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Member since: September 27, 2006
Last visit: October 19, 2017

tahoemoj has posted 13 links and 2369 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

NFL Pick 'Em Week 7: Brett Hundley Edition

Glad I made the change on Monday to keep me out of the red, but HOLY CRAPSACKS, what carnage last week! I'm not sure what sort of gypsy witchcraft jjzucal is practicing, but I might like to sign on to the newsletter.

Kansas City by 17 LOCK

Buffalo by 20 LOCK

Carolina by 13 LOCK

Tennessee by 17 LOCK

I have learned nothing. Absolutely nothing.

New Orleans by 13

Jacksonville by 9

L.A. Rams by 3

Miami by 6

Minnesota by 10

Dallas by 14

N.Y. Giants by 2

Pittsburgh by 5

L.A. Chargers by 6

Atlanta by 3

Philadelphia by 4

posted by tahoemoj at 01:58 PM on October 18

Could a 32-Team MLB Scrap the Leagues?

Interesting stuff. I couldn't help but notice that Cincinnati was in the East division, while both New York teams and Boston are in the North, along with Cleveland. I understand wanting to maintain the traditional Bos.-NYY rivalry, so they have to remain in the same division, whether it is the East or the North BUT

Why not move both NYY and Bos. to the East to maintain their rivalry and keep them geographically closer to the other East teams? That would put Pittsburgh as the westernmost team in the East.

Then put Cincinnati in the North, along with Cleveland and the other Midwestern franchises, to foster an Ohio-centric rivalry?

posted by tahoemoj at 05:37 PM on October 17

NFL Pick 'Em Week 6: Undefeated Chiefs Edition

Yeah, I didn't know that Mariota was going to play. I want to change my pick, as well, to Tennessee by 13 LOCK.

posted by tahoemoj at 01:42 PM on October 16

NFL Pick 'Em Week 6: Undefeated Chiefs Edition

Carolina by 4

Atlanta by 13 LOCK

Green Bay by 6

Detroit by 10

New England by 13 LOCK

Washington by 9

Baltimore by 17 LOCK

Houston by 13

Tampa Bay by 7

Jacksonville by 6

Kansas City by 10

Oakland by 7

Denver by 12 LOCK

Indianapolis by 10

posted by tahoemoj at 06:59 PM on October 12

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Seventeen

Calgary by 24

Saskatchewan by 6

Winnipeg by 4

Edmonton by 13

posted by tahoemoj at 12:59 PM on October 12

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

If it's a penalty, call it.

Devils fan here. That was a clear cross check, and done right in front of the ref, who clearly saw it. It impacted the play, as it was the puck carrier who got cross checked (not that it should matter, but often does). The "wave-off" was bizarre.

posted by tahoemoj at 12:56 PM on October 12

NFL Pick 'Em Week 5: Cam Newton's Spoiled Yogurt Edition


Tampa Bay By 3

Buffalo by 10

N.Y. Jets by 13

Carolina by 3

San Francisco by 10

Tennessee by 7

L.A. Chargers by 8

Philadelphia by 10 LOCK

Pittsburgh by 7

Baltimore by 9 LOCK

L.A. Rams BY 3

Green Bay BY 7

Houston BY 3

Chicago BY 2

posted by tahoemoj at 12:44 PM on October 06

NFL Pick 'Em Week 5: Cam Newton's Spoiled Yogurt Edition

Tampa by 3. The rest TBD when the baby stops crying.

posted by tahoemoj at 07:49 PM on October 05

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

So...McDavid's pretty fast, eh?

Just insane. Not only his top speed, but how quickly he gets there. Just when you think he's maxed out, and is already blowing by defenders he kicks in just a bit more.

posted by tahoemoj at 02:05 PM on October 05

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Sixteen

Winnipeg by 13

Toronto by 4

Ottawa by 7

Edmonton by 17

posted by tahoemoj at 01:59 PM on October 05

NFL Pick 'Em Week 4: I Won't Stand for That Edition

Green Bay by 10

New Orleans by 8

Atlanta by 6

Cincinnati by 10

Dallas by 3

Detroit by 12

New England by 6

Jacksonville by 10

Pittsburgh by 13

Tennessee by 6

Arizona by 8

Philadelphia by 10

Tampa Bay by 13

Oakland by 3

Seattle by 14

Kansas City by 7

posted by tahoemoj at 05:48 PM on September 28

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Fifteen

Ottawa by 9

Calgary by 17

Toronto by 8

Winnipeg by 10

posted by tahoemoj at 07:03 PM on September 27

NCAA Coaches, Adidas Executive Face Charges

I happened to be listening to one of the talking heads on ESPN radio today (Reno rock stations keep converting to pop) who had an interesting perspective. He compared this situation to Chip Kelly being nave enough to pay an Oregon recruit's handler with a personal check. Nobody in the Big 10 or the SEC was shocked by it, beyond the stupidity of the check, because they'd been paying recruits' handlers for years.

Here, the reason Adidas and the staffers involved in their schemes got caught was because they were lazy and sloppy with their kickbacks. The big boy shoe companies have been doing it smarter for years, and would never make the same mistakes that got the striped ones nabbed.

On edit, did you know that you can't include the word nave (NAIVE with two little dots over the I) on SpoFi? It changes to NAVE!

posted by tahoemoj at 06:57 PM on September 27

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

if you're going to burn them, why not sell them and give the money to a veterans (or other good group) association?

Um...because patriotism, I guess? Sprinkled with cognitive dissonance?

posted by tahoemoj at 06:52 PM on September 27

NFL Pick 'Em Week 3: Rushing Leader Kareem Hunt Edition

The carnage of broken locks this week is breathtaking. I know I'm in the red.

posted by tahoemoj at 01:51 PM on September 25