msacheson's profile

Location: Oakland, CA
ZIP: 94618
Gender: All Man
Member since: January 23, 2002
Last visit: July 19, 2010

msacheson has posted 64 links and 192 comments to SportsFilter and 7 links and 79 comments to the Locker Room and 7 columns.

Sports Bio

I was there:
-for the NY Rangers winning the Stanley Cup, June 14, 1994. Now I Can Die In Peace.
-for Barry Bonds slugging HR's # 71 and 72, Oct. 5, 2001. Pac Bell was rocking!

My rooting interests are:
NY Yankees, NY Rangers, Syracuse Orangemen, NY Giants

Recent Links

Fantasy Golf, anyone? (more inside):

posted by msacheson to fantasy at 12:06 AM on May 24, 2005 - 0 comments

Eagles sign Walter Mitty Jeff Thomason to play in Super Bowl.: When Chad Lewis, the Philadelphia TE who caught two touchdowns in the NFC championship game, was ruled out of the Super Bowl with a foot injury, the Eagles called on an ex-player and current construction project manager to fill Lewis's spot. A neat story about a former role player called out of retirement to play in the big game.

posted by msacheson to football at 12:23 PM on January 29, 2005 - 10 comments

Fantasy League admin question: conducting online draft via chat session (MI)

posted by msacheson to fantasy at 12:07 PM on December 23, 2004 - 2 comments

: The Chronicles of Ricky, part 10. In which Ricky Williams is found in the California Sierra foothills studying to be a holistic healer. The program is supposed to take a year and a half, but my money says he drops out before Christmas.

posted by msacheson to football at 11:58 AM on November 22, 2004 - 3 comments

Which sport has the most fit athletes? Debate it here.

posted by msacheson to at 11:24 AM on July 27, 2004 - 0 comments

Recent Comments

Indy Driver Milka Duno 'Dangerously Slow'

yeah, but she's hot.

posted by msacheson at 02:47 PM on July 19, 2010


. A specific childhood memory is brought to my mind today. Being about 10 years old, at grandma's house in Mamaroneck, watching the Yankees on WPIX. Scooter was announcing. My Uncle Eddie, who, like Rizzuto, served in WWII, had the volume to 11. His hearing was shot from being near artillary. All the while, Eddie jingled loose change in his pocket mindlessly. Now, the three people important to this memory have passed on.

posted by msacheson at 02:49 PM on August 14, 2007

ALCS - Better to play the Yankees in 5 or a 7 game series?

...this is the Yankees' year. After all they are overdue. Yeah, it's been, like, forever since they won the title. But I am a Yankees fan so I hope it happens this year. (I really thought 2001 was their year.)

posted by msacheson at 10:42 PM on September 26, 2006

Barbaro fighting for his life

Send Good Wishes to Barbaro... Because scrappy horses can read. Sorry for the snark. I actually do wish Barbaro well.

posted by msacheson at 09:38 AM on July 14, 2006

Say it aint so

The story was interesting and well-written, but how is Maier more likely to be drafted by the Orioles than any other team? The fact that some say it's 50-50 whether he'll be drafted at all means that all teams will have plenty of chances to draft him. Me says the story is just grist for the mill.

posted by msacheson at 10:41 PM on June 02, 2006

Bonds Done For the Rest of 2005

Do you think Bonds knew he would miss the season when he got the Giants to guarantee his contracts for 2005 and 2006?

posted by msacheson at 11:28 AM on August 02, 2005

Eagles sign Walter Mitty Jeff Thomason to play in Super Bowl.

As an aside, I met Jeff Thomason at a wedding a few years ago. He's a really nice guy. He was happy to talk about being a pro football player, but he also did not make a big deal about it. I checked the Eagles roster earlier this year and noticed he wasn't playing anymore; I'm happy to see this story about him.

posted by msacheson at 12:26 PM on January 29, 2005

Jets Beat Chargers in OT, 20-17

The Chargers were fortunate to even have a chance at a game-winnning gield goal. The penalty for a late hit on Brees on a fourth-down, last gasp of life play gave the Chargers fresh opportunities to send it into OT. And don't blame the loss entirely on the kicker. Schottenheimer ran on the field protesting a call and received a penalty that helped the Jets to a touchdown before halftime, and late in the game (4th quarter? OT?), the Chargers had 12 men on the field for a Jets punt that kept a drive alive for New York. A sloppy game by both sides. The Jets just took better advantage of the other team's miscues.

posted by msacheson at 12:40 PM on January 09, 2005

Fantasy League admin question

Some friends and I run a fantasy golf league which has a unique format: we draft players onto teams with salary caps like some football/baseball/basketball leagues. (Established web fantasy golf sites do it differently: players such as Tiger can be on multiple teams; in our league, someone owns him.) We need to have a draft online this time, and we envision a chat/IM session. Do you know of a site that can host a chat room for us?

posted by msacheson at 12:08 PM on December 23, 2004

We should destroy the Triple Crown in order to save it

Interesting thoughts about an event I don't normally care about. I agree with the argument that today's horses are not used to racing so hard in such a short time frame. It doesn't seem fair to have the last two winners of the Derby and Preakness lose the Belmont to horses that sat out the Preakness. I suggest not allowing a horse into the Belmont if it didn't run the Derby and Preakness, so as to have horses running the Belmont on equal terms.

posted by msacheson at 08:56 AM on August 28, 2004

Hockey Gladiators cancelled

wait, there's a "Gladiators Association?"

posted by msacheson at 11:30 AM on August 11, 2004

Help msacheson & aacheson settle a dispute!

Luckily, my gut is cropped off in this picture.

posted by msacheson at 12:38 PM on July 30, 2004

Help msacheson & aacheson settle a dispute!

(well, since this thread has completely derailed...) Here's the family, from left: Lucy, Amanda and Marc Image Hosted by

posted by msacheson at 12:01 PM on July 30, 2004