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Member since: September 27, 2006
Last visit: April 23, 2014

tahoemoj has posted 11 links and 1973 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

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

Should athletic scholarships come with a 4-year guarantee?: If you buy that star athletes are compensated with a valuable education, consider this complicating fact: An athletic scholarship is not a four-year educational guarantee. What few college sports fans—and not enough college recruits—realize is that a university can yank that scholarship after one, two, or three years without cause. Coach doesn’t like you? He’s free to cut you loose. Sitting the bench? You could lose your free ride to a new recruit. From Slate.com

posted by tahoemoj to culture at 03:13 PM on May 18 - 4 comments

If they really want to be competitive, the Oakland A's should move to New York: At least that's what Slate's Neil deMause says. Should Billy and the boys pack up and head east?

posted by tahoemoj to baseball at 02:13 PM on April 04 - 11 comments

Recent Comments

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em, Round 1

Yeah, I was in a damn courtroom all day yesterday. Please accept these picks with my sincere contrition for their lateness. And I did check last night's scores before I realized this was up. Anyhoo--

Colorado in 6

St. Louis in 7

Anaheim in 5

San Jose in 7

Boston in 5

Montreal in 6 +1

Pittsburgh in 5

Philly in 7

posted by tahoemoj at 11:37 AM on April 17

Minnesota State players refuse to practice as coach Todd Hoffner returns

The players' statement that they have all become outstanding community members since Hoffner was removed also implies some sort of causation. If they want to support the interim coach, they may want to elaborate on how he has helped them become such outstanding human beings; perhaps even explain how Hoffner was inhibiting that development. Or is it as simple as "we are better people because the new coach doesn't think naked babies are adorable"?

posted by tahoemoj at 11:32 AM on April 17

Red Sox Manager Rips Replay After Ejection

I don't think this happens if the call is made correctly in the previous game.

Agreed. I know the conventional wisdom is that borderline calls will even out over the course of a season, but using replay should eliminate the vast majority of borderline calls. After enduring 2 in a row in consecutive games, I think Farrell has good cause to be dubious.

posted by tahoemoj at 02:52 PM on April 14

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Billy Hamilton scores from third

That was great stuff, but I think as a Reds fan, I was happier with the fact that he has been getting on base the past few games (4 times yesterday!). He had a triple in the first inning of the game that would have been a close double for most players. He also tagged up from second on a shallow fly ball to right to get into position to be plated by the next batter. If the dude can get on base 30% of the time, he is going to score a shit ton of runs that nobody since Vince Coleman would have scored.

posted by tahoemoj at 05:54 PM on April 10

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

I blame Obama for that.

posted by tahoemoj at 12:06 PM on April 10

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

I'll be curious to see if anyone I know has a Brackett that survived to the final four, much less the National championship.

If anyone does, you'd be well advised to accept any and all stock tips they may have for you in the future. And maybe suggest they get a patent on the flux capacitor if they haven't already.

posted by tahoemoj at 02:41 PM on April 06

Some Indians Fans Are De-Chiefing Their Gear

This guy has chosen the alternative to de-chiefing. Say, how's that workin' out for ya?

posted by tahoemoj at 04:23 PM on April 04

LPGA players frustrated by Golf Digest cover of Gretzky

The fact that Golf Digest hasn't even tried to put Natalie Gulbis on the cover is pretty much proof to me

Gulbis immediately came to mind for me, as well. Particularly as Stanford also said

But the LPGA has some attractive women and very fit women, so why not use them? I'm just baffled by it.

posted by tahoemoj at 03:02 PM on April 04

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Matt Adams pushes Reds fan with his glove

As a Reds fan, I vastly prefer the longer version of the Adams incident.

Also, it is probably time that I learned how to embed a .gif in my post. Amyone?

posted by tahoemoj at 11:22 AM on April 04

LPGA players frustrated by Golf Digest cover of Gretzky

On the one hand, it is a little bit depressing to see the daughter of arguably the greatest hockey player ever being rewarded for her recent Paris Hilton-look at my sexy body on twitter-I have no talent but I'm famous activities. She is just another pretty face with a famous name, and I can understand completely the frustration of all of the woman of the LPGA who worked hard and get where they are. The last female pro was on the cover of the world's leading golf magazine 6 years ago?! But throw a sexy blond in yoga pants on the cover because she has a famous name? Sure.

On the other hand, Angela Stanford probably has the wisest perspective...

"The question is who are they trying to sell to?" Stanford said. "If the answer is men 25 years old through 45 years old, then I guess that's what they have to do. You know the old saying, sex sells. And nobody can argue with that. It's just the way it is.

posted by tahoemoj at 11:17 AM on April 04

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Parting Shot. I will now hold my breath until Cincinnati gets opening day back.

posted by tahoemoj at 06:26 PM on April 03

Some Indians Fans Are De-Chiefing Their Gear

Good for them. Not just for living by their own principles, but also for not being aggressive and confrontational about it. It sorta takes the teeth out of all the "you're a fascist/communist" (because the two are apparently interchangeable) arguments that proponents of wahoo have already resorted to. They're not judging those who embrace chief wahoo or standing outside the ballpark picketing, just doing their part quietly.

posted by tahoemoj at 12:49 PM on April 03

Tiger Woods out of Masters after back surgery

The cabin has been reinterpreted as a self sustaining meditative eco privy.

4/2/14 Internetz champion.

posted by tahoemoj at 11:08 AM on April 02

Tiger Woods out of Masters after back surgery

Now what does CBS do with the 25% of their airtime now that Tiger isn't there?

You know what they'll fill it with:

1. Discussions about Tiger's injury.

2. Asking other players about Tiger's injury.

3. Discussions about what the masters is missing without Tiger.

4. Asking other players what they miss the most about Tiger.

5. *Sunday Only - Discuss the lack of intimidation by any member of the final 3 groups in comparison to Tiger in his red Sunday best.

6. Did the eventual champion really earn his victory without Tiger there?!?!

7. Feherty's scatological memoirs and assorted fart jokes. My favorite part

posted by tahoemoj at 06:48 PM on April 01

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

I didn't realize they were filming that.

posted by tahoemoj at 05:14 PM on March 31