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Marlins Pitcher Jose Fernandez Dies in Boating Accident

2016 has been a banner year for losing very entertaining and gifted performers in all areas. It can stop now.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 05:27 PM on September 26

Marlins Pitcher Jose Fernandez Dies in Boating Accident

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posted by yerfatma at 03:49 PM on September 26

SportsFilter's ESPN Fantasy Hockey Looking for Teams

I am in (returning owner).

posted by MrFrisby at 02:05 PM on September 26

Les Miles out at LSU

Petrino might be dumb enough to try his shtick at a top-flight program one more time, but I think he's realized that it's pretty nice being the big dog at Louisville, where he'll be able to coast for at least a decade on "Remember when I walloped the shit out of Florida State?"

posted by Etrigan at 11:13 AM on September 26

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

The Jets fans who involuntarily and repeatedly emptied their stomachs watching Ryan Fitzpatrick yesterday woke up this morning with an unexpected benefit: six pick abs.

The newest addition to Monument Valley may well be Carson Palmer. In general, his decision making and accuracy have seemed OK, but it looks like it is taking the ball a day and a half to get to the receiver.

Here's hoping that Wentz to Ertz eventually becomes a Pennsylvania regional delicacy. It's got pretzels and fastnacht written all over it.

posted by beaverboard at 08:26 AM on September 26

Les Miles out at LSU

But what happens if Bobby Petrino is able to keep his dumbassery under wraps in Louisville? I mean, have you seen what he's done over there with that program? Or has he been hit with the SEC banhammer?

posted by NoMich at 07:33 AM on September 26

RIP Arnold Palmer, 1929-2016

Proud to say I was a member of "Arnie's Army", may he rest in Peace.

posted by ic23b at 01:24 AM on September 26

Les Miles out at LSU

I'd love to see Orgeron do well and get the job permanently. I always thought he should have gotten the USC job.

I'm guessing that not having a top flight QB, LSU is willing to mail in the rest of 2016 and get lined up early for Tom Herman or Art Briles.

posted by beaverboard at 10:17 PM on September 25

RIP Arnold Palmer, 1929-2016

Maybe he can teach God to hit a 1-iron when he arrives at the pearly gates. Rest in Peace, Arnie.

posted by tahoemoj at 09:56 PM on September 25

RIP Arnold Palmer, 1929-2016

Grum has said it. And add in other names from other fields of endeavor and the year gets even worse. Historically bad, really, when the sum is totaled.

In fact this weekend alone is daunting to the human spirit.

This is one of those passings that will inspire me to go to multiple sources to read what a variety of people who are entitled and qualified to comment have to say.

posted by beaverboard at 09:56 PM on September 25

Marlins Pitcher Jose Fernandez Dies in Boating Accident

Don't know how I missed this until just now. Horrible. Seemed like a very joyful guy.

posted by holden at 09:51 PM on September 25

RIP Arnold Palmer, 1929-2016

Ali, Howe, and Palmer, all passed away in 2016.

Crummy year all around.

posted by grum@work at 09:18 PM on September 25

RIP Arnold Palmer, 1929-2016

You beat me to this one. I gotta post my summary anyway for personal reasons:

Arnold Palmer, the favorite golfer of my late grandfather Glenn "Bill" Craker and millions of others he brought into a deep and abiding love of the sport, died Sunday at age 87. He won 62 PGA Tour titles, seven majors in seven years and had a career that spanned six decades. "What other people find in poetry, I find in the flight of a good drive," Palmer once said.

I think I'm headed to the World Golf Hall of Fame this week, which is by my good fortune close to where I live.

posted by rcade at 09:17 PM on September 25

Marlins Pitcher Jose Fernandez Dies in Boating Accident

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posted by Joey Michaels at 09:08 PM on September 25

Texas A&M takes College Football Belt

A&M is lucky to be going against So. Carolina while Muschamp is still there.

posted by beaverboard at 08:08 PM on September 25

Marlins Pitcher Jose Fernandez Dies in Boating Accident

It's a horrific bookend for Mattingly, who was drafted by the Yankees a month before Thurman Munson died.

posted by beaverboard at 08:04 PM on September 25

Les Miles out at LSU

Ole Eddie O. is apparently the widowmaker -- he was interim at USC as well after Kiffin was fired.

Scratching my head a bit about why this didn't happen at the end of last season -- seems a win against a crappy A&M squad saved his job, but everyone knew what they had with Miles. Great recruiter, generally seems to be a nice guy (my parents have met him a few times through booster events and at church), but really a pretty poor game day coach.

posted by holden at 08:03 PM on September 25

Texas A&M takes College Football Belt

Keeping it in Texas won't be easy. A&M has to play conference games against No. 11 Tennessee, No. 1 Alabama, No. 16 Ole Miss and LSU.

posted by rcade at 07:27 PM on September 25

Marlins Pitcher Jose Fernandez Dies in Boating Accident

I'm reminded of Pelle Lindbergh, who is probably the best comparison as they were both young, on the verge of super stardom, and died in a unfortunate late night accident.

posted by grum@work at 06:36 PM on September 25

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Correction to the above: Because the game went into extra innings, 21 strikeouts is not a record. Once the extra innings are started, a 9-inning record is meaningless. It is a franchise record for Boston, and the number of strikeouts by the staff in a single season for the franchise was broken today. The final count of Rays put down on strikes was 22, final score was 3-2 Boston - their 11th win in a row - and the winning run scored on the strangest play at the plate I have seen, major league, minor league, high school, middle school, or even Cal Ripken League baseball. I cannot describe it adequately, but on a 2-base hit by Ortiz, Pedroia attempted to score from 1st base. The throw to the plate was accurate and in plenty of time. Pedroia tried to evade the tag with a series of contortions, was actually tagged, but the ball came out of the catcher's mitt and rolled away. Strange.

posted by Howard_T at 05:27 PM on September 25

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Update to the above, 2 more Rays went down on strikes in the 9th to bring the total to a major league record 21. The game is tied 2-2 after 9 innings.

posted by Howard_T at 04:41 PM on September 25

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

K K K K K K K K K K K

Boston pitchers have struck out 11 consecutive Tampa Bay batters from the 4th through 7th innings today. The total for the game is so far 19, and Rays are batting with one out in the 8th. The 11 straight is a major league record. The announcers have been saying all day that plate umpire Sam Holbrook's strike zone is extremely wide today, and the bit of the game I have seen confirms this analysis.

posted by Howard_T at 04:19 PM on September 25

Marlins Pitcher Jose Fernandez Dies in Boating Accident

When I heard of this today I immediately thought of the accident that took the lives of Tim Crews and Steve Olin several years ago. Bobbie Ojeda was also seriously injured in that one. The Crews/Olin/Ojeda accident happened when their boat ran under a low pier on a lake. That was a tragedy as is today's news.

David Ortiz asked the Tampa Bay Rays to cancel their planned pre-game tribute to the Boston hitter. They had a moment of silence for Fernandez, during which Ortiz was visibly affected. Fernandez had seen Ortiz hit a home run during an exhibition game in Cuba, and when Fernandez was finally able to come to the USA, the first jersey he bought bore Ortiz's number. Ortiz later befriended Fernandez. Today Ortiz had Fernandez's initials and number written on his cap below the Red Sox logo.

posted by Howard_T at 04:10 PM on September 25

Marlins Pitcher Jose Fernandez Dies in Boating Accident

Jose gave us one of the best baseball gifs ever.

Did you catch that?

posted by Mr Bismarck at 12:55 PM on September 25

SportsFilter's ESPN Fantasy Hockey Looking for Teams

I'll sign up when I'm out of the boondocks in a few days.

posted by rumple at 12:13 PM on September 25

SportsFilter's ESPN Fantasy Hockey Looking for Teams

Cool. I'll give the returning owners a little while and then email you an invitation. Two owners retired after last season and the first season champ may want back in, so there should be at least one opening.

posted by rcade at 12:04 PM on September 25

SportsFilter's ESPN Fantasy Hockey Looking for Teams

Count me in.

posted by jagsnumberone at 11:46 AM on September 25

Marlins Pitcher Jose Fernandez Dies in Boating Accident

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posted by jagsnumberone at 11:45 AM on September 25

NFL Pick 'Em Week 3: Bud Grant on the Gjallarhorn Edition

Arizona at Buffalo (Sunday). AZ by 3

Oakland at Tennessee (Sunday). OAK by 6

Cleveland at Miami (Sunday) MIAMI by 7

Baltimore at Jacksonville (Sunday) JAX by 9

Detroit at Green Bay (Sunday) GB by 15 LOCK

Denver at Cincinnati (Sunday) Cincy by3

Minnesota at Carolina (Sunday) Carolina by 5

Washington at New York Giants (Sunday). NYG by 6

Los Angeles at Tampa Bay (Sunday). TB by 10 LOCK

San Francisco at Seattle (Sunday). Seattle by 17 LOCK

New York Jets at Kansas City (Sunday) KC by

San Diego at Indianapolis (Sunday). Indy by 3

Pittsburgh at Philadelphia (Sunday) Philly by 6

Chicago at Dallas (Sunday). Chicago by 3

Atlanta at New Orleans (Monday) Atlanta by 3

posted by rumple at 11:23 AM on September 25

Marlins Pitcher Jose Fernandez Dies in Boating Accident

This is just awful. He was an absolute treat to watch when he was on his game.

This Grantland article from a few years back highlights his journey from Cuba to the US. It's a great (albeit now very sad) read.

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:17 AM on September 25

Marlins Pitcher Jose Fernandez Dies in Boating Accident

Absolutely tragic. He has to be one of the best players in baseball to be lost while in his prime.

He posted an Instagram photo five days ago indicating a baby is on the way.

posted by rcade at 10:18 AM on September 25

Marlins Pitcher Jose Fernandez Dies in Boating Accident

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posted by tommytrump at 09:48 AM on September 25

Marlins Pitcher Jose Fernandez Dies in Boating Accident

That sucks. RIP.

posted by TheQatarian at 09:45 AM on September 25

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Fourteen

Argoal is on a Saskatche-roll. Two weeks, two perfect picks.

posted by rcade at 09:08 AM on September 25

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Fourteen

Why didn't the clock expire in Winnipeg/Calgary? Calgary had no timeouts and completed a pass in the middle of the field on a play that ended with 4 seconds left. I thought the clock would start again when the ball was set. It went down to 00. They were allowed to attempt a 52-year-old field goal that won the game.

The short version of the rule is that a quarter must end with a play, even if the clock has run to 00:00.

posted by tommytrump at 10:09 PM on September 24

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Fourteen

Why didn't the clock expire in Winnipeg/Calgary? Calgary had no timeouts and completed a pass in the middle of the field on a play that ended with 4 seconds left. I thought the clock would start again when the ball was set. It went down to 00. They were allowed to attempt a 52-year-old field goal that won the game.

posted by rcade at 07:14 PM on September 24

Lady Gaga Will Perform Super Bowl Halftime Show

Lady Gaga is a strong girl and good pop-singer, Just Dance this track makes me very nostalgic.

posted by MMauri at 05:03 AM on September 24

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

From a Mediterranean standpoint, Garoppolo and Amendola might be as close as today's Pats fans ever get to the venerated combo of Parilli and Cappelletti.

posted by beaverboard at 10:38 PM on September 23

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

The first 10 fans through the gate at Gillette Stadium next Sunday will have an impromptu tryout for a one game contract...

posted by MeatSaber at 08:38 PM on September 23

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Fourteen

Ottawa by 10

B.C. by 3

Calgary by 13

Hamilton by 7

posted by rcade at 06:41 PM on September 23

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Eh, po-tay-to / po-tah-to

posted by Ufez Jones at 06:03 PM on September 23

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

It's Edelman,

posted by tahoemoj at 05:21 PM on September 23

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

I think I heard on the broadcast last night (or read on Twitter) that Danny Amendola was the emergency backup for Brissett.

posted by Ufez Jones at 04:49 PM on September 23

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Fourteen

Ott by 3; BC by 3; Cal by 3; Ham by 4.

posted by JPR at 04:43 PM on September 23

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

So who is the fourth string QB in New England (assuming Brady, Jimmy G., and Brissett are 1/2/3)?

And who would be the backup to that guy?

I'm sure Doug Flutie is still in pretty good shape.

posted by grum@work at 04:39 PM on September 23

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

I'm a little surprised that there hasn't been an ocean of "SEE BRADY WAS NEVER THAT GOOD" think pieces

It's almost like the "they hate us" narrative that Boston fans have embraced so firmly was largely fictitious. I'll be damned!

posted by tahoemoj at 04:31 PM on September 23

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

They were working on Brissett's hand on the sidelines during the game.

Healing from that procedure is not a big deal. Getting your grip strength and throwing effectiveness all the way back after a thumb injury can be a lengthy process, however. Ask Kurt Warner.

This is where Belichick brings in Tom House to teach Jimmy G. and Brissett how to throw left handed. No word on whether Brady would be allowed to join the training sessions.

Tebow's still on an Atlantic League team bus somewhere in Pennsylvania, right?

posted by beaverboard at 03:43 PM on September 23

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Wait, seriously?!

posted by yerfatma at 03:18 PM on September 23

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Fourteen

Ottawa by 6

BC by 8

Calgary by 10

Hamilton by 3

posted by Reever at 03:13 PM on September 23

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

It's not just fans who get confused.

posted by yerfatma at 02:23 PM on September 23

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Yeah, Montana's coach wasn't too shabby either.

Still I do think both coaches played a major role in their success, and I do think the Patriots would be just fine without Brady.

posted by cixelsyd at 02:22 PM on September 23

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

His trade value is never going to be higher!

(Proving stupid knows no fandom boundaries, I've seen plenty of Pats fans wondering if it's time to start the Jimmy G Era and plenty of Pats haters declaring this proves Brady was a system QB all along. Particularly love this rant suggesting he can't be considered as good as Montana and Marino because Brady has a great coach . . .)

posted by yerfatma at 01:21 PM on September 23

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

I'm a little surprised that there hasn't been an ocean of "SEE BRADY WAS NEVER THAT GOOD" think pieces since the Patriots 3-0 start. They would be incorrect and based on BS, but that's the sort of sorry excuse for stories I've come to expect.

posted by Joey Michaels at 01:03 PM on September 23

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Fourteen

Toronto by 7

B.C. by 11

Calgary by 3

Hamilton by 17

posted by MrFrisby at 12:54 PM on September 23

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

[This is the space where a smaller person would do a lot of gloating about "Chess v Checkers" and that sort of thing.]

posted by yerfatma at 12:45 PM on September 23

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Scully works alone.

It used to be far more common and still happens in soccer. I've definitely seen some announcers who said they want to Greta Garbo it (Al Michaels and Martin Tyler spring to mind) but sports produces assume we are all dumbasses who want to listen to the insights of a former player no matter how addled their brain.

posted by yerfatma at 12:45 PM on September 23

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Fourteen

Ottawa by 11
B.C. by 7
Calgary by 14
Hamilton by 21

posted by DrJohnEvans at 10:11 AM on September 23

NFL Pick 'Em Week 3: Bud Grant on the Gjallarhorn Edition

Arizona by 10
Oakland by 3
Miami by 14 LOCK
Jacksonville by 7
Green Bay by 10 LOCK
Cincinnati by 6
Carolina by 8
New York Giants by 7
Tampa Bay by 10
Seattle by 3
Kansas City by 6
Indianapolis by 7
Pittsburgh by 7
Dallas by 7
New Orleans by 14 LOCK

posted by holden at 09:59 AM on September 23

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Fortunately for the Patriots, they now have a nice long 10 day stretch to regroup before their next game.

Belichick and McDaniels should be able to find the time to attend an upcoming session of Urban Meyer's "I Have Three Starting Quarterbacks" support group.

After lunch, the session breaks into small groups that emphasize role playing and discussion of "what if" situations.

This is where Meyer will find out that Tom Brady has never played wideout or extra DB in nickel packages.

posted by beaverboard at 09:49 AM on September 23

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

After listening to Scully's call of Koufax's game, I was trying to describe what and how he did that made him special and in short he was a poet.

...and you can almost taste the pressure now
Koufax lifted his cap
ran his finger's through his black hair
then pulled the cap back down
fussing at the bill

So much imagery in so few words. If you did not know any better you could mistakenly say the above text came out of Casey At The Bat instead of a live broadcast

posted by prof at 09:48 AM on September 23

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Fourteen

Ottawa by 6

BC by 10

Calgary by 7

Hamilton by 23

posted by jagsnumberone at 09:20 AM on September 23

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

The thought occurred to me that while all other broadcasters use a color commentator, Scully works alone.

Like his "under the park" home run quip, almost everything Scully says sounds better than anything any ex-ballplayer colour guy could come up with. I so much want to listen to him broadcast a game than anything, even more than my favourite sounding announcer (Dan Shulman).

If you get a chance, listen to Scully paint the picture for Sandy Koufax's last three outs of his perfect game.

posted by grum@work at 09:01 AM on September 23

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

The thought occurred to me that while all other broadcasters use a color commentator, Scully works alone.

Chuck Kaiton, the radio play by play guy for the Hurricanes, works alone. I love hearing just him during the game play. On the TV side, the 'Canes have John Forslund calling the action, who I like, but they have the awful Tripp Tracy as his color guy. Makes me appreciate Chuck and the letter K working alone all the more.

posted by NoMich at 07:00 AM on September 23

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Oh owly. No need to be a dick.

posted by NoMich at 06:56 AM on September 23

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

So after David Bell, we come to a bell end?

posted by owlhouse at 11:26 PM on September 22

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

I watched the ESPN game last night during which they simulcast an inning of Vin Scully's broadcast. The thought occurred to me that while all other broadcasters use a color commentator, Scully works alone. Thus, he has the time and space to give us the musings of his most fertile mind. Perhaps he is the only play-by-play broadcaster who is good enough to pull this off. As an example, he was speaking of a player who frequently slid head first, and he told of how the belt buckle scoops dirt off of the infield and usually deposits it down the pants. He then mentioned that this player, should he ever hit an inside the park home run, might be said to have hit an "under the park" home run. We mortals can only wish we had such a command of language.

posted by Howard_T at 09:52 PM on September 22

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Fourteen

Toronto by 7

BC by 13

Calgary by 9

Hamilton by 4

posted by cixelsyd at 08:22 PM on September 22

NFL Pick 'Em Week 3: Bud Grant on the Gjallarhorn Edition

New England 6

posted by holden at 08:12 PM on September 22

NFL Pick 'Em Week 3: Bud Grant on the Gjallarhorn Edition

Houston by 13
Arizona by 4
Oakland by 7
Miami by 13
Jacksonville by 5
Green Bay by 3
Cincinnati by 3
Carolina by 7
New York Giants by 4
Tampa Bay by 21
Seattle by 17 <-- lock
Kansas City by 3
Indianapolis by 9
Pittsburgh by 3
Dallas by 10
Atlanta by 3

I blew up 3 locks last week. Just one this time.

posted by rcade at 08:03 PM on September 22

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Fourteen

Toronto by 8
Edmonton by 19
Calgary by 19
Hamilton by 11

posted by bender at 06:40 PM on September 22

NFL Pick 'Em Week 3: Bud Grant on the Gjallarhorn Edition

New England by 10
Buffalo by 3
Tennessee by 5
Miami by 4
Jacksonville by 7
LOCK Green Bay by 8 LOCK
Cincinnati by 4
LOCK Carolina by 14 LOCK
New York Giants by 4
Tampa Bay by 7
San Francisco by 3
Kansas City by 5
San Diego by 6
Philadelphia by 7
Chicago by 3
New Orleans by 5

posted by bender at 06:35 PM on September 22

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Fourteen

Ottawa by 4

BC by 12

Calgary by 8

Hamilton by 5

posted by ic23b at 06:10 PM on September 22

NFL Pick 'Em Week 3: Bud Grant on the Gjallarhorn Edition

Houston by 3
Arizona by 10
Oakland by 7
Miami by 14 (lock)
Jacksonville by 6
Green Bay by 7
Cincinnati by 6
Carolina by 10 (lock)
New York Giants by 9
Tampa Bay by 6
Seattle by 9 (lock)
Kansas City by 5
San Diego by 3
Pittsburgh by 7
Dallas by 6
New Orleans by 3

posted by Ufez Jones at 05:10 PM on September 22

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Fourteen

argos 3

bc 6`

cal 3

sas 2

posted by argoal at 04:52 PM on September 22

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Fourteen

Toronto by 17

B.C. by 17

Calgary by 18

Saskatchewan by 7

posted by tommytrump at 04:30 PM on September 22

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Fourteen

Ottawa by 6

BC by 10

Calgary by 13

Hamilton by 10

posted by tahoemoj at 03:41 PM on September 22

NFL Pick 'Em Week 3: Bud Grant on the Gjallarhorn Edition

I might also suggest then you avoid trying this.

From the link: "He'll take the fact that he won't be able to have kids pretty hard, though."

He may be one of the rare non-posthumous Darwin Award recipients!

posted by grum@work at 02:09 PM on September 22

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Fourteen

Montreal puts up a good fight but can't seal the deal as Hamilton wins a close one. Not so close out in Winnipeg as the Bombers pound the Argos, nor in Calgary as Ottawa gets stamped out. But some good drama out in Regina, as Saskatchewan completes the big fourth-quarter comeback, and then in OT, the unthinkable: the Roughriders WIN.

MTL @ HAMTOR @ WPGOTT @ CGYEDM @ SSK
ResultHamilton by 3Winnipeg by 17Calgary by 25Saskatchewan by 3
Margin of Error2 to 412 to 2218 to 332 to 4

rcade keeps pace at the top, but the big story is at the bottom. argoal nails the Saskatchewan win to jump out of last place, putting the Costanza up for grabs again.

SpoFiteMTL @ HAMSTOR @ WPGSOTT @ CGYSEDM @ SSKSPointsTotal Points
rcade Winnipeg Calgary 3355
ic23bHamilton Winnipeg Calgary 347
tahoemojHamilton Winnipeg Calgary 346
cixelsydHamilton Winnipeg Calgary 343
tommytrump Saskatchewan 140
DrJohnEvansHamilton Winnipeg Calgary 338
JPRHamilton4Winnipeg Calgary 438
Howard_THamilton Winnipeg Calgary 337
jagsnumberone Winnipeg Calgary 236
MrFrisbyHamilton Winnipeg Calgary 335
benderHamilton Winnipeg19Calgary 435
argoalHamilton Calgary Saskatchewan 3533
ReeverHamilton 132

What's that yeasty smell wafting around the corner? That's right, you're smelling playoffs. They're closer, and more fragrant, than you think.

WEEK 14

Toronto @ Ottawa (Friday, September 23)
This could be a pivotal game for playoff positioning. Ottawa was riding high but has stumbled as of late. Toronto can't quite seem to get it together, but are still in the mix. An Argo win could re-ignite hopes for a home playoff date at BMO.

B.C. @ Edmonton (Friday, September 23)
B.C. has won three in a row and looks primed to host the division semi. But Edmonton has desperation on their side: another loss and they may just be out of it entirely.

Winnipeg @ Calgary (Saturday, September 24)
Some midseason trades have put Winnipeg in a much better position to play in the West. They looked great against the Argos last week. But here's some top-secret insider info: the Stampeders are probably better than the Argos.

Hamilton @ Saskatchewan (Sunday, September 24)
Hamilton, with a 6-6 record, is enjoying life at the top of a terrible division. Chances are they'll plump up their record with a win this week. But fall is coming out west, and who knows what will happen when the Regina winds start to howl?

Good luck!

posted by DrJohnEvans at 01:48 PM on September 22

NFL Pick 'Em Week 3: Bud Grant on the Gjallarhorn Edition

New England by 6
Arizona by 6
Tennessee by 3
Miami by 3
Baltimore by 6
Green Bay by 10 - LOCK
Denver by 3
Carolina by 7 - LOCK
NYG by 7
LA by 3
Seattle by 7 - LOCK
Kansas City by 7 - LOCK
Indianapolis by 3
Pittsburgh by 7
Dallas by 6
New Orleans by 7

posted by tron7 at 11:54 AM on September 22

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Don't forget George Bell! The long lost Bell brother

posted by NoMich at 10:36 AM on September 22

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

How long has Vin Scully been part of broadcasting Dodgers games?

The same year that Scully began working on Dodgers broadcasts (1950), Ken Griffey was born.
The same year that Scully stops working on Dodgers broadcasts (2016), Ken Griffey's SON was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

He's broadcasted the entire career of three generations of baseball players:

Gus Bell - 1950-1964
Buddy Bell - 1972-1989
David Bell - 1995-2006

posted by grum@work at 10:34 AM on September 22

NFL Pick 'Em Week 3: Bud Grant on the Gjallarhorn Edition

NE by 13 LOCK

posted by rumple at 10:15 AM on September 22

NFL Pick 'Em Week 3: Bud Grant on the Gjallarhorn Edition

New England by 10

posted by bender at 09:25 AM on September 22

NFL Pick 'Em Week 3: Bud Grant on the Gjallarhorn Edition

Houston by 4
Arizona by 10
Tennessee by 6
Miami by 5
Baltimore by 4
Green Bay by 14
Cincinnati by 4
Minnesota by 5
New York Giants by 6
Tampa Bay by 10
Seattle by 5
New York Jets by 5
San Diego by 6
Pittsburgh by 6
Dallas by 10
New Orleans by 7

posted by NoMich at 07:40 AM on September 22

NFL Pick 'Em Week 3: Bud Grant on the Gjallarhorn Edition

New England by 4

Arizona by 17

Oakland by 3

Miami by 10 LOCK

Jacksonville by 20 (Yeah, I said it, and believe it, but no LOCK on this one/lol)

Green Bay by 5

Cincinnati by 2

Carolina by 7 LOCK

NY Giants by 4

Tampa Bay by 10 LOCK

Seattle by 14 LOCK

Kansas City by 6

San Diego by 3

Pittsburgh by 15 LOCK

Dallas by 16 LOCK

Atlanta by 12

posted by jagsnumberone at 11:24 PM on September 21

NFL Pick 'Em Week 3: Bud Grant on the Gjallarhorn Edition

Houston by 4

Arizona by 17

Oakland by 6

Miami by 6

Jacksonville by 8

Green Bay by 15

Cincinnati by 3

Carolina by 18

New York Giants by 13

Tampa Bay by 6

Seattle by 7

Kansas City by 5

San Diego by 11

Pittsburgh by 11

Dallas by 4

Atlanta by 1

posted by tommytrump at 08:36 PM on September 21

NFL Pick 'Em Week 3: Bud Grant on the Gjallarhorn Edition

Enough of the frivolity and banter, it's time to get on with business. We must leave the question of the reduction of excessive testicularity for another time.

New England by 3
Arizona by 12
Oakland by 10
New York (National Conference) by 3
Miami by 14 LOCK
Jacksonville by 9
Green Bay by 10
Cincinnati by 6
Carolina by 10 LOCK
Tampa Bay by 10
Seattle by 7
New York (American Conference) by 3
Pittsburgh by 16 LOCK
Dallas by 7
New Orleans by 7

posted by Howard_T at 08:17 PM on September 21

NFL Pick 'Em Week 3: Bud Grant on the Gjallarhorn Edition

so I'll thank you from threatening my reproductive organs...

I might also suggest then you avoid trying this.

The link is alleged to be untrue.

posted by Howard_T at 08:02 PM on September 21

NFL Pick 'Em Week 3: Bud Grant on the Gjallarhorn Edition

Time for a shift in strategy.

Houston by 7 (lock)

Arizona by 17 (lock)

Oakland by 3

Miami by 18 (lock)

Jacksonville by 3

Green Bay by 1 (lock)

Cincinnati by 4 (lock)

Carolina by 10 (lock)

New York Giants by 6 (lock)

Tampa Bay by 10

Seattle by 9 (lock)

New York Jets by 7

Indianapolis by 3

Pittsburgh by 10 (lock)

Dallas by 4

Atlanta by 7 (lock)

posted by Goyoucolts at 07:53 PM on September 21

NFL Pick 'Em Week 3: Bud Grant on the Gjallarhorn Edition

Houston by 4

Arizona by 10

Oakland by 7

Miami by 4

Baltimore by 7

Green Bay by 10

Denver by 3

Carolina by 7

New York Giants by 13

Tampa Bay by 10

San Francisco by 7

Kansas City by 6

Indianapolis by 9

Pittsburgh by 11 *LOCK*

Dallas by 9

Atlanta by 5

posted by cixelsyd at 06:05 PM on September 21

NFL Pick 'Em Week 3: Bud Grant on the Gjallarhorn Edition

New England by 7
Arizona by 3
Oakland by 5
Miami by 7 lock
Baltimore by 6
Detroit by 7
Cincinnati by 3
Carolina by 12 lock
New York Giants by 6
Tampa Bay by 9
Seattle by 7
Kansas City by 6
Indianapolis by 7
Pittsburgh by 10
Dallas by 7
Atlanta by 6

posted by MeatSaber at 05:23 PM on September 21

NFL Pick 'Em Week 3: Bud Grant on the Gjallarhorn Edition

Sorry. Sorting troubles.

No apologies necessary. I'm not Defending Costanza Champion for nothing!

posted by bender at 05:17 PM on September 21

NFL Pick 'Em Week 3: Bud Grant on the Gjallarhorn Edition

Houston by 4
Arizona by 13
Tennessee by 6
Miami by 21 LOCK
Baltimore by 13
Green Bay by 14
Cincinnati by 10
Carolina by 8
New York Giants by 16
Tampa Bay by 10
San Francisco by 4
New York Jets by 7
San Diego by 12
Pittsburgh by 13 LOCK
Dallas BY 10
Atlanta BY 13

posted by tahoemoj at 05:16 PM on September 21

NFL Pick 'Em Week 3: Bud Grant on the Gjallarhorn Edition

New England by 3

Arizona by 12 (LOCK)

Oakland by 4

Miami by 10

Baltimore by 6

Lions by 3

Denver by 3

Carolina by 13

New York Giants by 4

Tampa Bay by 3

Seattle by 6

Kansas City by 8

San Diego 7

Pittsburgh by 17 (LOCK)

Dallas by 10 (LOCK)

Atlanta by 3

posted by ic23b at 04:59 PM on September 21

NFL Pick 'Em Week 3: Bud Grant on the Gjallarhorn Edition

New England by 7
Arizona by 7
Tennessee by 3
Miami by 9
Baltimore by 10
Green Bay by 13 LOCK
Denver by 7
Carolina by 10
New York Giants by 7
Los Angeles by 3
Seattle by 9
Kansas City by 6
Indianapolis by 13
Pittsburgh by 14 LOCK
Dallas by 3
New Orleans by 9

posted by grum@work at 03:51 PM on September 21

NFL Pick 'Em Week 3: Bud Grant on the Gjallarhorn Edition

Yeah, I was pretty sure I wasn't anywhere near the top, so I'll thank you from threatening my reproductive organs...

posted by grum@work at 03:48 PM on September 21

NFL Pick 'Em Week 3: Bud Grant on the Gjallarhorn Edition

If grum wins, that would give him two balls, and some of us still have none.

Is there a plan to rectify that?

I have consulted the veterinarian who takes care of our cats, and he says he can do the job quickly and painlessly. The procedure is also quite inexpensive.

posted by Howard_T at 03:23 PM on September 21

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Phil Kessel takes jab at USA Hockey after loss to Canada at World Cup

Well played, Phil.

posted by tahoemoj at 03:14 PM on September 21

NFL Pick 'Em Week 3: Bud Grant on the Gjallarhorn Edition

Sorry. Sorting troubles.

posted by rcade at 03:11 PM on September 21

NFL Pick 'Em Week 3: Bud Grant on the Gjallarhorn Edition

I saw my name at the top of the list and got excited! Then I noticed that I am actually behind most other people. :(

posted by bender at 02:58 PM on September 21