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Last visit: February 28, 2017

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Carter Capps' pitching delivery is illegal and MLB doesn't care.

To the somewhat informed fan it looks illegal - he's not throwing the pitch from the rubber, baseball's equivalent of traveling in basketball.

If he is allowed to use the triple jump approach he'd have zero chance of ever holding a base runner and be much more susceptible to getting nailed by a line drive. If legal I suppose he might be a fit throwing relief against weaker hitters but nothing else.

posted by cixelsyd at 11:29 PM on February 18

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Super Bowl 0x33 Edition

Atlanta by 10 {LOCK}

First field goal: Gostkowski NE

First touchdown: Jones ATL

Most passing yards: Ryan ATL

Most rushing yards: Freeman ATL

Most receiving yards: Jones ATL

Sack or partial sack: Jackson ATL

Interception: Allen ATL

Turnover: Brady NE




posted by cixelsyd at 05:40 PM on February 03

Boston Sports Writer Trolls 'Zero Enthusiasm' Atlanta

Atlanta had better home attendance than New England by percentage and total fans

That's a new angle - a fiction based sports column.

posted by cixelsyd at 07:22 PM on January 29

Falcons Will Face Patriots in Super Bowl 0x33

I don't like the Patriots as the favorite in 0x33

Smart money will be down early to take advantage of the opening line.

There are many who still have an issue laying on Ryan but the Falcons defense did just shut down the best QB in the game.

posted by cixelsyd at 01:36 PM on January 23

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Conference Championship Edition

Atlanta by 8

Pittsburgh by 3

1. QB: Rodgers

2. RB: Bell

3. RX: A.Brown

4. INT: Burns

posted by cixelsyd at 03:43 PM on January 20

SI: ESPN Talkers Mike & Mike Are Breaking Up

M&M show was tremendous even for those of us who normally despise sports media shows and all of their associated gimmicks. I suspect both M's will continue on with their schlock-free coverage and perhaps present 2 great options.

posted by cixelsyd at 09:59 AM on January 19

Steelers Kick 6 Field Goals, Advance to AFC Championship

The only person who stopped Bell all day long was Pittsburgh's offensive coordinator.

Very similar to the Superbowl where the only chance in hell the Patriots had of stopping the Seahawks run game was for Carroll to call a center slant on on the goal line.

The prevailing coaching theme used to be run the ball down their throats - let them know exactly what we plan to do and do it anyways. Now it seems to be let's trick them with something we don't normally do or aren't as strong doing, possibly to get under the opposing teams skin but more likely to fail.

posted by cixelsyd at 04:00 PM on January 17

Steelers Kick 6 Field Goals, Advance to AFC Championship

Kelce is the clear winner of this years Burfict / PacMan most brutal performance in a playoff game.

posted by cixelsyd at 11:40 AM on January 16

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Divisional Round Edition

Atlanta by 9

New England by 20 **LOCK**

Pittsburgh by 7

Green Bay by 3

Quarterback with most passing yards: Brady

Player with most rushing yards: L.Bell

Player with most receiving yards: A.Brown

Player with a sack or partial sack: J.Harrison

posted by cixelsyd at 04:13 PM on January 13

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Good finish by the looks of it.

Stopped watching in the 3rd quarter with Clemson down but pretty much doing whatever they wanted after Watson shook off his 1st half jitters.

posted by cixelsyd at 02:30 PM on January 10

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Wild-Card Edition

Houston by 7

Seattle by 7

Pittsburgh by 10

New York Giants by 7

1. Manning

2. Bell

3. Beckham

4. Demps

posted by cixelsyd at 05:32 PM on January 06

Haslams apologize for 'disappointing year'

Still better owners than the Yorks.

posted by cixelsyd at 10:38 AM on January 06

San Francisco 49ers Fire Chip Kelly After 1 Season

49ers have trended steadily downward after the Yorks took over full ownership of the team from DeBartolo.

Their new stadium deal has them netting over $150 Million per year. Somebody (fan, reporter?) ought to do an analysis of how much money is being left on the table through the complete incompetence of management.

posted by cixelsyd at 04:04 PM on January 02

San Francisco 49ers Fire Chip Kelly After 1 Season

The only good move the Niners have made under York is hiring Harbaugh. If both York and Baalke had either been fired or allowed Harbaugh the least bit of input on team direction and personnel decisions the Niners might still be a playoff team today. Over half of their roster either quit or is now playing elsewhere, many on playoff teams.

posted by cixelsyd at 12:46 PM on January 02

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Why would the SEC want four more teams?

$$ MONEY $$

Good move for the teams also. The payback for being the best in the ACC typically doesn't return a whole lot even if you beat the crap out of an over-ranked SEC team in a bowl. A move to the SEC pretty much ensures that you will be ranked at the start of the season and will have a shot a a championship if you beat a few over-ranked SEC teams and the out of conference patsies you schedule at home each year.

posted by cixelsyd at 08:47 PM on December 30