Recent Posts by NoMich

July 19, 2019

Russian NHL Star Artemi Panarin Has Opinions: ...very strong opinions.

Artemi Panarin is one of the most dynamic hockey players in the world. Nicknamed Breadman (because of the similarity of his last name to the popular Panera Bread bakery chain) he also has a reputation of one of the most sincere, charismatic, likeable players in the NHL. Recently, Panarin has signed with the New York Rangers after refusing better deals from other teams. But earlier this week, Artemi did something truly unthinkable: he utterly trashed Russia’s president Vladimir Putin and his regime in an extremely candid interview with the Vsemu Golovin Youtube channel.

posted by NoMich to hockey at 10:10 AM - 7 comments

July 14, 2019

England win Cricket World Cup: This is a match that was all New Zealand behind their incredible bowling and ever better fielding, but England's bats did just enough to tie the match and force a super over where they put 15 runs. New Zealand chased it and it came down to needing 2 runs on the last ball. They literally fell just inches away from getting that many to win, but alas for them, they couldn't get it. Amazing match!

posted by NoMich to other at 02:44 PM - 4 comments

June 20, 2019

The Tampa Bay Expos? The Montreal Rays?: Tampa Bay Rays receive permission from MLB to explore playing games in Montreal as two-city team

posted by NoMich to baseball at 02:17 PM - 7 comments

May 29, 2019

Passan: How a 19-year-old prospect is turning the MLB draft upside down: 19 year old prospect, Carter Stewart, has opted to begin his professional baseball career in Japan instead of making the long, hard slog through MLB's minor league system. Why? Seven million reasons why. It would be interesting if the professional Japanese baseball league were to loosen their rules on foreign players especially if the teams are willing to put up millions of dollars to top prospects around the world.

posted by NoMich to baseball at 10:57 AM - 2 comments

February 04, 2019

Las Vegas Oakland Raiders of San Francisco: Oakland Raiders to play 2019 season at San Francisco Giants' Oracle Park. So, let me get this straight: if the Oakland Raiders and the San Francisco 49ers played a game in San Francisco, Oakland would be the home team? Also, the stadium in Las Vegas will feature a dirt infield, right? I mean, it just wouldn't be a Raiders home game without a dirt infield.

posted by NoMich to football at 07:55 AM - 5 comments

December 04, 2018

Urban Meyer to Retire: Ohio State coach Urban Meyer plans to step down and will coach his final game in the Rose Bowl, sources told Yahoo Sports. A myriad of factors contributed to Meyer’s decision, but sources say foremost among them was his happiness with the state of the Ohio State program he inherited seven years ago. Meyer, 54, will be replaced by Ryan Day, the 39-year-old offensive coordinator who served as Ohio State’s interim coach earlier this season. Related Fun Big 10 Fact: no Big 10 football team has scored a single point in the college football playoff since Ohio State won the first CFB championship.

posted by NoMich to football at 08:56 AM - 4 comments

August 01, 2018

NBA signs deal with MGM to be gaming partner:
On Tuesday, commissioner Adam Silver announced that the league struck a deal that makes MGM Resorts the exclusive official gaming partner of the NBA and WNBA. MGM also receives the rights to use league highlights, logos and a direct data feed from the NBA that will be used to help fuel the company's growing sports betting footprint.

Meanwhile, Sports Illustrated speculates how the NBA/WNBA and their players gain from this deal.


posted by NoMich to basketball at 07:07 AM - 5 comments

May 27, 2018

Al Jazeera exposes cricket match fixing: Al Jazeera's Investigative Unit has exposed a match-fixer from a crime syndicate who claims to have bribed international cricketers to underperform in Test matches. This article includes an hour long Youtube video that is the story.

posted by NoMich to other at 09:37 PM - 0 comments

May 15, 2018

Steelers Minority Owner Set to Buy Carolina Panthers: The Carolina Panthers are going to have a new owner in the coming days/weeks, as CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora reported on Friday. David Tepper, a billionaire hedge-fund manager and a Steelers minority owner, is set to purchase the team. The price is set at $2.2 billion, which is less than the $3 billion price tag that present owner Jerry Richardson wanted on the NFL franchise. It is, however, significantly more than the last NFL franchise purchase of $1.1 billion, which was the sale of the Buffalo Bills back in 2014. The sale is pending a vote among the present NFL franchise owners, which is probably a mere formality. (Warning: autoplaying videos in the provided links)

posted by NoMich to football at 11:12 AM - 2 comments

May 04, 2018

Ichiro Suzuki Steps Away, Leaving Albert Pujols on the Path They Took Together: On April 2, 2001, a few hours apart in Denver and Seattle, the major league careers of fraternal twins were born. Albert Pujols made his debut that afternoon for the St. Louis Cardinals at Coors Field. Later that night, at Safeco Field, Ichiro Suzuki made his for the Seattle Mariners.

posted by NoMich to baseball at 07:50 AM - 3 comments

February 19, 2018

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 - 3 comments

September 27, 2017

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 - 8 comments

July 13, 2017

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 - 6 comments

June 26, 2017

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 - 0 comments

June 02, 2017

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 - 5 comments

May 02, 2017

THE FUTURE OF FOOTBALL: Football is dead! Long live football? Or, how to fix it before it gets killed off.

posted by NoMich to football at 10:39 AM - 8 comments

April 08, 2017

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 - 2 comments

April 03, 2017

'Dont 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 - 0 comments

March 18, 2017

Heres Why the US Womens 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 - 7 comments

December 15, 2016

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 - 5 comments

December 04, 2016

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 - 1 comment

September 12, 2016

NCAA pulls championship events from North Carolina over HB2: Having warned the state of North Carolina at the Final Four that it risked losing NCAA events over House Bill 2, the NCAA showed Monday night just how serious it was. Bonus opinion piece by local sports writer, Luke DeCock.

posted by NoMich to culture at 08:49 PM - 7 comments

August 29, 2016

Raiders Stadium Backers To Las Vegas: Give Us $750 Million, Or Else: ... Rich old baby Mark Davis, truly evil plutocrat Sheldon Adelson, and Las Vegass scummy sheen have all combined to create one of the most abhorrent cast of characters weve ever seen attached to a stadium financing project. If anyone can finally convince American sports fans and politicians that publicly funded stadiums are a massive scam, its these goons.

posted by NoMich to football at 05:55 PM - 5 comments

April 08, 2016

The Indian Premier League returns tomorrow, April 8th.: Like cherry blossoms in Japan every spring, the arrival of IPL is eagerly awaited by many. The colours are more garish, the scene anything but peaceful. Administrators are averse to halting the cricketing treadmill and so, this year, the IPL starts just six days after the World T20. The players might want rest, but they cannot afford to ask for time off because millions are at stake. And so IPL 9 begins on Saturday in Mumbai.

posted by NoMich to other at 08:22 PM - 5 comments

March 14, 2016

March Madness 2016: Printable NCAA tournament bracket: Well, actually, the printable version of the bracket is here. The ACC has two #1 seeds this year, Carolina (who won the ACC tournament for the first time since 2008) and Virginia (who lost to Carolina in the ACC championship game). The other two #1s are Oregon and Kansas. I set up a bracket group here. Group name: SportsFilter. Password: 1SpoFi!

posted by NoMich to basketball at 10:53 AM - 5 comments