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NHL Playoff Pick 'Em, Round 2

St. Louis in 6

San Jose in 6

Washington in 6

Tampa in 6



PP: Washington

Goals: Tampa

posted by cixelsyd at 10:44 AM on April 27

Tom Brady's 4-Game Suspension Reinstated for DeflateGate

You are forwarding that the noble gas law leads to only one possible conclusion: that there was no underinflation. That's not true.


posted by cixelsyd at 09:36 PM on April 26

Tom Brady's 4-Game Suspension Reinstated for DeflateGate

all the science has pointed at the opposite

Not true.

If you had stated "The Patriot's presentation of their interpretation of science convinced some of us the opposite was true", then yes.

I will be surprised if the commissioner's authority becomes a major issue in the next CBA

So ... what governs Goodell's term as the commissioner?

Is it possible the owners turf him before the next CBA?
I mean, we're all hung up on what Brady and the Patriots did or did not, but the handling of other more important issues has been equally flawed.

posted by cixelsyd at 04:04 PM on April 25

Tom Brady's 4-Game Suspension Reinstated for DeflateGate

it would be a good idea for Goodell to offer to cut the suspension in half in exchange for Brady and Kraft's agreement to support that suspension and let the court fight end


posted by cixelsyd at 01:13 PM on April 25

Tom Brady's 4-Game Suspension Reinstated for DeflateGate

Patriots go 3-1 in those games with or without Brady and also win the division again. If one was of the opinion that the Patriots will only go as far as Brady will take them (which I am not) then having him fresher at the end of the season for a playoff run sounds appealing. And if the Patriots actually have meaningful regular season games after December 1 they would need to be much sharper going into the playoffs.

posted by cixelsyd at 12:20 PM on April 25

NBA Approves Advertising on Uniforms

You are certainly pressing your luck wearing a shirt that advertises beer in a room dominated by X chromosomes :)

But that is a great example of a nice (albeit loud) jersey ruined by corporate crap.
I'll stick to world cup jerseys.

posted by cixelsyd at 06:36 PM on April 16

NBA Approves Advertising on Uniforms

I'm going to be honest, I thought the NHL would be the first to do this.

The NCAA would have been my bet, but that ship has probably already sailed to a certain extent with Nike and Adidas.

As a fan I personally would never buy a jersey that had a bunch of corporate advertising. Some of those soccer kits are rendered downright brutal.

I do have visions of the Toronto Maple Leafs jersey with a large "Dyson" or "Kleenex" logo pasted across the lower back. And the Oilers certainly would be sponsored by "Draft Kings".

posted by cixelsyd at 10:16 PM on April 15

SpoFi NBA Playoff Pick 'Em 2016 is a go!


(1) Cleveland in 4

(2) Toronto in 6

(6) Charlotte in 7

(5) Boston in 7


(1) Golden State in 4

(2) San Antonio in 5

(3) Oklahoma City in 6

(5) Portland in 7

Bonus Points:

- team 132 points

- player 38 points

posted by cixelsyd at 04:50 PM on April 14

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Question for the group - what are you watching tonight:

1. Warriors quest for 73

2. Kobe's last NBA game

3. Start of NHL Playoffs

4. MLB

Probably a real good night to head out to the local sports bar.

posted by cixelsyd at 06:11 PM on April 13

SportsFilter's NHL Playoff Pick 'Em Starts Now

1970 was last time no Canadian teams made the playoffs.

It impacts TV audience somewhat in Canada but true hockey fans will watch regardless. The majority of top players in the playoffs being Canadian helps.

posted by cixelsyd at 09:29 PM on April 12

SportsFilter's NHL Playoff Pick 'Em Starts Now

Florida in 6

Detroit in 7

Washington in 5

Pittsburgh in 6

Stars in 6

Chicago in 7

Anaheim in 6

San Jose in 7


Joe Thornton

posted by cixelsyd at 06:01 PM on April 12

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

placing Ortiz into the same category as the other 3 is a bit premature

From a distance, and not a local Boston sports fan but one who appreciates the teams there (OK, I do love the Sox), I would suggest Ortiz is a great player but not in the same class as Russell and Orr and I don't understand the relevance of Ty Law to the others.

Regard aging .. I was fortunate enough to be at a game in the mid to late 90's where the Giants were honoring Willie Mays. Willie rode around the field sitting in the back seat of a convertible throwing balls into the upper decks with what appeared to me as a simple flick of the wrist. I won't ever forget the "are you kidding me?" amazement I had that day. He would have been in his early sixties at the time.

posted by cixelsyd at 08:24 PM on April 11

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Great game. Carolina stuck with it's game plan from start to finish where a tweak or 2 might have been in order. Villanova did a masterful job of limiting Brice Johnson and adjusted to close out on the guards much better after halftime. Williams let Villanova dictate the game and simply stuck with his horses all the way. I thought he would utilize Pinson and Britt a lot more to wear down Nova's guards and create a scrappier game especially considering UNC wasn't getting much of anything from their huge front line advantage.

posted by cixelsyd at 10:32 AM on April 05

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Carolina, +4 on talent. They can sit 2 of their starters for 15 minutes and still win easily against top teams. They have 8 legitimate championship caliber starters.

Wildcats +3 on coaching. Jay Wright has been masterful in his defensive schemes throughout the tournament, and beat a solid well coached Kansas team already.

Carolina has an enormous advantage on the front line, Villanova is the better defensive team. If the Wildcats can contain UNC's guards they'll win.

I do believe just too many horses to overcome - Carolina by 5.

As always, I'm supporting the dog.

posted by cixelsyd at 08:00 PM on April 03

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

I've always viewed Coach K as top notch in both the ability to motivate his players and in getting a cast of stars to play together as a team. When it comes to game planning and in game adjustments I don't hold him in high regard. Certainly nothing wrong with having a coach who will attract 4 top recruits annually and deliver a National Championship every six years even if he most likely* never wins coach of the year accolades.

(* Both John Calipari and Matt Doherty have been acclaimed coach of the year so anything is possible.)

Bill Self did an amazing job once again this year at KU with a team comprised of good but not great players. It's rare that a team without a single player likely ever to start in an NBA game finishes the season ranked #1. His loss to Villanova is certainly not a blemish as the Wildcats had more talent and also a great strategist in Jay Wright. Self's teams consistently win games they shouldn't because of the job he does.

posted by cixelsyd at 03:10 PM on April 01