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

Oakland by 6 (lock)

Arizona by 9 (lock)

Detroit by 13 (lock)

Cincinnati by 14 (lock)

Tennessee by 3 (lock)

Indianapolis by 6 (lock)

Minnesota by 9 (lock)

New Orleans by 4 (lock)

Pittsburgh by 10 (lock)

Carolina by 3 (lock)

Washington by 17 (lock)

San Francisco by 4 (lock)

Atlanta by 11 (lock)

Green Bay by 3

Dallas by 10 (lock)

Baltimore by 1

posted by Goyoucolts at 11:26 PM on December 07

NBA Pick 'Em Week 7: 60 Points in 29 Minutes Edition

Cleveland by 17 (SUUUUUUPER SLAM)

Golden State by 9 (Slam Dunk)

Toronto by 3

San Antonio by 7

Houston by 11 (Slam Dunk)

Los Angeles Lakers by 4

posted by Goyoucolts at 10:39 PM on December 06

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

Jacksonville by 3

Detroit by 7

Green Bay by 10 (lock)

Atlanta by 9 (lock)

Los Angeles by 3

Miami by 1

Cincinnati by 6

San Francisco by 4

Oakland by 14

New York Giants by 4

Tampa Bay by 11 (lock)

Washington by 10 (lock)

Carolina by 1

Indianapolis by 3

posted by Goyoucolts at 01:02 PM on December 04

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

Cowboys by 22. (lock)

posted by Goyoucolts at 08:28 PM on December 01

NBA Pick 'Em Week 6: Doc Rivers Will Smash Edition

Clippers by 1

Houston by 5

Cleveland by 11 (slam dunk)

Houston by 8 (slam dunk)

posted by Goyoucolts at 09:48 PM on November 30

NFL Pick 'Em Week 12: Friggin' Lasers Edition

Vikings by 4

Cowboys by 7 (lock)

Steelers by 16 (lock)

posted by Goyoucolts at 10:27 AM on November 24

NBA Pick 'Em Week 5: Michael Jordan of Greatness Edition

Looks like I missed the start of the Spurs game but...

Pelicans by 5 (slam dunk)

posted by Goyoucolts at 07:31 PM on November 23

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

I appear to have forgotten the NFL was happening this week.

So...

Raiders by 18 (lock)

posted by Goyoucolts at 07:17 PM on November 21

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

*father, to young son* "Boy, make sure you find yourself a woman who defends you the way Kate Upton defends Justin Verlander from rogue Cy Young voters."

posted by Goyoucolts at 07:56 PM on November 16

NBA Pick 'Em Week 4: All Hail the Clippers Edition

Golden State by 13 (slam dunk)

Clippers by 7

Minnesota by 11 (slam dunk)

Chicago by 6

Golden State by 3

Clippers by 15 (slam dunk)

posted by Goyoucolts at 07:50 PM on November 15

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

Atlanta by 11 (lock)

Tampa Bay by 6

New Orleans by 7

Green Bay by 3

Houston by 7

Carolina by 10

Los Angeles by 1

Minnesota by 3

San Diego by 3

Dallas by 14 (lock)

Arizona by 13 (lock)

New England by 17 (lock)

Cincinnati by 4

posted by Goyoucolts at 05:48 PM on November 12

NBA Pick 'Em Week 3: Enes Kanter Edition

New York by 9 (slam dunk)

San Antonio by 11

Miami by 3

Los Angeles Lakers by 5

posted by Goyoucolts at 07:02 PM on November 08

NFL Pick 'Em Week 9: Concussion Protocol Edition

Atlanta by 13 (lock)

Dallas by 17 (lock)

Detroit by 6

Kansas City by 14 (lock)

Miami by 6

Philadelphia by 7

Pittsburgh by 10

Carolina by 17 (lock)

New Orleans by 6

Green Bay by 14 (lock)

San Diego by 10

Oakland by 7

Buffalo by 3

posted by Goyoucolts at 04:51 PM on November 03

NBA Pick 'Em Week 2: Who Needs Kevin Durant? Edition

Chicago by 5

Los Angeles Clippers by 7

Cleveland by 8 (slam dunk)

Oklahoma City by 1

Chicago by 14

Golden State by 11 (slam dunk)

posted by Goyoucolts at 12:32 AM on November 02

NFL Pick 'Em Week 8: Farewell Arian Edition

EDIT: I'm making my Minnesota by 10 pick a LOCK if that's OK.

posted by Goyoucolts at 07:33 PM on October 30

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Should it be 0 points instead?

The letter of the law implies that it should be zero, but I'd lean toward -10 points. The whole point of the lock, after all, is that you're convinced the team you select will win.

posted by Goyoucolts at 07:51 PM on October 28

NFL Pick 'Em Week 8: Farewell Arian Edition

Tennessee by 4

Washington by 3

Carolina by 1

Detroit by 10

Kansas City by 14 (lock)

New England by 7 (lock)

New York Jets by 3

Oakland by 11 (lock)

Seattle by 3

San Diego by 6

Atlanta by 7

Dallas by 6

Minnesota by 10

posted by Goyoucolts at 04:15 PM on October 27

Enter SportsFilter's Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em Contest

Cleveland by 14 (slam dunk)

San Antonio by 3

Oklahoma City by 17 (slam dunk)

Houston by 21 (slam dunk)

Boston by 9

Portland by 7

Cleveland by 6

Golden State by 23 (slam dunk)

posted by Goyoucolts at 07:09 PM on October 25

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

New York Giants by 9 (lock)

Baltimore by 13 (lock)

Buffalo by 7

Cincinnati by 14 (lock)

Indianapolis by 3

Minnesota by 10 (lock)

New Orleans by 4

Oakland by 11 (lock)

Washington by 1

Atlanta by 6

Tampa Bay by 3

New England by 14 (lock)

Seattle by 10 (lock)

Denver by 12 (lock)

posted by Goyoucolts at 08:27 PM on October 21

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

San Diego by 4

Baltimore by 7

New Orleans by 10

New England by 14 (lock)

Tennessee by 6 (lock)

Jacksonville by 9

Detroit by 2

Washington by 6

Pittsburgh by 21 (lock)

Buffalo by 3

Oakland by 8 (

Atlanta by 4

Dallas by 3

Indianapolis by 6

Arizona by 1

Note: If Cam is ruled out, I will revisit Carolina-New Orleans.

posted by Goyoucolts at 05:05 PM on October 13

NFL Pick 'Em Week 5: Touchdown John Kuhn Edition

I'm updating my Green Bay and Carolina picks to LOCKS.

posted by Goyoucolts at 05:09 PM on October 09

NFL Pick 'Em Week 5: Touchdown John Kuhn Edition

Indianapolis by 3

Minnesota by 13

New England by 17

Pittsburgh by 14

Philadelphia by 2

Miami by 6

Washington by 7

Atlanta by 3

Buffalo by 7

Cincinnati by 10

Oakland by 7

Green Bay by 16

Carolina by 7 if Anderson starts, 17 if Cam starts.

posted by Goyoucolts at 06:43 PM on October 08

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

Indianapolis by 2 (lock)

Buffalo by 6

Atlanta by 3

Washington by 10 (lock)

Detroit by 17 (lock)

Oakland by 7 (lock)

New York Jets by 3

Houston by 7 (lock)

Denver by 13 (lock)

Dallas by 3

Arizona by 10 (lock)

New Orleans by 7

Pittsburgh by 10

Minnesota by 6

posted by Goyoucolts at 08:04 PM on September 30

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

After kickoff but I promise I don't know the score... Bengals roll, win by 21.

I'm on my way to watch the Mariners attempt to make the wild card interesting, will post the rest of my picks later.

posted by Goyoucolts at 08:41 PM on September 29

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

Time for a shift in strategy.

Houston by 7 (lock)

Arizona by 17 (lock)

Oakland by 3

Miami by 18 (lock)

Jacksonville by 3

Green Bay by 1 (lock)

Cincinnati by 4 (lock)

Carolina by 10 (lock)

New York Giants by 6 (lock)

Tampa Bay by 10

Seattle by 9 (lock)

New York Jets by 7

Indianapolis by 3

Pittsburgh by 10 (lock)

Dallas by 4

Atlanta by 7 (lock)

posted by Goyoucolts at 07:53 PM on September 21

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

New York Jets at Buffalo *shot clock violation*

Baltimore by 26

Pittsburgh by 10

Washington by 1

Kansas City by 7

Miami by 10

New Orleans by 14

Carolina by 24

Tennessee by 3

Seattle by 7

Arizona by 19

Oakland by 6

Indianapolis by 10

San Diego by 3

Green Bay by 14

Chicago by 7

posted by Goyoucolts at 07:28 PM on September 16

Enter SportsFilter's NFL Pick 'Em Contest

Commenting gold, Howard_T.

Carolina by 13

Atlanta by 14

Tennessee by 7

Cleveland by 3

Cincinnati by 10

Oakland by 7

Kansas City by 9

Baltimore by 6

Chicago by 7

Green Bay by 17 (lock)

Miami by 3

New York Giants by 14

Indianapolis by 10

Arizona by 16

Pittsburgh by 17 (lock)

San Francisco by 1

posted by Goyoucolts at 07:12 PM on September 08

Copa America Pick 'Em Champion: Rcade

tron7 and I both picked Rojo, rcade... won't change my outcome, but looks like it'll bump tron up to second place.

posted by Goyoucolts at 08:25 PM on June 27

Copa America Pick 'Em: Finals

That was a disgracefully weak second yellow. Two of the last three Copa America games ruined by bizarre sendings-off.

posted by Goyoucolts at 08:39 PM on June 26

Copa America Pick 'Em: Finals

Argentina 2, Chile 1

Goals: Messi

Cards: Vidal, Rojo, Isla

First Goal: 17:00

posted by Goyoucolts at 07:33 PM on June 26

SpoFi NBA Playoff Pick 'Em Results

Thanks for doing this, Ufez.

posted by Goyoucolts at 07:09 PM on June 22

Copa America Pick 'Em: Semifinals

Argentina 4, USA 0 (Messi)

Chile 3, Colombia 2 (Vargas)

posted by Goyoucolts at 07:35 PM on June 20

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Chile just beat Mexico by a touchdown.

In the other football. I'm in shock.

posted by Goyoucolts at 12:05 AM on June 19

Copa America Pick 'Em: Quarterfinals

Well done, cl. You crushed that Argentina pick.

posted by Goyoucolts at 09:04 PM on June 18

Copa America Pick 'Em: Quarterfinals

Ecuador 2, USA 1 (Clint Dempsey)

Colombia 3, Peru 1 (J. Rodriguez)

Argentina 3, Venezuela 0 (Di Maria)

Chile 3, Mexico 2 (Alexis Sanchez)

Whatever beer they sell at the stadium.

posted by Goyoucolts at 03:01 PM on June 16

SportsFilter Copa America Centenario Pick 'Em

Group A: Colombia (winner), Paraguay.

Group B: Brazil, Ecuador (winner).

Group C: Uruguay (winner), Venezuela.

Group D: Argentina (winner), Chile.

Players: Clint Dempsey, Jefferson Montero, Edinson Cavani and of course Alexis Sanchez.

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posted by Goyoucolts at 08:11 PM on June 03

SpoFi NBA Playoff Pick 'Em: Finals Edition

Oh nooooo I knew there was something I forgot to do yesterday. I'll totally understand if it's too late, but here ya go.

Cleveland in 7

MVP LeBron

Largest margin: 22 points

Most combined points: 241.

Tiebreaker: 237 three-pointers

posted by Goyoucolts at 07:57 PM on June 03

NBA Playoff Pick 'Em: Conference Finals

Thunder in seven

Cavaliers in six

Draymond Green

Draymond Green

Westbrook

Andr Roberson

Steph Curry

posted by Goyoucolts at 07:20 PM on May 15

SpoFi NBA Pick 'Em Round 2.

Heat in six.

posted by Goyoucolts at 08:59 PM on May 02

SpoFi NBA Pick 'Em Round 2.

OK, upset special time: Atlanta in seven.

San Antonio in six.

Golden State in six.

Technical foul: Westbrook

Three-point expert: Klay Thompson

posted by Goyoucolts at 11:27 AM on April 30

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

This is another one of McGregor's publicity stunts, and Dana White is in on it. Makes him look like a "bad boy" for refusing to play along with UFC's press conference SOP (one of the big complains about McGregor is that he's UFC's coddled cash cow), makes the purses larger for when he "comes out of retirement." Also buys him more time to recover/bulk up more weight classes, and avoids him tarnishing his reputation with another loss to Diaz, who'll be even more of a handful for McGregor when he's not stepping into the ring on just 10 days' notice.

posted by Goyoucolts at 01:41 AM on April 20

SpoFi NBA Playoff Pick 'Em 2016 is a go!

East:
(1) Cleveland vs. (8) Detroit: Cleveland in five games.
(2) Toronto vs. (7) Indiana: Indiana in seven games.
(3) Miami vs. (6) Charlotte: Miami in six games.
(4) Atlanta vs. (5) Boston: Boston in seven games.

West:
(1) Golden State vs. (8) Houston: Golden State in four games.
(2) San Antonio vs. (7) Memphis: San Antonio in four games.
(3) Oklahoma City vs. (6) Dallas: Oklahoma City in four games.
(4) Los Angeles Clippers vs. (5) Portland: Portland in six games.

What will be the highest single game point total a team reaches in the first round? 118 points.

What will be the highest single game point total a player will score in the first round? 37 points.

posted by Goyoucolts at 02:15 PM on April 14

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em Contest Winner: Tron7

I think limiting locks is the way to go. Allows for too great a swing in the standings week to week otherwise. I like Howard_T's idea, with an additional "wild card" lock for a total of four.

posted by Goyoucolts at 07:56 PM on February 10

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em Contest Winner: Tron7

Good game, y'all.

posted by Goyoucolts at 02:34 PM on February 08

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Super Bowl 0x32 Edition

Carolina by 4

Score: 52

Pick the kicker who scores the first field goal: McManus (Broncos)

Pick the player who scores the first touchdown (Owen Daniels).

Pick the quarterback with the most passing yards (Cam Newton).

Pick the player with the most rushing yards (Stewart).

Pick the player with the most receiving yards (Ginn Jr.).

Pick a player who will get a sack or partial sack (Von Miller).

Pick a player who will get an interception (Luke Kuechly).

Pick the player who commits the first turnover (Peyton Manning).

Pick the game's MVP (Cam Newton).

Pick the SportsFilter user who will win this contest (I'm not sure how this works. What happens if Holden is tied with me and we both pick ourselves? Or I pick TommyTrump and Holden picks Holden? Does that count before the tiebreaker? Anyway, I'm picking myself. Goyoucolts).

posted by Goyoucolts at 06:38 PM on February 06

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Conference Championship Round

Denver by 3 (lock)

Carolina by 7 (lock)

Pick the team with the most total yards: Arizona

Pick the team that gives up the most turnovers: Arizona

Pick the quarterback with the most passing yards: Carson Palmer

Pick the player with the most rushing yards: Jonathan Stewart

Pick the player with the most receiving yards: Larry Fitzgerald

Pick a player who will get a sack or partial sack: Star Lotulelei

Pick a player who will get an interception: T.J. Ward

posted by Goyoucolts at 05:08 PM on January 23

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em Week 2: Divisional Round

New England by 3 (lock)

Arizona by 10 (lock)

Carolina by 6 (lock)

Denver by 17 (lock)


Pick the quarterback with the most passing yards: Carson Palmer

Pick the running back with the most rushing yards: J-Stew.

Pick the player with the most receiving yards: Doug Baldwin

Pick a player who will get an interception: Earl Thomas

posted by Goyoucolts at 08:36 PM on January 15

Play SportsFilter's NFL Playoff Pick 'Em Contest

Out of the 60 picks so far, 11 have been home teams

Here's an interesting factoid from Adam Schefter that surprised me today:

"Road QBs this weekend: 37 combined career playoff starts. Home QBs this weekend: 0 combined career playoff starts."

posted by Goyoucolts at 03:42 PM on January 08

Play SportsFilter's NFL Playoff Pick 'Em Contest

Kansas City by 14 (Lock)

Pittsburgh by 10 (Lock)

Seattle by 23 (Lock)

Washington by 7 (Lock)

Big Ben
Alfred Morris
Antonio Brown
J.J. Watt

posted by Goyoucolts at 07:23 PM on January 07

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

Congratulations, Grum!

(I somehow deleted two of my predictions while editing my post this week, but thankfully it would't have mattered.)

posted by Goyoucolts at 12:40 AM on January 04

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

Detroit by 7

Cincinnati by 15

Pittsburgh by 19

Washington by 3

Indianapolis by 13

New England by 17

Philadelphia by 6

Jacksonville by 7

Denver by 10

Kansas City by 7

Arizona by 15

St. Louis by 3

Carolina by 27 (lock)

Minnesota by 10 (27 points)

posted by Goyoucolts at 11:17 PM on January 01

NFL Pick 'Em Week 16: Airing of Grievances Edition

Oakland by 16

Washington by 7

Carolina by 24 (lock)

Buffalo by 6

Detroit by 13

Houston by 10

Kansas City by 17

Indianapolis by 3

New England by 19

Chicago by 6

Pittsburgh by 14

Jacksonville by 10

Green Bay by 7

Seattle by 13

Minnesota by 18

Denver by 20

posted by Goyoucolts at 07:07 PM on December 24

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

Tampa Bay by 13

Dallas by 3

Indianapolis by 6

Minnesota by 10

New England by 27

Carolina by 7

Buffalo by 7

Jacksonville by 14

Kansas City by 20

Green Bay by 14

Seattle by 16

Pittsburgh by 17 (lock)

Miami by 9

Cincinnati by 3

Arizona by 14

New Orleans by 17

posted by Goyoucolts at 08:12 PM on December 16

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

Arizona by 3

Washington by 6

Pittsburgh by 20

San Francisco by 4

Kansas City by 7

Detroit by 10

Tennessee by 7

Buffalo by 9

Tampa Bay by 10

Carolina by 14 (Lock it down tight)

Indianapolis by 7

Seattle by 21

Denver by 10

Green Bay by 17

New England by 3

N.Y. Giants by 7

posted by Goyoucolts at 07:29 PM on December 09

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

Green Bay by 13 (lock)

Houston by 1

Chicago by 4

Cincinnati by 17

Tennessee by 3

Arizona by 19

Miami by 7

Minnesota by 6

Giants by 3

Atlanta by 9

Kansas City by 8

Denver by 10

New England by 27

Carolina by 7

Indianapolis by 4

Washington by 6

posted by Goyoucolts at 08:08 PM on December 03

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 12: Inadvertent Whistle Edition

Detroit by 6

Carolina by 7

Green Bay by 10

Atlanta by 3

Cincinnati by 14

Tennessee by 1

Indianapolis by 3

Buffalo by 4

N.Y. Jets by 10

N.Y. Giants by 17

San Diego by 7

New Orleans by 13

Arizona by 21 (Lock it down)

Pittsburgh by 7


Denver by 3

Cleveland by 6

posted by Goyoucolts at 07:37 PM on November 25

Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em Contest: Week 5

Nov. 24

Boston by 2

Golden State by 17 (LOCK n LOAD)

posted by Goyoucolts at 11:43 AM on November 24

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

Tennessee by 10

Atlanta by 13

Chicago by 3

Oakland by 7

Dallas by 16

Philadelphia by 6

Carolina by 10

St. Louis by 9

Houston by 4

San Diego by 11

Green Bay by 10

Seattle by 14 (lock it in)

Arizona by 18

Buffalo by 3

posted by Goyoucolts at 09:46 PM on November 18

Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em Contest: Week 4

Nov. 18
Oklahoma City by 8
Chicago by 3

Nov. 19
Cleveland by 14
Golden State by 6

No. 20
San Antonio by 8
Golden State by 17 (slam dunk)

posted by Goyoucolts at 08:24 PM on November 18

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 10: David Tyree Edition

I'd like to make Denver my lock, please. Totally forgot to note that.

posted by Goyoucolts at 08:44 PM on November 11