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Member since: September 27, 2006
Last visit: June 23, 2017

tahoemoj has posted 13 links and 2321 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

The 13th Annual chicobangs Memorial SpoFi CFL Pick 'Em

DJE--I think you've got the 2016 Montreal preview linked there. No matter, it won't change my performance.

Montreal by 8

Ottawa by 10

B.C by 4

Hamilton by 7

On edit after reading all of the previews--is it only 2016 in Canada? Is that a metric system thing?

posted by tahoemoj at 03:17 PM on June 22

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em: Stanley Cup Final

Well, dammit. Busy weekend, and no thought of turning on the 'ol interwebz machine.

Go Preds!!

posted by tahoemoj at 04:30 PM on May 30

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em: Third Round

Pittsburgh in 5


Crosby +1

posted by tahoemoj at 03:45 PM on May 13

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em: Third Round

Anaheim in 7
Gibson +1

More to come...

posted by tahoemoj at 07:04 PM on May 12

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

..adding, "I'm tremendously proud of the President for ringing the post of congressional deadlock, ensuring that House leaders fouled off the all-important 3-2 pitch with the bases loaded, resulting in a let for repeated first serve."

posted by tahoemoj at 04:32 PM on May 04

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

I like the idea of banning people from the stadium, but that's going to make the security theatre at stadiums take twice as long as they have to do face recognition on everyone that enters.

I think the way that would work is this: A person is ejected for shouting racial slurs, that person is ejected and banned from future events. There is no need for facial recognition or increased security. Just keep a database of everyone ejected for racial slurs. At future games, anyone who is ejected for shouting racial slurs will have their information run against the database of 86'd fans--if they have already been ejected once and told not to return, they are trespassing and can be arrested and charged with that crime. If they come back, they get arrested again, and become repeat offenders.

Do we have a Constitutional WATER lawyer in the house?

Sure. As far as the 1st Amendment implications, the ballpark can set up a "free speech zone" immediately inside an entrance. Time and place restrictions have consistently been upheld by the courts, and by providing a place to practice free speech, the ballpark has not placed an unreasonable prior restraint on speech. In that zone, those who wish to practice free speech can scream racist buffoonery at the top of their lungs, well out of earshot of any player, and fellow patrons can avoid them. If unacceptable speech - as clearly defined on the ticket (the license allowing admission into the stadium) - is practiced outside of the free speech zone, then see above.

posted by tahoemoj at 07:42 PM on May 02

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

I gotta go ice my shoulder now.

posted by tahoemoj at 12:33 PM on May 01

ESPN laying off 100, including on-air personalities

I see they've clipped the majority of their NHL analysis. I, for one, was shocked to hear that they had NHL analysts. You talk about a cushy job. Sit on your ass 51 weeks a year, come out to discuss (1) the latest outrage involving violence (2 days work), and (2) the winner of the Stanley Cup (30 seconds on SportCenter the evening of the clincher).

posted by tahoemoj at 02:17 PM on April 26

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em: Second Round

Nashville in 6 - Arvidsson +2

Anaheim in 5 - Perry +1

Ottawa in 6 - Turris +2

Washington in 7 - Ovechkin

posted by tahoemoj at 12:54 PM on April 26

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Fair enough. If you don't enjoy it, you don't enjoy it, and last time I checked, nobody had appointed me the SpoFi arbiter of taste.

posted by tahoemoj at 12:43 PM on April 26

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

The hits and the fights in hockey make the sport too much like boxing or MMA on ice, and just turn me off.

While I certainly respect your right to hold whatever opinion you choose on hockey, I think that this particular statement indicates that you watch only selected highlights, if you watch it at all. This statement, to me, is the functional equivalent of the casual American sports fan who never watches a soccer game, and comes out of the woodwork every four years to complain about diving at the World Cup. The flow, grace, and beauty of the play, as well as the incredible skill and speed of the players, is ignored, and the focus is only on the violence. it's a tough game, to be sure, played by tough athletes, but incredibly violent (but legal) hits like the one at issue here are extremely rare.

Why are the hits okay in NHL but not international play?

That hit would have been legal in international play.

posted by tahoemoj at 01:21 PM on April 24

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

That's a gorgeous, clean, textbook hit by Keith. If Arvidsson has his head up, like they teach you from pee wees (or does checking start at bantam now?), he avoids it. I fail to see how anyone could find that objectionable. Billsaysthis, why do hits like that rub you the wrong way? Not saying your thoughts are invalid, just genuinely curious.

posted by tahoemoj at 05:54 PM on April 21

Aaron Hernandez found dead in prison; conviction will be voided

Thompson also said his office will file paperwork to have Hernandez's conviction voided once a death certificate is available, as required by court rules. He noted that Bristol County District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III could challenge the motion to vacate the conviction.

No word in the story on whether Quinn would challenge the motion to vacate, or what the likelihood of any such challenge succeeding would be.

posted by tahoemoj at 04:56 PM on April 19

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

feel free to post picks at the NHL.COM link.

I tried, but, like everything Bettman touches, NHL.com's a pile of garbage.

posted by tahoemoj at 11:56 AM on April 13

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em Starts Tonight

Ottawa in 6 +2

Pittsburgh in 7 +1

San Jose in 7

Montreal in 5

Minnesota in 6

Washington in 5 +1

Anaheim in 6 +1

Chicago in 5

Goal Scorer: Pacioretty

posted by tahoemoj at 12:40 PM on April 12