January 20, 2022

January 19, 2022

NBA Pickem Week 14: Mona Mondieu Edition: There are five national NBA games on the slate this week, beginning tonight at 7:30 p.m. Eastern when Charlotte visits Boston. After another rough week for prognosticative excellence, I hold the lead by 25 over Geekyguy. The exception was Rumple, who won the week with 31. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 01:39 PM - 8 comments

January 18, 2022

January 17, 2022

NFL Pickem Champion: Tahoemoj: The SportsFilter NFL Pickem was won by Tahoemoj, who beat me (sad trombone) by only 4 points after getting the 49ers over the Rams and Seahawks over the Cardinals in the final Sunday's afternoon block. That's at least the second pickem crown for Tahoemoj, who also won last season's NHL Playoff Pickem. Congratulations!

posted by rcade to football at 03:22 PM - 11 comments

January 16, 2022

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January 14, 2022

Enter the NFL Playoff Pickem: The NFL Playoff Pickem has returned for another glorious season of postseason football. First prize is a Zubaz NFL men's sherpa fleece pullover (that's a lot of adjectives). Pick the game winners, the spreads, and a series of props. Go big or go home.

posted by rcade to football at 02:19 PM - 19 comments

January 13, 2022

January 12, 2022

NBA Pickem Week 13: MLK Day Edition: There are eight nationally televised games on slate this week, beginning tonight with Mavs/Knicks and Nets/Bulls on TNT and ending with an MLK Day doubleheader Monday on TNT of Bulls/Grizzlies and Bucks/Hawks. I've taken the lead back from Geekyguy, who had an Irwin Allen-level disaster of a week with five broken locks. Make your picks, masters of disaster.

posted by rcade to basketball at 12:34 PM - 7 comments

January 11, 2022

January 10, 2022

January 09, 2022

Three NFL Coaches Fired: Zimmer, Nagy, Fangio: The offseason coaching carousel has begun in the NFL with the firings of head coach Vic Fangio by the Denver Broncos, Mike Zimmer of the Minnesota Vikings and Matt Nagy of the Chicago Bears. The Vikings also fired general manager Rick Spielman.

posted by rcade to football at 02:42 PM - 4 comments

January 08, 2022

NFL Pickem Week 18: All the Marbles Edition: The final week of the NFL season begins today at 4 p.m. when the Chiefs visit the Broncos. Our contest is led by Florida Man, who takes the lead back from Tahoemoj by only two points with Tommybiden 19 behind. Make your picks, prognosticators.

posted by rcade to football at 10:11 AM - 24 comments

January 07, 2022

January 06, 2022

January 05, 2022

Unvaccinated Novak Djokovic Can't Enter Australia: Australia has blocked Novak Djokovic from entering the country because his visa does not permit medical exemptions from vaccinated. Djokovic flew to Melbourne Wednesday after the Australia Open gave him a medical exemption without explaining why he was exempt. But the country wasn't as keen on letting him in.

posted by rcade to tennis at 06:36 PM - 8 comments

NBA Pickem Week 12: Can Kyrie Play Edition: The NBA returns from its post-Xmas TV break with a six game ESPN/TNT/ESPN sandwich beginning Wednesday night. Our contest is led by Geekyguy, who had the best score in week 10 and now leads by 35. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 09:01 AM - 8 comments

January 04, 2022

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December 31, 2021

I Investigated Bonds and Clemens. Yes, They Belong in Cooperstown: Friday is the last day for voters in the Baseball Writers’ Association of America to submit their 2022 Baseball Hall of Fame ballots. Listed on those ballots are two players in their 10th and final year of Hall of Fame eligibility who truly dominated their era but haven’t been voted in: Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens. (archive link)

posted by rumple to baseball at 02:50 PM - 4 comments

NFL Pickem Week 17: Streaky Dolphins Edition: Week 17 of the NFL season has 15 games on Sunday and one more on Monday night. Our contest is led again by Tahoemoj, who scored 89 to take a five-point lead over your correspondent. The_Black_Hand wins the week with 92, getting close in locks on the Bucs and Chiefs blowouts and hitting four more. Make your picks and see you next year.

posted by rcade to football at 02:05 PM - 17 comments

December 30, 2021

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December 27, 2021

CFL Playoffs Pick 'Em, Final Standings: Winnipeg wins back-to-back Grey Cups and sends the Hamilton fans home with tears in their eyes. Belated final standings inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 04:17 PM - 5 comments

December 26, 2021

The NFL's Jackie Robinson: Kenny Washington broke the NFL's color barrier a year before Jackie Robinson did the same in baseball. Slate asks: Why has America forgetten him?

posted by rcade to football at 12:40 PM - 0 comments

December 25, 2021

Arbroath: Can Dick Campbell's high-flying part-time side really reach the top flight?: Keeping the Angus outfit in the second tier for back-to-back campaigns is a remarkable achievement in itself, but last Saturday's win over Morton - with Campbell stuck at home with Covid - saw Arbroath top the division at the halfway point.

posted by billsaysthis to soccer at 01:27 PM - 1 comment