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NBA Pick 'Em Week 9: Playing in Lithuania Takes Balls Ediition: There are eight national NBA TV games this week, beginning tonight. There's a new leader in the Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em: Ufez Jones at 216, six ahead of me and 15 ahead of Howard_T. Bender wins the week with 25. Make your picks and be glad you're not being shipped off to Prienal, Lithuania.

posted by rcade to basketball at 10:34 AM - 10 comments

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Sorry celestial Sachin but Virat Kohli has taken command of the space fleet: Kohli is close to being the first batter to rank top for Test, ODI and 20/20 formats simultaneously. "Kohli is in the middle of something extraordinary, performing at an all-format plateau beyond the reach of any other player in the current era."

posted by billsaysthis to other at 07:22 PM - 1 comment

December 07

NFL Pick 'Em Week 14: Get Better Ryan Shazier Edition: The NFL weekend begins with an uncharacteristically good Thursday night game as New Orleans plays Atlanta. With four weeks to go in the SportsFilter NFL Pick 'Em, two new players jump into the first two places: Jagsnumberone at 927 in the lead and Truthhurts at 925 in second. Howard_T holds on to third at 920. Bender wins the week with 117. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to football at 03:43 PM - 31 comments

December 06

Neil deGrasse Tyson on Russell Wilson's Lateral: "The lateral that @DangeRussWilson threw to @MikeDavisRB in Sunday’s @Seahawks @Eagles game was a legit 'Galilean Transformation.' In their reference frame, the ball went backwards. It’s not their fault they ran forward faster than the ball." Wired has more.

posted by rcade to football at 09:51 AM - 5 comments

December 05

NBA Pick 'Em Week 8: Two I's in Embiid Ediition: There are siix natiional NBA games on the tube thiis week, begiinniing toniight wiith the Warriiors and Hornets. Iin the Pace Manniion NBA Pick 'Em, Ii cliimb iinto first at 200 by wiinniing the week wiith 31 poiints. Ufez Jones iis second at 195 and Howard_T thiird at 178. Make your piicks iin honor of biig man Joel Embiid.

posted by rcade to basketball at 11:03 AM - 9 comments

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Supreme Court to hear N.J. sports betting arguments Monday: New Jersey's law to permit betting on sporting events, passed by voters in 2011, will get its hour before the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday.

posted by jjzucal to other at 07:20 PM - 4 comments

Are You Ready for Some Football?: The World Cup draw was conducted earlier today. An Iberian showdown in Group B, while Groups D and F look, if not quite Groups of Death, at least Groups of Moderate Discomfort. The U.S. is in Group I.

posted by holden to soccer at 12:41 PM - 6 comments

CFL Playoff Pick 'Em, Final Standings: Sorry this is so late. The last thing I remember is giddily marching up Yonge Street with the Argos victory parade on Sunday night. Next thing I know it's Thursday morning and I'm waking up at the Fabricland in Newmarket. Nurse your hangovers and find out the results inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 10:05 AM - 7 comments

November 30

NFL Pick 'Em Week 13: With the First Pick the Giants Take Edition: The NFL weekend begins tonight when woeful Washington visits declining Dallas. There's another top three shuffle In the SportsFilter Pick 'Em as Jjzucal takes first at 845, Rumple second at 829 and Howard_T third at 821. I win the week with 137. Make your prognostications and be glad your team doesn't have Geno Smith under center.

posted by rcade to football at 05:35 PM - 29 comments

November 29

NBA Pick 'Em Week 7: NBA TV Edition: There are four NBA TV games to pick this week, beginning tonight when Philadelphia plays Boston. In the SportsFilter Pick 'Em, Ufez Jones holds on to first and expands the lead to 10. Bender wins the week with 40, including a perfect lock on the Kings/Lakers game. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 12:41 PM - 11 comments

November 28

New York Giants bench Eli Manning, start Geno Smith: In a shocking move, Ben McAdoo is benching two-time Super Bowl winner Eli Manning for Geno Smith, likely ending Manning's career in New York. Manning has started 210 consecutive regular-season games for the Giants, a streak that will come to an end after he refused to be the token starter for a series in order to keep the streak going.

posted by Goyoucolts to football at 05:08 PM - 12 comments

November 27

In the pantheon of American baseball, Satchel Paige has always occupied a special place.: "He was one of the game’s all-time greats and also one of its most shameless and storied self-promoters. A whole mythology surrounds him and his exploits; he talked almost as fast as he pitched. In photos his mischievous smile made him seem invincible. A few years ago I learned, by chance, that he had played for one of the most infamous Latin American dictators who ever lived. It struck me as the kind of story only Paige himself could concoct, a tale so gaudy as to seem camouflaged in the annals of sports. I decided to investigate what happened when these two outsize individuals collided."

posted by rumple to baseball at 04:30 PM - 2 comments

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CFL Playoff Pick 'Em, Grey Cup Edition: Two close games mean our standings get turned upside down. It's a repeat of the 2012 Grey Cup as red (Calgary), white (snow), and blue (Toronto) will meet in Ottawa this Sunday. Grab your toque and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 04:49 PM - 17 comments

November 22

NFL Pick 'Em Week 12: Turkey Leg Award Edition: A full NFL holiday weekend begins on Thanksgiving Day with three games for your relatives to interrupt. In the SportsFilter Pick 'Em, Howard_T has jumped into first place at 715, passing jjzucal at 714 and rumple at 703. Cixelsyd wins the week with 83. Make your picks and be thankful you're not Sean McDermott.

posted by rcade to football at 09:40 PM - 30 comments

Joe Morgan: "We hope the day never comes when known steroid users are voted into the Hall of Fame. They cheated. Steroid users don't belong here.":
With the release of the 2018 Hall of Fame ballot this week, Joe Morgan has penned a letter that has been sent to all the Hall of Fame voters in the BBWAA.

posted by grum@work to baseball at 11:07 AM - 5 comments

November 21

NBA Pick 'Em Week 6: 16 Games and Counting Edition: A lighter schedule this week with just four national NBA games: Two on ESPN Wednesday and two on NBA Friday. None of them feature the 16-2 Boston Celtics. In the Pace Mannion, Ufez Jones takes first place back by a single point over, uh, me. NoMich climbs into third by winning the week. Make your picks and pass the gravy.

posted by rcade to basketball at 03:08 PM - 8 comments