NoMich's profile

Name: Jerry
Location: North Carolina
ZIP: 27513
Gender: d00d
Member since: June 26, 2002
Last visit: February 23, 2018

NoMich has posted 167 links and 3273 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

MLB announces pace of play initiatives for '18: Pace of game rules, but no pitch clock.

posted by NoMich to baseball at 02:02 PM on February 19 - 2 comments

NCAA Coaches, Adidas Executive Face Charges: Across three complaints, two broad schemes were alleged. One involved bribing four assistant coaches -- at Arizona, Auburn, Oklahoma State and Southern California, all programs in the so-called Power 5 conferences of college sports -- to persuade players to send business to certain financial advisers once they turned professional. The other involved efforts to secretly funnel money from Adidas to three players and their families in exchange for the players' commitments to play at two Adidas-sponsored college programs and to later sign sponsorship deals with the company once they turned pro.

A new and a more highly recognized coach to get swept up in this scandal is Louisville's Rick Pitino.

posted by NoMich to basketball at 12:57 PM on September 27 - 8 comments

Peter Karmanos close to selling Hurricanes for $500 million: Peter Karmanos Jr., majority owner of the Carolina Hurricanes, could be close completing a sale of the NHL team for about $500 million, according to a Bloomberg News report.

posted by NoMich to hockey at 03:31 PM on July 13 - 6 comments

Hockey Hall of Fame, Class of 2017 Announced: Teemu Selanne and Paul Kariya are reunited in hockey glory. Among the others making their way to the Hall of Fame are Dave Andreychuk and Carolina Hurricanes legend, Mark Recchi.

posted by NoMich to hockey at 05:32 PM on June 26 - 0 comments

The 35th America's Cup: is happening now. But...uuuhhh...what's up with those boats?

posted by NoMich to other at 01:48 PM on June 02 - 5 comments

Recent Comments

NBA Pick 'Em Week 19: Coach Yourself Edition

Dang it! Hopefully the games haven't started yet.

Washington at Cleveland by 12 (Thursday) -- dunk
L.A. Clippers at Golden State by 18 (Thursday) -- dunk

posted by NoMich at 08:07 PM on February 22

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

(nice. must be a css grid thing.)

posted by NoMich at 01:07 PM on February 22

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Oh, and it was almost a year ago that the US women went on strike for better pay.

posted by NoMich at 01:02 PM on February 22

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

(how did you do that?)

posted by NoMich at 12:59 PM on February 22

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

I too hate the shootout and think it's a ridiculous way to settle a game, especially a championship game (same with soccer's shootout thingie that sometimes settles World Cups). But grum, we down here *needed* this win so very badly. Please, give us this one thing.

(and can someone please end the strong tag that going on here!)

posted by NoMich at 12:50 PM on February 22

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

College hoops corruption case poised to take down Hall of Fame coaches, top programs, lottery picks

posted by NoMich at 11:14 PM on February 16

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Helluva an ending for the USA v Canada hockey game. Can't wait for the gold medal game next week.

posted by NoMich at 08:03 AM on February 15

NBA Pick 'Em Week 18: Break Up Cleveland Edition

Cleveland by 6 at Oklahoma City (Tuesday)
San Antonio at Denver by 8 (Tuesday)
L.A. Clippers at Boston by 8 (Wednesday)
Golden State by 8 at Portland (Wednesday)
L.A. Lakers at Minnesota by 14 (Thursday) -- dunk

posted by NoMich at 03:50 PM on February 12

Isaiah Thomas Traded for Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance

Serious question here: did the Cavs get better with these deals?

posted by NoMich at 10:32 PM on February 09

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Barring a complete and total collapse, the woofies will certainly making the tournament. At this point, they have avoided a dreaded Tuesday game for the ACC tournament.

posted by NoMich at 07:05 AM on February 09

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Hopefully you are able to watch tonight's Duke/Carolina game. Another great one. Hopefully Duke wears the Heels down to a nub so that State can take care of business on Saturday afternoon

posted by NoMich at 09:50 PM on February 08

Isaiah Thomas Traded for Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance

So, the Lakers will have Thomas and Ball as their point guards?

posted by NoMich at 02:49 PM on February 08

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Alright, I've found a bit of free time here at work so I can revisit this silly idea.

I hear ya on the Anaheim thing, so let's make this a metro area. After all, the Jets and Giants still play their games in New Jersey, right? However, I'm still making the call that Ann Arbor is not part of the Detroit metro area. I'm also going to make the same judgement on LA/Anaheim and San Francisco/San Jose. Don't at me.

With that, let's Dallas and DC to the mix:

Los Angeles: Rams/Chargers, Lakers/Clippers, Dodgers, Kings, USC/UCLA, USC/UCLA.

Dallas: Cowboys, Mavericks, Rangers, Stars, TCU, TCU.

Washington, DC: DC NFL Franchise, Wizards, Nationals, Capitals, Georgetown/Maryland, Maryland.

Anywhere else? If not, what city/metro area do you see winning the Ultramega Cup?

posted by NoMich at 09:42 AM on February 08

NBA Pick 'Em Week 17: Take Cleveland Off TV Edition

Minnesota at Cleveland by 6 (Wednesday)
San Antonio by 16 at Phoenix (Wednesday) -- dunk
Boston at Washington by 9 (Thursday)
Oklahoma City at L.A. Lakers by 4 (Thursday)
L.A. Clippers at Detroit by 8 (Friday)
Minnesota by 5 at Chicago (Friday)
San Antonio at Golden State by 12 (Saturday) -- dunk
Cleveland at Boston by 10 (Sunday)

posted by NoMich at 02:05 PM on February 07

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

A late-day thought while the kid fills the house with the sounds of Sarah and Duck:

Has a city ever claimed six sport championship in the same season/year? NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, college football, college basketball. Let's look at the plausible possibilities:

Boston: Patriots, Celtics, Red Sox, Bruins, Boston College, Boston College. It's plausible that Boston College could somehow find lightning in a bottle and have a football squad that runs the table, ACC conference play included, and get into the final 4. Same with the basketball team, though admittedly, this one would be more plausible than the football team, but hey, they're in a power 5 conference and all you need to do is make the playoffs, right? Then it's a hot streak away from hoisting the championship trophy.

New York: Giants/Jets, Knickerbockers/Nets, Yankees/Mets, Rangers/Islanders, ???, St Johns (basketball?). Not seeing a plausible college football squad for NYC.

Philadelphia: Eagles, 76ers, Phillies, Flyers, ???, Villanova. Again, not seeing a plausible college football squad.

Pittsburgh: Steelers, ???, Pirates, Penguins, Pitt, Pitt. They have no NBA team as of yet, but maybe the Pisces can start play there some time in the near future. As for Pitt, see: Boston. They need to score an NBA team though.

Detroit: Lions, Pistons, Tigers, Red Wings, but no plausible college teams for football or basketball. And no, Michigan does not count for me since Ann Arbor is not even a suburb of Detroit. Neither is Ypsilanti, so don't even try to sneak Eastern Michigan into this discussion.

Chicago: Bears, Bulls, Cubs/White Sox, Blackhawks, Northwestern, Northwestern. But only if we allow Evanston to be a part of Chicago. They do have a common border. Judges?

Minneapolis: Vikings, Timberwolves, Twins, Wild, Minnesota, Minnesota. Again, the university is plausible if both squads find lightning in a bottle the same season/year.

Los Angeles: Rams/Chargers, Lakers/Clippers, Dodgers/Angels, Kings/Ducks, USC/UCLA, USC/UCLA. No justifications needed here.

Phoenix: Cardinals, Suns, D-Backs, Coyotes, Arizona State. As for Arizona State, see: Boston and Pittsburgh.

Miami: Dolphins, Heat, Marlins, Panthers, Miami, Miami. As for Miami, see: Boston, Pittsburgh, and Phoenix.

Who am I missing?

posted by NoMich at 09:46 PM on February 05