Recent Comments by NoMich

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle gives a clinical explanation of Seabrook's three-game suspension for charging St. Louis' Backes.

posted by NoMich at 05:18 PM on April 20

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em, Round 1

Colorado in 6
Chicago in 7
Anaheim in 5
Los Angeles in 7

Boston in 5
Tampa Bay in 6
Pittsburgh in 5
New York in 7

posted by NoMich at 05:43 PM on April 16

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

The IPL starts up in about five minutes.

posted by NoMich at 10:27 AM on April 16

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

I don't see any sidebar ads because of my AdBlock, but I seeing the B I & link below this box stacked vertically. This has been true since last week. Also, it seems that the SpoFi twitter feed is sending double tweets whenever there is a new post here at SpoFi.

There, I have nailed these complaints to the large doors of rcade's cathedral.

posted by NoMich at 06:32 PM on April 14

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

My first thought upon seeing Elvis Andrus last night was, "Must be the one guy that looked at the 9/11 hijackers as fashion icons". Glad to see someone in the administration has called him out for his facial hair.

Call me when he gets to Moeen Ali beard status.

posted by NoMich at 02:25 PM on April 08

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara made my Indian friends sad today. Him and four ineffectual overs to wrap up India's batting, that is. But hey, good for Sangakkara and Sri Lanka for winning the T20 World Cup.

posted by NoMich at 01:50 PM on April 06

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Why are they blue, white & red, in that order?

posted by NoMich at 07:10 PM on April 01

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

"The other side of the Earth"? Depends where you are standing, I suppose.

And they were standing upside down!

posted by NoMich at 12:14 PM on March 30

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

South Africa with another squeaker of a victory by getting a ton of wickets at the end when the other side was going to overtake them. Exciting stuff.

posted by NoMich at 09:06 AM on March 27

Ralph Wilson, founder and owner of the Buffalo Bills, dies at 95

I'd prefer they stay in Buffalo.

Totally agree. The NFL, to me, just wouldn't be the same without the Green Bays and the Buffalos.

posted by NoMich at 09:47 PM on March 25

Ralph Wilson, founder and owner of the Buffalo Bills, dies at 95

Can Toronto support an NFL team, grum?

posted by NoMich at 07:30 PM on March 25

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

I missed South Africa's at-bat, but I caught New Zealand's. That was a very exciting finish to the match.

posted by NoMich at 07:23 AM on March 25

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

I always thought they were called the Orangemen.

Marketing decision? Yes.

Dayton Flyers - How can you not want to cheer for the massive underdog against their intrastate rivals, AND then against the big, bad, super school? Throw in another Canadian (Dyshawn Pierre), and a player named Scoochie ("Scooooooo!"), and they were easily every one's favourite "alternate" team.

Plus, Archie Miller!

posted by NoMich at 08:46 AM on March 24

Enter the SportsFilter NCAA Bracket Contest

Protip: the road to a billion dollars starts with Virginia beating Michigan to win the championship.

posted by NoMich at 11:21 AM on March 18

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle's against the rules to draw a dick on the field of play?

posted by NoMich at 11:20 AM on March 18

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Nice old guard ACC match-up for the league championship: Duke v Virginia. The ACC is better for it when schools like The Landed Gentry are relevant.

posted by NoMich at 11:27 PM on March 15

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Where the hell did Virginia come from this college basketball season? It's like, they're good again. WTF?

posted by NoMich at 03:23 PM on March 14

UCSB Fan Runs Onto Court, Yells at Coach

What the what? Such a tough guy (said in a heavy Chicago accent)

posted by NoMich at 02:06 PM on March 07

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

That's really cool, Mr B.
The photo that shows the amount of room given to Cano is striking. The other striking part of that bunt is that Cano was able to direct the ball to that part of the infield. TRUTHY ALERT: Nothing against Cano, but being able to do that with a bunt doesn't seem to be a thing for batters to work on.

posted by NoMich at 02:17 PM on March 03

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Been trying to catch whatever I can with this series and it's been pretty entertaining. Though, I still have so much to learn when it comes to this game. I have some friends that are a part of the sizable local Desi diaspora so I need to watch a game or two with them. Maybe the upcoming Australia/India Twenty20 match?

posted by NoMich at 09:40 PM on March 02

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Wow, impressive stuff. Love the superimposed gifs.

posted by NoMich at 08:58 AM on February 26

Nets Sign First Openly Gay NBA Player

Five fouls in 10.5 minutes? Is that a typo?

posted by NoMich at 12:21 PM on February 24

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

*sigh* What could've been for the Finns had Tukka Rask not been sick for their semifinal game against Sweden.

posted by NoMich at 01:10 PM on February 23

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

How big was Rask's flu bout for the game against Sweden? Jeesh.

posted by NoMich at 03:26 PM on February 22

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

You would also be amazed by how well the ex-Cub rule holds up in hockey as well. No team with more than three ex-Cubs has ever won the Stanley Cup.

posted by NoMich at 12:43 AM on February 22

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle


posted by NoMich at 02:16 PM on February 21

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Yeah, not happy about that. If the US can't win gold, then it needs to be Finland.

posted by NoMich at 07:49 AM on February 21

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle


posted by NoMich at 06:50 PM on February 20

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Me. I blame me for that US/Canada gold medal game. When I turned the TV on here at work, the US was up two to zip. I still can't believe that empty net shot went off the post. Ugh.

posted by NoMich at 02:55 PM on February 20

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

I like the top two the best. I loved those old colors.

posted by NoMich at 05:20 PM on February 19

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Seems that my friends and I weren't the only ones put off by NBC's interview with Bode Miller just after he won the bronze medal in the Super G.

posted by NoMich at 09:11 AM on February 17

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Day one of Australia v South Africa ended up quite nicely for Australia. Hopefully I can wake up early enough tomorrow to watch Mitchell Johnson be a bad ass bowler.

posted by NoMich at 08:06 PM on February 12

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Ei. Hyv Suomi!

I agree.

posted by NoMich at 12:49 PM on February 11

Missouri All-American Defensive Lineman Michael Sam Announces He Is Gay

It's always some shaved ape with less-than-stellar hygiene habits who's worried about gays not being able to control themselves.


posted by NoMich at 02:28 PM on February 10

Missouri All-American Defensive Lineman Michael Sam Announces He Is Gay

...but at this point in time it's still a man's-man game.

I don't even know where to begin with this. Does he honestly think that a guy will mince and swish his way into the locker room? "Haaay fellath! Wide retheiverth over there, tight endth over here!" Is that what he envisions will happen? Oy. And really, what could be more "manly-man" than NFL-level rough trade defensive ends?

posted by NoMich at 09:19 AM on February 10

Missouri All-American Defensive Lineman Michael Sam Announces He Is Gay

Wow, brave guy. Good for him and I hope he is a huge success in the NFL. Go Michael Sam, go!

posted by NoMich at 08:46 PM on February 09

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Holy crap! 26-year old Pitts Pen Kris Letang suffered a stroke. Thankfully it's not career threatening, but still. Poor guy.

posted by NoMich at 12:02 PM on February 07

How to Watch the Olympics

Hell, I'd even be willing to toss NBC a token amount of money for access to their little internet site. But there's just no way in hell I'm going to spring for satellite service or cable just so I can watch the Olympics.

100% agreed. I would do the same thing every hockey season in order to be able to watch my Hurricanes in hi def on my TV through a Roku-like device.

posted by NoMich at 04:33 PM on February 06

CBS to Air 8 NFL Games on Thursday Night

Well alrighty then. This is one thing the NFL is doing much better than the other leagues: airing games on free TV. It's frustrating that I can't get my other local teams games on free TV.

[begin truthy]I imagine there is some sort of loop going on that allows for football games to remain on broadcast TV: the popularity of the game makes it worth the networks' investments for the rights and showing the games on free, broadcast TV makes the game super popular. [end truthy]

posted by NoMich at 08:00 AM on February 06

CBS to Air 8 NFL Games on Thursday Night

This is great. Wait, hold on. Will these games be aired on CBS proper or on the subscriber-based CBS Sports?

posted by NoMich at 09:36 PM on February 05

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

I know that we are all aware of The Onion, but this has to be one of my favorite bits they have ever done.

posted by NoMich at 04:46 PM on February 05

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Maybe we could lower the hostility levels in here...

I'm trying to commit suicide by fritsy, here!

posted by NoMich at 02:20 PM on February 04

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

What about these saves?

posted by NoMich at 01:38 PM on February 04

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Best glove save I ever saw was Kevin Weekes' on John Madden in the 2002 playoffs. Weekes was on his belly, giving Madden a wide open net, but Weekes got that glove up just in time to catch the puck. Good stuff.
(sorry fritsy)

posted by NoMich at 11:18 AM on February 04

Seattle Wins Super Bowl 0x30

The Detroit Lions 863, the New Yorkland Jetriots -3.14.

posted by NoMich at 09:04 PM on February 03

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em, Super Bowl-a-Geddon Edition

Good job, dyams. Grum was on your heels, I see. Lots of people in the double digits, but not me. Oh well, much fun was had.

Thanks again, rcade.

posted by NoMich at 06:50 AM on February 03

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

The spinning that Baumgartner did at one point in the jump almost made *me* pass out. And the speeds that he achieves, my god, the speeds. I wonder if he really remembers the whole thing or is just one big *whoosh!* to him?

posted by NoMich at 07:56 PM on February 01

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em, Super Bowl-a-Geddon Edition

You know what factor is going to determine the outcome of the game? My fucking predictions above, that's what. Get on board, son!

posted by NoMich at 12:42 PM on January 31

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em, Super Bowl-a-Geddon Edition

Team: Broncos by 14
Receiving: Wes Welker
Rushing: Knowshon Moreno
1st TD: Wes Welker
MVP: Peyton Manning
Interception: Danny Trevathan
Saaaaack: Shaun Phillips
Ad Meter: Budweiser/Anheuser-Busch +1
Points total: 56 points total

Thanks, rcade!

posted by NoMich at 10:37 AM on January 31

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Getting cameras and microphones shoved into your face during the NFL's biggest week is part of the price you pay for being a star in a big time league. Suck it up and continue to light cigars with hundred dollar bills. After all, the sports media is nothing more than the NFL's hype machine, especially Super Bowl week.

The NFL needs to have a come-to-Jesus meeting with Marshawn, a la Arthur Jensen to Howard Beale in Network.

posted by NoMich at 09:46 AM on January 30

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

What with our winter-lite weather we've experiencing in North Carolina, my neighborhood pond is dangerously close to being hockey worthy. Too bad it's going to be 60 degrees and sunny all weekend.

posted by NoMich at 06:44 PM on January 29

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

That is a nice slice of '70s rock, there owlhouse. I had never heard of Richard Clapton before. Hope you had a good holiday.

posted by NoMich at 09:16 AM on January 26

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Affluenza strikes Texas again?

posted by NoMich at 06:47 PM on January 24

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Thanks to you owlhouse, there's been a bit of conversation over our love of the Celibate Rifles with some friends on my Facebook page. My favorite song by them is "Back in the Red" and the Radio Birdman influence is all over that song and now I'm listening to the first Radio Birdman album. Such great rock n roll from your country.

posted by NoMich at 10:37 PM on January 23

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Thanks owly.
The reason I asked is because an Indian bowler threw one that looked like it wasn't spinning at all. I mean, none, no spin. At. All. I didn't know if it was my shitty computer hooked up to a gigantic HDTV or if it really happened.

posted by NoMich at 08:36 AM on January 22

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Damnit, what sporting pelota am I thinking of then?


posted by NoMich at 01:27 PM on January 21

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

I know that in cricket there are fast bowlers and spinners, but is there an equivalent to a knuckleball?

posted by NoMich at 08:26 AM on January 21

Seahawks Edge Niners

Sherman's WWF interview.

posted by NoMich at 02:58 PM on January 20

Seahawks Edge Niners

Yeah, the officiating has been forehead-slap worthy.

posted by NoMich at 08:19 PM on January 19

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Jesus, what an embarrassment.

posted by NoMich at 11:35 PM on January 18