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Enter the NHL Playoff Pickem

Revised picks:

Top goals: Bertuzzi

posted by tommybiden at 08:12 PM on April 20

Enter the NHL Playoff Pickem

IF allowed, I'd like to change my 'top 3 goalscorer' from Nylander to Bertuzzi, if not, Willy it is!!!

Go ahead and change it.

posted by rcade at 06:02 PM on April 20

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I just noticed that on the link, the last prop is a team that gives up zero goals, but here it shows Game 1 winner.

Fixed. Thanks!

posted by rcade at 05:54 PM on April 20

Enter the NHL Playoff Pickem

IF allowed, I'd like to change my 'top 3 goalscorer' from Nylander to Bertuzzi, if not, Willy it is!!!

posted by tommybiden at 05:07 PM on April 20

Enter the NHL Playoff Pickem

Revised picks:

Stars in 6
Oilers in 6

posted by tommybiden at 05:06 PM on April 20

Enter the NHL Playoff Pickem

My picks:

Hurricanes in 5
Maple Leafs in 6
Panthers in 6
Rangers in 5
Avalanche in 6
Canucks in 7
Stars in 6
Oilers in 6
Top goals: Mackinnon
Top goalie (save %): Helleybuck
Team scoring 6 goals: Oilers
Team shutout: Hurricanes

posted by tahoemoj at 03:45 PM on April 20

Enter the NBA Playoff Pickem

Revised picks:

Most points in one game: Mavericks

posted by rcade at 12:54 PM on April 20

Enter the NBA Playoff Pickem

My picks:

Magic in 6
Suns in 5
Knicks in 7
Nuggets in 6
Mavericks in 5
Pacers in 6
Celtics in 4
Thunder in 5
Top point scorer: Luka Doncic
Top rebounder: Nikola Jokic
Most points per game: Celtics
Team scoring 130: Pacers

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:13 PM on April 20

Enter the NBA Playoff Pickem

My picks:

Cavaliers in 6
Timberwolves in 5
Knicks in 5
Nuggets in 5
Mavericks in 5
Bucks in 6
Celtics in 6
Thunder in 5
Top point scorer: Jayson Tatum
Top rebounder: Rudy Gobert
Most points per game: Celtics
Team scoring 130: Nuggets

posted by werty at 10:19 AM on April 20

Enter the NHL Playoff Pickem

Revised picks:

Jets in 7

posted by NoMich at 10:02 AM on April 20

Enter the NHL Playoff Pickem

My picks:

Hurricanes in 5
Bruins in 7
Lightning in 6
Rangers in 6
Canucks in 7
Stars in 7
Oilers in 7
Top goals: C. McDavid (EDM)
Top goalie (save %): C. Hellebuyck (WPG)
Team scoring 6 goals: Stars
Team shutout: Hurricanes

Go 'Canes!

posted by NoMich at 10:01 AM on April 20

Enter the NBA Playoff Pickem

My picks:

Cavaliers in 5
Suns in 6
76ers in 6
Nuggets in 5
Mavericks in 6
Bucks in 5
Celtics in 4
Thunder in 5
Top point scorer: K. Duran (PHX)
Top rebounder: R. Gobert (MIN)
Most points per game: Celtics
Team scoring 130: Celtics

Go Pistons!!

posted by NoMich at 09:47 AM on April 20

Enter the NBA Playoff Pickem

Revised picks:

Celtics in 5
Thunder in 6

posted by rcade at 08:00 AM on April 20

Enter the NBA Playoff Pickem

The Miami Heat and New Orleans Pelicans have joined the party. You can now pick them to beat the Thunder and Celtics (sorry, Howard).

posted by rcade at 08:00 AM on April 20

Enter the NBA Playoff Pickem

My picks:

Magic in 5
Suns in 6
Knicks in 6
Nuggets in 5
Clippers in 5
Pacers in 7
Celtics in 5
Thunder in 5
Top point scorer: Doncic
Top rebounder: Jokic
Team scoring 130: Celtics
Most points in one game: Nuggets

Celtics vs Heat again. Let's just say that Celtics are not about to let Miami take them down again. I might be wrong about the number of games in each series, but I'm pretty sure of the winners.

posted by Howard_T at 11:36 PM on April 19

Enter the NHL Playoff Pickem

I just noticed that on the link, the last prop is a team that gives up zero goals, but here it shows Game 1 winner.

posted by jagsnumberone at 11:26 PM on April 19

Enter the NHL Playoff Pickem

My picks:

Islanders in 6
Bruins in 5
Lightning in 7
Rangers in 5
Avalanche in 7
Canucks in 6
Golden Knights in 7
Oilers in 5
Top goals: Mackinnon (Colorado)
Top goalie (save %): Varlamov (Islanders)
Team scoring 6 goals: Oilers
Team shutout: Islanders

LGI.

posted by jagsnumberone at 11:24 PM on April 19

Enter the NHL Playoff Pickem

My picks:

Hurricanes in 6
Maple Leafs in 7
Lightning in 6
Capitals in 6
Jets in 7
Canucks in 5
Top goals: Nylander
Top goalie (save %): Hellebuyck
Team scoring 6 goals: Canucks
Team shutout: Hurricanes

posted by tommybiden at 08:30 PM on April 19

Enter the NHL Playoff Pickem

My picks:

Hurricanes in 5
Maple Leafs in 6
Panthers in 6
Rangers in 4
Jets in 5
Predators in 7
Golden Knights in 7
Oilers in 5
Top goals: Auston Matthews
Top goalie (save %): Connor Hellebuyck
Team scoring 6 goals: Rangers
Team shutout: Rangers

posted by ic23b at 08:02 PM on April 19

Enter the NBA Playoff Pickem

My picks:

Cavaliers in 7
Timberwolves in 5
Knicks in 6
Nuggets in 6
Mavericks in 6
Bucks in 6
Celtics in 5
Thunder in 5
Top point scorer: GIANNIS ANTETOKOUNMPO
Top rebounder: NIKOLA JOKIC
Most points per game: Celtics
Team scoring 130: Celtics

posted by ic23b at 07:45 PM on April 19

Enter the NHL Playoff Pickem

My picks:

Hurricanes in 6
Bruins in 7
Panthers in 6
Rangers in 5
Jets in 7
Canucks in 6
Stars in 6
Oilers in 5
Top goals: JT Miller
Top goalie (save %): Thatcher Demko
Team scoring 6 goals: Canucks
Team shutout: Canucks

posted by rumple at 07:22 PM on April 19

Enter the NHL Playoff Pickem

My picks:

Hurricanes in 5
Bruins in 6
Panthers in 5
Rangers in 6
Jets in 6
Canucks in 5
Stars in 5
Kings in 7
Top goals: Matthews
Top goalie (save %): Demko
Team scoring 6 goals: Stars
Team shutout: Rangers

posted by geneparmesan at 06:37 PM on April 19

Enter the NBA Playoff Pickem

My picks:

Magic in 6
Timberwolves in 7
Knicks in 6
Nuggets in 5
Mavericks in 6
Pacers in 6
Top point scorer: Luka Doncic
Top rebounder: Nikola Jokic
Most points per game: Pacers
Team scoring 130: Mavericks

The Mavericks lost one game more than the Clippers this season and they have identical 25-16 home records. One outscored opponents by 2.3 points a game, the other 3.3. Going with Dallas here because I was born 3 miles from the American Airlines Center.

The TBDs will become actual teams on the form tonight.

posted by rcade at 10:48 AM on April 19

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Argentina wants to join NATO.

Isn't that sort of like Stanford and Cal joining the ACC?

posted by beaverboard at 10:09 AM on April 19

Enter the NHL Playoff Pickem

My picks:

Hurricanes in 6
Bruins in 7
Panthers in 7
Rangers in 5
Avalanche in 6
Canucks in 7
Stars in 6
Oilers in 5
Top goals: Auston Matthews
Top goalie (save %): Jake Oettinger
Team scoring 6 goals: Stars
Game 1 winner: Rangers

I hope I'm wrong about the Maple Leafs having another exit at the hands of the Bruins. The battle of Florida will be fun. I keep going back and forth on that pick, so I'm expecting that series to go the distance. The Stars caught a rough matchup in round one. Might as well figure out quickly if Dallas is the real deal. Oetty and all those scorers will take down Vegas. When are we going to be able to pick the Red Wings again in this contest? Hockeytown is in an eight-year playoff drought after a 25-year playoff streak.

posted by rcade at 08:57 AM on April 19

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

I have this horrible feeling the real Belichick is right around the level Pat's show is looking for. There are no second acts in American life.

posted by yerfatma at 11:08 PM on April 18

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Apparently, Belichick and Pat McAfee are going to host a live real time NFL draft show of some sort.

I don't know what to think. Maybe the hidden inner gregarious Belichick will emerge. Or maybe it will be like one of post game pressers.

Ordinarily, a looming sports media event of uncertain character would make me check the inventory of the liquor cabinet.

This one has me checking the contents of the medicine cabinet.

But I reserve the right to go full Favre and combo up.

posted by beaverboard at 06:58 PM on April 18

NFL Playoff Pickem Champion: rcade

Here's the Super Bowl 0x3A picks thread to see our tiebreakers.

posted by rcade at 11:34 PM on April 17

NBA Pickem Champion: rcade

Congrats, rcade! I earned the Costanza fair n square this year. You can donate my million dollar winnings to the Greater Duval County Heavy Metal Camp for Stoners.

posted by NoMich at 10:10 PM on April 17

NBA Pickem Champion: rcade

I coulda swore I submitted picks for the final two games.

If you're reading this post and wondering where your own past prize is, I still intend to get right with ball and send your winnings.

posted by rcade at 09:32 PM on April 17

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Oh and Nick Nurse as the coach is a chefs kiss.

posted by yerfatma at 09:15 PM on April 17

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

I'm watching this Sixers Heat game but it's driving me nuts. Its like an old folks home for elderly con men, watching Lowry and Butler trying to cage free throws without ever putting up an honest shot.

posted by yerfatma at 09:02 PM on April 17

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Raptors' Jontay Porter banned by NBA for life for violating league betting rules

posted by tommybiden at 06:21 PM on April 17

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

2024 WNBA Draft: First-round grades, full results as Caitlin Clark goes No. 1 to Indiana Fever

No surprise with the #1 overall pick of Caitlin Clark to Indiana. Chicago Sky (really wish that the name would've been Skyline) get 6'7" Kamilla Cordoso of South Carolina (and also the Most Outstanding Player of the Final Four) *and* Angel Reese.

As a side note: South Carolina had only one player selected in the draft. Does that mean that the rest of the team returned to college?

posted by NoMich at 08:00 AM on April 16

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

The NBA play-in tournament starts tonight. Lakers v Pels and Warriors v Kings tonight. Heat v 76ers and Hawks v Bulls tomorrow night.

posted by NoMich at 07:54 AM on April 16

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

I wonder who had a badder birthday cake, Rogers or Ty Dolla $ign.

posted by beaverboard at 06:50 PM on April 15

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Congrats on surviving another year on this rock, Rogers.

posted by NoMich at 03:55 PM on April 15

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Thanks, Tommy!

posted by rcade at 02:23 PM on April 15

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Happy birthday, Rogers!!

posted by tommybiden at 10:03 PM on April 13

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

My daughter would be at that dinner in an instant.

posted by NoMich at 09:23 PM on April 11

NBA Pickem: Final Week Edition

Revised picks:

Knicks by 10 (slam dunk)
Kings by 5
Knicks by 9 (slam dunk)
Pelicans by 7

posted by Ufez Jones at 06:55 PM on April 11

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

On a lighter note, it's amusing to google the Masters Day 1 leaderboard and see all the players listed by the usual first initial, full last name ("J. Spieth").

All except one: 2 time champion Bubba Watson listed with both full names.

Someone out there likes mac & cheese and confetti cake.

posted by beaverboard at 05:49 PM on April 11

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

I'll give OJ credit for accepting his lot in the draft and going to the Buffalo Bills.

The decent Bills teams of the mid-1960's had given way to sheer wretchedness by 1968-69 and the first few teams OJ played on were awful. They became competitive in the early 70's only to suck again by mid decade.

He ran for huge season totals whether they were 9-5 or 2-12. A hard working professional.

In 1969, the combined AFL-NFL draft was only a couple of years old and OJ would have been the perfect trailblazing player to pull an Elway-Dickerson-Eli Manning move and declare that he wouldn't play for the Bills if they drafted him. But he went where he was chosen and ran his ass off even though opponents knew he would be carrying the offense every Sunday.

I suppose that's the reason that NFL bigwigs have felt comfortable letting him remain in the HOF despite everything else.

I lost track of who has his Heisman. Maybe Fred Goldman does. He got OJ's mama's piano among other things in the civil judgment.

posted by beaverboard at 03:47 PM on April 11

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

The 'not guilty' verdict brought on a wave of white anger over a black man getting away with murder of a beautiful white woman that I will never be able to unpicture. At least from what I witnessed in the South, but I'll bet it wasn't too different up there in northern Michigan. And Norm McDonald's first couple of jokes aimed at OJ were humorous, but boy oh boy did he ever lean hard into that topic. I was just waiting for the n-bombs to eventually come out, but much to his credit, he kept them bottled up. Good for him?

posted by NoMich at 02:09 PM on April 11

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Cancer is a real killer.

Leave it to Dershowitz to make it about himself by saying that OJ would always be remembered for the moment of acquittal.

Simpson is fortunate that things played out in the pre-internet era. You can imagine the freeway pursuit streaming live with folks hollering at the LAPD and CHP to quit backing off and crowd the hell out of the white Bronco since OJ was in the back seat threatening to kill himself.

OK, making it about sports: one of the best games of my adolescence was the 1969 Rose Bowl and the whupping that Ohio State put on OJ's USC squad. OSU was supremely prepared on both sides of the ball. I was a big Rex Kern fan at the time, and he mystified the TV production crew with his ball handling and fakery. OJ's fumble was a high point among a host of USC turnovers. The whole game was quite satisfying, especially with the national title on the line.

posted by beaverboard at 12:56 PM on April 11

NBA Pickem: Final Week Edition

Revised picks:

Knicks by 4
Pelicans by 8 (slam dunk)

Just what I need -- more chances to enter wrong picks.

posted by Howard_T at 12:26 PM on April 11

NBA Pickem: Final Week Edition

Revised picks:

Celtics by 8 (slam dunk)
Pelicans by 8 (slam dunk)
Knicks by 8 (slam dunk)
Pelicans by 8 (slam dunk)

posted by NoMich at 11:00 AM on April 11

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

O.J. Simpson, former football star acquitted of murder, dies at 76

posted by NoMich at 10:51 AM on April 11

NBA Pickem: Final Day Edition

The picks will show up in the original thread for this week.

posted by rcade at 10:26 AM on April 11

NBA Pickem: Final Week Edition

Revised picks:

Knicks by 10
Pelicans by 3

posted by rcade at 10:18 AM on April 11

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

@Connections NYT You're right, Virginia's NCAA Tournament history is a rollercoaster!

posted by WilliamThompson at 12:50 AM on April 11

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

This is a fun fact for college basketball fans, especially NC State supporters. It pokes fun at the Wizards' struggles while highlighting the Wolfpack's success in that particular slither io venue.

posted by WilliamThompson at 12:48 AM on April 11

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

@infinite craft Monson has had success at other schools like Long Beach State. Perhaps he just wasn't the right fit for Minnesota.

posted by WilliamThompson at 12:46 AM on April 11

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

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posted by WilliamThompson at 12:44 AM on April 11

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

@Pokemon Infinite Fusion The men's game might evolve to incorporate more strategy and teamwork.

posted by WilliamThompson at 12:44 AM on April 11

NBA Pickem: Final Week Edition

Revised picks:

Heat by 3
Nuggets by 7

posted by rcade at 06:44 PM on April 10

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

The Durham Bulls gave up 10 runs last night! Good thing they scored 28.

posted by NoMich at 09:39 AM on April 10

NBA Pickem: Final Week Edition

My picks:

Celtics by 9
Warriors by 5

posted by rcade at 06:37 PM on April 09

NBA Pickem: Final Week Edition

My picks:

Celtics by 13 (slam dunk)
Lakers by 9
Mavericks by 7 (slam dunk)
Nuggets by 4

posted by Ufez Jones at 06:34 PM on April 09

NBA Pickem: Final Week Edition

My picks:

Celtics by 8
Lakers by 9
Heat by 6
Nuggets by 11 (slam dunk)
Celtics by 7
Kings by 5

posted by Howard_T at 04:49 PM on April 09

NBA Pickem: Final Week Edition

My picks:

Celtics by 8 (slam dunk)
Lakers by 8 (slam dunk)

posted by NoMich at 04:29 PM on April 09

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Definitely, the best two teams in college basketball won their D1 championships this year.

I really wish that the superstars with eligibility on the womens side would come back to the college ranks. Keep using that ever higher visibilty platform to continue boosting the game. It looks like the top WNBA salaries are in the $250k range. The college superstars can easily blow past that in NIL money and whatever endorsement deals they land.

posted by NoMich at 11:01 AM on April 09

Iowa Advances Past LSU to Final Four

The practical advice provided here has already made a positive impact on how I approach this topic. Che Tafari Little Wing Adam Zipper Hoodie I appreciate the clarity and specificity of each tip, making it easy to understand and implement.

posted by bendito at 06:19 AM on April 09

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

When it comes to finding the best essay help uk, it's like having a supportive friend by your side. It offers clarity, guidance, and expertise, acting as a mentor to help you navigate academic challenges with confidence. It's more than just a service; it's a partnership built on trust and excellence, ensuring you exceed your academic goals.

posted by Jennifer98 at 03:24 AM on April 09

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

rcade, the pick 'em form is hosed. It shows only 2 games with no teams posted for either. Must be a problem caused by the eclipse. (There, I have given you an excuse.)

posted by Howard_T at 10:56 PM on April 08

NBA Pickem: Final Week Edition

I'm going to submit my picks later without looking at this thread again. If for some reason the form is borked please tell me in a huddle.

posted by rcade at 09:44 PM on April 08

NBA Pickem: Final Week Edition

Current Standings

posted by rcade at 09:44 PM on April 08

Iowa is not just Caitlin Clark

South Carolina was too much today. It is fitting that a team this good got the largest spotlight in the sport's history. Their 38-0 is going to be remembered.

posted by rcade at 05:57 PM on April 07

Iowa is not just Caitlin Clark

When they showed photos of the UConn players who were out with season ending injuries, I thought "if this squad was at full strength, I could definitely see them winning the title".

A deep UConn rotation going against the deep SC team would be a coaching gem to watch.

posted by beaverboard at 02:14 PM on April 06

NBA Pickem Week 21: Second-to-Last Week Edition

Revised picks:

76ers by 12 (slam dunk)

posted by Ufez Jones at 07:14 PM on April 02

Iowa Advances Past LSU to Final Four

One hell of a game.

My sister isn't a sports fan at all, but her g'kids and daughter/SiL are huge fans. I was up visiting for Easter, we all watched the game last night. Sis was on the edge of her seat the entire game (we all were), tons of questions, the biggest: "When's the next game?!?"

That was amazeballs.

posted by tommybiden at 06:14 PM on April 02

Iowa Advances Past LSU to Final Four

That was a really entertaining game, and there were so many talented players on the floor. And there's still the entire Final Four to go!

posted by bender at 05:05 PM on April 02

NBA Pickem Week 21: Second-to-Last Week Edition

My picks:

76ers by 5
Mavericks by 8
Celtics by 7
Suns by 9
Knicks by 13 (slam dunk)

posted by Ufez Jones at 03:04 PM on April 02

NBA Pickem Week 21: Second-to-Last Week Edition

My picks:

Thunder by 8 (slam dunk)
Warriors by 8 (slam dunk)
Celtics by 8 (slam dunk)
Suns by 8 (slam dunk)
Knicks by 8 (slam dunk)

posted by NoMich at 12:50 PM on April 02

Iowa Advances Past LSU to Final Four

And Angel was playing at less than 100% on the bum ankle.

Clark's threes were ungodly, but her passing, hoops IQ and floor vision were what got my attention.

Also, the LSU offensive rebounding. The Tiger bigs were unreal on the glass.

If Caitlin and Angel came back for one more year, the stature of the women's game and the NIL money would go off the charts. Bueckers is coming back and JuJu is only a freshman.

I wouldn't leave for WNBA rookie pay, endorsements or not. That's bus money now.

Can't believe the historic Iowa-LSU game was played in Albany, of all places. That's like Wilt's 100 point game taking place in Hershey PA. (Yes, I think Albany is a weird place.)

posted by beaverboard at 11:32 AM on April 02

Iowa Advances Past LSU to Final Four

I'm still a human': LSU's Angel Reese reflects on challenges, critics after season-ending loss

Angel ended the game with 17 points, 20 rebounds, four assists, three blocks, and two steals before fouling out of the game.

posted by NoMich at 07:06 AM on April 02

NBA Pickem Week 21: Second-to-Last Week Edition

My picks:

Thunder by 9
Warriors by 6
Celtics by 8
Suns by 12 (slam dunk)
Knicks by 7 (slam dunk)

posted by Howard_T at 10:57 PM on April 01

NBA Pickem Week 21: Second-to-Last Week Edition

My picks:

Thunder by 15 (slam dunk)
Mavericks by 3
Thunder by 6
Suns by 8 (slam dunk)
Knicks by 6

I shouldn't pick Dallas to win at Golden State but I gotta.

posted by rcade at 10:33 PM on April 01

NBA Pickem Week 21: Second-to-Last Week Edition

Current Standings

posted by rcade at 10:29 PM on April 01

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

I also would not bet against the Sate women's team. They've been giant killers only all season long.

posted by NoMich at 10:36 PM on March 31

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

State men's team is 9-0 since sports wagering was offically opened for business. Lotsa of folks losing money betting against them. Meanwhile, I've been winning small amount betting on them. I figure that I can be wrong only once. That and the odds have been giving the favored teams too many points.

posted by NoMich at 10:35 PM on March 31

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

I've asked the AARP to send my complimentary New Member portable oxygen tank to NoMich.

Whatever UConn and Alabama come up with, it'll be the undercard to Burns vs. Edey.

posted by beaverboard at 08:14 PM on March 31

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

That "hit job" article on Kim Mulkey that she ranted about the other day has been published.

(There may be a paywall to view the Washington Post article if it didn't get posted on other sites.)

And now LSU is set to face Iowa again on Monday.

posted by beaverboard at 06:42 PM on March 30

NBA Pickem Week 20: Crunch Time Edition

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