tahoemoj's profile

Location: downstream
Member since: September 27, 2006
Last visit: May 13, 2022

tahoemoj has posted 17 links and 2,911 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

Greg Norman: LIV and Let LIV

Phil--damn. Almost $100M in prize money and about $800M in endorsement money and the dude wants to cry poor. I used to really like Phil--remember when he defended playing golf with that goofy-ass smile on his face by saying "I get to golf for a job, and have a beautiful family-you'd be smiling, too"? I miss that Phil, even if it was just a veneer. Gambling is a hell of a drug.

posted by tahoemoj at 01:28 PM on May 13, 2022

Greg Norman: LIV and Let LIV

Well, I think what he meant to say was that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman won't be repeating his past mistakes. Sure, he had a journalist murdered and dismembered for being critical of his oppressive regime but that was almost 4 whole years ago! And the next time he has a critic murdered, he's going to be much more careful to cover his tracks! So c'mon guys! Let's all go play in Saudi Arabia and lend our tacit approval to the actions of a spoiled tyrant (who keeps the diesel flowing to our yachts)!

posted by tahoemoj at 04:43 PM on May 12, 2022

Weirdest Pitching Ejection Ever

I think I made slightly less eye contact with my wife when I asked her to marry me. Or at least I maybe blinked once or twice. Jebus.

posted by tahoemoj at 01:47 PM on May 05, 2022

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

My own approach to tattoos is simple: I'll get one after Howard gets one.

I got my first about 10 years back, and now I'm just trying to figure out how to get the rest of 'em. "We've only got so many years on this earth, I'm gonna get real weird with 'em."--Frank Reynolds, Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

posted by tahoemoj at 02:25 PM on May 04, 2022

Arizona Coyotes Are Moving to a 5,100-Seat Arena

That'll never happen.

posted by tahoemoj at 12:31 PM on May 03, 2022

Enter the SportsFilter NHL Playoff Pickem

My picks:

Hurricanes in 6
Lightning in 6
Wild in 7
Kings in 5
Rangers in 6
Panthers in 5
Avalanche in 4
Flames in 6
Top goals: Panarin (NYR)
Top goalie (save %): Darcy Kuemper
Team scoring 6 goals: Rangers
Game 1 winner: Avalanche

Devils in 6 (likely on a par-3).

posted by tahoemoj at 01:50 PM on May 02, 2022

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

shouldn't we get a "Marauding Bears On The Loose" update from tahoemoj?

Funny, I was sitting on my parents' deck in Incline Village (North Lake) on Easter Sunday with my 6- and 5- year olds, and a mama bear and her cub came strolling through the yard not more than 30' away from us. My kids got excited, the bears heard them, and mama looked over her shoulder at us as they crossed the street.

I love the Tahoe bears. I used to live in Kings Beach (also North Lake) at about 7,000'. We had a family of bears who came around every garbage day looking for unlatched bear boxes or stray scraps from cans. One day the little girl across the street, maybe 6 years old, told me "the bear kissed me!" Her mom said that, indeed, a bear cub had walked onto their deck while the little girl played and had licked her face in greeting. Pretty cute until you remember that mama is never too far away.

posted by tahoemoj at 05:30 PM on April 27, 2022

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

One of the greatest ever to lace them up, and an amazing human being off the ice according to anyone I've heard asked. Cancer sucks. RIP Blonde Demon.

posted by tahoemoj at 12:52 PM on April 22, 2022

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

That's my fault. I was waiting for a pizza yesterday and walked over the the German bar next door for a litre of kolsch. BenjaminLeo must have seen me.

posted by tahoemoj at 12:45 PM on April 20, 2022

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

I'm not sure why Brady would willingly enter the stacked AFC. Seems like the clearest path back to the Super Bowl wouldn't involve going through Josh Allen, Patrick Mahomes, Joe Burrow, Russell Wiilson, Lamar Jackson, et al. Maybe he's just that cocky that he thought he could do it.

posted by tahoemoj at 03:00 PM on April 14, 2022

The untold story of the most dangerous player in college football history

This is a hell of a story. I have a thousand things to say about it, but no idea where to start. Just have to express a ton of admiration for those women and the strength they showed. Damn.

posted by tahoemoj at 05:07 PM on April 13, 2022

Steelers Quarterback Dwayne Haskins Fatally Struck by Car

Damn, that's sad. RIP, young man.

And ditto on Brandt.

posted by tahoemoj at 03:37 PM on April 09, 2022

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Everything about that meal sounds incredible. I gotta get back to working on my swing; I want summa that.

posted by tahoemoj at 12:37 AM on April 07, 2022

First known transgender athlete to win Division I national championship

I appreciate that there are reservations regarding transgender athletes, particularly those born in male bodies. I do. It's a complicated subject and not something that is intuitive to the cisgendered. That said, it's OK to ask questions. It's OK to want reassurance that allowing transgender women to compete won't alter the playing field. Really, I don't think it's disrespectful to be curious or even cautious.

That said, if you claim to care or claim to be curious, how about looking at the actual science rather than just defaulting to your own fears and bigotry? Instead of saying "she was born a boy, so she's bigger and stronger!", how about doing a little research into what changes a transgender woman's body goes through when she reassigns? Understand the facts regarding the trauma a body goes through to transition; understand testosterone levels; understand that the advantages you thought would arise don't.

But also, what Ms. Vaughn said. If you've never cared about women's sports before, why do you care now? If you're being honest, it probably because you're scared of the "others" who are being empowered by modern society to live their true lives.

posted by tahoemoj at 02:38 PM on March 24, 2022

Cleveland Browns Sell Their Soul for DeShawn Watson

The running gag among Bengals fans is that the Browns just sold their collective soul and mortgaged their future to keep having the 3rd best QB in the AFC North.

posted by tahoemoj at 10:10 PM on March 19, 2022