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Member since: September 27, 2006
Last visit: May 24, 2015

tahoemoj has posted 13 links and 2079 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 179 comments to the Locker Room.

Sports Bio

Fan of pro teams from Cincinnati, vividly remember the cold bowl against Fouts' Chargers, and hope I live to see some glory soon.

Still haven't gotten over the Whale leaving Hartford. Jumped squarely onto the NJ Devils bandwagon at that point, but just love all things hockey.

Recent Links

Martin Brodeur to Announce Retirement.: One of the all-time greats, Brodeur finishes his 22-year NHL career with a 691-397-176 record, a 2.24 goals-against average and .912 save percentage in 1,266 appearances, all but seven coming with the New Jersey Devils. He holds regular-season NHL goaltending records for wins (621), shutouts (125), games played and minutes played (74,438), and in the history of the Stanley Cup Playoffs he ranks first in starts (204) and shutouts (24) and second in wins (113).

posted by tahoemoj to hockey at 05:37 PM on January 27 - 12 comments

Ray Rice Suspended for 2 Games: the Baltimore Ravens running back will be suspended for the first two games of the regular season under the NFL's personal conduct policy and fined a third game check. The ban comes in response to Rice allegedly striking his then-fiancée and now wife, Janay, unconscious in February in Atlantic City. Rice was able to avoid prosecution after being accepted into a pre-trial intervention program.

posted by tahoemoj to football at 02:42 PM on July 24 - 21 comments

NHL Re-Alignment:: The NHL announced the new alignment today, with two conferences of two divisions each. The Detroit Red Wings will now play in the Eastern Conference in the Atlantic Division, and the Winnipeg Jets will be in the Western Conference in the Central Division. Let the natural rivalries (Tampa-Toronto?) begin to take shape!

posted by tahoemoj to hockey at 02:22 PM on July 19 - 10 comments

Is there a racially motivated quarterback controversy brewing in Washington?: Skip Bayless thinks so. Bayless claims that it is human nature for white fans to cheer for white athletes; therefore, fellow rookie Kirk Cousins will be the fans' choice over #2 overall pick Robert Griffin for the starting job.

posted by tahoemoj to football at 04:02 PM on August 21 - 36 comments

Sports Artist Leroy Neiman Dies: Legendary sports artist Leroy Neiman died Wednesday at 91. "I've zeroed in on what you would call action and excellence. ... Everybody who does anything to try to succeed has to give the best of themselves," Neiman said in a 2008 interview.

posted by tahoemoj to culture at 02:14 PM on June 22 - 4 comments

Recent Comments

Another Multiple-OT Goal Helps Blackhawks Tie Series with Ducks

No such thing. And this series is worth significant amounts of sleep deprivation.

posted by tahoemoj at 05:39 PM on May 24

Another Multiple-OT Goal Helps Blackhawks Tie Series with Ducks

rcade, I think you meant to reference the Western Conference finals rather the the Eastern.

Epic damn hockey game.

posted by tahoemoj at 12:50 PM on May 24

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

I'd be intrigued to see an excessive celebration penalty on a successful extra point conversion.

Don't those normally get enforced through a blown out ACL for the kicker?

posted by tahoemoj at 10:12 AM on May 22

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Still, undefeated when scoring more than their opponents. That's pretty impressive. I wonder if they can keep that pace up.

posted by tahoemoj at 11:56 AM on May 19

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em, Round 3

Anaheim in 6

NYR in 6

Goal Scorer: Getzlaf

PPG: Nash

Penalized player: Shaw

Save %: Lundqvist

posted by tahoemoj at 12:50 PM on May 16

NFL Investigator: Patriots Probably Deflated Balls on Purpose

But don't worry, there's no sections in case law. You done just fine.

On edit: I gave you some interlocking s's, but rcade's anti-lawyer little sportsball site doesn't recognize them.

posted by tahoemoj at 07:30 PM on May 07

NFL Investigator: Patriots Probably Deflated Balls on Purpose

Nice work on your legal citation, too fatma. Wanna proof the brief I'm writing (sorta) as we speak?

posted by tahoemoj at 12:37 PM on May 07

NFL Investigator: Patriots Probably Deflated Balls on Purpose

The pressure of the balls shows they did something wrong: 11 out of 12 were below 12.5 psi as required by the NFL rules...The league should have just punished the team for that after a short investigation

Yep. Just give them a slap on the wrist, or moderately more, for the rules violation. Call it a first offense and make it clear that if it happens again, the punishment will escalate. Make it a strict liability offense and take intent out of the equation. Set the precedent that teams are expected to comply with the rules, and if they fail to do so, they will be punished, and punishments will escalate until the rules are observed. It doesn't matter if it is incompetence or an attempt to cheat.

Instead, we now have a report that makes the issue of intent as clear as mud, and nothing really has changed. Everyone oustide of the northeast is still convinved the Pats are cheaters, and everyone in the northeast can explain the whole thing away. This whole 4 month investigation and report has been such a circus that part of me believes that it is all just a publicity stunt designed to keep people talking about the NFL through the summer. Hell, this is as long a thread as spofi has seen in quite some time.

posted by tahoemoj at 10:24 AM on May 07

NFL Investigator: Patriots Probably Deflated Balls on Purpose

Heck, the Pats are pikers on the Your Team Cheats scoreboard.

Fun link, and I could have spent all damn day playing on it.

I found it curious that the Pats had some of the more unique "cheats" listed on the scoreboard. A also found the scoreboard suspect in that many of the Pats' cheats were awarded 0 cameras.

posted by tahoemoj at 07:00 PM on May 06

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em, Round 2

Chicago in 7 +1 (Sharp)

Anaheim in 5 +2 (Kesler)

Montreal in 6 (Pacioretty)

NYR in 6 +1 (Ovechkin)

GAA: Lundquist +1

posted by tahoemoj at 11:30 AM on April 30

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Todd McLellan parts ways with San Jose Sharks


Although, it didn't exactly take Kreskin to see that one coming.

posted by tahoemoj at 01:21 PM on April 21

Fan Hit in Head by Foul Ball Through Home-Plate Netting

Tim Kirkjian responded on ESPN that fans who don't watch the ball during a game are in serious danger

Well, on the one hand he is right, and fans who don't pay attention are liable to get brained. But what grum said. This wasn't someone down the third base line turned around chatting with the person behind her or fucking with her cell phone. She was heading to her seat. And whether you think it is right or wrong of her to do so while game play is ongoing, thousands of people do it at the ballpark every night.

posted by tahoemoj at 01:11 PM on April 21

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

I don't know about anybody else here, but in my head, I am picturing this exchange as taking place between people who randomly pop out of a cornfield.

Hey Howard, did you hear my dog a-run oft last weekend...?

posted by tahoemoj at 01:37 PM on April 18

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em Starts Now

Habs in 6 +2

Caps in 5 +1

Hawks in 5 +1

Flames in 6 +2

Wings in 7

Wild in 7 +1

Ducks in 5 +1


posted by tahoemoj at 06:20 PM on April 15

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Buffalo Sabres fire Ted Nolan

Todd McClellan, Mr. Wilson on line one for you in 3...2...

Mr. Wilson, Plattner managemet on line one for you in 3...2...

The Sharks second half was a travesty. The blow is softened by the fact that the Kings are also at the driving range as we speak.

posted by tahoemoj at 11:46 AM on April 13