Recent Posts by rcade

October 01, 2023

Track and Field Official Struck by Hammer Throw: An official at the Asian Games broke his leg when he was struck by an errant hammer throw during competition. After the 16-pound flying ball from Kuwait's Ali Zankawi went far left and went into the netting and then hit Huang Qinhua, 62, Zankawi ran to the official and created a makeshift tourniquet with his hands to stop the bleeding. Video of the incident.

posted by rcade to olympics at 03:17 PM - 0 comments

September 28, 2023

CFL Pickem Week 17: Indigenous Edition: There are Friday and Saturday doubleheaders in the CFL this weekend, beginning tomorrow with 12-1 Toronto at 10-4 Winnipeg, a game that would be more interesting if any team in the East was close to the Argonauts. I'm in first place by 18 over Ic23b. Make your picks and join the CFL in recognition of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Saturday.

posted by rcade to football at 11:08 PM - 7 comments

September 27, 2023

NFL Pickem Week 4: 70 Point Edition: The Lions visit the Packers Thursday night with both teams 2-1 for their first divisional clash of the Jordan Love era. Tommybiden and Ic23b are tied for first place. Nobody had the Dolphins by 50 over the Bears. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to football at 11:56 PM - 30 comments

September 22, 2023

CFL Pickem Week 16: Elks on Fire Edition: There's a Friday night doubleheader to start the Canadian football weekend tonight. Ic23b now leads by 14 points in the pickem, which pains me to report. Make your picks and watch out for rampaging Elk.

posted by rcade to football at 12:53 PM - 8 comments

September 20, 2023

NFL Pickem Week 3: Season-Ending Injury Edition: The New York Giants travel to the San Francisco 49ers Thursday night to begin week 3 of the NFL season. Tommybiden leads the NFL Pickem by 7 over Ic23b, who won the week with 108 points. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to football at 11:44 PM - 22 comments

September 14, 2023

Max Scherzer Likely to Miss Playoffs Too: Texas Rangers pitcher Max Scherzer has a teres major strain (never heard of that) and will miss the rest of the regular season and "likely" the playoffs as well, general manager Chris Young said. The Rangers are a game behind Houston in the AL West race and in second in the wild card race, with Seattle and Toronto close enough to potentially keep them out of the postseason.

posted by rcade to baseball at 01:01 PM - 8 comments

September 13, 2023

NFL Pickem Week 2: David After Dentist Edition: The NFL season without Aaron Rodgers begins Thursday night when the Vikings play the Eagles. The leader of the NFL Pickem out of the gate is Tommybiden, who scored 86 points. Nobody had the Cowboys over the Giants by anything close to 40. Everyone had the Vikings over the Bucs.

posted by rcade to football at 11:34 PM - 24 comments

CFL Pickem Week 15: Placeholder Headline Edition: The CFL returns with doubleheaders on Friday and Saturday nights. Ic23b continues to lead the pickem by four points. Make your picks!

posted by rcade to football at 10:51 PM - 7 comments

September 08, 2023

Blackhawks to Retire Number 7 Jersey: Pearl Jam held a concert at the United Center and a hockey tribute broke out. Chris Chelios learned from his friend Eddie Vedder on stage that his Chicago Blackhawks jersey is being retired. Watch on YouTube.

posted by rcade to hockey at 12:40 PM - 0 comments

CFL Pickem Week 14: Saturday Tripleheader Edition: There’s a game tonight and another three on Saturday in Canada. Since there’s no other football being played at those times you might as well watch. Ic23b has overtaken me for first place despite us picking the same teams to win, which is, if I may speak Canadian for a moment, neat.

posted by rcade to football at 10:35 AM - 6 comments

September 05, 2023

Enter the SportsFilter NFL Pickem: The season-long NFL Pickem has returned for an 18th year! Starting Thursday night when the former Portsmouth Spartans face the former Dallas Texans, pick the winners, the spread and optionally lock the games to double your points in victory and sorely regret your life choices in defeat. First prize is the official NFL football you've wanted but would never buy for yourself because have you looked at the price?

posted by rcade to football at 05:06 PM - 20 comments

September 01, 2023

CFL Pickem Week 13: Labour With a U Edition: The CFL gets a late start to the week as B.C. visits Montreal on Saturday night. Winnipeg goes to Saskatchewan on Sunday and then there's a Labour Day doubleheader of Toronto/Hamilton and Edmonton/Calgary. I hold on to first in the CFL Pickem with Ic23b winning the week and 14 points back. Happy Labo(u)r Day!

posted by rcade to football at 11:11 PM - 7 comments

August 31, 2023

Play NFL Survivor on RunYourPool: Last year I finally succumbed to the lure of a Survivor Pool, where you pick one winner each week, can't pick that team again for the season and stay in the running until you lose. Use the link to enter the pool I joined. It's $10 per entry and you can buy multiple entries. This pool begins in week 2.

posted by rcade to football at 01:06 PM - 3 comments

92,000 Fans Attend Women's Volleyball Match: The Nebraska Cornhuskers women's volleyball team has set a new attendance record for a women's sporting event at 92,003, breaking the record of 91,648 set in 2022 by a Champion's League match and the U.S. record of 90,185 in 1999 at the Women's World Cup Final between the US and China. All the Nebraska attendance was paid. "It's incredible. I don't have enough words to describe it," said Nebraska middle blocker Andi Jackson.

posted by rcade to other at 10:51 AM - 2 comments

August 30, 2023

Coach Prime Decimated the Roster in Colorado: Deion Sanders has 86 new players on his roster in Colorado including 53 incoming transfers, the most ever in college football. Only 10 scholarship athletes survived the purge. Former FSU defensive coordinator Mickey Andrews, a Sanders mentor who played under Alabama legend Paul "Bear" Bryant, said, "It reminded me so much of Coach Bryant. His deal was you get in or you get out. He wasn't going to have a meeting and try to encourage you to join his team."

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

August 23, 2023

CFL Pickem Week 12: Edmonton Triumphant Edition: The Montreal Alouettes face the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in Thursday night's opener to week 12 of the CFL season, the only matchup between two teams with winning records. On Sunday the Ottawa Redblacks visit the Edmonton Elks, who are seeking their second win in a row. I have taken the lead in the pickem over Tommybiden after predicting that Elks victory.

posted by rcade to football at 11:43 PM - 11 comments

Chicago White Sox Fire GM, Vice President: The Chicago White Sox have fired executive vice president Ken Williams and general manager Rick Hahn, parting with 31- and 21-year employees who were with the team for the 2005 World Series victory over the Houston Astros and a lot of bad baseball ever since. The Sox have only reached the postseason three times since that championship and are a dismal 49-77 this season.

posted by rcade to baseball at 05:27 PM - 0 comments

August 22, 2023

Jon Rahm: Golf Fans Are Mouthy About Gambling: After reports that a gambling golf spectator yelled at a golfer hoping to cause him to miss a putt, Jon Rahm said gambling-related talk is heard during every round they play. "That happens way more often than you guys may hear," Rahm told reporters. "In golf, spectators are very close, and even if they're not directly talking to you, they're close enough to where if they say to their buddy, 'I bet you 10 bucks he's going to miss it,' you hear it."

posted by rcade to golf at 10:03 PM - 1 comment

August 21, 2023

Gambler: Phil Mickelson Wagered Over $300 Million Dollars: Sports gambler Billy Walters has a new memoir out that describes his five-year betting partnership with Phil Mickelson and the staggering extent of the golfer's wagering. Walters claims that Mickelson bet $110,000 to win $100,000 over 1,100 times, bet $220,000 to win $200,000 over 850 times and averaged nine bets a day in one year.

posted by rcade to golf at 05:10 PM - 1 comment

August 19, 2023

Worst Thing That Ever Happened is Good for Women's Soccer, Says Nancy Armour: "For much of the game’s infancy – and, make no mistake, with the first World Cup not played until 1991, infancy still applies – the USWNT has been soccer’s equivalent of an eclipse blocking out the sun," writes USA Today columnist Nancy Armour. "It's one thing to aspire to greatness, and invest accordingly, and quite another to know it's within your reach. Countries that might have been reluctant to increase their spending or devote resources to a domestic professional league, feeling the World Cup or Olympics was going to end the same way, anyway, might reconsider when they know the USWNT is no longer keeping the keys to the trophy case."

posted by rcade to soccer at 09:49 PM - 3 comments

August 18, 2023

Atlanta Braves Looking Like Best Offense in MLB History: After 120 games the Atlanta Braves are on pace for 313 home runs, which would break the all-time record of the 2019 Minnesota Twins by 6. They also have a team OPS+ of 122, one shy of the record held by the 2017 Houston Asterisks. "Every night someone new is gonna get you," an American League hitter told Fox Sports. "Or all of them get you, and then you're fucked."

posted by rcade to baseball at 07:23 PM - 1 comment

August 16, 2023

CFL Pickem Week 11: Nathan Rourke Edition: There are no cruelty laws in Canada that can stop Edmonton from playing football. The Elks travel to Hamilton for a Thursday night matchup to start the CFL weekend. In the pickem I win the week with 90 points but still trail first-place Tommybiden by 4. Make your picks and say your prayers and someday maybe Nathan Rourke will play for your hometown team.

posted by rcade to football at 11:16 PM - 10 comments

August 15, 2023

Last ATP Player Ranked in the 1990s Retires: Feliciano Lopez of Spain has retired from tennis at age 41 after 26 seasons as a pro. He has the record for 79 straight major appearances, a 20-year span that began at Roland Garros in 2002 and ended with Roland Garros in 2022. He was also the last active ATP player to have been ranked in the last century. He has more wins on grass than countryman Rafa Nadal.

posted by rcade to tennis at 07:34 PM - 1 comment

August 14, 2023

Lawsuit: The Tuohy Family Robbed Michael Oher Blind: Everyone knows the heart-warming story of how the affluent southerners Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy adopted Michael Oher out of homelessness and poverty and he became a star offensive lineman at the University of Mississippi and Baltimore Ravens. Oher's newly filed lawsuit alleges that they didn't adopt him, but they did trick him into signing a conservatorship that has enabled the Tuohys and their two biological children to earn millions in royalties from The Blind Side movie and related projects while Oher didn't see a penny.

posted by rcade to football at 05:34 PM - 5 comments

August 12, 2023

Player Ratings Out for NBA 2K24: Basketball writer Cameron Tabatabaie has the overall player ratings for the upcoming videogame NBA 2K24. The 94-point players are Kawhi Leonard, Damian Lillard and Devin Booker; 95-point players Luka Doncic, Jayson Tatum and Jimmy Butler; and 96-point players Giannis Antetokounmpo, LeBron James, Joel Embiid, Kevin Durant and Steph Curry. Above them all at 98 points is Nikola Jokic, who has never stood atop the game's ratings before a release.

posted by rcade to basketball at 02:04 PM - 0 comments