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Member since: September 27, 2006
Last visit: June 23, 2019

tahoemoj has posted 17 links and 2,633 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

Warrant issued for Patriots owner Robert Kraft for soliciting prostitution in Florida: Patriots owner Robert Kraft allegedly visited a massage parlor/human trafficking/prostitution establishment in Jupiter, Florida. A warrant has been issued for his arrest.

posted by tahoemoj to football at 12:26 PM on February 22, 2019 - 18 comments

NHL Third Jerseys for 2018-19: Several teams unveiled new third jerseys for the upcoming NHL season. The Avs tip a cap to the old time Rockies, Flyers go two-tone (no word on the return of the Cooperall pants), the Devils bring back the Green and Red, and at the risk of offering an opinion on a FPP, the 'Canes win.

posted by tahoemoj to hockey at 03:13 PM on October 02, 2018 - 6 comments

So...About that Serena Cartoon: It sure feels like this is something that would have been discussed at length a few years back on SpoFi. What does the hive mind here think? Is it racist as hell, a cultural phenomenon, or a bit of both?

posted by tahoemoj to tennis at 05:10 PM on September 12, 2018 - 9 comments

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

Recent Comments

St. Louis Blues Win First Stanley Cup

I don't know how to embed a gif in a post (I think someone tried to teach me a few years back, but I'm ...simple).


Watching Marchand make that "ole!" play and then skate to the bench for a horrible change warms the cockles of my heart.

posted by tahoemoj at 08:07 PM on June 13, 2019

Fan Who Shoved Raptors Player is a Warriors Owner

I, for one, am shocked SHOCKED I TELL YOU to see a Silicon Valley venture capitalist/tech bro behaving in such an entitled manner.

And although the "shove" was closer to a "nudge," I understand the whole "you purposefully make contact with a player, you're out" policy. There really isn't room for discretion there.

posted by tahoemoj at 07:34 PM on June 06, 2019

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

How much of this is due to the somewhat lopsided pairings in the early rounds of the playoffs. 1 vs 8 and 2 vs 7 might be considered mismatches.

I certainly think that parity comes into play in this instance, as well. An 8 vs. 1 matchup in the NBA is virtually a predetermined outcome. In the NHL, not so much.

posted by tahoemoj at 01:45 PM on June 05, 2019

Pirates broadcaster complains about Reds player and goes too far.

Do the Pirates have anyone in an announcing booth who isn't a full of shit curmudgeon?

posted by tahoemoj at 01:42 PM on June 05, 2019

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

I realize that I forgot to link the BR article in the last post. Instead, how about some more thorough statistical analysis from FiveThirtyEight?

posted by tahoemoj at 04:18 PM on June 04, 2019

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

and on a face off the visitor must put his stick down first.

Not since 2015, actually. Rule 76.4 was changed for the 2015 season, and now reads:

"At the eight face-off spots (excluding center ice face-off spot), the defending player shall place his stick within the designated white area first followed immediately by the attacking player. When the face-off is conducted at the center ice face-off spot, the visiting player shall place his stick on the ice first."

So that element of home-ice has been negated.

I'm a bit lazy to look up raw statistics, but this Bleacher Report article from 2013 (I know, questionable source) indicates that, in the playoffs at least, the NBA has the highest home-field advantage with the home team winning at a better than 60% clip.

posted by tahoemoj at 12:30 PM on June 04, 2019

Pirates broadcaster complains about Reds player and goes too far.

What a fucking maroon. I'd never begrudge a man's right to be a curmudgeon. Hell, I plan to be a crotchety old man until I'm a dead old man. But thee's a special sort of irony where a man who is trying to criticize someone for being arrogant has the unmitigated arrogance to claim to speak on behalf of the other man's dead grandfather.

I hope Deitrich smokes three more dingers the next time he faces the Pirates.

posted by tahoemoj at 03:41 PM on May 30, 2019

Bruins Take Game 1 of Stanley Cup Final

Sorry for post #2, I'm on my phone: Rule 42 of the NHL rulebook dictates that charging "shall mean the actions of a player or goalkeeper who, as a result of distance traveled, shall violently check an opponent in any manner.

posted by tahoemoj at 11:21 PM on May 28, 2019

Bruins Take Game 1 of Stanley Cup Final

1. Absolutely agree that Perron should have been called for mugging Krug.

2. You don't have to leave your feet or target the head for it to be charging. I don't know about gliding' the last few feet before he made the hit; he was at pretty much full speed either way.

3. I'm not complaining about the non-call, either. I loved it. I was just sincerely surprised that it was let go.

posted by tahoemoj at 11:19 PM on May 28, 2019

Bruins Take Game 1 of Stanley Cup Final

I can't believe Krug wasn't called for charging there. At first, I thought the collision was unintentional, with both players racing to the puck. But then NBC cut back to the original skirmish in front of the net where Krug lost his helmet, and it was obvious that he skated the length of the ice just to lay that smack down.

posted by tahoemoj at 01:58 PM on May 28, 2019

Bill Buckner, All-Star slugger best known for his '86 World Series error, is dead at 69

Whoever said that can go to hell

I hereby second that damnation. It's really sad that so many couldn't keep what happened in perspective. Was Buckner a great hitter for seemingly all of my youth? Yep. Was he a class act and a great representative of the organization? Yep. Do the Sox make the WS without him? Arguably no. Could they have recovered and won game 7? Yep. But by all means, punish the guy until he dies.

posted by tahoemoj at 11:42 AM on May 28, 2019

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em: Stanley Cup Final

My picks:

Bruins in 5
Top goals: Bergeron
Top assists: Pastrnak
Top goalie (save %): Tuuka Rask
Conn Smythe winner: Rask
Top penalty minutes: McAvoy
Game 1 winner: Bruins
Team giving up 0 goals: Bruins

Tiebreaker: 26

posted by tahoemoj at 06:53 PM on May 27, 2019

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

maybe it was deleted...

Damn, a take too hot to survive. Must have been super edgy.

posted by tahoemoj at 12:46 PM on May 22, 2019

Mike Trout's No. 1 Fan

Cute. Maybe a little bit overboard, but hey, he's a first grader who got to meet his hero, and his hero didn't disappoint. Nice work, Mike Trout.

posted by tahoemoj at 12:59 PM on May 21, 2019

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

what daily life in the US was like the last time the Bruins and Blues met in the Stanley Cup Finals

If I recall, it was cozy and warm where I was living. But most wombs are.

posted by tahoemoj at 12:23 PM on May 20, 2019