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Member since: September 27, 2006
Last visit: May 25, 2018

tahoemoj has posted 14 links and 2453 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

Up to 175 Years: "Once a world-renowned sports physician treating America's foremost Olympic women gymnasts, Larry Nassar now will spend the rest of his life behind bars."

posted by tahoemoj to olympics at 02:52 PM on January 24 - 2 comments

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

Recent Comments

NFL to Punish Players Who Don't Stand During Anthem

And now, it is revealed that the owners didn't actually vote unanimously in support of the policy so much as they pretty much mostly agreed that it would be good.

But I have no doubt that Mike Brown was one of the owners who, if given a chance, would have voted in favor of forced patriotism for the privilege of making him richer. So fuck him, fuck the Bengals, fuck Goodell, and fuck the NFL. I was also one whose fandom was waning, to the point that I haven't invested in Sunday Ticket for the past 2 seasons. It's not too far a stretch to just give up on it.*

*I will still wear my snazzy Zubaz Bengals pants because they were a gift from my cyber-buddy rcade.

posted by tahoemoj at 04:04 PM on May 24

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Dustin Byfuglien is a big strong man.

I had to rewind that on the DVR and watch it a few times when it happened. Then I had to yell to my wife and son, neither of whom is particularly a hockey fan, to come in and watch it a few times with me. I explained that Byfuglien is 6'5", and every bit as wide as he is tall, and then showed them Deadspin's highlights of Byfuglien demolishing those who dare hit him. It kind of backfired on me, as my family, all of whom live in Nevada, are now all cheering for the Jets. But that's ok, I suppose (I'm still a Sharks fan).

posted by tahoemoj at 12:11 PM on May 17

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em: Third Round

Winnipeg in 5



posted by tahoemoj at 06:26 PM on May 12

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em: Third Round

Lightning in 7



posted by tahoemoj at 08:06 PM on May 11

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em: Second Round

Nashville in 6; B. Wheeler

San Jose in 6; Pavelski

Tampa Bay in 5; Stamkos +2

Pittsburgh in 7; Crosby +1

posted by tahoemoj at 12:38 PM on April 26

The Disgrace of Minor League Baseball

Interesting (and somewhat infuriating) stuff, Ufez. I knew that minor league ball players made jack shit, but I didn't understand that they really, really made that little jack shit. Nor did I realize that our esteemed Congress had just sanctioned the practice (in an omnibus spending bill, no less--sneaky!) on behalf of the owners. What the article seems to lack - and maybe that is because there isn't one readily available - is a proposed solution to the disparity.

posted by tahoemoj at 02:44 PM on April 20

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em Starts Tonight

Winnipeg in 6 +1

Pittsburgh in 7 (just rooting for attrition here) +1

Los Angeles in 5

New Jersey in 7 (HOMER PICK ALERT)

Boston in 6 (fuck Marchand with something pointy and rusty) +1

Washington in 5 (they won't choke until round 2) +1

Nashville in 4 +1

San Jose in 6 +1


Nothing goes better with roundhouse kicks in Zubaz than Brass Bonanza!!

posted by tahoemoj at 04:41 PM on April 11

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Hi Lana (that's my dog's name!). I've always wanted to meet an average girl who appreciates the joys and benefits of testogen, and who is in no way, shape, or form a SPAM-bot invading my favorite sports blog. If our relationship is going to go anywhere, I need proof that you can breathe underwater; will you oblige me by sticking your head in the nearest dengue fever infested pond and taking a deep breath? Kaythanksbye!

posted by tahoemoj at 12:08 PM on April 11

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Aww. She seems nice.

posted by tahoemoj at 12:05 PM on April 11

Humboldt gathers, and mourns, through a long and tragic night

Not much to say about something like this. May those young mens' families find peace somehow.


posted by tahoemoj at 12:46 AM on April 08

Sedin twins play their last home game before retirement; combine to score twice in a storybook finish

It's difficult to be a fan of hockey and not be a fan of the Sedin twins'. I'm glad they got to go out in front of the hometown fans like that-with the skill and grace that has typified their careers since they came into the league. Y'all up in the Pacific northwest really have been spoiled by their game for a long, long time.

posted by tahoemoj at 04:46 PM on April 06

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Marcus Johansson took a vicious elbow from Marchand on January 23, and has not played a game since due to the resulting concussion. Sure, the prick Marchand got a 5-game suspension, but suited up for the All Star Game and got that paycheck. Now he tries to injure someone else and gets...a fine. Marchand should be out of hockey by now; I don't care how skilled he is. Sooner or later he is going to hurt a marquee player, and not "just" a top-4 defenseman on a small market team.

Fuck him from now until the end of time. It looks like the B's and the Devils will square off in the first round of the playoffs (without Johansson, of course, but Marchand will be playing). I''d like to see the Devils bring the "Polish Hammer" Krzysztof Oliwa (6'5", 245 Lbs.) out of retirement for game 1 of the series.

posted by tahoemoj at 06:56 PM on April 02

It's finally happened! Emergency back-up goalie (Blackhawks' Scott Foster) plays in an NHL game.

I'm previewing the Disney movie in my head.

Oh, is that the one where he gets lit up his first game in, consistently improves through a montage of training until he squeaks the 'Hawks into the playoffs, only to emerge with the Conn Smythe after stopping a penalty shot in overtime of game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals?

Or the Cianfrace version where he has his 14 minutes of shutout hockey end, only to find out that he has ass cancer and his wife has left him for a female basketball referee?

posted by tahoemoj at 01:55 PM on March 30

Mookie Betts Interviewed During Play

I'll introduce you as an attorney from Reno. If that don't break the ice, nothing will.

My turn-ons include long walks to the bench to challenge the legitimacy of NDA's and semi-rough magazine play with the McGeorge Law Review.

Turn-offs include overly bronzed blowhards and borderline morbidly obese demagogues in tighty whiteys.

posted by tahoemoj at 04:25 PM on March 29

Mookie Betts Interviewed During Play

Goddamnit. I try so very hard to remain in the "I hate the Red Sox" camp. But I got to see that epic Sox-Indians game last summer at my first visit to Fenway. That really had me questioning my life choices vis-a-vis anti-Sox bias. And now there's Mookie Betts. What the hell am I supposed to do with all that likeability?!

posted by tahoemoj at 05:24 PM on March 28