elovrich's profile

Name: Ed Lovrich
Location: Upper Peninsula of Michigan
Member since: October 26, 2005
Last visit: November 25, 2006

elovrich has posted 8 links and 245 comments to SportsFilter and 6 links and 74 comments to the Locker Room.

Sports Bio

I am an ex-umpire for an independent minor league. I have played football, baseball, tennis, golf, hockey and wrestled, all competitively at one level or another (some more competitively than others).

I currently reside in god's-country in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. My Twins will one day get it all back together. The Black-and-Blue NFC North will one day get it back together.

Steve Marriucci and Tom Izzo HAVE it all together (that should tell you were I am from).

Recent Links

Still need one team, draft is Sunday!!: League ID: 99469 League URL: http://football.fantasysports.yahoo.com/f1/99469 Password: NoCostanzaForMe Also, I will shorten the bench to 4.

posted by elovrich to fantasy at 03:34 PM on August 31, 2006 - 8 comments

Cowboy up, Pard. That bull is a Thoroughbred.: It started as a way for working cowboys to blow off some steam. It evolved into the most exciting segment of a rodeo, then went off on its own as the PBR Tour. Now, bull-riding, and more specifically the stock used in the sport, is a multi-million dollar a year study in genetics.

posted by elovrich to other at 12:46 PM on August 12, 2006 - 3 comments

Verify/claim Team name in yahoo sports NFL SpoFi 2006 Fatasy league: Just want to get a handle on who owns which team, please post your team name inside. Also, there is still room for 5 more owners, get yer franchise while they're hot!!!!

posted by elovrich to fantasy at 10:06 AM on August 04, 2006 - 21 comments

2006 NFL Fantasy League in Yahoo: I know its early, but don't wait....

posted by elovrich to fantasy at 07:28 PM on June 21, 2006 - 14 comments

FPPs that get pulled: Question: In an effort to improve my own posting, is there a way that admin can shoot off a quick email to the initiaters of FPPs that they pull down?

posted by elovrich to editorial policy at 05:46 PM on April 11, 2006 - 23 comments

Recent Comments

Bo Schembechler Dies on Eve of Michigan/Ohio State Game

to that I say OSU beat UM last weekend so why is the ND lose to UM a bigger factor than UM's lose to OSU. Because ND lost AT HOME, to a (then) lower ranked team and by a large margin. UM lost, on the road, to the #1 ranked team, by a field goal. Speaking of the 3-point difference in that game, correct me if I am wrong, but in the world of handicapping football, isn't the home field still worth just that much? Florida, USC, perhaps, check back after the play out their games. ND? Not a chance. And as for who would watch a rematch, a map of just such a poll showed that aside from Cali, Fla, Louisiana, and the Jersey area, most states favored a UM/OSU rematch

posted by elovrich at 11:23 PM on November 20, 2006

Speedflying (QuickTime video)

Dayummmmm, don't kow whether to go watch a Miller film or "The Man who Skied Down Everest" after that

posted by elovrich at 04:54 AM on November 18, 2006

'The Game' Means More Then Usual

Let's break the argument down into pieces. 1) You have to win your conference to play in the National Championsip (NC) game. Why? In other sports wild-cards/lesser seeds get the chance to win a championship. Besides, the system in place, the BCS rules, say 1 plays 2. You may not like it, I may not like it, but thems the rules we have right now. 2) The loser of The Game, is likely to fall lower than #2. Let's break this down into 2 scenarios. 2a) UM wins (these both assume close games, hey, it's my argument) Who deserves the shot at the winner? ND? But that brings us back to a rematch (see number 1). Besides, is a rematch of an early season butt-wiping more compelling than a late-season close game? USC? They are the #3 as of right now, but squeaked by lesser opponents twice already, and are only this high in the rankings because several one-loss teams became two-loss teams this past week. Their loss was to the powerhouse of Oregon State, this is less damning than a loss to Michugan? They deserve a shot more than Ohio State? Florida? They lost to Auburn, who has two losses including a waxing by Georgia. Rutgers? A case can be made for them, but a UM-Rutgers matchup is more compelling than UM-Ohio State? 2b) Ohio State wins ND? After the loss to Michigan they deserve a shot more than the Wolverines? USC/Florida/Rutgers? See above..... Barring a blowout, can you really say that a rematch is not the most logical matchup? The BCS is what it is, and it is all that we have right now. BTW, If you think a 4-team playoff would be any better, with 1 playing 4 and 2 playing 3, provided all teams other than UM/Ohio State win-out, and the loser falling to 4 in the polls, guess what you get in round 1? UM vs Ohio State..... ((My apppologies to Mitch Albom for so blatently stealing his material, but I doubted that a linked article would get the reading that the post got))

posted by elovrich at 07:44 PM on November 15, 2006

Rutgers upsets Louisville

All of you thinking OSU and UT in the championship game are assuming an undefeated OSU, right? What would you do in the case Michigan beats them in a classic Big Ten slobber-knocker by, say, a score of 14-13? Would you put a one-loss SEC team or USC or UT ahead of a one-loss OSU? Or would Michigan not rate the #1 spot going undefeated? I, personally, am hoping for just this scenario and an all-Big10 BSC finale.

posted by elovrich at 06:53 PM on November 11, 2006

Oregon State Shocks No. 3 USC 33-31

After listening to Tim Brando tonight on SNR (hey, he is a talking head, but working at an AM station, it goes with the job) it seems either he is a SpoFite or someone else is thinking along the same lines I am. The topic of a Michigan-OhioState national title game was on the agenda. WV, Louisville, and Rutgers all play each other still, and can very easily beat one other, Fl has FSU, and that can always go either way. So the question still remains, if UM-OSU is a 3-point game, especially of UM wins, who would YOU send to the title game?

posted by elovrich at 10:27 PM on October 30, 2006

Oregon State Shocks No. 3 USC 33-31

Might it be possible that we see UM and OSU play twice this year? The regular season finale, and if they both enter that game undefeated and it it s cole game again in January?

posted by elovrich at 07:40 AM on October 29, 2006

Tigers Win 3-1 in World Series Game 2

*gulp* I am a Tigers' fan. And an umpire. That being said, ot doesn't WHAT KR had on his hand, if the umpires saw it, he sjould have been ejected. The rules prohibit any foreign substance on a pitcher's hand other than rosin from a bav provided for the purpose of drying the hand). But, if the Card's hitters or LaRussa didn't say anything till afgter the first, and it was gone by the second what could they do? Go Tigers, it looks to be shaping up as a great series.

posted by elovrich at 11:27 PM on October 22, 2006

Spartans Complete Greatest Comeback Ever.

A great comeback, even if it was against a weak team, and has been said, the DID go down 38-3 to NW to set it up. I hope John L. manages to drop at least two of the last four, I seem to recall a certain coach who is available thagt did fairly well out on the west coast who just might be able to be persuaded to join his long time friend as a Spartan head coach. (Hint: they share a hometown and both graduated from Northern Michigan University)

posted by elovrich at 04:29 PM on October 22, 2006

Foot game has made giant strides over the years in NFL

As important as they are on the field, would you still take one earlier than the 9th round in your fantasy draft?

posted by elovrich at 10:56 AM on September 07, 2006

Lions' assistant coach arrested for driving in the buff, among other things.

What is it about the NFC North? I know we live in the frozen north, and summer is but a glimmer of time each year, but first "Love Boat" and now this, perhaps the "Norris" Division should be changed to the "NoRis(que)" Division.

posted by elovrich at 10:51 AM on September 07, 2006

Device Captures Physics of Rodeo Bulls.

good catch MJK, don't know were my head was.

posted by elovrich at 01:10 AM on September 06, 2006

Tradition can be expensive.

Being the cynic that I am, and to refute DJE's assertion that all of the teams fit into his mold... Green Bay, has net exactly had a a large amount of success in recent years. It IS interesting to note that they were 22d last year in tickets sold online, and jumped to 3rd this year, on the tails of a lousy season, a lousy pre-season, and no word that this will in fact be Favre's last year. In their case, knowing how hard it is to get tickets at ANY price when they are doing well, I would say that the jump in online value is due to a jump in online supply, which would indicate that they are actually a poorer draw for those that have had season tickets forever. The season ticket holders are dumping them, and those that have never had any opportunity to attend a game at Lambeau are paying whatever it takes to get the elusive ducat, perhaps the one true example of traditoin and fan loyalty.

posted by elovrich at 10:47 AM on September 05, 2006

Device Captures Physics of Rodeo Bulls.

Thank you MJK. Lane Frost, Ty Murray, Dan Mahan, they all kept logs in the various bulls that they rose, or saw ridden. Did the bull break out and turn left or right, is it a bucker or a spinner. Bulls have tendencies, and if you know what is more likely coming, you have an edge.

posted by elovrich at 10:30 AM on September 05, 2006

Katrina strikes again

Let's not jump to conclucions about how LA is treating her athletes. As has been said, the facts in the available threads are pretty thin. What can be said is that it appears that the state did all it can to provide an easy, pain-free process while trying to protect from predatory, active seeking out of top athletes from disaster areas. I say 'trying' because, if we read the article carefully, it does not say that the athletes in question 'played' for Balsrop, but rather that they were 'recruited by Balsrop.' Recruited, as in Coach: "If you come play for us son, we will make sure your family has a nice house to live in rather than a flea-bag motel or a FEMA campsite." I am not saying that is what happened, but if it is, or any other inducement was offered (which is what recruiting entails) then I say that Balsrop was trying to benefit from the disaster, and THAT IMO is wrong.

posted by elovrich at 09:18 AM on August 30, 2006

Should male athletes be permitted an extra year of NCAA eligibility if they take a season off for paternity leave?

llb. The boy just does not know about Animal House, nor Foghorn Leghorn.

posted by elovrich at 09:09 AM on August 30, 2006