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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

GS 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

East:

(1) Cleveland in 4

(2) Toronto in 4

(3) Miami in 7

(5) Boston in 6

West:

(1) Golden State in 5

(7) Memphis in 7

(3) Oklahoma City in 5

(4) Los Angeles Clippers in 6


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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


Barkov

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

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Inuit group call for the CFL's Edmonton Eskimos to change their name.

posted by rumple at 05:00 PM on November 28

CFL Playoffs Pick 'Em, Grey Cup Edition

Edmonton by 17

Reilly

Over

666

posted by rumple at 09:45 PM on November 26

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 12: Inadvertent Whistle Edition

Philadelphia by 7

Carolina by 3

Green Bay by 14

Atlanta by 6

Cincinnati by 10

Oakland by 6

Indianapolis by 10

Kansas City by 14

Miami by 7

Washington by 3

Jacksonville by 14 LOCK? a Jax lock sure wtf bring on the Costanza

Houston by 3

San Francisco by 6

Seattle by 10

New England by 10

posted by rumple at 10:25 PM on November 25

CFL Playoffs Pick 'Em, Division Finals Edition

Hamilton by 8

Edmonton by 17

Reilly

Edmonton

posted by rumple at 12:06 PM on November 21

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 11: Nobody Knows Anything Edition

Jacksonville by 7

Atlanta by 10

Chicago by 3

Oakland by 10

Dallas by 3

Philadelphia by 14

Carolina by 10

Baltimore by 6

N.Y. Jets by 3

San Diego by 6

Green Bay by 7

Seattle by 17 LOCK

Arizona by 3

New England by 10

posted by rumple at 01:38 PM on November 19

CFL Playoffs Pick 'Em, Semi-Finals Edition

Hamilton by 10

BC by 3

LEONE

under

posted by rumple at 11:22 AM on November 12

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 10: David Tyree Edition

N.Y. Jets by 3

Green Bay by 17

Carolina by 14

Chicago By 3

Philadelphia by 10

Pittsburgh by 10

Tampa Bay by 6

Washington by 3

Baltimore by 14

Oakland by 7

Denver by 3

New England By 14

Seattle by 3

Cincinnati by 14 LOCK!?

posted by rumple at 11:20 AM on November 12

NFL Pick 'Em, Week Nine: Blaine Gabbert Edition

Cleveland at Cincinnati xxx

Miami by 3

Minnesota by 11

New England by 10

Tennessee by 7

New York Jets by 14

Pittsburgh by 6

Carolina by 7

San Francisco by 3

Tampa Bay by 3

Indianapolis by 7 Lock because I want the Costanza?

Philadelphia by 10

Chicago by 10

posted by rumple at 02:07 PM on November 06

NFL Pick 'Em, Week Eight: Waitin' All Week for Sunday Night

Miami at New England xxxx

KC by 17

Atlanta by 11

Chicago by 4

Arizona by 10

St. Louis by 3

New Orleans by 9

Cincinnati by 17

San Diego by 7

Tennessee by 3

Oakland by 6

Seattle by 10

Green Bay by 14

Carolina by 13 LOCK because why the F not

posted by rumple at 11:49 AM on October 30

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Nineteen

BC by 7

SASK by 4

Hamilton by 11

Edmonton by 17

posted by rumple at 11:42 AM on October 30

NFL Pick 'Em, Week Seven: Don't Snap It, Griff Edition

Seattle at San Francisco damn too late

Jacksonville by 10

Minnesota by 14

Tennessee by 10

Indianapolis by 14

Kansas City by 17

St. Louis by 10

Miami by 4

New England by 21

Washington by 3

Oakland by 10

Dallas by 9

Philadelphia by 6

Arizona by 10 LOCK

Did I miss a week? Hope that doesn't disqualfy me for the Costanza. Well, it's been nutty out here.

posted by rumple at 11:27 AM on October 23

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Eighteen

Montreal by 7

BC by 11

Ottawa by 3

Edmonton by 25

posted by rumple at 11:24 AM on October 23

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 6: Mike Tomlin/Tom Osborne Edition

Lock: Seattle

posted by rumple at 12:49 AM on October 15

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 6: Mike Tomlin/Tom Osborne Edition

Atlanta by 5


Buffalo by 3


Denver by 17


Chicago by 10


Tennessee by 6


Minnesota by 4


Washington by 3


Pittsburgh by 10


Jacksonville by 7


Seattle by 14


Green Bay by 17


SF by 6


Indianapolis by 6


Philadelphia by 11

posted by rumple at 12:47 AM on October 15

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Seventeen

Ottawa by 7

Calgary by 11

Edmonton by 19

Hamilton by 17

posted by rumple at 11:59 PM on October 14

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 16

Ottawa by 11 over Toronto

Hamilton by 17

Calgary by 3

BC by 9

Montreal by 19

posted by rumple at 04:00 PM on October 06

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Fifteen

Montreal by 12

Hamilton by 10

Edmonton by 11

BC by 17

posted by rumple at 11:27 AM on October 01

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 4: First-Place Jacksonville Edition

Pittsburgh by 10

Jets by 3

Atlanta by 7

Buffalo by 17

Oakland by 7

KC by 10

Indianapolis by 20 meat locker

Carolina by 17

Philadelphia by 10

San Diego by 6

Minnesota by 9

Arizona by 14

Green Bay by 14

New Orleans by 3

Seattle by 14

posted by rumple at 02:28 AM on October 01

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 3: Indy's Bad Luck Edition

New York Giants by 10

Oakland by 3

Atlanta by 7

Tennessee by 5

Pittsburgh by 13

Minnesota by 7

New England by 17 Locker Room

Philadelphia by 3

Carolina by 10

Cincinnati by 3

Houston by 6

Arizona by 10

Miami by 7

Seattle by 10

Detroit by 9

Green Bay by 3

posted by rumple at 03:27 AM on September 24

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Fourteen

Winnipeg by 7

Edmonton by 5

Ottawa by 3

Saskatchewan by 11

posted by rumple at 11:32 AM on September 23

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Sports that should not be called "sports."

posted by rumple at 08:06 PM on September 22

Rugby (Union) World Cup Starts Tonight

The racial-makeup-controversial South Africans go down to Japan's indomitable Blossoms in greatest World Cup upset ever. So much for White Power.

posted by rumple at 04:53 PM on September 19

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 2: Teddy Bridgewater Fail Mary Edition

Kansas City by 3

New England by 7

Chicago by 10

Cincinnati by 3

Tennessee by 6

Minnesota by 12

New Orleans by 14

Atlanta by 3

Pittsburgh by 14

Washington by 3

Carolina by 10

Oakland by 7

Jacksonville by 3

Philadelphia by 10

Green Bay by 14

Indianapolis by 10 STONE COLD LOCK

posted by rumple at 02:30 AM on September 17

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Thirteen

Calgary by 17

Hamilton by 13

Sask by 11

Montreal by 7

posted by rumple at 10:57 PM on September 15

Eli Manning Told Running Back Not to Score

Because who wants a two possession lead with a minute left? The math is not that hard. Refreshing to see him admit it frankly, though.

posted by rumple at 09:09 AM on September 15

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Twelve

Toronto by 3

Sask by 5

Edmonton by 7

Ottawa by 11

posted by rumple at 11:08 PM on September 09

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 1: Win One for the Duke

New England by 11
Indianapolis by 10 Stone Cold Lock
Green Bay by 9
Seattle by 7
N.Y. Jets by 6
Miami by 10
Jacksonville by 15
Houston by 3
Arizona by 7
San Diego by 14
Denver by 10
Oakland by 9
Tampa Bay by 3
N.Y. Giants by 3
Atlanta by 10
San Francisco by 14

Boy this takes longer than the CFL one but not really more thought going into it

posted by rumple at 01:44 PM on September 08

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Eleven

Montreal by 7

Winnipeg by 11

Toronto by 13

Calgary by 17

posted by rumple at 09:01 PM on September 02

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Ten

Hamilton by 10

Edmonton my 7

Winnipeg by 10

Ottawa by 17

posted by rumple at 03:22 PM on August 26