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Member since: September 27, 2006
Last visit: August 18, 2018

tahoemoj has posted 14 links and 2,478 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 179 comments to the Locker Room.

Sports Bio

Fan of pro teams from Cincinnati, vividly remember the cold bowl against Fouts' Chargers, and hope I live to see some glory soon. Still haven't gotten over the Whale leaving Hartford. Jumped squarely onto the NJ Devils bandwagon at that point, but just love all things hockey.

Recent Links

Up to 175 Years: "Once a world-renowned sports physician treating America's foremost Olympic women gymnasts, Larry Nassar now will spend the rest of his life behind bars."

posted by tahoemoj to olympics at 02:52 PM on January 24, 2018 - 2 comments

Martin Brodeur to Announce Retirement.: One of the all-time greats, Brodeur finishes his 22-year NHL career with a 691-397-176 record, a 2.24 goals-against average and .912 save percentage in 1,266 appearances, all but seven coming with the New Jersey Devils. He holds regular-season NHL goaltending records for wins (621), shutouts (125), games played and minutes played (74,438), and in the history of the Stanley Cup Playoffs he ranks first in starts (204) and shutouts (24) and second in wins (113).

posted by tahoemoj to hockey at 05:37 PM on January 27, 2015 - 12 comments

Ray Rice Suspended for 2 Games: the Baltimore Ravens running back will be suspended for the first two games of the regular season under the NFL's personal conduct policy and fined a third game check. The ban comes in response to Rice allegedly striking his then-fiancée and now wife, Janay, unconscious in February in Atlantic City. Rice was able to avoid prosecution after being accepted into a pre-trial intervention program.

posted by tahoemoj to football at 02:42 PM on July 24, 2014 - 21 comments

NHL Re-Alignment:: The NHL announced the new alignment today, with two conferences of two divisions each. The Detroit Red Wings will now play in the Eastern Conference in the Atlantic Division, and the Winnipeg Jets will be in the Western Conference in the Central Division. Let the natural rivalries (Tampa-Toronto?) begin to take shape!

posted by tahoemoj to hockey at 02:22 PM on July 19, 2013 - 10 comments

Is there a racially motivated quarterback controversy brewing in Washington?: Skip Bayless thinks so. Bayless claims that it is human nature for white fans to cheer for white athletes; therefore, fellow rookie Kirk Cousins will be the fans' choice over #2 overall pick Robert Griffin for the starting job.

posted by tahoemoj to football at 04:02 PM on August 21, 2012 - 36 comments

Recent Comments

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Ten

Winnipeg by 10

Toronto by 4

Edmonton by 23

Saskatchewan by 6

posted by tahoemoj at 12:41 PM on August 17, 2018

Andrew McCutchen Re-Enacts Dodgers-Giants Brawl

'Cutch is a damn treasure. Even when the Pirates and Reds were both competitive and had a bit of a 'rivalry' a few years back (was it really just back in '11 and '12?!), I found it very difficult not to cheer for 'Cutch when he wasn't playing Cincy.

posted by tahoemoj at 11:47 AM on August 16, 2018

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Nine

Edmonton by 17

Winnipeg by 3

Ottawa by 12

posted by tahoemoj at 01:40 PM on August 09, 2018

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Eight

How has our boy johndd110 escaped the banhammer to date?! Also, dumbfuck forgot to attach his spam link to the latest post. At least be good at it.

More importantly, regression to the mean is a bitch.

posted by tahoemoj at 12:23 PM on August 06, 2018

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Eight

Ottawa by 8

Saskatchewan by 6

Montreal by 3

Calgary by 17

posted by tahoemoj at 03:11 AM on August 02, 2018

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Seven

Edmonton by 12

Winnipeg by 5

Ottawa by 8

Calgary by 4

posted by tahoemoj at 11:45 AM on July 25, 2018

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

"Now we do know, from my understanding that repeated blows to the head causes it," Fedora said.

So...technically, he's right? It's not so much the football that causes the concussions as it is the repeated blows to the head that causes them. And apparently repeated blows to the head can happen anywhere?

"So I'm assuming, every sport that you have, football included, could be a problem with that."

Yeah, maybe not so much with tennis and golf and track and field and volleyball and basketball and...

"That does not diminish the fact that the game is still safer than it has ever been in the history of the game."

And from the content and tone of your previous comments, that fact causes you quite a bit of chagrin, Larry. Because, now that it's safer, this country is turning into a bunch of pussies, right?

I mean, when I grew up playing hockey, a solid hit delivered by a shoulder to the head was good, tough hockey. Sure, a hit to the chest would be just as effective in removing your opponent from the play, but then you don't get to watch him land with his arms curled up and lay on the ice motionless for a few minutes. And that means that everyone's a wimp now and you won't even recognize Canada in ten years.

posted by tahoemoj at 12:25 PM on July 19, 2018

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Six

Hamilton by 8

B.C. by 6

Winnipeg by 7

Calgary by 17

posted by tahoemoj at 12:14 PM on July 19, 2018

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Adam "Pacman" Jones all the way.

In re: yesterday's footage of the airport fight. Even when he's (apparently) in the right, Jones is the human physical embodiment of a shouted "WORLDSTAR!!!"

posted by tahoemoj at 01:49 PM on July 12, 2018

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

is there an NFL player that is still active (or recently retired) that has been HOF level great but absolutely boring in every other way?

Geno Atkins comes to mind, but I'm guessing you were looking for a higher profile player than a defensive tackle.

posted by tahoemoj at 01:20 PM on July 12, 2018

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Five

Geez, bender. Got the upset mojo workin'!

Calgary by 11

Edmonton by 10

Winnipeg by 6

posted by tahoemoj at 01:16 PM on July 12, 2018

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle


posted by tahoemoj at 12:06 PM on July 10, 2018

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Four

Hamilton by 8

Ottawa by 3

Edmonton by 16

BC by 6

posted by tahoemoj at 12:23 PM on July 05, 2018

Toronto Maple Leafs sign John Tavares for seven years, $77 million

I'm going to have to agree with grum on that one. I've never heard anything negative about Mathews or a fragile ego, and I think he'll absolutely feast on the additional space he is afforded by having Tavares on the squad. Assuming the Leafs keep Mathews with Nylander, maybe sliding Marleau up to the top line with him, opposing teams are going to have to deal with a Tavares-Hyman-? "Second Line" that most teams would kill to have. I think this makes the Leafs pretty scary for the foreseeable future, especially if they can get a couple of top-tier D pairings to emerge.

posted by tahoemoj at 06:04 PM on July 03, 2018

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Three

Calgary by 8

Hamilton by 10

B.C. by 4

Saskatchewan by 24

posted by tahoemoj at 11:50 AM on June 28, 2018