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NFL Pickem Week 4: Let Russ Cook Edition

My picks:

Broncos by 2
Colts by 4
Bengals by 2
Cowboys by 3
Saints by 3
Steelers by 1
Seahawks by 9
Buccaneers by 2
Ravens by 10 (lock)
Cardinals by 1
Texans by 3
Rams by 4
Chiefs by 2
Bills by 2
49ers by 2
Packers by 4

posted by forrestv at 04:05 PM on October 01, 2020

NFL Pickem Week 3: Pay Dak Prescott Edition

My picks:

Jaguars by 1
Falcons by 1
Bills by 3
Browns by 8
Titans by 2
Patriots by 7
Giants by 3
Eagles by 2
Steelers by 4
Colts by 10 (lock)
Chargers by 10
Buccaneers by 9
Cardinals by 7
Seahawks by 6 (lock)
Saints by 3
Ravens by 2

posted by forrestv at 03:26 PM on September 24, 2020

NFL Pickem Week 2: Chiefs Are Still Good Edition

My picks:

Browns by 2
Giants by 1
Cowboys by 2
Packers by 10
Titans by 3
Colts by 2
Bills by 4
49ers by 14
Eagles by 2
Steelers by 3
Buccaneers by 6
Cardinals by 7
Chiefs by 11
Ravens by 6
Seahawks by 8
Saints by 4

posted by forrestv at 03:33 PM on September 17, 2020

Enter SportsFilter's NFL Pickem

My picks:

Chiefs by 9
Falcons by 3
Bills by 10
Lions by 3
Vikings by 6
Patriots by 9
Eagles by 1
Raiders by 6
Colts by 12 (lock)
Ravens by 13 (lock)
Chargers by 3
Buccaneers by 3
49ers by 4
Rams by 3
Steelers by 3
Titans by 2

posted by forrestv at 12:16 AM on September 10, 2020

Witten Ends Retirement; Returning to Cowboys

I always liked Witten ... as a player. Maybe now I can watch MNF again (which is exactly what I said when Gruden left.)

posted by forrestv at 03:34 PM on February 28, 2019

NFL team owners approve Raiders' move to Vegas

I became a Raiders fan when they were in Los Angeles, and I would have loved it if they had come back. But since I've never been to a game in Oaklandmeh. My relationship with them is through television and radio. Where they play home games doesn't actually matter to me. I'll catch them here in L.A. when they play the Chargers or the Rams. And I'll probably try to catch a game in Oakland before they leave. But Oakland, Los Angeles, or Las Vegas, it's all the same.

posted by forrestv at 03:08 PM on March 28, 2017

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 5: Batted Ball Edition

Houston by 4

Atlanta by 6

Cincinnati by 2

Green Bay by 9

Buffalo by 1

Kansas City by 10

Philadelphia by 2

Jacksonville by 3

Cleveland by 1

Arizona by 8

New England by 11

Denver by 8

NY Giants by 7

San Diego by 2

posted by forrestv at 03:23 PM on October 08, 2015

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 4: First-Place Jacksonville Edition

I no longer look forward to seeing how many I get right. I wait to see how many I get wrong.

Baltimore by 2

New York Jets by 1

Atlanta by 4

Buffalo by 1

Oakland by 2

Cincinnati by 8

Jacksonville by 1

Carolina by 3

Philadelphia by 3

San Diego by 2

Denver by 8

Arizona by 3

Green Bay by 9

Dallas by 5

Seattle by 4

posted by forrestv at 03:42 PM on October 01, 2015

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 3: Indy's Bad Luck Edition

Giants by 2

Rams by 1

Vikings by 4

Texans by 4

Jets by 3

Panthers by 8

Pats by 14

Ravens by 1

Browns by 2

Colts by 5

Falcons by 11

Cardinals by 4

Seahawks by 12

Bills by 3

Broncos by 3

Packers by 5

posted by forrestv at 11:40 PM on September 23, 2015

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 2: Teddy Bridgewater Fail Mary Edition

Chiefs by 2

Panthers by 2

Chargers by 4

Vikings by 2

Falcons by 1

Rams by 6

Ravens by 11

Packers by 2

Bills by 2

Bears by 1

Titans by 2

Saints by 13

Steelers by 5

Dolphins by 8

Eagles by 3

Colts by 4

posted by forrestv at 03:35 PM on September 17, 2015

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 1: Win One for the Duke

Patriots by 8

Packers by 8

Panthers by 3

Seahawks by 3

Cardinals by 1

Broncos by 2

Buccaneers by 4

Falcons by 3

Colts by 6

Texans by 4

Jets by 2

Dolphins by 3

Chargers by 3

Bengals by 8

Cowboys by 7

49ers by 1

posted by forrestv at 03:40 PM on September 09, 2015

Federal Judge Tosses Brady's 4-Game NFL Suspension

I don't care for Goodell, but I don't understand the cries for him to resign or be fired. The owners hired him to be what he istheir version of Vince McMahon. Except for the few owners who can't seem to get out of their own way, he takes all the heat away. Fans, media, and even non-football fans see him as a villainand people love to hate a heel. Is he Draconian? Absolutely. Inept? Eh. I bet a lot of people who used to hate Brady/The Patriots have sympathy now. I have an easier time believing he's a diabolical genius than Barney Fife.

posted by forrestv at 03:38 PM on September 03, 2015

Epic Mavs Comeback Shocks Thunder

Whenever I would read or hear someone compare Kobes playoff performances to Michael Jordans, I would roll my eyes. Cant remember which announcer said it last night, but they compared Dirks performance in these playoffs to the performances Jordan used to have. Didnt roll my eyes. Never felt one way or the other about Dirk, but I think Im a fan. Guy is amazing right now.

posted by forrestv at 03:15 PM on May 24, 2011

Is Matt Leinart a Starting QB?

He's got talent, but he plays like he's afraid of getting hit.

posted by forrestv at 12:18 AM on June 10, 2010

Alabama Beats Florida to Reach National Championship Game

I hate Saban for how he bailed on the Dolphins, but I was pulling for him and the Tide. Just got tired of hearing about Florida/Tebow all the time. I guess now I'll pull for Tebow/Florida and hope Saban loses the championship game.

posted by forrestv at 11:37 PM on December 05, 2009

NFL Changes Rules for Cowboys' Giant HDTV

If I was a coach, and my defense was gassed, or it needed some time to get it together, I'd tell my punter to aim for the TV. Multiple times, if necessary (I'd give the gunners a heads up.)

posted by forrestv at 05:23 PM on August 30, 2009

SI Writer: LeBron Snubbed Magic to Send 'Clear Message'

While I don't applaud James for what he did (or didn't do), I understand. If it really was a planned message, it's a pretty good one.

posted by forrestv at 07:43 PM on June 02, 2009

Tony Kornheiser Out at Monday Night Football

Now I can watch with the volume on again.

posted by forrestv at 03:02 PM on May 18, 2009

Because it's never too early to start fantasizing about football

The Jerkface Smilers are down (trying to repeat in the H2H league.)

posted by forrestv at 02:42 PM on June 07, 2007

Deja vu all over again for the Bengals

dviking, you don't want those leads. Trust me.

posted by forrestv at 11:42 PM on May 20, 2007

Deja vu all over again for the Bengals

I'm not convinced that NHL or MLB players (other than Lastings Milledge) get in trouble less than those in the NFL or NBA. Or where a player grew up determines how they tick as an adult. Sometimes a prick is just a prick. It boils down to coverage. Scandal stories -- in light of Roger Goodell's new conduct policy -- are all the rage. If Nicholson was just an average joe, the only way this misdemeanor makes the wires is if the woman he's charged with assaulting was, say, a midget clown porn star, or something really odd.

posted by forrestv at 11:05 PM on May 20, 2007

Dear Senator Brownback:

That little tidbit seemed like it would be better in The Onion. Wow.

posted by forrestv at 02:10 AM on May 13, 2007

Down Goes De La Hoya

Mayweather played out his chicken shit game plan and won the only way he possibly could. There are quite a few of boxing's beloved figures who put together "chicken shit game plan"s to win titles. Remember Ali's Rope-A-Dope? Sugar Ray Leonard's jab and clinch? If you are the champion and clearly fight the more aggressive fight, the challenger needs to put in a spectacular performance, Mayweather didn't do that; most of his punches landed on De La Hoyas gloves or arms. I think De La Hoya has a right to feel aggrieved. It's not like Mayweather was some club boxer from Bumfuck, Montanta. He already had some titles of his own and is considered one of, if not the best, boxers in professional boxing.

posted by forrestv at 05:13 PM on May 06, 2007

Buzz for De La Hoya-Mayweather

I really miss boxing-as-legitimate-sport Boxing has always had corrupt guys in charge, but I remember when I was a kid, I wanted to be a boxer. Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield on cable had a lot to do with it. Boxing, in general, on network TV had even more to do with it. My friends and I bought every issue of Ring magazine. Even collected boxing cards. Those days were a long time ago. De La Hoya vs. Mayweather might be boxing's swan song (at least with white America.) To be honest, I didn't think it had even one last hurrah left. (As a side note, the fight kind of reminds me of Rocky Balboa vs. Clubber Lang -- the first time.)

posted by forrestv at 04:05 PM on May 03, 2007

Pats Making Move For Moss

Brain, QB ratings are a whole 'nother can of worms. I'm one of those Raiders fans who had no love for Walter, but he had a horrible line and no running game. So throw ratings out...

posted by forrestv at 02:37 AM on May 01, 2007

Pats Making Move For Moss

You're yanking my crank, right tieguy? Last summer Moss spent more time promoting his smoothie chain than getting ready for the season. Maybe he didn't like the west coast, maybe he didn't like Art Shell, but I find it hard to like a guy who dogs it as much as Moss did. At least T.O. hustles.

posted by forrestv at 04:53 PM on April 30, 2007

Pats Making Move For Moss

yerfatma, take into consideration that the Raiders tried to get the ball to Moss. At times they forced the ball to him in triple coverage. Most times he ran his routes like it was a practice walkthrough. As far as the loaded passing game, unless NE converts to the Run N Shoot, I don't see it being any more productive than last season (statwise, anyway.) Still, if any coach can get the most out of what he's got, it's Belichick.

posted by forrestv at 03:50 PM on April 30, 2007

Pats Making Move For Moss

I hear you. How did San Diego suddenly fall out of the equation?

posted by forrestv at 12:01 AM on April 30, 2007

Private eyes are watching you?

I hate to link to CBS Sportsline, but couldn't find it anywhere else. Sorry.

posted by forrestv at 02:19 AM on April 27, 2007

Remedial Parenting 101:

I'm not saying it's the kid's own fault, or that the parents were to blame, all I'm saying is I wish there was a slow motion recap (from what I can tell the kid was playing with some little girl in a white T-shirt, then she dances away -- from blame, no doubt -- when the refs come running.)

posted by forrestv at 04:53 PM on April 24, 2007

Referee Suspended Indefinitely

BornIcon, if Duncan couldn't figure out Crawford didn't mean he literally wanted to fight, Duncan needs to send his psychology degree back to Wake Forest.

posted by forrestv at 12:18 PM on April 20, 2007

Referee Suspended Indefinitely

I'm not agreeing with the protection part, but what's $25,000 to Duncan? A week's interest on his bank account?

posted by forrestv at 07:24 PM on April 17, 2007

Referee Suspended Indefinitely

Duncan knew who he was messing with. As some of you mentioned earlier, Crawford has a reputation for being a hot head. If we know that, the players know that too. So, the way I see it, he was intentionally trying to provoke Crawford, get inside his head -- and, yes, to show him up. If you know someone has a hot temper, why mess with them? Crawford comes from a time when refs were part of the show, so it's not hard to see why he still acts like they are. So, I sympathize with him. Not only is he done for the season, but Stern said he's probably done with the NBA (though he said it was Crawford's choice.) That's kinda shitty, considering the ejection came in a meaningless game.

posted by forrestv at 06:32 PM on April 17, 2007

Imus, the Irrelevant and Whitlock, the Wise

That's a good take, SummersEve. Frankly, the moral outrage the people on TV and radio and in print were expressing seemed opportunistic to me ... but I guess that's what they are getting paid to do. Put out an opinion. I think the best possible thing that can happen next Tuesday is for those young women to meet with Imus, hear his apology, and tell no one what happened. Don't tell us they forgave him. Or told him off. Or even that it wasn't that big a deal. Just say nothing. It would be like taking oxygen away from a flame.

posted by forrestv at 06:05 AM on April 12, 2007

Titans' Pacman is suspended for 2007 season

(Asshammer. I made that up. Try it on - tell me if it fits. Take your time. Maybe look in the mirror. Now decide.) Sounds like a character in a male on male porno. Mickey Spillane's Asshammer.

posted by forrestv at 06:31 PM on April 10, 2007

102-Year-Old Woman Sinks Hole in One

Bitch. Word.

posted by forrestv at 09:43 PM on April 08, 2007

Mizzou's Hawkins becomes first openly gay coach in NCAA

Does Hawkins coming out take us a step toward an openly gay pro athlete? Sort of. Hawkins openness might affect the Big 12, the other schools his team competes against, and his region, but it's still a largely a game for high school and college students (I don't think lacrosse at Mizzou is a sponsored sport). If there is an openly gay athlete in Major League Lacrosse I haven't heard about it, but then, it's pretty low on the totem pole of pro sports. There are already openly gay female pro athletes -- it's the men in the big three male sports that aren't open about it yet. I don't think Hawkins has the pull to affect athletes in the big three. Now, if it were Bob Stoops or Mack Brown or Bob Knight, it might be a step. An even bigger step would be a top college player coming out. But Hawkins ... I see it more as one bubble in a pot of warming water. Someday it'll get there, but not anywhere close just yet.

posted by forrestv at 11:36 PM on April 07, 2007

Frank Thomas strikes out with the Television Bureau of Canada

I see why the Television Bureau of Canada pulled the ad. I really do. Actually, I hear why they pulled it. When you hit people with pillows, it does not sound like a Bruce Lee movie. And the fact that it's a kid... (Also, why the hell is Thomas prancing? It's kind of disturbing.) But, no, I wouldn't have pulled it.

posted by forrestv at 11:21 PM on April 04, 2007

Ricky Williams wants back in...

Doesn't Williams owe the Dolphins a few million dollars? I thought that's why he un-retired in the first place. If they cut him, they'll lose out on that money, no?

posted by forrestv at 10:02 PM on March 31, 2007

LeBron steps up sneaker war

I don't see what becoming the world's first billionaire athlete would prove, but it's nice to have goals. I've read James considers Michael Jordan a role model while growing up. If that's true, he's familiar with the blueprint for financial success (outside of a player's contract.) Avoid major controversy, don't take any social stands, and smile for the camera. If he sticks to it, he just may get his billion.

posted by forrestv at 04:11 AM on March 29, 2007

Say it is so, Joe!

I never hated Theisman -- but I never really liked him as an announcer either. His commentary was sincere and he believed what he was saying, but he was often incorrect. And the older he got, to me it seemed he took the game and his job too serious, like the way some religious people can't laugh at their religion. I won't miss him on Monday nights...but to be honest, I would have liked it if Kornheiser was canned too. I loved his radio show when it was syndicated and I like PTI, but I hate his football analysis. Or lack of it. It's like watching football with a sycophant who apologizes for not knowing the game...and would rather be a doofus than actually study the game. I guess that's what he's being paid to do, but it's annoying. Adding Jaws will lend credibility to the broadcast, but it'll also make the two extremes more apparent. And while he seems like a nice guy, Tirico doesn't appear to be the kind of person to bridge the gap.

posted by forrestv at 05:09 PM on March 26, 2007

O.J. Mayo: Don't call him, he'll call you

Bperk, not from what I've heard. But, c'mon, he's been the role model for Christian athletes/coaches for a while. It's like finding out Jenna Jameson was once a stripper. Are you really surprised?

posted by forrestv at 04:06 PM on March 23, 2007

O.J. Mayo: Don't call him, he'll call you

Not a knock to you or Coach Dungy but yeah, real low key. The funny thing about that is that the "family values" stuff (right or wrong) is nothing new for Dungy. But now that he's a Super Bowl winning coach, everyone wants to decide what he should and shouldn't say (as if winning a Super Bowl is on par with being an elected official.) As for OJ, I don't like his attitude, no matter what his age, but I'm sure he could care less what I think one way or the other.

posted by forrestv at 03:21 PM on March 23, 2007

O.J. Mayo: Don't call him, he'll call you

No one in here really knows his reasoning for anything. I'm betting on world peace.

posted by forrestv at 02:35 AM on March 23, 2007

Auction/Keeper Baseball League - Redux

TBH doesn't need to do that. He can have the spot he offered me (thanks, by the way.) Just started a new job and I'm the lucky guy who's going to work nights and weekends. Best of luck.

posted by forrestv at 06:19 PM on February 27, 2007

Fuzzy Zoeller Sues Over Libelous Wikipedia Page

Should I be embarassed to say that I'm going to a Vince Neil and Quiet Riot show next month? Yes. Yes, you should. No. No you shouldn't. But, if you were Vince Neil or Quiet Riot, that would be a different story altogether.

posted by forrestv at 07:15 PM on February 22, 2007

Fuzzy Zoeller Sues Over Libelous Wikipedia Page

I could be wrong, but I seem to remember Jay Mariotti get into squabble with Wikipedia over his page too. Me, I'm just glad I'm not famous (oh, the skeletons that can be found in my closet.)

posted by forrestv at 03:17 PM on February 22, 2007

Auction/Keeper Baseball League - Redux

Here's the list we have now. Without a better system I ordered the wait list by user number Ummm, how about whomever called dibs first?

posted by forrestv at 07:53 PM on February 21, 2007

Turner to coach Bolts.

I don't see how this a horrible move. Likely, it was the only move the Chargers could make. Much like the Raiders hiring or Art Shell. When no one dynamic or young is left, you go with the stop-gap guy. And that guy is Norv Turner. San Diego will use him to keep things afloat for one season, then promote Rivera or go after Lovie Smith (can't recall if he signed an extension) or Bill Cowher or whomever looks attractive next January. They've got a young enough team to sacrifice one season to get a top coach. No worries.

posted by forrestv at 03:55 PM on February 20, 2007

Dad intervenes during his son's wrestling match.

It's cool danjel; no one is going to poke or torch you. I don't suppose there is any good reason for the father to do what he did, but from the evidence, I don't see how there could be any other option (my black humor aside) but to condemn the father. When it's that bad, how can there be any discussion on the post? It will mostly be negativity and newbies trying to score humor points.

posted by forrestv at 12:03 AM on February 18, 2007

Dad intervenes during his son's wrestling match.

I don't care who gets offended: That is some funny shit. (On a side note, this is a weak link with little reporting. I expect everyone else to break out the torches and pitchforks.)

posted by forrestv at 11:28 PM on February 17, 2007

Auction/Keeper Baseball League - Redux

I'm tired of H2H fantasy baseball. Auction/keeper sounds more difficult. I'll take my place on the waiting list. Thank you, come again!

posted by forrestv at 09:47 PM on February 17, 2007

Team Me Up Scottie

Your's and Tommy's exchange was deleted, Fraze. (I was with you, though.)

posted by forrestv at 04:30 PM on February 17, 2007

It's about that time of year

I'm a whore for fantasy baseball. Count me in.

posted by forrestv at 05:10 PM on February 16, 2007

Team Me Up Scottie

I'm curious about the context of Pippen's comments. You know, if he called a press conference announcing his decision or if some reporter said "Hey, Scottie, the Heat won last year with has beens and Shaq usually doesn't show up till the end of season. How would you feel about doing something like that?" If he called a press conference, he's delusional. If it was just an answer to a fluff question, no prob. The coaching portion of his comments -- well, that's just nuts. He couldn't handle being a sidekick, then he couldn't handle being the man, then he wouldn't take the blame in Houston when it was his to take. I just don't see any team in the league that would benefit under his guidance.

posted by forrestv at 01:39 PM on February 16, 2007

Bolts zap Schottenheimer.

For some reason, stable coaching reminds me of Barbaro. Ahh, Barabaro. How I miss mocking thee.

posted by forrestv at 06:12 PM on February 14, 2007

Former NBA center John Amaechi announces that he is gay.

I just read an excerpt from Amaechi's book. Umm, I have to say, the words "asshole" and "bitchy" come to mind.

posted by forrestv at 10:42 PM on February 13, 2007

Bolts zap Schottenheimer.

Atheist, I don't think anyone overrated the Bears this season after the game against Arizona. From that point on, we all heard how great the Bears weren't. (Personally, I blame Grossman. His reminds me a lot of Aaron Brooks. While both have similar skill sets to Brett Favre, they don't have his ability to fully bounce back mentality after a bad set of plays.) As for Spanos and Smith, I'll just go ahead and be a petty prick and say I wish semi-horrible things upon them. Severe lactose intolerance, perhaps.

posted by forrestv at 06:04 PM on February 13, 2007

Former NBA center John Amaechi announces that he is gay.

All are trustworthy here at SpoFi. Even pansexuals.

posted by forrestv at 01:22 AM on February 08, 2007

"Geez, you mean I'm supposed to feed them, too?"

Camels are slackers compared to Artest's dogs.

posted by forrestv at 01:12 AM on February 08, 2007