Recent Comments by NoMich

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 3

I can't believe I was tempted to pick Tampa. Yeesh!

posted by NoMich at 09:22 PM on September 18

Vikings' Adrian Peterson Indicted for Child Injury

But do you think it is unusual for a dad to give a four-year-old a spanking because he was physically violent with another kid?

I'm not a believer in using violence to teach a toddler to not be violent, and I don't think a mere spanking will lacerate someone. Unless Mr. Peterson has razor fingers. He doesn't, does he? That's frightening. Fucking Freddie Kreuger over here.

posted by NoMich at 03:54 PM on September 17

Vikings' Adrian Peterson Indicted for Child Injury

/looks at the photos, immediately regrets it.

I don't understand, man. The kid is just four years old. What exactly was Peterson trying to get his kid to learn by doing this to him? Other than being scared shitless of his old man, that is.

Now Reggie Bush is saying this:
"I discipline her. Obviously every person is different, and I definitely will use my best judgement to discipline her depending on the situation. I definitely will obviously not leave bruises or anything like that on her. But I definitely will discipline her, harshly, depending on what the situation is."

His daughter is one. But hey, he tries really, really hard to not leave bruises on her.

posted by NoMich at 02:08 PM on September 17

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

That's pretty cool. A friend of mine play college ball at Yale and has since collected a rather sizable collection of rejection letters from NFL teams. Don't know if the New York Football Giants are among them. I should ask.

posted by NoMich at 09:26 PM on September 15

Video of Ray Rice Elevator Punch on Partner Released

To review: women with black eyes--2 games. Leagues with black eyes--indefinite. Does it add up now?

Sums it up for sure!

To quote dfleming from above: The court of public opinion does matter, because the NFL ceases to exist and prosper without it.

posted by NoMich at 03:08 PM on September 11

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

I...what?

posted by NoMich at 01:18 PM on September 08

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Hell of an exciting ending to the India v England twenty20 match yesterday. I love it when a match comes down to the final over and you have a batsman like MS Dhoni swinging away.

posted by NoMich at 12:17 PM on September 08

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

And it's not like Geno needs to do any actual recruiting of young Ms. Davis as she already has announced that she would love to play basketball for UConn.

posted by NoMich at 11:30 AM on September 05

SportsFilter NFL Pick 'Em, 2014 Edition

Whoah! The administrator for MySpace is a part of our group?

...

Psych! It's just me!

posted by NoMich at 10:02 PM on September 03

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

So that's why we haven't heard from Danny Darwin in 28 years.

posted by NoMich at 10:53 AM on September 02

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Funny Vine alert: South Africa cricketer Quinton de Kock thought he had pissed off teammate Dale Steyn (who is a rather intense sort of fellow).

posted by NoMich at 09:26 AM on September 02

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Australia's Mitchell Johnson has something against the Fox Sports commentary guys. (autoplaying video on the page, but it's the video you want to watch)

posted by NoMich at 07:57 AM on August 25

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

That was great and by some weird coincidence, my room got all dusty or something.

posted by NoMich at 06:58 AM on August 20

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

posted by NoMich at 06:58 PM on August 13

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

And here's the video of poor Mr. Broad getting his nose broken. (goes to a page with autoplay of the video)

posted by NoMich at 10:55 PM on August 09

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Owy. It was bowled by Varun Aaron, not one of the usual Indian spin bowlers. His bowls have been clocked in at the mid-90s miles per hour.

What happened to India during this test series? They looked pretty good in the first two tests and then completely disappeared for the last two tests. There's one more test match to go and maybe Ishant Sharma will be back for that one.

posted by NoMich at 02:16 PM on August 09

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Life is good for Mr. Janus. Congrats!

I had a girlfriend during my Chicago daze that lived on Addison, pretty much right next door to Wrigley. We used to sit on the deck thingy that hung out from their second floor apartment and hassle the peanut vendor guy ("CHEAPER ON THE OUTSIDE!!") until he threw a bag up to us. The roar of the crowd used to just kind of hang on the muggy July night air.

posted by NoMich at 08:40 PM on July 30

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Yup, it's the '70s all over again when it comes to shorts. It's pretty funny actually. The other day, a co-worker was complaining about the latest trend of jeans cut-off so short that the pockets protruded from the bottom of them. My reaction was, "OH FUCK, THE 1970S ARE BACK! WATCH OUT FOR THE GRAND FUNK REUNION!"

beaverboard: I was just in your paradise this past weekend. You can't beat those redneck southern outer banks beaches in North Carolina. Hope you like homemade tattoos so randomly placed that you may think you are talking to GG Allin.

posted by NoMich at 08:53 PM on July 28

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

As of right now, the top three comments in the second link are actually pretty funny.

posted by NoMich at 07:30 AM on July 15

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

I'll bet Grum was.

posted by NoMich at 05:01 PM on July 11

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Hey, word on the street has it that We provide the best service at affordable prices.We provide the best service at affordable prices.

posted by NoMich at 08:12 AM on July 10

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

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posted by NoMich at 01:57 PM on July 08

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em Results, Blame-the-World-Cup Edition

I *totally* would have scored nine points in the round that I missed. I JUST KNOW IT!

Thanks for doing this, rcade. And congrats to both 6illdisillyd and rumple.

posted by NoMich at 04:00 PM on July 03

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Once again, Cowherd can't stop talking about how soft European players are and how tough all the American players are. Methinks the boy doth protest too much.

posted by NoMich at 11:36 AM on June 27

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Did I miss the final standings of the NHL playoff pick 'em contest that we had?

posted by NoMich at 10:39 AM on June 26

Tim Lincecum Throws 2nd No-Hitter Against Padres

Soooo...where does this put The Freak in the HOF hunt? Multiple Cy Youngs, multiple no-hitters, a World Series ring, All Star appearances. This is also the first multiple no-hitters by a Giants pitcher since Christy Mathewson about 110 years ago.

posted by NoMich at 09:57 PM on June 25

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

I don't understand the Mexico reference in Klinsman's quote. I wish it was about Michael Vick hanging around the team.

posted by NoMich at 07:45 AM on June 24

USPTO Cancels Redskins Trademarks

laches?

posted by NoMich at 01:54 PM on June 18

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Who the Stanley Cup pick 'em?

posted by NoMich at 09:25 PM on June 17

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

I can't wait to rub this into my stupid co-worker's face!

posted by NoMich at 12:58 PM on June 11

Enter SportsFilter's World Cup 2014 Confidence Pool

I assumed that you wanted to put the highest point value on the teams you think will win. Most points wins the Pool, right?

posted by NoMich at 10:24 AM on June 11

Enter SportsFilter's World Cup 2014 Confidence Pool

The Costanza is mine!

posted by NoMich at 10:01 AM on June 11

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

One of my co-workers just gave him the nickname of "The Cuban Missile."

posted by NoMich at 09:39 AM on June 11

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

That's a good ad, but why no mention of Pontiac?

posted by NoMich at 08:07 AM on June 11

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Yeah. Wow. Jim Rutherford got himself a new GM job in the NHL. Wow. Good for him.

posted by NoMich at 01:14 PM on June 06

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Cric Metric seems like a site that our resident stats heads would enjoy.

posted by NoMich at 09:25 PM on June 05

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Vlad Guerrero hits 50 Cent's first pitch.

posted by NoMich at 02:50 PM on June 05

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em, Stanley Cup Round

He posted some sort of fitness app spam. He did that in another thread as well. I blame you.

posted by NoMich at 10:01 AM on June 05

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em, Stanley Cup Round

NY Rangers in 7
Series MVP: Lundqvist
Goals: St Louis +1
Points: St Louis
PIM: Justin Williams
TOI: Drew Doughty

posted by NoMich at 05:42 PM on June 04

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

I want a KXII Punjab jersey. I just tweeted the team's official Twitter account to see how one can score one.

posted by NoMich at 03:02 PM on June 02

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Now, if someone could point me to an online store that will ship to North America where I can purchase an IPL jersey, I would greatly appreciate it.

I'm with you.

posted by NoMich at 01:25 PM on June 02

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Kolkata runs down Punjab's 199 to win this year's Indian Premier League.

posted by NoMich at 06:35 PM on June 01

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

I had a dream last night that we had a SpoFi meet up in Raleigh. It took place at my old job and none of us spoke to each other.

posted by NoMich at 09:18 AM on May 31

CNN: Steve Ballmer Reaches Deal to Buy Clippers for $2 Billion

I say we null 'n void this transaction and let Priety Zinta or Nita Ambani buy the Clippers.

posted by NoMich at 02:40 PM on May 30

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

I think the most amazing part of Mumbai's run down is that they scored 190 runs in only 14+ overs. WTF happened to Rajasthan's bowlers?

posted by NoMich at 11:33 AM on May 30

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Actually, that helped quite a bit, Mr B. Thanks!

posted by NoMich at 10:01 AM on May 30

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

grum, here's the final two paragraphs from the official IPL web site with the explanation:

Shane Watson then handed the ball to Faulkner, who conceded a single off the first ball he bowled that over. Rayudu then stepped up to the plate and dispatched a full-toss over the fence. With MI needing two runs off one delivery to make the Playoffs, Rayudu struck the ball to mid-off, and he scampered for a single. However, an over-throw from Brad Hodge saw both batters going for the winning run. But Rayudu was run-out in the attempted second run, as the RR dugout leapt in jubilation.

But there was a twist in the tale. As a result of the tied scores at the end of 14.3 overs, both MI and RR sported identical net run-rates. Hence, as per fresh calculations, it was clear that MI were still in with a chance to qualify, provided they scored at least a four off the next delivery. Then thanks to Aditya Tare (6*), they did not get just a four, but in fact, a big six on the leg side to seal an emphatic win and their passage to the Playoffs.

Unfortunately, that doesn't quite help me with why that happened. Also, why did Mumbai only get 14+ overs?

posted by NoMich at 09:16 AM on May 30

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

It was 12 years ago tonight that the Hurricanes beat the Leafs in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals. (RIP Josef Vasicek.)

It was eight years ago tonight that Corey Stillman scored a game winner over the Sabres.

*sigh* I really hope that Ron Francis can put a playoff team together in Raleigh.

posted by NoMich at 09:01 PM on May 28

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em, Round 3

NYR in 6 (+2) - Marty St. Louis
Chicago in 7 - Patrick Kane

posted by NoMich at 01:59 PM on May 17

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Josh Reddick of the A's has an incredibly intimidating walk-up song. It's effective, too. It got him a 6 for one at bat.

posted by NoMich at 03:32 PM on May 14

Live: 2014 NFL Draft

Is Jaworski gloating yet?

posted by NoMich at 09:42 PM on May 08

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Jesus! Looks just like him, circa Playgirl centerfold.

posted by NoMich at 10:15 AM on May 08

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Coach Kirk Muller Fired By Carolina Hurricanes Assistant coaches Dave Lewis and John MacLean also told to take a hike by new GM, Ron Francis.

posted by NoMich at 04:25 PM on May 05

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em, Round 2

Welp, this is what I get for spending a long weekend in the North Carolina swamplands. On the plus side, I saw the most frogs I've ever seen in my life. Got to drive through a bunch of standing water too.

posted by NoMich at 07:53 PM on May 04

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Ah, gotcha. Pro football rules. I was thinking college football rules. Thanks for the clarification guys.

Owly: your countrymen are shining in the IPL this year. That league is a ton of fun to watch.

posted by NoMich at 10:06 PM on April 29

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Greg Inglis has scored some fantastic tries in his Rugby League career, but probably none better than this effort from last week.

Jesus! I got exhausted just watching that.
From an American football fan: didn't his knee touch the ground before getting into the endzone? That's not down in rugby?

posted by NoMich at 11:08 AM on April 29

Video: Ryan Braun Hits Jean Segura with Bat in Dugout

They allowed only in that they had no idea what was going on. Not a single soul saw what happened. But I did. I saw it. It was a roid rage cleverly disguised as an accident. Look at Braun's face, he is clearly raging. AAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!

posted by NoMich at 02:15 PM on April 27

Audio: Racist Tirade by Clippers Owner

Isn't this the same guy that taunts his own players? I seem to recall something about that a few years ago.

posted by NoMich at 03:27 PM on April 26

The Borders of Baseball

Back when the Twin were threatening to leave Minneapolis if they didn't get a new stadium, Greensboro, NC was rumored to be a destination. However, the fine citizens of Gate City said NO WAY to a taxpayer-funded stadium. It would actually be a pretty good location for a MLB team as it's only about an hour from Raleigh and about an hour and a half from Charlotte. Buuuuuut, if the team stinks, ain't no one gonna make that drive.

posted by NoMich at 06:59 PM on April 25

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

The final over of today's IPL match between Kolkata and Bangalore is why I love sports in general and have gotten into cricket specifically. Bangalore had only a few bowls left, but needed only a six to win, and this being 20/20 cricket and they had AB de Villiers at bat, it's probably going to happen. And not to get all fucking Upworthy with this, but you won't believe what happened next, thanks to some nifty acrobatics by Chris Lynn.

posted by NoMich at 09:07 PM on April 24