vito90's profile

Name: Steven Smith
Location: Seattle
ZIP: 98105
Gender: m
Member since: June 13, 2002
Last visit: March 13, 2011

vito90 has posted 87 links and 1,296 comments to SportsFilter and 10 links and 233 comments to the Locker Room and 1 column.

Sports Bio

Worst. Prediction. Ever.


Repeat champions!!!

The Puget Sound Senior League Diablos emerged as champions of the Rocky Division, racking up a 4-0 record in the season ending tournament.

The Diablos peaked at the right time. Seeded fourth, we narrowly escaped a first round battle with friends and rivals the Ravens. Then as heavy underdogs against the top-seeded Mariners, the Diablos stunned the league by sending them to the losers bracket. Full of confidence, we next smoked the second-seeded Barons and only needed the one game against the Mudhens to take the trophy.

Offensively, vito90 wasn't much of a force to be reckoned with, but defensively I held my own and did my part in shutting down the running games of our opponents.

This marks the Diablos second championship in our 6 year history, the last one coming in 2002 over the Zephyrs.

Recent Links

The state of Cuban baseball. : Michael Lewis writes a brilliant piece in Vanity Fair about Cuban baseball and some of the defectors. Informative, insightful, long. Single page version.

posted by vito90 to baseball at 06:06 PM on July 05, 2008 - 5 comments

The Seahawks appear to be pretty loose: going into this weekend's game. Starts slow, crescendos into the funny...

posted by vito90 to football at 06:00 PM on January 11, 2008 - 12 comments

Bivariate Baseball Score Plots...?: OK...I came across this unbelievable baseball data crunching site. I don't have the faintest idea how one might use it. But surely, one might. And then one might tell me how I would apply it.

posted by vito90 to baseball at 03:35 PM on August 03, 2007 - 6 comments

Sports Illustrated's writers on the Best Games They've Ever Seen.: Linked via Metafilter

posted by vito90 to general at 03:14 PM on July 26, 2007 - 11 comments

Bunt Cake.: A comic made from ...BASEBALL CARDS! In the spirit of Get Your War On comes Bunt Cake. A web comic featuring Baseball Card images as the clip art. Linked via Metafilter

posted by vito90 to baseball at 11:55 AM on July 17, 2007 - 5 comments

Recent Comments

Deadspin Links Rex Ryan, Wife to Foot Fetish Videos

Fucking awesome. Pervert Brett Favre, pervert Rex Ryan, my kinda people.

posted by vito90 at 05:15 PM on December 22, 2010

Chad Pennington: The Day My Shoulder Fell Out

I LOVE Chad Pennington. He has not had much of a career but he is the kind of guy I root for. Years ago (I think 2004 or 05?) I spent most of the NFL playoffs watching at Jillians. There was a waitress there that I was crushing on who would always were a Ray fucking Lewis jersey, which I would give her a hard time for, natch. So I bought her a Pennington jersey and gave it to her, told her "This kids a Rhodes Scholar, ditch the murderers jersey. She wore it for the rest of the playoffs but never went out with me. I dont blame Chad.

posted by vito90 at 03:34 PM on December 11, 2010

315,000-Yard Run Precedes Army-Navy Game

Awesome tradition and for my money the greatest rivalry in sports. The game in either 1975 or 1976 was my introduction to football, thanks to my dad, Lieutenant Commander Forrest Smith (RIP). GO NAVY! If Dad was here I do believe we'd be watching the game together.

posted by vito90 at 03:29 PM on December 11, 2010

New to Boxing Hall: Tyson, Chavez ... and Rocky?

Yeah, it pretty much makes sense...The first two Rocky movies were really great flicks and absolutely introduced many people to the sport. Tyson may have been inducted, but his career will ALWAYS be a what-if.

posted by vito90 at 11:35 AM on December 08, 2010

Wrestler Charged with Sex Crime for 'Butt-Drag' Maneuver

My high school baseball coach taught me this maneuver. Before he was fired.

posted by vito90 at 11:33 AM on December 08, 2010

Playing fast and loose with college football

Fucking WOW: " And Oregon sequences its plays and formations in such a way that it can push the tempo even after pass attempts. The running-backs coach, Gary Campbell, told me that if a receiver on the right side of a formation is sent on a crossing pattern to the other side of the field, Oregon coaches have already planned a formation for the next play that keeps him on the side of the field where he finished. "

Good shit.

posted by vito90 at 03:38 PM on December 05, 2010

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

I like that Derek Anderson clip. Good for him. Like to see a little passion there. That reporter was out of line.

posted by vito90 at 11:08 AM on November 30, 2010

Boras is MLB's version of Josh Luchs?

Good article. I've never been a fan of Boras at all...not sure if this will lead to any comeuppance, not likely as long as his tide keeps lifting the entire unions boats.

posted by vito90 at 05:05 PM on November 23, 2010

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

I did see the game start to finish...and not bitter at all, the Hawks deserved to lose that game. I actually count myself a fan of MANY Steelers (LOVE LOVE LOVE Hines Ward and Polomalu). It's just that, you know, a Steeler fan complaining about calls going against them seems a tad disingenuous.

posted by vito90 at 01:40 PM on November 23, 2010

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Calls going against the Steelers? Hahahahahahah, phew, hahahahahHAHAHAHA. Whoo. The Steelers have been the beneficiary of bad calls SO MANY times in the last few years.

Manning and Brady wouldnt trash talk anyone, theyd be too busy running downfield to high five their receivers.

That said...Ben is an AWESOME quarterback. All he fucking does is win. But I don't mind seeing him take a cheap shot to the jaw every once in awhile. I think my favorite thing about it was Tomlin's post game reaction: "I got big-time respect for Richard Seymour as a football player. That guy's got an 11-year resume thays pretty impressive as a professional. I'm not going to let that play cloud my opinion on Richard Seymour. I think he's an awesome football player and a professional. It just got away from us, all parties involved today."

posted by vito90 at 12:40 PM on November 23, 2010

Vikings Fire Brad Childress

Dammit as a guy who defended Favre's right to play every year until nobody would have him, it sucks to see him end his career like this.

posted by vito90 at 08:48 PM on November 22, 2010

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Mr Bismarck, how did Penn look at that weight? I know it ended too fast to be able to glean much but can he carry that much weight around with him and compete with the guys who have passed Hughes on his way down? Apparently he's planning to stay in this division.

posted by vito90 at 01:23 PM on November 22, 2010

CFL Playoff Pick 'Em, Division Final Edition

This is a serious question...does anyone know of any bars in Seattle where CFL fans gather to watch games?

posted by vito90 at 11:44 AM on November 22, 2010

Bucs Receiver Mike Williams Arrested for DUI

All day long Seattle sports radio guys were prefacing the story with "THIS STORY IS NOT ABOUT SEAHAWKS RECEIVER MIKE WILLIAMS..."

posted by vito90 at 11:43 AM on November 22, 2010

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Ooh cool post, even if it does slander Jim Ed. He was my favorite player growing up and it always made me mad to read the Bill James preview which every season mentioned how many double plays he hit into the previous season. One thing about the lack of doubles though is he always said the green monster cost him extra base hits cause he would hit balls SO HARD off the wall that he'd be held to singles on balls that would have left some parks and been doubles in others.

How abut BJ Penn beating the shit out of Matt Hughes? Anybody see the fight?

posted by vito90 at 11:41 AM on November 22, 2010