Recent Posts by rcade

November 16, 2019

Astros Exec Wrote Email Seeking to Steal Signs: As evidence mounts of the team's persistent scheme to steal signs, Houston Astros executives actually put their efforts in writing, according to their emails obtained by The Atlantic. "One thing in specific we are looking for is picking up signs coming out of the dugout," a 2017 email states. "What we are looking for is how much we can see, how we would log things, if we need cameras/binoculars, etc. So go to game, see what you can (or can't) do and report back your findings." Jomboy offers his take.

posted by rcade to baseball at 10:04 PM - 2 comments

November 14, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 11: Miami 2-Game Winning Streak Edition: Week 11 of the NFL begins tonight when the Steelers face the Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium. There's carnage up and down our standings, with only Rumple's 34 looking respectable. Jagsnumberone stays in first despite a -2 week, Cixelsyd keeps second 11 back and Tron7 third 31 behind. If you forgot to make picks you beat five players, including myself at -15. Make your selections.

posted by rcade to football at 04:13 PM - 30 comments

November 12, 2019

NBA Pick 'Em Week 4: Cellar Dweller Warrior Edition: There are six national NBA games beginning Wednesday night on ESPN when the Clippers visit the Rockets. There's a major shakeup in the Pace Mannion SportsFilter NBA Pick 'Em, as Ufez Jones scores 57 to win the week and take the lead. Howard_T climbs into second 31 back and I fall to third.

posted by rcade to basketball at 08:21 PM - 6 comments

November 06, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 10: Miami Winning Streak Edition: Week 10 of the NFL begins Thursday night with the Chargers at Oakland. In our pick 'em, Jagsnumberone stays in first with 675, but Cixelsyd wins the week with 70 and narrows the lead down from 41 to 24. Tron7 is still in third. Make your picks, ladies and germs.

posted by rcade to football at 12:00 AM - 20 comments

November 05, 2019

NBA Pick 'Em Week 3: Kendrick Nunn Edition: There are five national NBA games beginning Wednesday night on ESPN when the 12th-place Warriors visit the 8th-place Rockets. In the Pace Mannion SportsFilter NBA Pick 'Em (accept no substitutes), Goyoucolts keeps the lead at 62 despite scoring no points, Florida Man stays in second back 8 with a 5-point week and Ufez Jones keeps third at 43. NoMich is the week's only bright spot with a high score of 21. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 08:14 AM - 11 comments

Kevin Harlan's Cat Call: A black cat interrupted Monday Night Football, running from the 50 to the end zone before heading into the tunnel like Bo Jackson. Here's Kevin Harlan's Westwood One radio call.

posted by rcade to football at 07:38 AM - 2 comments

October 30, 2019

Deadspin is Revolting: After getting a heavy-handed "stick to sports" edict from new owner G/O Media, Deadspin has been in open revolt. Longtime contributor Barry Petchetsky was fired as deputy editor and seven staffers have quit. It's looking like the biggest sports media brand to come from the blogging era is going to be driven into the ground by the private equity firm that bought it along with other former Gawker sites The Root, Gizmodo and Jezebel.

posted by rcade to general at 09:03 PM - 9 comments

NBA Pick 'Em Week 2: Woeful Warriors Edition: There are six national TV games this week on ESPN and TNT, beginning tonight with Bucks at Celtics. In SportsFilter's NBA Pick 'Em, Goyoucolts opens in the lead with a 62-point week, followed by Florida Man at 49 and Ufez Jones at 38. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 09:48 AM - 12 comments

NFL Pick 'Em Week 9: San Francisco 51ers Edition: The San Francisco juggernaut heads to Arizona Thursday to begin the ninth week of the NFL season. In a week of massive point scores, Jagsnumberone keeps first place with a second-best 141 and now leads Cixelsyd by 41. Tron7 keeps third 51 back and Cl wins the week with 59. Make your picks, prognosticators.

posted by rcade to football at 08:44 AM - 18 comments

October 28, 2019

Belichick Notches Win 300, May Coach Into His 70s: Bill Belichick said a decade ago he didn't plan to coach into his 70s. Now he's 67 and just won his 300th game, putting him 47 behind Don Shula's all-time record, and is having a rethink. "When I said it, maybe I didn't know what 70 felt like," he said on his weekly WEEI radio show. "So I'm not really sure if that's an accurate statement today or not. At the time, I didn't feel that way. Now that I'm closer to that age, I don't know."

posted by rcade to football at 07:08 PM - 2 comments

October 26, 2019

'The French Olympic logo tumbles out of bed on a Parisian morning.': The Paris journalist Megan Clement had the best take on the newly unveiled 2024 Olympics logo, which was launched with the words "The medal, the flame, Marianne."

posted by rcade to olympics at 07:29 PM - 3 comments

October 24, 2019

Tim Donaghy Claims Mavericks, Kings Was Robbed: "There’s no doubt in my mind that the Mavericks should have a ring from 2006. And the Sacramento Kings should have a ring from 2002. And if it wasn’t because of the officiating and the officials on the floor for certain games and the supervisor of officials back in 2006, I think they would have a ring and they should have a ring." -- former NBA referee and convicted gambling conspirator Tim Donaghy

posted by rcade to basketball at 08:51 PM - 0 comments

October 23, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 8: Seeing Ghosts Edition: Washington visits Minnesota Thursday night as the NFL nears the halfway turn. In our contest Jagsnumberone keeps the lead, but Cixelsyd cuts the lead by six and is 22 back. Tron7 climbs into third. Tahoemoj wins the week with 77. Make your picks with the confidence of the New England secondary when Sam Darnold attempted a pass.

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

October 22, 2019

Astros Exec Celebrated ALCS Win by Taunting Female Reporters: The start of the World Series is clouded by the way a Houston Astros assistant GM behaved in the clubhouse after the team beat the New York Yankees in the ALCS. Brandon Taubman shouted at three female reporters, "Thank God we got Osuna! I'm so f------ glad we got Osuna!" The Astros acquired closer Roberto Osuna at a bargain price from the Toronto Blue Jays while he was serving a 75-game suspension for alleged domestic violence. The flak Houston took for picking him up didn't sit well with Taubman, apparently. The Astros' denial that he taunted the women was refuted by two other reporters who witnessed the bizarre incident.

posted by rcade to baseball at 08:49 PM - 9 comments

October 21, 2019

The San Francisco 49ers Are Mudders: "It takes you back to being a kid: You're out there, you're sloshing around and your shoes are full of water and mud. It's still a kid's game at the end of the day. Guys had a lot of fun slipping and sliding out there, but winning's always fun." -- Richard Sherman after San Francisco won a mud wrestling match with Washington

posted by rcade to football at 05:46 PM - 2 comments

October 20, 2019

Enter SportsFilter's NBA Pick 'Em Contest: The NBA season tips off Tuesday night, which means the return of the SportsFilter Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em for a fifth year. The rules remain the same: Choose the winners of each game and the margin of victory. Make any game a slam dunk to double your points in victory or lose points in defeat. The champion wins an official NBA game ball (details inside).

posted by rcade to basketball at 07:27 PM - 11 comments

NBA GMs Expect a Clippers/Bucks NBA Finals: The yearly survey of NBA GMs predicts that the L.A. Clippers and Milwaukee Bucks will meet in the NBA Finals this season, with the Philadelphia 76ers and the L.A. Lakers as the second most likely teams in their conferences. Only 7% rank the Golden State Warriors as the best of the west. Asked who they would sign to start a franchise, 86% of GMs said Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Bucks. There are far more nuggets in the 50-question survey, including 38% who voted that the NBA's best home-court advantage is in Denver.

posted by rcade to basketball at 05:53 PM - 2 comments

October 16, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 7: J-E-T-S Edition: The NFL week begins Thursday with a Chiefs visit to the Broncos that's a lot more interesting than it was two weeks ago. In our Pick 'Em, the top three remain the same: Jagsnumberone, Cixelsyd and Ic23b. Wfrazerjr wins the week with 68.

posted by rcade to football at 12:00 AM - 24 comments

October 12, 2019

Eliud Kipchoge Breaks Two-Hour Barrier in Marathon: Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya has become the first human to run a marathon in under two hours, a feat that's unofficial but still incredible. A July 2019 study by Simon D. Angus of Monash University predicted it will happen in an official race in 2032. I like the under on that.

posted by rcade to olympics at 04:39 PM - 0 comments

October 09, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 6: One Less Gruden Edition: The New England Patriots will crush the New York Giants Thursday night to begin the sixth week of the season. In our pick 'em, Jagsnumberone wins the week with 69 and claims first place at 370. Cixelsyd ascends to second 24 back and Ic23b moves up to third. In other news I am mired in mediocrity. Make your selections.

posted by rcade to football at 12:00 AM - 20 comments

October 07, 2019

Jay Gruden Out as Washington Coach: Washington's NFL team has fired head coach Jay Gruden after an 0-5 start. He leaves with a 35-49-1 record and no postseason appearances.

posted by rcade to football at 04:25 PM - 5 comments

October 02, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 5: 902 Passing Yards Edition: Week 5 of the NFL season begins Thursday night when Les Mouflons visit Blue-ish Men Group. In our NFL Pick 'Em, Grum@work retakes first place, followed by Jagsnumberone climbing to second and Cixelsyd holding at third. Boaz wins the week with 69. Make your picks.

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

September 26, 2019

Koharski's Donuts Returns on ESPN Fantasy Hockey: SportsFilter's ESPN Fantasy Hockey league Koharski's Donuts is back for its seventh consecutive season. We'll be drafting Sunday night at 9 p.m. Eastern. If you'd like to play, please leave a message. There could be openings or we might expand the league from 10 teams to 12 depending on interest.

posted by rcade to hockey at 02:33 PM - 4 comments

September 25, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 4: Minshew Mania Edition: Week 4 of the NFL season begins Thursday night with an uncharacteristically nice matchup: Packers vs. Eagles. There's a new leader in SportsFilter's NFL Pick 'Em, as Tron7 scores 95 to take a five-point lead over former pacesetter Grum@work. Cixelsyd leaps into third only 9 back. That 95 is enough for Tron7 and Wfrazerjr to tie with the week's best score.

posted by rcade to football at 12:00 AM - 20 comments

September 22, 2019

Nice Throw, Austin Dean: Miami Marlins outfielder Austin Dean decapitated a beer can pyramid, a feat that sounds like it impressed a handful of fans.

posted by rcade to baseball at 11:06 AM - 1 comment