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Member since: September 27, 2006
Last visit: September 01, 2015

tahoemoj has posted 13 links and 2106 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 Ten

Shhhhh. Nobody tell Reever and JPR about the score of last night's game.

posted by tahoemoj at 04:08 PM on August 28

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Ten

Hamilton by 18

Toronto by 3

Winnipeg by 6

Ottawa by 5 (I really, really want to pick Sask.--just can't do it.)

posted by tahoemoj at 12:06 PM on August 27

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Nine

BC by 4

Hamilton by 13

Calgary by 10

Toronto by 7

posted by tahoemoj at 12:06 PM on August 20

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Eight

Edmonton by 8

Toronto by 6

Hamilton by 10

Ottawa by 4

posted by tahoemoj at 07:33 PM on August 13

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Seven

Edmonton by 13

Montreal by 7

Toronto by 11

Hamilton by 8

posted by tahoemoj at 02:55 PM on August 05

How close are we to a London Jaguars NFL franchise?

The premise of the article is intriguing, at least to the extent that he is saying that because most Londoners have already chosen an NFL team to cheer for, the Jags would presumptively fill a niche as "everyone's secondary team." I think that can be equated to a certain degree to moving a bottom-tier Premiere League team to the States (nice segue, rcade). Lots of Americans have chosen a Premier League (or FA) team to cheer for, but how loyal would we remain if we suddenly had a hometown team? Rather than any sort of intelligent analysis of the question, I propose the following masturbatory exercise.

Who is your Premier League (or other FA) team? Which team moves across the pond to become your new hometown team? And do they become your default favorite (favourite), or do you remain loyal to your adopted Premier League (FA) team?

I cheer for Spurs, largely because I am always drawn to the team that is competitive, but never quite elite (Bengals, Sharks, etc.) I can see Stoke or QPR moving, based largely on attendance and relegation/promotion status. If they move to Santa Barbara and become the home team, I think I immediately jump on board as a fan, and Spurs move down a notch to #2, until I basically give up on them and just cheer for the home team. Anyone else?

posted by tahoemoj at 03:24 PM on August 04

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Six

Thursday grumble grumble.

Edmonton by 12

Calgary by 3

Hamilton by 8

posted by tahoemoj at 10:23 AM on July 31

There's something in the Olympic water in Rio...and it's not good.

Do IOC members get a special feces-free swim lane?

The maintenance crew at the Four Seasons assures me that yes, they will ensure that the pool will be kept clean. And the massage therapists will get their nails none. And the hookers will be de-loused.

posted by tahoemoj at 04:01 PM on July 30

Lou Lamoriello new Maple Leafs GM

and Lou moving behind the bench then getting blown out in the first round by the Sens.

The first round of what?

posted by tahoemoj at 12:57 PM on July 24

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Five

Whew! No Thursday game!

Calgary by 8

B.C. by 5

Edmonton by 7

Saskatchewan by 3

posted by tahoemoj at 10:46 AM on July 24

Lou Lamoriello new Maple Leafs GM

The new coach and GM are not walking into a situation where they taking over a squad with historical talent like they did in their previous successful years.

Don't conflate Babcock with Lamoriello--With the exception of Scott Stevens and arguably John MacLean, Lou inherited somewhere right around jack shit when he joined the Devils in '87. He drafted Shanahan, he drafted Brodeur, he drafted Elias, picked up an undrafted nobody named Rafalski, Sykora, traded for Arnott, and generally built a team from nothing that remained competitive for 25 years.

posted by tahoemoj at 10:42 AM on July 24

Lou Lamoriello new Maple Leafs GM

With Sweet Lou at the helm, the Leafs are now ideally suited to draft a competitive team for the 1998-99 season. Based on the Devils' performance since the lockout, 2012 aside, one might conclude that the game has passed Lou by.

Or it's possible that I'm a Devils fan and am worried that Lou was the only thing keeping them as competitive as they were on a limited budget. And eat shit, Ilya Kovalchuk.

posted by tahoemoj at 12:12 PM on July 23

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Four

I have limited time to follow the CFL.

Wait, are we supposed to be following these games?

Kidding. Have a great time Howard, and kudos on the work you are doing. Something tells me that you can pick right back up in three weeks and end up in the thick of things.

posted by tahoemoj at 11:21 AM on July 17

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Four

Hamilton by 4

Edmonton by 5

Saskatchewan by 7

Winnipeg by 6

posted by tahoemoj at 11:56 AM on July 16

What if we talked about NHL players the way the media talks about female athletes?

I think there should be a side argument: "What if we and the media treat female athletes like male athletes?"

I know, right? Women have been getting away with far too much for far too long to let that slide. Especially if they're going to get all uppity and ask people to appreciate their ability as athletes instead of commenting on whether or not we'd fuck them.

posted by tahoemoj at 06:36 PM on July 13