Recent Comments by kokaku

Get Kraken! NHL's 32nd franchise, the Seattle Kraken, revealed their name and logo.

one Kraken, many eldritch horrors?

posted by kokaku at 08:12 PM on July 23, 2020

Get Kraken! NHL's 32nd franchise, the Seattle Kraken, revealed their name and logo.

they also have the minor-league hockey Thunderbirds in the WCHL

posted by kokaku at 06:00 PM on July 23, 2020

Jeremy Roenick Sues NBC Sports for Anti-Straight Discrimination

No, Jeremy... they fired you for being an asshole (which is not a protected class).

posted by kokaku at 05:27 PM on July 19, 2020

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Wow, tahoemoj... thanks for sharing the story about Christy Martin. Damn powerful.

posted by kokaku at 06:07 AM on June 19, 2020

NBA May Play Rest of Season at Disney World

thanks for the laugh beaverboard

posted by kokaku at 08:17 PM on May 26, 2020

NBA May Play Rest of Season at Disney World

I've been wondering why leagues don't move the games to a country that has the pandemic under control

why on earth would they want us? at this point, i'm surprised the USA isn't treated like a pariah and cutoff by the world

posted by kokaku at 07:59 AM on May 26, 2020

When Will Sports Return? Not Anytime Soon

When do the B's get the Stanley Cup and will the guardian of the cup be bringing it around to each player in their isolation?

posted by kokaku at 02:21 PM on May 04, 2020

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Happy birthday, rcade! Thanks for keeping (no)SportsFilter going!

posted by kokaku at 01:43 PM on April 13, 2020

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

if Tom Brady is even aware of the existence of that website, never mind the content, I'd be surprised ('yes yes, go make make me lots of money slapping my name on something sports related now go away i have a football to throw')

posted by kokaku at 12:02 PM on March 19, 2020

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

BarkleyFilter would certainly be more entertaining than many other filters

posted by kokaku at 01:07 PM on March 13, 2020

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

what do sportsfilter when there's no sports to filter?

posted by kokaku at 09:42 AM on March 13, 2020


Looks like the men's union understands that everyone benefits when groups in a weaker position (here, financially) are also taken care of.

posted by kokaku at 05:48 PM on February 13, 2020

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

That's a hell of a goal. Also, nice 3rd jerseys for Carolina.

posted by kokaku at 10:59 AM on January 13, 2020

FIFA President Wants to Play Women's World Cup Every 2 Years

So the women can achieve stability by working more and harder than the men? Sounds about right. On a less snarky note, that's great if it means the women can establish national leagues that are financially successful and lets them have stable professional athletic careers. I do wonder how that would work with league schedules (as far as I know the World Cup is a big deal that has an impact on regular training schedules and league play).

posted by kokaku at 08:11 AM on December 22, 2019

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

eh - this seems like a whole lotta nothing

posted by kokaku at 09:57 AM on December 11, 2019

Deadspin is Revolting

Bots are getting kinda weirdly clever - a spark of insight to two more and we can finally have Skynet.

posted by kokaku at 07:57 AM on October 31, 2019

The Montreal Expos, er, Washington Nationals have won the World Series!

grum... only if you think the Bills can beat the Pats in Foxboro in January (not ruling it out, just sayin' that's your hurdle)

posted by kokaku at 07:54 AM on October 31, 2019

Antonio Brown is a New England Patriot

Do not underestimate the power of the hoodie. Though I would not overestimate the power of Brady's arm to reach Brown.

posted by kokaku at 01:44 PM on September 08, 2019

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Also....bender....eponysterical :)

posted by kokaku at 01:07 PM on September 04, 2019

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

If it comes back fair before 1st base, it's in play.

posted by kokaku at 01:07 PM on September 04, 2019

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

The Adults in the Room

Megan Greenwell's chef's kiss, drop the mic, fuck you very much goodbye letter to Great Hill Partners, the private equity firm dry humping Deadspin to death.

posted by kokaku at 03:16 PM on August 24, 2019

The Tampa Bay Expos? The Montreal Rays?

Because they want to play before empty stadiums in two cities? Planning for climate change?

posted by kokaku at 05:51 PM on June 20, 2019

St. Louis Blues Win First Stanley Cup

According to this article

According to the NHL, the Blues were the 35th team in league history to make the playoffs after having ranked last overall at any point after their 20th game. They're also the seventh team since the 1967 expansion to make the playoffs after ranking last overall at any point after New Year's Day.

posted by kokaku at 09:48 AM on June 13, 2019

St. Louis Blues Win First Stanley Cup

The Blues played a solid game tonight and Binnington won it for them. The B's first line was a liability which is not what one should be saying about their team's first line.

posted by kokaku at 11:03 PM on June 12, 2019

Project: Phenom

This is a great article however you feel about her as a player, her parents, and anyone else involved in the story.

posted by kokaku at 11:10 AM on June 04, 2019

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Grum, how much of a factor is it that baseball is the only sport without a standard playing field shape/size (in the outfield at least)?

posted by kokaku at 08:32 AM on June 04, 2019

Blues Win in Overtime to Tie Stanley Cup Final at 1

This game, the B's looked rusty. Pasta and Marchand took 12 or 13 playoff gamee to show up - looks like the 10 day rest put them back to sleep. So-so first, lousy second, strong but unproductive third. In OT, they juat looked lost. It'd be nice if they'd push to the net more and play for rebounds instead of getting fancy looking for the perfect shot (those no-look drop passes that create turnovers drive me nuta). .

posted by kokaku at 04:10 AM on May 30, 2019

Bruins Take Game 1 of Stanley Cup Final

Watch the replay again, Krug glides into the hit using the speed from coming up ice. He doesn't skate all the way through. He also doesn't leap into the hit. He only comes up in the hitting. That's not charging.

posted by kokaku at 10:21 PM on May 28, 2019

Bruins Take Game 1 of Stanley Cup Final

Torey Krug delivered a massive hit

posted by kokaku at 01:08 PM on May 28, 2019

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

or just make it so it doesn't matter if another player touches the puck

posted by kokaku at 09:38 PM on May 03, 2019

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

future NHL rule change

posted by kokaku at 07:26 AM on May 03, 2019

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

For anyone curious what the free kick looked like

posted by kokaku at 11:51 AM on May 02, 2019

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Howard, that call got me giggling. It was delivered just right.

posted by kokaku at 05:23 PM on April 24, 2019

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

I believe he also called a guy a mountain forker once

posted by kokaku at 05:28 PM on March 12, 2019

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Child me, excited as anything for that Super Bowl, snack spread arrayed around me, watching solo because my dad was away, cried as that game ended in the first 5 minutes. Thank you, no. I'll take these wins over that any day of the week.

posted by kokaku at 01:17 PM on February 05, 2019

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

... I had no idea that New England sports had made a nefarious deal with unseen powers to bring championships across all the sports. Soon we will learn the true terms of that arrangement.

posted by kokaku at 04:18 PM on January 21, 2019

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

I agree that call was terrible (and I'm a Pats fan). There were also 2 KC DPIs on the same play that could have been called instead.

posted by kokaku at 04:15 PM on January 21, 2019

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

The refereeing in the second game was awful. Does anyone know what PI is anymore? It's not pushing off except when it is. It's not grabbing an arm except when it is. It's not mugging the receiver except when it is.

posted by kokaku at 11:58 PM on January 20, 2019

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

you mean he can't sink a long putt?

posted by kokaku at 08:59 PM on December 20, 2018

The Complications Surrounding the Copa Libertadores Final Unlike Any Other

FIFA president Gianni Infantino told Boca Juniors president Daniel Angelici that if his team does not play tonight, they will be disqualified, per reports. This, however, would not be down to FIFA as Copa Libertadores is a CONMEBOL tournament and any decision can only be made by the aforementioned governing body.

Ah, FIFA, always good to know you'll do the wrong thing. CONMEBOL should forfeit River Plate and give the title to Boca Juniors.

posted by kokaku at 12:43 PM on November 28, 2018

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Thanks for the update Howard. Knowing my dad, he's probably still sleeping so I hadn't heard from him yet. Great that you two had so much in common.

Looking forward to the screed too. With so few of us here reading regularly, maybe we need more screeds to spice things up.

posted by kokaku at 01:57 PM on November 02, 2018

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Go with what you know best if you're looking for minimal effort and ongoing maintenance. Go with what you want to learn if you're looking for a project to learn a new language.

posted by kokaku at 03:34 AM on October 24, 2018

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Prior to the playoffs, the Leafs hadn't lost by four goals all season

posted by kokaku at 01:36 PM on April 15, 2018

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

How on earth does he manage to overrun the ball by that much?

posted by kokaku at 09:09 AM on April 08, 2018

The search for Jackie Wallace

oh man that's a tough story to read

posted by kokaku at 06:43 PM on February 04, 2018

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

powerful video of all the concussions in the nfl this season

posted by kokaku at 12:52 PM on February 01, 2018

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

core strength at work, my friends (and flexible ankles/strong feet)

posted by kokaku at 09:45 AM on November 27, 2017

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

He should apologize for trying to stir shit up when there's no point to it. Men's and women's tennis are different. End of story. Crapping on Serena's accomplishments by comparing her that way does nothing to help anyone. It doesn't sound like Serena was saying she's the greatest or she could beat any man, so it just sounds like McEnroe being an asshole again.

posted by kokaku at 03:47 PM on June 28, 2017

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

NHL goals in a season - 92 by Gretzky - nobody has come close in 35 years and the game is different now

posted by kokaku at 10:54 AM on March 23, 2017

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Oldest living former NHL player, Milt Schmidt, has left the building.

I wasn't able to find who's now the oldest living former NHL player.

posted by kokaku at 12:17 PM on January 05, 2017

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

i believe it's called trickle-down

posted by kokaku at 11:53 AM on December 05, 2016

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Claude Julien...winningest coach in Bruins history

If I were grum, I'd pull all kinds of fancy stats together comparing Julien to other great B's coaches. Using your imaginations, picture all of those stats complete with pretty diagrams and twenty-seven 8 x 10 colored glossy photographs with circles and arrows and a paragraph on the back of each one explainin' what each one was.

posted by kokaku at 03:49 PM on March 08, 2016

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Claude Julien ties Art Ross for all-time regular-season wins as a Bruins head coach

posted by kokaku at 12:20 PM on March 04, 2016

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Great article about Michael Phelps.

posted by kokaku at 02:23 PM on November 10, 2015

Teammate Sucker Punches Geno Smith, Breaks His Jaw

Just when you think the Jets can't get any more Jets they out-Jets themselves. None more Jets?

posted by kokaku at 05:07 PM on August 11, 2015

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Chiarelli goes to Edmonton

posted by kokaku at 03:42 PM on April 24, 2015

Josh Gordon Fails Substance Test, Out for Another Year

maybe it's the booze giving him supertalent

posted by kokaku at 06:31 PM on January 25, 2015

NASCAR's Kurt Busch Testifies Ex-Girlfriend is an Assassin

In the front of my mind, I hope she gets away from this guy safely because the statistics for women seeking protection are pretty depressing in that regard.

posted by kokaku at 04:25 PM on January 14, 2015

Patriots Edge Ravens as Belichick Displays Some Trick Mojo

Analysis of Belichick's eligibility plays.

posted by kokaku at 07:42 PM on January 11, 2015

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Beckett retiring

posted by kokaku at 01:27 PM on October 08, 2014