September 24, 2020

NFL Pickem Week 3: Pay Dak Prescott Edition: Week 3 of the injurious NFL season begins tonight when the Dolphins visit the Jaguars on Thursday Night Football. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to football at 08:41 AM - 2 comments

September 23, 2020

Chargers Team Doctor Punctured Tyrod Taylor's Lung: Broadcasters during the Chargers/Chiefs game on Sunday were mystified by the last-minute absence of quarterback Tyrod Taylor, who wasn't on the injury list but did not make the start. Coach Anthony Lynn revealed that Taylor missed the game because the team doctor accidentally punctured his lung while administering a painkiller injection for Taylor's cracked ribs. He's out indefinitely.

posted by beaverboard to football at 04:26 PM - 2 comments

Gale Sayers, Bears Hall of Fame running back, dies at 77: RIP to a great human being.

posted by billsaysthis to football at 11:54 AM - 2 comments

September 22, 2020

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NFL Pickem Week 2: Chiefs Are Still Good Edition: The second week of the undercrowded NFL season begins Thursday night when the Cincinnati Bengals play the Cleveland Browns. In the SportsFilter NFL Pickem, NoMich opens in the lead with 90, followed by Jagsnumberone with 89 and Bender with 81. Ic23b's week was the stuff of nightmare with five broken locks. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to football at 12:42 PM - 25 comments

September 19, 2020

St. Louis City SC Sells 50,000 Season Ticket Deposits in 24 Hours: MLS expansion club St. Louis City SC sold 30,000 season ticket deposits within 15 minutes of making them available and 50,000 over the first 24 hours, the biggest haul in league history. The club begins play in 2023 and is building a $250-million soccer stadium downtown. The "SC" in the name stands for both Soccer Club and Soccer Capital, a reference to the city's long history in the sport going back to 1875.

posted by rcade to soccer at 09:19 AM - 2 comments

September 18, 2020

NHL Playoff Pickem: Stanley Cup Finals: The Stanley Cup Finals drop the puck at 7:30 p.m. Eastern on Saturday when the Dallas Stars face the Tampa Bay Lightning. Never before has the NHL come down to two Sun Belt teams. For the NHL Playoff Pickem, predict the series winner and games required, six props and a tiebreaker. Geneparmesan leads with 171, 23 over Cixelsyd. Good luck!

posted by rcade to hockey at 11:06 PM - 10 comments

September 17, 2020

NBA Playoff Pickem: Make Your Conference Finals Picks: The first game of the Western Conference finals begins at 9 p.m. Eastern Friday when the Denver Nuggets play the Los Angeles Lakers. Make your picks in that series along with any props you've saved for the Nuggets/Lakers series.

posted by rcade to basketball at 06:56 PM - 18 comments

September 16, 2020

September 15, 2020

The Analyst Behind the Analyst in an NFL Broadcast Booth: The Ringer covers an aspect of sports broadcasting I'd never heard about before -- the use of spotters who give the booth crew an extra set of eyes. "In 2003, [Gary] Danielson flipped on [David] Moulton’s Fort Myers, Florida, sports radio show when he was caught in traffic. He was struck by how Moulton broke down a game that Danielson had called on TV that weekend. 'I go, Wow, this guy knows a lot,' Danielson said. In 2006, he gave Moulton a one-week tryout in the CBS booth. Moulton has stood at Danielson’s right ever since."

posted by rcade to football at 07:40 PM - 2 comments

MLB playoff bubble: Major League Baseball's 2020 postseason bubble plan has been approved by the MLB Players Association, MLB announced Tuesday. The Division Series, League Championship Series and World Series will all be held at neutral-site ballparks where players will be set up in nearby one-location bubbles.

posted by NoMich to baseball at 02:45 PM - 0 comments

September 14, 2020

September 13, 2020

Paris Saint-Germain 0-1 Marseilles: Neymar was one of five players sent off after an injury-time brawl as Marseille beat Paris St-Germain in Ligue 1. Florian Thauvin scored the only goal as PSG lost their opening two Ligue 1 games for the first time since 1984-85.

posted by billsaysthis to football at 07:02 PM - 2 comments

September 12, 2020

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September 08, 2020

Join SportsFilter's Fantasy Premier League: The Premier League begins Saturday after the shortest off-season ever when Fulham visits Arsenal in the 7:30 a.m. Eastern match. Our Fantasy Premier League has returned. Use the link to join or enter the code "qp1a3j" when prompted. If you've never played, this is a non-draft league where you pick any EPL players within a set budget and add and remove players all season long based on a cost determined by how many other owners are adding or dropping them.

posted by rcade to soccer at 02:27 PM - 3 comments

September 07, 2020

Enter SportsFilter's NFL Pickem: The NFL regular season begins Thursday night when the Houston Texans visit the Kansas City Chiefs. SportsFilter's NFL Pickem has returned with a first prize of an official NFL game ball ($120 value). Pick the winners and margins of victory on all 16 opening games and make as many as you dare into stone cold lead pipe locks. Good luck to all teams, but especially Jacksonville.

posted by rcade to football at 06:05 PM - 23 comments

September 06, 2020

Gasly surprise Italian GP winner as Hamilton given penalty: Lewis made a shocking mental error, pitting when the pit lane was closed to clear a car off the track, and lost 30 seconds from his lead, an error compounded when Leclerc's Ferrari crashed into the tire wall and the race was redflagged. Pierre Gasly took advantage of the field opening up and took his first F1 checkered flag.

posted by billsaysthis to auto racing at 01:51 PM - 3 comments

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em Round 2 Leader: Geneparmesan: The conference finals of the Stanley Cup playoffs begin Sunday at 8 p.m. Eastern as the Dallas Stars face the Vegas Golden Knights. The New York Islanders play the Tampa Bay Lightning 24 hours later. In SportsFilter's pick 'em, Geneparmesan has jumped into first over Cixelsyd after scoring 47 by getting three series and the goalscorer and goalie props. Make your picks!

posted by rcade to hockey at 10:36 AM - 12 comments

September 05, 2020

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NBA Playoff Pick 'Em Round 1 Leaders: Cixelsyd and Howard_T: The final first-round series is over and the Houston Rockets face the Los Angeles Lakers Friday night at 9:00 p.m. Eastern in the second round. Pick the winner of the series before the game starts and any props not yet selected. Cixelsyd and Howard_T lead the SportsFilter Pick 'Em after round 1.

posted by rcade to basketball at 02:11 PM - 27 comments

September 02, 2020

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August 31, 2020

Jaguars Release Leonard Fournette: For a year I've been waging a one-man campaign to convince people on the Internet that Leonard Fournette wasn't that bad really. That was for naught. The Jacksonville Jaguars waived Fournette today, getting nothing in return for the fourth overall pick in the 2017 draft. The team's running backs are Chris Thompson, Ryquell Armstead and Devine Ozigbo.

posted by rcade to football at 09:42 AM - 8 comments