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emoeby
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Name: Brian Moen
Homepage URL: http://www.east-lake.net
Location: Minneapolis
ZIP: 55406
Gender: balls
Member since: February 08, 2002
Last visit: September 23, 2010

emoeby has posted 7 links and 164 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 13 comments to the Locker Room.

Sports Bio

Love hockey. Absolutely love it. I'm just not a big fan of the NHL, mainly because the Wild are a bunch of trap playing pansies, but the new rule changes have made it more fun to watch. College hockey is my favorite though, and the University of Minnesota Gophers are one of the best teams every year, but I also follow MN High School hockey which is huge here, and play outside at the neighborhood hockey rink as much as I can. Winters are cold in Minnesota, but the skating season isn't as long as it used to be.

Enjoy baseball. Follow the Twins with a passion. Carl gets a bad rap for not spending money, and also for that whole contraction thing. Everything would be okay in Twins-land if they would just get an outdoor stadium - the Metrodome sucks ass.

Trying to follow the EPL as best as I can. Don't have a favorite team, usually cheering for either Chelsea, Liverpool or Arsenal. Took a tour of Old Trafford a few years ago while travelling through Manchester.

Played tennis is High School. Still enjoy watching the major tournaments. Going to Wimbledon is my #1 sports goal, though I miss the serve and volley players of the 80s and early 90s.

The Vikings and Timberwolves are the two biggest teams in Minnesota, and I don't really care for either sports. I play basketball every Tuesday night, but watching the NBA bores me. I've never been a huge football fan, but I still watch the Vikings every Sunday, just because I have nothing else to do!

Recent Links

2007 NCAA Hockey Tournament: The brackets have been selected, with the #1 seeds going to Minnesota, Notre Dame, Clarkson, and UNH. Notre Dame has been ranked #1 for most of the season, riding a hot goaltender. They have won five straight and only given up 3 goals total in those games. Minnesota beat North Dakota (the hotest team in the nation) in a thrilling OT game for the WCHA conference championship, after an amazing goal by Blake Wheeler (YouTube). First round of the playoffs start this weekend, with the Frozen Four in St. Louis in two weeks.

posted by emoeby to hockey at 01:57 PM on March 19 - 25 comments

Legendary Twins PA announcer Bob Casey died this weekend.: "Bob Casey the stadium voice of the Twins for all of the team's 44 years and whose signature style and verbal stumbles endeared him to baseball fans throughout the Upper Midwest, died early Sunday from complications of liver cancer. He was 79." Bob Casey was famous for two things, his no smoking rule - "Noooooooooooooooo smoking in the Metrodome! If you must smoke, go outside or QUIT!" (or "go to Wisconsin" or "go to a casino" or "go to Disneyland" or one of his other great variations), and also the way he announced Kirby Pucket back in the day - "Now batting for the Twins, number 34, the center fielder, KIRBYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY PUCKETT!". It's a sad day in Twins land.

posted by emoeby to baseball at 09:29 AM on March 28 - 3 comments

Moss to be traded to Oakland: "The Vikings and Oakland Raiders have agreed to a trade that will send Vikings receiver Randy Moss to the Raiders in exchange for the seventh overall pick in this year's draft, linebacker Napoleon Harris and a low-round draft pick this year, a person with knowledge of the situation said Wednesday."

posted by emoeby to football at 04:31 PM on February 23 - 16 comments

Herb Brooks killed in car crash: Former Olympic hockey coach Herb Brooks, who led the United States to the ``Miracle on Ice'' victory over the Soviet Union, died Monday in a car accident, a state official said. This is a sad day for all hockey fans, especially here in Minnesota where Herb Brooks was our hockey god.

posted by emoeby to hockey at 05:31 PM on August 11 - 6 comments

Gophers Repeat: The University of Minnesota Golden Gophers became the first team in 31 years to win back to back titles in college hockey. Led by Austrian Thomas Vanek, most likely a top 5 pick in this years NHL draft, scored the game winner on a beautiful solo effort. University of New Hampshire played close in the first two periods, keeping the game tied going into the third. But the Gophers scored 4 third period goals to win the Championship. But of course, stupid college fans had to ruin a good thing, by setting a car on fire and tearing down traffic signs. It's hard to get into college hockey when NHL playoffs are just starting, but ESPN did have the game on and will most likely make the game an instant classic. Go Gophers!

posted by emoeby to hockey at 10:33 AM on April 13 - 4 comments

Recent Comments

Penn State Gets $88 Million to Play Hockey

The bigger news is that this paves the way for a Big Ten Hockey Conference, an idea that has been talked about ever since the Big Ten Network started up (and even before that). Conferences need 6 team and Penn St would join long time hockey powers like Minnesota, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Michigan St (as well as Ohio St).

I have no idea if this is good for college hockey or not, but it's going to happen.

The WCHA will be fine because the league has plenty of great teams left (North Dakota, Denver, Colorado College), but the CCHA would suffer.

College hockey is mostly small schools in the Northeast and Great Lakes, and I think a lot of those small schools rely on games with the bigger schools to bring in money. It will definitely be interesting to watch.

posted by emoeby at 07:56 AM on September 19

Might It Possibly Be OK If We Kick Some Ass?

I hope Canada wins a bunch of medals, just not the gold in hockey. I really want to see them lose.

posted by emoeby at 04:50 PM on February 17

Negro Leagues museum threatened

This is too bad. The museum is awesome, and in an important area (heart of the jazz era) of KC. Both the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and the Jazz clubs seem kinda poorly run, or they just don't know what to do with it. It's too important to let it go, but I also don't see it being successful. KC is to remote of a location, and while the "new" Kauffman Stadium is amazing (seriously, one of the best ballparks in the country), it's just not a draw for tourists.

posted by emoeby at 10:35 AM on February 01

Twins, Tigers Will Decide AL Central in Playoff

Gardy is a fine manager and the system is great, but looking at all the top players we've had, guys like Santana, Mauer, Morneau, Hunter, they haven't been able to do anything in the playoffs. They have been very close, but just couldn't get past the Yankees or Angels. It's really too bad.

posted by emoeby at 03:34 PM on October 05

Twins, Tigers Will Decide AL Central in Playoff

I was at the Saturday game, when (MVP) Joe Mauer got a huge hit to break the scoreless game off of (Cy Young) Zack Grienke. The Dome was as loud as I've ever heard it, and probably since the 91 World Series.

And I'll be there tomorrow! Go Twins!

Last night's game was supposed to be the last game in the Metrodome, and they had a wonderful ceremony with a bunch of ex players from the teams past, including the All Metrodome Team. Guys like Dan Gladden, Kent Hrbek, Kirby Puckett (RIP), Frank Viola, Bert Blyleven, and Joe Mauer

posted by emoeby at 02:23 PM on October 05

Rubio inks deal to stay in Europe until 2011

I don't understand the idea that MN isn't a big enough of a market for him. How is Cleveland working out for LeBron James. Or how was Minnesota for KG. Seems like he had plenty of national exposure at his prime.

Minnesota wasn't big enough to Marbury, and we all know how that turned out.

posted by emoeby at 03:20 PM on September 01

Did anyone else get a ton of 'sportsfilter' spam last night?

Yep, I did as well.

posted by emoeby at 08:18 AM on July 23

Brewers make trade for pitcher C.C. Sabathia Minor-league prospect Matt LaPorta is included in the deal

As a Twins fan, this just makes me a little more upset that we couldn't get the Mets top hitting prospect for Santana.

posted by emoeby at 02:34 PM on July 07

NCAA Hockey Brackets Revealed

Funny, I keep thinking the same thing, as a Gopher fan. BC is beatable and Miami hasn't proven to me they are a top team. Again, I think this just goes to show it's all about lucky bounces and good goaltending. I don't see one team that is light years ahead of the pack. Almost every team is good and could win, but they are all beatable as well.

posted by emoeby at 02:26 PM on March 24

NCAA Hockey Brackets Revealed

Howard T: emoeby, I can't disagree violently with your picks, but I think that Hockey East will come out better than you opine. This is what is so difficult with college hockey. Since the conferences so rarely play each other, and top to bottom talent is so varied, it's hard to tell which teams are as good as their records. This is what makes the NCAA tourney so darn fun to watch. I won't be surprised if BC beats MN, but I had to vote with my heart. As for UNH (University of No Hardware), they will have to show me they can win before I will predict them to. :) I love this time of year.

posted by emoeby at 01:58 PM on March 24

NCAA Hockey Brackets Revealed

As a Gopher fan, I'm just glad they were able to turn the season around and play some incredible hockey these past few weeks. And I couldn't be happier with the region they got placed in. I think BC is beatable, and I haven't been all that impressed with the 3 games I've seen them play on TV. Here are my picks for the tourney: East Michigan over Niagara, SCSU over Clarkson. Michigan over SCSU West UNH over Notre Dame, CC over Mich. St.. CC over UNH Midwest UND over Princeton, Denver over WI. Denver over UND Northeast Miami over Air Force, MN over BC. MN over Miami DU over MN (again) and Michigan over CC. Michigan is the champion. Go Gophers!

posted by emoeby at 08:22 PM on March 23

NHL Trade Deadline Aftermath Thread:

Minnesota fans are very, very upset today. The Wild desperately needed a center, and instead we get Simon. But, for a team that was out-muscled by Calgary this week, and Anaheim in last years playoffs, having some extra punch might be a good thing.

posted by emoeby at 03:41 PM on February 26

Embrace All-Star weekend for what it's supposed to be -- fun

I loved the Young Stars game, especially since there were quite a few Minnesota kids. Erik Johnson, Mike Lundin, Matt Niskanen and Peter Mueller. The breakaway challenge was cool, and hopefully next year more guys will show off a little more. It seemed only Ovechkin was willing to look like a fool. I also thought that The Hives were awesome, loved that they kept playing during the player interviews. That was impressive. I read the other day that they grew up in the same small town that Ulf Samuelsson came from. Sweet.

posted by emoeby at 09:25 AM on January 29

Minnesota Wild sold

I don't think it will really matter all that much. There has been some talk in the local media about the Wild wanting to redo some of their debt with the city of St. Paul, and that a new ownership will help that along. As long as Leipold isn't Norm Green 2, we'll be okay.

posted by emoeby at 08:31 AM on January 11

Nate DiMeo's Plan to Save the NHL

I love the idea, but my main concern is what would happen to hockey in non hockey markets like Carolina or Phoenix if their teams were relegated. It would kill hockey in those areas, wouldn't it? Last years bottom three from each Conference: Eastern: Philly, Washington, Boston Western: Phoenix, Edmonton, Chicago Wow.

posted by emoeby at 11:05 AM on October 05