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geneparmesan
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Name: Mike Goetz
Location: Vancouver, BC
Gender: Male
Member since: May 19, 2009
Last visit: April 23, 2019

geneparmesan has posted 2 links and 35 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 0 comments to the Locker Room.

Sports Bio

I'm a Canadian who enjoys following hockey, Canadian football, and baseball. When I moved to England I started following British football and enjoyed a whole new experience of being a sports fan
Unlike my experience in Canada, where you feel you are there to be entertained and you applaud when the team performs to expectation, in football the supporters genuinely believe that they have an impact on the match; that their responsibility is to support the team and in doing so can influence the result. It is an amazing thing to see a team's performance improve as it coincides with the supporters raising their voice.
I'm back in Canada now and I follow the Vancouver Canucks, Seattle Mariners, Ipswich Town FC, BC Lions, and English cricket.

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Sedin twins play their last home game before retirement; combine to score twice in a storybook finish: Being from Vancouver it's difficult to have perspective, but as Henrik and Daniel Sedin retire there is talk that these are two generational players; the best to have ever played for Vancouver. Certainly they have been the best pair of players for the Canucks, truly a combined value that is more than the sum of their parts. And the way they finished out their last home game of the season was virtually scripted. A typical magic goal of intricate passing in the second period, and a long possession power play goal to win the game in overtime. Unassuming and unlikely stars for one team in their 18-year careers, blighted only by the lack of a championship (though they came within one game in 2011)

posted by geneparmesan to hockey at 04:21 PM on April 06, 2018 - 1 comment

Sepp Blatter is at it again: The head of FIFA has sparked huge controversy (especially in England) with ill-judged comments that minimize the extent and impact of racism in soccer. With his previous gaffes about homosexuality and women's football, it's a wonder that anyone is surprised.

posted by geneparmesan to soccer at 10:51 AM on November 17, 2011 - 5 comments

Recent Comments

Enter SportsFilter's NHL Playoff Pick 'Em

My picks:

Predators in 6
Blues in 7
Flames in 5
Golden Knights in 7
Lightning in 4
Bruins in 6
Capitals in 6
Penguins in 6
Top goal scorer: Ovechkin
Top goalie (save %): Andrei Vasilevskiy
Team scoring 6: Lightning
Team with shutout: Predators

posted by geneparmesan at 02:36 PM on April 10, 2019

SportsFilter World Cup Pickem Final: Make Your Picks

France 2 - 1 Croatia

Goals: Mbappe

Cards: Mandzukic

Golden Ball: Mbappe

First Card: 50th minute

Added Time: 5 minutes

posted by geneparmesan at 03:58 AM on July 15, 2018

SportsFilter World Cup Pickem Semifinals: Make Your Picks

France 2 - Belgium 2 (France wins on penalties)

England 2 - Croatia 1

Goals: Griezmann, Kane

Cards: Pogba, Rebic

posted by geneparmesan at 11:56 PM on July 08, 2018

SportsFilter World Cup Pickem Quarterfinals: Make Your Picks

1. France, Mbappe, Suarez

2. Belgium, Lukaku, T Silva

3. England, Kane, Henderson

4. Croatia, Modric, Ignasevich


Most Goals: Belgium

No Goals: Russia

posted by geneparmesan at 12:16 AM on July 06, 2018

SportsFilter World Cup Pickem Round of 16: Make Your Picks

Gah; I missed the deadline and the France game is over. Hopefully my picks will still be valid, but I will mark the first game as void

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Uruguay, Suarez, Pepe

Spain, Costa, Pique

Croatia, Modri, Chorluka

Brazil, Neymar, Casemiro

Belgium, Lukaku, De Bruyne

Sweden, Toivonen, Larsson

England, Kane, Henderson

Shootouts: 1

posted by geneparmesan at 02:09 PM on June 30, 2018

World Cup Pick 'Em Contest: Win a World Cup Match Ball

A: Uruguay, Russia; Cavani

B: Spain, Portugal; Ronaldo

C: France, Denmark; Griezmann

D: Argentina, Croatia; Messi

E: Brazil, Switzerland; Neymar

F: Germany, Mexico; Werner

G: Belgium, England; Kane

H: Colombia, Poland; Lewandowski

Score Most Goals: Portugal

Conceded Fewest Goals: Germany

Red Cards: 5

0-0 Scores: 3

Goal in each match: Brazil

posted by geneparmesan at 08:20 PM on June 13, 2018

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em: Stanley Cup Final Round

Washington in 6 +4

Longest: Game 2

First goalscorer: Kuznetsov

Conn Smythe: Fleury

Most goals: Ovechkin +1

PIM: Brayden McNabb

Goalie SV%: Fleury

Total goals: 30

posted by geneparmesan at 01:42 PM on May 28, 2018

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em: Third Round

Washington in 6; Ovechkin (goals), Stamkos (points) +1 +1

Winnipeg in 6; Shiefele (goals), Wheeler (points)

posted by geneparmesan at 03:56 PM on May 11, 2018

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em: Second Round

Nashville in 7; Forsberg

Vegas in 6; Karlsson +2

Tampa Bay in 6; Stamkos +1

Pittsburgh in 6; Crosby

I hate to be that guy, but I think I should be on 8 points, with the extra point for the Ovechkin pick

posted by geneparmesan at 12:48 PM on April 26, 2018

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em Starts Tonight

Winnipeg in 6 +1

Pittsburgh in 5 +1

Vegas in 7 +1

Tampa Bay in 4 +1

Toronto in 6

Washington in 6 +2

Nashville in 5 +1

Anaheim in 7


Ovechkin +1

posted by geneparmesan at 08:54 PM on April 11, 2018

Leicester City One Step Closer to Immortality

As a fan of a lower-division English club (Ipswich), Leicester's Premiership win is the kind of dream that you thought died when the Premiership started in 1992. In a country where fans understand their lot in life and are seemingly satisfied with it, Leicester's success is all the more outrageous when you consider they did it with a relatively small squad and a relatively low spend.

And kudos to the culture of English football that "winning the league" is considered the pinnacle of achievement -- more significant than the FA Cup or other elimination-style tournaments. With the league and cup competitions running concurrently and culminating at the same time, Leicester don't have to trot out the weak line that "this is all well and good but what we really want to win is the Cup/Playoffs". They have shown they are the best team over the course of 10 months, playing everyone else home and away -- no fluke, no luck, just success richly deserved

posted by geneparmesan at 05:36 PM on May 02, 2016

James Fallows Learns Something about British Soccer and Sarcasm

I guess Fallows also hasn't heard of Poe's Law

posted by geneparmesan at 02:44 PM on January 27, 2016

The Beginning of the End for Pitch-Framing?

The possibility that umpires will start to develop bias against certain catchers who are known (and statistically proven) to be good framers lends more weight to the argument that baseball should consider using technology to call balls & strikes

posted by geneparmesan at 02:39 PM on January 27, 2016

Surprise military reunions at NFL games reach peak Bullsh*t

It does seem like the perfect marriage, each brand using the other to enhance their own image. On one hand you have the DoD paying the NFL for patriotic displays, and on the other hand you have the NFL donating big bucks (albeit not as many) to military charities. Following the money sure takes the altruism out of these ceremonies.

posted by geneparmesan at 02:07 AM on September 07, 2015

Ronnie O'Sullivan clears the table in the 2012 world snooker championships.

O'Sullivan is a snooker genius to be sure; only his personal demons have kept him from winning more world titles. He is the oddsmaker's clear favorite to win the upcoming world championships, even at the age of 39 when others would be fading away.

But my favorite O'Sullivan moment remains his outstanding maximum break in 1997 (in snooker, the most points you can score is 147, sinking only black balls after every red and then clearing the colors), completed in under 6 minutes. Contrast that with the first 147 of the World Championship's modern era, Cliff Thorburn's pensive 15+ minutes from 14 years earlier.

posted by geneparmesan at 11:00 AM on April 02, 2015