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Member since: September 27, 2006
Last visit: July 07, 2015

tahoemoj has posted 13 links and 2090 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

U.S. Defeats Germany, Advances to Women's World Cup Final

one thing I noticed in watching the game was the lack of cynicism in the women's game -- just a lot less embellishment and time-wasting when compared to men's soccer.

My wife and I were talking about that watching the past two USWNT games. mbd1's theory is one that didn't come up, but I have to admit it has some merit.

We kind of reached the conclusion that, because of the history of women's athletics being dismissed, that the women play with a bit of a chip on their shoulder. What better way to send a nice, loud "fuck you" to the detractors of women's sports than to play the game clean and tough? I've seen plenty of good, solid tackles that actually send the ball carrier to the ground, and most often, she jumps right back up and into the play. Kudos, ladies. I enjoy the men's game immensely, but like holden said, the flow of the women's games has been a refreshing change.

posted by tahoemoj at 11:38 AM on July 01

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Two

Hamilton by 6

Montreal by 3

Ottawa by 8

Toronto by 17

posted by tahoemoj at 07:32 PM on June 29

The 11th Annual chicobangs Memorial SpoFi CFL Pick 'Em

OK, so I'm about 20 minutes late. I promise, ultimately it will make zero difference in the season's outcome.

Montreal by 13

Calgary by 3

Toronto by 4

Saskatchewan by 11

posted by tahoemoj at 07:44 PM on June 25

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em Champion: Cixelsyd

Always a bridesmaid...which is actually a pretty good time!

Congratulations cixelsyd, thanks rcade, and cheers to all who played!

posted by tahoemoj at 11:15 AM on June 25

Pete Rose bet on MLB games while an active player in those games.

Pete's made it very, very difficult to remain a homer.

posted by tahoemoj at 03:17 PM on June 22

U.S. Men Beat Germany After Beating The Netherlands

Personally, I think it is the rest of the football world allowing us a victory tour for taking a fire hose to FIFA on its behalf, and (presumptively) purging the polyp on the colon of football that is Sepp Blatter.

Or maybe not. Like you said, holden, the opposition may not be fielding its full top tier, but the Germans and the Dutch are proud football nations, and are as deep and talented as any on the planet. Any victory over those national teams by the USMNT is remarkable, in my humble opinion.

posted by tahoemoj at 11:03 AM on June 11

NBC Sports to NHL: Hey Good Lookin', Shave Those Playoff Beards

Man bun?

Come out to Santa Barbara for more striking examples of this phenomenon than you might like. And, by all means, bring a set of clippers says the bald guy who may or may not be a little jealous.

posted by tahoemoj at 10:17 AM on June 10

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Pat Venditte may have an even cooler skill than pitching with both hands!

Reminds me of a buddy of mine who told me that he could play pool with either hand, and was therefore anorexic.

posted by tahoemoj at 10:36 AM on June 09

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

there are some people who think that this won't affect the Patriots at all. The league will turn a blind eye to it and the team won't even get a slap on the wrist.

Wait...should this affect the Pats? As is the case with many of the world's smartasses, sometimes it is difficult to discern your actual meaning through the written word.

Seems to me that this is a Spikes-centric situation, and the Pats don't have anything to do with it, particularly now that thay've sent Spikes packing.

That being said, I'm secretly rooting for the Ginger Hammer to impose a forfeit of the 2015 Super Bowl and 10-season suspension of Belichick

posted by tahoemoj at 02:47 PM on June 08

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em, Stanley Cup Finals

Good, using that metric, I predict I could be in at least 5th place by now.

posted by tahoemoj at 06:08 PM on June 03

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em, Stanley Cup Finals

1. Winner: Chicago +1

2. Number of games: 6 +1

3. The longest game: 2OT

4. The average U.S. television rating: 2.4

5. First player to score a goal: Kane

6. Conn Smythe winner: Keith +1

7. Player to score the most goals: Johnson

8. Player to get the most assists: Toews

9. Player to get the most points: Toews

10. Player with the best plus/minus: Keith +1

11. Player with the most penalty minutes: Oduya

12. Starting goaltender with the best GAA: Crawford +1

13. The SportsFilter member who will win this contest: tahoemoj (I'm with grum on that one)

posted by tahoemoj at 12:17 PM on June 02

Another Multiple-OT Goal Helps Blackhawks Tie Series with Ducks

No such thing. And this series is worth significant amounts of sleep deprivation.

posted by tahoemoj at 05:39 PM on May 24

Another Multiple-OT Goal Helps Blackhawks Tie Series with Ducks

rcade, I think you meant to reference the Western Conference finals rather the the Eastern.

Epic damn hockey game.

posted by tahoemoj at 12:50 PM on May 24

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

I'd be intrigued to see an excessive celebration penalty on a successful extra point conversion.

Don't those normally get enforced through a blown out ACL for the kicker?

posted by tahoemoj at 10:12 AM on May 22

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Still, undefeated when scoring more than their opponents. That's pretty impressive. I wonder if they can keep that pace up.

posted by tahoemoj at 11:56 AM on May 19