Recent Comments by NoMich

UMBC Beats Virginia in First 16-Over-1 Win Ever

And with that, this story got so much better.

posted by NoMich at 11:03 AM on March 17

Ear Nose and Throat Surgeon

Chase90? More like, Chased90 outta here with a banhammer!

posted by NoMich at 11:02 AM on March 17

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Oh come on, Virginia! I had you guys winning it all this year!

posted by NoMich at 11:44 PM on March 16

NBA Pick 'Em Week 22: Home Stretch Edition

Oklahoma City by 8
L.A. Lakers by 8

Indiana by 6
San Antonio by 6

Houston by 12 -- dunk
Portland by 8

Cleveland by 8
Golden State by 10 -- dunk

posted by NoMich at 02:53 PM on March 16

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Yeah man, it was rough yesterday. A) Central didn't win their play in game, 2) UNC-G lost even though they could've won that game, and C) State lost, but even making the NCAA tournament this year was miles beyond the expectations of the team.

UNC-G's James Dickey (from Raleigh!) was fun to watch in the first half.

posted by NoMich at 09:25 AM on March 16

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

I just found rcade's interview with BuildOn on Youtube.

posted by NoMich at 07:02 AM on March 16

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

What's the URL for BuildOn? The only buildon I can find is a nonprofit.

posted by NoMich at 08:57 PM on March 15

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

We use ServiceNow at work. YOUR WELCOME!!!!!

posted by NoMich at 07:15 AM on March 15

Seahawks Release Richard Sherman

You don't remember this classic post-game moment, fatty? That was directed at Crabtree.

posted by NoMich at 07:36 PM on March 13

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Anyone doing a NCAA mens tournament bracket challenge thingy?

posted by NoMich at 02:34 PM on March 13

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Oh, and the state as a whole has 6 schools in the tournament. The other two besides the Triangle schools are UNC-Greensboro and Davidson. Come on Wake Forest, get it together! You too, East Carolina! Stupid Pirates.

posted by NoMich at 10:51 AM on March 12

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

The ACC has 9 schools in the NCAA tournament this year. The Triangle area has all four of it's major universities in it: Carolina, Duke, NC Central, and NC State. And as it happens, the wife has a degree from two of those schools; Carolina and Central. So, perchance we will see a Heels v Eagles final? Disclaimer: I have not looked at the brackets yet

posted by NoMich at 10:48 AM on March 12

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

I saw a t-shirt at Target that had "time flies when you're havin grum" on the front of it

posted by NoMich at 01:06 PM on March 10

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

grum, that link doesn't go to an essay writing service, does it?

posted by NoMich at 09:18 AM on March 10

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Ron Francis out as Carolina Hurricanes general manager

My feelings as a Hurricanes fan: this is the right move.

Francis did a fine job of getting the car back on the road after Rutherford drove it into the cornfield. However, things have not improved beyond that and I don't see him actively making things better. His drafts have been OK at best and some of his signings have gone very bad. Viktor Rask makes a ton of money to not know how to scratch his ass and Scott Darling has been a major bust in net.

There is a feeling around here that there was an internal battle between Francis and head coach Bill Peters and new team owner Tom Dundon chose the coach. I don't really give a shit about any internal power battles, I'm just sick and tired of seeing this team not make the playoffs season after season. I want someone in the organization that knows how to build/coach a winning team.

It's a huge gamble to hire a guy that has his jersey hanging in the rafters and the Hurricanes actually did that twice by hiring Francis as the GM and Rod Brind'amour as an assistant coach. When things inevitably go wrong, it makes it really difficult to show those guys the door.

posted by NoMich at 09:29 PM on March 08

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

I may or may not be running out of town for the rest of the day so if I do, here are my NBA picks for tonight:

Raptors by 12 -- dunk
Nuggets by 8

posted by NoMich at 07:29 AM on March 07

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Owlhouse hipped us to Icarus and it ended up winning an Oscar.

Speaking of owlhouse, where is he? Come back!

posted by NoMich at 08:44 PM on March 04

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

And the heart wants what the heart wants.

posted by NoMich at 02:43 PM on March 02

NBA Pick 'Em Week 20: Send In The Tanks Edition

Cleveland by 8
Portland by 12 -- dunk

Toronto by 8
Utah by 6

Houston by 8

Philadelphia by 6

posted by NoMich at 12:46 PM on March 01

LeBron James: NCAA is Corrupt

Oh, it's true, it all depends on which program the athlete is part of. Athletes of programs that abide by the NCAA rules get nothing.

OK, I'll do the web search for you. Again, it's not much, but it's not nothing.

posted by NoMich at 07:29 AM on March 01

NBA Pick 'Em Week 20: Send In The Tanks Edition

Tonight's games:

Golden State by 14 -- dunk
Houston by 16 -- dunk

posted by NoMich at 06:59 PM on February 28

LeBron James: NCAA is Corrupt

The thing that bothers me most is the refusal of the NCAA to allow even a small stipend to be paid to collegiate athletes.

I don't think this is true anymore. I think it's a small amount of monies, but they do get something. Along with free room and board and a free education, it's not exactly the worst deal in the world.

Though, I do think that since the NCAA as an organization does rake in so much money per year, there needs to be a more equitable distribution of that money to the ones that are playing the sports.

And that's all I got to say about that!

posted by NoMich at 04:24 PM on February 28

U.S. May Lose Out on Bid to Co-Host World Cup

Canada is McNulty?

posted by NoMich at 02:00 PM on February 28

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

The site wants me to pay $1 to read this article.

posted by NoMich at 11:31 AM on February 28

Jerry Jones is Not as Powerful as He Thought


posted by NoMich at 10:04 AM on February 28

Jerry Jones is Not as Powerful as He Thought

/head desk

posted by NoMich at 07:49 AM on February 28

The 2018 Winter Olympics are over and Norway won

Thanks @grum, you always bring the hammer. Oh wait, that's a Summer event...

Nah, it fits. It's also a curling thing

posted by NoMich at 09:13 PM on February 26

MLB Execs Consider Wild 9th-Inning Batting Rule

America's pastime

Actually, it's spelled passed thyme. As in, "Baseball is America's passed thyme."

posted by NoMich at 01:28 PM on February 24

NBA Pick 'Em Week 19: Coach Yourself Edition

And I have yet to see Toronto in a national game. Aren't they really good?

posted by NoMich at 06:42 PM on February 23

NBA Pick 'Em Week 19: Coach Yourself Edition

Minnesota at Houston by 14 (Friday) -- dunk
Dallas at L.A. Lakers by 8 (Friday)
Oklahoma City at Golden State by 12 (Saturday) -- dunk
San Antonio at Cleveland by 9 (Sunday)
Philadelphia at Washington by 8 (Sunday)

posted by NoMich at 04:57 PM on February 23

MLB Execs Consider Wild 9th-Inning Batting Rule

Yeah, this system works fairly only if the visiting team is trailing in the 9th. So, if the home team is trailing by 1 at the bottom of the 9th and are allowed to use their three best hitters to win the game, how is that fair? Why doesn't the visiting team get the same chance?

The one rule idea that was thrown out there a year or two ago that I really liked was allowing a runner on second base to start with in each of the extra innings.

And can baseball (or any of the major North American sports) please do replay like cricket does? There is another umpire/ref in the media room that reviews the plays and makes the call. This way, we don't have 5 million umps/refs all sauntering off to the replay area to watch those replays and then conferring about how the play should be ruled. Also, make use of extra technology if you can.

posted by NoMich at 11:29 AM on February 23

NBA Pick 'Em Week 19: Coach Yourself Edition

Dang it! Hopefully the games haven't started yet.

Washington at Cleveland by 12 (Thursday) -- dunk
L.A. Clippers at Golden State by 18 (Thursday) -- dunk

posted by NoMich at 08:07 PM on February 22

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

(nice. must be a css grid thing.)

posted by NoMich at 01:07 PM on February 22

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Oh, and it was almost a year ago that the US women went on strike for better pay.

posted by NoMich at 01:02 PM on February 22

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

(how did you do that?)

posted by NoMich at 12:59 PM on February 22

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

I too hate the shootout and think it's a ridiculous way to settle a game, especially a championship game (same with soccer's shootout thingie that sometimes settles World Cups). But grum, we down here *needed* this win so very badly. Please, give us this one thing.

(and can someone please end the strong tag that going on here!)

posted by NoMich at 12:50 PM on February 22

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

College hoops corruption case poised to take down Hall of Fame coaches, top programs, lottery picks

posted by NoMich at 11:14 PM on February 16

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Helluva an ending for the USA v Canada hockey game. Can't wait for the gold medal game next week.

posted by NoMich at 08:03 AM on February 15

NBA Pick 'Em Week 18: Break Up Cleveland Edition

Cleveland by 6 at Oklahoma City (Tuesday)
San Antonio at Denver by 8 (Tuesday)
L.A. Clippers at Boston by 8 (Wednesday)
Golden State by 8 at Portland (Wednesday)
L.A. Lakers at Minnesota by 14 (Thursday) -- dunk

posted by NoMich at 03:50 PM on February 12

Isaiah Thomas Traded for Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance

Serious question here: did the Cavs get better with these deals?

posted by NoMich at 10:32 PM on February 09

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Barring a complete and total collapse, the woofies will certainly making the tournament. At this point, they have avoided a dreaded Tuesday game for the ACC tournament.

posted by NoMich at 07:05 AM on February 09

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Hopefully you are able to watch tonight's Duke/Carolina game. Another great one. Hopefully Duke wears the Heels down to a nub so that State can take care of business on Saturday afternoon

posted by NoMich at 09:50 PM on February 08

Isaiah Thomas Traded for Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance

So, the Lakers will have Thomas and Ball as their point guards?

posted by NoMich at 02:49 PM on February 08

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Alright, I've found a bit of free time here at work so I can revisit this silly idea.

I hear ya on the Anaheim thing, so let's make this a metro area. After all, the Jets and Giants still play their games in New Jersey, right? However, I'm still making the call that Ann Arbor is not part of the Detroit metro area. I'm also going to make the same judgement on LA/Anaheim and San Francisco/San Jose. Don't at me.

With that, let's Dallas and DC to the mix:

Los Angeles: Rams/Chargers, Lakers/Clippers, Dodgers, Kings, USC/UCLA, USC/UCLA.

Dallas: Cowboys, Mavericks, Rangers, Stars, TCU, TCU.

Washington, DC: DC NFL Franchise, Wizards, Nationals, Capitals, Georgetown/Maryland, Maryland.

Anywhere else? If not, what city/metro area do you see winning the Ultramega Cup?

posted by NoMich at 09:42 AM on February 08

NBA Pick 'Em Week 17: Take Cleveland Off TV Edition

Minnesota at Cleveland by 6 (Wednesday)
San Antonio by 16 at Phoenix (Wednesday) -- dunk
Boston at Washington by 9 (Thursday)
Oklahoma City at L.A. Lakers by 4 (Thursday)
L.A. Clippers at Detroit by 8 (Friday)
Minnesota by 5 at Chicago (Friday)
San Antonio at Golden State by 12 (Saturday) -- dunk
Cleveland at Boston by 10 (Sunday)

posted by NoMich at 02:05 PM on February 07

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

A late-day thought while the kid fills the house with the sounds of Sarah and Duck:

Has a city ever claimed six sport championship in the same season/year? NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, college football, college basketball. Let's look at the plausible possibilities:

Boston: Patriots, Celtics, Red Sox, Bruins, Boston College, Boston College. It's plausible that Boston College could somehow find lightning in a bottle and have a football squad that runs the table, ACC conference play included, and get into the final 4. Same with the basketball team, though admittedly, this one would be more plausible than the football team, but hey, they're in a power 5 conference and all you need to do is make the playoffs, right? Then it's a hot streak away from hoisting the championship trophy.

New York: Giants/Jets, Knickerbockers/Nets, Yankees/Mets, Rangers/Islanders, ???, St Johns (basketball?). Not seeing a plausible college football squad for NYC.

Philadelphia: Eagles, 76ers, Phillies, Flyers, ???, Villanova. Again, not seeing a plausible college football squad.

Pittsburgh: Steelers, ???, Pirates, Penguins, Pitt, Pitt. They have no NBA team as of yet, but maybe the Pisces can start play there some time in the near future. As for Pitt, see: Boston. They need to score an NBA team though.

Detroit: Lions, Pistons, Tigers, Red Wings, but no plausible college teams for football or basketball. And no, Michigan does not count for me since Ann Arbor is not even a suburb of Detroit. Neither is Ypsilanti, so don't even try to sneak Eastern Michigan into this discussion.

Chicago: Bears, Bulls, Cubs/White Sox, Blackhawks, Northwestern, Northwestern. But only if we allow Evanston to be a part of Chicago. They do have a common border. Judges?

Minneapolis: Vikings, Timberwolves, Twins, Wild, Minnesota, Minnesota. Again, the university is plausible if both squads find lightning in a bottle the same season/year.

Los Angeles: Rams/Chargers, Lakers/Clippers, Dodgers/Angels, Kings/Ducks, USC/UCLA, USC/UCLA. No justifications needed here.

Phoenix: Cardinals, Suns, D-Backs, Coyotes, Arizona State. As for Arizona State, see: Boston and Pittsburgh.

Miami: Dolphins, Heat, Marlins, Panthers, Miami, Miami. As for Miami, see: Boston, Pittsburgh, and Phoenix.

Who am I missing?

posted by NoMich at 09:46 PM on February 05

SportsFilter 2017-2018 Playoff Pick 'Em Champion: tahoemoj

Way to go tahoemoj!

Thanks for running this again, rcade.

posted by NoMich at 08:10 AM on February 05

Super Bowl 0x34

All my Lions fans buddies on Facebook aren't too happy with the Matt Patricia hire right now

posted by NoMich at 08:17 PM on February 04

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Super Bowl 0x34

Dog gone rcade. If you had played only week 2, you would still be in second place, but by only a single point. I wonder if that's the best week ever for a pick 'em contest.

posted by NoMich at 05:45 PM on February 03

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Super Bowl 0x34

I believe in you, tahoemoj! (looks at pick again, just to make sure) Yep 100%!!

posted by NoMich at 03:07 PM on February 02

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Super Bowl 0x34

New England by 21 -- dunk -10


FIRST FG: J. Elliot (PHI) +5

FIRST TD: R. Gronkowski (NE)

PASSING: T. Brady (NE) +5



SACK: G. Grissom (NE)


OOPS: N. Foles (PHI) +5

MVP: T. Brady (NE)

CONTEST WINNER: tahoemoj +5

posted by NoMich at 10:56 AM on February 02

NBA Pick 'Em Week 16: Devin Booker Might Be Good Edition

Houston at San Antonio by 8 (Thursday)
Oklahoma City at Denver by 7 (Thursday)
Miami by 8 at Philadelphia (Friday)
Golden State by 14 at Sacramento (Friday) -- dunk
Houston by 12 at Cleveland (Saturday) -- dunk
L.A. Lakers at Oklahoma City by 14 (Sunday) -- dunk

posted by NoMich at 07:31 AM on February 01

NBA Pick 'Em Week 16: Devin Booker Might Be Good Edition

New York at Boston by 12 (Wednesday)
Dallas at Phoenix by 8 (Wednesday)

posted by NoMich at 05:50 PM on January 31

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Is this for real? Chiefs trade Alex Smith to Washington, saving $17 million

posted by NoMich at 09:46 PM on January 30

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

The local sports radio gabbers down here are all very impressed with your Hoos this year. That was a great win for them on Saturday

posted by NoMich at 06:56 AM on January 29

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

This is crazy:

Today is the first day that both Carolina and Duke lost at home on the same day since 1973.

posted by NoMich at 05:00 PM on January 27

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Really, though, there's only *one* good fence: the picket fence!

posted by NoMich at 06:09 PM on January 26

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

HA! This is great! (uniwatch twitter post)

posted by NoMich at 08:31 AM on January 26

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Well tommy, there are no better fences than the ones in Baton Rouge, Cindy, BATON know this!

posted by NoMich at 06:53 AM on January 26

NBA Pick 'Em Week 15: 40/20/10 Edition

Oh boy. I guess it's time to stop locking games for the Celtics.

Houston by 14 at Dallas (Wednesday) -- dunk
Boston at L.A. Clippers by 9 (Wednesday)
Washington at Oklahoma City by 12 (Thursday) -- dunk
Minnesota at Golden State by 12 (Thursday) -- dunk
Houston at New Orleans by 8 (Friday)
Boston at Golden State by 14 (Saturday) -- dunk
Philadelphia at Oklahoma City by 13 (Sunday) -- dunk

posted by NoMich at 05:48 PM on January 24