Recent Posts by rcade

March 22, 2023

NBA Pickem Week 17: March Marches On Edition: The only national games this week are an ESPN doubleheader tonight where Golden State visits Dallas and Phoenix visits the L.A. Lakers. Four more games from NBA TV are in the pickem, including another reason for players to watch the Orlando Magic. You're welcome. I'm holding on to first place in the standings with Rumple 11 back. And my brackets aren't looking too shabby either.

posted by rcade to basketball at 11:57 AM - 4 comments

March 15, 2023

NBA Pickem Week 16: All Quiet on the NBA Front Edition: There's an ESPN doubleheader tonight and no national games after that, so the NBA Pickem schedule includes four on NBA TV. Is something else going on in basketball this week? My lead in the contest has shrunk to 12 points after NoMich's 36-point week. Make your picks and mind your brackets.

posted by rcade to basketball at 07:13 AM - 6 comments

March 12, 2023

Would You Bet on a WWE Match?: The WWE is trying to persuade state regulators to allow gambling on its matches. Since wrestling is, uh, fixed, this requires help from accounting firms to prove the WWE keeps outcomes secure. No word yet on whether bookmakers would be willing to set odds on wrestling. Financial columnist Matt Levine loves how much of a bad idea this is. "It seems arbitrary to be able to bet only on events that occur in the real world," he writes.

posted by rcade to other at 04:51 PM - 3 comments

March 10, 2023

Report: Bears Trading No. 1 Pick to Panthers: The Chicago Bears are trading the No. 1 overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft to the Carolina Panthers for this year's No. 9 pick, a late second-round pick, next year's first- and second-round picks and wide receiver D.J. Moore, sources told Adam Schefter. The only time the Panthers ever used the first pick was in 2011 to select Cam Newton.

posted by rcade to football at 08:53 PM - 9 comments

March 07, 2023

NBA Pickem Week 15: Can't Stop the Knicks Edition: There are eight NBA games on national TV this week beginning tonight with a TNT doubleheader of Sixers/Wolves and Grizzlies/Lakers. Nobody is more surprised to be leading than me, but failing to pick the Bucks/Sixers and Knicks/Celtics games at all worked out well for me. I'm ahead of Rumple by 28. Make your picks and check out the Knicks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 12:54 PM - 8 comments

February 28, 2023

NBA Pickem Week 14: Here a Game There a Game Everywhere a Game Game Edition: There are a whopping 13 games on the NBA's natty schedule this week, beginning tonight with a Lakers/Grizzlies and Timberwolves/Clippers double on TNT. The Rumplecadenskin tie has been broken and I'm leading by 5 over Rumple. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 12:15 PM - 18 comments

February 23, 2023

NBA Pickem Week 13: Mac McClung Edition: The All-Star debacle is over and the NBA returns tonight with two games on TNT and a packed nine-game national schedule including a Saturday quadruple on ESPN and ABC. Rumple and I are tied in the pickem with Cixelsyd just 8 pack. This contest has become as exciting as a Mac McClung dunk.

posted by rcade to basketball at 09:57 AM - 9 comments

February 11, 2023

CFL Pickem Champion: Rcade: I'm not saying I took too long to announce the CFL Pickem champion, but the first preseason game is in 100 days. The champion of SportsFilter 2022 CFL Pickem is me. Picking the Argos to upset the Blue Bombers was enough to hold off Cixelsyd. Congratulations to all but mostly me.

posted by rcade to football at 01:38 PM - 8 comments

NFL Playoff Pickem: Super Bowl 0x39 Edition: Super Bowl 0x39 officially begins at 6:30 p.m. Eastern Sunday, though it seems like there's a lot of folderol before the actual kickoff. In the pickem contest Cixelsyd keeps first place followed by NoMich four back and Tron7 trailing by 11. Do well and you might win. Do poorly and you might beat me for the coveted Costanza.

posted by rcade to football at 12:47 PM - 24 comments

February 06, 2023

NBA Pickem Week 12: Kyrie and Luka Edition: The trade deadline isn't until 3 p.m. Thursday but a move has already registered on the Richter scale with Kyrie Irving landing in Dallas. There are 10 national TV games this week starting Tuesday night on TNT with Phoenix visiting Brooklyn. On Wednesday Dallas visits the L.A. Clippers in what could be Irving's debut. Rumple holds first in our pickem, leading me by 15. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 08:25 PM - 10 comments

February 05, 2023

Kyrie Irving Traded to Dallas Mavericks: The Dallas Mavericks have acquired Kyrie Irving and Markieff Morris from the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for Dorian Finney-Smith, Spencer Dinwiddie, a 2029 first-round pick and two second-round picks. Irving is on the last year of his current contract and seeks a four-year, $198.5 million maximum extension. The Mavs are in sixth place in the West at 28-26 despite some huge performances from Luka Doncic.

posted by rcade to basketball at 03:39 PM - 5 comments

February 02, 2023

NBA Pickem Week 11: Paolo Banchero Edition: There are five games to pick in this late-starting NBA Pickem, starting tonight with a TNT doubleheader of Memphis at Cleveland and L.A. Clippers at Milwaukee. Rumple has claimed first place by winning the week with 43. Has Orlando been on a national game this season? Paolo Banchero is on track to average 20 points a game, the first rookie to do that since Luka five years ago. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 09:48 AM - 7 comments

February 01, 2023

Tom Brady Retires from Football: After 23 seasons, seven Super Bowls, three MVPs, 649 touchdown passes and 89,214 passing yards, Tom Brady is retiring from football. He announced his decision Wednesday morning on social media: "I won't be longwinded. You only get one super emotional retirement essay, and I used mine up last year, so really thank you guys so much to every single one of you for supporting me."

posted by rcade to football at 08:43 AM - 2 comments

January 29, 2023

Super Bowl 0x39: Chiefs vs. Eagles: The Kansas City Chiefs advanced to the Super Bowl for the third time in four years and will face the Philadelphia Eagles. The Chiefs won 23-20 over the Cincinnati Bengals on a field goal with eight seconds left. The Eagles beat the San Francisco 49ers 31-7 earlier Sunday after quarterbacks Brock Purdy and Josh Johnson both left with injuries, leaving the team with no ability to pass in the second half.

posted by rcade to football at 10:10 PM - 4 comments

January 28, 2023

NFL Playoff Pickem: Conference Championships Edition: And then there were four. The AFC and NFC conference championships will be decided Sunday, starting with San Fran in Philly at 3:00 p.m. Eastern and ending with Cincinnati at Kansas City at 6:30 p.m. Cixelsyd has taken first place in our playoff pickem, followed by former leader Tron7 and Jagsnumberone. Make your picks and don't be a homer like me.

posted by rcade to football at 12:16 PM - 18 comments

January 24, 2023

NBA Pickem Week 10: Figure This Shit Out Edition: A TNT doubleheader of Celtics/Heat and Clippers/Lakers begins the NBA week tonight and there's a tripleheader on Saturday of Mavs/Suns, Nuggets/Sixers and Knicks/Nets. I'm one ahead of Rumple in the pickem with Ufez 13 back. Make your picks and be sure to turn your swag up.

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

January 20, 2023

NFL Playoff Pickem Week 2: Divisional Round: The Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs begin Saturday at 4:30 p.m. Eastern when the Jaguars travel to Arrowhead Stadium to face the Chiefs. It might be loud. After one week, Tron7 leads the NFL Playoff Pickem with 71 points, followed by Cixelsyd at 61 and Gridironarizona at 51. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to football at 08:46 PM - 22 comments

January 16, 2023

NBA Pickem Week 9: Phoenix Sunset Edition: There are four national doubleheaders in this NBA week starting Tuesday night on TNT with Raptors/Bucks and Sixers/Clips. I'm leading our contest by 6 after hitting four locks. Rumple is six back. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 10:20 PM - 12 comments

NFL Pickem Champion: Truthhurts: With a score of 1,280 points, Truthhurts has won the regular season NFL Pickem after holding on to the lead for 12 straight weeks. NoMich finishes in second place 46 back. Bender, who was in second place behind Truth in week 9, claims the coveted Costanza. Congratulations to all, but mostly these winners.

posted by rcade to football at 04:14 PM - 8 comments

January 13, 2023

Enter the NFL Playoff Pickem: The NFL Playoff Pickem is back. First prize is a Zubaz NFL mens sherpa fleece pullover of the NFL team of your choice, unless you choose the Los Angeles Chargers. Pick the game winners, the spread, lock them to win double or lose 10 points, and pick several props.

posted by rcade to football at 03:48 PM - 21 comments

January 11, 2023

NBA Pickem Week 8: 40-for-40 Edition: There are nine national NBA games to pick this week, starting with Bucks/Hawks and Suns/Nuggets tonight on ESPN and ending with Heat/Hawks and Suns/Grizzles Monday on TNT. I'm holding on to first by just 3 after a rough week all around where the high score was 13 by Ufez. Make your picks with the consistency of the Miami Heat taking free throws.

posted by rcade to basketball at 01:15 PM - 14 comments

January 06, 2023

NFL Pickem Week 18: All the Marbles Edition: The final weekend of the NFL regular season kicks off at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Saturday when the Kansas City Chiefs visit the Las Vegas Raiders. Truthhurts is in first 40 points ahead of NoMich. Tahoemoj wins the week with 132. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to football at 09:59 PM - 17 comments

January 04, 2023

NBA Pickem Week 7: 71 Points and 11 Assists Edition: The national slate of NBA games this week is an ESPN/TNT/ESPN sandwich, beginning tonight when Milwaukee visits Toronto. I'm still in first in the pickem through no fault of my own after scoring 0 points. Rumple climbs to second 5 back. Make your picks and do so well you're drug tested.

posted by rcade to basketball at 10:35 AM - 10 comments

January 02, 2023

Player Needs CPR During Monday Night Football : The Monday Night Football game between the Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals was suspended and later cancelled after Bills player Demar Hamlin collapsed on the field following a tackle and had to be administered CPR for over 10 minutes. The NFL originally planned to resume play after Hamilton was taken off in an ambulance, but both coaches sent their teams to the locker rooms.

posted by rcade to football at 11:17 PM - 4 comments

December 29, 2022

NFL Pickem Week 17: Zach Attack Edition: The second-to-last week of the NFL season kicks off tonight on Amazon, where the Cowboys visit the Titans at a point that's so low stakes Tennessee might rest players. Good luck making that sound exciting, Al. Truthhurts leads the NFL Pickem for a sixth straight week, 58 points ahead of NoMich. No matter your place in the standings, you're having a better season than this guy. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to football at 08:53 AM - 19 comments