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gfinsf has posted 62 links and 226 comments to SportsFilter and 1 link and 4 comments to the Locker Room.

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Jameis Winston explains crab legs issue to Jim Harbaugh (Video): We now have an explanation from former Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston about the crab leg incident from a Tallahassee, Fla., area Publix last spring.

posted by gfinsf to football at 07:07 AM on April 23, 2015 - 3 comments

Jason Kidd fined $50,000 for intentionally spilling drink: The NBA fined Brooklyn Nets coach Jason Kidd $50,000 for his spilled-drink shenanigans that took place in the fourth quarter of Wednesday's 99-94 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers, the league announced Thursday.

posted by gfinsf to basketball at 10:54 AM on November 29, 2013 - 1 comment

The man behind One Shining Moment: One Shining Moment

posted by gfinsf to basketball at 12:54 PM on April 08, 2013 - 0 comments

2013 Cotton Bowl: Johnny Manziel Highlight Reel vs Oklahoma : Johnny Football is pretty good!

posted by gfinsf to football at 07:24 AM on January 05, 2013 - 7 comments

Clowney's monster hit sparks Gamecocks' Outback Bowl win: After Michigan's Floyd Simmons gained not-quite-four yards on a fourth-and-four play in the fourth quarter of the Outback Bowl, South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier watched as referee Jeff Maconaghy awarded a first down in spite of the fact that the nose of the ball didn't reach the first-down marker. Spurrier asked a nearby official for an explanation. Spurrier's memory of the exchange goes like this: Spurrier: "You know the ball did not touch the first-down marker?" Official: "I know it didn't." Spurrier: "Well, why'd he give it to 'em?" Official: "I don't know." Michigan took the field for its first-down play. Quarterback Devin Gardner handed off to Vincent Smith. Then... BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!

posted by gfinsf to football at 05:44 AM on January 02, 2013 - 14 comments

Recent Comments

Jameis Winston explains crab legs issue to Jim Harbaugh (Video)

Isn't anyone outraged that this possible #1 pick is an accessory to a conspiracy of a receiving stolen goods? Maybe It's a FSU thing.

posted by gfinsf at 09:41 AM on April 24, 2015

Sources: Jim Harbaugh Expected to Take Michigan Job

I think Jason Cole is in tune to the West Coast, Bay area. Makes sense to me, Michigan offering tons of money and Harbaugh going home to his alma mater. The "who's got it better than us" stuff always sounded college not pro.

posted by gfinsf at 04:57 AM on December 28, 2014

Jets Bench Sanchez, But Still No Tebow

EEEEE, do you, as a Jets fan, really want Ryan back to make those changes, and the GM? I'm a Pats fan but it seems your house needs to be cleaned from top to bottom. If it isn't I'm happy just the way things are there now.

posted by gfinsf at 05:38 AM on December 20, 2012

Winthrop Coach Addresses Newtown Shooting

Well said, very well said. Clap, Clap, Clap

posted by gfinsf at 05:32 AM on December 20, 2012

Lou Gehrig, Kurt Russell's Dad And A Home Run Bat With A Grand Story To Tell

Please click on the SPC Auctions link on the bottom of the article to read more and see some amazing items for sale. Very interesting stuff.

posted by gfinsf at 09:40 AM on November 03, 2011

Fox Runs Fake Anti-Jay Cutler Headlines

Dan Rather was being nice. G.W. did lie and why we are fighting two wars or more, can't count. But that is politics not sports.

posted by gfinsf at 06:57 AM on September 21, 2011

Gunshots Cause Panic at Mexican Soccer Match

Great example of running time in football, maybe, hopefully, the time keeper was under his/her desk. The people behind the concret walls were smart. It's where I'd be curled up and small. I'm not sure running out was the best option. How do you pick the safe exit? You lucky or OMG!

posted by gfinsf at 07:16 AM on August 22, 2011

And so he leaves...

I hope you posted the same thing when Tressel resigned.

I would have but it's kind of apples and oranges. Pryor is saying he is not going to play because he "cares" about the possible distractions to his teammates even though he and others caused them. Tressel on the other hand resigned/was fired because he cared too much about his players rather than reporting NCAA violations. Both were wrong in every way, but it just seems Pryor, and others, were the cause. Tressel covered it up and now he is gone. If Pryor "cared" about his teammates, and that is my point, he would not have been so blatantly stupid in his decisions over the years he was at OSU. Those athletes who come to OSU behind these violations are going to pay for Pryor's deeds for a long time. Loss of scholarships and bowl games to be sure. As the needle was painting his arm or other places, do you think he cared about his temmates?

posted by gfinsf at 09:50 AM on June 08, 2011

And so he leaves...

"In the best interest of my teammates, I have made the decision to forgo my senior year of football at The Ohio State University," Pryor said in statement released by Larry James.

Maybe he should have thought about his teammates while he and the others were trading gear for tats and cars. Trying to come off as someone who actually cares about anyone other than himself is a little late in the game.

posted by gfinsf at 06:51 AM on June 08, 2011

RB Mendenhall offers questionable bin Laden tweets

Someday I hope some of you read the book, Leave No Man Behind. Then you will realize how extraordinary this mission was to carry out. Seal VI, which doesn't even exist, carried out a perfect mission despite a helicopter going down, targeting their objective and exiting without causalities. Extraordinary!! Further more, President Obama overruled people in his Security Staff who wanted to bomb the compound. Our President wanted identification not a crater. Whatever you read into the killing of bin Laden, you should take a step back and congratulate the President of the United States for being bold, brave and trusting in the armed forces of the USA! They are heroes. Navy Seals and Delta Force, best in the world

posted by gfinsf at 08:47 AM on May 04, 2011

Requiem for boxing: the decline of the Sweet Science

Drood, bad example of a good fight. A draw. Maybe you meant the first one.

posted by gfinsf at 08:03 AM on May 03, 2011

‘Life coach’ gives up on QB Russell

$31 million+292 lbs at at a Redskins work out + a codeine bust = "Purple Drank" The guy is hooked and if he cannot connect with John Lucas who went through tough times himself, he is the biggest bust/loser in NFL/sports history, NO QUESTION. I'm sure he does not care and will be broke in 5 yrears.

posted by gfinsf at 10:22 AM on April 15, 2011

No Crying in Basketball? I would want my son to play for this man.

Thank you "outonleave" and "Drood," I saw this and thought about a "real" man and a coach as I'm sure you also did. Then I think about Calipari and Pitino (who coached my Providence Friars) and many other coaches. A man who can cry, cares, and Sydney Johnson is a man! Maybe Princeton is as far as he goes, but that's far enough for any man. I would hate for him to compromise his love for his players and school to sell out as others have for money. Mr. Johnson, be happy and content where you are, love Princeton and in the following days, if not today, I'm sure they will tespect and love you more. We all should be as lucky. Please be the next Pete Carril (thirty years, but maybe not his style). Coaches, in general, need your example. I wish you happiness.

posted by gfinsf at 11:59 AM on March 20, 2011

NFL labor negotiations break down, union moves to decertify

What, now they have to look out for their family's future? They've allowed themselves to get screwed over the past 10 years? Seriously?

As crazy as it seems they might have. The owners were saying they were losing money during the current contract. The players said "show us the books" the owners said no. Simple question, Why not? You may work for a very small company but see and feel things are better. Inceased income, capital improvements and then you boss says I can't give you a raise because I'm losing money even though your job might be dangerous and you may not be able to work anymore in three years. I know I would like to see the proof. Do you just take his/her word and say OK? I hope you would say prove it. That's what the NFLPL did. The owners are scared to show their profits and ridiculous expenses. What other reason would they hide the books? I would. in fact quit, as the players did. Granted they need the NFL but the NFL needs them. The difference here seems transparency. What's to hide on the part of the owners but lies?

posted by gfinsf at 09:43 AM on March 13, 2011

4 Auburn Players Charged with Armed Robbery

outonleave, that sounds exactly like the OJ case in Veags and where did that get him, unless laws are different in the two states.

posted by gfinsf at 09:18 AM on March 13, 2011