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Last visit: April 23, 2018

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SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

A no-hitter against any pro team is huge. Against the 2018 Red Sox to date is remarkable.

posted by cixelsyd at 12:09 AM on April 22

NBA Playoff Pick 'Em Starts Saturday

Houston in 4 - Harden

Oklahoma City in 7 - Westbrook

Portland in 5 - A.Davis

Golden State in 5 - Durant

Toronto in 6 - DeRozan

Cleveland in 6 - James

Philadelphia in 6 - Simmons

Milwaukee in 6 - Antetokounmpo

posted by cixelsyd at 11:55 AM on April 14

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em Starts Tonight

Winnipeg in 5

Pittsburgh in 6

Vegas in 7

Tampa Bay in 6

Boston in 6

Washington in 6

Nashville in 5

San Jose in 7

Hatrick Laine

posted by cixelsyd at 06:07 PM on April 11

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Canadiens have been completely dependent upon Price for the last decade.
They've often rushed him back from injury and he looks like a very tired athlete.
It is a crime the way management runs that team with Price being the biggest victim.

If they could only hire a GM with Hockey sense and trade for players based on merit rather than entirely on the language they speak.

posted by cixelsyd at 01:32 PM on April 08

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle


It's a true shame that Ottawa got an NHL franchise, built a solid roster, and were developing a devoted fan base.

Melnyk needs to realize he is not in Toronto where no matter how bad the team is it will always sell out every game and be hugely profitable. Perhaps the community can bond together and setup a Purchase the Senators Go Fund Me page. Or maybe the NHL can step in and broker some sort of deal with a legitimate ownership party.

At least those in attendance got to see some classic Eric Karlsson. Unfortunately it was likely the last time in a Senators uniform as there is no way Eugene would lower himself to pay Karlsson what he is truly worth to the franchise.

posted by cixelsyd at 03:26 PM on April 03

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Yeah, enforcers aren't the answer with players of Marchand's ilk. He isn't ever going to battle anyone face to face so you're then left with the only option of another goon act in retaliation .. which solves nothing.

It's up to the NHL to enforce it's rules, and stiffen the rules for vicious acts and repeat offenders. Like Johansson said, eventually he ends someone's career. Hopefully the little dirt bag doesn't paralyze or kill someone in the process.

posted by cixelsyd at 12:22 AM on April 03

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Not good - for anyone - that the NHL gives him a pass for a cross check to the face. If he feels he's got some rope he'll only amp up his act and hurt his team when it is depending on him. And the other dude, well, he got cross checked in the face.

posted by cixelsyd at 04:48 PM on April 02

UMBC Beats Virginia in First 16-Over-1 Win Ever

echoing bb's take here ..

Bennett is an excellent coach who needs to become a better recruiter. No other team from the ACC plays team defense the way that Virginia does. No other coach in that conference develops players defensively better. But Virginia needs to have a player they can go to on offense when they are having difficulty scoring.

I'm not saying to sell out and become yet another 1 and done factory. There are a lot of talented offensive players who may not be 5 star recruits that would fit well. Recruit a few then focus on how to get players looks on offense.

Above all do not forget that Jairus Lyles had a game for the ages. He did not sit outside the 3 point line and hit easy 3's ... every shot he took was contested. That was a performance that brought back memories of Kemba Walker and Danny Manning. Unstoppable. Did not matter who the opponent was, he wasn't taking the L.

posted by cixelsyd at 10:25 PM on March 17

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Well, they won the play in, so they are around for at least another game.

You want painful? Watch Duke trying to execute the Syracuse zone on defense. The only thing they get right is having Bagley close to the basket and somewhat sheltered from opportunity to foul.

posted by cixelsyd at 10:41 AM on March 15

Seahawks Release Richard Sherman

With Sherman it's all just constant noise and hard to remember specific incidents. He's an over-achiever who benefited greatly from the defensive scheme he played in and some truly spectacular players he played with.

posted by cixelsyd at 10:46 AM on March 14

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

"The committee" over values the ACC such that it's teams are assumed to have "quality wins" even if they win less than half of their conference games.

USC is similar to St.Mary's in that "the committee" isn't crazy about the conference they play in.

Other snubs are Oklahoma State and Baylor who play in a power conference which is strong top to bottom and had similar records.

posted by cixelsyd at 12:00 PM on March 12

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle


And nothing else.

ACC is weak this year and Syracuse really bad. And they were selected over a team that had a 28-5 record because that team can't get the big schools to play against it and is then penalized for their weak non-conference schedule.

posted by cixelsyd at 10:39 AM on March 12

Roger Bannister has Passed Away

Nova Scotia is still beautiful. A late September visit with a drive along the Cabot Trail needs to be on everyone's list.

posted by cixelsyd at 03:52 PM on March 05

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Smith is one of many of Lebron's whipping boys in Cleveland.

Guy isn't a superstar but would be a great add on a lot of teams.

posted by cixelsyd at 06:49 PM on March 03

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Man I hope this guy gets a legit shot at the NFL. Always in the right position and a proven big game player.

posted by cixelsyd at 06:43 PM on March 03