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Nice Throw, Austin Dean

Hey Dolphins, you may want to give this man a tryout!

posted by NoMich at 02:31 PM on September 22

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Three consecutive pitches from Stephen Strasburg yesterday:

posted by bender at 11:48 AM on September 22

NFL Pick 'Em Week 3: Quarterback Blues Edition

SUNDAY
Buffalo by 4
Dallas by 14
Green Bay by 5
Atlanta by 4
Kansas City by 6
Minnesota by 12
New England by 14
Philadelphia by 12
Arizona by 8
Tampa Bay by 4
San Francisco by 13
Seattle by 12
L.A. Rams by 6

MONDAY
Chicago by 5

posted by NoMich at 08:57 AM on September 22

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Should anyone have opportunity, watch a replay (or at least catch the highlights) of the Winnipeg/Montreal CFL game.

posted by tommytrump at 07:26 PM on September 21

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Jeopardy category: NFL Salaries

Answer: This Player's 2018-2019 Compensation Trended As Follows

$21,120,000 -> $30,000,000 -> $9,000,000 -> $158,333 -> 0

posted by beaverboard at 05:11 PM on September 21

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Fifteen

Ham by 4; wpg by 3; bc by 3; cal by 6.

posted by JPR at 09:47 AM on September 21

Antonio Brown is a New England Patriot

And, then what happened?

posted by tommytrump at 05:51 PM on September 20

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Fifteen

Calgary by 12
Hamilton by 9
Winnipeg by 12
Ottawa by 12

posted by DrJohnEvans at 04:05 PM on September 20

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Fifteen

Calgary by 15
Edmonton by 14
Winnipeg by 1
Ottawa by 4

posted by bender at 03:49 PM on September 20

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Fifteen

Toronto by 3

Hamilton by 7

Winnipeg by 4

BC by 12

posted by Reever at 02:18 PM on September 20

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Just let us play.

Mr. Brady, the Kansas City Chiefs would like a word.

posted by tahoemoj at 01:35 PM on September 20

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Just let us play. This was tweeted after an undeserved roughing the passer call. Tom Brady, do you understand what you are letting yourself in for?

posted by Howard_T at 12:24 PM on September 20

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Fifteen

What do you mean "nothing's been decided"? I believe it has been decided that bender and I will fight it out for the cellar. Now let's see if I can push ahead of him.

With a shot at the lead, Riders will be working hard. Calgary by 12

"You play to win the game." W. Belichick. Hamilton by 14

The little birdies have taken wing. Montreal by 7

Familiarity breeds contempt. Ottawa by 3

posted by Howard_T at 12:16 PM on September 20

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Fifteen

argos by 2

hammy by four

winningpeg by a pair

Lions by 4

posted by argoal at 12:02 PM on September 20

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Fifteen

Calgary by 9

Hamilton by 9

Winnipeg by 8

BC by 10

posted by cixelsyd at 10:54 AM on September 20

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Fifteen

Calgary by 18

Edmonton by 4

Montreal by 2

Ottawa by 6

posted by tommytrump at 10:08 AM on September 20

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Orchids of Asia hostess to Robert Kraft: "What skills would you like your masseuse to have?"

Kraft: "She has to be able to hold the ball almost as long as Marcus Mariota does".

posted by beaverboard at 09:46 AM on September 20

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

And it worked

posted by NoMich at 06:53 AM on September 20

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Fifteen

Calgary by 6

Edmonton by 3

Winnipeg by 10

B.C. by 7

posted by ic23b at 03:38 AM on September 20

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Fifteen

Calgary by 10

Hamilton by 3

Montreal by 4

BC by 6

posted by jagsnumberone at 02:00 AM on September 20

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Fifteen

The Lions trounce the reeling Redblacks, Calgary blocks a game-winning Hamilton field goal to hang on, and Saskatchewan beats the back-and-forth.

OTT @ BCHAM @ CGYMTL @ SSK
ResultB.C. by 24Calgary by 1Saskatchewan by 2
Margin of Error17 to 311 to 11 to 3

Even with a reduced slate, tommytrump still finds a way to pad the lead.

SpoFiteOTT @ BCSHAM @ CGYSMTL @ SSKSPointsTotal Points
tommytrump Calgary Saskatchewan 254
jagsnumberone Saskatchewan 150
DrJohnEvans Calgary Saskatchewan 249
ic23bB.C. Calgary Saskatchewan 345
cixelsydB.C. Saskatchewan 243
JPR Calgary Saskatchewan3340
rcade Calgary 139
ReeverB.C. Calgary Saskatchewan3439
argoalB.C. Calgary 238
bender Saskatchewan1234
Howard_TB.C. Calgary Saskatchewan 333

Seven weeks to go and nothing has been decided. Even B.C. could go on a run and grab a playoff spot. [They won't. — Ed.]

WEEK 15

Calgary @ Toronto (Friday, September 20)
Calgary is still in striking distance of first place, and Toronto has been... uh, playing a bit better lately?

Hamilton @ Edmonton (Friday, September 20)
Jeremiah who? Hamilton's sitting pretty on top of the East and can afford to experiment. Edmonton, meanwhile, still has a very real shot at a home playoff date.

Winnipeg @ Montreal (Saturday, September 21)
Speaking of former backup quarterbacks, Chris Streveler's beard alone could win the West.

B.C. @ Ottawa (Saturday, September 21)
I can't believe they're making these teams play each other again.

Good luck!

posted by DrJohnEvans at 10:34 PM on September 19

NFL Pick 'Em Week 3: Quarterback Blues Edition

Tennessee by 3

posted by bender at 07:59 PM on September 19

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Pre-game stokage for Jags fans.

posted by beaverboard at 06:11 PM on September 19

NFL Pick 'Em Week 3: Quarterback Blues Edition

Thursday
Tennessee by 7

posted by NoMich at 05:47 PM on September 19

NFL Pick 'Em Week 3: Quarterback Blues Edition

Jacksonville by 3
Buffalo by 7
Dallas by 20 - LOCK
Green Bay by 7 - LOCK
Indianapolis by 3
Kansas City by 3
Minnesota by 11 - LOCK
New England by 20 - LOCK
Philadelphia by 3
Arizona by 6
Tampa Bay by 7
L.A. Chargers by 4
San Francisco by 7
Seattle by 6
L.A. Rams by 10
Chicago by 3

posted by tron7 at 05:33 PM on September 19

NFL Pick 'Em Week 3: Quarterback Blues Edition

Tennessee by 3

Buffalo by 7

Dallas by 24 LOCK

Green Bay by 13 LOCK

Atlanta by 4

Kansas City by 6

Minnesota by 3

New England by 33 LOCK

Philadelphia by 7

Arizona by 3

Tampa Bay by 4

L.A. Chargers by 6

San Francisco by 10

Seattle by 17 LOCK

L.A. Rams by 9

Chicago by 13 LOCK

posted by tahoemoj at 04:55 PM on September 19

NFL Pick 'Em Week 3: Quarterback Blues Edition

Tennessee by 7
Buffalo by 5
Dallas by 17 (LOCK)
Green Bay by 10 (LOCK)
Atlanta by 4
Kansas City by 8 (LOCK)
Minnesota by 9
New England by 30 (LOCK)
Philadelphia by 6
Carolina by 4
Tampa Bay by 8
L.A. Chargers by 9
San Francisco by 4
Seattle by 9
L.A. Rams by 5
Chicago by 6

posted by Ufez Jones at 02:31 PM on September 19

NFL Pick 'Em Week 3: Quarterback Blues Edition

Huh, I thought I posted an entry last week ...

Tennessee by 9 (LOCK)

Cincinnati by 5

Dallas by 30 (LOCK)

Green Bay by 2 (LOCK)

Atlanta by 10 (LOCK)

Kansas City by 3 (Total offense O/U: 1,050)

Minnesota by 4

New England by 34 (LOCK)

Philadelphia by 13 (LOCK)

Arizona by 6

Tampa Bay by 15 (LOCK)

L.A. Chargers by 5

San Francisco by 12 (LOCK)

Seattle by 5

L.A. Rams by 14 (LOCK)

Washington by 7

posted by jjzucal at 11:30 AM on September 19

NFL Pick 'Em Week 3: Quarterback Blues Edition

Jacksonville by 4
Buffalo by 2
Dallas by 24 (LOCK)
Green Bay by 8
Indianapolis by 4
Kansas City by 6
Minnesota by 11 (LOCK)
New England by 22 (LOCK)
Philadelphia by 2
Arizona by 1
Tampa Bay by 5
Houston by 2
San Francisco by 6 (LOCK)
Seattle by 3
L.A. Rams by 4
Chicago by 1

posted by wfrazerjr at 09:45 AM on September 19

NFL Pick 'Em Week 3: Quarterback Blues Edition

Jacksonville by 4

Buffalo by 8

Dallas by 31 LOCK

Green Bay by 7 LOCK

Atlanta by 3

Kansas City by 7 LOCK

Minnesota by 4 LOCK

New England by 35 LOCK

Philadelphia by 6 LOCK

Arizona by 3

Tampa Bay by 4

LA Chargers by 3

San Francisco by 10

Seattle by 5

LA Rams by 10 LOCK

Chicago by 3 LOCK

posted by jagsnumberone at 01:05 AM on September 19

NFL Pick 'Em Week 3: Quarterback Blues Edition

Tennessee by 5

Cincinnatiby 4

Dallas by 31

Green Bay by 7

Atlanta by 6

Kansas City by 11

Minnesota by 15

New England by 28

Philadelphia by 9

Arizona by 2

Tampa Bay by 3

L.A. Chargers by 8

San Francisco by 17

Seattle by 9

L.A. Rams by 10

Chicago by 5

posted by tommytrump at 07:02 PM on September 18

NFL Pick 'Em Week 3: Quarterback Blues Edition

We're still in Nova Scotia, having arrived from Annapolis Royal this afternoon in the town where my father was born and raised, Westport, Nova Scotia. This is a tiny place on a very small island that is the extreme southwest tip of Nova Scotia. I still have some cousins here, and it will be good to see them. The only bad news is that we will be heading home on Sunday, so watching football is out of the question. We can still get our picks done.

Titans greatly disappointed me this week, and perhaps some of the good things that were being said aren't correct. Jacksonville by 6

Bill's are building something there in the city by the lake. Buffalo by 9

Too bad there's no such thing as relegation in the NFL. Dallas by 27 LOCK

Rogers looks like he still has some skills and something around him. Green Bay by 10 LOCK

Falcons were an unpleasant surprise last week, but given their opponent, hey go wrong? Atlanta by 8

Things are looking mighty black for the Ravens. Ksnsas City by 12 LOCK

Raiders were what the ancient Vikings were called. Now a Raider is a pale imitation of those fierce Norsemen. Minnesota by 7

Maybe Jets will do a little better than Patriots' last 2 opponents. New England by 28

Eagles are another team that seemed to play below their best. They should recover this week. Philadelphia by 13

Cam Newton needs to ditch the hats and work on his game. Arizona by 4

Reality sets in for Eli as he sits watching the Jones boy.Tampa Bay by 13

After last week I'm really not sure about Chargers, but I'm less sure about Texans. Los Angeles (American Conference) by 6

Steelers put money in the gum machine, but nothing came out. Now they can't get their quarter back. San Francisco by 10

Another quarterback in trouble. They're dropping like flies. Seattle by 16 LOCK

Browns are elevated to a featured game, but will receive their comeuppance. Los Angeles (National Conference) by 17 LOCK

Washington in the summer is unbearable, but the Bears do well in the autumn. Chicago by 7

posted by Howard_T at 04:53 PM on September 18

NFL Pick 'Em Week 3: Quarterback Blues Edition

Tennessee by 9

Buffalo by 7

Dallas by 24 LOCK

Green Bay by 6

Indianapolis by 3

Kansas City by 11

Minnesota by 3

New England by 17 LOCK

Philadelphia by 7

Arizona by 3

N.Y. Giants by 3

L.A. Chargers by 6

San Francisco by 11 LOCK

Seattle by 13 LOCK

Cleveland by 3

Chicago by 8

posted by rumple at 01:45 PM on September 18

NFL Pick 'Em Week 3: Quarterback Blues Edition

Titans by 5

posted by truthhurts at 11:28 AM on September 18

NFL Pick 'Em Week 3: Quarterback Blues Edition

Tennessee by 3
Buffalo by 6
Dallas by 24 *lock*
Green Bay by 7 *lock*
Indianapolis by 5
Kansas City by 7 *lock*
Minnesota by 3 *lock*
New England by 17 *lock*
Philadelphia by 5
Arizona by 5
Tampa Bay by 6 *lock*
L.A. Chargers by 6
San Francisco by 5
Seattle by 9 *lock*
L.A. Rams by 5
Chicago by 5

posted by cl at 10:52 AM on September 18

NFL Pick 'Em Week 3: Quarterback Blues Edition

Tennessee by 3

Buffalo by 9

Dallas by 17 LOCK

Green Bay by 14 LOCK

Atlanta by 7 LOCK

Kansas City by 3

Minnesota by 3

New England by 17 LOCK

Philadelphia by 4

Arizona by 4

Tampa Bay by 3

L.A. Chargers by 7

San Francisco by 10 LOCK

Seattle by 4

L.A. Rams by 9 LOCK

Chicago by 3

posted by cixelsyd at 10:14 AM on September 18

NFL Pick 'Em Week 3: Quarterback Blues Edition

In Case Of Emergency Break Glass

posted by beaverboard at 07:41 AM on September 18

NFL Pick 'Em Week 3: Quarterback Blues Edition

Tennessee by 3
Buffalo by 7
Dallas by 19
Green Bay by 6
Atlanta by 7
Kansas City by 6
Minnesota by 7
New England by 20
Detroit by 7
Arizona by 10
Tampa Bay by 6
L.A. Chargers by 10
San Francisco by 13

Seattle by 7
L.A. Rams by 10
Chicago by 3

posted by grum@work at 06:50 AM on September 18

NFL Pick 'Em Week 3: Quarterback Blues Edition

Tennessee by 3

Buffalo by 3

Dallas by 38 (LOCK)

Green Bay by 14 (LOCK)

Atlanta by 7

Kansas City by 10

Minnesota by 10

New England by 27 (LOCK)

Philadelphia by 13

Arizona by 4

Tampa Bay by 13 (LOCK)

Houston by 3

San Francisco by 10

Seattle by 6

L.A.Rams by 7

Chicago by 3

rcade: I believe you made a mistake and gave me 5 points I didn't deserve.
Last weeks pick third from the bottom you have me picking New England by 3 and gave me 5 points, that was actually New Orleans by 3 and New Orleans lost. You already correctly credited me 10 points for my New England lock victory the sixth game from the top.

posted by ic23b at 01:39 AM on September 18

NFL Pick 'Em Week 3: Quarterback Blues Edition

Kudos to Tommytrump for being the only player to get the New England line close enough for extra points in a 43-point massacre.

posted by rcade at 11:07 PM on September 17

NFL Pick 'Em Week 3: Quarterback Blues Edition

Only one upset came through for me last week: Atlanta topped Philadelphia. I'm picking the Falcons again as an underdog going into Indy to play the Luck-less Colts, but I don't see how Vegas is favoring Indianapolis. I've picked Atlanta as an upset winner all three weeks.

I also have the Cardinals as an underdog victor over the Panthers. I want to pick the Browns in a home upset over the Rams but can't commit. On Yahoo there's not much temptation to go against Los Angeles -- it's currently 90%/10%.

The game I'd most like to see is Kansas City hosting Baltimore.

The less said about my Cincinnati pick last week the better.

Jacksonville by 3
Buffalo by 3
Dallas by 23 (lock)
Green Bay by 7
Atlanta by 3
Kansas City by 10
Minnesota by 7
New England by 24 (lock)
Philadelphia by 7 (lock)
Arizona by 3
Tampa Bay by 7 (lock)
L.A. Chargers by 3
San Francisco by 9 (lock)
Seattle by 7 (lock)
L.A. Rams by 7
Chicago by 3

posted by rcade at 11:05 PM on September 17

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

BAN HAMMER IN AISLE 1!

BAN HAMMER IN AISLE 1!

posted by grum@work at 06:38 PM on September 17

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Two games and Eli's out as the Giants name Daniel Jones their starter beginning this weekend.

posted by billsaysthis at 12:00 PM on September 17

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

After taking a page from the Book of Antonio and fighting with Doug Marrone, apparently Jalen Ramsey wants to get traded to the Raiders, where he can fight with Mike Mayock.

Skilled DB's are abandoning the Sunshine State. Minkah Fitzpatrick just got traded to the Steelers, who may have confused the word "cornerback" with "quarterback" when they were discussing their urgent needs list.

posted by beaverboard at 08:34 AM on September 17

Ben Roethlisberger Out for Season With Elbow Injury

I just left a tavern where the stench of the Browns-Jets game literally cleared the place out on 5 dollar burger night. The Jets had their third string QB out there the last time I bothered to even look at the screen. I think that at this point, New York and New Jersey officials would be willing to exhume Jimmy Hoffa's remains in exchange for the rights to Gardner Minshew.

posted by beaverboard at 10:44 PM on September 16

Ben Roethlisberger Out for Season With Elbow Injury

Except for one quarter in which Nick Foles played, the Jaguars have always been in clear and undeniable need for Kaepernick. I challenge any other franchise to surpass our demonstrated mediocrity at the position.

posted by rcade at 10:13 PM on September 16

Ben Roethlisberger Out for Season With Elbow Injury

There are a number of teams that are playoff caliber where Kaepernick would provide an upgrade at QB. He won't ever throw 4 tds in a quarter but he also isn't going to piss away opportunities on the field by making stupid decisions like some of the highest paid QBs seem to do on a weekly basis.

posted by cixelsyd at 04:18 PM on September 16

Ben Roethlisberger Out for Season With Elbow Injury

Also, Drew Brees will be out until the halfway point of the season with a thumb injury.

In his case, a six week return from thumb ligament surgery is incredibly optimistic. It takes a while for the thumb and hand to regain full strength and capability, even after the healing is completed.

It took Kurt Warner quite a long time to recover from his thumb injury and become an effective QB again.

All this renews the drumbeat for a needy team to finally sign Kaepernick. But the NFL is a league where teams (the Bills) are willing to live with a Hindenburg fire (Nathan Peterman) rather than bring in Kaepernick.

posted by beaverboard at 03:30 PM on September 16

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Not to be outdone, Gostkowski's predecessor Vinatieri matched him miss for miss in the PAT department. Is Carli Lloyd close to being game ready?

posted by beaverboard at 05:43 PM on September 15

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Belichick needs to bring in Cody Parkey for a tryout to send a wake up call to lazy leg Gostkowski. His F-ups are becoming more frequent and habitual.

posted by beaverboard at 04:18 PM on September 15

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

"See all the guys rubbing their jerseys? They're eligible receivers with ineligible numbers." -- James Lofton, calling the Jags/Texans game

posted by rcade at 03:33 PM on September 15

NFL Pick 'Em Week 2: Broken Clavicle Edition

Panthers by 8 (WRONG!)
Bengals by 3
Lions by 3
Packers by 5
Titans by 7
Patriots by 17 (LOCK)
Giants by 3
Steelers by 5
Cowboys by 10 (LOCK)
Ravens by 9
Texans by 21 (LOCK)
KC by 6
Bears by 8
Saints by 5
Eagles by 7
Browns by 9

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:08 PM on September 15

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Eni Aluko: Legal action by players should be the next step for online abuse . I think she's right, someone has to clean up this garbage fire.

posted by billsaysthis at 08:30 PM on September 14

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Fourteen

Calgary by 13.

posted by rcade at 03:57 PM on September 14

NFL Pick 'Em Week 2: Broken Clavicle Edition

Now to finish the job. Looks like the Nova Scotia south coast didn't fare too badly from the hurricane. We'll take a better look at Halifax tomorrow. In the meantime, here are the rest of the picks.

This is for the birds, red or black. Take your pick. Baltimore by 13 LOCK
Chargers ride to the Motor City. Los Angeles (American Conference) by 6
It is somehow indecent to play this game at any time other than in December. Green Bay by 3
Titans' defense has schooled one young QB. Now for another. Tennessee by 13 LOCK
Tom Brady often plays badly in Miami. He could do so, and the Pats will still win easily. New England by 17 LOCK
Bills need the win for the NY State Championship. Buffalo by 9
Steelers paid for a lot of mistakes on defense last week. Seahawks won't make them pay as dearly. Pittsburgh by 6
Cowboys vs bad word for Native Americans. Cowboys still prevail. Dallas by 8
Houston is a bad place for cats, even large spotted ones. Houston by 10 LOCK
Despite a win last week, Raiders just aren't that good. Kansas City by 16 LOCK
Broncos' home edge isn't what it used to be. Chicago by 7
Saints won't find good Jambalaya in LA. They won't find a win either. Los Angeles (National Conference) by 3
The raptors compete. Size matters. Philadelphia by 4
Patty cake, patty cake, Baker man. Bake us a win as fast as you can. Cleveland by 7

posted by Howard_T at 10:43 PM on September 13

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Fourteen

Ott by 3; cal by 3; ssk by 3

posted by JPR at 02:54 PM on September 13

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Cam's problems started before the game, when he decided to arrive at the stadium as the love child of Johnny Depp and Audrey Hepburn.

posted by beaverboard at 12:46 PM on September 13

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

What's wrong with Cam? I only saw bits of the game until the fourth quarter but how the heck do you direct snap to Christian McCaffrey on 4th and half a yard from the 2 with the game on the line? Ron Rivera certainly deserves the 0-2 record.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:48 AM on September 13

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Fourteen

tommytrump, you're right - I have it correct in my spreadsheet, but missed it when copying to the table.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 11:47 AM on September 13

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Fourteen

Ottawa by 9
Calgary by 3
Saskatchewan by 9

posted by DrJohnEvans at 11:47 AM on September 13

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Fourteen

Dr. J, I had Montreal last week. It looks like point total is correct though, no worries.

Ottawa by 14

Calgary by 10

Saskatchewan by 14

posted by tommytrump at 11:03 AM on September 13

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Fourteen

Here we are in Halifax really enjoying the fun things to do here. We spent yesterday afternoon in the library of the Genealogical Society, and today we will hit the Bureau of Records and Archives. No horse thieves in the family yet, but there was some organized cattle rustling. It was authorized, and that took all the fun away.

Ottawa has to travel, so that's reason enough to favor Lions. BC by 7

Which one will show up in Calgary? Will it be Lord Hamilton or Lady Hamilton? Calgary by 13

Alouettes have somehow persevered, but Riders might be in a foul mood after their streak was broken. Saskatchewan by 9

posted by Howard_T at 07:57 AM on September 13

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Fourteen

Ottawa by 3

Hamilton by 4

Saskatchewan by 7

posted by jagsnumberone at 01:33 AM on September 13

NFL Pick 'Em Week 2: Broken Clavicle Edition

LOCK Carolina by 12 LOCK
San Francisco by 3
Detroit by 3
Minnesota by 7
Tennessee by 6
LOCK New England by 24 LOCK
N.Y. Giants by 4
Pittsburgh by 7
Dallas by 5
LOCK Baltimore by 12 LOCK
LOCK Houston by 8 LOCK
LOCK Kansas City by 14 LOCK
Chicago by 4
L.A. Rams by 7
LOCK Atlanta by 10 LOCK
Cleveland by 3

posted by bender at 07:11 PM on September 12

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Fourteen

Ottawa by 14
Hamilton by 16
Saskatchewan by 1

posted by bender at 07:07 PM on September 12

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Fourteen

Lions by 9

Stampeders by four

Montral by a field goal

posted by argoal at 06:56 PM on September 12

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Fourteen

B.C. by 7

Calgary by 7

Saskatchewan by 10

posted by ic23b at 06:08 PM on September 12

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Fourteen

BC by 12

Calgary by 8

Saskatchewan by 3

posted by Reever at 05:05 PM on September 12

NFL Pick 'Em Week 2: Broken Clavicle Edition

Carolina by 7
San Francisco by 6
L.A. Chargers by 3
Green Bay by 4
Tennessee by 6
New England by 17 - LOCK
Buffalo by 8
Seattle by 6
Dallas by 7
Baltimore by 10 - LOCK
Houston by 7 - LOCK
Kansas City by 10 - LOCK
Chicago by 6
L.A. Rams by 6
Philadelphia by 3
Cleveland by 7 - LOCK

posted by tron7 at 04:55 PM on September 12

NFL Pick 'Em Week 2: Broken Clavicle Edition

Panthers by 8

posted by Ufez Jones at 04:38 PM on September 12

NFL Pick 'Em Week 2: Broken Clavicle Edition

Tampa Bay at Carolina Panthers by 7
San Francisco at Cincinnati Bengals by 3
L.A. Chargers at Detroit Lions by 3
Minnesota at Green Bay Packers by 10
Indianapolis at Tennessee Titans by 7
New England at Miami Pats by 24 LOCK
Buffalo at N.Y. Giants Giants by 7
Seattle at Pittsburgh Steelers by 8
Dallas at Washington Cowgirls by 10
Arizona at Baltimore Ravens by 14 LOCK
Jacksonville at Houston Texans by 10 LOCK
Kansas City at Oakland Chiefs by 10 LOCK
Chicago at Denver Broncos by 3
New Orleans at L.A. Rams Rams by 7
Philadelphia at Atlanta Eagles by 3
Cleveland at N.Y. Jets Browns by 3

posted by truthhurts at 03:41 PM on September 12

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

911 calling David Fulcher and Steve Atwater: can you please suit up and come help stop this guy?

posted by beaverboard at 02:54 PM on September 12

NFL Pick 'Em Week 2: Broken Clavicle Edition

In light of the Sam Darnold mono (among other) news, I would like to change my Monday night pick to Cleveland by 10.

posted by tahoemoj at 01:33 PM on September 12

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Fourteen

BC by 10

Hamilton by 8

Sask by 10

posted by cixelsyd at 01:19 PM on September 12

NFL Pick 'Em Week 2: Broken Clavicle Edition

Carolina by 6
San Francisco by 13
L.A. Chargers by 12
Green Bay by 9
Indianapolis by 7
New England by 20
Buffalo by 3
Pittsburgh by 3
Dallas by 13
Baltimore by 10
Houston by 7
Kansas City by 17
Denver by 6
L.A. Rams by 7
Philadelphia by 3
Cleveland by 9

posted by Boaz at 01:16 PM on September 12

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Fourteen

As predicted, Montreal cruises to victory over the visiting Lions. Toronto wins the turnover game for their first blowout win of the year in Ottawa. Winnipeg scores 28 in the first half to handle the Riders and maintain first place, while Calgary makes it two in a row against Edmonton.

BC @ MTLTOR @ OTTSSK @ WPGCGY @ EDM
ResultMontreal by 5Toronto by 29Winnipeg by 25Calgary by 16
Margin of Error4 to 720 to 3818 to 3311 to 21

A nice scattering of margin hits but tommytrump holds serve.

SpoFiteBC @ MTLSTOR @ OTTSSSK @ WPGSCGY @ EDMSPointsTotal Points
tommytrump Winnipeg Calgary11452
jagsnumberoneMontreal4 Winnipeg Calgary 449
DrJohnEvansMontreal6Toronto Winnipeg 447
ic23bMontreal Calgary 242
cixelsydMontreal Toronto Winnipeg Calgary 441
rcade Calgary 138
JPRMontreal4 Winnipeg Calgary 437
argoalMontreal7Toronto Winnipeg 436
ReeverMontreal4Toronto Calgary 435
bender Calgary 132
jjzucal 031
Howard_TMontreal Winnipeg 230

Our last three-pack of the season. Celebrate with a rouge and a safety!

WEEK 14

Ottawa @ B.C. (Friday, September 13)
I don't think either of these teams are destined for the playoffs.

Hamilton @ Calgary (Saturday, September 14)
Hamilton has won four in a row and is coming off a bye, but some tuning may still be required: two of those wins were tight ones against a lousy Lions team, and Calgary is always a tough place to play.

Montreal @ Saskatchewan (Saturday, September 14)
The Intrigue Bowl: Saskatchewan's run was stopped in Winnipeg last week, while Montreal's momentum has carried them into a playoff spot.

Good luck!

posted by DrJohnEvans at 12:13 PM on September 12

NFL Pick 'Em Week 2: Broken Clavicle Edition

Carolina by 6
Cincinnati by 4
Detroit by 2
Minnesota by 3
Tennessee by 2
New England by 13 (LOCK)
N.Y. Giants by 3
Seattle by 2
Dallas by 4 (LOCK)
Baltimore by 8 (LOCK)
Houston by 3
Kansas City by 9 (LOCK)
Denver by 1
L.A. Rams by 2
Philadelphia by 2
Cleveland by 6

posted by wfrazerjr at 09:39 AM on September 12

NFL Pick 'Em Week 2: Broken Clavicle Edition

Carolina by 6 LOCK

Cincinnati by 3

LA Chargers by 7

Minnesota by 10

Tennessee by 6

New England by 27 LOCK

Baltimore by 6

Seattle by 3

Dallas by 10 LOCK

Baltimore by 4 LOCK

Jacksonville by 6

Kansas City by 17 LOCK

Chicago by 7

LA Rams by 4

Philadelphia by 6

NY Jets by 3

posted by jagsnumberone at 02:32 AM on September 12

NFL Pick 'Em Week 2: Broken Clavicle Edition

Carolina by 12 LOCK

Cincinnati by 10

Detroit by 3

Minnesota by 3

Tennessee by 14 LOCK

New England by 14 LOCK

N.Y. Giants by 3

Seattle by 7

Dallas by 6

Baltimore by 6

Houston by 11 LOCK

Kansas City by 17 LOCK

Chicago by 3

New Orleans by 3

Philadelphia by 7

Cleveland by 3

posted by rumple at 10:44 PM on September 11

NFL Pick 'Em Week 2: Broken Clavicle Edition

Carolina by 10 *lock*
Cincinnati by 7 *lock*
L.A. Chargers by 6 *lock*
Green Bay by 6 *lock*
Tennessee by 9 *lock*
New England by 10 *lock*
Buffalo by 3
Seattle by 5 *lock*
Dallas by 7 *lock*
Baltimore by 6 *lock*
Houston by 17 *lock*
Kansas City by 10 *lock*
Denver by 3 *lock*
New Orleans by 7 *lock*
Philadelphia by 3 *lock*
N.Y. Jets by 3

posted by cl at 06:04 PM on September 11

NFL Pick 'Em Week 2: Broken Clavicle Edition

THURSDAY
Carolina by 8

SUNDAY
Cincinnati by 6
L.A. Chargers by 7
Minnesota by 6
Tennessee by 8
New England by 15
Buffalo by 5
Pittsburgh by 6
Dallas by 12
Baltimore by 12
Houston by 14
Kansas City by 8
Chicago by 6
L.A. Rams by 6
Philadelphia by 6

MONDAY
N.Y. Jets by 5

posted by NoMich at 05:36 PM on September 11

NFL Pick 'Em Week 2: Broken Clavicle Edition

I think the new coach has successfully de-Marvinized him. Bless your heart, beaver. May the gods of small sample size not strike down upon us with great vengeance.

Tampa Bay by 4

Cincinnati by 7

L.A. Chargers by 13 LOCK

Minnesota by 6

Tennessee by 6

New England by 21 LOCK

Buffalo by 3

Seattle by 7

Dallas by 10

Baltimore by 14 LOCK

Houston by 17 LOCK

Kansas City by 9

Chicago by 4

New Orleans by 13 LOCK

Philadelphia by 10

N.Y. Jets by 8

posted by tahoemoj at 02:29 PM on September 11

NFL Pick 'Em Week 2: Broken Clavicle Edition

rcade, don't worry about what Yahoo says. No harm in picking the Bengals.

In Game 1, Andy Dalton looked like he had been microchipped by the same lab that did the implants on Colonel Steve Austin. Dude was playing out of his mind. I think the new coach has successfully de-Marvinized him.

posted by beaverboard at 11:54 AM on September 11

NFL Pick 'Em Week 2: Broken Clavicle Edition

Carolina BY 7

San Francisco BY 6

L.A. Chargers BY 9 LOCK

Minnesota BY 4

Tennessee BY 6

New England BY 18 LOCK

Buffalo BY 4

Seattle BY 6

Dallas BY 8 LOCK

Baltimore BY 9 LOCK

Houston BY 6

Kansas City BY 13 LOCK

Chicago BY 8 LOCK

L.A. Rams BY 3

Philadelphia BY 7

Cleveland BY 4

posted by cixelsyd at 10:50 AM on September 11

NFL Pick 'Em Week 2: Broken Clavicle Edition

LOCK Carolina by 12 LOCK

posted by bender at 09:07 AM on September 11

NFL Pick 'Em Week 2: Broken Clavicle Edition

Carolina by 8

Cincinnati by 3

Detroit by 5

Green Bay by 8

Indianapolis by 5

New England by 37

Buffalo by 2

Seattle by 5

Dallas by 7

Baltimore by 9

Houston by 14

Kansas City by 16

Denver by 9

Philadelphia by 14

L.A. Rams by 6

Cleveland by 14

posted by tommytrump at 08:46 AM on September 11

NFL Pick 'Em Week 2: Broken Clavicle Edition

Better get this one in quick because we're on vacation in the Maritimes. We're in PE Island right now and heading to Nova Scotia this afternoon. The storm has really raised hell in this end of Canada. PEI is a mess, and the B&B we are staying at was running on generator until yesterday afternoon. We'll see how Nova Scotia fared tonight. This storm is a heavy blow to the economy, since much of the Maritimes depends on tourism.

Buccaneers and Panthers is hard to call. Neither looked good in week 1,so which one will wake up first. Carolina by 9.

I'll post the rest later.

posted by Howard_T at 08:15 AM on September 11

NFL Pick 'Em Week 2: Broken Clavicle Edition

Carolina by 4

Cincinnati by 3

Detroit by 3

Green Bay by 3

Tennessee by 7

New England by 26 (LOCK)

N.Y.Giants by 3

Pittsburgh by 6

Dallas by 10 (LOCK)

Baltimore by 21 (LOCK)

Houston by 12 (LOCK)

Kansas City by 14 (LOCK)

Chicago by 3

New Orleans by 3

Philadelphia by 3

Cleveland by 4

posted by ic23b at 12:29 AM on September 11

NFL Pick 'Em Week 2: Broken Clavicle Edition

Uh, that was a pretty amazing week for me! Hitting all 7 of my locks (and two of them with bonus points) seems pretty unsustainable.

Let's do it again!

Carolina by 6
San Francisco by 13
L.A. Chargers by 12
Green Bay by 9
Indianapolis by 7
New England by 20
Buffalo by 3
Pittsburgh by 3
Dallas by 13
Baltimore by 10
Houston by 7
Kansas City by 17
Denver by 6
L.A. Rams by 7
Philadelphia by 3
Cleveland by 9

posted by grum@work at 11:07 PM on September 10

NFL Pick 'Em Week 2: Broken Clavicle Edition

Panthers by 7

posted by truthhurts at 11:06 PM on September 10

NFL Pick 'Em Week 2: Broken Clavicle Edition

Carolina by 7
Cincinnati by 3
L.A. Chargers by 3
Minnesota by 7
Tennessee by 3
New England by 20 (lock)
N.Y. Giants by 6
Pittsburgh by 3
Dallas by 3
Baltimore by 10 (lock)
Houston by 7 (lock)
Kansas City by 7 (lock)
Chicago by 3
L.A. Rams by 3
Atlanta by 3
Cleveland by 3

I like the Vikings, Giants and Falcons as upsets this week, though Vegas flipped from Atlanta to Philly as favorite and it's still only a 1.5-point spread. I'm going sharply against Yahoo consensus by picking the Vikings and Bengals.

The most exciting game looks to be Saints at Rams. I can't believe New Orleans comes into this game 1-0, when all Houston had to do was play the receivers at the line! Brees was never going to throw a hail mary needing seven yards for field goal range and just enough time to call timeout for the kicker.

posted by rcade at 10:09 PM on September 10

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

The team is playing with a buoyant sense of enjoyment and relief. Not sure why.

posted by beaverboard at 01:47 PM on September 10

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Can't picture the Raiders without the Oakland fans.

posted by cixelsyd at 11:26 AM on September 10

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

/cry And that's going away

posted by NoMich at 10:24 AM on September 10

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

A venerable throwback rite of early autumn: being tackled in the middle of the Oakland A's infield dirt after another big Raiders gain while dominating a division opponent at the Coliseum.

posted by beaverboard at 09:52 AM on September 10

Antonio Brown is a New England Patriot

Just read where Belichick did everything possible to get Brown form the Steelers, and also how Brown was schooled on how to use social media to force his release from the Raiders. Cue another NFL investigation. Pats fans will soon have another reason to dislike Goodell.

posted by cixelsyd at 10:40 PM on September 09

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Haven't watched much of the Browns but hear all about Mayfield .. mostly originating from Mayfield. He was just plain bad in that game.

posted by cixelsyd at 09:26 PM on September 09

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Poor old network got suckered into the pre-season hype and assigned Nantz and Romo to work the Browns game.

If the Falcons had a championship window, it has now been moved to Aisle 21, marked down as clearance merchandise. Double pain, no screen.

posted by beaverboard at 12:15 PM on September 09

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

CBS switched off of Jaguars/Chiefs in the third quarter. I couldn't remember a local game being switched off for a more competitive one, but it turns out we lost the game here because of technical difficulties. It's still off with two minutes in the game!

I can't remember that ever happening before. Gardner Minshew's greatest performance as a pro and we can't see it.

posted by rcade at 03:59 PM on September 08

Antonio Brown is a New England Patriot

The part I don't understand is how the Steelers play into the contractual aspect now that Brown has been released and then signed by the Pats.

Here's a report that was filed after the news broke that Oakland had released him. Check out the lead paragraph.

I can't figure out or find out if the Steelers are now off the hook for that chunk of money.

I have no idea how most other Massachusetts residents feel about this acquisition, but I vigorously disapprove of it and freely tell that to one and all, including the legions of Pats haters lurking about online.

I'm hoping that Brown goes the Albert Haynesworth route rather than blazing a Randy Moss trail. The team shouldn't be associated with an individual like this. The Pats have already victimized the Raiders plenty enough over the years with player transactions and value thievery. There's no need for Brown to have a lights out 2019 season and make it even worse.

The part I do like is that if New England ditches Brown, whoever is foolish enough to pick him up would end up sending a comp draft pick to the Pats.

posted by beaverboard at 02:41 PM on September 08

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