Recent Posts by rcade

December 01, 2022

NFL Pickem Week 13: Going for 2 to Win Edition: Things might be looking grim for your fantasy football team but you're never on the brink of elimination in the SportsFilter NFL Pickem. As Buffalo faces New England in the Thursday night BezosBowl to begin the 13th week of the NFL season, Truthhurts remains atop the contest but NoMich has pulled to within 17 after a monster 118-point week. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to football at 09:31 AM - 18 comments

November 23, 2022

NFL Pickem Week 12: Turducken Edition: There's an above average slate of games on Thanksgiving with the Giants/Cowboys, Bills/Lions and Patriots/Vikings. In the pickem I drop out of second and the top three become Truthhurts, NoMich and a tie between Tommybiden and myself. Jagsnumberone wins the Jaguars bye week with 104 points. Make your picks and pass the turkey.

posted by rcade to football at 09:47 PM - 19 comments

November 19, 2022

CFL Pickem Grey Cup Edition: The Toronto Argonauts face the Winnipeg Blue Bombers at Mosaic Stadium in Saskatchewan Sunday in the Grey Cup. There's a new leader as Cixelsyd rockets into first place after scoring 77 during the playoff finals round. Pick the winner, spread, three props and a tiebreaker. Good luck!

posted by rcade to football at 08:01 PM - 8 comments

November 15, 2022

NFL Pickem Week 11: Jeff Sunday Edition: The Titans visit the Packers Thursday to open week 11 of the NFL season. In our contest, the top three remain Truthhurts, myself and Tommybiden. Howard_T wins the week with 67. The_Black_Hand tries the lock 'em all strategy again to different results. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to football at 08:34 PM - 17 comments

November 14, 2022

NBA Pickem Week 3: Round Mound of Rebound Edition: There's a six-game national TV slate in the NBA that begins Tuesday night on TNT with Chuck, Charles, Kenny and Ernie. In the NBA Pickem, Rumple holds onto first with 95, followed by me at 83 and Ufez Jones at 70. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 10:01 PM - 8 comments

November 12, 2022

CFL Pickem Playoff Finals Edition: Montreal visits Toronto and B.C. visits Winnipeg in the CFL Playoff Finals on Sunday. Our season-long pickem has a new leader as jagsnumberone scores 45 to take the lead, with ic23b second six back and deposed leader rcade eight behind. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to football at 03:45 PM - 8 comments

November 10, 2022

NFL Pickem Week 10: J-E-T-S Jets Jets Jets Edition: The Falcons and Panthers play tonight on Amazon to open week 10 of the NFL season. Truthhurts holds onto first in the pickem with myself in second and Tommybiden third. The_Black_Hand wins the week with 96 after locking every single game and only losing two. Onwards and upwards.

posted by rcade to football at 09:28 AM - 20 comments

November 08, 2022

NBA Pickem Week 2: Lottery Lakers Edition: The national NBA slate is light this week -- just two games Wednesday and one more Friday, all on ESPN -- so an NBA TV Friday night game between the Nuggets and Celtics is also included in the pickem. Our leader after week 1 is Rumple with 55 points. Make picks with more accuracy than the Lakers shooting threes.

posted by rcade to basketball at 07:21 PM - 12 comments

November 05, 2022

CFL Pickem: Playoff Semifinals Edition: The CFL Pickem continues into Sunday's playoff games. Hamilton plays Montreal and Calgary plays B.C. I'm in first followed by Cixelsyd and Ic23b. Jagsnumberone won the week with 30. Pick the game winners for 10 points and three prop bets on players for 5 points each. Make your selections.

posted by rcade to football at 12:34 PM - 10 comments

November 03, 2022

NFL Pickem Week 9: Lost Vegas Edition: The NFL returns tonight on Amazon with the undefeated Philadelphia Eagles visiting the Tennessee Titans. Truthhurts continues to lead the pickem with Bender and Tommybiden in second and third place. Tron7 wins the week with 90. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to football at 02:17 PM - 25 comments

November 02, 2022

Dan Snyder May Be Selling Washington Commanders: Dan Snyder has recruited Bank of America to sell the Washington Commanders, according to Forbes. The sale could be for the entire team or a minority stake. He's already received four inquiries. Snyder is the third owner of the team since its 1932 founding as the Boston Braves.

posted by rcade to football at 11:29 AM - 3 comments

October 31, 2022

Enter the SportsFilter NBA Pickem: The SportsFilter NBA Pickem has returned, offering a chance to pick the games that air on ABC, ESPN and TNT. There are six games this week starting with a Tuesday night doubleheader on TNT of Bulls/Nets and Wolves/Suns. Make your picks!

posted by rcade to basketball at 06:51 PM - 12 comments

October 27, 2022

CFL Pickem Week 21: Nothing to Clinch Edition: The second-to-last week of the CFL's regular season begins Friday night when B.C. heads to Winnipeg. So much of the playoff seedings are decided that it's a week with few strong favorites. My grip on first in the CFL Pickem continues to slip as Cixelsyd outscores me by 11 and pulls within 24. Make your picks, clinchers and clenchers.

posted by rcade to football at 08:03 PM - 13 comments

Matt Haughey Previews the NWSL Championship Game: The Portland Thorns are playing the Kansas City Current Saturday for the NWSL Championship. SportsFilter primogenitor mathowie offers his preview of the game. He's a Thorns season ticket holder but I'm not entirely sure he wants them to win.

posted by rcade to soccer at 07:56 PM - 1 comment

NFL Pickem Week 8: Retirement Looking Pretty Good Edition: Week 8 of the NFL begins tonight when the Baltimore Ravens visit the flailing Tom Brady Buccaneers. Truthhurts remains atop the pickem with Bender rising to second by winning the week and Cixelsyd dropping to third. Make your picks and never choose the Bucs in your survivor pool.

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

October 21, 2022

Panthers Trade Christian McCaffrey to 49ers: The San Francisco 49ers gave a huge draft haul -- a second, third and fourth rounder in 2023 and fifth rounder in 2024 -- to the Carolina Panthers for running back Christian McCaffrey. The 26-year-old is fourth in yards from scrimmage this season. In 2019 he became the third player in NFL history to top 1,000 yards rushing and receiving in a season.

posted by rcade to football at 09:52 AM - 6 comments

CFL Pickem Week 20: Crossover Rule Edition: The second-to-last week of the CFL regular season kicks off tonight with Ottawa vs. Hamilton. I'm holding on to first in the CFL Pickem by a shrinking margin. Cixelsyd is in second. The_Black_Hand wins the week. Make your picks and keep an eye on those fourth- and third-place teams.

posted by rcade to football at 09:14 AM - 10 comments

October 20, 2022

NFL Pickem Week 7: Drag Russell Wilson Edition: It's already week 7 in the NFL. The Amazon run of meh games continues tonight when the Saints visit the Cardinals. The top three in our pickem remains the same: Truthhurts, Cixelsyd, Goyoucolts. Ufez Jones wins the week with 62, scoring 46 of those points in the final five games. Make your picks and if you run into Russell Wilson, tell him to just be a human willya.

posted by rcade to football at 10:42 AM - 25 comments

October 13, 2022

NFL Pickem Week 6: Roughing the Passer Edition: Week 6 of the NFL season kicks off tonight when the Washington Commanders visit the Chicago Bears. Truthhurts moves into first place with 314 followed by Cixelsyd at 312 and Goyoucolts at 309. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to football at 10:58 AM - 21 comments

CFL Pickem Week 19: Defence with a C Edition: With three weeks left in the regular season, the Tiger-Cats and Redblacks are playing games Friday night to keep their playoff hopes alive. I'm holding on to first in the pickem but after my 5-point debacle of a week, Jagsnumberone and Cixelsyd are 48 back. Make your selections.

posted by rcade to football at 09:40 AM - 11 comments

October 11, 2022

Fans Can't Believe Two Roughing the Passer Calls : A fantastic strip-sack by Chris Jones of Daniel Carr was negated in the Chiefs/Raiders game by a roughing the passer call. Jones had the ball in his hands when he landed on Carr. His other hand attempted to brace the fall, but the call is not reviewable. A roughing call from a sack of Tom Brady also is raising hackles.

posted by rcade to football at 08:57 AM - 4 comments

October 07, 2022

MLB's New Playoff Format Debuts Today: The 12-team postseason in Major League Baseball begins today. Gone is the potential heartbreak of playoff elimination after a single game. There's now four three-game wild card series. But there's a new heartbreak: The four lower-ranked wild card teams get no home games in the round. The playoffs also drop the man-on-second extra inning rule.

posted by rcade to baseball at 08:51 AM - 12 comments

CFL Pickem Week 18: Thanksgiving Edition: Week 18 of the CFL season begins tonight with Riders/Tabbies and ends with Redblacks/Als on the annual day in which Americans gather together to ask one another, "Why is Canada celebrating Thanksgiving in October?" I'm thankful to be in first place, followed by Ic23b 47 back. The_Black_Hand wins the week with a mighty 56. Make your picks and enjoy your Nanaimo bars.

posted by rcade to football at 07:49 AM - 10 comments

October 06, 2022

NFL Pickem Week 5: NFC Beast Edition: The Indianapolis Colts visit the Denver Broncos tonight to kick off week 5 of the NFL season. The NFC East is looking unusually strong so far with the undefeated Eagles and 3-1 Cowboys and Giants. Goyoucolts takes first place with Florida Man second and Tommybiden third. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to football at 10:24 AM - 24 comments

September 29, 2022

Jimmy Kimmel Was Once Banned from Monday Night Football: Jimmy Kimmel appeared on the Cowboys-Giants ESPN broadcast this week, causing an old SportsFilter post to get thousands of visitors searching for the question, "Why did Jimmy Kimmel get banned from Monday Night Football?"

posted by rcade to football at 04:42 PM - 3 comments