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SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

An ode to Sebastian Janikowski: After 18 seasons, 268 games, one rumored nether-piercing, nine head coaches, and more than a few bumps in the road, Oakland is parting ways with the Polish Cannon

posted by Ufez Jones at 04:26 PM on February 15

NBA Pick 'Em Week 18: Break Up Cleveland Edition

Ugh, what a crap week.

CLE by 9
SA by 7
Boston by 8
GSW by 17 - SLAM
MINN by 12

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:53 AM on February 13

NBA Pick 'Em Week 17: Take Cleveland Off TV Edition

Okay, burn it all down.

Saturday: Golden State by 21 (slam)

Sunday: Boston by 5

posted by Ufez Jones at 07:05 PM on February 10

NBA Pick 'Em Week 17: Take Cleveland Off TV Edition

Sheesh. This is not going well. Let's re-set and try again:

Friday:
Detroit by 17 (SLAM)
Minnesota by 14 (SLAM)

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:30 PM on February 09

NBA Pick 'Em Week 17: Take Cleveland Off TV Edition

Thursday:
Boston by 6
Thunder by 19 (slam)

posted by Ufez Jones at 06:19 PM on February 08

NBA Pick 'Em Week 17: Take Cleveland Off TV Edition

Wednesday:
Minnesota by 7
Phoenix by 5

posted by Ufez Jones at 06:21 PM on February 07

NBA Pick 'Em Week 16: Devin Booker Might Be Good Edition

Woof. Semester has kicked in so I missed the Fri/Sat games.

Sunday: OKC by 19 (SLAM)

posted by Ufez Jones at 01:22 PM on February 04

NBA Pick 'Em Week 16: Devin Booker Might Be Good Edition

Thursday:

Houston by 15 (slam)
OKC by 8

posted by Ufez Jones at 09:47 AM on February 01

NBA Pick 'Em Week 16: Devin Booker Might Be Good Edition

Wednesday:
Boston by 7
Phoenix by 6

posted by Ufez Jones at 06:47 PM on January 31

Cleveland Indians Will Drop Chief Wahoo in 2019

They should bring back the Spiders mascot. It's got a history with the city and would be pretty unique (and kind of badass).

posted by Ufez Jones at 04:19 PM on January 29

NBA Pick 'Em Week 15: 40/20/10 Edition

Friday: Houston by 6
Saturday: Golden State by 19 (slam)
Sunday: OKC by 9

posted by Ufez Jones at 07:02 PM on January 26

NBA Pick 'Em Week 15: 40/20/10 Edition

Ugh, this week is not going well.

Thursday:
- OKC by 9
- Golden State by 16 (slam)

posted by Ufez Jones at 07:44 PM on January 25

NBA Pick 'Em Week 15: 40/20/10 Edition

Dunno if the Mavs/Rockets game has tipped yet or not, but fwiw, I'll take Houston by 12 (lock)

Clips over Celts by 15 (lock)

posted by Ufez Jones at 08:25 PM on January 24

NBA Pick 'Em Week 15: 40/20/10 Edition

Tuesday
- Cavs by 7
- Boston by 12

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:32 AM on January 23

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Conference Championship Round

Pats by 7 (lock, but go Jags!)
Vikings by 5 (lock)

QB Passing: Keenum

Rushing: Fournette

Receiving: Diggs

TO: Harrison Smith

Points: Pats

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:42 PM on January 21

NBA Pick 'Em Week 14: Jo Jo Edition

Friday -
Washington by 7
Utah by 12 (SLAM)
Saturday -
OKC by 4
Houston by 5

posted by Ufez Jones at 03:37 PM on January 19

NBA Pick 'Em Week 14: Jo Jo Edition

Wednesday:
- OKC by 18 (SLAM)
- Denver by 3

Thursday:
- Boston by 14 (SLAM)
- Houston by 6

posted by Ufez Jones at 04:49 PM on January 17

NBA Pick 'Em Week 13: 10 Count 'Em 10 Games Edition

Sunday:
Minnesota by 12 (slam)

Monday:
Lakers by 8
Warriors by 7
Rockets by 10

posted by Ufez Jones at 04:11 PM on January 14

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Divisional Round

Atlanta by 8
New England by 13 (lock)
New Orleans by 9
Pittsburgh by 7

Passing: Brees
Rushing: LeVeon Bell
Receiving: Kamara
Sack: Cameron Jordan
Points: Pittsburgh

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:35 PM on January 13

NBA Pick 'Em Week 13: 10 Count 'Em 10 Games Edition

Thursday -
Toronto by 6
San Antonio by 8 (slam)

Friday -
Milwaukee by 5
Houston by 14 (slam)

posted by Ufez Jones at 03:12 PM on January 11

NBA Pick 'Em Week 13: 10 Count 'Em 10 Games Edition

Thunder by 7
Warriors by 16 (slam)

posted by Ufez Jones at 04:56 PM on January 10

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

And to answer fatty's question from 2011: affirmative, sir.

posted by Ufez Jones at 01:39 PM on January 08

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Below is a list of big ($50+ million) free agent contracts signed and complete in the last 10 years. I excluded extensions and contracts that have not yet been completed. Each row contains the free agent, the signing team, the years of the contract, the contract details, the WAR accumulated in the contract years (regardless of whether the player was traded), the dollar value via FanGraphs based on that WAR total, and the difference between the contract cost and the WAR dollar value.

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:23 AM on January 08

NFL Pick 'Em Champion: Tron7

Congrats, Tron. And thanks as always for running these, rcade.

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:11 PM on January 05

Play SportsFilter's NFL Playoff Pick 'Em Contest

KC by 11 (lock)
Rams by 6 (fuck Stan Kroenke)
Jacksonville by 9
New Orleans by 12

Props:
QB: Brees +5
RB: Gurley
WR: M. Thomas (NO)
INT: J. Poyer (Buf)
PTS: Rams

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:08 PM on January 05

NBA Pick 'Em Week 12: Auld Acquaintance Edition

Golden State over Houston by 14 (slam)
OKC over the Clippers by 7
Boston over Minnesota by 12 (slam)
Washington over Memphis by 8

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:38 AM on January 04

NBA Pick 'Em Week 12: Auld Acquaintance Edition

Thunder over Lakers by 14 (slam)

posted by Ufez Jones at 09:35 PM on January 03

NFL Pick 'Em Week 17: All the Marbles Edition

Detroit by 10 (lock)
Indy by 3
Minnesota by 13 (lock)
New England by 9 (lock)
Washington by 8
Dallas by 7
Pittsburgh by 14 (lock)
Carolina by 3
Denver by 3
Jax by 4
49ers by 13 (fuck Stan Kroenke)
Buffalo by 6
Chargers by 7
Seattle by 17 (lock)
NO by 15 (lock)
Baltimore by 13 (lock)

posted by Ufez Jones at 01:03 PM on December 31

NBA Pick 'Em Week 11: City Edition Edition

Boston by 8
Portland by 7
Washington by 3
Denver by 5

posted by Ufez Jones at 04:08 PM on December 28

NBA Pick 'Em Week 10: I Wish It Was Christmas Today Edition

Philly by 8
CLE by 6
Boston by 7
Houston by 6
Minnie by 14 SLAM

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:33 AM on December 25

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

Baltimore by 14 (lock)
Minnesota by 4
Chicago by 10 (lock)
Cincy by 7
Rams by 12 (fuck Stan Kroenke)
KC (ugh) by 7
New England by 8
New Orleans by 12
Chargers by 13 (lock)
Denver by 8
Carolina by 17 (lock)
Jax by 6
Dallas by 5
Arizona by 6
Philly by 9 (lock)
Pittsburgh by 11 (lock)

posted by Ufez Jones at 05:13 PM on December 22

NBA Pick 'Em Week 10: I Wish It Was Christmas Today Edition

Thu-
Boston by 9 (slam)
San Antonio by 7
Fri-
Houston by 19 (slam)
Golden State by 16 (slam)

posted by Ufez Jones at 02:02 PM on December 21

NFL Pick 'Em Week 15: Concussion Protocol Edition

Jacksonville by 5
Buffalo by 7
Baltimore by 9 (lock)
Minnesota by 7
New Orleans by 19 (lock)
Philly by 13 (lock)
Arizona by 4
Carolina by 4
Seattle by 3
Pittsburgh by 6
SF by 7
Dallas by 6
Atlanta by 14 (lock)

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:08 PM on December 17

NFL Pick 'Em Week 15: Concussion Protocol Edition

Detroit by 6
Chargers by 9

posted by Ufez Jones at 04:52 PM on December 16

NFL Pick 'Em Week 15: Concussion Protocol Edition

Denver by 8 (lock)

posted by Ufez Jones at 02:48 PM on December 14

NBA Pick 'Em Week 9: Playing in Lithuania Takes Balls Ediition

Thursday:
Cleveland by 12 (slam)
Golden State by 15 (slam)

Friday:
OKC by 6
San Antonio by 4

posted by Ufez Jones at 02:42 PM on December 14

NBA Pick 'Em Week 9: Playing in Lithuania Takes Balls Ediition

Wednesday night:
Pacers by 4
Rockets by 18 (slam)

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:51 PM on December 13

NBA Pick 'Em Week 9: Playing in Lithuania Takes Balls Ediition

Tonight's games:
Knicks by 6
Minnesota by 7

posted by Ufez Jones at 05:49 PM on December 12

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

Saints by 9
Buffalo by 12 (lock)
Cincy by 9 (lock)
Green Bay by 6
KC by 6
Dallas by 10 (lock)
Detroit by 9 (lock)
Carolina by 4
San Fran by 5
Denver by 3
Tennessee by by 8
Chargers by 14 (lock)
Philly by 6
Seattle by 8
Pittsburgh by 7
New England by 19 (lock)

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:57 AM on December 10

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Japanese pitcher-outfielder Shohei Ohtani to sign with the Angels.

posted by Ufez Jones at 03:01 PM on December 08

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

I think it's an interesting thought. My first instinct is that each person would have to make their picks without seeing the other's. Otherwise it'd be far too easy to just replicate someone else's picks and change one and have that be the end of it (which would be boring and lame as hell).

posted by Ufez Jones at 04:55 PM on December 07

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

Saints by 9

posted by Ufez Jones at 04:14 PM on December 07

NBA Pick 'Em Week 8: Two I's in Embiid Ediition

Warriors by 7
Minnesota by 14 (SLAM)
Philly by 17 (SLAM)
Houston by 14 (SLAM)
Detroit by 6
Boston by 8

posted by Ufez Jones at 05:11 PM on December 06

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

Switching the Mia v Den game to Dolphins by 6.

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:04 PM on December 03

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

Dallas by 6 (above)
Atlanta by 7
New England by 10 (lock)
Chicago by 9 (lock)
Green Bay by 4
Tennessee by 8 (lock)
Denver by 13
KC by 6
Jax by 5
Detroit by 7
LA Chargers by 19 (lock)
Oakland by 7
New Orleans by 6
L.A. Rams by 13 (lock) (fuck Stan Kroenke)
Seattle by 3
Cincy by 3

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:23 AM on December 03

NBA Pick 'Em Week 7: NBA TV Edition

Completely forgot about last night's game. Been a long, draining week.

Spurs by 6 tonight

posted by Ufez Jones at 04:43 PM on December 02

Are You Ready for Some Football?

Is group A as shady as it seems?

If it were any shadier they'd be using it as a stadium canopy in Qatar 2022.

posted by Ufez Jones at 04:08 PM on December 01

NBA Pick 'Em Week 7: NBA TV Edition

Boston by 11
Bucks by 7

posted by Ufez Jones at 06:47 PM on November 30

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

For some reason this feels like the kind of dumb, inconsequential game that Dallas will pull off.

Dallas by 6

posted by Ufez Jones at 06:46 PM on November 30

NFL Pick 'Em Week 12: Turkey Leg Award Edition

Atlanta by 17 (lock)
Cincinnati by 10
Tennessee by 9
Kansas City by 12 (lock)
New England by 15 (lock)
Carolina by 8
Philadelphia by 10
Seattle by 14 (lock)
Oakland by 9
New Orleans by 6 (fuck Stan Kroenke)
Jacksonville by 7
Pittsburgh by 15 (lock)
Baltimore by 12

posted by Ufez Jones at 09:50 PM on November 25

NFL Pick 'Em Week 12: Turkey Leg Award Edition

Minnesota by 4
Chargers by 6
Washington Football Club by 13 (lock)

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:24 AM on November 23

NBA Pick 'Em Week 6: 16 Games and Counting Edition

Golden State by 8
Sacramento by 5
Cleveland by 7
Golden State by 19 (slam)

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:24 PM on November 21

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:52 PM on November 21

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Needing OT to beat the Mavs this year should be considered a loss, tbh.

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:09 AM on November 21

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Wasn't it also NBC that had a little girl in a Ravens jersey get into an elevator in a parking garage with a Baltimore Ravens player as part of a pre-game intro?

And that Ravens player happened to be Ray "sell out my two friends so I can plea out of murder charges" Lewis?

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:45 PM on November 20

What to Read when It's Time for Sports:

This is an interesting list. Some I'd heard of (but admittedly haven't read) and quite a few I hadn't. Thanks for posting this, rumple.

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:47 PM on November 19

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

Pittsburgh by 8 (above)
Jacksonville by 10 (lock)
Detroit by 6
Green Bay by 4
Tampa Bay by 7
L.A. Rams by 6
New Orleans by 17 (lock)
Kansas City by 13 (lock)
Arizona by 3
Buffalo by 10
Denver by 9 (lock)
New England by 8
Philadelphia by 13
Seattle by 4

I have the feeling this is going to be an ugly week.

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:32 PM on November 19

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

Pittsburgh by 8

posted by Ufez Jones at 06:21 PM on November 16

NBA Pick 'Em Week 5: LeBron Still Hates Phil Edition

CLE by 11
Philly by 6
GSW by 7
HOU by 19 (slam)
OKC by 10
Denver by 4

posted by Ufez Jones at 03:56 PM on November 15

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

Seattle by 17 (lock) (above)
Buffalo by 4
Chicago by 5
Detroit by 13 (lock)
Tennessee by 3
Pittsburgh by 19 (lock)
N.Y. Jets by 8
Washington by 6
Jacksonville by 7
L.A. Rams by 14 (lock) (fuck Stan Kroenke)
Atlanta by 4
San Francisco by 3
New England by 10 (lock)
Carolina by 21 (lock)

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:06 AM on November 12