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NFL Pick 'Em Week 8: Farewell Arian Edition

Tennessee by 3
Washington by 6
Carolina by 4
Detroit by 7
Kansas City by 7 lock
New England by 13
New York Jets by 7
Oakland by 10 lock
Seattle by 6
Denver by 7
Atlanta by 9
Philadelphia by 3
Minnesota by 17 lock

posted by MeatSaber at 03:34 PM on October 26

NFL Pick 'Em Week 7: Hoodie 1, Surface 0 Edition

Green Bay by 10 lock
Los Angeles by 7
New York Jets by 3
Miami by 7
Cincinnati by 10 lock
Tennessee by 4
Minnesota by 6 lock
Kansas City by 13
Oakland by 3
Detroit by 7
Atlanta by 10
Tampa Bay by 6
New England by 17 lock
Seattle by 7
Houston by 6

posted by MeatSaber at 05:28 PM on October 20

NFL Pick 'Em Week 6: Stand Up for Colin Kaepernick Edition

Denver by 7
New York Giants by 6
New Orleans by 3
New England by 14 lock
Tennessee by 10
Chicago by 6
Detroit by 7
Philadelphia by 10 lock
Pittsburgh by 13
Buffalo by 7
Oakland by 6 lock
Seattle by 6
Dallas by 3
Houston by 6
Arizona by 14

posted by MeatSaber at 04:58 PM on October 13

NFL Pick 'Em Week 5: Touchdown John Kuhn Edition

Arizona by 6
Indianapolis by 10
Minnesota by 7
New England by 20 lock
Pittsburgh by 13
Detroit by 7
Miami by 3
Baltimore by 6
Denver by 10
Los Angeles by 6
Cincinnati by 3
Oakland by 7 lock
Green Bay by 13
Tampa Bay by 7

posted by MeatSaber at 08:15 AM on October 06

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

I stand corrected. I started my post with "if I'm reading that right"...apparently I wasn' bad...

posted by MeatSaber at 05:50 PM on September 29

NFL Pick 'Em Week 4: Throw the Ball Jameis Edition

Cincinnati by 10
Indianapolis by 6
New England by 13
Carolina by 7
Washington by 6
Detroit by 7 lock
Oakland by 4
Seattle by 7
Tennessee by 3
Denver by 10 lock
Dallas by 3
Arizona by 7 lock
San Diego by 3
Pittsburgh by 7
Minnesota by 9

posted by MeatSaber at 05:48 PM on September 29

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

grum, if I'm reading that right, it's at least partially impossible. Seattle can't get exactly 1 win against Houston, and Houston get only 2 wins against the Angels.

posted by MeatSaber at 07:37 PM on September 28

Packers Returner Ingeniously Exploits Out-of-Bounds Rule

Saw this live. Kudos to Montgomery for the heads up play and knowledge of the rules. That said, any rule that makes it possible for a player to consciously force a penalty on the other team like that is a bad rule.

posted by MeatSaber at 01:37 PM on September 27

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

The first 10 fans through the gate at Gillette Stadium next Sunday will have an impromptu tryout for a one game contract...

posted by MeatSaber at 08:38 PM on September 23

NFL Pick 'Em Week 3: Bud Grant on the Gjallarhorn Edition

New England by 7
Arizona by 3
Oakland by 5
Miami by 7 lock
Baltimore by 6
Detroit by 7
Cincinnati by 3
Carolina by 12 lock
New York Giants by 6
Tampa Bay by 9
Seattle by 7
Kansas City by 6
Indianapolis by 7
Pittsburgh by 10
Dallas by 7
Atlanta by 6

posted by MeatSaber at 05:23 PM on September 21

NFL Pick 'Em Week 2: Jeff Fisher Update Your Resume Edition

Buffalo by 3
Baltimore by 7 lock
Pittsburgh by 7
Washington by 3
Houston by 3
New England by 10
New York Giants by 5
Carolina by 14
Detroit by 7
Seattle by 10 lock
Arizona by 6
Oakland by 7
Denver by 6
San Diego by 3
Green Bay by 4
Philadelphia by 7

posted by MeatSaber at 03:53 PM on September 15

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Keep your eyes open during warmups, dude.

"Hit Swanson right in the shin"

Bullshit, he had 3 balls for a second...

posted by MeatSaber at 04:43 PM on September 13

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

...and that one was off-set by an intentional grounding penalty that I'm pretty sure was the result of the helmet-to-helmet hit...

posted by MeatSaber at 09:34 AM on September 09

Tim Tebow Signs Minor League Contract with Mets

He could be a Jet again, too, if he wants to hit all four sports...

posted by MeatSaber at 06:36 PM on September 08

Enter SportsFilter's NFL Pick 'Em Contest

Carolina by 7
Atlanta by 4
Tennessee by 3
Philadelphia by 7
Cincinnati by 7
New Orleans by 6
Kansas City by 7
Buffalo by 3
Houston by 10
Green Bay by 13
Seattle by 17
*LOCK* New York Giants by 6 *LOCK*
Detroit by 7
New England by 3
Pittsburgh by 6
San Francisco by 4

posted by MeatSaber at 07:36 PM on September 07

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

There's an easy way to keep guys from showboating home runs...don't give them up. If pitchers can fist pump and hoot and holler after strikeouts without repercussions, there's no reason why a batter can't watch the ball he just crushed...and the fact that AL pitchers don't bat makes them throwing at guys for stuff like this the ultimate in cowardice. Make your teammates take the brunt of your hurt feelings...chicken shit...

posted by MeatSaber at 05:36 PM on September 02

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Thanks, both of you. I've had a lot of free time on my hands lately, and one of the things I fill the time with on occasion is sports highlights on YouTube. I noticed this a while back, but it never occurred to me to bring it up here until you posted those videos...

posted by MeatSaber at 10:16 PM on August 28

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

grum, I've asked this different places, and nobody seems to know the definite answer. Why do balls hit in Rogers Centre sound so different than other parks? Is it acoustics? Different microphones? The Canadian exchange rate on sound waves?

posted by MeatSaber at 09:05 PM on August 28

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Jason Kipnis is not Jose Baustista...

posted by MeatSaber at 02:20 PM on August 26

Tim Tebow Wants to Play Baseball

Why would an MLB team want to take a chance on a guy that's never been past first base?

posted by MeatSaber at 10:17 PM on August 09

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Former NFL coach Dennis Green dies at 67

posted by MeatSaber at 11:34 AM on July 22

The NBA officially pulls the 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte, NC

The law is about more than bathrooms. This is from the text of the law...

It is the public policy of this State to protect and safeguard the right and opportunity of all persons to seek, obtain and hold employment without discrimination or abridgement on account of race, religion, color, national origin, age, biological sex or handicap by employers which regularly employ 15 or more employees.

"Biological sex" is defined in the law as the sex on a person's birth certificate. So if someone identifies as the opposite sex, up to and including going through gender reassignment surgery, they are not under the protections that this law provides. This is the point everyone has a problem with, and why the NBA is pulling out now...

posted by MeatSaber at 10:50 PM on July 21

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

It's like the Vault 108 of sport sims

posted by MeatSaber at 01:17 PM on July 14

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

I just had a realization, and I don't know if this is common knowledge and I'm just slow, or what...but the ESPYs are always on the day after the MLB All-Star that because it's the only day where absolutely nothing else is going on in the Big 4?

posted by MeatSaber at 09:39 PM on July 13

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

I think they still wear their own uniforms for the game. I know they used to, because we had this little tid-bit from 1985. Also, if there was any case to be made for Lou Whitaker's enshinement in the HOF, the voters only need to read that article...

posted by MeatSaber at 06:04 PM on July 12

Tim Duncan announces retirement

The best comparison to Tim Duncan is Robert Parish. Their games never changed from early twenties to late thirties, because they both played like old, grizzled veterans from day one...

posted by MeatSaber at 08:36 AM on July 12

LeBron Brings a Championship to Cleveland

Tayshaun prince block of Reggie Miller in Eastern Conference finals. 2004

That was my knee-jerk reaction, as well. Prince's block was a bit more difficult, IMO, but LBJ's is worlds more important. Prince's was in game 2 of the series, not game 7...

posted by MeatSaber at 04:33 PM on June 20

"Mr. Hockey", Gordie Howe, has passed away at age 88.


posted by MeatSaber at 09:56 AM on June 10

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Gordie Howe died... =(

posted by MeatSaber at 09:53 AM on June 10

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em: Stanley Cup Round

1) San Jose
2) 6 games
3) 2 OTs
4) Letang
5) Marleau (career type thing)
6) Pavelski
7) Malkin
8) Vlasic
9) Hagelin
10) Murray

Tie0breaker: 32

posted by MeatSaber at 12:36 PM on May 30

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Adam Silver is going to wake up sweating and screaming tonight, at even the slightest chance of a Thunder/Raptors final...

posted by MeatSaber at 11:26 PM on May 21

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em, Round 3

Lightning in 6
Sharks in 6

Goal Scorer: Pavelski
Goalie: Bishop
Power Play: Penguins
Penalty: Steen
Goals per Game: Sharks

posted by MeatSaber at 03:22 PM on May 13

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em, Round 2

Wow...I suck...

Tampa Bay in 6
Washington in 7

Dallas in 6
San Jose in 6

Goal Scorer - Ovechkin
Save % - Bishop
Power Play % - Pittsburgh
Goal per Game - San Jose

posted by MeatSaber at 10:35 AM on April 27

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

I just can't wait for another year of ESPN stories titled "Warriors' Quest for XX Wins"...

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posted by MeatSaber at 11:54 AM on April 14

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

What if I told you that the Celtics currently are leading?

posted by MeatSaber at 10:12 PM on April 13

SportsFilter's NHL Playoff Pick 'Em Starts Now

Florida in 6
Detroit in 7
Washington in 5
Rangers in 6

Dallas in 6
Chicago in 6
Anaheim in 5
Los Angeles in 7



Also, is this the first time that NO Canadian teams made the playoffs?

posted by MeatSaber at 08:12 PM on April 12

Peyton Manning is Retiring from the NFL

FiveThirtyEight is saying that statistically, Manning didn't have a Hall of Fame career...he had two...

posted by MeatSaber at 11:10 AM on March 07

Senators acquire Phaneuf from Maple Leafs in nine-player deal

The Senators aren't currently in the playoff picture...they're not even holding the camera. Saying this trade puts them is the East Finals is like saying that Stephon Curry right now is a better point guard all-time than Isiah Thomas...

posted by MeatSaber at 11:27 PM on February 10

Eagles fire Chip Kelly

Looks like he'll be sitting 2016 out.

Depends on whether the Lions keep Caldwell, and how short of a leash they keep him on...

posted by MeatSaber at 07:50 PM on December 29

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Going by this site, I'd say it was the White Sox...

posted by MeatSaber at 03:15 PM on October 26

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

So, going back to the video that Mr. B posted upstream, if this would've happened on the other side of the ice and the guy with the stick in skate scored a goal with that stick, would it have counted? He clearly would have to use a distinct kicking motion to get a shot off with that particular stick.

I'd think that because the puck went in off of a stick, as opposed to a skate, the "distinct kicking motion" rule would not be in effect, and it would be a goal...

posted by MeatSaber at 09:26 PM on October 16

Matthew Stafford: the $53m mistake costing the Detroit Lions dearly

Matt Millen is the Mike Milbury of football.

posted by MeatSaber at 08:18 AM on October 14

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

rcade, looking at the Tigers' season, that doesn't even scratch the top 10 head-scratching decisions...

posted by MeatSaber at 09:08 AM on September 23

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

15 years ago, Keanu Reeves predicted the Lions' 2nd half...

posted by MeatSaber at 08:56 AM on September 14

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

I am old enough to remember the entire 80s decade, and I watched copious amounts of MTV, and I don't remember videos being that horrendous...

posted by MeatSaber at 08:06 PM on August 13

Texans RB, Arian Foster Publically Declares Himself an Atheist

Plus, his family name comes from a crappy could he not worship the devil, or in fact be the devil himself?

posted by MeatSaber at 05:26 PM on August 07

There's something in the Olympic water in Rio...and it's not good.

What a shitty situation...

posted by MeatSaber at 09:35 AM on July 31

Pete Rose bet on MLB games while an active player in those games.

I'm all for Pete Rose being reinstated, and being put on the HOF ballot...the day after Shoeless Joe gets the same treatment, and not a day before...

posted by MeatSaber at 01:00 AM on June 23

NBC Sports to NHL: Hey Good Lookin', Shave Those Playoff Beards

You rarely see a football player's face during the game. That may explain why the NFL is having such a problem with popularity...


posted by MeatSaber at 10:32 PM on June 09

Blackhawks' Last-Minute Miracle Comeback Foiled in OT

I have no love for the Ducks, but anything that crushes the souls of Blackhawks fans is all right by me...

posted by MeatSaber at 08:53 PM on May 26

Who are the "Franchise Four"?

The Tigers were tough. Sure, the top 3 of Cobb-Greenberg-Kaline was easy, but it needs someone from the 84 team? But who? Morris? Gibson? Trammell? I can't, in good conscience, vote for Gibson for anything, and I couldn't decide between Morris and Trammell. In the end, I voted for Ernie Harwell...

posted by MeatSaber at 08:23 PM on April 10

Martin Brodeur to Announce Retirement.

Still say he should've retired 25 wins ago. Then he would still have been a Devil, and his win total would've been 666...

posted by MeatSaber at 07:45 PM on January 27

Cowboys Defeat Lions After Controversial Penalty Non-Call

Lions' 2nd forward to 1:45

posted by MeatSaber at 08:15 PM on January 05

Who Will Win the Max Scherzer Sweepstakes?

Dave Dombrowski has already stated that the Tigers are done pursuing Scherzer, but sure, I'll take him back into the rotation if it helps them devote more time looking for bullpen help. I mean, I'd like to see them win a WS before Mike Illitch keels over...

posted by MeatSaber at 08:54 PM on January 02

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

It's a nice gift to the Dallas Cowboys for Ndamukong Suh to get himself suspended.

Not so fast...

posted by MeatSaber at 07:39 PM on December 30

Can True Sports Fans Switch to a New Favorite Team?

I've only ever lived in southeastern Michigan, so I'm straight Red Wings/Tigers/Pistons/Lions. Most of this was because of family and friends, but also partly because that's all you could see without cable. But when I first got into football in the early 80s, I quickly realized that if you're a fan of the Lions, you need a backup know, for the playoffs. For the longest time, that was the Niners for me. I also added the Patriots when Brady took over at QB, him being a Michigan man and all. The Niners have fallen off of my radar lately, because I do not like Colin Kaepernick. Any other allegiances have been short stints (Red Sox in 2004, Steelers in 2008). Other than that, I hate every other team equally...except the Maple Leafs. I despise them with the intensity of 1,000 suns...

posted by MeatSaber at 07:59 PM on December 17

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

God, it's Appalachian State all over again...

posted by MeatSaber at 05:45 PM on December 06

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

At least when Stephen Tulloch did it, the Lions won the game...

posted by MeatSaber at 11:14 PM on October 26

Grand Jury Does Not Indict Tony Stewart in Accident

Seems a little convenient that the dead guy gets tested

That's standard procedure in autopsies...

posted by MeatSaber at 11:15 PM on September 24

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Former Titans kicker killed in car accident.

posted by MeatSaber at 08:43 AM on September 21