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Name: Josh Evans
Member since: November 22, 2005
Last visit: June 07, 2023

TheQatarian has posted 48 links and 595 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 0 comments to the Locker Room and 3 columns.

Recent Links

Flip Saunders Passes Away at 60: Cancer sucks.

posted by TheQatarian to basketball at 02:14 PM on October 25, 2015 - 4 comments

College Player Scores 138 Points In A Game: Jack Taylor of Grinnell College (D-III) scored 138 points in a 179-104 win over Faith Baptist. He was 27-of-71 in three-pointers and 52-of-108 from the field overall, plus 7-for-10 on free throws.

posted by TheQatarian to basketball at 12:13 AM on November 21, 2012 - 33 comments

Canadian Goalie Scores At U-17 World Cup: Canadian goalie Quillan Roberts scores in the 87th minute to give Canada a 2-2- tie with England, and its first ever point in the U-17 World Cup.

posted by TheQatarian to soccer at 07:05 PM on June 23, 2011 - 1 comment

The Armless Archer: Matt Stutzman, who was born without arms, has qualified for the U.S. Olympic team in archery. Not the Paralympics; the actual Olympics.

posted by TheQatarian to olympics at 09:07 AM on June 14, 2011 - 2 comments

NHL's Musical Chairs: If the Atlanta Thrashers move to Winnipeg, this would necessitate a realignment. Do you do the most geographically logical switch? Do you give the longtime power Red Wings the move to the East that they want? Or do you try to help the struggling Columbus franchise by moving them to save travel costs?

posted by TheQatarian to hockey at 10:03 PM on May 18, 2011 - 10 comments

Recent Comments

PGA Tour Merges with LIV Golf, DP World Tour

As a non-golf fan, I don't care overly much one way or the other about this. But I'd like to know where all of the people moralizing about this now have been with regards to the NBA and China.

posted by TheQatarian at 06:42 PM on June 07, 2023

Jacob deGrom Needs Tommy John Surgery

This news is about as surprising as Amy Winehouse's autopsy result.

posted by TheQatarian at 06:40 PM on June 07, 2023

Matt Araiza Believes He Deserves Shot at NFL

Reading the story, this isn't one of those "he said/she said" situations, where he thought it was consensual and she didn't. All the evidence suggests that he wasn't even there at the time things happened, and the accuser being blackout drunk at the time things happened doesn't lend her accusation against him much credibility. There is zero evidence he was involved, let alone guilty of any wrongdoing. So yes, he absolutely deserves an opportunity after getting railroaded like this. It would be grossly unfair if he didn't.

posted by TheQatarian at 11:08 PM on May 22, 2023

Jets Complete Trade for Aaron Rodgers

As a Vikings fan, I only ask that Rodgers doesn't repeat the Favre cycle and end up with the Vikings next season. I'd much rather be developing a new QB for the future instead of doing the recycled QB thing again. And Rodgers is really unlikeable.

posted by TheQatarian at 06:42 PM on April 24, 2023

Margaret Court: Serena Never Admired Me

Slight tangent, but an interesting thought: Many people forget (or simply don't know) that Margaret Court actually took Bobby Riggs up on his challenge before Billie Jean King did, but she lost to him. How much differently would she be viewed had she won?

If she does, then King never faces Riggs and is likely much less famous in tennis history. Would the "Billie Jean King Tennis Center" exist? Court would have the 24 majors and might have also been the feminist symbol that King ended up being. Maybe she'd be more respected then?

posted by TheQatarian at 09:14 PM on September 05, 2022

U.S. Soccer President Resigns Over Sexist Legal Strategy

Wait...we're arguing that women aren't fast and strong as men are? Society figured that out millennia ago, but because some people are now offended by facts, it's suddenly wrong to say that. *sigh*

That said, that argument has nothing to do with why the women shouldn't be paid the same as the men are. The correct reason is that the women don't generate anywhere near the same revenue that the men do. Basic economics doesn't magically change just because one group of people has ovaries.

posted by TheQatarian at 11:57 AM on March 13, 2020

Steph Curry Taunts Refs, Then Dodgy Call Gives Warriors a Loss

Both of the controversial calls were correct -- Durant was fouled before he was shooting (though it was close), and he did grab Towns' jersey on the last play. I don't think Durant expected the ref to have the guts to make that call, but he did.

More importantly, the Warriors shouldn't have blown a 19-point lead to a depleted Wolves squad, made even worse by the fact that Towns was in foul trouble all game. They were also extremely lucky to make it to OT and come from behind in OT, mostly due to Curry just chucking it off-balance from everywhere and making it -- he's a fantastic shooter, of course, but he still had no business making half of those shots.

Basically, the Warriors deserved to lose that game, and blaming the refs is poor form.

posted by TheQatarian at 05:52 PM on March 31, 2019

Greg Schiano's Kickoff Idea Takes Spotlight Again As The NCAA Mulls Over New Proposal

Most of the contact on a punting play is at the line of scrimmage, whereas on kickoffs, most of the contact is from guys running at each other. The punt is a safer play.

I found this video to be quite convincing.

posted by TheQatarian at 05:55 PM on March 24, 2018

Golf's Army of TV Rules Tattletales Just Lost Some Power

Good. Now get rid of the antiquated and pointless scorecard.

posted by TheQatarian at 08:01 PM on April 30, 2017

ESPN laying off 100, including on-air personalities

If PBS is de-funded, wonder if we'll see Oscar the Grouch courtside with Dick Vitale at Duke home games.

Oscar is paid by HBO now, so unlikely.

ESPN does get a bit social-justicey for my liking, but that's hardly the reason this is happening. Expenditures are too high, and revenue is down. The math isn't all that hard.

posted by TheQatarian at 01:59 PM on April 27, 2017

Former Bull Craig Hodges on Jordan, Kaepernick, and dissent:

I believe the famous quote regarding Jordan was, "Republicans buy shoes, too."

posted by TheQatarian at 11:43 AM on April 20, 2017

Marlins Pitcher Jose Fernandez Dies in Boating Accident

That sucks. RIP.

posted by TheQatarian at 09:45 AM on September 25, 2016

The NBA officially pulls the 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte, NC

I'm still trying to figure out how a law that says you don't get to pick what gender you are when you wake up in the morning can even be considered controversial, let alone reason to boycott anything. But such are the times we live in.

posted by TheQatarian at 10:24 PM on July 21, 2016

Eagles fire Chip Kelly

Say hello to Chip Kelly, Rex Ryan's new offensive coordinator in Buffalo

Reuniting Chip Kelly with LeSean McCoy sounds like a winning idea!

posted by TheQatarian at 05:09 PM on December 30, 2015

This is Vin Scully's 66th season broadcasting Dodger games. Seriously.

I have recordings of Scully and Johnny Bench calling the 1991 World Series. Scully's combination of joy and exhaustion in Game 7 is unmatched.

posted by TheQatarian at 10:57 PM on June 29, 2015