Recent Comments by rumple

The Film the NFL doesn't want you to see

I thought it was really creative in that it divorces the normal viewing of a "hit" and remixes it into something else .... there's no little "thrill" for each one, just a hurt player and then the spooky rise of bodies.

They do a few in normal order near the end of the trailer. Possibly watching a half hour or more of reversed ones in the whole film would induce a new understanding of the spectacle, or if they mixed them up .... .

posted by rumple at 02:51 PM on February 07

SportsFilter 2016-17 NFL Playoff Pick 'Em Champion: tron7

Thanks rcade ... moral victory for tron7 on raw points.....

Renewed condolences over your dad.

posted by rumple at 11:37 PM on February 05

Super Bowl 0x34

I can't abide the Flyers so I could never, ever support a Philadelphia team. So go New England, I guess.

posted by rumple at 07:11 PM on February 04

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Super Bowl 0x34

New England by 14 LOCK -10

FG: Gostkowski

FIRST TD: Gronkowski

PASSING: Brady +5

RUSHING: Ajayi

RECEIVING: Amendola +5

SACK: C Long

INTERCEPTION: Harmon +5

OOPS: Foles +5

MVP: Brady

CONTEST WINNER: RUMPLE dammit

posted by rumple at 07:59 PM on February 02

Cleveland Indians Will Drop Chief Wahoo in 2019

It's been posted before I think, but the Spokane Indians baseball team has taken a lead here. Of course, Spokane is named after the tribe so it's a little different but if they do continue to use "Indians" as a generic term (which they shouldn't) there are a lot of respectful ways they could rework their jerseys. I see they are going to keep selling Chief Wahoo merchandise to maintain their trademark (couldn't they just offer non-existent always out of stock wahoo merchandise?).

(Arguable Cleveland is just as offensive a name if you are Native American)

posted by rumple at 07:05 PM on January 29

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Conference Championship Round

Also Points: NE. (Edit box doesn't work on iPhone for me)

posted by rumple at 12:57 PM on January 21

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Conference Championship Round

NE By 17 LOCK

PHILLY BY 13 LOCK

PASSER BRADY

RUSHER AJAYI

RECIEVER GRINKOWSKI

TURNOVER FLOWERS NE

wild weather on the island and no power, no ferries. Wood stove is hot and camp stove is making coffee so all good.

posted by rumple at 12:56 PM on January 21

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Divisional Round

Philadelphia By 11 LOCK

New England BY 17 LOCK

Pittsburgh BY 10 LOCK

New Orleans BY 7

Passing Roethlsberger +5

Rushing: Bell

Receiving: Gronkowski

Sack: Flowers +5

Points: Pittsburgh

posted by rumple at 11:39 PM on January 12

NFL Pick 'Em Champion: Tron7

thanks rcade, and congrats tron.

posted by rumple at 11:51 PM on January 05

Play SportsFilter's NFL Playoff Pick 'Em Contest

Kansas City by 14 LOCK

L.A. Rams by 10 LOCK

Jacksonville by 10 LOCK

New Orleans by 15 LOCK

The quarterback BREES +5

rushing yards HUNT (KC)

receiving yards THOMAS (N.O.)

an interception. Bouye (Jacksonville)

score the most points. New Orleans +5

posted by rumple at 11:49 PM on January 05

NFL Pick 'Em Week 17: All the Marbles Edition

Detroit by 11 LOCK

Indianapolis by 7 LOCK

Minnesota by 14 LOCK

New England by 17 LOCK

Washington by 10 LOCK

Philadelphia by 14 LOCK

Pittsburgh by 20 LOCK

Carolina by 9 LOCK

Kansas City by 13 LOCK

Jacksonville by 14 LOCK

SF by 10 LOCK

Miami by 10 LOCK

L.A. Chargers by 20 LOCK

Seattle by 17 LOCK

New Orleans by 20 LOCK

Baltimore by 13 LOCK

posted by rumple at 11:16 PM on December 29

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Johnny Manziel conditionally cleared to play in CFL next year.

"I refuse to let my entire life of sports from the age of four be squandered by partying," Manziel said in a message sent Friday to ESPN's Ed Werder. "I just got sick of it. One day I didn't like what I saw in the mirror and realized I could really help people in the position I'm in.

"I love sports, I love football and when you take something away from yourself you realize it the hard way. The happiness from doing it sober has been astronomical. Beyond my wildest imagination and once that continued other good things started happening in my life and it just clicked."

posted by rumple at 08:01 PM on December 28

NFL Pick 'Em Week 16: Gene Steratore's Index Card Edition

Baltimore by 14 LOCK

Green Bay by 7

Chicago by 10 LOCK

Detroit by 7

L.A. Rams by 10

Kansas City by 17 LOCK

New England by 20 LOCK

New Orleans by 14 LOCK

L.A. Chargers by 13 LOCK

Washington by 3

Carolina by 14 LOCK

Jacksonville by 17 LOCK

Seattle by 10

Arizona by 9

Philadelphia by 15 LOCK

Pittsburgh by 20 LOCK

posted by rumple at 04:34 PM on December 22

Why don't we care about the biggest sex abuse scandal in sports history?

Now McKayla Maroney is claiming in a lawsuit that the US Gymnastics tried to silence her through a paid non-disclosure agreement just a year ago.

Generally, yes tahoe, I sense that grown men abusing boys is somehow considered more of a problem than grown men abusing girls. Also, woman's gymnastics has tended to accentuate a weird kind of sexual vibe with pre-pubescent and pubescent girls, especially tiny, limber ones. They create a sort of weird liminal young woman with attributes of highly skilled attributes and of naive children at the same time.

posted by rumple at 03:45 PM on December 20

NFL Pick 'Em Week 15: Concussion Protocol Edition

Ugh missed Saturday games somehow

Buffalo By 10

Baltimore By 7

Minnesota By 17 LOCK

New Orleans BY 14 LOCK

Philadelphia BY 3

Washington By 10

Carolina by 7

Seattle By 14 LOCK

New England BY 7

Tennessee By 7

Oakland by 13 LOCK

Atlanta BY 10 LOCK

posted by rumple at 02:12 AM on December 17

NFL Pick 'Em Week 15: Concussion Protocol Edition

Indianaoplis by 6

posted by rumple at 06:54 PM on December 14

NFL Pick 'Em Week 14: Get Better Ryan Shazier Edition

Atlanta (previously)

Buffalo by 10

Cincinnati by 14 LOCK

Green Bay by 10

Kansas City by 7

Dallas by 3

Tampa Bay by 10

Minnesota by 10

Houston by 3

Denver by 6

Tennessee by 7

L.A. Chargers by 14 LOCK

Philadelphia by 14 LOCK

Seattle by 10

Pittsburgh by 13 LOCK

New England by 17 LOCK

posted by rumple at 10:55 PM on December 08

NFL Pick 'Em Week 14: Get Better Ryan Shazier Edition

Atlanta by 3. Rest later.

posted by rumple at 04:53 PM on December 07

NFL Pick 'Em Week 13: With the First Pick the Giants Take Edition

Washington by 6 (previously)

Atlanta by 9

New England by 17 LOCK

Chicago by 13 LOCK

Green Bay by 4

Tennessee by 7

Miami by 3

Kansas City by 10

Jacksonville by 17 LOCK

Baltimore by 10

L.A. Chargers by 20 LOCK

Oakland by 9

New Orleans by 7

Arizona by 3

Seattle by 6

Pittsburgh by 10

posted by rumple at 11:33 PM on December 02

NFL Pick 'Em Week 13: With the First Pick the Giants Take Edition

Washington TeamMates over Dallas in nfl pickem by 6

posted by rumple at 03:10 PM on November 30

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Oscar Pistorius has his sentence doubled, to 13.5 years.

posted by rumple at 02:26 PM on November 24

NFL Pick 'Em Week 12: Turkey Leg Award Edition

Minnesota by 13

L.A. Chargers by 4

Washington by 10

Atlanta by 14 LOCK

Cincinnati by 14 LOCK

Tennessee by 6

Kansas City by 9 LOCK

New England by 20 LOCK

N.Y. Jets by 3

Philadelphia by 21 LOCK

Seattle by 13 LOCK

Oakland by 6

LA Rams by 3

Jacksonville by 10 LOCK

Pittsburgh by 10 LOCK

Baltimore by 7

posted by rumple at 02:14 AM on November 23

NFL Pick 'Em Week 11: Jerry Jones is Detrimental Edition

Jacksonville by 14 LOCK

Chicago by 3

Green Bay by 7

Miami by 10

Minnesota by 10

New Orleans by 17 LOCK

Kansas City by 14 LOCK

Houston by 3

L.A. Chargers by 7

Cincinnati by 3

New England by 21 LOCK

Philadelphia by 9

Seattle by 13 LOCK

posted by rumple at 06:47 PM on November 18

NFL Pick 'Em Week 11: Jerry Jones is Detrimental Edition

Pittsburgh by 10

posted by rumple at 04:28 PM on November 16

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

First case of CTE diagnosed in a living former football player.

posted by rumple at 06:26 PM on November 15

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Edmonton Earthworms.

Edmonton Echidnas.

Edmonton Elephants.

Edmonton Equestrians.

Edmonton Emergent Phenomena.

Edmonton Electrons.

Edmonton Erectors.

Edmonton Eskimo Pies.

Or, you know,

The Mighty Inuit of Edmonton.

The Edmonton Elk of Parkdale.

posted by rumple at 01:45 PM on November 10

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Edmonton Easterners is catchy and sounds good from my perspective. Edmonton Foxes: they could almost keep the same logo. Edmonton Musk Oxen (EMO) would be great, teach irregular plurals, and let's face it, musk oxen are not unlike slow defensive linemen.

Edmonton Rough Riders is also available still.

posted by rumple at 12:53 PM on November 10

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

If the Edmonton Eskimos don't rename the team before next season, the 2018 Grey Cup could be "beset by a very charged" debate about the issue, warns [Edmonton] Mayor Don Iveson.

posted by rumple at 12:52 AM on November 10

NFL Pick 'Em Week 10: Detroit Wins in Lambeau Edition

Seattle by 10 LOCK

Buffalo by 3

Chicago by 3

Detroit by 14 LOCK

Tennessee by 7

Pittsburgh by 14 LOCK

N.Y. Jets by 10

Minnesota by 10

Jacksonville by 13 LOCK

L.A. Rams by 6

Atlanta by 14 LOCK

N.Y. Giants by 9

New England by 17 LOCK

Carolina by 13 LOCK

posted by rumple at 11:53 PM on November 08

NFL Pick 'Em Week 9: That Was a Touchdown Edition

Buffalo by 3 (above)

Tennessee by 7

New Orleans by 13 LOCK

N.Y. Giants by 3

Philadelphia by 10

Carolina by 6

Jacksonville by 6

Houston by 3

Arizona by 10

Seattle by 13 LOCK

Kansas City by 6

Miami by 4

Green Bay by 7

posted by rumple at 02:42 PM on November 03

NFL Pick 'Em Week 9: That Was a Touchdown Edition

Buffalo by 3

posted by rumple at 07:39 PM on November 02

NFL Pick 'Em Week 8: Sacksonville Edition

Miami at Baltimore In huddle I think

Minnesota by 14 LOCK

buffalo by 4

cincinnati by 6

New England by 11

New Orleans by 15 LOCK

N.Y. Jets BY 5

Philadelphia By 14 LOCK

Carolina BY 6

Seattle By 17 LOCK

Dallas BY 3

Pittsburgh by 10

Kansas City By 9

posted by rumple at 02:37 AM on October 29

NFL Pick 'Em Week 8: Sacksonville Edition

Hmm I'll take Miami by 3 for the NFL contest today's game at Baltimore.

posted by rumple at 03:31 PM on October 26

NFL Pick 'Em Week 7: Brett Hundley Edition

Missed the Thursday game

Buffalo by 9

Chicago by 3

Tennessee by 10

Green Bay by 7

Jacksonville by 10

L.A. Rams by 7

Miami by 10

Minnesota by 11

San Francisco by 3

Seattle by 17 LOCK

Pittsburgh by 14 LOCK

L.A. Chargers by 7

New England by 6

Philadelphia by 10

posted by rumple at 10:00 PM on October 19

NFL Pick 'Em Week 6: Undefeated Chiefs Edition

Atlanta by 14 LOCK

Minnesota by 3

New Orleans by 7

New England by 14 LOCK

Washington by 7

Baltimore by 14 LOCK

Houston by 3

Arizona by 7

Jacksonville by 10

KC by 6

Oakland by 10

Denver by 17 LOCK

Tennessee by 10

posted by rumple at 12:19 AM on October 15

NFL Pick 'Em Week 6: Undefeated Chiefs Edition

Carolina by 7

posted by rumple at 01:36 PM on October 12

NFL Pick 'Em Week 5: Cam Newton's Spoiled Yogurt Edition

How the hell am I in the lead? Let's see if we can fix that:

NE by 7 (above)

Cincinnati by 6

Cleveland by 4

Carolina by 10

Indianapolis by 7

Tennessee by 7

N.Y. Giants by 6

Philadelphia by 7

Pittsburgh by 13 LOCK

Oakland by 14 LOCK

Seattle by 10 LOCK

Green Bay by 10

Houston by 3

Chicago by 3

posted by rumple at 01:55 PM on October 07

NFL Pick 'Em Week 5: Cam Newton's Spoiled Yogurt Edition

NE by 7

posted by rumple at 07:55 PM on October 05

NFL Pick 'Em Week 4: I Won't Stand for That Edition

GB by 10 (previously)

Miami by 6

Atlanta by 10

Cincinnati by 7

Dallas by 9

Minnesota by 7

New England by 20 LOCK

Jets by 3

Baltimore by 6

Houston by 7

Arizona by 14 LOCK

Philadelphia by 10

Tampa Bay by 14 LOCK

Denver by 3

Seattle by 17 LOCK

Kansas City by 14 LOCK

posted by rumple at 08:31 PM on September 30

NFL Pick 'Em Week 4: I Won't Stand for That Edition

Green Bay by 10

posted by rumple at 02:56 PM on September 28

NFL Pick 'Em Week 3: Rushing Leader Kareem Hunt Edition

Baltimore by 7

Buffalo by 3

Pittsburgh by 13

Atlanta by 10

Indy by 20 LOCK

Minnesota by 3

New England by 10 LOCK

Miami by 7

Giants by 10

Carolina by 7

Tennessee by 3

Green Bay by 13 LOCK

Kansas City By 7

Oakland by 7

Arizona by 10

posted by rumple at 04:50 PM on September 23

Aaron Hernandez had a severe case of CTE, autopsy shows

Good summary tahoe

posted by rumple at 06:52 PM on September 22

NFL Pick 'Em Week 3: Rushing Leader Kareem Hunt Edition

49ers by 3

posted by rumple at 01:20 PM on September 21

NFL Pick 'Em Week 2: Undefeated Jaguars Edition

Cincinnati by 6

Baltimore by 17 LOCK

Carolina by 7

Indianapolis by 3

Jacksonville by 6

Kansas City by 14 LOCK

New England by 7

Pittsburgh by 7

Tampa Bay by 10 LOCK

L.A. Chargers by 3

Oakland by 14 LOCK

Denver by 3

L.A. Rams by 6

Seattle by 21 LOCK

Atlanta by 9

Detroit by 3

posted by rumple at 04:35 PM on September 14

Enter SportsFilter's NFL Pick 'Em Contest

Buffalo by 17 LOCK

Philadelphia by 3

Oakland by 7

Houston by 10

Detroit by 11

Pittsburgh by 14 LOCK

Atlanta by 13 LOCK

Cincinnati by 7

Indianapolis by 10

San Francisco by 3

Green Bay by 10

Dallas by 3

Minnesota by 13 LOCK

Denver by 7

posted by rumple at 08:45 PM on September 09

Enter SportsFilter's NFL Pick 'Em Contest

New England by 20

more later....

posted by rumple at 04:41 PM on September 07

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Or vegan food in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

posted by rumple at 04:02 PM on September 05

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

NY City Police take a knee in support of Colin Kaepernick.

posted by rumple at 04:06 PM on August 19

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em: Stanley Cup Final

Lol ok nomich I'll go with yours then. Thanks! I'm on phone from a super slow satellite internet on Central Coast.

posted by rumple at 07:56 PM on May 29

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em: Stanley Cup Final

Oops penalty minutes: Neal

posted by rumple at 07:55 PM on May 29

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em: Stanley Cup Final

Ha just back from work camp on Triquet Island.

Just in time I see.


1. Winner: Nashville

2. Number of games that team will require (4 points). 6

3. The longest game (in OT periods) (1 point). 2 OT

4. First player to score a goal (1 point). SUBBAN

5. Conn Smythe winner (1 point). RINNE

6. Player to score the most goals (1 point). FORSBERG

7. Player to get the most assists (1 point). MALKIN

8. Player with the best plus/minus (1 point). JOSI

9. Player with the most penalty minutes (1 point).

10. Starting goaltender with the best save percentage (minimum 2 starts) (1 point). RINNE

Tiebreaker: Total goals scored in the series. If two players pick the same tiebreaker, the one who posted it first wins. 31

posted by rumple at 07:54 PM on May 29

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

I'm off the grid on and off next 10 days. I'll take Preds over anyone in 6.

If I get a chance I'll add any extra points categories. Once posted.

posted by rumple at 11:55 AM on May 25

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em: Third Round

Nashville in 6 +2

Subban

Rinne

Ottawa in 7:

Malkin +1

Anderson

posted by rumple at 03:23 PM on May 12

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Lifetime ban issued to Red Sox fan who used racial slurs.

posted by rumple at 01:13 PM on May 04

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Some Red Sox fans just don't know Boston's racist history

And yes things have gotten better, and yes the vast majority of Red Sox fans are not racists, and yes Boston has grown more diverse over the last few decades. Still, recent census results show that it remains one of the most segregated cities in America. When fans say that the Jones incident doesn't reflect the city they know, it's not that they're being untruthful, it's that what they know might be an entirely different city than what others' know.

posted by rumple at 08:39 PM on May 03

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em: Second Round

St Louis in 6. Tarasenko

Ducks in 6. McDavid +1

Ottawa in 6. Karlson +2 +1

Penguins in 7. Malkin +2

posted by rumple at 07:35 PM on April 26

Former Bull Craig Hodges on Jordan, Kaepernick, and dissent:

Nuance, not Janice, having trouble editing on mobile.

posted by rumple at 12:43 PM on April 20

Former Bull Craig Hodges on Jordan, Kaepernick, and dissent:

Yes that's in the article, which contains a lot of. Janice about changing times for Black athletes.

posted by rumple at 12:41 PM on April 20

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em Starts Tonight

NoMich -- jump in, just pick against the leaders maybe?

posted by rumple at 02:35 PM on April 15

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em Starts Tonight

Ottawa in 7 +1

Pittsburgh in 6 +1

Edmonton in 6 +2

Montreal in 6

St. Louis in 5 +2

Washington in 6 +2

Anaheim in 5 +1

Nashville in 7 +1

Scoring: Crosby

posted by rumple at 05:40 PM on April 12