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Member since: April 08, 2012
Last visit: May 31, 2024

Whizbang has posted 2 links and 26 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 1 comment to the Locker Room.

Sports Bio

Teams I dig:
NY Yankees, NY Knicks, Philadelphia Flyers, Everton FC, Celtic FC, NY Red Bulls. In addition to team sports I am also a sad Andy Murray fan.

Recent Links

MVP, ROY and Cy Young finalist announced: Speculate away!

posted by Whizbang to baseball at 06:39 PM on November 04, 2014 - 2 comments

MLB approves expanded instant replay. : Beginning this season, each manager will start a game with one challenge. If it is upheld, he retains his challenge but can never have more than two in a game. If the manager exhausts his challenges before the start of the seventh inning, he is out of luck, adding a new element of strategy to the game. Beginning in the top of the seventh, the crew chief is empowered to institute a review.

posted by Whizbang to baseball at 12:29 PM on January 17, 2014 - 4 comments

Recent Comments

MVP, ROY and Cy Young finalist announced

Agree with grum on all except for AL Cy Young, I really want to see Kluber get it.

posted by Whizbang at 09:07 PM on November 04, 2014

Hall of Fame Admits Maddux, Glavine, Frank Thomas

What's the case against Kent? Is it just his defense and his general douchiness?

posted by Whizbang at 10:00 PM on January 10, 2014

U.S. in World Cup's Group G (as in Grim)

The Brazilian female cohost has a dress that's practically painted on. God bless you, Spanish language television.

Portuguese. God bless you, Portuguese language television. The last thing you want is a bunch of pissed off lusophones.

posted by Whizbang at 09:53 PM on December 06, 2013

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

MLB wants ARod off the Yankees payroll so they can field a decent team sometime in the next 10 years. Yankees mean a whole lot of $$$ to MLB.

Any Yankee fan would love to see his contract voided, I just worry about the precedent it will set if he is banned for life.

posted by Whizbang at 10:06 AM on July 24, 2013

Whitlock: Gangster Culture Has Corrupted Sports

Why is Whitlock hating on Jigga Man so much?

posted by Whizbang at 10:24 AM on July 03, 2013

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

It's like deja vu all over again.

posted by Whizbang at 09:49 AM on July 03, 2013

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Darcis was playing a good serve and volley game, obviously disrupting Nadal, who couldn't use his massive topspin to advantage. Serve and volley. It was like spotting a dinosaur.

I think their disappearance at All-England can be directly attributed to the slowification of the grass there

posted by Whizbang at 10:43 AM on June 25, 2013

2013 SpoFi Stanley Cup Pickem - Final Standings

Clearly I am better at watching hockey then I am at predicting the outcome of matches. Good looks on putting this together Meaty.

posted by Whizbang at 10:00 AM on June 25, 2013

Blackhawks Win in OT to Even Stanley Cup

I am in no way saying Rask is the next Brodeur. Saying Rask is not a good goalie because Boston is good defensively is what I am taking issue with.

posted by Whizbang at 12:27 PM on June 20, 2013

Blackhawks Win in OT to Even Stanley Cup

You can make this argument about any goalie who played on a strong defensive team. For example:

I think the point is that Rask Brodeur was never that good to begin with. He is certainly a steady reliable NHL goalie, but the Bruin's Devil's team commitment to defense is the biggest reason for his success. Rarely do opposing teams get good opportunities close to the net. Rask Brodeur stops the first shot and the Bruins Devils clear the puck.

in other words poor argument is poor.

posted by Whizbang at 11:11 AM on June 20, 2013

2013 SpoFi Stanley Cup Pickem - Finals edition

Bees in 5

Tuukka Rask

posted by Whizbang at 10:25 AM on June 09, 2013

2013 SpoFi Stanley Cup Pickem - Conference Finals edition

I had an awful second round, Pittsburgh played way better than I thought they would and the Rangers played way worse. That being said....

Pens in 6 Kings in 7

posted by Whizbang at 12:35 PM on May 30, 2013

CBS Loses U.S. Open After Four Decades

Until we get another "golden age" of American tennis, attracting viewers will continue to be a problem.

It's sad to think so many missed out on one of the greatest rivalries the sport has seen because Nadal and Federer weren't American.

posted by Whizbang at 09:54 AM on May 20, 2013

2013 SpoFi Stanley Cup Pickem - Conference Semis edition

OTT in 6 - Pens had trouble handling the physical Isle, I don't see them matching up better against the more physical Sens

NYR in 6 - H. Lundquist. That is all.

CHI in 7 - this one will be the series to watch. Great rivalry, power house Bhawks team versus the resilient Red Wings.

LA in 6 - This choice based purely on the history of SJ crapping around this time of year.

posted by Whizbang at 10:11 AM on May 14, 2013

2013 SpoFi Stanley Cup Pickem - first round edition

Pens in 5
Habs in 6
Rangers in 7
Bees in 6

Hawks in 5
Ducks in 5
Sharks in 5
Kings in 6

posted by Whizbang at 01:09 AM on April 30, 2013