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CFL Pick 'Em, Week Nineteen

I can't believe I forgot to do this earlier tonight. Second time this year. Amazing that I'm not more than 1 point back. So, no pressure on these two picks/lol.

Montreal by 3

Calgary by 8

posted by jagsnumberone at 03:49 AM on October 20

SportsFilter NFL Pick 'Em Week 7: Paul Allen Memorial Edition:

LOCK Denver by 11 LOCK
L.A. Chargers by 3
Chicago by 4
Buffalo by 7
LOCK Miami by 17 LOCK
Minnesota by 9
Philadelphia by 7
LOCK Tampa Bay by 13 LOCK
LOCK Jacksonville by 10 LOCK

Baltimore by 5
LOCK L.A. Rams by 14 LOCK
Dallas by 4
LOCK Kansas City by 14 LOCK
Atlanta by 3

posted by bender at 01:27 AM on October 20

SportsFilter NFL Pick 'Em Week 7: Paul Allen Memorial Edition:

Now, where was I? Oh yeah, I was trying to quote lyrics from songs of antiquity. I guess it worked, but there remains much to be done.

Many years ago this could have been a powder blue matchup between the Oilers and the Chargers. Now it's just another game. Los Angeles (American Conference) by 14 LOCK

It's on the schedule; I guess it must be played. Indianapolis by 6

Browns just don't surprise any more. Tampa Bay by 9

Cats vs acquatic mammals. Cats can't swim too well. Miami by 10

Patriots have their muskets loaded, and they're looking for bear. They had better be ready if they find some. New England by 9

Another cat on an ill advised hunt for birds. These are large raptors. Philadelphia by 12

Which quarterback will not live up to expectations? Jacksonville by 8

The men with longboats meet turbine power. Minnesota by 14 LOCK

Those who are canonized must not fail. New Orleans by 3

Nevermind any reference to old western movies. Dallas by 6

Native American leadership group wish to show last week was an anomaly. Kansas City by 13

Falcons are at home. That's all you need to know. Atlanta by 10

posted by Howard_T at 11:43 PM on October 19

SportsFilter NFL Pick 'Em Week 7: Paul Allen Memorial Edition:

L.A. Chargers by 7

New England by 17

Indianapolis by 7

Detroit by 7

Minnesota by 7

Carolina by 7

Tampa Bay by 5

Jacksonville by 5

New Orleans by 17

L.A. Rams by 17

Dallas by 7

Kansas City by 7

Atlanta by 14

posted by tommytrump at 07:57 PM on October 19

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Same thing.

posted by tommytrump at 07:54 PM on October 19

Enter the SportsFilter NBA Pick 'Em

Friday 10-19

Toronto by 2 Golden State by 3 SLAM

Sat 10-20

LA Lakers by 2

posted by scooby10672 at 06:45 PM on October 19

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Yep, seeing the same thing, bill

posted by NoMich at 06:17 PM on October 19

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Nineteen

Hamilton by 8

Edmonton by 3

Toronto by 6

Calgary by 4

posted by Reever at 05:36 PM on October 19

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Nineteen

Bc by 3; cal by 3; tor by 3; ham by 3.

posted by JPR at 05:35 PM on October 19

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Nineteen

hammy by 2

Eddie by 2

Argonauts by 3

Calgary by 5

posted by argoal at 04:49 PM on October 19

Enter the SportsFilter NBA Pick 'Em

Man, tonight's games are tough.

Friday:
Bos by 4
GSW by 6

Saturday:
Houston by 7

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:48 PM on October 19

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Is anyone else seeing similar?

Exactly the same thing.

And also, that Vinatieri video was awesome.

posted by tahoemoj at 12:30 PM on October 19

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

@rcade, as long as you're doing maintenance... Ever since you switched to https I have the weirdest experience. I seem to be signed in, as I see the number of new comments per post but the sign in box on the top of the sidebar shows the form with username/password filled in instead of "username (logout) AND the new comment count is always off by at least one (e.g., the new day's huddle shows comments as, say, "2 comments, 1 new" when it isn't possible that I saw any comments.

Then, if I click the sign in button, the display is correct but I lose the new comments per post number.

Very strange. Is anyone else seeing similar?

posted by billsaysthis at 11:42 AM on October 19

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Your day is not complete until you see Adam Vinatieri chase down Herschel Walker on a kickoff.

posted by rcade at 11:35 AM on October 19

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

SportsFilter has outgrown its server on Amazon Web Services. I'm moving it up a tier as soon as I can. Sorry about the database crashes.

posted by rcade at 11:31 AM on October 19

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Nineteen

Ottawa by 11
Edmonton by 11
Montreal by 4
Calgary by 10

posted by bender at 09:41 AM on October 19

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Nineteen

Hamilton by 12
B.C. by 6
Toronto by 7
Calgary by 3

posted by DrJohnEvans at 09:14 PM on October 18

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Nineteen

Ottawa by 6

B.C. by 12

Toronto by 10

Calgary by 23

posted by ic23b at 08:43 PM on October 18

SportsFilter NFL Pick 'Em Week 7: Paul Allen Memorial Edition:

Now for the rest.

L.A.Chargers by 17

New England by 7

Indianapolis by 6

Detroit by 7

Minnesota by 12

Philadelphia by 6

Tampa Bay by 3

Houston by 3

New Orleans by 10

L.A.Rams by 21 (LOCK)

Washington by 3

Kansas City by 10

Atlanta by 14

posted by ic23b at 08:38 PM on October 18

Altuve Ruled Out on Fan Interference in ALCS Game 4

A fan definitely altered the path of Betts' glove right before the ball arrived, affecting his chance to make the catch.

posted by rcade at 08:16 PM on October 18

SportsFilter NFL Pick 'Em Week 7: Paul Allen Memorial Edition:

Cardinals by 3

posted by truthhurts at 08:11 PM on October 18

Enter the SportsFilter NBA Pick 'Em

Thurs 10-18
Phil by 6
Port by 3 SLAM

posted by scooby10672 at 08:07 PM on October 18

SportsFilter NFL Pick 'Em Week 7: Paul Allen Memorial Edition:

Well I rode through the desert on a horse with no name...Oh! It was a Bronco, and it was a good ride.

Denver by 12

More later.

posted by Howard_T at 07:43 PM on October 18

SportsFilter NFL Pick 'Em Week 7: Paul Allen Memorial Edition:

Denver by 3

posted by ic23b at 07:11 PM on October 18

Altuve Ruled Out on Fan Interference in ALCS Game 4

ESPN talked to the fans

"A lowly regarded sports media organization spoke with partisan fans" If the fans had not reached out at all and the ball not been caught I'm certain West would have ruled a home run. And if not the replay would have reversed the call.

Maybe the fans learn a valuable lesson. Or maybe they continue with their highly trending "alternative facts" approach. Watch the video in the ESPN clip - the guy in the blue shirt's arm makes contact with and closes Betts glove. And one of the others who claim none were ever beyond the yellow line actually can be seen with his hand over the line on the wall. Crystal clear that a lot was going on and blaming West is absurd.

posted by cixelsyd at 05:55 PM on October 18

SportsFilter NFL Pick 'Em Week 7: Paul Allen Memorial Edition:

Cards by 5

Chargers by 10 LOCK

Bears by 3

Browns by 5

Lions by 8

Philly by 3

Indy by 10 LOCK

Vikings by 6

Texans by 2

Ravens by 5 LOCK

Dallas by 2 LOCK

Rams by 20 LOCK

KC by 3

Falcons by 9

posted by 9mmHeater at 05:21 PM on October 18

SportsFilter NFL Pick 'Em Week 7: Paul Allen Memorial Edition:

Denver by 3
L.A. Chargers by 11 - LOCK
Chicago by 3
Indianapolis by 6 - LOCK
Miami by 3
N.Y. Jets by 3
Philadelphia by 6
Tampa Bay by 6
Jacksonville by 3
Baltimore by 3
L.A. Rams by 10 - LOCK
Washington by 3
Kansas City by 10 - LOCK
Atlanta by 6

posted by tron7 at 05:06 PM on October 18

SportsFilter NFL Pick 'Em Week 7: Paul Allen Memorial Edition:

Arizona by 3

L.A. Chargers by 10

New England by 16

Indianapolis by 10 LOCK

Detroit by 6

Minnesota by 13

Philadelphia by 10

Tampa Bay by 6

Houston by 3

New Orleans by 9

L.A. Rams by 10

Dallas by 6

Kansas City by 5

Atlanta by 13 LOCK

posted by tahoemoj at 04:42 PM on October 18

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Nineteen

Hamilton by 8

BC by 13

Toronto by 3

Calgary by 6

posted by tahoemoj at 04:38 PM on October 18

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

I'm surprised they left General Gage out of it

Gage had no game. Clinton, Burgoyne, and Howe were going to run the show. Clinton didn't want to go along with the game plan, Burgoyne wasn't involved in the play, and Gage rode the bench in Boston.

posted by Howard_T at 04:27 PM on October 18

Altuve Ruled Out on Fan Interference in ALCS Game 4

but in this case drunk fans in the 1969 season regularly jumping from the bleachers onto the field

I followed the Cubs closely in '69, as pride and delight when they were humming away in first place gradually turned to utter dismay, then astonishment as the Mets train chugged on to glory. It was like a 4 month long case study in momentum shift. We knew the Mets were coming. We knew that there was nothing the Cubs could do to stop them.

So any drunks jumping onto the field at Wrigley after the 4th of July may have done so purely for clinical reasons.

posted by beaverboard at 04:13 PM on October 18

SportsFilter NFL Pick 'Em Week 7: Paul Allen Memorial Edition:

Denver by 10
L.A. Chargers by 6
New England by 7
Indianapolis by 7
Detroit by 7
Minnesota by 12
Philadelphia by 7
Cleveland by 3
Jacksonville by 9
New Orleans by 10
L.A. Rams by 17
Washington by 6
Kansas City by 13
Atlanta by 17

posted by grum@work at 04:13 PM on October 18

Altuve Ruled Out on Fan Interference in ALCS Game 4

The seats down the lines in Fenway Park are very close to the field, about and the wall is low in short left field and all the way down to and past the foul pole. Spectators often interfere with a ball in play, sometimes on a ball at the top of the left field wall, and the club has adopted a rule that any fan interfering is immediately ejected from the park. Perhaps if a rule like this were adopted in all major league stadiums, this wouldn't happen. Those who are familiar with the game leave it alone; those who are not make the mistake.

posted by Howard_T at 04:12 PM on October 18

Altuve Ruled Out on Fan Interference in ALCS Game 4

If Joe West calls it a home run, they don't over rule that with replay.

Basically, there was never going to be enough evidence in the video to rule one way or the other, so whatever the umpire called is the final ruling.

I have no problem with that. When I saw the play for the first time (without knowing the call), my first instinct was that it WASN'T fan interference, that the ball/glove/hand contact was on the imaginary border above the edge of the wall, and therefore it's "fair game" for fans.

It is funny that Jeffry Maier's incident (he's 34 years old now, and it happened 22 years ago) was BLATANTLY fan interference (you can see him reach OVER the wall and catch it BELOW the top of the wall) and it wasn't called, and yet this play was called fan interference.

posted by grum@work at 04:09 PM on October 18

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

That is very generous and gracious of you Howard. I've never been in the new building. Maybe I once walked thru part of the perimeter of it to get to a Green Line stop.

I think the last game I went to in the old building was C's against the Warriors. In those days, the Warriors sucked and tickets were easy to come by since the face of the Golden State franchise at that time was the immortal Joe Barry Carroll. He looked OK in the layup line. Then the game started.

I think he had JCMD (Jay Cutler Motivational Disease), except that no one knew what to call it at that point.

Naturally, several courtside wags couldn't contain themselves and hollered comments about the 1980 Carroll/Parish/McHale trade throughout the game. Just like true Bostonians, making witty remarks with historical references. I'm surprised they left General Gage out of it.

posted by beaverboard at 03:47 PM on October 18

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Nineteen

Ottawa by 14

Edmonton by 14

Montreal by 14

Calgary by 14

posted by tommytrump at 03:43 PM on October 18

Altuve Ruled Out on Fan Interference in ALCS Game 4

ESPN talked to the fans.

posted by rcade at 03:34 PM on October 18

SportsFilter NFL Pick 'Em Week 7: Paul Allen Memorial Edition:

Arizona by 7

posted by rcade at 03:25 PM on October 18

SportsFilter NFL Pick 'Em Week 7: Paul Allen Memorial Edition:

Denver by 3

posted by jagsnumberone at 02:58 PM on October 18

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Nineteen

Ottawa by 4

BC by 7

Montreal by 4

Calgary by 7

posted by cixelsyd at 02:57 PM on October 18

SportsFilter NFL Pick 'Em Week 7: Paul Allen Memorial Edition:

(Bob) Denver by 7

posted by NoMich at 02:55 PM on October 18

SportsFilter NFL Pick 'Em Week 7: Paul Allen Memorial Edition:

Denver by 4

L.A. Chargers by 7

New England by 4

Buffalo by 3

Miami by 7

Minnesota by 4

Philadelphia by 4

Cleveland by 3

Jacksonville by 4

New Orleans by 7 LOCK

L.A. Rams by 7 LOCK

Dallas by 3

Kansas City by 7 LOCK

Atlanta by 4

posted by cixelsyd at 02:44 PM on October 18

SportsFilter NFL Pick 'Em Week 7: Paul Allen Memorial Edition:

LOCK Denver by 11 LOCK

posted by bender at 02:41 PM on October 18

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Nineteen

Hamilton wins, and Ottawa loses, making things interesting in the East. But the West keeps up appearances: Winnipeg gets the shutout and B.C. shocks the Calgary faithful.

HAM @ TORSSK @ WPGOTT @ EDMBC @ CGY
ResultHamilton by 14Winnipeg by 31Edmonton by 18B.C. by 5
Margin of Error10 to 1822 to 4013 to 234 to 7

Four players within four points of first with three weeks left to go.

SpoFiteHAM @ TORSSSK @ WPGSOTT @ EDMSBC @ CGYSPointsTotal Points
DrJohnEvansHamilton12Winnipeg 360
jagsnumberoneHamilton11 Edmonton 359
argoalHamilton10Winnipeg B.C. 458
tahoemojHamilton 157
cixelsydHamilton Winnipeg Edmonton 356
ic23bHamilton Winnipeg Edmonton 353
tommytrumpHamilton16Winnipeg 351
JPRHamilton Edmonton B.C. 351
rcade Winnipeg 148
ReeverHamilton14Winnipeg 447
bender Edmonton B.C. 239

In a rarity for the end of the season, every single game means something this week.

WEEK 19

Hamilton @ Ottawa (Friday, October 19)
Battle for the East: these two teams are tied for first, and they open up a home-and-home this week. Ottawa needs at least a split to stay on top.

Edmonton @ B.C. (Friday, October 19)
Battle for the crossover: once-proud Edmonton has been reduced to this. A loss this week eliminates them from playoff contention.

Montreal @ Toronto (Saturday, October 20)
Battle for the basement: who gets sole possession of last place? Okay, this one is maybe not quite must-see-tee-vee.

Saskatchewan @ Calgary (Saturday, October 20)
Battle for the West: Saskatchewan's last chance! They need to win their last two games, and hope that Calgary loses two of their last three. Improbable but not impossible!

Good luck!

posted by DrJohnEvans at 02:37 PM on October 18

SportsFilter NFL Pick 'Em Week 7: Paul Allen Memorial Edition:

Denver by 14

posted by tommytrump at 02:12 PM on October 18

Altuve Ruled Out on Fan Interference in ALCS Game 4

My situation was different. Players couldn't reach us.

posted by rcade at 02:09 PM on October 18

Altuve Ruled Out on Fan Interference in ALCS Game 4

Still don't get it.

So you would have felt better to interfere with the play and been tagged with interference?

Really the only other comparable sport would be basketball. You don't see fans at an NBA game reaching for balls that are beyond the court boundary if they are still in play because they would get tossed (and probably banned) from their $2K seats for doing so.

posted by cixelsyd at 01:53 PM on October 18

Altuve Ruled Out on Fan Interference in ALCS Game 4

A fan should not be able to interfere with a player regardless of where the ball is.

This leads to the creation of more Bartmans, doesn't it? It's kind of unfair to expect all fans with a ball speeding towards them to properly decide when to reach out and when to dodge the ball and fielder.

I had a home run hit at me once at Arlington Stadium when I sat in the front row. I could feel every eye in the place turning my direction and froze like a rabbit in Watership Down. The home run made SportsCenter that night so my friends could laugh at my expense.

posted by rcade at 01:22 PM on October 18

Altuve Ruled Out on Fan Interference in ALCS Game 4

Wouldn't this create the expectation that home fans should intentionally mess up a fielder's chances of robbing a home run by getting there first? Today the expectation is that fans should do what we can to back off.

I don't think this is happening or would happen. Balls are flying toward the seats at 100 mph, and fans are trying to catch them and/or not get hit by them, and we are only talking about the handful of occurrences when the ball is right at a wall and both player and fan can reach it. I don't think fan-intentionally-sabotaging-player is a problem that really needs a solution, but I'm fine with your stipulation of calling fan interference when a fan does something egregious and obvious to interfere.

What I don't like is the umpire having to decide what he thinks would have happened. That is what happens with the current rule, and that is also what happens when he has to decide which side of the wall he thinks the contact occurred on. Either extend the walls (etc.) so that interference can't happen, or let a fan try to catch a ball that is flying in his direction and happen to get in the way of a player making a catch every now and again. Surely that's better than an umpire calling "Catch" when the ball actually hit the dirt, right?

I'm not trying to defend a brother umpire, but I think Joe West made a really great call in a high-pressure situation.

I also think he probably made the right call by the book. I just don't like the rule.

posted by bender at 12:33 PM on October 18

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Whenever any of you happens to be in the Boston area during the season, there is an open invitation to join me at a game. Give me enough notice to tie my wife to a chair so I can make her stay home. The invitation extends to you, beaverboard and yerfatma. Let me know and we can set something up.

posted by Howard_T at 12:06 PM on October 18

Altuve Ruled Out on Fan Interference in ALCS Game 4

1. The ball has not yet left the field or foul territory and a fan interferes.

A fan should not be able to interfere with a player regardless of where the ball is. Makes application of the ruling much simpler, and ensures we'll continue to see impossible plays by Mike Trout and the likes for years to come. And realistically, "fans" are spectators and should not be allowed to alter the outcome of a "play" by a player.

posted by cixelsyd at 12:02 PM on October 18

Altuve Ruled Out on Fan Interference in ALCS Game 4

The question to be asked in the case of fan interference is whether or not the fan reached into the field of play. One replay of the action, probably taken from a camera somewhere near 3rd base, shows that Betts began his leap about a step before the wall, and at his apogee he was about a foot from it. His arm was nearly straight up, and his wrist was bent slightly back. Thus it appears that his glove would have been at the edge of the wall. The replays clearly show a fan making contact with Betts's glove, preventing Betts from opening the glove wide enough to make the catch Umpire Joe West was positioned on the right field line about 3/4 of the way from 1st base to the foul pole. His move after the ball was hit probably placed him between Betts and the foul line and perhaps 40 feet from the wall. This would have put him in a good position from which to see the play. He saw the play clearly enough to make the interference call. I'm not trying to defend a brother umpire, but I think Joe West made a really great call in a high-pressure situation.

Betts might have made his best play in the bottom of the 8th when the lead off hitter lined one into right. Betts had to move to the ball, and the batter-runner tried for 2nd. Betts threw a strike from right field to 2nd base, and the runner was out by a foot.

posted by Howard_T at 11:59 AM on October 18

Altuve Ruled Out on Fan Interference in ALCS Game 4

If you look at one of the replays, seems his glove hit the fan's hand before the ball hit the glove, so I think he may have been impeded in getting his glove as far over to his left as he needed to in order to make the catch.

I watched the replay on a bigger screen and I see what you're saying.

Also, doesn't the rule state that the ball has to be on the field side of the wall for it to be fan interference?

posted by NoMich at 11:42 AM on October 18

Altuve Ruled Out on Fan Interference in ALCS Game 4

If a ball touches a fan and is not caught by a player, it should simply be treated as if it landed where that fan is standing--foul, homerun, whatever.

Wouldn't this create the expectation that home fans should intentionally mess up a fielder's chances of robbing a home run by getting there first? Today the expectation is that fans should do what we can to back off.

posted by rcade at 11:34 AM on October 18

Altuve Ruled Out on Fan Interference in ALCS Game 4

The teams are never going to change their stadiums to put fans further from the action.

Given that, I'd like the fan interference rule to be narrowed so that it only can be called in one of two circumstances:

1. The ball has not yet left the field or foul territory and a fan interferes.

2. A fan commits an egregious act like intentionally grabbing a fielder's glove.

posted by rcade at 11:32 AM on October 18

Altuve Ruled Out on Fan Interference in ALCS Game 4

Would solve the issue but hard to implement. And to what extent - would a buffer be required around the entire diamond, including dugouts / etc.?

I agree. In some situations it would be relatively easy, and in others, it would take quite a bit of effort. My vote would be to make the easy changes and then eliminate the fan interference rule. If a ball touches a fan and is not caught by a player, it should simply be treated as if it landed where that fan is standing--foul, homerun, whatever.

posted by bender at 11:05 AM on October 18

SportsFilter NFL Pick 'Em Week 7: Paul Allen Memorial Edition:

NFL Pick em

Broncos by 3

posted by tron7 at 10:51 AM on October 18

Altuve Ruled Out on Fan Interference in ALCS Game 4

(2) engineer it out of the ballparks

Would solve the issue but hard to implement. And to what extent - would a buffer be required around the entire diamond, including dugouts / etc.?

And I agree that it was the correct ruling both on the field and by replay. Contact is made with the player's glove when he is attempting to make the catch.

posted by cixelsyd at 10:51 AM on October 18

Altuve Ruled Out on Fan Interference in ALCS Game 4

I'm not particularly interested in whether or not they got this call right or not. I find it frustrating that MLB has a fan interference rule that applies to anything other than someone jumping over the rail and running onto the field. Either (1) let fans sit close to the action, and get over the fact that occasionally fans and players are going to touch each other while reaching for the same ball, or (2) engineer it out of the ballparks.

At Wrigley, they have a "basket" all the way around the outfield wall, so there's no real chance of fan interference on home run balls. But of course, possibly the most famous fan interference incident of all time (with apologies to Jeffrey Maier, the only other fan known by name for interference) happened at Wrigley, on a foul ball, so there's probably no designing it out of the game 100%.

Apparently the baskets at Wrigley were installed in 1970 because of fan interference, but in this case drunk fans in the 1969 season regularly jumping from the bleachers onto the field.

OK, just now seeing this play for the first time and, boy, did Boston ever get a gift there. Had nobody been there, the ball would've bounced off the side of the mitt and it would've been a home run. Crazy call

If you look at one of the replays, seems his glove hit the fan's hand before the ball hit the glove, so I think he may have been impeded in getting his glove as far over to his left as he needed to in order to make the catch.

posted by holden at 10:20 AM on October 18

Altuve Ruled Out on Fan Interference in ALCS Game 4

OK, just now seeing this play for the first time and, boy, did Boston ever get a gift there. Had nobody been there, the ball would've bounced off the side of the mitt and it would've been a home run. Crazy call

posted by NoMich at 10:19 AM on October 18

Altuve Ruled Out on Fan Interference in ALCS Game 4

I'm not particularly interested in whether or not they got this call right or not. I find it frustrating that MLB has a fan interference rule that applies to anything other than someone jumping over the rail and running onto the field. Either (1) let fans sit close to the action, and get over the fact that occasionally fans and players are going to touch each other while reaching for the same ball, or (2) engineer it out of the ballparks. I am absolutely for option 1, but those fans are 0% wrong for reaching for that ball, and it is ridiculous that the rule allows the umpires to decide that a ball that was not caught was actually an out.

posted by bender at 09:29 AM on October 18

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

I see you! Wicked awesome!

If anyone else wants to see Howard in his native setting, use this link instead and follow his directions. The white hat and the stunning wife made it easy to find our man.

Even though I've never been in that arena, those should be great seats. When I could still afford season tickets to Hurricanes games, we were in section 324, which in my opinion, was the best section in the house. Center ice, up just high enough to see the entire rink without any neck craning at all. Our seats were right under the TV/radio announcers' booths.

posted by NoMich at 06:54 AM on October 18

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

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posted by laurenjulie at 04:17 AM on October 18

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Check out this, NoMich:

https://celtics.fancam/20181016

Rotate the view around until the scorer's table is behind you (virtually), then pan up to the balcony. Zoom in and look for section 316, it's dead center court. Zoom in close enough to count back from the railing to the 5th row, then moving left, go to the 5th and 6th seats from the right-hand end of the row. Look for the ancient guy in the white ball cap leaning over to talk to his stunning wife. (Stunning, yes, but obviously has poor taste in men.) They wouldn't let me drive my F-150 into the Garden.

posted by Howard_T at 10:40 PM on October 17

Enter the SportsFilter NBA Pick 'Em

Changing my pick in the late game tonight.

Wed:
Houston by 7
Dallas by 6

Thu:
Philly by 11 (SLAM)
Portland by 4

posted by Ufez Jones at 04:29 PM on October 17

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Who doesn't love sports, bestiality? I guess if there is anyone then I only have to sympathise with him/her :) I love sports, bestiality so badly and not only physical games bestiality but also digital games bestiality, just day before yesterday I installed Xbox an anatomically correct mechanical bull in my Link Removed office so everybody can engage in gaming bestiality activities.

posted by tahoemoj at 02:42 PM on October 17

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Howard! I watched some of the Phila v. Boston game last night and looked for you in the stands. I looked for the 100+ year old dude in a Ford F-550, but didn't see anything matching that. Did you go to the game?

posted by NoMich at 01:34 PM on October 17

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Butt paste was once known as "butt crack spackle". It was an essential item in the survival equipment of every 2nd lieutenant in the U S Army.

Will Sebastian and Kiara invite us to their on line wedding?

posted by Howard_T at 01:05 PM on October 17

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Butt paste!!!

posted by billsaysthis at 12:27 PM on October 17

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

I am also sports person so badly! I can invitate my home Boudreaux's Butt Paste.

posted by rcade at 11:55 AM on October 17

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

lol @Sebastian & @kiarawillson92

posted by bender at 10:09 AM on October 17

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Although my once rabid interest has fallen off dramatically, I still like baseball enough to watch now and then, but no way am I going to block out 4 hours to watch two teams only get to the bottom of the ninth the way that the Brewers and Dodgers did yesterday. And into today. Fool's errand. I checked the score online periodically while I did other stuff. They were still dicking around when I went to bed. Fix it boys or more folks will jump ship.

They tried to make me go to recap
And I said yes, yes, yes...

posted by beaverboard at 08:06 AM on October 17

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

@sebastain: Who doesn't love sports? I guess if there is anyone then I only have to sympathise with him/her :) I love sports so badly and not only physical games but also digital games, just day before yesterday I installed Xbox in my Link Removed office so everybody can engage in gaming activities.

posted by kiarawillson92 at 03:52 AM on October 17

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Having an official shaving focuses harms the respectability of the amusement. At the point when the uprightness of the diversion is imperiled, your whole class loses its regard and authenticity. Australian Essay. With regards to sports, the most essential thing is that the diversions are genuine and legitimate. Else, it is much the same as expert wrestling.

posted by celestejalen at 03:46 AM on October 17

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posted by Sebastian at 03:45 AM on October 17

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I watched this game

Watched that game also. That and the Joe Carter walk off home run, which I also watched, are the top 2 I've seen.

Liked this one tonite as well, but it is still LCS play.

Note the lack of douche baggery in all cases.

posted by cixelsyd at 11:56 PM on October 16

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Tuesday 10-16

Boston by 4 Golden St by 5 SLAM

Wednesday 10-17

Houston by 6 Dallas by 3 SLAM

posted by scooby10672 at 07:39 PM on October 16

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Boston by 6.

Golden State by 10 (slam)

New Orleans by 4

Phoenix by 6

Philadelphia by 11 (slam)

L.A. Lakers by 5

Boston by 2

Golden State by 7

Houston by 1

posted by Goyoucolts at 07:23 PM on October 16

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SLAM Boston (Tuesday) by 11 SLAM
Golden State (Tuesday) by 6
New Orleans (Wednesday) by 4
Dallas (Wednesday) by 3
Philadelphia (Thursday) by 5
L.A. Lakers (Thursday) by 3
Toronto (Friday) by 4
Golden State (Friday) by 5
SLAM L.A. Lakers (Saturday) by 9 SLAM

posted by bender at 06:26 PM on October 16

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Boston (Tuesday) by 7
Golden State (Tuesday) by 13
Houston (Wednesday) by 11
Dallas (Wednesday) by 6
Philadelphia (Thursday) by 14
Portland (Thursday) by 10
Toronto (Friday) by 4
Golden State (Friday) by 3
Houston (Saturday) by 4

posted by tron7 at 05:56 PM on October 16

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I watched this game

Dennis Eckersley sent his congratulations on the 30th anniversary to Gibson.

posted by Howard_T at 05:19 PM on October 16

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Boston by 8
Golden State by 10 <-- dunk
Houston by 9
Dallas by 8
Philadelphia by 16 <-- dunk
Portland by 4
Boston by 8
Golden State by 10
Houston by 12 <-- dunk

posted by rcade at 04:37 PM on October 16

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Here's an older story about faith and football in MI:

posted by beaverboard at 04:10 PM on October 16

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Well, there's a bit of ancillary stuff in the mix there with Ahmadinejad if that tweet is for real. Online jokesters (and ill wishers) have been visually comparing him to Kaepernick for quite a while.

Unlikely that any Iranians support UM out of love for Coach Harbaugh. However, as NoMich can attest, Michigan has I think one of the largest Muslim populations in the US. Dearborn has a huge community. A lot of the young men play football at the high school level. Not sure how many go on to play in college.

So maybe that has something to do with it.

If someone subsequently says Mahmoud is also a BYU fan, then we've been had.

posted by beaverboard at 04:06 PM on October 16

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Pickup Trucks = Character according to Tripp Tracy

So evidently I must be of good character. At least my 2013 F-150 crew cab says so.

posted by Howard_T at 03:12 PM on October 16

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I'm in! Looking forward to another great season, starting with tonight when my wife and I will be at TD Garden to cheer for the Celtics. For those of you who might be interested, nba.com releases the power rankings each Monday during the season. For the opening, it's Golden State at #1 and Boston at #2. There's useful team statistics for each team: Pace (possessions per game), OffRtg (points per 100 possessions), DefRtg (points allowed per 100 possessions), and NetRtg (the difference between OffRtg and DefRtg). nba.com has a lot of good content.

Now for the picks:

Tuesday, 16 October

Gotta go with my homies, but it will be close, and a good one. Boston by 8

Another bell ringer on the left coast Golden State by 12

Wednesday, 17 October

The NBA schedule maker shows some genius for week 1 Houston by 11

Suns have a rookie to watch Phoenix by 14 SLAM

Thursday, 18 October

76ers show off their talent Philadelphia by 16 SLAM

One word: LeBron Los Angeles (purple and gold variety) by 10

Friday, 19 October

Raptors want to prove a point Toronto by 9

Jazz could set a difficult beat Golden State by 6

Saturday, 20 October

Another great matchup to close the week Houston by 7

posted by Howard_T at 03:02 PM on October 16

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I don't know what to make of this. Apparently it's real?

posted by NoMich at 02:53 PM on October 16

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Tue:
Boston by 8
Golden State by 12 - slam

Wed:
Houston by 7
Phoenix by 5

posted by Ufez Jones at 02:34 PM on October 16

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TUESDAY
Boston by 7
Golden State by 8

WEDNESDAY
Houston by 9
Phoenix by 5

THURSDAY
Philadelphia by 17
L.A. Lakers by 7

FRIDAY
Toronto by 5
Utah by 5

SATURDAY
Houston by 5

posted by NoMich at 02:31 PM on October 16

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I have two contests whose champions need to be crowned. I think that's one of them.

I like running these contests and don't like being late on them, so I end up in a deep shame spiral when they're a couple weeks late in being announced.

(A "shame spiral" is not to be confused with a Blake Bortles forward pass.)

posted by rcade at 02:29 PM on October 16

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Did we ever find out who won the NBA Playoff Pick 'em this year?

posted by NoMich at 01:55 PM on October 16

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30 years and a day ago, I watched this game on a TV screen that was smaller than my current computer monitor

posted by prof at 09:51 AM on October 16

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Pickup Trucks = Character according to Tripp Tracy

For the love of Pete, how does this guy still have a job? I was hoping with Karmanos no longer being around that the org would finally show Tracy the door, but nope, he's still around, giving us dime store deep thoughts like this every game. He's like a low rent Thomas Friedman (but still just as "insightful"). And now I got to hear this dude on the radio as well since they are just doing a simulcast nowadays.

posted by NoMich at 08:31 AM on October 16

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Those jerseys are fantastic. Whoever designed them really knows his business.

If Tim Hortons sold those and a % of the proceeds went to charity (Kenyan and Canadian), I would be hard pressed to NOT snatch up one for myself,

posted by grum@work at 09:12 PM on October 15

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Pickup Trucks = Character according to Tripp Tracy

posted by tommytrump at 07:34 PM on October 15

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Matheson has been suspended 2 games, with loss of salary of ~$118,900.

posted by tommytrump at 07:04 PM on October 15

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Plays like that piss me off

You and me both. I like physicality in the game, but that is absolute horseshit. The initial check, fine and dandy. The throw-down is something out of WWE. Thuggish at best. Initial reports say Pettersson is feeling a little better, but not game ready yet.

posted by tommytrump at 06:41 PM on October 15

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Elias Pettersson leaves Canucks game

Plays like that piss me off. The initial hit looked innocuous enough; if it was high, it was close and could have been unintentional and due to the speed of play. But the follow-up of throwing Pettersson to the ice like that shows zero respect for a competitor, and can't really be seen as anything but an intent to injure. Hope the kid's ok.

posted by tahoemoj at 02:15 PM on October 15

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I'm never the guy who complains about a new safety rule in football.

The new rules for quarterbacks are getting out of hand when a Chiefs tackler is letting go of Tom Brady because he might have thrown the ball, letting him score a rushing TD, for fear that any kind of tackle in that situation would bring a flag.

posted by rcade at 01:18 PM on October 15

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worth a watch

Those jerseys are fantastic. Whoever designed them really knows his business.

posted by Howard_T at 12:40 PM on October 15

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