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Member since: March 25, 2006
Last visit: August 17, 2019

rumple has posted 113 links and 726 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 103 comments to the Locker Room.

Recent Links

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

Come Watch the Warriors-Rockets Series With Us From an Expert’s Couch: I'm not a basketball fan because play seems so random, but this article and video clips made it make sense to an extent.

posted by rumple to basketball at 02:21 PM on May 17, 2018 - 1 comment

Recent Comments

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

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Omg. Sioux City. Suit City. Sue city. Lawsiouxt Cuty Olaintiffs

Jesus H sometimes it takes a while.

posted by rumple at 10:16 AM on April 06, 2019

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Ha! You just said Plaintiffs the jinx is on my plan worked

posted by rumple at 01:06 PM on April 05, 2019

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

It's cool what's happening with the Canes especially after they got dumped on for the big trade, which has helped both teams really. Looks like they might meet the Capitals in the first round? Good luck with that, tough matchup, but it would be nice to see some big upsets.

posted by rumple at 02:27 AM on April 05, 2019

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

My Hagfish chose a shitty time of the season to start tanking in the Hockey Pool. The Plaintiffs are on fire.

posted by rumple at 07:43 PM on April 04, 2019

There's Still One Perfect NCAA Bracket

The article says the odds are 1 in a quintillion or whatever but that's prior to the tournament. With it being 16 teams now then the odds are whatever that would be " I'm going to estimate about 1 in 32,000 if it was random winners and losers.

posted by rumple at 11:59 AM on March 28, 2019

SportsFilter NFL Playoff Pick 'Em Super Bowl 0x35 Edition

Patriots by 17 LOCK

FIRST FG: Zuerlein


PASSING: Brady +5

RUSHING: Michel +5

RECEIVING: Edelman +5

SACK: Flowers


OOPS: Goff

MVP: Brady


Tiebreaker: 51 points

posted by rumple at 05:20 PM on February 03, 2019

SportsFilter NFL Playoff Pick 'Em Conference Championship Round

I can win this thing

New Orleans by 13 LOCK

NE by 17 LOCK

QB: Brady

Rushing: Michel

Recieving: Edelman

Points: New Orleans

Sack: Flowers

posted by rumple at 09:54 PM on January 19, 2019

SportsFilter NFL Playoff Pick 'Em Divisional Round

Hmmm negative 15. Maybe because I haven't watched a single game this year.

Indy by 10

Dallas by 7

NE by 9

NO by 3






posted by rumple at 03:44 PM on January 12, 2019

Enter the SportsFilter NFL Playoff Pick 'Em

Houston by 7

Seattle by 7

L.A. Chargers by 10

Chicago by 7

QB Passing: Rivers (LAC)

Rushing: Carson (SEA)

Recieving: Allen (LAC)

Interception: McDougald (SEA)

Points: LA Chargers

posted by rumple at 02:35 AM on January 05, 2019

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

At 0-0-1, the Browns are off to their best start since 2004.

(stole that from somewhere)

posted by rumple at 02:43 AM on September 10, 2018

Play SportsFilter's NFL Pick 'Em Contest

Philadelphia by 14

Cleveland by 3

Indianapolis by 3

Miami by 3

Minnesota by 17 LOCK

New England by 6

New Orleans by 10

N.Y. Giants by 3

Buffalo by 6

L.A. Chargers by 10

Seattle by 17 LOCK

Arizona by 10

Dallas by 7

Green Bay by 14 LOCK

Detroit by 7

Oakland by 7

posted by rumple at 01:08 AM on September 06, 2018