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World Cup Pick 'Em Contest: Win a World Cup Match Ball

Not sure why I thought this started tomorrow but this is after game 1 so you can take or leave my Group A points.

Group A: Uruguay, Egypt, Salah
Group B: Spain, Portugal, Ronaldo
Group C: France, Denmark, Mbappe
Group D: Argentina, Iceland, Messi
Group E: Brazil, Serbia, Neymar
Group F: Germany, Mexico, Muller
Group G: England, Belgium, Kane
Group H: Poland, Colombia, Lewandowski

3. Pick the team that will score the most goals in the group stage: France

4. Pick the team that will allow the least goals in the group stage: England

5. Pick the total number of red cards in the tournament: 7

6. Pick the total number of 0-0 scores in regulation in the tournament: 7

7. Pick a team that will score a goal in every match they play: Brazil

posted by tron7 at 02:29 PM on June 14, 2018

Collarred! The Curious Case of Colangelo's Accounts

What's great is that, without really knowing much about him, this is exactly the level of pettiness I expected from Colangelo.

posted by tron7 at 12:42 PM on May 30, 2018

LeBron James Lifts Cavs to NBA Finals Over Celtics

I think it's pretty impossible to play both ends with the same intensity that you were able to play with ten years ago and if you add in the incredible offensive workload, the sheer amount of minutes, and Lebron's age I think it's unfair to assume he could or should be going harder. The fact that he hasn't broken down and they keep winning suggests to me that he has it metered out about as well as possible. Jordan wouldn't have been able to go wire to wire on both sides of the floor either in 2018... because he's 55 years old. Even in his prime though, I don't think Jordan had that type of endurance effort in him but he also didn't need to be in the shape LeBron is in and no one in the league was.

posted by tron7 at 01:04 PM on May 29, 2018

NFL to Punish Players Who Don't Stand During Anthem

I do assume a lot of players will stay in the locker rooms but even if it is just a few players there won't be any more visual representations of protesting to show on the news constantly so I don't think it will draw as much fire. I think it blunts both the effectiveness of the protest and the anger that is likely to come from it. Though, I wonder if you'll get whole teams opting to stay in the locker rooms as a show of team unity, though that only half-worked for the Steelers last year.

posted by tron7 at 12:23 PM on May 24, 2018

NFL to Punish Players Who Don't Stand During Anthem

They should let the players do what they want and I think the owners are assholes/idiots but my anger at this is blunted by the option of staying in the locker room for the anthem.

posted by tron7 at 11:12 AM on May 24, 2018

NBA Pick 'Em Week 24: Take the Shot Markelle Edition

Utah (Wednesday) by 6
Oklahoma City (Thursday) by 8
Golden State (Thursday) by 9
Cleveland (Friday) by 7
Portland (Friday) by 6
Houston (Sunday) by 13

posted by tron7 at 03:17 PM on March 28, 2018

NBA Pick 'Em Week 20: Send In The Tanks Edition

Cleveland (Thursday) by 7
Portland (Thursday) by 4
Toronto (Friday) by 6
Utah (Friday) by 6
Houston (Saturday) by 11 - SLAM
Milwaukee (Sunday) by 8

posted by tron7 at 04:13 PM on March 01, 2018

NBA Pick 'Em Week 19: Coach Yourself Edition

Houston (Friday) by 12 - SLAM
L.A. Lakers (Friday) by 11 - SLAM
Golden State (Saturday) by 8 - SLAM
Cleveland (Sunday) by 7
Washington (Sunday) by 8


Dallas at L.A. Lakers on ESPN (Friday)

Oh man, this is a national game? I picked the Lakers to win but we're all losers in this one. Worst game on the schedule tonight.

posted by tron7 at 06:01 PM on February 23, 2018

NBA Pick 'Em Week 18: Break Up Cleveland Edition

Oklahoma City (Tuesday) by 8
Denver (Tuesday) by 4
Boston (Wednesday) by 6
Golden State (Wednesday) by 13 - SLAM
Minnesota (Thursday) by 9 - SLAM

posted by tron7 at 10:21 AM on February 13, 2018

Isaiah Thomas Traded for Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance

I don't disagree with that but it won't stop them from trying.

posted by tron7 at 03:45 PM on February 09, 2018

Isaiah Thomas Traded for Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance

Things worked out well for Thomas. IT is free of the LeBron's "me" show in Cleveland and can be a big part of a young rebuilding team in LA.

The move also confirms that the Lakers have no interest whatsoever in James as a free agent which will allow James to take his unique set of "talents" elsewhere.

The exact opposite of my take. Thomas gets dumped and won't see the playoffs in a contract year. I put the odds of him re-signing with the Lakers at 1%. The Lakers get out of Clarkson's deal to open up cap space for a run at LeBron. Their backup plan is a bunch of other free agents whom they'll have very little competition in signing but surely their number one priority is best player in the league that is likely going to exit his current team.

posted by tron7 at 01:17 PM on February 09, 2018

NBA Pick 'Em Week 17: Take Cleveland Off TV Edition

Detroit (Friday) by 11
Minnesota (Friday) by 12 - SLAM
Golden State (Saturday) by 7
Cleveland (Sunday) by 6

posted by tron7 at 10:09 AM on February 09, 2018

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

129 points last year, 29 points this year.

posted by tron7 at 11:00 AM on February 06, 2018

Super Bowl 0x34

I've always thought that if the Denver Broncos' horse logo could talk, its voice would sound just like Cris Collinsworth's.

That's uncalled for. I'm assuming it sounds like Will Arnett. Especially this year.

I have no idea why Collingsworth was so adamant about the 2nd touchdown NOT being a catch.

I was terrified that they were going to be reversed. Both of them, actually. They were obvious catches by the spirit of the rules but I'm surprised to see ya'll are so confident in their interpretation.

posted by tron7 at 10:33 AM on February 05, 2018

SportsFilter 2017-2018 Playoff Pick 'Em Champion: tahoemoj

"Nope, this is a Tide ad."

They got me every time.

posted by tron7 at 10:19 AM on February 05, 2018

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

The Thunder-Nuggets game last night was probably the best NBA game I've seen all year. There were great highlights, huge statlines, incredible performances from the teams' best players, and a fourth quarter where no one would miss. Here's the final two minutes.

posted by tron7 at 01:30 PM on February 02, 2018

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Super Bowl 0x34

New England by 6 - LOCK -10

FIRST FG: Gostkowski

FIRST TD: Dion Lewis

PASSING: Brady +5

RUSHING: Dion Lewis

RECEIVING: Ertz

SACK: Chris Long

INTERCEPTION: Malcolm Jenkins

OOPS: Dion Lewis

MVP: Brady

CONTEST WINNER: tron7

posted by tron7 at 11:51 AM on February 02, 2018

NBA Pick 'Em Week 16: Devin Booker Might Be Good Edition

Boston (Wednesday) by 11 - SLAM
Dallas (Wednesday) by 6
Houston (Thursday) by 6
Denver (Thursday) by 9
Philadelphia (Friday) by 8 - SLAM
Golden State (Friday) by 12 - SLAM
Houston (Saturday) by 6
Oklahoma City (Sunday) by 8 - SLAM

posted by tron7 at 05:51 PM on January 31, 2018

NBA Pick 'Em Week 15: 40/20/10 Edition

Houston (Wednesday) by 13 - SLAM
Boston (Wednesday) by 10
Oklahoma City (Thursday) by 8
Golden State (Thursday) by 8 - SLAM
Houston (Friday) by 7
Golden State (Saturday) by 8 - SLAM
Oklahoma City (Sunday) by 9 - SLAM

posted by tron7 at 11:16 AM on January 24, 2018

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Conference Championship Round

Too late for the early game but would have taken NE fwiw.

Minnesota by 7 - Lock

1. Keenum
2. Ajayi
3. Thielen
4. Harrison Smith
5. Minnesota

posted by tron7 at 05:45 PM on January 21, 2018

NBA Pick 'Em Week 14: Jo Jo Edition

Boston (Thurs) by 11 - SLAM
Minnesota (Thurs) by 6
Detroit (Fri) by 4
Utah (Fri) by 6
Cleveland (Sat) by 7
Golden State (Sat) by 12 - SLAM

posted by tron7 at 04:32 PM on January 18, 2018

NBA Pick 'Em Week 14: Jo Jo Edition

Wednesday Denver by 7

posted by tron7 at 09:49 PM on January 17, 2018

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Divisional Round

I saw it as low as -3.5 early in the week.

posted by tron7 at 10:54 AM on January 15, 2018

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

I lived through Rahim "The Dream" Moore, I never thought I'd see a worse safety play.

Also, I had the Saints +5.5 which provided an extra level of drama to that ending.

This has to be one of the greatest endings to a playoff game ever, right?

posted by tron7 at 10:50 AM on January 15, 2018

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Divisional Round

Philadelphia by 3 - LOCK
New England by 17 - LOCK
Pittsburgh by 6 - LOCK
Minnesota by 6 - LOCK

1. Drew Brees
2. Dion Lewis
3. Julio Jones
4. Calais Campbell
5. New England

I want to pick the Jags but I just can't do it with Bortles.

posted by tron7 at 05:36 PM on January 12, 2018

NBA Pick 'Em Week 13: 10 Count 'Em 10 Games Edition

Toronto (Thursday) by 8
San Antonio (Thursday) by 8 - SLAM
Golden State (Friday) by 6
Houston (Friday) by 10 - SLAM
Minnesota (Sunday) by 9 - SLAM
Memphis (Monday) by 7
Cleveland (Monday) by 4
Houston (Monday) by 4

posted by tron7 at 12:45 PM on January 11, 2018

Play SportsFilter's NFL Playoff Pick 'Em Contest

Kansas City by 13 - LOCK
L.A. Rams by 14 - LOCK
Jacksonville by 6 - LOCK
New Orleans by 10 - LOCK

1. Jared Goff (LARM)

2. Todd Gurley (LARM)

3. Julio Jones (ATL)

4. Marc Barron (LARM)

5. Los Angeles Rams

posted by tron7 at 01:03 PM on January 05, 2018

NFL Pick 'Em Champion: Tron7

Thanks, everyone!

I don't even remember why I started but I've been tracking my NFL picks since 2012 and this year was my best picking the games with a 68% success rate.

Year - w/ Spread - Straight
2012 - 0.546 - 0.635
2013 - 0.522 - 0.645
2014 - 0.490 - 0.655
2015 - 0.543 - 0.633
2016 - 0.443 - 0.614
2017 - 0.541 - 0.680
Avg - 0.509 - 0.636

posted by tron7 at 12:50 PM on January 05, 2018

NBA Pick 'Em Week 12: Auld Acquaintance Edition

Boston by 9 (Wednesday) - SLAM
Oklahoma City by 13 (Wednesday) - SLAM
Golden State by 13 (Thursday) - SLAM
L.A. Clippers by 6 (Thursday)
Boston by 8 (Friday) - SLAM
Washington by 7(Friday)

posted by tron7 at 04:30 PM on January 02, 2018

NFL Pick 'Em Week 17: All the Marbles Edition

NFL Pick-em picks

Atlanta by 3
Baltimore by 6 - LOCK
Detroit by 3
Indianapolis by 6
Buffalo by 3
Minnesota by 13 - LOCK
New England by 13 - LOCK
Washington by 7
Philadelphia by 3
Pittsburgh by 7 - LOCK
New Orleans by 7 - LOCK
Jacksonville by 6
Kansas City by 3
Los Angeles Chargers by 7 - LOCK
San Francisco by 6
Seattle by 12 - LOCK

posted by tron7 at 06:05 PM on December 29, 2017

NBA Pick 'Em Week 11: City Edition Edition

Houston by 7
Portland by 11 - SLAM
Houston by 3
Denver by 9 - SLAM

posted by tron7 at 03:47 PM on December 28, 2017

NBA Pick 'Em Week 10: I Wish It Was Christmas Today Edition

I am the only NBA fan in the entire family. I managed to control the remote for one Christmas and had it on but it wasn't all that enjoyable with my uncles constantly informing me why college basketball was better. So I'm the opposite of the average sports fan, Christmas is the one day a year that I don't pay any attention to the NBA, not that you'd know it from my picks.

Boston (Thursday) by 7 - SLAM
San Antonio (Thursday) by 11 - SLAM
Houston (Friday) by 21 - SLAM
Golden State (Friday) by 13 - SLAM
New York (Monday) by 6
Golden State (Monday) by 3
Boston (Monday) by 6
Houston (Monday) by 18 - SLAM
Minnesota (Monday) by 4

posted by tron7 at 06:19 PM on December 21, 2017

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

For the NFL Pick-em before I forget:

Baltimore by 11 - LOCK
Minnesota by 3
Carolina by 13 - LOCK
Chicago by 7 - LOCK
Detroit by 6
Kansas City by 13 - LOCK
New England by 17 - LOCK
New Orleans by 6
Los Angeles Chargers by 10 - LOCK
Los Angeles Rams by 10 - LOCK
Washington by 3
Jacksonville by 7 - LOCK
Arizona by 6
Seattle by 3
Pittsburgh by 13 - LOCK
Philadelphia by 13 - LOCK

posted by tron7 at 06:10 PM on December 21, 2017

NFL Pick 'Em Week 15: Concussion Protocol Edition

Indianapolis by 3
Detroit by 3 - LOCK
Kansas City by 6
Jacksonville by 8 - LOCK
Buffalo by 6 - LOCK
Baltimore by 10 - LOCK
Minnesota by 10 - LOCK
New Orleans by 17 - LOCK
Philadelphia by 6 - LOCK
Washington by 3
Green Bay by 6
L.A. Rams by 6
Pittsburgh by 5
San Francisco by 6
Dallas by 9
Atlanta by 7 - LOCK

posted by tron7 at 04:54 PM on December 14, 2017

NBA Pick 'Em Week 9: Playing in Lithuania Takes Balls Ediition

New York by 7 (Tuesday)
Minnesota by 11 (Tuesday) - SLAM
Indiana by 4 (Wednesday)
Houston by 14 (Wednesday) - SLAM
Cleveland by 6 (Thursday) - SLAM
Golden State by 13 (Thursday) - SLAM
Oklahoma City by 6 (Friday)
Houston by 10 (Friday) - SLAM

posted by tron7 at 03:47 PM on December 12, 2017

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

New Orleans by 3
Buffalo by 4 - LOCK
Cincinnati by 6 - LOCK
Green Bay by 6 - LOCK
Kansas City by 11 - LOCK
Dallas by 11 - LOCK
Detroit by 3
Carolina by 3
Houston by 3
N.Y. Jets by 6
Arizona by 3
L.A. Chargers by 7 - LOCK
L.A. Rams by 3
Jacksonville by 3
Pittsburgh by 6 - LOCK
New England by 20 - LOCK

posted by tron7 at 04:47 PM on December 07, 2017

NBA Pick 'Em Week 8: Two I's in Embiid Ediition

Golden State by 6
Minnesota by 8
Philadelphia by 14 - SLAM
Houston by 7 - SLAM
Detroit by 7
San Antonio by 4

posted by tron7 at 02:39 PM on December 06, 2017

Neil deGrasse Tyson on Russell Wilson's Lateral

How do they handle these types of plays in rugby? While it probably would have been overturned if it was reviewed, I want this to be a legal lateral in football as it was a great play.

posted by tron7 at 11:18 AM on December 06, 2017

Are You Ready for Some Football?

Is group A as shady as it seems?

posted by tron7 at 03:47 PM on December 01, 2017

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

Washington by 6
Minnesota by 6
New England by 11 - LOCK
Chicago by 3
Green Bay by 6
Tennessee by 3 - LOCK
Denver by 7
Kansas City by 10 - LOCK
Jacksonville by 3 - LOCK
Baltimore by 3 - LOCK
L.A. Chargers by 13 - LOCK
Oakland by 7 - LOCK
New Orleans by 7 - LOCK
L.A. Rams by 10 - LOCK
Philadelphia by 6
Pittsburgh by 11 - LOCK

posted by tron7 at 06:02 PM on November 30, 2017

NBA Pick 'Em Week 7: NBA TV Edition

Boston by 7 - SLAM
Portland by 8 - SLAM
Oklahoma City by 12
San Antonio by 11 - SLAM

posted by tron7 at 05:04 PM on November 30, 2017

NFL Pick 'Em Week 12: Turkey Leg Award Edition

For the NFL pick-em:

Minnesota by 3
Dallas by 3
Washington by 7 - LOCK
Atlanta by 8 - LOCK
Cincinnati by 8 - LOCK
Tennessee by 6
Kansas City by 6 - LOCK
New England by 20 - LOCK
Carolina by 11 - LOCK
Philadelphia by 11 - LOCK
LA Rams by 3
Seattle by 4 - LOCK
Jacksonville by 6
Oakland by 11 - LOCK
Pittsburgh by 13 - LOCK
Baltimore by 10 - LOCK

posted by tron7 at 05:32 PM on November 22, 2017

NBA Pick 'Em Week 6: 16 Games and Counting Edition

Golden State by 7 - SLAM
L.A. Lakers by 8
Cleveland by 4
Golden State by 24 - SLAM

posted by tron7 at 04:01 PM on November 21, 2017

ESPN: NFL On Brink of Civil War

Never thought I'd root for Jerry Jones

posted by tron7 at 02:53 PM on November 17, 2017

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

Pittsburgh by 10 - LOCK
Jacksonville by 11 - LOCK
Detroit by 6
Green Bay by 3
Miami by 3
L.A. Rams by 7
New Orleans by 6- LOCK
Kansas City by 13 - LOCK
Houston by 3
L.A. Chargers by 3
Denver by 3
New England by 8 - LOCK
Philadelphia by 7 - LOCK
Seattle by 6

posted by tron7 at 05:53 PM on November 16, 2017

NBA Pick 'Em Week 5: LeBron Still Hates Phil Edition

Cleveland by 6
Philadelphia by 6
Golden State by 10 - SLAM
Houston by14 - SLAM
San Antonio by 6
Denver by 7 - SLAM

posted by tron7 at 05:11 PM on November 15, 2017

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

Seattle by 6
New Orleans by 6
Chicago by 4
Detroit by 13 - LOCK
Tennessee by 7 - LOCK
Pittsburgh by 8 - LOCK
Tampa Bay by 3
Washington by 6
Jacksonville by 6
L.A. Rams by 9 - LOCK
Dallas by 4
San Francisco by 4
New England by 8 - LOCK
Carolina by 6 - LOCK

posted by tron7 at 04:57 PM on November 09, 2017

NBA Pick 'Em Week 4: It's Spelled 'Antetokounmpo' Edition

Boston by 11 - SLAM
Golden State by 7
Houston by 6
Denver by 4
San Antonio by 8 - SLAM

posted by tron7 at 02:30 PM on November 08, 2017

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

Buffalo by 10 - LOCK
Tennessee by 3
New Orleans by 8 - LOCK
L.A. Rams by 11 - LOCK
Philadelphia by 6 - LOCK
Carolina by 6
Jacksonville by 3 - LOCK
Houston by 14 - LOCK
San Francisco by 6
Seattle by 3
Kansas City by 3
Oakland by 8
Detroit by 6

posted by tron7 at 01:24 PM on November 02, 2017

NBA Pick 'Em Week 3: No D in Cleveland Edition

Golden State by 6
Portland by 7
Washington by 5
Oklahoma City by 6

posted by tron7 at 12:59 PM on November 02, 2017

NFL Pick 'Em Week 8: Sacksonville Edition

Baltimore by 3
Minnesota by 11- LOCK
Buffalo by 6
Cincinnati by 8 - LOCK
New England by 3 - LOCK
New Orleans by 10 - LOCK
Atlanta by 6
Philadelphia by 9 - LOCK
Tampa Bay by 3
Seattle by 4
Washington by 7
Pittsburgh by 4
Kansas City by 10 - LOCK

posted by tron7 at 05:59 PM on October 26, 2017

NFL Pick 'Em Week 8: Sacksonville Edition

This costs me points and pumps jjzucal's score even higher but Oakland won the game last Thursday, not KC.

posted by tron7 at 05:53 PM on October 26, 2017

NBA Pick 'Em Week 2: Woe is Mavericks Edition

San Antonio by 4
Washington by 14 - SLAM
Milwaukee by 6
New Orleans by 12

posted by tron7 at 11:27 AM on October 24, 2017

NFL Pick 'Em Week 7: Brett Hundley Edition

Kansas City by 6 - LOCK
Chicago by 3
Tennessee by 6 - LOCK
New Orleans by 6
Jacksonville by 8
L.A. Rams by 11 - LOCK
Miami by 3
Minnesota by 3
Dallas by 6
Seattle by 8
Pittsburgh by 10 - LOCK
Denver by 3
New England by 4
Philadelphia by 6

posted by tron7 at 05:17 PM on October 18, 2017

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

I mean, what is he even doing out there? That would drive me nuts as a fielder.

posted by tron7 at 01:01 PM on October 17, 2017

Enter SportsFilter's NBA Pick 'Em

Cleveland by 8 - SLAM
Golden State by 7 - SLAM
Washington by 6 - SLAM
San Antonio by 12 - SLAM
Oklahoma City by 13 - SLAM
Los Angeles Clippers by 8
Milwaukee by 3
Golden State by 11 - SLAM

posted by tron7 at 09:16 AM on October 16, 2017

NFL Pick 'Em Week 6: Undefeated Chiefs Edition

Philadelphia by 6 (previously)
Atlanta by 11 - LOCK
Green Bay by 6
Detroit by 4
New England by 8 - LOCK
Washington by 11 - LOCK
Baltimore by 6 - LOCK
Houston by 10 - LOCK
Tampa Bay by 3
Jacksonville by 6
Kansas City by 6
Oakland by 3
Denver by 11 - LOCK
Tennessee by 6

posted by tron7 at 10:15 AM on October 13, 2017

NFL Pick 'Em Week 6: Undefeated Chiefs Edition

Philadelphia by 6

posted by tron7 at 05:30 PM on October 12, 2017

NFL Pick 'Em Week 5: Cam Newton's Spoiled Yogurt Edition

New England by 7
Buffalo by 4
N.Y. Jets by 4
Detroit by 7 - LOCK
Indianapolis by 6
Tennessee by 4
N.Y. Giants by 3
Philadelphia by 8 - LOCK
Pittsburgh by 10 - LOCK
Oakland by 3
L.A. Rams by 4
Green Bay by 6
Kansas City by 6
Minnesota by 3

Only three locks and I probably forced a couple of those. A lot of close matchups this week.

posted by tron7 at 10:27 AM on October 06, 2017

NFL Pick 'Em Week 5: Cam Newton's Spoiled Yogurt Edition

New England by 7

posted by tron7 at 08:27 PM on October 05, 2017