The_Black_Hand's profile

Name: Thomas
Location: Way the hell out in Michigan
Gender: Thomas
Member since: June 20, 2005
Last visit: September 20, 2020

The_Black_Hand has posted 139 links and 2,554 comments to SportsFilter and 20 links and 732 comments to the Locker Room and 1 column.

Sports Bio

President, CEO, and Dictator-for-Life, JerseyGirl Memorial Clam Shot Celebrity Co-Ed Fast-Pitch Softball Tournament.

Recent Links

Tigers Fans Owe Inge Better: Yes, it's a Yahoo! article, and yes, it was possibly written by Brandon Inge's little brother, but still.

posted by The_Black_Hand to baseball at 01:18 AM on April 28, 2012 - 12 comments

Delonte West Can Help You Install A Ceiling Fan...: The lockout is hurting NBA players in different ways. Delonte ain't scared to wear an orange apron. Brotha's gotta work, right?

posted by The_Black_Hand to basketball at 05:03 PM on August 16, 2011 - 1 comment

Get Out There And Hit Somebody!: The NFL lockout had to end, because I contacted all players and owners and told them it was time for SpoFi to get it on! The SpoFi Head to Head Fantasy Football League has been reconstituted...all managers from last year should have received invitations already. All are welcome to join! High scoring, drama, action, romance, passion, violence, ennui, lethargy, it's all there...and that's before the draft even happens! Come play with us! ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL! SpoFi Head Games 2011-12 League ID# 514611 Password spofi2011

posted by The_Black_Hand to fantasy at 02:29 PM on August 13, 2011 - 27 comments

Link Dump!: Just haven't seen one in forever, so I figured I'd start one with an old favorite. Take cover...Boom Goes The Dynamite!

posted by The_Black_Hand to navel gazing at 01:30 PM on June 24, 2011 - 5 comments

Roger Goodell, Pants On Fire?: NFL Commisioner Roger Goodell tries a little PR with players and season-ticket holders, and gets branded "a blatant liar" by San Diego Chargers linebacker Kevin Burnett.

posted by The_Black_Hand to football at 01:51 PM on March 18, 2011 - 2 comments

Recent Comments

NBA Playoff Pickem: Make Your Conference Finals Picks

So, I missed the setup, but I'm here for the punchline, if that's allowed.

Celtics in 5.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 09:31 PM on September 14, 2020

NBA Playoff Pickem: Make Your Conference Finals Picks

Hate the bubble, not the Association.

That was a sad paraphrase, and I'm worse for executing it.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 07:59 PM on September 14, 2020

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

His performance last year epitomized the "hanging on too long" trope for me. I watched that 4-int game against the Chiefs and just felt bad for everybody involved. I was somewhat surprised to see Reich so enthusiastic about bringing Rivers to the Colts; I know they have history, but I thought Reich would be more critical in his evaluation.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 07:37 PM on September 14, 2020

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

If Bortles could have grown a decent mustache, he might still be in the league.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 06:35 PM on September 14, 2020

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

I almost posted that one, but really didn't want it to be my "return to Sportsfilter" post.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 06:42 PM on February 16, 2017

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Greg Maddux steps away from serial murder to prank Kris Bryant

I hope I'm doing this right. It's been a long time.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 06:40 PM on February 16, 2017

Marlins Pitcher Jose Fernandez Dies in Boating Accident

2016 has been a banner year for losing very entertaining and gifted performers in all areas. It can stop now.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 05:27 PM on September 26, 2016

Urban Meyer's Florida Gators Arrested Often

How else were we supposed to balance the piety of The Tebow?

posted by The_Black_Hand at 01:19 PM on July 12, 2013

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 3

I arrive fashionably late, as always...I figured I'd spot you guys a head start, just to make it fair.

Montreal by 9 Hamilton by 5 B.C. by 12

posted by The_Black_Hand at 01:14 PM on July 12, 2013

Just dropping in to say hi

Sawx are in first place, so all is right with the world...except that I live in the Midwest. Meh.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 01:06 PM on July 12, 2013

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

All those guys talking about Randy Johnson being "intimidating?" They obviously don't remember Maddux wearing another guy's face at the 1995 World Series celebration.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 11:24 AM on July 02, 2013

Patriots Release Aaron Hernandez

Or, make a little scratch off that jersey. After all, nothing increases profitability like a murder or three.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 11:11 AM on July 02, 2013

Rajon Rondo Tears ACL, Out for Season

So, if the season becomes a wash, do the Celtics blow up the team and ship out Pierce and KG?

posted by The_Black_Hand at 03:37 AM on January 28, 2013

Accountant Signs With Dolphins

As a Dolphins fan, this actually gives me something to cheer about heading into the season. And, as a Dolphins fan, at this point, I'll take just about any reason to cheer I can get...

posted by The_Black_Hand at 07:06 AM on April 26, 2012

Man-Down Chelsea Buries Barcelona

We should open a series of SpoFi theme taverns in various locations

I will happily open the Clam Shot here in South Bend...

posted by The_Black_Hand at 06:28 AM on April 26, 2012