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December 13, 2018

SportsFilter NFL Pick 'Em Week 15: Miracle in Miami Edition: With only three weeks left in the NFL season, the Chargers visit the Chiefs tonight and two more early games are played Saturday. In SportsFilter's NFL Pick 'Em, Truthhurts climbs to a 44-point lead on a week-winning 64, followed by Tron7 and Ic23b. If you're having trouble believing you can still win this, keep this number in mind: 99.9%. It's the Patriots' win probability before the final play against Miami Sunday. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to football at 02:17 PM - 18 comments

December 11, 2018

SportsFilter NBA Pick 'Em Week 9: His Name is Luka Edition: There are six national NBA games this week, beginning Wednesday night on ESPN when the first-place Thunder visit the Pelicans and ending Friday when they visit the Nuggets. In the Pace Mannion, I won the week and expanded my lead to 19, doing my best impression of a Slovenian in crunch time. NoMich ascends to second at 203 and Howard_T third at 199. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 02:45 PM - 12 comments

'I Would Strike Out Babe Ruth Every Time': "I had an argument with a coach in Triple-A about Babe Ruth's effectiveness in today's game. I said, 'Babe Ruth, with that swing, swinging that bat, I got him hitting .140 with eight homers.' "He was like, 'Are you nuts? Babe Ruth would hit .370 with 60 homers,' and I'm like, 'I would strike Babe Ruth out every time.'" -- Colorado Rockies reliever Adam Ottavino

posted by rcade to baseball at 02:09 PM - 6 comments

December 06, 2018

SportsFilter NFL Pick 'Em Week 14: Shut the F--- Up, Thielen Edition: Week 14 of the NFL season begins tonight with a game I will always view as a revenge opportunity for the 1999 AFC Championship Game: Jaguars vs. Titans. There's a new leader in the SportsFilter Pick 'Em for the first time in 10 weeks -- Truthhurts scored 72 to take an 11-point lead over Tron7. Ic23b stays in third. Jagsnumberone wins the week with 74. Make your picks and never get in a yelling match with a man who was born ornery and only got worse from there.

posted by rcade to football at 12:27 PM - 21 comments

December 04, 2018

SportsFilter NBA Pick 'Em Week 8: Don Knobler Edition: There are six national NBA games this week in the usual ESPN-TNT-ESPN pattern. The first tips off Wednesday night when Philly visits Toronto. We'll know a lot about the 17-8 Sixers after their two games, both on the road against hot teams that are conference title contenders. In the Pace Mannion, Florida Man is still in first, but Ufez has narrowed the lead to 14 and NoMich is in third. Howard_T wins the week with 30. Make your picks and never throw a hard bounce pass at this guy, even when he insults your mother.

posted by rcade to basketball at 11:36 AM - 7 comments

November 30, 2018

Chiefs Cut Kareem Hunt After Video of Violence Against Woman: After TMZ released a video of him punching and kicking a woman in an altercation at a hotel, Kareem Hunt has been cut by the Kansas City Chiefs.

posted by rcade to football at 09:37 PM - 9 comments

November 29, 2018

SportsFilter NFL Pick 'Em Week 13: So Dumb He Punched a Helmet Edition: Week 13 of the NFL season begins with the New Orleans Saints taking I-10 to I-49 to I-20 to I-30 to play the Dallas Cowboys. In the NFL Pick 'Em shit just got real yo. Truthhurts chopped 24 points off Tron7's first-place lead by scoring 120. NoMich topped that with 122! Ic23b, anti-climactically, is in third. Make your picks and have a kind thought for the fantasy football owners and Jaguars fans who saw Leonard Fournette brawl his way out of a game he was dominating.

posted by rcade to football at 02:48 PM - 27 comments

SportsFilter NBA Pick 'Em Week 7: Dončič Means 'Nowitzki' in German: The national slate of NBA games begins late this week. There are just two games tonight on TNT and two more tomorrow on ESPN. The top three stay the same in the Pace Mannion as all three of us scored 15. Make your picks and take a Luca at this highlight reel.

posted by rcade to basketball at 01:00 PM - 11 comments

November 23, 2018

SportsFilter Has Moved to a New Server: If you are reading this, you're on the new Amazon EC2 server running SportsFilter. I moved it Friday morning to a server with more memory, hoping to eliminate the recent problem causing database crashes.

posted by rcade to general at 01:08 PM - 6 comments

November 21, 2018

SportsFilter NFL Pick 'Em Week 12: Turkey Bowl Edition: Thanksgiving Day has a trio of NFC divisional showdowns: Chicago/Detroit, Washington/Dallas and Atlanta/New Orleans. In SportsFilter's NFL Pick 'Em, Tron7's lead has grown by 20 from a week-winning score of 68. Truthhurts stays in second and Ic23b climbs into third. Make your picks and remember that tryptophan is a performance altering drug.

posted by rcade to football at 10:48 PM - 25 comments

SportsFilter NBA Pick 'Em Week 6: Vince Carter Edition: There are only two nationally televised NBA games this week, both tonight on ESPN with a Lakers/Cavs and Thunder/Warriors doubleheader. I continue to lead the contest I am running, Georgia style, with NoMich nine back and Ufez 19 back. The three of us won the week with 34 points -- and Ufez and I got the same score on the same games. Make your picks as the NBA's oldest player needs just 13 points tonight to become the 22nd member of the 25,000-point club.

posted by rcade to basketball at 12:28 PM - 6 comments

November 15, 2018

SportsFilter NFL Pick 'Em Week 11: Simultaneous Possession Edition: Week 11 of the NFL begins tonight when Green Bay visits Seattle. Tron7 stays in first at 740, with Truthhurts in second 26 back and Jagsnumberone third. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to football at 02:30 PM - 23 comments

November 14, 2018

SportsFilter NBA Pick 'Em Week 5: Tyson's Mighty Beard Edition: There are six national games on the NBA schedule this week, beginning tonight on ESPN with Pelicans/Timberwolves. There was absolute carnage in the Pace Mannion the past week, survived only by Ufez Jones with a week-winning 24. I'm in first at 122, NoMich in second at 111 and Ufez climbs into third at 103. Make your picks and savor the follicular might of the newest Laker.

posted by rcade to basketball at 02:18 PM - 13 comments

November 13, 2018

NFL Moves Mexico City Game to L.A.: Mexico City was about to get one of the best regular season NFL games in years as the 9-1 Kansas City Chiefs faced the 9-1 Los Angeles Rams in Estadio Azteca. But the league just moved the game to L.A., blaming shoddy field conditions.

posted by rcade to football at 05:31 PM - 4 comments

November 08, 2018

SportsFilter NFL Pick 'Em Week 10: Nick Mullens That's Who Edition: The NFL week begins tonight with the Panthers at Steelers. In our NFL Pick 'Em, Tron7 keeps first at 673 but Truthhurts has cut 57 points off that lead with a week-leading 112. Jagsnumberone, whose always-pick-Jacksonville policy is again a detriment, is third at 637. Make your picks and never, ever count out Nicholas Clayton Mullens.

posted by rcade to football at 12:24 PM - 23 comments

November 07, 2018

EPL Player Won't Wear Poppy On His Jersey: Irish footballer James McClean, a midfielder for Stoke City, refuses to wear the poppy on his jersey to honor the British Commonwealth war dead for Remembrance Day. This position has brought him threats and abuse, even from his own team's fans, but he continues to take the stand after seven years. He originally said only that it is a "personal" decision but later called the symbol "disrespect for the innocent people who lost their lives in the Troubles -- and Bloody Sunday especially."

posted by rcade to soccer at 01:19 PM - 4 comments

SportsFilter NBA Pick 'Em Week 4: Unwritten Rules of Basketball Edition:: There's a light schedule of five games this week, starting with the Sixers and Pacers tonight on ESPN. In the Pace Mannion Pick 'Em, I ascend to first place, 11 points ahead of NoMich and 12 of Howard_T. Tron7 wins the week with 52, going 6-of-6 with two dunks. Make your picks and don't piss off Kyrie Irving in the final seconds of a decided game.

posted by rcade to basketball at 10:58 AM - 10 comments

November 01, 2018

SportsFilter NFL Pick 'Em Week 9: Nick Who Edition: The second half of the NFL season begins tonight when Oakland makes the trek to San Francisco to face undrafted quarterback Nick Mullens. In our Pick 'Em, Tron7 leads with 618, followed by Jagsnumberone 48 back and me 74 back. I take the week with 103. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to football at 05:38 PM - 28 comments

October 31, 2018

SportsFilter NBA Pick 'Em Week 3: Houston We Have a Problem Edition: There are six national NBA games this week, beginning tonight on ESPN with Pacers/Knicks. In the Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em, Scooby10672 takes the lead with 83 and a week-best 48. Howard_T is in second at 81 and I fall to third at 76. Make your picks and ponder the fate of the 1-5 Houston Rockets.

posted by rcade to basketball at 03:04 PM - 11 comments

October 29, 2018

Cleveland Browns Fire Hue Jackson: A day after the Cleveland Cavaliers fired coach Tyronn Lue, the Cleveland Browns fired Hue Jackson. The Browns are better this season but still just 2-5-1. Jackson departs with a 3-36-1 record at the helm. He was hoping Monday to convince management to let him take over the offense from new coordinator Todd Haley. That didn't go so well.

posted by rcade to football at 12:49 PM - 2 comments

October 28, 2018

1903 1912 1915 1916 1918 2004 2007 2013 2018: The wait is finally over -- after 5 years, the Boston Red Sox have won another World Series.

posted by rcade to baseball at 11:28 PM - 8 comments

October 25, 2018

SportsFilter NFL Pick 'Em Week 8: Blake Bortles Bad Place Edition: The NFL passes the halfway mark tonight as the Miami Dolphins visit the Houston Texans. In the SportsFilter Pick 'Em, Tron7's first place lead shrinks by 14 as Jagsnumberone and Truthhurts climb into second a mere 57 back. Ic23b wins the week with 91. Jacksonville has become football hell again. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to football at 05:00 PM - 32 comments

October 24, 2018

SportsFilter NBA Pick 'Em Week 2: Rondo Expectorant Edition: There are only four national NBA games on the tube this week, beginning with my Dallas Mavericks on the road against the Atlanta Hawks. The Pace Mannion leader out of the gate is (drum roll please) me! Howard_T is 6 back in second and GoYouColts and NoMich are 17 back in third. Make your picks and pour one for Rondo citrus soda, a drink brand that fortunately went out of business three decades before "Rondo hocks a loogie" became a sports headline.

posted by rcade to basketball at 05:02 PM - 13 comments

October 18, 2018

SportsFilter NFL Pick 'Em Week 7: Paul Allen Memorial Edition:: The Denver Broncos visit the Arizona Cardinals tonight in a battle of underachievers. In the SportsFilter NFL Pick 'Em (accept no substitutes), Tron7 stays in first with 452 followed by me at 401 and Jagsnumberone at 397. Tron7 and Jagsnumberone also win the week, hanging up 94. Make your picks and throw back some authentic Washington hops for the savior of the Seahawks.

posted by rcade to football at 01:57 PM - 22 comments

October 16, 2018

Enter the SportsFilter NBA Pick 'Em: The Pace Mannion is back. Pick the winner and spread of the nationally televised NBA games this season on TNT, ESPN and ABC. Lock as many games as you like to double your points in victory or lose points in defeat. First prize this season is an official NBA game ball.

posted by rcade to basketball at 11:10 AM - 16 comments