:08 PM on February 26, 2009

The Hoser's NFL Picks, Week Seven 2008

It's just a bad link, guys. See?

posted by hootch at 06:38 PM on October 19, 2008

Top of the World!

Tafoya worked at WCCO, a Minneapolis station, as a sports reporter for several years and also worked at Midwest Sports Channel (which eventually became Fox Sports North) as a sideline reporter for Timberwolves broadcasts, so Garnett and Tafoya have known each other for quite awhile. That might explain away some of the "casualness" going on in the interview.

posted by hootch at 06:05 PM on June 19, 2008

The Curious Case of Willis' Baltimore-time

But anyone looking at the math of the Baltimore Ravens offense has a stronger constitution than I do. I agree. I thought it was impossible to divide by zero.

posted by hootch at 01:56 PM on November 29, 2007

"Ninety percent of putts that are short don't go in."

It doesn't have my two favorite sports quotes: "Seventy-five percent of the earth is covered by water. The rest is covered by Smoot." -- Fred Smoot "You need two yards, I'll get you three. You need ten yards, I'll get you three." -- Leroy Hoard

posted by hootch at 12:58 PM on August 22, 2007

Ichiro takes round-trip to All-Star history.

I'm no great baseball mind, but Ichiro would definitely be in my top five active players.

posted by hootch at 02:00 AM on July 12, 2007