April 17, 2024

NFL Playoff Pickem Champion: rcade: This news is ridiculously late to everyone but me -- the NFL Playoff Pickem champion is Rogers "The Greek" Cadenhead. I really wish I'd placed an actual bet on the Chiefs to win by 3. I still have one more week to hit the tiebreaker, since I predicted a Taylor/Travis breakup on April 27. Some of you believe in the power of love.

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March 15, 2024

Rams’ Aaron Donald retires in NFL offseason shocker: Aaron Donald is calling it a career. The star Rams defensive tackle announced his NFL retirement on Friday after 10 seasons with the team, which included a Super Bowl win in February 2022.

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March 05, 2024

Russell Wilson to be released by Denver Broncos: A Denver Broncos career that quarterback Russell Wilson hoped would result in multiple Super Bowl victories and an enhanced NFL legacy has ended after 725 days, 11 wins, 19 losses and zero playoff appearances.

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February 09, 2024

NFL Playoff Pickem: Super Bowl 0x3A: The San Francisco 49ers meet the Kansas City Chiefs in Las Vegas Sunday night for Super Bowl 0x3A. Though the Chiefs are the defending champions, the Niners are favored to win by two. Werty leads the contest by 7. Make your picks.

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January 28, 2024

49ers Come Back from 27-7, Advance to Super Bowl 0x3A: Up by 17 at halftime, the Detroit Lions turned back into a pumpkin, losing to the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship Game. Detroit coach Dan Campbell's risk-taking on fourth downs cost the Lions a third quarter field goal that would've restored the lead to 17. The 49ers took the turnover on downs and drove for a touchdown after a miraculous Brandon Aiyuk catch on a long bomb that deflected off the defender's head.

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Chiefs Shut Down Ravens, Advance to Super Bowl 0x3A: In the second road playoff game of Patrick Mahomes' career, the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Baltimore Ravens 17-10 in the AFC Championship Game. The Chiefs defense came up huge, holding the Ravens to a single touchdown by forcing a Zay Flowers fumble for a touchback and intercepting Lamar Jackson in the end zone. Taylor Swift's boyfriend had 11 receptions for 116 yards and a touchdown. He also broke Jerry Rice's record for the most receptions in the playoffs.

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January 27, 2024

NFL Playoff Pickem: Conference Championship Round: The NFL Conference Championships kick off Sunday at 3 p.m. Eastern. The Chiefs play the Ravens as 4-point favorites and Lions play the 49ers as 7.5-point favorites. Werty is leading the contest by one point over Ic23b. Make your picks.

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January 22, 2024

Bills Lose Another Epic to the Chiefs: Josh Allen's Buffalo Bills have failed for a third time to get past the Kansas City Chiefs in the NFL playoffs, losing 27-24 after Tyler Bass missed a late kick that would've tied the game. Before these three epic clashes, the teams had last met in the postseason in the 1990s.

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January 19, 2024

NFL Playoff Pickem: Divisional Round: The divisional round of the NFL playoffs begins Saturday at 4:30 p.m. Eastern when the Houston Texans visit the Baltimore Ravens. Make your picks.

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January 15, 2024

Pat McAfee: MLK Day Reminds Me I Was Cancelled: Did Pat McAfee learn anything from the controversy when Aaron Rodgers implied Jimmy Kimmel was a pedophile and his new ESPN gig became a political football? No, he did not. "Obviously it’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day. He had a dream," McAfee said today on his show. "And I think LANK was one of the closest we’ve had to potentially that dream coming to fruition. ... Now, as somebody who was canceled by both parties last week, both of them canceled me. Two political parties canceled me last week and we are still alive. Let’s remember we don’t need all the outside noise. All we need is a little bit of love."

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January 12, 2024

SportsFilter NFL Pickem Champion: Truthhurts: We couldn't handle the truth. In one of the most dominating performances in this site's history of pickem prognostication, Truthhurts has won the NFL Pickem after leading for the final 10 weeks -- scoring a weekly high of 127 and winning the overall contest by 159. The runner up is Tron7 and the Costanza goes to Bender for the requisite combination of dedication and futility. Congratulations one and all.

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Enter the SportsFilter NFL Playoff Pickem: The NFL playoffs are back, which means the return of SportsFilter's NFL Playoff Pickem. First prize is this T shirt (because Dak isn't on Cameo). Pick the winners, make some locks, choose some props. Don't be the last on your block to enter.

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January 11, 2024

Bill Belichick Leaving Patriots After 24 Seasons: In what is being described as a mutual decision with team owner Robert Kraft, Bill Belichick is leaving the New England Patriots after 24 seasons, ESPN reports. The team won't seek compensation for letting him go with a year remaining on his contract, making it easier for him to coach a new team next season. Belichick's teams won six Super Bowls, 333 games (second all-time) and 21 winning seasons.

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January 05, 2024

NFL Pickem Week 18: All the Marbles Edition: There are two Saturday games in the final week of the NFL season: Steelers/Ravens at 4:30 p.m. Eastern and Texans/Colts at 8:15 p.m. Eastern. Truthhurts leads the contest by 98 points after I won the week with 106 by locking all games. Make your locks, er, picks.

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December 28, 2023

Did the Broncos Just Give Up on Russell Wilson?: The Denver Broncos are benching Russell Wilson for the final two weeks of the season, a move that prevents his $37 million contract next season from being fully guaranteed in case of injury. It now becomes guaranteed if he's still on the team March 18, 2024. Wilson has 3,070 passing yards and 26 touchdowns with eight interceptions. His passer rating is above that of Patrick Mahomes, Josh Allen and Lamar Jackson. But Denver might be done with him.

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NFL Pickem Week 17: Chief Concerns Edition: Week 17 of the NFL begins tonight with Joe Flacco's Cleveland Browns against Trevor Siemian's New York Jets. Our pickem has begun to look like a coronation, with Truthhurts leading by 126 points and just two weeks remaining. The rest of us are now in damn-the-torpedos, lock-em-all territory. Make your picks and go Joe!

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December 21, 2023

NFL Pickem Week 16: You Never Should Have Cut Me Edition: The NFL returns tonight when the New Orleans Saints visit the Los Angeles Rams. Truthhurts has a 96-point lead in the pickem with just three weeks left in the regular season. Tron7 makes up some ground with an 103 point week. Make your picks.

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December 13, 2023

NFL Pickem Week 15: Remember the Titans Edition: There's a Thursday night game and three Saturday games on the week 15 NFL schedule, starting with a battle of the backups in Las Vegas when the Raiders host the Chargers. Make it seven weeks in a row for Truthhurts atop the pickem and they also won the week. The rest of us are getting into need-a-Christmas-miracle territory.

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December 07, 2023

Deion Sanders Is SI’s 2023 Sportsperson of the Year: In less than a year, Coach Prime has not only transformed a moribund Colorado football program. He’s also won 4 games

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NFL Pickem Week 14: Jinxed the Jaguars Edition: Thursday Night Football begins week 14 tonight with an over/under of 30 points in the Patriots/Steelers game, which is the lowest in 17 years. Don't blame the weather. Blame the quarterbacks. Our pickem is led by Truthhurts for the sixth straight week. After Monday night left broken Jaguars in its wake I could go another 12 years before Jacksonville gets one again.

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December 01, 2023

DK Metcalf: a man dedicated to the his craft of trash talking: Trash talking is slowly decreasing in the NFL. Whether fans, players and coaches like it or not, the league is cracking down on taunting, as they want their participants to set a good example for the younger audience. There are undoubtedly ways to get around the flags and fines, but DK Metcalf has found the perfect loophole: sign language.

posted by NoMich to football at 08:38 AM - 1 comment

November 29, 2023

Carolina Panthers Fire Head Coach Frank Reich: Carolina Panthers head coach Frank Reich has been fired by owner David Tepper just 11 games into his first season -- the shortest tenure for a first-year NFL coach in 45 years. Adding insult to injury, Tepper mispronounced Reich's last name at the press conference announcing the move, making it sound more like "pitch" than "pike".

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NFL Pickem Week 13: Duuuuuuuval Edition: Week 13 of the NFL season kicks off Thursday night when the Seattle Seahawks go to Dallas to face a Cowboys team that is annihilating opponents at home. In the pickem Truthhurts has opened up a 69-point lead with a solid score of 92 this week. Jagsnumberone wins the week with 119, helped by locking the Jacksonville Jaguars. Make your picks and clear your calendars on Monday night. The Jags are making their first appearance on Monday Night Football in 12 years.

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November 22, 2023

Colts Owner Jim Irsay: I'm Victim of Prejudice: Evolving to the highest form of asshole, Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay gave this as the reason he was arrested for DUI in 2014: "I am prejudiced against because I'm a rich, white billionaire. If I'm just the average guy down the block, they're not pulling me in, of course not."

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NFL Pickem Week 12: Tryptophan Edition: Because enough is never enough in the NFL we have three games on Thanksgiving and another game on Black Friday this week. The highlight of the early games is a 12:30 p.m. kickoff for the best Detroit Lions team in 60 years. Our pickem leader Truthhurts is having a Detroit-like season and leads Tron7 by 39 points. Nobody asked but I'm in third place. Make your picks and remember the grandpa trick of pretending to be asleep when it's time to clean up from the holiday dinner.

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November 19, 2023

Montreal Alouettes Win 110th Grey Cup: After a year in which the continued existence of the team was in question, the Montreal Alouettes played David to another Goliath and defeated the heavily favored Winnipeg Blue Bombers 28-24 in the Grey Cup. It is Montreal's first CFL championship in 13 years. Quarterback Cody Fajardo was named MVP and the wide receiver who caught the go-ahead touchdown in the final minute, Tyson Philpot, won most outstanding Canadian.

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CFL Pickem Champion: rcade: For the second straight season, I have won SportsFilter's CFL Pickem. The 78-point win over Ic23b has me feeling like a most outstanding Canadian. The_Black_Hand wins the coveted Costanza. Thanks to everyone who played and to Green Day.

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November 17, 2023

CFL Pickem: Grey Cup Edition: For the first time ever, the Montreal Alouettes play the Winnipeg Blue Bombers for the championship of the Canadian Football League. Kickoff is at 6 p.m. Eastern on Sunday and Green Day is performing at halftime. Gonna look for some poutine fries and all-dressed potato chips in Florida for this Grey Cup. I'm leading big and looking for my third title in this pickem when the one further south has eluded me. Good luck pickem peeps!

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November 15, 2023

NFL Pickem Week 11: Joshua Unitas Edition: The NFL returns Thursday night with a Bengals-Ravens matchup that could rouse Rip Van Michaels from his long slumber. On Sunday night Joshua Dobbs and the Vikings visit the Broncos in a bid for a sixth straight win. Truthhurts has embiggened the lead in our pickem to 45 points over Tron7. Goyoucolts wins the week with 91. Make your picks.

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November 10, 2023

CFL Pickem Week 24: Division Finals Edition: On Saturday the CFL will crown the champions of the eastern and western divisions. In the east, the Toronto Argonauts face the Montreal Alouettes and in the west, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers play the B.C. Lions. I'm leading Ic23b by 68 points after we each scored 52 last week in different ways. Make your picks.

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November 09, 2023

College Football Game Sets Record for Lowest Over/Under: The over/under for the Iowa/Rutgers game Saturday is 28, which is the lowest of any college football game in at least 23 years. The low in ESPN's odds database previously was 30.

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November 08, 2023

NFL Pickem Week 10: Stroud Like Colossus Edition: The NFL returns Thursday night with a clash of seven-loss teams as the Panthers visit the Bears. Truthhurts holds on to first in our pickem ahead of Tron7 by 22. Moder8 wins the week with 83. Make your picks.

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November 03, 2023

CFL Pickem Week 22: Division Semifinals Edition: The Canadian Football League playoffs begin Saturday. Hamilton visits Montreal at 3 p.m. Eastern and Calgary goes to B.C. at 6:30 p.m. The games will be streamed for free on CFL+. I'm in first but the lead is narrower after Ic23b won the week with 60 points. Make your picks.

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November 02, 2023

NFL Pickem Week 9: Trade Deadline Edition: The NFL returns Thursday night when Will Levis and the Tennessee Titans face Kenny Pickett and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Truthhurts leads the pickem by 16 over Tommybiden after both of them scored a week-best 120. Make your picks.

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October 28, 2023

PAC-12 Refs Give USC Extra Second Quarter Play After Halftime: After USC and Cal left the field at halftime today, the PAC-12 refs decided that one second was left in the half. Instead of calling them back out, they gave USC an extra play before beginning the third quarter. USC kicker Denis Lynch, who had gotten to practice the exact kick he would attempt, missed anyway.

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October 26, 2023

NFL Pickem Week 8: Bill is Back Edition: Tampa Bay heads up to Buffalo Thursday night in a battle of three-loss teams to start week 8 of the NFL season. It was absolute carnage in the NFL Pickem last week, with 14 players scoring 30 or less and five of us scoring 0. Rumple wins the week with 63. Make your picks.

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CFL Pickem Week 21: No Drama Edition: There's nothing at stake in the final week of the regular season after Calgary grabbed the last playoff spot. A three-game slate begins Thursday night when Winnipeg visits Calgary. I'm holding on to a big lead in the CFL Pickem. Make your picks and get ready to enjoy some frosty playoff games.

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October 19, 2023

CFL Pickem Week 20: Green Day Edition: With the Grey Cup close enough to have scheduled Green Day as the halftime act, there's one last playoff spot up for grabs. Calgary and Saskatchewan can claim it if they win and the other loses. There are three games this weekend beginning Friday night when Calgary goes to British Columbia. I won the week and have a 92-point lead over Tommybiden. Make your picks.

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NFL Pickem Week 7: Caleb Wants Equity Edition: Week seven of the NFL season begins tonight when the Jacksonville Jaguars visit the New Orleans Saints, a road trip that is way too exciting to my favorite local sports station 1010XL. In our pickem I'm way too excited about jumping into first place after winning the week with 93 points and hitting a 21-point lock on Dolphins/Panthers. Make your picks.

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October 16, 2023

Headline Never Used Before: New York Jets Defeat Philadelphia Eagles: Before Sunday, the New York Jets had never beaten the Philadelphia Eagles. After blowing a 17-point lead in their first meeting on December 9, 1973, when John Outlaw got the deciding touchdown on a 46-yard pick 6 off Al Woodall in a 24-23 defeat, the Jets lost the next 11 times to the Eagles. That ended after a 45-yard Tony Adams interception return and a Breece Hall rushing touchdown put the Jets up for good late in a 20-14 victory. Only the Houston Texans have streaks like this, losing all games to the Minnesota Vikings and Eagles.

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