Recent Comments by NoMich

Blind-sided: Blue Jacketsí Jack Johnson is bankrupt; who led him there is biggest shocker

From the article:
One day after the home loan was signed, on March 10, 2011, the Johnsons borrowed $2 million at an interest rate of 12 percent from a software developer in Iowa named Rodney L. Blum, who this month won a seat in the U.S. House.

Blum's office did not respond to interview requests left with Blum's spokesman by The Dispatch. It's unclear how Johnson's family came to know him or why he was making a personal loan at a high interest rate.

What the eff? Why? I just don't get why you would get a high-interest loan from some shmoe on the street. And of course this shmoe is now a House Rep.

posted by NoMich at 05:51 PM on November 21

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

The Jack Johnson story is sad. How could parents do that to their kid?

Owly: don't tell us, you're in Buffalo right now. Are you going to be home in time for the World Cup? Speaking of which: can any of our resident billionaires spot me a few bucks so I can spend a few months in Australia and New Zealand for said World Cup?

posted by NoMich at 09:32 PM on November 20

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Who dat steals from who dey. History repeats.

posted by NoMich at 10:45 PM on November 18

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Dont' look now, but my beloved Hurricanes have just won five of their last six, scoring in all six of those games. Time to give 'em the Stanley Cup!

posted by NoMich at 10:09 PM on November 10

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

I do not see it. What kind of sorcery is this?!

posted by NoMich at 11:28 AM on November 08

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

But the page that you linked to didn't mention anything about lettuce walls. I'm so confused. I'm going to move to Finland. That's how confused I am.

posted by NoMich at 08:42 PM on November 07

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

I think yerfatma meant to link here. Maybe not, though? I never found anything about lettuce walls on the Wikipedia page.

It sounds like he would do well at one of those build-your-own plates Mongolian grills.

posted by NoMich at 09:58 AM on November 07

Bucks Player Almost Shoots in Wrong Basket

Hey now!

posted by NoMich at 04:20 PM on November 01

Giants Win World Series

If, you're like me, you wonder to yourself.... "What was Barry Bonds doing after SF won the World Series?" Well, here is your answer.

That's pretty cool.

posted by NoMich at 08:48 AM on October 30

Giants Win World Series

Pfft! Beginner's luck.

posted by NoMich at 07:02 AM on October 30

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

There's a local Sunday morning football TV talk show here in the Triangle that is hosted by former ECU head coach Steve Logan and he said during yesterday's show to watch out for Carolina and Cincinnati and how awful they'll be since they had to play a full five periods last week. Sure enough, both teams were awful yesterday. Good thing for you gamblers to take note of.

posted by NoMich at 09:48 PM on October 20

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

I remember some time at the beginning of the season, someone mentioned that if Kirk Cousins was really good and ready to lead a team as a starting QB, Kyle Shanahan probably would've had the Browns trade for him during this year's draft as they really didn't have a QB then. If anyone in the NFL knew how good Cousins really was, it would've been K. Shanahan.

posted by NoMich at 05:11 PM on October 19

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

I think attendance is going to take a nosedive in Raleigh as well. Unless the 'Canes can actually start winning, that is.

posted by NoMich at 01:54 PM on October 14

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

That was a really nice heads-up play on Smith's part. Steve Smith has really been making a name for himself in this series.

Aside: is there any reason I should feel bad for liking Danny Morrison's announcing? He cracks me up. He's not a neo-nazi or anything is he? He doesn't dine on the livers of the young or anything like that, right?

posted by NoMich at 10:03 PM on October 13

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Why did the Rams ever give up this great blue and yellow color scheme? The replacement colors were so...meh.

posted by NoMich at 08:59 PM on October 13

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Here it is. I like how the USC guy wearing #10 was just waiting for the pass to come down as if it were a punt. Dude! Just knock the ball to the ground. *Someone's* doing laps on Monday.

posted by NoMich at 09:28 AM on October 05

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Whoah! The ending to that Arizona State v USC game was great.

posted by NoMich at 11:14 PM on October 04

Why no one wants to host the 2022 Olympics

In other news: Kazakhstan is the world's largest landlocked nation. Huh. I did not know that.

posted by NoMich at 09:22 AM on October 03

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Wear your MS Dhoni Super Kings jersey with pride, grummy. Bad day for the Kings XI side today.

posted by NoMich at 02:25 PM on October 02

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Uh-oh grum, our teams are facing off tomorrow morning in the Champions League T20 semifinal. It will be on ESPN3.com at 10:30 Eastern time.

posted by NoMich at 03:03 PM on October 01

Lights On

Because I'm too lazy to actually read the article right now, does this ruling affect the other sports as well?

posted by NoMich at 01:51 PM on October 01

SportsFilter Fantasy Hockey Needs 4 Owners

Alright, the Carolina Booze Panties are in.

posted by NoMich at 08:09 AM on September 30

SportsFilter Fantasy Hockey Needs 4 Owners

You still need someone?

posted by NoMich at 06:12 PM on September 28

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 4

You can still make this week's picks, grum. Obviously you won't be able to pick last night's game, but the rest of the games are still open.

posted by NoMich at 10:14 AM on September 26

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Incredible save by Super King (by way of New Zealand) Brendon McCullum in today's Champions League T20 match. Thanks in part to McCullum's bat, the Chennai Super Kings scored almost 250 runs in a twenty20 match.

posted by NoMich at 09:32 PM on September 22

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Stephen Tulloch tore his ACL celebrating a sack yesterday and is lost for the season.

That was the most Lions thing to happen since the no-win season.

posted by NoMich at 05:55 PM on September 22

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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