NoMich's profile

Name: Jerry
Location: North Carolina
ZIP: 27513
Gender: d00d
Member since: June 26, 2002
Last visit: August 22, 2019

NoMich has posted 177 links and 3,811 comments to SportsFilter and 40 links and 1,229 comments to the Locker Room.

Sports Bio

My favorite teams are the Cubs, Tigers, Lions, Panthers, Hurricanes, Sri Lanka, and Kings XI Punjab.
My most memorable sporting event that I attended was Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals in 2006 when the Hurricanes won it all. I will never forget a second of that game.

Recent Links

Russian NHL Star Artemi Panarin Has Opinions: ...very strong opinions.

Artemi Panarin is one of the most dynamic hockey players in the world. Nicknamed Breadman (because of the similarity of his last name to the popular Panera Bread bakery chain) he also has a reputation of one of the most sincere, charismatic, likeable players in the NHL. Recently, Panarin has signed with the New York Rangers after refusing better deals from other teams. But earlier this week, Artemi did something truly unthinkable: he utterly trashed Russia’s president Vladimir Putin and his regime in an extremely candid interview with the Vsemu Golovin Youtube channel.

posted by NoMich to hockey at 10:10 AM on July 19, 2019 - 9 comments

England win Cricket World Cup: This is a match that was all New Zealand behind their incredible bowling and ever better fielding, but England's bats did just enough to tie the match and force a super over where they put 15 runs. New Zealand chased it and it came down to needing 2 runs on the last ball. They literally fell just inches away from getting that many to win, but alas for them, they couldn't get it. Amazing match!

posted by NoMich to other at 02:44 PM on July 14, 2019 - 6 comments

The Tampa Bay Expos? The Montreal Rays?: Tampa Bay Rays receive permission from MLB to explore playing games in Montreal as two-city team

posted by NoMich to baseball at 02:17 PM on June 20, 2019 - 7 comments

Passan: How a 19-year-old prospect is turning the MLB draft upside down: 19 year old prospect, Carter Stewart, has opted to begin his professional baseball career in Japan instead of making the long, hard slog through MLB's minor league system. Why? Seven million reasons why. It would be interesting if the professional Japanese baseball league were to loosen their rules on foreign players especially if the teams are willing to put up millions of dollars to top prospects around the world.

posted by NoMich to baseball at 10:57 AM on May 29, 2019 - 2 comments

Las Vegas Oakland Raiders of San Francisco: Oakland Raiders to play 2019 season at San Francisco Giants' Oracle Park. So, let me get this straight: if the Oakland Raiders and the San Francisco 49ers played a game in San Francisco, Oakland would be the home team? Also, the stadium in Las Vegas will feature a dirt infield, right? I mean, it just wouldn't be a Raiders home game without a dirt infield.

posted by NoMich to football at 07:55 AM on February 04, 2019 - 5 comments

Recent Comments

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

I know, I know, yr just sitting there and thinking, "who was the last now-defunct NFL team to win a championship?" The answer is: The 1928 Providence Steam Roller.

posted by NoMich at 12:46 PM on August 22, 2019

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Larry Bird's response summed up.

posted by NoMich at 01:05 PM on August 21, 2019

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Aw, good ol' Mike Glennon. Which week do we see him in action this season?

posted by NoMich at 06:58 AM on August 19, 2019

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

I can't believe that he didn't get drafted. He was part of State's amazing receiver corps last year. I thought all of them would get drafted by the end of the second round.

posted by NoMich at 08:35 AM on August 18, 2019

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Apparently she's been playing football with the boys since middle school and she was bigger than them back in the day. She was told to kick the ball (on kick offs) and run off the field. After her first day of practice, she came home and told her brothers that. They said, "no, you are the last line of defense on kick offs, so you stay on the field and tackle the returner if they get past everyone else." She did and she beat the snot out of the boys that did break free. However, all of the boys have grown up to be bigger than her now, but she stays on the field and acts like an NFL kicker if the returner makes their way to her. She kind of steps aside a bit and pushes. She loves doing the kicking for her team, though. She's a junior in HS, so she's got another year of this.

posted by NoMich at 06:35 PM on August 13, 2019

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

To break the silence here:

TIL that my senior manager's daughter is her high school football team's kicker. Rolesville High School, which is about 30 minutes north of Raleigh

posted by NoMich at 03:40 PM on August 13, 2019

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Fire up Chips! and all that, Antonio, but come on. /sigh

posted by NoMich at 11:56 AM on August 10, 2019

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Oh, so you need to extend your auto warranty too?

posted by NoMich at 10:38 PM on August 05, 2019

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Baker Mayfield Shotgunned A Beer And Inspired A Five-Run Cleveland Rally

And that Colin guy that is the Thomas Friedman* of sports talk radio has his predictable melt down over it

* - "I'm going to take this one kernel of truth and talk about it for hours at a time, all the while never minding how badly it breaks down over the course of discussion."

posted by NoMich at 04:27 PM on August 05, 2019

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

In that video, they mention the 1974 playoff game between the Dolphins and the Raiders. That game has one of my first sports memories (I was 8 at the time). That game-winning miracle pass from Kenny Stabler to Clarence Davis had me shouting "NO WAY! STABLER'S KNEE WAS DOWN! HOW THE HELL DID THAT GUY CATCH THE BALL?!!" Incredible.

posted by NoMich at 02:49 PM on August 05, 2019

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Rest in Power

posted by NoMich at 09:51 PM on August 04, 2019

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Day 2 of the first Ashes test being played in Birmingham England (special shout-out to Black Sabbath) and the 25k seat stadium is packed full of fans in great costumes and all singing along to their special songs. Great atmosphere.

posted by NoMich at 09:42 AM on August 02, 2019

Reds' Amir Garrett Fights Entire Pirates Team

Wow, yeah, that was a real fight. Garrett just rushes to that Pirates dugout with real punches.

posted by NoMich at 09:17 AM on July 31, 2019

Robot umps now!

/all the high-fives to Howard

posted by NoMich at 07:40 AM on July 31, 2019

Robot umps now!

Bummer that I'm not able to read the WSJ article that this link refers to, because I have questions.

1) Watching baseball for the last few years has shown me that home plate umps usually get the ball/strike call correct. When they yell out a call that does not match what we saw on TV (you know, in the little vertical rectangular box that they superimpose on the screen that indicates the strike zone), it's usually just barely off. So, what's the reality? Has someone actually quantified this, and if so, how bad is for the humans? Like, what's the percentage of incorrect calls?

2) From the first article:
The sooner Major League Baseball embraces the "robot ump", the better it will be for everyone, including the umpires. Home-plate umpires have lots of other tasks to do"and now they won't catch grief from players or their own bosses for the mistakes they make doing an essentially impossible job.
I think the home plate ump got grief from a player and/or manager during the first game that this technology was rolled out. The batter or manager disagreed with the computer's call on that pitch and started yelling at the ump to overturn the call. Umpires will never be able to escape the wrath of petulant players/managers.

3) How long will it take for teams to be able to hack this system to benefit them during games? I mean, come on, this is a human-created system, so humans should be able to make changes to it. It's going to happen, you know it.

posted by NoMich at 11:36 AM on July 30, 2019