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tahoemoj
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Member since: September 27, 2006
Last visit: October 30, 2014

tahoemoj has posted 12 links and 2021 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

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

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

Recent Comments

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

I mean, shit, they're the second-most-liked team in places as far away as Colorado

Yeah, they made the top 3 here in Washoe County, Nevada as well. But I thought that Miami would crack the top 3 in its home county. I mean shit, they won a game not more than 2 years ago.

posted by tahoemoj at 05:12 PM on October 03

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

And somehow, I didn't even see UNC in there.

I'm dubious, as well. In Hamilton County, Ohio, home of the City of Cincinnati, the University of Cincinnati Bearcats weren't even in the top 3. And in Butler County, Ohio, Miami University wasn't listed, either, despite the fact that there isn't much in Butler County, Ohio, besides Miami U.

posted by tahoemoj at 02:21 PM on October 03

Another NCAA member covers itself in glory

Well, fuck her for wanting to actually continue her education and be near her brother as he probably dies. Doesn't she understand how important women's basketball is in the state of Alabama?

Yeah, more seriously, what a load of shit. It is a terrible move by Alabama, and even worse by the NCAA not to force it to let her go home.

posted by tahoemoj at 01:12 PM on October 02

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Its expecially bad when their paid to wright good. Maybe a new editor staff will exasperate the situation.

posted by tahoemoj at 11:25 AM on October 02

NHL Bans the Spin-o-Rama Move from Shootouts

I always wondered about the legality of the "spin-o-rama." When I played, to my recollection, if the player with the puck's progress ceased to go toward the net on a penalty shot, the attempt ended.

I assume this information would be easily verifiable if only there was some sort of technological breakthrough that would allow me to peruse hockey rules from 1974-1995. Some sort of "internet."

posted by tahoemoj at 02:15 PM on September 12

Video of Ray Rice Elevator Punch on Partner Released

If Rice told the truth about what happened as Ozzie Newsome confirmed, how is suspending Rice indefinitely the correct thing to do?

I think the answer to that lies in the truth that Roger Goodell and the NFL don't really give a flying fuck about domestic abuse. Roger Goodell and the NFL do, however, give a giant fuck about the image of the league. So, when Rice was a guy who had hit his wife, it warranted 2 games. When Rice became a guy who had hit his wife on camera, the league invoked its right to disassociate itself from the person who had given it a publicity black eye.

To review: women with black eyes--2 games. Leagues with black eyes--indefinite. Does it add up now?

posted by tahoemoj at 02:34 PM on September 11

Video of Ray Rice Elevator Punch on Partner Released

But people still cling to these gender roles and ideas about male strength and an almost Victorian-era believe in the fragility of women such that they believe a grown woman should be able to freak out an attack anyone, so long as they're larger- the person attacked simply has to take it.

No. But the disparity in strength makes it fairly easy for the bigger, stronger side of the equation to neutralize the situation without taking an action that is potentially lethal. And if you don't think a left cross from an 220lb musclebound man is potentially lethal, you're sadly mistaken. There's lots of ways for a large strong man to disable a woman without punching her. In my experience with DomBat, I have learned to recognize the signs of a man who is restraining an attacking female partner. There's bruising on the upper arms that is indicative of restraint, for example. There's bruising on the chest from a bear hug from behind, as another. An unconscious woman with a bruise on her face is not defensive.

Hell, when women attack men, even violently, it's a friggin' punchline, like we saw with the Solange/Jay-Z situation.

And that's fucked up.

no one who replied seemed to do more than cherry speak key quotes and strawman the shit out of this

Do you really believe that, or are you being deliberately obtuse?

posted by tahoemoj at 11:44 AM on September 11

Video of Ray Rice Elevator Punch on Partner Released

Many women who are victims of domestic violence and stay with their abusers often recant their accusations or defend the abuser. There's a deeply dysfunctional psychology that plays out in these relationships.

That. That one thousand times over. Plus add the fact that if Mrs. Rice acknowledges that she is the victim of brutal domestic violence, her husband stands to lose tens of millions of dollars. Think Mr. Rice's PR team had anything to do with her decision?

I've said it before here. I am a part-time prosecutor who only deals in domestic battery. I don't know where your statistics come from hincandenza, but my experience tells a drastically different story. For every woman I charge with DomBat, I charge 10 or more men.

And of course, the true overarching rule of life should be "don't hit people. Period." But as others have pointed out, archaic or not, the further rule that "a man never hits a woman" was borne out of the drastic disparity in our physiological makeup. Ray Rice probably has 80-100 pounds on Janay Rice, professional athlete or not. I'm not a big guy at 190 pounds, but I have 70 pounds on my wife. If she chooses to hit me, if I can't figure out a way to restrain her without knocking her out, I can probably figure out a way to get the fuck out of the room. So the line of "it's not fair, she hit first" sounds like the plea of a petulant bully.

posted by tahoemoj at 11:45 AM on September 10

Colts Owner Irsay Suspended 6 Games for DUI

Fair enough. But I still see a certain absurdity in banning a pill popper from a legal intoxicant.

posted by tahoemoj at 02:19 PM on September 04

Colts Owner Irsay Suspended 6 Games for DUI

so obtaining them without a prescription is illegal anyway

Of course, but I suspect that billionaires don't have a hard time getting prescriptions when they "need" them.

posted by tahoemoj at 11:27 AM on September 04

Colts Owner Irsay Suspended 6 Games for DUI

Late Tuesday morning, a Hamilton County judge accepted Irsay's guilty plea to one count of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated, a Class C misdemeanor. Irsay admitted having hydrocodone, oxycodone and alprazolam (Xanax) in his system...Irsay's sentence included one year of probation, during which he may not consume or possess alcohol, and his driver's license was revoked for one year and 40 days.

I mean, fuck Jim Irsay and all, but where is the logic in banning a pill popper from using alcohol? Wouldn't it be more punitive, and even beneficial to the sentencee, to prohibit him from taking prescription narcotics and benzos? The narcotic/benzo prohibition may have been in the sentence, but the article didn't mention it, to my notice. So Irsay can pretty much just zone out on Oxy, Percocet, and Lortab and ride around in his limo, but he can't have a glass of wine with dinner? Strange.

No, I don't really have a point. Isn't that obvious?

posted by tahoemoj at 07:09 PM on September 03

SportsFilter NFL Pick 'Em, 2014 Edition

I'm in as Krumrie's Floppy Leg. Look upon my historical 40% success rate, all ye mighty, and despair!

posted by tahoemoj at 02:45 PM on September 03

Roger Goodell Figures Out Domestic Violence is Bad

Nah. When its a hooker, it's just simple battery (which ultimately ends up in a grisly murder).

posted by tahoemoj at 01:54 PM on August 29

Roger Goodell Figures Out Domestic Violence is Bad

Etrigan, I prosecute a lot of domestic battery cases here in Nevada, and the fall-back plea, at least in this state, tends to be "mutual affray" (a fight between two willing participants). But disorderly comes in a close second. Sadly, the nature of battered woman syndrome leads to a lot of unwilling witnesses who are the only ones who know hat really happened.

Trivia time about my adopted home state of Nevada! Nevada leads the nation in per capita fatalities resulting from domestic violence! I hope someday to help change that.

posted by tahoemoj at 10:05 AM on August 29

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Does anyone else enjoy Drew Magary's "Why Your Team Sucks" series on Deadspin as much as I do? That dude cracks me up, but the fan comments leave me in stitches.

posted by tahoemoj at 11:10 AM on August 23