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Member since: September 27, 2006
Last visit: March 22, 2017

tahoemoj has posted 13 links and 2301 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

Chicago Fire Sign Bastian Schweinsteiger

Teutonic Terminator

Thanks for that (any redundancy aside)!

posted by tahoemoj at 11:46 AM on March 22

Chicago Fire Sign Bastian Schweinsteiger

I'm kind of a newbie when it comes to the footballing world. However, in watching the '14 World Cup, Schweinsteiger really jumped out at me as one to engage in theatrics. (This is not intended to be one of those 'hurr durr soccer pussies' posts). Was my perception accurate - is he known for the theatrical aspect of the game? or am I way off base and influenced by small sample/large stage bias? If I am correct, how is that going to go over with an MLS/Chicago crowd? Just curious.

posted by tahoemoj at 01:12 PM on March 21

Here’s Why the US Women’s National Hockey Team Is Going on Strike

Even if the hypothetical "entertainment gap" exists between the men's' and women's' game, it is completely irrelevant in this context. The place for that entertainment gap to be addressed is in the context of a professional league. If the men are that much more marketable, they will be paid that much more when they play as professionals because they put asses in the seats and sell jerseys. Here, we have amateur athletes representing their country in an international competition. They train just as hard as the men, and they sacrifice just as much time away from their lives and their families. Pay, in such a context, should be based on that sacrifice, and not whether the players are as marketable--in other words, EQUAL.

But I also agree with Howard that the woman's game is incredibly entertaining, and the absence of heavy contact just makes it different, not inferior.

posted by tahoemoj at 01:02 PM on March 20

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Jebus. Almost 4 complete games?! Those guys must have been puddles.

posted by tahoemoj at 11:34 AM on March 13

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

I believe that was the Devils, and Martin Brodeur became the only goalie to be credited with a game winning goal. I tried to find video, but I'm at work and my time is probably better spent elsewhere!

posted by tahoemoj at 12:15 PM on February 13

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

I'm terribly sorry for your loss, rcade. When the Rangers finally clear that hurdle, I fully expect you to hear dancing from above when the glove closes on the final out of the Series. Peace to you and your family.

posted by tahoemoj at 12:00 PM on February 08

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

In February of '89, I was a senior in high school in Cincinnati and the captain of the hockey team. Because the Bengals were in the Super Bowl, our coach made practice that day optional. I wanted to set the example for the rest of the guys, so I showed up for the practice. It would end up being a 10 or so guy scrimmage with the game on the radio over the P.A. system. Damned if it wasn't one of the funnest damn days of my young life--right up until the moment when Montana hit Taylor in the end zone with about 7 seconds left to go. No worries, though, the way that franchise was managed, they were bound to make several appearances in the big game after that one. RIGHT?!?!

posted by tahoemoj at 07:31 PM on February 04

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Super Bowl 0x33 Edition

Atlanta by 6

First field goal: Gostkowski.

First touchdown: D. Freeman.

Most passing yards: Ryan.

Most rushing yards: Blount.

Most receiving yards: Jones.

Sack or partial sack: Beasley.

Interception: NONE.

Turnover: NONE.

MVP: M. Ryan.

Don't fuck it up rumple. The only way I can possibly win is if you win, which will seal the win for me by you winning.

posted by tahoemoj at 03:59 PM on February 03

67 Swedes Decide Whether to Take the Plunge

I think Frida was ready all along.

I second that. She knew she was jumping, she just wanted to support her man. (How adorable were those two?)

Brilliant short film. Seeing the moment where people resign themselves to do something that terrifies them is tremendously gratifying for some reason. It also provides much insight about the lack of world famous fjord divers.

posted by tahoemoj at 01:38 PM on February 02

SportsFilter's 15th Anniversary

Wow. Happy Birthday to you/us. I'm a newbie, I suppose, only being around 10+ years, but this is still one of the first sites I check every day.

posted by tahoemoj at 01:46 PM on January 25

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Conference Championship Edition

Atlanta by 24. At the half. Because I am watching it, and forgot to put my picks in.

New England by 10 LOCK




Butler (had to stick with my late game, "B" theme)

posted by tahoemoj at 04:36 PM on January 22

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