Ricardo's profile

Location: Raleigh, NC
Gender: Man
Member since: March 25, 2005
Last visit: December 03, 2018

Ricardo has posted 8 links and 382 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 8 comments to the Locker Room.

Sports Bio

Teams to watch: US Soccer teams (M & F) San Francisco 49ers Atlanta Braves Liverpool FC Boston Celtics Carolina Railhawks University of Virginia (football & soccer) Most memorable sporting event: almost 80,000 fans packed into Giants Stadium to see Juventus play Manchester United. Forlan misses a sitter from 3 yards with the keeper on the ground behind him. Almost most memorable sporting event: My uncle worked for Doubleday (who used to own the Mets) in the 80's and he got 4 tickets to Game 6 of the World Series that year. It was supposed to be me and my dad and him and my cousin. At the last minute he sold the other two tickets and off he and my dad went into baseball history. you haven't suffered until you've held season tickets to Virginia football

Recent Links

Password change: Asked about this a while back ... was it ever added anywhere?

posted by Ricardo to other at 02:45 PM on November 04, 2013 - 1 comment

Robbie Rogers comes out as gay: US Soccer player Robbie Rogers has stated on his blog that he is gay and will be taking a break from soccer to concentrate on life.

posted by Ricardo to soccer at 02:53 PM on February 15, 2013 - 9 comments

Password Change: Where can I change my password? I cant find anywhere on the site to do so.

posted by Ricardo to feature requests at 11:02 AM on September 26, 2012 - 2 comments

Liverpool Football Club board agree sale: The board of Liverpool has agreed to sell the club to the US owners of the Boston Red Sox baseball team despite protests from owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett.

posted by Ricardo to soccer at 06:15 AM on October 06, 2010 - 24 comments

Heartbreak for women's US soccer team.: As Brazil head to the World Cup final with Germany.

posted by Ricardo to soccer at 10:04 AM on September 27, 2007 - 52 comments

Recent Comments

SportsFilter World Cup Pickem Final: Make Your Picks

Winner: France
Score: 2-1
Scorer: Griezmann
Cards: Lovren
Golden Ball: Mbappe (although it should be Kante)
First Card: 40th
Extra Minutes: 7

posted by Ricardo at 11:31 PM on July 14, 2018

SportsFilter World Cup Pickem Final: Make Your Picks

3 & 4 are pick a player in "each game" and grum has chosen one from each team. It sounds like it was meant to include the 3rd place match but since that has passed, I now assume we aren't picking anything for that match. But if we are, I choose Belgium winning 2-0 with Hazard to score and Stones to get a card.

posted by Ricardo at 03:35 PM on July 14, 2018

SportsFilter World Cup Pickem Semifinals: Make Your Picks


posted by Ricardo at 08:13 AM on July 11, 2018

SportsFilter World Cup Pickem Semifinals: Make Your Picks

France (2-1) Griezmann/Kompany
England (3-1) Kane/Maguire

posted by Ricardo at 02:18 PM on July 09, 2018

SportsFilter World Cup Pickem Quarterfinals: Make Your Picks

Would like to change my yellow card pick from Neymar to Fallaini in the Brazil Belgium match if possible. Match is about to begin now

posted by Ricardo at 02:03 PM on July 06, 2018

SportsFilter World Cup Pickem Quarterfinals: Make Your Picks



posted by Ricardo at 10:17 PM on July 05, 2018

SportsFilter World Cup Pickem Round of 16: Make Your Picks

Almost everyone also stole my picks of Belgium over Japan, England over Colombia and Brazil over Mexico. I demand reparations.

posted by Ricardo at 11:45 AM on July 03, 2018

SportsFilter World Cup Pickem Round of 16: Make Your Picks

France - Messi, Rojo
Portugal - Ronaldo, Pepe
Spain - Costa, Kudryashov
Croatia - Modric, Lovren
Brazil - Neymar, Layun
Belgium - Lukaku, Dembele
Switzerland - Toivonen, Schar
England - Kane, Mina

Shootouts: 3

posted by Ricardo at 11:51 PM on June 29, 2018

World Cup Pick 'Em Contest: Win a World Cup Match Ball

Group A: Russia, Uruguay; Luis Suarez
Group B: Portugal, Spain; Cristiano Ronaldo
Group C: France, Denmark; Antoine Griezmann
Group D: Argentina, Croatia; Lionel Messi
Group E: Brazil, Switzerland; Neymar
Group F: Germany, Mexico; Timo Werner
Group G: Belgium, England; Harry Kane
Group H: Poland, Colombia; Robert Lewandowski

3. Brazil
4. Germany
5. 12
6. 7
7. Brazil

posted by Ricardo at 06:15 AM on June 14, 2018

SportsFilter Has Switched to HTTPS

Does this mean there will be some way to change our passwords? I hardly ever log in anymore because the site uses one of my old passwords and I can never remember which one. I have to go request it every time I do want to log in.

posted by Ricardo at 12:30 AM on May 28, 2018

Soccer Rules Body Considers Timed 30-Minute Halves

Giving a team that last corner and not blowing the whistle until the "attack" has failed is akin to a kickoff in football with 1 second left and playing the play out until it's dead.

I much prefer the excitement of the unknown time in soccer as opposed to the asinine way the clock is used in football and basketball. The longest 5 minutes is the last 20 seconds of an American sport.

posted by Ricardo at 09:20 AM on June 20, 2017

Aaron Hernandez found Not Guilty of double murder

Hernandez has been found dead in his cell this morning. Apparent suicide.

posted by Ricardo at 09:12 AM on April 19, 2017

It's the end of the World Cup as we know it

Without taking goals scored into account, there are 27 possible outcomes in a group of 3 (3 games ending in 3 outcomes win, lose or draw) and 729 possible outcomes in a group of 4 (6 games, 3 outcomes). In the 3 team group, there are 3 ways in which all teams can be tied and 3 ways in which 2 teams can be tied for second place. This gives a 22% chance of needing some form of tiebreaker (6/27). In the 4 team group, there are 7 ways all teams would be tied, 20 ways 3 teams are tied for first, 12 ways 3 teams are tied for second, and 168 ways 2 teams will tie for second. This gives a 28% chance of needing some tiebreaker (207/729).

So it seems more likely to end up in the drawing of lots with 4 teams than 3. Of course this doesn't take into account that some teams will be more likely to win than others. And there are other possibilities when the top two teams tie where you would need to figure out which team comes out first and which comes out second.

posted by Ricardo at 02:53 PM on January 11, 2017

Euro 2016 Pick 'Em: Semifinals

Wales 3-1 (Bale)
Germany 4-1 (Muller)

posted by Ricardo at 02:19 PM on July 06, 2016

Euro 2016 Pick 'Em: Quarterfinals

I missed yesterday's game, DAMMIT!

Belgium 3, Wales 1 (Lukaku)
Germany 3, Italy 1 (Muller)
France 3, Iceland 1 (Griezmann)

posted by Ricardo at 12:29 PM on July 01, 2016