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Name: dave schaefer
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Member since: June 19, 2006
Last visit: May 24, 2017

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Left-for-Dead Celtics Beat Cavaliers in Game 3

No questioning the Celtics players commitment. The 2004 Red Sox were down to a powerful team but did also have a number of incredibly talented players.

Celtics have 1 player who would get any time on the Cavs squad. But that doesn't mean they should pack it in. And I'd love to see them take the series.

posted by cixelsyd at 10:34 PM on May 22

England Adds Post-Match Bans for Diving

Will be interesting to see what a 4 on 4 soccer match looks like.

posted by cixelsyd at 04:01 PM on May 18

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

When we get to Game 1 of the NBA finals, someone is going to have to take a loss.

Sounds right to me ..

The Cavs don't play anyone until the finals (sorry Celtics fans, nice young team but at least 2 superstars short) and Golden State is playing the Spurs without their 2 best players including the best all around player in the game (Leonard).

If both the Cavs and Golden State return the same rosters next season they will play in the NBA finals 4 consecutive years.

posted by cixelsyd at 02:50 PM on May 18

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

"In bottom" ... love it.

posted by cixelsyd at 12:09 AM on May 15

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em: Third Round

Nashville in 6 +2

Ottawa in 6

posted by cixelsyd at 01:05 PM on May 12

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Nashville in 6

Ottawa in 6

The Senators will play in front of a sellout crowd for the 2nd time this season and TSN is forced to admit that there is at least one other NHL team in Canada other than the Leafs.

posted by cixelsyd at 12:23 PM on May 12

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

So I have visions of Lonzo Ball dropping in the NBA draft because organizations won't want anything to do with his nut case father.

posted by cixelsyd at 12:16 AM on May 12

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Aside from the Spurs prolonged greatness which we may be seeing the tail end of, the NBA is BORING. The best players all join together on 3 or 4 teams and any casual fan can pick at least 3 of the 4 conference finalists and probably both of the championship contenders at the beginning of the season. Throw in the bs officiating that teams get at home and the preferential treatment of the star players and it is downright annoying to watch. A team playing game 7 at home? Don't even bother watching - pre-order the t-shirt and get some exercise instead.

I did catch the last GS - Utah game the other night. The Warriors were killing Utah with their 8/9/10 players against Utah's starters. Utah has a decent young team but like most other teams can't compete with a crew of superstars. And they'll probably be worse next year when their best player decides to leave and join one of the top 3 or 4 teams that has a shot. Sad.

posted by cixelsyd at 11:18 PM on May 10

MLB *Play of the Year* is pretty much locked up by Chris Coghlan after this bit of insanity.

Catcher froze bracing for impact. If he swipes upwards with the ball in his glove the runner is out.

Can't say I blame him, and he probably prevented any injuries from occurring to either party by staying down.

posted by cixelsyd at 11:15 AM on April 26

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em: Second Round

STL in 7 - Tarasenko

ANA in 6 - Rakell +1

NYR in 6 - Karlsson +1

WASH in 7 - Williams

posted by cixelsyd at 03:28 PM on April 25

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Leafs are really coming along. The puck just seems to find Matthews, he's always in the right place offensively. Gardiner looks like a legit #1 D-man and Anderson is steady in net. Kadri's line did a solid job against tough competition. He personally needs more work on managing his emotions in key situations (avoiding dumb penalties and plays) but has come a long way from when he entered the league. I didn't notice Nylander as much in this series but in the handful of Leafs games I did watch during the regular season he was their best player both ends of the ice. Throw in other young players who will continue to develop like Marner and Zaitsev and the Leafs look to be only a few pieces away from being a legitimate cup contender.

posted by cixelsyd at 10:15 AM on April 24

Aaron Hernandez found dead in prison; conviction will be voided

Can't access the Globe story, but read somewhere else that his NFL contract was terminated on the basis of his conviction and now that he is "legally" an innocent man the Patriots and the NFL are on the hook for compensation to his estate. Is this for real?

posted by cixelsyd at 03:38 PM on April 19

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em Starts Tonight

Boston in 7

Pittsburgh in 6 +1

San Jose in 6

Montreal in 6

Minnesota in 6

Washington in 4 +1

Calgary in 6

Chicago in 7

Scorer: Kane

posted by cixelsyd at 11:56 AM on April 12

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle


Jumped the gun as rcade has just posted the official SpoFi NHL pool.

Regardless, feel free to post picks at the NHL.COM link.

posted by cixelsyd at 11:53 AM on April 12

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

I've created an NHL Playoff league at and all are welcome to join

League name is SpoFi2017 and password is "ilitch"

posted by cixelsyd at 11:31 AM on April 12