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tahoemoj
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Member since: September 27, 2006
Last visit: January 18, 2017

tahoemoj has posted 13 links and 2290 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

The Worst Time to Lose a Scholarship Offer

even if he immediately says "I don't want to play football, I want to get an education."

That seems a bit extreme to me. The inherent quid pro quo with an athletic scholarship is that the school exchanges the education for the athlete's participation in the sport. Injuries sustained while participating notwithstanding, if the student chooses not to play, it seems to me that he or she isn't holding up their end of the bargain. But on the rest of your proposal, I agree with you 100%. Offers should be iron clad as soon as the kid agrees.

I see what you're getting at with the school rankings, but I also believe that education is what you make of it. I have no doubt that a committed URI student would get just as quality of a [free] education as a UConn student.

posted by tahoemoj at 01:29 PM on January 17

The Worst Time to Lose a Scholarship Offer

It's hard not to feel for this kid, who obviously worked his ass off and believed that he could count on the adults in whom he had placed his trust. The fact that Edsall and his staff repeatedly reached out to Dickens to affirm the scholarship offer before pulling the rug out kinda cements my conclusion that they were dicks. BUT. For me, the most important takeaway was-

The best offer so far is from FCS school Rhode Island who offered him a full scholarship.

If the point of the athletic scholarship was to get a college education, then it really shouldn't matter whether the offer is from an FCS school. I mean, if the kid was borderline at UConn, it's not like he was a legitimate NFL hopeful. So this is doubtlessly a cautionary tale of the cutthroat world of college football, but all's well that ends well, right?

posted by tahoemoj at 11:40 AM on January 17

Steelers Kick 6 Field Goals, Advance to AFC Championship

I assume on the first drive, they went for the pass on first down because (a) they had not yet established that Bell could gain 2 yards at will, and more importantly (b) everybody in America watching that game expected them to run. Not sure why they didn't just jam it home the second time.

Really, I was just yanking your chain; of course there's always "if only" situations in a game. The flip side would be if Kelce had caught the balls he normally does, and if the Chiefs had converted a few opportunities to intercept Roethlisberger on sloppy passes in the first quarter, the game might not have been close the other way, and Bell ends up a third down drop-down option instead of a yardage machine.

posted by tahoemoj at 11:32 AM on January 17

Steelers Kick 6 Field Goals, Advance to AFC Championship

If a frog had wings, he wouldn't bump his ass for a'hoppin. Just sayin.

posted by tahoemoj at 05:13 PM on January 16

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Divisional Round Edition

ALL LOCKS

Atlanta by 6

New England by 17

KC by 3

Green Bay by 10

Rogers

Elliott

Antonio Brown

Avril

posted by tahoemoj at 03:19 PM on January 13

NFL Pick 'Em Champion Crowned

rcade, why you gotta keep doin' me dirty like that?! I locked all those suckers, which I think results in an 86 point week for me. I should be in a tie for the coveted 11th place slot, rather than all alone in 12th. Tell you what, we'll let it slide this time.

In all seriousness--nice pickin' ufez, and thanks for running the show, rcade.

posted by tahoemoj at 05:41 PM on January 10

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Wild-Card Edition

[denial] Haven't seen a final regular season result, so I will just assume that I have a shiny, new football on the way to my doorstep. [/denial]

Houston by 3

Seattle by 10

Pittsburgh by 8

Green Bay by 6

Roethlisberger

Bell (Pitt)

Beckham

HaHaHaHa Clinton-DixDix

posted by tahoemoj at 02:56 PM on January 06

NFL Pick 'Em Week 17: One-Legged Quarterback Edition

Thus, my fragile ego soothed for the time being, we move on. I hope we all learned something from this horrible experience.

posted by tahoemoj at 05:48 PM on December 30

NFL Pick 'Em Week 17: One-Legged Quarterback Edition

I am outraged. I am beyond livid with the wrong that has been perpetrated against me. My intelligence and integrity have both been impugned, and I will not sit here and accept that wrong without raising my voice in a one man cacophony of protest. How dare you assign to me -10 points for Tampa's loss, as if I am a fool, and would lock that pick? Sir, I did not lock that pick, and deserve a score befitting a prognosticator of my skill and cunning. 19 points indeed! I, in fact, scored 29 points! Harumph. Lock all of these suckers!!

Cincinnati by 3

Buffalo by 6

Carolina by 7

Minnesota by 3

Pittsburgh by 17

Dallas by 19

Green Bay by 12

Tennessee by 3

Indianapolis by 20

New England by 6

Atlanta by 17

New York Giants by 10

Arizona by 10

Kansas City by 17

Oakland by 6

Seattle by 24

posted by tahoemoj at 11:48 AM on December 30

NFL Pick 'Em Week 16: Farewell Gus Bradley Edition

New York Giants by 17 LOCK

Atlanta by 12

Miami by 6

Green Bay by 17 LOCK

New England by 24 LOCK

San Diego by 14 LOCK

Tampa Bay by 10

Tennessee by 13 LOCK

Washington by 10 LOCK

Indianapolis by 4

Seattle by 13 LOCK

San Francisco by 6 everybody loses

Cincinnati by 10

Baltimore by 6

Kansas City by 13 LOCK

Dallas by 10

posted by tahoemoj at 06:09 PM on December 22

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Does it make me a bad person that I'm laughing my ass off while watching that video?

If so, you're in good (bad?) company.

posted by tahoemoj at 12:04 PM on December 20

NFL Pick 'Em Week 15: Farewell Jeff Fisher Edition

Seattle by 20 LOCK

Miami BY 10

Buffalo BY 13 LOCK

New York Giants by 3

Green Bay by 13 LOCK

Indianapolis BY 6

Houston BY 4

Baltimore BY 10 LOCK

Tampa Bay by 3

Kansas City by 6

Arizona by 4

Atlanta by 20 LOCK

New England BY 24 LOCK

Oakland by 10

Cincinnati by 3

Carolina by 6

posted by tahoemoj at 04:23 PM on December 15

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Harbaugh moving on to L.A. to coach the Rams?

Oh, say it ain't so! As a Buckeyes fan, I was looking forward to years, maybe even decades, of sideline and postgame meltdowns. This year's game was the most entertaining Michigan-OSU game in 15 years, and even it was eclipsed by Harbaugh's theatrics and conniptions.

posted by tahoemoj at 12:04 PM on December 13

NFL Pick 'Em Week 14: Just Endure The Suffering Edition

Oakland at Kansas City WRONG!!

Miami by 6

Detroit by 17 LOCK

Cincinnati by 20 LOCK

Denver by 6

Indianapolis by 10

Minnesota by 7

Tampa Bay by 3

Pittsburgh by 10 LOCK

San Diego by 7

Washington by 10

New York Jets by 3 (but really, nobody wins here, especially those who watch this shit show)

Atlanta by 14 LOCK

Seattle by 10

Dallas by 17

New England by 13

posted by tahoemoj at 12:11 PM on December 09

NFL Pick 'Em Week 14: Just Endure The Suffering Edition

Oakland by 6

posted by tahoemoj at 08:13 PM on December 08