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SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Tony Stewart hurt his back racing dune buggies at the beach.

posted by billsaysthis at 10:45 AM on February 05

U.S. Soccer Lawsuit Reveals Home Addresses of USWNT Players

The money numbers revealed by the lawsuit are disheartening too--the 18 USWNT players get a whole $72,000 for an NWSL season, the remaining six $51k and the rest of the league $36k. At least the national team players also earn for those games with some bonus money for making the World Cup and Olympic squads and medalling in the tournaments.

posted by billsaysthis at 10:44 AM on February 05

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Just mix it with my Metamucil and slug it down for the cause. The powder mixes better with cold liquids for some reason.

Thanks for the tip, will file it away on the (can't come soon enough) retirement wiki.

posted by billsaysthis at 10:13 AM on January 26

Fantasy Premier League, Gameweek 23

Howard, the studio guy (Robbie Mustoe?) was right and I say that as a dedicated Liverpool fanatic. Both defenses were horrific and most of the goals should never have been scored. But I was happy/relieved after the last goal, that's for sure.

posted by billsaysthis at 10:37 AM on January 25

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

MLB TV reaches settlement on fan lawsuit, will allow purchase of single team packages. MLB lawyers said "they were planning to make the same changes to their television packages as the National Hockey League made when it settled its side of the lawsuit last year. The NHL also agreed to let fans buy single-team packages."

posted by billsaysthis at 11:46 AM on January 19

NFL Divisional Round Produces Predictable Results

Expected outcome or not, most of the games were entertaining for neutrals. Fresh face from the NFC versus HoF-lead from the AFC seems a decent storyline for SB50.

Note: I am not looking forward to that weekend since I expect Mountain View--the nearest train from SF stop--to be overrun with people in for the game. SFO is expecting 175,000 extra travelers per day that week and many will pass through this city at some point.

posted by billsaysthis at 10:25 AM on January 19

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Brady went to Serra High in San Mateo, why does it surprise you he grew up a Niners fan (or that his folks were fans and took him to a game)?

posted by billsaysthis at 10:19 AM on January 15

NFL Network Airs 'Lost' Super Bowl on Friday

I was around for I but the first I remember is III, being an eight year old in Jersey of course Namath was The Man for my school group. Especially since the Giants were crap for most of the '60s and '70s. What a coat he wore!

posted by billsaysthis at 10:16 AM on January 15

NFL Approves Rams Move to Los Angeles, Chargers Invited to Join

Kroenke is the biggest shareholder in Arsenal, which says everything right there. Doesn't it?

posted by billsaysthis at 10:46 AM on January 14

Fantasy Premier League, Gameweek 21

Jonjo Shelvey to Newcastle for $17M, what is Steve McLaren drinking these days?!?!

posted by billsaysthis at 09:49 PM on January 12

Play SportsFilter's NFL Playoff Pick 'Em Contest

Kansas City by 9 - LOCK
Pittsburgh by 6
Seattle by 10 - LOCK
Green Bay by 3

Most passing yards - Aaron Rodgers
Most rushing yards. - Adrian Peterson
Most receiving yards. - Antonio Brown (Steelers)
Player who will record a sack or partial sack. - J.J.Watt

posted by billsaysthis at 09:19 PM on January 07

NFL Pick 'Em Contest Winner: Grum@work

Congrats Grum!

I thought this was fun and am happy to have the proposed changes or none. What I'd like is more banter in the threads ;)

posted by billsaysthis at 11:56 AM on January 05

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 17: Last Chance Saloon Edition

At least I finished ahead of one other player, triumph!

posted by billsaysthis at 10:42 AM on January 04

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 17: Last Chance Saloon Edition

Atlanta by 10
N.Y. Jets by 13
Chicago by 3
Cincinnati by 18
Pittsburgh by 7
Washington by 21
Tennessee by 3
New England by 24
N.Y. Giants by 6
Houston by 11
Denver by 10
Kansas City by 17
Arizona by 7
San Francisco by 3
Carolina by 21
Green Bay by 10

posted by billsaysthis at 12:25 PM on January 03

Tide open as TD favorites vs. Tigers

Only caught a little of the latter but sure seemed like boys against men to me. The margins of victory in the two games definitely caught me by surprise, especially for Clemson since I thought Oklahoma would show the Tigers up easily.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:57 AM on January 01

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Leeds United ban Sky TV cameras from Elland Road after whacky "owner Massimo Cellino told staff to ban the cameras as he feels the team feature on TV too often, causing a negative effect on attendances." Umm, pretty sure this is laid out in the broadcast contract, Massy.

posted by billsaysthis at 09:13 PM on December 28

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Barcelona's Sergi Guardiola sacked after offensive tweets hours after dream signing.

posted by billsaysthis at 09:08 PM on December 28

NFL Pick 'Em Week 16: Airing of Grievances Edition

Oakland by 7
Philadelphia by 8
Carolina by 25
Buffalo by 14
San Francisco by 7
Tennessee by 1
Kansas City by 20
Miami by 7
N.Y. Jets by 3
Tampa Bay by 11
Pittsburgh by 13
Jacksonville by 4
Arizona by 10
Seattle by 17
Minnesota by 3
Cincinnati by 7

posted by billsaysthis at 10:29 AM on December 24

Chelsea Sacks Jose Mourinho

Mourinho will destroy United if he goes there; the players are too fragile for his grind'em until they break strategy. Look at how much game time the players have missed under the much less relentless LvG.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:58 AM on December 23

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Blatter and Platini get lengthy bans, as in eight years each. No chance Michele runs for FIFA president now...

posted by billsaysthis at 01:48 PM on December 21

Chelsea Sacks Jose Mourinho

+1 @goddam

posted by billsaysthis at 01:42 PM on December 21

Chelsea Sacks Jose Mourinho

You know what's weird? Here we are the day before and no news from Stamford Bridge on who will be in charge of the team tomorrow.

posted by billsaysthis at 10:20 AM on December 18

Chelsea Sacks Jose Mourinho

I think if Special1 TV had continued, Mourinho would still be Chelsea boss. What a show!!

posted by billsaysthis at 10:16 AM on December 18

NFL Pick 'Em Week 15: I Miss the Big Sombrero Edition

St. Louis by 7 (worked last week)
N.Y. Jets by 3
Houston by 3 (neither has a QB but Texans have a JJ)
Minnesota by 10
New England by 25
N.Y. Giants by 1 (get that loss out of the system already)
Buffalo by 4
Jacksonville by 11
Kansas City by 17
Oakland by 7
Seattle by 27
Denver by 3
Miami by 10
Cincinnati by mumblety-mumblety
Arizona by 17 L-O-C-K in the USA
New Orleans by 6

posted by billsaysthis at 12:57 PM on December 17

Chelsea Sacks Jose Mourinho

Third season is almost always the last for Mourinho, though usually not early 3rd.

posted by billsaysthis at 12:49 PM on December 17

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

We recently opened an engineering office in Poland. One of our new hires there is a semi-pro curler.

posted by billsaysthis at 12:48 PM on December 17

U.S. Women's Soccer Wants a Level Playing Field

This is perhaps a case where the men's revenues should subsidize the women's team because losing players like Rapinoe is going to cost much more. Another big negative for Gulati!

posted by billsaysthis at 12:45 PM on December 17

Chelsea Sacks Jose Mourinho

  • Buyout: $15M, give or take

  • Not relegated: Tottenham's Pochettino (there's no change of relegation)

  • Mourinho: PSG in the summer, meanwhile in a few weeks the Qataris give him a consulting gig related to WC2022

posted by billsaysthis at 12:40 PM on December 17

It's Who We Are?

Change your fucking team name, you fucks.


posted by billsaysthis at 11:52 AM on December 15

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 14: Not So Hotlanta Edition

Arizona by 11
Washington by 6
Cincinnati by 13
San Francisco by 4
Kansas City by 14
St. Louis by 7
N.Y. Jets by 3
Buffalo by 10
Tampa Bay by 1
Carolina by 25 lock up the South
Jacksonville by 3
Seattle by 17
Denver by 21
Green Bay by 10
New England by 13
N.Y. Giants by 3i

posted by billsaysthis at 10:36 AM on December 10

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 13: Brock and Roll Edition


posted by billsaysthis at 10:41 AM on December 08

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 13: Brock and Roll Edition

Adding Green Bay at Detroit (thanks @rcade)

Green Bay by 11

posted by billsaysthis at 07:37 PM on December 03

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 13: Brock and Roll Edition

Green Bay at Detroit
Houston by 9
Chicago by 3
Cincinnati by 27
Tennessee by 8
Arizona by 10
Miami by 3
Minnesota by 6
N.Y. Giants by 11
Tampa Bay by 4
Oakland by 13
Denver by 17
New England by 31 LOCK
Carolina by 28
Pittsburgh by 3
Dallas by 6

posted by billsaysthis at 12:58 PM on December 03

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Hey rcade, the db ate my accented n in the original submit, so I edited it to Montańa. Weird. The original was made by holding the n key down on my Mac until the alternate key choices showed, if I took #1 I got the error and #2 is what you see working in the previous comment.

posted by billsaysthis at 01:43 PM on December 01

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

That's Montańa, Ertrigan, not Montana. One of my buddies moved to Boseman the summer before last because girlfriend and I still think he's crazy (despite her being a sweet, intelligent, lovely person).

posted by billsaysthis at 01:42 PM on December 01

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Dick move indeed, @rcade!

posted by billsaysthis at 01:29 PM on December 01

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 12: Inadvertent Whistle Edition

I was too busy Thanksgivinging to pick, oh well, doubt I'd have gotten any points except for the Panthers.

Minnesota by 6 Cincinnati by 13 Oakland by 10 Indianapolis by 3 Kansas City by 11 N.Y. Jets by 7 N.Y. Giants by 17 Jacksonville by 4 Houston by 6 Arizona by a lot, how high can we pick? 30! Lock this in the trash. Pittsburgh by 8 New England by 17 Baltimore by 3 (i think this may end up a tie, right through OT, but come on, Browns?)

posted by billsaysthis at 09:55 PM on November 28

Tiger Woods to be a Ryder Cup vice captain in 2016

Holden, that would be an awesome improvement.

posted by billsaysthis at 09:30 PM on November 24

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Something strange in Dodgerland?

posted by billsaysthis at 02:17 PM on November 19

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 11: Nobody Knows Anything Edition

Tennessee by 4
Atlanta by 9
Chicago by 3
Oakland by 13
Miami by 7
Philadelphia by 10
Carolina by 17 lock it up Supes!
Baltimore by 1
N.Y. Jets by 13
Kansas City by 9
Minnesota by 4
Seattle by 11
Cincinnati at Arizona
Buffalo at New England

posted by billsaysthis at 10:44 AM on November 19

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

And he wasn't even 0-11 to start the season, like another coach we could name.

posted by billsaysthis at 10:41 AM on November 18

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 10: David Tyree Edition

N.Y. Jets by 7
Green Bay by 13
Carolina by 17
St. Louis by 4
Philadelphia by 10
Pittsburgh by 16
Tampa Bay by 2
New Orleans by 8
Baltimore by 6
Oakland by 11
Denver by 17
New England by 17
Seattle by 7
Cincinnati by 24

posted by billsaysthis at 12:21 PM on November 12

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Liverpool once again loses to a poorly defended corner, Firmino forgetting the ball is still live after the initial header, and because they couldn't convert any of the many more chances they had (compared to Crystal Palace).

Can only hope Sakho isn't injured seriously and that we can make it to January in the top 8 or so.

posted by billsaysthis at 12:57 PM on November 08

"Shuttering of Grantland Hints at Corroding ESPN Culture, Competency, and Gumption"

Stratechery has a nice piece on this event.

posted by billsaysthis at 08:08 PM on November 06

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Maybe it wasn't just Matt Millen...

posted by billsaysthis at 01:19 PM on November 05

NFL Pick 'Em, Week Nine: Blaine Gabbert Edition

Cincinnati by 34
Miami by 3
Minnesota by 7
New England by 38 (TieLock you mother down)
New Orleans by 7
Jets by 8
Oakland by 7
Green Bay by 14
San Francisco by 3
New York Giants by 13
Denver by 24
Dallas by 4
San Diego by 13

posted by billsaysthis at 10:27 AM on November 05

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Bolding also runs on the field in street clothes to jump into a scrum.

posted by billsaysthis at 01:56 PM on November 04

Titans Fire Ken Whisenhunt, Make Mike Mularkey Interim Coach

If Tomsula, injuries and retirements weren't screwing the Niners so badly I'd be laughing at Grum's analysis.

posted by billsaysthis at 01:51 PM on November 04

U.S. TV viewers for the Premier League broken out by club

Everton has Tim Howard, probably helps a lot with their ratings.

posted by billsaysthis at 01:49 PM on November 04

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Positively Lynchian, rcade.

But what a pair of goals from Coutinho.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:02 AM on October 31

NFL Pick 'Em, Week Eight: Waitin' All Week for Sunday Night

Was on a plane yesterday from 8 am so missed the Patriots game. Too bad since I of course would've taken them. Oh well.

Kansas City by 10
Atlanta by 17
Minnesota by 3
Arizona by 13 lock de lock
St. Louis by 13
New York Giants by 8
Pittsburgh by 4
Baltimore by 10
houston by 7
Oakland by 7
Seattle at Dallas
Green Bay at Denver
Indianapolis at Carolina

posted by billsaysthis at 08:59 AM on October 30

The Rugby World Cup Final is on Saturday

That said, I'm going for a narrow Aussie win. Because didgeridoo!

posted by billsaysthis at 08:53 AM on October 30

The Rugby World Cup Final is on Saturday

Wish we could watch it in the US without paying $40+ PPV. Isn't cricket big enough for one of the nets to buy World Cup rights, or YouTube?

posted by billsaysthis at 08:52 AM on October 30

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

President of Trabzonspor locked four match officials in the stadium overnight for failing to award his team a penalty, only to release them under escort from special forces after a phone call from President Tayyip Erdogan.

Making matters worse, Ibrahim Haciosmanoglu said "If we're going to die, we'll die like men, we won't live like women. No one has the power to make us live like women."

posted by billsaysthis at 08:51 AM on October 30

Fantasy Premier League, Gameweek 10

Cannot believe I finally switched from Kane as captain so of course he gets a hat trick.

posted by billsaysthis at 12:31 PM on October 26

Chargers Will Apply to Move to L.A.

I guess the fact that Raiders fans were far more in evidence yesterday should not surprise me.

posted by billsaysthis at 12:29 PM on October 26

Flip Saunders Passes Away at 60


posted by billsaysthis at 12:25 PM on October 26

Al Golden Out at Miami

I am so glad I don't work in the public eye.

posted by billsaysthis at 12:25 PM on October 26

Fantasy Premier League, Gameweek 10

16th, wtf?!

posted by billsaysthis at 10:38 AM on October 24

U.S. Will Host 2016 Copa America Centenario

Levi Stadium should host the USMNT for the first time I think. Bay Area draws very well for teams from Central and South America and the Bay Area hasn't had a competitive US match for years now.

posted by billsaysthis at 10:36 AM on October 24