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

Baltimore by 7

Jets by 3

Atlanta by 7

Buffalo by 10

Oakland by 7

KC by 3

Indianapolis by21

Carolina by 4

Philadelphia by 6

San Diego by 13

Denver by 11

Arizona by 7

Green Bay by 6

New Orleans by 13

Seattle by 17 - LOCK

posted by Irish627 at 05:03 PM on October 01

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

Oakland by 6

Atlanta by 3

Indianapolis by 6

Pittsburgh by 11

Minnesota by 2

NewEngland by 11

Jets by 6

Carolina by 14

Baltimore by 4

Houston by 7

Arizona by 10

Buffalo by 4

Seattle by 17 LOCK

Detroit by 6

Green Bay by 3

posted by Irish627 at 02:00 AM on September 27

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

New Entry

Kansas City by 10

Buffalo by 3

Arizona by 7

Cincinnati by 4

Cleveland by 3

Detroit by 11

New Orleans by 9

Atlanta by 3

San Francisco by 7

St Louis by 10

Houston by 3

Baltimore by 3

Miami by 6

Dallas by 3

Green Bay by 6

Indianapolis by 11 LOCK

posted by Irish627 at 06:06 AM on September 17

Dear Roberto,

Irrespective of your opinions on the morality of the message, it was a very well-written letter.

posted by Irish627 at 12:43 AM on August 01

MLB Hall-of-Famer Tony Gwynn has died at age 54.


posted by Irish627 at 02:07 AM on June 17

NFL Pick 'Em, Super Bowl Edition

SF Over Kaepernick Gore Boldin Boldin Willis A Smith A Smith Bud 35.7 57

posted by Irish627 at 08:09 AM on February 03

NFL Pick 'Em, Championship Round

SF Pats Ryan Kaepernick Ninkovich Atlanta

posted by Irish627 at 01:43 AM on January 20

Why Baseball is the Best—And Least Exploitative—American Sport...

Thank you, holden What a beautiful piece by Colum McCann. (As a fellow-Irish-immigrant, of course I'm biased!)

posted by Irish627 at 12:55 AM on April 04

Michael Vick Wants to Get a Dog

Does anybody have any statistics on the number of people in this country who are convicted and incarcerated annually for dogfighting offences?

My instinct is that they are few and far between.

I believe Mike Vick was a celebrity prisoner, incarcerated as much for his high profile as for whatever offences he committed. Deserved or otherwise, he has now paid his debt to society.

This thread (like many others ) is full of barely concealed hypocrisy. Anybody with the faintest understanding of dogfighting, which is illegal but far from non-existent, knows that pet ownership is a totally unrelated issue.

I have met people who are perfectly responsible pet owners who also own fighting cocks, and fight them legally in Puerto Rico. I understand that PR is not a part of the USA, but it's strategic geographic location warrants much friendly support from our government.

Where is the outcry?

Dogs fight, cocks fight, men gamble.

Mike Vick has had enough punishment. Let his children have a dog.

posted by Irish627 at 11:07 PM on December 15

Are You Sure Your Country Wants the World Cup?

rcade, I usually enjoy your insightful comments, but as an Irishman who frequently reads this observant journalist, I wish you wouldn't infer sour grapes where there weren't any.

posted by Irish627 at 01:42 PM on July 13

League announces 2000s NFL All-Decade Team

I find it hard to believe that the offensive lines which protected each of the two primadonna QBs should be totaly ignored

posted by Irish627 at 07:56 PM on February 02

Like It or Not, Caldwell Sticks to His Plan for Colts

Only thing I was upset with was not winning the game and putting the Jets out of the playoffs with the loss. Now there is a chance that the Colts will have to play them again.

Perhaps that is exactly what the Colts wanted. They may prefer the prospect of a game against the Jets, rather than Denver or Pittsburgh, or whichever team is eliminated through their apparent generosity

posted by Irish627 at 11:40 AM on December 29

The Voice of Forty Summers

Of all the sports commentators that I've heard, the two that have always stood head and shoulders above all others, were Richie Benaud in cricket, and Peter Alliss in golf. They had each played their game at the highest level, each was extremely eloquent, and each knew that television was primarily a visual medium - they never insulted the viewer by describing what was plainly visible.

posted by Irish627 at 05:49 AM on November 22

Real Salt Lake Poised to Become Biggest Loser

It's the American way - Bleed as many payday games out of the season as you can. In the NBA, a team with a worse record than Real Salt Lake made the playoffs this year. Perhaps we should arrogantly decide that NBA shouldn't be watched either?

posted by Irish627 at 08:58 AM on November 18

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

I wish some TV channel would carry the Prix de L'Arc de Triomphe - maybe the best horse race of the season.

posted by Irish627 at 09:09 AM on October 04