Recent Comments by NoMich

Your 2015 MLB Hall of Fame Class

Oh my god, keep Maddux's name out of this lighthearted thread!!!! Oh man oh man oh man oh man

posted by NoMich at 03:01 PM on July 27

Your 2015 MLB Hall of Fame Class

Oh boy, terrible realization time: I think I went with Tom Smoltz because I heard a damn Boston song not too long before making this post.

posted by NoMich at 01:32 PM on July 27

Your 2015 MLB Hall of Fame Class

LOL. Oops. Don't know where the Tom came from. Administrators! Please hope me!

posted by NoMich at 12:57 PM on July 27

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

This very nicely hits a few of my favorite sports-related thingies:
1) Hockey
2) Hatred of NY sporting teams*

* - Well, all northeast sporting teams, really.

posted by NoMich at 09:22 AM on July 22

Colin Cowherd Leaving ESPN

Hopefully there is an unknown-to-Cowherd clause in his ESPN contract that on his last day with the network they cut his tongue out.

posted by NoMich at 02:54 PM on July 16

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle Bryce Harper's slash line stunned me. I knew he was doing well this year in the numbers old guys care about, but wow.

Wow indeed.

posted by NoMich at 11:59 AM on July 15

Federal Judge Orders Cancellation of Redskins Trademarks

I thought this happened last year.

posted by NoMich at 12:49 PM on July 08

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Fan makes great catch while feeding baby

posted by NoMich at 11:08 AM on June 24

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

And MLB needs to trot their faces out every single friggin chance they can get.

posted by NoMich at 06:24 PM on June 22

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Nice hops, rook.

Is it just my not-very-well-informed perception that there is a loooot of excellent young talent in baseball right now? Or is there really a loooot of excellent young talent in baseball right now?

posted by NoMich at 03:18 PM on June 22

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Absolutely disagree. Stephen Curry *has* to be the MVP of the series. To say otherwise would run counter to my SpoFi Pick 'Em prediction that he would win the MVP. Nuff said!!1!

posted by NoMich at 09:38 AM on June 15

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Former NC State basketball player (and hero of the 1983 championship) is mightily impressed with the amphibious pitcher.

posted by NoMich at 07:23 PM on June 09

WTF MLB? Baseball Strikes Out With Its Streaming Policies.

Charlotte, NC is in a thin zone through the western piedmont area that gets no Baltimore, Atlanta or Cincinnati games. Cincinnati? WTF? And the last time I subscribed to, Baltimore and Washington games were blacked out. I wonder if that still holds and if so, if Charlotte gets no Washington games either.

posted by NoMich at 11:48 PM on June 05

SpoFil NBA Playoff Pick 'Em

It seems some of you are missing the Largest Margin of Victory in a Single Game category.

Thanks for doing this, ufez. There was a period there where I was so busy with work that the only reason I got onto a computer was to do work and not do fun things like badly guess sporting events.

posted by NoMich at 08:09 AM on June 03

SpoFil NBA Playoff Pick 'Em

- Which team will win? - GS Warriors
- How many games will it take? - 5
- Who will win MVP of the series? S. Curry
- Rebounds: D. Green
- Assists: S. Curry
- Free throws attempted: L. James
- Steals: S. Curry
- Blocks: A. Bogut
- Personal fouls: T. Mozgov
- Turnovers: L. James
- Which player will have the highest 3-point Percentage: S. Curry
- How many total technical fouls will be called?: 2
- What will be the largest margin of victory in a single game be?: 13
- How many total triple-doubles will be scored?: 1
- How many total points will the leading scorer score (come within +/- 10)?: 166

posted by NoMich at 08:06 AM on June 03

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em, Stanley Cup Finals

Winner: Chicago Blackhawks +1

Number of games that team will require: 6 +1

The longest game: 1 OT

The average U.S. television rating: 1.25

First player to score a goal: S. Stamkos

Conn Smythe winner: C. Anderson

Player to score the most goals: J. Toews

Player to get the most assists: D. Keith

Player to get the most points: J. Toews

Player with the best plus/minus: D. Keith +1

Player with the most penalty minutes: B. Seabrook

Starting goaltender with the best GAA: C. Anderson

The SportsFilter member who will win this contest: there ain't no catchin cixelsyd now +1

posted by NoMich at 08:28 AM on June 02

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Had that been cricket, all that contact after the two dot balls would've been a bunch of singles and maybe a few boundaries before the six. All in three overs. Not bad.

posted by NoMich at 08:48 AM on May 13

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

"We're going to have the greatest player of his generation not involved in the play! They'll never expect it!"

Well, you know, it worked out so well with the Seahawks this past Super Bowl.

posted by NoMich at 12:54 PM on May 11

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Turns Out Craig Counsell Was Actually Best Baseball Player Of Steroid Era

posted by NoMich at 03:28 PM on May 04

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Round 2 of the NHL playoffs starts tonight, right?

posted by NoMich at 10:31 AM on April 30

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

That is quite the story. And what a wonderfully forgiving woman. I mean...I'm not so sure she should have, but what the hell, maybe he got it all out of his system in that one axe/razor attack.

posted by NoMich at 06:51 AM on April 27

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Joey: who would you remove from the list for Jeter or Rivera?

posted by NoMich at 06:40 AM on April 24

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Nice nail biter in the IPL today. Kings XI needed 100+ runs with only 50 some odd balls to go against Rajasthan and took the match in the super over. I haven't had much of a chance to watch any IPL games yet this season, so this was a fun way to start.

posted by NoMich at 07:49 PM on April 21

NBA Playoff Pick 'Em

I predict a C's victory in 12.

C = Cavaliers or C = Celtics?

posted by NoMich at 09:59 PM on April 16

NBA Playoff Pick 'Em

Eastern Conference:
ATL in 4
CLE in 4
MIL in 7
TOR in 7

Western Conference:
GSW in 5
HOU in 7
SAS in 6
POR in 7

East Scorer: L. James - 28.7
West Scorer: S. Curry - 29.4
Ejected: Josh Smith (HOU)
Highest Scoring Avg: 29.4

(I'm not sure if I'm understanding the scoring predictions here)

posted by NoMich at 01:19 PM on April 16

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle


posted by NoMich at 10:13 PM on April 15

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Mexico v USA on one of the Spanish language channels right now. The only soccer match that I really, really want to watch.

posted by NoMich at 10:11 PM on April 15

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em Starts Now

Eff! You're right.

Ducks over Jets in 6 +1

Thanks tommy

posted by NoMich at 10:05 PM on April 15

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em Starts Now

Montreal in 5 +1
Tampa in 6 +1
NYR in 5 +2
NYI in 7

StL in 6
Smashville in 6
CalGARY in 7 +1

Leading Scorer: Stamkos

posted by NoMich at 08:34 PM on April 15

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em Starts Now

Whoo-hoo! Go Hurrica...oh yeah. Fuck. Go somebody, I guess.

posted by NoMich at 07:41 AM on April 15

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

That picture. Wow! I've never seen it before.

posted by NoMich at 01:27 PM on April 09

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

I remember John Hiller! And today I learned: John Hiller is Canadian. He also has a pretty entertaining Wikepedia page. Definitely worth your time to read it.

posted by NoMich at 01:43 PM on April 08

Around the ballparks.

That Cuban Pretzel Dog reminds of the Carolina Que Dog that I had a Durham Bulls game. It's a foot long hot dog smothered in chopped barbecue and slaw. It was really good, but half through the damn thing, I thought I was going to die.

The Carolina Hurricanes and/or the stadium in which they play has a vendor in the concourse that has a really good chopped 'cue sandwich.

I'm hungry.

posted by NoMich at 08:35 AM on April 07

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Yeah man, that photo is pretty damn great.

posted by NoMich at 01:41 PM on April 03

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

It's the fancy new sticks for this World Cup - ...

They were used during last year's Twenty20 World Cup as well.

posted by NoMich at 03:32 PM on March 25

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle


posted by NoMich at 10:15 PM on March 21

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

State beat Villanova tonight. I live just a few miles away from State's campus and did my local CBS station show that game? Nope. They had Utah v Georgetown. Fuckers didn't even cut away for the last few seconds of the game. Stupid capitalism.

posted by NoMich at 09:49 PM on March 21

The 2015 Cricket World Cup moves on to the knock-out stage

Well, there's the advantage of viewing the game in much higher resolutions than what watchcric can offer. Also, replay. I'm waiting for the SL/SA match to be over then I'm going to fire it up and watch it while at work today.

posted by NoMich at 07:38 AM on March 18

The 2015 Cricket World Cup moves on to the knock-out stage

And now I see that ESPN has dropped the price for their live streaming to $40. Probably, maybe, for USA residents only?

posted by NoMich at 09:41 PM on March 17

The 2015 Cricket World Cup moves on to the knock-out stage

Thanks owly.

posted by NoMich at 09:39 PM on March 17

Yahoo Tourney Pick'em Pool

In. Danka Grum.

posted by NoMich at 10:32 AM on March 17

Your 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament bracket.

On my way of getting State and Carolina together in the Finals, I accidentally got an all ACC Final Four. I keep forgetting that Notre Dame is in the ACC now.

LionIndex: I would not be surprised one whit if the Hoos of the landed gentry of Virginia win it all this year. What I've seen of them, I've liked.

posted by NoMich at 10:11 PM on March 15

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Alexander Semin finally decides to be Alexander Semin like today. Check out this ridiculous goal (Vine link).

posted by NoMich at 08:52 PM on March 08

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Anybody else watching the boxing on NBC tonight? I'm not really a boxing fan, but I am enjoying this Broner/Molina Jr. match. (round seven as of right now)

posted by NoMich at 09:16 PM on March 07

Yu Darvish May Need Tommy John Surgery

Sprained? Just sprained? Rub some dirt on it and get back on the mound.

posted by NoMich at 02:03 PM on March 07

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Former NY Knickerbocker, Anthony Mason, dead at 48.

posted by NoMich at 09:31 AM on February 28

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Just watched the highlights. Oh. My. God. Too bad the World Cup is half way around the world. I'm able to watch a few overs before needing to go to bed.

posted by NoMich at 08:59 AM on February 28

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Punching a small girl in the face?

Oh...that's bad? Wait, you're Canadian. That's probably bad up there.

posted by NoMich at 09:41 PM on February 25

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

owlhouse: there's also crictime

Thanks for the link, Mr B. I'll definitely be checking it out when I can later on today.

posted by NoMich at 08:06 AM on February 18

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

I love watching rugby. It's all calvinball to me but still fun to watch. It feels like a backyard football game among friends where new moves keep getting added to the game and stick around only if nobody objects. My favorite is the inbound pass that features a guy getting lifted 15 feet in the air by his teammates.

posted by NoMich at 09:48 PM on February 17

NFL Pick 'Em Contest, Final Scoreboard

Points, rebounds, assists, Tony Awards.

posted by NoMich at 10:27 PM on February 13

NFL Pick 'Em Contest, Final Scoreboard

Most quadruple doubles?

posted by NoMich at 10:25 PM on February 13

NFL Pick 'Em Contest, Final Scoreboard

Man, if I hadn't screwed up Week 1 so badly, I might've won this damn thing. Good times, though, so thanks for doing this.

posted by NoMich at 02:29 PM on February 12

UNC's Legendary Coach Dean Smith Dies

Dean Smith and a civil rights legacy (published in 2011)

Dean Smith's courage (published in 2013)

Smith spurred social change beyond basketball

posted by NoMich at 07:46 AM on February 09

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Pffft!! The NFL Seattle Seahawks have been doing this 12th man thing since the 19-teens. At least.

posted by NoMich at 03:20 PM on February 05

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Very large image of all Formula 1 cars 1950 to 2004.

Oh man, those McLarens from '68. /drool

posted by NoMich at 09:37 PM on February 03

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em Contest, Super Bowl 0x31 Round

Just in case rcade fire officially changes the quarters by score rule:

1st Quarter: 7 (SEA 7 - NE 0)
2nd Quarter: 21 (NE 14 - SEA 7)
3rd Quarter: 31 (SEA 17 - NE 14)
4th Quarter: 45 (SEA 24 - NE 21)

Good gravy, that sounds like a boring game. Sorry y'all!

posted by NoMich at 01:07 PM on February 01

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em Contest, Super Bowl 0x31 Round

Is anyone picking a winner against your rooting interest?

To be honest, I'm not all that interested in this year's Game. Seattle won it last year and I'm just flat out sick of seeing the Patriots on my TV, but I'll peep in here and there just to see how well my picks turn out. However, when The Great British Baking Show is on at 8:00 tonight, you bet your life I'll be tuned in.

posted by NoMich at 08:22 AM on February 01

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em Contest, Super Bowl 0x31 Round

Seattle by 3
Most Passing Yards: Brady
Most rushing Yards: Lynch
Most Receiving Yards: Gronkowski
First Touchdown: R. Wilson
Sack: Avril
Interception: McCourty
Total Score: 45
1st Quarter: 7
Halftime: 21
3rd Quarter: 31

posted by NoMich at 04:28 PM on January 31

Martin Brodeur to Announce Retirement.

Well, it's still weird to me and none of your fancy pants ivy league facts and stats won't change that.

posted by NoMich at 10:17 AM on January 28