tahoemoj's profile

Location: downstream
Member since: September 27, 2006
Last visit: April 07, 2020

tahoemoj has posted 17 links and 2,729 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

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

You were in Tonopah, 30 miles from your destination? So...Goldfield or thereabouts?

posted by tahoemoj at 05:27 PM on April 05, 2020

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Well, it's possible that 38% of Americans just have good taste in beer. I mean, I know that Corona beer has nothing to do with the virus currently wreaking havoc around the globe, but I am one who would never order one under any circumstances. If it's a nice sunny day and you pull one out of the cooler for me, I'd sure as hell drink it. But I'd never order it!

posted by tahoemoj at 12:04 PM on April 05, 2020

Harlem Globetrotters' legend Curly Neal dies at age 77

Man, I remember watching Globetrotters' games at the old Hartford Civic Center growing up in the 70's. The things that Curly Neal could do with a basketball were flat-out astounding, not to mention his oversized personality and magnetism as a human being on the court and off. Perhaps his finest achievement was teaming up with a rag tag band of nomadic young adults who may or may not have been high on reefer to solve mysteries (link to documentary).

Rest in peace to one of the great ambassadors of the game of basketball.

posted by tahoemoj at 11:11 AM on March 27, 2020

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

I wish Ballmer had found a way to keep his foot on Dolan's neck

Alas, the neck beard does not provide much traction.

posted by tahoemoj at 11:12 AM on March 25, 2020

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

You know what really convinced me that the apocalypse is upon us? The Bengals are spending actual money on free agents.

posted by tahoemoj at 07:44 PM on March 19, 2020

Tom Brady Says Goodbye to New England Patriots

So the upside of this for Brady is that if he can drag the Buccaneers to the Super Bowl, he absolutely cements his legacy as the GOAT, and eliminates any vestigial "system quarterback" arguments that might remain.

I think the flip side of that argument is more perilous for Brady. If Cam Newton, Andy Dalton, or any other journeyman QB--or newbie Jarrett Stidham--steps into Belichick's scheme and wins a Bowl (or two or three), it breathes life back into the "system quarterback" argument in a big way, doesn't it?

posted by tahoemoj at 03:16 PM on March 18, 2020

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

If you have a colleague who is admitted to the bar in NH, and who handles divorce cases, I might have some business for him or her.

I know you joke, Howard, but the struggle is real. Better dial in your pun game and clean up your dad jokes, because your pink slip might be just one knock-knock joke from being delivered.

I'm glad that you guys came around on this.

I was already well on my way, but then I drove to the "neighboring" town of Ely (a 700-mile round-trip) for a 2-hour hearing and caught up on my podcasts. The latest "Making Sense with Sam Harris" features Amesh Adalja, an epidemiologist from Johns Hopkins who crystallized just how dangerous this shit is. Any lingering doubts were completely swept away at that point. If you've got an hour (really-who doesn't these days), this is extremely valuable.

posted by tahoemoj at 06:22 PM on March 17, 2020

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Hi everybody! Remember just over a week ago when I was minimizing the danger of this pandemic and taking it flippantly? Remember when I said I would own up to being wrong if it turned out that I was? Here I am. Y'all were dead-on 100% right to recognize the severity of this shit early on, and in no way irrational or alarmist. Carry on and stay healthy, everyone!

posted by tahoemoj at 12:51 PM on March 17, 2020

American Sports World Dragging Its Feet on Coronavirus

Aaaaand now the NBA season is suspended. I'm very close to acknowledging that I am wrong about this thing.

posted by tahoemoj at 10:02 PM on March 11, 2020

American Sports World Dragging Its Feet on Coronavirus

If we experience a caseload like Wuhan at its peak, it will fill every ICU in America with a COVID-19 patient in critical condition, per Harvard epidemologist Marc Lipsitch.

But at least only about 30% of them will be bankrupted by the experience.

I've seen a lot of Lipsitch's predictions lately, and get the impression that he tends to estimate the effects of COVID-19 on the catastrophic side when compared to other experts. I concede, of course, that he might just be the best at what he does. I think it is equally likely that he is the most alarmist among his peers. We'll see, I suppose.

posted by tahoemoj at 11:43 AM on March 11, 2020

American Sports World Dragging Its Feet on Coronavirus

Three percent of the U.S. population is nine million people.

I don't think we anticipate that 100% of the population will be infected, do we?

The flu's mortality is generally 0.05% to 0.10%.

The 3% mortality number cited in the article I linked was extrapolated from one specific region of China. It also says that he fatality rate in areas away from the epicenter of the outbreak was 0.16%. If that lower number is eventually the actual mortality rate over a greater sample size, we're dealing with a severe version of the flue--albeit an admittedly much more contagious varietal. But nothing compared to the H5N1 rate of 10%.

I'm not saying this is a non-issue; it's a big deal. But I don't think it's a "cancel everything and buy up all the toilet paper" big deal. Be smart, wash your hands, minimize direct physical contact, and know the symptoms so you can get checked out if you're sick. Shutting down the country isn't a rational response [at this stage of the virus' development]. And if I'm flat-ass wrong and this is indeed a pandemic that kills millions, then I hope I live long enough to admit how wrong I was.

posted by tahoemoj at 07:52 PM on March 10, 2020

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

The best sports logos and jerseys are those that remain relatively unchanged over decades.


posted by tahoemoj at 11:45 AM on March 10, 2020

American Sports World Dragging Its Feet on Coronavirus

By then, it may be too late.

Too late for what?! Too late to prevent extremely healthy twenty- and thirty-somethings from getting sick with something resembling the flu or RSV? I mean, the reason that there has not been a lot of fear, and should not be, is that the overwhelming majority of the population is not at risk from this virus. I'm not dismissing the issue entirely--I think we should recognize the danger this virus presents to our senior citizens and those with underlying issues. But we can't just shut down the entire country for a virus with a three percent mortality rate. Obviously, do like the CDC says and wash the hell out of your hands. If you're in one of the at-risk groups, be judicious about your exposure to large groups. But, c'mon Lietch, what are you proposing here?!

posted by tahoemoj at 11:44 AM on March 10, 2020

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

I'm hoping that plenty of people panic--I'm going to be in Vegas in a couple of weeks, and wouldn't mind scoring some cheap tickets to watch them play the Stars. Lower bowl tickets for ~$50 are enough to make me risk a severe case of the sniffles.

posted by tahoemoj at 01:49 PM on March 06, 2020

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Great story, beaverboard. But one wonders how there were enough Philadelphia Flyers fans around at the time to start a fight in the stands?

posted by tahoemoj at 01:43 PM on March 04, 2020