Recent Posts by rcade

February 28, 2024

Max Strus Sinks Mavericks with 59-Foot Buzzer Beater: After the Dallas Mavericks went ahead by 2 with 2.6 seconds left, Max Strus of the Cleveland Cavaliers scored a 59-foot three-pointer to win the game Tuesday night. It's the second longest buzzer beater to win an NBA game in the three point era.

posted by rcade to basketball at 12:31 AM - 2 comments

February 26, 2024

NBA Pickem Week 17: Enough Basketball For You Edition: There are 13 games this week on TNT, ESPN and ABC, starting tomorrow night with a TNT doubleheader of Sixers/Celtics and Rockets/Thunder and ending Sunday with ABC and ESPN doubleheaders. Howard_T won week 16 with 30. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 09:36 PM - 5 comments

February 15, 2024

The Life of an NBA Beat Writer: HoopsHype talked to several longtime NBA beat reporters, past and present, about their jobs. "The money has changed things," said Kerry Eggers, who covered the Portland Trail Blazers for The Oregonian in the 1990s. "And more of the players are not willing to do media interviews. They don't feel like they have to. I remember sitting down with Michael Jordan before games -- just me for a few minutes. Now, that would never happen."

posted by rcade to basketball at 09:10 AM - 0 comments

February 12, 2024

NBA Pickem Week 16: Ufez Gets Results Edition: There's a shortened schedule of five national games in the week leading up to the NBA All-Star Game. First up is a TNT doubleheader Tuesday of Thunder/Magic and Kings/Suns. I won the week with 40 after switching to Mavs over Knicks to test whether Ufez being in attendance influences the outcome of games. Spoiler alert: It does. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 03:20 PM - 4 comments

February 11, 2024

Marathon World Record Holder Dies: A few days after learning his 2:00:35 in Chicago had become the certified world record, Kenyan marathoner Kelvin Kiptum died Sunday with his coach in a car accident in his country.

posted by rcade to other at 08:38 PM - 6 comments

February 09, 2024

NFL Playoff Pickem: Super Bowl 0x3A: The San Francisco 49ers meet the Kansas City Chiefs in Las Vegas Sunday night for Super Bowl 0x3A. Though the Chiefs are the defending champions, the Niners are favored to win by two. Werty leads the contest by 7. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to football at 09:20 PM - 15 comments

February 06, 2024

NBA Pickem Week 15: Blown Locks Edition: There are eight NBA games this week, including a TNT doubleheader tonight and games on ABC Saturday and Super Bowl Sunday. Locking the Lakers to lose turned out to be a terrible idea last week. I have regrets. Howard_T wins the week with 23. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 09:43 AM - 9 comments

January 29, 2024

NBA Pickem Week 14: Luka Puts Up 73 Edition: There are eight NBA games on national TV this week, starting with Tuesday's TNT doubleheader of Pacers/Celtics and Sixers/Warriors. Howard_T wins the week with 30. I hold onto first. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 04:01 PM - 5 comments

January 28, 2024

49ers Come Back from 27-7, Advance to Super Bowl 0x3A: Up by 17 at halftime, the Detroit Lions turned back into a pumpkin, losing to the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship Game. Detroit coach Dan Campbell's risk-taking on fourth downs cost the Lions a third quarter field goal that would've restored the lead to 17. The 49ers took the turnover on downs and drove for a touchdown after a miraculous Brandon Aiyuk catch on a long bomb that deflected off the defender's head.

posted by rcade to football at 10:09 PM - 3 comments

Chiefs Shut Down Ravens, Advance to Super Bowl 0x3A: In the second road playoff game of Patrick Mahomes' career, the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Baltimore Ravens 17-10 in the AFC Championship Game. The Chiefs defense came up huge, holding the Ravens to a single touchdown by forcing a Zay Flowers fumble for a touchback and intercepting Lamar Jackson in the end zone. Taylor Swift's boyfriend had 11 receptions for 116 yards and a touchdown. He also broke Jerry Rice's record for the most receptions in the playoffs.

posted by rcade to football at 06:27 PM - 1 comment

January 27, 2024

NFL Playoff Pickem: Conference Championship Round: The NFL Conference Championships kick off Sunday at 3 p.m. Eastern. The Chiefs play the Ravens as 4-point favorites and Lions play the 49ers as 7.5-point favorites. Werty is leading the contest by one point over Ic23b. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to football at 07:50 AM - 16 comments

January 26, 2024

Jurgen Klopp Leaving Liverpool: Liverpool FC released a video from Jurgen Klopp this morning announcing his departure from the club at the end of the current season. "I'm running out of energy," he said. "I cannot do the job again and again and again and again."

posted by rcade to soccer at 07:50 AM - 5 comments

January 24, 2024

NBA Pickem Week 13: Saturday Tripleheader Edition: There are seven games to pick on the NBA schedule, starting tonight on ABC and ending with a Saturday tripleheader on the same network. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 10:01 AM - 6 comments

January 22, 2024

Bills Lose Another Epic to the Chiefs: Josh Allen's Buffalo Bills have failed for a third time to get past the Kansas City Chiefs in the NFL playoffs, losing 27-24 after Tyler Bass missed a late kick that would've tied the game. Before these three epic clashes, the teams had last met in the postseason in the 1990s.

posted by rcade to football at 02:54 PM - 4 comments

January 19, 2024

NFL Playoff Pickem: Divisional Round: The divisional round of the NFL playoffs begins Saturday at 4:30 p.m. Eastern when the Houston Texans visit the Baltimore Ravens. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to football at 10:15 AM - 15 comments

January 16, 2024

NBA Pickem Week 12: Jimmy Buckets Edition: There are eight national TV games on the NBA sked this week but no chance to see Jimmy Butler back from injury. TNT starts us off with a doubleheader tonight of Nuggets at Sixers and Thunder at Clips. I am in first followed by Ufez 50 back. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 09:50 AM - 9 comments

January 15, 2024

Pat McAfee: MLK Day Reminds Me I Was Cancelled: Did Pat McAfee learn anything from the controversy when Aaron Rodgers implied Jimmy Kimmel was a pedophile and his new ESPN gig became a political football? No, he did not. "Obviously it’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day. He had a dream," McAfee said today on his show. "And I think LANK was one of the closest we’ve had to potentially that dream coming to fruition. ... Now, as somebody who was canceled by both parties last week, both of them canceled me. Two political parties canceled me last week and we are still alive. Let’s remember we don’t need all the outside noise. All we need is a little bit of love."

posted by rcade to football at 04:04 PM - 10 comments

January 12, 2024

SportsFilter NFL Pickem Champion: Truthhurts: We couldn't handle the truth. In one of the most dominating performances in this site's history of pickem prognostication, Truthhurts has won the NFL Pickem after leading for the final 10 weeks -- scoring a weekly high of 127 and winning the overall contest by 159. The runner up is Tron7 and the Costanza goes to Bender for the requisite combination of dedication and futility. Congratulations one and all.

posted by rcade to football at 04:47 PM - 9 comments

Enter the SportsFilter NFL Playoff Pickem: The NFL playoffs are back, which means the return of SportsFilter's NFL Playoff Pickem. First prize is this T shirt (because Dak isn't on Cameo). Pick the winners, make some locks, choose some props. Don't be the last on your block to enter.

posted by rcade to football at 11:40 AM - 20 comments

January 11, 2024

Bill Belichick Leaving Patriots After 24 Seasons: In what is being described as a mutual decision with team owner Robert Kraft, Bill Belichick is leaving the New England Patriots after 24 seasons, ESPN reports. The team won't seek compensation for letting him go with a year remaining on his contract, making it easier for him to coach a new team next season. Belichick's teams won six Super Bowls, 333 games (second all-time) and 21 winning seasons.

posted by rcade to football at 08:48 AM - 4 comments

January 09, 2024

NBA Pickem Week 11: MLK Day Edition: There are eight national games on the NBA calendar this week, starting Wednesday night and ending with a doubleheader on TNT for Martin Luther King Day. Ufez wins the week with 25 and is 52 points off the lead. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 01:02 PM - 7 comments

January 05, 2024

NFL Pickem Week 18: All the Marbles Edition: There are two Saturday games in the final week of the NFL season: Steelers/Ravens at 4:30 p.m. Eastern and Texans/Colts at 8:15 p.m. Eastern. Truthhurts leads the contest by 98 points after I won the week with 106 by locking all games. Make your locks, er, picks.

posted by rcade to football at 09:57 PM - 18 comments

January 03, 2024

Rory McIlroy's New Attitude is LIV and Let LIV: The ongoing merger between the PGA and LIV has cooled Rory McIlroy's volcanic hatred of the Saudi-backed league. "I think, at this point, I was maybe a little judgmental of the guys who went to LIV Golf," he said during a podcast full of can't-we-all-get-along jibber jabber. The PGA and LIV are dead to me.

posted by rcade to golf at 12:32 PM - 0 comments

NBA Pickem Week 10: American Broadcasting Corporation Edition: This week has six games airing on national television, starting tonight with the Chicago Bulls vs. the New York Knicks on ABC. Werty wins the week with 49, getting five of six with three locks. I'm in first by 56. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 12:23 PM - 8 comments

December 28, 2023

Did the Broncos Just Give Up on Russell Wilson?: The Denver Broncos are benching Russell Wilson for the final two weeks of the season, a move that prevents his $37 million contract next season from being fully guaranteed in case of injury. It now becomes guaranteed if he's still on the team March 18, 2024. Wilson has 3,070 passing yards and 26 touchdowns with eight interceptions. His passer rating is above that of Patrick Mahomes, Josh Allen and Lamar Jackson. But Denver might be done with him.

posted by rcade to football at 12:43 PM - 3 comments