December 05, 2020

December 04, 2020

High School Football Player Body-Slams Ref After Ejection: After being disqualified for unsportsmanlike conduct, a high school football player in Texas ran back onto the field with coaches trailing behind and knocked down the ref. Senior Emmanuel Duron of Edinburg High was escorted out by police.

posted by rcade to football at 09:10 AM - 7 comments

December 03, 2020

NFL Pickem Week 13: 269 Receiving Yards Edition: An NFL week that has games on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday begins on Sunday with seven early games (assuming no more coronavirus outbreaks). The only teams on a bye are the Buccaneers and Ravens. In our contest, a scoring bug has been fixed, upending the leaders. NoMich is now in first with 791, followed by Truthhurts with 784 and Cixelsyd with 767. Tahoemoj wins the week with 89. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to football at 07:05 PM - 20 comments

December 02, 2020

December 01, 2020

Trevor Ariza Becomes the NBA's Most Traded Player: Trevor Ariza turned pro as a New York Knicks second-round draft pick in 2004 and was traded to the Orlando Magic (1) to the Los Angeles Lakers (2). He signed with the Houston Rockets and was traded to the New Orleans Hornets (3) to the Washington Wizards (4) to the Rockets (5). He signed with the Phoenix Suns and was traded to the Wizards (6). He signed with the Sacramento Kings and was traded to the Portland Trail Blazers (7). Last week he was traded from the Blazers to the Houston Rockets (8) to the Detroit Pistons (9) to the Oklahoma City Thunder (10). He's now the most traded player in league history, passing eight-times-swapped Chris Gatling and Dale Ellis. Ariza has suited up so far for nine teams. Four have played for 12: Chucky Brown, Jim Jackson, Tony Massenburg and Joe Smith.

posted by rcade to baseball at 07:07 PM - 3 comments

November 30, 2020

November 29, 2020

NFL Won't Let Broncos Play Coach at Quarterback: The Denver Broncos will be playing practice squad wide receiver Kendall Hinton at quarterback after the NFL refused the team's request to suit up assistant coach Rob Calabrese at the position. Calabrese, the offensive quality control coach, was a backup QB at UCF from 2008-12. Hinton played QB at Wake Forest before becoming a wide receiver.

posted by rcade to football at 01:03 PM - 4 comments

November 28, 2020

Matt Patricia is gone, and so is the GM who ran Jim Caldwell out of town to give Patricia the job.: Dan Quinn said Caldwell's 36-28 record (with two playoff appearances) wasn't good enough. So, he sent Caldwell packing and brought in Patricia, who went 13-29-1 in three seasons. Quinn and Patricia are now officially unemployed. Detroit OC Darrell Bevell takes over the train wreck that they left behind.

posted by The_Black_Hand to football at 03:50 PM - 17 comments

Sarah Fuller Suits Up for Vanderbilt Against Missouri: Sarah Fuller, a goalkeeper on the Vanderbilt women's soccer team, has suited up for the school's football team in today's game against Missouri. No female has ever played in a football game for a power-5 school. She has two predecessors in the FBS: Katie Hnida on New Mexico from 2002-03 and April Goss on Kent State from 2012-15. The game began at Noon Eastern on the SEC Network.

posted by rcade to football at 12:13 PM - 14 comments

November 27, 2020

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November 25, 2020

Diego Maradona has died: The Guardian's Jonathan Wilson on the man and the legends.

posted by yerfatma to soccer at 01:29 PM - 7 comments

November 24, 2020

NFL Pickem Week 12: Turducken Edition: NFL week 12 begins with three games on Thanksgiving: two turkeys (Washington/Dallas and Houston/Detroit) and a nightcap sending Baltimore to 10-0 Pittsburgh. There's a new leader in our NFL Pickem, as Cixelsyd scores 65 to go seven points over Rcade. NoMich is in third down 32. Bender wins the week with 80. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to football at 09:36 PM - 25 comments

November 23, 2020

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NFL Pickem Week 11: Hail Murray Edition: Week 11 of the imperiled NFL season begins Thursday night with the Arizona Cardinals visiting the Seattle Seahawks. Our contest is led by Rcade (who?) with 697. Cixelsyd is 10 back and NoMich 30 back. Make your picks, prognosticators.

posted by rcade to football at 08:00 PM - 23 comments

Robinson Cano Suspended for 2021 Season Over PEDs: New York Mets star Robinson Cano has been suspended by Major League Baseball for the entire 2021 season because he tested positive for the performance-enhancing drug stanozolol. This was his second positive PED test, following a 2018 test that cost him 80 games. Cano, 38, forfeits his $24 million salary. Cano's an eight-time All Star who won a World Series with the New York Yankees in 2009.

posted by rcade to baseball at 04:55 PM - 2 comments

November 17, 2020

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The Miami Marlins make history with hiring of Kim Ng as general manager: The Miami Marlins have a new general manager, and it comes with some historical precedence. The Marlins on Friday announced they hired Kim Ng to oversee baseball operations. Ng, 51, is now the highest-ranking woman in baseball operations among MLB’s 30 teams and is believed to be the first woman hired to a general manager position by any professional men’s sports team in North America.

posted by tommytrump to baseball at 12:44 PM - 8 comments

November 12, 2020

November 11, 2020

NFL Pickem Week 10: What Happened to the Bucs Edition: Week 10 of the NFL season starts Thursday night when the Colts visit the Titans. Make your picks!

posted by rcade to football at 10:15 PM - 17 comments

November 10, 2020

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