Recent Posts by rcade

September 20, 2020

NFL Pickem Week 2: Chiefs Are Still Good Edition: The second week of the undercrowded NFL season begins Thursday night when the Cincinnati Bengals play the Cleveland Browns. In the SportsFilter NFL Pickem, NoMich opens in the lead with 90, followed by Jagsnumberone with 89 and Bender with 81. Ic23b's week was the stuff of nightmare with five broken locks. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to football at 12:42 PM - 25 comments

September 19, 2020

St. Louis City SC Sells 50,000 Season Ticket Deposits in 24 Hours: MLS expansion club St. Louis City SC sold 30,000 season ticket deposits within 15 minutes of making them available and 50,000 over the first 24 hours, the biggest haul in league history. The club begins play in 2023 and is building a $250-million soccer stadium downtown. The "SC" in the name stands for both Soccer Club and Soccer Capital, a reference to the city's long history in the sport going back to 1875.

posted by rcade to soccer at 09:19 AM - 2 comments

September 18, 2020

NHL Playoff Pickem: Stanley Cup Finals: The Stanley Cup Finals drop the puck at 7:30 p.m. Eastern on Saturday when the Dallas Stars face the Tampa Bay Lightning. Never before has the NHL come down to two Sun Belt teams. For the NHL Playoff Pickem, predict the series winner and games required, six props and a tiebreaker. Geneparmesan leads with 171, 23 over Cixelsyd. Good luck!

posted by rcade to hockey at 11:06 PM - 10 comments

September 17, 2020

NBA Playoff Pickem: Make Your Conference Finals Picks: The first game of the Western Conference finals begins at 9 p.m. Eastern Friday when the Denver Nuggets play the Los Angeles Lakers. Make your picks in that series along with any props you've saved for the Nuggets/Lakers series.

posted by rcade to basketball at 06:56 PM - 18 comments

September 15, 2020

The Analyst Behind the Analyst in an NFL Broadcast Booth: The Ringer covers an aspect of sports broadcasting I'd never heard about before -- the use of spotters who give the booth crew an extra set of eyes. "In 2003, [Gary] Danielson flipped on [David] Moulton’s Fort Myers, Florida, sports radio show when he was caught in traffic. He was struck by how Moulton broke down a game that Danielson had called on TV that weekend. 'I go, Wow, this guy knows a lot,' Danielson said. In 2006, he gave Moulton a one-week tryout in the CBS booth. Moulton has stood at Danielson’s right ever since."

posted by rcade to football at 07:40 PM - 2 comments

September 08, 2020

Join SportsFilter's Fantasy Premier League: The Premier League begins Saturday after the shortest off-season ever when Fulham visits Arsenal in the 7:30 a.m. Eastern match. Our Fantasy Premier League has returned. Use the link to join or enter the code "qp1a3j" when prompted. If you've never played, this is a non-draft league where you pick any EPL players within a set budget and add and remove players all season long based on a cost determined by how many other owners are adding or dropping them.

posted by rcade to soccer at 02:27 PM - 3 comments

September 07, 2020

Enter SportsFilter's NFL Pickem: The NFL regular season begins Thursday night when the Houston Texans visit the Kansas City Chiefs. SportsFilter's NFL Pickem has returned with a first prize of an official NFL game ball ($120 value). Pick the winners and margins of victory on all 16 opening games and make as many as you dare into stone cold lead pipe locks. Good luck to all teams, but especially Jacksonville.

posted by rcade to football at 06:05 PM - 23 comments

September 06, 2020

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em Round 2 Leader: Geneparmesan: The conference finals of the Stanley Cup playoffs begin Sunday at 8 p.m. Eastern as the Dallas Stars face the Vegas Golden Knights. The New York Islanders play the Tampa Bay Lightning 24 hours later. In SportsFilter's pick 'em, Geneparmesan has jumped into first over Cixelsyd after scoring 47 by getting three series and the goalscorer and goalie props. Make your picks!

posted by rcade to hockey at 10:36 AM - 12 comments

September 03, 2020

NBA Playoff Pick 'Em Round 1 Leaders: Cixelsyd and Howard_T: The final first-round series is over and the Houston Rockets face the Los Angeles Lakers Friday night at 9:00 p.m. Eastern in the second round. Pick the winner of the series before the game starts and any props not yet selected. Cixelsyd and Howard_T lead the SportsFilter Pick 'Em after round 1.

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

August 31, 2020

Jaguars Release Leonard Fournette: For a year I've been waging a one-man campaign to convince people on the Internet that Leonard Fournette wasn't that bad really. That was for naught. The Jacksonville Jaguars waived Fournette today, getting nothing in return for the fourth overall pick in the 2017 draft. The team's running backs are Chris Thompson, Ryquell Armstead and Devine Ozigbo.

posted by rcade to football at 09:42 AM - 8 comments

August 30, 2020

Jaguars Trade Ngakoue to Vikings for 2nd- and 5th-Round Picks: The Jacksonville Jaguars finally found a buyer for defensive end Yannick Ngakoue. The Minnesota Vikings picked him up for a second-round pick in 2021 and a fifth-round pick in 2022 that becomes a fourth-round pick if he makes the Pro Bowl and a third-round pick if the Vikes win the Super Bowl. Ngakoue had 37.5 sacks for Jacksonville, putting him second all time for the team despite playing just four seasons.

posted by rcade to football at 09:19 AM - 3 comments

August 26, 2020

Milwaukee Bucks Boycott Game 5 of Playoff Series: The Milwaukee Bucks refused to take the court Wednesday for the 4 p.m. playoff game against the Orlando Magic to protest the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin on Sunday. "We're tired of the killings and the injustice," Bucks guard George Hill told The Undefeated.

posted by rcade to basketball at 04:36 PM - 23 comments

August 23, 2020

NBA Playoff Pick 'Em Round 1 Scores (in Progress): The Boston Celtics have drawn first blood in the NBA playoffs, sending the Philadelphia 76ers out of the bubble in four games. Scores are updated in the NBA Playoff Pick 'Em.

posted by rcade to basketball at 05:51 PM - 5 comments

August 22, 2020

NBA Pick 'Em Champion: NoMich: The SportsFilter Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em champion for 2019-20 is NoMich, who wins by eight points over Ufez Jones. The coveted Costanza is claimed by Scooby10672. Thank you for playing and see you next season, which might not be that far off.

posted by rcade to basketball at 01:32 PM - 7 comments

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em Round 2: Round 2 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs begins tonight at 8 p.m. when the Dallas Stars and Colorado Avalanche resume their postseason rivalry. Cixelsyd leads our NHL Playoff Pick 'Em with 86 points, 9 ahead of Geneparmesan. Make your picks by the time each series drops the puck.

posted by rcade to hockey at 12:05 PM - 12 comments

August 20, 2020

Thom Brennaman Makes Anti-Gay Comment on Hot Mic During Reds Game: Unaware he was on a hot mic, Cincinnati Reds announcer Thom Brennaman made a particularly nasty anti-gay comment on the air during Wednesday night's broadcast. He later made a distraught apology on the air, left the broadcast and was suspended. Neither he nor Fox Sports has revealed which city was the capital he referenced.

posted by rcade to baseball at 01:20 AM - 7 comments

August 19, 2020

NHL Playoff Pickem Round 1 Scores (in Progress): With two teams advancing to the second round (Lightning over Blue Jackets and Golden Knights over Blackhawks) and some teams getting shutouts or topping 5 goals, the NHL Playoff Pick 'Em has been updated with live scoring for Round 1. Follow the link to see how you're doing so far.

posted by rcade to hockey at 06:21 PM - 2 comments

August 17, 2020

CFL Cancels 2020 Season: The Canadian Football League has cancelled its 2020 season after the government of Canada refused to loan the league $30 million to offset expected losses if it operated without fans in attendance. A 2021 return is planned. The CFL, unlike the NFL, is highly dependent on ticket sales for revenue.

posted by rcade to football at 03:25 PM - 3 comments

August 16, 2020

Enter SportsFilter's NBA Playoff Pick 'Em: The NBA playoffs begin Monday with four games so the annual NBA Playoff Pick 'Em is tipping off. Pick the eight teams that will advance out of the first round and the number of games each series takes along with four prop bets. The winner over the entire playoffs receives a New Era 59Fifty cap of their favorite NBA team.

posted by rcade to basketball at 07:44 PM - 15 comments

August 12, 2020

NBA Pick 'Em Week 24: All the Marbles Edition: The NBA regular season enters its final week in August (!) with eight games Wednesday through Friday on TNT and ESPN. In the SportsFilter Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em, NoMich leads Ufez Jones by 29 and the race for the coveted Costanza has a margin of only two points. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 10:48 AM - 10 comments

August 11, 2020

Enter SportsFilter's NHL Playoff Pick 'Em: The NHL playoffs begin Wednesday night with five games. Our annual NHL Playoff Pick 'Em has returned. Pick the eight teams that will advance out of the first round and the number of games each series will require along with four prop bets. The winner over the entire playoffs receives a New Era 59Fifty cap of their favorite NHL team.

posted by rcade to hockey at 12:33 AM - 20 comments

August 04, 2020

NBA Pick 'Em Week 23: Bubble Yum Edition: Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 02:31 PM - 12 comments

August 03, 2020

The Rock Just Bought the XFL: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and an investor group have purchased the XFL for $15 million. The league filed for bankruptcy in April. Vince McMahon invested $200 million in the league's 2020 relaunch, which drew 1.9 million TV viewers per game.

posted by rcade to football at 11:53 AM - 4 comments

August 02, 2020

Red Sox Pitcher Rodriguez Out for Season Due to Coronavirus: Boston Red Sox ace Eduardo Rodriguez is out for the season because of myocarditis, inflammation of the heart likely caused by coronavirus.

posted by rcade to baseball at 11:24 AM - 0 comments

August 01, 2020

Monday Night Football Has New Crew: If there's a season in 2020, ESPN's Monday Night Football will feature Steve Levy calling the games with Brian Griese and Louis Riddick on color commentary.

posted by rcade to football at 04:50 PM - 0 comments