jjzucal's profile

Name: J.J. Zucal
Location: Richland, NJ
ZIP: 08350
Member since: April 28, 2005
Last visit: October 05, 2019

jjzucal has posted 83 links and 951 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 2 comments to the Locker Room.

Sports Bio

Memorable: at age 7, booing Henry Aaron in Connie Mack Stadium (I must have been a young commie back then).

College: Rider '86.

Occupation: Former sports writer, now a news editor.

Hobbies: Fantasy soccer and hockey; soccer simulation game called Trophy Manager.

Fan: Philadelphia professional teams plus the English Southern League club Slough Town through membership in the My Football Club organization (former majority owners of Ebbsfleet United in England).

Recent Links

"Missed call" lawsuit against NFL proceeds in Louisiana: A Louisiana state judge ruled a damage lawsuit against the NFL over a controversial "no call" late in the NFC Championship Game can proceed.

posted by jjzucal to football at 09:33 PM on July 18, 2019 - 8 comments

NFL finally going to Tottenham: Not White Hart Lane 2 (also known as Tottenham Hotspurs' new stadium) and Wembley will host two NFL games during the 2019-20 season, NFL officials announced Wednesday. Mexico City will receive the other game on its international schedule.

posted by jjzucal to football at 01:22 PM on April 17, 2019 - 1 comment

Vince McMahon plans to resurrect XFL: WWE founder and chairman Vince McMahon announced Thursday he plans to bring back the XFL in 2020 ... though it won't be like the wild and crazy 2001 season.

posted by jjzucal to football at 04:01 PM on January 25, 2018 - 3 comments

Supreme Court to hear N.J. sports betting arguments Monday: New Jersey's law to permit betting on sporting events, passed by voters in 2011, will get its hour before the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday.

posted by jjzucal to other at 07:20 PM on December 01, 2017 - 5 comments

Bills' move to Nathan Peterman is a disaster: Buffalo head coach Sean McDermott's decision to bench Tyrod Taylor explodes in his face in just one half.

posted by jjzucal to football at 07:43 PM on November 19, 2017 - 10 comments

Recent Comments

NFL Pick 'Em Week 5: 902 Passing Yards Edition

Fresh off a 29-point performance, we go for ... 25. We're becoming the Dolphins of SpoFi.

Arizona by 6 (TD at :00)

Buffalo by 3

Oakland by 5 (scoring the second TD in Spurs' stadium after Bayern)

Tampa Bay by 7

N.Y. Giants by 10

Philadelphia by 17 LOCK

Pittsburgh by 6

New England by 19 LOCK

Carolina by 3

Atlanta by 5

L.A. Chargers by 11 LOCK

Dallas by 5

Kansas City by 14 LOCK

San Francisco by 3

posted by jjzucal at 08:13 PM on October 05, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 4: Minshew Mania Edition

29 points ... made it almost an exercise in futility!

Green Bay by 5 (O/U on Eagle drops: 6) LOCK
Atlanta by 3
New England by 17 LOCK
Kansas City by 10 LOCK
Oakland by 3
L.A. Chargers by 13 LOCK
N.Y. Giants by 9
Baltimore by 10 (last season was a cruel tease for Browns' fans) LOCK
Houston by 2
L.A. Chargers by 7
Arizona by 3
Minnesota by 6
Denver by 3 (FG as time expires to crush Jax fans)
Dallas by 14
Pittsburgh by 5

posted by jjzucal at 09:06 AM on September 25, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 3: Quarterback Blues Edition

Huh, I thought I posted an entry last week ...

Tennessee by 9 (LOCK)

Cincinnati by 5

Dallas by 30 (LOCK)

Green Bay by 2 (LOCK)

Atlanta by 10 (LOCK)

Kansas City by 3 (Total offense O/U: 1,050)

Minnesota by 4

New England by 34 (LOCK)

Philadelphia by 13 (LOCK)

Arizona by 6

Tampa Bay by 15 (LOCK)

L.A. Chargers by 5

San Francisco by 12 (LOCK)

Seattle by 5

L.A. Rams by 14 (LOCK)

Washington by 7

posted by jjzucal at 11:30 AM on September 19, 2019

Enter SportsFilter's NFL Pick 'Em Contest

I just found the email in the spam file ...

Chicago by 5

L.A. Rams by 10 (Lock)

Philadelphia by 13 (Drop Dead, Lead Pipe Lock)

J-E-T-S by 7 (Lock)

Minnesota by 3

Baltimore by 12 (Lock)

Jacksonville by 8

Cleveland by 10

Chargers by 4

Seattle by 11

Tampa Bay by 9

Cowgirls by 10 (Lock)

Arizona by 3

New England by 14 (Lock)

New Orleans by 13 (Lock)

Oakland by 5

posted by jjzucal at 09:51 AM on September 05, 2019

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Eleven

Edmonton by 5

Saskatchewan by 14

Hamilton by 3

Toronto by 10

posted by jjzucal at 09:27 AM on August 22, 2019

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Nine

Winnipeg by 5

Saskatchewan by 13

Edmonton by 15

Hamilton by 12

posted by jjzucal at 10:09 AM on August 08, 2019

Join SportsFilter's Fantasy Premier League

Thanks ... Maplewood Town, indeed, was in the system.

posted by jjzucal at 10:06 AM on August 08, 2019

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Eight

Toronto has acquired injured QB Zach Collaros to replace injured QB James Franklin. I'm not entirely sure that's how it's supposed to work.

Uh, no ... that ain't how it's supposed to work.

Winnipeg by 26

Saskatchewan by 18

Ottawa by 5

Edmonton by 10

posted by jjzucal at 10:56 AM on August 01, 2019

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Seven

Ottawa by 5

Edmonton by 18 (if there is one blessing with ESPN/ESPN2 now not carrying many games, it's that I don't have the chance of stumbling upon my Argos)

Hamilton by 17

Saskatchewan by 7

posted by jjzucal at 11:19 AM on July 25, 2019

Aaron Boone Expresses Concern for Umpire's Day

I've gotten anger from basketball and baseball coaches, too -- but not abusive as Aaron Boone.

Sorry, a one-game suspension was a joke. Should have been at least three games ... when you put fingers in an official's face, you are attempting to embarrass him/her. Suspension was too lenient.

posted by jjzucal at 12:46 PM on July 20, 2019

"Missed call" lawsuit against NFL proceeds in Louisiana

As the article stated, the attorney believed he had little chance for victory in federal court, thus the $75,000 max lawsuit to keep it in Louisiana (where he'd likely get a very sympathetic judge or jury).

As for the various sports/leagues, if I have one objection to the CFL's review system, it's that penalties (mostly pass interference) can be assessed after review. I guess it's the same as assessing PK's after VAR, but my problem is that it's easy to spot faults at slow speed and from multiple angles.

Review has its place: in-bounds/out-of-bounds catches, offside plays in soccer. Let's not broaden it to the point where it becomes silly.

posted by jjzucal at 11:41 AM on July 20, 2019

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Six

Calgary by 19

Winnipeg by 6

Montreal by 3

Saskatchewan by 13

I will not play a Draft Kings team this week, but it's just as well given last week's pitiful lineup.

posted by jjzucal at 09:38 AM on July 18, 2019

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Five

Since I don't see "edit" on my screen (maybe it's the computer), my DraftKings Week 5 team:

Masoli (QB), Stanback (RB), Stafford, Ellingson (WR), Rhymes, Lankford (Flex), Calgary (Def/ST).

Week 4: no cash.

posted by jjzucal at 11:59 AM on July 11, 2019

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Five

Edmonton by 10

Winnipeg by 16

Montreal by 4

Hamilton by 6

posted by jjzucal at 10:30 AM on July 11, 2019

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Four

Sorry I'm late and missed the opener ...

Ottawa by 6

I wish the Argos would come out of their coma, but ...

B.C. by 20

Saskatchewan by 3

As an aside, my Draft Kings team: Davis (QB), Madu (RB), Banks, Whitehead (WR), Cunningham, Rhymes (Flex), Calgary (D/ST).

posted by jjzucal at 08:55 PM on July 04, 2019