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kokaku has posted 13 links and 677 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 15 comments to the Locker Room.

Recent Links

Even With Confession of Cheating, World’s Doping Watchdog Did Nothing: "WADA, the global regulator of doping in Olympic sports, did not begin an inquiry, even though a staff lawyer circulated the message to three top officials, calling the accusations “relatively precise,” including names and facts. Instead, the agency did something that seemed antithetical to its mission to protect clean athletes. It sent Ms. Pishchalnikova’s email to Russian sports officials — the very people who she said were running the doping program."

posted by kokaku to olympics at 10:11 AM on June 16, 2016 - 0 comments

"We are athletes, OK? We are athletes. We are not gladiators. This is not the Roman Coliseum": Kansas City Chiefs OT Eric Winston has something to say to Chiefs fans who cheered after Matt Cassel leaves the game with a concussion.

posted by kokaku to football at 10:08 PM on October 07, 2012 - 10 comments

Player Completes Perfect Set at Wimbledon: Yaroslava Shvedova played a flawless set of tennis, the best by a woman in at least 44 years, in the third round at Wimbledon. She won every point (24) and every game (6) in the first set against Sara Errani, winning 6-0, 6-4. The last pro to do it was Bill Scanlon in a first-round match in 1983. "To me, that's almost as incredible as Isner-Mahut," said Sam Querrey, one of the men's competitors.

posted by kokaku to tennis at 02:22 PM on July 01, 2012 - 2 comments

Game Over: Contradicting some of baseball's most cherished clichés, statistics show that your team's fate may well be sealed by June 1. As Yogi Berra said, 'It gets late early out there.'

posted by kokaku to baseball at 09:43 AM on May 23, 2011 - 3 comments

Recent Comments

New Mets GM Fired for Sending Dick Pic to Reporter

NoMich, it's a bit surprising that that's not already part of the due diligence process when vetting a candidate.

posted by kokaku at 11:27 AM on January 19, 2021

Milwaukee Bucks Boycott Game 5 of Playoff Series

Too much finger pointing and shirking of responsibility going on everywhere.

Please don't both sides this.

A small subset of one side is damaging property to protest murder because very little else has gotten people's attention over centuries of this kind of violent behavior.

A large portion of the other side is okay with murder or physical violence to stop property damage.

Can you see that they're not the same? Not in balance?

posted by kokaku at 05:54 AM on August 29, 2020

Milwaukee Bucks Boycott Game 5 of Playoff Series

Police unions are openly siding with the president (e.g. the NYPD endorsed him and that's the first time they've ever endorsed a candidate) and fighting against local governments trying to regulate them. This is not going to change without radical and dramatic actions that make it obvious just who is creating lawlessness and violence... the people supposedly responsible for enforcing the law.

Please read the news with caution as the media is more inclined to reinforce a message of looting and "riots" over a message of protest and how traumatic and unacceptable police behavior has been in this country. The murders are only the tip of an iceberg of brutality exhibited towards black and latinx communities. It's not like they'll stop with those communities if the Republicans take the election.

posted by kokaku at 07:03 PM on August 27, 2020

Get Kraken! NHL's 32nd franchise, the Seattle Kraken, revealed their name and logo.

one Kraken, many eldritch horrors?

posted by kokaku at 08:12 PM on July 23, 2020

Get Kraken! NHL's 32nd franchise, the Seattle Kraken, revealed their name and logo.

they also have the minor-league hockey Thunderbirds in the WCHL

posted by kokaku at 06:00 PM on July 23, 2020

Jeremy Roenick Sues NBC Sports for Anti-Straight Discrimination

No, Jeremy... they fired you for being an asshole (which is not a protected class).

posted by kokaku at 05:27 PM on July 19, 2020

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Wow, tahoemoj... thanks for sharing the story about Christy Martin. Damn powerful.

posted by kokaku at 06:07 AM on June 19, 2020

NBA May Play Rest of Season at Disney World

thanks for the laugh beaverboard

posted by kokaku at 08:17 PM on May 26, 2020

NBA May Play Rest of Season at Disney World

I've been wondering why leagues don't move the games to a country that has the pandemic under control

why on earth would they want us? at this point, i'm surprised the USA isn't treated like a pariah and cutoff by the world

posted by kokaku at 07:59 AM on May 26, 2020

When Will Sports Return? Not Anytime Soon

When do the B's get the Stanley Cup and will the guardian of the cup be bringing it around to each player in their isolation?

posted by kokaku at 02:21 PM on May 04, 2020

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Happy birthday, rcade! Thanks for keeping (no)SportsFilter going!

posted by kokaku at 01:43 PM on April 13, 2020

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

if Tom Brady is even aware of the existence of that website, never mind the content, I'd be surprised ('yes yes, go make make me lots of money slapping my name on something sports related now go away i have a football to throw')

posted by kokaku at 12:02 PM on March 19, 2020

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

BarkleyFilter would certainly be more entertaining than many other filters

posted by kokaku at 01:07 PM on March 13, 2020

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

what do sportsfilter when there's no sports to filter?

posted by kokaku at 09:42 AM on March 13, 2020


Looks like the men's union understands that everyone benefits when groups in a weaker position (here, financially) are also taken care of.

posted by kokaku at 05:48 PM on February 13, 2020