February 06, 2002

what's the right term to refer to the founders(/owners?) of sportsfilter? over at metafilter everybody knows who Matt is and that his word is (sorta) law (or at least they should). i used Founding 7 in the thread by salmacis below, but that doesn't sit right with me somehow.

posted by danostuporstar to navel gazing at 10:31 AM - 12 comments

I have no idea how this site was actually set up. The 'about' section doesn't explain as much as I would have liked. I only discovered it when it was mentioned in a MeFi thread. Who are the founders of SpoFi? What's the history? And who on earth would want to read BuffyFilter? :-)

posted by salmacis at 11:12 AM on February 06, 2002

Who are the founders of SpoFi? see msacheson's comment in the So it's sports yes? thread.

posted by danostuporstar at 11:50 AM on February 06, 2002

I was wondering if anyone else can submit an article for the "columns" section? </offtopic>

posted by walrus at 12:07 PM on February 06, 2002

Hmm, I prefer Super Seven! Just kidding. I guess Founding Seven will do, although there's a hierarchy within us anyway. Whatever. I think we'll have a more formal launch/announcement soon, hopefully with a clear "about/history". I copied my earlier comment here for easy reading...only thing I would add that differentiates us from MeFi is the columns/original content. Walrus, at this point it's the seven of us who are posting the columns, but anyone is welcome to e-mail one or all of us, and we can post it for you (if we approve), with full credit to you. Heck, one less column I have to write! Actually, that's one of the big draws to me: an outlet for my writing and commentary. ..... So it's sports yes?
Yup, any and all, the more the merrier. It may tend to be America-centric, but that is unfortunate and inevitable if people don't link & discuss other sports.
I would think so, although i'm not one of the guys running the show here.
Yes, you are. SpoFi is what each of you, and us, makes it. Yes, there are seven people, myself included (users 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and mathowie providing technical services) who started this, but it's nothing without your input and activity. I like the other guys who have started SpoFi, but I don't want to talk sports with *only* them for the rest of my SpoFi life. We hope not to have to "run the show" around here, just set the tone and let it go from there. I hope and think we're achieving that so far.
I agree with the comments above by Howa2396 and chules regarding "mainstream" sports. Yes, it would get dull around here quickly. (I plan on searching out sailing and other adventure links as much as I can, personally.)
I do disagree with my esteemed colleague from California, Mr. kirkaracha, that sports need a team. What about golf, skiing, tennis and many more? I would let sanctioned and regulated competitions in, say, poker and chess be discussed here. When Kasparov and the computer battle, that's similar to the recent thread about robots playing soccer.
Now, are dog shows sport? Sure, but I'm not interested in the "Westminster Kennel Club" and "Best in Show" dog shows, but I do personally love the agility dog trials. Now those dogs (and their handlers/masters/owners) train, compete and have fun.
I have a feeling that the argument about what is and isn't a sport will be seen often in the locker room.
Yup. Maybe in FPP's also.

posted by msacheson at 12:36 PM on February 06, 2002

I kinda like The Magnificent Seven, or the Seven Samurai, or maybe The Politburo. Or we could go more sports/Mafia and call ourselves The Commission.

posted by kirkaracha at 02:49 PM on February 06, 2002

I prefer "The 7 blind mice", to borrow an American Football term. :-)

posted by salmacis at 03:19 PM on February 06, 2002

The sports mafia (via kirk) sounds great to me.

posted by justgary at 03:35 PM on February 06, 2002

The SpoFi oligarchy. no, that's weird to say.

posted by mkn at 09:27 PM on February 06, 2002

spofi. i just can't get used to it. and you really don't want to know what images it conjures up. i'm rather fond of dano's suggestion, spilter.

posted by lescour at 09:32 PM on February 06, 2002

How about the Seven Golden Vampires? Or Deadly Sins if they can sort out who gets to be Sloth. I guess Dwarves wouldn't work. Spoffers Refs Umps ?

posted by kafkaesque at 01:45 PM on February 07, 2002

The SpoFi oligarchy. Spoligarchy? Or Deadly Sins if they can sort out who gets to be Sloth. I was going to rush to claim the Sloth title, but that wouldn't exactly be slothful. Dibs on Sleepy!

posted by kirkaracha at 07:24 PM on February 07, 2002

just for the record, i'll be politicking for: sportFi and the 7 commishes

posted by danostuporstar at 08:36 PM on February 08, 2002

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