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NFL Pick 'Em Week 14: Color Analyst Tim Ryan Edition

Atkanta by 6

Buffalo by 6

Cleveland by 7

Green Bay By17 Lock

Minnesota By 13 lock

New Orleans By 7

N.Y. Jets By 3

Tampa Bay By 3

Houston By 10

L.A. Chargers By 7

Tennessee By 10

New England by 15 lock

Arizona By 3

Seattle By 13 Lock

Philadelphia By 7

posted by rumple at 01:50 AM on December 08, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 14: Color Analyst Tim Ryan Edition

Bears by 3

posted by rumple at 06:28 AM on December 05, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 13: Offensive Rams Edition

Cincinnati by 3

Tennessee by 6

Philadelphia By 13 lock

Green Bay By 7

Pittsburgh by 11

Carolina by 9

Jacksonville by 6

Baltimore by 10

Arizona by 3

Denver by 7

Kansas City by14 lock

New England By 7

Seattle by 10 lock

posted by rumple at 02:30 AM on December 01, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 13: Offensive Rams Edition

Detroit BY 6

Dallas By 17 LOCK

New Orleans By 14 LOCK

posted by rumple at 04:21 AM on November 28, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 12: Baltimore is Pretty Good Edition

Atlanta by 3

Buffalo by 9

Chicago by 6

Cincinnati By 3

Cleveland By 7

New Orleans by 13 lck

Oakland By 9

Seattle by 6

Detroit by 13 lock

Tennessee By 10 lock

New England By 13 lock

San Francisco by 3

LA by 6

posted by rumple at 11:34 AM on November 24, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 12: Baltimore is Pretty Good Edition

Houston by 9

posted by rumple at 01:41 PM on November 21, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 11: Miami 2-Game Winning Streak Edition

Dallas by 6

Indianapolis by 7

Buffalo by 13 LOCK

Minnesota by 10

New Orleans by 11

Washington by 3

Carolina by 7

Baltimore by 13

San Francisco by 25 LOCK

Oakland by 9

New England by 14 LOCK

Chicago by 6

Kansas City by 10

posted by rumple at 07:54 PM on November 16, 2019

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Kaepernick's NFL workout sounds like a scam and a setup.

posted by rumple at 07:51 PM on November 16, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 11: Miami 2-Game Winning Streak Edition

Pittsburgh by 10

posted by rumple at 02:58 PM on November 14, 2019

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Canucks fans hate McLean for the Burrows thing about as much as we hate Mark Messier.

My solution is to get the guys in who do the Punjabi language broadcasts and give them the show in the interim at least.

posted by rumple at 02:06 PM on November 12, 2019

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Brian Burke would be good.

posted by rumple at 01:14 AM on November 12, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 10: Miami Winning Streak Edition

Chicago by 6

Baltimore by 13 LOCK

Cleveland by 3

Kansas City by 7

New Orleans by 21 LOCK

N.Y. Giants by 18 LOCK

Tampa Bay by 6

Indianapolis by 14 LOCK

Green Bay by 7

Pittsburgh by 14

Minnesota by 6

Seattle by 9

posted by rumple at 09:13 PM on November 09, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 10: Miami Winning Streak Edition

Oh WTF it's Wednesday today.

posted by rumple at 11:19 PM on November 06, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 10: Miami Winning Streak Edition

Oakland by 3 (late? But haven't looked at score)

posted by rumple at 08:57 PM on November 06, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 9: San Francisco 51ers Edition

San Francisco by 14 LOCK

Jacksonville by 7

Buffalo by 9

Kansas City by 7

Miami by 3

Philadelphia by 7

Pittsburgh by 7

Carolina by 9

Oakland by 6

Seattle by 17 LOCK

Denver by 14 LOCK

L.A. Chargers by 6

New England by 7

Dallas by 13 LOCK

posted by rumple at 06:48 PM on October 30, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 8: Seeing Ghosts Edition

Seattle By 11

Buffalo By 3

Chicago by 7

Detroit By 3

TennesseE by 6

Denver by 6

L.A. Rams By 14 LOCK

New Orleans BY 21 LOCK

Jacksonville BY 10

San Francisco by 7

New England by 19 LOCK

Houston BY 13 LOCK

Kansas City BY 10

Pittsburgh By 12

posted by rumple at 12:15 PM on October 27, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 8: Seeing Ghosts Edition

Minnesota by 23 LOCK

posted by rumple at 10:37 PM on October 23, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 7: J-E-T-S Edition

Atlanta by 3

Buffalo by 14 LOCK

Jacksonville by 3

Minnesota by 6

Green Bay by 17 LOCK

Houston by 3

N.Y. Giants by 9

San Francisco by 7

Tennessee by 3

Chicago by 11 LOCK

Seattle by 9 LOCK

Dallas by 10 LOCK

New England by 17 LOCK

posted by rumple at 06:19 PM on October 18, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 7: J-E-T-S Edition

KC by 13 LOCK

posted by rumple at 02:12 AM on October 17, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 6: One Less Gruden Edition

Carolina by 5

Seattle by 13 LOCK

Kansas City BY 19 LOCK

Washington BY 3

Minnesota By 6

Jacksonville By 5

Baltimore by 13 LOCK

San Francisco BY 3

Arizona by 7

Denver By 5

Dallas By 14 LICK

L.A. Chargers BY 4

Green Bay By 13 LOCK

posted by rumple at 11:48 AM on October 13, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 6: One Less Gruden Edition

NE by 35

posted by rumple at 04:37 AM on October 10, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 5: 902 Passing Yards Edition

cincinnatti by 3

Tennessee by 3

Chicago By 11

New Orleans By 14 LOCK

Giants by 5

Philadelphia by 10

Baltimore by 6

New England by 14 LOCK

Jacksonville BY 6

Houston by 9

LA by 7

Dallas by 7

KC by 17 LOCK

San Francisco BY 10

posted by rumple at 02:19 AM on October 06, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 5: 902 Passing Yards Edition

Seattle by 6. More to come

posted by rumple at 08:37 PM on October 02, 2019

Koharski's Donuts Returns on ESPN Fantasy Hockey

I wonder if we should think about reducing the number of playing roster spaces on any given night - it seems like a lot of days you can just run all your players out and don't have to think too much. Maybe forcing choices more often could be a nice tweak? In any case looking forward to another low key season of losing :)

posted by rumple at 02:11 AM on September 28, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 4: Minshew Mania Edition

Green Bay by 11

Tennessee by 3

New England by 17 LOCK

Kansas City by 14 LOCK

Indianapolis by 3

L.A. Chargers by 7

Washington by 3

Baltimore by 11

Carolina by 10

L.A. Chargers by 6

Seattle by 10

Chicago by 13 LOCK

Denver by 5

Dallas by 6

Cincinnati by 7

posted by rumple at 02:12 AM on September 26, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 3: Quarterback Blues Edition

Tennessee by 9

Buffalo by 7

Dallas by 24 LOCK

Green Bay by 6

Indianapolis by 3

Kansas City by 11

Minnesota by 3

New England by 17 LOCK

Philadelphia by 7

Arizona by 3

N.Y. Giants by 3

L.A. Chargers by 6

San Francisco by 11 LOCK

Seattle by 13 LOCK

Cleveland by 3

Chicago by 8

posted by rumple at 01:45 PM on September 18, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 2: Broken Clavicle Edition

Carolina by 12 LOCK

Cincinnati by 10

Detroit by 3

Minnesota by 3

Tennessee by 14 LOCK

New England by 14 LOCK

N.Y. Giants by 3

Seattle by 7

Dallas by 6

Baltimore by 6

Houston by 11 LOCK

Kansas City by 17 LOCK

Chicago by 3

New Orleans by 3

Philadelphia by 7

Cleveland by 3

posted by rumple at 10:44 PM on September 11, 2019

Enter SportsFilter's NFL Pick 'Em Contest

Chicago by 10

Carolina by 3

Philadelphia by 14 LOCK

Buffalo by 7

Minnesota by 5

Miami by 3

Jacksonville by 3

Cleveland by 9

L.A. Chargers by 14

Seattle by 11 LOCK

San Francisco by 3

Dallas by 6

Arizona by 3

Pittsburgh by 3

New Orleans by 7

Oakland by 6

posted by rumple at 11:50 AM on September 04, 2019

Enter Round 3 of the NHL Playoff Pick 'Em

My picks:

Bruins in 6
Sharks in 5
Top goal scorer: Pavelski
Top goalie (save %): Tuuka Rask
Team scoring 6: Sharks
Team with shutout: Bruins

posted by rumple at 07:02 PM on May 09, 2019

Enter Round 2 of the NHL Playoff Pick 'Em

My picks:

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Islanders in 6
Sharks in 6
Top goal scorer: Logan Couture
Top goalie (save %): Robin Lehner
Team scoring 6: Sharks
Team with shutout: Islanders

Dang I was travelling all day yesterday so missed the games. I if I can go against yesterdays winners I would take Columbus in 7 and Stars in 6.

posted by rumple at 04:46 PM on April 26, 2019

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

McGill University, arguably the top academic school in Canada, is dropping its team name, the 'Redmen". Varsity rower and member of the Kainai First Nation, Tomas Jirousek, led the campaign.

posted by rumple at 02:22 PM on April 13, 2019

Enter SportsFilter's NHL Playoff Pick 'Em

My picks:

Predators in 5
Jets in 5
Avalanche in 7
Sharks in 6
Lightning in 5
Maple Leafs in 7
Capitals in 4
Penguins in 7
Top goal scorer: A Mathews
Top goalie (save %): Braden Holtby
Team scoring 6: Sharks
Team with shutout: Predators

Thanks rcade the new system is great on the phone. Also if the Leaves and Bruins could both lose that'd be nice.

posted by rumple at 01:49 AM on April 10, 2019

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Omg. Sioux City. Suit City. Sue city. Lawsiouxt Cuty Olaintiffs

Jesus H sometimes it takes a while.

posted by rumple at 10:16 AM on April 06, 2019

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Ha! You just said Plaintiffs the jinx is on my plan worked

posted by rumple at 01:06 PM on April 05, 2019

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

It's cool what's happening with the Canes especially after they got dumped on for the big trade, which has helped both teams really. Looks like they might meet the Capitals in the first round? Good luck with that, tough matchup, but it would be nice to see some big upsets.

posted by rumple at 02:27 AM on April 05, 2019

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

My Hagfish chose a shitty time of the season to start tanking in the Hockey Pool. The Plaintiffs are on fire.

posted by rumple at 07:43 PM on April 04, 2019

There's Still One Perfect NCAA Bracket

The article says the odds are 1 in a quintillion or whatever but that's prior to the tournament. With it being 16 teams now then the odds are whatever that would be " I'm going to estimate about 1 in 32,000 if it was random winners and losers.

posted by rumple at 11:59 AM on March 28, 2019

SportsFilter NFL Playoff Pick 'Em Super Bowl 0x35 Edition

Patriots by 17 LOCK

FIRST FG: Zuerlein

FIRST TD: Gronk

PASSING: Brady +5

RUSHING: Michel +5

RECEIVING: Edelman +5

SACK: Flowers

INTERCEPTION: Harmon

OOPS: Goff

MVP: Brady

ADS: M&Ms

Tiebreaker: 51 points

posted by rumple at 05:20 PM on February 03, 2019

SportsFilter NFL Playoff Pick 'Em Conference Championship Round

I can win this thing

New Orleans by 13 LOCK

NE by 17 LOCK

QB: Brady

Rushing: Michel

Recieving: Edelman

Points: New Orleans

Sack: Flowers

posted by rumple at 09:54 PM on January 19, 2019

SportsFilter NFL Playoff Pick 'Em Divisional Round

Hmmm negative 15. Maybe because I haven't watched a single game this year.

Indy by 10

Dallas by 7

NE by 9

NO by 3

Luck

Elliot

Hilton

Rivers

Indianapolis

posted by rumple at 03:44 PM on January 12, 2019

Enter the SportsFilter NFL Playoff Pick 'Em

Houston by 7

Seattle by 7

L.A. Chargers by 10

Chicago by 7

QB Passing: Rivers (LAC)

Rushing: Carson (SEA)

Recieving: Allen (LAC)

Interception: McDougald (SEA)

Points: LA Chargers

posted by rumple at 02:35 AM on January 05, 2019

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

At 0-0-1, the Browns are off to their best start since 2004.

(stole that from somewhere)

posted by rumple at 02:43 AM on September 10, 2018

Play SportsFilter's NFL Pick 'Em Contest

Philadelphia by 14

Cleveland by 3

Indianapolis by 3

Miami by 3

Minnesota by 17 LOCK

New England by 6

New Orleans by 10

N.Y. Giants by 3

Buffalo by 6

L.A. Chargers by 10

Seattle by 17 LOCK

Arizona by 10

Dallas by 7

Green Bay by 14 LOCK

Detroit by 7

Oakland by 7

posted by rumple at 01:08 AM on September 06, 2018

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Johnny Manziel's first CFL pass.

posted by rumple at 02:20 AM on August 04, 2018

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Sports broadcaster Dale Hansen, a fat, white guy in a deep red state,' is an unlikely liberal hero (WaPo)

posted by rumple at 01:27 PM on August 03, 2018

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Of all the black athletes President Trump has slandered and scapegoated, he has never come after LeBron James. Not that I want him to, but I have to wonder why. The man who has insulted Colin Kaepernick for his civil rights protests and Stephen Curry for refusing to celebrate a championship with him at the White House has still never targeted the most visible and well-known male athlete in American sports.

posted by rumple at 09:08 PM on July 31, 2018

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em: Stanley Cup Final Round

I'm in the UK and haven't seen a result

I think Wash will win but in the interests of winning this contest:

VEGAS IN 7

Longest: 60 minutes +1

First goal: MAFleury (I see some strikethroughs already)

Conn Smythe Karlsson

Most goals Karlsson

Most penalty. Neal

% Fleury

Total goals. 33

Off to check score (just woke up and remembered this thing. If not cool then I volunteer for 2nd last )

posted by rumple at 01:36 AM on May 29, 2018

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em: Third Round

I've been Malkoviched! I did feel a tingle in my nethers about that time . . .

posted by rumple at 09:06 PM on May 12, 2018

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em: Third Round

I have no idea where that second post from me came from!

posted by rumple at 07:34 PM on May 11, 2018

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em: Third Round

Washington in 6; Kuznetsov (goals), Backstrom (points) +1 +1

Winnipeg in 5; Laine (goals), Wheeler (points)

posted by rumple at 12:59 PM on May 11, 2018

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em: Second Round

Winnipeg in 7, Laine +2

San Jose in 6, Neal

Tampa Bay in 5, Point +1

Washington in 7, Crosby +1

posted by rumple at 01:09 AM on April 26, 2018

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

.... and may they all lose....

love, B.C.

posted by rumple at 07:53 PM on April 24, 2018

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em Starts Tonight

Winnipeg in 5 +2

Pittsburgh in 5 +1

Los Angeles in 7

Tampa Bay in 5 +2

Boston in 4 +1

Washington in 6 +2

Nashville in 4 +1

San Jose in 6 +1

Anze Kopitar

posted by rumple at 05:50 PM on April 11, 2018

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

3 professional soccer players vs 100 kids.

posted by rumple at 02:22 PM on March 30, 2018

MLB Execs Consider Wild 9th-Inning Batting Rule

So the team with the lead gets the chance to extend their lead though?

And I assume if you had, say, your 234 hitters coming up anyway you could then go 2341566 or something?

Actually a fun alternative would be for a game going into extra innings, start pulling fielders. So 10th inning no CF, then pull SS for the 11th, 3b for 12th. If you ever get to pulling the catcher the fans will go wild. I love this idea.

posted by rumple at 03:42 PM on February 24, 2018

MLB Execs Consider Wild 9th-Inning Batting Rule

I dunno I'm not really that much of a baseball fan but I think this would make the game more exciting. Chances are I would attend a few games and buy the online access package. Certainly I would purchase a cap and jersey of my team from mlb.com and I would post baseball-related comments to Sportsfilter indicating my newly enhanced enthusiasm for America's pastime.

posted by rumple at 12:36 PM on February 24, 2018

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, 2018

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, 2018

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, 2018

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, 2018