jeffmshaw's profile

Name: Jeff Shaw
Location: Bellingham, Washington, USA
Social Media Account: jeffmshawitt (AIM)
Member since: June 26, 2002
Last visit: May 24, 2006

jeffmshaw has posted 25 links and 202 comments to SportsFilter and 2 links and 65 comments to the Locker Room.

Sports Bio

Hey, I've started blogging again. Yay.

I grew up a Cubs fan. Living in Washington for years, though, has turned me into a Mariners junkie. If they met in the World Series, which I don't have to worry about, I would die of happiness. My most memorable sports moment is probably watching my favorite player, Andre Dawson, double off the wall in Wrigley.

In the NFL, I root for the Seahawks.

I also root for the Portland NBA team, and am starting a movement to have their name legally changed to the "Talented but Troubled Trailblazers." Alliteration and accuracy!

Recent Links

The Deadball Era: : where every player is safe at home. Dedicated to deceased ballplayers, this site has grave photos, burial sites, obituaries and more. Check out the very cool audio vault. Listen to Babe and Lou do comedy (5 min. MP3). ["Babe, all you have to do is diet another 15 years and you'll almost look human".] Peruse the baseball cards and photos of the dead. Enjoy the grim story of the '27 Yankees (warning: embedded sound). They also have photos of dead stadiums.

posted by jeffmshaw to baseball at 01:29 PM on April 19, 2004 - 3 comments

Feeling a draft? Well, maybe you should get your windows looked at. But if you want to join the Sportsfilter NFL draft pool, try the group SpoFi with the password SpoFi.

posted by jeffmshaw to navel gazing at 03:54 PM on April 16, 2004 - 3 comments

Kelsey Martin is a high school softball star. : She's also an honor student, class president, and "plays basketball as a volunteer for a community group that involves developmentally disabled men and women" -- despite having been born with "a left arm that ends just below the elbow."

posted by jeffmshaw to culture at 08:56 AM on April 02, 2004 - 4 comments

After a blow-up with his manager, Milton Bradley will likely be traded by Sunday.: Cleveland GM Mark Shapiro has discussed a deal with eight teams, four or five of which have made serious offers for the talented and mercurial outfielder. Interested parties are thought to be the Pirates, Dodgers, Rangers, A's and Mets. TSN's Ken Rosenthal also lists the White Sox, Giants, Expos and Royals as possible suitors, and many (i.e., me) would add the Mariners. Is this a case of a head case becoming someone else's problem, or a chance to acquire a top-tier player on the cheap?

posted by jeffmshaw to baseball at 10:41 PM on April 01, 2004 - 37 comments

Get officially licensed sports gear here -- for your dog.: Crass commercialism officially goes off the deep end, attempting to reach that intersection of the market where sports-fandom meets pet-obsession. The four-page photo gallery of dogs in game jerseys is the height of weirdness. Not all MLB or NBA teams represented, but you can get Fido or Fifi some Red Sox or Yanks swag, among other squads.

posted by jeffmshaw to culture at 02:01 PM on March 25, 2004 - 9 comments

Recent Comments

Last post. Thought about trying to "crawl up your ass," but I couldn't get around the stick. On the substance: Like I said, I'm happy to let your comments speak for themselves. On the sniping: who is crawling up whose ass here? On preview: it's all been worth it if vito has been amused. Enjoy the Twizzlers.

posted by jeffmshaw at 05:18 PM on April 26, 2004

Yankee Hating: It's not just for Boston anymore.

Wow! That's a great story, usfbull, and I can totally see it happening. You also get thrown out of Safeco for wearing shirts with any profanity on them, even "The Best Damn Sports Show Period" gear.

posted by jeffmshaw at 04:37 PM on April 26, 2004

Not only do I know what finger you've got up, I know what orifice it currently inhabits. Look, rcade, you posted this FPP about a tragic death. What did you think the first comment was going to be? Probably something like "How tragic, senseless and sad." Right? I don't know what about "how tragic, senseless and sad" provoked you to lecture a dead college kid for having a party at her house, but something did. In the second comment in this thread, you dropped your derisive comment. The "subject of partying at 3 a.m." didn't "come up." You brought it up out of the blue as a way to get your take on this issue across. Your point, as I understand it, is that you think this girl made a bad choice that got her killed. We disagree. I think that's a terrible way to look at this, a way that blames an innocent bystander who paid the ultimate price for someone else's awful decision. I also stand by my "you apparently posted this FPP so you could follow it up with that comment," er, comment, and frankly don't see why it's at all controversial. You began the thread. You were the second person to comment in it. Clearly that's something you wanted to say, right? So isn't it strictly accurate to say that you posted this FPP so you could follow it up with that comment? You had a vocal take that was different than mine. We argued. Isn't that, you know, the point? [BTW, if this is "personal" to you, then you really do need to get a thicker skin. Or maybe relax a little. Go to a few parties, you know.]

posted by jeffmshaw at 03:44 PM on April 26, 2004

So, here's how I read your comments: "Without blaming Cooper at all," you want to point out that she engaged in "questionable behavior" and that "nothing good can happen" to people engaged in that behavior. I'm willing to let that speak for itself.

posted by jeffmshaw at 12:44 PM on April 26, 2004

Hey, at least I wait until 3 a.m. before making a fool of myself. This 3 a.m. rule: is there a way to interpret your invocation of it that that does not constitute blaming the victim? She was an adult who had a party at her own home. There's no way she could have foreseen two people getting into a violent dispute that she wasn't party to and killing her accidentally. A college student over 21 should be able to throw a party and indulge in a little legal drinking without having to frisk everybody who shows up -- and without facing tongue-clicking from second-guessers who say she shouldn't have stayed up late.

posted by jeffmshaw at 12:13 PM on April 26, 2004

Rcade, I'm glad you feel comfortable judging a 21-year-old college kid for having a party at her own house that stretched into the wee hours of the morning. I regret that I don't have your strength of conviction. Yes, many of the good things that have happened to me while hanging out at parties until 3 a.m. involve booze, but I can't think of any that involve puking. Sorry to disappoint you. Even sorrier that you evidently have never been at a party where you're having so much fun you don't want to go home. Met my wife that way. I think the rule "nothing good can happen when you're Michael Irvin and you're out at 3 a.m." might make sense. As it stands, though, it looks an awful lot like you're saying "College kids that throw parties and get shot should have known better than to throw parties." Classy. The fact that you apparently posted this FPP so you could follow it up with that comment is even classier.

posted by jeffmshaw at 11:14 AM on April 26, 2004

Yankee Hating: It's not just for Boston anymore.

[rhythmic finger snapping] "When you're a Jet, you're ALWAYS a Jet ..." Sing it with me now!

posted by jeffmshaw at 10:32 AM on April 26, 2004

Plenty of good things have happened to me when I was out at 3 a.m. And plenty of people have thrown parties and not gotten shot.

posted by jeffmshaw at 10:31 AM on April 26, 2004

How tragic, senseless and sad.

posted by jeffmshaw at 09:39 AM on April 26, 2004

Yankee Hating: It's not just for Boston anymore.

Unfortunately, you get thrown out of Safeco Field for wearing stuff like this. I wish I were making that up. Our team may be 6-13, but it's a civil, family-friendly 6-13! Sheesh.

posted by jeffmshaw at 12:25 AM on April 26, 2004

New NFL Draft Thread.

I see the Sea Chickens have also drafted Niko. No, not that Nico:

posted by jeffmshaw at 12:05 PM on April 25, 2004

BTW, they took Snee early in the second round, not in the first.

posted by jeffmshaw at 10:42 AM on April 25, 2004

I believe Coughlin when he says that this pick is based solely on football. But Snee better not be a bust, or the tabloids will kill both of them.

posted by jeffmshaw at 10:39 AM on April 25, 2004

New NFL Draft Thread.

Not sure how this came off on TV -- I was following the draft on radio -- but I love how the MSG crowd booed Eli Manning everywhere he went. Everywhere. Agreed that the Giants got robbed. To move up three spaces costs three picks, when most analysts have Manning pretty close to Rivers and Roethlisberger? I think the Browns made out well with their two picks (both Winslow and Sean Jones will produce for them), but again, the price was pretty high. They gave up a second-round pick this year to move up one space. Must've wanted Kellen's kid pretty bad. Sleepers outside of round one: I gotta wave my Duck flag and say Igor Olshansky is great value in round two. The guy's only played organized football for four years -- he's just getting better. Devard Darling in the third round to Baltimore could work out very well. They need a big receiver, and it's a surprise he fell this far IMO. The Seahawks appear to be having their annual disappointing draft. Needing a defensive lineman, they could have traded up two or three spaces to get Vince Wilfork or Kenichi Udezi -- but settle for third-best Marcus Tubbs. Then they grab Michael Boulware, apparently unaware of Seattle's bad luck with little brothers named Michael. Speaking of little brothers, we appear to have also drafted Heather Locklear's.

posted by jeffmshaw at 09:32 AM on April 25, 2004


posted by jeffmshaw at 10:28 AM on April 23, 2004