Recent Posts by NoMich

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

April 03, 2020

Everything to know about the Korea Baseball Organization, which hopes to start season by early May: If there is good news for seamheads, it's that another league will attempt to resume play over the coming weeks. The Korea Baseball Organization, described in the past as delivering the "wildest, most outlandish" version of the sport, is hoping to kick off its season in late April or early May.

Oh please, oh please, some sporting network here in the USA pick this up. I need my baseball, any baseball!

posted by NoMich to baseball at 02:47 PM - 2 comments

February 10, 2020

Keep your freaking head up: The most interesting and damning details from the unsealed documents in the NHL concussion lawsuit.

An ongoing lawsuit between the NHL and former players has unveiled a treasure trove of unsealed emails and documents between the highest level of NHL executives.
Almost 300 documents from the case were originally published by the Globe & Mail on Tuesday, revealing candid discussions about fighting, concussions and the sport between some of the most notable and powerful names in hockey.



posted by NoMich to hockey at 09:19 AM - 1 comment

February 07, 2020

Blockbuster Trade between the Dodgers and Red Sox (and the Twins): Dodgers Acquire Mookie Betts, David Price in Deal With Red Sox. It's the trade of the century! Or, maybe not?

posted by NoMich to baseball at 08:18 AM - 10 comments

February 06, 2020

2020 NBA Trade Deadline: NBA trade deadline 2020: Feb. 6 roundup. Also, SBNation grades each transaction. Bleacher Report gives its grades for each transaction. Even The Washington Post gets in on the trade grading reportage. And the NBA All Star game draft happened today (sorry, autoplaying video here).

posted by NoMich to basketball at 08:20 PM - 1 comment

September 29, 2019

Bears 1936 Throwbacks Shine Light on NFL's Segregated Era: The Chicago Bears will be wearing 1936 throwback uniforms this Sunday as part of the team’s season-long centennial celebration. ... That means the black players currently on the Bears roster, including Hicks, Trevathan and Burton, will be the first African-Americans ever permitted to wear this uniform on the field.

posted by NoMich to football at 10:22 AM - 3 comments

July 19, 2019

Russian NHL Star Artemi Panarin Has Opinions: ...very strong opinions.

Artemi Panarin is one of the most dynamic hockey players in the world. Nicknamed Breadman (because of the similarity of his last name to the popular Panera Bread bakery chain) he also has a reputation of one of the most sincere, charismatic, likeable players in the NHL. Recently, Panarin has signed with the New York Rangers after refusing better deals from other teams. But earlier this week, Artemi did something truly unthinkable: he utterly trashed Russia’s president Vladimir Putin and his regime in an extremely candid interview with the Vsemu Golovin Youtube channel.

posted by NoMich to hockey at 10:10 AM - 9 comments

July 14, 2019

England win Cricket World Cup: This is a match that was all New Zealand behind their incredible bowling and ever better fielding, but England's bats did just enough to tie the match and force a super over where they put 15 runs. New Zealand chased it and it came down to needing 2 runs on the last ball. They literally fell just inches away from getting that many to win, but alas for them, they couldn't get it. Amazing match!

posted by NoMich to other at 02:44 PM - 6 comments

June 20, 2019

The Tampa Bay Expos? The Montreal Rays?: Tampa Bay Rays receive permission from MLB to explore playing games in Montreal as two-city team

posted by NoMich to baseball at 02:17 PM - 7 comments

May 29, 2019

Passan: How a 19-year-old prospect is turning the MLB draft upside down: 19 year old prospect, Carter Stewart, has opted to begin his professional baseball career in Japan instead of making the long, hard slog through MLB's minor league system. Why? Seven million reasons why. It would be interesting if the professional Japanese baseball league were to loosen their rules on foreign players especially if the teams are willing to put up millions of dollars to top prospects around the world.

posted by NoMich to baseball at 10:57 AM - 2 comments

February 04, 2019

Las Vegas Oakland Raiders of San Francisco: Oakland Raiders to play 2019 season at San Francisco Giants' Oracle Park. So, let me get this straight: if the Oakland Raiders and the San Francisco 49ers played a game in San Francisco, Oakland would be the home team? Also, the stadium in Las Vegas will feature a dirt infield, right? I mean, it just wouldn't be a Raiders home game without a dirt infield.

posted by NoMich to football at 07:55 AM - 5 comments

December 04, 2018

Urban Meyer to Retire: Ohio State coach Urban Meyer plans to step down and will coach his final game in the Rose Bowl, sources told Yahoo Sports. A myriad of factors contributed to Meyer’s decision, but sources say foremost among them was his happiness with the state of the Ohio State program he inherited seven years ago. Meyer, 54, will be replaced by Ryan Day, the 39-year-old offensive coordinator who served as Ohio State’s interim coach earlier this season. Related Fun Big 10 Fact: no Big 10 football team has scored a single point in the college football playoff since Ohio State won the first CFB championship.

posted by NoMich to football at 08:56 AM - 4 comments

August 01, 2018

NBA signs deal with MGM to be gaming partner:
On Tuesday, commissioner Adam Silver announced that the league struck a deal that makes MGM Resorts the exclusive official gaming partner of the NBA and WNBA. MGM also receives the rights to use league highlights, logos and a direct data feed from the NBA that will be used to help fuel the company's growing sports betting footprint.

Meanwhile, Sports Illustrated speculates how the NBA/WNBA and their players gain from this deal.


posted by NoMich to basketball at 07:07 AM - 5 comments

May 27, 2018

Al Jazeera exposes cricket match fixing: Al Jazeera's Investigative Unit has exposed a match-fixer from a crime syndicate who claims to have bribed international cricketers to underperform in Test matches. This article includes an hour long Youtube video that is the story.

posted by NoMich to other at 09:37 PM - 0 comments

May 15, 2018

Steelers Minority Owner Set to Buy Carolina Panthers: The Carolina Panthers are going to have a new owner in the coming days/weeks, as CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora reported on Friday. David Tepper, a billionaire hedge-fund manager and a Steelers minority owner, is set to purchase the team. The price is set at $2.2 billion, which is less than the $3 billion price tag that present owner Jerry Richardson wanted on the NFL franchise. It is, however, significantly more than the last NFL franchise purchase of $1.1 billion, which was the sale of the Buffalo Bills back in 2014. The sale is pending a vote among the present NFL franchise owners, which is probably a mere formality. (Warning: autoplaying videos in the provided links)

posted by NoMich to football at 11:12 AM - 2 comments

May 04, 2018

Ichiro Suzuki Steps Away, Leaving Albert Pujols on the Path They Took Together: On April 2, 2001, a few hours apart in Denver and Seattle, the major league careers of fraternal twins were born. Albert Pujols made his debut that afternoon for the St. Louis Cardinals at Coors Field. Later that night, at Safeco Field, Ichiro Suzuki made his for the Seattle Mariners.

posted by NoMich to baseball at 07:50 AM - 3 comments

February 19, 2018

MLB announces pace of play initiatives for '18: Pace of game rules, but no pitch clock.

posted by NoMich to baseball at 02:02 PM - 3 comments

September 27, 2017

NCAA Coaches, Adidas Executive Face Charges: Across three complaints, two broad schemes were alleged. One involved bribing four assistant coaches -- at Arizona, Auburn, Oklahoma State and Southern California, all programs in the so-called Power 5 conferences of college sports -- to persuade players to send business to certain financial advisers once they turned professional. The other involved efforts to secretly funnel money from Adidas to three players and their families in exchange for the players' commitments to play at two Adidas-sponsored college programs and to later sign sponsorship deals with the company once they turned pro.

A new and a more highly recognized coach to get swept up in this scandal is Louisville's Rick Pitino.

posted by NoMich to basketball at 12:57 PM - 8 comments

July 13, 2017

Peter Karmanos close to selling Hurricanes for $500 million: Peter Karmanos Jr., majority owner of the Carolina Hurricanes, could be close completing a sale of the NHL team for about $500 million, according to a Bloomberg News report.

posted by NoMich to hockey at 03:31 PM - 6 comments

June 26, 2017

Hockey Hall of Fame, Class of 2017 Announced: Teemu Selanne and Paul Kariya are reunited in hockey glory. Among the others making their way to the Hall of Fame are Dave Andreychuk and Carolina Hurricanes legend, Mark Recchi.

posted by NoMich to hockey at 05:32 PM - 0 comments

June 02, 2017

The 35th America's Cup: is happening now. But...uuuhhh...what's up with those boats?

posted by NoMich to other at 01:48 PM - 5 comments

May 02, 2017

THE FUTURE OF FOOTBALL: Football is dead! Long live football? Or, how to fix it before it gets killed off.

posted by NoMich to football at 10:39 AM - 8 comments

April 08, 2017

Team USA wins gold over Canada in the IIHF Women's World Championship: Hilary Knight scored at 10:17 of overtime to give the Americans a 3-2 win against Canada in the championship game in front of a sold-out crowd at USA Hockey Arena. "Wait, what?! I thought they were going to go on strike?" An agreement was struck just a day before the tournament started. "But how did the deal get done?" Good question, and here's your answer.

posted by NoMich to hockey at 09:17 AM - 2 comments

April 03, 2017

'Dont jinx us': Chapel Hill street signs will stay put after fans plead with police to help UNC win: Normally when the North Carolina Tar Heels advance this far in the NCAA Tournament, their hometown takes certain precautions ahead of potential celebrations. ... But fans said the Tar Heels have lost every year the signs have been removed. Chapel Hill police department tweet on the issue. Students like to use the signs as surf boards.

posted by NoMich to basketball at 05:52 PM - 0 comments