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NBA Pickem Week 20: Pittsburgh Pisces Edition

I think about that movie all the time. Especially Magic Mona and Setshot. Saw it at the Valley View Mall theater.

They were way ahead of their time on decorating your court.

posted by rcade at 08:03 PM on May 06, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 20: Pittsburgh Pisces Edition

Current Standings

My picks:

Mavericks by 7
Clippers by 13 (slam dunk)
Celtics by 20 (slam dunk)
Lakers by 8
Celtics by 10 (slam dunk)
Clippers by 11 (slam dunk)

posted by rcade at 10:05 AM on May 06, 2021

Aaron Rodgers Wants Out of Green Bay

It's pretty weird for Rodgers' team to let this out -- presuming it was them -- hours before the draft. There'd be no time to make a deal. Were they hoping it would keep a team from drafting a QB?

posted by rcade at 09:00 AM on April 30, 2021

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

The thing that kills me about the NFL Draft is the certainty. Every top draft pick is a can't miss -- especially a quarterback. There's almost never any expression of uncertainty, even when somebody talks about how the team needs a quarterback to replace a can't miss quarterback who isn't even 24 yet.

posted by rcade at 06:27 PM on April 29, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 19: Knicks on Fire Edition

Current Standings

My picks:

Warriors by 6
Lakers by 10 (slam dunk)
Suns by 9
Warriors by 16 (slam dunk)
Clippers by 9
Bucks by 7
Warriors by 10 (slam dunk)
Nuggets by 3

The Orlando Magic should be relegated.

posted by rcade at 09:33 PM on April 26, 2021

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

We have a new leader in the NBA Pickem: Goyoucolts.

posted by rcade at 02:09 PM on April 25, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 18: 7 A.M. at a Strip Club Edition

Now that the software properly credits Goyoucolts with 100 points, we have a new leader. I've corrected this post.

posted by rcade at 02:08 PM on April 25, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 18: 7 A.M. at a Strip Club Edition

Revised picks:

Mavericks by 7 (slam dunk)
Celtics by 7 (slam dunk)
Nets by 7 (slam dunk)

posted by rcade at 03:52 PM on April 24, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 18: 7 A.M. at a Strip Club Edition

Goyoucolts: Something went wonky with your picks last week. I'll fix that.

posted by rcade at 07:26 PM on April 22, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 18: 7 A.M. at a Strip Club Edition

Current Standings

My picks:

Bucks by 6
Mavericks by 4

posted by rcade at 07:56 AM on April 22, 2021

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

I'm not going to post tonight's games for the NBA Pickem. I like there to be at least 24 hours to pick a game.

posted by rcade at 12:42 PM on April 20, 2021

Will a 'Super League' blow up global soccer? Here's what we know after bombshell announcement

If six teams get kicked out of the Premier League, I am telling myself this means Sheffield Wednesday won't get relegated.

posted by rcade at 12:29 PM on April 20, 2021

Will a 'Super League' blow up global soccer? Here's what we know after bombshell announcement

So the 20 biggest clubs in Europe all join a new league and 15 are permanently there.

What happens to the reputation of the teams among that protected 15 who regularly become the Sunderland and Fulham?

posted by rcade at 11:54 PM on April 19, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 17: Everybody Hates the Play-In Edition

Revised picks:

Warriors by 6
Lakers by 9

posted by rcade at 04:41 PM on April 18, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 17: Everybody Hates the Play-In Edition

Revised picks:

Mavericks by 13 (slam dunk)

posted by rcade at 09:29 PM on April 16, 2021

Peyton Manning Will Host Revival of 1950s Game Show

Yep. 34 years together next month and she still hasn't put me on waivers for the purpose of unconditional release.

posted by rcade at 11:09 AM on April 15, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 17: Everybody Hates the Play-In Edition

Revised picks:

Mavericks by 4

posted by rcade at 08:39 PM on April 14, 2021

MLB Gets Minor League to Move the Mound Back 1 Foot

How do hitters and pitchers adjust to this? Doesn't it throw off the timing they've spent a long time establishing? And even if that's negligible in reality, doesn't it get into their heads that it is the cause of all that ails them? Did I ask too many questions?

posted by rcade at 07:30 PM on April 14, 2021

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

I became soccer crazed in 2006. I turned on Fox Soccer Channel one afternoon and before you know it I couldn't get enough of the Premier League. That was my gateway league and now I follow a lot of others closely or casually.

But for some reason I can't get in sync with the Champions League. I keep seeing that a big game is on when I wasn't expecting it or thinking about it, like today's Liverpool-Real Madrid quarterfinal. And I either don't watch or catch the end, the promptly forget that big things are happening and I must follow them or I will miss out, like I did from birth to 2006 all over again.

posted by rcade at 03:40 PM on April 14, 2021

Peyton Manning Will Host Revival of 1950s Game Show

I married that girlfriend.

posted by rcade at 01:32 PM on April 14, 2021

Peyton Manning Will Host Revival of 1950s Game Show

I just did. It was difficult explaining why I was talking to him about Archie Manning's 11-year-old son. Instead he wanted to hear about when Tom Landry was going to lead the Cowboys to another Super Bowl. And he wouldn't shut up about getting a girlfriend.

posted by rcade at 01:49 AM on April 14, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 17: Everybody Hates the Play-In Edition

Revised picks:

Celtics by 7

posted by rcade at 07:43 PM on April 13, 2021

Peyton Manning Will Host Revival of 1950s Game Show

Real-life Peyton has charm deficiencies but he's funny in commercials. He's also in the top tier of athletes at being an SNL host.

posted by rcade at 07:29 PM on April 13, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 17: Everybody Hates the Play-In Edition

My picks:

Clippers by 7

posted by rcade at 07:25 PM on April 13, 2021

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

The New York Yankees: Destroying facial hair since 1973. Rougned is Smoothned.

posted by rcade at 01:55 PM on April 10, 2021

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Fun fact: The Masters winner is dressed by a pair of disembodied hands (Matt Slocum/AP)

posted by rcade at 04:32 PM on April 09, 2021

Babe Ruth's Letter to Mistress Auctioned for $200K

The closest I got was "spot reliever."

posted by rcade at 03:09 PM on April 09, 2021

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Interesting penalty decision at The Masters involving a club touching the sand in the prep before a swing.

posted by rcade at 02:28 PM on April 09, 2021

Babe Ruth's Letter to Mistress Auctioned for $200K

Babe had at least two mistresses during his first marriage, one of whom had his kid.

I tried to come up with a baseball-related replacement for the word "mistress" but they all sounded sexist and shamey.

posted by rcade at 01:07 PM on April 09, 2021

ESPN Strips Paul Pierce of Pundit Gig

Pierce's lack of contrition is nice. We don't get that very often. Everybody has to don the hair shirt.

Inviting strippers to your poker game at somebody's house, getting high or drunk and embarrassing your employer by filming yourself is not an egregious offense. Though of course he was gonna get fired.

posted by rcade at 09:53 AM on April 08, 2021

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

The preferential treatment Tiger Woods got in the car crash investigation is shameless. The police said they couldn't release the report on the accident cause without his permission, which is false. They said there was no evidence of alcohol or drug use contributing, neglecting to mention they didn't test his blood. And they didn't request his phone records to see if he was driving distracted.

The only thing they did investigate was his speed. He was driving 83 mph in a 45-mph zone and they won't be pressing charges.

posted by rcade at 02:04 PM on April 07, 2021

Jets Trade Sam Darnold to Panthers

Draft analysts and team executives talk about the top quarterbacks of each year's draft class like they're a sure thing. Then they get picked and it barely takes any time at all for many of them to be Josh Rosen or Sam Darnold.

I'm not thinking of Trevor Lawrence when I write this.

posted by rcade at 09:18 PM on April 06, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 16: Pittsburgh Pisces Edition

My picks:

Bucks by 9
Nets by 13 (slam dunk)
Jazz by 10 (slam dunk)
Heat by 12 (slam dunk)
Suns by 4
Nets by 13 (slam dunk)
Lakers by 6
Warriors by 5

posted by rcade at 09:08 PM on April 06, 2021

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

The Rangers having a full-capacity crowd Monday is a disgrace.

posted by rcade at 08:44 AM on April 06, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 16: Pittsburgh Pisces Edition

Current Standings

posted by rcade at 09:41 PM on April 05, 2021

SportsFilter Account Customization

Biscuit Justice sounds like the name of a Southern rock band.

posted by rcade at 03:41 PM on April 01, 2021

SportsFilter Account Customization

While I was in there I created a new mobile-friendly form using Bootstrap 4 and replaced the old AIM name and ICQ number questions on user profiles so they can hold any social media account information you want to share.

You know a site has been around for a while when it asks for your AOL Instant Messenger screenname and ICQ number.

posted by rcade at 04:16 PM on March 31, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 15: Orlando Traded Everybody Edition

My picks:

Mavericks by 8
Bucks by 9
Nets by 17 (slam dunk)
Clippers by 7
Clippers by 10 (slam dunk)

posted by rcade at 09:49 PM on March 30, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 15: Orlando Traded Everybody Edition

Current Standings

posted by rcade at 09:46 PM on March 30, 2021

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

There's a NASCAR race airing right now on Fox being held on a dirt track. I don't think I've ever seen that before. It's glorious.

posted by rcade at 06:48 PM on March 29, 2021

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

#SnyderIn

posted by rcade at 03:11 PM on March 24, 2021

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

rcade is this the right North Texas?

It is, and I should've done some boasting before they played Villanova!

A nice thing about their improbable CUSA championship and first-ever first-round win is that UNT would've been in the dance last season too.

posted by rcade at 02:53 PM on March 22, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 14: High Ankle Sprain Edition

My picks:

Pelicans by 17 (slam dunk)
Warriors by 7
Bucks by 13 (slam dunk)
Nets by 8
Trail Blazers by 5
76ers by 17 (slam dunk)
Bucks by 7
Hawks by 4

Boston playing Milwaukee twice in a row on the road on ESPN is odd.

Brooklyn is now 2-1 to win the NBA title and the L.A. Lakers are 4-1. That's the worst their odds have been this season.

posted by rcade at 02:50 PM on March 22, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 14: High Ankle Sprain Edition

Current Standings

posted by rcade at 02:43 PM on March 22, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 13: 17-Point 6-Minute Comeback Edition

Current Standings

My picks:

Bucks by 9
Clippers by 7
Jazz by 14 (slam dunk)
Lakers by 17 (slam dunk)
Mavericks by 10

The New York Knicks would be a playoff team if the season ended today.

posted by rcade at 08:26 AM on March 17, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 12: Embiid for MVP Edition

Revised picks:

Nets by 13 (slam dunk)
Lakers by 3

posted by rcade at 08:30 PM on March 15, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 12: Embiid for MVP Edition

Revised picks:

Clippers by 8

posted by rcade at 12:43 PM on March 14, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 12: Embiid for MVP Edition

My picks:

Clippers by 11

posted by rcade at 07:53 PM on March 11, 2021

Blue Jays Will Use TV Audio on Radio Broadcasts

Baseball on the radio is sacred. I can't believe the Blue Jays are doing this.

posted by rcade at 10:14 PM on March 10, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 12: Embiid for MVP Edition

Current Standings

posted by rcade at 09:56 PM on March 10, 2021

New League Takes on NCAA, Offers $100K Salaries to Prep Stars

I don't see how they make the $6 million required to pay those salaries and honor the scholarship commitments. But it is fun to see the shamateurism of the NCAA start to crumble.

posted by rcade at 10:32 AM on March 08, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 11: Never Shut Up Edition

My picks:

Clippers by 7
Lakers by 9
Nets by 21 (slam dunk)
Warriors by 13 (slam dunk)
Heat by 7

posted by rcade at 06:56 PM on March 02, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 11: Never Shut Up Edition

Current Standings

posted by rcade at 02:02 PM on March 02, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 10: Dr J Takes the Shot Edition

Revised picks:

Nets by 6
Bucks by 11 (slam dunk)
Lakers by 9 (slam dunk)

posted by rcade at 11:58 AM on February 27, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 10: Dr J Takes the Shot Edition

Revised picks:

Mavericks by 4
Bucks by 12 (slam dunk)

posted by rcade at 06:43 PM on February 25, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 10: Dr J Takes the Shot Edition

Revised picks:

Pacers by 5
Jazz by 13 (slam dunk)

posted by rcade at 05:38 PM on February 24, 2021

Tiger Woods suffers multiple leg injuries in single-car accident in Los Angeles

During CNN's late-night wall-to-wall coverage of this accident, John Berman and Bob Costas were trading gushing praise when Berman said Tiger's philandering scandal helped his standing with fans because it made him human.

Did it, though?

It wasn't relatable when a dozen women accused him of hooking up with them. The details of the affairs were cringe-inducing. I think the cavalcade of embarrassment estranged him from fans and only in recent years did his image recover from that.

posted by rcade at 05:37 PM on February 24, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 10: Dr J Takes the Shot Edition

My picks:

Nuggets by 15 (slam dunk)

posted by rcade at 09:18 PM on February 23, 2021

Jeff Bezos Looking at Buying Washington Football Team

Jerry Jones isn't a front-office nightmare any more. But he's not particularly good either. He's had the Cowboys slightly above mediocrity for years, and every three years they're a preseason Super Bowl favorite. Which is something I guess.

posted by rcade at 04:24 PM on February 23, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 10: Dr J Takes the Shot Edition

Current Standings

posted by rcade at 08:48 AM on February 23, 2021