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NBA Playoff Pick 'Em Starts Saturday

Here are the picks I made for a different league:

Warriors in 5
Rockets in 5
Pelicans in 7
Jazz in 6
Raptors in 6
Milwaukee in 5
Philly in 6
Cleveland in 5

The leading scorers: Kevin Durant, James Harden, Anthony Davis, Russ Westbrook, Demar Derozan, Greek Freak, JJ Redick, LeBron James.

posted by Goyoucolts at 02:15 PM on April 15

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Andy Benoit of MMQB is nuttier than a twenty-pound fruitcake.

He really is. And his so-called analysis isn't worth putting up with the nonsense he spews.

posted by Goyoucolts at 05:18 PM on April 13

NBA Pick 'Em Week 24: Take the Shot Markelle Edition

Some changes, please, to Thursday's games:

I'm now going with Oklahoma City by 7 (slam) and Milwaukee by 8.

Thanks rcade!

posted by Goyoucolts at 07:28 PM on March 28

NBA Pick 'Em Week 24: Take the Shot Markelle Edition

Cleveland by 7 on TNT (Tuesday) (slam)

Milwaukee by 4 on TNT (Tuesday) (slam)

Utah by 10 on ESPN (Wednesday) (slam)

San Antonio by 5 on TNT (Thursday)

Golden State by 8 on TNT (Thursday)

New Orleans by 6 on ESPN (Friday)

Portland by 11 on ESPN (Friday) (slam)

Houston by 15 on ABC (Sunday) (slam)

posted by Goyoucolts at 05:13 PM on March 27

NBA Pick 'Em Week 23: 140 to 79 Edition

Oh look, I finally won a week!

Denver by 10 on NBA TV (Friday) (slam)

Portland by 9 on NBA TV (Friday) (slam)

Houston by 7 on NBA TV (Saturday) (slam)

Washington by 8
on NBA TV (Sunday)

Utah by 10 on NBA TV (Sunday)

posted by Goyoucolts at 12:53 PM on March 23

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

The record number of big-name schools crashing out of March Madness seems indicative of the lackluster level of play of this year's regular season. Is there any sort of metric that can measure parity within a single sport over the course of a season to test that hypothesis?

posted by Goyoucolts at 08:06 PM on March 18

NBA Pick 'Em Week 22: Home Stretch Edition

Oklahoma City by 7 on NBA TV (Friday)(slam)

Miami by 3 on NBA TV (Friday)

Washington by 2 on NBA TV (Saturday)

San Antonio by 4 on NBA TV (Saturday)(slam)

Houston by 10 on NBA TV (Sunday)(slam)

Portland by 12 on NBA TV (Sunday)(slam)

Cleveland by 6 on ESPN (Monday)(slam)

San Antonio by 1 on ESPN (Monday)

posted by Goyoucolts at 01:57 PM on March 16

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Congratulations on the new job, rcade!

posted by Goyoucolts at 08:29 PM on March 15

NBA Pick 'Em Week 20: Send In The Tanks Edition

Golden State by 16 (slam)

Houston by 17 (slam)

Cleveland by 7

Portland by 6

Washington by 4

Utah by 9 (slam)

Houston by 10 (slam)

Philadelphia by 3

posted by Goyoucolts at 07:05 PM on February 28

NBA Pick 'Em Week 19: Coach Yourself Edition

Houston by 10 (slam)

L.A. Lakers by 4

Golden State by 11 (slam)

San Antonio by 6

Washington by 5

posted by Goyoucolts at 04:11 PM on February 23

NBA Pick 'Em Week 18: Break Up Cleveland Edition

Oklahoma City by 4

Denver by 10 (slam)

Boston by 5 (slam)

Golden State by 14 (slam)

Minnesota by 7

posted by Goyoucolts at 03:14 PM on February 12

Isaiah Thomas Traded for Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance

I don't disagree, rcade, but I think Cleveland's moves make it much more likely that LeBron stays with the Cavs. The organization bent over backwards today to try and get him to stay -- I think that will have a serious impact on his next Decision.

posted by Goyoucolts at 02:04 PM on February 08

Isaiah Thomas Traded for Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance

So the Cavs just blew up their entire roster and Jimmy G just signed the richest per-year deal in NFL history with the 49ers. Sports Twitter is ridiculous today.

posted by Goyoucolts at 01:36 PM on February 08

NBA Pick 'Em Week 17: Take Cleveland Off TV Edition

Minnesota by 6

San Antonio by 10 (slam)

Washington by 4

Oklahoma City by 10 (slam)

Detroit by 5

Minnesota by 11 (slam)

Golden State by 13

Boston by 10

posted by Goyoucolts at 12:52 PM on February 07

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Part of me is really bitter that McDaniels screwed over the Colts this late in the game, after other good candidates Indy interviewed have taken jobs elsewhere -- but part of me is also really glad I don't have to root for a Patriot with that little integrity.

posted by Goyoucolts at 11:42 AM on February 07

SportsFilter 2017-2018 Playoff Pick 'Em Champion: tahoemoj

Thanks, rcade! And congrats, tahoemoj!

posted by Goyoucolts at 11:19 AM on February 05

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Super Bowl 0x34

Eagles by 3 (LOCK) +10

FIRST FG: Jake Elliot (or whoever the Philly kicker is -- aren't they on their third kicker this season?) +5

FIRST TD: Danny Amendola.

PASSING: Tom Brady. +5

RUSHING: Jay Ajayi.

RECEIVING: Nelson Agholor.

SACK: Fletcher Cox.

INTERCEPTION: Ronald Darby.

OOPS: Jay Ajayi.

MVP: Nick Foles +5

CONTEST WINNER: ic23b

posted by Goyoucolts at 04:55 PM on February 02

NBA Pick 'Em Week 16: Devin Booker Might Be Good Edition

Boston by 12 (slam) (Wednesday)

Dallas by 4 (Wednesday)

Houston by 17 (slam) (Thursday)

Denver by 5 (Thursday)

Philadelphia by 7 (Friday)

Golden State by 21 (slam) (Friday)

Houston by 14 (slam) (Saturday)

Oklahoma City by 3 (slam) (Sunday)

posted by Goyoucolts at 05:28 PM on January 31

NBA Pick 'Em Week 15: 40/20/10 Edition

Cleveland by 5

Boston by 7 (slam)

Houston by 17 (slam)

L.A. Clippers by 2

Oklahoma City by 4

Golden State by 11 (slam)

Houston by 15 (slam)

Golden State by 9 (slam)

Philadelphia by 6

posted by Goyoucolts at 11:38 AM on January 23

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

To the Jags fans on this board: You've got a really fun team and most of America was pulling for you to win yesterday. Sorry the ride ended early, but congratulations on a great season.

posted by Goyoucolts at 11:49 AM on January 22

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Conference Championship Round

Jacksonville by 3

Minnesota by 13 (lock)

1. The quarterback with the most passing yards. Brady.

2. The player with the most rushing yards. Fournette

3. The player with the most receiving yards. Diggs

4. A player who will get a turnover. Ramsey

5. The team that will score the most points. Vikings

posted by Goyoucolts at 02:50 PM on January 21

NBA Pick 'Em Week 14: Jo Jo Edition

Sorry, rcade, please change my Thursday picks to Boston by 6 (slam) and Houston by 5. Thank you.

posted by Goyoucolts at 03:44 PM on January 18

NBA Pick 'Em Week 14: Jo Jo Edition

Oklahoma City by 10 (slam)

L.A. Clippers by 7 (slam)

Boston by 6

Minnesota by 4

Detroit by 3

New York by 2

Cleveland by 11 (slam)

Golden State by 16 (slam)

posted by Goyoucolts at 03:11 PM on January 17

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Divisional Round

I saw it as low as -3.5 early in the week.

I got it in Vegas at -4, but I think bender is right: closed at -5.5.

posted by Goyoucolts at 03:50 PM on January 15

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Divisional Round

That might be the craziest backdoor cover I have ever experienced.

posted by Goyoucolts at 12:36 AM on January 15

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Divisional Round

Please lock the Vikings for me. I am getting my butt kicked

posted by Goyoucolts at 04:41 PM on January 14

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Divisional Round

Atlanta by 7 (stone cold lock)

New England by 13 (stone cold lock)

Pittsburgh by 10 (stone cold lock)

Minnesota by 4

1. The quarterback with the most passing yards. Drew Brees

2. The player with the most rushing yards. I like the idea of doubling down on Freeman, but Leonard Fournette +5

3. The player with the most receiving yards. Adam Thielen

4. A player who will get a sack. Everson Griffen +5

5. The team that will score the most points. Patriots

posted by Goyoucolts at 05:32 PM on January 12

NBA Pick 'Em Week 13: 10 Count 'Em 10 Games Edition

Oklahoma City by 6

Golden State by 16 (slam dunk)

Toronto by 5

San Antonio by 9 (slam dunk)

Golden State by 13 (slam dunk)

Houston by 15 (slam dunk)

Portland by 4

L.A. Lakers by 2

Golden State by 12 (slam dunk)

Houston by 17 (slam dunk)

posted by Goyoucolts at 06:15 PM on January 10

Play SportsFilter's NFL Playoff Pick 'Em Contest

Soooooo close to hitting on my Falcons prop bet. Sigh.

posted by Goyoucolts at 07:28 PM on January 07

Play SportsFilter's NFL Playoff Pick 'Em Contest

Well done, bender, no one else saw that coming. Titan Up.

posted by Goyoucolts at 08:11 PM on January 06

Play SportsFilter's NFL Playoff Pick 'Em Contest

That might be the best pick'em prize I've ever seen, rcade, you've outdone yourself. I hope they come in an XL-Tall, because I'm very motivated.

Kansas City by 8

Atlanta by 3

Jacksonville by 7 (stone cold LOCK)

New Orleans by 10 (stone cold LOCK)

PROP BETS:

1. The quarterback with the most passing yards: Alex Smith

2. The player with the most rushing yards: Devonta Freeman

3. The player with the most receiving yards: Tyreek Hill

4. A player who will get an interception: Marshon Lattimore

5. The team that will score the most points: Falcons

posted by Goyoucolts at 02:10 PM on January 06

NFL Pick 'Em Champion: Tron7

Congrats, Tron7.

posted by Goyoucolts at 08:24 PM on January 04

NBA Pick 'Em Week 12: Auld Acquaintance Edition

Cleveland by 7 (slam)

Oklahoma City by 11 (slam)

Golden State by 12 (slam)

Oklahoma City by 5 (Thursday)

Boston by 8 (slam)

Washington by 4

posted by Goyoucolts at 01:48 AM on January 03

NFL Pick 'Em Week 17: All the Marbles Edition

Detroit by 7 (lock)

Houston by 1

Minnesota by 17 (lock)

New England by 21 (lock)

Washington by 7 (lock)

Philadelphia by 7 (lock)

Pittsburgh by 10 (lock)

Atlanta by 6 (lock)

Kansas City by 4 (lock)

Jacksonville by 7 (lock)

San Francisco by 3 (lock)

Buffalo by 10 (lock)

L.A. Chargers by 9 (lock)

Seattle by 18 (lock)

New Orleans by 16 (lock)

Cincinnati by 10 (lock)

posted by Goyoucolts at 11:16 AM on December 30

NBA Pick 'Em Week 11: City Edition Edition

Boston by 6

Portland by 7

Houston by 11 (slam)

Philadelphia by 5

posted by Goyoucolts at 06:05 PM on December 28

NFL Pick 'Em Week 16: Gene Steratore's Index Card Edition

Baltimore by 17 (lock), slamming the door on my Colts securing the No. 3 pick

Minnesota by 13 (lock)

Cleveland by 7, but I'm not going to lock it.

Detroit by 9 (lock)

L.A. Rams by 11 (lock)

Kansas City by 10 (lock)

New England by 17 (lock)

Atlanta by 6 (lock)

L.A. Chargers by 14 (lock)

Washington by 12 (lock)

Carolina by 10 (lock)

Jacksonville by 16 (lock)

Dallas by 9 (lock)

N.Y. Giants by 3 (lock), securing the No. 3 pick for my Colts. Thanks, Eli!

Philadelphia ride Foles, romp past Raiders by 14 (lock)

Pittsburgh by 21 (lock)

posted by Goyoucolts at 03:46 PM on December 22

NBA Pick 'Em Week 10: I Wish It Was Christmas Today Edition

Boston by 11 (slam)

San Antonio by 5 (slam)

Houston by 17 (slam)

Golden State by 14 (slam)

Philadelphia by 4

Golden State by 9 (slam)

Washington by 6

Houston by 12 (slam)

Minnesota by 3

I have no problem watching football during the Thanksgiving holiday, but despite liking Christmas less I can't seem to get excited for the NBA games every Dec. 25th. Anyone else have that issue?

posted by Goyoucolts at 12:42 PM on December 21

NFL Pick 'Em Week 15: Concussion Protocol Edition

Denver by 9 (lock) <-- previously posted above

Detroit by 7 (lock)

L.A. Chargers by 4 (lock) I'm off the Chiefs bandwagon

Jacksonville by 14 (lock) Jags keep it rolling

Buffalo by 6 (lock) Hoping for another Snow Bowl

Baltimore by 10 (lock)

Minnesota by 17 (lock)

New Orleans by 16 (lock)

Philadelphia by 3 (lock)

Washington by 4 (lock)

Carolina by 7 (lock) Yeah, I don't believe the Discount Double Hype

L.A. Rams by 7 (lock) St. Louis, I mean Los Angeles locks up the division.

Pittsburgh by 9 (lock)

Tennessee by 8 (lock)

Dallas by 6 (lock) I was going to this game until I realized tickets were $251 each. For two shitty teams?! Nope.

Atlanta by 7 (lock)

posted by Goyoucolts at 08:22 PM on December 15

NFL Pick 'Em Week 15: Concussion Protocol Edition

Full-grown rodeo horses defeat the baby horses with a lame-duck coach.

Denver by 9 (lock)

posted by Goyoucolts at 12:20 PM on December 14

NBA Pick 'Em Week 9: Playing in Lithuania Takes Balls Ediition

L.A. Lakers by 7

Philadelphia by 8

Indiana by 10 (slam)

Houston by 16 (slam)

Cleveland by 11 (slam)

Golden State by 22 (slam)

Oklahoma City by 5

San Antonio by 6

posted by Goyoucolts at 12:51 PM on December 12

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

I'm still attempting to recover from yesterday's Ice Age game in Buffalo.

posted by Goyoucolts at 01:15 PM on December 11

NFL Pick 'Em Week 14: Get Better Ryan Shazier Edition

Get better soon, Shazier.

Atlanta by 4 (lock)

Buffalo by 7 (lock)

Cincinnati by 13 (lock)

Green Bay by 10 (lock)

Kansas City by 3 (lock)

Dallas by 14 (lock)

Detroit by 4 (lock)

Minnesota by 8 (lock)

Houston by 1 (lock)

N.Y. Jets by 11 (lock)

Tennessee by 6 (lock)

L.A. Chargers by 3 (lock)

Philadelphia by 17 (lock)

Jacksonville by 4 (lock) Looking forward to all the pick-sixes on both sides in this one.

Baltimore by 6 (lock)

New England by 20 (lock)

posted by Goyoucolts at 04:21 PM on December 07

NBA Pick 'Em Week 8: Two I's in Embiid Ediition

Golden State wiins by 15 (slam)

Minnesota wiins by 11 (slam)

Philadelphia wiins by 14 (slam)

Houston wiins by 9 (slam)

Golden State wiins by 10 (slam)

San Antonio wiins by 6

posted by Goyoucolts at 05:49 PM on December 06

NFL Pick 'Em Week 13: With the First Pick the Giants Take Edition

Washington by 14 (lock)

Atlanta by 3

New England by 10 (lock)

Chicago by 4

Green Bay by 7

Tennessee by 11 (lock)

Miami by 1

Kansas City by 7

Jacksonville by 14 (lock)

Detroit by 9 (lock)

Chargers by 20 (lock)

Oakland by 17 (lock)

New Orleans by 7

L.A. Rams by 14 (lock)

Philadelphia by 21 (lock)

Pittsburgh by 4 (lock)

posted by Goyoucolts at 06:59 PM on November 30

NBA Pick 'Em Week 7: NBA TV Edition

Boston by 5
Milwaukee by 7
Minnesota by 10 (slam)
San Antonio by 6

posted by Goyoucolts at 01:02 PM on November 30

New York Giants bench Eli Manning, start Geno Smith

Eli's got $16 million on his deal for next season, if I'm reading the numbers right. Is it crazy to think that the Giants might be decent enough to waive him so he can hook up with another NFL team before the season ends? With that salary, I imagine there'd be a scramble to pick him up off waivers.

There's no shortage of teams who could use him, or that it would make sense to connect him to. The Jaguars are run by his old coach and look like a playoff team -- but Bortles doesn't scare anyone. The Broncos have been cycling through QBs all season and already have a history with one Manning under center -- maybe they snag him and use him as the starter next year. Or maybe he stays on the Giants roster for the rest of the year and gets traded in the offseason. Either way, I think it's clear he's done with the Giants.

posted by Goyoucolts at 11:50 AM on November 29

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Wow. Memphis fires Fizdale after beef with Marc Gasol escalates. This is so disappointing. The Grizzlies have long been a great NBA story, and they looked so good to start the year.

posted by Goyoucolts at 06:00 PM on November 27

NFL Pick 'Em Week 12: Turkey Leg Award Edition

Atlanta by 14 (lock)

Cincinnati by 9 (lock)

Tennessee by 11 (lock)

Kansas City by 12 (lock)

New England by 21 (lock)

Carolina by 6

Philadelphia by 17 (lock)

Seattle by 10 (lock)

Oakland by 4

New Orleans by 3

Jacksonville by 11 (lock)

Pittsburgh by 13 (lock)

Baltimore by 7

posted by Goyoucolts at 02:12 PM on November 24

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Glad I wasn't the only person who thought that, rcade. Tone deaf, even by sports TV standards.

posted by Goyoucolts at 11:42 AM on November 20

NFL Pick 'Em Week 11: Jerry Jones is Detrimental Edition

Jags suffocate the Browns. Jacksonville by 14 (lock)

Lions actually might be pretty good. Detroit by 13 (lock)

Ravens still have their QB1. Baltimore by 12

Am I really picking the Dolphins to win a game with Cutler? Yes, yes I am. Miami by 4

The Vikings have looked like a playoff team with Case. Unlikely, but true. Minnesota by 10

The Saints will run the ball all over this defense. New Orleans by 17 (lock)

It's the Chiefs. Kansas City by 21 (lock)

Tom Savage finally gets a win. Houston by 3

First Buffalo traded away their defensive lynchpin, now they're benching their QB. L.A. Chargers by 7 (lock)

Bengals don't bungle this one. Cincinnati by 8

They've had a week off to plan for this one, and the NE defense is very ehh. Oakland by 11 (lock)

Best game of the week, but it'll be closer if Smith plays. Philadelphia by 7 (lock)

Dirty Birds trump Broken Birds. Atlanta by 3 (lock)

posted by Goyoucolts at 04:30 PM on November 16

NFL Pick 'Em Week 11: Jerry Jones is Detrimental Edition

Titans by 4 (lock)

posted by Goyoucolts at 04:12 PM on November 16

NBA Pick 'Em Week 5: LeBron Still Hates Phil Edition

Golden State by 10 (slam)
Houston by 17 (slam)
San Antonio by 6
New Orleans by 3

posted by Goyoucolts at 04:11 PM on November 16

NFL Pick 'Em Week 10: Detroit Wins in Lambeau Edition

Seattle by 17 (lock)

posted by Goyoucolts at 11:34 PM on November 08

NBA Pick 'Em Week 4: It's Spelled 'Antetokounmpo' Edition

Houston by 10 (lock)

Oklahoma City by 7

Milwaukee by 5

posted by Goyoucolts at 11:33 PM on November 08

NFL Pick 'Em Week 9: That Was a Touchdown Edition

I'm changing my Indy-Houston pick to:

Indianapolis catches the kind of break no one celebrates. Colts by 4

posted by Goyoucolts at 05:18 PM on November 02

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Deshaun Watson tore his ACL in practice today. A noncontact injury. Houston couldn't go a single day of happiness.

posted by Goyoucolts at 05:17 PM on November 02

NFL Pick 'Em Week 9: That Was a Touchdown Edition

Buffalo's defense is the difference. Bills by 6 (lock)

Tennessee beats Flacco-less Ravens. Titans by 9 (lock)

New Orleans has a defense now? Saints by 10 (lock)

L.A. plunders a desolate New York secondary. Rams by 10 (lock)

Philadelphia might just be a Super Bowl team. Eagles by 17 (lock)

I refuse to get off the Atlanta bandwagon, even if the players have. Falcons by 7

Still not used to Jacksonville being decent again. Jags by 6 (lock) It's been a good week for Houston. Texans by 20 (lock)

No one will watch this game. Cardinals by 3

Seattle is a bad football team, but so is everyone else. Hawks by 7 (lock)

Best game of the week. Chiefs win a squeaker by 4 (lock)

Oakland has been really puzzling this year, but it's Miami. Raiders by 7 (lock)

Detroit takes advantage of no Rodgers. Lions by 14 (lock)

posted by Goyoucolts at 11:51 AM on November 02

NBA Pick 'Em Week 3: No D in Cleveland Edition

Houston by 10 (slam)

L.A. Clippers by 14 (slam)

San Antonio by 5

Portland by 17 (slam)

Washington by 4

Oklahoma City by 3

posted by Goyoucolts at 03:33 PM on October 31

NFL Pick 'Em Week 8: Sacksonville Edition

Miami at Baltimore on CBS (too late for this one)

Minnesota by 21 (lock)

Oakland by 7

Cincinnati by 10 (lock)

L.A. Chargers by 3

New Orleans by 14 (lock)

Atlanta by 9 (lock)

Philadelphia by 18 (lock)

Carolina by 4

Houston by 7 (lock)

Washington by 1

Detroit by 4

Kansas City by 14 (lock)

posted by Goyoucolts at 04:23 PM on October 27

FoxSports "pivot to video" decision has cost them almost 90% of their audience.

As someone who worked in sports journalism until about a month ago, I can tell you that every. single. person. in the business who wasn't a suit thought this was a terrible, terrible decision for Fox Sports. No one watches video at work, during commutes on public transport or on their phone. The ONLY benefit is that video ads pay more than ads for web stories do... but when you lose all your viewers no one wants to buy ad space with you anyway.

Additionally, more than ever writers have become public personas that readers/viewers adopt and follow. Canning your quality figureheads in print to embrace blowhard talking heads that we all tune out, essentially punting on all the consumers who are going to follow their guy to whatever network or outlet picks them up off your scrapheap... nonsensical.

It's trendy to point to "political" moves made by ESPN and other major outlets as reasons why viewership is way down, but in reality it's because the decision-making at the top has been ridiculously bad for a really long time.

/endrant

posted by Goyoucolts at 11:16 AM on October 25