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SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

That is very good.

posted by cl at 12:07 PM on June 07, 2018

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

You're going to hurt yourself SOMEDAY with these catches....

Sometimes you see a good catch that makes up for a bad route. Those are fun, but part of what makes this one so great is the read. In a split second, he was sprinting straight to the spot. Sheesh!

posted by cl at 07:56 AM on August 29, 2017

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Super Bowl 0x33 Edition

Atlanta by 19 - lock -10

First FG: Stephen Gostkowski +5
First TD: Devonta Freeman +5
Passing: Matt Ryan
Rushing: Devonta Freeman +5
Receiving: Julio Jones
Sack: Vic Beasley
Interception: Deion Jones
First TO: Tom Brady
MVP: Matt Ryan
Spofi winner: Schrdinger's cat?
Total points scored: 52

posted by cl at 01:53 PM on February 05, 2017

67 Swedes Decide Whether to Take the Plunge

I think Frida was ready all along.

posted by cl at 10:31 AM on February 02, 2017

67 Swedes Decide Whether to Take the Plunge

Lately I've grown tired (to say the least) of the dishonesty and cowardice on display whenever many of our elected representatives face decisions in the public eye. To see these people come face to face with a dilemma, and then see many of them reach deep within to find a dignified way forward, well it's very refreshing.

posted by cl at 09:23 AM on February 02, 2017

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Conference Championship Edition

Atlanta by 9 - lock
New England by 12 - lock

1. Matt Ryan
2. Ty Montgomery
3. Julio Jones
4. Malcolm Butler

posted by cl at 10:25 PM on January 20, 2017

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Divisional Round Edition

Seattle by 5
New England by 15 - LOCK
Pittsburgh by 5
Dallas by 6

1. Russell Wilson
2. Ezekial Elliot
3. Antonio Brown
4. Cliff Avril

posted by cl at 01:10 AM on January 14, 2017

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Wild-Card Edition

Oakland by 5
Seattle by 9 - LOCK
Pittsburgh by 9 - LOCK
Green Bay by 5

1. Eli Manning
2. Jay Ajayi
3. Odell Beckham Jr.
4. Quintin Demps

posted by cl at 02:02 PM on January 07, 2017

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

relay discus

Sold. Who's starting the petition?

posted by cl at 05:22 PM on August 19, 2016

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Larry Yount.

At least the other guys got to taste it! And then to watch his snot nosed little brother go and make the Hall of Fame.

I feel the worst for Larry.

posted by cl at 07:54 PM on July 26, 2016

Copa America Pick 'Em Champion: Rcade

Congrats rcade!

posted by cl at 08:49 PM on June 27, 2016

Copa America Pick 'Em: Quarterfinals

Even a broken prognosticator is right once a tournament.

posted by cl at 10:55 PM on June 18, 2016

Copa America Pick 'Em: Quarterfinals

US 1, Equador 2 (Enner Valencia)
Peru 0, Colombia 3 (James Rodriguez)
Argentina 4, Venezuela 1 (Gonzalo Higuain)
Mexico 1, Chile 0 (Javier Hernandez)

Tired Hands Hoi Polloi

posted by cl at 06:07 PM on June 16, 2016

SportsFilter Copa America Centenario Pick 'Em

Group A Colombia (winner), Costa Rica, James Rodriguez (Colombia)
Group B Brazil (winner), Equador, Hulk (Brazil)
Group C Uruguay (winner), Mexico, Javier Hernandez (Mexico)
Group D Argentina (winner), Chile, Gonzalo Higuain (Argentina)

Sly Fox SRT Ale

posted by cl at 08:42 AM on June 03, 2016

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Super Bowl 0x32 Edition

Denver by 7 (lock)

Total score - 37

First field goal - Graham Gano
First touchdown - Emmanuel Sanders
Most passing yards - Peyton Manning
Most rushing yards - Jonathan Stewart
Most receiving yards - Emmanuel Sanders
Sack - Kawann Short
Interception - Kurt Coleman
First turnover - Cam Newton
Game MVP - Peyton Manning
Spofi winner - cl

posted by cl at 06:00 PM on February 07, 2016

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Conference Championship Round

Whoops, ignore me. I was mistakenly took 9 as the spread, which would have a margin of 6 to 12.

posted by cl at 11:52 PM on January 24, 2016

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Conference Championship Round

I'm pretty sure it's only academic now, but my week two total is 4 points short. Got the spread in the ARI win.

posted by cl at 10:18 PM on January 24, 2016

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Conference Championship Round

New England by 9 (lock)
Carolina by 15 (lock)

Team yards: Carolina
Team turnovers: Arizona
Passing: Cam Newton
Rushing: Jonathan Stewart
Receiving: Julian Edelman
Sacking: Kawann Short
Intercepting: Kurt Coleman

posted by cl at 10:40 PM on January 22, 2016

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em Week 2: Divisional Round

New England by 5
Arizona by 9 (lock)
Seattle by 5
Denver by 13 (lock)

Passing: Peyton Manning
Running: David Johnson
Receiving: Demaryius Thomas
Intercepting: Aqib Talib

posted by cl at 02:06 PM on January 16, 2016

NFL Network Airs 'Lost' Super Bowl on Friday

Yikes. I was bummed to have missed the broadcast, but now I'm fine with it. The NFL Network, of all things, should respect a game like that enough to let it stand on its own.

The raw camera footage available with MLB's is such a tease. I'm sure it has to do with exclusive broadcast rights sold to FOX, but it's existence for that week serves as a frustrating reminder that the technology exists for different audiences to watch the action in different ways.

There was an inning or two during last year's baseball playoffs where the broadcast booth audio wasn't making it through to the stream. I picked a camera and heard only the sounds of the game and the crowd. I love Vin Scully, but that was the best 30 minutes of baseball I've ever witnessed through a TV.

posted by cl at 01:27 PM on January 16, 2016

Play SportsFilter's NFL Playoff Pick 'Em Contest

Kansas City by 6
Pittsburgh by 9
Seattle by 3
Green Bay by 14 (lock)

Passing: Aaron Rodgers
Running: Adrian Peterson
Receiving: Antonio Brown
Sacking: Carlos Dunlap

posted by cl at 08:58 AM on January 08, 2016

LeSean McCoy: Chip Kelly Got Rid of 'All the Good Black Players'

As an Eagles fan, I appreciate all he did, but McCoy comes off like a spoiled prick.

posted by cl at 07:48 PM on May 07, 2015

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

So close to being the best flea flicker imaginable. Damn you Calvin Pace!

posted by cl at 02:37 PM on September 08, 2014

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Seems like a one-armed extension on the backswing is pretty normal for Machado. Here's another example, but note how he was at least a little bit curious about what he slugged that time.

posted by cl at 08:35 AM on June 09, 2014

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em, Super Bowl-a-Geddon Edition

1. Denver by 3

2. Eric Decker

3. Marshawn Lynch

4. Trindon Holliday

5. Peyton Manning

6. Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie

7. Shaun Phillips

8. General Motors

9. 37 points

posted by cl at 09:40 PM on February 01, 2014

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em, Championship Games-a-Ganza Edition

1. Patriots by 6 +1

2. Seahawks by 6 +3

3. Tom Brady

4. Eric Decker

5. Knowshon Moreno

6. Ahmad Brooks

posted by cl at 11:10 AM on January 19, 2014

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em, Division Round-a-Go-Go Edition

1. Seahawks by 4 +1

2. Colts by 4

3. 49ers by 10 +2

4. Broncos by 17 +1

5. Eric Decker

6. Julius Thomas

7. Logan Ryan

posted by cl at 05:20 PM on January 10, 2014

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em, Wild-Card-a-Palooza Edition

1. Colts by 14, +1

2. Eagles by 17

3. Bengals by 10

4. 49ers by 4, +2

5. Andy Dalton

6. LeSean McCoy

7. Robert Mathis, +1

posted by cl at 01:49 PM on January 04, 2014

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Jacksonville to get a second team.

posted by cl at 03:27 PM on October 30, 2013

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Welcome to Oakland, Terrell.

posted by cl at 08:04 PM on March 10, 2013

SLYT: helluva dunk

I just want to feel like I've owned something so completely for once in my life. The perfect confluence of opportunity, vision, and skill. If it ever happens it'll be one amazing piece of code.

posted by cl at 02:45 PM on July 20, 2012

Skier Nick Zoricic Dies in Skicross Crash

I did see the video before reaching my conclusion. It seems fair to call out the design of a course that allows a skier who has hit a jump wrong to land directly on a "safety" fence.

posted by cl at 12:06 AM on March 11, 2012

Skier Nick Zoricic Dies in Skicross Crash

Egger said it was a "surprise" to see Zoricic's line of flight off the jump, though "we put the fences there because you have to protect the racers for the finish area."

You have failed immensely.

posted by cl at 06:57 PM on March 10, 2012

Super Bowl Pick 'em

Pats by 11

posted by cl at 05:00 PM on February 05, 2012

NFL Playoff Pick'em, Championship Round

New England by 14
New York by 4

Flacco for 1
Cruz for 61
New England with 50%
New England with 75%

posted by cl at 08:13 AM on January 18, 2012

NFL Playoff Pick 'em, Divisional Round

San Francisco by 1
New England by 23
Baltimore by 4
Green Bay by 14

San Francisco

posted by cl at 08:48 AM on January 13, 2012

Flyers Fans Attacked Rangers Fans After Winter Classic

They would "know," lbb, because most humans are able to take visual and auditory input from their surroundings and use the data to create a pretty accurate model. They would also know, I'm betting, because they came from Jersey to watch a hockey game, not from Idaho to see the Liberty Bell.

I don't get the pointed remarks. I'm not even close to supporting what the Flyers fans did. I feel for the victims, especially if they truly weren't aware of the drunken hyper-machismo surrounding them.

posted by cl at 04:49 PM on January 05, 2012

Flyers Fans Attacked Rangers Fans After Winter Classic

If that constitutes looking for trouble, wearing an out-of-town jersey anywhere in public in Philly after a game would qualify.

No, it wouldn't. Geno's is a special kind of place.

posted by cl at 03:59 PM on January 05, 2012

Flyers Fans Attacked Rangers Fans After Winter Classic

The fools who assaulted the Rangers fans are completely to blame for their actions, and they should be punished in every reasonable means. They're the absolute worst. That's the story here, and I don't mean to redirect.

But it doesn't take a lot of imagination to think that Geno's would be an unstable and potentially unsafe scene for a couple of guys wearing Rangers jerseys at that very moment, and I think most hockey fans from Jersey would understand that very unfortunate fact.

I spent 6 years living just a few blocks from Pat's & Geno's, and it was an intersection I avoided after the stadiums let out, even wearing the right teams' logos, because it's just that kind of place.

posted by cl at 03:56 PM on January 05, 2012

Flyers Fans Attacked Rangers Fans After Winter Classic

Going to Geno's after that game seems like something you'd do if you were looking for trouble. Not to blame the victim, but that wasn't ever going to be a drama-free situation.

posted by cl at 02:41 PM on January 05, 2012

NFL Playoff Pick 'em

Cincinnati by 4
New Orleans by 11
New York by 10
Pittsburgh by 13


posted by cl at 11:39 PM on January 02, 2012

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

(especially that particular play as i still believe he was across the LOS when he threw it)

(already past the line of scrimmage, by the way)

I have to wonder if you've watched the play as many times as you claim. McCoy was two full yards from being considered past the line of scrimmage when he released the ball. LOS is the 39, he releases the ball at the 40 with his left arm at about the 41. His entire body would have to be past the 39 for them to call that, when in fact no part of his body is within a yard of it.

posted by cl at 12:47 PM on December 10, 2011

Pujols Going to Angels for 10 Years, $250 Million

This adds insult to injury for Astros fans.

posted by cl at 01:11 PM on December 08, 2011

No Teams Attend Terrell Owens Workout

A lot can be said about TO's time in Philly, but he did not underachieve. In fact, as an Eagle he showed how well he can play after recovering from a significant leg injury. Of course, that was a much younger TO.

posted by cl at 12:02 PM on October 26, 2011

Rangers Take 3-2 World Series Lead

If When...

If players are kept out for doping, can't their managers as well?

posted by cl at 05:44 PM on October 25, 2011

Rangers Take 3-2 World Series Lead

If he gets into the HoF, his plaque should depict a phone up to his ear.

posted by cl at 11:55 AM on October 25, 2011

49ers Crush Buccaneers 48-3, Improve to 4-1

Well, be thankful for 3 points. One thing the Eagles have been good at is coming up empty in the red zone, either by turning the ball over or letting final seconds run off the clock.

posted by cl at 11:00 AM on October 10, 2011

Fox Sports: Francona 'Likely' Out in Boston

This will be Buck Showalter's job to lose.

Just kidding.

posted by cl at 10:55 AM on September 30, 2011

Rays, Cardinals Win Wildest Wild Cards

Gary Thorne's call of the Orioles tying the game was great. His call of the walk-off win was up there with the best. Pure joy, emotional outburst, and then let the scene speak for itself.

So fun to see a cellar dwelling team take it to their division powerhouse like that. A fun win in Baltimore, to say the least.

posted by cl at 01:38 AM on September 29, 2011

Rays, Cardinals Win Wildest Wild Cards

Both the O's and Rays were down to their final out in the ninth.

Their final strike.

posted by cl at 01:20 AM on September 29, 2011

Falcons KO Vick, Come Back to Beat Eagles

Isn't it also worth remembering that Vick had just suffered a brain injury? Maybe give him a teensy bit of room on this one?

posted by cl at 08:45 AM on September 20, 2011

Football Ref Attacked by Players, Coaches

rcade, your elephant detection glasses clearly need a prescription update.

posted by cl at 11:25 PM on September 02, 2011

The Depressing Demise of The Nature Boy

For the most part, we are not taught to be financially responsible. Making a lot of money doesn't change that fact, or protect you from disaster. You can simply crash and burn more spectacularly.

At some point though, most people learn. Trial and error, and all that.

posted by cl at 01:07 AM on August 26, 2011

Jim Thome Hits 600th Home Run

I remember going to watch a Reds-Phillies rain make-up game when Ken Griffey Jr. was sitting on 499. He didn't get the start and never got a plate appearance, but we got something just as nice when Thome hit his 400th. They've been linked in my mind ever since.

I think there's some truth in saying Thome helped change the Phillies culture of losing. Of course, his more measurable impact on the Phillies is the part he played in getting Charlie Manual in to manage the team. For Phillies fans, I think Thome is kind of like an old friend or relative that's no longer with you, but who's influence on the day-to-day is clearly visible.

posted by cl at 09:40 AM on August 17, 2011

Pro Golfer Smoked Pot During Tournaments

I've found the same works for me in disc golf. My game improves when I just carry a mid-long understable driver, something for mid-range, and a putter. I get to know the discs better, how they react to different releases, and eventually learn to how to make them work with any given shot. That said, it's fun to throw different plastics, so I like to handicap my game with too many options.

posted by cl at 02:34 PM on July 01, 2011

Bryce Harper Homers, Blows Kiss to Pitcher

I'm amazed that someone can watch that and come away with the opinion that the pitcher's ego is the problem.

posted by cl at 06:14 PM on June 07, 2011

'Pirates Lose' Beer Special Brings Bar Heat From Team

At this point, the Pirates should be appreciative that there are bar owners in town who are cognizant of their wins and losses.

posted by cl at 08:27 PM on May 17, 2011

Posada Asks Out of Yankees Lineup

"I think I've learned from this. It's not about Jorge Posada, it's about the team. I let some people down. Everything happens for a reason. You live with your mistakes, you move on."

Well, he hit about .800 yesterday in the cliche department.

posted by cl at 07:37 AM on May 16, 2011

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Fans slip'n'slide all the time, but I've not seen another team do it. Phillies players did help the Denver crew as a storm blew in a few years ago.

posted by cl at 06:34 PM on April 09, 2011

Manny Ramirez Retires from Baseball

Yeesh. Let the hate-on begin.

posted by cl at 04:41 PM on April 08, 2011