Recent Posts by rcade

July 23, 2021

Cleveland Ex-Indians Unveil New Name: After 106 years, the Cleveland Indians have chosen a new name, using a video narrated by Tom Hanks and a Black Keys song to make the announcement.

posted by rcade to baseball at 10:40 AM - 11 comments

July 22, 2021

Defending the Worst MLB Trades in History: I skimmed this looking for the Texas Rangers and feel like they're underrepresented, only getting a mention for the 2012 deal of Kyle Hendricks and Christian Villanueva to the Chicago Cubs for Ryan Dempster. Trading 25-year-old former MVP Jeff Burroughs in 1975 to the Atlanta Braves for pitchers Adrian Devine, Carl Morton, Roger Moret and outfielders Dave May and Ken Henderson broke my eight-year-old heart.

posted by rcade to baseball at 11:44 AM - 1 comment

July 18, 2021

Yankees Fan Throws Baseball at Red Sox Outfielder: A fan at Yankee Stadium hit Boston Red Sox outfielder Alex Verdugo during a game Saturday, prompting manager Alex Cora to pull the team off the field. Verdugo tossed a baseball towards a young Sox fan but a Yankees fan caught it and threw it back, hitting him.

posted by rcade to baseball at 09:42 AM - 5 comments

July 07, 2021

England Reaches First Final Since 1966: England defeated Denmark 2-1 after going ahead in extra time following a controversial penalty when Harry Kane missed the kick but scored the rebound. The Three Lions last advanced this far in international competition when they won the 1966 World Cup. They play Italy in the Euro 2020 Final.

posted by rcade to soccer at 05:55 PM - 3 comments

July 06, 2021

NBA Playoff Pickem, Finals Edition: The NBA Finals begins tonight when the Milwaukee Bucks face the Phoenix Suns. Tipoff is at 9 p.m. Eastern. Pick the series winner and number of games along with seven props and a tiebreaker. But with the lead NoMich has, it may all be over but the crying.

posted by rcade to basketball at 01:02 PM - 6 comments

July 05, 2021

Cadenhead Tied for Lead in Euro 2020 Soccer Pickem: With 210 points, Chad Cadenhead is tied with Billsaysthis for the lead in the Euro 2020 Soccer Pickem. The first picks for the quarterfinals lock at 3 p.m. Eastern on Tuesday when Italy/Spain kicks off.

posted by rcade to soccer at 07:11 PM - 0 comments

NHL Player Killed by Firework in Michigan: Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Matiss Kivlenieks died Sunday night after being struck in the chest by a firework in Novi, Michigan. The 24-year-old Latvian reportedly was in a hot tub when a mortar-style firework malfunctioned and headed towards a group of people.

posted by rcade to hockey at 05:23 PM - 2 comments

July 02, 2021

Euro Soccer Pickem Leader: Billsaysthis: As games resume today in Euro 2020, Billsaysthis is holding onto first by 10 points ahead of three players. I'm in the relegation zone.

posted by rcade to soccer at 10:56 AM - 1 comment

June 28, 2021

NHL Playoff Pickem, Stanley Cup Edition: The Stanley Cup Finals between the Montreal Canadiens and Tampa Bay Lightning begin tonight at 8 p.m. Eastern on NBCSN. In the SportsFilter Pickem, Tahoemoj leads with 112 with Jagsnumberone one point back and Tommybiden 14 points back. Pick the winner and games along with six props.

posted by rcade to hockey at 01:52 PM - 18 comments

June 26, 2021

Camera-Seeking Fan with Sign Causes Enormous Pileup at Tour de France: A fan holding a sign and mugging for TV cameras caused a massive collision of riders at the first stage of the Tour de France. The tour is going to sue the fan, who fled and has not been identified.

posted by rcade to general at 09:27 PM - 5 comments

June 25, 2021

Billsaysthis Crushed the Euro 2020 Pickem in Round 1: The European Soccer Pickem is taking picks now for the knockout stage games that begin Saturday at noon Eastern. Billsaysthis got 11 of 12 picks correct to lead our group and is ranked 570th out of all players in the world. I'm ranked 34,251st after only getting 5.

posted by rcade to soccer at 06:43 PM - 2 comments

Canadiens Advance to Stanley Cup Final: The Montreal Canadiens are returning to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time since winning it in 1993. There hasn't been a winner north of the Maple-Poutine Line (or whatever the border is actually called) since that championship. Montreal will attempt to do what couldn't be done over that span by finalists Vancouver (1994, 2011), Calgary (2004), Edmonton (2006) or Ottawa (2007).

posted by rcade to hockey at 01:43 PM - 6 comments

June 24, 2021

UEFA Drops Away Goals as Knockout Tiebreaker: After 56 years, UEFA club competitions will stop using away goals as the tiebreaker when teams are level on aggregate after the home and away matches. There will now be extra time and penalties.

posted by rcade to soccer at 10:55 AM - 9 comments

June 22, 2021

Enter the NBA Playoff Pickem Round 3: The unlikely foursome of the Hawks, Bucks, Suns and Clippers are the last teams standing in the NBA Finals. The Clippers and Suns tip off game 2 of their series tonight at 9 p.m. Eastern. Pick the series winners, the games, and four prop bets. In our contest, NoMich leads with 99.

posted by rcade to basketball at 12:43 PM - 5 comments

June 14, 2021

NHL Playoff Pickem: Conference Finals Edition: The Montreal Canadians and Vegas Golden Knights begin their NHL playoff series tonight after the New York Islanders beat the Tampa Bay Lightning to take a 1-0 series lead Sunday. In our contest, Jagsnumberone leads with 107 over Tahoemoj at 87. Make your picks in the NHL Playoff Pickem by 9 p.m. Eastern tonight.

posted by rcade to hockey at 09:42 AM - 12 comments

June 13, 2021

Putting the Journey in Journeyman: Former Defensor, San Lorenzo, Deportivo La Coruńa, Grêmio, Tecos, Nacional, Cruz Azul, América, Sinaloa, Monterrey, San Luis, UANL, River Plate, Beitar Jerusalem, Real Sociedad, Aris, Botafogo, Figueirense, Rosario Central, Aucas, Sol de América, Santa Tecla, Bangu, Central Espańol, Puerto Montt, Audax Italiano, Magallanes, Rio Branco, Boston River, Athletic Club-MG, Sud América striker Sebastián Abreu has retired from football at age 44.

posted by rcade to soccer at 12:28 PM - 3 comments

June 10, 2021

Enter the European Soccer Pick'em on SportsFilter: ESPN is running a European Soccer Pick'em for Euro 2020, which kicks off at 3 p.m. Eastern Friday when Turkey plays Italy. To join SportsFilter's group and compete against the sharpest football minds of the weblog era, click the link and use the passcode sprockets.

posted by rcade to soccer at 11:01 AM - 12 comments

June 07, 2021

NHL Playoff Pickem Round 1 Leader: Cixelsyd: The first-round leader in the NHL Playoff Pickem is Cixelsyd with 75 points, followed by Jjzucal with 72 and Tahoemoj with 70. Cixelsyd got three of the four props correct and seven of eight serieseseses, missing only on the Maple Leafs.

posted by rcade to hockey at 03:22 PM - 1 comment

Enter the NBA Playoff Pickem Round 2: With all eight teams decided after the Mavericks lost game 7 to the Clippers Sunday, the NBA Playoff Pickem is taking picks for round 2 starting with the Bucks and Nets playing tonight at 7:30 p.m. Eastern. Make your selections and send a good thought to the Dallas execs who have an MVP talent surrounded by a playoff also-ran, no first-round picks to trade until 2027 and limited dollars to spend.

posted by rcade to basketball at 12:26 PM - 4 comments

June 06, 2021

Edmonton Ex-Eskimos Unveil New Name: The CFL's Edmonton franchise has dropped a video to announce its new name and logo.

posted by rcade to football at 04:01 PM - 6 comments

Leader Jon Rahm Forced Out of Memorial by Positive Covid Test: Right after he completed the third round six strokes ahead of everybody else on Saturday, Memorial leader Jon Rahm was told he had tested positive for Covid and would not be allowed to play the final round. The circumstances suggest Rahm had not been vaccinated, because under PGA rules, a player must be tested regularly after a close contact to someone with the virus unless they are fully vaccinated. CBS Sports was wrapping up the broadcast and had no idea what was going on with Rahm.

posted by rcade to golf at 02:19 PM - 0 comments

Falcons Trade Julio Jones to Titans: The Tennessee Titans have acquired wide receiver Julio Jones and a 2023 sixth-round pick from the Atlanta Falcons for 2022 second-round and 2023 fourth-round picks. Jones, 32, has the best per game receiving yards average in NFL history at 95.5 yards. His salary is $23.05 million this season, second among wideouts. Tennessee lost wide receiver Corey Davis and tight end Jonnu Smith in free agency.

posted by rcade to football at 02:06 PM - 4 comments

June 02, 2021

NHL Playoff Pickem: Pick the Canadiens/Jets Series: There's one last round 2 playoff series left to pick in the NHL Playoff Pickem. Before the puck drops at 7:30 p.m. Eastern, pick the winner of the Montreal Canadiens/Winnipeg Jets series and the number of games it will take.

posted by rcade to hockey at 12:45 PM - 1 comment

May 31, 2021

Majors May Disqualify Osaka for Refusing to Do Interviews: Naomi Osaka was fined $15,000 for refusing to do interviews after her first round win in the French Open and the penalties will get much worse if it continues. The four majors issued a joint statement reminding her that the penalties could include disqualification. Osaka is currently ranked 2nd in the world. Her sister Mari posted on Reddit that the boycott is because the press keeps telling her she has a bad record on clay and "her confidence was completely shattered." Update: Osaka withdrew from the French Open.

posted by rcade to tennis at 11:14 AM - 13 comments

May 29, 2021

Enter the NHL Playoff Pickem Round 2: There's still the Canadiens/Leafs series to be decided, but round 2 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs begins tonight at 8 p.m. when the Islanders face the Bruins. Cixelsyd and Tahoemoj currently lead with 70 points after getting six series winners and two team props. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to hockey at 10:07 AM - 23 comments