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CFL Playoffs Pick 'Em, Division Finals Edition

Ottawa by 12

Edmonton by 4



posted by jagsnumberone at 01:47 AM on November 20

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 11: Nobody Knows Anything Edition

Jacksonville by 13

Atlanta by 3

Chicago by 7

Oakland by 6

Dallas by 10

Philadelphia by 4

Carolina by 10 (Lock)

Baltimore by 11

NY Jets by 3

San Diego by 7

Green Bay by 3

Seattle by 14

Arizona by 10

New England by 4

posted by jagsnumberone at 12:58 AM on November 19

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 10: David Tyree Edition

Jets by 7

Green Bay by 20--Lock it in

Carolina by 16

St. Louis by 12

Philadelphia by 6

Pittsburgh by 3

Tampa Bay by 4

New Orleans by 3

Jacksonville by 4

Minnesota by 1

Denver by 13

Giants by 3

Arizona by 10

Cincinnati by 11

posted by jagsnumberone at 03:17 AM on November 12

CFL Playoffs Pick 'Em, Semi-Finals Edition

The regular season means nothing, I say, nothing if I can't get a championship in the playoffs (ok, maybe not). Here goes nothing.

Toronto by 10 (Tough to pick against the Ti-Cats but without Zach they haven't been the same)

Calgary by 17

Paredes (Calgary's kicker)

Over on the points.

posted by jagsnumberone at 03:14 AM on November 12

CFL Pick 'Em, Final Standings

Jags, you lucked into the birth of my daughter

Congrats tahoemoj!!!

Thank you DrJohn for taking all the time it takes to run this.

Now do you think we can take, oh let's say, six of my points and move them to the NFL pick 'em?lol.

My only disappointment is that a official CFL football wasn't the prize/lol

posted by jagsnumberone at 03:15 PM on November 10

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Twenty

Toronto by 17

Ottawa by 3

Calgary by 6

Saskatchewan by 2

posted by jagsnumberone at 11:57 PM on November 04

NFL Pick 'Em, Week Nine: Blaine Gabbert Edition

Cincinnati by 8

Buffalo by 6

St. Louis by 3

New England by 34 (Lock)

New Orleans by 17

Jacksonville by 4

Pittsburgh by 7

Green Bay by 11

Atlanta by 17

NY Giants by 6

Denver by 4

Philadelphia by 5

San Diego by 11

This is a week I wish I could have multiple locks/lol. And as a Jaguar fan, I haven't stopped laughing yet at the fact that Mularkey is the coach now for Tennessee and Gabbert is starting in San Fran. Did these teams not see what happened in Jax when these two were there? Next, Gene Smith will be hired as GM by some foolish team.

posted by jagsnumberone at 11:54 PM on November 04

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Twenty

Not that it makes a big difference, but I had another point (I had the margin as 3 for the Toronto-BC game).

posted by jagsnumberone at 10:29 PM on November 03

NFL Pick 'Em, Week Eight: Waitin' All Week for Sunday Night

You had Philly by 13 and they lost by 11.

Sorry, I thought that meant the points would be 11 to 15 then, my bad.

I should have, like, 20 more points. You missed some shit here and there, man.

I wish I could blame it someone else, other than my bad picking/lol. (If only I hadn't twice missed my lock, ... if only/lol)

posted by jagsnumberone at 12:18 AM on October 30

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Nineteen

Umm, I have Grabbing Form 432-A, why wasn't I informed before now that I would need 432-B? I guess I better make sure my passport is in order and head up to Toronto. I need some grabs (or a nice, new shiny CFL football/lol)

Toronto by 3

Calgary by 9

Hamilton by 2

Edmonton by 17

Hopefully, I can actually clinch this week--the stress and pressure is killing me/lol.

posted by jagsnumberone at 12:11 AM on October 30

NFL Pick 'Em, Week Eight: Waitin' All Week for Sunday Night

Note: I should have one more point (the spread in Philly/Carolina game--thank you)

New England by 10

Kansas City by 2

Atlanta by 6

Minnesota by 9

Arizona by 14 (Lock)

St. Louis by 6

Giants by 2

Cincinnati by 4

Baltimore by 4

Houston by 3

Jets by 7

Seattle by 20

Green Bay by 10

Carolina by 9

posted by jagsnumberone at 01:17 AM on October 29

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Eighteen

Toronto by 10

Hamilton by 17

Ottawa by 3

Edmonton by 13

posted by jagsnumberone at 01:20 AM on October 23

NFL Pick 'Em, Week Seven: Don't Snap It, Griff Edition

First my lock last week was New England, so I should have 2 more points (thanks). Now for this weeks dart throws.

Seattle by 10 -- Locked in in the bay, well sort of the bay/lol

Jacksonville by 13

Detroit by 6

Atlanta by 7

Indianapolis by 3

Pittsburgh by 4

St. Louis by 2

Miami by 10

New England by 9

Washington by 3

San Diego by 11

NY Giants by 8

Philadelphia by 13

Arizona by 10

posted by jagsnumberone at 02:59 AM on October 22

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 6: Mike Tomlin/Tom Osborne Edition

Saints by 3

Bengals by 14

Denver by 4

Lions by 13

Tennessee by 6

Minnesota by 10

Jets by 7

Arizona by 6

Jacksonville by 7

Seattle by 8

Green Bay by 10

San Fran by 2

New England by 27 (a deflated Lock)

Giants by 3

posted by jagsnumberone at 01:12 AM on October 15

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Seventeen

Ottawa by 3

Calgary by 7

Edmonton by 5

Hamilton by 13

posted by jagsnumberone at 12:28 AM on October 15

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 16

Listed previously: Toronto (vs. Ottawa) by 7 --Yea, I already have a point/lol

Hamilton by 6

Edmonton by 3

Winnipeg by 10

Toronto (vs. Montreal) by 7

posted by jagsnumberone at 11:58 PM on October 07

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 5: Batted Ball Edition

First, I think I should have two more points from last week (spread in Seattle's win- I had them by 4, it was 3--should fit margin of error, but I could be wrong. Same with Chicago's win-I had them by 3, it was 2)

Indy by 3

Atlanta by 10

Cincinnati by 1

Green Bay by 9

Buffalo by 6

Kansas City by 8--Lock it in

Philadelphia by 7

Jacksonville by 4

Baltimore by 15

Detroit by 3

New England by 21

Oakland by 2

NY Giants by 7

San Diego by 5

posted by jagsnumberone at 11:48 PM on October 07

The NHL Season Begins Anew!

The Columbus Blue Jackets make the playoffs this year (but lose in the first round in a hard fought series).

Ovechkin and Crosby will not win a Cup and both will be blamed for their team's lack of winning one, though both will be in conversation for the Hart.

"My" New York Islanders will make it out of the first round of the playoffs, but their fanbase will still be bitter about the move to Brooklyn and the horrible seating arrangement at the Barclays.

Bettman will do something to solidify, once again, why he is considered (and rightfully so) the worst commissioner in all of North American sports.

Las Vegas will be announced as a expansion franchise, Quebec will have to wait (will Seattle get it instead?) to find out their fate until next offseason. (Personally, I think, it will come down to if any current franchises end up moving--like the Coyotes, because some owners want to see more travel balance for the teams out west)

The playoffs will score some of the highest TV ratings of the last 5 years but the Finals will flop in the ratings department.

Buffalo will not have the worst record in the league this year (but maybe second or third worst)

I will win the fantasy hockey league.

Nashville will be the "in" pick to win it all before the playoffs begin, but will fall short.

The Rangers will not win a playoff series.

After taking the Ducks to a classic seven game series, the Sharks go on to beat the Bruins in six to hoist the cup.

These are my bold predictions for this year. (if you are near Vegas, go ahead and put money "against" all of these and you'll finish ahead/lol)

posted by jagsnumberone at 08:41 PM on October 07

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 16

Toronto (vs. Ottawa) by 7

posted by jagsnumberone at 02:51 PM on October 06

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Fifteen

Ottawa by 4

Calgary by 3

Winnipeg by 7

BC by 11

(note: first time this year I've picked against the Ti-Cats. Collaras' injury-torn ACL- has me concerned about their offense the rest of the year-eventhough the Stampeders lost some defensive players to injury this week)

posted by jagsnumberone at 03:19 AM on October 01

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 4: First-Place Jacksonville Edition

Baltimore by 14

Jets by 8

Atlanta by 2

Giants by 6

Chicago by 3

Cincinnati by 10

Jacksonville (and first place) by 13

Philadelphia by 14

Carolina by 9

San Diego by 12 (Lock it down)

Minnesota by 5

Green Bay by 7

Arizona by 4

New Orleans by 6

Seattle by 4

posted by jagsnumberone at 03:13 AM on October 01

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Fourteen

Calgary by 16

Edmonton by 22

Ottawa by 3

Montreal by 12

posted by jagsnumberone at 12:36 AM on September 24

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 3: Indy's Bad Luck Edition

New York football Giants by 10

Cleveland by 2

Dallas by 3

Indy by 14

St. Louis by 7

Minnesota by 4

Jacksonville by 17 (Yeah, I know/lol. Notice the points, so I have a chance at one point still)

Philly by 6

Carolina by 10

Bungles by 9

Houston by 3

Arizona by 16

Miami by 3

Seattle by 24 (The Master Lock lock of the week)

Detroit by 8

Green Bay by 11

posted by jagsnumberone at 12:33 AM on September 24

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 2: Teddy Bridgewater Fail Mary Edition

Kansas City by 3

Buffalo by 4

Arizona by 10

Cincinnati by 14

Cleveland by 6

Minnesota by 2

New Orleans by 24 (Book it Dan-O, it's a Lock)

NY football Giants by 9

Pittsburgh by 10

St. Louis by 11

Carolina by 5

Baltimore by 17

Jacksonville by 6

Philadelphia by 10

Green Bay by 4

Indianapolis by 1

posted by jagsnumberone at 12:10 AM on September 17

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Thirteen

Calgary by 6

Hamilton by 3

Ottawa by 14

Montreal by 7

posted by jagsnumberone at 12:03 AM on September 17

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 1: Win One for the Duke

If you're ever in Santa Barbara, I'll buy you a drink.

I look forward to it. Though, you're probably in no real danger of having to buy it/lol.

posted by jagsnumberone at 01:23 AM on September 13

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 1: Win One for the Duke

Tahoemoj, I probably should tell you that I live just outside of Cincy (grew up here and was/is a Bengals fan), so maybe I'm part of a curse/lol.

(Just FYI-- I grew up in Ohio, went to college in Florida (Jacksonville University then post grad at Univ. North Fla.) stayed in Jax for 18 years-original season ticket holder for the Jags, then moved back to Ohio (family still lives here and job related), in case you were wondering how I could be such a diehard Jags fan and live in Ohio)

posted by jagsnumberone at 03:04 AM on September 11

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 1: Win One for the Duke

Rcade--I hope so too/lol. This week, it's both. I really do think we'll win this week but, I have to admit, that I can not pick against them, regardless of the opponent, and whether I think they will win or not. In Bortles we trust.

posted by jagsnumberone at 03:09 PM on September 10

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 1: Win One for the Duke

NE by 10

Buffalo by 2

Green Bay by 27--The lock it down lockdown lock of the week

Seattle by 6

Cleveland by 3

Miami by 6

Jacksonville by 10

KC by 4

Arizona by 10

San Diego by 5

Denver by 7

Cincinnati by 11

Tampa Bay by 1

Dallas by 4

Philly by 17

Minnesota by 16

Note: There sure will be a lot of work to keep up with the stats for this league. Maybe a second football should be given out just for keeping the stats up to date from week to week (and with that suggestion if I get an extra point or two each week, I won't tell/lol)

posted by jagsnumberone at 11:58 PM on September 09

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Twelve

Hamilton by 12

Winnipeg by 6

Edmonton by 3

BC by 9

posted by jagsnumberone at 11:50 PM on September 09

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Eleven

Rough week last week. This week will be better (at least, I know it won't be worse/lol).

Montreal by 6

Winnipeg by 22

Hamilton by 10

Calgary by 3

posted by jagsnumberone at 01:00 AM on September 03

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Ten

Hamilton by 17

Toronto by 5

Winnipeg by 3

Sask. by 1

posted by jagsnumberone at 03:00 AM on August 27

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Nine

Montreal by 6

Hamilton by 10

Calgary by 17

Toronto by 2

posted by jagsnumberone at 03:33 AM on August 19

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Eight

Let's keep this train rolling.

Edmonton by 3

Toronto by 10

Hamilton by 21

Calgary by 6

posted by jagsnumberone at 05:38 AM on August 12

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Seven

Let's keep this going. (Flips the coin several times to come up with this weeks picks).

Edmonton by 10

Ottawa by 4

Toronto by 14

Hamilton by 2

posted by jagsnumberone at 02:25 AM on August 06

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Six

Thank you for fixing my total. I appreciate all the work you guys do. As long as the Jaguars don't join the CFL, I, hopefully, might be able to do ok the rest of the way/lol. (For those who don't remember if I didn't pick the Jaguars each week in our NFL pick 'em, I would have been amongst the leaders this past season--I just can't in good conscience pick against my team). Now where's that coin so I can pick this week's games?

BC by 6

Edmonton by 14

Calgary by 3

Hamilton by 1

posted by jagsnumberone at 03:12 AM on July 29

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Six

Not to be a stickler but my point total should be 23 now (not 17). I may need those points in a couple of weeks/lol.

posted by jagsnumberone at 12:47 AM on July 28

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Five

I was a fumble away from keeping my winning streak alive (Hamilton fumbled on what should have been a winning TD drive), but that's ok, because I'm proving that less knowledge is, in fact, better when picking these/lol.

Calgary by 3

Toronto by 4

Edmonton by 11

Hamilton by 9

posted by jagsnumberone at 02:51 AM on July 22

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Four

Hamilton by 4

Edmonton by 10

BC by 2

Calgary by 6

On a side note, I can't believe I've gone 4 for 4 two weeks in a row (too bad I can't get the point spread right/lol). Of course, now that I've said something, I'm doomed this week (sort of like the no-hitter thing/lol)

posted by jagsnumberone at 10:04 PM on July 15

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Three

Edmonton by 3

Winnipeg by 18

BC by 12

Calgary by 10

posted by jagsnumberone at 02:58 AM on July 08

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Two

Hamilton by 2

Montreal by 6

Ottawa by 3

Toronto by 10

posted by jagsnumberone at 02:27 AM on July 01

The 11th Annual chicobangs Memorial SpoFi CFL Pick 'Em

I'll give this a go this year. Tom Clements is still the QB for the Hamilton TigerCats, right? How 'bout that Warren Moon fella for Edmonton, or Flutie in Montreal? Oh well, here goes nothing.

Montreal by 22

Hamilton by 1

Toronto by 6

Winnipeg by 17

posted by jagsnumberone at 02:38 AM on June 24

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em, Stanley Cup Finals

1- Chicago +1

2-7 games

3-2 overtimes (I'll go one step further and say it will be game 4 that this happens in)

4-3.2 rating (I know it seems high, but with Chicago in it (and the Bulls out of the NBA playoffs...) +1


6- Toews







13-cixelsyd (though, if I say myself, and by being right would put me in first, and cixelsyd says himself which would make himself first who would actually win?lol) +1

posted by jagsnumberone at 05:48 AM on June 03

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em, Round 3

Chicago in 7 +2

Tampa Bay in 6 +1

Goal scorer: Stamkos

Power play scorer: Kane

Most penalty minutes: Shaw (Chicago)

Best save %: Bishop

posted by jagsnumberone at 03:16 AM on May 16

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em, Round 2

Chicago-6 +1 (Toews)
Anaheim-6 +1 (Kesler)
Tampa Bay-7 +1 (Stamkos) +1
Rangers-6 +1 (Nash)
GAA: Lundqvist +1

posted by jagsnumberone at 03:27 PM on April 30

Fan Injured by Airborne Baseball Bat at Wrigley Field

I was at the Reds-Cubs game Sunday, and Russell lost a bat that day as well. The bat ended up about 5 rows back of the Cubs dugout down the 3rd base line. Maybe, he should try some stickum. Luckily, in Cincy, no one was hurt.

posted by jagsnumberone at 03:02 PM on April 28

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em Starts Now

Montreal 7 +1

Islanders 6 +1

Chicago 5 +1

Vancouver 7

Rangers 5 +2

Detroit 6

St. Louis 6

Anaheim 5 +1

Goal scorer: Ovechkin (Washington)

posted by jagsnumberone at 03:30 PM on April 15

Martin Brodeur to Announce Retirement.

1. Brodeur 2. Roy 3. Plante 4. Hasek 5. Sawchuck

I think Ken Dryden has to be in there somewhere. But instead of who, I don't know.

posted by jagsnumberone at 11:22 PM on January 27

11 of 12 Patriots' Balls Deflated, ESPN Reports

Ok, I get that New England would have won, regardless of how much air was in the footballs, but that misses the point. If you were speeding down a street and then you got stopped at a red light, you couldn't tell the police officer that it didn't matter that you were speeding since you would arrive at your destination at the same time because of the red light. (the speeding had no effect on the eventual outcome). You were still speeding. In this case, the Patriots, if it is proven to be so, were still cheating, even if it didn't determine the final outcome.

posted by jagsnumberone at 02:50 AM on January 22

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 6

Yeah, can't pick against my team/lol, even if I'm pretty sure they're going to lose. At least, there's no money involved.

posted by jagsnumberone at 01:50 PM on October 12

USPTO Cancels Redskins Trademarks

First off, it's the name that lost it's trademark today, not the logo. So Flea market vendors will not be able to sell items with their logo, only with the name. Also, the name is still registered, it's just not trademarked anymore. (Basically, you'll see the little circle with an R in it, instead of a "TM" after the name now). I don't think this will cost the Washington franchise very much money at all in the end (as far as marketing and merchandise). Basically, someone could use the Redskin name (since it's no longer trademarked) but since they couldn't use the logo and the name is still registered it would have to appear they are promoting someone other than the NFL team that currently resides in Washington, D.C.

I really like an idea that I heard on Olbermann (who I usually don't agree with on too many "political type of things"). He suggested that they keep the logos, the uniforms, etc. but change the name to the Washington Americans. The more I thought about it, the more I liked it. What a perfect way to honor the Native American (instead of pretending that you're honoring them with an abusive slur).

posted by jagsnumberone at 12:26 AM on June 19

What is the best possible season a player could have?

I know this was about a single player, but to show the difference between greatness and bottom feeders, if a team goes 4-3 every week they'll finish with 92-93 wins and probably make the playoffs. If that same team goes 3-4 each week they'll lose 92-93 games and get their manager fired, etc. It's amazing to think that the difference is that minimal that one game out of every seven makes that big of a difference.

posted by jagsnumberone at 04:15 AM on March 18

Kirk Cousins to start for Redskins in Week 15

I think this is actually a plan for Washington to highlight Cousins to make him available for a trade. There are a lot of teams that will be looking for a good young quarterback, and Washington needs draft picks.

posted by jagsnumberone at 02:52 PM on December 11

Slave Genes Myth Must Die

I think there are several problems with the thesis. First off, you can't group all African-Americans as being descended from slaves, it's just not true. To say, that someone who has descended from slaves "may" have came from a gene pool that was more athletic is not out of the question. You could have been white and descended from slavery (Greek and Roman time frames, for instance). The theory should be that if you descended from slavery you have a higher chance of having "athletic" type genes in your make-up. It doesn't mean you will have, and doesn't mean if you didn't come from a slavery descendence that you will not have "athletic" type of genes. It's like if you have family members that have had cancer, you may be more dispositioned to have cancer as well. It doesn't mean you will get cancer and it doesn't mean only those who have family members who have had cancer will get it. It just a higher probability that's all. If these same people hadn't been slaves but rather workers in their villages, their descendents would still be at a higher probability of having the athletic gene, just like athletes kids have a better chance of being athletic (since many of the slaves were taken because of their strength).

posted by jagsnumberone at 12:22 AM on July 27

Sports Artist Leroy Neiman Dies

I'm saddened by this news as I look at two of his masterpieces that hang on my wall in my office. He had a very unique style that really brought the casual sports fan into the "art" world, much like Andy Warhol did for a generation.

posted by jagsnumberone at 03:01 PM on June 22

Eric Wynalda's 'Eff You' to American Soccer

The Dayton Dutch Lions had a similar game here against the Columbus Crew. They were badly outshot yet beat their MLS opponent 2-1 to move on to the next round. Not sure if this speaks poorly of the MLS or that these teams may not be taking this tournament as seriously as the lower tier teams.

posted by jagsnumberone at 02:59 AM on May 31

Kentucky Makes It Eight

Congrats to UK, you were the best team all year. But I wonder how long before these wins get "vacated" just like they were at Memphis and UMass?

posted by jagsnumberone at 03:41 PM on April 03

Why All of Your Fantasy Baseball Picks SUCK

Ummm, Joey Votto will be fine. Enough said.

posted by jagsnumberone at 02:35 AM on March 31

NFL Logos of the Non-Existent Past

And what's with the Jaguar car script - a bit too close for copyright comfort

When Jacksonville first received the franchise the original logo looked a lot like the Jaguar motor logo, and they were sued by Jaguar. They changed their uniforms and logo prior to their first season because of this (they had about year and half from the time they were selected to have a franchise and their first game). You can see the original helmet here

posted by jagsnumberone at 03:09 AM on January 26

Potvin Sucks Forever

"Potvin sucks"/lol. Even if he did, which he didn't, Bossy, Trottier, Gilles, Nystrom, Goring, the Sutter brothers, Smith, etc knew how to win a few cups. I like when Denis said, " I thought they were saying Potvin Cups, and I held up four fingers"--Classic!! Now if Tavares and the boys could just get us back into the playoffs sometime this century...

posted by jagsnumberone at 03:10 AM on January 12