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

San Francisco by 5
Baltimore by 6
Denver by 4
Chicago by 3
Atlanta by 4
Indianapolis by 7
Minnesota by 4
LOCK New England by 14 LOCK
Miami by 6
LOCK Philadelphia by 10 LOCK
Carolina by 6
Tennessee by 3
LOCK Green Bay by 17 LOCK
Kansas City by 8
Washington by 3
Dallas by 7

posted by bender at 07:18 PM on September 21

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Fourteen

Ottawa by 9
Hamilton by 18
Montreal by 14
Saskatchewan by 19

posted by bender at 01:48 PM on September 21

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

San Francisco by 5

posted by bender at 01:44 PM on September 21

NFL Pick 'Em Week 2: Undefeated Jaguars Edition

Cincinnati by 3
Baltimore by 11
LOCK Carolina by 13 LOCK
Indianapolis by 2
Tennessee by 4
Kansas City by 10
New England by 3
Pittsburgh by 7
Tampa Bay by 7
L.A. Chargers by 2
LOCK Oakland by 21 LOCK
Dallas by 5
L.A. Rams by 4
LOCK Seattle by 14 LOCK
Green Bay by 6
Detroit by 4

posted by bender at 10:45 PM on September 14

NFL Pick 'Em Week 2: Undefeated Jaguars Edition

Cincinnati by 3

posted by bender at 01:27 PM on September 14

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Thirteen

Hamilton by 8
Toronto by 9
B.C. by 6
Montreal by 1

posted by bender at 01:25 PM on September 14

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Thirteen

Dr. J, it looks like the weekly score column is a bit wonky....

I am also showing 1 point in the weekly points column, though I didn't score any. I had a previous total of 30, though, so the only change would be to change 1 to 0.

posted by bender at 02:17 PM on September 13

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

I'm amused by this line, "Mississippi State proudly tweeted the hilarious moment," and I think "proudly" belongs in quotation marks. Louisiana Tech may have made the initial mistake that cost them a ridiculous amount of yards, but the three Mississippi State D linemen who swatted, flubbed, and booted the ball 62 yards down the field and ultimately failed to recover it were the inept ones. Good on La Tech #81 who ultimately reclaimed the ball. The fuzzy video makes it tough to tell, but I believe he is the slot receiver on the far side who appears to run a button-hook to the goal line and then sprint 93 yards the other way to save his team some points.

posted by bender at 04:21 PM on September 11

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Twelve

CFL Picks:
Montreal by 5
Saskatchewan by 12
Ottawa by 7
Edmonton by 16

posted by bender at 12:35 PM on September 07

Enter SportsFilter's NFL Pick 'Em Contest

New England by 7
Buffalo by 2
Philadelphia by 6
Tennessee by 6
LOCK Houston by 10 LOCK
LOCK Detroit by 12 LOCK
LOCK Pittsburgh by 13 LOCK
Chicago by 3
Cincinnati by 4
Indianapolis by 5
Carolina by 5
Green Bay by 4
Dallas by 3
Minnesota by 3
L.A. Chargers by 3

posted by bender at 12:32 PM on September 07

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Eleven

Ottawa by 6
Saskatchewan by 18
Calgary by 15
Toronto by 11

posted by bender at 03:57 PM on August 31

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Who's with me? Strike a blow for the proletariat!

Sounds like a plan.

posted by bender at 11:55 AM on August 27

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Ten

Winnipeg by 16
Edmonton by 15
Ottawa by 16
Toronto by 15

posted by bender at 02:59 PM on August 24

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Nine

Winnipeg by 9
Ottawa by 4
Calgary by 8
Montreal by 19

posted by bender at 01:23 PM on August 17

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Eight

Ottawa by 7
Montreal by 2
Winnipeg by 6
B.C. by 2

posted by bender at 04:37 PM on August 10

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

You and I should join forces. I never have any idea what direction to go out of the gate, but I somehow manage to cobble together a respectable squad by the end.

posted by bender at 11:19 AM on August 04

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Seven

Toronto by 2
Ottawa by 17
Edmonton by 9
Saskatchewan by 10

posted by bender at 03:16 PM on August 03

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Six

Winnipeg by 14
B.C. by 16
Saskatchewan by 18
Calgary by 14

posted by bender at 09:25 AM on July 27

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Five

Montreal by 1
Hamilton by 4
B.C. by 14
Saskatchewan by 19
Toronto by 17

posted by bender at 08:09 PM on July 19

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Wow!

[And a very astute side note that I doubt many players would realize.]

posted by bender at 07:01 PM on July 18

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Four

Winnipeg by 2
Montreal by 10
Edmonton by 18
B.C. by 1

posted by bender at 01:42 PM on July 13

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

A lengthy no-rain rain delay and then a memorable night yesterday (and this morning) at Nats Park.

posted by bender at 02:02 PM on July 07

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Three

B.C. by 14
Winnipeg by 13
Ottawa by 7
Saskatchewan by 19

posted by bender at 11:16 AM on July 06

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Two

Calgary by 2
Toronto by 8
Edmonton by 9
Saskatchewan by 4

posted by bender at 05:58 PM on June 28

The 13th Annual chicobangs Memorial SpoFi CFL Pick 'Em

Saskatchewan by 3
Ottawa by 3
B.C. by 1
Toronto by 6

posted by bender at 03:40 PM on June 16

NBA Playoff Pick 'Em: The Finals

Cleveland in 6
MVP: LeBron James
Scoring: Stephen Curry
Rebounds: LeBron James
Largest Margin: 19
Combined Score: 199
3-pointers: 107

posted by bender at 11:42 AM on June 01

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

The Washington Post's Dan Steinberg isn't letting Bryce Harper off the hook for his role in the leadup to last night's shenanigans.

posted by bender at 06:35 PM on May 30

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em: Stanley Cup Final

Nashville in 6
Longest Game: 1 OT
First Goal By: Evgeni Malkin +1
Conn Smythe Winner: Pekka Rinne
Player With Most Goals: James Neal
Player With Most Assists: Sidney Crosby +1
Player With Best +/-: Filip Forsberg
Player With Most Penalty Minutes: Evgeni Malkin
Goalie With Best Save %: Pekka Rinne
Tiebreaker: 34

posted by bender at 11:52 PM on May 28

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Even kids know how bad losing to the Padres is.

posted by bender at 05:32 PM on May 19

NBA Playoff Pick 'Em: Third Round

Golden State in 6, Steph Curry, Draymond Green +1 +1 +1
Cleveland in 6, LeBron James, LeBron James +1

posted by bender at 10:43 PM on May 14

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em: Third Round

Nashville in 6 +2
Ellis
Rinne

Pittsburgh in 7 +2
Malkin +1
Fleury

posted by bender at 09:09 PM on May 12

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Nashville in 6
Pittsburgh in 7

posted by bender at 11:19 AM on May 12

NBA Playoff Pick 'Em: Second Round

Washington in 6, John Wall
Cleveland in 4, LeBron James +2 +1
San Antonio in 6, James Harden +2
Golden State in 4, Stephen Curry +2

posted by bender at 11:55 AM on April 30

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em: Second Round

Nashville in 5, Viktor Arvidsson +1
Anaheim in 5, Connor McDavid +1
Ottawa in 7, Bobby Ryan +1
Washington in 6, Nicklas Backstrom

posted by bender at 03:03 PM on April 25

NBA Playoff Pick 'Em Starts Today

Cleveland in 4, LeBron James +2 +1
Toronto in 6, DeMar DeRozan +2
San Antonio in 5, Kawhi Leonard +1 +1
Los Angeles Clippers in 5, Gordon Hayward
Washington in 7, John Wall +1
Golden State in 4, Stephen Curry +2 +1
Boston in 5, Isaiah Thomas +1 +1
Oklahoma City in 6, Russel Westbrook +1

posted by bender at 12:19 PM on April 15

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em Starts Tonight

Boston in 6
Pittsburgh in 5 +1
Edmonton in 5 +1
New York Rangers in 4 +1
Minnesota in 7
Washington in 4 +1
Anaheim in 5 +1
Nashville in 6 +1
Ovechkin

posted by bender at 03:52 PM on April 12

NBA Pick 'Em Week 25: All the Marbles Edition

SLAM Indiana by 13 SLAM
SLAM Portland by 15 SLAM

posted by bender at 01:17 PM on April 12

What if Barry Bonds had played without a bat?

+1

posted by bender at 09:33 PM on April 11

NBA Pick 'Em Week 25: All the Marbles Edition

Yes! Last week's lock 'em all gamble paid off. Let it ride!

SLAM Minnesota by 8 SLAM
SLAM Sacramento by 5 SLAM

posted by bender at 04:35 PM on April 11

NBA Pick 'Em Week 24: Westbrook Triple Double Edition

SLAM San Antonio by 8 SLAM
SLAM Toronto by 13 SLAM
SLAM Washington by 6 SLAM
SLAM Los Angeles Clippers by 8 SLAM

posted by bender at 12:02 PM on April 08

NBA Pick 'Em Week 24: Westbrook Triple Double Edition

SLAM Atlanta by 5 SLAM
SLAM Portland by 5 SLAM

posted by bender at 08:48 AM on April 06

NBA Pick 'Em Week 24: Westbrook Triple Double Edition

SLAM Boston by 4 SLAM
SLAM LA Clippers by 12 SLAM

posted by bender at 03:34 PM on April 05

Penn State Trustee 'Running Out of Sympathy' for Victims

And I am running out of sympathy for Penn State. I haven't read enough about this to know who exactly did or didn't know something, but it is clear that Sandusky's actions were no secret and could have been stopped. Even *if* Spanier didn't know and isn't directly culpable for the inaction, attacking the victims is ludicrous.

posted by bender at 01:51 PM on April 02

World Cup 2026: Fifa reveals allocation for 48-team tournament

CONCACAF also six (no more Hex?)

I assume CONCACAF will go to a double Hex with 3 teams through from each. Of course that means that USA-Mexico WCQs will no longer happen...

posted by bender at 03:55 PM on March 30

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

SLAM Cleveland by 13 SLAM
Houston by 5
SLAM Golden State by 21 SLAM
San Antonio by 9
Boston by 8
SLAM San Antonio by 12 SLAM

posted by bender at 03:50 PM on March 30

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

San Antonio by 4

posted by bender at 09:23 PM on March 29

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

Milwaukee by 7
Washington by 3
Houston by 8
SLAM Portland by 14 SLAM
San Antonio by 3
Utah by 5

posted by bender at 03:31 PM on March 24

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

posted by bender at 07:36 PM on March 23

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle


posted by bender at 09:17 AM on March 16

NBA Pick 'Em Week 21: Emphasize the Triangle Edition

Cleveland by 6
Minnesota by 4
Los Angeles Clippers 5
SLAM Toronto 9 SLAM
Golden State by 5
SLAM Los Angeles Clippers by 12 SLAM

posted by bender at 09:04 AM on March 16

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

San Antonio by 3
Boston by 7
SLAM Cleveland by 14
SLAM San Antonio by 10
LA Lakers by 4

posted by bender at 11:12 AM on March 11

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

Golden State by 8
Portland by 1
Cleveland by 7
SLAM San Antonio by 13 SLAM
Chicago by 5
SLAM Golden State by 20 SLAM
Oklahoma City by 7
Charlotte by 3
Los Angeles Clippers by 10

posted by bender at 04:39 PM on March 02

NBA Pick 'Em Week 18: Trade Deadline Edition

Chicago by 4
SLAM Cleveland by 11 SLAM
SLAM Houston by 13 SLAM

posted by bender at 12:55 AM on February 25

NBA Pick 'Em Week 18: Trade Deadline Edition

Cleveland by 4
SLAM Golden State by 14 SLAM

posted by bender at 02:54 PM on February 23

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

Cleveland by 3
Oklahoma City by 3
SLAM Boston by 11 SLAM

posted by bender at 01:28 PM on February 15

NBA Pick 'Em Week 16: Go Mavericks Edition

Chicago by 3
Golden State by 8
SLAM San Antonio by 12 SLAM
Indiana by 3
Portland by 3

posted by bender at 09:39 PM on February 10

NBA Pick 'Em Week 16: Go Mavericks Edition

Portland by 2

posted by bender at 07:21 PM on February 09

NBA Pick 'Em Week 16: Go Mavericks Edition

Los Angeles Clippers by 2
SLAM Golden State by 17 SLAM
Cleveland by 4

posted by bender at 05:34 PM on February 08

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Super Bowl 0x33 Edition

Atlanta 34, New England 27

LOCK Atlanta by 7 LOCK
LOCK First FG: Stephen Gostkowski LOCK
First TD: Tevin Coleman
LOCK Most Passing: Matt Ryan LOCK
Most Rushing: Tevin Coleman
LOCK Most Receiving: Julio Jones LOCK
Sack: Dont'a Hightower
Interception: Jalen Collins
Turnover: Tom Brady
MVP: Julio Jones
Winner: bender
Total Points: 61

posted by bender at 02:43 PM on February 05

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Super Bowl 0x33 Edition

Your tally correctly shows me picking two correct props (Ryan and Jones), but the table did not award me any points for them.

posted by bender at 05:00 PM on February 03