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cixelsyd
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Name: dave schaefer
Location: true north
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Member since: June 19, 2006
Last visit: July 20, 2018

cixelsyd has posted 0 links and 1,821 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 67 comments to the Locker Room.

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CFL Pick 'Em, Week Six

Hamilton by 9

BC by 7

Winnipeg by 9

Calgary by 25

posted by cixelsyd at 10:27 AM on July 19, 2018

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

For decades snake oil salesmen have been out of work. There appears to be a resurgence on many fronts.

posted by cixelsyd at 10:25 AM on July 19, 2018

Toronto Raptors trade DeMar DeRozan to San Antonio for Kawhi Leonard

If LeBron had not joined LA it is possible George would be there today. Not all players want to "bask in his glow" (be part of the whipping boy crew). George gets to play on a strong team that needs to add a piece or 2 to contend ... with anyone but the Warriors.

posted by cixelsyd at 10:21 AM on July 19, 2018

Toronto Raptors trade DeMar DeRozan to San Antonio for Kawhi Leonard

Spurs were a better team with Leonard playing than the Raptors will be but the Raptors are in the East. I also think he is simply a 1 year rental for the Raptors. Maybe he plays towards the end of the season to prove he still can to set up his next contract.

At the same time it isn't a bad move for the Raptors as they weren't going anywhere with the squad they had. Leonard is a top 5 player when healthy while DeRosan is mostly a gifted undersized offensive player. Spurs certainly win the trade if attitude is considered.

posted by cixelsyd at 01:27 PM on July 18, 2018

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Bourque is a great comparison. Best player at his position for many years on a non-contending team.

posted by cixelsyd at 09:23 AM on July 13, 2018

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

*active* NFL players

Frank Gore.

posted by cixelsyd at 06:27 PM on July 12, 2018

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Morgan was appreciated but he played his prime years with Rose, Bench, Griffey, Foster, Conception, etc. who also were the best players at their respective positions at the time.

Trout is clearly the best player on his team but isn't likely to see many playoff games unless there are drastic changes. Unlike some other fielders he makes most any play look easy mostly because his positioning, knowledge of of opponent, and coverage is unmatched.

posted by cixelsyd at 01:32 PM on July 12, 2018

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Five

Calgary by 14

Edmonton by 17

Winnipeg by 17

posted by cixelsyd at 12:56 PM on July 12, 2018

SportsFilter World Cup Pickem Semifinals: Make Your Picks

France 2 -1

Croatia 2 - 0

Goals:

Griezmann (FRA)

Rakitic (CRO)

Cards:

Varane (FRA)

Henderson (ENG)

posted by cixelsyd at 10:09 AM on July 09, 2018

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

No more.

posted by cixelsyd at 11:39 PM on July 06, 2018

SportsFilter World Cup Pickem Quarterfinals: Make Your Picks

France

Brazil

Sweden

Croatia

2. Mbappe (France), Costa (Brazil), Berg (Sweden), Mandzukic (Croatia)

3. Suarez (URU), Neymar (Brazil)**, Cahill (England), Fernandes (Russia)

** Yellow card with a Pussy drawn on it

4. Most goals: France

5. Shut out: Uruguay

posted by cixelsyd at 07:46 PM on July 05, 2018

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Four

Hamilton by 13

Ottawa by 9

Edmonton by 17

Winnipeg by 13

posted by cixelsyd at 05:16 PM on July 04, 2018

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

If it came from Fox it MUST be true.

posted by cixelsyd at 10:03 AM on July 04, 2018

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

There is no point guard on LeBron teams. There's a guy who brings the ball across half court when LBJ is tired, otherwise LBJ has the ball. He's the point guard/forward/post.

posted by cixelsyd at 04:13 PM on July 03, 2018

LeBron Joins Los Angeles Lakers

Might get the Lakers to the playoffs and probably sells more tickets (don't know if the Lakers currently have an attendance problem). More media coverage and I guess a better situation post basketball for LeBron.

Troubles me as to what the upside for the Lakers is ......

posted by cixelsyd at 08:24 PM on July 02, 2018