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Canadiens Complete 4-Game Sweep of Lightning

Not having Ben Bishop killed the Lightning. Several soft goals last night.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 01:22 PM on April 23

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

I don't get the "Stephen Drew costs us a pick" objection: are you a contender or no? Assuming you somehow find Mike Trout with a mid-first round pick, he's years away from helping.

At this point is it worth it for Drew to accept a one year deal? He will presumably have a line of suitors come June who will offer him multiple years.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 12:30 PM on April 21

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Lucic was fined $5,000 for intentionally spearing Dekeyser in the crotch. Quenneville was fined $25,000 for grabbing his own. NHL discipline at its finest.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 03:51 PM on April 19

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Milan Lucic gave Danny Dekeyer a solid whack between the legs tonight. I imagine his wallet will be a bit lighter after the NHL takes a look at it. Thankfully the Wings got the last laugh.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 11:08 PM on April 18

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em, Round 1

Minnesota in 6
Chicago in 5
Anaheim in 5
San Jose in 7
Detroit in 6
Tampa Bay in 5
Pittsburgh in 5
Philadelphia in 6

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 05:08 PM on April 16

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Have the sidebar ads tripled in size for anyone else?

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 06:27 PM on April 14

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Dayton and Harvard win. There goes my Billion.

And phaedon is nowhere to be found.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 08:55 AM on March 21

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Ross donated $200 million to the University of Michigan this fall. $100 million of that went to the athletics department.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 08:04 AM on March 11

Rashard Mendenhall Retiring from NFL

Not for nothing but Mendenhall was going to receive the veteran's minimum this year (700K) if he decided to play. Makes me wonder if he would've gotten a bigger contract would he still feel the same?

I think Mendenhall would have received more than that. There are always teams that can use running back depth and he has a proven track record. He may have fallen off since his knee injury but I think a number of teams would have shown some interest.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 03:40 PM on March 10

Detroit Lions Owner William Clay Ford Dies

The Detroit News has several articles about William Clay Ford worth reading.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 03:39 PM on March 10

Detroit Lions Owner William Clay Ford Dies

This is the man who let Matt Millen be a GM for seven years. Like Etrigan, I have never found much to love about him.

He was, from everything I have seen, a very nice man and he will be missed. I just will not miss him as the owner of my football team.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 08:02 AM on March 10

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

On behalf of all Canadians, Sorry for being so awesome all the time*

*Except in the NHL playoffs.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 05:59 PM on February 21

How to Watch the Olympics

For any SpoFites who do not have a cable subscirption I recommend checking out Hola, which is a free VPN proxy.

For those with streaming only Netflix only subscriptions it also opens up many more movie options. Sadly, it does not work if you also receive DVDs in the mail from Netflix.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 01:11 PM on February 06

Seattle Wins Super Bowl 0x30

It is the first time we have had a game with that score. See rumple's post.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 08:14 AM on February 04

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Brendan Gibbons (Youtube) has been expelled from Michigan for sexual misconduct.

Good. More information on Michigan's cover up.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 07:03 PM on January 29

Seahawks Edge Niners

Make it illegal for quarterbacks to run the football.

I imagine you were unhappy when they legalized the forward pass.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 09:09 AM on January 20

Broncos Hold Off Chargers

How is Thomas that wide open on 3rd and 17? Baffling.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 07:50 PM on January 12

49ers Smother Panthers

I guess Carolina figures if they try the same thing over and over again on the one yard line it will eventually work.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 02:12 PM on January 12

Patriots Run Over Colts

Denver has to beat San Diego first.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 02:05 PM on January 12

Will Robert Griffin III help or hurt the next Washington Redskins coach?

I thought it livened up the place.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 12:16 AM on January 09

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em, Wild-Card-a-Palooza Edition

We have prizes now? This is getting serious. Thanks for setting this up rcade.

Chiefs by 3
Eagles by 10
Bengals by 4
Packers by 3
Foles
Charles
Mathis, +1

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 09:07 AM on January 04

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

All four BCS games were fantastic. This year really delivered.

That said, I hate to see the Orange Bowl end without Clemson's "interception" being reviewed. I'm not sure which is sadder, the failure to take another look at what was a dubious interception at best or the announcer's contention that it was an interception because he had possession at some point while he was rolling on the ground.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 12:24 AM on January 04

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Isn't McCown an alternative? He had far superior numbers than Cutler this year.

First, sample size. Second, as MeatSaber said McCown is 35 and is contemplating retirement so that he can be closer to his family in North Carolina. McCown is not a long term solution and it would have been silly for the Bears to let Cutler go in hopes that they could groom a successor for McCown.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 09:36 PM on January 02

Browns Fire Chudzinski After Only 1 Season

I'm not sure what they expected. I doubt any coach would win many games starting a hodgepodge of Brandon Weeden, Jason Campbell, and whichever scrub they chose to put at running back.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 09:11 AM on December 30

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

The Lions-Giants game was like watching the Lions play themselves. I'm surprised the game didn't end in a tie.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 08:58 PM on December 22

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Only having won five Super Bowls must be so hard.

I think our pain is greater than anyone else's.

I'm inclined to agree. But Lions fans don't know pain of losing a Super Bowl feels like. Then again, I imagine it is something similar to watching Sidney Crosby hoist the Stanley Cup at Joe Louis Arena.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 10:27 PM on December 17

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Also, for anyone keeping track the Lions have 19 turnovers in their past five games.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 12:17 AM on December 17

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

I hate the Lions. I hate being a Lions fan. I hate that the Lions were robbed of a touchdown on a missed pass interference call. I hate that Justin Tucker nailed a 61 yard field goal to put a nail in the coffin on their season (most likely). I hate that the Lions threw picks on two third and short situations. I hate that when the Lions finally control their own destiny they once again prove to be the same old Lions.

I was one and a half years old the last time the Lions won a playoff game. I will probably have one of my own by the time they win another.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 12:11 AM on December 17

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Did you see Peter King's Game 150 on MMQB recently? They pretty much do all this stuff already.

I strongly recommend reading the series if you have not already. It is a three part series and provides a great look into the preparation and mindset of NFL officials.

The Dallas defense gives up five touchdowns in one half and people are still making this about Romo. His last pick was because an inexperienced receiver cut short a route. Even the best quarterbacks throw a few picks like that.

I agree with you but Romo also deserves his fair share of blame for the last play. He audibled out of a called run play at the line of scrimmage. The offensive line is run blocking and Demarco Murray was clearly expecting a run play.

Edit: If the left tackle had known it was a pass they probably would have completed it. Beasley was open initially but Matthews had a clear path to Romo.

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posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 12:05 PM on December 16

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Jamaal Charles is absolutely destroying the Raiders.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 06:48 PM on December 15

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

I just snagged my second national title in a row on NCAA Football 14. Paired it with the number one recruiting class. They should call me up.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 12:01 AM on December 14

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

SportsNation votes on the NFL's best quarterback.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 09:00 AM on December 13

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

The Lions/Eagles game yesterday marked the first time in 56 years where no points were scored on kicks. The Lions attempted one extra point, which was blocked. Schwartz had to call a timeout beforehand to give his players time to clear a spot for Akers to kick from.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 12:09 PM on December 09

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Patriots received a nice gift from that god awful pass interference call.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 08:52 AM on December 09

Ohio State Falls, Auburn Likely to Face Florida State

Really?

The same Louisville with its impressive set of wins against...UCF? Connecticut? Ohio State who, after barely beating a pathetic Michigan team, loses to Michigan State?

And yes, the SEC, whose teams have won the past seven national championships, is 17-8 in BCS bowls since 1998, and has more bowl wins than any other conference since 1998.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 10:57 PM on December 08

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Matt Prater just kicked a 64 yard field goal to set a new NFL record.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 05:46 PM on December 08

Ohio State Falls, Auburn Likely to Face Florida State

First time in my life I've actively cheered for Michigan State. It felt...weird.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 01:44 PM on December 08

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

The Lions and Eagles are currently playing in a blizzard. The Lions have fumbled five times. Two lost, which have both been by Joique Bell.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 01:40 PM on December 08

Sporting KC Wins MLS Cup on 10th Round of Penalty Kicks

What is wrong with sudden death after the overtime period ends? Other sports manage just fine.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 09:06 PM on December 07

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Bowling Green defeats Northern Illinois.

Time for grum to start campaigning for the Falcons!

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 12:00 AM on December 07

No criminal charges for Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston

Mass media can make a good case.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 07:18 PM on December 05

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

It has improved from the start of the season. Plus Ohio State just gave up 600 yards to a Michigan offense that had been anemic for the past month.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 11:38 AM on December 01

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

If the officials can review a targeting penalty they should be able to pick the flag up if the video evidence clearly shows a hit was not a personal foul.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 09:24 PM on November 30

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Wow. Just an incredible day for football.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 07:35 PM on November 30

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Michigan and Ohio State just played a hell of a football game. One of the best games I've been to. Although it didn't work I think Michigan made the right choice going for two at the end.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 04:20 PM on November 30

CFL Playoffs Pick 'Em, Final Standings

Damn it. I was too excited in the tommytrump's thread and forgot we picked spreads too.

Please enjoy this video of ten premature celebrations.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 11:41 PM on November 27

Saskatchewan Roughriders complete dream season

I think you meant to say YYM completes dream CFL Playoff Pick Em.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 09:11 PM on November 25

CFL Playoffs Pick 'Em, Grey Cup Edition

Saskatchewan has become my favorite team although I have only seen them play once. When the blew the Grey Cup and, more importantly, blew my chance at a CFL Playoff Pick Em title. Go Roughriders?

Saskatchewan
Durant
Over
43

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 09:02 AM on November 21

Tigers and Rangers Swap Prince Fielder and Ian Kinsler

The Tigers and Rangers are apparently working on a deal that would swap Prince Fielder and Ian Kinsler.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 08:36 PM on November 20

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Guessing they're not big on Zinn's view of American history in those schools.

Are there schools that are?

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 06:00 PM on November 18

CFL Playoffs Pick 'Em, Finals Edition

Toronto by 10
Saskatchewan by 3
Saskatchewan
Under

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 08:23 AM on November 14

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Mary Sue Coleman, the University of Michigan's president, gave a very entertaining drunken speech yesterday during halftime of the Michigan/Nebraska game. Unfortunately, this video cuts off about halfway into it.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 10:42 PM on November 10

CFL Playoffs Pick 'Em, Semi-Final Edition

Hamilton by 5
Saskatchewan by 16
Milo
Over

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 08:48 AM on November 08

CFL Pick 'Em, Final Standings

So close yet so far. Congratulations cixelsyd!

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 05:41 PM on November 04

Jaguars' Justin Blackmon Suspended for Drugs

It doesn't mean Blackmon can't somehow resurrect his career. But it's highly unlikely, so he should have to do it somewhere else. He has let the Jaguars down one time too many. . . .

If Jacksonville doesn't want him I'm sure there are many NFL teams who will jump at the chance to sign someone with his talent.

Hopefully this will be the wake up call he needs. More importantly, hopefully he can get the treatment he needs to overcome this.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 06:22 PM on November 03

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Somebody give me whatever Nick Foles ate for breakfast this morning. Holy cow.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 06:19 PM on November 03

Brad Ausmus Is Your New Detroit Tigers Manager

Thank god they didn't hire Dusty Baker.

I was holding out a faint hope that Tony LaRussa would decide to give it one last hurrah but it looks like that was not meant to be.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 12:26 PM on November 03

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 19

Looks like the week I missed could end up being a tragic mistake. Healthy teams win championships kids.

Toronto by 10
BC by 19
Hamilton by 5
Saskatchewan by 14

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 08:04 PM on October 30

Red Sox Even World Series at 2

Homerun ball hits roof/speakers/catwalks in play, is caught to end game.

Only applicable in Phoenix, Miami, Milwaukee, Seattle, Toronto, and Tampa Bay.

Looks like that scenario will never happen in a World Series.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 11:58 PM on October 28

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Since my kid is a girl and three times as old as you were back then, things will be muuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuch different. Right? RIGHT?!!!1!!one-dee11!!!!

I'm sure my father thought the same thing about me.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 12:01 AM on October 28