Recent Posts by NoMich

March 24, 2022

First known transgender athlete to win Division I national championship: Some folks are none too pleased with Lia Thomas being allowed to compete to begin with. Two Republican governors weigh in with their own opinion or action. Former competitive swimmer, Kelsie Vaughn gets the last word on her Facebook page (posted as a comment below)

posted by NoMich to culture at 02:19 PM - 5 comments

March 23, 2022

Brittney Griner: How can a US basketball star just vanish?: She's arguably the greatest female basketball player of all time, and she's been detained in Moscow amid the war in Ukraine. Fans want to know why more people aren't paying attention. New York Magazine asks: Why Isn’t Brittney Griner the Biggest Sports Story in the Country?

posted by NoMich to basketball at 08:46 AM - 2 comments

March 10, 2022

MLB 2022: Game On: MLB lockout ends as MLBPA, owners reach agreement

posted by NoMich to baseball at 03:46 PM - 4 comments

February 28, 2022

Russia and Belarus Suspended From International Hockey Play: Suspension of all Russian and Belarusian National Teams and Clubs from participation in every age category and in all IIHF competitions or events until further notice. And that's just the beginning of the statement.

posted by NoMich to hockey at 03:40 PM - 4 comments

February 01, 2022

Accidental Bill Belichick Text Messages At Center Of Brian Flores Racial Discrimination Lawsuit Against NFL, Giants: Bill Belichick texted the wrong Brian to congratulate him for getting the Giants’ head coaching a job, according to a lawsuit filed by former Dolphins head coach and former Patriots assistant coach Brian Flores. As a result, Brian Flores has filed suit against the NFL and its franchises and it's a helluva read (PDF).

posted by NoMich to football at 05:19 PM - 11 comments

January 26, 2022

David Ortiz First Ballot Hall of Famer: and he is the lone inductee for 2022. Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens fall short again and are now no longer eligible for induction via this method.

posted by NoMich to baseball at 09:08 AM - 9 comments

January 25, 2022

Horror-themed Super Bowl LVI: Grisly Super Bowl LVI logo design fail can never be unseen

posted by NoMich to football at 08:18 AM - 4 comments

December 24, 2021

When Singh Was King: Twenty years on: the improbable story of how a young offspinner bounced out the mighty Aussies

posted by NoMich to other at 08:22 AM - 0 comments

December 16, 2021

November 10, 2021

The Craziest Sports Story of 2021 Is FC Sheriff: Real Madrid-Slaying Champions League Underdog. Money-Laundering Front for Arms Smugglers. Pride of a Soviet-Style Country that Doesn't Exist.

posted by NoMich to soccer at 01:49 PM - 2 comments

October 12, 2021

Uni Watch: The Official 2021-22 NHL Season Preview: What other way is there to celebrate the new NHL season than to review their uniform changes, so let uni-watch's Paul Lukas guide you through those changes. Also, The Athletic's Down Goes Brown gives you an oddly specific prediction for each team for the new season. (Link to a 30-day guest pass for The Athletic.)

posted by NoMich to hockey at 07:56 AM - 2 comments

October 06, 2021

University of Northern Colorado Assistant Coach to Purchase JNCO Jeans in the Future: A Northern Colorado football coach got angry during a game, broke a clipboard, chucked it into the crowd, and apparently hit a fan...because another fan was heckling him over "how small his pants were" So many things to pull from the incident: The coach? Max McCraffrey, offensive coordinator of Northern Colorado and brother of Panthers running back extraordinaire Christian McCaffrey. The object he threw? According to Northern Colorado's AD, it was a souvenir. The taunt that led to the throwing of the broken clipboard? Hey coach, maybe you should focus on how small your pants are, rather than breaking a clipboard. The play that led to the breaking of the clipboard? Panthers running back extraordinaire's other sibling, Dylan McCraffrey and Northern Colorado's QB, threw an interception. At the present, it is still unknown how many times the word "pants" is in the police report of the incident.

posted by NoMich to football at 09:24 AM - 2 comments

October 01, 2021

NWSL postpones weekend matches over misconduct accusations: The National Women's Soccer League will not play the games scheduled for this weekend as it deals with the fallout from allegations of sexual misconduct against a (now) former coach.

posted by NoMich to soccer at 02:26 PM - 0 comments

Inaugural national T20 Championship: Minor League Cricket announced today the schedule and broadcast details for Finals Weekend, the conclusion of America’s historic first nationwide T20 competition. Four teams will compete to be crowned the inaugural champion of the Toyota Minor League Cricket Championship presented by SLING TV, to be broadcast live on Willow TV.

posted by NoMich to other at 08:15 AM - 1 comment

August 30, 2021

Bishop Sycamore, Patron Saint of Football: Awful Announcing has the story of ESPN getting scammed into showing a high school(?) football game between a college football prep school and a completely fake school.

posted by NoMich to football at 08:18 PM - 6 comments

August 25, 2021

Nerlens Noel is suing former agent Rich Paul: Nerlens Noel is suing former agent Rich Paul for breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract and negligence, claiming that Paul is responsible for $58 million in lost wages.

posted by NoMich to basketball at 07:34 AM - 2 comments

April 19, 2021

Will a 'Super League' blow up global soccer? Here's what we know after bombshell announcement: The games would be played on weekday nights, essentially replacing the current Champions League, and allowing clubs to remain in their domestic leagues — the Premier League, Serie A, etc. But that, for several reasons, seems unfeasible. Commentary with some inside info.

posted by NoMich to soccer at 09:55 AM - 16 comments

March 09, 2021

NHL, ESPN reach seven-year U.S. broadcast deal: ESPN is believed to have reached a seven-year deal to become one of the league's media partners starting next season, according to multiple league and industry sources...an agreement that is expected to see ESPN get the rights to broadcast four Stanley Cup Finals between 2022 and 2028, plus streaming rights for Disney.

posted by NoMich to hockey at 05:15 PM - 7 comments

March 01, 2021

RIP Irv Cross, Pioneering Sports Media Figure: Irv was a pioneer who made significant contributions to the storied history and tradition of CBS Sports and, along with Phyllis George and Brent Musburger, set the standard for NFL pregame shows with THE NFL TODAY. He was preceded in the great pre-game studio in the sky a few months ago by Phyllis George.

posted by NoMich to football at 02:02 PM - 4 comments

February 09, 2021

Dallas Mavericks have stopped playing national anthem before home games at owner Mark Cuban's direction: Cuban, who declined further comment, made the decision after consulting with NBA commissioner Adam Silver. The Mavericks did not announce the change in policy, but the national anthem has not been played before any of their 13 preseason and regular-season games at the American Airlines Center this season.

posted by NoMich to basketball at 10:49 PM - 4 comments

January 31, 2021

Lions Trading Matthew Stafford to Rams for Goff, Draft Picks: The Detroit Lions and Los Angeles Rams have a deal to trade Matthew Stafford to the Rams for Jared Goff, a third round pick in 2021 and first round picks in 2022 and 2023. New Lions GM Brad Holmes was the director of college scouting for the Rams. Both quarterbacks were first overall draft picks seven years apart.

posted by NoMich to football at 08:29 AM - 11 comments

December 16, 2020

MLB reclassifies Negro Leagues as major league: MLB said Wednesday that it was "correcting a longtime oversight in the game's history" by elevating the Negro Leagues on the centennial of their founding. The Negro Leagues consisted of seven leagues, and MLB will include records from those circuits between 1920 and 1948. The Undefeated's Clinton Yates, isn't so thrilled with this plan.

posted by NoMich to baseball at 04:59 PM - 0 comments

September 15, 2020

MLB playoff bubble: Major League Baseball's 2020 postseason bubble plan has been approved by the MLB Players Association, MLB announced Tuesday. The Division Series, League Championship Series and World Series will all be held at neutral-site ballparks where players will be set up in nearby one-location bubbles.

posted by NoMich to baseball at 02:45 PM - 0 comments

June 23, 2020

MLB owners and players agree to a 60-game 2020 season: The two sides are still working on a health and safety guideline for the season.

posted by NoMich to baseball at 08:09 PM - 2 comments

April 06, 2020

Al Kaline, Detroit Tigers legend, dies at age 85: Even though I grew up many hours north of Detroit, our town's Little League teams would make an annual pilgrimage down south to see a Tigers game. I remember one of my brothers catching an Al Kaline foul ball. He eventually got it autographed when some of the Tigers players/ex-players made it up our way for an autographing session one winter.

Rest In Power, Mr. Tiger.

posted by NoMich to baseball at 05:19 PM - 5 comments