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Member since: September 27, 2006
Last visit: April 18, 2019

tahoemoj has posted 17 links and 2,608 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

Alex Ovechkin Knocks Out Chippy Opponent in Fight

the idea you can choose to fight somebody in hockey while not wanting to hurt them seems pretty dubious to me.

Let me rephrase. Of course you want to "hurt" your opponent--as in, make them feel pain, or hurt.

You don't generally want to "hurt" your opponent--as in INJURE them. I know almost every hockey player wants to deliver a big hit, but you don't want the recipient of that hit to break a bone or be concussed.

posted by tahoemoj at 03:42 PM on April 17, 2019

Alex Ovechkin Knocks Out Chippy Opponent in Fight

There's a difference between a dirty hit and a mutually-agreed-upon fight (if that really is what happened on Monday). When the two players decide to drop the gloves and go at it, they do so pursuant to their roles as professional hockey players. And I can see how, as professionals, you want to win the fight, but you don't want to hurt the opponent. So Alan May be damned, I think Ovi sincerely didn't want to hurt Svechnikov, he did what he had to do under the circumstances, and now he genuinely feels bad for the kid that he has to sit because he's concussed.

The kid showed grit squaring off against the bigger, stronger, heavier Ovechkin. And I don't anticipate a rematch.

posted by tahoemoj at 11:59 AM on April 17, 2019

Tiger Wins The Masters

I know that he's an imperfect human, but I am thrilled for him. To the extent that his issues were not self-inflicted--injuries I mean--I think it's awesome that he could overcome the odds to win #15. To the extent that his issues were self-inflicted--the narcissistic philandering, etc.--I sincerely hope he has gotten himself right in the head.

posted by tahoemoj at 12:31 PM on April 15, 2019

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Keep that head up young fella

Wow, that'll leave a mark. I'm very happy Boyle didn't get called for a high hit there. I know the NHL is trying to eliminate contact with the head, and I realize that the initial contact there was Boyle's left shoulder with Dickinson's head, but it sure looked like Boyle was focused on the center of Dickinson's chest when he put his shoulder down for the hit. The only reason the contact was made with the head was because of (i) size differential (Boyle is 6'6", Dickinson 6'2") and (ii) the fact that Dickinson had his head down. I'm glad that there is a certain amount of discretion to let hits like that go without the call.

posted by tahoemoj at 11:54 AM on April 11, 2019

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Arkansas at this point is not even a sideways move let alone upward. They're huffing the fumes of prior glory

I'm going to keep an eye on them going forward since they just lured Eric Musselman away from my hometown Nevada Wolfpack. For the past two seasons under Musselman's direction the 'Pack has been nationally relevant for the first time since Nick Fazekas strolled the Reno hardwood.

posted by tahoemoj at 01:43 PM on April 10, 2019

Enter SportsFilter's NHL Playoff Pick 'Em

My picks:

Predators in 6
Jets in 7
Flames in 5
Golden Knights in 7
Lightning in 4
Bruins in 6
Capitals in 6
Penguins in 7
Top goal scorer: Pastrnak (BOS)
Top goalie (save %): Marc-Andre Fleury
Team scoring 6: Lightning
Team with shutout: Flames

This is the year that I don't pick the Sharks to go all the way, so...maybe I can head down to San Jose to see the cup sometime this summer?

posted by tahoemoj at 01:37 PM on April 10, 2019

From Last Place to Playoffs in 3 Months

The Blues are just too damn talented to remain at the bottom of the heap. They were a playoff-caliber team that had all kind of between-the-ears issues. Rock bottom might have been when Bortuzzo and Stanford brawled at a practice, but that seemed to light a fire under the team's collective ass (that, Berube's hiring, and Jordan Binnington coming out of nowhere to lock down the G).

The 'Canes (in my opinion) have nowhere near the talent as the Blues, but play their hearts out every night. I'm all for them making a deep playoff run, if for no other reason than to watch Don Cherry burst a vein in his forehead every time we see a StormSurge.

posted by tahoemoj at 12:32 PM on April 03, 2019

John Oliver Takes on the WWE

I watched that piece last night. As is often the case, Oliver is spot on--both with the extensive research his team does and the points they make.

The fact that these performers are considered independent contractors, but at the same time are locked into exclusivity agreements, is despicable. The IRS has given the WWE a free pass on this for way too long.

The fact that McMahon continues to accrue and wallow in obscene amounts of money while his discarded performers die young, broke, in pain, and without any insurance or pension (how many make it to 65?!) is America 2019 in a microcosm.

posted by tahoemoj at 12:41 PM on April 02, 2019

If You Play Golf With Trump He Might Touch Your Balls

This didn't surprise me in the slightest. Like, not even a little bit.

posted by tahoemoj at 05:57 PM on April 01, 2019

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Man, I sure miss the opening day festivities in Cincinnati. The whole town shuts down, schools close, the rowdiest parade of the year is thrown, and the game sells out for the only time all season.

posted by tahoemoj at 12:11 PM on March 28, 2019

Did Le'Veon Bell Make the Right Decision?

Except he's not playing behind the Steelers O-line anymore.

He's also not playing against Vontaze Burfict, who has been very bad for Bell's health, 2 or 3 times per year.

posted by tahoemoj at 12:02 PM on March 27, 2019

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

The Rielly thing is a prime example of people leaping to conclusions.

Honestly, I had zero idea what, if anything, Reilly said to the ref, and my post wasn't intended to imply that he used the particular slur in question. I just wanted to point out how ridiculous it is to conclude that he called someone a "maggot". I can see how the audio bled together to combine "fucking..." and "rag it," two actual commonly-heard phrases on the ice. I've never once heard someone call another player a maggot.

I spend a significant amount of time around rinks and on the ice and, sadly, calling someone a "faggot" as a slur is far more common than I would like (which is not at all). I've told a couple of teammates that I'd appreciate them finding a better way to chirp than to blast out homophobic slurs; one caught himself, the other continues.

posted by tahoemoj at 02:23 PM on March 13, 2019

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

NHL's crack audio team has determined that Reilly called the ref a "maggot".

In previous incidents, the NHL agreed that Reilly had referred to opponents as "gas holes" and "other suckers", and one linesman as a "sock clucking son of a ditch".

Story checks out.

posted by tahoemoj at 04:28 PM on March 12, 2019

Detroit Red Wings' Ted Lindsay dies: A badass on ice, a gentleman off

Think of Brad Marchand with better skills.

and less of a taste for human sweat/flesh, I imagine.

posted by tahoemoj at 12:24 PM on March 06, 2019

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Word is Gruden's offering 2 firsts and both starting WR's for him ....

"No thanks, I need a new used MAGA hat" --Mike Brown

posted by tahoemoj at 05:37 PM on March 05, 2019