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SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Random factoid that may interest only me:

If Arsenal and Chelsea maintain the leads today that they built in their respective first legs, English teams will occupy all four berths in the two Europe finals -- Liverpool and Tottenham in the CL and Arsenal and Chelsea in the Europa. This would be the first time that one country has ever done that (Italy came close in '98, with three of the four).

posted by Goyoucolts at 11:39 AM on May 09, 2019

SportsFilter NBA Pick 'Em Week 4: Unwritten Rules of Basketball Edition:

Aha! In that case I'm going to go with the Jazz by 4

posted by Goyoucolts at 01:00 PM on November 08, 2018

SportsFilter NBA Pick 'Em Week 4: Unwritten Rules of Basketball Edition:

Indiana by 6 (Wednesday)

L.A. Lakers by 5 (slam dunk) (Wednesday)

Houston by 10 (slam dunk) (Thursday)

Golden State by 14 (slam dunk)
(Thursday)

I... don't see a New Orleans-Boston game on Thursday. In fact, they next play on the 26th.

posted by Goyoucolts at 03:27 PM on November 07, 2018

SportsFilter NBA Pick 'Em Week 3: Houston We Have a Problem Edition

Oklahoma City by 7 (lock)

Golden State by 16 (lock)

posted by Goyoucolts at 10:14 AM on November 02, 2018

SportsFilter NBA Pick 'Em Week 2: Rondo Expectorant Edition

Hawks by 4

Philadelphia by 8 (slam)

Boston by 7

Denver by 8

posted by Goyoucolts at 05:07 PM on October 24, 2018

Enter the SportsFilter NBA Pick 'Em

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, 2018

SportsFilter NFL Pick 'Em Week 6: Jets Run for 323 Yards Edition

Tampa Bay by 14 (lock)

Cincinnati by 11 (lock)

L.A. Chargers by 4 (lock)

Seattle by 10 (lock)

Chicago by 8 (lock)

Minnesota by 6 (lock)

Indianapolis by 4 (lock)

Carolina by 3 (lock)

Houston by 9 (lock)

L.A. Rams by 13 (lock)

Jacksonville by 10 (lock)

Tennessee by 1 (lock)

Kansas City by 3 (lock)

Green Bay by 7 (lock)

posted by Goyoucolts at 04:33 PM on October 12, 2018

SportsFilter NFL Pick 'Em Week 5: First Down Browns Edition

Tennessee by 13 (lock)

Cincinnati by 7 (lock)

Baltimore by 10 (lock)

Detroit by 3 (lock)

Kansas City by 7 (lock)

Denver by 4 (lock)

Atlanta by 1 (lock)

Carolina by 17 (lock)

L.A. Chargers by 6 (lock)

Minnesota by 10 (lock)

San Francisco by 5 (lock)

L.A. Rams by 16 (lock)

Houston by 4 (lock)

New Orleans by 17 (lock)

posted by Goyoucolts at 12:25 PM on October 05, 2018

SportsFilter NFL Pick 'Em Week 3: FitzMagic Stay Humble Edition

Guess I missed the boat this week. I'll take the Steelers by 7 (lock)

posted by Goyoucolts at 12:42 AM on September 24, 2018

SportsFilter NFL Pick 'Em Week 2: Undefeated Browns Edition

rcade, I'm going to raise my hand as another person who wasn't penalized for my busted locks. Right, into this week's picks:

Baltimore by 4 (lock)

Atlanta by 7 (lock)

Chargers by 21 (lock)

Minnesota by 4 (lock)

Houston by 6 (lock)

New Orleans by 4 (lock)

N.Y. Jets by 10 (lock)

Kansas City by 7 (lock)

Philadelphia by 4 (lock)

Washington by 3 (lock)

L.A. Rams by 7 (lock)

San Francisco by 10 (lock)

Denver by 6 (lock)

Jacksonville by 12 (lock)

N.Y. Giants by 3 (lock)

Seattle by 3 (lock)

posted by Goyoucolts at 01:37 PM on September 13, 2018

Play SportsFilter's NFL Pick 'Em Contest

Never bet on Sark. Zero points out of THREE trips inside the 15. Falcons are wasting a lot of talent on this offense by putting a loon at the wheel.

posted by Goyoucolts at 12:44 AM on September 07, 2018

Play SportsFilter's NFL Pick 'Em Contest

I'm back for another season of busted stone cold lead pipe locks and mediocre Colts football. Thanks as always, rcade, for running this.

Atlanta by 3 (lock)

Cleveland by 1

Indianapolis by 7

Tennessee by 4

Minnesota by 3

Houston by 10

New Orleans by 17 (lock)

Jacksonville by 14

Baltimore by 7 (lock)

L.A. Chargers by 6

Denver by 13

Washington by 4

Carolina by 3

Green Bay by 7 (lock)

Detroit by 1

L.A. Rams by 6

posted by Goyoucolts at 01:09 PM on September 05, 2018

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

Group A: Uruguay, Egypt. SALAH.

Group B: Portugal, Morocco. RONALDO.

Group C: France, Peru. K. MBAPPE.

Group D: Argentina, Iceland. MESSI.

Group E: Brazil, Serbia. G JESUS.

Group F: Germany, Mexico. CHICHARITO.

Group G: Belgium, England. KANE.

Group H: Colombia, Poland. J. RODRIGUEZ

3. Germany.

4. Belgium.

5. Number of red cards: 4.

6. Number of 0-0 draws (including group stage): 6.

7. Brazil.

posted by Goyoucolts at 09:42 PM on June 13, 2018

NBA Playoff Pick 'Em: The Finals

1-2) Golden State in five.

3) Kevin Durant

4) LeBron James

5) Tristan Thompson

6) Kevon Looney

7) Kevin Durant

8) 23 points

9) 128 points.

posted by Goyoucolts at 11:24 AM on May 31, 2018

NBA Playoff Pick 'Em: Third Round

In that case, my bottom scorer for Celtics-Cavs will be Guerschon Yabusele +1

posted by Goyoucolts at 12:36 PM on May 14, 2018

Supreme Court: States Can Legalize Sports Gambling

I'm fascinated to see what this actually means for the majority of states. I suspect for at least half, this ruling won't change anything for the next decade.

posted by Goyoucolts at 12:34 PM on May 14, 2018

NBA Playoff Pick 'Em: Third Round

Crap, I didn't know about the bottom scorer. Um, I'm guessing it's someone who has to get minutes in a game, right, otherwise we'd just all pick inactive players...

I've missed the start of the Celtics-Cavs, but my Warriors-Rockets pick will be Aaron Jackson

posted by Goyoucolts at 11:39 AM on May 14, 2018

NBA Playoff Pick 'Em: Third Round

Cleveland in 5: LeBron James +1 +1

Houston in 7: Kevin Durant +1

posted by Goyoucolts at 02:43 AM on May 13, 2018

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Speaking of filthy pitchers, Trevor Bauer says baseball has a problem with sticky balls.

posted by Goyoucolts at 01:16 PM on May 02, 2018

NBA Playoff Pick 'Em: Second Round

Goodness, the Celtics are ridiculous.

posted by Goyoucolts at 12:15 AM on May 01, 2018

NBA Playoff Pick 'Em: Second Round

76ers in 5, Joel Embiid

Raptors in 6, LeBron

posted by Goyoucolts at 04:47 PM on April 30, 2018

NBA Playoff Pick 'Em: Second Round

Eh, this is hard because I really like the Jazz. But Houston in five, James Harden. +2 +1

Warriors in six, Anthony Davis +1

posted by Goyoucolts at 02:42 PM on April 28, 2018

NBA Playoff Pick 'Em Starts Saturday

Here are the picks I made for a different league:

Warriors in 5 +2
Rockets in 5 +2
Pelicans in 7 +1
Jazz in 6 +2
Raptors in 6 +1
Milwaukee in 5
Philly in 6 +1
Cleveland in 5 +1

The leading scorers: Kevin Durant +1, James Harden +1, Anthony Davis +1, Russ Westbrook +1, Demar Derozan +1, Greek Freak +1, JJ Redick +1, LeBron James +1.

posted by Goyoucolts at 02:15 PM on April 15, 2018

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Andy Benoit of MMQB is nuttier than a twenty-pound fruitcake.

He really is. And his so-called analysis isn't worth putting up with the nonsense he spews.

posted by Goyoucolts at 05:18 PM on April 13, 2018

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

Some changes, please, to Thursday's games:

I'm now going with Oklahoma City by 7 (slam) and Milwaukee by 8.

Thanks rcade!

posted by Goyoucolts at 07:28 PM on March 28, 2018

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

Cleveland by 7 on TNT (Tuesday) (slam)

Milwaukee by 4 on TNT (Tuesday) (slam)

Utah by 10 on ESPN (Wednesday) (slam)

San Antonio by 5 on TNT (Thursday)

Golden State by 8 on TNT (Thursday)

New Orleans by 6 on ESPN (Friday)

Portland by 11 on ESPN (Friday) (slam)

Houston by 15 on ABC (Sunday) (slam)

posted by Goyoucolts at 05:13 PM on March 27, 2018

NBA Pick 'Em Week 23: 140 to 79 Edition

Oh look, I finally won a week!

Denver by 10 on NBA TV (Friday) (slam)

Portland by 9 on NBA TV (Friday) (slam)

Houston by 7 on NBA TV (Saturday) (slam)

Washington by 8
on NBA TV (Sunday)

Utah by 10 on NBA TV (Sunday)

posted by Goyoucolts at 12:53 PM on March 23, 2018

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

The record number of big-name schools crashing out of March Madness seems indicative of the lackluster level of play of this year's regular season. Is there any sort of metric that can measure parity within a single sport over the course of a season to test that hypothesis?

posted by Goyoucolts at 08:06 PM on March 18, 2018

NBA Pick 'Em Week 22: Home Stretch Edition

Oklahoma City by 7 on NBA TV (Friday)(slam)

Miami by 3 on NBA TV (Friday)

Washington by 2 on NBA TV (Saturday)

San Antonio by 4 on NBA TV (Saturday)(slam)

Houston by 10 on NBA TV (Sunday)(slam)

Portland by 12 on NBA TV (Sunday)(slam)

Cleveland by 6 on ESPN (Monday)(slam)

San Antonio by 1 on ESPN (Monday)

posted by Goyoucolts at 01:57 PM on March 16, 2018

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Congratulations on the new job, rcade!

posted by Goyoucolts at 08:29 PM on March 15, 2018

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

Golden State by 16 (slam)

Houston by 17 (slam)

Cleveland by 7

Portland by 6

Washington by 4

Utah by 9 (slam)

Houston by 10 (slam)

Philadelphia by 3

posted by Goyoucolts at 07:05 PM on February 28, 2018

NBA Pick 'Em Week 19: Coach Yourself Edition

Houston by 10 (slam)

L.A. Lakers by 4

Golden State by 11 (slam)

San Antonio by 6

Washington by 5

posted by Goyoucolts at 04:11 PM on February 23, 2018

NBA Pick 'Em Week 18: Break Up Cleveland Edition

Oklahoma City by 4

Denver by 10 (slam)

Boston by 5 (slam)

Golden State by 14 (slam)

Minnesota by 7

posted by Goyoucolts at 03:14 PM on February 12, 2018

Isaiah Thomas Traded for Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance

I don't disagree, rcade, but I think Cleveland's moves make it much more likely that LeBron stays with the Cavs. The organization bent over backwards today to try and get him to stay -- I think that will have a serious impact on his next Decision.

posted by Goyoucolts at 02:04 PM on February 08, 2018

Isaiah Thomas Traded for Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance

So the Cavs just blew up their entire roster and Jimmy G just signed the richest per-year deal in NFL history with the 49ers. Sports Twitter is ridiculous today.

posted by Goyoucolts at 01:36 PM on February 08, 2018

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

Minnesota by 6

San Antonio by 10 (slam)

Washington by 4

Oklahoma City by 10 (slam)

Detroit by 5

Minnesota by 11 (slam)

Golden State by 13

Boston by 10

posted by Goyoucolts at 12:52 PM on February 07, 2018

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Part of me is really bitter that McDaniels screwed over the Colts this late in the game, after other good candidates Indy interviewed have taken jobs elsewhere -- but part of me is also really glad I don't have to root for a Patriot with that little integrity.

posted by Goyoucolts at 11:42 AM on February 07, 2018

SportsFilter 2017-2018 Playoff Pick 'Em Champion: tahoemoj

Thanks, rcade! And congrats, tahoemoj!

posted by Goyoucolts at 11:19 AM on February 05, 2018

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Super Bowl 0x34

Eagles by 3 (LOCK) +10

FIRST FG: Jake Elliot (or whoever the Philly kicker is -- aren't they on their third kicker this season?) +5

FIRST TD: Danny Amendola.

PASSING: Tom Brady. +5

RUSHING: Jay Ajayi.

RECEIVING: Nelson Agholor.

SACK: Fletcher Cox.

INTERCEPTION: Ronald Darby.

OOPS: Jay Ajayi.

MVP: Nick Foles +5

CONTEST WINNER: ic23b

posted by Goyoucolts at 04:55 PM on February 02, 2018

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

Boston by 12 (slam) (Wednesday)

Dallas by 4 (Wednesday)

Houston by 17 (slam) (Thursday)

Denver by 5 (Thursday)

Philadelphia by 7 (Friday)

Golden State by 21 (slam) (Friday)

Houston by 14 (slam) (Saturday)

Oklahoma City by 3 (slam) (Sunday)

posted by Goyoucolts at 05:28 PM on January 31, 2018

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

Cleveland by 5

Boston by 7 (slam)

Houston by 17 (slam)

L.A. Clippers by 2

Oklahoma City by 4

Golden State by 11 (slam)

Houston by 15 (slam)

Golden State by 9 (slam)

Philadelphia by 6

posted by Goyoucolts at 11:38 AM on January 23, 2018

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

To the Jags fans on this board: You've got a really fun team and most of America was pulling for you to win yesterday. Sorry the ride ended early, but congratulations on a great season.

posted by Goyoucolts at 11:49 AM on January 22, 2018

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Conference Championship Round

Jacksonville by 3

Minnesota by 13 (lock)

1. The quarterback with the most passing yards. Brady.

2. The player with the most rushing yards. Fournette

3. The player with the most receiving yards. Diggs

4. A player who will get a turnover. Ramsey

5. The team that will score the most points. Vikings

posted by Goyoucolts at 02:50 PM on January 21, 2018

NBA Pick 'Em Week 14: Jo Jo Edition

Sorry, rcade, please change my Thursday picks to Boston by 6 (slam) and Houston by 5. Thank you.

posted by Goyoucolts at 03:44 PM on January 18, 2018

NBA Pick 'Em Week 14: Jo Jo Edition

Oklahoma City by 10 (slam)

L.A. Clippers by 7 (slam)

Boston by 6

Minnesota by 4

Detroit by 3

New York by 2

Cleveland by 11 (slam)

Golden State by 16 (slam)

posted by Goyoucolts at 03:11 PM on January 17, 2018

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Divisional Round

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

I got it in Vegas at -4, but I think bender is right: closed at -5.5.

posted by Goyoucolts at 03:50 PM on January 15, 2018

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Divisional Round

That might be the craziest backdoor cover I have ever experienced.

posted by Goyoucolts at 12:36 AM on January 15, 2018

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Divisional Round

Please lock the Vikings for me. I am getting my butt kicked

posted by Goyoucolts at 04:41 PM on January 14, 2018

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Divisional Round

Atlanta by 7 (stone cold lock)

New England by 13 (stone cold lock)

Pittsburgh by 10 (stone cold lock)

Minnesota by 4

1. The quarterback with the most passing yards. Drew Brees

2. The player with the most rushing yards. I like the idea of doubling down on Freeman, but Leonard Fournette +5

3. The player with the most receiving yards. Adam Thielen

4. A player who will get a sack. Everson Griffen +5

5. The team that will score the most points. Patriots

posted by Goyoucolts at 05:32 PM on January 12, 2018

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

Oklahoma City by 6

Golden State by 16 (slam dunk)

Toronto by 5

San Antonio by 9 (slam dunk)

Golden State by 13 (slam dunk)

Houston by 15 (slam dunk)

Portland by 4

L.A. Lakers by 2

Golden State by 12 (slam dunk)

Houston by 17 (slam dunk)

posted by Goyoucolts at 06:15 PM on January 10, 2018

Play SportsFilter's NFL Playoff Pick 'Em Contest

Soooooo close to hitting on my Falcons prop bet. Sigh.

posted by Goyoucolts at 07:28 PM on January 07, 2018

Play SportsFilter's NFL Playoff Pick 'Em Contest

Well done, bender, no one else saw that coming. Titan Up.

posted by Goyoucolts at 08:11 PM on January 06, 2018

Play SportsFilter's NFL Playoff Pick 'Em Contest

That might be the best pick'em prize I've ever seen, rcade, you've outdone yourself. I hope they come in an XL-Tall, because I'm very motivated.

Kansas City by 8

Atlanta by 3

Jacksonville by 7 (stone cold LOCK)

New Orleans by 10 (stone cold LOCK)

PROP BETS:

1. The quarterback with the most passing yards: Alex Smith

2. The player with the most rushing yards: Devonta Freeman

3. The player with the most receiving yards: Tyreek Hill

4. A player who will get an interception: Marshon Lattimore

5. The team that will score the most points: Falcons

posted by Goyoucolts at 02:10 PM on January 06, 2018

NFL Pick 'Em Champion: Tron7

Congrats, Tron7.

posted by Goyoucolts at 08:24 PM on January 04, 2018

NBA Pick 'Em Week 12: Auld Acquaintance Edition

Cleveland by 7 (slam)

Oklahoma City by 11 (slam)

Golden State by 12 (slam)

Oklahoma City by 5 (Thursday)

Boston by 8 (slam)

Washington by 4

posted by Goyoucolts at 01:48 AM on January 03, 2018

NFL Pick 'Em Week 17: All the Marbles Edition

Detroit by 7 (lock)

Houston by 1

Minnesota by 17 (lock)

New England by 21 (lock)

Washington by 7 (lock)

Philadelphia by 7 (lock)

Pittsburgh by 10 (lock)

Atlanta by 6 (lock)

Kansas City by 4 (lock)

Jacksonville by 7 (lock)

San Francisco by 3 (lock)

Buffalo by 10 (lock)

L.A. Chargers by 9 (lock)

Seattle by 18 (lock)

New Orleans by 16 (lock)

Cincinnati by 10 (lock)

posted by Goyoucolts at 11:16 AM on December 30, 2017

NBA Pick 'Em Week 11: City Edition Edition

Boston by 6

Portland by 7

Houston by 11 (slam)

Philadelphia by 5

posted by Goyoucolts at 06:05 PM on December 28, 2017

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

Baltimore by 17 (lock), slamming the door on my Colts securing the No. 3 pick

Minnesota by 13 (lock)

Cleveland by 7, but I'm not going to lock it.

Detroit by 9 (lock)

L.A. Rams by 11 (lock)

Kansas City by 10 (lock)

New England by 17 (lock)

Atlanta by 6 (lock)

L.A. Chargers by 14 (lock)

Washington by 12 (lock)

Carolina by 10 (lock)

Jacksonville by 16 (lock)

Dallas by 9 (lock)

N.Y. Giants by 3 (lock), securing the No. 3 pick for my Colts. Thanks, Eli!

Philadelphia ride Foles, romp past Raiders by 14 (lock)

Pittsburgh by 21 (lock)

posted by Goyoucolts at 03:46 PM on December 22, 2017

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

Boston by 11 (slam)

San Antonio by 5 (slam)

Houston by 17 (slam)

Golden State by 14 (slam)

Philadelphia by 4

Golden State by 9 (slam)

Washington by 6

Houston by 12 (slam)

Minnesota by 3

I have no problem watching football during the Thanksgiving holiday, but despite liking Christmas less I can't seem to get excited for the NBA games every Dec. 25th. Anyone else have that issue?

posted by Goyoucolts at 12:42 PM on December 21, 2017

NFL Pick 'Em Week 15: Concussion Protocol Edition

Denver by 9 (lock) <-- previously posted above

Detroit by 7 (lock)

L.A. Chargers by 4 (lock) I'm off the Chiefs bandwagon

Jacksonville by 14 (lock) Jags keep it rolling

Buffalo by 6 (lock) Hoping for another Snow Bowl

Baltimore by 10 (lock)

Minnesota by 17 (lock)

New Orleans by 16 (lock)

Philadelphia by 3 (lock)

Washington by 4 (lock)

Carolina by 7 (lock) Yeah, I don't believe the Discount Double Hype

L.A. Rams by 7 (lock) St. Louis, I mean Los Angeles locks up the division.

Pittsburgh by 9 (lock)

Tennessee by 8 (lock)

Dallas by 6 (lock) I was going to this game until I realized tickets were $251 each. For two shitty teams?! Nope.

Atlanta by 7 (lock)

posted by Goyoucolts at 08:22 PM on December 15, 2017