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SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

/sigh All Star d-man, Dougie Hamilton, out with a broken fibula. Anyone got a replacement d-man sitting around waiting for his big chance to be a jerk?

posted by NoMich at 02:43 PM on January 17

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Hoping there is someone out there in AB's circle that can help him find direction.

posted by cixelsyd at 01:39 PM on January 17

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

The "still living" companion tale is that of Antonio Brown, who just crossed a once unthinkable threshold: Drew Rosenhaus is seeking to sever ties with him. You need to be troubled beyond rescue or redemption for that to happen.

posted by beaverboard at 11:42 AM on January 17

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Binge watched the Aaron Hernandez documentary over the past 2 nights. Certainly painted his whole situation as a result of a perfect storm with the effects of CTE, loss of a role model at a critical time, getting in with the wrong crowd, and concerns about sexuality. He was clearly a personality who urgently needed strong mentorship and received none once his father passed. Ultimately he made one bad choice after another with those closest to him, including the Hurricanes and Patriots organizations, doing nothing to help him even though it was clearly evident he was in dire need.

posted by cixelsyd at 11:21 AM on January 17

NBA Pick 'Em Week 13: Under Armour Embiid 1 Edition

THURSDAY
Milwackeeee by 11,000.0258
Denver by 13

Well, I messed this day up, but I at least got the Denver score in before gametime.

FRIDAY
Philadelphia by 8
Dallas by 11

SATURDAY
New Orleans by 7
L.A. Lakers by 8

MONDAY
Memphis by 7
L.A. Lakers by 8
Portland by 18

posted by NoMich at 09:42 PM on January 16

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

As dominoes continue to fall, sports fans are respectfully being asked to stop trying to establish connections between The White House and the Houston Astros in an attempt to move impeachment proceedings into the express lane.

posted by beaverboard at 06:55 PM on January 16

NBA Pick 'Em Week 13: Under Armour Embiid 1 Edition

Thursday

Milwaukee by 8 SLAM Denver by 7

Friday

Philadelphia by 8 SLAM Dallas by 7

Saturday

LA Clippers by 3 SLAM LA Lakers by 3

Monday

Memphis by 3 SLAM LALakers by 3 Portland by 8 SLAM

posted by scooby10672 at 04:41 PM on January 16

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Truly, there is nothing new under the sun. Card Erskine shares some history about sign stealing. Yes, I am old enough to have seen him pitch.

posted by Howard_T at 02:29 PM on January 16

Luke Kuechly Retires from NFL at 28

Loved watching him as he gave everything on every play. But also saw 2 games that he had to leave that didn't look good. I hope he got out early enough to enjoy a healthy life.

posted by cixelsyd at 11:10 PM on January 15

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Stolen from Twitter:

Since November 20

7 NHL Head Coaches fired

5 Detroit Red Wings wins

posted by tommytrump at 09:15 PM on January 15

Luke Kuechly Retires from NFL at 28

I'm glad to see Panthers leadership treating his decision with respect, and I hope the fan base follows suit.

As with any fan base, you got your real assholes sounding off about how he needs to give the team just two more seasons and he's being selfish for not doing so or that this is all Cam's fault. But a clear majority of Panthers fans are sad but totally respect his decision to get out of the game before it kills him. Even the Hurricanes are saying their goodbye (picture is of him sounding the siren before a playoff game last year).

posted by NoMich at 05:25 PM on January 15

NBA Pick 'Em Week 13: Under Armour Embiid 1 Edition

Last week surprised me. The surprise is that I actually came out with a plus score, and had I not been too late to enter a pick on Boston vs Philadelphia, I would certainly been in negative territory. Maybe this week will go better.

Wednesday, Jan. 15:

Kyrie is back and Embiid isn't. So? Philadelphia by 9

Rockets are at home on the second night of a back-to-back with travel after a tough loss to Memphis. Rest advantage to Portland, but they're too inconsistent to make use of it. Houston by 12 SLAM

Thursday, Jan. 16:

This does not look good for Celtics. He is out tonight against Detroit with "tendinitis", but he is expected to go against Bucks. In addition to Tatum and a rest disadvantage, Daniel Theis has been hurt, and he would be the main low post defender. Milwaukee by 14 SLAM

Warriors have to face a team that is #6 in the power rankings, but one that has under-performed on occasion. They face a cross-country trip from Boston to play this end of a back-to-back. Still, the Warriors have just not been good. Golden State by 8

Friday, Jan. 17:

Bulls will charge at the matador's cape, but they will not lay a horn on him. They hung around long enough against Celtics Monday to make something of a game out of it, but the 4th quarter was extended garbage time. Philadelphia by 11 SLAM

The grand tour of Texas continues for Trail Blazers, but the results won't get much better. Dallas is without Poryzingis, but Doncic makes up for that. Dallas by 10

Saturday, Jan. 18:

Behold, Zion, we await the day of thy coming. Zion will arrive, just not for this one. Los Angeles (non-purple) by 12

Meanwhile, just little way to the west, another invader from LA comes in. This could actually be a tight game, but one team has too much talent. Los Angeles (purple) by 6

Monday, Jan 20:

Do bears eat Pelicans? Bears will eat anything they want. Ja Morant can actually play some hoop. Memphis by 11

It has been a blood rivalry back to my teens, about 60 years, and in Boston it never seems to diminish. This time both teams have legitimate post-season chances, and sub-plots abound. Celtics will have been at home for several days, while Lakers are on the road. I see no rest advantage here, though. Boston by 4

Up the left coast go the Warriors. There they will blaze no new trail. Portland by 15 SLAM

posted by Howard_T at 04:34 PM on January 15

Luke Kuechly Retires from NFL at 28

+100

posted by billsaysthis at 04:00 PM on January 15

Astros fire A.J. Hinch, Jeff Luhnow after MLB report into sign-stealing

Oh brother. If they're going to give Rose air time, they might as well try to get Art Schlichter on the line to see what he thinks.

posted by beaverboard at 01:33 PM on January 15

Luke Kuechly Retires from NFL at 28

The one I remember seeing on TV was bad. He was way into Chrebet territory, maybe beyond it.

Besides more players retiring early, maybe some of the multi-sport athletes coming out of college might play pro football to the end of their rookie contract, assess their future market value in the league, then switch to hoops or baseball to extend their playing career with less devastation to life and limb.

posted by beaverboard at 01:29 PM on January 15

NBA Pick 'Em Week 13: Under Armour Embiid 1 Edition

Wednesday:
76ers by 11 (SLAM)
Rockets by 9

Thursday:
Bucks by 10
Nuggets by 14 (SLAM)

Friday:
76ers by 14 (SLAM)
Mavericks by 9

posted by Ufez Jones at 01:21 PM on January 15

Astros fire A.J. Hinch, Jeff Luhnow after MLB report into sign-stealing

Y'all might be shocked to hear this, but Pete Rose has opinions.

posted by tahoemoj at 12:14 PM on January 15

Luke Kuechly Retires from NFL at 28

Smart choice. Concussions (at last 1) in three consecutive seasons must have been brutal on his cognitive function. I'm glad to see Panthers leadership treating his decision with respect, and I hope the fan base follows suit.

posted by tahoemoj at 12:13 PM on January 15

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

This should be fun: Sources: Women's 3-on-3 set for All-Star Weekend. USA v Canada.

posted by NoMich at 09:41 AM on January 15

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

ESPN seems to enjoy playing "Gimme Shelter" during its college football broadcasts, so much so that they figured it would be a great stroke to air it when the president made his entrance at last night's championship game.

posted by beaverboard at 11:18 PM on January 14

NBA Pick 'Em Week 13: Under Armour Embiid 1 Edition

WEDNESDAY
Philadelphia by 9
Houston by 14

posted by NoMich at 09:04 PM on January 14

Astros fire A.J. Hinch, Jeff Luhnow after MLB report into sign-stealing

If the investigation into the 2018 Red Sox uncovers anything at all, I suspect Alex Cora will get a lifetime ban.

He gone. (I doubt lifetime)

posted by tommytrump at 08:04 PM on January 14

Astros fire A.J. Hinch, Jeff Luhnow after MLB report into sign-stealing

Valentine would be purgatory.

Then there's hell.

posted by beaverboard at 07:35 PM on January 14

Astros fire A.J. Hinch, Jeff Luhnow after MLB report into sign-stealing

the extra team punishment should be the rehiring of Bobby Valentine for the 2020 season.

lol

Based on what the local (Boston) scribes and talking heads are saying, Cora should be upgrading his resume. Lists of prospective successors have already appeared. One of the names considered most likely is Ron Roenicke, currently a coach with the Red Sox. The problem is that Cora and Roenicke go back a long way, Cora hired Roenicke to fill his current position, and some of the smell from "the unauthorized intercept and use of clandestine communications" might be clinging to him.

posted by Howard_T at 05:29 PM on January 14

Astros fire A.J. Hinch, Jeff Luhnow after MLB report into sign-stealing

I wonder if the Red Sox should get in front of this situation and fire Cora now and give the new manager a chance to start fresh with the team at spring training. It's possible that the MLB investigation into the 2018 Red Sox might not finish until pitchers/catcher report (since it only started a couple of weeks ago).

Even if they find the Red Sox innocent, Cora is still going to be suspended for his actions with the 2017 Astros, so clean the slate and start with a new manager.

Now, if the Red Sox are found guilty of something, then the extra team punishment should be the rehiring of Bobby Valentine for the 2020 season.

posted by grum@work at 04:36 PM on January 14

Astros fire A.J. Hinch, Jeff Luhnow after MLB report into sign-stealing

I think this is going to take the "replay challenge video review" out of team's hands in the near future. It's quite possible that the league will force the managers on the field to challenge calls based on their own eyes (and not being able to consult with their "replay team").

That removes any reason for the team in the dugout to communicate with any personnel outside the dugout (or bullpen), and thus minimize sign-stealing opportunities.

It will also make it easy to say "any communication, except bullpen phone, is forbidden" and then drop harsher penalties on anyone who tries again.

posted by grum@work at 04:33 PM on January 14

Astros fire A.J. Hinch, Jeff Luhnow after MLB report into sign-stealing

If the investigation into the 2018 Red Sox uncovers anything at all, I suspect Alex Cora will get a lifetime ban.

posted by Mookieproof at 03:02 PM on January 14

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

You get a raise! You get a raise! Everyone gets a raise!

posted by tommytrump at 02:22 PM on January 14

Astros fire A.J. Hinch, Jeff Luhnow after MLB report into sign-stealing

I'll say, I think the Astros received a pretty steep penalty. I don't believe vacating the title would ever be on the table for MLB, and I recognize that punishing the individual players for a team practice--though warranted--would be difficult to implement. The suspensions left the Astros with tough decisions to make, and they made the prudent ones. They were going to need someone in both of those positions for this season, which has not yet even started. They would not get good/qualified outside interest if it is for one year only while they wait out the suspensions, so either they temporarily promote from within or they take some placeholder for an entire season--or they fire them and look to hire for longer term.

The other side of this is that there is likely some amount of other cheating going on that is either not known or not public. I don't think that every team is cheating, but I bet that others are doing similar things, and MLB may even have some other evidence. They are trying to walk the line of being heavy-handed enough to discourage future cheating without locking themselves into such a harsh penalty that would cripple the league if they had to hand it down to multiple teams at the same time.

posted by bender at 12:18 PM on January 14

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Ufi is the one on the left. I can tell by the Cardinals shirt

posted by NoMich at 11:04 AM on January 14

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

2 questions:

1. Who is on left / right?

2. When are you guys going to host the first annual Spofi conference on Kona?

posted by cixelsyd at 10:40 AM on January 14

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Nice! I've been seeing some of his photos on twitter

posted by NoMich at 10:16 PM on January 13

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

SpoFi lunch on Kona with @ufez: photo proof

posted by billsaysthis at 09:08 PM on January 13

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

There is no way in hell that Tennessee can beat Kansas City, right? Right?!

There certainly is. KC isn't great at stopping the run, 26th best versus Baltimore who Tenn shredded at 6th, and Tennessee is the best running team in decades. KC's offense needs touches to heat up. If KC goes 3 and out in a few early possessions Tenn has a great chance to run run run and use up the clock.

The game might end up being a reenactment of the Bills - Giants Super Bowl

Exactly. Giants had a 40.5 to 19.5 time of possession that game. Giants that year also beat the favored 49ers by running the ball and keeping the 49ers offense off of the field and getting a few huge turnovers from their defense.

posted by cixelsyd at 01:40 PM on January 13

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

There is no way in hell that Tennessee can beat Kansas City, right?

The Titans' goal is to keep it a tight, low scoring game and get into a situational coaching and clock management duel in the last 4 minutes. That's when we'll find out if Andy Reid is wearing boxers or briefs.

The game might end up being a reenactment of the Bills - Giants Super Bowl. Except that Butker would probably give KC a better chance of winning the game than Scott Norwood gave the Bills. (Not dissing Norwood - a lot of kickers would have missed that kick - both back then and this year.)

posted by beaverboard at 12:54 PM on January 13

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

I cleverly locked only one game each week. New Orleans over Minnesota in week one, and Baltimore over Tennessee this week. I really know how to pick my moments.

posted by tahoemoj at 11:42 AM on January 13

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

That's a hell of a goal. Also, nice 3rd jerseys for Carolina.

posted by kokaku at 10:59 AM on January 13

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

There is no way in hell that Tennessee can beat Kansas City, right? Right?!

posted by NoMich at 09:50 AM on January 13

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

It's depressing to think that I'd be higher in the standings for the pick'em if I simply skipped the first two rounds of the playoffs.

posted by grum@work at 09:18 AM on January 13

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Respectfully requesting that rcade change the SpoFi NFL pick 'em prize from camo pants to a thoughtful selection of Sussex Royal merchandise.

posted by beaverboard at 08:47 AM on January 13

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

1) The last 3 quarters of Bill O'Brien's career in Houston
2) Andy Reid trying to improve Kansas City's BCS ranking
3) God determined to prevent an all-AFC South, all Belichick legacy conference title game

posted by beaverboard at 06:47 PM on January 12

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Starts watching football game.
Houston goes up 24-0.
Turns off game.
Comes back at half time.
WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED?!

posted by NoMich at 06:27 PM on January 12

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Great Googly Moogly.

posted by tommytrump at 06:23 PM on January 12

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

The Green Bay Packers secret off season roster addition revealed:

For the 2020 season, they will have two guys both named Aaron Rodgers on the sideline, both wearing #12.
One is a pure passer, the other is a runner who can pass if needed (but only if there's a real emergency).
Teams won't know which one is lined up behind the center when they break the huddle.

posted by beaverboard at 10:40 AM on January 12

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

The storm deintensified as it approached the Raleigh area. It's what we call the Triangle Weatherdome. It stormed, but not like it did in Mississippi/Alabama. Still, we're in the winter season and we got a thunderstorm which means we should be getting snow within 10 days.

posted by NoMich at 10:17 AM on January 12

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

I am totally into how the Titans took care of business. That was awesome to watch. Who coaches that Ghostbusters secondary?

The Titans should think about staying the night in Baltimore. That's one nasty storm line rumbling along between Maryland and Tannessee. I'm worried it's going to hit hard in NoMich country.

posted by beaverboard at 11:56 PM on January 11

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Great news for Clemson! They are now 1-59 in Chapel Hill!

posted by NoMich at 11:30 PM on January 11

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

This goal by Martin Necas is so damn beautiful. btw, have I yet to relate that Necas is Czech for "bad weather"? Does this make up for the fact that Miro Satan never played for the Devils? No, but it gets us one step closer

posted by NoMich at 04:48 PM on January 11

NFL Playoff Pick Em: Divisional Round

I seem to have waited until the last minute this week. It's been crazy, with extra church services, a good friend needing transportation for a couple of days after cataract surgery, and the usual stuff to do around home. Anyway, here goes.

Vikings outperformed expectations last week. They will do well again, but not well enough. San Francisco by 6

New England fans are asking themselves, "What the hell are the Titans doing playing in this game?" By 8:00 tonight Tennessee fans might ask the same question. Baltimore by 17 SLAM

Chiefs started out in the AFC as the Texans in Dallas. You might say that they are playing against themselves. Kansas City by 14 SLAM

Seahawks should have migrated south, not to Wisconsin. It's cold and snowy there. Green Bay by 6

Prop bets:

Passer: Garoppalo, San Francisco

Rusher: Ingram, Baltimore

Receiver: Hill, Kansas City

Sack: Bosa, San Francisco

Most points: Baltimore

posted by Howard_T at 02:05 PM on January 11

NFL Playoff Pick Em: Divisional Round

GAMES
San Francisco by 7
Baltimore by 10
Kansas City by 8
Green Bay by 8

Lock 'em all, please.

PROP BETS
The quarterback with the most passing yard: A. Rodgers (GB)
The player with the most rushing yards: L. Jackson (BAL)
The player with the most receiving yards: T. Kelce (KC)
A player who will get a sack or half sack: D. Hunter (MIN)
The team that will score the most points: Green Bay Packers

posted by NoMich at 12:52 PM on January 11

NFL Playoff Pick Em: Divisional Round

Minnesota by 6
Tennessee by 2
LOCK Kansas City by 10 LOCK
Green Bay by 7

1. Patrick Mahomes
2. Derrick Henry
3. Tyreek Hill
4. Za'Darius Smith
5. Kansas City

posted by bender at 12:39 PM on January 11

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Another sports connection, Steve Shutt introduced Geddy Lee to Alex Lifeson.

posted by tommytrump at 09:28 AM on January 11

NFL Playoff Pick Em: Divisional Round

San Francisco by 3

Baltimore by 17 LOCK

Kansas City by 10 LOCK

Green Bay by 3

Pass yds: Mahomes

Rush yds: Lamar Jackson

Rec. yds: Kittle

Sack: Hunter (Minn.)

Most points: Baltimore

posted by jagsnumberone at 03:11 AM on January 11

NFL Playoff Pick Em: Divisional Round

San Francisco by 10
Baltimore by 11 LOCK
Kansas City by 7
Green Bay by 8

Passing - Patrick Mahomes (KC)
Rushing - Lamar Jackson (BAL)
Receiving - DeAndre Hopkins (HOU)
Sack - Danielle Hunter (MIN)
Points - Kansas City

posted by gridironarizona at 01:41 AM on January 11

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

I'll second that.

A thoughtful and articulate man.

posted by beaverboard at 10:28 PM on January 10

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Rest in Peace, Neil Peart

posted by tommytrump at 06:17 PM on January 10

NBA Pick 'Em Week 12: Reseeding Recedes Edition

Friday Jan 10

New Orleans by 3 SLAM
LA Lakers by 2

posted by scooby10672 at 04:17 PM on January 10

NFL Playoff Pick Em: Divisional Round

Minnesota by 7 LOCK
Baltimore by 7 LOCK
KC by 14
Green Bay by 4

Passing--Mahommes (KC)
Rushing--Cook (MINN)
Receiving---Kelce (KC)
Sack--Preston Smith (GB)
Points - KC

posted by gloglu at 03:28 PM on January 10

NFL Playoff Pick Em: Divisional Round

Minnesota by 3

Tennessee by 7

Houston by 9

Seattle by 21 LOCK

Passing: Wilson

Rushing: Wilson

Receiving: Metcalf

Sack: Clowney

Points: Seattle

posted by rumple at 01:35 PM on January 10

NFL Playoff Pick Em: Divisional Round

San Fran by 7
Baltimore by 13 LOCK
KC by 3
Green Bay by 4
Pass -> Patrick Mahomes
Rush -> Lamar Jackson
Receive -> Tyler Lockett
Sack -> Za'Darius Smith
Points -> Baltimore

posted by prof at 12:08 PM on January 10

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Not a masterstroke of branding and team imaging for Jerry Jones to introduce his new coach in front of a "Star - Lite" logo wall.

posted by beaverboard at 10:18 PM on January 09

NBA Pick 'Em Week 12: Reseeding Recedes Edition

Too late for 76ers vs Celtics. After their last 2 games, I was worried about the Green Team, but they look ok so far.

Thursday, Jan. 9:

Lots of plot lines in this one. Houston by 14 SLAM

Friday,. Jan. 10::

Some New team will get this one. New Orleans by 6

Doncic is playing well and Anthony Davis has a bruised sacrum. Neither is good news for Lakers. Dallas by 9

posted by Howard_T at 07:57 PM on January 09

NFL Playoff Pick Em: Divisional Round

San Francisco by 13
Baltimore by 17
Kansas City by 10
Seattle by 3

Passer: Mahomes (KC)
Rusher: Jackson (BAL)
Receiver: Hill (KC)
Sack: Evans (TEN)
Most Points: Baltimore

posted by grum@work at 07:49 PM on January 09

NFL Playoff Pick Em: Divisional Round

Minnesota by 3
Baltimore by 10 (lock)
Kansas City by 7
Green Bay by 7 (lock)

Passer: Patrick Mahomes

Rusher: Derrick Henry

Receiver: George Kittle

Sack: Danielle Hunter

Most points: Baltimore

posted by rcade at 04:57 PM on January 09

NFL Playoff Pick Em: Divisional Round

San Francisco by 7

Baltimore by 13 LOCK

Kansas City by 10

Seattle by 6

Passing yards: Maholmes

Rushing yards: L. Jackson

Receiving yards: T. Lockett

Sack or half sack.: N. Bosa

Most points: KC

posted by tahoemoj at 04:44 PM on January 09

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Ugh. Those NHL all star game jerseys. Yuck!

posted by NoMich at 02:18 PM on January 09

NFL Playoff Pick Em: Divisional Round

San Francisco by 6 - LOCK
Baltimore by 7 - LOCK
Kansas City by 13 - LOCK
Green Bay by 3 - LOCK

1. The quarterback with the most passing yards: Mahomes

2. The player with the most rushing yards: Henry

3. The player with the most receiving yards: Tyreek Hill

4. A player who will get a sack or half sack: Za'Darius Smith

5. The team that will score the most points: Kansas City

posted by tron7 at 01:06 PM on January 09

NFL Playoff Pick Em: Divisional Round

San Francisco by 9 LOCK

Baltimore by 7 LOCK

Kansas City by 7

Seattle by 7

Passing: Wilson (Seattle)

Rushing: Henry (Ten)

Receiving: Kittle (SF)

Sack: Bosa (SF)

Points: KC

posted by cixelsyd at 11:50 AM on January 09

NFL Playoff Pick Em: Divisional Round

San Francisco by 17

Baltimore by 9

Kansas City by 11

Seattle by 5

Passing: Mahomes

Receiving: Kelce

Rushing: Mostert

Sack: Watt

San Francisco

posted by tommytrump at 09:18 AM on January 09

NFL Playoff Pick Em: Divisional Round

San Francisco by 13 (LOCK)

Baltimore by 17 (LOCK)

Kansas City by 10 (LOCK)

Seattle by 3

Most Passing yards: Patrick Mahomes

Most Rushing Yards:Lamar Jackson

Most receiving Yards: Travis Kelce

Player Sack: Arik Armstead (SF)

Most Points: Kansas City

posted by ic23b at 03:56 AM on January 09

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

I fixed outgoing email on SportsFilter so that it won't fall into your spam folders so often. I had to switch from sending it from the Amazon cloud to SendGrid. Apparently so many spammers have spun up servers on Amazon EC2 that the emails rate as suspicious.

posted by rcade at 10:30 PM on January 08

NFL Playoff Pick Em: Divisional Round

Pick these five prop bets for the entire weekend (not for each game):

1. The quarterback with the most passing yards. +5 points

2. The player with the most rushing yards. +5 points

3. The player with the most receiving yards. +5 points

4. A player who will get a sack or half sack. +5 points

5. The team that will score the most points. +5 points

posted by rcade at 10:12 PM on January 08

NFL Playoff Pick Em: Divisional Round

Standings (with Props)

PlayerTotal ScoreProps
Boaz2510
gridironarizona2310
jagsnumberone235
tommytrump205
bender185
cixelsyd165
tahoemoj135
prof105
Howard_T55
ic23b55
gloglu05
NoMich-50
grum@work-105
tron7-1010
rumple-155
rcade-200

1. Passer: Russell Wilson (Sea), 325 -- tron7, Boaz, rumple, gridarizona

2. Rusher: Derrick Henry (Ten), 182 -- cixelsyd, Howard_T, ic23b, tommytrump, prof, tron7, grum@work, Boaz, gridironarizona, jagsnumberone, gloglu, bender, tahoemoj

3. Receiver: D.K. Metcalf (Sea), 160 -- none

4. Interceptions: Logan Ryan (Ten); Duron Harmon (N.E.); Anthony Harris (Min.) -- none

5. Most points: Minnesota, 26 -- none

posted by rcade at 10:12 PM on January 08

NBA Pick 'Em Week 12: Reseeding Recedes Edition

Dallas by 7

Milwaukee by 13 SLAM

At TD Garden waiting for Spurs at Celtics. More tomorrow.

posted by Howard_T at 07:02 PM on January 08

NBA Pick 'Em Week 12: Reseeding Recedes Edition

Wednesday:
Dallas by 5
Milwaukee by 15 (SLAM)

Thursday:
Philly by 8
Rockets by 4

Friday:
Pelicans by 9 (SLAM)
Dallas by 8

posted by Ufez Jones at 06:17 PM on January 08

NBA Pick 'Em Week 12: Reseeding Recedes Edition

Alright Ufi, here we go!

WEDNESDAY
Denver by 7
Milwaukee by 12

THURSDAY
Philadelphia by 6
Oklahoma City by 7

FRIDAY
New Orleans by 5
L.A. Lakers by 9

posted by NoMich at 01:34 PM on January 08

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

They're so damn inconsistent, though, especially at goalie.

posted by NoMich at 06:46 AM on January 08

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Canes are by far the best team I've watched my hometown Jets play this year. They are solid everywhere and Williams made a good choice.

posted by cixelsyd at 10:56 PM on January 07

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Justin Wiliams re-signs with the Hurricanes for the remainder of the season. The rumor mills in Raleigh was saying that he was also speaking with Washington, Toronto, and Boston

posted by NoMich at 10:28 PM on January 07

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

He was also the special teams coach, right?

posted by NoMich at 07:23 PM on January 07

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

... the team performed far worse under JJ until 4 HOFers fell into his lap.

Michael Irvin was there before the JJs, but they drafted Troy Aikman and Emmitt Smith and traded for Charles Haley.

Regarding the Aikman first overall pick, Gil Brandt said some team execs wanted to select Tony Mandarich.

posted by rcade at 07:08 PM on January 07

NBA Pick 'Em Week 12: Reseeding Recedes Edition

Wednesday
Dallas by 7
Milwaukee by 8 (dunk)

Thursday
Philadelphia by 4
Oklahoma City by 6

Friday
New York by 6
L.A. Lakers by 9

posted by rcade at 06:57 PM on January 07

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Dan Shaughnessy was once on a commercial flight. He is one of those travelers who believes that if a famous person is on his flight, nothing bad will happen to the aircraft.

As soon as he boarded the plane, he saw Tom Landry, who was already seated. His immediate impression was: "Well, now I'm SURE that nothing bad is going to happen to this airplane".

My thought was that if I was on a flight with Tom Landry, I'd question whether the plane would ever return to earth.

posted by beaverboard at 01:30 PM on January 07

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Interesting.

Judge progressed rapidly through the Patriot's coaching ranks, but he was the receivers coach in 2019 .. far from a banner year for NE receiving production.

posted by cixelsyd at 01:05 PM on January 07

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

We were ready to jettison Landry after a 7-9, 7-8 and 3-13 season despite 20 years before that in which the Cowboys made the playoffs in 18, reached five Super Bowls and won two.

Landry remains one of the all time great coaches. The Cowboy's records during those seasons were personnel related and the team performed far worse under JJ until 4 HOFers fell into his lap.

posted by cixelsyd at 01:00 PM on January 07

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Giants motto: if you can't bend the Rhule to your whim, go after the Judge.

posted by beaverboard at 12:14 PM on January 07

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Rumor mills in Charlotte has it that Baylor's football coach is set to be the Panthers new hire.

posted by NoMich at 10:33 AM on January 07

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Not yet. I plan to when it makes its way to the small screen

posted by NoMich at 10:15 AM on January 07

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NoMich have you seen Ford vs Ferrari about Le Mans 1966, I think.

There is some creative license in the movie but it may explain things.

posted by prof at 10:01 AM on January 07

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Had to be something before 1966. Wasn't Henry Ford a Nazi or something?

posted by NoMich at 06:35 AM on January 07

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The 1971-1976 Pinto

posted by beaverboard at 12:37 AM on January 07

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Jones was such an asshole he didn't honor his deal with Landry to give his family a suite. The Landrys switched their allegiance back to the N.Y. Giants.

Huh. I did not know about this. Yeah, that's pretty shitty. However, if that's what it took for the Cowboys to *eventually* stop winning Super Bowls, what the hell did the Ford family do to never make a Super Bowl?

posted by NoMich at 11:07 PM on January 06

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Oh Canada!

Two guys fighting with hockey sticks seems appropriately Canadian, but also seems fairly digestible to a former Floridian.

As a young adult, I was driving from Lake Worth to Boynton Beach and saw two guys faced off in the middle of US1 on the double yellow lines, shirtless and screaming at each other. Each one had a speargun locked and loaded. It was like a Jimmy Buffet version of the Hamilton - Burr duel.

There were no cell phones, so someone would have had to call 911 from a gas station pay phone. All you could do was wait to see if they said anything about it on the 11 o clock news.

Florida Man is a long standing, time honored tradition that predates the Batista regime.

posted by beaverboard at 10:24 PM on January 06

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The front page of Jerry Jones hiring Jimmy Johnson brings back memories. That photo is iconic. A Dallas Morning News intern was sent to get it. When it was taken the news had not broken that Jones was buying the team, firing Tom Landry and hiring Johnson. An era had ended and we didn't know it yet.

The owner of Mia's Restaurant, where the photo was taken, was a huge Cowboys fan who had served Landry and his wife. He was crushed by the firing and never went to another game.

Growing up in Dallas with Landry as coach and Tex Schramm as GM, I thought winning was the team's birthright. Every loss was a shock and a playoff loss in particular was practically unimaginable. But when the JJs came in and won so quickly I became, to my lasting regret, a "Landry who?" fan. We were ready to jettison Landry after a 7-9, 7-8 and 3-13 season despite 20 years before that in which the Cowboys made the playoffs in 18, reached five Super Bowls and won two.

Jones was such an asshole he didn't honor his deal with Landry to give his family a suite. The Landrys switched their allegiance back to the N.Y. Giants.

For our sins, Dallas is nearing 25 years without another Super Bowl trip.

posted by rcade at 09:32 PM on January 06

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Canada's World Junior Gold a product of resiliency

posted by tommytrump at 06:17 PM on January 06

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Oh Canada!

posted by tommytrump at 05:58 PM on January 06

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'He didn't even take a bite': Young Toronto Maple Leafs fan disappointed by birthday cake mishap

posted by tommytrump at 05:52 PM on January 06

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Ontario-based entrepreneurs buy the Montreal Alouettes

posted by tommytrump at 05:48 PM on January 06

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share links that aren't quite front-page material

The Cowboys have hired some dude with prior experience to be their new head coach.

Bonus content: a photo of the last coach to win an NFL title in Dallas. In all his regal and stately splendor.

posted by beaverboard at 02:04 PM on January 06

NBA Pick 'Em Week 11: Pelicans Winning Streak Edition

Monday:
OKC by 5
Sacramento by 17 (slam)

posted by Ufez Jones at 01:46 PM on January 06

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