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Yahoo Tourney Pick'em Pool

joined .... automatically grabbed my entries from Yahoo Best Bracket pool and duplicated them in Spofi. No worries.

thanks grum!

posted by cixelsyd at 03:51 PM on March 18

Your 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament bracket.

Admittedly saw more of Harvard in the previous 2 seasons and not 2015. That UVa game was a total beat down.

posted by cixelsyd at 04:56 PM on March 16

Your 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament bracket.

Who better than Harvard to school UNC ...

Harvard is an incredibly hard team to play against and well coached. Carolina has NBA size and talent but doesn't appear to know how to use it against tough well coached opponents. Harvard could win this game. But if Carolina finds itself it could win the Championship.

posted by cixelsyd at 01:36 PM on March 16

The NFL free-agency period begins with a slew of major moves

Murray made Romo look like a serviceable QB and Dallas a playoff team. Guess the Cowboys plan to revert to old ways ... sling 40 to 45 passes a game and hope for more TDs than Ints. And the Eagles brutal run defense gets a boost by only having to face Murray in practice ..

posted by cixelsyd at 04:59 PM on March 12

The NFL free-agency period begins with a slew of major moves

we won't be challenging the Seahawks for the division title but the Rams for the cellar

Won't be a challenge at all. Rams will beat the 49ers twice this season and be 3 games up by the end of the 2015 season.

Rams might even make the playoffs. They've been a pretty solid team for 3 years and the only real major fault they had was depending on a "franchise" QB made of thin porcelain.

posted by cixelsyd at 12:51 PM on March 11

The NFL free-agency period begins with a slew of major moves

and the 49ers, new head coach in tow, seem to be reeling after losing a giant chunk of their team

49ers need to bank on the draft for players. Any decent player they have on the roster will be bailing on the ownership/organizational clusterfuck on the dawn of their free agency.

posted by cixelsyd at 10:48 AM on March 11

Curt Schilling Declares War on Twitter Trolls Abusing His Daughter

Twitter trolls versus Twitter mobs... I have no idea who to root for.


An ignorant social media posting requires no response. The damage to the poster's reputation is immediate and permanent by the post itself.

posted by cixelsyd at 12:50 PM on March 03

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

How convenient for the Patriots.

Coupled with the great dinner Goodell had at the Kraft's place smart money is they'll get yet another pass from the NFL.

Oblivion appears to be the objective.

posted by cixelsyd at 06:09 PM on February 18

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

One of the greatest coaches of all time.

Tark was an unbelievable motivator. He took cast-offs and 2nd tier players and made them into NBA prospects, frequently thrashing opponents whose rosters were filled with much higher level McDonalds All-America talent.

He didn't have a single system or style. He adapted his coaching to the strengths of his current roster and executed that style of play at top level.

posted by cixelsyd at 08:38 PM on February 11

Kane, Bogosian dealt to Sabres for Myers, Stafford and prospects

Sad to Bogosian go - classy hard working player that Jets really didn't want to part with. If he stays healthy he could anchor the Sabre's defense. Great piece for a young team.

Kane is a stud athlete that plays a heavy game. He's strong, fast, and has a pretty decent shot. He does lack hockey sense but other parts of his game make up for portions of that. Emotionally he's a huge bag of shit. He's a cancer in the locker room and the Jets have been attempting to get rid of him for over 3 years. Unless he grows up fast he's a terrible guy to have around any team and especially a young growing team like the Sabres.

posted by cixelsyd at 02:25 PM on February 11

DeflateGate Accusations Mean It's Time For Coach and Owner To Be Banned From NFL

Belichick's operatives are unseen

Unseen, yes ... But certainly armed with GoPros and a few of these

posted by cixelsyd at 11:06 PM on February 09

DeflateGate Accusations Mean It's Time For Coach and Owner To Be Banned From NFL

Enjoy your Super Bowl *victory

fixed that for ya ...

All the best,
Charles Haley, Kurt Warner, New York Jets, Indianapolis Colts, Baltimore Ravens, NFL Officials, and Fans of football everywhere

posted by cixelsyd at 09:58 AM on February 06

Patriots Win Super Bowl 0x31 After Epic Last-Second Interception

Well, he lost two, so Montana's still better

This is the basis of the argument for Montana. Never failed to win the big game, was never outplayed in the big game.

Let's hold off for a year to pick up the discussion

I expect we will be having that discussion. The Patriots appear to have retooled and are stronger in certain aspects of their game than they have been for a number of years at the same time that other primary contenders in their conference are on the decline.

Believe me, I think Brady is pretty much what I would call an ideal QB - decent arm, great competitor, and executes the offense as well as anyone in history. Minor injuries do not impact his game at all because of the style of game he plays.

No QB in history has been as good as long as Brady, and he rarely has a true stinker in a big game.

But he just has never invoked the "don't let him have the ball or we're done" fear that opponents had when facing Montana.

posted by cixelsyd at 11:25 AM on February 03

Patriots Win Super Bowl 0x31 After Epic Last-Second Interception

I don't see ..

You can't because you are a dedicated Patriots fan. He's a great QB and the best New England has ever had. One of the best the NFL has ever seen.

Looking at the Patriots 2015 schedule and knowing how well he executes the game plan I can't see them not hosting another conference final.

But he is not the best ever.

posted by cixelsyd at 10:19 AM on February 03

Patriots Win Super Bowl 0x31 After Epic Last-Second Interception

a classic case of "do your job"

It was beyond that.

The corner's job on that play was simply to ensure the receiver did not catch the ball. Many corners have lost their jobs by attempting to jump a route and missing the ball or getting flagged for interference (which wouldn't have mattered in this situation).

posted by cixelsyd at 05:52 PM on February 02