Recent Comments by cixelsyd

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, 2022

NFL Pickem Champion: Tahoemoj

Congrats guys!

posted by cixelsyd at 12:29 PM on January 18, 2022

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, 2022

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, 2022

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, 2022

NFL Pickem Week 18: All the Marbles Edition

My picks:

Chiefs by 7 (lock)
Eagles by 7 (lock)
Bengals by 7 (lock)
Lions by 3
Bears by 7 (lock)
Washington by 7 (lock)
Colts by 9 (lock)
Steelers by 7 (lock)
Titans by 7 (lock)
Saints by 9 (lock)
Bills by 7 (lock)
49ers by 3
Patriots by 7 (lock)
Cardinals by 7 (lock)
Buccaneers by 7 (lock)
Chargers by 7 (lock)

posted by cixelsyd at 11:25 AM on January 08, 2022

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Oh no. It is never good to be on the Acquisition side of the M&A game. And that is all it is: a game for executives to increase the value of their own options in the short term.

posted by cixelsyd at 10:30 AM on January 07, 2022

Unvaccinated Novak Djokovic Can't Enter Australia

He made the choice, he knows the likely consequences. Great player and the Open will miss him. But stop with the "hostage" bullshit already.

posted by cixelsyd at 08:46 PM on January 05, 2022

NFL Pickem Week 17: Streaky Dolphins Edition

My picks:

Bills by 9 (lock)
Giants by 6
Chiefs by 7 (lock)
Titans by 6
Colts by 9 (lock)
Patriots by 14 (lock)
Buccaneers by 7
Eagles by 7
Rams by 5
Chargers by 7
49ers by 16 (lock)
Cowboys by 7
Saints by 9
Seahawks by 7
Packers by 9 (lock)
Steelers by 7

posted by cixelsyd at 07:21 PM on January 01, 2022

NFL Pickem Week 16: Cincinnati Nightlife Edition

My picks:

49ers by 4
Packers by 10 (lock)
Cardinals by 4
Lions by 7
Ravens by 7
Rams by 9 (lock)
Bills by 7
Jaguars by 4
Eagles by 7 (lock)
Panthers by 4
Chargers by 7 (lock)
Seahawks by 7 (lock)
Chiefs by 10 (lock)
Raiders by 4
Cowboys by 7 (lock)
Saints by 4

posted by cixelsyd at 05:02 PM on December 23, 2021

Coach Kicks Kicker

Here's the thing - it's not as if Meyer turned into an arrogant narcissistic pos over night. The organization knew exactly what it was getting when they hired him. The organization did nothing when the kicker event first happened and would have done nothing now if Meyer had the Jags looking like they could become competitive any time soon. It's only because the product on the field has showed no signs of improvement that they decided to can the guy. Happens in every sport.

posted by cixelsyd at 12:45 PM on December 17, 2021

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Early report is Parnham is in stable condition. He looked to be in really bad shape. What genius at Fox decided to show that replay clip? And somebody needs to stop Buck from drinking during broadcasts ... what an idiot.

posted by cixelsyd at 09:55 AM on December 17, 2021

Coach Kicks Kicker

Urban Meyer is a lock as a future Republican Senator.

posted by cixelsyd at 07:51 PM on December 16, 2021

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

My picks:

Chiefs by 4
Raiders by 3
Patriots by 7
Bills by 9 (lock)
Cardinals by 13 (lock)
Dolphins by 7 (lock)
Cowboys by 7 (lock)
Washington by 9
Titans by 7
Jaguars by 3
Bengals by 4
49ers by 9 (lock)
Rams by 7 (lock)
Packers by 7
Buccaneers by 10 (lock)
Vikings by 7

posted by cixelsyd at 10:40 AM on December 16, 2021

CFL Playoffs Pick 'Em, Grey Cup Edition

You are correct

The correct rule terminology is Rouge

posted by cixelsyd at 04:25 PM on December 09, 2021

CFL Playoffs Pick 'Em, Grey Cup Edition

Winnipeg by 10

Andrew Harris

Over

542

posted by cixelsyd at 02:16 PM on December 09, 2021

NFL Pickem Week 14: Franco Harris Edition

My picks:

Vikings by 3
Ravens by 7
Titans by 7
Chiefs by 9
Saints by 4
Cowboys by 7
Panthers by 4
Seahawks by 3
Broncos by 6
Chargers by 9 (lock)
49ers by 4
Buccaneers by 7
Packers by 10 (lock)
Cardinals by 4

posted by cixelsyd at 10:33 AM on December 09, 2021

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Pats played a lot like the old Giants: run the ball and clock and limit the opponent's offensive possessions. Throw the ball sparingly and only high percentage routes. Win games while only scoring 9 or 11 points.

The Pats success is entirely dependent upon group execution. Giants were equally as solid throughout but the biggest difference is they also had LT and Leonard Marshall who the coaching staff showcased on defense. Many of the biggest plays for that Giants team were made by the defense.

posted by cixelsyd at 10:40 AM on December 07, 2021

CFL Playoffs Pick 'Em, Division Finals Edition

Toronto by 9

Winnipeg by 9

Collaros

Winnipeg

posted by cixelsyd at 10:12 AM on December 03, 2021

NFL Pickem Week 13: Jacksonville vs. Jalen Edition

My picks:

Cowboys by 4
Buccaneers by 9 (lock)
Cardinals by 9 (lock)
Chargers by 7
Vikings by 13 (lock)
Dolphins by 7
Jets by 4
Colts by 9
Raiders by 7
Rams by 14 (lock)
Ravens by 7
49ers by 4
Chiefs by 9
Patriots by 7

posted by cixelsyd at 02:51 PM on December 02, 2021

CFL Playoffs Pick 'Em, Semi-Final Edition

Hamilton by 7

Calgary by 4

Paredes (Calgary)

Over

posted by cixelsyd at 11:08 AM on November 26, 2021

CFL Pick 'Em, Final Standings

.. just realized it is drj who runs this for us. Thanks, DRJ!!

posted by cixelsyd at 11:06 AM on November 26, 2021

NFL Pickem Week 12: Turkey Bowl Edition

My picks:

Lions by 3
Cowboys by 9
Bills by 7
Bengals by 10 (lock)
Buccaneers by 4
Panthers by 7
Patriots by 3
Eagles by 9
Falcons by 3
Texans by 7
Chargers by 9
Rams by 7
49ers by 9
Ravens by 13 (lock)
Seahawks by 7 (lock)

posted by cixelsyd at 10:26 AM on November 25, 2021

CFL Pick 'Em, Final Standings

thanks folks. and big thanks rcade for running the pool.

posted by cixelsyd at 04:57 PM on November 23, 2021

NFL Pickem Week 11: Cam Newton is Back Edition

My picks:

Patriots by 9
Bills by 3
Ravens by 9
Lions by 3
Titans by 13 (lock)
Packers by 7
Dolphins by 3
Saints by 7
Panthers by 7
49ers by 13 (lock)
Bengals by 7
Chiefs by 9
Cardinals by 7
Chargers by 9
Buccaneers by 10 (lock)

posted by cixelsyd at 11:33 AM on November 18, 2021

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Sixteen

Edmonton by 9

Montreal by 10

BC by 9

Hamilton by 10

Wpg by 4

posted by cixelsyd at 03:36 PM on November 16, 2021

Adam Schefter: Journalist?

Schefter is part of the new media breed. It isn't important to report the facts because "alternative facts" are also acceptable to a significant portion of the population. And if he gets fired from his current gig Fox will hire him on the spot.

posted by cixelsyd at 06:15 PM on November 15, 2021

NFL Pickem Week 10: That Wasn't Taunting Edition

My picks:

Ravens by 14 (lock)
Cowboys by 7 (lock)
Titans by 4
Colts by 7
Browns by 9
Bills by 9
Steelers by 10 (lock)
Buccaneers by 10 (lock)
Cardinals by 7 (lock)
Chargers by 7 (lock)
Broncos by 4
Seahawks by 4
Chiefs by 7
Rams by 7

posted by cixelsyd at 07:19 PM on November 11, 2021

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Fifteen

Toronto by 7

Calgary by 7

Montreal by 6

Saskatchewan by 17

posted by cixelsyd at 07:16 PM on November 11, 2021

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Caught the end of the Steelers - Bears game. Lots going on but man both of those teams have some big issues. Chicago gave the game away on a never ending stream of stupid penalties. If the Chicago coaching staff addresses the issue it's a lock that Marsh has had his last tattoo financed by the Bears. Practice roster guys rarely get a second chance after getting penalized for anything let alone that clown act. What was he thinking?

posted by cixelsyd at 03:41 PM on November 09, 2021

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Trade is puzzling from a Vegas standpoint. Tuch was one of their top players on an amazingly cap friendly contract. And they give up Krebs who is still developing and basically making the league minimum for the next 2 seasons. In return they get a single player counting twice as much as the 2 he is replacing who has a very serious injury and a less than stellar reputation. Looking at the cap breakdown the Knights are starting to look as badly constrained as the Leafs with 5 players accounting for half of their payroll with 3 of these being No Move contracts. Yikes.

posted by cixelsyd at 06:18 PM on November 04, 2021

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Fourteen

Hamilton by 9

Saskatchewan by 14

Toronto by 7

Winnipeg by 10

posted by cixelsyd at 05:54 PM on November 04, 2021

NFL Pickem Week 9: Mike White Edition

My picks:

Colts by 7
Bengals by 9 (lock)
Cowboys by 4
Dolphins by 3
Saints by 7
Raiders by 9
Patriots by 5
Bills by 14 (lock)
Ravens by 9
Chargers by 7
Chiefs by 7
Cardinals by 9 (lock)
Rams by 7 (lock)
Bears by 7 (lock)

posted by cixelsyd at 01:12 PM on November 04, 2021

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Thirteen

Calgary by 9

Hamilton by 7

Toronto by 13

Montreal by 7

posted by cixelsyd at 02:24 PM on October 28, 2021

NFL Pickem Week 8: Bungles No More Edition

My picks:

Cardinals by 7 (lock)
Falcons by 9
Bills by 17 (lock)
49ers by 3
Steelers by 7
Eagles by 9
Titans by 7 (lock)
Bengals by 14 (lock)
Rams by 9 (lock)
Chargers by 7
Seahawks by 3
Washington by 4
Buccaneers by 10 (lock)
Cowboys by 9
Chiefs by 10 (lock)

posted by cixelsyd at 10:42 AM on October 28, 2021

Blackhawks’ Stan Bowman resigns in overhaul over sexual assault cover-up

With you both. Unfortunately we live in a society where the wealthy and powerful are above the law. Kyle is just another of many who are simply pawns and considered insignificant.

I'm glad this story came out and some people were held accountable but let's not fool ourselves as this is not an isolated incident in sports or otherwise. Jim Jordan, Madoff, Weinstein, Epstein, Trump .. it's an endless list of people who use their position to prey on others and get away with it because of their perceived position in society.

posted by cixelsyd at 10:00 PM on October 27, 2021

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Twelve

Toronto by 7

Hamilton by 10

Winnipeg by 13

Calgary by 9

posted by cixelsyd at 05:16 PM on October 21, 2021

NFL Pickem Week 7: Thanks Brocephus Edition

My picks:

Browns by 3
Packers by 13 (lock)
Chiefs by 7
Falcons by 4
Patriots by 9 (lock)
Panthers by 7
Ravens by 9 (lock)
Raiders by 10 (lock)
Rams by 17 (lock)
Cardinals by 17 (lock)
Buccaneers by 10 (lock)
49ers by 4
Saints by 4

posted by cixelsyd at 10:26 AM on October 21, 2021

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

There is only one HCMOS. At the apex of the pyramid controlling the world economy and the future of humanity. Don't be tricked into acquisition of sandstone as it's all part of HCMOS' master plan.

posted by cixelsyd at 01:39 PM on October 19, 2021

Dodgers Beat Giants in Deciding Game 5

Watched from about the 4th inning onwards. Home plate ump ball and strike calls were also horribly inconsistent.

posted by cixelsyd at 02:28 PM on October 15, 2021

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Eleven

Winnipeg by 17

Ottawa by 4

Calgary by 7

posted by cixelsyd at 05:24 PM on October 14, 2021

NFL Pickem Week 6: Chucky Got Chucked Edition

My picks:

Buccaneers by 9 (lock)
Dolphins by 3
Packers by 7
Bengals by 9 (lock)
Colts by 7
Rams by 10 (lock)
Chiefs by 7 (lock)
Panthers by 3
Chargers by 7
Cardinals by 7
Raiders by 3
Cowboys by 7
Bills by 14 (lock)

posted by cixelsyd at 11:49 AM on October 14, 2021

NFL Pickem Week 5: Urban's Daily Grind Edition

My picks:

Rams by 9
Falcons by 7
Packers by 7
Vikings by 9
Steelers by 3
Buccaneers by 14 (lock)
Saints by 7
Panthers by 7
Titans by 9
Patriots by 7 (lock)
Raiders by 7 (lock)
Chargers by 7 (lock)
Cowboys by 9 (lock)
Cardinals by 3
Bills by 7
Ravens by 9

posted by cixelsyd at 02:59 PM on October 07, 2021

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Ten

Toronto by 10

Winnipeg by 14

Saskatchewan by 9

Montreal by 9

Hamilton by 3

posted by cixelsyd at 11:55 AM on October 06, 2021

NFL Pickem Week 4: 66 Yard Edition

My picks:

Bengals by 10 (lock)
Falcons by 3
Bills by 14 (lock)
Bears by 7
Panthers by 3
Dolphins by 7
Browns by 9
Saints by 13 (lock)
Titans by 9 (lock)
Chiefs by 7
Rams by 7
49ers by 7
Broncos by 3
Packers by 13 (lock)
Buccaneers by 10 (lock)
Chargers by 3

posted by cixelsyd at 10:16 AM on September 30, 2021

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Nine

Edmonton by 13

Winnipeg by 7

Hamilton by 10

Saskatchewan by 9

posted by cixelsyd at 01:43 PM on September 27, 2021

NFL Pickem Week 3: Cardiac Cardinals Edition

My picks:

Texans by 3
Bills by 10 (lock)
Bears by 13 (lock)
Ravens by 13 (lock)
Titans by 3
Chargers by 7
Saints by 9 (lock)
Giants by 4
Steelers by 7
Cardinals by 9 (lock)
Broncos by 7
Raiders by 9
Buccaneers by 3
Seahawks by 7
49ers by 9
Cowboys by 3

posted by cixelsyd at 03:55 PM on September 22, 2021

Ben Simmons Gives Philadephia All the Sads

Joel Embiid deserves a title more than anyone else?

CP3 and Damian Lillard top my list of most deserving.

posted by cixelsyd at 03:52 PM on September 22, 2021

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Eight

Hamilton by 13

Toronto by 9

BC by 10

posted by cixelsyd at 03:49 PM on September 22, 2021

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Seven

Calgary by 7

Toronto by 3

BC by 7

Winnipeg by 10

posted by cixelsyd at 01:22 PM on September 16, 2021

NFL Pickem Week 2: Pay Chandler Jones the Money Edition

My picks:

Giants by 7
Bears by 3
Browns by 9
Rams by 14 (lock)
Bills by 7
Patriots by 6
49ers by 9
Steelers by 7
Saints by 7
Broncos by 7
Cardinals by 13 (lock)
Buccaneers by 17 (lock)
Cowboys by 8
Seahawks by 8 (lock)
Chiefs by 7
Packers by 7 (lock)

posted by cixelsyd at 07:21 PM on September 14, 2021

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Six

Hamilton by 9

Winnipeg by 9

Edmonton by 7

BC by 14

posted by cixelsyd at 04:56 PM on September 09, 2021

Play the SportsFilter NFL Pickem

Revised picks:

Ravens by 7

posted by cixelsyd at 06:01 PM on September 07, 2021

Play the SportsFilter NFL Pickem

My picks:

Buccaneers by 9 (lock)
Falcons by 7
Bills by 9 (lock)
Vikings by 7
49ers by 10 (lock)
Cardinals by 3
Colts by 6
Washington by 7
Panthers by 3
Jaguars by 9
Chiefs by 7
Patriots by 7
Packers by 8
Giants by 4
Rams by 7

posted by cixelsyd at 10:07 AM on September 07, 2021

Patriots Cut Cam Newton

Newton is probably the toughest NFL QB ever. Guy has sacrificed and taken more big hits than most RBs and FBs have. He really was a terrible fit for the finesse offense NE runs from the start. Loved watching him play during his Carolina years.

posted by cixelsyd at 04:51 PM on September 01, 2021

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Five

Montreal by 7

Sask by 7

Hamilton by 9

Calgary by 7

posted by cixelsyd at 01:42 PM on September 01, 2021

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Four

MTL by 7

BC by 9

WPG by 13

posted by cixelsyd at 10:25 AM on August 27, 2021

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Three

BC by 7

MTL by 10

WPG by 7

SASK by 9

posted by cixelsyd at 10:05 AM on August 19, 2021

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Headline is wrong in the second link ..

it should read " Suddenly Wealthy Retiring Florida Judge orders .."

posted by cixelsyd at 12:23 PM on August 15, 2021

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Two

Calgary by 7

Winnipeg by 7

Edmonton by 4

Saskatchewan by 3

posted by cixelsyd at 09:42 AM on August 11, 2021