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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
SAS in 5 - Kawhi
UTA with the upset in 7 - Gordon Hayward
WAS in 5 - Beal
GSW in 4 - Lillard +2
BOS in 6 - Isaiah Thomas
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

NBA Pick 'Em Week 18: Trade Deadline Edition

CLE by 12 - (SLAM)
GSW by 17 - (SLAM)
TOR by 7
SAS by 11

posted by Ufez Jones at 03:46 PM on February 23

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

I'll miss Justin Anderson, but he just wasn't getting as many minutes as he needed to grow as a player. Hopefully he'll thrive in Philly in kind of the same way Jae Crowder has in Boston. Great trade for the Mavs though, I think, especially since the first round pick they threw in is top-18 protected.

posted by Ufez Jones at 01:56 PM on February 23

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

The Sacramento Kings have traded DeMarcus Cousins to New Orleans. If they mesh, Boogie + the Brow are going to make one hell of a formidable frontcourt duo for the Pelicans.

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:09 AM on February 20

NBA Pick 'Em Week 17: Charles Oakley Will Smash Edition

CLE by 7
OKC by 9
BOS by 16 (SLAM)

posted by Ufez Jones at 06:23 PM on February 15

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

I did get a slight chuckle out of Spike Lee wearing an Oakley jersey courtside of Sunday's Knicks/Spurs game.

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:53 AM on February 15

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

The UConn women have carried their win streak into triple digits.

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:51 PM on February 14

NBA Pick 'Em Week 16: Go Mavericks Edition

Cleveland by 6
Boston by 8
Washington by 12 (SLAM)
Chicago by 7
Golden State by 12 (SLAM)
San Antonio (Sunday) by 11 (SLAM)
San Antonio (Monday) by 4
Portland (Monday) by 6

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:47 AM on February 09

NBA Pick 'Em Week 16: Go Mavericks Edition

Knicks by 4
Warriors by 17 (SLAM)

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

NBA Pick 'Em Week 16: Go Mavericks Edition

Continued vibes, rogers. If you need someone to step in and run things for a bit, I'd be happy to do so.

posted by Ufez Jones at 05:27 PM on February 08

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Condolences, rcade.

posted by Ufez Jones at 05:36 PM on February 07

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Super Bowl 0x33 Edition

Atlanta by 10 (LOCK)

Pick the kicker who scores the first field goal. - Gostkowski

Pick the player who scores the first touchdown. - Tevin Coleman

Pick the quarterback with the most passing yards. - Ryan (LOCK)

Pick the player with the most rushing yards. - Blount

Pick the player with the most receiving yards. - Julio (LOCK)

Pick a player who will get a sack or partial sack. - Babineaux

Pick a player who will get an interception. - Ricardo Allen

Pick the player who commits the first turnover. - Brady

Pick the game's MVP. - Julio Jones

Pick the SportsFilter user who will win this contest. - ufez

Total score: 64

posted by Ufez Jones at 03:57 PM on February 05

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

That's awesome, Howard. Pierce is a great guy (and from what I saw during last year's playoffs, he's got a future as an analyst if he wants it).

I was at Steve Nash's first game back in Dallas after he signed with the Suns. He got a *huge* standing ovation both for the player introduction and when he scored his first basket. And then the game got competitive and everyone kind of stopped cheering for him.

posted by Ufez Jones at 03:08 PM on February 05

NBA Pick 'Em Week 15: Proud Refugee Luol Deng Edition

Cleveland (over NYK) by 14 (SLAM)
Boston by 10 (SLAM)
Cleveland (over WAS) by 12
San Antonio by 11

posted by Ufez Jones at 02:34 PM on February 04

NBA Pick 'Em Week 15: Proud Refugee Luol Deng Edition

Cleveland by 14 (SLAM)
Oklahoma City by 15 (SLAM)
Houston by 9
Golden State by 19 (SLAM)
Boston by 14 (SLAM)
Dallas by 8

posted by Ufez Jones at 06:17 PM on February 01

NBA Pick 'Em Week 14: Ads on the Jersey Edition

Crap. Missed a couple of games there.

Give me CLE by 12 (SLAM) today
BOS by 15 (SLAM)
MEM by 8

posted by Ufez Jones at 03:24 PM on January 29

NBA Pick 'Em Week 14: Ads on the Jersey Edition

OKC beats the Mavs D-League team by 21 (SLAM)
Utah by 14 (SLAM)

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

NBA Pick 'Em Week 14: Ads on the Jersey Edition

GSW by 17 (SLAM)
PDX by 20 (SLAM)

posted by Ufez Jones at 06:40 PM on January 25

SportsFilter's 15th Anniversary

Happy 15th(!) anniversary, SpoFi. And thanks for basically single-handedly keeping it up and running, rcade.

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:09 AM on January 24

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Conference Championship Edition

Honestly don't feel all that confident, so I'm not locking anything.

ATL by 9
NE by 3
QB: Ryan
RB: Bell
REC: Julio
INT: Deion Jones

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:23 PM on January 22

NBA Pick 'Em Week 13: No Rivals Edition

Ugh. Sorry to be a pain rcade, but:

Changing my OKC/GSW MIN/LAC pick based on injury news:

Houston by 11 (SLAM)
Golden State by 14 (SLAM)
New York by 7
Minnesota by 10
Houston by 3
Indiana by 6
San Antonio by 7
Indiana by 9

posted by Ufez Jones at 01:23 PM on January 18

NBA Pick 'Em Week 13: No Rivals Edition

Changing my OKC/GSW pick based on injury news:

Houston by 11 (SLAM)
Golden State by 14 (SLAM)
New York by 7
Los Angeles Clippers by 14 (SLAM)
Houston by 3
Indiana by 6
San Antonio by 7
Indiana by 9

posted by Ufez Jones at 08:16 PM on January 17

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Rajon Rondo claimed that nobody could name three players on his former team. In perhaps the dorkiest shade thrown in NBA history, Seth Curry created a Sporcle quiz to prove Rondo wrong.

posted by Ufez Jones at 04:25 PM on January 17

NBA Pick 'Em Week 13: No Rivals Edition

Houston by 11 (SLAM)
Oklahoma City by 5
New York by 7
Los Angeles Clippers by 14 (SLAM)
Houston by 3
Indiana by 6
San Antonio by 7
Indiana by 9

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:54 AM on January 17

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Divisional Round Edition

Thanks!

posted by Ufez Jones at 07:00 PM on January 16

NBA Pick 'Em Week 12: Unexcused Absence Edition

Dangit, missed the Sunday game. Thanks, NFL.

tonight:
CLE by 4
OKC by 6

posted by Ufez Jones at 06:56 PM on January 16

Patriots Set Record with 6th Straight AFC Championship Trip

Oh good lord, Brock's deal.

Not saying it will happen, but Tony Romo just built a huge house (250 miles) up the road from Houston.

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:27 AM on January 15

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Divisional Round Edition

Hey rcade - fwiw, you got my GB lock in but appear to have missed Pittsburgh.

posted by Ufez Jones at 06:29 PM on January 14

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Divisional Round Edition

Atlanta by 13 (LOCK)
NE by 18 (LOCK)
KC by 6
DAL by 9
QB: Matt Ryan
RB: Zeke Elliott
REC: Julio Jones
SACK: Trey Flowers

posted by Ufez Jones at 04:44 PM on January 13

NBA Pick 'Em Week 12: Unexcused Absence Edition

Chicago by 8
Golden State by 13 (SLAM)
Boston by 16 (SLAM)
Utah by 9

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:26 AM on January 12