jnthnjng's profile

Name: Jonathon
Location: Minneapolis, usa
Gender: yep
Member since: February 01, 2002
Last visit: January 15, 2003

jnthnjng has posted 1 link and 11 comments to SportsFilter and 1 link and 2 comments to the Locker Room.

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Go cubbies!!

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On superbowl day there were front page posts by both hincandenza and owillis right after the game was over. The owillis one was deleted, but when you view the football category, it's still there. Not that it bothers me at all, just sayin'...

posted by jnthnjng to bugs at 04:21 PM on February 07, 2002 - 1 comment

Looks like the twins will be playing ball next year. : "The Minnesota Supreme Court refused Monday to consider an appeal of an injunction that forces the Twins to fulfill their Metrodome lease. The decision could jeopardize Major League Baseball owners' plans to contract two teams for the 2002 season."

posted by jnthnjng to baseball at 08:40 AM on February 05, 2002 - 18 comments

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Cubs Fans, Dash Any And All Hope Now...

well, I'm not incredibly happy about the cubs grabbing some more under-producing veterans, but like bag man, i'm glad to get rid of hundley. And the article explicitly states that grudzielanek is likely to be a backup for Hill, and chicagosports.com says that karros is supposed to be a right-handed sub at first base. My guess (or rather, my hope) is that the left-handed choi will get most of the at-bats. So while I don't think it's a great deal, I don't think it's as bad as you've claimed.

posted by jnthnjng at 11:51 AM on December 04, 2002

So: Will it be Brazil or will it be Germany?

/OT boy, there's some pretty ... risque pictures up on the official world cup site. Those crazy brazilians.

posted by jnthnjng at 10:57 AM on June 26, 2002

incorporating news headlines (perhaps akin to the way it's done at the morning news) along side the regular posts would be possible, but it would probably require a redesign of the site since you wouldn't want to mix them in with the regular posts and you'd want to keep the columns/site news bar that's currently there. I don't know if it would be worth it or not. speaking of owillis. where's he been? I suppose he'll be back when the (american) football season starts.

posted by jnthnjng at 09:04 AM on June 12, 2002

Sosa hits homer; Dave Duncan Whines; Matt Morris Blusters.

sheesh. the duncan / baylor thing is bad enough, and then to have morris jump in with a threat? Morris is right with his 'bush-league' comment, but it's him and duncan that are acting bush-league.

posted by jnthnjng at 09:22 AM on May 10, 2002

You hardly have any time at all

ha. that's fun. I entered. Ben Davis, Kevin young, Tony Batista, Rey Sanchez, and Doug Glanville.

posted by jnthnjng at 01:07 PM on March 27, 2002

The Stat-Head Revolution.

This is actually a very interesting topic. While I agree that there's something to the billy beane / rob neyer approach to baseball, it's a little bit bittersweet for me. Sweet in that I'm a bit of a stathead myself, bitter because it smells a little bit like Frederick Taylor style scientific management applied to baseball. And just like scientific management, it overlooks all factors that are not readily quantifiable. And baseball, like life, is not deterministic. It just seems to me that this approach to baseball takes some of the 'game' out of the game.

posted by jnthnjng at 05:22 PM on March 25, 2002

"Every Thang's Going To Be All White."

Heh, that's great. I love it. (said as a 'whitey'). Maybe they should have named themselves 'the colonizers' or something. just to push the caricature a little farther. Or maybe 'whiteskins'. [btw the greeley tribune site seems to be down too. here's another link to a story with a picture.]

posted by jnthnjng at 10:30 AM on March 12, 2002

so you're the other two guys in the basketball league, huh?

posted by jnthnjng at 03:48 PM on February 18, 2002

Where the sports are.

the statement about jacksonville is a little misleading. it says that jacksonville is the smallest metro area with a population over 1 million to have a professional sports team. Green bay is by far the smallest.

posted by jnthnjng at 09:52 AM on February 13, 2002

"Now I can die in peace"

alas, I'm still waiting for my poor cubbies to do something. if the cubs ever actually win the world series (or the red sox i suppose) you're probably going to see a lot of this "now i can die in peace" sentiment.

posted by jnthnjng at 09:36 AM on February 06, 2002

Great link. I found the story on swingley fascinating. I've never really contemplated the "culture of iditarod" before. didn't realize they were so... wary of outsiders. On a different note, apparently Minnesota's Beargrease 500 had to be postponed due to lack of snow.

posted by jnthnjng at 09:30 AM on February 06, 2002

Looks like the twins will be playing ball next year.

In my opinion, the best resolution to this thing is if donald watkins buys the twins and follows through on his promise of a privately funded stadium, and the expos move to washington.

posted by jnthnjng at 08:58 AM on February 05, 2002

I got the impression that it's not even a matter of remote control. I think the robots are supposed to "play" themselves. from the rules of the mid-sized competition: Manual interaction with the robots, either directly or via some communications mechanism, is not permitted except during kick-off, restart, and finish of the game or when ordered by the referee. The referee may order robot attendants to enter the field and slightly separate entangled robots. Dead robots, as judged by the referee, must be removed from the field. Maybe I'm missing something, but it seems like you're just supposed to set up the robots and then watch them play.

posted by jnthnjng at 02:19 PM on February 01, 2002