Recent Posts by NoMich

July 13

Peter Karmanos close to selling Hurricanes for $500 million: Peter Karmanos Jr., majority owner of the Carolina Hurricanes, could be close completing a sale of the NHL team for about $500 million, according to a Bloomberg News report.

posted by NoMich to hockey at 03:31 PM - 6 comments

June 26

Hockey Hall of Fame, Class of 2017 Announced: Teemu Selanne and Paul Kariya are reunited in hockey glory. Among the others making their way to the Hall of Fame are Dave Andreychuk and Carolina Hurricanes legend, Mark Recchi.

posted by NoMich to hockey at 05:32 PM - 0 comments

June 02

The 35th America's Cup: is happening now. But...uuuhhh...what's up with those boats?

posted by NoMich to other at 01:48 PM - 5 comments

May 02

THE FUTURE OF FOOTBALL: Football is dead! Long live football? Or, how to fix it before it gets killed off.

posted by NoMich to football at 10:39 AM - 8 comments

April 08

Team USA wins gold over Canada in the IIHF Women's World Championship: Hilary Knight scored at 10:17 of overtime to give the Americans a 3-2 win against Canada in the championship game in front of a sold-out crowd at USA Hockey Arena. "Wait, what?! I thought they were going to go on strike?" An agreement was struck just a day before the tournament started. "But how did the deal get done?" Good question, and here's your answer.

posted by NoMich to hockey at 09:17 AM - 2 comments

April 03

'Donít jinx us': Chapel Hill street signs will stay put after fans plead with police to help UNC win: Normally when the North Carolina Tar Heels advance this far in the NCAA Tournament, their hometown takes certain precautions ahead of potential celebrations. ... But fans said the Tar Heels have lost every year the signs have been removed. Chapel Hill police department tweet on the issue. Students like to use the signs as surf boards.

posted by NoMich to basketball at 05:52 PM - 0 comments

March 18

Hereís Why the US Womenís National Hockey Team Is Going on Strike: Team captain Meghan Duggan:  We are asking for a living wage and for USA Hockey to fully support its programs for women and girls and stop treating us like an afterthought. We have represented our country with dignity and deserve to be treated with fairness and respect. Hashtag: #BeBoldForChange CNN: Pay fight between USA Hockey and women's players intensifies

posted by NoMich to culture at 11:41 PM - 7 comments

December 15

There's a scandal named Wakeyleaks. True story.: Wake Forest fires radio analyst for attempting to leak football game plans to Louisville and probably all of the other ACC schools. Yes, Wakeyleaks. /sigh...Wakeyleaks.

posted by NoMich to football at 08:12 AM - 5 comments

December 04

Carolina RailHawks to Rebrand, Announce Bid for MLS: The Chris Creamer community has a light discussion on the new logo. The Carolina Railhawks is a member of the second tier NASL and has made Cary, NC their home since their inception in 2006.

posted by NoMich to soccer at 06:17 PM - 1 comment

September 12

NCAA pulls championship events from North Carolina over HB2: Having warned the state of North Carolina at the Final Four that it risked losing NCAA events over House Bill 2, the NCAA showed Monday night just how serious it was. Bonus opinion piece by local sports writer, Luke DeCock.

posted by NoMich to culture at 08:49 PM - 7 comments

August 29

Raiders Stadium Backers To Las Vegas: Give Us $750 Million, Or Else: ... Rich old baby Mark Davis, truly evil plutocrat Sheldon Adelson, and Las Vegasís scummy sheen have all combined to create one of the most abhorrent cast of characters weíve ever seen attached to a stadium financing project. If anyone can finally convince American sports fans and politicians that publicly funded stadiums are a massive scam, itís these goons.

posted by NoMich to football at 05:55 PM - 5 comments

April 08

The Indian Premier League returns tomorrow, April 8th.: Like cherry blossoms in Japan every spring, the arrival of IPL is eagerly awaited by many. The colours are more garish, the scene anything but peaceful. Administrators are averse to halting the cricketing treadmill and so, this year, the IPL starts just six days after the World T20. The players might want rest, but they cannot afford to ask for time off because millions are at stake. And so IPL 9 begins on Saturday in Mumbai.

posted by NoMich to other at 08:22 PM - 5 comments

March 14

March Madness 2016: Printable NCAA tournament bracket: Well, actually, the printable version of the bracket is here. The ACC has two #1 seeds this year, Carolina (who won the ACC tournament for the first time since 2008) and Virginia (who lost to Carolina in the ACC championship game). The other two #1s are Oregon and Kansas. I set up a bracket group here. Group name: SportsFilter. Password: 1SpoFi!

posted by NoMich to basketball at 10:53 AM - 5 comments

March 07

Shelter Dogs Serve As 'Ball Boys' At Brazil Tennis Open: Dawwwwwww Now I wanna go home and play tennis with my Addie.

posted by NoMich to tennis at 10:20 AM - 1 comment

February 24

Tennis Authorities Warned About 73 Suspicious Matches Last Year: BuzzFeed News continues its series on possible match-fixing in tennis.

posted by NoMich to tennis at 09:53 AM - 2 comments

February 23

Cricket Star Kieran Powell Tosses His Bat and Picks Up a Smaller, Rounder One: Powell, a star batsman who has played internationally for the West Indies, has chucked that all aside, for now at least, in a long-shot gamble to become a professional baseball player. See also: (video warning) MLB Tonight: Cricket Conversions. Why would a star player from West Indies look to another sport? Windies cricket seems to be in a pretty sorry spot, financially speaking.

posted by NoMich to baseball at 09:30 AM - 3 comments

January 27

The Beginning of the End for Pitch-Framing?: (via this post at Balloon Juice)

posted by NoMich to baseball at 11:26 AM - 2 comments

January 17

Tennis match fixing: Evidence of suspected match fixing revealed: Secret files exposing evidence of widespread suspected match fixing at the top level of world tennis, including at Wimbledon, can be revealed by the BBC and BuzzFeed News.

posted by NoMich to tennis at 06:26 PM - 2 comments

October 08

Fifa Suspends Blatter and Platini: Fifa has provisionally suspended its president Sepp Blatter, secretary general Jerome Valcke and vice-president Michel Platini for 90 days.

posted by NoMich to soccer at 07:13 AM - 7 comments

October 07

The NHL Season Begins Anew!: It's October, memories of Summer are fading as there is a nip in the air, the leaves are turning color, the weather is perfect for foot...errr...hockey! The new NHL season is upon us and [your_team] is still mathematically in the playoff hunt. What could be better in life? What's new and different this season? What is going to happen this season? Who is going to win it all? I NEED 30 BOLD PREDICTIONS! Go team!

posted by NoMich to hockey at 08:42 AM - 9 comments

October 05

If Quebec builds a stadium, will the Nordiques come?: The long-suffering supporters of the Quebec Nordiques...now have a shiny new stadium in which to enjoy their national sport. The only problem? Until the league awards the city a new franchise they still don't have a team to play there.

posted by NoMich to hockey at 08:41 AM - 6 comments

September 15

Jarryd Hayne's debut as seen in Australia: Very funny play by play commentary from The Guardian. Reminds of the hilarious bad British commentary videos like this.

posted by NoMich to football at 10:01 AM - 2 comments

September 13

Kent State's April Goss becomes 2nd woman to score in college game: ďApril deserved it,Ē Haynes said. ďShe is the first player out there every day at practice and the last one to leave. She didnít get this because she is a female. Itís because she has worked hard. Everyone on the sideline was excited for her.Ē

posted by NoMich to football at 07:52 PM - 0 comments

August 21

Carolina Hurricanes Hire Eric Tulsky As Stat Analyst: Tulsky will provide and analyze data to assist the hockey operations department and coaching staff. Tulsky had a blog with SB Nation named Outnumbered.

posted by NoMich to hockey at 11:20 PM - 0 comments

August 10

10 Degrees: It's a historic season for rookies: Never before has baseball seen a group of rookies like the Class of 2015, one so rich in position players that with two months left in the season itís on the verge of being more productive than every previous class in history.

posted by NoMich to baseball at 10:14 AM - 1 comment