Recent Comments by kokaku

The Tampa Bay Expos? The Montreal Rays?

Because they want to play before empty stadiums in two cities? Planning for climate change?

posted by kokaku at 05:51 PM on June 20, 2019

St. Louis Blues Win First Stanley Cup

According to this article

According to the NHL, the Blues were the 35th team in league history to make the playoffs after having ranked last overall at any point after their 20th game. They're also the seventh team since the 1967 expansion to make the playoffs after ranking last overall at any point after New Year's Day.

posted by kokaku at 09:48 AM on June 13, 2019

St. Louis Blues Win First Stanley Cup

The Blues played a solid game tonight and Binnington won it for them. The B's first line was a liability which is not what one should be saying about their team's first line.

posted by kokaku at 11:03 PM on June 12, 2019

Project: Phenom

This is a great article however you feel about her as a player, her parents, and anyone else involved in the story.

posted by kokaku at 11:10 AM on June 04, 2019

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Grum, how much of a factor is it that baseball is the only sport without a standard playing field shape/size (in the outfield at least)?

posted by kokaku at 08:32 AM on June 04, 2019

Blues Win in Overtime to Tie Stanley Cup Final at 1

This game, the B's looked rusty. Pasta and Marchand took 12 or 13 playoff gamee to show up - looks like the 10 day rest put them back to sleep. So-so first, lousy second, strong but unproductive third. In OT, they juat looked lost. It'd be nice if they'd push to the net more and play for rebounds instead of getting fancy looking for the perfect shot (those no-look drop passes that create turnovers drive me nuta). .

posted by kokaku at 04:10 AM on May 30, 2019

Bruins Take Game 1 of Stanley Cup Final

Watch the replay again, Krug glides into the hit using the speed from coming up ice. He doesn't skate all the way through. He also doesn't leap into the hit. He only comes up in the hitting. That's not charging.

posted by kokaku at 10:21 PM on May 28, 2019

Bruins Take Game 1 of Stanley Cup Final

Torey Krug delivered a massive hit

posted by kokaku at 01:08 PM on May 28, 2019

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

or just make it so it doesn't matter if another player touches the puck

posted by kokaku at 09:38 PM on May 03, 2019

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

future NHL rule change

posted by kokaku at 07:26 AM on May 03, 2019

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

For anyone curious what the free kick looked like

posted by kokaku at 11:51 AM on May 02, 2019

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Howard, that call got me giggling. It was delivered just right.

posted by kokaku at 05:23 PM on April 24, 2019

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

I believe he also called a guy a mountain forker once

posted by kokaku at 05:28 PM on March 12, 2019

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Child me, excited as anything for that Super Bowl, snack spread arrayed around me, watching solo because my dad was away, cried as that game ended in the first 5 minutes. Thank you, no. I'll take these wins over that any day of the week.

posted by kokaku at 01:17 PM on February 05, 2019

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

... I had no idea that New England sports had made a nefarious deal with unseen powers to bring championships across all the sports. Soon we will learn the true terms of that arrangement.

posted by kokaku at 04:18 PM on January 21, 2019

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

I agree that call was terrible (and I'm a Pats fan). There were also 2 KC DPIs on the same play that could have been called instead.

posted by kokaku at 04:15 PM on January 21, 2019

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

The refereeing in the second game was awful. Does anyone know what PI is anymore? It's not pushing off except when it is. It's not grabbing an arm except when it is. It's not mugging the receiver except when it is.

posted by kokaku at 11:58 PM on January 20, 2019

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

you mean he can't sink a long putt?

posted by kokaku at 08:59 PM on December 20, 2018

The Complications Surrounding the Copa Libertadores Final Unlike Any Other

FIFA president Gianni Infantino told Boca Juniors president Daniel Angelici that if his team does not play tonight, they will be disqualified, per reports. This, however, would not be down to FIFA as Copa Libertadores is a CONMEBOL tournament and any decision can only be made by the aforementioned governing body.

Ah, FIFA, always good to know you'll do the wrong thing. CONMEBOL should forfeit River Plate and give the title to Boca Juniors.

posted by kokaku at 12:43 PM on November 28, 2018

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Thanks for the update Howard. Knowing my dad, he's probably still sleeping so I hadn't heard from him yet. Great that you two had so much in common.

Looking forward to the screed too. With so few of us here reading regularly, maybe we need more screeds to spice things up.

posted by kokaku at 01:57 PM on November 02, 2018

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Go with what you know best if you're looking for minimal effort and ongoing maintenance. Go with what you want to learn if you're looking for a project to learn a new language.

posted by kokaku at 03:34 AM on October 24, 2018

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Prior to the playoffs, the Leafs hadn't lost by four goals all season

posted by kokaku at 01:36 PM on April 15, 2018

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

How on earth does he manage to overrun the ball by that much?

posted by kokaku at 09:09 AM on April 08, 2018

The search for Jackie Wallace

oh man that's a tough story to read

posted by kokaku at 06:43 PM on February 04, 2018

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

powerful video of all the concussions in the nfl this season

posted by kokaku at 12:52 PM on February 01, 2018

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

core strength at work, my friends (and flexible ankles/strong feet)

posted by kokaku at 09:45 AM on November 27, 2017

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

He should apologize for trying to stir shit up when there's no point to it. Men's and women's tennis are different. End of story. Crapping on Serena's accomplishments by comparing her that way does nothing to help anyone. It doesn't sound like Serena was saying she's the greatest or she could beat any man, so it just sounds like McEnroe being an asshole again.

posted by kokaku at 03:47 PM on June 28, 2017

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

NHL goals in a season - 92 by Gretzky - nobody has come close in 35 years and the game is different now

posted by kokaku at 10:54 AM on March 23, 2017

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Oldest living former NHL player, Milt Schmidt, has left the building.

I wasn't able to find who's now the oldest living former NHL player.

posted by kokaku at 12:17 PM on January 05, 2017

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

i believe it's called trickle-down

posted by kokaku at 11:53 AM on December 05, 2016

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Claude Julien...winningest coach in Bruins history

If I were grum, I'd pull all kinds of fancy stats together comparing Julien to other great B's coaches. Using your imaginations, picture all of those stats complete with pretty diagrams and twenty-seven 8 x 10 colored glossy photographs with circles and arrows and a paragraph on the back of each one explainin' what each one was.

posted by kokaku at 03:49 PM on March 08, 2016

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Claude Julien ties Art Ross for all-time regular-season wins as a Bruins head coach

posted by kokaku at 12:20 PM on March 04, 2016

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Great article about Michael Phelps.

posted by kokaku at 02:23 PM on November 10, 2015

Teammate Sucker Punches Geno Smith, Breaks His Jaw

Just when you think the Jets can't get any more Jets they out-Jets themselves. None more Jets?

posted by kokaku at 05:07 PM on August 11, 2015

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Chiarelli goes to Edmonton

posted by kokaku at 03:42 PM on April 24, 2015

Josh Gordon Fails Substance Test, Out for Another Year

maybe it's the booze giving him supertalent

posted by kokaku at 06:31 PM on January 25, 2015

NASCAR's Kurt Busch Testifies Ex-Girlfriend is an Assassin

In the front of my mind, I hope she gets away from this guy safely because the statistics for women seeking protection are pretty depressing in that regard.

posted by kokaku at 04:25 PM on January 14, 2015

Patriots Edge Ravens as Belichick Displays Some Trick Mojo

Analysis of Belichick's eligibility plays.

posted by kokaku at 07:42 PM on January 11, 2015

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Beckett retiring

posted by kokaku at 01:27 PM on October 08, 2014

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Maybe not, Qatar

posted by kokaku at 03:47 PM on September 24, 2014

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Football question - does a touchdown scored on a 3rd down count as a 3rd down conversion? (got curious after watching the Pats highlights where they mentioned just how bad they are this year on 3rd down conversions)

posted by kokaku at 08:18 PM on September 21, 2014

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Did spygate really matter?

posted by kokaku at 12:22 PM on August 08, 2014

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

How difficult is it to memorize an NFL playbook?

found while looking at the name change article
what kind of a man are you, don't you even like pandas?

posted by kokaku at 04:49 PM on August 07, 2014

Brazil Faces Germany for Spot in World Cup Final

That's'a samba joke there, eh boss?

posted by kokaku at 04:55 PM on July 08, 2014

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

GRUM SMASH!

posted by kokaku at 04:00 PM on June 11, 2014

Don Zimmer was truly a baseball man

Don Zimmer was the manager of the Red Sox when I started watching baseball and going to games with my dad. I was surprised to see that he only managed the Sox for 4 years (though that was his longest run as a manager). In my mind, he was the only Sox manager during my youth (5th most games managed by a Red Sox manager).

Also, after looking at the list of Sox managers, Francona is the only guy who comes close to Joe Cronin (reaching back to the 30s and 40s) and he's not even that close.

posted by kokaku at 11:02 AM on June 05, 2014

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

So, tell us Sepp, how do you feel about all those suffering for your mistake?

posted by kokaku at 11:17 AM on May 16, 2014

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Bruins-Canadiens rivalry to continue as Boston defeats Detroit in 5 (the first Boston goal is a thing of beauty if you find beauty in perfectly placed passing and some nice stickwork).

posted by kokaku at 09:14 PM on April 26, 2014

Oops: Atlanta Braves Set Fire to U.S. Flag

Does that banner still wave?

posted by kokaku at 12:31 PM on April 10, 2014

Cowboys Release DeMarcus Ware

Yo Patriots, pay the man.

posted by kokaku at 11:35 AM on March 12, 2014

Seattle Wins Super Bowl 0x30

YAHTZEE!

posted by kokaku at 09:23 PM on February 02, 2014

Seattle Wins Super Bowl 0x30

so we've had a safety, a field goal, a rushing td (offense), a pick-6 (defense), and a punt return (special teams) - is this some sort of hat trick? maybe a straight? are we missing any other form of scoring at this point, other than a 2-point conversion?

posted by kokaku at 08:59 PM on February 02, 2014

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em, Super Bowl-a-Geddon Edition

1. Seahawks by 4 +1
2. D. Thomas (Den) +1
3. Lynch (Sea)
4. Welker (Den)
5. Wilson (Sea)
6. Sherman (Sea)
7. Ayers (Den)
8. Coca-Cola
9. 50

posted by kokaku at 06:34 AM on February 02, 2014

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Or maybe you get a fine if you start your 4th line and they drop the gloves when the puck is still falling to the ice?

posted by kokaku at 01:51 PM on January 21, 2014

Broncos Overwhelm Patriots

it reminded me of the way the Pats used to dismantle their opponent and with by 7 or 10

posted by kokaku at 06:42 PM on January 19, 2014

Broncos Overwhelm Patriots

pats kick the ball away thus conceding any hope they might have had

posted by kokaku at 05:40 PM on January 19, 2014

Broncos Overwhelm Patriots

the cbs stream just goes to a 'be right back' screen during commercials

posted by kokaku at 03:43 PM on January 19, 2014

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

That was a bit nuts. Anyone have a quick synopsis of the bad blood between Calgary and Vancouver?

posted by kokaku at 05:45 AM on January 19, 2014

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em, Championship Games-a-Ganza Edition

Broncos by 10 +3
Seahawks by 4 +1
Peyton Manning (Den) +1
Demaryius Thomas (Den) +1
Marshawn Lynch (Sea)
Aqib Talib (NE)

hopeful Pats fan
who is not picking
with my heart

posted by kokaku at 09:29 AM on January 17, 2014

Broncos Hold Off Chargers

looks pretty foolish that they didn't kick another onside kick - then again they also should probably have covered Thomas on 3rd and 17

posted by kokaku at 09:06 PM on January 12, 2014