NoMich's profile

Name: Jerry
Location: North Carolina
ZIP: 27513
Gender: d00d
Member since: June 26, 2002
Last visit: April 28, 2017

NoMich has posted 161 links and 3054 comments to SportsFilter and 40 links and 1229 comments to the Locker Room.

Sports Bio

My favorite teams are the Cubs, Tigers, Lions, Panthers, Hurricanes, Sri Lanka, and Kings XI Punjab.
My most memorable sporting event that I attended was Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals in 2006 when the Hurricanes won it all. I will never forget a second of that game.

Recent Links

Team USA wins gold over Canada in the IIHF Women's World Championship: Hilary Knight scored at 10:17 of overtime to give the Americans a 3-2 win against Canada in the championship game in front of a sold-out crowd at USA Hockey Arena. "Wait, what?! I thought they were going to go on strike?" An agreement was struck just a day before the tournament started. "But how did the deal get done?" Good question, and here's your answer.

posted by NoMich to hockey at 09:17 AM on April 08 - 2 comments

'Donít jinx us': Chapel Hill street signs will stay put after fans plead with police to help UNC win: Normally when the North Carolina Tar Heels advance this far in the NCAA Tournament, their hometown takes certain precautions ahead of potential celebrations. ... But fans said the Tar Heels have lost every year the signs have been removed. Chapel Hill police department tweet on the issue. Students like to use the signs as surf boards.

posted by NoMich to basketball at 05:52 PM on April 03 - 0 comments

Hereís Why the US Womenís National Hockey Team Is Going on Strike: Team captain Meghan Duggan:  We are asking for a living wage and for USA Hockey to fully support its programs for women and girls and stop treating us like an afterthought. We have represented our country with dignity and deserve to be treated with fairness and respect. Hashtag: #BeBoldForChange CNN: Pay fight between USA Hockey and women's players intensifies

posted by NoMich to culture at 11:41 PM on March 18 - 7 comments

There's a scandal named Wakeyleaks. True story.: Wake Forest fires radio analyst for attempting to leak football game plans to Louisville and probably all of the other ACC schools. Yes, Wakeyleaks. /sigh...Wakeyleaks.

posted by NoMich to football at 08:12 AM on December 15 - 5 comments

Carolina RailHawks to Rebrand, Announce Bid for MLS: The Chris Creamer community has a light discussion on the new logo. The Carolina Railhawks is a member of the second tier NASL and has made Cary, NC their home since their inception in 2006.

posted by NoMich to soccer at 06:17 PM on December 04 - 1 comment

Recent Comments

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Someone please educate me on Patrick Mahomes. Honestly, I've never heard of the guy and KC gives up *two* first round picks to take him at #10. I know everyone is losing their minds over what the Bears did, but at least they didn't give up any first rounders to draft a guy who couldn't beat NC State and Duke with the title on the line.

posted by NoMich at 08:45 AM on April 28

ESPN laying off 100, including on-air peronslities

If PBS is de-funded, wonder if we'll see Oscar the Grouch courtside with Dick Vitale at Duke home games.

I hate to say this, but I think my li'l baby is aging out of PBS Kids. Except for "Odd Squad." That shit is legit hilarious.

NoMich, do you know where BronyCon 2017 is being held? Asking for a friend.

It's a good show, it really is. I keep teasing my Tarheel born 'n bred wife that she is Applejack.

posted by NoMich at 10:14 PM on April 26

ESPN laying off 100, including on-air peronslities

Young people don't watch cable. I could cancel my entire cable package today and my sons wouldn't notice. They only watch TV on the Internet and it's on-demand stuff on Youtube, Twitch, Netflix and Hulu.

We cut cable when our daughter was born and we really haven't missed it since then. That was 7 years ago. When she watches TV, it's nothing but PBS Kids and My Little Pony (that one is on Netflix).

I do miss watching the Hurricanes games live on TV, but I'm happy to pay for MLB.TV every year. There's enough free college and NFL football on broadcast TV that I don't miss that. Though, I do have to admit that my interest in football is waning.

posted by NoMich at 02:34 PM on April 26

ESPN laying off 100, including on-air peronslities

It doesn't look as if Bucci is actually gone.

posted by NoMich at 02:31 PM on April 26

ESPN laying off 100, including on-air peronslities

Are profits down to only $20 kajillion now? Down from a high of $21 kajillion?

posted by NoMich at 01:32 PM on April 26

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em: Second Round

grum: pick the top points scorer in *each* series.

posted by NoMich at 01:59 PM on April 25

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em: Second Round

Nashville in 7 - R. Johansen
Edmonton in 6 - C. McDavid
Ottawa in 6 - B. Ryan
Pittsburgh in 7 - E. Malkin

posted by NoMich at 01:54 PM on April 25

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

The skater with the puck is fair game. Any other skaters are off limits.

According to this site, fighting is way down. Why is that? Because teams need to roll four competitive lines now. Since you need skilled skaters, the time of the barely-able-to-skate goon is done.

I believe that checking is allowed in the international game. The penalties for egregious hits, though, are much harsher than in the NHL game. And since the international game's rink is so much bigger, the play is much more spread out.

posted by NoMich at 03:50 PM on April 22

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Whoah! Viktor, watch where you're going!

posted by NoMich at 07:56 AM on April 21

Brighton and Hove Albion promote to EPL

Geez, I may have to replace Crystal Palace with Brighton as my team to root for in the EPL.

posted by NoMich at 10:07 PM on April 18

Brighton and Hove Albion promote to EPL

The Brighton Rumbles. Please be named "the Rumbles."

/looks it up

Nope. Bummer.

posted by NoMich at 09:34 AM on April 18

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

I spent the afternoon at the in-law's joint and watched the Wild/Blues tilt. Man, what a game. Of course, I was bummed that I wasn't watching my Hurricanes playing a playoff game, but at least it was called by John Forslund, the team's TV play-by-play guy. However, I couldn't really hear him during the last five minutes of the game because you Blues fans were going nuts the whole time. Good job, lords and ladies of the Show Me state.

posted by NoMich at 08:49 PM on April 16

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em Starts Tonight

Well, truth be told, the Hurricanes have kinda sucked the joy out of the game for me lately*. I have no idea who is in the playoffs and who is good right now. So, looking at the brackets for the first round, I'll just throw some darts and see what team gets picked:

Chicago in 6
Minnesota in 7
Anaheim in 7 +1
San Jose in 7

New York in 6 +2
Ottawa in 6 +2
Washington in 7 +1
Pittsburgh in 6 +1

Ovechkin is one of the top scorers in the first round.

* - I do have to admit that it was fun again when the boys were kicking ass in March, but the air got let out of the room when they lost all those games in a row at the end.

posted by NoMich at 02:43 PM on April 15

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em Starts Tonight

How the eff did I keep forgetting about this? /sigh

posted by NoMich at 09:08 AM on April 15

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Happy birthday!

posted by NoMich at 01:08 PM on April 13