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tahoemoj
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Homepage URL: sbcglobal.net
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Member since: September 27, 2006
Last visit: June 24, 2016

tahoemoj has posted 13 links and 2205 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

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em Champion: NoMich

Much like the Sharks, I faltered badly in the final round.

NoMich, like the Penguins, improved with each round. Congratulations, you magnificent bastard!

On edit, both a championship and a costanza in the same week?! You the man, man.

posted by tahoemoj at 07:48 PM on June 22

The 12th Annual chicobangs Memorial SpoFi CFL Pick 'Em

Toronto by 8

Winnipeg by 4

Edmonton by 7

Calgary by 9

As last year was my first year taking an interest in the CFL, I am still fairly new to the ins and outs of the league. But I can only assume that Saskatchewan was relegated based on last year's performance?

posted by tahoemoj at 12:23 PM on June 21

Penguins claim fourth Stanley Cup with 3-1 win over Sharks

The Sharks narrowly edge out the Ducks to win the Pacific, beat the playoff doldrums to reach the Cup finals, and then trip over their dicks and get swept..

So far, not bad!

...by the Islanders.

Not so much

Rookie of the year honors goes to the "field" rather than McDavid or Eichel. Let's say teenager Dylan Larkin by virtue of playing between Zetterberg and Abdelkader.

23 goals, 22 assists. 45 points. Top 3 in scoring on the Red Wings, All-Star representative. Not bad.

The Miami Redhawks men's hockey team will win the first national title in any sport for my 206-year old alma mater (flagrant homerism)

Ha ha ha ha ha....not so much.

posted by tahoemoj at 01:50 PM on June 14

"Mr. Hockey", Gordie Howe, has passed away at age 88.

billsaysthis, as a little boy growing up in east Hartford, Connecticut, I was one of the beneficiaries of that un-retirement. My dad, brother, and I used to love going to watch the Howe family play for the Whalers, watching Mr. Hockey skate with his extremely talented (Mark) and less-talented (Marty) sons. Unfortunately, I was the baby brother and my older sibling got the honor of claiming number 9 when we started playing mite hockey in Bolton. The Howes would regularly make appearances at youth hockey schools, and I had the honor of sharing the ice with Mr. Hockey when I was about 6.

Rest in peace to one of the most iconic athletes ever to grace the rink. As Gretzky himself put it, not just the greatest hockey player ever, but the nicest person he ever met.

posted by tahoemoj at 03:02 PM on June 10

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em: Stanley Cup Round

Sharks in 6

2 OT

Hertl

Pavelski

Pavelski

Thornton

Thornton

Letang

Jones

27

posted by tahoemoj at 02:12 PM on May 30

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Still, there's hardly any available free skate time in any of those places because of all of the youth leagues and adult leagues.

The rink in Santa Barbara was completed in October of 2014. There are now 4 men's adult leagues, both boys and girls youth leagues, and a line out the door for every public skating session. Of course, the town is crawling with Canadian and northeast/Midwest transplants, but I think the Kings string of success also has a lot to do with the interest.

posted by tahoemoj at 11:44 AM on May 24

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Tough year to be a Reds fan. Although the bullpen is consistent.

posted by tahoemoj at 03:47 PM on May 18

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em, Round 3

Penguins in 6

Sharks in 7

Goals: Kessel (on edit-TommyT, I thought I was pretty clever here. Sorry bout your luck).

SvPct: Elliott (the Sharks are going to pepper him!).

PP: San Jose.

Penalties: Coburn (TB)

GPG: Pitt.

posted by tahoemoj at 06:04 PM on May 13

Grosse Ile H.S. lacrosse team accused of killing animal before game

I also read that it was a guinea pig somewhere. As an animal lover and owner of 5 furry kids, I'd like to state for the record--fuck these assholes. My personal belief is that humans who hurt or kill helpless creatures for sport (rather than food) are a special breed of fucked up, and deserve to have crappy things happen to them.

That said, if something like this happened 50 years ago (aside from the fact that it would not have been a viral story, of course), do you think there would have been much outrage? I appreciate the fact that the response to this is outrage rather than "meh, that's just boys being boys" or something similar. Maybe we're evolving, after all?

posted by tahoemoj at 11:46 AM on May 13

One Night in Leicester

So maybe maudlin is a better word?

posted by tahoemoj at 01:14 PM on May 06

Joe Paterno (and Penn State) may have known about the sexual abuse of children by Jerry Sandusky as far back as 1976.

He had multiple chances to protect children from heinous abuse by one of his own coaches.

That sure seems to be the case. And if so, beyond all of the outrage and anger toward Paterno, I'm extremely curious about what could have been going through his head for all of those years. Was it just misguided loyalty to a man that he considered a friend, or even an extended family member? Was the guy that fucking spectacular of an assistant football coach that Paterno cynically felt that his value to PSU outweighed the harm he was doing to the anonymous children he was molesting?

Well behind the obvious horrific consequences to the victims of Sandusky's crimes, one of the greatest tragedies in this case is that Paterno went tits up before he could ever take ownership of his actions, and maybe even explain to the world what the fuck he was thinking.

posted by tahoemoj at 01:13 PM on May 06

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

If you're going to hit it out of the park, make sure you fuck all the bases

All that's missing is a phantom dead girlfriend and an endorsement from Kim Jong Un.

And thank you, oh board of the beaver for adding a new phrase into my already salty lexicon.

posted by tahoemoj at 02:55 PM on April 29

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em, Round 2

Stars in 6
Sharks in 6

Penguins in 7
Lightning in 6

Goal scorer: Benn
Save Pct.: Jones (SJS)
PP %: SJS
Goals/Game: Tampa

posted by tahoemoj at 11:59 AM on April 27

Tom Brady's 4-Game Suspension Reinstated for DeflateGate

I'm not going to rehash this argument in depth yet again, anymore than I'm going to argue with someone who denies evolution as science instead of simply a personal interpretation of faith.

I understand that you are a true believer, and appreciate the loyalty as a fan. I also agree that the NFL did not make a strong enough case against Brady or the Pats to warrant a 4-game suspension. I only dispute the characterization of the "noble gas law" explanation that you forward. The noble gas law does not disprove the NFL's case; it makes it possible that the NFL's explanation is wrong, thereby leading to the conclusion that the NFL failed to adequately make its case against Brady and the Pats.

The noble gas law makes it possible that there was no tampering; it is one possible explanation for the discrepancy between footballs. Very well explained here. There are other explanations, one of which remains tampering and/or intentional underinflation. You are forwarding that the noble gas law leads to only one possible conclusion: that there was no underinflation. That's not true.

posted by tahoemoj at 12:22 PM on April 26

ESPN Fires Curt Schilling for Anti-Transgender Post

Don't let the door hit you in the ass, you derisive, tone deaf, bigoted shitheel.

posted by tahoemoj at 11:08 PM on April 20