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NBA Pick 'Em Week 8: 50 Points No Threes Edition

TUESDAY
Philly by 14

WEDNESDAY
Toronto by 9
Milwaukee by 21

THURSDAY
Boston by 7
Denver by 9

FRIDAY
Miami by 5
L.A. Clippers by 14

Lizzo's thong game

posted by NoMich at 07:51 PM on December 09, 2019

NBA Pick 'Em Week 8: 50 Points No Threes Edition

Dear rcade,
Should I have received more points for the Mavs and Clippers wins last week since I locked them? Or was I too far off on my point spreads?

Best,

NoMich

posted by NoMich at 07:45 PM on December 09, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 14: Color Analyst Tim Ryan Edition

SUNDAY
Atlanta by 12
Buffalo by 6
Cleveland by 6
Green Bay by 16
Minnesota by 14

New Orleans by 5
N.Y. Jets by 4
Tampa Bay by 6
Houston by 14
Jacksonville by 5
Oakland by 4
New England by 5
Pittsburgh by 9
Seattle by 6

MONDAY
Philadelphia by 9

posted by NoMich at 09:40 AM on December 08, 2019

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Ovechkin just announced his immediate retirement.*

* - upon besting Gretzky's goal scoring record

posted by NoMich at 10:05 AM on December 07, 2019

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Richard Sherman weighs in on the Tim Ryan situation in San Francisco (from The Athletic which requires a subscription*):

News of the suspension came long after Wednesday's practice ended. On Thursday, players were quick to defend Ryan, with Sherman saying there was merit to what Ryan said " the 49ers indeed lost sight of the ball in Baltimore.

"I understand how it can be taken under a certain context and be offensive to some, but if you're saying, Hey, this is a brown ball. They're wearing dark colors and he has a brown arm' " honestly, sometimes we were having trouble seeing (the ball) on film," Sherman said.

"(Jackson's) making the play fake and sometimes he's swinging his arm really fast and you're like, "OK, does he have the ball on that play?' Then you look up and (running back Mark) Ingram's running it," Sherman continued. "So it was technically a valid point. ... But you can always phrase things better, you can always phrase things and not say his black skin.' But I've had a relationship with him since I got here. And he's never been anything but a great guy and a professional and a guy who takes his job seriously. So it's unfortunate that that's what it came to."

Ryan issued a statement on Wednesday apologizing for his word choice and also spent time at the team hotel apologizing to players.

* - worth every penny

posted by NoMich at 09:12 AM on December 06, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 14: Color Analyst Tim Ryan Edition

THURSDAY
Dalas by 6

posted by NoMich at 10:45 AM on December 05, 2019

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Two insults happened in Charlotte today:
1) Ol' Riverboat Ron got sent down the river.
2) OC Norv Turner was named the interim head coach, right? Nope.

Charlotte is about to get an MLS franchise, though. That's actually pretty neat.

posted by NoMich at 10:22 PM on December 03, 2019

NBA Pick 'Em Week 7: Hello Melo Edition

WEDNESDAY
L.A. Lakers at Utah

THURSDAY
Toronto by 8

FRIDAY
Boston by 6
L.A. Lakers by 9

posted by NoMich at 07:10 PM on December 03, 2019

NBA Pick 'Em Week 7: Hello Melo Edition

TUESDAY
Dallas by 14
L.A. Clippers by 12

posted by NoMich at 07:08 PM on December 03, 2019

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

A reference marker that's not as much a measure of how old I am as it is of how slow progress can be: the Virginia team was finally integrated just two years before I got there.

I don't know dude. Considering that you got there in 1892, I'd say that UVA was way ahead of their time. Hey-oh!

posted by NoMich at 08:55 PM on November 30, 2019

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

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posted by NoMich at 09:20 AM on November 29, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 13: Offensive Rams Edition

THURSDAY
Chicago by 12
Dallas by 5
New Orleans by 8

SUNDAY
N.Y. Jets by 7
Indianapolis by 6
Philadelphia by 5
Green Bay by 14
Cleveland by 7
Carolina by 12
Jacksonville by 6
San Francisco by 5
L.A. Rams by 14
L.A. Chargers by 12
Kansas City by 12
Houston by 5

MONDAY
Seattle by 7

posted by NoMich at 08:33 PM on November 27, 2019

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Brindy's complete words from this morning's skate in NYC:

"I'm going to just start because I know the questions are coming here and talking about the incident with Bill," Hurricanes coach Rod Brind'Amour said as he addressed the media at Madison Square Garden after Wednesday's morning skate. "It for sure happened, the two issues in question." (he means the issues that happened with Hurricanes players, Michal Jordan and an unnamed defenseman who is still on the team)

"But to me it's what happened after that I'm proud of, the way the players handled it and the way our sports staff handled it " bringing it to management right away. Then management handled it correctly and we never heard of it again. Never saw anything else after that. It was definitely dealt with, in my opinion, correctly. And that's the last I need to talk about it because it's not our issue. We definitely moved passed that. So I want to talk about the game."

"Players are afraid to speak up, and to be honest with you, everybody under the coach, the manager, they are afraid to speak up, I think at times," Brind'Amour said. "Because there's a big gap on the power structure on that. I think the players have way more power now, and they realize that. I think it's important for them to speak out about whatever they think is important because the times have changed. They definitely have more power and they need to speak up."

Might we see a shift in old school NHL coaching culture?
"It changed a long time ago," Brind'Amour said. "To me, times have changed."

posted by NoMich at 01:50 PM on November 27, 2019

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

When asked about the physical abuse that Michal Jordan suffered under Bill Peters, Rod Brind'amour answered, "It definitely happened."

posted by NoMich at 12:22 PM on November 27, 2019

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Thanks to Akim Aliu, it looks like we're about to experience a sea change in hockey culture. And thank goodness that Bill Peters will be the poster child of this change.

Michal Jordan accuses Bill Peters of physical mistreatment during Peters' time as Hurricanes coach. And, sadly, Ron Francis only enabled Peters' behavior during his tenure in Raleigh by doing nothing when the players (and possibly Brindy? Rumor has it anyway) went to him with their concerns over Peters' behavior. The Franchise did nothing.

Ex-LA King Daniel Carcillo is now speaking out about the treatment of the players by coach Darryl Sutter and the coach being protected by the Sutter name.

Theo Fleury is happy that hockey's version of the #metoo movement is now starting.

posted by NoMich at 10:14 PM on November 26, 2019

NBA Pick 'Em Week 6: Turkey Week Edition

WEDNESDAY
Boston by 8
L.A. Lakers by 7

FRIDAY
Oklahoma City by 7
L.A. Lakers by 15

SATURDAY
Philadelphia by 8

MONDAY
Philadelphia by 7

posted by NoMich at 09:52 PM on November 26, 2019

NBA Pick 'Em Week 6: Turkey Week Edition

Holy smokes, scooby! Way to Roger Maris the week.

posted by NoMich at 09:48 AM on November 26, 2019

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

I think ol' Riverboat Ron was able to buy him another season because of Cam Newton being on IR.

And for the love of god, NFL owners, stop hiring Belichick assistants!

posted by NoMich at 01:34 PM on November 25, 2019

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

I was screaming at the TV as loudly as Saints fans were when they were watching Christian McCraffery run roughshod over the Saints' defense. And probably when the Panthers successfully used a review for a pass interference.

posted by NoMich at 08:08 AM on November 25, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 12: Baltimore is Pretty Good Edition

SUNDAY
Atlanta by 8
Buffalo by 12
Chicago by 8
Pittsburgh by 14

Cleveland by 8
New Orleans by 9
Oakland by 7
Philadelphia by 6
Detroit by 7
Jacksonville by 6
New England by 6
San Francisco by 8

MONDAY
L.A. Rams by 6

posted by NoMich at 12:38 PM on November 24, 2019

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Crazy changes in store for the NBA.

posted by NoMich at 08:29 PM on November 23, 2019

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Admirals Reveal Fridge-Themed Logo Mascot

Love the logo and the story behind it.

posted by NoMich at 10:16 AM on November 22, 2019

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

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posted by NoMich at 04:07 PM on November 21, 2019

NBA Pick 'Em Week 5: LeBron Triple-Doubles the World Edition

OMG! The Monday game is classified as a Saturday game in my picks! Whatever will I do?

posted by NoMich at 03:16 PM on November 21, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 12: Baltimore is Pretty Good Edition

THURSDAY
Indy by 6

posted by NoMich at 11:28 AM on November 21, 2019

NBA Pick 'Em Week 5: LeBron Triple-Doubles the World Edition

THURSDAY
Milwaukee by 14
Phoenix by 5

FRIDAY
Philadelphia by 15
L.A. Clippers by 6

SATURDAY
Utah by 9
Milwaukee by 11

posted by NoMich at 08:58 PM on November 20, 2019

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

The WhalerCanes have just completed their first ever three road game sweep ever. E-V-E-R EVER! Is sweeping a three game roadie *that* hard? Apparently for this somewhat hapless franchise, yes.

posted by NoMich at 08:04 AM on November 20, 2019

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

As of right now, where would you rank Mike Trout in the all-time best baseball player list? First? Top five? Top ten? Top 25?

posted by NoMich at 07:39 PM on November 19, 2019

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Perhaps this answers your question

posted by NoMich at 10:59 AM on November 19, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 11: Miami 2-Game Winning Streak Edition

Just an outright bludgeoning by Cleveland.

I see what you did there

posted by NoMich at 02:22 PM on November 16, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 11: Miami 2-Game Winning Streak Edition

SUNDAY
Dallas by 14
Indianapolis by 8
Buffalo by 12
Minnesota by 16
New Orleans by 9
N.Y. Jets by 6
Carolina by 8
Baltimore by 11
San Francisco by 16
Oakland by 18
New England by 9
L.A. Rams by 9

MONDAY
Kansas City by 6

posted by NoMich at 02:21 PM on November 16, 2019

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Ufie: I've already worn out the first John Prine album, but I have yet to really dig into anything after that

posted by NoMich at 08:42 PM on November 14, 2019

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

COMPLETELY OFF TOPIC!!

I've been obsessed with Jerry Jeff Walker lately. It's dawned on me that I've probably lived too much of my adult life as if I was in a JJW song. I like to think that our old-timers here not only saw him play live back in the '70s but also jammed with him on stage.

John Prine, I've got you in my sights.

posted by NoMich at 05:54 PM on November 14, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 11: Miami 2-Game Winning Streak Edition

THURSDAY
Land of Cleves by 6. TAKE THAT FOR DATA!

posted by NoMich at 05:46 PM on November 14, 2019

Houston Astros accused of electronically stealing signs in 2017

I have a feeling that most of other teams' outrage is over the fact that the Astros were so damn blatant about it. Whistling really loudly? Beating the shit out of things in the dugout with a bat? I mean, at least try to keep your sign stealing a secret.

posted by NoMich at 03:48 PM on November 13, 2019

NBA Pick 'Em Week 4: Cellar Dweller Warrior Edition

WEDNESDAY
Houston by 8
L.A. Lakers by 14

THURSDAY
Dallas by 10
Denver by 12

FRIDAY
Utah by 7
Boston by 7

posted by NoMich at 11:09 AM on November 13, 2019

Houston Astros accused of electronically stealing signs in 2017

This explanation of a scene described in the article is probably the most damning example of the cheating.

Love me some Jomboy videos.

posted by NoMich at 09:59 PM on November 12, 2019

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Don Cherry fired

posted by NoMich at 03:32 PM on November 11, 2019

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Was making predictions about the State/Clemson game with a neighbor yesterday and my initial bold take was: 62 - 10. We had a good laugh over the thought of State being able to put up that many points on Clemson's D. 10! Hilarious. I later revised that down to 3, but I should've stuck to my guns. I was close

posted by NoMich at 09:31 AM on November 10, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 10: Miami Winning Streak Edition

THURSDAY
Oakland by 8

posted by NoMich at 08:21 PM on November 06, 2019

NBA Pick 'Em Week 3: Kendrick Nunn Edition

WEDNESDAY
Houston by 8
L.A. Clippers by 6

THURSDAY
Boston by 9
L.A. Clippers by 8

FRIDAY
Washington by 8
L.A. Lakers by 7

posted by NoMich at 05:33 PM on November 05, 2019

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Kyle Allen got a very healthy dose of MVP Christian McFootball to help his cause.

posted by NoMich at 01:16 PM on November 04, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 9: San Francisco 51ers Edition

SUNDAY
Jacksonville by 6
Buffalo by 8
Minnesota by 8
N.Y. Jets by 6
Philadelphia by 8
Indianapolis by 5
Carolina by 6
Detroit by 5
Seattle by 12
Cleveland by 6
Green Bay by 8
Baltimore by 6

MONDAY
Dallas at N.Y. Giants

posted by NoMich at 10:05 AM on November 03, 2019

NBA Pick 'Em Week 2: Woeful Warriors Edition

FRIDAY
Houston by 7
L.A. Lakers by 8

posted by NoMich at 10:21 AM on November 01, 2019

The Montreal Expos, er, Washington Nationals have won the World Series!

The Patriots and the NC Courage are ruining the first-time champions party this year.

posted by NoMich at 12:54 PM on October 31, 2019

NBA Pick 'Em Week 2: Woeful Warriors Edition

THURSDAY
Miami by 8
Denver by 7

posted by NoMich at 08:14 AM on October 31, 2019

The Montreal Expos, er, Washington Nationals have won the World Series!

HUZZAH!

posted by NoMich at 07:12 AM on October 31, 2019

NBA Pick 'Em Week 2: Woeful Warriors Edition

WEDNESDAY
Milwaukee by 5
Utah by 6

posted by NoMich at 05:07 PM on October 30, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 9: San Francisco 51ers Edition

THURSDAY
San Francisco by 12

posted by NoMich at 10:22 AM on October 30, 2019

NBA Pick 'Em Week 2: Woeful Warriors Edition

Mine got directed to the Spam folder on Gmail

posted by NoMich at 10:21 AM on October 30, 2019

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

We got a great reminder of the cluster effing that happens when you schedule a Hurricanes game during the NC state fair. It was nearly a perfect day yesterday, so a bazillion people decided to hit the fair which is right next to the hockey arena. Apparently, the people working the parking lot for the arena let just anyone park there. Oof. I heard from quite a few people that were trying to make it to the game got frustrated by the traffic and the lack of parking and just hit some local watering hole to watch the game instead. I was at the fair yesterday and it was friggin insane. It only served to remind me to go on a weekday instead of a weekend. Oof again.

posted by NoMich at 09:12 PM on October 27, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 8: Seeing Ghosts Edition

SUNDAY
Seattle by 8
Buffalo by 6
Chicago by 5
Detroit by 6
Tampa Bay by 6
Indianapolis by 5
L.A. Rams by 18
New Orleans by 17
Jacksonville by 7
Carolina by 5
New England by 14
Houston by 5
Green Bay by 5

MONDAY
Pittsburgh by 6

posted by NoMich at 09:20 AM on October 27, 2019

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

HA!

posted by NoMich at 12:36 PM on October 24, 2019

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Simone Biles throws out a first pitch that won't soon be duplicated. And, yeah, she's only 4'8" and that Astros player is 6'5"

posted by NoMich at 11:09 AM on October 24, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 8: Seeing Ghosts Edition

THURSDAY
Minnesota by 14

posted by NoMich at 11:04 AM on October 24, 2019

Enter SportsFilter's NBA Pick 'Em Contest

TUESDAY
Toronto by 6
L.A. Lakers by 5

WEDNESDAY
Philadelphia by 6
Portland by 7

THURSDAY
Houston by 5
Golden State by 7

FRIDAY
New Orleans by 6
L.A. Lakers by 6

posted by NoMich at 05:33 PM on October 22, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 7: J-E-T-S Edition

SUNDAY
L.A. Rams by 5
Buffalo by 14
Cincinnati by 4
Detroit by 4
Green Bay by 7
Houston by 6
N.Y. Giants by 5
San Francisco by 7
L.A. Chargers by 5
Chicago by 6
Seattle by 6
Dallas by 6

MONDAY
New England by 12

posted by NoMich at 09:58 AM on October 20, 2019

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

And a happy birthday to Bryce Harper today!

posted by NoMich at 01:03 PM on October 16, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 7: J-E-T-S Edition

THURSDAY
Denver by 6

posted by NoMich at 07:43 AM on October 16, 2019

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Poor Steve. I felt bad for him immediately because I know I would've done the same thing in that situation. Hey man, a ball is coming your way? Catch it!

For as much I love the Cubs, I hate Cubs fans for ruining his life (hopefully that was just temporary).

posted by NoMich at 08:59 PM on October 14, 2019