Recent Comments by NoMich

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Conference Championship Edition

ATL by 7
NEP by 10

1. Quarterback with most passing yards: A. Rodgers (GBP)
2. Player with most rushing yards: L. Bell (PIT)
3. Player with most receiving yards: D. Adams (GBP)
4. Player with an interception: R. Allen (ATL)

posted by NoMich at 09:25 AM on January 21

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Very nice, Howard!

posted by NoMich at 09:20 AM on January 21

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Yeesh. That's from the game where State got crushed by 50+ points by Carolina. *Everything* was coming up Milhouse for the Heels and their fans that night.

posted by NoMich at 11:13 PM on January 20

Baggy, The Rock, and Pudge make the cut.

Walker, McGriff, Kent, Sheffield, and Sosa...

Kent Tekulve?! Oh please, please, please get him into the Hall.

posted by NoMich at 08:55 AM on January 19

SI: ESPN Talkers Mike & Mike Are Breaking Up

Ah! The Fabulous Sports Babe. Whatever happened to her?

posted by NoMich at 08:50 AM on January 19

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Help me Jebus, the Hurricanes next five games are Columbus, Pittsburgh, Columbus, Washington, and LA. This is the season, right here.

posted by NoMich at 06:34 PM on January 17

NBA Pick 'Em Week 13: No Rivals Edition

Houston by 12
Golden State by 14
Washington by 8
Los Angeles Clippers by 14
Golden State by 6
Los Angeles Lakers by 4
Cleveland by 5
Indiana by 13

I'm not able to stop locking picks!!! Help!!

posted by NoMich at 10:25 AM on January 17

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Now that A Whale's Vagina is no longer a football town, the MLS is set to make it a futbol town.

posted by NoMich at 09:31 PM on January 15

Patriots Set Record with 6th Straight AFC Championship Trip

So, he built a house in Dallas?

posted by NoMich at 08:54 AM on January 15

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Divisional Round Edition

ATL by 8
NEP by 16
PITT by 6
DAL by 6

Quarterback with most passing yards: M. Ryan (ATL)
Player with most rushing yards: L. Bell (PITT)
Player with most receiving yards: J. Jones (ATL)
Player with a sack or partial sack: J. Harrison (PITT)

posted by NoMich at 03:18 PM on January 13

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

The PFT Commenter is the best radio troll since Ronald Clontle graced the WFMU airwaves.

posted by NoMich at 10:21 AM on January 13

NBA Pick 'Em Week 12: Unexcused Absence Edition

Well damn, this is Thursday, not Wednesday.
Washington at Boston
Cleveland at Portland


Chicago by 14
Golden State by 18
Atlanta by 8
Utah by 12
Memphis by 8
Golden State by 8
Los Angeles Clippers by 8

posted by NoMich at 08:35 PM on January 12

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

BTW, Clemson beat the past seven national champs this season. Florida State, Auburn, Ohio State, and...well...Alabama, Alabama, Alabama, and Alabama.

posted by NoMich at 04:07 PM on January 10

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

So, the Cheetahs beat the Evil Empire, hey? Good for the ACC.

posted by NoMich at 03:14 PM on January 10

NFL Pick 'Em Champion Crowned

Man, if I hadn't missed that one week I would've won this damn thing hands down. And yes, I would've scored at least 190 in that one week.

posted by NoMich at 03:12 PM on January 10

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Wild-Card Edition

Since he wrote this: The scoring rules are the same as the regular season contest.

I assume that locks are in effect for the playoffs as well.

posted by NoMich at 12:48 PM on January 07

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Wild-Card Edition

HOU by 6
SEA by 10
PITT by 8
GBP by 12

1. Quarterback with most passing yards: A. Rogers (GBP)
2. Player with most rushing yards: J. Ajayi (MIA)
3. Player with most receiving yards: A. Brown (PIT)
4. Player with an interception: H. H. Clinton-Dix (GBP)

posted by NoMich at 05:45 PM on January 06

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

NC's HB2 will eventually get completely gutted by the courts and then our state's chances in getting an MLS franchise will start to look up. There's a group in Charlotte that is already moving on a stadium plan, which as far as I know, puts them way ahead of Raleigh's group.

MLS stadium in CLT likely to include $100M from city, county

posted by NoMich at 06:47 PM on January 05

NBA Pick 'Em Week 11: Nick Young Dance Party Edition

Houston by 8
San Antonio by 14
Milwaukee by 10
Golden State by 15
Utah by 6
Los Angeles Lakers by 5

posted by NoMich at 07:31 AM on January 05

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

I remember seeing that ESPN had some sort of darts finals this past weekend. Hopefully they have it archived on their Roku app. If so, I'll definitely check it out.

I used to shoot darts like a fiend. In fact, I still have a decent set in my car, because you know, just in case there should be a dart board where I'm going. Haven't played in a very looong time, though.

posted by NoMich at 07:15 AM on January 03

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

They would have 2/3 of the big time programs in Florida and then the entire states of South Carolina and Oklahoma.

posted by NoMich at 07:36 PM on December 30

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Today on local sports radio, some guy claiming to have a source way high up on the ACC food chain claimed that at the end of the 2019 football season, Florida State and Clemson will leave the conference to join the SEC East. Also, that Oklahoma and Oklahoma State will leave the Big 12 and join the SEC West.

posted by NoMich at 04:03 PM on December 30

NFL Pick 'Em Week 17: One-Legged Quarterback Edition

Lock 'em all down, Scottie.

Baltimore by 7
New York Jets by 4
Tampa Bay by 13
Minnesota by 5
Pittsburgh by 12
Dallas by 12
Green Bay by 6
Houston by 12
Indianapolis by 12
New England by 8
Atlanta by 8
Washington by 5
Arizona by 7
Kansas City by 12
Oakland by 6
Seattle by 12

posted by NoMich at 09:24 PM on December 29

NBA Pick 'Em Week 10: George Karl's Distracting Posse Edition

Cleveland by 12
Los Angeles Lakers by 8

posted by NoMich at 09:31 AM on December 28

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

And speaking of Grinches, thanks to the North Carolina GA's (well, the NC Republicans) refusal to repeal HB2, the MLS will likely not grant us a franchise.

posted by NoMich at 09:15 AM on December 25

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Merry Christmas to all you SpoFi grinches out there! May Santa bring you a gift that gives you the same amount of awe, wonder, and joy as this microscope is giving to my daughter right now.

posted by NoMich at 09:11 AM on December 25

NFL Pick 'Em Week 16: Farewell Gus Bradley Edition

All of them locks, brother!

New York Giants by 13
Carolina by 9
Miami by 7
Green Bay by 13
New England by 18
San Diego by 12
New Orleans by 5
Tennessee by 13
Washington by 8
Oakland by 6
Seattle by 7
Los Angeles by 8
Houston by 5
Pittsburgh by 4
Kansas City by 6
Dallas by 8

posted by NoMich at 03:19 PM on December 22

NBA Pick 'Em Week 9: Craig Sager Memorial Edition

Boston by 9
Los Angeles Clippers by 7
Boston by 7
Golden State by 6
San Antonio by 10
Oklahoma City by 12
Los Angeles Clippers by 14

posted by NoMich at 11:27 AM on December 22

NBA Pick 'Em Week 9: Craig Sager Memorial Edition

How dare you, Goyoucolts! Have you no scruples?!

posted by NoMich at 11:24 AM on December 22

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Of course! Why wouldn't I? There's free beer, food, and my own bathroom. It's better than home.

posted by NoMich at 05:29 PM on December 21

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Surely that's just a placeholder name for Baseball Reference's system. Right? Asking for some friends. OK, the friends are Rusty Kuntz and Dick Pole.

posted by NoMich at 09:52 AM on December 21

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

If I were in NC at the moment, I'd take every opportunity I could to have a good laugh.

True that, brother. But please know, we'll turn this sinking ship around. Eventually.

posted by NoMich at 11:45 AM on December 20

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Let me tell you good sons 'n daughters of SportsFilter a tale of woe:

I was at work yesterday afternoon, watching a small tufted titmouse eating spiders (or perhaps, spider prey caught in the webs?) out of the giant web that wraps our building when the VP of Sales should happen upon me with a luxury box ticket for the Red Wings/Hurricanes game for later that very day. I merrily, and quite thankfully, accepted the free ticket with visions of yet another third period meltdown by the beloved home team.

I drove to the stadium, paid my $15 dollar parking fee with two $20 bills and accepted the $5 back from the attendant, thinking I had given him two $10 bills. Still ignorant of my mistake in the cash exchange, I entered the building and found the luxurious suite full up with food, alcoholic beverages, and the scourge of any tech company: Salespeople. I quietly and to myself renamed the suite, "The Mos Eisley Cantina," and if it would have come to it, I would've shot first.

OK, OK, whatever, long story short: the game got ixnayed because of a faulty freon system under the ice. The crew couldn't get the ice temperature down into the teens where it should be for NHL hockey purposes. Oh well, much barbecue and beer was had by all and no one got shot and my Jedi mind trick had to be used only a few times when I needed another beer.

This all happened in our galaxy, and not a long time ago.

posted by NoMich at 11:44 AM on December 20

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Does it make me a bad person that I'm laughing my ass off while watching that video?

posted by NoMich at 11:31 AM on December 20

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Shocking footage of Oklahoma RB Joe Mixon hitting woman released

Bob Stoops, David Boren and Joe Castiglione Should All Be Fired Over Joe Mixon

posted by NoMich at 02:21 PM on December 19

Jacksonville Jaguars Fire Gus Bradley

If the Lions don't make the post-season, I can see Caldwell walking the plank. The Jaguars can pick him up.

posted by NoMich at 11:05 AM on December 19

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

On the flipside, I am digging the old school white-horned Rams helmets. Too bad about the the gold stripe down the pants, though.

posted by NoMich at 10:59 PM on December 15

NFL Pick 'Em Week 15: Farewell Jeff Fisher Edition

Seattle by 14
Miami by 8
Buffalo by 6
New York Giants by 8
Green Bay by 8
Minnesota by 5
Houston by 10
Baltimore by 8
Dallas by 8
Tennessee by 5
Arizona by 5
Atlanta by 18
New England by 8
Oakland by 14
Pittsburgh by 7
Washington by 12

posted by NoMich at 05:45 PM on December 15

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

So, Harbaugh moving on to L.A. to coach the Rams? If that happens, does that mean Les Miles to Ann Arbor?

posted by NoMich at 11:16 AM on December 13

NBA Pick 'Em Week 8: Last-Place Dallas Mavericks Edition

Chicago by 12
Oklahoma City by 8
Indiana by 8
San Antonio by 9
Chicago by 6
Golden State by 12
Los Angeles Lakers by 8
Utah by 14

posted by NoMich at 12:55 PM on December 12

NBA Pick 'Em Week 8: Last-Place Dallas Mavericks Edition

Again, the power of the lock. Without the 20 points from my one and only locked game, I would've scored a lot less than what I did.

posted by NoMich at 12:52 PM on December 12

NFL Pick 'Em Week 14: Just Endure The Suffering Edition

Kansas City by 5
Miami by 6
Detroit by 6
Cincinnati by 12
Denver by 7
Indianapolis by 5
Minnesota by 5
Tampa Bay by 7
Pittsburgh by 5
Carolina by 5
Washington by 6
New York Jets by 5
Atlanta by 12
Seattle by 5
Dallas by 6
New England by 10

posted by NoMich at 08:38 AM on December 08

Tampa Bay Rowdies Launch Campaign to Enter MLS

It would still be $20, same as in town.

posted by NoMich at 03:01 PM on December 07

Tampa Bay Rowdies Launch Campaign to Enter MLS

The Carolina Railhawks made their official bid for MLS-dom yesterday as well. They also officially changed their name to North Carolina FC, which is kind of difficult to say, but when you shorten it to NC FC, it's not too bad.

The stadium thing seems to be more in Tampa Bay's favor than up here. As of yet, there are no plans in place for a new stadium and the local city officials have not been presented with any plans. Unfortunately, Wake Med Soccer Park (where the team plays now) cannot be expanded and it's already a nightmare to get in and out of when there's only about 8000 people there. Some people are guessing that a new stadium will be built in downtown Raleigh, but there's no room for a 20000 seat stadium (plus parking!) unless you kick a bunch of poor people out of their homes. And how a downtown stadium makes it easier to get in and out of than Wake Med Soccer Park, I have no clue.

Anywho, good luck down there!

posted by NoMich at 02:29 PM on December 07

NBA Pick 'Em Week 7: 60 Points in 29 Minutes Edition

New York by 6
Golden State by 7
Toronto by 14
San Antonio by 6
Oklahoma City by 6
Los Angeles Lakers by 8

posted by NoMich at 01:11 PM on December 06

NBA Pick 'Em Week 7: 60 Points in 29 Minutes Edition

Wow, look at the power of the lock. rcade got three of the four games correct last week, but the one he got wrong was the only one he locked. Therefore, only five net points.

posted by NoMich at 01:07 PM on December 06

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

That's 'cause Central Michigan isn't playing. You let the Chips play and BAM! it's Fire Up Chips time.

posted by NoMich at 02:38 PM on December 02

NFL Pick 'Em Week 13: No Tie for Gary Kubiak Edition

Dallas by 7
Denver by 8
New Orleans by 9
Green Bay by 7
Atlanta by 7
New England by 17
Miami by 6
Philadelphia by 6
San Francisco by 5
Oakland by 10
New York Giants by 6
San Diego by 4
Washington by 5
Seattle by 7
Indianapolis by 5

posted by NoMich at 11:08 AM on December 01

NBA Pick 'Em Week 6: Doc Rivers Will Smash Edition

Cleveland by 8
Golden State by 7
Chicago by 5
Houston by 10

posted by NoMich at 02:33 PM on November 30

Strong Out, Herman In (probably)

Why is the ACC Network showing a basketball score for this Syracuse/Pitt football game?

posted by NoMich at 04:07 PM on November 26

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

LSU contacted Larry Fedora? Huh. Maybe if Fedora gets poached by LSU, Carolina can pick up their discarded Les Miles.

posted by NoMich at 11:00 AM on November 25

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Happy Thanksgiving, y'all! Today, I am thankful for the Cubs World Series win and the Hurricanes finally starting to get their ish together; especially the kids on defense and Cam Ward. Well, those things and my wife and kid.

posted by NoMich at 10:39 AM on November 24

NFL Pick 'Em Week 12: Friggin' Lasers Edition

Detroit by 6
Dallas by 5
Indianapolis by 5
Atlanta by 8
Baltimore by 5
Buffalo by 6
Los Angeles by 4
New York Giants by 14
Houston by 7
Miami by 14
Tennessee by 5
Seattle by 6
Oakland by 6
Denver by 7
New England by 14
Philadelphia by 6

posted by NoMich at 10:37 AM on November 24

NHL's Newest Team: The Vegas Golden Knights

Somebody knows how to use Illustrator.

posted by NoMich at 12:36 PM on November 23

NBA Pick 'Em Week 5: Michael Jordan of Greatness Edition

San Antonio by 8
New Orleans by 6

posted by NoMich at 08:07 AM on November 23

NFL Pick 'Em Week 11: Blocked PAT for 2 Points Edition

Carolina by 6 (picked on Thursday afternoon)
Arizona by 5
Dallas by 7
Cincinnati by 5
New York Giants by 9
Detroit by 7
Pittsburgh by 12
Kansas City by 6
Tennessee by 5
Miami by 4
New England by 14
Seattle by 6
Washington by 6
Oakland by 5

posted by NoMich at 07:00 AM on November 18

NFL Pick 'Em Week 11: Blocked PAT for 2 Points Edition

Carolina by 6

posted by NoMich at 06:17 PM on November 17

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

A Glass Case of Emotion: The Anchorman' Crew Watching the Cubs Win It All

posted by NoMich at 01:44 PM on November 16

NBA Pick 'Em Week 4: All Hail the Clippers Edition

Whoo-hoo!!

Golden State by by 6
Los Angeles Clippers by 10
Minnesota by 7
Utah by 7
Golden State by 12
Los Angeles Clippers by 12

posted by NoMich at 07:54 AM on November 16

Shohei Ohtani hits a ball out of a domed stadium.

Thanks for the HD version, grum. Hai!

posted by NoMich at 08:47 AM on November 14