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Member since: September 27, 2006
Last visit: August 17, 2017

tahoemoj has posted 13 links and 2339 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 Nine

Winnipeg by 3

Ottawa by 18

Calgary by 14

Montreal by 8

posted by tahoemoj at 07:30 PM on August 16

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

RE: the saddest inning in baseball--Good stuff, but am I the only one who questions the validity of his calculations regarding crowd size? He extrapolated the crowd in attendance by using outfield seats as the baseline for every section, resulting in the 1.4% capacity he applied stadium-wide. That skews the numbers downward, in my experience. Had he used the sections behind home plate and around the dugouts, he would likely have skewed the numbers upward. Perhaps there were as many as 600 fans in attendance that fateful day.

posted by tahoemoj at 12:34 PM on August 09

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Eight

Edmonton by 6

Montreal by 5

Winnipeg by 24

B.C. by 9

posted by tahoemoj at 06:16 PM on August 08

Legendary Notre Dame Coach Ara Parseghian Dies at 94

One of the greats, and a man who helped my alma mater Miami University become known as the Cradle of Coaches. Not many like him anymore.

posted by tahoemoj at 02:33 PM on August 03

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Seven

Thank Jebus I got my Saturday picks in to salvage a point and keep me in the lead for the Costanza. So here's some garbage:

Calgary by 17

Ottawa by 5

Edmonton by 20

BC by 8

posted by tahoemoj at 02:29 PM on August 03

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Six


Toronto by 10

Calgary by 20

posted by tahoemoj at 08:57 AM on July 29

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Five

Montreal by 3

Edmonton by 12

Winnipeg by 8

Calgary by 14

Toronto by 6

I'm no better at picking CFL games than I am at picking NFL games. And I take some comfort in that.

posted by tahoemoj at 04:08 PM on July 18

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

first out of the inning

That throw from the prone position, all arm, was pretty bad ass.

posted by tahoemoj at 12:31 PM on July 18

Peter Karmanos close to selling Hurricanes for $500 million

That glum and unanointed bend in the Connecticut River

As someone who spent the first decade of his life there, I want you to know that I take absolutely no exception to that comment.

I still see the occasional set of flukes on a Whaler t-shirt at various events around Boston

I ran into a guy at the BottleRock Music Festival in Napa, California a couple of years back sporting the Kelly green and blue. Cost me $10 because I had to buy him a drink for flying the flag.

posted by tahoemoj at 11:48 AM on July 14

Peter Karmanos close to selling Hurricanes for $500 million

This brokenhearted Whalers fan (i) would applaud Karmanos no longer having anything to do with the team; (ii) stopped caring about the sale when I read that the team would remain in North Carolina. Sorry NoMich, but the Whale should be playing at the mall, and the dulcet tones of Brass Bonanza should be crooning the insurance industry yuppies and Colt gun executives once again.

posted by tahoemoj at 04:32 PM on July 13

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

They've beaten the Cubs, Dodgers, Giants, Phillies, Cardinals, Braves, Padres, Mets, and Pirates.

Whaddya got against the Reds?

posted by tahoemoj at 06:49 PM on July 12

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

This ESPN headline is just terrible.

I like it. I think from now on, everything in baseball should be named according to how it relates to the Yankees. For instance, the Red Sox, simply enough, could just be the Boston "Archrivals of the Yankees" (you could even delete the "Boston"). The Jays, O's, and Rays can be the "Other Teams in the Yankees Division".

My beloved Cincinnati Reds could be the Cincinnati "Team that Beat the Yankees in the World Series in 1976", but it seems counterintuitive to speak of a relationship to the Yankees that isn't Yankee-favorable. Therefore, they can be the Cincinnati "Team that Lost to the Yankees in 1939 World Series". Likewise with the other NL teams that lost to the Yankees in the Series.

Hell, as a Reds fan, I can be referred to as a "Fan of the Team that is not the Yankees from 636 Miles West of the Bronx."

posted by tahoemoj at 05:39 PM on July 12

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Four

Toronto by 10

Calgary by 13

Ottawa by 8

B.C. by 12

posted by tahoemoj at 03:39 PM on July 12

Edmonton Oilers sign Connor McDavid to eight-year contract worth $12.5-million a year

Both Oilers have a long way to go to match what Crosby and Toews bring at both ends of the rink.

I disagree with that (and so does ESPN, as it turns out), both in term of on-ice performance and general locker room leadership. McDavid is 20 years old, Draisaitl is 21. They scored 177 points between them last season, more than either of the other duos I mentioned in my previous post. They were a combined +34 (granted, McDavid did the heavy lifting at +27). McDavid is the team captain and MVP, and by all accounts has nothing but the respect of his teammates and coaches. I think the duo is already on a par with Kane/Toews, and rapidly approaching Crosby/Malkin. But maybe they have to prove it over another season or two.

the Blackhawks organization, Penguins to a lesser extent, have done an incredible job of filling the roster with quality pieces around the core.

Agreed there, and with your assessment of the Oilers organization over the past decade. And you're right to be skeptical that the Oilers management can consistently provide McDavid/Draisaitl with a supporting cast capable of playoff success. I was by no means predicting an Oilers dynasty built around those two, but the potential is certainly there if they lock them up long-term.

posted by tahoemoj at 12:25 PM on July 07

Edmonton Oilers sign Connor McDavid to eight-year contract worth $12.5-million a year

After watching almost every Edmonton game this past playoffs, I'm convinced that he is worth every penny. I knew that he was a hell of a player, but didn't realize just how damn good he really is until watching that display. Assuming they re-sign Dreiseitl, they will have a hell of a lot of cap space tied up in two players, but I see those two as being the next Crosby-Malkin or Kane-Toews.

posted by tahoemoj at 12:39 PM on July 06