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Member since: October 17, 2003
Last visit: January 13, 2005

molafson has posted 6 links and 144 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 0 comments to the Locker Room.

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Frost protege take a run at Mike Danton's younger brother: This keeps getting weirder. During an OHL game between Kitchener and Oshawa, Adam Keefe "a Frost kid" jumped Tom Jefferson (Danton's estranged brother) and "pounded him." According to Oshawa's manager: "Was it premeditated? I can tell you that absolutely it was."

posted by molafson to hockey at 05:34 PM on November 12, 2004 - 2 comments

Vince Carter demands to be traded: "It's just time for me to look after me," he says. And I admit I'm somewhat sympathetic to his position. Especially if the Raptors can get someone good in exchange.

posted by molafson to basketball at 11:39 PM on September 16, 2004 - 4 comments

If you're a high school basketball player, and you're thinking of declaring your eligibility for the NBA draft, you might want to make sure you don't suck.

Case in point, NBA hopeful Ivan Chiriaev strutted his stuff today at a high school all-star game. The assessment from scouts in attendance: "He can't play the game," or alternately, "What a waste of time." Uh, ouch!

posted by molafson to basketball at 07:31 PM on May 09, 2004 - 12 comments

New NFL Draft Thread.: Did San Diego get the last laugh? How about everyone else? Cleveland looks good to me.

posted by molafson to football at 08:00 PM on April 24, 2004 - 10 comments

Leafs give Senators the beat down of the year.: While the rest of us were watching basketball, some hockey team in Ottawa got their asses handed to them, to the tune of 6-0. Senators fans, are you gonna wear your "Leafs Suck" t-shirts tomorrow?

posted by molafson to hockey at 09:37 PM on April 03, 2004 - 21 comments

Recent Comments

Second cyclist dead at Dakar, stage cancelled

Of the two dozen killed I wonder what the breakdown is for motorcycle vs. car vs. truck drivers. I seem to remember some car drivers getting shot or something a few years ago.

posted by molafson at 03:52 PM on January 12, 2005

It's MY ball, dammit!

If the Sox want it, why doesn't the team just buy it from him? Oh wait, I forgot how every baseball franchise is magically losing money.

posted by molafson at 04:50 PM on January 07, 2005

Makes Me Want to La La La La

I know the networks like to cross-promote their record label's musical acts during sporting events. But seriously, aside from the obvious economic considerations, who the fuck is programming these half time shows? Do they understand the TV audience for a college bowl game is probably not the kind of audience that will be receptive to these pop princesses? I don't see why they don't show Dave Matthews or The Roots (or whatever big acts they have signed that might actually appeal to their audience demographic). At least they had their token country singer for the redneck dollar.

posted by molafson at 02:20 PM on January 06, 2005


To the people who have a problem with this flag thing...Don't like it? Don't look at it...Don't think about it. That's retard logic. We have this thing called "society" where everyone's actions affect everyone else.

posted by molafson at 07:33 AM on December 30, 2004

"Giants Stadium, on this afternoon of Eli Manning's debut, is Plato's Cave. The millions of people watching the game are inside the cave, staring at shadows on the wall.

How so? His use seems to match my understanding. It's been a while... however, in Plato's metaphor the shadows on the wall are reality (as humans experience it), whereas the things creating the shadows/reality are the universal forms or ideals. I don't see WTF that has to do with football though.

posted by molafson at 05:11 PM on December 20, 2004

"Giants Stadium, on this afternoon of Eli Manning's debut, is Plato's Cave. The millions of people watching the game are inside the cave, staring at shadows on the wall.

Ha ha, I don't think that guy understands Plato's metaphor.

posted by molafson at 08:04 PM on December 19, 2004

Air Swamp?

Awesome. Don't let the door hit your ass on the way out, Vince.

posted by molafson at 06:31 PM on December 17, 2004

Is American Soccer catching the NHL's flu?

Weird. It never occurred to me that players got paid for representing their country in international competition.

posted by molafson at 09:56 PM on December 15, 2004

S.S. Lazio

I think sometimes Americans mistakenly believe that European nations are tolerant, pluralistic societies. However, that does not seem to be the case. What do you think would happen if the fans threw bananas at the players during a major league baseball game? Would that be tolerated?

posted by molafson at 09:22 PM on December 10, 2004

G8 hurts back imitating Torvill and Dean, blames Jimmie Five Bellies. David Seaman to the rescue.

My memories of Gazza ever being a decent footballer have all been replaced by memories of him being a lazy, stupid, drunk buffoon

posted by molafson at 02:30 AM on December 09, 2004

Giambi admits steroid use.

Maybe it's me but I don't care. You still have to hit the damn ball. More strength produces greater bat-speed, which enables you to wait fractionally longer before swinging. And the longer you wait before swinging, the better you "see" the ball. So steroids can give you an edge in overall batting average. At least that is what I've read.

posted by molafson at 11:53 AM on December 02, 2004

Red Sox win again.

I don't get it. Were the Marlins or the Angels named the "sportsman of the year" when they won it? What's the big deal -- just the stupid sentiment attached to the myth of a curse, or the team's patently false "lovable losers" image?

posted by molafson at 11:48 PM on November 28, 2004

FoxSportsWorld Fox Soccer Channel

The soccer offerings on FSW Canada are mostly B-list (French, German, South American, etc.) with some Premiership and Serie A stuff on weekly tape delay.

posted by molafson at 08:10 PM on November 27, 2004

"All it takes to own an ABA franchise is $10,000 and a business plan. About the same as it is to open a McDonald's franchise."

The ABA, in alot of people's eyes are being really reckless in thier expansion. Going from 7 to 56 teams isn't reckless, it's a ponzi scheme.

posted by molafson at 10:20 PM on November 18, 2004

Follow Up

Sheldon Keefe being the older brother of Adam Keefe, the player who attacked Mike Danton's younger brother on the ice last week... WTF is with this guy Frost? Does he have the power of hypnosis? He's like a parasite, and someone really ought to do something.

posted by molafson at 04:36 PM on November 16, 2004