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Name: Thomas
Location: Way the hell out in Michigan
Gender: Thomas
Member since: June 20, 2005
Last visit: February 08, 2021

The_Black_Hand has posted 141 links and 2,561 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

ESPN's Pedro Gomez dead at 58: The award-winning journalist, whose son Rio is a pitcher in the Red Sox organization, passed away suddenly Sunday night. Gomez is survived by his wife, Sandra; sons, Rio and Dante; and daughter, Sierra.

posted by The_Black_Hand to baseball at 11:31 PM on February 07, 2021 - 1 comment

Matt Patricia is gone, and so is the GM who ran Jim Caldwell out of town to give Patricia the job.: Dan Quinn said Caldwell's 36-28 record (with two playoff appearances) wasn't good enough. So, he sent Caldwell packing and brought in Patricia, who went 13-29-1 in three seasons. Quinn and Patricia are now officially unemployed. Detroit OC Darrell Bevell takes over the train wreck that they left behind.

posted by The_Black_Hand to football at 03:50 PM on November 28, 2020 - 17 comments

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

Recent Comments

Chiefs Reach Super Bowl 0x37 for Chance to Repeat

Prepare for two weeks of beating the "young guy vs. old guy" narrative to death.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 10:35 PM on January 24, 2021

2021 Tokyo Summer Olympics to be cancelled.

And then there's the sex...

posted by The_Black_Hand at 04:22 PM on January 23, 2021

Philip Rivers Retires After 17 Seasons

If "Number of Offspring" was a HOF category, he'd be a lock.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 04:00 PM on January 23, 2021

Is This the End of the New England Patriots Dynasty?

As a lifelong (and long-suffering) Dolphins fan, it brought me great pleasure to see Miami stick the final knife in the King.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 07:04 PM on December 22, 2020

Enter SportsFilter's NBA Pickem

Nets by 12

Clippers by 8

Celtics by 8

Mavericks by 15 (slam dunk)

Christmas Day
Heat by 18 (slam dunk)

Bucks by 10

Celtics by 5

Lakers by 8

Nuggets by 3

posted by The_Black_Hand at 06:43 PM on December 22, 2020

Matt Patricia is gone, and so is the GM who ran Jim Caldwell out of town to give Patricia the job.

Flores bringing Caldwell on staff in Miami was a great decision.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 07:05 PM on November 28, 2020

Sarah Fuller Suits Up for Vanderbilt Against Missouri

I wondered if they did that on purpose, just to keep her out of a possible contact situation in the case of a return.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 03:34 PM on November 28, 2020

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