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Mon, 31 Oct 2011 16:48:43 GMT
Updated NCAA Football Rosters
We updated the NCAA football rosters this morn.
Mon, 31 Oct 2011 16:28:03 GMT
Updated NCAA Basketball Rosters
We updated the NCAA basketball rosters.
Mon, 31 Oct 2011 14:13:19 GMT
Updated NBA Rosters

We updated tha National Basketball Association rosters this morn.

Fri, 28 Oct 2011 18:21:50 GMT
Updated NASCAR Drivers

We updated the NASCAR drivers this aft.

Fri, 28 Oct 2011 18:09:10 GMT
Updated MMA Wrestlers

We updated the Mixed Martial Arts wrestlers this aft.

Fri, 28 Oct 2011 16:52:58 GMT
Updated MLB Rosters

We updated the Major League Baseball rosters this aft.

Fri, 28 Oct 2011 16:21:28 GMT
Updated LPGA Golfers
We updated the LPGA golfers this morn.
Fri, 28 Oct 2011 16:06:34 GMT
Update LFL Rosters
We updated the Lingerie Football League rosters this morn.
Fri, 28 Oct 2011 15:41:12 GMT
Updated KHL Rosters
We updated the Kontinental Hockey League rosters this morn.
Tue, 25 Oct 2011 14:54:39 GMT
Updated FFL Rosters

We updated the French Football League rosters today and added the ligue 2 teams.

Mon, 24 Oct 2011 17:25:33 GMT
Updated F1 Racers
We just updated the F1 racers this aft.
Mon, 24 Oct 2011 17:12:28 GMT
Updated Euro Super League rosters
We updated the Euro Super League rosters this aft.
Mon, 24 Oct 2011 16:10:46 GMT
Updated ECHL Rosters
We just updated the East Coast Hockey League rosters this morn.
Mon, 24 Oct 2011 15:52:23 GMT
Updated CFL Rosters
We updated the Canadian Football League rosters this morn.
Mon, 24 Oct 2011 15:42:33 GMT
Updated Carolina League Roster

We updated the Carolina League rosters this morning.

Mon, 24 Oct 2011 14:08:16 GMT
Updated CAL Rosters
We updated the California League rosters this morning.
Mon, 24 Oct 2011 13:26:01 GMT
Updated AUFL Rosters

We updated the Australian Football League rosters.

Sun, 23 Oct 2011 18:46:12 GMT
Updated ATP Players

We updated the Association of Tennis Players this afternoon.

Sun, 23 Oct 2011 17:58:19 GMT
Updated AHL Rosters
We updated the American Hockey League rosters this morning.
Sun, 23 Oct 2011 17:52:50 GMT
Updated AFL Rosters
We updated the Arena Football League rosters this morning.
Thu, 20 Oct 2011 16:13:22 GMT
Anonymous Pic Posting
I re-enabled anonymous posting of pics using a small captcha. I had to disable this months ago when spam got out of control on the pics pages. Hope this doesn't continue in the future.
Wed, 19 Oct 2011 15:41:32 GMT
Ignore Bullies

I added a new feature today where you can ignore specific users. Once you click the ignore user link to the left of any comment, then call comments for that user will  no longer appear when you surf This includes any future comments. You can always remove users from your ignore list, but returning to the ignore manager.

This feature was requested at least a half year ago and has been on our list since. Hope y'all enjoy a little more with the ability to tune out the cyber-bullies.

Wed, 12 Oct 2011 15:19:36 GMT
Bully Forums Improvements
Today, I improved the way commenting worked in the bully forums to prevent the cyber-bullies and spammers from overloading them with crap.
Wed, 05 Oct 2011 17:02:24 GMT
Best Defensive Forward?

The NHL award that I have the biggest problem with is the Frank J Selke trophy. This trophy is awarded to the best defensive forward.

What would qualify you as a great defensive forward? I would suspect that's for players who play great defensively, like penalty killers or players that are used to mark the better scorers on the other team. Add solid play in your own zone, which would result in your team not being scored on much while your line is on the ice. Scrambling defensive zone faceoffs would be another asset I could see in this player.

Some criteria I wouldn't ascribe to a Selke candidate is goals, assists, points and making the all-star game, except in the extreme rare case where a forwards make the all-star team based on his defensive work. Rare.

Now, let's examine Pat Datsyuk. This guy has won the Frank J Selke award three times. He doesn't play on Detroit's short handed lines. In the playoffs last year, Zetterberg, not Datsyuk was used to mark the other team's top center (Thornton). Is Pat Datsyuk good on faceoffs? He's good, but hardly exceptional. The only thing he has going for him is that he leads the league in takeaways.

How does a player who doesn't play short-handed, isn't a defensive marker win the Frank J Selke three times? Well, he does score a lot of goals off those turnovers. And he does get a lot of assists off those turnovers. The problem is those people that vote, don't vote for the best defensive forward. They vote for the best defensive forward in the NHL scoring leaders. The last truly defensive player to win the Frank J Selke was Kris Draper, 7 years ago. I dare the voters next year to vote for a real defensive player, like Jay McClement.

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