Recent Comments by NoMich

Greg Norman: LIV and Let LIV

And maybe stop gambling so much? LOL. We all know that ain't gonna happen. And we all also know that he's going to blame all his money woes on big gubmint

posted by NoMich at 07:50 PM on May 12, 2022

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

I forgot about that commercial. Thanks for digging it up, Ho_T

posted by NoMich at 02:23 PM on May 11, 2022

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

At one point, a deputy stepped onto the bus holding a gift-wrapped box and summoned the person whose name was on it " senior Aniya Aiken, who happens to be from Decatur, Georgia.

Aiken was asked where she received the package, Jenkins said. It was from family members who'd seen the team play at Kennesaw State. Asked what was inside, Aiken said she was told by her aunt not to open the gift until she got back to campus.

"He said You accepted something and you don't know what it is?' " Jenkins said, and the deputy was told again it was a gift to be opened later.

The deputy returned to the cargo bay with the gift, which was then opened.

Lord have mercy. "Liberty" County is more like it.

posted by NoMich at 07:34 AM on May 11, 2022

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

The next NFL franchise will be a second Jacksonville area team. The Loretto Leopards.

posted by NoMich at 10:03 PM on May 10, 2022

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Who wouldn't want to see a Dallas versus Dallas Super Bowl ... in the City of Dallas?

Uh...the rest of the United States of America?

posted by NoMich at 11:41 AM on May 09, 2022

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Phil Mickelson Reportedly Lost $40M Gambling Between 2010 and 2014

posted by NoMich at 12:00 PM on May 06, 2022

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

I see that Yokosuka is just south of Tokyo. Neat. I hope you had chances to see the big city. My daughter is signed up to do a two week tour of Japan with some of her middle school schoolmates next March. Speaking of Tokyo, I highly suggest HBO's 'Tokyo Vice.' Excellent show.

posted by NoMich at 04:56 PM on May 04, 2022

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Just got my haircut by the mother in law of Rasheed Wallace. No one's day can top that

posted by NoMich at 10:55 AM on May 04, 2022

Arizona Coyotes Are Moving to a 5,100-Seat Arena

As you folks may already know, Raleigh and surrounding environs are mostly transplants from all over the country (and my current town, Cary, transplants from all over the world, especially the Indian subcontinent). Of all the years that I have been going to games, the one thing that I have noticed at certain Hurricanes games (Chicago, Detroit, New York state, Pennsylvania, Boston, etc) are the adults wearing their lifetime team's jersey but their kids are all wearing Hurricanes gear. Whenever I go to a game these days, the crowd skews *much* younger than when I was going to games in the 2000 aughts. Been a much more rowdy crowd, too. It takes generations, and generations of championships, to get to Montreal's level of devotion to a team.

posted by NoMich at 03:14 PM on May 02, 2022

Enter the SportsFilter NHL Playoff Pickem

My picks:

Hurricanes in 7
Lightning in 6
Wild in 6
Oilers in 6
Rangers in 5
Panthers in 5
Avalanche in 5
Flames in 5
Top goals: C. McDavid (EDM)
Top goalie (save %): Igor Shesterkin
Team scoring 6 goals: Oilers
Game 1 winner: Rangers

posted by NoMich at 11:18 AM on May 02, 2022

NBA Playoff Pickem: Conference Semifinals Edition

My picks:

Heat in 5
Suns in 6
Celtics in 7
Warriors in 6
Top point scorer: J. Butler (MIA)
Top rebounder: G. Antetokounmpo (MIL)
Top scoring team: Warriors
Team scoring 130: Warriors

posted by NoMich at 11:12 AM on May 02, 2022

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Miggy joins the 3000 hit club. How many other players have hit 3000 hits, 500 homeruns, won a triple crown, multiple MVPs, and a World Series? It's gotta be rarified air he's breathing up there

posted by NoMich at 02:23 PM on April 24, 2022

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

The hockey world lost Mike Bossy last week. Both of them died relatively young and were heavy smokers. If you smoke, please quit now. Believe me, if I can do it, you can as well.

posted by NoMich at 01:47 PM on April 22, 2022

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

NHL legend, Guy Lafleur.

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posted by NoMich at 10:38 AM on April 22, 2022

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Alright, which one of you wiseacres have been speaking German on the internet?

posted by NoMich at 07:19 AM on April 20, 2022

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

That's hilarious. I guess I forgot all about that

posted by NoMich at 01:02 PM on April 19, 2022

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

The nice thing about not having your team in the playoffs is that you can objectively watch each game and just enjoy them. (stupid Pistons!)

Can't say the same about hockey, though, since my enjoyment in the sport (which I do love) is 100% tied to how well the Hurricanes are doing at the moment.

posted by NoMich at 08:20 AM on April 18, 2022

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

That was pretty awesome

posted by NoMich at 06:49 PM on April 17, 2022

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

They pulled that game off? Last I saw it was under a minute and they were down by a bit. Gotta love the playoffs

posted by NoMich at 06:41 PM on April 17, 2022

Enter the SportsFilter NBA Playoff Pickem

My picks:

Jazz in 6
Grizzlies in 4
76ers in 7
Warriors in 7
Heat in 4
Celtics in 6
Bucks in 6
Suns in 4
Top point scorer: J. Embiid (PHI)
Top rebounder: R. Gobert (UTA)
Top scoring team: Suns
Team scoring 130: Suns

posted by NoMich at 02:22 PM on April 15, 2022

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

I'm afraid that God hates me enough to keep me upright long enough to see this

posted by NoMich at 05:41 PM on April 14, 2022

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

I dream of a day when that dude just finally goes away, never to return.

posted by NoMich at 02:16 PM on April 14, 2022

The untold story of the most dangerous player in college football history

It was a long, painful read, but one that needs to be read. Looking at what happened with the Baylor football program a few years ago, this type of football-over-everything-else culture is still chugging along. Hopefully there are no more Todd Hodne types preying on college campuses.

posted by NoMich at 04:17 PM on April 12, 2022

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

And Arnold Palmers!

posted by NoMich at 12:16 PM on April 07, 2022

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

You think they have the money to fly in all of the foods needed from Japan for this event?

posted by NoMich at 09:37 AM on April 07, 2022

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Yeah it does. Made me very hungry reading it

posted by NoMich at 07:36 AM on April 07, 2022

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

If you have a sub to the Athletic, here's the article being discussed

They're predicting so much more than just the World Series winner

posted by NoMich at 11:34 AM on April 05, 2022

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

The Athletic MLB staff have chosen their favorites to win the World Series this season.

Dodgers: 48.5%

Blue Jays: 39.4%

White Sox: 6.1%

And the chances get even smaller from there. What do you think, Jays fans? I guess I'll pay more attention to them this season when looking for games to watch on MLB.tv

posted by NoMich at 10:56 AM on April 05, 2022

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

I'm pulling for the team that used to be coached by Roy and has blue in their team colors.

posted by NoMich at 09:10 PM on April 04, 2022

NBA Pickem Week 25: All the Marbles Edition

OK, cool. Thanks for covering for my mathy laziness

posted by NoMich at 06:23 PM on April 04, 2022

NBA Pickem Week 25: All the Marbles Edition

Me bad math can me pass rcade in standings?

posted by NoMich at 03:35 PM on April 04, 2022

NBA Pickem Week 25: All the Marbles Edition

My picks:

Bucks by 6 (slam dunk)
Knicks by 6 (slam dunk)
Suns by 10 (slam dunk)
Bucks by 6 (slam dunk)
Warriors by 8 (slam dunk)
Grizzlies by 8 (slam dunk)

posted by NoMich at 03:32 PM on April 04, 2022

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

I have to admit, that was a hell of a basketball game last night.

posted by NoMich at 11:26 AM on April 03, 2022

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Even though I hate golf, I would take you up on that offer in a second, but I better be at my Carolina grad wife's side for the game tonight. And I suppose it would be neat to watch sporting history being made (just as long as Duke loses)

posted by NoMich at 03:53 PM on April 02, 2022

World Cup 2022 Draw

OK, good. I'm feeling good about this group. You Canadians have a good group as well. Congrats on the CONCACAF world cup qualifying championship, btw.

posted by NoMich at 05:07 PM on April 01, 2022

World Cup 2022 Draw

Hey, that seems to be a decent group for the USA to be in. Wait, how many teams come out of each group into the next round?

posted by NoMich at 04:01 PM on April 01, 2022

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

And something about big time rasslin'?

posted by NoMich at 07:41 AM on March 31, 2022

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

I think the logic is a guaranteed sell out with UConn playing there

posted by NoMich at 08:25 PM on March 30, 2022

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

How was the game rigged?

Eh, we're just salty that the lower seed got to play what was essentially a home game over a #1 seed.

posted by NoMich at 04:34 PM on March 30, 2022

NBA Pickem Week 24: Embiid for MVP Edition

My picks:

Celtics by 8
Suns by 6
Nets by 6
Jazz by 18 (slam dunk)
Suns by 6
Pelicans by 6
Bucks by 8
Nuggets by 8

posted by NoMich at 10:09 AM on March 30, 2022

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Funny tweet which will probably be true for many Carolina and Duke fans.

Meanwhile, us State fans will still be throwing rotten fruits n veggies at the NCAA for basically rigging last night's game in favor of UConn. Just one more thing to throw on the ol' "NC State shit" pile.

posted by NoMich at 03:43 PM on March 29, 2022

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Hilarious!

... and the Panthers' Matt Rhule looking like a Skechers Comfort Fit ad that was scrapped for being "too real."

Suck in that gut, Matt, or we're gonna make you wear a smock on the sidelines again

posted by NoMich at 06:59 PM on March 28, 2022

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

On the bright side for coach Holloway, he can save tons of money with baby coupons

posted by NoMich at 11:35 AM on March 27, 2022

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Oh no. If Carolina ends St Peters' cinderella run today, that means that we get a final four match up of Duke and Carolina. This would be the first time that the two schools would meet in the NCAA tournament, by the way. For K's last season. Can we please get better writers for this season?

posted by NoMich at 10:30 AM on March 27, 2022

First known transgender athlete to win Division I national championship

A former swimmer's thoughts on Lia:

None of you cared about women's sports before you had a "reason" to. Beyond that though, Lia has not dominated this sport. Nor have any other trans athletes. She placed 5th and 8th in other events at that meet. (Also the 500 free sucks and I've even seen many a MAN flop out of the water following that event. I give mad props to whoever does this event. I purposely sandbaged it so I would never have to do it again)

"But her wing span and height!! THE BIOLOGICAL ADVANTAGES!!!!!!" Michael Phelps has a longer than average wingspan, a larger web in this feet and hands, hyperextended joints (main advantage in his ankles), and produced less lactic acid than other athletes. No one complained about his advantages and he (more or less) dominated his sport. Some women are tall also, but if it's a tall woman AFAB athlete no one yells that they should compete with males. If you go after one athletes body you have to go for them all. If you only go after Lia or other trans female athletes, you're transphobic. Furthermore where do we draw the line with "natural advantages"?

"But she AMAB!!!" So? They had to test her hormone levels before she swam. She had no more testosterone than what was outside a female limit. Her muscle mass began decreasing at 3-6 months. Then I also pose the question to you, what about intersex people? She took 2 years off of school to make sure she could participate in this sport. Let her swim.

NCAA let her compete. Be mad at NCAA, not Lia. She's a person not a political pawn. Even USA Swimming says they have no problem with Lia representing them in Paris for 2024 Olympicss as a woman athlete. Furthermore, watch what you say. Someone you know who's listening to your HATEFUL rhetoric probably loves someone who identifies as trans or queer as well as an athlete.

She's the first transgender athlete to win a division 1 NCAA title. If "men" are the threat to sports why has it taken this long for someone trans to win a title? The REAL threat to women's sports is not other women (INCLUDING TRANSFEMALE ATHLETES). It's the lack of funding, protection, and strong female leadership. It's also the rampant sexual harassment and unequal pay. So think about that.

PS. I'm literally looking at her times right now and you can tell how she's had to work hard to get her times back. Her 500 free times are no where near consistent, and her other times are really scattered too. Looking at times of other high ranking swimmers Lia fares about equal to them. Just so you know...

posted by NoMich at 02:20 PM on March 24, 2022

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Well, there you have it. Hill to the Dolphins for five draft picks with one of them being a first rounder from this year

posted by NoMich at 01:08 PM on March 23, 2022

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Looking like Tyreek Hill is going to get traded from KC

posted by NoMich at 11:16 AM on March 23, 2022

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Ash Barty retires from tennis. The 25 year old reigning Wimbledon champion shocked the tennis world with her announcement. Some meat from the article:

"Success for me is knowing that I've given absolutely everything, everything I can. I'm fulfilled, I'm happy, and I know how much work it takes to bring the best out of yourself."

"To be able to win Wimbledon, which was my dream, my one true dream that I wanted in tennis, that really changed my perspective," Barty added.

"I don't have the physical drive, the emotional want and kind of everything it takes to challenge yourself at the very top level anymore, and I think I just know that I'm absolutely I am spent. I just know physically I have nothing more to give.

"I've given absolutely everything I can to this beautiful sport of tennis and I'm really happy with that. And for me that that is my success.

"And I know that people may not understand it and that's OK. I'm OK with that."

posted by NoMich at 08:17 AM on March 23, 2022

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

And yet, somehow, the Panthers will be DFL in the NFC South again

posted by NoMich at 03:48 PM on March 22, 2022

NBA Pickem Week 23: NBA Inside Stuff Edition

My picks:

Hawks by 8
Nuggets by 8
Grizzlies by 12 (slam dunk)
76ers by 12 (slam dunk)
Hawks by 6
76ers by 8

posted by NoMich at 06:42 PM on March 21, 2022

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

This game is living up to the pregame hype of being the game of the day! Going into OT in Denton. And man, that is indeed a mean, green floor

posted by NoMich at 07:57 PM on March 20, 2022

Cleveland Browns Sell Their Soul for DeShawn Watson

The big news coming out of the Browns' camp is that they just signed Jacoby Brissett to a deal

posted by NoMich at 05:39 PM on March 19, 2022

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Tonight being amateur night, say off the roads tonight, friends.

posted by NoMich at 01:51 PM on March 17, 2022

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Awww, Steph! This room got dusty all of a sudden

posted by NoMich at 08:31 AM on March 17, 2022

NBA Pickem Week 22: Lime Green Timberwolves Edition

My picks:

Mavericks by 8
Warriors by 8

posted by NoMich at 12:49 PM on March 15, 2022

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Speaking of good news/bad news, are we doing a NCAA tournament bracket challenge again this year?

posted by NoMich at 11:02 AM on March 14, 2022

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

The Good News: you won't have to suffer through Joe Buck's once per week baseball and football calls. The Bad News: you will have to suffer through more of his calls because he's moving to ESPN

posted by NoMich at 09:05 AM on March 14, 2022

MLB 2022: Game On

LOL

Ugh, I will miss the strategy surround the pitcher in the NL

posted by NoMich at 02:54 PM on March 11, 2022

Deal Reached to Trade Russell Wilson to Broncos

Wow. That's a whole lot of something for Russell. And I predict quite the uptick in Denver Broncos gear sold in Raleigh, NC. Maybe even Madison, WI? I don't know how loyal Madisonians are to their former college stars.

posted by NoMich at 02:41 PM on March 08, 2022