May 11, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 21: End of Season Edition: There are seven nationally televised games to end the NBA regular season, starting with Heat/Celtics and Knicks/Lakers tonight on TNT. Goyoucolts leads our contest by 22 over NoMich with the rest of us playing for our next contracts. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 01:04 PM - 7 comments

May 10, 2021

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Wild thangs: Double-A team draws 13 walks in an inning: “It just got out of control, literally,” longtime Barons radio announcer Curt Bloom said. “And it was contagious.” “It was 87 pitches with 24 strikes. Most of them weren’t even close, really,” he added.

posted by tommybiden to baseball at 01:35 PM - 3 comments

May 06, 2021

Orioles Pitcher Retires 27 Batters But It Isn't a Perfect Game: Baltimore Orioles pitcher John Means has entered the Bar Trivia Hall of Fame by throwing a no-hitter over the Seattle Mariners with 27 batters retired without it counting as a perfect game. He struck out Sam Haggerty in the third on a wild pitch. Haggerty was caught stealing.

posted by rcade to baseball at 10:26 AM - 4 comments

NBA Pickem Week 20: Pittsburgh Pisces Edition: There are six national games to pick this week, beginning with tonight's TNT doubleheader of Nets/Mavericks and Lakers/Clippers. Goyoucolts holds on to first, 46 points ahead of NoMich. Make your picks, ladies and germs.

posted by rcade to basketball at 10:03 AM - 11 comments

May 05, 2021

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Aaron Rodgers Wants Out of Green Bay: Aaron Rodgers told the Green Bay Packers he doesn't want to return, ESPN reported hours before the NFL Draft. The San Francisco 49ers called Green Bay Wednesday night. The weirdest line in this story: "Rodgers also has hosted Jeopardy! and said it would be a dream to become the full-time host."

posted by rcade to football at 04:24 PM - 9 comments

April 28, 2021

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NBA Pickem Week 19: Knicks on Fire Edition: An eight-game TV week begins Tuesday night when the Mavs visit the Warriors and stretches to next Monday night with an ESPN doubleheader. Despite nine straight wins there's no national Knickerbockers. In our contest, Goyoucolts takes a 60-point lead, winning the week with 45. NoMich is in second and jjzucal third. Make your picks.

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April 25, 2021

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Olympics Will Punish Athletes Who Protest: The International Olympic Committee plans to punish athletes who protest at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, claiming that 70 percent of the athletes agree with them. "We believe that the example we set by competing with the world’s best while living in harmony in the Olympic Village is a uniquely positive message to send to an increasingly divided world," the committee announced. Because there's no better way to demonstrate harmony than to ban disharmony.

posted by rcade to olympics at 08:51 AM - 1 comment

NBA Pickem Week 18: 7 A.M. at a Strip Club Edition: There are eight NBA games to pick this week, beginning with tonight's TNT doubleheader of 76ers/Bucks and Lakers/Mavs. We have a new leader as Goyoucolts scores 100 and climbs into first, leading NoMich by 47. Make your picks and remember that it's never a good idea to walk out of a strip club and see daylight.

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April 21, 2021

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Will a 'Super League' blow up global soccer? Here's what we know after bombshell announcement: The games would be played on weekday nights, essentially replacing the current Champions League, and allowing clubs to remain in their domestic leagues — the Premier League, Serie A, etc. But that, for several reasons, seems unfeasible. Commentary with some inside info.

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LaMarcus Aldridge Retires from NBA Over Heart Ailment: After experiencing an irregular heartbeat, Brooklyn Nets center LaMarcus Aldridge abruptly ended his 15-season NBA career. Aldridge joined the team two weeks ago after taking a buyout from the San Antonio Spurs. He's a seven-time All-Star. He called the heart problem experienced during a game "one of the scariest things I've experienced."

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April 14, 2021

MLB Gets Minor League to Move the Mound Back 1 Foot: Major League Baseball is playing around with the idea of changing the distance from home plate to the pitchers mound for the first time since 1893. The Atlantic League minor league will test a pitching rubber 61 feet and 6 inches from home -- an extra foot beyond the norm. "I love baseball, but the rules aren't written on stone tablets," said Chicago Cubs exec Jed Hoyer.

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Cleveland Infielder Yu Chang Calls Out Online Bigots: After receiving racist abuse in response to an error he made playing his new position at first base, Cleveland Indians infielder Yu Chang shared some of the disgusting messages to condemn anti-Asian hate. He got so much support, online and from the team, that he responded, "Thank you. NOW LET’S PLAY BALL!"

posted by rcade to baseball at 10:54 AM - 1 comment