Recent Comments by NoMich

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Right. It's a metric sound, which, as you may remember, is the unit of sound that Jimmy Carter tried to get the US to adopt back in the '70s after hearing Rush's "A Farewell to Kings" one wild night with Willie Nelson atop the White House. #highasshit #prog4ever

posted by NoMich at 09:15 PM on August 28

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

That is awesome. Was that the medal race?

posted by NoMich at 10:00 AM on August 18

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Looks like the Toledo Mud Hens are having a down year with a win percentage of .458. Too bad they're not in the International League South because that would be good enough for first place.

posted by NoMich at 01:37 PM on August 12

Tim Tebow Wants to Play Baseball

Yep, good one, meaty.

posted by NoMich at 09:51 AM on August 10

Tim Tebow Wants to Play Baseball

Tim Tebow play AAA ball? We're talking about the same guy that thought he was too good for football in Canada. You think this same guy is gonna live the AAA lifestyle? Don't they ride buses and stay in motels in AAA ball?

posted by NoMich at 07:30 AM on August 10

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

I'm sure a full scullership would be alluring enough for him to angle for one. Though, I'm not sure why he wouldn't be casting for one.

posted by NoMich at 03:30 PM on August 09

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Hey now! My wife's nephew is on the three time national champion NC State's bass fishing team.

posted by NoMich at 11:01 AM on August 09

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

The ump shoul've called it a ball just so McEnroe could argue it.

posted by NoMich at 10:18 AM on August 04

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

For accuracy's sake, the walk-off bunt in the Cubs game the other night wasn't a suicide squeeze, it was actually a safety squeeze. Sorry for the erroneous information yesterday.

posted by NoMich at 08:06 AM on August 02

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

This is the Cubs-Mariners win probability chart from last night's game

posted by NoMich at 03:36 PM on August 01

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

The Cubs with an exciting suicide squeeze in the 12th to cap an amazing come from behind victory. By come from behind, I mean, they were down 6-0 at one point.

posted by NoMich at 03:04 PM on August 01

The NBA officially pulls the 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte, NC

What tommytrump said

posted by NoMich at 07:22 PM on July 21

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

The current rule for away-from-the-play fouls applicable to the last two minutes of the fourth period (and last two minutes of any overtime) pursuant to which the fouled team is awarded one free throw and retains possession of the ball will be extended to the last two minutes of each period.

This is a pretty good rule, actually. Yes, I like it. Maybe that will cut down on the stoppage of play every two freakin' seconds.

posted by NoMich at 08:57 AM on July 14

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

I loved it. Make the NL wear those Padres uniforms and make the AL wear the '70s White Sox uniforms with the shorts.

posted by NoMich at 01:05 PM on July 12

Tim Duncan announces retirement

Pfft! Beginner's luck!

posted by NoMich at 10:28 AM on July 11

Euro 2016 Pick 'Em: Semifinals

Finland 5teen - The Vatican 3.14; Beckman
Luxebelgstein 8 - Englterra 77; Pele

posted by NoMich at 10:53 AM on July 06

Kevin Durant signs with Golden State

No, ufie, not this NWO, *this* NWO.

posted by NoMich at 11:18 PM on July 04

Kevin Durant signs with Golden State

Wait...so...GSW is now the New World Order?

posted by NoMich at 08:13 PM on July 04

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em Champion: NoMich

I emailed my mailing address to Rogers yesterday, to his Gmail account, and yes, it's cool that he share it with you.

posted by NoMich at 06:55 AM on June 28

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em Champion: NoMich

Whoo-hoo! Hooray!! Yay me!!!

Getting the score like I did for each round (total += total), is that like hitting for the cycle in baseball?

Fritsy: I did a CD swap at two different addresses.

posted by NoMich at 09:37 AM on June 27

SpoFi NBA Playoff Pick 'Em Results

Wow, I just flat out suck when it comes to picking NBA games. Still fun, though. Thanks for doing this Ufi.

posted by NoMich at 09:32 AM on June 27

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Creator vs Exaggerator? Was this a race between 1980s thrash metal bands or something?

posted by NoMich at 09:37 AM on June 12

"Mr. Hockey", Gordie Howe, has passed away at age 88.

The dude played 80 freakin' games and scored 41 points in the NHL at the age of 51/52! At 50, I can barely make it up four flights of stairs at work.

posted by NoMich at 06:25 PM on June 10

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Well, good for the Sharks to win another game.

posted by NoMich at 07:19 AM on June 10

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Are any of the NBA Finals games going to be close?

Speaking of not being close, I guess the Stanley Cup Finals will be over tonight. The Sharks look completely gassed. Reminds of the 2009 Eastern Conference Finals between Carolina and Pittsburgh. The previous series vs Boston took everything out of the Hurricanes and they met up with the young and hungry Penguins. Ugliness ensued.

posted by NoMich at 08:41 AM on June 09

The Greatest is gone.

O o (that's Ali jabbing ya)

posted by NoMich at 10:52 PM on June 04

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

The short time that I watched the game last night, all I saw was Colombia playing keep away from the US side.

posted by NoMich at 11:06 AM on June 04

SpoFi NBA Playoff Pick 'Em: Finals Edition

Team that wins & correct no. of games: GSW in 5
Series MVP: S. Curry
Largest margin of victory: 21 points
Highest combined score in a single game : 239

How many total 3-pointers will be made in the series: 113

posted by NoMich at 07:38 AM on June 02

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Mmmmm...ice cream cone.....

posted by NoMich at 10:52 AM on June 01

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Gentlemen! Gentlemen! Please settle down and let's remember that...OH MY GOD!! THE MINNESOTA TWINS WERE KICKING ASS THIS TIME LAST YEAR?!

posted by NoMich at 10:35 PM on May 31

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em: Stanley Cup Round

Ha! That was the first thing I noticed as well.

posted by NoMich at 09:37 PM on May 30

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em: Stanley Cup Round

Yes! I did make it.

posted by NoMich at 08:24 PM on May 30

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em: Stanley Cup Round

Hopefully I got my picks in under the wire. We were out of town all day long and then dropped the daughter off at grandma's so we could go see "Civil War." Went specifically to see Black Panther and was not disappointed, but man, that Vision character is pretty compelling (I am the Jon Snow of super power characters, I know nothing.)

posted by NoMich at 08:15 PM on May 30

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em: Stanley Cup Round

1. Winner: PIT

2. Number of games: 6 games

3. The longest game: No OT games

4. First player to score a goal: P. Kessel (PIT)

5. Conn Smythe winner: P. Kessel (PIT)

6. Player to score the most goals: P. Kessel (PIT)

7. Player to get the most assists: S. Crosby (PIT)

8. Player with the best plus/minus: K. Letang (PIT)

9. Player with the most penalty minutes: J. Ward (SJS)

10. Starting goaltender with the best save percentage: M. Murray (PIT)

Tiebreaker: Total goals scored in the series: 48 goales

posted by NoMich at 08:13 PM on May 30

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Exciting IPL final.

posted by NoMich at 04:16 PM on May 29

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Jesus, Chris Gayle is on pace to beat to beat Hyderabad's 208 all on his own. "Gayle Making Sun Risers' Brown Eyes Blue"

posted by NoMich at 01:09 PM on May 29

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Poor woofies

posted by NoMich at 01:33 PM on May 27

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Huh. That's right around the corner from Costume World. This all sounds so fishy.

posted by NoMich at 01:54 PM on May 26

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

#occupyrcade

posted by NoMich at 01:08 PM on May 26

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

rcade's approval numbers are already super low so there's no reason to start a sham House investigation on him.

posted by NoMich at 09:02 AM on May 26

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Speaking as a fan of a Southern team, what difference does it make? They've been playing NHL games mainly indoors for 90 now, so what's the big deal of where the franchise is located?

Hockey fans in so-called traditional markets can be so weird about where people are allowed to play the game. Why do they have this litmus test of where the sport can be played? It's like they don't want the sport to expand and be played by kids, no matter where they are. Thanks to the presence of an NHL team, the Triangle area of North Carolina has something like six regular ice rinks, a megacomplex of multiple ice rinks, and another megacomplex on the way. Still, there's hardly any available free skate time in any of those places because of all of the youth leagues and adult leagues.

I grew up in the northern part of Michigan's lower peninsula and growing up, no one gave a shit about hockey. I think the only place it was played was in Traverse City. This was in the days before cable TV, so there were no Red Wings games on TV or even the radio and no one played pond hockey. It was a rich person's sport that was played in Traverse and the small towns near there where people could make it to the rink on a snowy Saturday. Now, thanks to cable TV and the Red Wings being good, everyone up there is a hockey fan.

posted by NoMich at 10:26 AM on May 24

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Wow, fritsy. Mr Consistency there.

posted by NoMich at 01:29 PM on May 16

NBA Playoff Pick 'Em: Conference Finals

Howard: what about the player with the highest points, rebounds, and assists?

posted by NoMich at 07:01 AM on May 16

NBA Playoff Pick 'Em: Conference Finals

Grum: what about the player with the highest points, rebounds, and assists?

posted by NoMich at 09:15 PM on May 15

NBA Playoff Pick 'Em: Conference Finals

Howard, is there an NHL-style President's Trophy curse hitting you this playoff pick-'em season?

CLE in 6
GSW in 6

- Highest average PTS + REB + AST: K Love (CLE)
- Most blocks: D Green (GSW)
- Most steals: L James (CLE)
- Most personal fouls: K Lowry (TOR)
- Most Free Throws Attempted: D Green (GSW)

posted by NoMich at 08:15 PM on May 15

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em, Round 3

Dang it!

PIT in 6
SJS in 6

Goal scorer: J Pavelski (SJS)
Save percentage: M Murray (PIT)
Power play percentage: Pittsburgh Penguins
Penalized player: J Bouwmeester (STL)
Team goals: San Jose Sharks

posted by NoMich at 08:47 PM on May 13

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Carolina in 3 over Vancouver
Boston in 14 over Washington DC

High scorer will be Gretzky
Best save percentage will be Guy Lafleur
Calder winner will be You

posted by NoMich at 10:40 AM on May 13

SpoFi NBA Pick 'Em Round 2.

Miami in 7

posted by NoMich at 06:54 AM on May 02

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

14 runs off of one legal delivery. It's the good ol' IPL.

posted by NoMich at 12:20 AM on May 01

SpoFi NBA Pick 'Em Round 2.

Land of Cleves in Ohio in 6
Saint Anthony of Texas in 6
California, Land of Golden Nuggets and Golden Sunshine but ever so Warrior like in 5

Dennis Schrderr will be the most Hawkish with techincal fouls.
J.R. Smith of the Land of Cleves in Ohio will make it rain the most from three-point land.

posted by NoMich at 06:45 PM on April 30

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Because of that gas mask smoking device, I figured he was trying out for a new Judd Apatow movie or something.

posted by NoMich at 03:35 PM on April 29

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em, Round 2

EAST GAMES:
TBL in 6
PIT in 7

WEST GAMES:
STL in 7
SJS in 6

Top goal scorer: Nikita Kucherov (TBL)
Top save percentage: Ben Bishop (TBL)
Top PP percentage: Pittsburgh Penguins
Most goals/game: Tampa Bay Lightning

posted by NoMich at 10:19 AM on April 27

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

I'm not sure how the Twins/Nats game is crazier than the Pirates(of course! who else could've been involved in this?)/Diamondbacks game. I mean, that's pretty crazy set of instances in the Diamondbacks game.

The 2016 Pirates need a nickname pretty badly. The WTFs. The Is-This-Even-Baseball?. The What-Nexts?.

posted by NoMich at 11:33 AM on April 25

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Wow, that's really cool, but I guess not if you're a Rockies fan.

posted by NoMich at 05:25 PM on April 23

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

So, what kinds of stupid bs happened in last night's Pittsburgh/San Diego game?

posted by NoMich at 07:45 AM on April 22

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Jake freakin Arrieta, man. Another no hitter

posted by NoMich at 10:08 PM on April 21

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

If have the opportunity to put the Cubs/Reds game on, you should.

posted by NoMich at 09:51 PM on April 21

ESPN Fires Curt Schilling for Anti-Transgender Post

Maybe another state needs to invest heavily in a failed computer game?

posted by NoMich at 08:39 AM on April 21

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

And of course it would be the same Pirates/Padres series as the other bit o' bizarness.

posted by NoMich at 08:38 AM on April 21

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Even without the yelling of the slur from the penalty box, he was being outrageously disrespectful of the on-ice officials by yelling at them and giving them a double-barrelled bird while still on the ice. I know it's bad form to eject someone from a playoff game, but come on man, how can let this player show you up like this on the friggin' ice? Then you throw in the homophobic slur? Yeah, I'm with Ufez on this; the dude should be gone.

posted by NoMich at 01:28 PM on April 20