February 19, 2019

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High Flying Bird shows athletes are more powerless and powerful than they know: Steven Soderbergh's latest looks straight into the NBA owner/player racial divide. Streaming on Netflix, shot on iPhones.

posted by billsaysthis to culture at 11:32 AM - 0 comments

February 15, 2019

Colin Kaepernick agrees to settle collusion case against the NFL: Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has settled his collusion lawsuit against the NFL, lawyers for the athlete and the league said Friday.

posted by BornIcon to football at 02:33 PM - 1 comment

February 14, 2019

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SportsFilter NBA Pick 'Em Week 18: Prohibited Expression of Interest Edition: This week's national slate of NBA games is shortened by All-Star Weekend. It begins tonight when the Celtics visit the Sixers on TNT. In the Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em, I won the week with 49, pulling to within a point of NoMich. Howard_T hangs on to third. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 09:49 AM - 12 comments

February 11, 2019

Ryan Reeves visits the barbershop to talk about hockey in the black community.:
"If you ever see a playoff hockey game, it's better than any other sport."

posted by grum@work to hockey at 12:15 PM - 2 comments

February 10, 2019

Alliance of American Football Kicks Off (with No Kickoffs): The Alliance of American Football began play Saturday night with a regional game broadcast on CBS. I saw the Steve Spurrier-coached Orlando Apollos defeat the Atlanta Legends 40-6. The game had better ratings than an excellent Rockets/Thunder matchup on ABC. The league positions itself as a development league for the NFL and brought some new innovations: no kickoffs, extra point kicks or onside attempts; no blitzing by more than five players; live audio of the replay official making a decision; and games that end in a tie after both teams have one offensive series beginning at the opponent's 10-yard-line.

posted by rcade to football at 04:50 PM - 6 comments

February 09, 2019

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February 07, 2019

Frank Robinson, former SF Giants manager and baseball trailblazer, dies: Frank Robinson, who grew up in Oakland, enjoyed a Hall of Fame career playing baseball and became the game’s first African American manager, died Thursday, according to the New York Daily News. He was 83.

posted by BornIcon to baseball at 03:02 PM - 4 comments

SportsFilter NBA Pick 'Em Week 17: Thank You For Trading Dennis Edition: There are five NBA games to pick this week, starting Friday night when Denver visits Philadelphia and ending Monday when Houston drives to Dallas. In the Pace Mannion, the awkwardness of leading a contest I'm running is over. NoMich has passed me to go up by 10 with a week-best score of 49. Howard_T is in third 60 points off the lead. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 11:33 AM - 8 comments

February 06, 2019

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February 04, 2019

Las Vegas Oakland Raiders of San Francisco: Oakland Raiders to play 2019 season at San Francisco Giants' Oracle Park. So, let me get this straight: if the Oakland Raiders and the San Francisco 49ers played a game in San Francisco, Oakland would be the home team? Also, the stadium in Las Vegas will feature a dirt infield, right? I mean, it just wouldn't be a Raiders home game without a dirt infield.

posted by NoMich to football at 07:55 AM - 5 comments

February 03, 2019

February 02, 2019

Marathoner Carries Lost Puppy for 30 Kilometers: At the 12-kilometer mark of a marathon in Thailand, runner Khemjira Klongsanun noticed a puppy who appeared to be abandoned with no houses around. She carried the dog for the remaining 30 kilometers, searched unsuccessfully for owners afterwards and has now adopted him.

posted by rcade to general at 09:08 AM - 4 comments

February 01, 2019

SportsFilter NFL Playoff Pick 'Em Super Bowl 0x35 Edition: The New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams meet Sunday in Super Bowl 0x35. In our contest, Howard_T jumps into first place with a 25-point week, followed by Tahoemoj in second and Jagsnumberone in third. For the chance to don the pants of a champion, pick the Super Bowl winner, the spread, 10 prop bets and a tiebreaker. Remember to bubble your answers in fully. Don't pick up your pencils until I say begin. Begin!

posted by rcade to football at 10:24 AM - 15 comments

January 31, 2019

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SportsFilter NBA Pick 'Em Week 16: Don't Trade Dennis Edition: There are eight national NBA games to pick this week, stretching from Wednesday to Sunday. The first game is Pacers/Wizards on ESPN tomorrow. In the Pace Mannion, I remain in the lead by 7 over NoMich after tying Bender and Ufez for the top weekly score of 13. Tron7 holds on to third. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 08:40 AM - 10 comments

January 28, 2019

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The World According to Ray Ratto: "Something awful happened to Ray Ratto. It isn't that he lost his job. It's worse than that: A lot of people have been telling Ratto how much they like him. Ratto's sportswriting stock-in-trade is the insult. Praise makes him suspicious. 'I think when you want to say something nice about somebody, it should be private,' Ratto told me. 'When you want to say something shitty, everybody should see it.'"

posted by rcade to general at 03:05 PM - 2 comments

January 24, 2019

SportsFilter NBA Pick 'Em Week 15: Harden in the Garden Edition: There are five NBA games to predict this week, beginning Friday night with Raptors/Rockets on ESPN. In the Pace Mannion my lead has suffered grievous harm. NoMich won the week with 56 and cut my lead from 45 to 4. Tron7 is in third. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 11:35 AM - 9 comments