Recent Comments by kokaku

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Prior to the playoffs, the Leafs hadn't lost by four goals all season

posted by kokaku at 01:36 PM on April 15

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

How on earth does he manage to overrun the ball by that much?

posted by kokaku at 09:09 AM on April 08

The search for Jackie Wallace

oh man that's a tough story to read

posted by kokaku at 06:43 PM on February 04

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

powerful video of all the concussions in the nfl this season

posted by kokaku at 12:52 PM on February 01

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

core strength at work, my friends (and flexible ankles/strong feet)

posted by kokaku at 09:45 AM on November 27

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

He should apologize for trying to stir shit up when there's no point to it. Men's and women's tennis are different. End of story. Crapping on Serena's accomplishments by comparing her that way does nothing to help anyone. It doesn't sound like Serena was saying she's the greatest or she could beat any man, so it just sounds like McEnroe being an asshole again.

posted by kokaku at 03:47 PM on June 28

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

NHL goals in a season - 92 by Gretzky - nobody has come close in 35 years and the game is different now

posted by kokaku at 10:54 AM on March 23

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Oldest living former NHL player, Milt Schmidt, has left the building.

I wasn't able to find who's now the oldest living former NHL player.

posted by kokaku at 12:17 PM on January 05

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

i believe it's called trickle-down

posted by kokaku at 11:53 AM on December 05

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Claude Julien...winningest coach in Bruins history

If I were grum, I'd pull all kinds of fancy stats together comparing Julien to other great B's coaches. Using your imaginations, picture all of those stats complete with pretty diagrams and twenty-seven 8 x 10 colored glossy photographs with circles and arrows and a paragraph on the back of each one explainin' what each one was.

posted by kokaku at 03:49 PM on March 08

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Claude Julien ties Art Ross for all-time regular-season wins as a Bruins head coach

posted by kokaku at 12:20 PM on March 04

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Great article about Michael Phelps.

posted by kokaku at 02:23 PM on November 10

Teammate Sucker Punches Geno Smith, Breaks His Jaw

Just when you think the Jets can't get any more Jets they out-Jets themselves. None more Jets?

posted by kokaku at 05:07 PM on August 11

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Chiarelli goes to Edmonton

posted by kokaku at 03:42 PM on April 24

Josh Gordon Fails Substance Test, Out for Another Year

maybe it's the booze giving him supertalent

posted by kokaku at 06:31 PM on January 25

NASCAR's Kurt Busch Testifies Ex-Girlfriend is an Assassin

In the front of my mind, I hope she gets away from this guy safely because the statistics for women seeking protection are pretty depressing in that regard.

posted by kokaku at 04:25 PM on January 14

Patriots Edge Ravens as Belichick Displays Some Trick Mojo

Analysis of Belichick's eligibility plays.

posted by kokaku at 07:42 PM on January 11

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Beckett retiring

posted by kokaku at 01:27 PM on October 08

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Maybe not, Qatar

posted by kokaku at 03:47 PM on September 24

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Football question - does a touchdown scored on a 3rd down count as a 3rd down conversion? (got curious after watching the Pats highlights where they mentioned just how bad they are this year on 3rd down conversions)

posted by kokaku at 08:18 PM on September 21

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Did spygate really matter?

posted by kokaku at 12:22 PM on August 08

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

How difficult is it to memorize an NFL playbook?

found while looking at the name change article
what kind of a man are you, don't you even like pandas?

posted by kokaku at 04:49 PM on August 07

Brazil Faces Germany for Spot in World Cup Final

That's'a samba joke there, eh boss?

posted by kokaku at 04:55 PM on July 08

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle


posted by kokaku at 04:00 PM on June 11

Don Zimmer was truly a baseball man

Don Zimmer was the manager of the Red Sox when I started watching baseball and going to games with my dad. I was surprised to see that he only managed the Sox for 4 years (though that was his longest run as a manager). In my mind, he was the only Sox manager during my youth (5th most games managed by a Red Sox manager).

Also, after looking at the list of Sox managers, Francona is the only guy who comes close to Joe Cronin (reaching back to the 30s and 40s) and he's not even that close.

posted by kokaku at 11:02 AM on June 05

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

So, tell us Sepp, how do you feel about all those suffering for your mistake?

posted by kokaku at 11:17 AM on May 16

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Bruins-Canadiens rivalry to continue as Boston defeats Detroit in 5 (the first Boston goal is a thing of beauty if you find beauty in perfectly placed passing and some nice stickwork).

posted by kokaku at 09:14 PM on April 26

Oops: Atlanta Braves Set Fire to U.S. Flag

Does that banner still wave?

posted by kokaku at 12:31 PM on April 10

Cowboys Release DeMarcus Ware

Yo Patriots, pay the man.

posted by kokaku at 11:35 AM on March 12

Seattle Wins Super Bowl 0x30


posted by kokaku at 09:23 PM on February 02

Seattle Wins Super Bowl 0x30

so we've had a safety, a field goal, a rushing td (offense), a pick-6 (defense), and a punt return (special teams) - is this some sort of hat trick? maybe a straight? are we missing any other form of scoring at this point, other than a 2-point conversion?

posted by kokaku at 08:59 PM on February 02

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

1. Seahawks by 4 +1
2. D. Thomas (Den) +1
3. Lynch (Sea)
4. Welker (Den)
5. Wilson (Sea)
6. Sherman (Sea)
7. Ayers (Den)
8. Coca-Cola
9. 50

posted by kokaku at 06:34 AM on February 02

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Or maybe you get a fine if you start your 4th line and they drop the gloves when the puck is still falling to the ice?

posted by kokaku at 01:51 PM on January 21

Broncos Overwhelm Patriots

it reminded me of the way the Pats used to dismantle their opponent and with by 7 or 10

posted by kokaku at 06:42 PM on January 19

Broncos Overwhelm Patriots

pats kick the ball away thus conceding any hope they might have had

posted by kokaku at 05:40 PM on January 19

Broncos Overwhelm Patriots

the cbs stream just goes to a 'be right back' screen during commercials

posted by kokaku at 03:43 PM on January 19

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

That was a bit nuts. Anyone have a quick synopsis of the bad blood between Calgary and Vancouver?

posted by kokaku at 05:45 AM on January 19

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em, Championship Games-a-Ganza Edition

Broncos by 10 +3
Seahawks by 4 +1
Peyton Manning (Den) +1
Demaryius Thomas (Den) +1
Marshawn Lynch (Sea)
Aqib Talib (NE)

hopeful Pats fan
who is not picking
with my heart

posted by kokaku at 09:29 AM on January 17

Broncos Hold Off Chargers

looks pretty foolish that they didn't kick another onside kick - then again they also should probably have covered Thomas on 3rd and 17

posted by kokaku at 09:06 PM on January 12

Patriots Run Over Colts

well, the last bit is still true - wasn't expecting that the Pats would win this without Brady throwing a TD and on a strong defensive showing

posted by kokaku at 11:29 PM on January 11

Patriots Run Over Colts

Blount sets Pats playoff rushing TD record and is one away from tying the NFL record, last reached in 1990.

posted by kokaku at 10:47 PM on January 11

Patriots Run Over Colts

and Hightower makes the safety look ingenious

posted by kokaku at 09:38 PM on January 11

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em, Division Round-a-Go-Go Edition

Seahawks by 17 +1
Pats by 4 +1
Panthers by 3
Broncos by 14 +1
Demaryius Thomas (Den)
Demaryius Thomas (Den)
Richard Sherman (Sea)

posted by kokaku at 11:52 AM on January 11

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

grum...i am at a terriffically collossal loss for speech

i love your ocd

posted by kokaku at 04:41 PM on January 07

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Similarly the Fins announced theirs

Kari Lehtonen, Dallas Stars (NHL)
Antti Niemi, San Jose Sharks (NHL)
Tuukka Rask, Boston Bruins (NHL)

Lasse Kukkonen, Krpt Oulu (FIN)
Juuso Hietanen, Torpedo Nizhni Novgorod (RUS)
Sami Lepist, Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg (RUS)
Olli Mtt, Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)
Sami Salo, Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL)
Kimmo Timonen, Philadelphia Flyers (NHL)
Ossi Vnnen, Jokerit Helsinki (FIN)
Sami Vatanen, Anaheim Ducks (NHL)

Juhamatti Aaltonen, Krpt Oulu (FIN)
Aleksander Barkov, Florida Panthers (NHL)
Valtteri Filppula, Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL)
Mikael Granlund, Minnesota Wild (NHL)
Jussi Jokinen, Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)
Olli Jokinen, Winnipeg Jets (NHL)
Mikko Koivu, Minnesota Wild (NHL)
Leo Komarov, Dynamo Moscow (RUS)
Petri Kontiola, Traktor Chelyabinsk (RUS)
Lauri Korpikoski, Phoenix Coyotes (NHL)
Jori Lehter, Sibir Novosibirsk (RUS)
Antti Pihlstrm, Salavat Yulayev Ufa (RUS)
Tuomo Ruutu, Carolina Hurricanes (NHL)
Teemu Selnne, Anaheim Ducks (NHL)

posted for love of Tuukka and double letters

posted by kokaku at 03:39 PM on January 07

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em, Wild-Card-a-Palooza Edition

Colts by 10, +1
Saints by 3, +1
Bengals by 7
49ers by 14, +1
Brees (NO)
McCoy (Phi)
Cameron Jordan (NO), +1

posted by kokaku at 09:27 PM on January 03

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Tom Brady, punter

posted by kokaku at 12:12 PM on December 30

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Wilson also doesn't need to wind up for that hit. Schenn is going two directions and isn't going to take too much to knock down. Though like Schenn's reaction, Wilson's is going to be to take the man off the puck.

Maybe a layer of padding to the boards is the answer, though that's going change the way the puck plays, but better that than these kinds of injuries.

posted by kokaku at 09:56 AM on December 19

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

In reading the woes of the Lions fans in yesterday's thread, it got me musing about how one might statistically analyze which teams did the least while having Hall of Fame caliber players (e.g. Barry Sanders). No answers here, just throwing it out to the crowd.

posted by kokaku at 01:41 PM on December 17

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Just watched the NFL recap of the Pats game - the question in my mind...should Cleveland have gone for 2 when they scored their last TD?

Also, a nice demonstration of the difference between a team that has mastered the hurry-up (14 points in under 3 minutes complete with onside kick recovery) and one that hasn't (the Browns barely got the ball spiked so they could miss the long FG in the final second).

posted by kokaku at 08:20 PM on December 08

New England Overcomes 24-Point Deficit to Beat Denver

NE doing a fantastic job of reminding me to go to bed early.

posted by kokaku at 08:59 PM on November 24

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Guessing they're not big on Zinn's view of American history in those schools.

posted by kokaku at 09:42 AM on November 18

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

'You can't do that'

How about
Keep it up - I'll turn this zamboni right around

posted by kokaku at 05:00 PM on October 09

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

my father and my mother closed the machine —Pele

posted by kokaku at 01:19 PM on August 09

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Indians fan catches four foul balls at one game

posted by kokaku at 04:55 PM on July 15

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Hope y'all are watching the Bruins/Blackhawks - this is a crazy game.

posted by kokaku at 11:12 PM on June 19

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Is the superstar era in hockey fading?

posted by kokaku at 01:38 PM on June 17

Blackhawks Win Game 1 in Triple OT

"We've preached it -- go to the net, you'll find a way to get a greasy goal,"

certainly a lesson the Bruins could use - David Kreijci sometimes forgets that dancing pretty with the puck isn't as important as putting in the back of the net

posted by kokaku at 11:25 AM on June 13

Blackhawks Fans Cheer Over Anthem

Chicago's version of the haka?

also i miss the old conference names

posted by kokaku at 01:48 PM on June 11

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Blocked shot? Broken leg? Play on!

posted by kokaku at 09:20 AM on June 06