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April 25

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em: Second Round: The second round of the NHL playoffs begin Wednesday at 8 p.m. Eastern. Rumple is in the lead with 10 points. Pick the four teams that will advance out of the round and the number of games each series will require: Nashville vs. St. Louis, Edmonton vs. Anaheim, New York Rangers vs. Ottawa and Pittsburgh vs. Washington. One extra point on winning picks for getting the number of games right. Another extra point for picking the top points scorer in each series. The winner receives a one-year subscription to Hockey News.

posted by rcade to hockey at 01:49 PM - 15 comments

April 15

NBA Playoff Pick 'Em Starts Today: The NBA playoffs begin today at 3 p.m. Eastern. Pick the eight teams that will advance out of the first round and the number of games each series will require: Indiana vs. Cleveland, Milwaukee vs. Toronto, Memphis vs. San Antonio, Utah vs. Los Angeles Clippers, Atlanta vs Washington, Portland vs. Golden State, Chicago vs Boston and Oklahoma City vs. Houston. One extra point on winning picks for getting the number of games right. Another extra point for picking the top scorer in each series (total points scored). The winner receives NBA 2K17.

posted by rcade to basketball at 10:54 AM - 11 comments

April 12

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em Starts Tonight: The NHL playoffs begin tonight at 7 p.m. Eastern. Pick the eight teams that will advance out of the first round and the number of games each series will require: Boston vs. Ottawa, Columbus vs. Pittsburgh, San Jose vs. Edmonton, New York Rangers vs. Montreal, St. Louis vs. Minnesota, Toronto vs. Washington, Calgary vs. Anaheim and Nashville vs. Chicago. One extra point on winning picks for getting the number of games right. Another extra point for picking one of the three top goal scorers in this playoff round. The winner receives a one-year subscription to Hockey News.

posted by rcade to hockey at 11:23 AM - 16 comments

April 11

NBA Pick 'Em Week 25: All the Marbles Edition: This season's Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em on SportsFilter concludes with a short four-game week. With a 52-point week, Goyoucolts has a 32-point lead at 772. Barring an Altlanta Falcons flop, this one's all over but the crying. There is an unexpected race for the Costanza, thanks to my -24 and Bender's 68 combining for a 92-point shift. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 03:56 PM - 12 comments

April 06

EFL Requires Clubs to Put Home-Grown Player on Squad: The England Football League has passed a rule that requires clubs to put one "club-developed player" on their matchday squad. The player must have spent at least 12 months with the club before the end of their under-19 season. Clubs that don't will be allowed six substitutes instead of seven.

posted by rcade to soccer at 05:27 PM - 2 comments

April 05

NBA Pick 'Em Week 24: Westbrook Triple Double Edition: In SportsFilter's Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em there are nine nationally televised NBA games to pick this week, beginning with Cleveland going to Boston tonight on ESPN. Goyoucolts continues to hold on to first place at 720, followed by Howard_T at 711 and Ufez Jones at 710. I won the week with 56 despite two blown locks. Make your selections.

posted by rcade to basketball at 02:45 PM - 18 comments

National Review Takes on NFL Relocation Shakedowns: In the conservative National Review, Jonathan Tobin tackles NFL relocation scams: "[W]hile any sports fan understands the sadness felt in Oakland and the happiness in Las Vegas, the reaction from taxpayers in the two places should be quite different. Those of Oakland should be cheering their government's refusal to be shaken down by the NFL, while the people of Nevada ought to be up in arms about the way they are about to be fleeced by billionaires."

posted by rcade to football at 10:12 AM - 8 comments

March 31

Penn State Trustee 'Running Out of Sympathy' for Victims: Penn State is competing with Baylor for most despicable institution embroiled in a controversy over sexual misconduct. Trustee Albert Lord just wrote in a letter, "Running out of sympathy for 35-year-old, so-called victims with seven-digit net worth. Do not understand why they were so prominent in trial." Former school president Spanier was convicted last week of child endangerment over the school covering up decades of abuse of children by former coach Jerry Sandusky. The school has paid $93 million to more than 30 of his victims.

posted by rcade to general at 02:07 PM - 5 comments

March 29

NBA Pick 'Em Week 23: Better Not Rest Your Starters Edition: This week's nationally televised games begin tonight at 9:30 p.m. Eastern with Spurs/Warriors. With only two weeks left in the NBA season, Goyoucolts leads the SportsFilter Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em at 680, followed closely by Ufez Jones at 674 and Howard_T at 672. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 07:15 PM - 16 comments

March 24

NBA Pick 'Em Week 19: J.J. Barea Will Smash Edition: There are six national TV games to pick in SportsFilter's Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em, beginning with tonight's Hawks/Bucks game on NBA TV. NoMich wins the week with 52 points. Goyoucolts leads the competition with 649 points, followed closely by Howard_T at 636 and Ufez Jones at 618. I had another rough week, as if you cared. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 02:54 PM - 16 comments

March 21

Chicago Fire Sign Bastian Schweinsteiger: Only three years removed from a start in a World Cup Final victory, Bastian Schweinsteiger has become the latest big name to move to the MLS, signing a one-year, $4.5 million designated player contract with the Chicago Fire with a second-year option. Schweinsteiger wasn't in Jose Mourinho's plans since he took over at Manchester United and hadn't played a Premier League game this season, but he had a goal and an assist in an FA Cup match in January.

posted by rcade to soccer at 09:19 AM - 9 comments

March 16

AFC Wimbledon Still Not Over MK Dons Taking Club: For the first time, AFC Wimbledon hosted a match against MK Dons, the club formed when Wimbledon FC was bought and moved to Milton Keynes. Tuesday's match program only called the visitors "Milton Keynes," omitting the Dons name that was kept in the franchise move. MK Dons owner Pete Winkleman, blocked from the director's box, sat with the team's supporters. AFC Wimbledon, formed by fans 15 years ago after their club was lost, won 2-0.

posted by rcade to soccer at 01:14 PM - 4 comments

March 15

NBA Pick 'Em Week 21: Emphasize the Triangle Edition: There are eight games to pick in the SportsFilter Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em, beginning with two tonight on ESPN. Goyoucolts has taken the lead back from Howard_T with a 56-point performance. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 05:57 PM - 12 comments

March 09

NBA Pick 'Em Week 20: Dirk Nowitzki 30,000 Edition: With six weeks to go in SportsFilter's Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em, Howard_T has climbed into first by 8 points over Goyoucolts. There are nine national TV games to pick this week, including two Friday night games on NBA TV. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 05:21 PM - 15 comments

March 02

NBA Pick 'Em Week 19: Not Funny Amar'e Edition: There are nine national NBA games to pick, beginning with two Thursday night. In the Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em, Goyoucolts leads with 545, but Howard_T is threatening at 527 after a 68-point week.

posted by rcade to basketball at 03:55 PM - 11 comments

February 23

NBA Pick 'Em Week 18: Trade Deadline Edition: There are seven national NBA games to pick this week, beginning with two Thursday night. In the Pace Mannion, Goyoucolts took the week off and still leads by 53. Ufez Jones is in second at 470 and Howard_T third at 459. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 01:32 PM - 12 comments

February 15

NBA Pick 'Em Week 17: Charles Oakley Will Smash Edition: The Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em has a light week in the run up to the All-Star Game: Two games tonight on ESPN and one more a night later on TNT. Goyoucolts keeps the lead and Tron7 climbs into third with a week-best 54. Make your picks to stay on Charles Oakley's good side.

posted by rcade to basketball at 01:22 PM - 5 comments

February 08

NBA Pick 'Em Week 16: Go Mavericks Edition : This week's games are up for selection in the Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em. There are a whopping 10 national TV games on ESPN, TNT and ABC, starting with two tonight. None involve my Dallas Mavericks, a team that is "quickly climbing out of the Western Conference toilet and into the group of bad teams contending for the eight seed," observers Patrick Redford of Deadspin.

posted by rcade to basketball at 04:15 PM - 14 comments

February 06

The Greatest Comeback in NFL History: "Only Tom Brady can outdo Tom Brady. Brady cemented his legacy as the greatest to ever play the game Sunday night in spectacular fashion, staging the biggest comeback in Super Bowl history to win his record fifth ring. Batted around like a tackling dummy through the first three quarters, Brady led the New England Patriots on four consecutive scoring drives to erase a 25-point deficit and beat the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in overtime." -- Nancy Armour, USA Today

posted by rcade to football at 10:03 AM - 28 comments

February 03

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Super Bowl 0x33 Edition: After a week of hype I've managed to miss entirely, the Atlanta Falcons face the New England Patriots Sunday in Super Bowl 0x33 (LI Roman, 51 decimal). Several players are within reach of SportsFilter's NFL Playoff Pick 'Em crown and the NFL Endzone Rush T-shirt first prize. Predict the winner and spread along with 10 (count 'em 10) props.

posted by rcade to football at 12:42 PM - 1 comment

February 02

Frank Lampard Retires from Soccer: Legendary Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has retired. Lampard's trophy case includes four Premier League titles, four FA Cups, two League Cups; one Champions League title and one Europa League title. Underestimated in his youth career, Lampard ascended to the heights of the game through a ferocious work ethic. "With his bloody‑mindedness, his dedication, the way he constantly tried to improve himself -- he made himself the ultimate pro," said former West Ham academy director Tony Carr. If you missed any of them, you can watch all 211 of his Chelsea goals (145 will shock you).

posted by rcade to soccer at 07:31 PM - 3 comments

February 01

67 Swedes Decide Whether to Take the Plunge: "Our objective in making this film was something of a psychology experiment: We sought to capture people facing a difficult situation, to make a portrait of humans in doubt. ... Through an online advertisement, we found 67 people who had never been on a 10-meter (about 33 feet) diving tower before, and had never jumped from that high. We paid each of them the equivalent of about $30 to participate -- which meant climbing up to the diving board and walking to its edge." -- Maxmilien van Aertryck and Axel Danielson

posted by rcade to extreme at 07:11 PM - 10 comments

January 31

NBA Pick 'Em Week 15: Proud Refugee Luol Deng Edition: There are 10 NBA games on national TV this week, beginning with two Wednesday night on ESPN. Goyoucolts keeps the lead and I climb into a distant second with an 88-point week. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 02:31 PM - 9 comments

January 29

Boston Sports Writer Trolls 'Zero Enthusiasm' Atlanta: Boston Globe columnist Dan Shaughnessy writes that the Falcons reaching the Super Bowl "takes a little fun out of the experience" for Patriots fans because Atlanta is "a town with absolutely zero enthusiasm for professional sports." Atlanta had better home attendance than New England by percentage and total fans.

posted by rcade to football at 04:59 PM - 7 comments

January 27

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Super Bowl 0x33 Edition: After a week of hype I've managed to miss entirely, the Atlanta Falcons face the New England Patriots Sunday in Super Bowl 0x33 (LI Roman, 51 decimal). Several players are within reach of SportsFilter's NFL Playoff Pick 'Em crown and the NFL Endzone Rush T-shirt first prize. Predict the winner and spread along with 10 (count 'em 10) props.

posted by rcade to football at 12:00 AM - 22 comments