Recent Comments by NoMich

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

67 Swedes Decide Whether to Take the Plunge

That was great. All of them are a re-enactment of my kid trying to jump to the ground from the top step of the porch. Total height: maybe a meter.

posted by NoMich at 08:13 AM on February 02

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Here's a rumor mill article on that very topic, beaver. My takeaway from that article: What the hell is up with Brady's ski hat (scroll down)?! Does he have a giant pile of dreadlocks that we don't know about stuffed inside that hat? Does he have a small dog or a large cat inside of it? Inquiring minds want to know.

posted by NoMich at 01:50 PM on February 01

NBA Pick 'Em Week 15: Proud Refugee Luol Deng Edition

Cleveland by 19
Oklahoma City by 8
Houston by 16
Golden State by 7
Boston by 13
Portland by 8
Cleveland by 12
Boston by 6
Washington by 7
San Antonio by 6

posted by NoMich at 03:53 PM on January 31

NBA Pick 'Em Week 14: Ads on the Jersey Edition

Golden State by 13
Portland by 8
Oklahoma City by 12
Utah by 8
Chicago by 7
Golden State by 9
Cleveland by 6
Boston by 7
Phoenix by 6

posted by NoMich at 07:00 PM on January 25

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

What a great photo from last night's State/Duke match-up.

posted by NoMich at 07:47 PM on January 24

SportsFilter's 15th Anniversary

Click on the customize link at the very bottom of the page

posted by NoMich at 07:36 PM on January 24

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Conference Championship Edition

ATL by 7
NEP by 10

1. Quarterback with most passing yards: A. Rodgers (GBP)
2. Player with most rushing yards: L. Bell (PIT)
3. Player with most receiving yards: D. Adams (GBP)
4. Player with an interception: R. Allen (ATL)

posted by NoMich at 09:25 AM on January 21

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Very nice, Howard!

posted by NoMich at 09:20 AM on January 21

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Yeesh. That's from the game where State got crushed by 50+ points by Carolina. *Everything* was coming up Milhouse for the Heels and their fans that night.

posted by NoMich at 11:13 PM on January 20

Baggy, The Rock, and Pudge make the cut.

Walker, McGriff, Kent, Sheffield, and Sosa...

Kent Tekulve?! Oh please, please, please get him into the Hall.

posted by NoMich at 08:55 AM on January 19

SI: ESPN Talkers Mike & Mike Are Breaking Up

Ah! The Fabulous Sports Babe. Whatever happened to her?

posted by NoMich at 08:50 AM on January 19

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Help me Jebus, the Hurricanes next five games are Columbus, Pittsburgh, Columbus, Washington, and LA. This is the season, right here.

posted by NoMich at 06:34 PM on January 17

NBA Pick 'Em Week 13: No Rivals Edition

Houston by 12
Golden State by 14
Washington by 8
Los Angeles Clippers by 14
Golden State by 6
Los Angeles Lakers by 4
Cleveland by 5
Indiana by 13

I'm not able to stop locking picks!!! Help!!

posted by NoMich at 10:25 AM on January 17

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Now that A Whale's Vagina is no longer a football town, the MLS is set to make it a futbol town.

posted by NoMich at 09:31 PM on January 15

Patriots Set Record with 6th Straight AFC Championship Trip

So, he built a house in Dallas?

posted by NoMich at 08:54 AM on January 15

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Divisional Round Edition

ATL by 8
NEP by 16
PITT by 6
DAL by 6

Quarterback with most passing yards: M. Ryan (ATL)
Player with most rushing yards: L. Bell (PITT)
Player with most receiving yards: J. Jones (ATL)
Player with a sack or partial sack: J. Harrison (PITT)

posted by NoMich at 03:18 PM on January 13

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

The PFT Commenter is the best radio troll since Ronald Clontle graced the WFMU airwaves.

posted by NoMich at 10:21 AM on January 13

NBA Pick 'Em Week 12: Unexcused Absence Edition

Well damn, this is Thursday, not Wednesday.
Washington at Boston
Cleveland at Portland


Chicago by 14
Golden State by 18
Atlanta by 8
Utah by 12
Memphis by 8
Golden State by 8
Los Angeles Clippers by 8

posted by NoMich at 08:35 PM on January 12

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

BTW, Clemson beat the past seven national champs this season. Florida State, Auburn, Ohio State, and...well...Alabama, Alabama, Alabama, and Alabama.

posted by NoMich at 04:07 PM on January 10

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

So, the Cheetahs beat the Evil Empire, hey? Good for the ACC.

posted by NoMich at 03:14 PM on January 10

NFL Pick 'Em Champion Crowned

Man, if I hadn't missed that one week I would've won this damn thing hands down. And yes, I would've scored at least 190 in that one week.

posted by NoMich at 03:12 PM on January 10

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Wild-Card Edition

Since he wrote this: The scoring rules are the same as the regular season contest.

I assume that locks are in effect for the playoffs as well.

posted by NoMich at 12:48 PM on January 07

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Wild-Card Edition

HOU by 6
SEA by 10
PITT by 8
GBP by 12

1. Quarterback with most passing yards: A. Rogers (GBP)
2. Player with most rushing yards: J. Ajayi (MIA)
3. Player with most receiving yards: A. Brown (PIT)
4. Player with an interception: H. H. Clinton-Dix (GBP)

posted by NoMich at 05:45 PM on January 06

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

NC's HB2 will eventually get completely gutted by the courts and then our state's chances in getting an MLS franchise will start to look up. There's a group in Charlotte that is already moving on a stadium plan, which as far as I know, puts them way ahead of Raleigh's group.

MLS stadium in CLT likely to include $100M from city, county

posted by NoMich at 06:47 PM on January 05

NBA Pick 'Em Week 11: Nick Young Dance Party Edition

Houston by 8
San Antonio by 14
Milwaukee by 10
Golden State by 15
Utah by 6
Los Angeles Lakers by 5

posted by NoMich at 07:31 AM on January 05

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

I remember seeing that ESPN had some sort of darts finals this past weekend. Hopefully they have it archived on their Roku app. If so, I'll definitely check it out.

I used to shoot darts like a fiend. In fact, I still have a decent set in my car, because you know, just in case there should be a dart board where I'm going. Haven't played in a very looong time, though.

posted by NoMich at 07:15 AM on January 03

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

They would have 2/3 of the big time programs in Florida and then the entire states of South Carolina and Oklahoma.

posted by NoMich at 07:36 PM on December 30

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Today on local sports radio, some guy claiming to have a source way high up on the ACC food chain claimed that at the end of the 2019 football season, Florida State and Clemson will leave the conference to join the SEC East. Also, that Oklahoma and Oklahoma State will leave the Big 12 and join the SEC West.

posted by NoMich at 04:03 PM on December 30

NFL Pick 'Em Week 17: One-Legged Quarterback Edition

Lock 'em all down, Scottie.

Baltimore by 7
New York Jets by 4
Tampa Bay by 13
Minnesota by 5
Pittsburgh by 12
Dallas by 12
Green Bay by 6
Houston by 12
Indianapolis by 12
New England by 8
Atlanta by 8
Washington by 5
Arizona by 7
Kansas City by 12
Oakland by 6
Seattle by 12

posted by NoMich at 09:24 PM on December 29

NBA Pick 'Em Week 10: George Karl's Distracting Posse Edition

Cleveland by 12
Los Angeles Lakers by 8

posted by NoMich at 09:31 AM on December 28

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

And speaking of Grinches, thanks to the North Carolina GA's (well, the NC Republicans) refusal to repeal HB2, the MLS will likely not grant us a franchise.

posted by NoMich at 09:15 AM on December 25

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Merry Christmas to all you SpoFi grinches out there! May Santa bring you a gift that gives you the same amount of awe, wonder, and joy as this microscope is giving to my daughter right now.

posted by NoMich at 09:11 AM on December 25

NFL Pick 'Em Week 16: Farewell Gus Bradley Edition

All of them locks, brother!

New York Giants by 13
Carolina by 9
Miami by 7
Green Bay by 13
New England by 18
San Diego by 12
New Orleans by 5
Tennessee by 13
Washington by 8
Oakland by 6
Seattle by 7
Los Angeles by 8
Houston by 5
Pittsburgh by 4
Kansas City by 6
Dallas by 8

posted by NoMich at 03:19 PM on December 22

NBA Pick 'Em Week 9: Craig Sager Memorial Edition

Boston by 9
Los Angeles Clippers by 7
Boston by 7
Golden State by 6
San Antonio by 10
Oklahoma City by 12
Los Angeles Clippers by 14

posted by NoMich at 11:27 AM on December 22

NBA Pick 'Em Week 9: Craig Sager Memorial Edition

How dare you, Goyoucolts! Have you no scruples?!

posted by NoMich at 11:24 AM on December 22

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Of course! Why wouldn't I? There's free beer, food, and my own bathroom. It's better than home.

posted by NoMich at 05:29 PM on December 21

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Surely that's just a placeholder name for Baseball Reference's system. Right? Asking for some friends. OK, the friends are Rusty Kuntz and Dick Pole.

posted by NoMich at 09:52 AM on December 21

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

If I were in NC at the moment, I'd take every opportunity I could to have a good laugh.

True that, brother. But please know, we'll turn this sinking ship around. Eventually.

posted by NoMich at 11:45 AM on December 20

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Let me tell you good sons 'n daughters of SportsFilter a tale of woe:

I was at work yesterday afternoon, watching a small tufted titmouse eating spiders (or perhaps, spider prey caught in the webs?) out of the giant web that wraps our building when the VP of Sales should happen upon me with a luxury box ticket for the Red Wings/Hurricanes game for later that very day. I merrily, and quite thankfully, accepted the free ticket with visions of yet another third period meltdown by the beloved home team.

I drove to the stadium, paid my $15 dollar parking fee with two $20 bills and accepted the $5 back from the attendant, thinking I had given him two $10 bills. Still ignorant of my mistake in the cash exchange, I entered the building and found the luxurious suite full up with food, alcoholic beverages, and the scourge of any tech company: Salespeople. I quietly and to myself renamed the suite, "The Mos Eisley Cantina," and if it would have come to it, I would've shot first.

OK, OK, whatever, long story short: the game got ixnayed because of a faulty freon system under the ice. The crew couldn't get the ice temperature down into the teens where it should be for NHL hockey purposes. Oh well, much barbecue and beer was had by all and no one got shot and my Jedi mind trick had to be used only a few times when I needed another beer.

This all happened in our galaxy, and not a long time ago.

posted by NoMich at 11:44 AM on December 20

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Does it make me a bad person that I'm laughing my ass off while watching that video?

posted by NoMich at 11:31 AM on December 20

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Shocking footage of Oklahoma RB Joe Mixon hitting woman released

Bob Stoops, David Boren and Joe Castiglione Should All Be Fired Over Joe Mixon

posted by NoMich at 02:21 PM on December 19

Jacksonville Jaguars Fire Gus Bradley

If the Lions don't make the post-season, I can see Caldwell walking the plank. The Jaguars can pick him up.

posted by NoMich at 11:05 AM on December 19