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NFL Pick 'Em Week 15: NFC Least Edition

Baltimore by 17 LOCK

posted by jagsnumberone at 08:05 PM on December 12

NFL Pick 'Em Week 15: NFC Least Edition

Sitting in TD Garden right now waiting for Celtics vs 76ers. Meanwhile, Baltimore by 23 LOCK

posted by Howard_T at 07:57 PM on December 12

NFL Pick 'Em Week 15: NFC Least Edition

Baltimore by 10 -- lock

posted by rcade at 06:10 PM on December 12

NFL Pick 'Em Week 15: NFC Least Edition

Baltimore by 20 - LOCK
New England by 7 - LOCK
Tampa Bay by 3
Green Bay by 3
Tennessee by 7
Kansas City by 6 - LOCK
N.Y. Giants by 3
Philadelphia by 7
Seattle by 6
Oakland by 6
Arizona by 3
Minnesota by 3
Dallas by 4
San Francisco by 17 - LOCK
Pittsburgh by 3
New Orleans by 20 - LOCK

posted by tron7 at 05:01 PM on December 12

NFL Pick 'Em Week 15: NFC Least Edition

LOCK Baltimore by 17 LOCK
LOCK New England by 18 LOCK

Detroit by 3
Chicago by 3
Tennessee by 3
LOCK Kansas City by 10 LOCK
N.Y. Giants by 2
Philadelphia by 5
Seattle by 6
Oakland by 1
Arizona by 2
Minnesota by 7
L.A. Rams by 10
LOCK San Francisco by 14 LOCK
Buffalo by 3
LOCK New Orleans by 12 LOCK

posted by bender at 04:07 PM on December 12

NBA Pick 'Em Week 8: 50 Points No Threes Edition

Thursday:
Boston by 3
Denver by 7

Friday:
Lakers by 6
Clippers by 5

posted by Ufez Jones at 03:48 PM on December 12

NFL Pick 'Em Week 15: NFC Least Edition

We are the NFC Least of SpoFi.

Baltimore by 18 LOCK
New England by 15 LOCK
Tampa Bay by 10 LOCK
Green Bay by 7 LOCK
Tennessee by 3
Kansas City by 5 LOCK
Miami by 3 LOCK
Philadelphia by 12 LOCK
Seattle by 4
Oakland by 13 LOCK
Arizona by 5
L.A. Chargers by 7
L.A. Rams by 3
San Francisco by 5 LOCK
Pittsburgh by 12 LOCK
New Orleans by 7 LOCK

posted by jjzucal at 09:55 AM on December 12

NFL Pick 'Em Week 15: NFC Least Edition

Baltimore by 21 lock

posted by rumple at 08:46 PM on December 11

NBA Pick 'Em Week 8: 50 Points No Threes Edition

Back to the important things in life. 76ers came through for me at the end, so we're off to a decent start.

Wednesday, Dec. 11:

Clippers are in the middle of a long road trip. Raptors could be a tough matchup for them. Los Angeles (non-purple) by 6

Pelicans are in Milwaukee, but not for a beer. They might need copious amounts after this game. Milwaukee by 15 SLAM

Thursday, Dec. 12:

We'll cheer for Al Horford, boo loudly for the rest, and watch some good basketball too. Boston by 5

Nuggets will have their first game at home after a road trip. Jamal Murray is hurt, but we don't know how badly. This could be a bad night for the Nuggets. Portland by 9

Friday, Dec. 13:

Lakers visit South Beach, and enjoy the Heat. Los Angeles (purple) by 13 SLAM

And in the meantime, Clippers odyssey on the road continues. Minnesota by 10

posted by Howard_T at 05:35 PM on December 11

NFL Pick 'Em Week 15: NFC Least Edition

Baltimore by 19
New England by 17
Tampa Bay by 6
Green Bay by 7
Houston by 10
Kansas City by 13
Miami by 3
Philadelphia by 7
Seattle by 10
Oakland by 3
Cleveland by 6
Minnesota by 10
L.A. Rams by 13
San Francisco by 10
Buffalo by 14
New Orleans by 17

posted by grum@work at 05:32 PM on December 11

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

--many of which were much more than just smoke--the Pats should probably be more aware of the optics of what they do as an organization

It's the previous history coupled with their success that makes the target so large. Really sloppy.

posted by cixelsyd at 05:02 PM on December 11

NBA Pick 'Em Week 8: 50 Points No Threes Edition

Wednesday

Toronto by 3
Milwaukee by 12 SLAM

Thursday

Boston by 5
Denver by 7 SLAM

Friday

LA Lakers by 3
LA Clippers by 7 SLAM

posted by scooby10672 at 04:48 PM on December 11

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

I think Belichick enjoys seeing people becoming preoccupied with the prospect of subterfuge. While he's busy game planning.

posted by beaverboard at 01:49 PM on December 11

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

As much as I like hating the Patriots, this one seems like an unintentional error.

Looking back at my comment, one might reasonably conclude that I believed that the Pats were [again] intentionally cheating and [again] got caught. This Bengals fan does not actually think that is true. If you have to cheat to beat this year's crop of cast-offs, has-beens, and never-will-bes, you have no business winning the Super Bowl every other year for a decade or two.

I just think that with all of the accusations in the past--many of which were much more than just smoke--the Pats should probably be more aware of the optics of what they do as an organization. Knowing that there will be constant suspicions and accusations of cheating, why would they do anything that might raise additional concerns?

posted by tahoemoj at 01:41 PM on December 11

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Patriots film producer: "We're creating a documentary called "Do Your Job"

Videographer: "Why am I being sent to Cleveland? Freddie Kitchens is barely capable of managing that team."

Producer: "You're not going to film Kitchens. We already beat him. You're filming rookie head coach Zac Taylor and his staff in the midst of a 1 win season."

Videographer: "And then what? Are you going to splice in some footage of Ron Erhardt and Rod Rust?"

posted by beaverboard at 01:34 PM on December 11

NFL Pick 'Em Week 15: NFC Least Edition

Baltimore by 14 LOCK

New England by 10 LOCK

Tampa Bay by 7 LOCK

Green Bay by 7 LOCK

Tennessee by 7 LOCK

Kansas City by 10 LOCK

N.Y. Giants by 7

Philadelphia by 9 LOCK

Seattle by 9 LOCK

Oakland by 3

Arizona by 3

Minnesota by 6

L.A. Rams by 10 LOCK

San Francisco by 9 LOCK

Pittsburgh by 3

New Orleans by 14 LOCK

posted by cixelsyd at 01:23 PM on December 11

NBA Pick 'Em Week 8: 50 Points No Threes Edition

Thanks!

posted by NoMich at 01:04 PM on December 11

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

As much as I like hating the Patriots, this one seems like an unintentional error. Maybe I'd be more suspicious if they filmed the Ravens instead of the Bengals.

posted by rcade at 12:58 PM on December 11

NBA Pick 'Em Week 8: 50 Points No Threes Edition

It's fixed now. I overlooked your boldness.

posted by rcade at 12:49 PM on December 11

NFL Pick 'Em Week 15: NFC Least Edition

Baltimore by 23 (LOCK)

New England by 14 (LOCK)

Tampa Bay by 17 (LOCK)

Chicago by 3

Tennessee by by 10 (LOCK)

Kansas City by 12 (LOCK)

Miami by 6

Philadelphia by 10

Seattle by 3

Oakland by 7

Cleveland by 6

Minnesota by 3

L.A,Rams by 14

San Francisco by 12 (LOCK)

Buffalo by 7

New Orleans by 17 (LOCK)

posted by ic23b at 12:15 PM on December 11

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Sure has been a whole lotta nothings involving the Pats under Belichick. Lots of smoke, but never any fire.

posted by tahoemoj at 11:51 AM on December 11

NFL Pick 'Em Week 15: NFC Least Edition

Baltimore by 17 LOCK

New England by 14 LOCK

Tampa Bay by 8

Green Bay by 13 LOCK

Tennessee by 3

Kansas City by 10 LOCK

Miami by 3

Philadelphia by 6

Seattle by 14 LOCK

Oakland by 7

Cleveland by 6

L.A. Chargers by 4

L.A. Rams by 7

San Francisco by 13 LOCK

Buffalo by 10

New Orleans by 17 LOCK

posted by tahoemoj at 11:49 AM on December 11

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

eh - this seems like a whole lotta nothing

posted by kokaku at 09:57 AM on December 11

NFL Pick 'Em Week 15: NFC Least Edition

Baltimore by 34

New England by 20

Tampa Bay by 11

Green Bay by 4

Houston by 2

Kansas City by 10

N.Y. Giants by 7

Philadelphia by 14

Seattle by 17

Oakland by 10

Cleveland by 6

L.A. Chargers by 3

L.A. Rams by 7

San Francisco by 21

Buffalo by 4

New Orleans by 17

posted by tommytrump at 09:20 AM on December 11

NBA Pick 'Em Week 8: 50 Points No Threes Edition

So, has the ship sailed on my locked games from last week not being counted as locked?

posted by NoMich at 07:47 AM on December 11

NFL Pick 'Em Week 15: NFC Least Edition

THURSDAY
Balmer by 14

posted by NoMich at 07:46 AM on December 11

NBA Pick 'Em Week 8: 50 Points No Threes Edition

Tuesday
Philadelphia by 6

Wednesday
Toronto by 5
Milwaukee by 16 (dunk)

Thursday
Philadelphia by 8
Denver by 8 (dunk)

Friday
L.A. Lakers by 10 (dunk)
Minnesota by 6

posted by rcade at 08:00 PM on December 10

NBA Pick 'Em Week 8: 50 Points No Threes Edition

Quickie for tonight. Verbose mode later.

Tuesday, Dec. 10:

Nuggets didn't look great against Celtics last week. 76ers should hold serve at home. Philadelphia by 10

tata for now.

posted by Howard_T at 06:42 PM on December 10

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Here we go again

Really? NE could beat Cincy without their offense stepping on the field.
I guess old habits are hard to break.

The NFL should make a division ineligible for the playoffs that season if no team finishes with a winning record

It is conceivable in the NFC that a 13-3 team could travel to play a 6-10 team.

posted by cixelsyd at 04:22 PM on December 10

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

The NFL should make a division ineligible for the playoffs that season if no team finishes with a winning record.

During Sunday's Jags game and after the final whistle, Yannick Ngakoue and Philip Rivers had a lot to say to each other. We get to hear it because Ngakoue was mic'ed and it's funny. Tyrann Matthieu calls Rivers the "funniest trash-talker ever".

posted by rcade at 02:06 PM on December 10

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

When Scott Bell was reviewing the Stars' semi-tumultuous coaching history in the article, this detail was mentioned:

Both the Cowboys and Mavericks have had one head coach during that span.

The Cowboys' coaching continuity is not a comparative that most columnists would try to score points with.

Sometimes I wish the NFL was run like college football. Then the league could declare both the Cowboys and Eagles bowl ineligible.

posted by beaverboard at 01:01 PM on December 10

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Dallas Stars fire coach Jim Montgomery due to 'unprofessional conduct'

posted by tommytrump at 11:50 AM on December 10

NBA Pick 'Em Week 8: 50 Points No Threes Edition

Yeesh, I really need to step up my game here. People nipping at my heels.

Tuesday:
Philly by 6

Wednesday:
Clippers by 3
Bucks by 12 (SLAM)

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:39 AM on December 10

NBA Pick 'Em Week 8: 50 Points No Threes Edition

TUESDAY
Philly by 14

WEDNESDAY
Toronto by 9
Milwaukee by 21

THURSDAY
Boston by 7
Denver by 9

FRIDAY
Miami by 5
L.A. Clippers by 14

Lizzo's thong game

posted by NoMich at 07:51 PM on December 09

NBA Pick 'Em Week 8: 50 Points No Threes Edition

Dear rcade,
Should I have received more points for the Mavs and Clippers wins last week since I locked them? Or was I too far off on my point spreads?

Best,

NoMich

posted by NoMich at 07:45 PM on December 09

NBA Pick 'Em Week 8: 50 Points No Threes Edition

The networks flexed two games this week. TNT swapped out Heat/Hawks on Tuesday in favor of Nuggets/76ers and ESPN dumped Warriors/Jazz for Clippers/Timberwolves. You know things have changed in the NBA when Golden State is a team ESPN doesn't want to broadcast.

posted by rcade at 06:25 PM on December 09

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Matt Ryan Scrambling

posted by tommytrump at 02:50 PM on December 09

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Poor officiating, I'll second that. Almost 50% of the Patriots offense came off of penalty yards.
Heard that one of the officials received the game ball as Patriots best performer.

posted by cixelsyd at 12:30 PM on December 09

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

@Halligan88 not this year.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:49 AM on December 09

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

At this hour, the jaws of Boston area sports radio are clamped tight to the leg of the poor officiating in yesterday's Chiefs - Pats game. Not liable to let go anytime soon. They have slowly named each member of the officiating crew more than once. Making sure to note that one of them is CBS rules analyst Gene Steratore's brother.

Home addresses, phone numbers and DOB's seem likely to follow.

posted by beaverboard at 11:00 AM on December 09

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Just dialed 1-800-billsaysthis - I'm #4 in the caller queue.

posted by beaverboard at 08:34 AM on December 09

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

And then there was one...Jamie Vardy you and you alone are the only person that can stop Liverpool winning the Premier League. #Foxes #ABL #AnyoneButLiverpool

posted by Halligan88 at 04:23 AM on December 09

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

All hail the Niners - Saints shootout taking place on Sugar Bowl Drive in New Orleans.

In a heart warming additional note for Patriots fans, the Niners have a QB who can throw a 75 yard bomb and they traded for a veteran receiver who can catch and finish it.

That receiver can also throw 35 yard touchdown passes. (With a tighter spiral than Edelman throws).

posted by beaverboard at 02:20 PM on December 08

NFL Pick 'Em Week 14: Color Analyst Tim Ryan Edition

Atlanta by 6
Buffalo by 6
Cleveland by 10 *lock*
Green Bay by 14 *lock*
Minnesota by 14 *lock*
New Orleans by 6
N.Y. Jets by 7
Indianapolis by 6
Houston by 7 *lock*
L.A. Chargers by 6
Tennessee by 6
New England by 12
Pittsburgh by 10 *lock*
L.A. Rams by 6
Philadelphia by 21 *lock*

posted by cl at 12:58 PM on December 08

NFL Pick 'Em Week 14: Color Analyst Tim Ryan Edition

SUNDAY
Atlanta by 12
Buffalo by 6
Cleveland by 6
Green Bay by 16
Minnesota by 14

New Orleans by 5
N.Y. Jets by 4
Tampa Bay by 6
Houston by 14
Jacksonville by 5
Oakland by 4
New England by 5
Pittsburgh by 9
Seattle by 6

MONDAY
Philadelphia by 9

posted by NoMich at 09:40 AM on December 08

NFL Pick 'Em Week 14: Color Analyst Tim Ryan Edition

Dallas by 3 (in Wed's huddle, as if it matters/lol)

Atlanta by 10

Baltimore by 7

Cincinnati by 3

Green Bay by 10 LOCK

Minnesota by 12 LOCK

New Orleans by 4

NY Jets by 3

Indianapolis by 6

Houston by 7

Jacksonville by 3

Tennessee by 6

New England by 4

Arizona by 5

Seattle by 3

Philadelphia by 10 LOCK

posted by jagsnumberone at 04:49 AM on December 08

NFL Pick 'Em Week 14: Color Analyst Tim Ryan Edition

Atkanta by 6

Buffalo by 6

Cleveland by 7

Green Bay By17 Lock

Minnesota By 13 lock

New Orleans By 7

N.Y. Jets By 3

Tampa Bay By 3

Houston By 10

L.A. Chargers By 7

Tennessee By 10

New England by 15 lock

Arizona By 3

Seattle By 13 Lock

Philadelphia By 7

posted by rumple at 01:50 AM on December 08

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

If Ovi maintains his current pace and passes Gretsky, by this time next year, Russian influence in Washington will be drastically reduced from its current levels.

posted by beaverboard at 10:20 AM on December 07

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Ovechkin just announced his immediate retirement.*

* - upon besting Gretzky's goal scoring record

posted by NoMich at 10:05 AM on December 07

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

I'll third The Athletic praise. I grabbed a sub when it was cheap back in February, and it was great for my fantasy baseball (my original reasoning) but I learned A LOT more about basketball (while following the Raptors reports) than I had ever before.

posted by grum@work at 11:35 PM on December 06

Houston Astros accused of electronically stealing signs in 2017

Still can't believe how the Astros pulled this off. I hope they get a ban.

posted by dreamwaxs at 08:35 PM on December 06

NBA Pick 'Em Week 7: Hello Melo Edition

Friday:
Boston by 7
Lakers by 4

posted by Ufez Jones at 02:25 PM on December 06

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

You know it's December when the Cowboys begin finding it impossible to win a game even if they are heavy favorites. I'd bet they actually lose their team practices as well.

* - worth every penny

Agreed. The best sportswriters from these parts are all with The Athletic.

posted by cixelsyd at 10:44 AM on December 06

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Everton vs Liverpool, 1902 aka The Last Derby Everton Won.

posted by billsaysthis at 10:44 AM on December 06

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Richard Sherman weighs in on the Tim Ryan situation in San Francisco (from The Athletic which requires a subscription*):

News of the suspension came long after Wednesday's practice ended. On Thursday, players were quick to defend Ryan, with Sherman saying there was merit to what Ryan said " the 49ers indeed lost sight of the ball in Baltimore.

"I understand how it can be taken under a certain context and be offensive to some, but if you're saying, Hey, this is a brown ball. They're wearing dark colors and he has a brown arm' " honestly, sometimes we were having trouble seeing (the ball) on film," Sherman said.

"(Jackson's) making the play fake and sometimes he's swinging his arm really fast and you're like, "OK, does he have the ball on that play?' Then you look up and (running back Mark) Ingram's running it," Sherman continued. "So it was technically a valid point. ... But you can always phrase things better, you can always phrase things and not say his black skin.' But I've had a relationship with him since I got here. And he's never been anything but a great guy and a professional and a guy who takes his job seriously. So it's unfortunate that that's what it came to."

Ryan issued a statement on Wednesday apologizing for his word choice and also spent time at the team hotel apologizing to players.

* - worth every penny

posted by NoMich at 09:12 AM on December 06

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

On this day in 1956

posted by beaverboard at 09:06 AM on December 06

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Checking to see if Mitch Trubisky and Ryan Tannehill had appointments at the Q.E.C.* on or around the same date.

*Quarterback Enhancement Clinic

posted by beaverboard at 08:28 AM on December 06

NFL Pick 'Em Week 14: Color Analyst Tim Ryan Edition

Oh no! I have fallen from the bottom position in the top half to the top position in the bottom half. So far I'm not facing relegation. Is that even possible?

Ranch employees occasionally had to deal with ursine creatures that threatened the livestock. What's changed? Dallas by 13

49ers were kicked in a tender spot last Sunday. Saints would like to make it hurt worse. New Orleans by 6

I think the guy in Cincinnati got off his roof. Now the Bengals can go back to their old ways. Cleveland by 10

Texans are suddenly riding high in the standings, while the Broncos try to avoid being ridden into the dust. Houston by 17 LOCK

Buccaneers managed to sail up the St. John's River and plunder Jacksonville last Sunday. Will this winning thing become a habit? Indianapolis by 12

This rivalry goes back a long way. That's about all that can be said for this one. Miami by 9

Did the Norse raiders of old keep pets? If so, they will love having kittens in their house. Minnesota by 16 LOCK

How did Ron Rivera let the Panthers lose to Washington? His interim successor won't do much better this week. Atlanta by 10 LOCK

Can anything stop Ravens? Maybe a couple of feet of lake effect snow and temperatures in the single digits could do it, but is that likely? Baltimore by 17 LOCK

Enjoy the winning streak of 1 in a row, Washington. Green Bay by 19 LOCK

I'm greatly disappointed in both teams. Jaguars are at home, so that's reason enough for the pick. Jacksonville by 4

Will the Patriots' offense finally wake up? Isn't this the same question we've been asking ourselves all season? New England by 6

They run through the desert on a horse with no name. (Why I have liked this song is beyond me, but I do.) Arizona by 9

Raiders can be a bit intimidating at home, but not to the extra large people. Tennessee by 16

Eagles got sick trying to eat non-fish last Sunday. Giants tried some cheese that just didn't agree with them. Who will get over it sooner? Philadelphia by 8

posted by Howard_T at 06:06 PM on December 05

NFL Pick 'Em Week 14: Color Analyst Tim Ryan Edition

Dallas by 3
Atlanta by 6
Baltimore by 10 - LOCK
Cleveland by 6
Green Bay by 10 - LOCK
Minnesota by 10 - LOCK
New Orleans by 3
N.Y. Jets by 6
Tampa Bay by 3
Houston by 7
Jacksonville by 4
Tennessee by 7
Kansas City by 3
Pittsburgh by 7
Seattle by 3
Philadelphia by 7 - LOCK

I've picked the Jags to win in their last 4 games and they've lost all of them, surely they won't lose 5 in a row...

posted by tron7 at 05:54 PM on December 05

NFL Pick 'Em Week 14: Color Analyst Tim Ryan Edition

Chicago by 4

Atlanta by 10

Baltimore by 3

Cleveland by 3

Green Bay by 17 (LOCK)

Minnesota by 8

San Francisco by 6

Miami by 4

Tampa Bay by 3

Houston by 10

L.A.Chargers by 7

Tennessee by 12

Kansas City by 4

Arizona by 3

L.A.Rams by 6

Philadelphia by 10

posted by ic23b at 12:32 PM on December 05

NFL Pick 'Em Week 14: Color Analyst Tim Ryan Edition

Dallas by 3

Atlanta by 7

Baltimore by 7

Cleveland by 3

Green Bay by 10 LOCK

Minnesota by 10 LOCK

San Francisco by 7

Miami by 3

Tampa Bay by 5

Houston by 7 LOCK

L.A. Chargers by 8

Tennessee by 4

Kansas City by 6

Arizona by 3

Seattle by 9 LOCK

Philadelphia by 7

posted by cixelsyd at 12:18 PM on December 05

NFL Pick 'Em Week 14: Color Analyst Tim Ryan Edition

Dallas by 7

Atlanta by 6

Baltimore by 3

Cincinnati by 3

Green Bay by 13 LOCK

Minnesota by 12 LOCK

San Francisco by 6

Miami by 10

Tampa Bay by 6

Houston by 17 LOCK

L.A. Chargers by 7

Tennessee by 13

Kansas City by 10

Arizona by 4

Seattle by 7

N.Y. Giants by 6

posted by tahoemoj at 11:56 AM on December 05

NFL Pick 'Em Week 14: Color Analyst Tim Ryan Edition

THURSDAY
Dalas by 6

posted by NoMich at 10:45 AM on December 05

NFL Pick 'Em Week 14: Color Analyst Tim Ryan Edition

Props to Howard on Methuselah and the Mammals' pick over my grounded Iggles.

Dallas by 5
Atlanta by 3
Buffalo by 2
Cleveland by 15 LOCK
Green Bay by 12 LOCK
Minnesota by 18 LOCK
San Francisco by 7 (UPSET SPECIAL)
Miami by 4 LOCK
Tampa Bay by 5
Houston by 9 LOCK
L.A. Chargers by 12 LOCK
Oakland by 10 LOCK
New England by 13 LOCK (pray for Mahomes)
Arizona by 3
Seattle by 7 LOCK
Philadelphia by 10 (Eli won't save the Giants)

posted by jjzucal at 10:08 AM on December 05

NFL Pick 'Em Week 14: Color Analyst Tim Ryan Edition

Chicago by 5
LOCK Atlanta by 8 LOCK
Buffalo by 2
Cleveland by 2
LOCK Green Bay by 8 LOCK
LOCK Minnesota by 11 LOCK

New Orleans by 7
N.Y. Jets by 6
Tampa Bay by 3
LOCK Houston by 10 LOCK
Jacksonville by 4
Tennessee by 5
New England by 3
Arizona by 1
L.A. Rams by 4
LOCK Philadelphia by 17 LOCK

posted by bender at 09:56 AM on December 05

NFL Pick 'Em Week 14: Color Analyst Tim Ryan Edition

Dallas by 11

Atlanta by 7

Baltimore by 11

Cleveland by 7

Green Bay by 28

Minnesota by 17

New Orleans by 2

N.Y. Jets by 1

Indianapolis by 3

Houston by 10

L.A. Chargers by 6

Tennessee by 2

Kansas City by 5

Arizona by 4

Seattle by 8

Philadelphia by 14

posted by tommytrump at 09:30 AM on December 05

NFL Pick 'Em Week 14: Color Analyst Tim Ryan Edition

Dallas by 7
Carolina by 6
Baltimore by 7
Cleveland by 6
Green Bay by 17
Minnesota by 9
New Orleans by 7
N.Y. Jets by 3
Indianapolis by 10
Houston by 13
L.A. Chargers by 9
Oakland by 7
Kansas City by 3
Pittsburgh by 7
Seattle by 10
N.Y. Giants by 8

posted by grum@work at 09:08 AM on December 05

NFL Pick 'Em Week 14: Color Analyst Tim Ryan Edition

Dallas by 3
Atlanta by 3
Baltimore by 4
Cleveland by 9 (lock)
Green Bay by 14 (lock)
Minnesota by 17 (lock)
New Orleans by 3
N.Y. Jets by 5
Tampa Bay by 2
Houston by 9 (lock)
L.A. Chargers by 2
Tennessee by 3
New England by 4
Pittsburgh by 4
L.A. Rams by 1
Philadelphia by 10 (lock)

posted by rcade at 09:04 AM on December 05

NFL Pick 'Em Week 14: Color Analyst Tim Ryan Edition

Jason Garrett is currently 6-6 and needs to go 8-8 to avoid having to update his Google and Facebook user profiles. Pick accordingly.

posted by beaverboard at 09:02 AM on December 05

NFL Pick 'Em Week 14: Color Analyst Tim Ryan Edition

Dallas by 7

posted by grum@work at 07:06 AM on December 05

NFL Pick 'Em Week 14: Color Analyst Tim Ryan Edition

Bears by 3

posted by rumple at 06:28 AM on December 05

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

For NFL pick 'em: Dallas by 3

posted by jagsnumberone at 12:39 AM on December 05

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

49'ers broadcaster Tim Ryan channels his inner Al Campanis

posted by tommytrump at 07:36 PM on December 04

NBA Pick 'Em Week 7: Hello Melo Edition

Wed: Jazz by 5

posted by Ufez Jones at 06:03 PM on December 04

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

No, a seasoned victim.

posted by beaverboard at 02:30 PM on December 04

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

For the skilled or opportunistic thief, noon to 2pm is a favored time to strike

Is this career advice from a skilled professional?

posted by Howard_T at 01:49 PM on December 04

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

For the skilled or opportunistic thief, noon to 2pm is a favored time to strike, whether the home or the car. Folks having lunch, kids not coming home from school yet, etc.
Good on him for getting the guy down. Hope it was vigorous, wish there was video.

posted by beaverboard at 11:08 AM on December 04

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

"Borocop'

posted by tommytrump at 09:53 AM on December 04

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

In that dreamlike early am stage before being fully awake, I envisioned Ron Rivera coaching the Giants. Or if not them, then maybe the Bears.

But it looks like Norv did get promoted to some sort of almost HC position in NC.

Please tell me that the Panthers didn't act now because they wanted to move quickly to snap up Jay Gruden before anyone else got him.

posted by beaverboard at 07:28 AM on December 04

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Two insults happened in Charlotte today:
1) Ol' Riverboat Ron got sent down the river.
2) OC Norv Turner was named the interim head coach, right? Nope.

Charlotte is about to get an MLS franchise, though. That's actually pretty neat.

posted by NoMich at 10:22 PM on December 03

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Some coach in North Carolina got fired.

posted by beaverboard at 09:44 PM on December 03

NBA Pick 'Em Week 7: Hello Melo Edition

Tuesday
Dallas by 10
L.A. Clippers by 10 (dunk)

Wednesday
L.A. Lakers by 6

Thursday
Toronto by 5

Friday
Denver by 7
L.A. Lakers by 3

posted by rcade at 08:19 PM on December 03

NBA Pick 'Em Week 7: Hello Melo Edition

WEDNESDAY
L.A. Lakers at Utah

THURSDAY
Toronto by 8

FRIDAY
Boston by 6
L.A. Lakers by 9

posted by NoMich at 07:10 PM on December 03

NBA Pick 'Em Week 7: Hello Melo Edition

TUESDAY
Dallas by 14
L.A. Clippers by 12

posted by NoMich at 07:08 PM on December 03

NBA Pick 'Em Week 7: Hello Melo Edition

Just finished moving something over a foot of snow from my driveway and sidewalks. There's still a giant pile out there that looks suspiciously like a truck. I'll tackle that tomorrow before my wife and I head for TD Garden for the Celtics vs Miami.

Tuesday, Dec. 3:

D is for Dallas and Doncic. Z is for Zion and Zero. That is, he has zero chance of playing Dallas by 12

Trail Blazers seem to lose the trail when they are on the road. Los Angeles (non-purple) by 16 SLAM

Wednesday, Dec. 4:

Utah has the Jazz, but Lakers will be dancing. Los Angeles (purple) by 12 SLAM

Thursday, Dec. 5:

Rockets can fly really fast, Avian Raptors fly really well. Houston by 7

Friday, Dec. 6:

The leprechaun will be looking for a pot of gold, but he might not want to find these Nuggets Denver by 5

Lakers head up I-5 to see the Trail Blazers. It will be a good trip. Los Angeles (purple) by 13 SLAM

posted by Howard_T at 06:50 PM on December 03

NBA Pick 'Em Week 7: Hello Melo Edition

Tues:
Dallas by 8
Clippers by 12

posted by Ufez Jones at 06:39 PM on December 03

NBA Pick 'Em Week 7: Hello Melo Edition

Tuesday

Dallas by 4 SLAM LA Clippers by 8

Wednesday

LA Lakers by 2 SLAM

Thursday

Toronto by 5

Friday

Boston by 3 SLAM LA Lakers by 3

posted by scooby10672 at 05:37 PM on December 03

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

I think they just did that.

posted by LionIndex at 06:27 PM on December 02

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

The Nick Foles saga has to be one of the most intriguing in league history.

The Eagles can't win without him.

The Jags can't win with him.

Memo to Marrone: just designate him as your backup and watch the magic unfold.

posted by beaverboard at 12:48 PM on December 02

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Those crafty Bengals. As soon as Tua gets badly injured and may not be worth tanking for, they start winning ballgames.

This put a jolt into Washington and the Dolphins, both of whom promptly went out and won their games.

posted by beaverboard at 12:45 PM on December 02

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Mighty painful to watch the dissolution of Adam Vinatieri, who stayed too long at the dance.

posted by beaverboard at 06:20 PM on December 01

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

The Conversation: Discussing sports culture of hazing & abuse

posted by tommytrump at 02:05 PM on December 01

NFL Pick 'Em Week 13: Offensive Rams Edition

Cincinnati by 13

Tennessee by 7

Philadelphia by 8 LOCK

Green Bay by 13 LOCK

Cleveland by 8

Carolina by 6

Jacksonville by 4

Baltimore by 6

L.A. Rams by 10

L.A. Chargers by 3

Kansas City by 17 LOCK

Houston by 6

Seattle by 8

posted by tahoemoj at 12:07 PM on December 01

NFL Pick 'Em Week 13: Offensive Rams Edition

LOCK Chicago by 14 LOCK
Buffalo by 4
New Orleans by 8

LOCK N.Y. Jets by 10 LOCK
Tennessee by 3
LOCK Philadelphia by 17 LOCK
Green Bay by 5
Pittsburgh by 1
Carolina by 2
Jacksonville by 3
Baltimore by 4
LOCK L.A. Rams by 15 LOCK
Denver by 3
LOCK Kansas City by 14 LOCK
New England by 3
Seattle by 7

posted by bender at 11:13 AM on December 01

NFL Pick 'Em Week 13: Offensive Rams Edition

Cincinnati by 3

Tennessee by 6

Philadelphia By 13 lock

Green Bay By 7

Pittsburgh by 11

Carolina by 9

Jacksonville by 6

Baltimore by 10

Arizona by 3

Denver by 7

Kansas City by14 lock

New England By 7

Seattle by 10 lock

posted by rumple at 02:30 AM on December 01

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

A reference marker that's not as much a measure of how old I am as it is of how slow progress can be: the Virginia team was finally integrated just two years before I got there.

I don't know dude. Considering that you got there in 1892, I'd say that UVA was way ahead of their time. Hey-oh!

posted by NoMich at 08:55 PM on November 30

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

I realized a while back that about has much time has passed since I graduated as had passed from when I started there back to when they didn't allow women.

posted by LionIndex at 08:40 PM on November 30

NBA Pick 'Em Week 6: Turkey Week Edition

Sat: Philly by 9

Mon: Utah by 4

posted by Ufez Jones at 08:00 PM on November 30

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Kicker Nick Folk: cut twice in one week.

First by surgeons performing an emergency appendectomy.

Then by Bill Belichick (before Folk could even get put back on solids after the surgery).

Kraftworld has gone from rub and tug to tuck and rub.

posted by beaverboard at 06:07 PM on November 30

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

There wasn't much of a field to storm, and not many reasons to do so. Also, attendance was scant. As a ROTC cadet, I was ordered to attend games, presumably to help the place look more populated. The Cavaliers were mired in pre-Welsh mediocrity, winning 4 or so games a year, with the two defining dictums being: beat Tech and don't lose to VMI. Tech wasn't that great either back then.

Scott Stadium was a quaint little place, in appropriate scale to its surroundings. It had a sort of old fashioned Ivy League feel to it. I can't believe they kept expanding and renovating Scott instead of building a new stadium somewhere in all that acreage up above U Hall. That would have made much more sense.

A reference marker that's not as much a measure of how old I am as it is of how slow progress can be: the Virginia team was finally integrated just two years before I got there.

posted by beaverboard at 05:51 PM on November 30

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