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Name: Mike Goetz
Location: Vancouver, BC
Gender: Male
Member since: May 19, 2009
Last visit: June 09, 2024

geneparmesan has posted 2 links and 51 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 0 comments to the Locker Room.

Sports Bio

I'm a Canadian who enjoys following hockey, Canadian football, and baseball. When I moved to England I started following British football and enjoyed a whole new experience of being a sports fan
Unlike my experience in Canada, where you feel you are there to be entertained and you applaud when the team performs to expectation, in football the supporters genuinely believe that they have an impact on the match; that their responsibility is to support the team and in doing so can influence the result. It is an amazing thing to see a team's performance improve as it coincides with the supporters raising their voice.
I'm back in Canada now and I follow the Vancouver Canucks, Seattle Mariners, Ipswich Town FC, BC Lions, and English cricket.

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Sedin twins play their last home game before retirement; combine to score twice in a storybook finish: Being from Vancouver it's difficult to have perspective, but as Henrik and Daniel Sedin retire there is talk that these are two generational players; the best to have ever played for Vancouver. Certainly they have been the best pair of players for the Canucks, truly a combined value that is more than the sum of their parts. And the way they finished out their last home game of the season was virtually scripted. A typical magic goal of intricate passing in the second period, and a long possession power play goal to win the game in overtime. Unassuming and unlikely stars for one team in their 18-year careers, blighted only by the lack of a championship (though they came within one game in 2011)

posted by geneparmesan to hockey at 04:21 PM on April 06, 2018 - 1 comment

Sepp Blatter is at it again: The head of FIFA has sparked huge controversy (especially in England) with ill-judged comments that minimize the extent and impact of racism in soccer. With his previous gaffes about homosexuality and women's football, it's a wonder that anyone is surprised.

posted by geneparmesan to soccer at 10:51 AM on November 17, 2011 - 5 comments

Recent Comments

NHL Playoff Pickem: Stanley Cup Finals

My picks:

Oilers in 7
Top goals: Hyman
Top goalie (save %): Skinner
Team scoring 6 goals: Oilers
Game 1 winner: Oilers
Top assists: McDavid
Conn Smythe: Draisaitl
Top penalty minutes: Nurse
Tiebreaker: 35

posted by geneparmesan at 05:57 PM on June 03, 2024

NHL Playoff Pickem: Conference Finals

My picks:

Rangers in 6
Stars in 6
Top goals: Hyman (EDM)
Top goalie (save %): Bobrovski
Team scoring 6 goals: Oilers
Team shutout: Panthers

posted by geneparmesan at 02:25 PM on May 22, 2024

NHL Playoff Pickem: Second Round

Revised picks:

Panthers in 6
Stars in 6
Oilers in 6
Top goals: Draisaitl
Top goalie (save %): Ottinger
Team scoring 6 goals: Oilers
Team shutout: Stars

posted by geneparmesan at 05:39 PM on May 06, 2024

NHL Playoff Pickem: Second Round

My picks:

Hurricanes in 6

posted by geneparmesan at 05:41 PM on May 04, 2024

Enter the NHL Playoff Pickem

My picks:

Hurricanes in 5
Bruins in 6
Panthers in 5
Rangers in 6
Jets in 6
Canucks in 5
Stars in 5
Kings in 7
Top goals: Matthews
Top goalie (save %): Demko
Team scoring 6 goals: Stars
Team shutout: Rangers

posted by geneparmesan at 06:37 PM on April 19, 2024

NHL Playoff Pickem Champion: Geneparmesan

Thank you all; that was fun. I'll select the cap of my Vancouver Canucks, who had a very encouraging showing in this pandemic tournament. Style? I dunno " I like a cap with a curved brim. No flat-brimmed snapbacks like the youth of today wear.

posted by geneparmesan at 06:03 PM on October 08, 2020

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Hey so it's been over a week since the Stanley Cup was awarded. Any chance for final scores on the NHL playoff pick-em? I admit I have a vested interest

posted by geneparmesan at 05:16 PM on October 06, 2020

NHL Playoff Pickem: Stanley Cup Finals

My picks:

Lightning in 5
Top goals: Point
Top goalie (save %): Andrei Vasilevskiy
Team winning game 1: Lightning
Team giving up 0 goals: Lightning
Top assists: Kucherov
Conn Smythe: Vasilevskiy
Tiebreaker: 30

posted by geneparmesan at 11:43 PM on September 18, 2020

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em Round 2 Leader: Geneparmesan

Canucks also had a shutout in Round 2

posted by geneparmesan at 01:00 PM on September 06, 2020

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em Round 2 Leader: Geneparmesan

My picks:

Golden Knights in 6
Lightning in 6
Top goals: Brayden Point
Top goalie (save %): Andrei Vasilevskiy
Team scoring most goals: Golden Knights
Team giving up 0 goals: Golden Knights

posted by geneparmesan at 12:53 PM on September 06, 2020

NHL Playoff Pickem Round 1 Scores (in Progress)

The point calculation for the Blues/Canucks series is wrong. Players are getting 10 points for guessing the correct number of games in the series (should be 2)

posted by geneparmesan at 12:40 PM on August 22, 2020

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em Round 2

My picks:

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

posted by geneparmesan at 12:31 PM on August 22, 2020

Enter SportsFilter's NHL Playoff Pick 'Em

My picks:

Lightning in 6
Flames in 7
Bruins in 6
Golden Knights in 6
Capitals in 7
Avalanche in 6
Flyers in 6
Canucks in 6
Top goals: MacKinnon
Top goalie (save %): Jacob Markstrom
Team scoring 6 goals: Avalanche
Team giving up 0 goals: Lightning

posted by geneparmesan at 12:49 PM on August 11, 2020

Man City Banned from Champions League for Financial Breaches

In this case, what Man City did was claim that the exorbitant money they received from their shirt sponsorship was all coming from the Emirates airline company, and could thus be counted as revenue. Financial Fair Play rules essentially require you to maintain a reasonable overall profitability, so if your expenditures are very high then your revenues have to be very high to compensate and not create a culture where you're just using your owner's deep pockets to buy a championship.

Except that's what City did, because it turns out that the bulk of the shirt sponsorship money was being paid by the club's owner out of his own pocket, instead of Emirates (which he also owns). There may be some more nuance to in the details, but my understanding is this essentially was the scam which UEFA have charged them for.

I think this is good, and I hope that City fail to get their punishment reduced (but I'm not holding my breath). In this case, any cash penalty would be meaningless. But banning the club from the Champions League not only punishes them financially, it also punishes them competitively. Unlike WADA and their attempts to punish nations for orchestrated doping, this punishment has real teeth that might actually cause other big clubs to take notice and to observe the FFP rules

posted by geneparmesan at 07:02 PM on February 17, 2020

England win Cricket World Cup

For those who don't understand cricket perhaps a layman's explanation from a baseball perspective might be helpful.

In cricket, the bowler (think pitcher) delivers the ball to one of two batsmen. When the batsman hits the ball, he and the other batsman run between the two wickets (bases). It would be like hitting a baseball and then running to first base, but at the same time you have a man on first who is running to home plate.

The fielding team can get you out if they throw the ball back to the infield and dislodge the bails before you cross the batting line (very similar to tagging a runner out).

So on the play linked above, New Zealand needed two runs to win. Guptill hit the ball and he and Neesham completed one run. They then turned and tried to complete a second run, but Roy was able to throw the ball back in, and Buttler dislodged the bails before Guptill crossed the line. Guptill is out.

Because Guptill was out, the second run was not completed so they only scored one. New Zealand needed two runs to win, so by only scoring one the game was tied (again). As NoMich mentioned, they went to the next tiebreaker to determine the winner (both teams knew that England would win if the scores were tied, which is why they celebrated when they got Guptill out).

As a Canadian who lived in England and got into cricket, this was without doubt the most exciting conclusion to a cricket match I've ever seen. That it would happen in the world cup final was all the more amazing. Finals in any sport are so often anti-climactic, but this was one for the ages " it will never be duplicated. The slow build of tension that culminated in the last hour of play was excruciating

posted by geneparmesan at 02:57 PM on July 16, 2019