Recent Comments by NoMich

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


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

The Borders of Baseball

Why is there no tiny li'l, red Kings XI Punjab dot covering my zip code?

posted by NoMich at 01:15 PM on April 24

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle gives a clinical explanation of Seabrook's three-game suspension for charging St. Louis' Backes.

posted by NoMich at 05:18 PM on April 20

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em, Round 1

Colorado in 6
Chicago in 7
Anaheim in 5 +1
Los Angeles in 7 +2

Boston in 5 +2
Tampa Bay in 6
Pittsburgh in 5 +1
New York in 7 +2

Total: 8 points

posted by NoMich at 05:43 PM on April 16

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

The IPL starts up in about five minutes.

posted by NoMich at 10:27 AM on April 16

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

I don't see any sidebar ads because of my AdBlock, but I seeing the B I & link below this box stacked vertically. This has been true since last week. Also, it seems that the SpoFi twitter feed is sending double tweets whenever there is a new post here at SpoFi.

There, I have nailed these complaints to the large doors of rcade's cathedral.

posted by NoMich at 06:32 PM on April 14

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

My first thought upon seeing Elvis Andrus last night was, "Must be the one guy that looked at the 9/11 hijackers as fashion icons". Glad to see someone in the administration has called him out for his facial hair.

Call me when he gets to Moeen Ali beard status.

posted by NoMich at 02:25 PM on April 08

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara made my Indian friends sad today. Him and four ineffectual overs to wrap up India's batting, that is. But hey, good for Sangakkara and Sri Lanka for winning the T20 World Cup.

posted by NoMich at 01:50 PM on April 06

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Why are they blue, white & red, in that order?

posted by NoMich at 07:10 PM on April 01

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

"The other side of the Earth"? Depends where you are standing, I suppose.

And they were standing upside down!

posted by NoMich at 12:14 PM on March 30

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

South Africa with another squeaker of a victory by getting a ton of wickets at the end when the other side was going to overtake them. Exciting stuff.

posted by NoMich at 09:06 AM on March 27

Ralph Wilson, founder and owner of the Buffalo Bills, dies at 95

I'd prefer they stay in Buffalo.

Totally agree. The NFL, to me, just wouldn't be the same without the Green Bays and the Buffalos.

posted by NoMich at 09:47 PM on March 25