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Member since: August 16, 2011
Last visit: April 25, 2021

Etrigan has posted 52 links and 1,200 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 3 comments to the Locker Room.

Recent Links

Legendary Notre Dame Coach Ara Parseghian Dies at 94: Parseghian took the reins of a 2-7 Fighting Irish team and went 9-1 the next year. He would bring Notre Dame back to national prominence, including two national championships. A legendary presence in college football, Parseghian was universally loved, even by his fiercest opponents.

posted by Etrigan to football at 09:19 PM on August 02, 2017 - 7 comments

Three conference champions and Ohio State walk into a stadium...: The college football playoff is set, with the SEC, ACC, and Pac-12 represented by the winners of their championship games; the Big 12 not represented at all because they don't have a championship game; and the B1G represented by a team that wasn't in its championship game. Alabama will face Washington in the Peach Bowl, while Clemson and Ohio State will face off in the Fiesta Bowl for the right to get ritually murdered by Nick Saban.

posted by Etrigan to football at 11:31 AM on December 05, 2016 - 6 comments

Nico Rosberg goes out on top: Rosberg won the Formula One World Championship when he finished second at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix over the weekend. He has announced that the title was his life's ambition, and he is therefore retiring immediately from racing.

posted by Etrigan to auto racing at 11:32 AM on December 02, 2016 - 2 comments

The Hot Seat is just lukewarm now: The annual firing of college football coaches got off to an early start this year with LSU's Les Miles not surviving September, but the ascension of Interim Coach Ed Orgeron tamped down a lot of the possible juggling of lower-tier coaching jobs. Ditto the rapid fire-and-hire of Charlie Strong and Tom Herman at Texas. Oregon let go of Mark Helfrich (the first time the Ducks have fired a coach since 1976), and the Notre Dame-Brian Kelly relationship is said to be strained, but it looks like there won't be a high-profile Harbaugh-to-Michigan type story to keep football writers working through December this year. (Incidentally, is for sale.)

posted by Etrigan to football at 11:49 AM on November 30, 2016 - 5 comments

Strong Out, Herman In (probably): Charlie Strong was officially fired today as head coach of the University of Texas Longhorns, and sources immediately started saying that the contract is all but signed for Texas to hire Tom Herman, currently head coach of the University of Houston Cougars. Herman started his coaching career at UT and has been the UH coach for just two years, going 13-1 in his first season with a bowl win over Florida State.

posted by Etrigan to football at 02:33 PM on November 26, 2016 - 6 comments

Recent Comments

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Some discussion of the nine-game World Serieses here. Seems like it was just a cash grab, and the players hated it.

posted by Etrigan at 06:36 PM on October 03, 2017

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

I had no idea that up until 1954, MLB players just left their gloves on the field between innings.

posted by Etrigan at 10:17 AM on October 02, 2017

Ezekiel Elliott suspended by NFL

First you blamed political correctness, now it's civil forfeiture laws? What and ever.

posted by Etrigan at 12:09 AM on August 13, 2017

Ezekiel Elliott suspended by NFL

Yeah, the other three incidents in which he allegedly sexually assaulted or beat people up are probably all totally made up, too.

posted by Etrigan at 09:57 PM on August 12, 2017

111 NFL Brains Examined By Neuropathologist

The family of the only N.F.L. player without C.T.E. in Dr. McKee's study did not authorize her to publicly identify him.
Probably just as well.

posted by Etrigan at 03:26 PM on July 25, 2017

Former Bull Craig Hodges on Jordan, Kaepernick, and dissent:

He looks wise and fit, a knowing soul from an ancient country.

"If you can defeat me in a game of one-on-one, then you are the one who is destined to defeat the forces of evil."

posted by Etrigan at 12:20 PM on April 24, 2017

Aaron Hernandez found dead in prison; conviction will be voided

And the evidence from the criminal trial can't be used in any civil trial against the estate, apparently?

posted by Etrigan at 01:26 PM on April 19, 2017

Tony Romo heading into broadcasting with CBS

So both major networks that broadcast NFL games will have former Cowboys QBs now.

posted by Etrigan at 12:40 PM on April 04, 2017

Penn State Trustee 'Running Out of Sympathy' for Victims

He emailed this. To the Chronicle of Higher Education. The stupidity is even more breathtaking than the evil.

posted by Etrigan at 08:26 PM on March 31, 2017

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Happy 29th to Leonys Martin.

posted by Etrigan at 02:29 PM on March 06, 2017

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

It really says something about the last year or so that my first reaction to that was "Oh shit, did Oakley die?"

posted by Etrigan at 08:46 AM on February 15, 2017

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Is Sarkisian the only member of the coaching staff in Alabama history to go winless?

posted by Etrigan at 10:11 AM on February 09, 2017

SportsFilter's 15th Anniversary

I offer a long-overdue thank-you to rcade and huddle.

posted by Etrigan at 03:15 PM on January 25, 2017

The Worst Time to Lose a Scholarship Offer

UConn USNWR ranking: 60
URI USNWR ranking: 159

Offers should be for five years, ironclad, and take effect as soon as the kid signs the paper even if he immediately says "I don't want to play football, I want to get an education."

posted by Etrigan at 12:11 PM on January 17, 2017

It's the end of the World Cup as we know it

So what happens when a group ends up with three 1-1 teams who each won 1-0 and lost 0-1?

posted by Etrigan at 08:21 PM on January 10, 2017