Recent Comments by NoMich

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

And that debacle comes on the heels of the Uruguay players having to jump into the stands to protect their family members from the Colombia fans at the end of their match in Charlotte. Good job, David Tepper*, in providing no security in the stands for that game in your stadium.

*Man, I really hate that guy

posted by NoMich at 01:18 PM on July 15, 2024

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Good day to be a sports fan if you speak Spanish. The young Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz takes out Djokovic in straight sets to win the Wimbledon championship, then Spain wins Euro 24, and later on tonight a Spanish speaking country will win tonight's Copa America championship.

posted by NoMich at 05:44 PM on July 14, 2024

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

What band is that?

posted by NoMich at 05:43 PM on July 14, 2024

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

So you're predicting that the Celtics will not start cheaping out on the lineup? Jaylen Brown aside. Tatum will probably get paid more than that.

posted by NoMich at 09:06 AM on July 05, 2024

Fuelling the Tour de France: Secrets of the team kitchens

Redegeld predicts the nutrition evolution will continue, suggesting that within a decade or so teams will employ DNA analysis to take rider fuelling personalisation to the next level.

Jeez. Just how much money is in bicycle racing?

posted by NoMich at 09:04 AM on July 05, 2024

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

I don't understand how a good NBA franchise can lose money. I know that player salaries are exorbitant, but so are the media rights deals, game tickets, concession prices, parking prices, swag prices.

posted by NoMich at 08:57 PM on July 01, 2024

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

74 signings already worth $819 million in contractual dollars in 90 minutes of NHL free agency.

posted by NoMich at 01:37 PM on July 01, 2024

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

The Charlotte city council approved $800 million for the stadium this past Monday

posted by NoMich at 04:17 PM on June 30, 2024

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Under the policy document, the city will pay $650 million toward the renovation of Bank of America Stadium in return for Panthers owner David Tepper keeping the team in Charlotte through 2045. Tepper will pay the remaining $150 million up front.

Tepper already has invested more than $117 million in stadium upgrades and also has agreed to another estimated $421 million in potential overages for capital improvements over the term of the deal.

posted by NoMich at 04:16 PM on June 30, 2024

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

They could always go the David Te(m)pper route and claim it as a societal good because they can book more concerts with that stadium.

posted by NoMich at 10:51 AM on June 30, 2024

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

This is hilarious: X's (formerly Twitter) AI platform badly fooled by Bronny James memes about his parents. But to be fair to this AI, LeBron still hasn't denied having sexual relationships with new teammate, Bronny James' mother.

posted by NoMich at 01:59 PM on June 28, 2024

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

"When you're lucky enough to have a very, very big salary, when you are a multi-millionaire ... then I'm a little embarrassed to see these athletes ... give lessons to people who can no longer make ends meet, who no longer feel safe, who do not have the chance to live in neighborhoods overprotected by security agents," he said.

So, just shut up and dribble? Go away, sad li'l wingnut.

posted by NoMich at 02:54 PM on June 27, 2024

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Will Bronny fall through the draft? Or will the Lakers use their second round pick to save face for Lebron?

I don't think anyone else wants him and yes, I see the Lakers burning a 2nd rounder on him.

posted by NoMich at 12:52 PM on June 27, 2024

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Of the top 6 taken in last night's draft, 3 are from France, including the first 2 picks, and only 2 from the college ranks.

posted by NoMich at 09:30 AM on June 27, 2024

Florida Panthers Win Stanley Cup

In all seriousness, this is a hell of an outcome for the Panthers since they spent March seemingly setting up April tee times.

posted by NoMich at 01:07 PM on June 25, 2024

Florida Panthers Win Stanley Cup

Congratuations to Corey Perry for being on the losing Stanley Cup Finals teams 4 out of the last 5 years.

posted by NoMich at 12:01 PM on June 25, 2024

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

The Florida kitty cats are looking pretty cooked right now. Not sure if they have it in them to pull out game 7.

posted by NoMich at 09:00 AM on June 22, 2024

Giants Legend Willie Mays Dies at 93

This brings up several questions:

- Was there an epidemic of kids blowing themselves up with dynamite and blasting caps back in the day? If so, how did beaverboard survive? You just know that homeboy here would've played with that stuff all day long.
- What law did Willie break to have to be involved with this PSA? Was he caught playing with dynamite and blasting caps? (In case you don't know, when a star gets busted for something small, the punishment is to just do some sort of service like being in a PSA. Like when Neil Diamond got busted for pot.)

posted by NoMich at 11:20 AM on June 20, 2024

Giants Legend Willie Mays Dies at 93

He smacked 660 HRs in his career, but easily could have had more than Babe Ruth had he not lost the better part of two seasons to military service.

posted by NoMich at 08:30 PM on June 19, 2024

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

The less said about the Michael Jordan ownership of Bobcats/Hornets2.0 the better off we'll all be.

posted by NoMich at 11:30 PM on June 18, 2024

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Here's two and a half minutes of Snoop Dogg helping the Brewers announcers call a game.

posted by NoMich at 11:50 PM on June 15, 2024

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

And I'm just now realizing that Trevor will still play out the remainder of his rookie contract before this extension kicks in. This is a good deal by the Jaguars.

posted by NoMich at 05:35 PM on June 14, 2024

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Jaguars fans: do you think Trevor Lawrence is worth $55 million per season? I am firmly in the camp of "if you like this guy, pay him now because he ain't getting any cheaper as the market gets readjusted with each new contract that his peers are signing."

posted by NoMich at 09:08 AM on June 14, 2024

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

I don't know. Considering that their journey's start got delayed by a day or so by some bad storms, they're probably only to South Dakota and on the verge of cannibalism.

posted by NoMich at 09:27 AM on June 13, 2024

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Also, that Draisaitl elbow to Barkov's head should have ol' Leon sitting for a few games, but since this is the NHL, he'll probably just get an "attaboy" from the Department of Player Safety.

posted by NoMich at 09:32 AM on June 11, 2024

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

How much begging, pleading, and bribing is NBC doing with the women's basketball selection committee right now?

posted by NoMich at 09:23 AM on June 11, 2024

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Never in a million years would I see this Edmonton team get limited to 7 paltry shots on goal through two periods of play.

posted by NoMich at 09:21 AM on June 11, 2024

NHL Playoff Pickem: Stanley Cup Finals

Revised picks:

Conn Smythe: Bob (FLA)

posted by NoMich at 11:30 AM on June 08, 2024

NHL Playoff Pickem: Stanley Cup Finals

My picks:

Panthers in 7
Top goals: C. Verhaeghe (FLA)
Top goalie (save %): Bob (FLA)
Team scoring 6 goals: Panthers
Game 1 winner: Panthers
Top assists: A. Barkov (FLA)
Conn Smythe: C. Verhaeghe (FLA)
Top penalty minutes: E. Kane (EDM)
Tiebreaker: 42

Alright Pistons, you now have everyone right where you want them. Now go win this thing!

posted by NoMich at 11:30 AM on June 08, 2024

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

They'll be playing in the Overpriced Cooler Arena

posted by NoMich at 09:24 AM on June 07, 2024

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

I gotta be honest, I'm not very wild about any of them except for maybe the soccer sounding name of Utah HC. I would've gone with the Utah Parks in honor of all of their national parks. Or something to do with bees or beehives.

posted by NoMich at 02:53 PM on June 06, 2024

NBA Playoff Pickem: NBA Finals

My picks:

Celtics in 6
Top point scorer: J. Tatum (BOS)
Top rebounder: J. Tatum (BOS)
Game 1 winner: Celtics
Team scoring most points in game: Celtics
Series MVP: J. Tatum (BOS)
Top fouler: K. Irving (DAL)
Top three-point shooter: D. White (BOS)
Winning team points last game: 116

Alright Pistons, you now have everyone right where you want them. Now go win this thing!

posted by NoMich at 10:38 AM on June 05, 2024

NHL Playoff Pickem: Stanley Cup Finals

On the other hand, Florida has a very heavy forecheck that is ready to pin that Edmonton D corps down. I don't know. I keep swinging between the teams. Maybe default to the world class goalie vs the one that is not?

posted by NoMich at 05:45 PM on June 03, 2024

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Fans step in to caddie for C.T. Pan after Fluff' Cowan injured in fall

Also, this Fluff fella has a historic mustache.

posted by NoMich at 11:13 PM on June 02, 2024

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

I've been enjoying the WNBA games that I've been able to catch.

posted by NoMich at 07:12 PM on May 31, 2024

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

And speaking of the NBA, I can't believe that we have to wait almost a full week to the start of the Finals.

posted by NoMich at 05:59 PM on May 31, 2024

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Vancouver is further away, but since you added climate as a variable, then yes, Edmonton and Miami are the most different in that respect.

posted by NoMich at 02:21 PM on May 31, 2024

MLB incorporates Negro Leagues statistics

I'm hearing some minor bitching from some folks about this move, saying, "those Negro Leaguers may have been good, but they never played against no MLB players!" Well friend, the MLB players never had to play against the likes of Josh Gibson, Cool Papa Bell, Buck Leonard, or Satchel Paige (in his prime).

posted by NoMich at 11:22 PM on May 30, 2024

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Barring two historic collapses, it looks like we may be headed for a SpoFi civil war with the NBA.

posted by NoMich at 11:34 PM on May 26, 2024

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Luka freakin Doncic, man.

posted by NoMich at 11:54 PM on May 24, 2024

NHL Playoff Pickem: Conference Finals

I agree that it's not too late for a game pick if it's knitted at zero.

posted by NoMich at 04:51 PM on May 23, 2024

NHL Playoff Pickem: Conference Finals

My picks:

Panthers in 7
Oilers in 7
Top goals: C. McDavid (EDM)
Top goalie (save %): S. Bobrovsky (FLA)
Team scoring 6 goals: Oilers
Team shutout: Panthers

posted by NoMich at 03:47 PM on May 22, 2024

NBA Playoff Pickem Round 3: Conference Finals

And who wins?

posted by NoMich at 11:07 PM on May 21, 2024

NBA Playoff Pickem Round 3: Conference Finals

I would like to slam dunk my picks, please.

posted by NoMich at 12:59 PM on May 21, 2024

NBA Playoff Pickem Round 3: Conference Finals

My picks:

Celtics in 6
Timberwolves in 7
Top point scorer: A. Edwards (MIN)
Top rebounder: J. Tatum (BOS)
Most points per game: Celtics
Team giving up fewest points: Timberwolves

posted by NoMich at 12:58 PM on May 21, 2024

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Also, Kyrie is 13-0 in closeout games in his NBA career.

posted by NoMich at 02:38 PM on May 19, 2024

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

And SMU can be the champs for everything in the ACC

posted by NoMich at 12:06 PM on May 19, 2024

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Both of your teams are now in the Western Conference Finals. That's exciting.

Also, Dallas is on a road to having both an NHL and NBA champion in the same season. I don't think that's ever happened.

posted by NoMich at 09:06 AM on May 19, 2024

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

I tuned into the game just before the game winning foul and free throws. Looks like I missed a good one.

posted by NoMich at 08:31 AM on May 19, 2024

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Alas, no Bojangles for yours truly

posted by NoMich at 06:14 AM on May 17, 2024

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Damn cancer. Way too young.

posted by NoMich at 10:00 PM on May 16, 2024

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Jaguars and Jacksonville Unveil Plan for Stadium of the Future'

posted by NoMich at 09:24 AM on May 15, 2024

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

The last time the Hawks had the #1 overall pick, the guy they drafted didn't play a single game for them ever and he ended up in the hall of fame.

posted by NoMich at 01:33 PM on May 13, 2024

NHL Playoff Pickem: Second Round

Updated Picks:

Stars in 7
Oilers in 6

posted by NoMich at 07:22 PM on May 06, 2024

NHL Playoff Pickem: Second Round

Revised picks:

Stars in 7
Oilers in 6

posted by NoMich at 05:28 PM on May 06, 2024

NHL Playoff Pickem: Second Round

Revised picks:

Panthers in 6

posted by NoMich at 11:02 AM on May 06, 2024

NHL Playoff Pickem: Second Round

My picks:

Rangers in 7
Top goals: C. McDavid (EDM)
Top goalie (save %): I. Shesterkin (NYR)
Team scoring 6 goals: Oilers
Team shutout: Rangers

posted by NoMich at 02:25 PM on May 05, 2024

NBA Playoff Pickem: Second Round

My picks:

Nuggets in 7
Pacers in 7
Mavericks in 7
Celtics in 5
Top point scorer: D. White (BOS)
Top rebounder: N. Jokic (DEN)
Most points per game: Celtics
Team scoring 130: Celtics

posted by NoMich at 04:41 PM on May 04, 2024

What Happened to Deion's Colorado Castoffs?

What's really nuts about all of this is that Deion Sanders has a side hustle where he gets paid huge money to be a motivational speaker in corporate events. My old job had him speak at a company wide event last year. I did not attend.

posted by NoMich at 11:23 AM on May 01, 2024

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Me neither, probably

posted by NoMich at 06:51 AM on April 30, 2024