insomnyuk's profile

Name: insomnyuk
Location: OH
Gender: one man, many opinions
Member since: January 29, 2002
Last visit: March 18, 2024

insomnyuk has posted 25 links and 776 comments to SportsFilter and 7 links and 59 comments to the Locker Room.

Sports Bio

Favorites - NHL: Toronto Maple Leafs, Columbus Blue Jackets NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers NFL: Cincinnati Bengals MLB: Cincinnati Reds NCAA Bball: University of Dayton, WSU, Xavier NCAA Football: Ohio State I was born in Toronto, raised in Ohio, and attended college in Hillsdale. Thus, I play hockey, I love hockey, and I wanted to be in the NHL my whole life. At least until Gary Bettmann shat all over the league with the glo-puck. Also, because of my childhood in Ohio, I have experience with baseball, basketball, soccer, football in the yard, roller hockey, tennis, golf (which I just suck at), downhill skiing, shootin' guns (tho I've never shot an animal), fishing, hiking, bicycling, and skateboarding (but just for a few weeks). Since college I have picked up racquetball and some martial arts, and I've revived my love of basketball just shooting around with friends at home and at school. I also helped re-start the long dead hockey club at Hillsdale College, which has been great fun - we finally won a game. Being one of the original members of SpoFi, and one of its most inactive, I would just like to say that you should all join me for a drink if'n you happen to be in town. Watching the Leafs lose to Gretzky (the Kings came along ot watch the game, as I recall) in '93 was .... difficult.

Recent Links

Basketball only schools to leave Big East: The seven Catholic schools that make up the Big East's basketball only schools (Notre Dame not included) are planning to leave the conference. No word yet on what Cincinnati, UConn, and South Florida will do in the wake of the Big East's collapse. Louisville and Rutgers announced their plans to leave the conference earlier this year. Syracuse, Pitt and West Virginia announced their departures last year. The new schools leaving, Marquette, Georgetown, DePaul, St. John's, Villanova, Providence and Seton Hall can avoid conference exit fees as long as they leave as a group.

posted by insomnyuk to general at 03:17 PM on December 13, 2012 - 7 comments

Giants edge Patriots 21 to 17: With just under a minute left the Patriots allowed the Giants to score a touchdown, and then in the final seconds the Pats failed to convert on a hail mary pass.

posted by insomnyuk to football at 10:13 PM on February 05, 2012 - 122 comments

20 finalists selected for 2012 U.S. Olympics Men's Basketball Team: New additions from the 2008 gold winning team include Derrick Rose, Blake Griffin, Rudy Gay and Kevin Durant.

posted by insomnyuk to basketball at 09:33 PM on January 16, 2012 - 0 comments

The Bengals refuse to trade Carson Palmer: the disenfranchised QB has threatened to retire unless he is traded away from the Bengals. Mike Brown, Bengals president and owner refuses to trade Palmer on "principle" and had the following to say about the situation- “Carson signed a contract. He made a commitment. He gave his word,” Brown said. “We relied on his word. We relied on his commitment. We expected him to perform here. He’s going to walk away from his commitment. We aren’t going to reward him for doing it.”

posted by insomnyuk to football at 10:22 AM on July 27, 2011 - 13 comments

ESPN analyst and former Buffalo Sabre Matthew Barnaby arrested over domestic dispute: Pulling a Jay Mariotti, it looks like Matthew Barnaby will be spending at least one night in jail. Will ESPN continue to have him on the air after this?

posted by insomnyuk to hockey at 02:04 PM on May 14, 2011 - 1 comment

Recent Comments

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

EPL, Liverpool looks really good.

posted by insomnyuk at 02:41 PM on December 26, 2018

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Yeah I randomly googled my username and ended up on MetaFilter, then here. I think I got banned from MetaFilter like 13 or 14 years ago lol.

posted by insomnyuk at 09:14 PM on December 16, 2018

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

wow, I forgot about this place.

posted by insomnyuk at 08:20 PM on December 16, 2018


I dunno, that's pretty old meme. Seems like a joke from the 50s. Some athletes just aren't very bright. Or nice.

posted by insomnyuk at 01:41 AM on November 16, 2013

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

posted by insomnyuk at 12:36 AM on July 15, 2013

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Just remembered why I hate the Bruins:

oh yeah:

posted by insomnyuk at 12:13 PM on June 21, 2013

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

You're off the force Bobrovsky!

posted by insomnyuk at 03:08 PM on June 14, 2013

2013 SpoFi Stanley Cup Pickem - Conference Finals edition

Kings in 7 Bruins in 7

posted by insomnyuk at 12:08 AM on May 30, 2013

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

I don't understand why I can't watch playoff sports on the internet yet. I'm not going to pay for cable.

posted by insomnyuk at 09:16 PM on May 27, 2013

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Dammit, we need a way to favorite comments on this site.

posted by insomnyuk at 10:46 PM on May 17, 2013

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

5-3 in the first round.

posted by insomnyuk at 12:08 AM on May 14, 2013

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Chicago in 6

Kings in 6

Ottawa in 7

New York in 7

posted by insomnyuk at 12:06 AM on May 14, 2013

An Outspoken Punter Finds Himself Out of Work

He's not that good of a kicker, so this comes as no surprise. I like what Kluwe writes, it's entertaining, but the Vikings ranked pretty low in punting last year.

posted by insomnyuk at 03:41 PM on May 07, 2013

2013 SpoFi Stanley Cup Pickem - first round edition

Pittsburgh in 5

Montreal in 7

Washington in 7

Boston in 6

Chicago in 5

Anaheim in 4

San Jose in 7

Los Angeles in 5

posted by insomnyuk at 02:37 AM on April 30, 2013

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Man, it's been a while for the Leafs. Glad to see them back in the mix.

posted by insomnyuk at 01:18 AM on April 21, 2013