boredom_08's profile

Name: David Naylor
Location: Cedar Falls, IA
ZIP: 50613
Gender: people say I'm a guy...
Member since: August 31, 2005
Last visit: September 23, 2012

boredom_08 has posted 30 links and 483 comments to SportsFilter and 2 links and 126 comments to the Locker Room.

Sports Bio

My teams:
St. Louis Cardinals
Tottenham Hotspur FC
Univ. of Northern Iowa Panthers
Baltimore Ravens
Tampa Bay Lightning
Dallas Mavericks

About me: I'm 20, wrapping up my second year at the above-mentioned University of Northern Iowa. I'm studying instrumental music education with the goal of becoming a high school band director. I love watching sports of almost every variety, but my favorite has got to be (true) football.

The coolest sports moment in my life: That's not even close now. I will always remember where I was in the late afternoon of March 21, 2010, when Ali Farokhmanesh dropped a 3-pointer in with 35 seconds on the clock (and 30 on the shot clock) to seal the doom of #1 overall seed Kansas against my beloved Northern Iowa Panthers. I am so proud to attend this school. ALIIIIIIIIIIIIIII!!!!!!!!!!!!! PS. I was in my dorm room on the second floor of Campbell Hall on UNI's campus, screaming at my television.

2008 World Baseball Classic Confidence Pool Winner
2010 Stanley Cup Playoff Pick'em - T-4

Recent Links

Erik Spoelstra is Batman?: Extensive profile from ESPN on the man who may be the least-hated man associated with the Miami Heat, head coach Erik Spoelstra. Tells the full story of Spoelstra's rise from the video room to the NBA Finals.

posted by boredom_08 to basketball at 03:02 PM on June 01, 2011 - 0 comments

Lightning Sweep Capitals Out of Playoffs: For the fourth year in a row, the star-studded Washington Capitals have left the playoffs early, this time in a sweep at the hands of the under-heralded Tampa Bay Lightning. The Lightning won Game 4 5-3 on the strength of Dwayne Roloson's continued excellence in net and two goals from Sean Bergenheim, who has already scored half as many goals in the playoffs (7) as he did the entire regular season. This is the Lightning's first trip to the conference finals since their Stanley Cup win in 2004.

posted by boredom_08 to hockey at 11:18 PM on May 04, 2011 - 12 comments

Taking His Talents To... Anfield?: LeBron James and the Fenway Sports Group struck a deal which makes FSG LeBron's representative around the world. In return, LeBron received a minority ownership stake of Liverpool FC. This connection is meant to expand both Liverpool and LeBron's brands across the globe.

posted by boredom_08 to soccer at 01:42 AM on April 07, 2011 - 5 comments

No Double Dip for UConn: The 2 seed Notre Dame Fighting Irish women's basketball team defeated the two time defending national champion Connecticut Huskies 72-63 on Sunday night to receive a place in the national championship game, in an upset much bigger than the UConn men's basketball team making it to the national championship. UConn's 2004 basketball teams will remain the only teams to win both the men's and women's national championships in the same year.

posted by boredom_08 to basketball at 01:33 AM on April 04, 2011 - 5 comments

Irish Cricket Team Defeats England in World Cup: In an upset of monumental proportions, the Ireland cricket team defeated the England cricket team by three wickets with five balls remaining in Bangalore today. A Test-playing nation being defeated by an associate nation is rare at best. England is ranked 3rd in the world among one-day international (ODI) playing squads, and had just managed a tie against India, one of the tournament favorites, on Sunday. The achievement is being hailed as a victory to lift the national spirit in Ireland, a country dealing with heavy financial problems and a bailout from the EU.

posted by boredom_08 to other at 02:24 PM on March 02, 2011 - 7 comments

Recent Comments

Greece, Czech Republic Advance in Group A

If Germany win or draw tomorrow, they will win Group B and face the runners-up of Group A in the quarterfinals. Said runners-up just so happen to be Greece.

I would enjoy seeing the discussions around that match.

posted by boredom_08 at 09:19 PM on June 16, 2012

Manchester City Wins Premier League

Pretty amazing to watch everything unfold. It was one of those time where I could have used at least five TVs, and maybe up to nine (not ten, I would not have wanted to watch the dross that was Liverpool-Swansea). Awesome, awesome day, even if I'm now the biggest Bayern Munich fan in the world.

posted by boredom_08 at 08:38 PM on May 13, 2012

MLB prediction thread!

I think that the Cardinals will defend their World Series title*.

*: rampant homerism possible, but game 1 looked good!

posted by boredom_08 at 01:05 AM on April 06, 2012

Fabrice Muamba collapses on pitch during FA Cup match

I was reading the Guardian's live blog of the match when I started seeing these updates instead of the state-of-play updates. Many prayers.

posted by boredom_08 at 12:32 AM on March 19, 2012

North Texas Coach Dan McCarney Suffers Stroke

Did great things in his years at Iowa State and is well remembered there. Current ISU women's basketball coach Bill Fennelly tweeted about the stroke before news had been released confirming it was a stroke. Hope he recovers well!

posted by boredom_08 at 11:46 PM on February 14, 2012

Lord, we're an awfully sentimental lot, eh?

Hear, hear.

Side note: writing this comment on my phone. How ridiculous of a concept would that have been in 2002?

posted by boredom_08 at 08:03 PM on February 11, 2012

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

I think this needs reposting re: Scott Gomez.

posted by boredom_08 at 03:19 PM on February 10, 2012

The Member Formerly Known as Terrapin


posted by boredom_08 at 11:13 AM on January 20, 2012

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

The Heat just did terrible, terrible things to the Spurs. Down 14 at half turned into a 22 point win. Key stat: Mike Miller on his first game of the season was 6-of-6 from 3-point range.

posted by boredom_08 at 10:02 PM on January 17, 2012

NFL Playoff Pick'em, Championship Round

Ravens by 14, 49ers by 6

Tom Brady, -3.5 yards
Torrey Smith, 80 yards
49ers, 56%
Ravens, 100%

posted by boredom_08 at 04:25 PM on January 17, 2012

Ravens Hold Off Texans 20-13

First time in Ravens franchise history that they had a turnover and penalty free game. Good time for it.

posted by boredom_08 at 10:39 PM on January 16, 2012

Other IM Options?

Skype might be another to add as far as instant messaging goes, that's about all I use these days.

posted by boredom_08 at 08:20 PM on January 14, 2012

NFL Playoff Pick 'em, Divisional Round

Saints by 6, Pats by 13, Ravens by 14, Pack by 4.

Receiver: Torrey Smith (BAL)
Quick Score: Saints
Punter: Morstead (NO)

posted by boredom_08 at 10:41 PM on January 11, 2012

NFL Playoff Pick 'em

Bengals by 3
Lions by 7
Broncos by 1
Falcons by 4

Kicker: Prater, DEN
RB: K. Smith DET
TO: Lions

posted by boredom_08 at 10:13 PM on January 06, 2012

Blown Call Helps Lions Defeat Vikings

Speaking of the Texans, even if the Bengals blew that game, they still won, and it should be noted that they secured the franchise's first playoff birth yesterday and are still sitting in the AFC's top seed with T.J. Yates at starting quarterback. Good on them.

posted by boredom_08 at 01:22 PM on December 12, 2011