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Last visit: October 21, 2019

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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

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

Atlanta by 3

Buffalo by 14 LOCK

Jacksonville by 3

Minnesota by 6

Green Bay by 17 LOCK

Houston by 3

N.Y. Giants by 9

San Francisco by 7

Tennessee by 3

Chicago by 11 LOCK

Seattle by 9 LOCK

Dallas by 10 LOCK

New England by 17 LOCK

posted by rumple at 06:19 PM on October 18, 2019

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

KC by 13 LOCK

posted by rumple at 02:12 AM on October 17, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 6: One Less Gruden Edition

Carolina by 5

Seattle by 13 LOCK

Kansas City BY 19 LOCK

Washington BY 3

Minnesota By 6

Jacksonville By 5

Baltimore by 13 LOCK

San Francisco BY 3

Arizona by 7

Denver By 5

Dallas By 14 LICK

L.A. Chargers BY 4

Green Bay By 13 LOCK

posted by rumple at 11:48 AM on October 13, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 6: One Less Gruden Edition

NE by 35

posted by rumple at 04:37 AM on October 10, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 5: 902 Passing Yards Edition

cincinnatti by 3

Tennessee by 3

Chicago By 11

New Orleans By 14 LOCK

Giants by 5

Philadelphia by 10

Baltimore by 6

New England by 14 LOCK

Jacksonville BY 6

Houston by 9

LA by 7

Dallas by 7

KC by 17 LOCK

San Francisco BY 10

posted by rumple at 02:19 AM on October 06, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 5: 902 Passing Yards Edition

Seattle by 6. More to come

posted by rumple at 08:37 PM on October 02, 2019

Koharski's Donuts Returns on ESPN Fantasy Hockey

I wonder if we should think about reducing the number of playing roster spaces on any given night - it seems like a lot of days you can just run all your players out and don't have to think too much. Maybe forcing choices more often could be a nice tweak? In any case looking forward to another low key season of losing :)

posted by rumple at 02:11 AM on September 28, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 4: Minshew Mania Edition

Green Bay by 11

Tennessee by 3

New England by 17 LOCK

Kansas City by 14 LOCK

Indianapolis by 3

L.A. Chargers by 7

Washington by 3

Baltimore by 11

Carolina by 10

L.A. Chargers by 6

Seattle by 10

Chicago by 13 LOCK

Denver by 5

Dallas by 6

Cincinnati by 7

posted by rumple at 02:12 AM on September 26, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 3: Quarterback Blues Edition

Tennessee by 9

Buffalo by 7

Dallas by 24 LOCK

Green Bay by 6

Indianapolis by 3

Kansas City by 11

Minnesota by 3

New England by 17 LOCK

Philadelphia by 7

Arizona by 3

N.Y. Giants by 3

L.A. Chargers by 6

San Francisco by 11 LOCK

Seattle by 13 LOCK

Cleveland by 3

Chicago by 8

posted by rumple at 01:45 PM on September 18, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 2: Broken Clavicle Edition

Carolina by 12 LOCK

Cincinnati by 10

Detroit by 3

Minnesota by 3

Tennessee by 14 LOCK

New England by 14 LOCK

N.Y. Giants by 3

Seattle by 7

Dallas by 6

Baltimore by 6

Houston by 11 LOCK

Kansas City by 17 LOCK

Chicago by 3

New Orleans by 3

Philadelphia by 7

Cleveland by 3

posted by rumple at 10:44 PM on September 11, 2019

Enter SportsFilter's NFL Pick 'Em Contest

Chicago by 10

Carolina by 3

Philadelphia by 14 LOCK

Buffalo by 7

Minnesota by 5

Miami by 3

Jacksonville by 3

Cleveland by 9

L.A. Chargers by 14

Seattle by 11 LOCK

San Francisco by 3

Dallas by 6

Arizona by 3

Pittsburgh by 3

New Orleans by 7

Oakland by 6

posted by rumple at 11:50 AM on September 04, 2019

Enter Round 3 of the NHL Playoff Pick 'Em

My picks:

Bruins in 6
Sharks in 5
Top goal scorer: Pavelski
Top goalie (save %): Tuuka Rask
Team scoring 6: Sharks
Team with shutout: Bruins

posted by rumple at 07:02 PM on May 09, 2019

Enter Round 2 of the NHL Playoff Pick 'Em

My picks:

Islanders in 6
Sharks in 6
Top goal scorer: Logan Couture
Top goalie (save %): Robin Lehner
Team scoring 6: Sharks
Team with shutout: Islanders

Dang I was travelling all day yesterday so missed the games. I if I can go against yesterdays winners I would take Columbus in 7 and Stars in 6.

posted by rumple at 04:46 PM on April 26, 2019

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

McGill University, arguably the top academic school in Canada, is dropping its team name, the 'Redmen". Varsity rower and member of the Kainai First Nation, Tomas Jirousek, led the campaign.

posted by rumple at 02:22 PM on April 13, 2019

Enter SportsFilter's NHL Playoff Pick 'Em

My picks:

Predators in 5
Jets in 5
Avalanche in 7
Sharks in 6
Lightning in 5
Maple Leafs in 7
Capitals in 4
Penguins in 7
Top goal scorer: A Mathews
Top goalie (save %): Braden Holtby
Team scoring 6: Sharks
Team with shutout: Predators

Thanks rcade the new system is great on the phone. Also if the Leaves and Bruins could both lose that'd be nice.

posted by rumple at 01:49 AM on April 10, 2019