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NFL Pick 'Em, Week 5: Batted Ball Edition

Indianapolis by 3

Atlanta by 10

Cincinnati by 7

Green Bay by 13

Buffalo by 9

Kansas City by 7

Philadelphia by 7

Jacksonville by 4

Baltimore by 5

Arizona by 10

New England by 9 - AIRLOCK

Denver by 7

New York Giants by 13

San Diego by 4

posted by cixelsyd at 11:51 AM on October 08

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 16

Ottawa by 10 (against TO)

Hamilton by 10

Calgary by 4

Winnipeg by 7

Toronto by 5

posted by cixelsyd at 12:04 PM on October 06

If Quebec builds a stadium, will the Nordiques come?

The NHL owned the rights to the Jets name and previous logo when they returned to Winnipeg. Not sure if True North had to pay the NHL to name the current squad.

posted by cixelsyd at 02:54 PM on October 05

If Quebec builds a stadium, will the Nordiques come?

why the CFL might not want to add a fifth East team in Quebec to balance the league's divisions

The CFL has a lot of trouble drawing fans anywhere but in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba (Toronto draws less than 15K fans per game on average and Montreal around 21K).

There has been a few exhibition games held in the maritime provinces that have reputations for strong support of their local university and professional affiliate leagues to gauge the interest there.

Thinking is Quebec City would not support anything other than an NHL franchise much like Toronto or Montreal.

posted by cixelsyd at 11:13 AM on October 05

If Quebec builds a stadium, will the Nordiques come?

Some apparently well placed sources (? is there such an animal) are reporting that Bettman wants Vegas and Seattle as new franchises and would like to keep Quebec in his back pocket to move a US franchise that hasn't or doesn't pan out (likely Phoenix, but possibly Vegas or Seattle).

The current state of the NHL as a business allows it to deal from a position of strength but it still seems like a gamble to pursue a franchise in a city that doesn't appear to want one (Seattle) rather than just put Quebec's money in the bank.

If there is any interest from Seattle they certainly have some leverage on reducing or eliminating any up front NHL franchise fees.

posted by cixelsyd at 10:03 AM on October 05

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

I hope it doesn't suck that much in the regular season, but I'm not going to hold my breath

I've watched a few 3 on 3 OT's as well ... that isn't hockey, it's similar to what one would see in a no contact beer league game where a few guys had already hit the showers to get an early start on the post game rituals.

Don't get me wrong, nothing is as bad as the "shootout", but what is wrong with simply awarding teams that tie with a single point? Both the shootout and 3 on 3 will have teams changing their rosters to add specialists to grab regular season points. Then the playoffs arrive and the specialists become a liability, as there is no longer any 3 on 3 and extra emphasis on 2 way play.

Do we really want to risk eliminating the best teams from the playoffs in favor of the teams with the best gimmicks?

posted by cixelsyd at 12:15 PM on October 02

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 4: First-Place Jacksonville Edition

(Oh crap, now the parser is going to have to deal with this!)

Prefix output with a delimiter that no spofi member would use in their picks and filter (ignore) that in python, perhaps:

!# Dallas at New Orleans: new orleans: 12 votes, 6.25 average spread / dallas: 5 votes, 4.80 average spread

.. the LOCK detection would appear to be the trickier task with all of the crafty entries.

posted by cixelsyd at 04:29 PM on October 01

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Good on AA.

Recovered from the Marlins trade and really took advantage of the opportunity this year to bolster the team with the Yankees and Red Sox in hold and rebuilding.

With Stroman returning, JD being JD, and a healthy return of Tulo the sky is the limit!

posted by cixelsyd at 11:43 PM on September 30

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 4: First-Place Jacksonville Edition

Pittsburgh by 3

New York Jets by 7

Atlanta by 4

Buffalo by 8

Oakland by 6

Cincinnati by 7

Indianapolis by 14

Carolina by 11

Philadelphia by 9

San Diego by 4

Denver by 6

Arizona by 9

Green Bay by 17 (LOCK)

Dallas by 6

Seattle by 9

posted by cixelsyd at 05:35 PM on September 30

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Fifteen

Ottawa by 8

Calgary by 4

Edmonton by 9

Sask by 6

posted by cixelsyd at 09:44 AM on September 30

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

The ballot for "baseball catch of the year" just added another (expected) name

And made it look rather routine.

posted by cixelsyd at 04:01 PM on September 27

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 3: Indy's Bad Luck Edition

New York Giants by 4

Oakland by 4

Atlanta by 4

Indianapolis by 7

St. Louis by 3

San Diego by 7

New England by 17 LOCK

New York Jets by 10

Carolina by 7

Cincinnati by 7

Houston by 4

Arizona by 10

Buffalo by 12

Seattle by 10

Denver by 7

Green Bay by 10

posted by cixelsyd at 03:22 PM on September 23

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Fourteen

Calgary by 10

Edmonton by 14

Ottawa by 3

Montreal by 8

posted by cixelsyd at 11:48 AM on September 23

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

OH MY GOD how are we not doing this with the balls yet?

RFID does have limitations, and there is at least 1 NFL stadium where the reliability of anything radio frequency based is suspect.

posted by cixelsyd at 11:48 AM on September 22

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 2: Teddy Bridgewater Fail Mary Edition

Denver by 4

Buffalo by 3

Arizona by 10

Cincinnati by 5

Tennessee by 10

Detroit by 3

New Orleans by 10

NYG by 3

49ers by 3

St.Louis by 10

Carolina by 4

Baltimore by 6 - Lock

Miami by 4

Philadelphia by 7

Green Bay by 3

Indianapolis by 4

posted by cixelsyd at 11:02 PM on September 16