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Member since: September 27, 2006
Last visit: September 24, 2016

tahoemoj has posted 13 links and 2241 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

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

It's Edelman,

posted by tahoemoj at 05:21 PM on September 23

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

I'm a little surprised that there hasn't been an ocean of "SEE BRADY WAS NEVER THAT GOOD" think pieces

It's almost like the "they hate us" narrative that Boston fans have embraced so firmly was largely fictitious. I'll be damned!

posted by tahoemoj at 04:31 PM on September 23

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Fourteen

Ottawa by 6

BC by 10

Calgary by 13

Hamilton by 10

posted by tahoemoj at 03:41 PM on September 22

NFL Pick 'Em Week 3: Bud Grant on the Gjallarhorn Edition

Houston by 4
Arizona by 13
Tennessee by 6
Miami by 21 LOCK
Baltimore by 13
Green Bay by 14
Cincinnati by 10
Carolina by 8
New York Giants by 16
Tampa Bay by 10
San Francisco by 4
New York Jets by 7
San Diego by 12
Pittsburgh by 13 LOCK
Dallas BY 10
Atlanta BY 13

posted by tahoemoj at 05:16 PM on September 21

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Phil Kessel takes jab at USA Hockey after loss to Canada at World Cup

Well played, Phil.

posted by tahoemoj at 03:14 PM on September 21

Lady Gaga Will Perform Super Bowl Halftime Show

her backing band when she does the jazz standards and Tony Bennett stuff is all Cincinnati boys

We Cincinnatians, no many how many decades removed, will always take pride in the Conservatory of Music. Good on those boys.

posted by tahoemoj at 02:24 PM on September 20

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

corporate vanilla

I don't want to nitpick here, but I think the other color is some shade of blue, and not "corporate vanilla," a lovely eggshell-esque shade that I just painted my entire house with last weekend.

posted by tahoemoj at 05:47 PM on September 19

Lady Gaga Will Perform Super Bowl Halftime Show

***Tahoemoj is a crotchety old man alert***

Not in any way to harsh on her rendition of the National Anthem last year, which I thought was both graceful and moving... BUT...With her style of pop drivel more focused on flash and dancing than actual singing, she seems the perfect candidate for the annual cheese-filled lip-synch fest we have become accustomed to.

I had the misfortune of watching her actually try to sing on a New Year's Eve special a few years back--maybe the autotune failed, maybe she was working too hard at dancing in sub-zero temperatures, and maybe the backing track was off--but I couldn't believe how fucking terrible she was.

posted by tahoemoj at 05:45 PM on September 19

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Thirteen

Gutsy call there on Saskatchewan there, TT.

Hamilton by 13

Winnipeg by 6

Calgary by 10

Edmonton by 4

posted by tahoemoj at 01:56 PM on September 15

NFL Pick 'Em Week 2: Jeff Fisher Update Your Resume Edition

New York Jets by 10
Baltimore by 17
Cincinnati by 2
Dallas by 6
Kansas City by 4
New England by 13 LOCK
New York Giants BY 8
Carolina by 13 LOCK
Detroit by 13
Seattle by 10 LOCK
Arizona by 7
Oakland by 10 LOCK
Denver by 12
San Diego by 3
Green Bay by 4
Philadelphia by 3

posted by tahoemoj at 01:53 PM on September 15

Kevin Harlan's Epic Radio Call of Monday Night Football Interloper

Westwood One is lucking to have him.

Is that a typo, or were you trying to say that WW1 is lucking fucky to have him?

posted by tahoemoj at 11:40 AM on September 14

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Twelve

B.C. by 14

Winnipeg by 13

Calgary by 11

Hamilton by 8

posted by tahoemoj at 06:26 PM on September 08

Enter SportsFilter's NFL Pick 'Em Contest

Carolina by 10

Tampa Bay by 6

Minnesota by 4

Philadelphia by 6

Cincinnati by 3

Oakland by 10

Kansas City by 8

Buffalo by 3

Houston by 6

Green Bay by 7

Seattle by 13 **LOCK**

New York Giants by 14

Indianapolis by 6

Arizona by 7

Pittsburgh by 10

Los Angeles by 13

posted by tahoemoj at 08:19 PM on September 07

Troy Aikman Blasts Fox Hiring Skip Bayless

Actually, Bayless is VERY good at what he does.

I agree 100%.** Horowitz's responsibility to the shareholders of Fox, Inc. is to maximize the profits of the machine, which is done by drawing eyeballs and selling advertising. He seems to believe that Bayless will serve in that function, and Bayless' history at ESPN appears to bear that theory out.

If Aikman is disappointed because he had a different vision for what FS1 was going to be, that is his business, and his right. But Aikman, to my understanding, is "on-air talent," and not management. His role in the corporate structure is vastly different.

**Like the prevailing wisdom here, I can't stand what he does. But he does it well.

posted by tahoemoj at 01:44 PM on September 07

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Eleven

BC by 10

Ottawa by 4

Winnipeg by 10

Calgary by 4

Hamilton by 17

posted by tahoemoj at 07:37 PM on August 31