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tahoemoj
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Member since: September 27, 2006
Last visit: July 22, 2016

tahoemoj has posted 13 links and 2213 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

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Five

Ottawa by 10 Hamilton by 6 Toronto by 10

posted by tahoemoj at 08:54 PM on July 22

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Five

Calgary by 12

posted by tahoemoj at 11:16 AM on July 21

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Four

Ottawa by 7

Winnipeg by 5

Hamilton by 10

BC by 12

posted by tahoemoj at 12:37 PM on July 12

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Three

Dammit, missed the Thursday games (but who am I kidding, I would have picked both wrong anyway).

Ottawa by 10

Edmonton by 8

posted by tahoemoj at 01:38 PM on July 08

This

1--As a Devils fan, I love this trade. Larsson never quite reached his potential in Jersey, and think both parties will benefit from parting ways. Hall should be a nice top line winger if they can assemble a center and right wing to compliment him--maybe Zajac and Palmieri?

2--I understand that Subban is a quality defenseman in the prime of his career, but is Weber so far onto the downhill side of his career that this trade is lopsided? Weber is still a legit top-four blueliner and plays with a nastiness that Subban simply doesn't have-a nastiness sorely lacking in Montreal.

3--Smart move by the Bolts. Stamkos, if he can [begin to] stay injury-free, is a legit hall of famer, and would likely have put the Bolts over the top against the Pens this spring.

posted by tahoemoj at 07:35 PM on June 29

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Two

Montreal by 8

Toronto by 2

Hamilton by 12

Calgary by 6

Glad to see that I wasn't the only one who put up a goose egg last week. Maybe my Saskatchewan relegation comment jinxed me?

posted by tahoemoj at 01:23 PM on June 29

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

"The dark cloud," Brokaw said, "has been lifted."

Am I the only one who foresees (wants to see) the dark cloud returning, and Griffin's name added as number 26?

posted by tahoemoj at 01:16 PM on June 29

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em Champion: NoMich

then I will puchus a crossbow instead

That requires acknowledgement. I just laughed my ass off.

posted by tahoemoj at 02:07 PM on June 28

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