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Enter SportsFilter's NBA Pick 'Em Contest

TUESDAY
Toronto by 6
L.A. Lakers by 5

WEDNESDAY
Philadelphia by 6
Portland by 7

THURSDAY
Houston by 5
Golden State by 7

FRIDAY
New Orleans by 6
L.A. Lakers by 6

posted by NoMich at 05:33 PM on October 22, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 7: J-E-T-S Edition

SUNDAY
L.A. Rams by 5
Buffalo by 14
Cincinnati by 4
Detroit by 4
Green Bay by 7
Houston by 6
N.Y. Giants by 5
San Francisco by 7
L.A. Chargers by 5
Chicago by 6
Seattle by 6
Dallas by 6

MONDAY
New England by 12

posted by NoMich at 09:58 AM on October 20, 2019

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

And a happy birthday to Bryce Harper today!

posted by NoMich at 01:03 PM on October 16, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 7: J-E-T-S Edition

THURSDAY
Denver by 6

posted by NoMich at 07:43 AM on October 16, 2019

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Poor Steve. I felt bad for him immediately because I know I would've done the same thing in that situation. Hey man, a ball is coming your way? Catch it!

For as much I love the Cubs, I hate Cubs fans for ruining his life (hopefully that was just temporary).

posted by NoMich at 08:59 PM on October 14, 2019

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Winston threw for 400 yards? Did they count yards carried on his five interceptions?

posted by NoMich at 05:15 PM on October 13, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 6: One Less Gruden Edition

SUNDAY
Carolina by 8
Seattle by 6
Kansas City by 7
Miami by 6
Philadelphia by 6
New Orleans by 5
Baltimore by 14
L.A. Rams by 4
Atlanta by 5
Tennessee by 4
Dallas by 14
L.A. Chargers by 10

MONDAY
Green Bay by 8

posted by NoMich at 10:00 AM on October 13, 2019

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

No, he was Bip Roberts 2.0

posted by NoMich at 12:59 PM on October 10, 2019

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Huzzah!

posted by NoMich at 09:02 AM on October 10, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 6: One Less Gruden Edition

THURSDAY
New England by 14

posted by NoMich at 10:59 PM on October 08, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 5: 902 Passing Yards Edition

SUNDAY
Cincinnati by 6
Buffalo by 6
Chicago by 8
New Orleans by 7
Minnesota by 8
Philadelphia by 6
Baltimore by 6
New England by 14
Carolina by 7
Houston by 6
L.A. Chargers by 8
Dallas by 6
Kansas City by 14

MONDAY
San Francisco by 5

posted by NoMich at 09:50 AM on October 06, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 5: 902 Passing Yards Edition

THURSDAY
Seattle by 6

posted by NoMich at 10:16 PM on October 02, 2019

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

It's now:

William Wafflehouse Collins (born April 10, 1971)[1] is an American football coach and former player. On December 7, 2018, Collins was announced as the head coach at Georgia Tech.[2][3] He currently stands as the losing-est coach in Georgia Tech History at a 25% win-rate and 1-3 record. This includes an overtime loss to The Citadel after he "waffled" his own offense, forcing overtime. He was previously the head waffle eater at Temple University,[4] and had served in the past as defensive coordinator for the University of Florida and Mississippi State University.

posted by NoMich at 10:16 AM on September 29, 2019

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Oof

posted by NoMich at 10:15 AM on September 29, 2019

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

I watched the first 10 or so minutes of it and it's definitely something that I need to finish watching tonight

posted by NoMich at 02:36 PM on September 26, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 4: Minshew Mania Edition

THURSDAY
Green Bay by 7

SUNDAY
Atlanta by 6
New England by 7
Kansas City by 8
Indianapolis by 7
L.A. Chargers by 10
N.Y. Giants by 5
Baltimore by 6
Carolina by 6
L.A. Rams by 12
Seattle by 6
Chicago by 6
Jacksonville by 7
New Orleans by 6

MONDAY
Cincinnati by 5

posted by NoMich at 09:36 PM on September 25, 2019

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Trubisky is no Jacoby Brissett, graduate of Quarterback U.

posted by NoMich at 09:30 PM on September 23, 2019

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Remember my bold prediction from earlier this year when I said that Danny Dimes was going to be the best QB taken in this draft? Yeah, I sure did. Hear me now and believe me later, mothertruckerz!

posted by NoMich at 07:33 PM on September 23, 2019

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, 2019

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, 2019

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

And it worked

posted by NoMich at 06:53 AM on September 20, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 3: Quarterback Blues Edition

Thursday
Tennessee by 7

posted by NoMich at 05:47 PM on September 19, 2019

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, 2019

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

/cry And that's going away

posted by NoMich at 10:24 AM on September 10, 2019

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

This Jomboy Media video about the Reds/Pirates fight was damn funny. Have yet to dig into his other videos, though

posted by NoMich at 09:30 AM on September 07, 2019

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Damn man, even a Wisconsin v Northwestern game would've been better than that snoozefest

posted by NoMich at 09:09 AM on September 06, 2019

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Schools closed tomorrow in the county that I live in

posted by NoMich at 03:16 PM on September 04, 2019

Enter SportsFilter's NFL Pick 'Em Contest

THURSDAY
Chicago by 5

SUNDAY
L.A. Rams by 5
Philadelphia by 10
N.Y. Jets by 6
Minnesota by 7
Baltimore by 7
Kansas City by 14
Cleveland by 7
L.A. Chargers by 8
Seattle by 12
Tampa Bay by 4
Dallas by 5
Detroit by 4
New England by 5

MONDAY
New Orleans by 8
Oakland by 4

posted by NoMich at 03:49 PM on September 02, 2019

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Everyone: Hey Dorian, where you going?
Dorian: Jacksonville!
Everyone: Jacksonville, FL or Jacksonville, NC?
Dorian: YES!

posted by NoMich at 01:29 PM on September 01, 2019

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

The Hijri Calendar

posted by NoMich at 05:46 PM on August 31, 2019

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

rcade and all of our other Florida friends: be safe this weekend. I hope all of you escape the worst of Dorian.

posted by NoMich at 10:52 PM on August 29, 2019

Andrew Luck Retires from NFL at 29

Didn't the same thing happen with Barry Sanders and the Lions? He got a huge signing bonus then decided to peace out on his career. I can't remember if he got to keep the signing bonus or not

posted by NoMich at 12:15 PM on August 27, 2019

Andrew Luck Retires from NFL at 29

That would be *East Carolina's* David Garrard! He's a Pirate for life!

posted by NoMich at 07:58 AM on August 26, 2019

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Ben Stokes, man. Benjamin. Fucking. Stokes. I can't of anyone in all of sports, right now, that is more clutch than that man

posted by NoMich at 11:29 AM on August 25, 2019

Andrew Luck Retires from NFL at 29

Bold prediction time: The Colts will go 12-4 this season.

posted by NoMich at 09:11 AM on August 25, 2019

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

And her former reports at Deadspin go fucking savage on her.

posted by NoMich at 05:00 PM on August 24, 2019

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Getting a 404 error

I think this is the link to use

posted by NoMich at 04:50 PM on August 24, 2019

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

ESPN's all-time All-ACC college football team

Ctrl-F: Philip Rivers 0/0

uh...OK

posted by NoMich at 04:41 PM on August 22, 2019

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

I know, I know, yr just sitting there and thinking, "who was the last now-defunct NFL team to win a championship?" The answer is: The 1928 Providence Steam Roller.

posted by NoMich at 12:46 PM on August 22, 2019

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Larry Bird's response summed up.

posted by NoMich at 01:05 PM on August 21, 2019

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Aw, good ol' Mike Glennon. Which week do we see him in action this season?

posted by NoMich at 06:58 AM on August 19, 2019

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

I can't believe that he didn't get drafted. He was part of State's amazing receiver corps last year. I thought all of them would get drafted by the end of the second round.

posted by NoMich at 08:35 AM on August 18, 2019

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Apparently she's been playing football with the boys since middle school and she was bigger than them back in the day. She was told to kick the ball (on kick offs) and run off the field. After her first day of practice, she came home and told her brothers that. They said, "no, you are the last line of defense on kick offs, so you stay on the field and tackle the returner if they get past everyone else." She did and she beat the snot out of the boys that did break free. However, all of the boys have grown up to be bigger than her now, but she stays on the field and acts like an NFL kicker if the returner makes their way to her. She kind of steps aside a bit and pushes. She loves doing the kicking for her team, though. She's a junior in HS, so she's got another year of this.

posted by NoMich at 06:35 PM on August 13, 2019

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

To break the silence here:

TIL that my senior manager's daughter is her high school football team's kicker. Rolesville High School, which is about 30 minutes north of Raleigh

posted by NoMich at 03:40 PM on August 13, 2019

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Fire up Chips! and all that, Antonio, but come on. /sigh

posted by NoMich at 11:56 AM on August 10, 2019

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Oh, so you need to extend your auto warranty too?

posted by NoMich at 10:38 PM on August 05, 2019

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Baker Mayfield Shotgunned A Beer And Inspired A Five-Run Cleveland Rally

And that Colin guy that is the Thomas Friedman* of sports talk radio has his predictable melt down over it

* - "I'm going to take this one kernel of truth and talk about it for hours at a time, all the while never minding how badly it breaks down over the course of discussion."

posted by NoMich at 04:27 PM on August 05, 2019

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

In that video, they mention the 1974 playoff game between the Dolphins and the Raiders. That game has one of my first sports memories (I was 8 at the time). That game-winning miracle pass from Kenny Stabler to Clarence Davis had me shouting "NO WAY! STABLER'S KNEE WAS DOWN! HOW THE HELL DID THAT GUY CATCH THE BALL?!!" Incredible.

posted by NoMich at 02:49 PM on August 05, 2019

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Rest in Power

posted by NoMich at 09:51 PM on August 04, 2019

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Day 2 of the first Ashes test being played in Birmingham England (special shout-out to Black Sabbath) and the 25k seat stadium is packed full of fans in great costumes and all singing along to their special songs. Great atmosphere.

posted by NoMich at 09:42 AM on August 02, 2019

Reds' Amir Garrett Fights Entire Pirates Team

Wow, yeah, that was a real fight. Garrett just rushes to that Pirates dugout with real punches.

posted by NoMich at 09:17 AM on July 31, 2019

Robot umps now!

/all the high-fives to Howard

posted by NoMich at 07:40 AM on July 31, 2019

Robot umps now!

Bummer that I'm not able to read the WSJ article that this link refers to, because I have questions.

1) Watching baseball for the last few years has shown me that home plate umps usually get the ball/strike call correct. When they yell out a call that does not match what we saw on TV (you know, in the little vertical rectangular box that they superimpose on the screen that indicates the strike zone), it's usually just barely off. So, what's the reality? Has someone actually quantified this, and if so, how bad is for the humans? Like, what's the percentage of incorrect calls?

2) From the first article:
The sooner Major League Baseball embraces the "robot ump", the better it will be for everyone, including the umpires. Home-plate umpires have lots of other tasks to do"and now they won't catch grief from players or their own bosses for the mistakes they make doing an essentially impossible job.
I think the home plate ump got grief from a player and/or manager during the first game that this technology was rolled out. The batter or manager disagreed with the computer's call on that pitch and started yelling at the ump to overturn the call. Umpires will never be able to escape the wrath of petulant players/managers.

3) How long will it take for teams to be able to hack this system to benefit them during games? I mean, come on, this is a human-created system, so humans should be able to make changes to it. It's going to happen, you know it.

posted by NoMich at 11:36 AM on July 30, 2019

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

HELP!!! WE NEED AN ADULT HERE!!!!

posted by NoMich at 08:06 AM on July 22, 2019

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

If you had Sri Lanka besting Pakistan in ... checks notes ... baseball, congratulations and claim your winnings. This game was for the West Asia Baseball Cup. So, all congrats to Sri Lanka today.

I love everything about that video, btw. The good sportsmanship between the teams, the super enthusiastic announcer, the actual game play, and most of all, the reggae horns during the trophy presentation.

posted by NoMich at 12:57 PM on July 20, 2019

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

That was a lot of fun to watch

posted by NoMich at 12:43 PM on July 20, 2019

Russian NHL Star Artemi Panarin Has Opinions

Here's some of it on Deadspin

posted by NoMich at 10:15 AM on July 19, 2019

Russian NHL Star Artemi Panarin Has Opinions

Well crap, the site is all of a sudden down. Bummer. It's a great interview

posted by NoMich at 10:11 AM on July 19, 2019

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

We had a good party after one of cricket's greatest games

Good for New Zealand to have that kind of outlook. It's a game that I kept thinking about all this week and how I feel lucky to have witnessed it. The game was theirs, but Ben Stokes happened. He was so exhausted but NZ could never get him out, though they came really close towards the end of the game. A NZ fielder caught Stokes's fly ball right at the boundary, but then stepped on it. That's a 6. Then (maybe?) the next ball, Stokes was stretching a single into a double, but Martin Gupta's attempt at throwing him out bounced off of Stokes's bat and on to the boundary. That's 2 for the double and 4 more for the attempted throw out going all the way to the boundary. Then Stokes tied the game on the last ball. And, of course, the super over that ended in a tie, but England wins on a tie breaker. Crazy, crazy game.

posted by NoMich at 07:57 PM on July 18, 2019

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Huh. I've never seen anything like that happen before. Good for Marisnick

posted by NoMich at 12:40 PM on July 17, 2019