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Name: Tom Clancy
Location: Dover, NH
ZIP: 03820
Member since: January 30, 2002
Last visit: November 23, 2020

yerfatma has posted 320 links and 11,881 comments to SportsFilter and 17 links and 1,232 comments to the Locker Room and 1 column.

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Loser's Lunch: a story of the lengths tennis tournaments will go to keep out sports bettors for reasons that aren't particularly obvious.

posted by yerfatma to tennis at 04:57 PM on September 04, 2018 - 2 comments

How the Delmon Young Draft Pick Worked out for Tampa Bay: One of those cool "Follow the history" stories that shows how the Rays turned a dud draft pick into a ton of production.

posted by yerfatma to baseball at 10:49 AM on August 09, 2018 - 2 comments

Collarred! The Curious Case of Colangelo's Accounts: The Ringer provides some fairly damning circumstantial evidence that the NBA's hand-picked Sam Hinkie replacement, Bryan Colangelo, has been using a series of anonymous Twitter accounts to bad-mouth, Hinkie, former coworkers and current Sixers players (including discussing unreleased medical information). Oh and he may have tipped his hand to the brilliant Fultz trade a few months early. And gotten into it with Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union for reasons that make very little sense (and probably aren't accurate).

posted by yerfatma to basketball at 10:09 AM on May 30, 2018 - 3 comments

Geoff Cameron: What Must Change in U.S. Soccer: "But this is the mentality that is so toxic across the board in youth soccer in America. It’s not about proving yourself every day. It’s about what you did last year. It’s about who you know. It’s about your size. It’s about your reputation. It’s about what fancy youth club you play for."

posted by yerfatma to soccer at 12:49 PM on February 09, 2018 - 1 comment

Rudy, Interrupted: South Carolina State's 55 Year-Old Back: "He's the only player without even a single accessory: no leggings, no wristbands, no gloves, just team-issued blue-and-white striped shorts, his No. 47 jersey and an unadorned helmet. With the pads bulking his chest and the helmet guarding the wisp of grey at the peak of his hairline, he hardly seems 55 years old."

posted by yerfatma to football at 10:05 AM on November 29, 2016 - 3 comments

Recent Comments

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

I think he got off that train a while back after he had caught a couple of locals.

posted by yerfatma at 12:11 PM on November 23, 2020

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

So the elder Ball boy is starting to look like a decent 7th or 8th man on a bad team

How so?

posted by yerfatma at 02:30 PM on November 20, 2020

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Drew Brees is out at least a couple of weeks. So I assume we're going to see some Jameis 2.0

Shows what happens when you assume!

posted by yerfatma at 02:26 PM on November 20, 2020

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

How was he not in the background of that last Giuliani presser? Holtz wouldn't need a mask; he'd need to borrow something from Laremy Tunsil.

posted by yerfatma at 02:25 PM on November 20, 2020

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Hoping my Greek friends don't read this cause they'll pee on the next pie I get from them, but they are not going to outdo pizza from an Italian bakery.

Greek pizza is all about finding the right place. There's an ancient article on the interwebs (maybe by J. Kenji Lopez-Alt?) about how most Greek pizza is awful but good Greek pizza is amazing and the second comment, from about 2000) is my old haunt in Middletown/ Newport, RI.

posted by yerfatma at 09:31 AM on November 18, 2020

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Man that NBA non-tampering period is strictly enforced, huh? Also, I hope the league landscape keeps changing fundamentally like this at least weekly until the start of next season. A giant game of Duck Duck, Goose that ends right around the time Tillman finally gets everyone out of Houston.

posted by yerfatma at 02:50 PM on November 17, 2020

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

I like living outside of the BBQ Wars, because we can simply enjoy all variations in peace.

Until the next gang war breaks out about what constitutes "good pizza" and where it can be found reliably. As a transplant to this here backwoods from Rhode Island, it always sounds like two bald men arguing over a comb when my fellow Granite Staters talk pizza.

posted by yerfatma at 02:49 PM on November 17, 2020

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

It's like Gostkowski is on a mission to take his name from one end of the recordbooks to the other.

Nice story from the lone Everton fan in Stillwater, OK here.

posted by yerfatma at 11:41 AM on November 13, 2020

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle


posted by yerfatma at 07:53 PM on November 10, 2020

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

One of my favorite memories is my dad explaining to middle school me why CBS had to let Tawmy go.

posted by yerfatma at 06:37 PM on November 10, 2020

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Also: TIL that Geritol was boozy!

posted by yerfatma at 02:34 PM on November 10, 2020

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

posted by yerfatma at 02:33 PM on November 10, 2020

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Can't figure out how to embed it, but Johnny had a Hekker night.

posted by yerfatma at 09:51 AM on October 27, 2020

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

She apparently staged that, which is disappointing but yeah, all I did was base64 encode the audio I stripped from a YouTube video, so you do you. I could make it customizable I suppose.

posted by yerfatma at 08:19 PM on October 22, 2020

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

I assume it will get old at some point. Not so far.

posted by yerfatma at 07:32 PM on October 21, 2020