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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

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

Seattle by 17 (lock)

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:29 AM on November 09

NBA Pick 'Em Week 4: It's Spelled 'Antetokounmpo' Edition

Boston by 15 (lock)
Golden State by 10 (lock)
Houston by 9
OKC by 13
Spurs by 7

posted by Ufez Jones at 09:06 PM on November 07

Death, Taxes, And Pop: It’s Time Gregg Popovich Finally Has His Moment

As a hardcore Mavs fan it took me a long time to come around to it, and no offense intended to Rick Carlisle, but damn, Pop really is great.

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:58 AM on November 04

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

I would also like to change my Houston/Indy pick to: Houston by 4 (no lock)

posted by Ufez Jones at 03:05 PM on November 03

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

Buffalo by 9
Tennessee by 7
New Orleans by 13 (lock)
L.A. Rams by 8 (lock - fuck Stan Kroenke)
Philadelphia by 12
Carolina by 6
Jacksonville by 9
Houston by 19 (lock)
San Francisco by 4
Seattle by 6
Kansas City by 7
Oakland by 9
Green Bay by 6

posted by Ufez Jones at 02:43 PM on November 02

Astros Win World Series

So the list of teams that have never won a world series is now down to seven: Texas, Seattle, Milwaukee, San Diego, Colorado, Washington/Montreal, and Tampa.

It was a fun series this year, even if game 7 was kind of anti-climatic. Congrats to Houston and their fans (except Gurriel...fuck that guy).

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:02 PM on November 02

NBA Pick 'Em Week 3: No D in Cleveland Edition

Houston by 17 (slam)
L.A. Clippers by 9
Golden State by 3
Portland by 6
Washington by 6
Boston by 4

posted by Ufez Jones at 01:03 PM on November 01

NFL Pick 'Em Week 8: Sacksonville Edition

Oops, missed the early game. Damn.

Buffalo by 6
Cincy by 17 (lock)
New England by 9 (lock)
New Orleans by 7
Atlanta by 8
Philly by 14 (lock)
Carolina by 6
Seattle by 8
Dallas by 3
Pittsburgh by 9
KC by 7

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:39 PM on October 29

NFL Pick 'Em Week 8: Sacksonville Edition

Wow. Nice job, jjuzcal.

Miami by 8

posted by Ufez Jones at 06:22 PM on October 26

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Really? No talk about last night's game?

You surprise me sometimes, SpoFi.

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:14 PM on October 26

NBA Pick 'Em Week 2: Woe is Mavericks Edition

Spurs by 7
Wizards by 16 (slam)
Bucks by 8
Pelicans by 10

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:46 AM on October 25

NFL Pick 'Em Week 7: Brett Hundley Edition

Chiefs by 4
Buffalo by 10
Carolina by 14 (lock)
Tennessee by 6
New Orleans by 16 (lock)
Jax by 5
Rams by 10 (fuck Stan Kroenke)
Jets by 3
Minnesota by 6
Dallas by 7
Seattle by 9
Pittsburgh by 10
Denver by 11
Atlanta by 5
Philly by 6

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:50 AM on October 22

NFL Pick 'Em Week 7: Brett Hundley Edition

Chiefs by 4

posted by Ufez Jones at 06:50 PM on October 19

Enter SportsFilter's NBA Pick 'Em

Cleveland by 7
Golden State by 9
Washington by 13 (slam)
Minnesota by 4
Oklahoma City by 18 (slam)
Los Angeles Clippers by 8
Cleveland by 13
Golden State by 10 (slam)

posted by Ufez Jones at 01:43 PM on October 16

NFL Pick 'Em Week 6: Undefeated Chiefs Edition

My picks this week:

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:23 AM on October 16

NFL Pick 'Em Week 6: Undefeated Chiefs Edition

Panthers by 3
Atlanta by 14 (lock)
Green Bay by 13 (lock)
New Orleans by 4
New England by 13 (lock)
Washington by 7
Chicago by 3
Houston by 19 (lock)
Tampa Bay by 6
Jacksonville by 5 (fuck Stan Kroenke)
Kansas City by 14 (lock)
Oakland by 6
Denver by 17 (lock)
Tennessee by 6

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:37 AM on October 15

NFL Pick 'Em Week 6: Undefeated Chiefs Edition

Panthers by 3

posted by Ufez Jones at 07:22 PM on October 12

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

Pats by 8 (as posted above)
Cincinnati by 4
N.Y. Jets by 6
Detroit by 3
San Francisco by 3
Miami by 4
L.A. Chargers by 5
Philadelphia by 8 (lock)
Pittsburgh by 13 (lock)
Oakland by 6
L.A. Rams by 4 (fuck Stan Kroenke)
Green Bay by 9
Kansas City by 6
Minnesota by 8

posted by Ufez Jones at 01:36 PM on October 06

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

Pats by 8.

posted by Ufez Jones at 08:02 PM on October 05

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

Green Bay by 9
New Orleans by7
Atlanta by 17 (lock)
Cincinnati by 6
Dallas by 13 (lock - and fuck Stan Kroenke)
Detroit by 6
New England by 16 (lock)
Jacksonville by 6
Pittsburgh by 7
Houston by 6
Arizona by 8
Philadelphia by 4
Tampa Bay by 7
Oakland by 8
Seattle by 14 (lock)
Kansas City by 19 (lock)

posted by Ufez Jones at 05:05 PM on September 28

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

The end of the first half of the Steelers/Bears game was a wild-ass ride. My head is still spinning.

posted by Ufez Jones at 02:36 PM on September 24

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

L.A. Rams by 5 (as above, and fuck Stan Kroenke)
Baltimore at Jacksonville missed this one
Denver by 6
Pittsburgh by 19 (lock)
Atlanta by 9
Cleveland by 3
Tampa Bay by 6
New England by 14 (lock)
Miami by 7
Philadelphia by 9
New Orleans by 6
Tennessee by 4
Green Bay by 13 (lock)
Kansas City by 6
Oakland by 8
Dallas by 17 (lock)

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:34 AM on September 24

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

Oh boy, I peaked in week two! All downhill from here, I'm sure.

LA by 5 tonight (fuck Stan Kroenke)

posted by Ufez Jones at 06:30 PM on September 21

NFL Pick 'Em Week 2: Undefeated Jaguars Edition

Baltimore by 15 (lock)
Carolina by 13 (lock)
Arizona by 10
Tennessee by 11
Kansas City by 13
New England by 17 (lock)
Pittsburgh by 17 (lock)
Tampa Bay by 21 (lock)
L.A. Chargers by 14
Oakland by 24 (lock)
Dallas by 12
L.A. Rams by 6 (fuck Stan Kroenke)
Seattle by 19 (lock)
Atlanta by 4
N.Y. Giants by 3

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:42 AM on September 16

NFL Pick 'Em Week 2: Undefeated Jaguars Edition

Cincy by 6

posted by Ufez Jones at 02:04 PM on September 14

Enter SportsFilter's NFL Pick 'Em Contest

Buffalo by 13 (lock)
Philadelphia by 6
Tennessee by 3
Houston by 9
Arizona by 8
Pittsburgh by 17 (lock)
Atlanta by 20 (lock)
Cincinnati by 7
L.A. Rams by 6 (fuck them)
Carolina by 9 (lock)
Green Bay by 4
N.Y. Giants by 7
Minnesota by 6
L.A. Chargers by 7

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:20 PM on September 10

Enter SportsFilter's NFL Pick 'Em Contest

Well fuck it, lock them all if you're so smart!

S-M-R-T!

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:14 AM on September 08

Enter SportsFilter's NFL Pick 'Em Contest

Patriots by 9

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:30 AM on September 07

Justin Verlander Traded to Houston Astros

Dang. Nice pick up for the 'stros. They're going to be a really tough out for the next few years.

posted by Ufez Jones at 02:00 PM on September 01

...and Maybe the Dynamite Fizzles

Can you un-burn a jersey? Asking for a friend in Boston.

posted by Ufez Jones at 04:17 PM on August 26

Jaguars Demote Blake Bortles in Preseason

posted by Ufez Jones at 01:52 PM on August 25

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:05 AM on July 27

The LA Clippers trade PG Chris Paul to the Houston Rockets

Also, it's kind of weird to say, but in all honesty, I'm finding the off-season about twice as interesting as the first three round of this year's playoffs.

posted by Ufez Jones at 01:16 PM on June 28

The LA Clippers trade PG Chris Paul to the Houston Rockets

- The Boston Celtics reportedly have eyes on signing Gordon Hayward and trading for Paul George
- After going a combined 80-166 in the past three seasons, the New York Knicks and Phil Jackson are parting ways
- Averaging a triple-double in the regular season, Russell Westbrook was named league MVP. Full list of award winners here
- Oh yeah, there was also that whole draft thing last week.

posted by Ufez Jones at 01:12 PM on June 28

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Oh great, another Corihorslis effect denier...

posted by Ufez Jones at 07:26 PM on June 06

Rock Climber Scales El Capitan with No Gear

Relevant to your interest there, rcade: The Strange Brain of the World's Greatest Solo Climber - Alex Honnold doesn't experience fear like the rest of us

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:16 AM on June 05