Recent Comments by NoMich

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

LOL

Sir Patrick Mahomes the Second has signed a 10 year extension with Kansas City and you probably have questions. Here are some answers.

posted by NoMich at 10:32 AM on July 07, 2020

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

I remember someone around here suggesting the name change to the Red Tails, which would be perfect. That name now has support from at least one Washington football player.

posted by NoMich at 03:39 PM on July 04, 2020

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

That's an apples to oranges comparison. Unless "Canuck" is a racial slur

posted by NoMich at 12:24 PM on July 01, 2020

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Baseball players starting to opt out for the year. The Nats' Ryan Zimmerman is one of them

posted by NoMich at 04:43 PM on June 29, 2020

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Apparently his contract max is $7.5 million. That is a complete no-brainer for the Pats as he will be hitting that value in no time at all. Damn, I'm going to miss him not being in a Panthers uni .

posted by NoMich at 12:51 PM on June 29, 2020

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Congratulations to the next Super Bowl champions, the New England Patriots. They just signed Cam Newton to a one-year deal.

posted by NoMich at 09:00 PM on June 28, 2020

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

The Seattle Freecaps!

posted by NoMich at 11:41 AM on June 28, 2020

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

The two best Finns in the game and, thankfully, they play for my team. Yay!

posted by NoMich at 10:49 PM on June 25, 2020

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Very cool idea. I hope it works exactly as planned

posted by NoMich at 10:49 PM on June 25, 2020

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Eh, it's a complicated system.

posted by NoMich at 08:06 AM on June 24, 2020

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Yes! Or some people would call it Oscos

posted by NoMich at 09:48 PM on June 23, 2020

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Fords. Notice the s there at the end. As in: my brother got a job over there at Fords. Or: I need to run up to the KMarts, need anything? Not sure why the SE Michigan rednecks gotta put an s on the end of every proper noun that doesn't already have one, but there you go. No Fords Mich at your service.

Oh, and sure *this* is the Fords family member that will make the Lions a winner. Right? /sigh

posted by NoMich at 04:09 PM on June 23, 2020

Dak Prescott Will Sign Franchise Tag Today

roster wrecker

Love that term. See also Jack Eichel and Jeff Skinner

posted by NoMich at 11:04 PM on June 22, 2020

Dak Prescott Will Sign Franchise Tag Today

Not worth it, imo. Trade him for a bag of pucks and sign Kap or Cam. There you go, wrong Jerry, I just saved your team.

posted by NoMich at 09:34 AM on June 22, 2020

Explosive and shocking allegations against junior hockey in newly filed lawsuit

I can't believe that coaches still allow hazing to happen. That shit is just downright dumb and only serves to create resentment.

posted by NoMich at 10:35 AM on June 19, 2020

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

A couple of the guys over at uni-watch took the time to redo each team's helmet. Some are terrible, most are meh, but the ones for the Panthers and Bengals are significant improvements. The Dallas helmet is a slight improvement, but only because I'm not usually a fan of silver helmets. The new Chargers design is OK as well.

posted by NoMich at 10:49 AM on June 17, 2020

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Loved those original unis. I wish the Pats would go back to their older unis as well.

posted by NoMich at 10:11 AM on June 17, 2020

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

England and Wales Cricket Board committed to be more inclusive

posted by NoMich at 02:37 PM on June 12, 2020

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

It can't keep going the way it is: Anderson on racism in cricket

posted by NoMich at 11:00 AM on June 12, 2020

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

It sounds like he had a pretty sweet mustache. How's your mustache game, Howard?

So, I guess the "T" in your username is for Titus?

posted by NoMich at 02:24 PM on June 11, 2020

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

NASCAR's Bubba Wallace will have Black Lives Matter paint scheme on car. Bubba is also leading a charge to rid racetracks of the Confederate battle flag.

posted by NoMich at 09:40 AM on June 10, 2020

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Y'all got Nick Castellanos now, so that's one less thing to be embarrassed about. Love that dude

posted by NoMich at 05:31 PM on June 08, 2020

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Joey freakin' Votto going yard with this column

posted by NoMich at 09:29 PM on June 07, 2020

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Carolina Panthers, NC State, Hornets end ties with CPI Security after CEO downplayed police brutality

posted by NoMich at 08:39 PM on June 07, 2020

NBA Returns July 31 Without 8 Teams

I'll watch. What the hell, why not?

posted by NoMich at 07:03 PM on June 05, 2020

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

I have no idea who is playing for who in this video game, but Wes Unseld absolutely dominated the game. A game played in 2017. OK.

posted by NoMich at 01:47 PM on June 02, 2020

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Blake Wheeler also chimed in with his opinion regarding recent news in the U.S.A.

posted by NoMich at 07:53 PM on June 01, 2020

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Thanks for reminding me that I once ordered something from Amazon.ca and had no problems receiving the item. Good times, friends, good times.

posted by NoMich at 09:04 PM on May 29, 2020

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Sutton entered the College Basketball Hall of Fame in 2011 having led Creighton, Arkansas, Kentucky and his alma mater, Oklahoma State, to a combined 26 NCAA Tournament appearances. In 37 seasons of Division I coaching, Sutton won 17 conference regular season and tournament championships.

Helluva legacy

posted by NoMich at 12:39 PM on May 24, 2020

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

And Patrick Ewing has been diagnosed with covid 19. Come on sweaty big man! Everyone likes Patrick, right? I remember loving watching him play the game, no matter what uniform he was wearing.

posted by NoMich at 11:16 PM on May 22, 2020

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Interesting thought about the injury plagued Seattle Mariners of 2017 in this MeFi thread about a desert fungus that can make people very sick:

The Seattle Mariners have a Spring Training facility in Peoria Arizona, and a few years back (2017, maybe? but I think it was earlier), so many players got 'severe headcolds' that it actually disrupted the roster significantly " I seem to recall that James Paxton had to leave the team for a week or so (he was hospitalized with pneumonia later, but that was in the Fall of 2018).

That Spring the biggest 'superbloom' of desert wild flowers in many years took place because of very unusually high rainfall, and if the wild flowers are blooming, so are the fungi which cause Valley Fever.

So I thought " and still think " that the team probably had an outbreak of Valley Fever, and during the regular season that year, the Mariners were decimated by injuries which mainly seemed to involve muscle and joint inflammation, which are common in the aftermath of Valley Fever. posted by jamjam at 4:54 AM on May 21

posted by NoMich at 10:13 AM on May 21, 2020

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

So...is the old man covered in paint the winner? Or the big slapper guy the winner? As ol' Possum put it, the winner loses all

posted by NoMich at 09:45 AM on May 21, 2020

Hockey Is Not for Everyone

I just don't understand the hazing shit that is so prevalent in sports. People tried to do shit like that in my high school. I told them all to go fuck themselves, but I was able to get away with it in a tiny dirtbag village in northern Michigan, so I can't even fathom how bad the pressure must be to conform to do that in high level sports.

posted by NoMich at 12:41 PM on May 20, 2020

Excuse Me, Aren't You Johnny Bench?

Me too

posted by NoMich at 09:22 AM on May 18, 2020

Excuse Me, Aren't You Johnny Bench?

What the hell did I just watch? Did he have seven hamburgers in his hand?

posted by NoMich at 01:52 PM on May 17, 2020

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Trailblazing sports personality, Phyllis George, died yesterday. Phyllis George was part of CBS's NFL pregame show and the Preakness Stakes.

There goes yet another piece of my childhood.

posted by NoMich at 10:22 AM on May 17, 2020

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

RIP VMI baseball star Fred Willard. Here is a deleted scene from the incredible Waiting for Guffman where Willard improvs some baseball scenes with Catherine O'Hara.

posted by NoMich at 04:53 PM on May 16, 2020

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Were his lips mangled in some sort accident or something? I mean, even Wilford Brimley is saying, "dude. wtf? lol"

posted by NoMich at 11:02 AM on May 10, 2020

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

billsaysthis with an incredible beaverboard-like headshot on Jerry Jones! I love it! Hilarious

posted by NoMich at 06:31 PM on May 03, 2020

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

And no one has been able to find a doctor to give Cam Newton a physical yet? This shit is insane

posted by NoMich at 11:27 PM on May 02, 2020

When Will Sports Return? Not Anytime Soon

In the absence of a vaccine or a cure, a strict regimen of test, trace, quarantine augmented by *everyone* wearing a mask in public places is the only way to move forward.

As for sporting events, I can see golf working through this system. Each golfer:

  • sleeps in their own RV
  • golfs on their own without a caddie
  • in front of zero spectators

I can't see team sports safely playing out unless we find a way to set up testing and tracing.

posted by NoMich at 11:19 PM on May 01, 2020

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

The latest rumor mill has it that ESPN and the Korean pro baseball league are close to a TV rights deal? Maybe? Hopefully

posted by NoMich at 10:48 PM on April 27, 2020

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

They know a business opportunity when they see so they're building one now

posted by NoMich at 10:46 PM on April 27, 2020

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

/sigh

One year ago tonight, the Hurricanes complete their comeback against the Caps in OT2 to win that hard-fought opening round of the playoffs.

I miss love sporting events. But there is good news on that front! Cricket is coming back - in Vanuatu.

posted by NoMich at 09:50 AM on April 24, 2020

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Apparently the NHL is floating an idea of restarting the season, but all divisions play in one arena each? A location for the Metro division games is Raleigh. Uh...no...you can keep your virus-covered players away from my town, thank you very much.

posted by NoMich at 01:40 PM on April 22, 2020

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Anthony Rizzo is starting to elbow his way past Mark Grace as my all time favorite Cub. His foundation has not only delivered about 3500 meals to hospitals but also this:

Friday's efforts also will include a shipment of 1,000 boxes of medical gloves to Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, with 50 gallons of hand sanitizer set to be delivered to the same facility on Monday. Next week, the foundation plans to expand its delivery of meals to nursing homes. It also is preparing care packages for pediatric cancer families and seeking to purchase a large amount of personal protective equipment (PPE) to donate, Suarez said.

posted by NoMich at 09:20 AM on April 17, 2020

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Yeah, none of that wrestling decision makes sense. I mean, Florida, so I guess it does make sense

posted by NoMich at 08:52 AM on April 15, 2020

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Lucky guy. Man, I would kill for one of those biscuits right now. And the tenders. And the regular chicken on bone. Oh, and those fries, the best in all of fast food.

And it's a well deserved contract. As he showed last season, the dude can do it all.

posted by NoMich at 08:35 AM on April 14, 2020

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

A certain founder of this here web site has a birthday today. Happy 32nd birthday, Rogers!

posted by NoMich at 09:01 AM on April 13, 2020

Opening Day Baseball in Taiwan

boooo! But thanks for posting this. Hopefully we'll be able to watch baseball from somewhere again soon

posted by NoMich at 04:02 PM on April 12, 2020

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

/sigh

I miss baseball. I'm wearing my Ron LeFlore Tigers jersey today.

Happy Good Friday to our Christian friends here.

Wait..."happy"? How about: a solemn Good Friday to my Christian friends here

posted by NoMich at 10:33 AM on April 10, 2020

Wimbledon Bought Pandemic Insurance

How much moneys does All-England Lawn Tennis Club earn when there is a Wimbledon tennis tournament? How do they earn that money, anyway? Is it all TV money? Enquiring minds want to know*

*Linda Tripp died of cancer today

posted by NoMich at 04:41 PM on April 08, 2020

Al Kaline, Detroit Tigers legend, dies at age 85

Howard: we always sat along side first base. We got to see Mark Fidrych pitch one year. That was something that got us kids all sorts of jazzed up for the game. I remember that being a very loooooong ride to Detroit.

posted by NoMich at 08:25 PM on April 06, 2020

Al Kaline, Detroit Tigers legend, dies at age 85

Ernie Harwell on Al Kaline

posted by NoMich at 08:24 PM on April 06, 2020

Record-Breaking NFL Kicker Tom Dempsey Dies

Of course it would be against the Lions. /sigh

' <<< that's a football flying through the air after being kicked

Tom Dempsey was one of the first sports names that I learned because of his record and his physical makeup. I was sad when his record was broken. I mean, good for Matt Prater and all since that seems like an impossible distance, but one of my first sports memories got busted on that day a few years ago.

posted by NoMich at 01:33 PM on April 05, 2020

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

That's crazy.

posted by NoMich at 10:34 AM on April 02, 2020

NBA.FM

That's pretty good. I don't hear sneakers squeaking on the floor, though.

posted by NoMich at 08:20 PM on March 31, 2020

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Oof. Did the old Garden have A/C? Honest question. The very first place that I ever lived in that had AC wasn't until I moved down here to Raleigh when I was 29 years old.

posted by NoMich at 04:30 PM on March 31, 2020

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

DON'T CLICK HERE "Why you look here? I'm just testing!"

Hey! That's neat. I've never seen that before.

posted by NoMich at 07:13 PM on March 30, 2020

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

And apparently his wife, who was diagnosed a few days before him, is now out of the hospital and is recovering. Hooray!!

posted by NoMich at 02:49 PM on March 30, 2020