July 15, 2018

July 14, 2018

SportsFilter World Cup Pickem Final: Make Your Picks: The World Cup finals are France vs. Croatia on Sunday at 11 a.m. Eastern. In the SportsFilter World Cup Pickem, geneparmesan is back in first place with 177 and four other players are within 10. Make your picks in the comments.

posted by rcade to soccer at 11:45 AM - 14 comments

July 13, 2018

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July 11, 2018

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Five: Do you ever feel like you're missing something? Like that elusive fourth game on the CFL's weekend schedule? Check under your couch cushions and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 10:40 PM - 15 comments

July 10, 2018

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July 08, 2018

SportsFilter World Cup Pickem Semifinals: Make Your Picks: The World Cup seminals are France vs. Belgium on Tuesday and England vs. Croatia on Wednesday, with both games at 2 p.m. Eastern. In the SportsFilter World Cup Pickem, bender is the new leader at 165 with geneparmesan 4 points back and three other players 10 back. Make your picks in the comments.

posted by rcade to soccer at 01:44 PM - 14 comments

July 07, 2018

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July 05, 2018

SportsFilter World Cup Pickem Quarterfinals: Make Your Picks: The World Cup begins the quarterfinals tomorrow at 10 a.m. Eastern when France plays Uruguay. In the SportsFilter World Cup Pickem, geneparmesan was too late to pick the first game and still climbed into first place with 129 points, while bender and Ricardo are four points back. Make your picks in this discussion.

posted by rcade to soccer at 06:08 PM - 16 comments

July 04, 2018

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Four: I, for one, am looking forward to renaming the CFL Pick 'Em trophy to the James Franklin Annual Lifetime Achievement Award for Valour. Make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 04:45 PM - 14 comments

July 03, 2018

Japan Cleans Up at the World Cup: After the heartbreaking 3-2 collapse against Belgium that knocked the country out of the World Cup Monday, the Japanese team left their locker room spotless along with a note saying "thank you" in Russian. The team's fans stuck around to help pick up the stands at their games.

posted by rcade to soccer at 03:08 PM - 3 comments

July 02, 2018

July 01, 2018

LeBron Joins Los Angeles Lakers: LeBron James will never get beaten again in the NBA Finals by the Golden State Warriors. He's agreed to a four-year, $154 million deal with the Los Angeles Lakers. The lowercase-D decision was announced by a short tweet from his agency Klutch Sports. His move follows four years in Cleveland where he made four NBA Finals and won one championship and four years in Miami where he made four more and won two championships. The Lakers haven't made the playoffs at all for five years.

posted by rcade to basketball at 09:42 PM - 8 comments

Toronto Maple Leafs sign John Tavares for seven years, $77 million: As Free Agent Frenzy begins..... John Tavares is a Toronto Maple Leaf. Tavares tweeted out the news himself, bidding farewell to New York Islanders fans while saying he wanted to live out “his childhood dream.”

posted by tommytrump to hockey at 01:53 PM - 5 comments

June 30, 2018

June 29, 2018

SportsFilter World Cup Pickem Round of 16: Make Your Picks: The World Cup begins the Round of 16 tomorrow at 10 a.m. Eastern when France plays Argentina. The standings have been updated in the SportsFilter World Cup Pickem. BruceBanner and Ricardo are tied for first with 84 points. Make your picks in this discussion. First place is an official Adidas Telstar 18 match ball.

posted by rcade to soccer at 01:47 PM - 20 comments

June 28, 2018

June 27, 2018

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Three: Express Edition! Upsets, injuries and blowouts in week two action across the CFL. Say a prayer for Ricky Ray and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 02:48 PM - 19 comments

Keep Winning, England -- Your Fans Can't Cry in Their Beer: Is there a worse time than the World Cup for a beer shortage to hit the U.K.? The lack of enough food grade CO2 has required beer to be rationed. One wholesaler is limiting pubs and restaurants to 10 cases of beer. The trade journal Gas World calls it the "worst supply situation to hit the European carbon dioxide (CO2) business in decades." Cider and soft drinks are also affected.

posted by rcade to soccer at 01:52 PM - 6 comments

June 26, 2018

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In its typical invocation, chemistry is a cop-out: an after-the-fact explanation of why a team won, especially against the odds. It lets us avoid uncomfortable truths: that baseball, like the workforce, is not always a meritocracy; that mediocre teams can capitalize on luck to beat very good ones; that the sport can be cosmically unjust. In the postgame twilight, chemistry coalesces as a narrative—the “It’s not you, it’s me” of baseball heartbreak. It rings hollow, but is not provably false.

posted by rumple to baseball at 07:03 PM - 1 comment

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Two: Four games down, six hundred and thirty-two to go. Polish your flipping coin and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 12:52 PM - 14 comments

June 18, 2018

Barry Trotz just Zidane'd the Washington Capitals.:
Barry Trotz informed the organization today of his decision to resign as head coach of the Washington Capitals. We are obviously disappointed by Barry's decision, but would like to thank Barry for all his efforts the past four years and for helping bring the Stanley Cup to Washington. Barry is a man of high character and integrity and we are grateful for his leadership and for all that he has done for our franchise

posted by grum@work to hockey at 04:07 PM - 5 comments