Recent Posts by rcade

March 17

UMBC Beats Virginia in First 16-Over-1 Win Ever: The UMBC Retrievers beat the Virginia Cavaliers in the first round of the NCAA men's basketball tournament, becoming the first No. 16 seed to ever beat the No. 1 seed. The score wasn't even close: 74 to 54.

posted by rcade to basketball at 12:02 AM - 15 comments

March 14

NBA Pick 'Em Week 22: Home Stretch Edition: With five weeks left in SportsFilter's Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em, NoMich has a commanding 79-point lead. There are 8 games to pick from tonight through Monday. Good luck!

posted by rcade to basketball at 01:23 PM - 11 comments

March 09

Seahawks Release Richard Sherman: The Seattle Seahawks would rather have $11 million in salary cap space than another season of Richard Sherman. The four-time Pro Bowler missed the last seven games of the season with a ruptured Achilles and is about to turn 30. His release and the trade of defensive lineman Michael Bennett push the Legion of Boom further into history. Sherman has more interceptions and passes defended than anyone else since he entered the NFL as a fifth-rounder in 2011.

posted by rcade to football at 02:23 PM - 5 comments

March 05

NBA Pick 'Em Week 21: Placeholder Edition: Pay no attention to the man running the NBA Pick 'Em behind the curtain.

posted by rcade to basketball at 01:16 PM - 0 comments

February 28

NBA Pick 'Em Week 20: Send In The Tanks Edition: Eight games to pick this week, beginning with a doubleheader tonight on ESPN. Make your picks. NoMich takes a 35-point lead in first place over Howard_T at 485. I hold onto a distant third. Scooby and NoMich have the best week with 36. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 06:39 PM - 15 comments

U.S. May Lose Out on Bid to Co-Host World Cup: Three months before the vote, the 2026 World Cup has a front runner and it isn't the North American combined bid by the U.S., Mexico and Canada. It's Morocco. Sam Borden of ESPN suggest the problem may be the occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania. He asks, "At this particular moment in time, does the world want to give something nice to the United States?"

posted by rcade to soccer at 09:51 AM - 4 comments

February 26

Jerry Jones is Not as Powerful as He Thought: In another sign of how badly Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones lost his war with Roger Goodell, the NFL commissioner is about to drop a multi-million fine on Jones. Goodell has the power to do this for conduct he considers detrimental to the league, such as threatening to sue the compensation committee of owners deciding Goodell's contract renewal.

posted by rcade to football at 04:50 PM - 7 comments

February 23

MLB Execs Consider Wild 9th-Inning Batting Rule: Some MLB executives have discussed letting the losing team have any three batters it chooses in the ninth inning, according to Rich Eisen. One said, "Best argument is that no other sport has the best players sitting on the bench in the final minutes of a game."

posted by rcade to baseball at 11:20 AM - 9 comments

February 21

NBA Pick 'Em Week 19: Coach Yourself Edition: There are seven national NBA games on the tube this week, beginning with two tonight on TNT and ending with two on ABC and ESPN on Sunday. In the Pace Mannion, NoMich expands a first-place lead to 31 by scoring 28 while everyone else was 11 or worse. Howard_T keeps second at 453 and I move into third. Remember when evaluating Golden State that the team is no longer coached by Steve Kerr.

posted by rcade to basketball at 05:03 PM - 15 comments

February 12

NBA Pick 'Em Week 18: Break Up Cleveland Edition: There's a light schedule of national NBA games this week ahead of All Star Weekend, with five games beginning with Cavs/Thunder on TNT tomorrow. The Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em has a new leader, NoMich, who is 8 ahead of Howard_T and 23 over former leader Ufez Jones. NoMich wins the week too with 36. Make your picks and watch out for the new-look Cavaliers.

posted by rcade to basketball at 02:50 PM - 9 comments

February 10

Carlos Cordeiro Wins U.S. Soccer Election: The new president of U.S. Soccer is Carlos Cordeiro, who won a third-round vote over Kathy Carter Saturday in Orlando. He was Sunil Gulati's second-in-command so this is not exactly a sign of big changes after the U.S. men's crushing failure to make the World Cup.

posted by rcade to soccer at 12:12 PM - 0 comments

February 08

Jason Kelce, Ladies and Gentlemen: No one has ever seen a Super Bowl parade speech like the one Philadelphia Eagles offensive lineman Jason Kelce gave today.

posted by rcade to football at 04:57 PM - 2 comments

Isaiah Thomas Traded for Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance: The Cleveland Cavaliers have traded Isaiah Thomas, Channing Frye and a protected first-round pick in 2018 to the Los Angeles Lakers for Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance. Thomas only played 15 games for the Cavs. The trade gives the Lakers $46.9 million in cap room. But wait, there's more: The Cavs traded Dwyane Wade to the Miami Heat for a protected second-round pick and acquired Rodney Hood and George Hill in a three-way deal with the Utah Jazz and Sacramento Kings, giving up Iman Shumpert and a 2020 second-round pick to the Kings and Jae Crowder and Derrick Rose from Cleveland to the Jazz.

posted by rcade to basketball at 01:42 PM - 19 comments

February 07

NBA Pick 'Em Week 17: Take Cleveland Off TV Edition: There are 8 games in the Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em this week, starting with Timberwolves/Cavaliers tonight on ESPN. The NBA flexed its schedule to put new Piston Blake Griffin up against his old team Friday night on ESPN. In our contest, Ufez Jones holds the lead by just 6 points over NoMich and 9 over Howard_T. Scooby10672 wins the week with 52, hitting 5 of 6 locks. Make your picks and avert your eyes during the Cleveland games until LeBron says it's OK to watch them again.

posted by rcade to basketball at 12:00 PM - 14 comments

February 05

SportsFilter 2016-17 NFL Playoff Pick 'Em Champion: tron7: This just in: The champion of last year's SportsFilter Playoff Pick 'Em was tron7 with 129 points, one point more than rumple. Third place was claimed by beaverboard. NFL Gift Shop cards for $25 are headed to tron7 and rumple.

posted by rcade to football at 09:03 PM - 6 comments

SportsFilter 2017-2018 Playoff Pick 'Em Champion: tahoemoj: The SportsFilter Playoff Pick 'Em Champion is tahoemoj, who scored 105 points. I finished second and ic23b finished third. The best score in the Super Bowl was achieved by bender with 41. The coveted Costanza was claimed by grum@work. The magnificent camo print casual active pants are headed to tahoemoj.

posted by rcade to football at 12:15 AM - 15 comments

February 04

Super Bowl 0x34: The New England Patriots play the Philadelphia Eagles tonight in Super Bowl 0x34. You might have heard.

posted by rcade to football at 06:21 PM - 20 comments

February 01

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Super Bowl 0x34: The New England Patriots face the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday night in Super Bowl 0x34. Tahoemoj leads the SportsFilter Playoff Pick 'Em with 69 points and another 5 players are within 20. Predict the winner and spread along with 10 props.

posted by rcade to football at 09:08 AM - 26 comments

January 31

NBA Pick 'Em Week 16: Devin Booker Might Be Good Edition: There are eight NBA TV games to pick this week, beginning tonight with Knicks/Celtics. In the Pace Mannion, Ufez Jones keeps the lead at 416 with two new players in second and third: NoMich at 389 and Howard_T at 388. Howard_T wins the week with 78. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 05:22 PM - 12 comments

January 30

Boston Sports Host Insults Brady's 5-Year-Old Kid: For years, Tom Brady has called in once a week to the sports radio station WEEI for a segment. He may not be doing that any more after a 24-year-old show host named Alex Reimer said on the air that Brady's 5-year-old daughter acted like an "annoying little pissant" in a documentary about her dad. Reimer has been suspended, though Brady says he hopes he won't be fired.

posted by rcade to football at 01:37 PM - 4 comments

January 29

Cleveland Indians Will Drop Chief Wahoo in 2019: The upcoming 2018 season will be the last that Chief Wahoo is used on uniforms by the Cleveland Indians, the New York Times reported today. MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred has been pressuring the team to drop the racist caricature, an effort that increased after the league awarded the 2019 All-Star Game to Cleveland. For several years Wahoo was kept off team uniforms and other gear at its spring training games in Goodyear, Arizona. There may still be Wahoo items sold at team gift shops and in Ohio.

posted by rcade to baseball at 01:28 PM - 12 comments

January 23

NBA Pick 'Em Week 15: 40/20/10 Edition: The NBA's TV week begins a day earlier than normal with two games on Tuesday -- Cavs/Spurs and Celtics/Lakers -- followed by seven more games. In the Pace Mannion, Ufez Jones now has a 27-point lead over me. NoMich wins a tough week with 23 as three other players posted negative scores. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 09:49 AM - 15 comments

January 19

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Conference Championship Round: The NFC and AFC decide their champions on Sunday as Jacksonville visits New England and Minnesota goes to Philadelphia. The quarterbacks starting these games are Blake Bortles, Case Keenum, Nick Foles and some guy named Brady. In our NFL Pick 'Em, the top 5 are me, tahoemoj, Goyoucolts, ic23b and tron7. Make your picks on the games, spreads and five props.

posted by rcade to football at 12:18 PM - 21 comments

January 17

NBA Pick 'Em Week 14: Jo Jo Edition: There's another big week of the NBA on TV, with eight national games beginning tonight with Lakers/Thunder on ESPN. In the Pace Mannion Pick 'Em, Ufez Jones leads by 3 points over me, 364 to 361. Scooby10672 wins the week with 60 and has caught the pack after joining the contest late. Make your selections in honor of the great Joseph Henry White.

posted by rcade to basketball at 09:30 AM - 14 comments

January 15

Mike Mularkey Out as Coach of Tennessee Titans: Despite leading the Tennessee Titans to a playoff win for the first time in 14 years, head coach Mike Mularkey is departing. Did he get fired or quit? It's unclear. Owner Amy Adams Strunk says they "saw different paths to achieve greater success."

posted by rcade to football at 10:31 AM - 2 comments