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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 - 4 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 - 21 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

November 20

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Bills' move to Nathan Peterman is a disaster: Buffalo head coach Sean McDermott's decision to bench Tyrod Taylor explodes in his face in just one half.

posted by jjzucal to football at 07:43 PM - 10 comments

What to Read when It's Time for Sports:: "Here is a list of books that tackle the complexities of sports in America, from nonfiction to poetry to fiction. ... And just a “heads up” (as they say in the sports world): this isn’t your average sports list."

posted by rumple to culture at 03:55 PM - 2 comments

November 18

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ESPN: NFL On Brink of Civil War: How did Jerry Jones take it when Roger Goodell told him about the decision to suspend Ezekiel Elliott for six games? ESPN quotes the phone call: "'I'm gonna come after you with everything I have,' Jones said. Then he mentioned Deflategate. 'If you think Bob Kraft came after you hard, Bob Kraft is a ----- compared to what I'm going to do.'"

posted by rcade to football at 12:27 PM - 6 comments

CONCACAF unveils League of Nations : This will be second formal platform for regional national team competition, after UEFA announced the first one last month. There's even talk of a global format! No more meaningless friendlies, ever ;)

posted by billsaysthis to soccer at 11:54 AM - 2 comments

November 16

CFL Playoff Pick 'Em, Division Finals Edition: Down by 15 in the 4th quarter with time expiring, Winnipeg scores a TD and goes for the 2-point convert. Just to mess up your picks. Keep up the chaos and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 08:14 PM - 13 comments

NFL Pick 'Em Week 11: Jerry Jones is Detrimental Edition: The NFL week begins tonight with an uncharacteristically good Thursday night game: The 6-3 Titans visit the 7-2 Steelers in what was once an AFC Central divisional game. In the SportsFilter NFL Pick 'Em, jjzucal keeps first place at 663 but rumple (646) and Howard_T (639) make up considerable ground. Rumple wins the week with 110. Make your picks, and be sure to factor in the possibility that Jerry Jones will lose his NFL franchise in Dallas.

posted by rcade to football at 04:15 PM - 31 comments

November 15

NBA Pick 'Em Week 5: LeBron Still Hates Phil Edition: The national NBA schedule begins tonight on ESPN when the underperforming Cavaliers visit the Charlotte Bobcats, er, Hornets. In SportsFilter's Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em, I win the week and take the lead at 125, followed by Ufez Jones 1 point back and Howard_T just 5. Our new player Scooby10672 opens strong with 25. Make your selections and enjoy the last shot LeBron James took at Phil Jackson.

posted by rcade to basketball at 10:54 AM - 9 comments

U.S. May Host New World Soccer Tournament: U.S. Soccer and Soccer United Marketing are talking about hosting a tournament next year for ourselves, Italy, The Netherlands, Ghana, Chile, Cameroon and other nations that have opened up some unexpected free time in 2018.

posted by rcade to soccer at 10:22 AM - 9 comments

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November 09

CFL Playoff Pick 'Em, Division Semis Edition: It's a fresh start as we take to the frozen turf for the CFL playoffs. Take that Canadian dime that keeps getting rejected by your office vending machine and flip it for all it's worth. All are welcome! Make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 12:00 PM - 14 comments

November 08

NFL Pick 'Em Week 10: Detroit Wins in Lambeau Edition: The NFL begins tomorrow night with Seattle at Arizona. In our NFL Pick 'Em, during a week when Detroit won for the second time at Green Bay in a quarter century of trying, jjzucal keeps the lead at 588, Howard_T climbs into a distant second with 539 on a week-best 74 and rumple drops one spot with 536. I forget to pick the first Sunday games and score 56, so I may keep doing that. Post your prognostications.

posted by rcade to football at 05:54 PM - 25 comments

November 07

NBA Pick 'Em Week 4: It's Spelled 'Antetokounmpo' Edition: There are five TV games this week, beginning with the Lakers going to Boston Wednesday night on ESPN. In the Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em, Ufez Jones keeps the lead at 99 and I make my first appearance in second place at 95. Howard_T and I tie for the best week. Make your picks and start saving for your Nike Air Antetokounmpo sneakers.

posted by rcade to basketball at 08:54 PM - 12 comments

November 06

CFL Pick 'Em, Final Standings: Drama down to the final afternoon: Edmonton holds off Saskatchewan, making Reever our 2017 champion. Congratulations Reever! Final standings inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 12:09 PM - 11 comments

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