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Member since: September 27, 2006
Last visit: July 23, 2021

tahoemoj has posted 17 links and 2,809 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 Player Killed by Firework in Michigan

From CNN's follow-up article (noting that the party was at Blue Jackets goal coach Manny Legace's house, and part of a larger wedding party for his daughter):

Meier said Tuesday that a fireworks mortar shot over the top of the hot tub where Kivlenieks was sitting. "What occurred was they were lighting off what looks like a nine-shot mortar box," Meier said. "And at one point the box tipped up the final two mortars." Kivlenieks tried to flee, but the final shot appears to have hit him in the chest area, according to Meier.

So it was the damn mortar that hit and killed him? Shit, what an awful, tragic accident.

posted by tahoemoj at 07:07 PM on July 06, 2021

NHL Player Killed by Firework in Michigan

God damn, this is a tragic story. Rest in peace, kid.

I'm still trying to visualize exactly what happened here. Even the linked story seems to contradict itself, saying that he died from chest trauma, but also that he hit his head as he fell. So did the mortar hit him in the chest, and then he hit his head? Was the head strike relevant to the cause of death? However it actually unfolded, it sure is a reminder of how fragile life is, even for a 24 year old professional athlete.

posted by tahoemoj at 01:50 PM on July 06, 2021

NHL Playoff Pickem, Stanley Cup Edition

Thanks for digging that up, rcade. I've been surviving on props thus far.

posted by tahoemoj at 05:12 PM on June 28, 2021

NHL Playoff Pickem, Stanley Cup Edition

My picks:

Lightning in 5
Top goals: Point
Top goalie (save %): Andrei Vasilevskiy
Team scoring 6 goals: Lightning
Game 1 winner: Lightning
Top assists: Caulfield
Conn Smythe: Price
Top penalty minutes: Maroon
Tiebreaker: 22

posted by tahoemoj at 05:11 PM on June 28, 2021

NHL Playoff Pickem, Stanley Cup Edition

Looks like I got voted off the pick 'em island.

posted by tahoemoj at 02:44 PM on June 28, 2021

NHL Playoff Pickem: Conference Finals Edition

From the Sunday Huddle:

Lightning in 6 and Vegas in 5.

Goals: B. Point

G: Vasilevskiy (just like every round)

Shutout: TB

posted by tahoemoj at 03:08 PM on June 15, 2021

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

I seem to keep whiffing on NHL pick 'em deadlines. Please mark me down for the Lightning in 6 and Vegas in 5.

posted by tahoemoj at 11:15 AM on June 13, 2021

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Sickening hit on the Canadiens' Jake Evans by the Jets' Mark Scheifele last night.

In the result--absolutely. But I'm just having a hard time condemning Scheifele for anything other than the result. As someone who has played the game my whole life, I really don't see an intent to hurt Evans there.

--I see Scheifele busting his ass to get back in an attempt to give his team any hope at all of tying that game--he was selling out completely to try to prevent the empty netter. There was a minute left in the game, plenty of time for Winnipeg to score the equalizer. It's not like there were 3 seconds on the clock and he was just trying to punish Evans.

--I also see Evans selling out completely to put the game away, and he did it. Head up or not, he had to assume that he'd be hit, and hit hard, like any player trying to wrap around the net. But he went for it to put the playoff game out of reach.

The circumstances were just right for that kind of sickening collision. There is no denying that Scheifele went 100% for the body, which every hockey player would do in that circumstance (IMO). He stopped striding at the blue line, tucked his elbow down, and hit Evens squarely in the chest. Evans was stretched out, low, and exposed, and the hit resulted in a hell of a lot of force. Evans flew back and hit his head on the ice, and a nasty injury resulted. Evans is a bright young player, and I sure hope he can recover.

I also think Scheifele deserves the benefit of the doubt. He's been in the league for a decade, and has never faced supplemental discipline. His reputation is as a solid two-way player and goal scorer, and he has never been accused of being a dirty player (that I can remember). Sometimes, in an extremely fast-moving game when the stakes are really high, bad shit happens. And it sounds to me like Scheifele is accepting the consequences for the result, intended or not.

tl;dr--the result of the play sucked, and I hope Evans is ok. I just can't jump on the Scheifele hate train.

posted by tahoemoj at 03:46 PM on June 04, 2021

Enter the NHL Playoff Pickem Round 2

I thought I picked this? Can I take Winnipeg in 7?

posted by tahoemoj at 03:27 PM on June 04, 2021

Enter the NHL Playoff Pickem Round 2

My picks:

Lightning in 7
Avalanche in 6
Top goals: MacKinnon
Top goalie (save %): Andrei Vasilevskiy
Team scoring 6 goals: Avalanche
Team giving up 0 goals: Bruins

Hope I'm not too late. Maybe I can throw in a pick for the Islanders in 7?

posted by tahoemoj at 12:41 PM on May 30, 2021

Phil Mickelson Did What?

As a fellow 50-year old whose body seeks to betray him at every opportunity, I think that's just amazing. You can be in "great shape for a 50-year old," which is pretty much garbage when compared to a 30-year old who is also on a strict diet and exercise regimen, as most of the PGA players are nowadays. So I heartily congratulate Phil on the accomplishment.

Looking forward to him gambling all of his winnings away and then blaming the government

But that piqued my interest. Should I use the google machine, or do you care to fill me in?

posted by tahoemoj at 03:53 PM on May 24, 2021

Enter the NHL Playoff Pickem

My picks:

Bruins in 7
Hurricanes in 5
Oilers in 6
Avalanche in 5
Lightning in 5
Islanders in 7
Maple Leafs in 6
Golden Knights in 6
Top goals: Draisaitl
Top goalie (save %): Andrei Vasilevskiy
Team scoring 6 goals: Avalanche
Team giving up 0 goals: Wild

posted by tahoemoj at 12:49 PM on May 19, 2021

Babe Ruth's Letter to Mistress Auctioned for $200K

I really appreciate where this thread went. I also am embarrassed for laughing so hard at "can of corn"

posted by tahoemoj at 07:03 PM on April 13, 2021

Peyton Manning Will Host Revival of 1950s Game Show

Howard, we shared a minor (although my course of study probably involved inhaling much more marijuana smoke than yours).

I think Peyton can be low-key charming when placed in the right situation. A 90% scripted show where he can riff with college students much smarter than himself for the other 10% just might work. I wish him luck.

posted by tahoemoj at 06:58 PM on April 13, 2021

NHL Dumps Referee After Open-Mic Admission of Bias

Man, I'd sure love to hear the real reason he wanted to get a penalty called on Nashville early. I can think of a ton of possible reasons ranging from shady as hell (e.g. wanting to get Detroit an early PPG to change the tone of the game) to pretty innocuous (e.g. wanted to send a message that he would call a tight game).

That said, Dude! You're on a hot mic! Maybe it's best to keep ypour thought process internal.

posted by tahoemoj at 02:39 PM on March 24, 2021