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Name: Matthew Haughey
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
ZIP: 94117
Gender: wuss. I always got picked last.
Social Media Account: mathowie (AIM)
Social Media Account: 6847330 (ICQ)
Member since: January 23, 2002
Last visit: July 08, 2014

mathowie has posted 8 links and 21 comments to SportsFilter and 5 links and 15 comments to the Locker Room and 1 column.

Sports Bio

I was always last picked. I'm uncoordinated as all get out.

Recent Links

brokeback html: this post is borked.

posted by mathowie to bugs at 12:57 PM on February 24, 2006 - 26 comments

Awesome short video from last night's CBS News: an autistic student being called into his first basketball game. Watch it until the end, it kicks ass.

posted by mathowie to basketball at 12:55 PM on February 24, 2006 - 39 comments

The Seattle Times has launched a sports weblog: around local statewide basketball. From the URL (, perhaps it's just the beginning of their sports-weblog empire.

posted by mathowie to basketball at 01:10 PM on March 05, 2003 - 3 comments

test: this is a test

posted by mathowie to at 05:25 PM on July 21, 2002 - 0 comments

SportsFilter now has a RSS feed

posted by mathowie to at 10:25 PM on May 13, 2002 - 0 comments

Recent Comments

SportsFilter Turns 8


posted by mathowie at 03:18 PM on January 25, 2010

NHL Faces Competition from Russian Tycoon's New European League

I was amazed when I took my first trip to London recently and I noticed the free newspapers provided by my hotel mentioned the scores of NHL games on the front page of the Sports section. I couldn't help but wonder if anyone in London really cared if the Ducks beat the Sharks, since I as an American couldn't care less. :)

posted by mathowie at 12:07 PM on December 17, 2007

Awesome short video from last night's CBS News

No way, Disney actually inquired about buying the rights to the story.

posted by mathowie at 07:42 PM on February 24, 2006

brokeback html

Actually if you look at the broken post, the guy is trying to stuff a link to, some oddball myspace site. Were they trying to hide the link with CSS?

posted by mathowie at 01:24 PM on February 24, 2006

brokeback html

My post didn't break the page, the guy before me's did.

posted by mathowie at 01:21 PM on February 24, 2006

Hey, quit metafiltering up this thread. Ha!

posted by mathowie at 09:09 PM on February 27, 2003

England v Brazil

Thank god we're getting a break. I've spent too many days sitting around the house watching the previous night's tivo'd recordings well past noon, then getting to work after 1.

posted by mathowie at 08:02 PM on June 18, 2002

US v Mexico

Wow, that was some ugly play. Lots of pointless yellow cards, a few uncalled that could have been red cards, and lots of intentional attacks. I'm glad it's over and amazed the US came out on top.

posted by mathowie at 03:31 AM on June 17, 2002

BlueTrain, I've never met and seldom emailed with anyone at Shift. I have no idea where their admiration of my work came from, but they do seem to follow everything I do (they mentioned me as the designer of the Creative Commons site). I think they glommed onto MetaFilter quite a while ago and used it for finding story leads and links for their shift list, and when I linked back to them one day, they probably got some traffic out of it.

posted by mathowie at 02:03 PM on June 03, 2002

I'm really surprised the Lakers pulled it off. Make no mistake, I've been a life-long Laker fan, but even I would admit they were being beaten silly in this series. The Kings were a better team in every game; when the Lakers were kicking ass and playing well, they'd only be up three or four points and in the course of a few seconds Sacramento could turn the tide and be up by five. The officiating Friday night was crap and it was the only reason why they won the game.

posted by mathowie at 11:46 PM on June 02, 2002

yeah, I just need to add the flag to filter out the hidden posts.

posted by mathowie at 08:30 PM on February 24, 2002

Dude, if you can't beat them, invent your own sport.

I used to snowboard multiple times a week back in college, and the best snowboarders, worldwide, were all in the Nordic countries. The best, by far, snowboarder alive (easily the Tiger Woods or Michael Jordan of the snow) is Terje Haakonsen (or however you spell it, I'm too lazy to look up the proper number of o's with dots over them). He boycotted the 1998 games because he felt they were a spectacle that wasn't helpful of the sport. Everyone at the 98 olympics knew that Terje would have taken it easily (he had won every world contest he entered that year). I was a bit surprised to see few recognizable names in the finals, the europeans really dominate the sport now. Did they not allow professional snowboarders in this year? Was there a mass boycott by riders? (I haven't read a snowboard magazine in a year, so I wouldn't know this time around).

posted by mathowie at 01:26 PM on February 12, 2002

should work now

posted by mathowie at 07:20 PM on February 09, 2002

That's the plan. Footballs, baseballs, golfballs, hockey pucks, basketballs, bowling balls, etc, all serving in the "o" position.

posted by mathowie at 03:38 PM on February 09, 2002

Patriotism and its place

My only worry with the focus on USA's recent terrorist acts is that it makes us look like we're the only country in the world that's ever suffered a terrorist act. Ireland, Israel, and a handful of other countries that also participate in the olympics have experienced massive terrorist acts before. When I saw special attention brought to the US in the ceremonies, I felt bad that we've never seen anything like it before at other games, and the US appropriated the games for some sympathy from the world. Contrary to what US television displays, it's supposed to be an event where individuals push themselves to excel in sports events. It's not an us-vs-them race for medals or a way to see which country is best.

posted by mathowie at 03:43 AM on February 09, 2002