jjzucal's profile

Name: J.J. Zucal
Location: Richland, NJ
ZIP: 08350
Member since: April 28, 2005
Last visit: September 21, 2017

jjzucal has posted 78 links and 874 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 2 comments to the Locker Room.

Sports Bio

Memorable: at age 7, booing Henry Aaron in Connie Mack Stadium (I must have been a young commie back then).

College: Rider '86.

Occupation: Former sports writer, now a news editor.

Hobbies: Fantasy soccer and hockey; soccer simulation game called Trophy Manager.

Fan: Philadelphia professional teams plus the English Southern League club Slough Town through membership in the My Football Club organization (former majority owners of Ebbsfleet United in England).

Recent Links

Ticats prove they're not only bad, but clueless: The train wreck known as the Hamilton Tiger-Cats took their ineptitude to a higher level this week with the Monday hiring of controversial former Baylor head coach Art Briles to be an assistant coach, the reversing of Briles' signing by club officials on Tuesday, and the confirming of media reports that former NFL quarterback Johnny Manziel received a tryout in Buffalo last week.

posted by jjzucal to football at 10:43 PM on August 31 - 2 comments

Ezekiel Elliott suspended by NFL: Ezekiel Elliott was suspended for six games Friday by the National Football League. The league said the suspension followed a year-long investigation into domestic violence allegations made by a former girlfriend.

posted by jjzucal to football at 08:03 PM on August 11 - 9 comments

SCOTUS will hear New Jersey sports betting case: New Jersey has attempted, since 2011, to legalize sports betting in its state. This has included a voter-approved amendment to state constitution and legal action (all rejected) to overturn a 1992 federal law. The U.S. Supreme Court announced Tuesday it would hear arguments on this case during the 2017-18 session.

posted by jjzucal to other at 09:42 PM on June 27 - 4 comments

ESPN laying off 100, including on-air personalities: Citing a major loss in subscriber base and advertising revenue, ESPN spent Wednesday laying off approximately 100 people, about one-half of them having had an on-air presence.

posted by jjzucal to other at 01:13 PM on April 26 - 17 comments

Aaron Hernandez found dead in prison; conviction will be voided: Five days after being acquitted of two additional murders, Aaron Hernandez was found dead by hanging in his prison cell. After the acquittal, Hernandez was returned to prison to continue serving a life sentence for a 2013 murder. According to Massachusetts law, Hernandez will be considered as having died an innocent man; under a legal principle, as he had not exhausted legal appeals, the conviction will be voided.

posted by jjzucal to football at 12:50 PM on April 19 - 9 comments

Recent Comments

NFL Pick 'Em Week 3: Rushing Leader Kareem Hunt Edition

Near the bottom of the standings here. Checked our EPL league ... ditto. Maybe we could find a rugby league so I could hit the Trifecta of Suck?

L.A. Rams by 20 LOCK
Baltimore by 8
Denver by 14
Chicago by 3
Atlanta by 17
Cleveland by 7
Minnesota by 3
New England by 18
N.Y. Jets by 2
Philadelphia by 10
Carolina by 5
Tennessee by 7
Green Bay by 20 LOCK
Kansas City by 17 LOCK
Oakland by 10 LOCK
Dallas by 15 LOCK

posted by jjzucal at 05:07 PM on September 21

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Fourteen

Winnipeg by 13

B.C. by 20

Toronto by 3

Calgary by 16

posted by jjzucal at 05:01 PM on September 21

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Thirteen

I'm presuming the points column wasn't changed?

Anyhoo, still within striking distance as the days grow shorter and the snow gets nearer.

Saskatchewan by 19

Toronto by 3

Calgary by 10

Montreal by 7

posted by jjzucal at 06:51 PM on September 14

NFL Pick 'Em Week 2: Undefeated Jaguars Edition

Cincinnati by 13 LOCK
Baltimore by 12 LOCK
Carolina by 7
Arizona by 17 LOCK
Tennessee by 3
Philadelphia by 9
New England by 5
Pittsburgh by 6
Chicago by 7
L.A. Chargers by 7
Oakland by 13 LOCK
Dallas by 10
L.A. Rams by 6
Seattle by 2
Atlanta by 6
Detroit by 10

posted by jjzucal at 06:33 PM on September 14

Enter SportsFilter's NFL Pick 'Em Contest

1. Alex Smith picks New England's "lock."

2. Harry Kane scores twice after I transfer him for Firmino.

3. Hamilton won? Seriously?

Think I'll stay in bed tomorrow in case West Ham wins 6-0.

posted by jjzucal at 04:33 PM on September 10

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Twelve

B.C. by 18

Saskatchewan by 17

Ottawa by 12

Edmonton by 3

posted by jjzucal at 09:13 PM on September 07

Enter SportsFilter's NFL Pick 'Em Contest

Rules? We don't need no stinkin' rules!

posted by jjzucal at 07:47 PM on September 07

Enter SportsFilter's NFL Pick 'Em Contest

New England by 17 LOCK
N.Y. Jets by 10
Philadelphia by 5
Oakland by 3
Houston by 13
Detroit by 2
Pittsburgh by 20 LOCK
Atlanta by 7
Cincinnati by 9
L.A. Rams by 3
Carolina by 13
Green Bay by 17
Dallas by 14
New Orleans by 6
Denver by 17

Since nothing for CFL this week has been posted, just for funsies: B.C. by 18, Saskatchewan by 17, Ottawa by 12, Edmonton by 3.

posted by jjzucal at 12:15 PM on September 07

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Eleven

Montreal by 5

Saskatchewan by 15

Calgary by 14

Toronto by 7

posted by jjzucal at 04:49 PM on August 30

Turner Field is Now Georgia State's Football Stadium

The key words: "It survived." It would have been easy to sell the property to a developer, demolish the stadium and build a huge Olympic Tower with commercial space and luxury apartments.

posted by jjzucal at 10:27 AM on August 30

Edmonton Eskimos Face New Calls to Change Name

At least one Inuit leader called for a name change in 2015, calling it a "colonial legacy."

The Edmonton Journal editorial board was in agreement.

posted by jjzucal at 08:35 PM on August 24

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Ten

Montreal by 3

Edmonton by 23

B.C. by 17

Calgary by 10

posted by jjzucal at 09:46 PM on August 19

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Nine

Edmonton by 8

Ottawa by 13

Calgary by 10

Toronto by 7

posted by jjzucal at 09:33 AM on August 17

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Eight

Had to stop in at halftime: 29-0? WTH, did someone give Kevin Glenn some youth juice before the game?

posted by jjzucal at 09:40 PM on August 13

Join SportsFilter's Fantasy Premier League

Rudiger, Kante ... and Cahill ... against Burnley. It seemed like a good idea at the time.

posted by jjzucal at 07:12 PM on August 12