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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

NBA Pickem Week 9: Rebuild the Pistons Edition

Revised picks:

Celtics by 5
Clippers by 13 (slam dunk)

posted by rcade at 02:19 PM on February 21, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 9: Rebuild the Pistons Edition

Revised picks:

Lakers by 6

posted by rcade at 01:59 PM on February 20, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 9: Rebuild the Pistons Edition

Revised picks:

Jazz by 10 (slam dunk)

posted by rcade at 07:38 PM on February 19, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 9: Rebuild the Pistons Edition

Revised picks:

Lakers by 7

posted by rcade at 07:34 PM on February 18, 2021

Eagles Trade Carson Wentz to Colts

The Jags getting Trevor Lawrence has thrown every NFL team but the Chiefs into such a panic they're swapping quarterbacks.

posted by rcade at 01:39 PM on February 18, 2021

NFL Playoff Pickem Champion: Rumple

SportsFilter has extended the donation to A Lending Paw at Rumple's generous request.

Ruby appears to be a good dog. We got a kitten named Cryptid a month ago who comes running whenever I crack open a can of Jai Alai IPA.

You can't win Koharski's Donuts without getting through the Cadenheads.

posted by rcade at 12:01 PM on February 16, 2021

NFL Playoff Pickem Champion: Rumple

Congratulations, Rumple! This appears to be your first championship since the same contest four years ago, when you and Tron7 were co-champions.

posted by rcade at 05:04 PM on February 15, 2021

NFL Playoff Pickem Champion: Rumple

Results

Buccaneers over Chiefs by 22

Passer: Patrick Mahomes, 270 yards
Rusher: Leonard Fournette, 89 yards
Receiver: Travis Kelce, 133 yards
Interceptors: Antoine Winfield Jr., Devin White
Sackers: Frank Clark, Ndamukong Suh, Cam Gill
First turnoverer: Patrick Mahomes, interception to Winfield
MVP: Tom Brady
Tiebreaker: 40

posted by rcade at 04:47 PM on February 15, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 9: Rebuild the Pistons Edition

My picks:

Pelicans by 5
Suns by 5
76ers by 17 (slam dunk)
Warriors by 8

posted by rcade at 04:11 PM on February 15, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 9: Rebuild the Pistons Edition

Current Scores

I've added game results to the scores page.

posted by rcade at 03:58 PM on February 15, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 8: Bucks Are Back Edition

Revised picks:

Mavericks by 9
Lakers by 4

posted by rcade at 07:06 PM on February 14, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 8: Bucks Are Back Edition

Revised picks:

Heat by 9 (slam dunk)
Trail Blazers by 3
Mavericks by 7
Lakers by 17 (slam dunk)

posted by rcade at 06:42 PM on February 10, 2021

Rescue Dog Charity Begun by WTA Tennis Player

Roughly the same amount the prize was worth: $120.

Thanks for chipping in too.

posted by rcade at 12:41 PM on February 10, 2021

Edmonton's Ex-Eskimos Have 7 Possible Replacements

Did you ever go bowling with Ralph Kramden?

I thought Ralph was a Raccoon. I'm a Royal Order of Water Buffalo.

posted by rcade at 06:13 PM on February 09, 2021

Rescue Dog Charity Begun by WTA Tennis Player

I heard about the charity after Pegula upset Victoria Azarenka in the first round of the Australian Open last night. A Lending Paw trains dogs to be "guide animals, diabetic alert animals, allergen detection animals, mobility animals, autism service animals, PTSD service animals, medical alert animals, psychiatric service animals, seizure response animals," per the website.

Pegula's ranked 61 and Azarenka 13. Azarenka had to quarantine in her hotel and couldn't go outside to practice, which was a sub-optimal way to get ready for the first major.

Thanks for the donation, Truthhurts!

posted by rcade at 06:02 PM on February 09, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 8: Bucks Are Back Edition

My picks:

Pelicans by 8
Jazz by 12 (slam dunk)
Mavericks by 6
Bucks by 14 (slam dunk)

posted by rcade at 05:29 PM on February 08, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 8: Bucks Are Back Edition

Current Standings

Results

Nets by 4
Celtics by 4
Bucks by 20
Pelicans by 12
Warriors by 31
Lakers by 21
Raptors by 6
Celtics by 4
Mavericks by 2

posted by rcade at 05:25 PM on February 08, 2021

Edmonton's Ex-Eskimos Have 7 Possible Replacements

The Elk has to be near the top of that list. There are no pro teams with that mascot, according to MascotDB.

But I'm biased, as a former Pauline G. Hughes Middle School Elk.

posted by rcade at 04:45 PM on February 08, 2021

Bucs Win Super Bowl 0x37

Mahomes spent as much time looking at the wrong end zone as the right one.

posted by rcade at 10:03 AM on February 08, 2021

Bucs Win Super Bowl 0x37

When the Bucs picked up Brady it felt like a flyer, not a legitimate attempt to create a champion. Shows what I know. Has there ever been a Super Bowl defense that had more hurries and sacks on a QB? Patrick Mahomes looked like Chad Henne.

posted by rcade at 10:15 PM on February 07, 2021

Bucs Win Super Bowl 0x37

What was Honey Badger even saying to Brady? That's a bad look.

posted by rcade at 08:47 PM on February 07, 2021

Bucs Win Super Bowl 0x37

I had a hunch the Bucs would throw to a lineman in the end zone. It's a Chiefs trick play called catch and release. Almost worked, too.

posted by rcade at 07:39 PM on February 07, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 7: Fan Interaction Edition

Revised picks:

Nets by 8
Clippers by 11

posted by rcade at 05:48 PM on February 05, 2021

NFL Playoff Pickem: Super Bowl 0x37 Edition

My picks:

Chiefs by 10 (lock)
Passer: Patrick Mahomes
Rusher: Ronald Jones
Receiver: Tyreek Hill
Player with interception: Tyrann Mathieu
Player with sack: Lavonte David
Player with first turnover: Tom Brady
Super Bowl MVP: Patrick Mahomes
Tiebreaker: 58

posted by rcade at 01:01 PM on February 05, 2021

NFL Playoff Pickem: Super Bowl 0x37 Edition

Current Standings

Results

Buccaneers by 5
Chiefs by 14

Passer: Aaron Rodgers, 346 yards (rcade, cixelsyd, tommybiden, Ufez Jones, tahoemoj, Howard_T, jagsnumberone)
Rusher: Josh Allen, 88 yards (nobody)
Receiver: Tyreek Hill, 172 yards (rumple)
Interceptions: Adrian Amos (tommybiden, tahoemoj), Sean Murphy-Bunting, Jaire Alexander, Rashad Fenton

posted by rcade at 12:52 PM on February 05, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 7: Fan Interaction Edition

Revised picks:

Pelicans by 6

posted by rcade at 07:19 PM on February 03, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 7: Fan Interaction Edition

Revised picks:

Bucks by 13 (slam dunk)

posted by rcade at 07:18 PM on February 03, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 7: Fan Interaction Edition

My picks:

Nets by 5
Celtics by 10

posted by rcade at 10:07 AM on February 02, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 7: Fan Interaction Edition

Current Standings

Results

76ers by 1
Warriors by 12
Clippers by 4
Rockets by 3
Pelicans by 5
Jazz by 19
Lakers by 1

posted by rcade at 10:05 AM on February 02, 2021

Lions Trading Matthew Stafford to Rams for Goff, Draft Picks

When I went to high school up the road in Richardson, Highland Park kids were thought of as the stereotypical rich assholes who can't be trusted around your girlfriend.

posted by rcade at 03:17 PM on February 01, 2021

Lions Trading Matthew Stafford to Rams for Goff, Draft Picks

I'm excited to see Stafford playing for a playoff caliber team.

posted by rcade at 07:55 PM on January 31, 2021

Lions Trading Matthew Stafford to Rams for Goff, Draft Picks

That's a massive draft haul. If that's what it takes to get Stafford, what would be required to get Watson?

posted by rcade at 09:26 AM on January 31, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 6: Damian's New Kicks Edition

Revised picks:

Lakers by 6

posted by rcade at 06:49 PM on January 30, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 6: Damian's New Kicks Edition

Revised picks:

Bucks by 11 (slam dunk)
Jazz by 5

posted by rcade at 06:54 PM on January 29, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 6: Damian's New Kicks Edition

Revised picks:

Rockets by 5

posted by rcade at 07:31 PM on January 28, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 6: Damian's New Kicks Edition

My picks:

76ers by 6
Warriors by 22 (slam dunk)

The scheduling gods were shining on ESPN tonight. First in West vs. first in East.

posted by rcade at 10:52 AM on January 27, 2021

I Don't Want Cooperstown, I want Shaughnessy

Never malicious, never to willfully or intentionally hurt another person. I was 100% accountable and still am.

He writes this while holding himself accountable for nothing, including his tweet calling a T-shirt advocating the lynching of journalists "awesome"; his tweet endorsing the violent insurrection at the Capitol; his tweet comparing Muslims to Nazis; his Facebook posts attacking transgender people; and his dodgy deal costing Rhode Island taxpayers at least $28.2 million loaned to his failed videogame company, which the state said was obtained through false financial projections and misleading statements.

Schilling learns nothing from his mistakes. No one has tried harder to keep himself out of the Hall of Fame.

posted by rcade at 10:18 AM on January 27, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 6: Damian's New Kicks Edition

Next week's TV games start a day early on Tuesday.

posted by rcade at 09:05 AM on January 26, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 6: Damian's New Kicks Edition

Current Standings

Results

76ers by 8
Suns by 6
Lakers by 7
Jazz by 11
76ers by 12
Nuggets by 4

posted by rcade at 08:38 PM on January 25, 2021

Tom Brady Leads Buccaneers to Super Bowl 0x37

That Fournette 20-yard touchdown was what the Jags expected to get picking him fourth overall. His playoff performance has been much better than I expected. He's been inferior to Ronald Jones throughout the regular season and seemed completely blind to holes opened up for him.

posted by rcade at 09:30 PM on January 24, 2021

Tom Brady Leads Buccaneers to Super Bowl 0x37

Tom Brady had built a nice narrative for blowing that game with the three late picks. It seems a little weird to be celebrating him now.

posted by rcade at 08:41 PM on January 24, 2021

Columbus Blue Jackets ship Dubois & 3rd round pick to Winnipeg Jets for Laine, Roslovic

Signing a deal and immediately requesting a trade is a strange move.

posted by rcade at 12:41 PM on January 24, 2021

NBCSN is Shutting Down by End of 2021

Does ESPN already have a partial NHL deal? Last night's Stars game was on ESPN+.

posted by rcade at 11:48 AM on January 23, 2021

NBCSN is Shutting Down by End of 2021

John Ourand of Sports Business Daily predicted this a month ago: "Late in the year " think November or December " NBC will shut down its sports channel and move NHL and EPL programming to USA Network and Peacock. The move is part of a strategy to grow NBC's streaming service, while keeping its big entertainment channel relevant in a cord-cutting world. The move creates a glut of smaller programming " like car shows and dog shows " in the media marketplace."

In the article he also predicted NBC would reach a new six-year deal to keep the EPL, putting more matches on NBC and running others on USA Network and Peacock.

posted by rcade at 05:46 PM on January 22, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 5: N-E-T-S Nets Nets Nets Edition

Revised picks:

76ers by 8
Suns by 3

posted by rcade at 05:35 PM on January 22, 2021

NFL Playoff Pickem: Conference Championship Round

Current Standings

Results

Packers by 14
Bills by 14
Chiefs by 5
Buccaneers by 10

Passer: Aaron Rodgers, 296 yards
Rusher: Aaron Jones, 99 yards
Receiver: Tyreek Hill, 110 yards
Interceptions: Taron Johnson, Karl Joseph, Tyrann Matthieu, Sean Murphy-Bunting, Devin White, Mike Edwards

My picks:

Packers by 7
Chiefs by 7 (lock)
Passer: Aaron Rodgers
Rusher: Aaron Jones
Receiver: Mike Evans
Player with interception: Tyrann Mathieu

These are two great matchups. I don't want any of these teams to lose.

posted by rcade at 10:00 PM on January 21, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 5: N-E-T-S Nets Nets Nets Edition

Revised picks:

Bucks by 8
Jazz by 11 (slam dunk)

posted by rcade at 06:58 PM on January 21, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 5: N-E-T-S Nets Nets Nets Edition

My picks:

76ers by 7
Suns by 10

posted by rcade at 06:05 PM on January 20, 2021

Philip Rivers Retires After 17 Seasons

"I'll never forget lining up for a play and Phil pointing to one of our linebackers and telling him he was lined up wrong based off the blitz we were about to run and being 100% correct about it haha. One of the smartest I've ever played against and a hell of a competitor." -- J.J. Watt

posted by rcade at 04:08 PM on January 20, 2021

New Mets GM Fired for Sending Dick Pic to Reporter

Speaking as a former reporter, if I was new to a beat or a job the last thing I'd want to do is make an allegation against a source. I'd be concerned that the reputation I'd get would make doing the job exceptionally difficult.

posted by rcade at 10:24 AM on January 20, 2021

New Mets GM Fired for Sending Dick Pic to Reporter

Even the singer admits "You're Beautiful" is creepy.

Jenn Decker (formerly Sterger) has something to say about the Porter firing.

posted by rcade at 02:10 PM on January 19, 2021

New Mets GM Fired for Sending Dick Pic to Reporter

I don't understand how any man could think a woman you have never dated is receptive to unsolicited peen.

posted by rcade at 10:59 AM on January 19, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 5: N-E-T-S Nets Nets Nets Edition

Current Standings

Results

Nets by 7
Clippers by 5
76ers by 17
Nuggets by 10
Bucks by 3
Lakers by 17
Grizzlies by 4
Nets by 2
Warriors by 2

posted by rcade at 09:24 AM on January 19, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 4: Here Comes Cancellations Edition

Revised picks:

Suns by 7
Nets by 3
Lakers by 15 (slam dunk)

posted by rcade at 02:54 PM on January 18, 2021