October 03, 2023

Minnesota Twins End 18-Game Postseason Losing Streak: The Minnesota Twins won their wild card series opener Tuesday over the Toronto Blue Jays, ending an 18-game playoff losing streak. After beating the New York Yankees on Oct. 5, 2004, in the first game of their American League Division Series, the Twins lost that series in 4, got swept by the Oakland A's in 2006, swept by the Yankees in 2009 and 2010, beaten by the Yankees in a one-game wild card in 2017, swept by the Yankees in 2019 and swept by the Houston Astros in 2020. But no one has to mention all of that ever again.

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October 02, 2023

October 01, 2023

Track and Field Official Struck by Hammer Throw: An official at the Asian Games broke his leg when he was struck by an errant hammer throw during competition. After the 16-pound flying ball from Kuwait's Ali Zankawi went far left and went into the netting and then hit Huang Qinhua, 62, Zankawi ran to the official and created a makeshift tourniquet with his hands to stop the bleeding. Video of the incident.

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September 28, 2023

CFL Pickem Week 17: Indigenous Edition: There are Friday and Saturday doubleheaders in the CFL this weekend, beginning tomorrow with 12-1 Toronto at 10-4 Winnipeg, a game that would be more interesting if any team in the East was close to the Argonauts. I'm in first place by 18 over Ic23b. Make your picks and join the CFL in recognition of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Saturday.

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September 27, 2023

NFL Pickem Week 4: 70 Point Edition: The Lions visit the Packers Thursday night with both teams 2-1 for their first divisional clash of the Jordan Love era. Tommybiden and Ic23b are tied for first place. Nobody had the Dolphins by 50 over the Bears. Make your picks.

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September 24, 2023

Girl Power: I so look forward to her first sack.

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September 23, 2023

September 22, 2023

CFL Pickem Week 16: Elks on Fire Edition: There's a Friday night doubleheader to start the Canadian football weekend tonight. Ic23b now leads by 14 points in the pickem, which pains me to report. Make your picks and watch out for rampaging Elk.

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September 21, 2023

September 20, 2023

NFL Pickem Week 3: Season-Ending Injury Edition: The New York Giants travel to the San Francisco 49ers Thursday night to begin week 3 of the NFL season. Tommybiden leads the NFL Pickem by 7 over Ic23b, who won the week with 108 points. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to football at 11:44 PM - 23 comments

September 17, 2023

Mike Babcock resigns as Columbus Blue Jackets coach after NHLPA investigation: Inquiries about the accusations were conducted by the NHL and NHL Players’ Association after former NHL player and TNT studio host Paul Bissonnette said Tuesday on the “Spittin’ Chiclets” podcast that Babcock was demanding access to players’ phones so he could scroll through photos. The Blue Jackets pushed back and attempted to explain what happened by adding context with statements from Babcock and captain Boone Jenner, whose meeting with the coach was referenced by Bissonnette.

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September 16, 2023

September 14, 2023

Max Scherzer Likely to Miss Playoffs Too: Texas Rangers pitcher Max Scherzer has a teres major strain (never heard of that) and will miss the rest of the regular season and "likely" the playoffs as well, general manager Chris Young said. The Rangers are a game behind Houston in the AL West race and in second in the wild card race, with Seattle and Toronto close enough to potentially keep them out of the postseason.

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September 13, 2023

NFL Pickem Week 2: David After Dentist Edition: The NFL season without Aaron Rodgers begins Thursday night when the Vikings play the Eagles. The leader of the NFL Pickem out of the gate is Tommybiden, who scored 86 points. Nobody had the Cowboys over the Giants by anything close to 40. Everyone had the Vikings over the Bucs.

posted by rcade to football at 11:34 PM - 25 comments

CFL Pickem Week 15: Placeholder Headline Edition: The CFL returns with doubleheaders on Friday and Saturday nights. Ic23b continues to lead the pickem by four points. Make your picks!

posted by rcade to football at 10:51 PM - 8 comments

The NBA Board of Governors approves new Player Participation Policy to combat excessive load management.: The policy, which only pertains to "Star Players" (defined as any player that has made an All NBA Team or All-Star Team in the previous three seasons*) includes measures to ensure that healthy Star Players will play in all nationally televised games and the In-Season Tournament, and will balance rest nights between home and road games in favor of away.

posted by Ufez Jones to basketball at 04:43 PM - 3 comments

September 12, 2023

Aaron Rodgers out for the season: Aaron Rodgers tears his Achilles tendon fourth play into the Jets' season. Is this the most Jets thing to Jets in the history of the Jets? Well, since 1999, yeah. Does this mean that the Patriots will hire the Jets defensive coordinator, Jeff Ulbrich, after Saleh retires at the end of the season and appoints Ulbrich as the new head coach?

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September 11, 2023

September 10, 2023

September 09, 2023

September 08, 2023

Blackhawks to Retire Number 7 Jersey: Pearl Jam held a concert at the United Center and a hockey tribute broke out. Chris Chelios learned from his friend Eddie Vedder on stage that his Chicago Blackhawks jersey is being retired. Watch on YouTube.

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CFL Pickem Week 14: Saturday Tripleheader Edition: There’s a game tonight and another three on Saturday in Canada. Since there’s no other football being played at those times you might as well watch. Ic23b has overtaken me for first place despite us picking the same teams to win, which is, if I may speak Canadian for a moment, neat.

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