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SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Not as much this season, but in recent seasons, people outside of Toronto have considered that "hitting rock bottom"...

posted by MeatSaber at 10:54 AM on February 07

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Super Bowl 0x33 Edition

New England by 13

Props

Pick the kicker who scores the first field goal. - Gostkowski

Pick the player who scores the first touchdown. - Justin Hardy

Pick the quarterback with the most passing yards. - Brady

Pick the player with the most rushing yards. - Blount

Pick the player with the most receiving yards. Justin Hardy

Pick a player who will get a sack or partial sack. - Beasley

Pick a player who will get an interception. - Nobody

Pick the player who commits the first turnover. - Freeman

Pick the game's MVP. - Brady

Pick the SportsFilter user who will win this contest. beaverboard

Tiebreaker

Pick the total score of the game. - 54

posted by MeatSaber at 08:53 AM on February 04

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

I still hold a grudge against Mike Commodore for not wearing 64 on his sweater when he "played" for the Red Wings...

posted by MeatSaber at 08:47 AM on February 04

SportsFilter's 15th Anniversary

Happy birthday, SpoFi!

posted by MeatSaber at 12:49 PM on January 24

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Conference Championship Edition

Green Bay by 3
New England by 10

1. Quarterback with most passing yards - Aaron Rodgers, GB

2. Player with most rushing yards - Le'Veon Bell, PIT

3. Player with most receiving yards - Julian Edelman, NE

4. Player with an interception - Malcolm Butler, NE

posted by MeatSaber at 03:48 PM on January 20

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Divisional Round Edition

Atlanta by 7
New England by 20
Pittsburgh by 6
Dallas by 10

1. Quarterback with most passing yards - Tom Brady NE
2. Player with most rushing yards - Ezekiel Elliott DAL
3. Player with most receiving yards - Julio Jones ATL
4. Player with a sack or partial sack - Lawrence Timmons PIT

posted by MeatSaber at 04:57 PM on January 13

NFL Pick 'Em Champion Crowned

Congrats, Ufez! Thanks for running it, rcade!

posted by MeatSaber at 07:08 PM on January 10

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Wild-Card Edition

Houston by 7
Seattle by 7
Pittsburgh by 10
Green Bay by 6

1. Aaron Rodgers
2. Thomas Rawls
3. Jordy Nelson
4. Micah Hyde

posted by MeatSaber at 09:11 AM on January 07

NFL Pick 'Em Week 17: One-Legged Quarterback Edition

Baltimore by 3 lock
Buffalo by 7
Tampa Bay by 10
Minnesota by 7 lock
Pittsburgh by 13 lock
Philadelphia by 6
Detroit by 7
Houston by 3
Indianapolis by 7
New England by 17 lock
Atlanta by 10 lock
Washington by 6
Arizona by 7
Kansas City by 13 lock
Oakland by 3
Seattle by 7 lock

posted by MeatSaber at 05:28 PM on December 29

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Dammit, I knew this was the week to pick them, and I picked SD anyway...congrats to the Browns on being just another 1-15 team, and preserving the Lions as the best bad team ever!

posted by MeatSaber at 07:37 PM on December 24

NFL Pick 'Em Week 16: Farewell Gus Bradley Edition

Philadelphia by 6
Atlanta by 6
Buffalo by 7
Green Bay by 7
New England by 20 lock
San Diego by 10 lock
New Orleans by 3
Tennessee by 13
Washington by 6 lock
Oakland by 10 lock
Seattle by 13
Los Angeles by 13
Houston by 6
Pittsburgh by 7 lock
Kansas City by 6
Detroit by 7

posted by MeatSaber at 06:34 PM on December 22

NFL Pick 'Em Week 15: Farewell Jeff Fisher Edition

Seattle by 10
Miami by 6
Buffalo by 7 lock
Detroit by 7
Green Bay by 10 lock
Minnesota by 7
Houston by 9
Baltimore by 7
Dallas by 10
Kansas City by 6
Arizona by 9
Atlanta by 14 lock
New England by 7
Oakland by 6 lock
Pittsburgh by 7
Washington by 6

posted by MeatSaber at 08:43 PM on December 15

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Today I learned that this...

Mountain View

...is a "hands to the face" penalty against the Lions...

posted by MeatSaber at 03:03 PM on December 11

NFL Pick 'Em Week 14: Just Endure The Suffering Edition

Oakland by 6
Miami by 3
Detroit by 7 lock
Cleveland by 3
Denver by 6
Indianapolis by 10
Minnesota by 7 lock
Tampa Bay by 4
Pittsburgh by 7
Carolina by 3
Washington by 6
San Francisco by 10 lock
Atlanta by 9
Seattle by 6 lock
Dallas by 7
New England by 10

posted by MeatSaber at 12:54 AM on December 08

All-Star Game No Longer Decides World Series Home Field

Broncos fans would just love that.

Does the NFL plan to start worrying about what fans want concerning the Super Bowl?

posted by MeatSaber at 04:30 PM on December 01

NFL Pick 'Em Week 13: No Tie for Gary Kubiak Edition

Dallas by 13
Denver by 10 lock
Detroit by 7
Green Bay by 7
Kansas City by 3
New England by 14 lock
Baltimore by 6
Philadelphia by 3
Chicago by 6
Oakland by 7 lock
New York Giants by 6
San Diego by 3
Washington by 6
Seattle by 10
Indianapolis by 7

Bye Week over Cleveland by 7 lock

posted by MeatSaber at 09:35 PM on November 30

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

I believe that would be delay of game, and since it's in the last 2:00, would include a 10 second run-off on the clock...but I'm not 100% on that, so if I'm wrong, feel free to correct me...

posted by MeatSaber at 04:43 PM on November 24

NFL Pick 'Em Week 12: Friggin' Lasers Edition

Yep, my day gets going pretty early tomorrow, so I'll just do my picks here, as well...

Detroit by 7
Dallas by 10
Pittsburgh by 6 lock
Tennessee by 10
Buffalo by 6
Cincinnati by 3
Atlanta by 6
New York Giants by 14 lock
New Orleans by 6
Miami by 10 lock
Houston by 6
Seattle by 7
New England by 17 lock
Oakland by 6
Kansas City by 6
Philadelphia by 7

posted by MeatSaber at 06:22 PM on November 23

NFL Pick 'Em Week 11: Blocked PAT for 2 Points Edition

I was tracking my points over the course of Sunday, and was doing so horrible, I was sure I dropped out of the top 10. Didn't realize it was universal...

Carolina by 3
Arizona by 7
Dallas by 10
Cincinnati by 6
New York Giants by 7
Detroit by 7 lock
Pittsburgh by 14 lock

Kansas City by 10
Tennessee by 6
Los Angeles by 6
New England by 20 lock
Seattle by 10
Washington by 7
Oakland by 9

posted by MeatSaber at 01:44 PM on November 17

NFL Pick 'Em Week 10: I Blame Bill Belichick Edition

Baltimore by 9 lock
Philadelphia by 6
Tampa Bay by 3
Denver by 7
Green Bay by 6
Houston by 10
Carolina by 3 lock
Los Angeles by 6
Minnesota by 3
San Diego by 6
Pittsburgh by 3
Arizona by 10
New England by 10 lock
New York Giants by 7

posted by MeatSaber at 10:45 AM on November 09

NFL Pick 'Em Week 9: Concussion Protocol Edition

Atlanta by 6
Dallas by 10 lock
Detroit by 7
Kansas City by 6 lock
Miami by 3
New York Giants by 6
Baltimore by 7
Los Angeles by 6
New Orleans by 10 lock
Green Bay by 7
Tennessee by 6
Oakland by 6 lock
Seattle by 6

posted by MeatSaber at 12:50 PM on November 02

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't...my 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 Game...is 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

Tatar

Toews

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