Recent Posts by rcade

October 15, 2021

Dodgers Beat Giants in Deciding Game 5: The Los Angeles Dodgers have advanced to the National League Championship series over the San Francisco Giants, winning a 2-1 nailbiter that ended with ace Max Scherzer earning the first save of his career on a Wilmer Flores check swing called strike three that was a bad call by first base umpire Gabe Morales.

posted by rcade to baseball at 08:47 AM - 6 comments

October 14, 2021

NFL Pickem Week 6: Chucky Got Chucked Edition: Week 6 of the NFL season begins tonight when the Tampa Bay Bradys visit the Philadelphia Hurts. The contest continues to be led by tahoemoj with the ineffable rcade 22 back. The week is won with a staggering 125 by ic23b, who hit seven locks and had two within the spread and another exact. Whoa! Make your picks and never say anything in email you're not willing to see on the front page of the Washington Post.

posted by rcade to football at 10:43 AM - 20 comments

October 11, 2021

Raiders Fire Gruden Over Bigoted Emails: The Las Vegas Raiders have parted ways with head coach Jon Gruden after the exposure of emails in which he made racist, misogynist and homophobic remarks. The emails surfaced in an NFL investigation of workplace harassment that didn't involve Gruden.

posted by rcade to football at 10:19 PM - 9 comments

October 09, 2021

Pitch Invader Joins Brawl at San Jose-Cruz Azul Friendly: An on-field brawl between players for MLS San Jose and Liga MX Cruz Azul was interrupted by a pitch invader in a Cruz Azul shirt and luchador mask who punched San Jose player Jack Skahan. His teammate Chris Wondolowski put the fan in a headlock. The match was further marred by fan violence and shots fired around the stadium. Eight people were arrested. FANS ARE BACK!

posted by rcade to soccer at 08:05 PM - 3 comments

October 05, 2021

NFL Pickem Week 5: Urban's Daily Grind Edition: The Los Angeles Rams visit the Seattle Seahawks to kick off week 5 of the NFL Thursday night. In the NFL Pickem, Tahoemoj's lead narrows to 9 as Ufez Jones scores 71 to climb into second. Boaz wins the week with 79 without using any locks. Make your picks and don't disgrace the Jaguars organization.

posted by rcade to football at 07:19 PM - 22 comments

September 29, 2021

NFL Pickem Week 4: 66 Yard Edition: The Jacksonville Jaguars return to primetime Thursday night to play the Cincinnati Bengals and open the fourth week of the NFL season. Tahoemoj continues to lead in our pickem contest with Rcade 18 points back. Moder8 wins the week with 101, hitting 8-of-8 locks. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to football at 08:05 PM - 25 comments

September 25, 2021

See Jordan Spieth's Moon Shot: Jordan Spieth's shot at the Ryder Cup on the Pinched Nerve at Whistling Straits was one for the ages.

posted by rcade to golf at 09:44 AM - 2 comments

September 22, 2021

Ben Simmons Gives Philadephia All the Sads: Ben Simmons has demanded a trade and says he won't report to training camp for the Philadelphia 76ers. "I am tired of having to pretend that he is the star that will give Joel Embiid, the player who deserves an NBA Championship more than anyone else in the league, the best chance to reach that pinnacle," laments Sixers blogger Tyler Monahan.

posted by rcade to basketball at 11:41 AM - 3 comments

NFL Pickem Week 3: Cardiac Cardinals Edition: The third week of the No Taunting Football League begins Thursday when the Houston Texans host the Carolina Panthers. Tahoemoj continues to hold first place in our NFL Pickem with NoMich 20 points in arrears. Tron7 wins the week with 108, hitting locks on the Browns, Rams, 49ers and Bucs. Nobody picked the Panthers over the Saints. Make your selections.

posted by rcade to football at 10:30 AM - 28 comments

September 14, 2021

NFL Pickem Week 2: Pay Chandler Jones the Money Edition: The second week of the NFL season begins Thursday when the New York Giants visit the quarterback-cursed Washington Undetermineds (Fitzmagic was dispelled by a hip subfluxation). Tahoemoj leads our pickem contest with 87 points, hitting all games but Steelers over Bills, Cardinals over Titans, Texans over Jaguars and Broncos over Giants. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to football at 04:13 PM - 28 comments

September 11, 2021

Qualifier Emma Raducanu Wins U.S. Open: Emma Raducanu won the 2021 U.S. Open over Leylah Fernandez, becoming the first British woman to win a grand slam in 44 years and the first qualifer to even reach a slam final. Radecanu, 18, never lost a set in the entire tournament.

posted by rcade to tennis at 06:22 PM - 5 comments

September 09, 2021

Charlie Davies Remembers the Night That Ended His USMNT Career: In the pregame of US-Honduras, Charlie Davies offered a personal perspective on Weston McKennie's USMNT suspension, remembering the 2009 incident that ended his international career and nearly his life. Watch the video. "I never had the opportunity to put on the shirt again, and I would’ve killed for it," Davies said.

posted by rcade to soccer at 11:05 PM - 1 comment

September 07, 2021

ESPN Simulates NFL Season 20,000 Times: The ESPN Football Power Index (not sure what that is but it sounds important) ran 20,000 simulations of the NFL season and decided to write about one in which the Jacksonville Jaguars make the playoffs, the Seattle Seahawks start 0-9, the Indianapolis Colts have the NFL's best record and the Super Bowl winner is a first timer.

posted by rcade to football at 07:40 AM - 1 comment

Play the SportsFilter NFL Pickem: The NFL returns for the 2021 season Thursday night when the Dallas Cowboys visit the Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers and their Gen X quarterback Tom Brady. The SportsFilter NFL Pickem is also back: Pick the 16 game winners and the margin of victory, locking any game to raise the stakes. First prize is a Wilson official NFL football.

posted by rcade to football at 06:46 AM - 35 comments

September 04, 2021

Who Holds the College Football Belt?: The College Football Belt website disappeared a few years ago, but the Lineal National Championship tracks the same thing -- the team that is champion by beating the last champion, just like boxing. Alabama has been the champ since beating Auburn last season and puts the belt on the line this afternoon against Miami.

posted by rcade to football at 12:38 PM - 1 comment

August 31, 2021

Patriots Cut Cam Newton: Former league MVP Cam Newton was cut by New England Tuesday as the team goes with rookie Mac Jones as the starter. Newton's preseason was marred by him losing practice time due to inadequate Covid tests -- which were only necessary because he was unvaccinated.

posted by rcade to football at 02:27 PM - 11 comments

August 24, 2021

Tom Coughlin: From Coach to Caregiver: Former NFL coach and exec Tom Coughlin has written a poignant essay in the New York Times revealing his wife Judy's decline from an incurable brain disorder. He writes, "I’ve spent my entire life preparing for some of the biggest games a person could play, but nothing can prepare you to be a caregiver who has to watch a loved one slip away."

posted by rcade to football at 08:56 AM - 2 comments

August 17, 2021

Mom, Dad, Let's Talk About Tackle Football: A public service ad from the Concussion Legacy Foundation.

posted by rcade to football at 01:37 PM - 5 comments

August 15, 2021

Pitcher Throws No-Hitter in First Major League Start: Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Tyler Gilbert threw a no-hitter over the San Diego Padres in his first Major League Baseball start Saturday night. Only four pitchers have ever done that: Theodore Breitenstein in 1891, Bumpus Jones in 1892, Bobo Holloman in 1953 and now Gilbert, a 27-year-old who pitched in 163 minor league games before being called up this year by Arizona.

posted by rcade to baseball at 08:59 AM - 2 comments

August 10, 2021

Join SportsFilter's Fantasy Premier League: The EPL season returns Friday afternoon when Brentford faces Arsenal. Use the link to join SportsFilter's group in the official Fantasy Premier League and match wits against the owners of the Cheeky Backheels, Bees are Friends, Maplewood Town and the Walford Sudsers.

posted by rcade to soccer at 12:24 PM - 1 comment

August 09, 2021

Luka Doncic Signs $207 Million, 5-Year Extension: Luka Doncic has agreed to sign a five-year, $207 million supermax rookie extension with the Dallas Mavericks -- a history-making contract he became eligible for after twice being voted first-team All-NBA.

posted by rcade to basketball at 10:03 PM - 4 comments

August 02, 2021

NBA Playoff Pickem Champion: NoMich: The SportsFilter NBA Playoff Pickem has been won by NoMich with 129 points. I was the runner-up with 121 and Cixelsyd takes the Coveted Costanza. Nobody picked the Bucks to win the Finals, so it was a war of attrition.

posted by rcade to basketball at 12:25 PM - 4 comments

August 01, 2021

'Can We Have Two Golds?': afidelf on Twitter: "Fave moment of the Olympics so far. Barshim (Qatar) and Tamberi (Italy) were tied in the high-jump final. The official is there talking about a prospective jump-off, but Barshim asks immediately: 'Can we have two golds?' One look, no words exchanged, they know they're sharing it."

posted by rcade to olympics at 04:31 PM - 1 comment

July 29, 2021

NHL Playoff Pickem Champion: Tahoemoj: The SportsFilter NHL Playoff Pickem has been won by Tahoemoj with 132 points. Tommybiden is runner up with 114 and the coveted Costanza goes to Rumple.

posted by rcade to hockey at 09:12 AM - 8 comments

July 28, 2021

How Fear Affects the Mental Health and Physical Safety of Elite Gymnasts: "The twisties are a mysterious phenomenon -- suddenly a gymnast is no longer able to do a twisting skill she's done thousands of times before. Your body just won't cooperate, your brain loses track of where you are in the air. You find out where the ground is when you slam into it."

posted by rcade to olympics at 01:14 PM - 4 comments