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Enter Round 3 of the NHL Playoff Pick 'Em

My picks:

Bruins in 6
Sharks in 5
Top goal scorer: Pavelski
Top goalie (save %): Tuuka Rask
Team scoring 6: Sharks
Team with shutout: Bruins

posted by rumple at 07:02 PM on May 09, 2019

Enter Round 2 of the NHL Playoff Pick 'Em

My picks:

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Islanders in 6
Sharks in 6
Top goal scorer: Logan Couture
Top goalie (save %): Robin Lehner
Team scoring 6: Sharks
Team with shutout: Islanders

Dang I was travelling all day yesterday so missed the games. I if I can go against yesterdays winners I would take Columbus in 7 and Stars in 6.

posted by rumple at 04:46 PM on April 26, 2019

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

McGill University, arguably the top academic school in Canada, is dropping its team name, the 'Redmen". Varsity rower and member of the Kainai First Nation, Tomas Jirousek, led the campaign.

posted by rumple at 02:22 PM on April 13, 2019

Enter SportsFilter's NHL Playoff Pick 'Em

My picks:

Predators in 5
Jets in 5
Avalanche in 7
Sharks in 6
Lightning in 5
Maple Leafs in 7
Capitals in 4
Penguins in 7
Top goal scorer: A Mathews
Top goalie (save %): Braden Holtby
Team scoring 6: Sharks
Team with shutout: Predators

Thanks rcade the new system is great on the phone. Also if the Leaves and Bruins could both lose that'd be nice.

posted by rumple at 01:49 AM on April 10, 2019

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Omg. Sioux City. Suit City. Sue city. Lawsiouxt Cuty Olaintiffs

Jesus H sometimes it takes a while.

posted by rumple at 10:16 AM on April 06, 2019

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Ha! You just said Plaintiffs the jinx is on my plan worked

posted by rumple at 01:06 PM on April 05, 2019

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

It's cool what's happening with the Canes especially after they got dumped on for the big trade, which has helped both teams really. Looks like they might meet the Capitals in the first round? Good luck with that, tough matchup, but it would be nice to see some big upsets.

posted by rumple at 02:27 AM on April 05, 2019

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

My Hagfish chose a shitty time of the season to start tanking in the Hockey Pool. The Plaintiffs are on fire.

posted by rumple at 07:43 PM on April 04, 2019

There's Still One Perfect NCAA Bracket

The article says the odds are 1 in a quintillion or whatever but that's prior to the tournament. With it being 16 teams now then the odds are whatever that would be " I'm going to estimate about 1 in 32,000 if it was random winners and losers.

posted by rumple at 11:59 AM on March 28, 2019

SportsFilter NFL Playoff Pick 'Em Super Bowl 0x35 Edition

Patriots by 17 LOCK

FIRST FG: Zuerlein

FIRST TD: Gronk

PASSING: Brady +5

RUSHING: Michel +5

RECEIVING: Edelman +5

SACK: Flowers

INTERCEPTION: Harmon

OOPS: Goff

MVP: Brady

ADS: M&Ms

Tiebreaker: 51 points

posted by rumple at 05:20 PM on February 03, 2019

SportsFilter NFL Playoff Pick 'Em Conference Championship Round

I can win this thing

New Orleans by 13 LOCK

NE by 17 LOCK

QB: Brady

Rushing: Michel

Recieving: Edelman

Points: New Orleans

Sack: Flowers

posted by rumple at 09:54 PM on January 19, 2019

SportsFilter NFL Playoff Pick 'Em Divisional Round

Hmmm negative 15. Maybe because I haven't watched a single game this year.

Indy by 10

Dallas by 7

NE by 9

NO by 3

Luck

Elliot

Hilton

Rivers

Indianapolis

posted by rumple at 03:44 PM on January 12, 2019

Enter the SportsFilter NFL Playoff Pick 'Em

Houston by 7

Seattle by 7

L.A. Chargers by 10

Chicago by 7

QB Passing: Rivers (LAC)

Rushing: Carson (SEA)

Recieving: Allen (LAC)

Interception: McDougald (SEA)

Points: LA Chargers

posted by rumple at 02:35 AM on January 05, 2019

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

At 0-0-1, the Browns are off to their best start since 2004.

(stole that from somewhere)

posted by rumple at 02:43 AM on September 10, 2018

Play SportsFilter's NFL Pick 'Em Contest

Philadelphia by 14

Cleveland by 3

Indianapolis by 3

Miami by 3

Minnesota by 17 LOCK

New England by 6

New Orleans by 10

N.Y. Giants by 3

Buffalo by 6

L.A. Chargers by 10

Seattle by 17 LOCK

Arizona by 10

Dallas by 7

Green Bay by 14 LOCK

Detroit by 7

Oakland by 7

posted by rumple at 01:08 AM on September 06, 2018

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Johnny Manziel's first CFL pass.

posted by rumple at 02:20 AM on August 04, 2018

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Sports broadcaster Dale Hansen, a fat, white guy in a deep red state,' is an unlikely liberal hero (WaPo)

posted by rumple at 01:27 PM on August 03, 2018

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Of all the black athletes President Trump has slandered and scapegoated, he has never come after LeBron James. Not that I want him to, but I have to wonder why. The man who has insulted Colin Kaepernick for his civil rights protests and Stephen Curry for refusing to celebrate a championship with him at the White House has still never targeted the most visible and well-known male athlete in American sports.

posted by rumple at 09:08 PM on July 31, 2018

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em: Stanley Cup Final Round

I'm in the UK and haven't seen a result

I think Wash will win but in the interests of winning this contest:

VEGAS IN 7

Longest: 60 minutes +1

First goal: MAFleury (I see some strikethroughs already)

Conn Smythe Karlsson

Most goals Karlsson

Most penalty. Neal

% Fleury

Total goals. 33

Off to check score (just woke up and remembered this thing. If not cool then I volunteer for 2nd last )

posted by rumple at 01:36 AM on May 29, 2018

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em: Third Round

I've been Malkoviched! I did feel a tingle in my nethers about that time . . .

posted by rumple at 09:06 PM on May 12, 2018

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em: Third Round

I have no idea where that second post from me came from!

posted by rumple at 07:34 PM on May 11, 2018

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em: Third Round

Washington in 6; Kuznetsov (goals), Backstrom (points) +1 +1

Winnipeg in 5; Laine (goals), Wheeler (points)

posted by rumple at 12:59 PM on May 11, 2018

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em: Second Round

Winnipeg in 7, Laine +2

San Jose in 6, Neal

Tampa Bay in 5, Point +1

Washington in 7, Crosby +1

posted by rumple at 01:09 AM on April 26, 2018

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

.... and may they all lose....

love, B.C.

posted by rumple at 07:53 PM on April 24, 2018

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em Starts Tonight

Winnipeg in 5 +2

Pittsburgh in 5 +1

Los Angeles in 7

Tampa Bay in 5 +2

Boston in 4 +1

Washington in 6 +2

Nashville in 4 +1

San Jose in 6 +1

Anze Kopitar

posted by rumple at 05:50 PM on April 11, 2018

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

3 professional soccer players vs 100 kids.

posted by rumple at 02:22 PM on March 30, 2018

MLB Execs Consider Wild 9th-Inning Batting Rule

So the team with the lead gets the chance to extend their lead though?

And I assume if you had, say, your 234 hitters coming up anyway you could then go 2341566 or something?

Actually a fun alternative would be for a game going into extra innings, start pulling fielders. So 10th inning no CF, then pull SS for the 11th, 3b for 12th. If you ever get to pulling the catcher the fans will go wild. I love this idea.

posted by rumple at 03:42 PM on February 24, 2018

MLB Execs Consider Wild 9th-Inning Batting Rule

I dunno I'm not really that much of a baseball fan but I think this would make the game more exciting. Chances are I would attend a few games and buy the online access package. Certainly I would purchase a cap and jersey of my team from mlb.com and I would post baseball-related comments to Sportsfilter indicating my newly enhanced enthusiasm for America's pastime.

posted by rumple at 12:36 PM on February 24, 2018

The Film the NFL doesn't want you to see

I thought it was really creative in that it divorces the normal viewing of a "hit" and remixes it into something else .... there's no little "thrill" for each one, just a hurt player and then the spooky rise of bodies.

They do a few in normal order near the end of the trailer. Possibly watching a half hour or more of reversed ones in the whole film would induce a new understanding of the spectacle, or if they mixed them up .... .

posted by rumple at 02:51 PM on February 07, 2018

SportsFilter 2016-17 NFL Playoff Pick 'Em Champion: tron7

Thanks rcade ... moral victory for tron7 on raw points.....

Renewed condolences over your dad.

posted by rumple at 11:37 PM on February 05, 2018

Super Bowl 0x34

I can't abide the Flyers so I could never, ever support a Philadelphia team. So go New England, I guess.

posted by rumple at 07:11 PM on February 04, 2018

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Super Bowl 0x34

New England by 14 LOCK -10

FG: Gostkowski

FIRST TD: Gronkowski

PASSING: Brady +5

RUSHING: Ajayi

RECEIVING: Amendola +5

SACK: C Long

INTERCEPTION: Harmon +5

OOPS: Foles +5

MVP: Brady

CONTEST WINNER: RUMPLE dammit

posted by rumple at 07:59 PM on February 02, 2018

Cleveland Indians Will Drop Chief Wahoo in 2019

It's been posted before I think, but the Spokane Indians baseball team has taken a lead here. Of course, Spokane is named after the tribe so it's a little different but if they do continue to use "Indians" as a generic term (which they shouldn't) there are a lot of respectful ways they could rework their jerseys. I see they are going to keep selling Chief Wahoo merchandise to maintain their trademark (couldn't they just offer non-existent always out of stock wahoo merchandise?).

(Arguable Cleveland is just as offensive a name if you are Native American)

posted by rumple at 07:05 PM on January 29, 2018

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Conference Championship Round

Also Points: NE. (Edit box doesn't work on iPhone for me)

posted by rumple at 12:57 PM on January 21, 2018

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Conference Championship Round

NE By 17 LOCK

PHILLY BY 13 LOCK

PASSER BRADY

RUSHER AJAYI

RECIEVER GRINKOWSKI

TURNOVER FLOWERS NE

wild weather on the island and no power, no ferries. Wood stove is hot and camp stove is making coffee so all good.

posted by rumple at 12:56 PM on January 21, 2018

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Divisional Round

Philadelphia By 11 LOCK

New England BY 17 LOCK

Pittsburgh BY 10 LOCK

New Orleans BY 7

Passing Roethlsberger +5

Rushing: Bell

Receiving: Gronkowski

Sack: Flowers +5

Points: Pittsburgh

posted by rumple at 11:39 PM on January 12, 2018

NFL Pick 'Em Champion: Tron7

thanks rcade, and congrats tron.

posted by rumple at 11:51 PM on January 05, 2018

Play SportsFilter's NFL Playoff Pick 'Em Contest

Kansas City by 14 LOCK

L.A. Rams by 10 LOCK

Jacksonville by 10 LOCK

New Orleans by 15 LOCK

The quarterback BREES +5

rushing yards HUNT (KC)

receiving yards THOMAS (N.O.)

an interception. Bouye (Jacksonville)

score the most points. New Orleans +5

posted by rumple at 11:49 PM on January 05, 2018

NFL Pick 'Em Week 17: All the Marbles Edition

Detroit by 11 LOCK

Indianapolis by 7 LOCK

Minnesota by 14 LOCK

New England by 17 LOCK

Washington by 10 LOCK

Philadelphia by 14 LOCK

Pittsburgh by 20 LOCK

Carolina by 9 LOCK

Kansas City by 13 LOCK

Jacksonville by 14 LOCK

SF by 10 LOCK

Miami by 10 LOCK

L.A. Chargers by 20 LOCK

Seattle by 17 LOCK

New Orleans by 20 LOCK

Baltimore by 13 LOCK

posted by rumple at 11:16 PM on December 29, 2017

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Johnny Manziel conditionally cleared to play in CFL next year.

"I refuse to let my entire life of sports from the age of four be squandered by partying," Manziel said in a message sent Friday to ESPN's Ed Werder. "I just got sick of it. One day I didn't like what I saw in the mirror and realized I could really help people in the position I'm in.

"I love sports, I love football and when you take something away from yourself you realize it the hard way. The happiness from doing it sober has been astronomical. Beyond my wildest imagination and once that continued other good things started happening in my life and it just clicked."

posted by rumple at 08:01 PM on December 28, 2017

NFL Pick 'Em Week 16: Gene Steratore's Index Card Edition

Baltimore by 14 LOCK

Green Bay by 7

Chicago by 10 LOCK

Detroit by 7

L.A. Rams by 10

Kansas City by 17 LOCK

New England by 20 LOCK

New Orleans by 14 LOCK

L.A. Chargers by 13 LOCK

Washington by 3

Carolina by 14 LOCK

Jacksonville by 17 LOCK

Seattle by 10

Arizona by 9

Philadelphia by 15 LOCK

Pittsburgh by 20 LOCK

posted by rumple at 04:34 PM on December 22, 2017

Why don't we care about the biggest sex abuse scandal in sports history?

Now McKayla Maroney is claiming in a lawsuit that the US Gymnastics tried to silence her through a paid non-disclosure agreement just a year ago.

Generally, yes tahoe, I sense that grown men abusing boys is somehow considered more of a problem than grown men abusing girls. Also, woman's gymnastics has tended to accentuate a weird kind of sexual vibe with pre-pubescent and pubescent girls, especially tiny, limber ones. They create a sort of weird liminal young woman with attributes of highly skilled attributes and of naive children at the same time.

posted by rumple at 03:45 PM on December 20, 2017

NFL Pick 'Em Week 15: Concussion Protocol Edition

Ugh missed Saturday games somehow

Buffalo By 10

Baltimore By 7

Minnesota By 17 LOCK

New Orleans BY 14 LOCK

Philadelphia BY 3

Washington By 10

Carolina by 7

Seattle By 14 LOCK

New England BY 7

Tennessee By 7

Oakland by 13 LOCK

Atlanta BY 10 LOCK

posted by rumple at 02:12 AM on December 17, 2017

NFL Pick 'Em Week 15: Concussion Protocol Edition

Indianaoplis by 6

posted by rumple at 06:54 PM on December 14, 2017

NFL Pick 'Em Week 14: Get Better Ryan Shazier Edition

Atlanta (previously)

Buffalo by 10

Cincinnati by 14 LOCK

Green Bay by 10

Kansas City by 7

Dallas by 3

Tampa Bay by 10

Minnesota by 10

Houston by 3

Denver by 6

Tennessee by 7

L.A. Chargers by 14 LOCK

Philadelphia by 14 LOCK

Seattle by 10

Pittsburgh by 13 LOCK

New England by 17 LOCK

posted by rumple at 10:55 PM on December 08, 2017

NFL Pick 'Em Week 14: Get Better Ryan Shazier Edition

Atlanta by 3. Rest later.

posted by rumple at 04:53 PM on December 07, 2017

NFL Pick 'Em Week 13: With the First Pick the Giants Take Edition

Washington by 6 (previously)

Atlanta by 9

New England by 17 LOCK

Chicago by 13 LOCK

Green Bay by 4

Tennessee by 7

Miami by 3

Kansas City by 10

Jacksonville by 17 LOCK

Baltimore by 10

L.A. Chargers by 20 LOCK

Oakland by 9

New Orleans by 7

Arizona by 3

Seattle by 6

Pittsburgh by 10

posted by rumple at 11:33 PM on December 02, 2017

NFL Pick 'Em Week 13: With the First Pick the Giants Take Edition

Washington TeamMates over Dallas in nfl pickem by 6

posted by rumple at 03:10 PM on November 30, 2017

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Oscar Pistorius has his sentence doubled, to 13.5 years.

posted by rumple at 02:26 PM on November 24, 2017

NFL Pick 'Em Week 12: Turkey Leg Award Edition

Minnesota by 13

L.A. Chargers by 4

Washington by 10

Atlanta by 14 LOCK

Cincinnati by 14 LOCK

Tennessee by 6

Kansas City by 9 LOCK

New England by 20 LOCK

N.Y. Jets by 3

Philadelphia by 21 LOCK

Seattle by 13 LOCK

Oakland by 6

LA Rams by 3

Jacksonville by 10 LOCK

Pittsburgh by 10 LOCK

Baltimore by 7

posted by rumple at 02:14 AM on November 23, 2017

NFL Pick 'Em Week 11: Jerry Jones is Detrimental Edition

Jacksonville by 14 LOCK

Chicago by 3

Green Bay by 7

Miami by 10

Minnesota by 10

New Orleans by 17 LOCK

Kansas City by 14 LOCK

Houston by 3

L.A. Chargers by 7

Cincinnati by 3

New England by 21 LOCK

Philadelphia by 9

Seattle by 13 LOCK

posted by rumple at 06:47 PM on November 18, 2017

NFL Pick 'Em Week 11: Jerry Jones is Detrimental Edition

Pittsburgh by 10

posted by rumple at 04:28 PM on November 16, 2017

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

First case of CTE diagnosed in a living former football player.

posted by rumple at 06:26 PM on November 15, 2017

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Edmonton Earthworms.

Edmonton Echidnas.

Edmonton Elephants.

Edmonton Equestrians.

Edmonton Emergent Phenomena.

Edmonton Electrons.

Edmonton Erectors.

Edmonton Eskimo Pies.

Or, you know,

The Mighty Inuit of Edmonton.

The Edmonton Elk of Parkdale.

posted by rumple at 01:45 PM on November 10, 2017

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Edmonton Easterners is catchy and sounds good from my perspective. Edmonton Foxes: they could almost keep the same logo. Edmonton Musk Oxen (EMO) would be great, teach irregular plurals, and let's face it, musk oxen are not unlike slow defensive linemen.

Edmonton Rough Riders is also available still.

posted by rumple at 12:53 PM on November 10, 2017

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

If the Edmonton Eskimos don't rename the team before next season, the 2018 Grey Cup could be "beset by a very charged" debate about the issue, warns [Edmonton] Mayor Don Iveson.

posted by rumple at 12:52 AM on November 10, 2017

NFL Pick 'Em Week 10: Detroit Wins in Lambeau Edition

Seattle by 10 LOCK

Buffalo by 3

Chicago by 3

Detroit by 14 LOCK

Tennessee by 7

Pittsburgh by 14 LOCK

N.Y. Jets by 10

Minnesota by 10

Jacksonville by 13 LOCK

L.A. Rams by 6

Atlanta by 14 LOCK

N.Y. Giants by 9

New England by 17 LOCK

Carolina by 13 LOCK

posted by rumple at 11:53 PM on November 08, 2017

NFL Pick 'Em Week 9: That Was a Touchdown Edition

Buffalo by 3 (above)

Tennessee by 7

New Orleans by 13 LOCK

N.Y. Giants by 3

Philadelphia by 10

Carolina by 6

Jacksonville by 6

Houston by 3

Arizona by 10

Seattle by 13 LOCK

Kansas City by 6

Miami by 4

Green Bay by 7

posted by rumple at 02:42 PM on November 03, 2017

NFL Pick 'Em Week 9: That Was a Touchdown Edition

Buffalo by 3

posted by rumple at 07:39 PM on November 02, 2017

NFL Pick 'Em Week 8: Sacksonville Edition

Miami at Baltimore In huddle I think

Minnesota by 14 LOCK

buffalo by 4

cincinnati by 6

New England by 11

New Orleans by 15 LOCK

N.Y. Jets BY 5

Philadelphia By 14 LOCK

Carolina BY 6

Seattle By 17 LOCK

Dallas BY 3

Pittsburgh by 10

Kansas City By 9

posted by rumple at 02:37 AM on October 29, 2017