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Location: downstream
Member since: September 27, 2006
Last visit: June 04, 2020

tahoemoj has posted 17 links and 2,735 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 179 comments to the Locker Room.

Sports Bio

Fan of pro teams from Cincinnati, vividly remember the cold bowl against Fouts' Chargers, and hope I live to see some glory soon. Still haven't gotten over the Whale leaving Hartford. Jumped squarely onto the NJ Devils bandwagon at that point, but just love all things hockey.

Recent Links

Warrant issued for Patriots owner Robert Kraft for soliciting prostitution in Florida: Patriots owner Robert Kraft allegedly visited a massage parlor/human trafficking/prostitution establishment in Jupiter, Florida. A warrant has been issued for his arrest.

posted by tahoemoj to football at 12:26 PM on February 22, 2019 - 18 comments

NHL Third Jerseys for 2018-19: Several teams unveiled new third jerseys for the upcoming NHL season. The Avs tip a cap to the old time Rockies, Flyers go two-tone (no word on the return of the Cooperall pants), the Devils bring back the Green and Red, and at the risk of offering an opinion on a FPP, the 'Canes win.

posted by tahoemoj to hockey at 03:13 PM on October 02, 2018 - 6 comments

So...About that Serena Cartoon: It sure feels like this is something that would have been discussed at length a few years back on SpoFi. What does the hive mind here think? Is it racist as hell, a cultural phenomenon, or a bit of both?

posted by tahoemoj to tennis at 05:10 PM on September 12, 2018 - 9 comments

Up to 175 Years: "Once a world-renowned sports physician treating America's foremost Olympic women gymnasts, Larry Nassar now will spend the rest of his life behind bars."

posted by tahoemoj to olympics at 02:52 PM on January 24, 2018 - 2 comments

Martin Brodeur to Announce Retirement.: One of the all-time greats, Brodeur finishes his 22-year NHL career with a 691-397-176 record, a 2.24 goals-against average and .912 save percentage in 1,266 appearances, all but seven coming with the New Jersey Devils. He holds regular-season NHL goaltending records for wins (621), shutouts (125), games played and minutes played (74,438), and in the history of the Stanley Cup Playoffs he ranks first in starts (204) and shutouts (24) and second in wins (113).

posted by tahoemoj to hockey at 05:37 PM on January 27, 2015 - 12 comments

Recent Comments

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Holden--without clicking on your hyperlink (which I'm about to do), I vividly recall boasts of a "paradigm shift" coming from those revolutionary training techniques.

Now to check my answers...

[on edit] Hot damn, that's the good shit! Send that madness straight into my veins!

posted by tahoemoj at 01:29 PM on May 29, 2020

Hockey Is Not for Everyone

Man, that's a hell of a story. I wish I could dismiss it as one person's shitty experience, but I'm aware enough to know that it is not. As a freshman playing varsity hockey, I took a lot of shit from the older guys--not invited to team parties, expected to provide tape--but nothing approaching genuine "hazing." At that fragile stage of my life, that kind of relentless abuse would have been devastating.

posted by tahoemoj at 01:52 PM on May 22, 2020

2020 NFL Draft

My condolences to Joe Burrow on his selection by Cincinnati.

A joke, I know. But the Bengals organization is showing some signs of life these days, and I hope that Burrow is as good as advertised. New coach, new ethos, and no more turning a blind eye to the character concerns in the name of economy. No more hanging on to veteran players based solely on familiarity. Mike Brown has loosened up both his death grip on personnel and his purse strings over the past year +.

Plus, the lease is up on Paul Brown Stadium in 2026, and I honestly believe that if the Bengals don't give Cincinnati a reason to get behind them before then, they're destined for St. Louis. Why St. Louis you ask? Beyond the obvious, there is a strong connection to the City (you heard it here first) and the teams. I played hockey growing up in Cincinnati with Paul Brown III, of the Bengals Brown family, obviously. One of our teammates was Andy DeWitt, son of William DeWitt, managing partner of the Cardinals. Brown and DeWitt were pretty tight, and I bet the families have remained close over the years. We also played with Phil Castelinni, son of Bob Castelinni, owner of the Reds.

I guess my point is this--where's my professional franchise, Dad?

posted by tahoemoj at 12:40 PM on April 24, 2020

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

So you're saying that drafting Leaf at #2 overall was just a brilliant tanking strategy?

You know who knew that and tried to follow the model? The Bengals with Akili Smith. Never woulda got Carson Palmer without it!

posted by tahoemoj at 09:44 PM on April 18, 2020

The PGA Plans a June 11 Return

we ... will miss the screamed GET IN THE HOLEs

players will be strutting from hole to hole decked out in the latest Charmin ... sporting apparel

Does anybody else see a vast, untapped source of synergy here?!?!

posted by tahoemoj at 11:06 AM on April 17, 2020

Roy Halladay performed stunts and was on drugs before fatal plane crash

Man, opioids, amphetamines, and anti-depressants (I know) are some powerful things. Mix all three, and it is easy to see where one's judgment and hesitance to take unnecessary risks could be eroded. It sucks that it cost him his life.

posted by tahoemoj at 11:04 AM on April 17, 2020

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

You were in Tonopah, 30 miles from your destination? So...Goldfield or thereabouts?

posted by tahoemoj at 05:27 PM on April 05, 2020

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Well, it's possible that 38% of Americans just have good taste in beer. I mean, I know that Corona beer has nothing to do with the virus currently wreaking havoc around the globe, but I am one who would never order one under any circumstances. If it's a nice sunny day and you pull one out of the cooler for me, I'd sure as hell drink it. But I'd never order it!

posted by tahoemoj at 12:04 PM on April 05, 2020

Harlem Globetrotters' legend Curly Neal dies at age 77

Man, I remember watching Globetrotters' games at the old Hartford Civic Center growing up in the 70's. The things that Curly Neal could do with a basketball were flat-out astounding, not to mention his oversized personality and magnetism as a human being on the court and off. Perhaps his finest achievement was teaming up with a rag tag band of nomadic young adults who may or may not have been high on reefer to solve mysteries (link to documentary).

Rest in peace to one of the great ambassadors of the game of basketball.

posted by tahoemoj at 11:11 AM on March 27, 2020

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

I wish Ballmer had found a way to keep his foot on Dolan's neck

Alas, the neck beard does not provide much traction.

posted by tahoemoj at 11:12 AM on March 25, 2020

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

You know what really convinced me that the apocalypse is upon us? The Bengals are spending actual money on free agents.

posted by tahoemoj at 07:44 PM on March 19, 2020

Tom Brady Says Goodbye to New England Patriots

So the upside of this for Brady is that if he can drag the Buccaneers to the Super Bowl, he absolutely cements his legacy as the GOAT, and eliminates any vestigial "system quarterback" arguments that might remain.

I think the flip side of that argument is more perilous for Brady. If Cam Newton, Andy Dalton, or any other journeyman QB--or newbie Jarrett Stidham--steps into Belichick's scheme and wins a Bowl (or two or three), it breathes life back into the "system quarterback" argument in a big way, doesn't it?

posted by tahoemoj at 03:16 PM on March 18, 2020

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

If you have a colleague who is admitted to the bar in NH, and who handles divorce cases, I might have some business for him or her.

I know you joke, Howard, but the struggle is real. Better dial in your pun game and clean up your dad jokes, because your pink slip might be just one knock-knock joke from being delivered.

I'm glad that you guys came around on this.

I was already well on my way, but then I drove to the "neighboring" town of Ely (a 700-mile round-trip) for a 2-hour hearing and caught up on my podcasts. The latest "Making Sense with Sam Harris" features Amesh Adalja, an epidemiologist from Johns Hopkins who crystallized just how dangerous this shit is. Any lingering doubts were completely swept away at that point. If you've got an hour (really-who doesn't these days), this is extremely valuable.

posted by tahoemoj at 06:22 PM on March 17, 2020

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Hi everybody! Remember just over a week ago when I was minimizing the danger of this pandemic and taking it flippantly? Remember when I said I would own up to being wrong if it turned out that I was? Here I am. Y'all were dead-on 100% right to recognize the severity of this shit early on, and in no way irrational or alarmist. Carry on and stay healthy, everyone!

posted by tahoemoj at 12:51 PM on March 17, 2020

American Sports World Dragging Its Feet on Coronavirus

Aaaaand now the NBA season is suspended. I'm very close to acknowledging that I am wrong about this thing.

posted by tahoemoj at 10:02 PM on March 11, 2020