Recent Posts by rcade

June 29, 2022

CFL Pickem Week 4: Canada Day Edition: Week 4 of the nascent CFL season features a Thursday night opener between high-scoring British Columbia and low-scoring Ottawa. Our contest is led by me with Scooby only four singletons back. Make your picks and enjoy some beaver tails on Friday.

posted by rcade to football at 09:09 PM - 8 comments

June 26, 2022

Basebrawl Includes Actual Punches in Mariners-Angels: There was a barn burner of a brawl today in the Mariners-Angels game. Jesse Winker of the Marines was hit by a pitch, didn't like what he was hearing from the Angels bench and dove into the team throwing punches.

posted by rcade to baseball at 08:19 PM - 10 comments

June 22, 2022

CFL Pickem Week 3: Dunnigan's Beard Edition: Week 3 of the CFL season kicks off tomorrow night when undefeated Saskatchewan goes to winless Montreal. Our contest leader continues to be noted Canadian football expert rcade, 10 up on jjzucal. Make your picks while introspectively stroking your face foliage.

posted by rcade to football at 09:06 AM - 12 comments

June 15, 2022

CFL Pickem Week 2: Nathan Rourke is Rolling Edition: Week 2 of the CFL begins Thursday night when the Montreal Alouettes help the Toronto Argonauts kick off their season. I am leading our pickem after one week, 5 ahead of Jjzucal because I locked the Lions. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to football at 08:49 PM - 14 comments

June 13, 2022

NHL Playoff Pickem: Stanley Cup Finals Round: The puck drops on the Stanley Cup Finals at 8 p.m. Eastern Wednesday when the Tampa Bay Lightning visit the Colorado Avalanche. Pick the series winner, the number of games, several props, and a tiebreaker. Good luck to everyone ahead of me in the standings, which is everybody.

posted by rcade to hockey at 06:39 PM - 11 comments

June 10, 2022

Commanders Fine Jack Del Rio $100,000 for Calling January 6 a 'Dust-Up': Washington Commanders defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio has been fined $100,000 by the team for idiotic comments referring to the Jan. 6, 2021, as a minor "dustup" and saying attention should instead be focused on "riots, looting, burning" during George Floyd protests six months earlier. Head coach Ron Rivera said, "As we saw last night in the hearings, what happened on the Capitol on January 6, 2021 was an act of domestic terrorism. A group of citizens attempted to overturn the results of a free and fair election, and as a result lives were lost and the Capitol building was damaged."

posted by rcade to football at 05:34 PM - 4 comments

June 09, 2022

LeBron Wants to Own NBA Team in Vegas: The newly minted billionaire LeBron James wants his retirement from basketball to include owning an NBA team in Las Vegas. A billion won't be enough, though. The Minnesota Timberwolves sold for $1.5 billion a year ago.

posted by rcade to basketball at 05:57 PM - 0 comments

June 08, 2022

Enter the SportsFilter CFL Pickem: The Canadian Football League season begins Thursday night when Montreal travels to Calgary. Though the chicobangs Memorial has ended after 16 epic years, there will be a new contest to succeed it this season. Pick each game's winner and margin of victory, then decide whether to make each pick a lock to double your points or increase your agony of defeat. Good luck!

posted by rcade to football at 06:52 PM - 11 comments

June 07, 2022

We Were Promised Schooners: The CFL begins its 2022 season on Thursday night. Where is the Atlantic Schooners expansion team? The July 16 game between Saskatchewan and Toronto in Wolfville may be the last chance to revive the effort, writes the CFL blog 3 Down Nation.

posted by rcade to football at 11:00 AM - 1 comment

June 01, 2022

Nadal and Djokovic Can't Keep Meeting Like This: Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal met in the French Open quarterfinals last night in a four-hour four-setter that ended at 1:15 a.m. in Paris. Joe Posnanski covers the first match ever held between players with 20 grand slams, 300 grand slam matches and 1,000 matches won. "[W]henever we see Nadal and Djokovic play, we understand that there’s something personal between them, something only they fully understand, something neither one really talks about," he writes. "No two men on the ATP tour have played each other so often."

posted by rcade to tennis at 06:22 PM - 0 comments

NBA Playoff Pickem: Finals Round: The NBA Finals begin Thursday night at 9 p.m. Eastern when the Boston Celtics visit the Golden State Warriors. Pick the winner and number of games along with several prop bets and a tiebreaker. I'm leading the contest by eight over The_Black_Hand and 25 over NoMich. Good luck, ladies and germs.

posted by rcade to basketball at 04:03 PM - 28 comments

May 30, 2022

NHL Playoff Pickem: Third Round: The NHL Conference Finals begin Tuesday night when the Edmonton Oilers visit the Colorado Avalanche. On Wednesday night the Tampa Bay Lightning visit the New York Rangers. NoMich leads by four over Ic23b and 10 over Rumple. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to hockey at 06:40 PM - 14 comments

What if the Warriors Had to Beat the Celtics in the Finals?: John Tomase, NBC Sports: "Since the Warriors became the Warriors in 2015, they're 7-9 (.438) against the Celtics and 499-219 (.807) against everyone else. If you start a year later with Isaiah Thomas's first full season in Boston, when the Celtics became legitimate playoff contenders, the Dubs are just 5-9."

posted by rcade to basketball at 05:30 PM - 3 comments

May 26, 2022

Josh Donaldson Digs the Hole Deeper: After claiming that calling Tim Anderson "Jackie" was friendly -- despite a recent on-field clash between them and friction going back years -- Josh Donaldson says in an apology to Jackie Robinson's family that he's always held his name in high regard. Because of Donaldson's taunt, Yankees fans now chant "Jackie" at Anderson. Meanwhile, the MLB has its lowest percentage of Black players in 30 years.

posted by rcade to baseball at 12:35 PM - 1 comment

May 23, 2022

Roger Angell's Life in Pieces: The New Yorker remembers Roger Angell, a long presence in its pages and offices, upon his death at 101. David Remnick: "He was not only the greatest of baseball writers; he had also lived long enough to see Babe Ruth, of the Yankees, at one end of his life and Shohei Ohtani, of the Angels, at the other."

posted by rcade to baseball at 11:07 AM - 1 comment

May 22, 2022

Oh My! Mick Hubert Retires as Voice of the Gators: Mick Hubert is stepping away from the mic as Florida Gators broadcaster after calling 419 football games, 1,061 men's basketball games and 1,027 baseball games. He's the only school's broadcaster to ever call national championships in all three of those sports.

posted by rcade to general at 03:55 PM - 2 comments

May 18, 2022

Nottingham Forest Fan Attacks Sheffield United Captain: After Nottingham Forest won a first-round playoff on penalties, fans stormed the pitch and one bull-rushed Sheffield United captain Billy Sharp and headbutted him. What a way to ruin Forest needing just one more win to reach the Premiership.

posted by rcade to soccer at 07:08 PM - 0 comments

May 16, 2022

NHL Playoff Pickem: Second Round: The puck drops on the second round of the NHL playoffs tomorrow night at 7 p.m. Eastern when the Tampa Bay Lighting face the Florida Panthers. Cixelsyd leads our contest two ahead of NoMich and four ahead of ic23b. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to hockey at 07:13 PM - 10 comments

NBA Playoff Pickem: Conference Finals Edition: The conference finals of the NBA Playoffs begin Tuesday night when the Boston Celtics play the Miami Heat. A day later the Dallas Mavericks play the Golden State Warriors. I'm leading our pickem contest with ic23b 25 back and NoMich 30 back. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 05:28 PM - 11 comments

May 12, 2022

Greg Norman: LIV and Let LIV: "Look, we've all made mistakes." -- Greg Norman on Saudi Arabia and the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi

posted by rcade to golf at 10:28 AM - 9 comments

May 11, 2022

Tarik Cohen's Letter to His 17-Year-Old Self: Tarik Cohen's rise to the NFL as a running back for the Chicago Bears is only part of the story. The rest is heartbreaking. He tells it on Players' Tribune.

posted by rcade to football at 12:13 PM - 1 comment

May 04, 2022

Weirdest Pitching Ejection Ever: Madison Bumgarner was ejected after one inning by first base umpire Dan Bellino, who has a curious way of conducting a hand check.

posted by rcade to baseball at 05:21 PM - 2 comments

May 01, 2022

Arizona Coyotes Are Moving to a 5,100-Seat Arena: The Arizona Coyotes are moving next season to a not-yet-finished arena at Arizona State University that will seat 5,100 fans. During the three years it will be there, the team will compensate by charging fans much higher prices. The team hopes to get an arena deal in Tempe after Glendale commissioned a study that found the arena would generate more economic benefit if NHL hockey wasn't played there.

posted by rcade to hockey at 09:23 PM - 9 comments

Enter the SportsFilter NHL Playoff Pickem: The puck drops on the NHL playoffs Monday night at 7 p.m. Eastern when the Boston Bruins face the Carolina Hurricanes. Pick the winners of the eight playoff series and four props. The contest winner receives an official NHL game puck of their favorite team.

posted by rcade to hockey at 08:48 PM - 12 comments

NBA Playoff Pickem: Conference Semifinals Edition: The second round of the NBA playoffs are underway and picks should be made before the tipoff of Monday and Tuesday night's games. After the first round I'm in first with 98 followed by The_Black_Hand and Goyoucolts. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 02:00 PM - 20 comments