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Name: keith pille
Location: Mpls
ZIP: 55409
Gender: At the stadiums, I have to use the trough
Member since: May 09, 2003
Last visit: November 16, 2015

cobra! has posted 5 links and 163 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 10 comments to the Locker Room.

Sports Bio

I heart the Timberwolves.

Recent Links

The NFL's Response to Brain Trauma: A Brief History: The Atlantic's Ta-Nehisi Coates, a former football fanatic who has drifted away from the game because of the ongoing brain trauma revelations, lays out a timeline of the league's actions. Parts of it don't make for pleasant reading.

posted by cobra! to football at 12:09 PM on January 25, 2013 - 1 comment

The Swastikadome: In which sharp-eyed, clear-headed, and entirely rational citizens spot the Nazi emblem hidden in the Metrodome by devious German architects. Can American democracy survive two decades of Nazi propaganda at Twins and Vikings games?

posted by cobra! to other at 11:09 AM on May 16, 2005 - 64 comments

Highlights of the NHL season: A quick rundown, courtesy of McSweeneys.

posted by cobra! to hockey at 04:16 PM on February 21, 2005 - 3 comments

We should destroy the Triple Crown in order to save it: A Slate writer's suggestion for bringing horse racing back to the front burner.

posted by cobra! to other at 03:30 PM on August 27, 2004 - 1 comment

NBA: All style, no substance-: A jeremiad from Oscar Robertson on the shallow state of the NBA. via the Easterblogg

posted by cobra! to basketball at 02:02 PM on February 20, 2004 - 8 comments

Recent Comments

Vikings' Adrian Peterson Indicted for Child Injury

This did give a Twin Cities woman her chance to audition for Worst Person in the World.

posted by cobra! at 10:46 AM on September 15, 2014

Lions Center Dominic Raiola Harasses College Band

Getting really hard to be a Lions fan.

And a Nebraska fan.

posted by cobra! at 12:03 PM on October 08, 2013

The New Orleans Hornets are changing their names to the Pelicans

And the Lakers back to Minneapolis.

posted by tron7

I used to pine for that, but at this point I'm so deep into a hopeless, codependent relationship with the Timberwolves that I think LA can just keep the name.

posted by cobra! at 11:19 AM on December 05, 2012

Bill Belichick

What about Odysseus?

He didn't know a damned thing about special teams.

posted by cobra! at 05:33 PM on January 18, 2012

Tebow & Broncos best Roethlisberger & Steelers

I know it's a lot easier to take risks when you're sitting in your own living room, but I was wishing the Steelers would have gone for 2 when they scored the tying touchdown. Sure, you're screwed if you don't get it (although if you trust your defense you'd probably get another shot), but that's probably the game if you convert.

posted by cobra! at 10:21 AM on January 09, 2012

Blown Call Helps Lions Defeat Vikings

Slate: reality is now indistinguishable from Tim Tebow fan fiction.

posted by cobra! at 12:42 PM on December 12, 2011

Blown Call Helps Lions Defeat Vikings

Glad to see that the Packers look loose at 13-0.

That Packers game was almost sick; that was like watching a guy place a chisel on a huge rock in exactly the right place, tap it once, and walk away nonchalantly as it crumbled to gravel.

posted by cobra! at 11:22 AM on December 12, 2011

Green Bay Packers Climb to 12-0

The ending of the game may have been exciting, but the first half was excruciating.

That Vikings/Broncs game was weird. I watched the first quarter and thought it was like a couple of newborns trying to have a fistfight. Went to the grocery store, turned the game back on in the 4th and somehow it'd turned into a thrilling shootout. It's like reality shifted in there somewhere.

posted by cobra! at 10:22 AM on December 06, 2011

Green Bay Packers Climb to 12-0

The Packers are my team, and I'm weirdly ambivalent about the undefeated thing. I actually kind of wish they'd have lost really early in the season so there wouldn't be this extra level of worry with each game now.

posted by cobra! at 11:30 AM on December 05, 2011

NBA Labor Deal Reached

Yeah, wfrazerjr's caveat notwithstanding, the Adelman hire gives me the first stirrings of optimism for the Timberwolves in a long time, and I've been looking forward to seeing how they develop. The work stoppage was really annoyingly-timed for me.

posted by cobra! at 11:40 AM on November 26, 2011

Intruder Defrosts Lobster of White Sox GM

Some dude tried to defrost my lobster and I told him I wasn't really into that, but if I was I'd want dinner and drinks first, bare minimum.

posted by cobra! at 10:52 AM on November 23, 2011

New York Times: Paterno's Exit Underway at Penn State

What did he say? Just different iterations of "I don't think this is a big deal?"

posted by cobra! at 02:29 PM on November 08, 2011

The Shame of College Sports

I feel like the NCAA's institutional inertia is just an immovable object. I guess if one thing could move it, it'd be improved cashflow.

posted by cobra! at 11:12 AM on September 26, 2011

The Shame of College Sports

I'm with TheQatarian on this one -- show me a system that might conceivably in any way be better and not immediately gamed into something even worse than what we're working with now, and I might sign on.

It'll never happen, but I'd like to see the creation of an explicitly professional NFL minor league for 18-23-year-olds, with the for-profit franchises just paying licensing fees to the former D-1 football schools to use their names, colors, and logos. So there'd still be Cornhuskers in Lincoln, they'd still have an affiliation with the University of Nebraska, but there wouldn't be any winking about what was going on with the money.

(in my dream, the Gophers also just shrug, give up, and disband the football program, because let's not shit ourselves about that ever turning around)

posted by cobra! at 10:46 AM on September 26, 2011

Sapp: Pittsburgh Steelers 'Old, Slow and Over'

Ever since the 1995 Orange Bowl, Warren Sapp's been a certified expert on slow and over.

(seriously, a bar in the Nebraska town I grew up in had a giant mural of Sapp sitting on the bench with an oxygen mask on while Cornhuskers ran around on the field behind him)

posted by cobra! at 10:08 AM on September 15, 2011