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Member since: June 22, 2002
Last visit: April 06, 2020

apoch has posted 62 links and 627 comments to SportsFilter and 23 links and 703 comments to the Locker Room and 2 columns.

Recent Links

Surviving life after the NFL: Former NFL linebacker George Koonce recently submitted to Marquette University a doctoral dissertation on transitioning from life outside the game. This column represents his personal experience, as told to NFC West blogger Mike Sando.

posted by apoch to football at 10:51 AM on May 17, 2012 - 19 comments

Per unnamed league sources: Pro Bowl game likely to be stopped: "Many players who will be selected during the league's NFL draft are regarded as future Pro Bowlers but the Pro Bowl game itself likely will be suspended this season and beyond, according to league sources."

posted by apoch to football at 09:52 AM on April 26, 2012 - 13 comments

The Fencing Response: (youtube link) "The fencing response is an unnatural position of the arms following a concussion. Immediately after moderate forces have been applied to the brainstem, the forearms are held flexed or extended (typically into the air) for a period lasting up to several seconds after the impact. The Fencing Response is often observed during athletic competition involving contact, such as football, hockey, rugby, boxing and martial arts. It is used as an overt indicator of injury force magnitude and midbrain localization to aid in injury identification and classification for events including, but not limited to, on-field and/or bystander observations of sports-related head injuries." via The Concussion Blog

posted by apoch to general at 10:22 AM on April 18, 2012 - 7 comments

Nicklas Lidstrom is ahead of the game: An exploration of what make Lidstrom, Lidstrom.

posted by apoch to hockey at 12:46 PM on April 09, 2012 - 6 comments

Force of Habit: Science, not the scalpel, is the real solution for Tommy John injuries. Too bad few MLB teams are paying attention.

posted by apoch to baseball at 02:15 PM on March 26, 2012 - 5 comments

Recent Comments

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 10

BC by 4
Winnipeg by 5
Hamilton by 10
Edmonton by 7

posted by apoch at 07:28 PM on August 28, 2012

Greg LeMond smiles

Travis Tygart: "It is a sad day for all of us who love sport and our athletic heroes. This is a heartbreaking example of how the win-at-all-costs culture of sport, if left unchecked, will overtake fair, safe and honest competition, but for clean athletes, it is a reassuring reminder that there is hope for future generations to compete on a level playing field without the use of performance enhancing drugs."

It's pretty funny how you can replace "win-at-all-costs culture of sport" with "win-at-all-costs culture of anti-doping", this still mostly holds up with the guilty until proven innocent process currently in place. Except for the reassuring reminder part.

posted by apoch at 08:16 AM on August 24, 2012

Is there a racially motivated quarterback controversy brewing in Washington?

Skip Bayless still has a job at TWL so that there is at least one bigger douche bag on the air than Colin Cowherd. I've said it before and I'm sure I'll say it again, lock the two of them in a closet and let them troll each other to death.

posted by apoch at 01:22 AM on August 22, 2012

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 9

Montreal by 10
Winnipeg by 4
Saskatchewan by 10
Edmonton by 8

posted by apoch at 01:28 PM on August 21, 2012

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Tim Tebow, ballerina.

posted by apoch at 01:14 PM on August 14, 2012

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 8

Hamilton by 10
Montreal by 10
Calgary by 14
BC by 8

posted by apoch at 10:43 AM on August 11, 2012

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 7

Calgary by 10
Edmonton by 4

posted by apoch at 07:05 AM on August 08, 2012

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 6

Winnipeg by 8
BC by 4

posted by apoch at 04:46 PM on July 31, 2012

Twitter Suspends Journalist Critical of NBC

Hey, Corporations are people too! Insulting them makes them cry!

posted by apoch at 05:25 PM on July 30, 2012

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

NBC is the reason I'm not more interested in the Olympics, their coverage is terrible.

posted by apoch at 06:32 AM on July 30, 2012

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 5

Winnipeg by 4
Montreal by 7
Saskatchewan by 10
BC by 6

posted by apoch at 05:49 PM on July 24, 2012

Penn State Fined $60 Million, Paterno Wins Vacated Since 1998

etagloh, as long as he didn't work at that parking garage he could probably be on the jury to pass just that judgement.

posted by apoch at 11:56 AM on July 23, 2012

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Looks like the only one who has a chance to actually do damage to Wiggins is his teammate.

posted by apoch at 11:30 AM on July 18, 2012

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 4

Toronto by 8
Saskatchewan by 10
Edmonton by 8
Hamilton by 10

posted by apoch at 08:03 PM on July 16, 2012

Problem posting with Google Chrome

Only when I have to pick against you in the fantasy sports threads.

posted by apoch at 10:33 AM on July 16, 2012