Recent Comments by njsk8r20

Mic can't think straight (or hit straight!)

Strike 2

posted by njsk8r20 at 11:39 PM on June 18

NHL playoffs confidence pool update

Now if Carolina wins game 7, I will pull ahead of Weedy for 26th place. It's the little victories that make life worth living.

posted by njsk8r20 at 05:18 PM on June 18

NHL Playoffs Round 3 pick 'em

Anaheim in 7 Carolina in 5 That's what I said in campfire last night anyway. Ef it, I'm sticking with those.

posted by njsk8r20 at 10:41 PM on May 18

You can win $1000 for defeating Lennox Lewis.

I clicked on the logo and recieved the following message: We are updating the system so is temporarily unavailable. WTF? Oh, well, I'm always getting my ass kicked in chess on MSN games anyway.

posted by njsk8r20 at 11:17 PM on May 17

NHL Confidence Pool Update

Correction: 7-5) Detroit, Montreal, Philadelphia 4-2) TB, Dallas, Nashville The highest possible score would be 746 pts.

posted by njsk8r20 at 10:47 PM on May 17

NHL Confidence Pool Update

Worst: 2 points for Edmonton, 15 for Dallas. Best: 12 points for Carolina, 1 point for TB. No matter what happens though, I still blew it. The best picks at the bottom end would have been: 12) San Jose 11-10) NJ, Ottawa 9) Colorado 8) Calgary 7-5) TB, Dallas, Nashville 4-2) Detroit, Montreal, Philadelphia 1) NY Rangers OK, so maybe 3 pts for Montreal was my best.

posted by njsk8r20 at 10:17 PM on May 17

love the cavs

I got my pitchfork! Where is jerseygirl with the torches?

posted by njsk8r20 at 09:18 PM on May 17


OK grum, I'll give you another chance. ax2+bx+c=0 Solve for x (and show your work)

posted by njsk8r20 at 07:53 PM on May 17


Congratulations Samsonov14. You win a mug.

posted by njsk8r20 at 10:57 AM on May 17


HA! I love your work grum. I just want to know, have you found the end to p yet?

posted by njsk8r20 at 10:39 PM on May 16


Ooh, sorry. The answer we were looking for is: 1 gallon=3.7854 liters (quarts are not part of the metric system)

posted by njsk8r20 at 07:05 PM on May 16


I don't think it's that big of a deal either, just disrespectful. Heck, I've seen plenty of americans being disrespectful of our own anthem. Is it really that hard to take your hat off and stand quietly for a few minutes?

posted by njsk8r20 at 01:06 PM on May 15


Every game I went to (all in the US, and none against a Canadien team) they only played the US national anthem. The games in Canada that I have seen on TV, they played both. I always wondered why, I guess this explains it. "I'm Canadian; they're just booing the team, not the anthem,'' Patrick Marleau said. "That's how I took it.'' That's how I take it too, but I still think it was disrespectful.

posted by njsk8r20 at 12:01 PM on May 15

Roger Clemens' Family Offers Him One-Year, $10 Million Contract

If Roger does not sign with Debbie, do you think she should move the team to another city with more drawing power?

posted by njsk8r20 at 09:24 AM on May 12

NHL Playoffs Pick'em Round 2

OK, I found my balls. The green one glows in the dark.

posted by njsk8r20 at 06:28 PM on May 11

Going Long for Jesus

Oh no, I'm not falling for that again. That burlap itches too much.

posted by njsk8r20 at 06:09 PM on May 11

Going Long for Jesus

Geeze, first dolphins, and now trees. Like my uncle Larry used to say, "It's a sick world, and I'm a happy guy." Of course he's the guy who, when a woman asked him to do her doggie style, he humped her leg and pissed on the carpet.

posted by njsk8r20 at 05:09 PM on May 11

Roger Clemens' Family Offers Him One-Year, $10 Million Contract

If Roger is smart, he will ask for a "no trade" clause. Otherwise the Clemens organization could trade him for a couple of young prospects.

posted by njsk8r20 at 04:23 PM on May 11

Going Long for Jesus

"Son, what are you doing?" "Dad, I'm checking for squirrels."

posted by njsk8r20 at 03:14 PM on May 11

Going Long for Jesus

A planet of play things We dance on the strings Of powers we cannot perceive 'The stars aren't aligned Or the gods are malign...' Blame is better to give than receive You can choose a ready guide in some celestial voice If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice You can choose from phantom fears and kindness that can kill I will choose a path that's clear I will choose freewill

posted by njsk8r20 at 01:24 PM on May 11

The Dominator may be back.

Don't start counting those chickens yet. The Canes have a few ex-Flyers in their lineup. *cough-choke-cough*

posted by njsk8r20 at 11:50 AM on May 11

NHL Playoffs Pick'em Round 2

Actually down here in the States, we use the red ball. The orange ball is for cold weather, or was that the green one? Shit, I forget. Man its been way too long since I've played.

posted by njsk8r20 at 11:28 AM on May 11

NHL Playoffs Pick'em Round 2

I think I need to get into basketball, at least the Nets have won a game in the second round.

posted by njsk8r20 at 08:46 PM on May 10

Young Suspended 50 games

Really luther, is it that hard to hit the [.] key? Geeze man, even I don't mind misspelling and capitalization. But your lack of putting an end to a sentence is even getting on my nerves.

posted by njsk8r20 at 08:22 PM on May 10

Going Long for Jesus

From the article: Prior and others say evangelicals often drive a wedge between players on a team,... I have never heard of an athlete(s) being a problem in the lockerroom because they are being evangelical. I suppose though, like everything else, it has its good and bad sides. IMO christianity does promote good morals, but if there are players getting spots on teams* over someone else just because they are pretending to be be christians, well, that is just plain wrong. *Also from the article: In training camp, Prior adds, some marginal players vying for roster spots carry around their Bibles and attend religious services to impress management.

posted by njsk8r20 at 05:34 PM on May 10

Going Long for Jesus

/Hides bible in backpack and starts singing, "Here's to you Mrs. Robinson, Jesus loves you more than you will know." "Whoah whoah whoah."

posted by njsk8r20 at 04:16 PM on May 10

Royals fan sells loyalty on eBay

Well, let's just wait to see if they can do any better in game 2. Actually, when I think about where it may have been, I don't think I want it back either way.

posted by njsk8r20 at 06:27 PM on May 06

Wild Playoff Hockey

I watched it all the way to the bitter end wingnut. I just hope it was because they were rusty from not playing for a whole week. Of course that's no excuse for getting outplayed in every aspect of the game.

posted by njsk8r20 at 06:19 PM on May 06

Royals fan sells loyalty on eBay

Good enough, I guess I'll have to take what I can get. I'll send you a keychain. Just be careful of the horns and tail. I don't want you to hurt yourself.

posted by njsk8r20 at 12:07 AM on May 06

NHL Playoffs Pick'em Round 2

What a crazy game tonight in Ottawa (Defense, what's that?). And Bryzgalov gets his second straight shutout for Anaheim (Giguere who?). For those of you in the confidence pool, here is the updated leaderboard.

posted by njsk8r20 at 11:50 PM on May 05

Royals fan sells loyalty on eBay

Ah, now there's the wingnut I know. Damn it though, what do I have to do to get another Devils fan in here? I can't even buy one.

posted by njsk8r20 at 07:54 PM on May 05

Records may fall, but the Babe endures

It's a little hard to see, but it was all in the question mark.

posted by njsk8r20 at 03:36 PM on May 05

NHL Playoffs Pick'em Round 2

This guy is the one I remember saying "aboot". Isn't he Irish or something?

posted by njsk8r20 at 11:51 AM on May 05

And the nominees are...

If Lindstrom does not win the Norris trophy I will lead a group to go to either New Jersey... If you are talking about Niedermeyer, he is in Anaheim now. And I'll be part of that group. I know Neidermeyer is better than what the +/- stat shows, but I think his nomination is more because of name recognition and past performance.

posted by njsk8r20 at 06:24 PM on May 04

Royals fan sells loyalty on eBay

Wingnut4life, if you are selling your Red Wings loyalty, I'll start the bidding at $25.

posted by njsk8r20 at 05:06 PM on May 04

And the nominees are...

Did they read the description of Norris trophy when they selected the finalists? The James Norris Trophy is awarded annually "to the defense player who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-around ability in the position," When you look at the stats the article shows, they all have good offensive numbers but Neidermeyer was only a +8 (ranked 46th). Doesn't sound like an all around ability to me. Of course, I could just be bitter.

posted by njsk8r20 at 02:59 PM on May 04

NHL Playoffs Pick'em Round 2

When it comes to the East, I'm sticking with what I said yesterday, even though I'm tempted to change them just to have something different from grum@work. I have no idea about the West so I'm just gonna roll the bones. Buffalo in 7 NJ in 6 San Jose in 5 Anaheim in 6

posted by njsk8r20 at 11:53 AM on May 04

For Drury, Winning Is Not the Only Thing

Elias has been playing on both lines, but mostly with Langenbrunner and Brylin. If times get tough and the Devils really need a goal, Lou will put the E-G-G line back together. And yes, the Rangers were not at thier best. But I'm not buying into the 'Rangers were that bad', I prefer to think that the Devils were that good.

posted by njsk8r20 at 12:50 PM on May 03

For Drury, Winning Is Not the Only Thing

The Devils lack of scoring depth will be exposed in this round. John Madden and Jamie Langenbrunner have found thier scoring touch. The Devils scored 17 goals in 4 games, with goals coming from 3 different lines. Besides scoring over 4 goals per game they also only allowed 1 goal against per game. The Canes will put up a good fight, I see all 6 games being won by only 1 goal, but the Devils will prevail. You hear me NoMich? It's on beeyatch! The Ottawa/Buffalo should be great one with probably 6 or 7 goals scored in each game. I see another Sabres team winning all of thier home games. They will have to steal one on the road to win the series, which they will, in game 7.

posted by njsk8r20 at 12:23 PM on May 03

For Drury, Winning Is Not the Only Thing

Well what do you know, Yahoo! is showing the Mtl/Car game. So I got that game on the cpu and the Buf/Phi game on the boob tube. Freakin sweet!

posted by njsk8r20 at 06:36 PM on May 02

8th Seeded Oilers knock out the President's Trophy winning Red Wings 4-2

I hope wingnut is just doing the locked in a dark room in the fetal position listening to the Cure thing. I kind of feel sorry for Legace, he looked really pissed at himself. The worst tongue lashing we could give him is probably nothing compared to what he is putting himself through.

posted by njsk8r20 at 05:33 PM on May 02

For Drury, Winning Is Not the Only Thing

I thought the winner of the Buf-Phi series faced NJ. You have to excuse NoMich, he is assuming that the Canes will beat the Habs. If Montreal wins that series then they will face Ottawa and NJ will play the winner of the Buf/Phi series. Both game sixes are on tonight too, man, decisions decisions decisions.

posted by njsk8r20 at 03:57 PM on May 02

2006 NHL Playoffs Pick-em Update

Looks like DrJohn has the hot stick in these playoffs. He is now leading in confidence points too. That was a good fight, Iginla got the worst of it IMO. I wish I would have been able to stay awake for the 3rd period of the Flames/Ducks game. The lack of sleep from staying up to watch these late games is starting to wear on me.

posted by njsk8r20 at 09:36 AM on May 02

Legion of Broom

Jagr may need surgery and Renney blames the Rangers demise on the olympic break.

posted by njsk8r20 at 11:43 PM on May 01


My friends and I used to do that to each other in pickup games, but this was no pickup game and I don't think these guys were friends. I think Kaman showed a good deal of restraint. It was a dirty play though for a professional and Evans should receive some kind of penalty. Nothing major like a suspension, just a little monetary fine.

posted by njsk8r20 at 11:30 PM on May 01

Forsberg looks lost? Forsberg is invisible?

Well, I must admit the Predators have really grown on me, and since relocating, Nashville is the closest hockey city to me. I felt a little saddened as I left the arena, but I still had a great time. The place exploded when the Preds scored to cut the Sharks lead down to 2-1. It seemed like the Predators responded and really turned it on at the end. Too bad it was too little, too late. And btw, Joe Thornton looks a lot bigger in person. And about this Philly/Buffalo series, for the record I also picked it to go 7 games. But not to put all my eggs in one basket I gave the series to the Sabres in the pick'em but placed the Flyers higher in the confidence points.

posted by njsk8r20 at 01:02 PM on May 01

Forsberg looks lost? Forsberg is invisible?

Holy Karate Elvis in a Sundial Jumpsuit, guys, I was watching that! I know, wtf? I have Center Ice, if I wanted to watch the other game I would of had it on. At least I got to see the whole Nashville/SJ game. Nice seat eh?

posted by njsk8r20 at 07:56 AM on May 01

Forsberg looks lost? Forsberg is invisible?

Buffalo is up 3-0 in the 3rd period. The Flyers just had a powerplay but the Sabres had more scoring chances on it than the Flyers did. Apparently NBC thought the end wouldn't be worth watching and switched me to the Dallas/Colorado game, which is tied 2-2.

posted by njsk8r20 at 03:41 PM on April 30

Legion of Broom

John Davidson said that the biggest success for the Rangers, was how they reconnected with the fans. The blueshirts had a much better season than any of us expected, they just ran into injuries at the wrong part of the season, the end. for New Jersey, my biggest hope right now is that the upcoming week off is going to throw them off their rhythm. That's something that has me a little concerned, but it gives the players time to rest while the remaining teams beat the snot out of each other. I have faith in Lou that he will keep the devils players in the game by scheduling the right amount of practices at the right times. And DrJohn, we also did it one fewer games.

posted by njsk8r20 at 12:08 PM on April 30

NHL Playoffs Confidence Pool

You gotta support the team. (video and sound)

posted by njsk8r20 at 11:47 AM on April 29

Bud says no celebration for Barry

I remember that. Can't say I'm sad about it being missing though. Forgive me, I'm not a baseball fan (yet, but the spofites are working on me), but how often do they actually stop a game to recognize someone breaking a record? or moving up a ladder? I haven't seen that happen in the sports I follow. It's always a pregame or postgame thing. (well, except for hat tricks, but that's only to pick the hats up off the ice)

posted by njsk8r20 at 09:44 PM on April 28

The Flyers win a good one

After all, you can only score your first playoff goal once. Scott Gomez wasted no time grabbing the puck for Zach Parise on Wednesday. Yeah Zack! Speaking of the Devils, the ever so pessimistic Stan Fischler reminds us it takes four wins to win a series.

posted by njsk8r20 at 03:02 PM on April 28

The Flyers win a good one

"My friends better be cheering for me," said Getzlaf, unaware of the whereabouts of the puck commemorating his milestone moment. Yeah, because if he had any friends on the team, they would have got that puck for him. (joking) It is a shame he doesn't have that puck though.

posted by njsk8r20 at 12:47 PM on April 28

Bud says no celebration for Barry

Ahhhh! WTF? Who left the italics door open? What were you born in a barn or something?

posted by njsk8r20 at 11:26 AM on April 28

Returned 2004 World Series Ball

I think the ball should sue Mientkiewicz for punitive damages.

posted by njsk8r20 at 06:40 PM on April 27

RACE for the mvp

We have a nice size mob here. I call shotgun.

posted by njsk8r20 at 04:14 PM on April 27

RACE for the mvp

I remember this reference, but that wasn't you NoMich. Sorry, guess I'm not any help.

posted by njsk8r20 at 04:06 PM on April 27

Harry Potter and a gobbed jet of ire

I always liked Blernsball. Imagine hitting a ball attached to a bungee cord. Surely nothing bad could happen if one of us tried it at home.

posted by njsk8r20 at 10:05 AM on April 27

NHL Playoffs Confidence Pool

Who's is the motorcycle? It's not a motorcycle, it's a chopper! Who's is the chopper? It's Zed's. Who is Zed? Zed is dead babe... Zed is dead! Sorry DrJ, my bad. Ottawa, Ottawa, once more with feeling, Ottawa. Please don't make me write it on the blackboard 500 times.

posted by njsk8r20 at 06:09 AM on April 27

NHL Playoffs Confidence Pool

The SpoFi collective picks have changed to include our two late additions. rank-team-avg pts 16) Detroit 14.29 15) Ottowa 13.34 14) Dallas 11.94 13) Carolina 11.54 12) Calgary 11.46 11) New Jersey 11.2 10) San Jose 10.14 9) Buffalo 9.34 8) New York Rangers 7.37 7) Philadelphia 7.14 6) Nashville 6.11 5) Anaheim 5.66 4) Colorado* 5.2 3) Montreal* 5.2 2) Tampa Bay 3.17 1) Edmonton 2.89 *Colorado had one more win in the regular season standings to win the tie breaker.

posted by njsk8r20 at 09:37 PM on April 26