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SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Today I learned John Stockton is an anti-vax, anti-mask conspiracist. He's been doing his own research, you see.

posted by rcade at 12:58 PM on January 23

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

If you're going to name your website "Awful Announcing", you need to hold what you publish in writing to a higher standard than the following Divisional Round pre-game dreck:

"49ers-Packers is by far the marquee game of the weekend"

posted by beaverboard at 10:59 AM on January 23

NFL Playoff Pickem Round 2: Hand the Ref the Ball Edition

Well, Bates didn't make me wait long. First play from scrimmage lmao.

That's a Real Men of Genius moment.

posted by rcade at 09:37 PM on January 22

NFL Playoff Pickem Round 2: Hand the Ref the Ball Edition

I didn't pick him, but you have my blessing to gloat Goyou. Who Dey!?

posted by tahoemoj at 08:52 PM on January 22

NFL Playoff Pickem Round 2: Hand the Ref the Ball Edition

Well, Bates didn't make me wait long. First play from scrimmage lmao.

posted by Goyoucolts at 04:35 PM on January 22

NFL Playoff Pickem Round 2: Hand the Ref the Ball Edition

Change my rusher to Henry, please.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 04:33 PM on January 22

NFL Playoff Pickem Round 2: Hand the Ref the Ball Edition

Revised picks:

Rusher: Joe Mixon
Receiver: Tyreek Hill
Player with interception: Jordan Whitefield

Go Bills!

posted by rcade at 04:12 PM on January 22

NFL Playoff Pickem Round 2: Hand the Ref the Ball Edition

My picks:

Titans by 6
49ers by 3
Rams by 4
Bills by 6
Passer: Josh Allen
Rusher: Mitchell (SF)
Receiver: Chase (CIN)
Player with interception: Hyde (BUF)

Man, these all have the potential to be fantastic games. I just hope they all have fun.

posted by Ufez Jones at 03:45 PM on January 22

NFL Playoff Pickem Round 2: Hand the Ref the Ball Edition

Revised picks:

Bengals by 6 (lock)
Rams by 2 (lock)
Bills by 3 (lock)

posted by tommybiden at 01:49 PM on January 22

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

At this time of year, when playoff football is in the air and we're experiencing temps in the single digits, my mind wanders back to the 2014-15 AFC Championship game between the Colts and Patriots.

I get in the car in the morning after it's been parked outside overnight. As I start out, the info panel on the dashboard displays the following: "Tire Pressure Is Low. Check Tires".

After I drive for a half mile or so and the tires warm up a bit, the warning goes away and the panel returns to displaying other routine info such as mpg.

I'll have to go back and look to see how much Roger Goodell paid for the Wells Report on deflategate. I could have delivered him something factual for a fraction of the cost.

posted by beaverboard at 12:09 PM on January 22

NFL Playoff Pickem Round 2: Hand the Ref the Ball Edition

My picks:

Titans by 3
Packers by 7 (lock)
Rams by 3
Bills by 3
Passer: Patrick Mahomes
Rusher: Aaron Jones
Receiver: Davante Adams
Player with interception: Matthieu

posted by tron7 at 10:38 AM on January 22

NFL Playoff Pickem Round 2: Hand the Ref the Ball Edition

My picks:

Titans by 7 (lock)
Packers by 13
Buccaneers by 3
Bills by 5
Passer: Tom Brady
Rusher: Derrick Henry
Receiver: Tyreek Hill
Player with interception: Kevin Byard

3/3 in games I picked last week"too bad I didn't pick the first three. Go Titans!

posted by bender at 10:37 AM on January 22

NFL Playoff Pickem Round 2: Hand the Ref the Ball Edition

My picks:

Titans by 6 (lock)
Packers by 7 (lock)
Buccaneers by 7 (lock)
Chiefs by 7 (lock)
Passer: Tom Brady
Rusher: E. Mitchell (SF)
Receiver: C. Kupp (LA)
Player with interception: S. Barrett (TB)

posted by NoMich at 09:49 AM on January 22

NFL Playoff Pickem Round 2: Hand the Ref the Ball Edition

My picks:

Bengals by 7 (lock)
49ers by 4 (lock)
Rams by 12 (lock)
Bills by 12 (lock)
Passer: Tom Brady
Rusher: Deebo Samuels
Receiver: Jamarr Chase
Player with interception: Chidobe Awuzie

posted by The_Black_Hand at 09:02 AM on January 22

NFL Playoff Pickem Round 2: Hand the Ref the Ball Edition

My picks:

Bengals by 6
Packers by 10 (lock)
Rams by 2
Bills by 3
Passer: Aaron Rodgers
Rusher: Singletary
Receiver: Diggs
Player with interception: Hyde

posted by tommybiden at 08:40 AM on January 22

NFL Playoff Pickem Round 2: Hand the Ref the Ball Edition

My picks:

Bengals by 3
Packers by 7 (lock)
Buccaneers by 4
Bills by 3
Passer: Josh Allen
Rusher: Jones (Green Bay)
Receiver: Chase (Bengals)
Player with interception: Douglas (Green Bay)

It's not a prop, but my "bold" prediction this week is that Henry gains less than 100 yards (He'll be effective just not over 100). I think he splits carries first off, and the time off (and coming off injury) will keep him from being 100 percent. Plus, I think the gals try to make Tannehill beat them by stacking the box. He might end up with something like 18 carries for 80 yards but it won't be 32 carries for 217 yards type of day. Just my two cents which isn't worth a nickel, so there's that. lol

posted by jagsnumberone at 12:11 AM on January 22

NFL Playoff Pickem Round 2: Hand the Ref the Ball Edition

My picks:

Titans by 3
Packers by 10
Rams by 6
Bills by 3
Passer: Josh Allen
Rusher: Derick Henry
Receiver: Cooper Kupp
Player with interception: MICAH HYDE Buffalo

posted by ic23b at 12:00 AM on January 22

NFL Playoff Pickem Round 2: Hand the Ref the Ball Edition

My picks:

Bengals by 7
Packers by 4
Rams by 8
Chiefs by 9
Passer: Aaron Rodgers
Rusher: Mitchell (SF)
Receiver: Adams (GB)
Player with interception: Ramsey (Rams)

posted by cixelsyd at 11:52 PM on January 21

NFL Playoff Pickem Round 2: Hand the Ref the Ball Edition

My picks:

Bengals by 3
Packers by 6 (lock)
Rams by 4
Bills by 6
Passer: Josh Allen
Rusher: Devin Singletary
Receiver: Davante Adams
Player with interception: Jessie Bates III

posted by Goyoucolts at 10:06 PM on January 21

NFL Playoff Pickem Round 2: Hand the Ref the Ball Edition

My picks:

Bengals by 10
49ers by 6
Rams by 13
Bills by 7
Passer: Joe Burrow
Rusher: Akers (LA)
Receiver: Higgins (CIN)
Player with interception: Douglas (GB)

posted by tahoemoj at 10:04 PM on January 21

NFL Playoff Pickem Round 2: Hand the Ref the Ball Edition

My picks:

Titans by 3
Packers by 10 (lock)
Buccaneers by 7
Bills by 3
Passer: Aaron Rodgers
Rusher: Derrick Henry
Receiver: Davante Adams
Player with interception: Jalen Ramsey

How do you end a game on a quarterback sneak anywhere other than the 1-yard line? Dallas is a quarter century past greatness.

posted by rcade at 09:55 PM on January 21

NFL Playoff Pickem Round 2: Hand the Ref the Ball Edition

My picks:

Bengals by 10 (lock)
Packers by 13 (lock)
Buccaneers by 12 (lock)
Chiefs by 11 (lock)
Passer: Joe Burrow
Rusher: Singletary (Bills)
Receiver: Chase (Bengals)
Player with interception: Barret (TB)

posted by rumple at 09:44 PM on January 21

NFL Playoff Pickem Round 2: Hand the Ref the Ball Edition

Contest Standings

It was a rough week for props. Only Patrick Mahomes and his 404 passing yards won some points for players.

Link to make picks: https://sportsfilter.com/game/nfl-playoff-pickem

posted by rcade at 09:31 PM on January 21

NBA Pickem Week 14: Mona Mondieu Edition

My picks:

Mavericks by 11 (slam dunk)
Warriors by 11 (slam dunk)
Bucks by 11 (slam dunk)

posted by rumple at 10:25 PM on January 19

NBA Pickem Week 14: Mona Mondieu Edition

My picks:

Celtics by 8 (slam dunk)
Nuggets by 4
Suns by 3
Warriors by 10 (slam dunk)
Bucks by 8 (slam dunk)

posted by jjzucal at 06:59 PM on January 19

NBA Pickem Week 14: Mona Mondieu Edition

My picks:

Hornets by 4
Nuggets by 6 (slam dunk)
Suns by 6
Warriors by 13 (slam dunk)
Bucks by 6

posted by Ufez Jones at 05:52 PM on January 19

NFL Pickem Champion: Tahoemoj

I've never bet on the NFL, but I notice that those who do bet on it consider a winning percentage of around .580 or above to be acceptable. That's too close to break even for my blood.

I don't know if we've ever had a pick 'em winner from somewhere like Utah where gambling is illegal, but we sure enough have a winner from Reno.

posted by beaverboard at 03:28 PM on January 19

NBA Pickem Week 14: Mona Mondieu Edition

My picks:

Celtics by 6
Clippers by 10 (slam dunk)
Mavericks by 6
Warriors by 12 (slam dunk)
Bulls by 6

posted by NoMich at 02:59 PM on January 19

NBA Pickem Week 14: Mona Mondieu Edition

My picks:

Hornets by 5
Nuggets by 8 (slam dunk)
Suns by 7 (slam dunk)
Warriors by 9 (slam dunk)
Bucks by 6

_()_/

posted by geekyguy at 02:45 PM on January 19

NBA Pickem Week 14: Mona Mondieu Edition

My picks:

Celtics by 10 (slam dunk)
Nuggets by 6
Mavericks by 9 (slam dunk)
Warriors by 22 (slam dunk)
Bucks by 14 (slam dunk)

Totally forgot my picks last week. Not that I might have done any better than zero points, but still.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 02:42 PM on January 19

NBA Pickem Week 14: Mona Mondieu Edition

My picks:

Celtics by 6
Nuggets by 24 (slam dunk)
Mavericks by 3
Warriors by 19 (slam dunk)
Bucks by 14 (slam dunk)

posted by rcade at 01:46 PM on January 19

NBA Pickem Week 14: Mona Mondieu Edition

Current Standings

Link to make picks: https://sportsfilter.com/game/nba-pickem

posted by rcade at 01:40 PM on January 19

NFL Pickem Champion: Tahoemoj

Congrats tahoe

I don't really follow the NFL in any detail so it might not be surprising, but I can't believe anyone makes money betting on it. Seems so unpredictable.

posted by rumple at 11:26 AM on January 19

NFL Pickem Champion: Tahoemoj

Congratulations, tahoemoj, your case was well argued and the disposition of your fee is praiseworthy. Well done.

posted by Howard_T at 05:47 PM on January 18

NFL Pickem Champion: Tahoemoj

[Awkward Curtsy]

Thanks all--not quite wire-to-wire as I dropped to 2nd/3rd a couple times there near the end of the season.

As I mentioned when the final became known, I'd like to donate the cash equivalent of the very nice football to a very worthy 501(c)(3)--the Pits to Pets Rescue. It's an organization that rescues, rehabilitates, and re-homes pit bulls, a breed near and dear to my heart. And I'd like to proudly match that donation.

why would you want to upset an attorney with a pit bull from the gateway to Donner country?

Exactly! Why would you want to do that when there is a very real threat that the attorney in question would buy you a beer, which can be imbibed with a sweet pit bull's head in your lap, served with a side of barbecue your favorite auntie muah ha ha ha ha ha!!

posted by tahoemoj at 03:25 PM on January 18

NFL Pickem Champion: Tahoemoj

Congratulations Tahoemoj

posted by ic23b at 02:32 PM on January 18

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

It also continues to annoy me that the league schedules warmer weather playoff games during the day and colder weather games at night.

It's especially illogical when the warmer weather early games are in time zones that are further west.

I know that various reasons have been given for these scheduling decisions but still, Rrgghh.

posted by beaverboard at 01:00 PM on January 18

NFL Pickem Champion: Tahoemoj

Congrats guys!

posted by cixelsyd at 12:29 PM on January 18

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Kyler didn't have a chance because the Rams Defensive front owned the Cards O-Line. Did not matter what play they called the Rams stuffed it. Rams O-line killed the Cards as well. They could have ran the ball the entire game without throwing a pass and still won going away.

Bucs offense may have a better chance against the Rams D as they have tight ends and backs who can block for the second or 2 it takes to hit the quick screens they live off of. If they hold the ball 4 or 5 seconds on every play it's over.

posted by cixelsyd at 12:27 PM on January 18

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

I wish the eye count on the Cardinals' bird logo was their main problem, but alas it is not.

Note to Koach Kliff Kingsbury:

- Kyler plays backyard QB: Cards look bad, get shut out

- Kyler plays NFL pocket QB: Cards move the ball, score a few points

It's your call, dude.

Then you have a razzle dazzle play with two forward passes, as though they hadn't fully scripted it. Avoidable penalties and sloppy picks. No third down conversions. An undisciplined team with wise guy schoolboy coaching.

Note to Bucs: Cam Akers looks good and so does Beckham. The Rams D is bringing it. Be ready.

posted by beaverboard at 12:16 PM on January 18

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

So, no one in the Cardinals camp couldn't be arsed to just paint another eye on the bird on their helmet before the game against the Rams?

posted by NoMich at 08:06 AM on January 18

NFL Pickem Champion: Tahoemoj

Congrats to Tahoe on the win, rcade with a valiant effort!

posted by tommybiden at 07:01 AM on January 18

NFL Pickem Champion: Tahoemoj

Congrats to both of you on a terrific season. Job well done.

posted by jagsnumberone at 12:03 AM on January 18

NFL Pickem Champion: Tahoemoj

I think Tahoe's win was a wire to wire job. Most impressive.

This is the appropriate outcome because...why would you want to upset an attorney with a pit bull from the gateway to Donner country?

posted by beaverboard at 05:44 PM on January 17

NFL Pickem Champion: Tahoemoj

/applause for Tahoemoj

posted by billsaysthis at 03:33 PM on January 17

NFL Pickem Champion: Tahoemoj

That was fun. I had an 11-point lead when the Rams and Cardinals were dominating their games and figured that if I could just get one of them I would be the champeen.

I still would've won in the final game of the NFL season if the Chargers had scored an overtime-ending touchdown to win by 6 instead of kicking a field goal to tie before ultimately losing. That's how close this season was!

posted by rcade at 03:27 PM on January 17

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Seems like there's such a thing as strategic sucking in the coaching profession.

You want out or know you're heading out, so you do something dumb and uncompetitive.

Hence Joe Judge's QB sneak and Dan Mullen's submissive three and out in a winnable game.

Now Mike McCarthy has joined the ranks. Well, he's done his part at any rate.

Being fired should only be a lucrative career milestone for people like David Culley.

posted by beaverboard at 11:21 AM on January 17

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Local Raleigh kid sang both the Canada and USA anthems before the Vancouver/Hurricanes game on Saturday afternoon. Poor kid forgets the words at the end of O Canada, but the crowd helps her finish. Nice moment that Rod Brind'Amour considered his favorite part of the day.

On the best part of the game: The win. Actually, you know what? Maybe it wasn't the best part, but you know what I really liked? During the national anthem, when the young girl had a little problem with the Canadian national anthem, the whole crowd helped her out and finished it. I was like, That's impressive.' Good job to the people that were here. I don't know if this gets out to them, but that set the tone for the day to me.

posted by NoMich at 10:34 AM on January 17

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Yeah, looked like an execution screw up all the way around.

posted by NoMich at 10:34 AM on January 17

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

The question should be why did Dak not go down earlier knowing how much time was left. And why did he not hand the ball to the official - did he not know the rules? Watch the replays - the official ran as quickly as he could to get to the ball but was blocked by Cowboys players. He had to push the center to get at the ball as well - did the center not know the rules? Cowboys have talent at all the key positions but they were an absolute mess. Terribly unprepared.

posted by cixelsyd at 10:14 AM on January 17

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

I finally got around to watching the final plays of yesterday's 49ers/Cowboys game and I have a question: why was the referee still on the other side of the field when Dak slid the play to its end? Like, if he would at least jogged to keep up with the play, he would've been able to spot the ball a lot earlier. Right?

posted by NoMich at 09:18 AM on January 17

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Fitting I suppose for Pittsburgh native Mike McCarthy to coach his last game the same day that Pittsburgh legend Big Ben plays his last game.

posted by beaverboard at 12:17 AM on January 17

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

One thing we're finding out with this weekend's NFL action, if the creature on your helmet is showing only a single eye, you're screwed. Sorry Cardinals, but it's not looking good for you against the Rams. I guess that makes the 49ers/Cowboys and Steelers/Chefs game anyone's, so those should actually be exciting to watch.

posted by NoMich at 03:26 PM on January 16

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

I saw on Twitter that this is the first ever playoff game where a team had 0 kicks and 0 turnovers--that every possession ended in either a touchdown or end of half. I'd hazard a guess that there aren't a lot of regular season games that meet those criteria either. Very impressive by the Bills, and I'd imagine extra satisfying that it happened against New England.

posted by bender at 01:33 PM on January 16

Enter the NFL Playoff Pickem

My picks:

49ers by 3
Chiefs by 10 (lock)
Rams by 4 (lock)

So that's not a great start, not picking the first 3 games. Better make some locks.

posted by bender at 01:28 PM on January 16

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

The Bills had a small injury report going into the game. They're in pretty good shape.

What impressed me was the preparation and focus with both their OC and DC interviewing for HC jobs. That has proven to be an impairment for other teams in the past, both college and pro.

The way the Patriots season played out gave me a renewed respect for what the Steelers accomplished in 2005, going on the road every week in the playoffs as the #6 seed with a young QB and winning the title.

posted by beaverboard at 10:31 AM on January 16

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Does no one in the AFC know how to cover a spread? Sheesh!

posted by NoMich at 10:30 AM on January 16

Enter the NFL Playoff Pickem

My picks:

Buccaneers by 6 (lock)
49ers by 3
Chiefs by 22 (lock)
Rams by 6

posted by Goyoucolts at 03:46 AM on January 16

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

The Bills beating the Patriots like this in the playoffs is one for the ages.

posted by rcade at 11:11 PM on January 15

Enter the NFL Playoff Pickem

Revised picks:

Chiefs by 19 (lock)

posted by tommybiden at 05:15 PM on January 15

Enter the NFL Playoff Pickem

My picks:

Bengals by 8
Bills by 3
Buccaneers by 13 (lock)
Cowboys by 4
Chiefs by 14 (lock)
Rams by 6
Passer: Matthew Stafford
Rusher: Joe Mixon (CIN)
Receiver: Cooper Kupp (LAR)
Player with interception: Jordan Pover (BUF)

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:55 PM on January 15

Enter the NFL Playoff Pickem

My picks:

Bengals by 3
Bills by 3
Buccaneers by 13 (lock)
Cowboys by 6
Chiefs by 10 (lock)
Rams by 3
Passer: Joe Burrow
Rusher: Ronald Jones
Receiver: Tyreek Hill
Player with interception: Diggs

posted by tron7 at 12:49 PM on January 15

Enter the NFL Playoff Pickem

My picks:

Bengals by 3
Bills by 3
Buccaneers by 13 (lock)
Cowboys by 6
Chiefs by 10 (lock)
Rams by 3
Passer: Joe Burrow
Rusher: Ronald Jones
Receiver: Tyreek Hill
Player with interception: Diggs

posted by tron7 at 12:27 PM on January 15

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

If the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors want to continue the team culture established by recently departed head coach Todd Graham, they need look no further than former Vikings coach Mike Zimmer.

"Seal off this rock, Danno. Nobody gets on, nobody gets off."

posted by beaverboard at 12:04 PM on January 15

Enter the NFL Playoff Pickem

My picks:

Bengals by 17 (lock)
Bills by 3
Buccaneers by 7 (lock)
49ers by 4
Chiefs by 24 (lock)
Cardinals by 2
Passer: Joe Burrow
Rusher: Samuel (niners)
Receiver: Chase (bengals)
Player with interception: Matheau (KC)

posted by jagsnumberone at 02:37 AM on January 15

Enter the NFL Playoff Pickem

My picks:

Bengals by 14 (lock)
Patriots by 4 (lock)
Buccaneers by 19 (lock)
Cowboys by 22 (lock)
Chiefs by 22 (lock)
Rams by 9 (lock)
Passer: Derek Carr
Rusher: Najee Harris
Receiver: Chase
Player with interception: Diggs

posted by The_Black_Hand at 11:45 PM on January 14

Enter the NFL Playoff Pickem

My picks:

Bengals by 9
Bills by 7
Cowboys by 4
Chiefs by 17 (lock)
Rams by 3
Passer: Jalen Hurts
Rusher: Singletary
Receiver: Diggs
Player with interception: Edmunds

posted by tommybiden at 06:07 PM on January 14

Enter the NFL Playoff Pickem

My picks:

Bengals by 13 (lock)
Bills by 6
Buccaneers by 7
49ers by 3
Chiefs by 23 (lock)
Rams by 7
Passer: Patrick Mahomes
Rusher: Mixon
Receiver: Tyreke Hill
Player with interception: Logan Wilson

posted by tahoemoj at 06:04 PM on January 14

Enter the NFL Playoff Pickem

My picks:

Bengals by 9 (lock)
Bills by 7
Buccaneers by 10
49ers by 7
Chiefs by 14 (lock)
Cardinals by 7
Passer: Patrick Mahomes
Rusher: Mixon (Bengals)
Receiver: Kupp (Rams)
Player with interception: Mathieu (KC)

posted by cixelsyd at 03:20 PM on January 14

Enter the NFL Playoff Pickem

My picks:

Bengals by 6
Bills by 7
Buccaneers by 17 (lock)
49ers by 3
Chiefs by 13 (lock)
Rams by 3
Passer: Tom Brady
Rusher: Joe Mixon
Receiver: Cooper Kupp
Player with interception: J.C. Jackson

posted by ic23b at 03:12 PM on January 14

Enter the NFL Playoff Pickem

My picks:

Bengals by 5 (lock)
Bills by 5 (lock)
Buccaneers by 8 (lock)
Cowboys by 3 (lock)
Chiefs by 13 (lock)
Rams by 4 (lock)
Passer: Patrick Mahomes
Rusher: D. Harris (NEP)
Receiver: T. Hill (KCC)
Player with interception: T. Diggs (DAL)

posted by NoMich at 02:46 PM on January 14

Enter the NFL Playoff Pickem

Revised picks:

Receiver: Cooper Kupp

posted by moder8 at 02:39 PM on January 14

Enter the NFL Playoff Pickem

My picks:

Bengals by 10
Bills by 10
Buccaneers by 10
Cowboys by 10
Chiefs by 10
Rams by 35 (lock)
Passer: Matthew Stafford
Rusher: Cam Akers
Player with interception: Jalen Ramsey

Go RAMS!

posted by moder8 at 02:39 PM on January 14

Enter the NFL Playoff Pickem

If you're investment minded, WFT logo merch is soon going to become a collector's item.
I'm torn about that pullover. Worried that it might make me look like Joe Judge.

posted by beaverboard at 02:37 PM on January 14

Enter the NFL Playoff Pickem

My picks:

Bengals by 6
Patriots by 3
Buccaneers by 13 (lock)
Cowboys by 10 (lock)
Chiefs by 21 (lock)
Cardinals by 6
Passer: Matthew Stafford
Rusher: Mixon
Receiver: Tyreek Hill
Player with interception: Diggs

posted by rumple at 02:35 PM on January 14

Enter the NFL Playoff Pickem

Revised picks:

Buccaneers by 10 (lock)
Cowboys by 7
Cardinals by 3

posted by rcade at 02:27 PM on January 14

Enter the NFL Playoff Pickem

My picks:

Bengals by 7
Bills by 5
Buccaneers by 9 (lock)
Cowboys by 3
Chiefs by 14 (lock)
Rams by 4
Passer: Patrick Mahomes
Rusher: Sony Michel
Receiver: Cooper Kupp
Player with interception: Trevon Diggs

Is it wrong to be looking forward to the playoffs while also glad I will soon have my Sundays back?

posted by rcade at 02:25 PM on January 14

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

The Jacksonville Jaguars are determined to become the most famous team in the league, one fan at a time.

(Sometimes the less you know going in, the better.)

posted by beaverboard at 11:17 AM on January 14

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

ROFLAMO

posted by billsaysthis at 01:13 PM on January 13

NBA Pickem Week 13: MLK Day Edition

My picks:

Mavericks by 6
Bulls by 6
Bucks by 6
Nuggets by 9
Bulls by 6
Grizzlies by 8
Grizzlies by 6
Bucks by 12 (slam dunk)

posted by NoMich at 06:14 PM on January 12

NBA Pickem Week 13: MLK Day Edition

My picks:

Mavericks by 2
Bulls by 4
Warriors by 9 (slam dunk)
Nuggets by 12 (slam dunk)
Bulls by 4 (slam dunk)
Grizzlies by 8 (slam dunk)
Bulls by 2
Bucks by 4

posted by geekyguy at 05:57 PM on January 12

NBA Pickem Week 13: MLK Day Edition

My picks:

Mavericks by 8 (slam dunk)
Bulls by 4
Bucks by 4
Nuggets by 8 (slam dunk)
Warriors by 6
Grizzlies by 4
Grizzlies by 7
Bucks by 10 (slam dunk)

posted by Ufez Jones at 05:22 PM on January 12

NBA Pickem Week 13: MLK Day Edition

My picks:

Mavericks by 3 (slam dunk)
Bulls by 3
Warriors by 3
Nuggets by 4 (slam dunk)
Warriors by 3
Grizzlies by 3 (slam dunk)
Grizzlies by 3
Bucks by 3 (slam dunk)

posted by scooby10672 at 05:13 PM on January 12

NBA Pickem Week 13: MLK Day Edition

My picks:

Knicks by 5
Bulls by 7
Bucks by 10 (slam dunk)
Nuggets by 12 (slam dunk)
Warriors by 17 (slam dunk)
Grizzlies by 10 (slam dunk)
Grizzlies by 11 (slam dunk)
Bucks by 12 (slam dunk)

posted by rumple at 04:26 PM on January 12

NBA Pickem Week 13: MLK Day Edition

My picks:

Knicks by 8
Nets by 4
Bucks by 3
Trail Blazers by 11
Warriors by 5
Grizzlies by 12 (slam dunk)
Grizzlies by 4
Bucks by 8

posted by jjzucal at 01:46 PM on January 12

NBA Pickem Week 13: MLK Day Edition

Current Standings

Use this link to make picks: https://sportsfilter.com/game/nba-pickem

My picks:

Mavericks by 3
Bulls by 7
Bucks by 10
Nuggets by 13 (slam dunk)
Warriors by 3
Grizzlies by 7
Grizzlies by 7
Bucks by 12 (slam dunk)

I think it was a database creation accident that set minimum weekly scores to 0, but it's probably good for the contest. I've had some weeks that went so badly on locks I required counseling.

posted by rcade at 12:44 PM on January 12

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

1980's Dawg-centric history comes full circle:

- Georgia wins another national championship

- The Vikings once again insanely overpay for a skill position player who will not lead them to the promised land

- The USFL is reborn

- The New Jersey Generals are resurrected

- Herschel Walker conducts himself as though he's still signed to a personal services contract with Donald Trump

posted by beaverboard at 07:04 PM on January 11

Three NFL Coaches Fired: Zimmer, Nagy, Fangio

I, living in Michigan at the moment, don't see Harbaugh leaving UM, but I could very well be wrong.

I think Flores gets a new HC job before the end of the week.

posted by LionIndex at 07:25 PM on January 10

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

rcade--in the event that my pick 'em victory is finalized, in lieu of the prize football, I'd love for the cash equivalent to go to Pits to Pets Rescue, an organization in southern Nevada that rehabilitates and re-homes pit bulls. As the daddy of an amazing pittie, I will proudly match the donation.

posted by tahoemoj at 03:41 PM on January 10

Three NFL Coaches Fired: Zimmer, Nagy, Fangio

Firing Flores is another dumbass Stephen Ross move. Hopefully Flores will get a chance to work with better ownership somewhere else.

Meanwhile, at the moment, Joe Judge apparently still has a job.

If the Panthers fired Rhule and hired Harbaugh, I can only imagine what that would do to prospects for a peaceful gathering at NoMich's next family reunion.

posted by beaverboard at 11:00 AM on January 10

Three NFL Coaches Fired: Zimmer, Nagy, Fangio

Looks like Flores is out in Miami. The rumor mill has it that the only reason that the Dolphins fire Flores is because they already have his replacement in mind: Jim Harbaugh.

There's no way that Harbaugh stays in Ann Arbor. I'm sure he has dumptrucks of cash from different NFL teams lined up outside his house right now. I'm so old that I remember when he left the 49ers for a return to the college coaching ranks is because NFL players didn't put up with his BS, unlike college kids who really have no other choice, so he's a better fit for college football.

posted by NoMich at 09:52 AM on January 10

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Huzzah!

posted by tahoemoj at 12:30 AM on January 10

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Tahoemoj leads by 4 and only a Chargers win by 3 would save me.

posted by rcade at 07:44 PM on January 09

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

"Professor Tyson, I have the Patriots on Line 2"

All 3 Florida teams won at home on the last game of the season. I wonder how often that has happened.

posted by beaverboard at 07:38 PM on January 09

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

posted by bender at 05:39 PM on January 09

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Jags beat Indy? You know what this sets up, right? A 0-0 tie between the Chargers and Raiders so that both teams can make the playoffs. 3 kneels and a punt ALL GAME LONG

posted by NoMich at 04:34 PM on January 09

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Colts fans have asked Neil deGrasse Tyson to explain what the hell is going on with the magnetic field of the earth in Jacksonville.

posted by beaverboard at 04:17 PM on January 09

NFL Pickem Week 18: All the Marbles Edition

Well, -10's all around on the Jags!

posted by bender at 04:11 PM on January 09

Three NFL Coaches Fired: Zimmer, Nagy, Fangio

If Fangio was coaching the Giants and went 7-10, he would have gotten a 5 year contract extension.

posted by beaverboard at 03:15 PM on January 09

NFL Pickem Week 18: All the Marbles Edition

I thought Burrow's absence and the Browns being at home would be the deciders.

posted by rcade at 03:04 PM on January 09

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