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NFL Pick 'Em Week 14: Just Endure The Suffering Edition

Oakland by 7

posted by rumple at 08:30 PM on December 08

NFL Pick 'Em Week 13: No Tie for Gary Kubiak Edition

(Minnesota by 3)

Denver by 7

New Orleans by 7

Green Bay by 10

Atlanta by 6

New England by 17 LOCK

Baltimore by 6

Philadelphia by 10 LOCK

Chicago by 6

Oakland by 3

Pittsburgh by 11

San Diego by 14 LOCK

Arizona by 3

Seattle by 14 LOCK

New York Jets by 3

posted by rumple at 09:56 PM on December 03

Friday Night Lights Out

Brain imaging exams performed on high school football players after just one season revealed changes in both the gray and white matter that correlated with exposure to head impacts, according to a new study that will be presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

posted by rumple at 12:26 PM on December 03

NFL Pick 'Em Week 13: No Tie for Gary Kubiak Edition

Minnesota by 3

posted by rumple at 01:37 AM on December 01

NFL Pick 'Em Week 12: Friggin' Lasers Edition

(First 3 games above)

Atlanta by 10

Baltimore by 9

Buffalo by 14 LOCK

New Orleans by 10

New York Giants by 6

Houston by 7

Miami by 14 LOCK

Chicago by 3

Seattle by 10 LOCK

Oakland by 10

Denver by 3

New England by 17 LOCK

Philadelphia by 6

posted by rumple at 09:51 PM on November 26

NFL Pick 'Em Week 12: Friggin' Lasers Edition

It's not thanksgiving up here and I havent seen any scores if indeed the games have started. Still, feel free to disregard. And how the heck am I in third???

Minnesota by 7

Washington by 3

Indianapolis by 6

posted by rumple at 04:21 PM on November 24

NFL Pick 'Em Week 11: Blocked PAT for 2 Points Edition

Carolina by 7

Minnesota by 10

Dallas by 17 LOCK

Cincinnati by 10

Giants by 17

Detroit by 7

Pittsburgh by 3

Tampa Bay by 13

Indy by 6

LA by 10

New England by 17 LOCK

Seattle by 14 LOCK

Washington by 7

Oakland by 7

posted by rumple at 03:31 PM on November 17

Shohei Ohtani hits a ball out of a domed stadium.

Shouldn't that be a ground rule double?

posted by rumple at 12:12 AM on November 14

NFL Pick 'Em Week 10: I Blame Bill Belichick Edition

Philadelphia by 3

Tampa Bay by 3

New Orleans by 3

Green Bay by 10

Jacksonville by 6

Carolina by 10

Los Angeles by 7

Minnesota by 6

San Diego by 9

Pittsburgh by 4

Arizona by 15 LOCK

Seattle by 3

Cincinnati by 10

posted by rumple at 01:40 AM on November 13

NFL Pick 'Em Week 10: I Blame Bill Belichick Edition

Baltimore by 17 LOCK

posted by rumple at 12:02 PM on November 10

NFL Pick 'Em Week 9: Concussion Protocol Edition

Atlanta by 6

Dallas by 16 LOCK

Minnesota by 14 LOCK

Kansas City by 10

Miami by 7

Philadelpia by 7

Pittsburgh by 6

Carolina by 10

New Orleans by 14 LOCK

Green Bay by 13

San Diego by 10

Denver by 7

Seattle by 12 LOCK

posted by rumple at 08:18 PM on November 02

NFL Pick 'Em Week 8: Farewell Arian Edition

Jacksonville by 3

Cincinatti by 10

Carolina by 6

Houston by 10 LOCK

Indianapolis by 3

New England by 7

New York Jets by 10

Oakland by 3

Seattle by 14 LOCK

Denver by 17 LOCK

Atlanta by 3

Dallas by 7

Minnesota by 7

posted by rumple at 07:37 PM on October 27

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Curt Schilling joins Breitbart for a "daily online radio show featuring political commentary and calls from listeners. The broadcast will eventually include a video livestream. The show marks Schilling's return to media six months after ESPN fired him for sharing an anti-transgender Facebook post with a message that read: "A man is a man no matter what they call themselves. I don't care what they are, who they sleep with, men's room was designed for the penis, women's not so much. Now you need laws telling us differently? Pathetic."

"He got kicked off ESPN for his conservative views. He's a really talented broadcaster," Breitbart editor in chief Alex Marlow said. "

posted by rumple at 12:21 PM on October 23

NFL Pick 'Em Week 7: Hoodie 1, Surface 0 Edition

Green Bay by 14 LOCK

New York Giants by 10

New York Jets by 3

Buffalo at Miami Miami by 3

Cincinnati by 2

Tennessee by 3

Philadelphia by 7

Kansas City by 9

Jacksonville by 7 LOCK because it's never been done before

Washington by 3

San Diego by 6

San Francisco by 3

New England by 6

Seattle by 10

Denver by 14 LOCK

posted by rumple at 03:51 PM on October 20

NFL Pick 'Em Week 6: Stand Up for Colin Kaepernick Edition

Denver at San Fr xxxx

Baltimore at New York Giants GIANTS BY 3

Carolina at New Orleans Carolina by 3

Cincinnati at New England NE BY 13

Cleveland at Tennessee Cleveland by 7

Jacksonville at Chicago (Sunday) Chicago by 10

Los Angeles at Detroit Detroit by 7

Philadelphia at Washington Philly by 7

Pittsburgh at Miami (Sunday) Miami by 3

San Francisco at Buffalo (Sunday) Buff by 9

Kansas City at Oakland (Sunday) Oak by 10

Atlanta at Seattle (Sunday) Seattle by 14 LOCK

Dallas at Green Bay (Sunday) GB by 13 LOCK

Indianapolis at Houston (Sunday)INDY BY 10 LOCK

New York Jets at Arizona (Monday) ARIZONA BY 17 LOCK

posted by rumple at 12:59 AM on October 16

NFL Pick 'Em Week 5: Touchdown John Kuhn Edition

Ok so I'm on a ferry in BC and just sailed into coverage. I'm ok if you disallow picks but cross my heart etc!

Indy by 6

Minnesota by 14 LOCK

NE by 6


Philly by 5

Miami by 10

Baltimore by 3

Denver by 7

LA by 3

Dallas by 5

Oakland by 6

Green Bay by 15 LOCK

Carolina by 9

posted by rumple at 02:26 PM on October 09

NFL Pick 'Em Week 5: Touchdown John Kuhn Edition

San Fran by 3

Stay safe, rcade!

posted by rumple at 10:45 AM on October 06

NFL Pick 'Em Week 4: Throw the Ball Jameis Edition

Jacksonville by 3

New England by 17 LOCK

Atlanta BY 6

Cleveland By 7

Chicago by 3

Oakland By 6

Seattle by 20 LOCK

Houston BY 3

Denver by 7

San Francisco by 3

Arizona by 14 LOCK

San Diego BY 3

Pittsburgh by 10

Minnesota by 13 LOCK

posted by rumple at 10:55 PM on October 01

NFL Pick 'Em Week 4: Throw the Ball Jameis Edition

Same, have not seen score, Miami by 3

posted by rumple at 09:00 PM on September 29

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

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

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 2: Jeff Fisher Update Your Resume Edition

New York Jets at Buffalo (Thursday)xx

Baltimore at Cleveland (Sunday) Cleveland by 10

Cincinnati at Pittsburgh (Sunday) Pittsburgh by 3

Dallas at Washington (Sunday) Washington by 7

Kansas City at Houston (Sunday) Houston by 3

Miami at New England (Sunday) NE by 17 LOCK

New Orleans at New York Giants (Sunday) NO by 5

San Francisco at Carolina (Sunday) Carolina by 10

Tennesee at Detroit (Sunday) Tennessee by 3

Seattle at Los Angeles (Sunday) Seattle by 10

Tampa Bay at Arizona (Sunday) AZ by 14 LOCK

Atlanta at Oakland (Sunday) OAKLAND BY 7

Indianapolis at Denver (Sunday) Indy by 4

Jacksonville at San Diego (Sunday) SD by 6

Green Bay at Minnesota (Sunday) GB by13

Philadelphia at Chicago (Monday). Phi by 6

posted by rumple at 02:54 AM on September 18

Enter SportsFilter's NFL Pick 'Em Contest

Carolina at Denverxxx

Tampa Bay at Atlanta Atlanta by 10

Minnesota at Tennessee Tennessee by 11

Cleveland at Philadelphia Philadelphia by 7

Cincinnati at New York Jets Cincy by 3

Oakland at New Orleans Oakland by 9

San Diego at Kansas City KC by 6

Buffalo at Baltimore buffalo by 6

Chicago at Houston Houston by 10

Green Bay at Jacksonville Jax by 3

Miami at Seattle Seattle by 14

New York Giants at Dallas NY by7

Detroit at Indianapolis Indy by 20

New England at Arizona Arizona by 6

Pittsburgh at Washington Pittsburgh by 11

Los Angeles at San Francisco. San Fran by 10

I'm in a remote spot with shit internet on coast of BC. So even more wild ass guessing than usual.

posted by rumple at 02:10 AM on September 11

Euro 2016 Pick 'Em: Final

France 3 Portugal 2


Yellow: Pogba, Ronaldo, Evra, Pepe

Shots: 11

posted by rumple at 04:58 PM on July 09

Euro 2016 Pick 'Em: Semifinals

Portugal 4, Wales 1 (Nani)

France 3, Germany 2 (Pogba)

posted by rumple at 12:41 PM on July 06

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Follow Cymru v Gwlad Belg, minute by minute

posted by rumple at 02:24 PM on July 01

Euro 2016 Pick 'Em: Quarterfinals

Oh, in previous round I picked Gomez to score for Germany, who did.

posted by rumple at 01:02 PM on June 30

Euro 2016 Pick 'Em: Quarterfinals

Poland 3, Portugal 2 (Nani)

Wales 0, Belgium 3 (Lukaku)

Germany 1, Italy 2 (Pelle)

France 3, Iceland 1 (Griezmann)

posted by rumple at 12:46 AM on June 30

Euro 2016 Pick 'Em: Round of 16

Switzerland 0 vs. Poland 2 - Liewandoski

Wales 3 vs. Northern Ireland 1 - Bale

Croatia 3 vs. Portugal 2 - Ronaldo

France 4 vs. Republic of Ireland 0 - Giroud

Germany 3 vs. Slovakia 0 - Gomez

Hungary 1 vs. Belgium 3 - Lukaku

Italy 3 vs. Spain 1 - Pelle

England 1 vs. Iceland 0 - Rooney

posted by rumple at 07:13 PM on June 24

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em Champion: NoMich

Not winning the Costanza sort of feels like a loss, actually.

Thanks for the time you put into these contests, rcade.

posted by rumple at 05:49 PM on June 24

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Swedish soccer player sent off for breaking wind.

posted by rumple at 12:26 PM on June 22

SportsFilter Euro 2016 Pick 'Em

Group A France (winner) Switzerland (Giroud)

Group B England (winner) Wales (Bale)

Group C Germany (winner) Poland (Muller)

Group D Spain (Winner) Turkey (Calhanoglu)

Group E Belgium (winner) Italy (Pelle)

Group F Portugal (winner) Austria (Ronaldo)

Four qualifiers: Romania, Croatia, Russia, Sweden

Drinking: Hoynes Fat Tug

posted by rumple at 03:04 PM on June 10

The Ringer

The Katie Baker story on Joe Thornton and Phil Kessel is very good, not least for following discussion of Thornton's "stroking his cock" comment with the immortal segue:

"Not to be outdone, Kessel, too, recently found himself at the center of a ridiculous subplot involving cylindrical meat."

posted by rumple at 02:18 PM on June 02

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em: Stanley Cup Round

1. Pittsburgh

2. 6

3. 1

4. First player to score a goal (Pavelski)

5. Conn Smythe winner (Kessel)

6. Player to score the most goals (Kessel)

7. Player to get the most assists (Thornton)

8. Player with the best plus/minus (Crosby)

9. Player with the most penalty minutes (Ward)

10. Starting goaltender with the best save percentage (Murray)

Tiebreaker: 31

posted by rumple at 02:08 PM on May 30

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em, Round 3

Tampa Bay in 7

St Louis in 6

Goals: Tarasenko

Goalie: Bishop

PP: St Louis

Penalties: Backes

Goals per game: Tampa

posted by rumple at 04:44 PM on May 13

SpoFi NBA Pick 'Em Round 2.

Cleveland in 5

San Antonio in 7


Players TBA

posted by rumple at 07:53 PM on April 30

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em, Round 2

I'll take Preds in 7 now please.

posted by rumple at 03:14 PM on April 28

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em, Round 2

Stars in 6

Ducks in 7

Capitals in 5

Islanders in 6

Top Goal Scorer: Tarasenko

Save Percentage: Holtby

Power Play: Capitals

Top Scoring Team: Capitals

posted by rumple at 12:14 PM on April 27

SpoFi NBA Playoff Pick 'Em 2016 is a go!

So I don't follow basketball other than Go Sonics so FWIW


(1) Cleveland in 4

(2) Toronto in 4

(3) Miami in 7

(5) Boston in 6


(1) Golden State in 5

(7) Memphis in 7

(3) Oklahoma City in 5

(4) Los Angeles Clippers in 6



posted by rumple at 01:31 PM on April 16

SportsFilter's NHL Playoff Pick 'Em Starts Now

Panthers in 7

Wings in 6

Capitals in 4

Penguins in 5

Stars in 4

Blackhawks in 6

Ducks in 6

Sharks in 6


Corey Perry

posted by rumple at 07:39 PM on April 12

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

The most famous sandwich in sports.

posted by rumple at 12:05 PM on April 07

NFL knowingly distorted their own concussion research

I know this should carry the #obvious tag but I can't figure out how to add it.

posted by rumple at 12:21 PM on March 24

Donald Trump's less than artful failure as a Pro Football Owner

Yeah, Stockwell Day would probably lead the Republican race. And he's at a loose end, I hear.

posted by rumple at 12:17 PM on February 20

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Ronnie O'Sullivan passes up a 147 maximum break, scoring 146, because the 10,000 GBP prize money for the maximum was "a bit too cheap".

posted by rumple at 04:13 PM on February 15

Peyton Manning’s squeaky-clean image was built on lies

ESPN finally weighs in on this, somehow without implicating themselves To women, the conclusion of conspiracy is that a professional such as Dr. Jamie Naughright, the woman who says Manning sat on her face two decades ago, does not matter, either to the runaway college money machine or to the NFL, if the cost is holding Peyton Manning accountable and risking the narrative of wholesomeness he represents. Naughright and women like her have for decades been sacrificed not only by the league but by the media outlets that decide whose stories get told and whose don't.

Challenging Manning required confronting the entire monument of his enormous privilege, from his being the face of the first family of the NFL to challenging one of the most powerful college conferences, the SEC, to the task of revisiting the uncomfortable beliefs of some that maybe women don't belong in the locker room after all.

This cannot be avoided, either.

posted by rumple at 02:38 PM on February 15

Peyton Manning’s squeaky-clean image was built on lies

With Manning widely expected to retire any day, is it a coincidence this comes out forcefully now that he is no longer needed for generating TV "storylines"?

posted by rumple at 02:34 PM on February 13

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

A blood quantum test is being applied in the All-Native Basketball Tournament, which is a huge deal along the BC & Alaska coast.

posted by rumple at 12:19 PM on February 12

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Super Bowl 0x32 Edition

Denver by 21

Score: 55

First field goal:Carolina

First touchdown: D. Thomas

Most passing yards: Manning

Most rushing yards: Anderson

Most receiving yards: Thomas

Sack: Miller

Interception: Coleman

First turnover: Manning

MVP: Thomas

Winner of the contest: tommytrump

posted by rumple at 12:28 PM on February 06

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

A hockey roster made only of players who look like Tilda Swinton.

posted by rumple at 01:58 PM on February 05

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

"On a scale of 1 to 4, [Ken] Stabler had high Stage 3 chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or C.T.E., the degenerative brain disease believed to be caused by repeated blows to the head, according to researchers at Boston University."

posted by rumple at 12:25 PM on February 03

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Conference Championship Round

New England by 10 - LOCK

Carolina by 7 - LOCK

Team yards: New England

Team turnovers: Denver

Passing: Brady

Rushing: Stewart

Receiving: Gronkowski

Sacking: Bucannon

Intercepting: Butler

posted by rumple at 01:28 PM on January 23

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em Week 2: Divisional Round

New England by 10 LOCK

Green Bay by 3

Seattle by 7 LOCK

Denver by 14 LOCK

QB: Rogers

RB: Lynch

WR: Baldwin

INT: Sherman

posted by rumple at 07:54 PM on January 15

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Canada's Kaillie Humphries makes history by piloting all-female team in four-man bobsled event at Lake Placid

"We for sure came last by a long shot," Humphries said Saturday on the drive to Montreal for a later flight to Park City, Utah. "We knew that was going to happen. We're competing with dudes who individually are anywhere from 100 to 120 kilos. As girls, we're not even close to that."

Not even close in weight and not even close in speed. Humphries crossed the line 4.77 seconds behind race winner Maximilian Arndt of Germany, who finished in 1 minute, 49.70 seconds Four seconds is an eternity in bobsled, where the difference between gold and silver is usually mere hundredths of a second.


For Humphries and her crew, the whole point of the exercise was to train for an exhibition race at next month's world championships in Igls, Austria. She wants to continue the push for the event's inclusion on the roster for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.

Men can compete for Olympic medals in both the two-man and four-man races. Women have only shot at the Olympic podium in the two-man competition. Gender parity is the ultimate goal.

"This is a learning process for us and all other women in the world," said Humphries, who made history last year alongside American Elana Meyers Taylor by piloting a four-man sled pushed by three guys. "We showed that it's possible, that we can do it on one of the hardest tracks in the world.

"We deserve the opportunity to be able to do two-man and four-man. We want it."

posted by rumple at 12:21 PM on January 11

Play SportsFilter's NFL Playoff Pick 'Em Contest

Houston by 3

Cincinnati by 7

Seattle by 14 LOCK

Washington by 6

Bonus Categories

Pick the quarterback with the most passing yards - Russell Wilson

Pick the running back with the most rushing yards. - Adrian Peterson

Pick the player with the most receiving yards. Doug Baldwin

Pick a player who will record a sack or partial sack. Bruce Irvin

posted by rumple at 03:02 AM on January 08

NFL Pick 'Em Contest Winner: Grum@work

Congrats to grum and thanks to rcade for organizing it all

Re: the rules, I agree with ic23b above.

posted by rumple at 06:51 PM on January 05

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 17: Last Chance Saloon Edition

Atlanta by 7

Buffalo by 10

Chicago by 17

Baltimore by 3

Pittsburgh by 24 LOCK

Washington by 7

Tennessee by 10

Miami by 6

Philadelphia by 3

Jacksonville by 10

Denver by 7

Kansas City by 10

Seattle by 3

San Francisco by 3

Tampa Bay by 7

Green Bay by 17

posted by rumple at 02:17 AM on January 03

NFL Pick 'Em Week 16: Airing of Grievances Edition

Oakland by 17

Philadelphia by 3

Atlanta by 6

Buffalo by 14

Detroit by 10

Tennessee by 6

Kansas City by 21

Miami by 10

N.Y. Jets by 3

Chicago by 9

Pittsburgh by 28

Jacksonville by 7

Green Bay by 11

Seattle by 14 LOCK

Minnesota by 10

Cincinnati by 9

posted by rumple at 01:04 PM on December 24

NFL Pick 'Em Week 15: I Miss the Big Sombrero Edition

St. Louis by 6

Dallas by 3

Indianapolis by 10

Minnesota by 14

New England by 19

N.Y. Giants by 3

Washington by 3

Jacksonville by 7

Kansas City by 10

Oakland by 3

Seattle by 20 LOCK

Pittsburgh by 7

San Diego by 10

Cincinnati by 17

Philadelphia by 7

New Orleans by 14

posted by rumple at 03:34 PM on December 17

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 14: Not So Hotlanta Edition

Arizona by 10

Chicago by 14

Pittsburgh by 7

Cleveland by 4

Kansas City by 6

St. Louis by 3

Tennessee by 3

Philadelphia by 14

Tampa Bay by 10

Carolina by 14

Jacksonville by 7

Seattle by 17

Oakland by 3

Green Bay by 14 LOCK

New England by 17

Miami by 10

posted by rumple at 05:14 PM on December 09