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Last visit: January 24, 2020

rumple has posted 114 links and 764 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 103 comments to the Locker Room.

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A very analog hobby finds a way to thrive in the digital age: How Baseball Cards Got Weird : The Japanese sensation Shohei Ohtani appeared on at least 2,700 distinct rookie cards manufactured by just two companies, Topps and Panini. That might not sound much like scarcity, but nearly all of the variants were produced in limited runs—the more limited, the more valuable the card. The rarest, most coveted Ohtani sold for $184,056 last September, before his rookie season was over.

posted by rumple to baseball at 12:45 PM on October 12, 2019 - 1 comment

BIRGing and CORFing: The Unique Neurology of the Sports Fan’s Brain or, why we get off on the game—and are better off for it.

posted by rumple to general at 03:06 PM on June 30, 2019 - 5 comments

7ft 6in Tacko Fall has scorched college basketball – but is he too tall for NBA?: At 538, they say he is breaking basketball. But there is much more to this Computer Science major, who aspires to become an Engineer and help make lives better in his native Senegal.

posted by rumple to basketball at 02:34 PM on March 18, 2019 - 3 comments

Kirk Gibson,and the character of Parkinson's disease: "I had heard about Gibson’s calmer demeanor first as a coach with the Diamondbacks and then as their manager, about his 2015 diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease and the endearing way he calls his new opponent Parky. I’d read sympathetic takes on his ongoing—though reduced—performance as a color analyst on TV, seen the startlingly sweet graduation speech he gave at Michigan State in May 2017, weeks before turning 60." (longform)

posted by rumple to baseball at 02:52 PM on July 29, 2018 - 4 comments

In its typical invocation, chemistry is a cop-out: an after-the-fact explanation of why a team won, especially against the odds. It lets us avoid uncomfortable truths: that baseball, like the workforce, is not always a meritocracy; that mediocre teams can capitalize on luck to beat very good ones; that the sport can be cosmically unjust. In the postgame twilight, chemistry coalesces as a narrative—the “It’s not you, it’s me” of baseball heartbreak. It rings hollow, but is not provably false.

posted by rumple to baseball at 07:03 PM on June 19, 2018 - 1 comment

Recent Comments

NFL Playoff Pick Em: Conference Championship Round

KC by 27 LOCK

GB by 13 LOCK

1. Mahomes

2. Jones GB

3. Adams

4. Sherman

5. Martinez GB

posted by rumple at 02:05 PM on January 19, 2020

NFL Playoff Pick Em: Divisional Round

Minnesota by 3

Tennessee by 7

Houston by 9

Seattle by 21 LOCK

Passing: Wilson

Rushing: Wilson

Receiving: Metcalf

Sack: Clowney

Points: Seattle

posted by rumple at 01:35 PM on January 10, 2020

Enter the SportsFilter NFL Playoff Pick 'Em

Buffalo by 12 LOCK

New England by 17 LOCK

New Orleans by 13 LOCK

Seattle by 14 LOCK

Passer: Wilson

Rusher: Michel

Receiver: Lockett

Interception: Gilmore

Points: Seattle

posted by rumple at 11:01 PM on January 03, 2020

NFL Pick 'Em Champion: Tron7

-48 takes special talent :)

Thanks rcade and congrats to tron7

posted by rumple at 07:56 PM on January 02, 2020

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

"Bruce Arians was asked about possible visible issues for Jameis Winston: "Yeah, he's nearsighted. He can't read the scoreboard, but he see the guys in front of him, so he's fine." I asked if contacts were considered. "He's got goggles that he practices in sometimes.""

posted by rumple at 10:40 PM on December 30, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 17: Crunch Time Edition

buffalo by 10 lock

Cleveland by 14 lock

Detroit by 9 lock

KC by 17 lock

Minnesota by 10 lock

New England By 21 lock

Tampa Bay by 7 lock

New Orleans by 13 lock

Dallas by 17 lock

Oakland by 7 lock

Arizona By 7 lock

Philadelphia By 14 lock

Indianapolis by 12 lock

Baltimore by 20 lock

Houston by 13 lock

Seattle by 15 lock

posted by rumple at 03:38 AM on December 29, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 16: Another Fine Mess in Jacksonville Edition

Atlanta By 20. LOCK

Baltimore BY 21 LOCK

Tennessee BY 3

Indianapolis by 9

Miami By 7

Pittsburgh by 11 lock

N.Y. Giants by 9

Denver by 7

L.A. Chargers by 3

Philadelphia by 13 lock

Seattle by 24 lock

Kansas City by 10 lock

Minnesota by 9

posted by rumple at 12:43 PM on December 22, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 16: Another Fine Mess in Jacksonville Edition

Houston by 7

NE by 15 LOCK

SF by 17 LOCK

posted by rumple at 02:41 PM on December 21, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 15: NFC Least Edition

New England by 24 LOCK

Detroit by 6

Chicago by 7

Tennessee by 6

Kansas City by 14 LOCK

N.Y. Giants by 9

Philadelphia by 13 LOCK

Seattle by 10 LOCK

Oakland by 6

Arizona by 7

Minnesota by 10

Dallas by 7

San Francisco by 13 LOCK

Pittsburgh by 7

New Orleans by 17 LOCK

posted by rumple at 10:26 PM on December 14, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 15: NFC Least Edition

Baltimore by 21 lock

posted by rumple at 08:46 PM on December 11, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 14: Color Analyst Tim Ryan Edition

Atkanta by 6

Buffalo by 6

Cleveland by 7

Green Bay By17 Lock

Minnesota By 13 lock

New Orleans By 7

N.Y. Jets By 3

Tampa Bay By 3

Houston By 10

L.A. Chargers By 7

Tennessee By 10

New England by 15 lock

Arizona By 3

Seattle By 13 Lock

Philadelphia By 7

posted by rumple at 01:50 AM on December 08, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 14: Color Analyst Tim Ryan Edition

Bears by 3

posted by rumple at 06:28 AM on December 05, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 13: Offensive Rams Edition

Cincinnati by 3

Tennessee by 6

Philadelphia By 13 lock

Green Bay By 7

Pittsburgh by 11

Carolina by 9

Jacksonville by 6

Baltimore by 10

Arizona by 3

Denver by 7

Kansas City by14 lock

New England By 7

Seattle by 10 lock

posted by rumple at 02:30 AM on December 01, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 13: Offensive Rams Edition

Detroit BY 6

Dallas By 17 LOCK

New Orleans By 14 LOCK

posted by rumple at 04:21 AM on November 28, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 12: Baltimore is Pretty Good Edition

Atlanta by 3

Buffalo by 9

Chicago by 6

Cincinnati By 3

Cleveland By 7

New Orleans by 13 lck

Oakland By 9

Seattle by 6

Detroit by 13 lock

Tennessee By 10 lock

New England By 13 lock

San Francisco by 3

LA by 6

posted by rumple at 11:34 AM on November 24, 2019