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CFL Playoffs Pick 'Em, Grey Cup Edition




42 yds

posted by goddam at 11:28 PM on November 20

CFL Playoffs Pick 'Em, Grey Cup Edition




42 yds

posted by goddam at 11:28 PM on November 20

CFL Playoffs Pick 'Em, Finals Edition

Hamilton by 4

Saskatchewan by 8



posted by goddam at 10:27 AM on November 14

CFL Playoffs Pick 'Em, Semi-Final Edition

Montreal by 7

Saskatchewan by 12



posted by goddam at 10:35 PM on November 07

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 19

Toronto by 3

BC by 10

Hamilton by 8

Saskatchewan by 12

posted by goddam at 01:31 AM on October 31

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 18

Toronto by 9

BC by 12

Montreal by 17

Saskatchewan by 6

posted by goddam at 10:48 AM on October 24

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Fastest MLS goal? I give you Timmy Cahill.

And we thank you for giving him to us.

posted by goddam at 11:28 PM on October 21

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 17

Calgary by 14

Winnipeg by 6

Saskatchewan by 10

Montreal by 3

posted by goddam at 12:04 PM on October 17

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 16

Calgary by 16

Saskatchewan by 9

Montreal by 17

Hamilton by 3

posted by goddam at 11:05 AM on October 10

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 15

Hamilton by 3

Saskatchewan by 6

Edmonton by 10

Calgary by 27

posted by goddam at 04:23 PM on October 03

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 14

BC by 16

Hamilton by 3

Toronto by 7

Montreal by 8

posted by goddam at 09:46 PM on September 26

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 13

Edmonton by 12

Montreal by 7

Calgary by 3

Saskatchewan by 10

posted by goddam at 07:57 PM on September 19

Dos a Cero, Again

Attending the game last night, I was impressed at just how well the pro-USA crowd was achieved. There really was very little green either in the stadium or in the tailgating lots.

A lot less green than there was 4 years ago. It helped that the USSF expanded the designated supporters sections.

Beg Ohio State to get Ohio Stadium. If it didn't sell out 100K, it would be very close.

I think this particular matchup benefits from the intimacy of the stadium. It's sounds weird, but I'm not sure you can achieve the same energy at a larger venue in the Columbus area. I think it might get diluted.

Anyway, here are some videos and pics for you to enjoy. Or not enjoy. I don't care. I'm still coming down off of the high from Tuesday.

1st Goal Celebration

We Don't Need Seattle (see here and here for some context)

Dos a Cero

Stoppage Time


posted by goddam at 10:31 AM on September 13

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 12

Calgary by 6
Edmonton by 3
Saskatchewan by 7
BC by 10

posted by goddam at 02:33 PM on September 12

U.S. Soccer's 12-Game Winning Streak Ends

I wish the cameras had caught the incident that gave Besler the yellow.

I wish Besler would've taken one for the team and taken Campbell down to prevent the breakaway on the 3rd CRC goal.

Also, I apologize if this isn't the proper forum but I have 3 tickets up for grabs in the US supporters section (well, one of the many US supporter sections) for Tuesday if any Spofites are interested.

posted by goddam at 09:54 PM on September 07

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 11

Edmonton by 6
BC by 7
Montreal by 9
Saskatchewan 17

posted by goddam at 12:07 AM on September 05

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 10

BC by 9
Saskatchewan by 14
Calgary by 8
Montreal by 5

posted by goddam at 06:13 PM on August 29

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 9

Toronto by 10

Hamilton by 7

Saskatchewan by 15

posted by goddam at 11:18 AM on August 23

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 8

Winnipeg by 9 Saskatchewan by 7 BC by 4 Edmonton by 8

posted by goddam at 10:14 AM on August 13

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 7

Montreal by 6
Saskatchewan by 12

posted by goddam at 10:13 AM on August 08

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 6

Edmonton by 6
BC by 17

posted by goddam at 03:15 PM on August 01

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 5

Montreal by 10

Calgary by 14

Saskatchewan by 21

BC by 9

posted by goddam at 02:57 PM on July 24

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 4

Winnipeg by 6
Montreal by 9
BC by 12
Saskatchewan by 10

posted by goddam at 10:07 AM on July 19

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 3

Saskatchewan by 7 Montreal 10 Winnipeg by 3 BC by 10

posted by goddam at 12:34 AM on July 10

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 2

Montreal by 9
BC by 3
Saskatchewan by 10
Hamilton by 7

posted by goddam at 09:37 PM on July 03

The 9th Annual chicobangs Memorial SpoFi CFL Pick 'Em

Montreal by 16 Toronto by 6 Calgary by 3 Edmonton by 7

posted by goddam at 10:20 AM on June 26

Chris Christie Endorses NFL Team

It was that magnificent head of hair, huh?


posted by goddam at 03:46 PM on June 20

Chris Christie Endorses NFL Team

I'm still a firm believer of rooting for your local side, but I'm not shocked that he's a Cowboys fan. I knew quite a few Cowboys and 49ers fans growing up. This was due to either who their parents were fans of or which team/player was big at the time they started following the NFL. Same with hockey. I'm a lifelong resident of NJ, but I'm a Rangers fan because I fell in love with Ron Duguay before the Devils came to town.

posted by goddam at 10:14 PM on June 19

Bayern Munich shed the loser tag

Is Saturday's Bayern v. Stuttgart German Cup final being shown in the US at all

It will be on ESPN News.

posted by goddam at 06:56 PM on May 27

MLS announces expansion team New York City FC

Some local reactions.

posted by goddam at 04:30 PM on May 22

MLS announces expansion team New York City FC

The stadium in Queens is not a done deal.

As a RBNY supporter, I've been against NY2 for a number a reasons. When the rumors started that MCFC would be involved, that jumped to the top of my list. The hypocrisy of MLS doing business with Sheikh Mansour after rolling out their 'Don't Cross the Line' campaign two months ago is almost laughable.

posted by goddam at 02:09 PM on May 22

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

MLS pics (as seen from the visiting supporters section)

NY Red Bulls @ Columbus Crew

NY Red Bulls @ NE Revolution

posted by goddam at 06:38 PM on May 12

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Guess I'll continue this from last season (unless anyone objects) MLS Pics: NY Red Bulls vs NE Revolution

Plus, video of a joint march to the stadium with NY and NE supporters.

posted by goddam at 07:16 PM on April 21

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

The event is something that transcends sports, but it is through sports and the rivalries that are present that respect and solidarity are generated.

The greatest un-rilvary rivalry in MLS.

posted by goddam at 11:19 PM on April 18

Explosions at Finish Line of Boston Marathon

The father-in-law of Matt Reis (New England Revolution goalkeeper) was injured in the explosion.

posted by goddam at 09:14 AM on April 16

U.S. Achieves Historic Draw in Mexico

Photos of/by friends of mine that were at the game.

posted by goddam at 02:05 PM on March 28

New Fox Channel Takes on ESPN

Read somewhere that FSC will eventually become FX2. (Can't find the link now and most sports sites are blocked at work.)

posted by goddam at 11:14 AM on March 11

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Seems like everyone's on board for it or at least doesn't object to it, so I'll look into powering up the keeper rules today or over the weekend.

Crap. Didn't see the keeper league stuff. If that's the case, I'm out. Don't have the time to keep up with it.

posted by goddam at 03:11 PM on February 15

Fake-to-Third, Throw-to-First Now a Balk

If this means no more Michael Kay references to the "Old Jeff Nelson" then I'm all for it.

posted by goddam at 02:34 PM on January 26

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

I was hoping somebody else recognized it.

It's from Golden Goal. The people that are also responsible for Electroshock Soccer. And soccer on a hill. And stilt soccer. And car curling. And... well, you can go down the YouTube rabbit hole yourselves.

posted by goddam at 06:14 PM on January 17

Jets Fan Fireman Ed Hanging Up His Helmet

Maybe it's my Pats' homerism...

It's not. Nearly every Jets fan I know is sick of the schtick.

posted by goddam at 09:50 AM on November 27

SpoFi Holiday Giving Project: One World Futbal

In. I can talk to the other board members of my club to see if they want to chip in as well.

WePay actually looks to be the same or lower than PayPal. PayPal is 2.9% + 30. WePay is the same as PP for credit cards, but only 1% + 30 for payments from bank accounts. It looks like if you set up a WePay Page for people to donate from it's a flat 2%.

posted by goddam at 06:50 PM on November 12

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

RBNY @ DC United (as seen from the visiting supporters section). Plus video.

This game was supposed to be played at Red Bull Arena, with the second leg to be played on Wednesday at DC. But the venues were switched due to damage and power outages from Sandy to the area around RBA. It's still uncertain whether there will be PATH service (the subway line that goes directly to the stadium) will be running by Wednesday's game.

posted by goddam at 04:03 PM on November 04

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

RBNY @ Philadelphia Union 10/27/12 (as seen from the visiting supporters section)

posted by goddam at 12:48 PM on October 29

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

RBNY vs. Sporting KC as seen from Sec. 101. With a tribute to Michael Jones.

posted by goddam at 09:38 AM on October 23

Cascadia Cup



Some MLS examples.

posted by goddam at 12:55 PM on October 09

Cascadia Cup

Sorry, goddam, but if the Red Bulls could draw like the Sounders RBA would be much larger.

No need to apologize. I wish we drew numbers like that as well.

We have a whole list of things working against us, from competing with 9 other pro teams during various parts of the season to incompetent ownership/front office. The advertising budget that the mothership in Austria gives to RBNY is embarrassing for the NY Metro market. This year RB North America has been helping out on the marketing end, but they don't know shit about the sport. As a 'thank you' to supporters they sent everyone a can a Red Bull in the mail. With the money they spent on that mailing they could have helped us out with tifo funds or bus trips.

Sorry for the rant. It's been a frustrating year (which has sadly been the case for the last 17 years.)

posted by goddam at 05:28 PM on October 08

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

RBNY vs. Chicago Fire (as seen from Sec. 101).

(with cameos from a few Global Boxing fighters).

posted by goddam at 10:44 AM on October 08

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

RBNY vs Toronto FC (as seen from Section 101)

posted by goddam at 08:31 AM on October 01

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Also, you sit behind the goal every game?

Yeah. That's our club's section. It's where we were in Giants Stadium as well.

posted by goddam at 12:33 PM on September 18

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

At yerfatma's request... MLS pics. RBNY vs. Columbus Crew

I'll refrain if self-links in the huddle are frowned upon. Or if they get annoying

posted by goddam at 05:49 PM on September 17

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

goddam, you should post your MLS photos in the huddles. They're terrific.

Aw shucks. Thanks. Maybe I'll start doing that.

Here's the collection if anyone is interested.

posted by goddam at 02:32 PM on August 23

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Grantland's new MLS column.

posted by goddam at 12:38 PM on August 23

Join SportsFilter's Fantasy Premiership


posted by goddam at 09:39 AM on August 20

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Best. Celebration. Ever.

posted by goddam at 11:13 AM on August 08

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Columbus Crew rookie Kirk Urso, dead at 22.

posted by goddam at 01:17 AM on August 06

I realise this will probably sound appallingly sexist

Crap, wrong thread.

posted by goddam at 01:16 AM on August 06

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Too many trades in one day to process. Not that I'm complaining. Senses are just a bit overloaded right now.

posted by goddam at 08:36 PM on July 23

Everton's Tim Cahill Joins Red Bulls

Still needs to agree to personal terms and pass a physical. Seems like a done deal, but as my friend pointed out, Rule #1 of RBNY Rumor Mill: Nothing is official until he holds up the jersey at the press conference.

posted by goddam at 08:35 PM on July 23

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

"The Henry drought is over!" If you look closely at around :24 you can see me.

posted by goddam at 01:13 PM on July 19