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December 14

NFL Pick 'Em Week 15: Concussion Protocol Edition: The NFL returns tonight with the Broncos visiting the Colts. With three weeks left there's a scramble atop the NFL Pick 'Em, with Tron7 taking first at 1013 after a week-best score of 94. Jagsnumberone drops to second at 989 and Jjzucal rises to third at 972. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to football at 10:29 AM - 27 comments

December 12

NBA Pick 'Em Week 9: Playing in Lithuania Takes Balls Ediition: There are eight national NBA TV games this week, beginning tonight. There's a new leader in the Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em: Ufez Jones at 216, six ahead of me and 15 ahead of Howard_T. Bender wins the week with 25. Make your picks and be glad you're not being shipped off to Prienal, Lithuania.

posted by rcade to basketball at 10:34 AM - 12 comments

December 07

NFL Pick 'Em Week 14: Get Better Ryan Shazier Edition: The NFL weekend begins with an uncharacteristically good Thursday night game as New Orleans plays Atlanta. With four weeks to go in the SportsFilter NFL Pick 'Em, two new players jump into the first two places: Jagsnumberone at 927 in the lead and Truthhurts at 925 in second. Howard_T holds on to third at 920. Bender wins the week with 117. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to football at 03:43 PM - 31 comments

December 06

Neil deGrasse Tyson on Russell Wilson's Lateral: "The lateral that @DangeRussWilson threw to @MikeDavisRB in Sunday’s @Seahawks @Eagles game was a legit 'Galilean Transformation.' In their reference frame, the ball went backwards. It’s not their fault they ran forward faster than the ball." Wired has more.

posted by rcade to football at 09:51 AM - 5 comments

December 05

NBA Pick 'Em Week 8: Two I's in Embiid Ediition: There are siix natiional NBA games on the tube thiis week, begiinniing toniight wiith the Warriiors and Hornets. Iin the Pace Manniion NBA Pick 'Em, Ii cliimb iinto first at 200 by wiinniing the week wiith 31 poiints. Ufez Jones iis second at 195 and Howard_T thiird at 178. Make your piicks iin honor of biig man Joel Embiid.

posted by rcade to basketball at 11:03 AM - 9 comments

November 30

NFL Pick 'Em Week 13: With the First Pick the Giants Take Edition: The NFL weekend begins tonight when woeful Washington visits declining Dallas. There's another top three shuffle In the SportsFilter Pick 'Em as Jjzucal takes first at 845, Rumple second at 829 and Howard_T third at 821. I win the week with 137. Make your prognostications and be glad your team doesn't have Geno Smith under center.

posted by rcade to football at 05:35 PM - 29 comments

November 29

NBA Pick 'Em Week 7: NBA TV Edition: There are four NBA TV games to pick this week, beginning tonight when Philadelphia plays Boston. In the SportsFilter Pick 'Em, Ufez Jones holds on to first and expands the lead to 10. Bender wins the week with 40, including a perfect lock on the Kings/Lakers game. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 12:41 PM - 11 comments

November 22

NFL Pick 'Em Week 12: Turkey Leg Award Edition: A full NFL holiday weekend begins on Thanksgiving Day with three games for your relatives to interrupt. In the SportsFilter Pick 'Em, Howard_T has jumped into first place at 715, passing jjzucal at 714 and rumple at 703. Cixelsyd wins the week with 83. Make your picks and be thankful you're not Sean McDermott.

posted by rcade to football at 09:40 PM - 30 comments

November 21

NBA Pick 'Em Week 6: 16 Games and Counting Edition: A lighter schedule this week with just four national NBA games: Two on ESPN Wednesday and two on NBA Friday. None of them feature the 16-2 Boston Celtics. In the Pace Mannion, Ufez Jones takes first place back by a single point over, uh, me. NoMich climbs into third by winning the week. Make your picks and pass the gravy.

posted by rcade to basketball at 03:08 PM - 8 comments

November 17

ESPN: NFL On Brink of Civil War: How did Jerry Jones take it when Roger Goodell told him about the decision to suspend Ezekiel Elliott for six games? ESPN quotes the phone call: "'I'm gonna come after you with everything I have,' Jones said. Then he mentioned Deflategate. 'If you think Bob Kraft came after you hard, Bob Kraft is a ----- compared to what I'm going to do.'"

posted by rcade to football at 12:27 PM - 6 comments

November 16

NFL Pick 'Em Week 11: Jerry Jones is Detrimental Edition: The NFL week begins tonight with an uncharacteristically good Thursday night game: The 6-3 Titans visit the 7-2 Steelers in what was once an AFC Central divisional game. In the SportsFilter NFL Pick 'Em, jjzucal keeps first place at 663 but rumple (646) and Howard_T (639) make up considerable ground. Rumple wins the week with 110. Make your picks, and be sure to factor in the possibility that Jerry Jones will lose his NFL franchise in Dallas.

posted by rcade to football at 04:15 PM - 31 comments

November 15

NBA Pick 'Em Week 5: LeBron Still Hates Phil Edition: The national NBA schedule begins tonight on ESPN when the underperforming Cavaliers visit the Charlotte Bobcats, er, Hornets. In SportsFilter's Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em, I win the week and take the lead at 125, followed by Ufez Jones 1 point back and Howard_T just 5. Our new player Scooby10672 opens strong with 25. Make your selections and enjoy the last shot LeBron James took at Phil Jackson.

posted by rcade to basketball at 10:54 AM - 9 comments

U.S. May Host New World Soccer Tournament: U.S. Soccer and Soccer United Marketing are talking about hosting a tournament next year for ourselves, Italy, The Netherlands, Ghana, Chile, Cameroon and other nations that have opened up some unexpected free time in 2018.

posted by rcade to soccer at 10:22 AM - 9 comments

November 08

NFL Pick 'Em Week 10: Detroit Wins in Lambeau Edition: The NFL begins tomorrow night with Seattle at Arizona. In our NFL Pick 'Em, during a week when Detroit won for the second time at Green Bay in a quarter century of trying, jjzucal keeps the lead at 588, Howard_T climbs into a distant second with 539 on a week-best 74 and rumple drops one spot with 536. I forget to pick the first Sunday games and score 56, so I may keep doing that. Post your prognostications.

posted by rcade to football at 05:54 PM - 25 comments

November 07

NBA Pick 'Em Week 4: It's Spelled 'Antetokounmpo' Edition: There are five TV games this week, beginning with the Lakers going to Boston Wednesday night on ESPN. In the Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em, Ufez Jones keeps the lead at 99 and I make my first appearance in second place at 95. Howard_T and I tie for the best week. Make your picks and start saving for your Nike Air Antetokounmpo sneakers.

posted by rcade to basketball at 08:54 PM - 12 comments

November 02

Astros Win World Series: The Houston Astros won the first World Series in the history of the franchise, defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 in game 7. The Astros scored 5 runs off starter Yu Darvish, who was pulled in the second inning. Houston's win makes a 2014 Sports Illustrated prophetic. The magazine called the team "Your 2017 World Series Champs" on the cover.

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November 01

NFL Pick 'Em Week 9: That Was a Touchdown Edition: Welcome to the midpoint of the NFL season. The Buffalo Bills travel to majestic East Rutherford, New Jersey, tomorrow night to play the New York Jets. In SportsFilter's Pick 'Em, Jjzucal expands the lead with a 128-point week to 467, Rumple stays in second at 422 and Bender jumps into a tie for third with Ufez Jones at 391. Truthhurts gets every game right, including six locks, to score 121. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to football at 01:51 PM - 28 comments

October 31

Doctors Feared Zach Miller Would Lose His Leg: Chicago Bears tight end Zach Miller suffered a dislocated knee in Sunday's game that also tore a torn popliteal artery, an injury that led doctors to fear his leg might need to be amputated. Miller underwent surgery Monday to stabilize the artery. Surgeons praised Bears team doctor Mark Bowen for quickly identifying the vascular problem. Head coach John Fox said Miller was in good spirits and "pretty much wanted his touchdown back."

posted by rcade to football at 10:15 AM - 1 comment

NBA Pick 'Em Week 3: No D in Cleveland Edition: Six NBA games air nationally this week, starting with the Houston Rockets visiting the New York Knicks Wednesday night on ESPN. There was absolute carnage in SportsFilter's Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em, where Ufez Jones holds onto first despite scoring 3 points. Bender climbs from last to second with a week-best 29. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 07:30 AM - 8 comments

October 30

Jerry Jones Leads NFL Owner Revolt Against Roger Goodell: Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was a prominent voice on a call between 17 NFL owners about halting Commissioner Roger Goodell's contract extension. One owner told ESPN, "You don't get to have this many messes over the years like Roger has had and survive it."

posted by rcade to football at 10:34 AM - 6 comments

October 26

NFL Pick 'Em Week 8: Sacksonville Edition: The NFL week begins tonight when the 4-2 Dolphins visit the 3-4 Ravens. The top three in SportsFilter's Pick 'Em are reshuffled: Jjzucal leads with 467, Rumple follows at 422 and Ufez Jones falls to third with 391 in a tie with Bender. Jjzucal's 128-point week is an achievement for the ages: 13 of 15 games, 8 of 9 locks, 2 8-point locks and 1 perfect lock. Jacksonville goes on bye with 33 sacks, setting pace for an NFL record. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to football at 05:46 PM - 28 comments

October 24

Megan Rapinoe: 'Fifa Doesn't Care About Women's Football': Three women were nominated as Fifa's best female footballer this year: American Carli Lloyd, Dutch midfielder Lieke Martens and Deyna Castellanos. Castellanos is an 18-year-old Venezuelan who plays at Florida State University. She's a rising talent, but she's never played as a pro nor appeared in a game for her country above the U-17 level. U.S. women's player Megan Rapinoe called Fifa "old, male and stale" over the nomination. She said, "If some random male player, who was not even a full professional, was nominated, I'm sure they would step in for that, so it's disappointing that the same hasn't been done for us."

posted by rcade to soccer at 12:05 PM - 2 comments

NBA Pick 'Em Week 2: Woe is Mavericks Edition: There are four nationally televised NBA games this week, beginning Wednesday night on ESPN when San Antonio visits Miami. None of them feature my 0-4 Dallas Mavericks. In SportsFilter's Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em, returning champion Ufez Jones grabs the lead with 60 points. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 08:49 AM - 7 comments

October 18

NFL Pick 'Em Week 7: Brett Hundley Edition: The one-defeated Kansas City Chiefs begin the NFL week at the Oakland Raiders Thursday night. There was carnage across the SportsFilter Pick 'Em. Ufez Jones holds on to first at 340, but jjzucal scores 58 to trail by a single point. Rumple falls to third. Make your picks and forget week 6 ever happened.

posted by rcade to football at 07:49 AM - 28 comments

October 17

Could a 32-Team MLB Scrap the Leagues?: Longtime baseball scribe Tracy Ringolsby outlines a dramatic proposal in baseball: Expansion to Montreal and Portland, dropping the AL and NL for four seven-team regional divisions, a 156-game season with 12 games against each division opponent and a playoffs with four divisional champs and eight teams in play-in games.

posted by rcade to baseball at 04:59 PM - 8 comments