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Name: David Wertheimer
Member since: May 29, 2002
Last visit: September 10, 2020

werty has posted 14 links and 83 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 0 comments to the Locker Room.

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Texas Rangers' bankruptcy affects players most of all: The top six unsecured creditors in the Texas Rangers' bankruptcy filing are players, including Alex Rodriguez, current Rangers 3B Michael Young and, um, Mickey Tettleton.

posted by werty to baseball at 10:57 AM on May 25, 2010 - 7 comments

Don Koharski off to quieter pastures.: The longtime hockey referee's 32 solid seasons are overshadowed by the doughnut incident with Jim Schoenfeld in 1988.

posted by werty to hockey at 01:45 PM on April 10, 2009 - 0 comments

Bill Walton flies coach: "The seat that I absolutely must have in order to be comfortable: The right-side, aisle seat. No bulkhead."

posted by werty to basketball at 09:05 AM on May 30, 2006 - 13 comments

Despite constant innovation, golf scores remain unchanged.: Interesting expose in the NY Times about golfers--pro and amateur--whose relentless pursuit of distance and technology hasn't cumulatively lowered handicaps.

Choice pull quote: "'They watch golf on TV and then they all want to hit it far, like Tiger Woods,' said Dr. Bob Rotella, golf's best-known psychologist and a best-selling author. 'Well, good luck. They should be going to their teacher and saying, "I want to hit it like Fred Funk." Physically, they are much more like him. That would make a lot more sense.' Mr. Funk is a 5-foot-8, 48-year-old PGA Tour pro who ranks first in driving accuracy and 186th in driving distance. He is also seventh on the PGA money list this season with more than $1.9 million in earnings."

posted by werty to golf at 01:14 PM on May 24, 2005 - 6 comments

"If steroids are cheating, why isn't LASIK?": The basic answers to this one are fairly obvious (legality, medical intent, theoretical limits to what can be achieved, etc.) but an interesting essay on Slate highlights a big question for the future. Will we reach a point where even genetic modification is a normal occurrence, and sports stars are formulated rather than trained?

posted by werty to culture at 08:30 AM on April 19, 2005 - 40 comments

Recent Comments

Enter SportsFilter's NFL Pickem

Chiefs by 7 (lock)
Seahawks by 7
Bills by 3
Lions by 3
Packers by 3
Dolphins by 2
Eagles by 5
Raiders by 3
Colts by 2
Ravens by 7 (lock)
Chargers by 3
Saints by 5
49ers by 7 (lock)
Rams by 3
Steelers by 6
Broncos by 1

I almost picked the Jets, just to root for them.

posted by werty at 08:14 PM on September 10, 2020

Justin Verlander Out for Season

Verlander himself is hoping for a return soon.

posted by werty at 11:38 PM on July 26, 2020

NBA Returns July 31 Without 8 Teams

The New York radio stations are reporting it as, "The revised format includes the Nets!" Which is a delightful bit of omission.

posted by werty at 10:54 AM on June 05, 2020

Enter Round 3 of the NHL Playoff Pick 'Em

My picks:

Bruins in 6
Blues in 6
Top goal scorer: Brad Marchand
Top goalie (save %): Peter Mrazek
Team scoring 6: Blues
Team with shutout: Hurricanes

posted by werty at 11:44 AM on May 09, 2019

Enter Round 2 of the NHL Playoff Pick 'Em

My picks:

Bruins in 6
Blues in 6
Islanders in 6
Sharks in 7
Top goal scorer: Brad Marchand
Top goalie (save %): Robin Lehner
Team scoring 6: Blues
Team with shutout: Islanders

Still rooting for the Devils.

posted by werty at 06:22 PM on April 25, 2019

Enter SportsFilter's NHL Playoff Pick 'Em

My picks:

Stars in 6
Blues in 6
Flames in 6
Golden Knights in 6
Lightning in 5
Maple Leafs in 7
Capitals in 5
Penguins in 7
Top goal scorer: Nikita Kucherov
Top goalie (save %): Ben Bishop
Team scoring 6: Golden Knights
Team with shutout: Stars

Let's go Devils! #1 draft pick!

posted by werty at 01:13 PM on April 10, 2019

Deadspin Has Been Traded

Is the "10-to-34-year-old market" really a thing?

Also, nice headline, rcade.

posted by werty at 05:11 PM on April 08, 2019

Giants Trade Odell Beckham Jr. to Browns

Between this trade and the Porzingis deal a few weeks ago, it's been hard to root for many of the New York sports teams. The return on each was pretty poor.

posted by werty at 09:46 AM on March 13, 2019

SportsFilter NFL Playoff Pick 'Em Conference Championship Round

Rams by 1 LOCK
Chiefs by 6 LOCK

Passing Yards - Mahomes (KC)
Rushing Yards - Gurley (LAR)
Receiving Yards - Hill (KC)
Points - Rams
Sack - Jones (KC)

posted by werty at 02:30 PM on January 20, 2019

SportsFilter NFL Playoff Pick 'Em Divisional Round

Chiefs by 5 LOCK
Rams by 3 LOCK
Chargers by 1 LOCK
Saints by 7 LOCK

Brees
Elliott
Thomas, NO
Luck
Saints

posted by werty at 04:21 PM on January 12, 2019

Enter the SportsFilter NFL Playoff Pick 'Em

Indianapolis by 4
Seattle by 7 LOCK
San Diego by 3
Chicago by 6

1. The quarterback with the most passing yards. Luck
2. The player with the most rushing yards. Elliott
3. The player with the most receiving yards. Hopkins
4. A player who will get an interception. Fuller
5. The team that will score the most points. Chicago

posted by werty at 03:34 PM on January 05, 2019

Keep Winning, England -- Your Fans Can't Cry in Their Beer

There's a business model to be had here, turning airborne, greenhouse-warming CO2 into food-grade, beer-worthy CO2.

posted by werty at 02:13 PM on June 27, 2018

Ichiro Suzuki Steps Away, Leaving Albert Pujols on the Path They Took Together

Ichiro is an international treasure. I hope he enjoys his role this summer and finds a successful career transition.

This quote is kind of ridiculous, though: "'We really don't want him to change anything that he's doing right now,' General Manager Jerry Dipoto said in a statement, 'with the exception that he will not be playing in games.'"

posted by werty at 02:19 PM on May 04, 2018

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Super Bowl 0x34

Pick the winner and spread."NE by 3

This Week's Props

FIRST FG: Pick the kicker who scores the first field goal."Gostkowski, NE

FIRST TD: Pick the player who scores the first touchdown."Blount, PHI

PASSING: Pick the quarterback with the most passing yards."Brady, NE +5

RUSHING: Pick the player with the most rushing yards."Blount, PHI +5

RECEIVING: Pick the player with the most receiving yards."Amendola, NE +5

SACK: Pick a player who will get a sack or partial sack."Cox, PHI

INTERCEPTION: Pick a player who will get an interception."Robinson, PHI

OOPS: Pick the player who commits the first turnover."Foles, PHI +5

MVP: Pick the game's MVP."Brady, NE

CONTEST WINNER: Pick the SportsFilter user who will win this contest."ic23b

posted by werty at 02:27 PM on February 04, 2018

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Conference Championship Round

I'm betting with my heart this weekend. (Not like using logic has helped me anyway.)

Jacksonville at New England on CBS (Sunday) JAX by 2
Minnesota at Philadelphia on Fox (Sunday) MIN by 11

1. The quarterback with the most passing yards. +5 points KEENUM
2. The player with the most rushing yards. +5 points FOURNETTE
3. The player with the most receiving yards. +5 points THIELEN
4. A player who will get a turnover. +5 points SMITH, MIN
5. The team that will score the most points. +5 points MIN

posted by werty at 02:04 PM on January 20, 2018