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Enter SportsFilter's Pace Mannion 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

The 35th America's Cup

I saw a (privately-owned) beast like those parked in a marina when I was in San Diego a couple of Summers ago and someone told me that they're using these to go after people running drugs via boat as well. Crazy.

posted by Ufez Jones at 01:57 PM on June 03

NBA Playoff Pick 'Em: The Finals

CLE in six
MVP: James
Points: Curry
Rebounds: Tristan Thompson
Margin: 16
Combined Score: 223
Tiebreaker: 96 threes made

posted by Ufez Jones at 03:12 PM on June 01

NBA Playoff Pick 'Em: Third Round

CLE in 5 - James, James. +1 +1

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:16 AM on May 17

NBA Playoff Pick 'Em: Third Round

West:
GSW in 5 (although I'd be happy to be wrong) +1
PTS: Curry +1
REB: D. Green +1

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:57 AM on May 14

NBA Playoff Pick 'Em: Second Round

GSW in 6 - eh, screw it. Make it Durant.+1

posted by Ufez Jones at 05:18 PM on May 01

NBA Playoff Pick 'Em: Second Round

Washington in 6 - Wall
Cleveland in 5 - LBJ +1 +1
San Antonio in 7 - Harden +1 +1

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:26 AM on April 30

NBA Playoff Pick 'Em Starts Today

Not sure I have anything that can run NBA 2K17, tbh (unless it's available for PS3), but I do love me some NBA Playoffs, so.

CLE in 5 - LeBron +1 +1
TOR in 6 - Greek Freak +2 +1
SAS in 5 - Kawhi +1 +1
UTA with the upset in 7 - Gordon Hayward +2
WAS in 5 - Beal +1
GSW in 4 - Lillard +2
BOS in 6 - Isaiah Thomas +2 +1
HOU in 7 - Russ Westbrook +1 +1

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:34 AM on April 15

NBA Pick 'Em Week 25: All the Marbles Edition

Thanks for being honest about that, GoYouColts.

Final damn night of the season.

Pacers by 11 (SLAM)
Trailblazers by 17 (SLAM)

posted by Ufez Jones at 01:31 PM on April 12

NBA Pick 'Em Week 25: All the Marbles Edition

OKC by 7 (SLAM)
Sacramento by 10 (SLAM)

posted by Ufez Jones at 06:25 PM on April 11

NBA Pick 'Em Week 24: Westbrook Triple Double Edition

Son of a gun, missed the Raptors/Knicks game while at the laundromat. Bad timing.

Give me:

WAS over DET by 16 (SLAM)
HOU over LAC by 7

posted by Ufez Jones at 02:53 PM on April 09

NBA Pick 'Em Week 24: Westbrook Triple Double Edition

CLE by 16 (SLAM)
Spurs by 7

posted by Ufez Jones at 04:06 PM on April 07

NBA Pick 'Em Week 24: Westbrook Triple Double Edition

Boston by 10
Portland by 13 (SLAM)

posted by Ufez Jones at 07:17 PM on April 06

NBA Pick 'Em Week 24: Westbrook Triple Double Edition

BOS by 4
Clippers by 11 (SLAM)

posted by Ufez Jones at 07:22 PM on April 05

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Yeah, I know. I've never seen them live and really wanted to.

Fun fact (if I'm remembering correctly): jessamyn worked with Murph at a pizza joint in Mass way back in the day.

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:06 PM on April 02

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Jealous you got to see Dinosaur Jr, NoMich. I really wanted to see them when they played here a couple of weeks ago, but it (surprisingly) sold out before I could get tickets.

But I did get to see The Dickies (and Turbo A.C.'s and the Bollweevils) last night, which was fun as hell. And I have tix to see X on their 40th anniversary tour next month when they roll through StL.

posted by Ufez Jones at 03:10 PM on April 02

NBA Pick 'Em Week 23: Better Not Rest Your Starters Edition

Boston by 13 (SLAM)
San Antonio (over Utah) by 16 (SLAM)

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:53 PM on April 01

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

I didn't tune in until the final 2 minutes of regulation but that and the OT were fascinating. Impressive run by UConn to hit 111 wins in a row, but props to Mississippi St for beating Baylor & UConn back to back in OT games.

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:37 AM on April 01

NBA Pick 'Em Week 23: Better Not Rest Your Starters Edition

Cleveland (over Chi) by 12 (SLAM)
Portland by 6
Golden State (over Hou) by 17 (SLAM)
San Antonio by 9

posted by Ufez Jones at 03:09 PM on March 30

NBA Pick 'Em Week 23: Better Not Rest Your Starters Edition

Spurs by 7

posted by Ufez Jones at 09:05 PM on March 29

NBA Pick 'Em Week 19: J.J. Barea Will Smash Edition

Here's the Google Spreadsheet I used to track the playoff pick 'em from last season, with prop bets increasing slightly as the rounds moved on. Each round is in its own tab. Just in case you wanted some ideas.

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:50 AM on March 26

NBA Pick 'Em Week 19: J.J. Barea Will Smash Edition

HOU by 12
POR by 13 (SLAM)
SAS by 9
UTA by 16 (SLAM)

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:03 AM on March 26

NBA Pick 'Em Week 19: J.J. Barea Will Smash Edition

Nice game to see live there, Howard. Not only did you get see Devin Booker drop 70, but the C's won anyhow.

posted by Ufez Jones at 03:01 PM on March 25

NBA Pick 'Em Week 19: J.J. Barea Will Smash Edition

MIL by 8 (slam)
WAS by 4

posted by Ufez Jones at 05:13 PM on March 24

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Glenn Hall's 502 consecutive games started in goal. Barring a gigantic shift in the way the NHL manages its goalies, nobody is even likely to sniff making it 10% of the way there in the foreseeable future.

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:31 AM on March 23

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

I'm going to be away from the computer for a few hours, so just in case rcade starts the NBA pick 'em for this week tonight, here are my picks:

WAS over ATL by 13 (SLAM)
UTA over NYK by 18 (SLAM)

posted by Ufez Jones at 04:28 PM on March 22

Chicago Fire Sign Bastian Schweinsteiger

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:12 AM on March 21

NBA Pick 'Em Week 21: Emphasize the Triangle Edition

Woof. Rough week.

GSW over OKC by 8
LAC over NYK by 17 (SLAM)

posted by Ufez Jones at 01:48 PM on March 19

NBA Pick 'Em Week 21: Emphasize the Triangle Edition

CLE over LAC by 14 (SLAM)
TOR over IND by 16 (SLAM)

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:02 PM on March 18

NBA Pick 'Em Week 21: Emphasize the Triangle Edition

Utah over CLE by 6
Miami over MIN by 10

posted by Ufez Jones at 05:45 PM on March 16

NBA Pick 'Em Week 21: Emphasize the Triangle Edition

Spurs by 11
Clippers by 6

posted by Ufez Jones at 07:21 PM on March 15

NBA Pick 'Em Week 20: Dirk Nowitzki 30,000 Edition

Changing my pick in tonight"s game to Spurs by 15 (SLAM)

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:28 PM on March 11

NBA Pick 'Em Week 20: Dirk Nowitzki 30,000 Edition

Well, then.

Golden State over Minn by 6
Washington over SAC by 14 (SLAM)
San Antonio over GSW by 9
Boston over CHI by 13 (SLAM)
Houston over CLE by 7
San Antonio over ATL by 10
Denver over LAL (lol) by 17 (SLAM)

posted by Ufez Jones at 04:19 PM on March 10

NBA Pick 'Em Week 20: Dirk Nowitzki 30,000 Edition

San Antonio by 14 (SLAM)
Phoenix by 7

posted by Ufez Jones at 05:25 PM on March 09

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

NBA 30,000 Point Club:

Kareem
Karl
Kobe
Michael
Wilt

& now Dirk.


posted by Ufez Jones at 10:10 PM on March 07

NBA Pick 'Em Week 19: Not Funny Amar'e Edition

CLE by 9
SAS by 12 (SLAM)
LAC by 7
GSW by 14 (SLAM)
DAL by 6
CHA by 5
LAC by 7

posted by Ufez Jones at 05:55 PM on March 03

NBA Pick 'Em Week 19: Not Funny Amar'e Edition

GSW by 8 (SLAM)
OKC by 6

posted by Ufez Jones at 06:35 PM on March 02

NBA Pick 'Em Week 18: Trade Deadline Edition

CLE (over CHI) by 17 (SLAM)
CLE (over MIL) by 8
HOU by 14 (SLAM)

posted by Ufez Jones at 06:58 PM on February 25