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Member since: September 27, 2006
Last visit: June 02, 2023

tahoemoj has posted 17 links and 2,991 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

NHL Playoff Pickem: Stanley Cup Finals

My picks:

Golden Knights in 6
Top goals: Eichel
Top goalie (save %): Bobrovski
Team scoring 6 goals: Neither
Game 1 winner: Golden Knights
Top assists: Tkachuk
Conn Smythe: Eichel
Top penalty minutes: S. Bennett
Tiebreaker: 31

posted by tahoemoj at 05:38 PM on June 02, 2023

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

That Benn hit was a disgrace

It was, but the gaslighting explanation of "I fell and caught myself on my stick, which happened to be on Stone's jaw" was even more disgraceful. It's bad enough that you attempted to injure an opponent, cost your team a 5-minute major and multiple goals, and ultimately the game, but then you look right at a camera and tell everyone who watched the play that they didn't see what they plainly saw. "Hey hockey fans, you're a bunch of dumbasses." That guy can eat shit.

posted by tahoemoj at 12:54 PM on May 25, 2023

Matt Araiza Believes He Deserves Shot at NFL

There is zero evidence he was involved, let alone guilty of any wrongdoing.

I think that's overstating it a bit, since she was underage and drunk, and he did admittedly have sex with her, albeit not in the group setting that ultimately led her to report this as a crime. Sure, he might have believed she was of age (18), but she was still being served copious amounts of booze and apparently visibly intoxicated. That said, I'm guessing he was intoxicated, as well, and drunk 21-year old men aren't exactly paragons of sound judgment.

Like I said before, it's a hornet's nest. I'm not ready to crucify the guy, but I'm not ready to declare him guilt-free, either.

posted by tahoemoj at 04:17 PM on May 23, 2023

Matt Araiza Believes He Deserves Shot at NFL

Jesus, what a hornets nest. I have zero opinion on whether Araiza is guilty or innocent of a crime, and zero opinion on whether he should allowed to play in the NFL. I just came to note how insanely difficult that prosecutor's job is. She has to be able to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt, and from the facts presented here, I don't think there is any way she can do that.

posted by tahoemoj at 04:40 PM on May 22, 2023

Tempe Voters Reject New Arena for Arizona Coyotes

shove them in a mall in Connecticut!

I 100% approve of this message.

Now if you'll excuse me, I have to dust off my old Kevin Dineen jersey and dance around the room listening to Brass Bonanza on repeat.

posted by tahoemoj at 03:24 PM on May 19, 2023

NHL enforcers die 10 years younger than their fellow players

I'll be damned if I'm gonna sit here and get lectured about technical jargon and impenetrable language from a lawyer

Hey, I worked long and hard to get my degree in obscuring simple matters with complex verbiage.

posted by tahoemoj at 06:47 PM on May 17, 2023

Tempe Voters Reject New Arena for Arizona Coyotes

The team needs to change its name again when it moves so we don't have another Utah Jazz or Memphis Grizzlies situation.

Although there are plenty of coyotes around Salt Lake City and Sacramento. Just ask owners of outdoor cats.

posted by tahoemoj at 06:45 PM on May 17, 2023

NFL Teams Want to Permanently Host Black Friday Game

All those years of the noncompetitive Lions hosting Turkey Day games, ugh.

Counterpoint: my family would travel to Detroit almost every year to spend Thanksgiving with friends. We could always get good seats for cheap at the Silverdome.

posted by tahoemoj at 06:42 PM on May 17, 2023

NHL Playoff Pickem: Conference Finals

My picks:

Panthers in 6
Stars in 7
Top goals: Tkachuk
Top goalie (save %): Oettenger
Team scoring 6 goals: Stars
Shutout: Stars

Choose wisely, NoMich. I'm dusting off a spot on my trophy case for a hard-fought Costanza.

posted by tahoemoj at 12:31 PM on May 16, 2023

What Happened to the St. Louis Cardinals?

I'm with you on that one Beaver. The current structure of MLB might suit some people - 6 or 7 behemoths who are perennial contenders, and several "small market" clubs trying to catch lightning in a bottle for a magical 1 or 2 season run - but it really has alienated me from the game. So part (the overwhelming majority?) of my "hatred" for the Cardinals is their ability to remain relevant and competitive in a relatively small market. They're historically well managed and seem to be a step ahead of many in the draft. Success breeds resentment, especially among one's rivals who can't seem to stop tripping over our dicks. But where we gonna go, right Phil?

posted by tahoemoj at 12:29 PM on May 16, 2023

What Happened to the St. Louis Cardinals?

Well, as a fan of small market catastrophe and erstwhile rival of the Cardinals Cincinnati, I feel compelled to point out that hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah (ad nauseum).

posted by tahoemoj at 05:08 PM on May 15, 2023

NHL enforcers die 10 years younger than their fellow players

All your science nerd stuff aside (as a lawyer, y'all are well above my comprehension) (also: senior biostastician--you can't just make up words, you know) I just focus on the conclusions.

And those conclusions make me uncomfortable. I've always advocated that there is a place, even a need, in hockey for fighting. In a nutshell, referees can't see everything, and there has to be some way for the game to police itself to ultimately stay safer for the smaller, more skilled players. With a few enforcers out there, we actually get better hockey because the skill guys can work without too much fear. But my belief in the necessity of fighting came independent of any analysis of the cost. If the cost of a more entertaining game is literally 10 years of another human being's life, then my entertainment can take a fucking back seat.

posted by tahoemoj at 02:49 PM on May 12, 2023

That's Not the Name of the Negro League Museum

Yeah, this is nothing but a slip of the tongue. Obviously, I don't know Kuiper personally, but the dude has been in the business a loooonnnggg time without incident. And let's be realistic, if he was a man prone to using that word on a regular basis, it would likely have become known somewhere along the way.

posted by tahoemoj at 05:55 PM on May 08, 2023

NHL Playoff Pickem Round 2: Kraken Released

Lot of pluck in those upstart Kraken

posted by tahoemoj at 12:42 PM on May 02, 2023

NHL Playoff Pickem Round 2: Kraken Released

My picks:

Maple Leafs in 6
Stars in 7
Oilers in 6
Devils in 6
Top goals: Matthews
Top goalie (save %): Schmid
Team scoring 6 goals: Oilers
Shutout: Devils

Let's go Devils!!!

posted by tahoemoj at 12:41 PM on May 02, 2023