Recent Comments by NoMich

ESPN laying off 100, including on-air peronslities

If PBS is de-funded, wonder if we'll see Oscar the Grouch courtside with Dick Vitale at Duke home games.

I hate to say this, but I think my li'l baby is aging out of PBS Kids. Except for "Odd Squad." That shit is legit hilarious.

NoMich, do you know where BronyCon 2017 is being held? Asking for a friend.

It's a good show, it really is. I keep teasing my Tarheel born 'n bred wife that she is Applejack.

posted by NoMich at 10:14 PM on April 26

ESPN laying off 100, including on-air peronslities

Young people don't watch cable. I could cancel my entire cable package today and my sons wouldn't notice. They only watch TV on the Internet and it's on-demand stuff on Youtube, Twitch, Netflix and Hulu.

We cut cable when our daughter was born and we really haven't missed it since then. That was 7 years ago. When she watches TV, it's nothing but PBS Kids and My Little Pony (that one is on Netflix).

I do miss watching the Hurricanes games live on TV, but I'm happy to pay for MLB.TV every year. There's enough free college and NFL football on broadcast TV that I don't miss that. Though, I do have to admit that my interest in football is waning.

posted by NoMich at 02:34 PM on April 26

ESPN laying off 100, including on-air peronslities

It doesn't look as if Bucci is actually gone.

posted by NoMich at 02:31 PM on April 26

ESPN laying off 100, including on-air peronslities

Are profits down to only $20 kajillion now? Down from a high of $21 kajillion?

posted by NoMich at 01:32 PM on April 26

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em: Second Round

grum: pick the top points scorer in *each* series.

posted by NoMich at 01:59 PM on April 25

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em: Second Round

Nashville in 7 - R. Johansen
Edmonton in 6 - C. McDavid
----
Ottawa in 6 - B. Ryan
Pittsburgh in 7 - E. Malkin

posted by NoMich at 01:54 PM on April 25

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

The skater with the puck is fair game. Any other skaters are off limits.

According to this site, fighting is way down. Why is that? Because teams need to roll four competitive lines now. Since you need skilled skaters, the time of the barely-able-to-skate goon is done.

I believe that checking is allowed in the international game. The penalties for egregious hits, though, are much harsher than in the NHL game. And since the international game's rink is so much bigger, the play is much more spread out.

posted by NoMich at 03:50 PM on April 22

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Whoah! Viktor, watch where you're going!

posted by NoMich at 07:56 AM on April 21

Brighton and Hove Albion promote to EPL

Geez, I may have to replace Crystal Palace with Brighton as my team to root for in the EPL.

posted by NoMich at 10:07 PM on April 18

Brighton and Hove Albion promote to EPL

The Brighton Rumbles. Please be named "the Rumbles."

/looks it up

Nope. Bummer.

posted by NoMich at 09:34 AM on April 18

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

I spent the afternoon at the in-law's joint and watched the Wild/Blues tilt. Man, what a game. Of course, I was bummed that I wasn't watching my Hurricanes playing a playoff game, but at least it was called by John Forslund, the team's TV play-by-play guy. However, I couldn't really hear him during the last five minutes of the game because you Blues fans were going nuts the whole time. Good job, lords and ladies of the Show Me state.

posted by NoMich at 08:49 PM on April 16

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em Starts Tonight

Well, truth be told, the Hurricanes have kinda sucked the joy out of the game for me lately*. I have no idea who is in the playoffs and who is good right now. So, looking at the brackets for the first round, I'll just throw some darts and see what team gets picked:

Chicago in 6
Minnesota in 7
Anaheim in 7 +1
San Jose in 7

New York in 6 +2
Ottawa in 6 +2
Washington in 7 +1
Pittsburgh in 6 +1

Ovechkin is one of the top scorers in the first round.


* - I do have to admit that it was fun again when the boys were kicking ass in March, but the air got let out of the room when they lost all those games in a row at the end.

posted by NoMich at 02:43 PM on April 15

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em Starts Tonight

How the eff did I keep forgetting about this? /sigh

posted by NoMich at 09:08 AM on April 15

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Happy birthday!

posted by NoMich at 01:08 PM on April 13

NBA Pick 'Em Week 25: All the Marbles Edition

Oklahoma City at Minnesota on NBA TV (Tuesday) by 500
Phoenix at Sacramento on NBA TV (Tuesday) by pi
Atlanta at Indiana on ESPN (Wednesday) by square root of 1
New Orleans at Portland on ESPN (Wednesday) by yr mom

ALL SLAMS!!!1!!!

posted by NoMich at 08:43 PM on April 11

NBA Pick 'Em Week 24: Westbrook Triple Double Edition

Cleveland by 9
San Antonio by 6
Toronto by 16
Washington by 12
Houston by 6

(All slams)

posted by NoMich at 06:00 PM on April 07

NBA Pick 'Em Week 24: Westbrook Triple Double Edition

Boston by 12
Los Angeles Clippers by 10

posted by NoMich at 04:42 PM on April 05

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Yeah, that was a complete shitshow. The play, the shooting, the reffing, the announcing, all of it was terrible. But hey, my Carolina alum wife is very happy, so it's all good.

posted by NoMich at 07:08 AM on April 04

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Hate to rub salt in the wound, ufie, but it was the original line-up as well. Lou even sang a few songs.

posted by NoMich at 10:47 PM on April 02

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Went to the Easy Action and Dinosaur Jr show in Chapel Hill last night. This was the scene about town. Thankfully, there was a back way out of town.

posted by NoMich at 09:29 AM on April 02

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Y'all need to check out this new Mets pitching prospect. He sure is something else.

posted by NoMich at 08:24 AM on April 01

NBA Pick 'Em Week 23: Better Not Rest Your Starters Edition

Houston by 8
Golden State by 9
Oklahoma City by 6
Boston by 18
San Antonio by 8

posted by NoMich at 09:32 PM on March 30

NFL team owners approve Raiders' move to Vegas

And has the ship sailed on the Lumberton idea?

posted by NoMich at 01:43 PM on March 30

NBA Pick 'Em Week 23: Better Not Rest Your Starters Edition

Golden State by 7

posted by NoMich at 09:43 PM on March 29

NFL team owners approve Raiders' move to Vegas

Toronto?
A second Detroit team! Make this one a winner, please.
A second Chicago team! Make this one a loser as well, please.
Lumberton, NC! I mean, really, why the fuck not?

posted by NoMich at 05:48 PM on March 29

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Why's he wearing a watch?

posted by NoMich at 03:51 PM on March 28

NFL team owners approve Raiders' move to Vegas

But what if they're really good? You think people will stay away from a Super Bowl contending team?

posted by NoMich at 04:53 PM on March 27

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

بريد مؤذي

posted by NoMich at 08:11 AM on March 27

NBA Pick 'Em Week 19: J.J. Barea Will Smash Edition

Washington by 7
Houston by 12
Portland by 16
San Antonio by 8
Utah by 14

posted by NoMich at 08:56 AM on March 25

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

But it's hard to beat a song title like "The Ramblin' Wreck from Georgia Tech."

posted by NoMich at 08:41 AM on March 24

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Barring a change on how they count "wins" in baseball, Cy Young's 511 wins seems impossible at this time.

I'm going with the single season win count: 31. What's the closest since then 22? 23? I just can't see anyone getting to 30 anymore.

Also, the sneakiest record in baseball is Nolan Ryan's no-hitter record: 7. It's such a low number that it seems it should easily reached, but what is the next best pitcher? Sandy Koufax with a paltry 4.

posted by NoMich at 02:54 PM on March 23

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

That was one helluva at bat.

posted by NoMich at 01:01 PM on March 21

Here’s Why the US Women’s National Hockey Team Is Going on Strike

And, in my opinion, the sacrifice made by the women is even greater because they don't get paid nearly as much as the majority of the men that play for their national teams. Looking at the men's national team rosters, how many of them are working regular day jobs to support themselves or a family before they they hit road for an international tournament? I realize that they players get a stipend leading up to a tournament and then get paid a bonus if they earn a medal, but it's nothing that someone could live on for a year.

posted by NoMich at 01:14 PM on March 20

NBA Pick 'Em Week 21: Emphasize the Triangle Edition

Cleveland by 10
Minnesota by 5
Los Angeles Clippers by 6
Toronto by 12
Golden State by 6
Los Angeles Clippers by 14

posted by NoMich at 05:57 PM on March 16

NBA Pick 'Em Week 21: Emphasize the Triangle Edition

San Antonio by 6
LA Clippers by 8

posted by NoMich at 06:14 PM on March 15

NBA Pick 'Em Week 20: Dirk Nowitzki 30,000 Edition

Golden State by 14
Washington by 12
San Antonio by 5
Boston by 12
Houston by 8
San Antonio by 8
Denver by 7

posted by NoMich at 10:47 AM on March 10

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

I love this paragraph:

"We're really excited to acquire a second round draft choice in this trade," Executive Vice President of Football Operations Sashi Brown said in a release. "Draft picks are extremely important to our approach in building a championship caliber football team. We are intent on adding competition to every position on our roster and look forward to having Brock come in and compete."

It really is straight out of The Onion if they had ever written a story on Brock Osweiller being traded somewhere. And of course it would've been the Browns in their satirical piece.

posted by NoMich at 09:19 PM on March 09

NBA Pick 'Em Week 20: Dirk Nowitzki 30,000 Edition

San Antonio by 12
Phoenix by 6

posted by NoMich at 05:33 PM on March 09

NBA Pick 'Em Week 19: Not Funny Amar'e Edition

Cleveland by 15
San Antonio by 12
Chicago by 7
Golden State by 16
Oklahoma City by 8
Charlotte by 7
Boston by 9

posted by NoMich at 08:12 PM on March 03

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Hello from my new PC. I built it meself. It's pretty nice. I am not an AI bot that has taken over NoMich's new PC. /repeat

posted by NoMich at 10:12 PM on March 01

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

The #Canes and @eddielack believe #HockeyIsForEveryone.

posted by NoMich at 12:04 AM on February 25

NBA Pick 'Em Week 18: Trade Deadline Edition

New York at Cleveland <<< NARP! TOO LATE!
Golden State by 18
Toronto by 8
Los Angeles Clippers by 7
Cleveland by 11
Cleveland by 14
Houston by 8

posted by NoMich at 09:28 PM on February 23

NBA Pick 'Em Week 17: Charles Oakley Will Smash Edition

Indiana by 4
Oklahoma City by 14
Boston by 8

posted by NoMich at 02:00 PM on February 15

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

I'll make it easy for you, Ufez: I won all of the prop bets. There, done.

posted by NoMich at 01:58 PM on February 15

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Something happen to the site's CSS? I'm seeing all of the text in Times and it's really small.

Never mind. Something was wrong on my end. For some reason, Arial was disabled on my Mac. OS X Sierra.

posted by NoMich at 10:22 AM on February 15

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Something happen to the site's CSS? I'm seeing all of the text in Times and it's really small.

posted by NoMich at 01:05 PM on February 14

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Here is Nic Wallin's own goal from a long time ago. It still hurts.

posted by NoMich at 01:41 PM on February 13

Mike Ilitch, owner of the Tigers and Red Wings, passes away at 87.

Yep, 1984 was the other pizza guy.

posted by NoMich at 08:14 AM on February 13

NBA Pick 'Em Week 16: Go Mavericks Edition

New York Knicks by 4
Golden State by 14
Oklahoma City by 6
Boston by 6
Washington by 4
Chicago by 8
Golden State by 8
San Antonio by 14
Indiana by 4
Atlanta by 6 (after blowing a 20 something point lead)

posted by NoMich at 05:13 PM on February 08

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Sorry for your loss, Rogers.

posted by NoMich at 05:21 PM on February 07

The Greatest Comeback in NFL History

Honestly, I didn't really watch the Super Bowl this year, but I would tune in every now and again because the wife and kid wanted to watch the commercials. One of the times I got really lucky and caught the teaser for season two of Stranger Things.

posted by NoMich at 09:46 AM on February 06

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Super Bowl 0x33 Edition

New England by 17 (my only lock of this week)


Pick the kicker who scores the first field goal: S. Gostkowski (NEP)

Pick the player who scores the first touchdown: J. Edelman (NEP)

Pick the quarterback with the most passing yards: M. Ryan (ATL)

Pick the player with the most rushing yards: L. Blount (NEP)

Pick the player with the most receiving yards: J. Edelman (NEP)

Pick a player who will get a sack or partial sack: M. Brown (NEP)

Pick a player who will get an interception: D. Harmon (NEP)

Pick the player who commits the first turnover: M. Ryan (ATL)

Pick the game's MVP: T. Brady (NEP)

Pick the SportsFilter user who will win this contest: beaverboard


Pick the total score of the game: 59 points

posted by NoMich at 03:47 PM on February 05

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Not before a Leafs Stanley Cup, thank you very much....

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!! This means the Lions will *never* win a Superb Owl!

posted by NoMich at 03:35 PM on February 05

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Mike Commodore did all he ever needed to do in a robe.

posted by NoMich at 12:06 AM on February 05

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

The greatest and most memorable Super Bowl of all time has yet to happen. Come on you Lions, if the Cubs can win a World Series, you dumb asses can win a Super Bowl.

posted by NoMich at 12:04 AM on February 05

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Well, he's in the US of A now, buddy, where hockey is played on the ice.

posted by NoMich at 08:00 PM on February 03

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

TIL that Australia's ambassador to the United States is named Joe Hockey. This is the biggest waste of a hockey name since the days of Miroslav Satan who never played for the NJ Devils.

posted by NoMich at 02:54 PM on February 03

67 Swedes Decide Whether to Take the Plunge

No. I wanted to keep my story in the same units of measurement as the article. Less confusion (and less internal math on y'all's part) that way.

posted by NoMich at 10:20 AM on February 02

67 Swedes Decide Whether to Take the Plunge

Yeah, that's true love right there. It was touching when he told her to keep talking even though he wasn't able to listen because the sound of her voice was soothing.

posted by NoMich at 10:13 AM on February 02

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

There is only one player to pretend to be: Zarley Zalapski. I mean, what a name!

posted by NoMich at 10:00 AM on February 02