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Member since: September 27, 2006
Last visit: February 16, 2019

tahoemoj has posted 16 links and 2,584 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

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

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

Recent Comments

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Old habits are hard to break.

Well, you have to finish up all the leftovers before the next census in 2020!

(Reference too obscure?)

posted by tahoemoj at 04:54 PM on February 11, 2019

Ryan Reeves visits the barbershop to talk about hockey in the black community.

Very cool, grum. I've never seen Reeves in his civvies--damn, that dude is chiseled out of stone!

The more surprising thing about that video to me was the level of awareness of hockey that exists in the black community in Vegas (at least if that particular barber shop is any indication). From "Right wing, 17 years" to talking about Subban and the pushback he got for dressing to the nines during the final*, to the one guy referencing Reeves' head-to-head with "DSP", I would not have expected such fluency in the game at that location. I'm glad the black community is taking more of an interest in the game; as a lifetime player, I would love to see greater diversity on the ice.

*If you're criticizing a guy who's dressed like PK dresses, there just might be a teeny tiny bit of racial animus in your motivation.

posted by tahoemoj at 02:13 PM on February 11, 2019

Las Vegas Oakland Raiders of San Francisco

Guess who didn't secure their agreement before announcing this?

Mark Davis, man. Just because you retain a private barber to give you a textbook "Moe" haircut doesn't necessarily mean you have to manage the organization like a Stooge.

Here in northern Nevada, we have zero interest in the Raiders being "our" team. The folks down in Vegas are extremely optimistic that the Raiders will be a success down there, but I think that has more to do with tourists flying into the entertainment capital of the world to see their hometown team play. Season tickets are an investment rather than a reflection of any cheering interest in the team. That just doesn't sound to me like a strategy for long-term success.

So start planning for the San Antonio Raiders circa 2030, and hope that Davis graduates to a "Curly" by then.

posted by tahoemoj at 12:47 PM on February 06, 2019

SportsFilter NFL Playoff Pick 'Em Super Bowl 0x35 Edition

Damn, Howard bringing the A-Game!! You're going to need to bring it again to keep me from repeating as champ, because my ultimate goal is to have the entire family--Mrs. Moj and the little Moj's--decked out in matching Zubaz for the first game of the post-Marvin era of Bengals football. Or as my 3-year old daughter calls them, "Daddy's silly pants."

Rams win by 6 (and the cries from New Orleans only intensify)

FIRST FG: Zuerlein

FIRST TD: Edelman


RUSHING: Gurley (shake it off, kid)

RECEIVING: Gronkowski

SACK: Flowers


OOPS: Michel

MVP: Gurley

ADS: Hyundai (Jason Bateman FTW)


posted by tahoemoj at 02:39 PM on February 01, 2019

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Taco Bell's evacuation routine

Not to be confused with a "Taco Bell Evacuation Routine," which inevitably involves hurried, if not frantic, steps--closely followed by unholy bodily noises and smells that would make the most impervious billy goat barf.

posted by tahoemoj at 03:33 PM on January 28, 2019

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

So magnet fishing is a thing? Kind of like a sadder, wetter version of strolling the beach with a metal detector (and sandals with socks)?

posted by tahoemoj at 12:00 PM on January 28, 2019

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Good thing they didn't put any seatbelts in that thing, HRH doesn't like to feel restricted.

posted by tahoemoj at 12:55 PM on January 23, 2019

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

..., I was actually cheering for the Pats. Had I known what was in store, I would have been all in on the Greatest Show on Turf.

posted by tahoemoj at 12:33 PM on January 21, 2019

SportsFilter NFL Playoff Pick 'Em Conference Championship Round

KC by 6 LOCK

LA by 4 LOCK

Passing: Maholmes

Rushing: Gurley

Receiving: Thomas

Points: Chefs

Sack: Donald

posted by tahoemoj at 01:45 AM on January 20, 2019

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

The coldest looking playoff game I ever watched was the San Diego - Cincinnati Freezer Bowl playoff game in January 1982.

I was an energetic lad of just 11, residing in Cincinnati on that fateful day. Temperature was about -10, if memory serves, with a further -30 wind chill. My brother and I stepped outside only to test the theory that one could hock a loogie in the air, and it would freeze before hitting the ground. If I recall, the theory was bullshit, but it gave my big brother an excuse to spit at me. I remember all the reports of dumbasses in the stands taking their shirts off, and then visiting the hospital post-game with frostbite. Who Dey?

posted by tahoemoj at 12:56 PM on January 16, 2019

SportsFilter NFL Playoff Pick 'Em Divisional Round

KC by 12

LARams by 7

LAChargers by 6

NO by 3



Thomas (NO)



posted by tahoemoj at 02:20 PM on January 12, 2019

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Hit the Amy Adams hyperlink.

posted by tahoemoj at 06:30 PM on January 10, 2019

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Goddamit, NoMich, it took me about a minute of staring at that to catch the fact that it was the Onion.

posted by tahoemoj at 03:08 PM on January 10, 2019

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Ha, that's funny NoMich. I was thinking the same thing. I was among the many who believed that Clemson's semifinal dismantling of Notre Dame was conclusive evidence that the Golden Domers were a fraud and had no business being there. I'm willing to admit that I might have been a bit hasty in that conclusion. Maybe Clemson is just that damn good?

posted by tahoemoj at 11:58 AM on January 08, 2019

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle


OK, rcade. I know you've addressed the spam element of this already, so now I'm extremely tempted to hit the link to see where it goes. But I won't do that unless you assure me that it no longer leads to a bot that will siphon my 401(k) into an Azerbaijani bank and sell my kidney(s) on the black market.

posted by tahoemoj at 11:51 AM on January 08, 2019