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CFL Pickem Week 3: No Wins in Winnipeg: The undefeated Ottawa Redblacks visit the undefeated Montreal Alouettes Thursday night to kick off week 3 of the CFL season. Ic23b jumps into first place in the pickem after hitting two locks on the nose and another close enough to earn 16 points. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to football at 09:55 PM - 6 comments

Giants Legend Willie Mays Dies at 93: Willie Mays, the center fielder thought to be baseball's greatest all-around player, died Tuesday at age 93. The Say Hey Kid had a career that began in the 1940s in the Negro Leagues, spent 21 seasons with the New York and San Francisco Giants, and ended with the New York Mets in 1973. He was the rare great hitter who loved fielding as much if not more. "Don't get me wrong: I like to hit," he said in 1955. "But there's nothing like getting out there in the outfield, running after a ball and throwing somebody out trying to take that extra base."

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Lots of Grousing About Refs as Celtics Take 3-0 Finals Lead: It's all over but the crying in the NBA Finals. The Boston Celtics have a 3-0 series lead over the Dallas Mavericks. Four fouls were called on Luka Doncic in the fourth quarter Wednesday, including a blocking call on a possible charge that sent him out of the game after the Mavs rallied from 21 down to within 3.

posted by rcade to basketball at 11:50 AM - 5 comments

CFL Pickem Week 2: Welcome Back Otter: Week 2 of the CFL season begins with the arrival of the Ottawa Redblacks, who didn't get to play last week. They host the 0-1 Winnipeg Blue Bombers in a game tonight airing on TSN and CFL+. Jjzucal leads our pickem out of the gate despite missing the opener. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to football at 08:33 AM - 7 comments

June 12, 2024

RIP The Logo, Mr Clutch: Jerry West, the inspiration for the NBA's logo, died peacefully at his home at the age of 86...One of basketball's most accomplished contributors, West was a staple of the sport across eight decades, winning nine championships as a player, scout, coach, executive and consultant. Jerry West's legendary career ended with him unquestionably among the sport's all-time greats.

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Ready for some glow in the dark baseball?: AKA cosmic baseball. Watch the whole game here. The change over from regular baseball lighting to the black lights happens at 1:55:52.

posted by NoMich to baseball at 03:44 PM - 1 comment

June 07, 2024

USA Shocks Pakistan in T20 World Cup: The magnitude of Thursday’s victory cannot be understated. Cricket is far from a mainstream sport in the US, while Pakistan possesses significant cricketing pedigree. As expected, this loss is not going down well with the proud cricket fans of Pakistan. I'm sure that everyone's favorite disappointed Pakistani cricket fan is feeling exactly how he did back in 2019.

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NBA Playoff Pickem: NBA Finals: The Dallas Mavericks and Boston Celtics play game one of the NBA Finals tomorrow night. Boston last won a title in 2008 and Dallas in 2011. I'm looking forward to hearing the reception that Kyrie Irving gets at TD Garden. After three rounds Ic23b is leading our pickem by four over me and 23 over Howard_T. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 10:23 AM - 6 comments

Enter the CFL Pickem: Winter is coming. The new CFL season kicks off Thursday night when the Montreal Alouettes play the Winnipeg Blue Bombers at Princess Auto Stadium. The game will air on TSN in Canada and CBS Sports Network in the lower 48. Join our longtime pickem contest and predict the game winners and scores. Throw caution to the wind by making any game a stone cold lead pipe lock. Bonne chance!

posted by rcade to football at 07:32 AM - 10 comments

June 04, 2024

The One Downside of Gender Equality in Sports: The WNBA’s newfound popularity has triggered a boom in commentary from men who have no idea what they’re talking about.

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June 03, 2024

NHL Playoff Pickem: Stanley Cup Finals: The Stanley Cup Finals between the Edmonton Oilers and Florida Panthers begin Saturday at 8 p.m. Edmonton is trying to be the first Canadian team to hoist the Cup since 1993. ESPN has the odds at Florida -135 with an over/under of 5.5 games. After three rounds I'm leading our pickem with NoMich 2 back. Three other players are within 30. Make your picks.

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MLB incorporates Negro Leagues statistics: Josh Gibson became Major League Baseball's career leader with a .372 batting average, surpassing Ty Cobb's .367. Gibson also became the career leader in slugging percentage (.718) and OPS (1.177), moving ahead of Babe Ruth (.690 and 1.164).

posted by NoMich to baseball at 10:18 AM - 5 comments

May 28, 2024

Bill Walton dead at 71: Basketball Hall of Famer Bill Walton died at the age of 71 on Tuesday after a prolonged battle with cancer. Jay Bilas remembers Walton in a moving eulogy.

For his greatness on the floor, Walton carved out a special place in the game's history that will never be forgotten. As a friend and colleague, Walton had a spirit that was bigger than life. He was a showman. I will always love Bill Walton -- he was a national treasure, and there will never be another like him.

posted by NoMich to basketball at 09:35 AM - 5 comments