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The Great Sports Myth: the widespread assumption that sport is, inherently, a force of good—despite the fact that it can both empower and humiliate, build bonds and destroy them, blur boundaries and marginalize.

posted by rumple to culture at 06:07 PM on August 22 - 2 comments

The false hope of Tommy John Surgery: "Nearly 30 percent of pitchers in Major League Baseball have undergone Tommy John surgery, the revolutionary elbow-ligament replacement surgery named after the pitcher who first underwent it in 1974...... Tommy John surgery, it turned out, was a paradox, the procedure that worked too well."

posted by rumple to baseball at 07:46 PM on June 10 - 0 comments

Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert's career was propelled by wrestling: which also allowed him to abuse, and get away with abusing, boys for many years. "When calls for his removal from office reverberated through the capital a decade ago, Speaker J. Dennis Hastert struggled to explain why he had not aggressively investigated allegations that a Florida lawmaker had sent flirtatious messages to a teenage boy who had served as a House page. At that perilous moment, an impassioned group of supporters stepped forward to speak up on Mr. Hastert’s behalf: wrestling coaches."

posted by rumple to culture at 01:09 PM on April 23 - 0 comments

Emails from Bettman and other top NHL officials reveal knowledge of harm from fighting and links to drug abuse: "“This is not the same role as it was in the 80’s and 90’s,” Shanahan wrote. “Fighters used to aspire to become regular players. Train and practice to move from 4th line to 3rd. Now they train and practice becoming more fearsome fighters. They used to take alcohol and cocaine to cope. (Kordic) Now they take pills. Pills to sleep. Pills to wake up. Pills to ease the pain. Pills to amp up. Getting them online.”"

posted by rumple to hockey at 01:19 PM on March 29 - 1 comment

NFL knowingly distorted their own concussion research: "These discoveries [from decoding the league's own database] raise new questions about the validity of the committee’s findings, published in 13 peer-reviewed articles and held up by the league as scientific evidence that brain injuries did not cause long-term harm to its players. It is also unclear why the omissions went unchallenged by league officials, by the epidemiologist whose job it was to ensure accurate data collection and by the editor of the medical journal that published the studies."

posted by rumple to football at 12:20 PM on March 24 - 5 comments

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

Same, have not seen score, Miami by 3

posted by rumple at 09:00 PM on September 29

SportsFilter's ESPN Fantasy Hockey Looking for Teams

I'll sign up when I'm out of the boondocks in a few days.

posted by rumple at 12:13 PM on September 25

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

Arizona at Buffalo (Sunday). AZ by 3

Oakland at Tennessee (Sunday). OAK by 6

Cleveland at Miami (Sunday) MIAMI by 7

Baltimore at Jacksonville (Sunday) JAX by 9

Detroit at Green Bay (Sunday) GB by 15 LOCK

Denver at Cincinnati (Sunday) Cincy by3

Minnesota at Carolina (Sunday) Carolina by 5

Washington at New York Giants (Sunday). NYG by 6

Los Angeles at Tampa Bay (Sunday). TB by 10 LOCK

San Francisco at Seattle (Sunday). Seattle by 17 LOCK

New York Jets at Kansas City (Sunday) KC by

San Diego at Indianapolis (Sunday). Indy by 3

Pittsburgh at Philadelphia (Sunday) Philly by 6

Chicago at Dallas (Sunday). Chicago by 3

Atlanta at New Orleans (Monday) Atlanta by 3

posted by rumple at 11:23 AM on September 25

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

NE by 13 LOCK

posted by rumple at 10:15 AM on September 22

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

New York Jets at Buffalo (Thursday)xx

Baltimore at Cleveland (Sunday) Cleveland by 10

Cincinnati at Pittsburgh (Sunday) Pittsburgh by 3

Dallas at Washington (Sunday) Washington by 7

Kansas City at Houston (Sunday) Houston by 3

Miami at New England (Sunday) NE by 17 LOCK

New Orleans at New York Giants (Sunday) NO by 5

San Francisco at Carolina (Sunday) Carolina by 10

Tennesee at Detroit (Sunday) Tennessee by 3

Seattle at Los Angeles (Sunday) Seattle by 10

Tampa Bay at Arizona (Sunday) AZ by 14 LOCK

Atlanta at Oakland (Sunday) OAKLAND BY 7

Indianapolis at Denver (Sunday) Indy by 4

Jacksonville at San Diego (Sunday) SD by 6

Green Bay at Minnesota (Sunday) GB by13

Philadelphia at Chicago (Monday). Phi by 6

posted by rumple at 02:54 AM on September 18

Enter SportsFilter's NFL Pick 'Em Contest

Carolina at Denverxxx

Tampa Bay at Atlanta Atlanta by 10

Minnesota at Tennessee Tennessee by 11

Cleveland at Philadelphia Philadelphia by 7

Cincinnati at New York Jets Cincy by 3

Oakland at New Orleans Oakland by 9

San Diego at Kansas City KC by 6

Buffalo at Baltimore buffalo by 6

Chicago at Houston Houston by 10

Green Bay at Jacksonville Jax by 3

Miami at Seattle Seattle by 14

New York Giants at Dallas NY by7

Detroit at Indianapolis Indy by 20

New England at Arizona Arizona by 6

Pittsburgh at Washington Pittsburgh by 11

Los Angeles at San Francisco. San Fran by 10

I'm in a remote spot with shit internet on coast of BC. So even more wild ass guessing than usual.

posted by rumple at 02:10 AM on September 11

Euro 2016 Pick 'Em: Final

France 3 Portugal 2


Yellow: Pogba, Ronaldo, Evra, Pepe

Shots: 11

posted by rumple at 04:58 PM on July 09

Euro 2016 Pick 'Em: Semifinals

Portugal 4, Wales 1 (Nani)

France 3, Germany 2 (Pogba)

posted by rumple at 12:41 PM on July 06

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Follow Cymru v Gwlad Belg, minute by minute

posted by rumple at 02:24 PM on July 01

Euro 2016 Pick 'Em: Quarterfinals

Oh, in previous round I picked Gomez to score for Germany, who did.

posted by rumple at 01:02 PM on June 30

Euro 2016 Pick 'Em: Quarterfinals

Poland 3, Portugal 2 (Nani)

Wales 0, Belgium 3 (Lukaku)

Germany 1, Italy 2 (Pelle)

France 3, Iceland 1 (Griezmann)

posted by rumple at 12:46 AM on June 30

Euro 2016 Pick 'Em: Round of 16

Switzerland 0 vs. Poland 2 - Liewandoski

Wales 3 vs. Northern Ireland 1 - Bale

Croatia 3 vs. Portugal 2 - Ronaldo

France 4 vs. Republic of Ireland 0 - Giroud

Germany 3 vs. Slovakia 0 - Gomez

Hungary 1 vs. Belgium 3 - Lukaku

Italy 3 vs. Spain 1 - Pelle

England 1 vs. Iceland 0 - Rooney

posted by rumple at 07:13 PM on June 24

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em Champion: NoMich

Not winning the Costanza sort of feels like a loss, actually.

Thanks for the time you put into these contests, rcade.

posted by rumple at 05:49 PM on June 24

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Swedish soccer player sent off for breaking wind.

posted by rumple at 12:26 PM on June 22

SportsFilter Euro 2016 Pick 'Em

Group A France (winner) Switzerland (Giroud)

Group B England (winner) Wales (Bale)

Group C Germany (winner) Poland (Muller)

Group D Spain (Winner) Turkey (Calhanoglu)

Group E Belgium (winner) Italy (Pelle)

Group F Portugal (winner) Austria (Ronaldo)

Four qualifiers: Romania, Croatia, Russia, Sweden

Drinking: Hoynes Fat Tug

posted by rumple at 03:04 PM on June 10