NoMich's profile

Name: Jerry
Location: Raleigh, NC
ZIP: 27604
Gender: d00d
Member since: June 26, 2002
Last visit: December 21, 2014

NoMich has posted 128 links and 2471 comments to SportsFilter and 40 links and 1228 comments to the Locker Room.

Sports Bio

I'm too lazy to make a banner that shows I beat all y'alls asses in the World Baseball Classis pick 'em game. And I beat the m-effin crap out of that m-effin Baseball Prospectus

I'm the co-champion! In yer face SpoFi!
Banner layout by dusted, football image found on the Web by jerseygirl, and gussied up bit by me.

Recent Links

ESPN Gets Ready to Launch Its First Web Video Subscription Service — For Cricket’s World Cup: ESPN's efforts to sell streaming video subscriptions for some sports programming without requiring viewers to pay for cable TV could start early next year.
People familiar with ESPN's plans say that Russell Wolff, who heads up the company's international group, is spearheading the plan to sell online access in the U.S. Earlier this year, Wolff pegged cricket's U.S. fan base at 30 million.

posted by NoMich to culture at 10:40 AM on November 28 - 1 comment

Mike Carey, longtime NFL referee, avoided Washington’s games because of the name: “I’ve called them Washington all my life,” he said, when finally asked. “And I will continue to call them Washington.”

posted by NoMich to football at 01:35 PM on August 20 - 1 comment

In Fake Classes Scandal, UNC Fails Its Athletes—and Whistle-Blower: Beginning in the 1990s and continuing at least through 2011, UNC’s Department of African, African American, and Diaspora Studies offered more than 200 lecture courses that never met. The department also sponsored hundreds of independent study classes of equally dubious value. Internal reviews have identified forged faculty signatures and more than 500 grades changed without authorization. The students affected were disproportionately football and basketball players. Behind the cover of this week's edition.

posted by NoMich to culture at 09:46 AM on March 02 - 14 comments

Brad Ausmus Is Your New Detroit Tigers Manager: Former Tigers catcher Brad Ausmus has never been a manager — in the major leagues or the minor leagues. But all signs pointed this morning that Ausmus would become the Tigers’ next skipper.

posted by NoMich to baseball at 08:23 AM on November 03 - 4 comments

Look dude, you can do this.: Teenager Sloane Stephens takes down her idol Serena Williams in the Australian Open. Stephens also happens to be the daughter of former New England Patriot, John Stephens.

posted by NoMich to tennis at 01:52 PM on January 23 - 1 comment

Recent Comments

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Aaaand it's just gotten out of hand. I guess I won't be talking about this part of the match with my India co-workers tomorrow.

posted by NoMich at 11:02 PM on December 18

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Ugh. I still get the types of cricket confused. This is test. The innings isn't over until India gets those last two wickets. However, they should get them soon, right? Either way, exciting run by Australia.

posted by NoMich at 10:45 PM on December 18

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Make that, India needs only two wickets, but Australia only needs 10 runs. This is exciting.

posted by NoMich at 10:38 PM on December 18

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Make that, India needs only three wickets.

posted by NoMich at 10:32 PM on December 18

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Make that, Australia needs less than 20 runs.

posted by NoMich at 10:26 PM on December 18

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

I'm trying to go to bed, but this India v Australia test match is at a good place. Australia needs less than 40 runs to end the first innings, but India needs only four wickets to end the first innings. Bonus points for Ishant Sharma looking like a black metal dude while bowling.

posted by NoMich at 10:03 PM on December 18

Can True Sports Fans Switch to a New Favorite Team?

That was a really bad time to switch from the Wings to the Hurricanes.

Tell me about it. Except for a few bright spots, and one blindingly bright spot, it's been a very bad time to switch from the Wings to the Hurricanes. But, there you have it. I love my 'Canes, even right now when I want them to blow the whole thing up and start over somehow.

posted by NoMich at 01:50 PM on December 18

Served up on a platter for SportsFilter

That is some wonderful writing, owly. Thanks for sharing. My favorite:

Smith and Marsh tuck their bats under their armpits and stride off the ground like they've just been excused from a trigonometry test.

This right here gives cricket the edge over a sport I grew up loving.

posted by NoMich at 08:17 AM on December 18

Can True Sports Fans Switch to a New Favorite Team?

We need more information to determine if your switch was acceptable.
Did you have local radio broadcasts of the Wings before you got cable TV?
Did you ever make liberal use of the term "we" to describe the successes of the team?

Never any local radio for Wings games up north during my youth. There might be now, but not back then.
I never use the royal "we" for any of my sports team.

For the other Michigan pro sports teams:
- I am a fan of the Panthers, but when they meet up with the Lions, it's the Lions all the way for me.
- I am a fan of the Cubs, but I'm a Tigers fan through and through. Ernie Harwell's voice *is* my childhood.
- The '90s Bulls pretty much killed my interest in the NBA. The only time I care about the NBA now is if the Pistons are relevant.

posted by NoMich at 08:23 PM on December 17

Can True Sports Fans Switch to a New Favorite Team?

I was able to do it with the Carolina Hurricanes:

- My part of the northern lower peninsula of Michigan does not really have a hockey tradition. When I was a wee lad, the only local organized team hockey was played in Traverse City, which is too far away from Crapholeville that is my hometown.
- You had to have cable TV to catch any Red Wings games. When I was a wee lad, not very many people had cable TV.
- No one north of (probably) Lansing gave a rat's ass about the Wings until they became a powerhouse in the '90s.
- There was no rink built in Crapholeville that is my hometown.

Once I got cable TV, I could watch the Wings, but it was only in passing and I couldn't really get into them until I got into college and my Fudgie roommates had to explain the game to me. Once I understood the game, I became a fan of the Wings, but because there wasn't a real tradition there for me there was nothing really concrete about that fandom and that allowed the Hurricanes to take root starting in '97.

Does that work for you guys? Is that acceptable?

posted by NoMich at 03:36 PM on December 17

Jon Lester Signs 6-Year, $155 Million Deal with Chicago Cubs

Reminder: The Cubs won the 2015 World Series in 'Back to the Future 2'

posted by NoMich at 08:23 PM on December 10

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

"Ice up son" was a Steve Smith thing.

posted by NoMich at 10:03 PM on December 09

538: 7 Other Schools That May Follow UAB Out of Football

Dumb Question Alert:
Why kill the program altogether? Why not just drop down to Division II or III?

posted by NoMich at 01:25 PM on December 07

College Football Fan Map

I find it pretty funny that North Carolina is covered in Tar Heel blue. Yeah, no. Down East should be ECU purple and there should be a lot more Wolfpack red throughout the state.

posted by NoMich at 11:07 AM on December 06

Texans' Andre Johnson Takes At-Risk Kids on Toys 'R Us Shopping Spree

This room must be really dusty! There's something in my eye!

We took our little girl to a Toys R Us last night and had her pick out a toy for a toy drive. She actually did really good and found two toys that she really wanted to share. She didn't even give us any shit for not buying her anything as well. Not bad for a four year old.

posted by NoMich at 08:49 PM on December 03