December 01, 2022

NFL Pickem Week 13: Going for 2 to Win Edition: Things might be looking grim for your fantasy football team but you're never on the brink of elimination in the SportsFilter NFL Pickem. As Buffalo faces New England in the Thursday night BezosBowl to begin the 13th week of the NFL season, Truthhurts remains atop the contest but NoMich has pulled to within 17 after a monster 118-point week. Make your picks.

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November 23, 2022

NFL Pickem Week 12: Turducken Edition: There's an above average slate of games on Thanksgiving with the Giants/Cowboys, Bills/Lions and Patriots/Vikings. In the pickem I drop out of second and the top three become Truthhurts, NoMich and a tie between Tommybiden and myself. Jagsnumberone wins the Jaguars bye week with 104 points. Make your picks and pass the turkey.

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November 19, 2022

CFL Pickem Grey Cup Edition: The Toronto Argonauts face the Winnipeg Blue Bombers at Mosaic Stadium in Saskatchewan Sunday in the Grey Cup. There's a new leader as Cixelsyd rockets into first place after scoring 77 during the playoff finals round. Pick the winner, spread, three props and a tiebreaker. Good luck!

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November 15, 2022

NFL Pickem Week 11: Jeff Sunday Edition: The Titans visit the Packers Thursday to open week 11 of the NFL season. In our contest, the top three remain Truthhurts, myself and Tommybiden. Howard_T wins the week with 67. The_Black_Hand tries the lock 'em all strategy again to different results. Make your picks.

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November 12, 2022

CFL Pickem Playoff Finals Edition: Montreal visits Toronto and B.C. visits Winnipeg in the CFL Playoff Finals on Sunday. Our season-long pickem has a new leader as jagsnumberone scores 45 to take the lead, with ic23b second six back and deposed leader rcade eight behind. Make your picks.

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November 10, 2022

NFL Pickem Week 10: J-E-T-S Jets Jets Jets Edition: The Falcons and Panthers play tonight on Amazon to open week 10 of the NFL season. Truthhurts holds onto first in the pickem with myself in second and Tommybiden third. The_Black_Hand wins the week with 96 after locking every single game and only losing two. Onwards and upwards.

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November 05, 2022

CFL Pickem: Playoff Semifinals Edition: The CFL Pickem continues into Sunday's playoff games. Hamilton plays Montreal and Calgary plays B.C. I'm in first followed by Cixelsyd and Ic23b. Jagsnumberone won the week with 30. Pick the game winners for 10 points and three prop bets on players for 5 points each. Make your selections.

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November 03, 2022

NFL Pickem Week 9: Lost Vegas Edition: The NFL returns tonight on Amazon with the undefeated Philadelphia Eagles visiting the Tennessee Titans. Truthhurts continues to lead the pickem with Bender and Tommybiden in second and third place. Tron7 wins the week with 90. Make your picks.

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November 02, 2022

Dan Snyder May Be Selling Washington Commanders: Dan Snyder has recruited Bank of America to sell the Washington Commanders, according to Forbes. The sale could be for the entire team or a minority stake. He's already received four inquiries. Snyder is the third owner of the team since its 1932 founding as the Boston Braves.

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October 27, 2022

CFL Pickem Week 21: Nothing to Clinch Edition: The second-to-last week of the CFL's regular season begins Friday night when B.C. heads to Winnipeg. So much of the playoff seedings are decided that it's a week with few strong favorites. My grip on first in the CFL Pickem continues to slip as Cixelsyd outscores me by 11 and pulls within 24. Make your picks, clinchers and clenchers.

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NFL Pickem Week 8: Retirement Looking Pretty Good Edition: Week 8 of the NFL begins tonight when the Baltimore Ravens visit the flailing Tom Brady Buccaneers. Truthhurts remains atop the pickem with Bender rising to second by winning the week and Cixelsyd dropping to third. Make your picks and never choose the Bucs in your survivor pool.

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October 23, 2022

Aaron Rodgers, Russell Wilson, and Other Weirdos: Welcome to the inescapable Sartrean hellscape of entrusting your team to a legendary quarterback.

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October 21, 2022

Panthers Trade Christian McCaffrey to 49ers: The San Francisco 49ers gave a huge draft haul -- a second, third and fourth rounder in 2023 and fifth rounder in 2024 -- to the Carolina Panthers for running back Christian McCaffrey. The 26-year-old is fourth in yards from scrimmage this season. In 2019 he became the third player in NFL history to top 1,000 yards rushing and receiving in a season.

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CFL Pickem Week 20: Crossover Rule Edition: The second-to-last week of the CFL regular season kicks off tonight with Ottawa vs. Hamilton. I'm holding on to first in the CFL Pickem by a shrinking margin. Cixelsyd is in second. The_Black_Hand wins the week. Make your picks and keep an eye on those fourth- and third-place teams.

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October 20, 2022

NFL Pickem Week 7: Drag Russell Wilson Edition: It's already week 7 in the NFL. The Amazon run of meh games continues tonight when the Saints visit the Cardinals. The top three in our pickem remains the same: Truthhurts, Cixelsyd, Goyoucolts. Ufez Jones wins the week with 62, scoring 46 of those points in the final five games. Make your picks and if you run into Russell Wilson, tell him to just be a human willya.

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October 13, 2022

NFL Pickem Week 6: Roughing the Passer Edition: Week 6 of the NFL season kicks off tonight when the Washington Commanders visit the Chicago Bears. Truthhurts moves into first place with 314 followed by Cixelsyd at 312 and Goyoucolts at 309. Make your picks.

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CFL Pickem Week 19: Defence with a C Edition: With three weeks left in the regular season, the Tiger-Cats and Redblacks are playing games Friday night to keep their playoff hopes alive. I'm holding on to first in the pickem but after my 5-point debacle of a week, Jagsnumberone and Cixelsyd are 48 back. Make your selections.

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October 12, 2022

It’s Never Too Late to Pivot From N.F.L. Safety to Neurosurgeon: When Myron Rolle was cut from the Pittsburgh Steelers, he fell into a funk until his mother reminded him of his two childhood dreams: Play football, then become a neurosurgeon. It was time for Plan B. (NYT gift link)

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October 11, 2022

Fans Can't Believe Two Roughing the Passer Calls : A fantastic strip-sack by Chris Jones of Daniel Carr was negated in the Chiefs/Raiders game by a roughing the passer call. Jones had the ball in his hands when he landed on Carr. His other hand attempted to brace the fall, but the call is not reviewable. A roughing call from a sack of Tom Brady also is raising hackles.

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October 07, 2022

CFL Pickem Week 18: Thanksgiving Edition: Week 18 of the CFL season begins tonight with Riders/Tabbies and ends with Redblacks/Als on the annual day in which Americans gather together to ask one another, "Why is Canada celebrating Thanksgiving in October?" I'm thankful to be in first place, followed by Ic23b 47 back. The_Black_Hand wins the week with a mighty 56. Make your picks and enjoy your Nanaimo bars.

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October 06, 2022

NFL Pickem Week 5: NFC Beast Edition: The Indianapolis Colts visit the Denver Broncos tonight to kick off week 5 of the NFL season. The NFC East is looking unusually strong so far with the undefeated Eagles and 3-1 Cowboys and Giants. Goyoucolts takes first place with Florida Man second and Tommybiden third. Make your picks.

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September 29, 2022

Jimmy Kimmel Was Once Banned from Monday Night Football: Jimmy Kimmel appeared on the Cowboys-Giants ESPN broadcast this week, causing an old SportsFilter post to get thousands of visitors searching for the question, "Why did Jimmy Kimmel get banned from Monday Night Football?"

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September 28, 2022

NFL Pickem Week 4: Fly Eagles Fly Edition: Week 4 of the NFL begins Thursday night when the surging Dolphins visit the struggling Bengals. Tron7 is the new leader of our pickem with Goyoucolts 3 behind. I fall to third due to my pick against the Jaguars. Make your picks.

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CFL Pickem Week 17: Playoff Considerations Edition: The CFL returns to the regular four-game schedule this week, beginning Friday night when Saskatchewan visits Winnipeg. An Argonaut lock keeps me in first by 28 over Scooby. Make your picks.

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September 22, 2022

CFL Pickem Week 16: Billy Sol Hurok and Big Jim McBob Edition: The CFL's sixteenth week begins Friday night when Hamilton visits Montreal. It was a parade of zeroes in our contest because of locks on the Roughriders and Blue Bombers that blowed up real good. Make your picks.

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NFL Pickem Week 3: Jaguar Juggernaut Edition: The NFL begins week 3 tonight with the Pittsburgh Steelers visiting the Cleveland Browns. I've vaulted into the lead with 128 points after an 88-point week, despite my shameful decision not to pick the Jaguars. Compounding the error I will not pick them this week either. Make your picks.

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September 15, 2022

CFL Pickem Week 15: Extended Summer Edition: The CFL plays a three-game slate this weekend beginning Friday night when Edmonton visits Saskatchewan. The game of the week is 8-3 B.C. against 8-4 Calgary on Saturday night. For the fifth straight week I'm in first place. Cixelsyd is 16 back in second. Make your picks.

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NFL Pickem Week 2: Are You Ready for Jeff Bezos Edition: The NFL begins week 2 with the Los Angeles Chargers visiting the Kansas City Chiefs tonight on Amazon. Werty opens as the leader of the NFL Pickem, scoring 66. Rumple and Tron7 are 10 back in second. Make your picks and buy some socks and batteries during tonight's game.

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September 14, 2022

Tom Brady is Unusually Introspective These Days: Tom Brady has sounded like a relentless pursuer of football success for most of the past 22 years. That seems to be changing. On his most recent podcast this week, he described the personal cost of being so focused on one thing: "[W]hen you’re 45, and you have a lot of other commitments and obligations which are very important to you – namely children that are growing up and things that ... I haven’t had a Christmas in 23 years and I haven’t had a Thanksgiving in 23 years, I haven’t celebrated birthdays with people that I care about that are born from August to late January. And I’m not able to be at funerals and I’m not able to be at weddings."

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September 08, 2022

CFL Pickem Week 14: Saturday Tripleheader Edition: As the fans in Canada prepare to begin singing "God Save the King," the CFL will play four games this weekend starting Friday and ending with three games Saturday. My reign continues atop the CFL Pickem with Cixelsyd second in the line of succession eight back. Make your picks.

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September 05, 2022

The SportsFilter NFL Pickem is Back: Continuing a site tradition begun in 2005, SportsFilter is holding a pickem for the NFL season that begins Thursday night on NBC with Rams/Bills. First prize is an official NFL football. Pick the game winners and spread, then decide whether to lock each pick to either double your points or your agony. Channel your inner Dimetrios Georgios Synodinos.

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August 31, 2022

CFL Pickem Week 13: Labour Not Labor Day Edition: The CFL schedule this week has games on Friday, Sunday and Monday, beginning with the Redblacks at the Alouettes tomorrow night. These rivalry games make it the second-biggest weekend of the season behind the Grey Not Gray Cup. I continue to lead the CFL Pickem through no fault of my own, scoring 0 points. Scooby's a mere 5 points back. Make your picks and take it easy, sleazy.

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August 24, 2022

CFL Pickem Week 12: Regrets I Have a Few Edition: The twelth week of the CFL season starts Thursday night with Calgary looking to keep Winnipeg in the losing column. My lead in the CFL Pickem has narrowed to 14 with Cixelsyd in second place. Did I really lock the Tiger-Cats?

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August 17, 2022

CFL Pickem Week 11: Winnipeg Didn't Win Edition: The CFL has Friday and Saturday doubleheaders this week along with a bye for Winnipeg Blue Bombers to have an extra week to contemplate its loss to the Montreal Alouettes. I'm in first by 14 over Scooby10672 in the pickem after getting two 16-point locks. I am calling this skill instead of luck.

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August 10, 2022

CFL Pickem Week 10: Gentille Alouette Edition: The CFL returns Thursday night with the undefeated Winnipeg Blue Bombers hosting the two-win Montreal Alouettes. They're going to pluck them like a lark. The CFL Pickem is led again by me, 3 over Cixelsyd and five over Scooby10672. Picking the Argos was enough to make the difference. Make your picks.

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August 03, 2022

CFL Pickem Week 9: Big Tim is Watching You Edition: Week 9 of the CFL season begins Thursday night with Winnipeg at Montreal. In our pickem I have disturbing news that has just come in: Cixelsyd has overtaken me for first place on the strength of not locking Toronto over Ottawa. Make your picks and watch this weekend's CFL as closely as Tim Hortons watches its customers.

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August 01, 2022

Dallas Cowboys Worth More Than Any Team on Earth: Jerry Jones bought the Dallas Cowboys for $150 million in 1989. They're now the most lucrative sports franchise on the planet with a worth of $7.64 billion, $630 million ahead of the New York Yankees.

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July 27, 2022

CFL Pickem Week 8: 10,000 Rushing Yards Edition: On Thursday night the Als and Tabbies kick off the last week that the CFL has the football airwaves to itself. In our contest I'm holding on to first place by 10 points with Scooby in second after an impressive 36-point week. Make your picks and hoist a Molson Golden for Andrew Harris, the sixth CFL running back to cross 10,000 rushing yards.

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July 20, 2022

CFL Pickem Week 7: Yukon Cornelius Edition: A Thursday night doubleheader begins CFL week seven, kicking off with a Montreal/Ottawa game of teams still in the hunt in the East despite one win between them. In our contest I'm leapt into a tie with Jagsnumberone for first place. Three other players are just five points back. Make your picks and help the nickname for Taylor Cornelius take hold on both sides of America's coolest border.

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July 14, 2022

CFL Pickem Week 6: Touchdown Atlantic Edition: The CFL week begins tonight when Edmonton visits Montreal. The marquee event is the Touchdown Atlantic game Saturday between Toronto and Saskatechewan in Nova Scotia. Our contest is dominated by Jacksonville as jagsnumberone takes first place five ahead of me. Make your picks, future Schooners fans!

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