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NHL Playoff Pickem: Second Round

My picks:

Panthers in 6
Avalanche in 6
Hurricanes in 5
Oilers in 7
Top goals: McDavid
Top goalie (save %): Darcy Kuemper
Team scoring 6 goals: Avalanche
Game 1 winner: Avalanche

posted by rumple at 01:14 AM on May 17, 2022

NBA Playoff Pickem: Conference Finals Edition

My picks:

Heat in 7
Warriors in 7
Top point scorer: Butler
Top rebounder: Doncic
Top scoring team: Warriors
Team scoring 130: Warriors

posted by rumple at 06:23 PM on May 16, 2022

Arizona Coyotes Are Moving to a 5,100-Seat Arena

So there are already 3 >15,000 person sports arenas in Phoenix (Gila, Footprint, Veterans)? And the Coyotes will build one more. I don't understand economics at all.

Their average attendance is 11,000, not much less than Winnipeg, but there is always a bunch of skullduggery with those kinds of figures. Anyway if they have 5,000 hardcore fans and they can make a super loud rink with great seats for the next few years it could be a sort of cult thing. If they have to turn away 6,000 people who would otherwise go to the game for the next three years that might be hard to recover from. The Coyotes have a stupid number of draft picks the next year or two and it's possible in three years they will have a great team.

My local junior team seats about 6,000 for hockey and all the seats are great and it's a good atmosphere when it's >5000 present. Other than the optics, it'd probably be a pretty good experience to go see an NHL game in that kind of stadium.

posted by rumple at 10:07 PM on May 01, 2022

Enter the SportsFilter NHL Playoff Pickem

My picks:

Hurricanes in 7
Lightning in 6
Blues in 7
Oilers in 5
Penguins in 6
Panthers in 5
Avalanche in 4
Wild in 6
Top goals: Draisatl
Top goalie (save %): Jacob Markstrom
Team scoring 6 goals: Panthers
Game 1 winner: Hurricanes

Last series should be Dallas vs Calgary, I'm taking Calgary ...

posted by rumple at 09:47 PM on May 01, 2022

NBA Playoff Pickem: Conference Semifinals Edition

My picks:

76ers in 6
Suns in 5
Bucks in 6
Warriors in 5
Top point scorer: Giannis
Top rebounder: Giannis
Top scoring team: Bucks
Team scoring 130: Suns

posted by rumple at 03:01 PM on May 01, 2022

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Ex-Detroit Red Wings Zamboni driver BenjaminLeo fired for peeing into drain

posted by rumple at 09:12 PM on April 20, 2022

Enter the SportsFilter NBA Playoff Pickem

My picks:

Mavericks in 7
Grizzlies in 6
Raptors in 7
Warriors in 5
Heat in 5
Celtics in 6
Bucks in 5
Suns in 5
Top point scorer: Antetokounmpo
Top rebounder: Jokic
Top scoring team: Suns
Team scoring 130: Warriors

posted by rumple at 04:28 PM on April 15, 2022

NBA Pickem Week 25: All the Marbles Edition

My picks:

Bucks by 13 (slam dunk)
Knicks by 10 (slam dunk)
Suns by 15 (slam dunk)
Bucks by 14 (slam dunk)
Warriors by 20 (slam dunk)
Grizzlies by 11 (slam dunk)

posted by rumple at 03:59 PM on April 04, 2022

NBA Pickem Week 24: Embiid for MVP Edition

My picks:

Heat by 7
Warriors by 11 (slam dunk)
Bucks by 12 (slam dunk)
Jazz by 8
Suns by 10 (slam dunk)
Lakers by 10
Bucks by 12 (slam dunk)
Nuggets by 8

posted by rumple at 10:47 PM on March 29, 2022

NBA Pickem Week 23: NBA Inside Stuff Edition

My picks:

Knicks by 10 (slam dunk)
Clippers by 11 (slam dunk)
Grizzlies by 12 (slam dunk)
Lakers by 9 (slam dunk)
Warriors by 13 (slam dunk)
Clippers by 8 (slam dunk)

posted by rumple at 06:27 PM on March 21, 2022

NBA Pickem Week 22: Lime Green Timberwolves Edition

My picks:

Nets by 8
Warriors by 16 (slam dunk)

posted by rumple at 03:21 PM on March 15, 2022

NBA Pickem Week 21: Respect Rudy Gobert Edition

My picks:

Grizzlies by 8
Warriors by 14 (slam dunk)
Suns by 9
Jazz by 12 (slam dunk)
76ers by 10 (slam dunk)
Warriors by 8
Warriors by 6
Nets by 12 (slam dunk)
Celtics by 10 (slam dunk)
Suns by 14 (slam dunk)
76ers by 10 (slam dunk)
Bucks by 10 (slam dunk)

posted by rumple at 02:08 PM on March 07, 2022

NBA Pickem Week 20: 13 Games in 5 Days Edition

My picks:

Celtics by 12 (slam dunk)
Lakers by 10 (slam dunk)
76ers by 14 (slam dunk)
Suns by 13 (slam dunk)
Celtics by 12 (slam dunk)
Lakers by 8
Bucks by 12 (slam dunk)
Suns by 10 (slam dunk)
Warriors by 7
Celtics by 9
Bucks by 11 (slam dunk)
Raptors by 14 (slam dunk)
Clippers by 7 (slam dunk)

posted by rumple at 05:34 PM on March 01, 2022

NBA Pickem Week 20: 13 Games in 5 Days Edition

My picks:

Celtics by 12 (slam dunk)
Lakers by 10 (slam dunk)
76ers by 14 (slam dunk)
Suns by 13 (slam dunk)
Celtics by 12 (slam dunk)
Lakers by 8
Bucks by 12 (slam dunk)
Suns by 10 (slam dunk)
Warriors by 7
Celtics by 9
Bucks by 11 (slam dunk)
Raptors by 14 (slam dunk)
Clippers by 7 (slam dunk)

posted by rumple at 12:52 PM on March 01, 2022

NBA Pickem Week 19: Pattern of Behavior Edition

My picks:

Nets by 10 (slam dunk)
Warriors by 12 (slam dunk)
Heat by 8 (slam dunk)
Lakers by 8 (slam dunk)
Bucks by 10 (slam dunk)
76ers by 8 (slam dunk)
Suns by 15 (slam dunk)
Warriors by 15 (slam dunk)
Lakers by 8 (slam dunk)

posted by rumple at 09:13 PM on February 23, 2022

NBA Pickem Week 18: Unofficial Points Edition

My picks:

Nets by 10 (slam dunk)
Lakers by 13 (slam dunk)
Bucks by 6 (slam dunk)

posted by rumple at 11:23 PM on February 15, 2022

NFL Playoff Pickem: Super Bowl 0x38 Edition

My picks:

Rams by 10 (lock)
Passer: Matthew Stafford
Rusher: Joe Mixon
Receiver: Beckham Jr
Player with interception: Jalen Ramsay
Player with sack: Von Miller
Player with first turnover: Burrow
Super Bowl MVP: Stafford
Tiebreaker: 51

I'm glad there is a good battle for the Costanza

posted by rumple at 02:07 PM on February 13, 2022

NBA Pickem Week 17: Crooked Rim Edition

My picks:

Nets by 12 (slam dunk)
Bucks by 10
Hornets by 8
Warriors by 13 (slam dunk)
Nets by 8
Suns by 12 (slam dunk)
Warriors by 12 (slam dunk)
Celtics by 7

posted by rumple at 12:06 PM on February 07, 2022

Hail to the Washington Commanders

Washington DC. isn't really a seaport or Navy town is it? Admirals would seem kind of random. There's also at least two minor league hockey teams called Admirals (Norfolk, Milwaukee)

I suggest The Washington Pentagons: if teams can be named after colours then why not shapes?

posted by rumple at 07:09 PM on February 02, 2022

Hail to the Washington Commanders

The Commies

They must have known the Commies was inevitable, and a savvy Gen Z marketer would realize that is a good thing not a bad thing - love'm or hate'm.

posted by rumple at 05:12 PM on February 02, 2022

NBA Pickem Week 16: Steph's Gonna Steph Edition

My picks:

Knicks by 11 (slam dunk)
Jazz by 11 (slam dunk)
Suns by 15 (slam dunk)
Clippers by 12 (slam dunk)
Mavericks by 10 (slam dunk)
Lakers by 5
Mavericks by 8

posted by rumple at 12:50 AM on February 02, 2022

NFL Playoff Pickem Round 3: 13 Seconds Edition

My picks:

Chiefs by 13 (lock)
Rams by 13 (lock)
Passer: Matthew Stafford
Rusher: Joe Mixon
Receiver: Tyreek Hill
Player with sack: Nick Bosa

posted by rumple at 09:27 PM on January 29, 2022

NBA Pickem Week 15: Kobe and Gianna Edition

My picks:

76ers by 10
Warriors by 15 (slam dunk)
Hornets by 8
Bucks by 12 (slam dunk)
Warriors by 12 (slam dunk)

posted by rumple at 11:39 AM on January 27, 2022

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, 2022

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, 2022

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, 2022

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, 2022

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, 2022

NFL Pickem Week 18: All the Marbles Edition

My picks:

Chiefs by 13 (lock)
Cowboys by 11 (lock)
Browns by 6 (lock)
Packers by 9 (lock)
Vikings by 8 (lock)
Washington by 13 (lock)
Jaguars by 3 (lock)
Ravens by 10 (lock)
Titans by 17 (lock)
Saints by 11 (lock)
Bills by 25 (lock)
Rams by 14 (lock)
Dolphins by 10 (lock)
Seahawks by 13 (lock)
Buccaneers by 21 (lock)
Raiders by 14 (lock)

posted by rumple at 11:54 AM on January 08, 2022

NBA Pickem Week 12: Can Kyrie Play Edition

My picks:

Mavericks by 7 (slam dunk)
Nuggets by 8 (slam dunk)
Knicks by 5 (slam dunk)
Suns by 13 (slam dunk)
Nets by 8 (slam dunk)
Lakers by 15 (slam dunk)

posted by rumple at 02:59 PM on January 05, 2022

NFL Pickem Week 17: Streaky Dolphins Edition

My picks:

Bills by 21 (lock)
Bears by 7
Chiefs by 13 (lock)
Dolphins by 3
Colts by 13 (lock)
Patriots by 23 (lock)
Buccaneers by 20 (lock)
Eagles by 6
Ravens by 7
Chargers by 6
49ers by 17 (lock)
Cowboys by 3
Saints by 13 (lock)
Seahawks by 13 (lock)
Packers by 16 (lock)
Browns by 7

I'm curious whether the system can handle me scoring negative points for this week.

posted by rumple at 02:57 PM on December 31, 2021

NFL Pickem Week 16: Cincinnati Nightlife Edition

My picks:

Titans by 11 (lock)
Packers by 8
Cardinals by 10 (lock)
Lions by 3
Bengals by 6
Vikings by 6
Patriots by 10 (lock)
Jets by 7
Eagles by 6
Buccaneers by 13 (lock)
Chargers by 13 (lock)
Seahawks by 10 (lock)
Chiefs by 17 (lock)
Raiders by 7
Cowboys by 13 (lock)

posted by rumple at 02:33 PM on December 23, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 10: Merry Hoopmas Edition

My picks:

Heat by 10 (slam dunk)
Lakers by 8 (slam dunk)
Knicks by 8 (slam dunk)
Bucks by 13 (slam dunk)
Suns by 8 (slam dunk)
Lakers by 15 (slam dunk)
Jazz by 6 (slam dunk)

posted by rumple at 03:14 PM on December 21, 2021

NFL Pickem Week 15: Don't Kick Your Kicker Edition

My picks:

Browns by 7
Patriots by 10 (lock)
Bills by 17 (lock)
Cardinals by 13 (lock)
Dolphins by 9 (lock)
Cowboys by 13 (lock)
Eagles by 6
Titans by 3
Jaguars by 9
Broncos by 3
49ers by 7
Seahawks by 3
Ravens by 6
Buccaneers by 13 (lock)
Vikings by 3

posted by rumple at 10:58 PM on December 17, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 9: Covid Protocols Edition

My picks:

Mavericks by 10 (slam dunk)
Jazz by 10 (slam dunk)
Warriors by 10
Timberwolves by 3

posted by rumple at 09:09 PM on December 14, 2021

NFL Pickem Week 14: Franco Harris Edition

My picks:

Vikings by 7
Ravens by 5
Titans by 13 (lock)
Chiefs by 14 (lock)
Jets by 3
Cowboys by 11 (lock)
Panthers by 3
Seahawks by 6
Broncos by 14 (lock)
Chargers by 14 (lock)
Bengals by 7
Buccaneers by 9
Packers by 17 (lock)
Rams by 6

posted by rumple at 07:14 PM on December 09, 2021

NFL Pickem Week 13: Jacksonville vs. Jalen Edition

My picks:

Cowboys by 11 (lock)
Buccaneers by 17 (lock)
Bears by 3
Bengals by 6
Vikings by 7
Dolphins by 10
Eagles by 7
Colts by 13 (lock)
Raiders by 10
Rams by 17 (lock)
Steelers by 6
Seahawks by 7
Chiefs by 13 (lock)
Patriots by 7

posted by rumple at 08:44 AM on December 09, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 8: Norman Dale Edition

My picks:

Mavericks by 6
Lakers by 3
Bucks by 10 (slam dunk)
Warriors by 10 (slam dunk)
Nets by 3
Suns by 9 (slam dunk)
76ers by 3

posted by rumple at 02:57 AM on December 07, 2021

NFL Pickem Week 13: Jacksonville vs. Jalen Edition

Dolphins by 10

Colts by 13 (lock)

Vikings by 7

Eagles by 7

Bears by 3

Bengals by 6

Buccaneers by 17 (lock)

Raiders by 10

Rams by 17 (lock)

Steelers by 6

Seahawks by 7

Chiefs by 13 (lock)

Patriots by 7

Also cannot access the auto-site :(

posted by rumple at 03:37 PM on December 04, 2021

NFL Pickem Week 13: Jacksonville vs. Jalen Edition

Dallas by 11

posted by rumple at 06:26 PM on December 02, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 7: Blazing Suns Edition

My picks:

Knicks by 7
Spurs by 9 (slam dunk)
Hawks by 3
Lakers by 10 (slam dunk)

posted by rumple at 02:03 AM on December 02, 2021

NFL Pickem Week 12: Turkey Bowl Edition

My picks:

Bears by 3
Cowboys by 6
Bills by 3
Bengals by 10 (lock)
Buccaneers by 6
Dolphins by 3
Patriots by 13 (lock)
Giants by 9
Jaguars by 3
Texans by 6
Chargers by 6
Packers by 7
Vikings by 3
Ravens by 6
Seahawks by 7

posted by rumple at 08:24 PM on November 24, 2021

NFL Pickem Week 11: Cam Newton is Back Edition

My picks:

Patriots by 13 (lock)
Bills by 14 (lock)
Ravens by 6
Browns by 20 (lock)
Titans by 14 (lock)
Packers by 3
Dolphins by 3
Eagles by 7
Panthers by 7
49ers by 6
Raiders by 3
Chiefs by 6
Seahawks by 3
Chargers by 13 (lock)
Buccaneers by 21 (lock)

posted by rumple at 05:34 PM on November 18, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 5: Happy Birthday Bol Bol Edition

My picks:

Warriors by 8
Jazz by 7 (slam dunk)
Bucks by 10 (slam dunk)
Suns by 8
Celtics by 3
Suns by 6

posted by rumple at 12:59 PM on November 16, 2021

NFL Pickem Week 10: That Wasn't Taunting Edition

My picks:

Ravens by 6
Cowboys by 10 (lock)
Titans by 7
Colts by 10 (lock)
Patriots by 6
Bills by 10 (lock)
Steelers by 13 (lock)
Buccaneers by 14 (lock)
Cardinals by 13 (lock)
Chargers by 6
Broncos by 6
Seahawks by 3
Chiefs by 9
Rams by 10 (lock)

posted by rumple at 12:49 AM on November 11, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 4: Big Honey Drops the Boom Edition

My picks:

Rockets by 5
Lakers by 3
Bucks by 10 (slam dunk)
Warriors by 10 (slam dunk)

posted by rumple at 01:31 PM on November 10, 2021

NFL Pickem Week 9: Mike White Edition

My picks:

Colts by 13 (lock)
Bengals by 7
Cowboys by 9
Dolphins by 7
Saints by 7
Giants by 3
Patriots by 6
Bills by 6
Ravens by 13 (lock)
Eagles by 3
Chiefs by 17 (lock)
Cardinals by 10 (lock)
Rams by 13 (lock)
Steelers by 6

posted by rumple at 05:40 PM on November 04, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 3: Non-Basketball Move Edition

My picks:

Heat by 15 (slam dunk)
Suns by 10 (slam dunk)
Bucks by 7
Heat by 5
Lakers by 5

posted by rumple at 12:19 AM on November 04, 2021

NFL Pickem Week 8: Bungles No More Edition

Revised picks:

Bengals by 9 (lock)
Chiefs by 11 (lock)

posted by rumple at 01:28 AM on October 31, 2021

NFL Pickem Week 8: Bungles No More Edition

Revised picks:

Panthers by 3
Bills by 10 (lock)
Bears by 17 (lock)
Browns by 3
Lions by 7
Colts by 6
Bengals by 9
Chargers by 7
Seahawks by 10
Broncos by 7
Buccaneers by 13 (lock)
Cowboys by 5
Chiefs by 11

posted by rumple at 01:26 AM on October 31, 2021

NFL Pickem Week 8: Bungles No More Edition

My picks:

Cardinals by 3

posted by rumple at 08:17 PM on October 28, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 2: Undefeated Warriors Edition

My picks:

Knicks by 7
Jazz by 13 (slam dunk)
Pelicans by 3
Trail Blazers by 4
Heat by 9
Nuggets by 5

posted by rumple at 05:54 PM on October 26, 2021

The Raiders Had More Black Players Than Any NFL Team

It seems to me it could just as easily be unconscious bias in edge cases as deliberately racially selecting the team. Like a lot of things, it would only take a small bias to add up in a high turnover sport with large rosters like football.

Still racism but more complicated and interesting than a more discursive kind of deliberately racist selection?

posted by rumple at 08:27 PM on October 23, 2021

NFL Pickem Week 7: Thanks Brocephus Edition

My picks:

Browns by 3
Packers by 21 (lock)
Chiefs by 7
Falcons by 3
Patriots by 13 (lock)
Panthers by 6
Ravens by 7
Raiders by 13 (lock)
Rams by 13 (lock)
Cardinals by 24 (lock)
Buccaneers by 17 (lock)
49ers by 3
Seahawks by 5

posted by rumple at 05:31 PM on October 21, 2021

Play the SportsFilter NBA Pickem

My picks:

Bucks by 8 (slam dunk)
Warriors by 10
Knicks by 5
Suns by 12 (slam dunk)
Mavericks by 4
Warriors by 8
76ers by 6
Suns by 10 (slam dunk)

I don't follow basketball so my picks are going to be purely from the zeitgeist of teams I might have heard something good about lately ....

posted by rumple at 08:49 PM on October 18, 2021

NFL Pickem Week 6: Chucky Got Chucked Edition

My picks:

Buccaneers by 13 (lock)
Jaguars by 6
Bears by 6
Bengals by 10 (lock)
Colts by 3
Rams by 17 (lock)
Chiefs by 7
Panthers by 6
Ravens by 7
Browns by 3
Broncos by 7
Patriots by 6
Steelers by 4
Bills by 11 (lock)

Thanks for looking into the scoring, rcade. I'm taking the Jags in your honour :)

posted by rumple at 03:40 PM on October 14, 2021

NFL Pickem Week 5: Urban's Daily Grind Edition

rcade - I've been stuck on the same total score (178 points) for a couple of weeks despite having weekly points listed?

I'd be honoured to win another Costanza but I want to earn it the old fashioned way :)

posted by rumple at 05:14 PM on October 07, 2021

NFL Pickem Week 5: Urban's Daily Grind Edition

My picks:

Seahawks by 9
Falcons by 7
Packers by 7
Vikings by 6
Broncos by 4
Buccaneers by 13 (lock)
Saints by 9
Panthers by 7
Jaguars by 3
Patriots by 14
Raiders by 13 (lock)
Chargers by 7
Cowboys by 9
Cardinals by 17 (lock)
Chiefs by 10
Ravens by 13 (lock)

posted by rumple at 05:09 PM on October 07, 2021

NFL Pickem Week 4: 66 Yard Edition

My picks:

Bengals by 3
Falcons by 7
Bills by 17 (lock)
Bears by 6
Dolphins by 13 (lock)
Browns by 7
Saints by 10
Titans by 6
Chiefs by 9
Seahawks by 9
Ravens by 13 (lock)
Packers by 21 (lock)
Patriots by 6
Chargers by 7

posted by rumple at 01:59 PM on September 30, 2021

NFL Pickem Week 3: Cardiac Cardinals Edition

My picks:

Panthers by 7
Bills by 13 (lock)
Browns by 3
Ravens by 17 (lock)
Titans by 10
Chiefs by 13 (lock)
Patriots by 7
Giants by 6
Bengals by 6
Jaguars by 6
Broncos by 17 (lock)
Raiders by 14 (lock)
Buccaneers by 7
Seahawks by 21 (lock)
49ers by 11
Eagles by 5

posted by rumple at 01:22 PM on September 22, 2021