Recent Posts by rcade

November 29, 2020

NFL Won't Let Broncos Play Coach at Quarterback: The Denver Broncos will be playing practice squad wide receiver Kendall Hinton at quarterback after the NFL refused the team's request to suit up assistant coach Rob Calabrese at the position. Calabrese, the offensive quality control coach, was a backup QB at UCF from 2008-12. Hinton played QB at Wake Forest before becoming a wide receiver.

posted by rcade to football at 01:03 PM - 4 comments

November 28, 2020

Sarah Fuller Suits Up for Vanderbilt Against Missouri: Sarah Fuller, a goalkeeper on the Vanderbilt women's soccer team, has suited up for the school's football team in today's game against Missouri. No female has ever played in a football game for a power-5 school. She has two predecessors in the FBS: Katie Hnida on New Mexico from 2002-03 and April Goss on Kent State from 2012-15. The game began at Noon Eastern on the SEC Network.

posted by rcade to football at 12:13 PM - 13 comments

November 24, 2020

NFL Pickem Week 12: Turducken Edition: NFL week 12 begins with three games on Thanksgiving: two turkeys (Washington/Dallas and Houston/Detroit) and a nightcap sending Baltimore to 10-0 Pittsburgh. There's a new leader in our NFL Pickem, as Cixelsyd scores 65 to go seven points over Rcade. NoMich is in third down 32. Bender wins the week with 80. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to football at 09:36 PM - 25 comments

November 18, 2020

NFL Pickem Week 11: Hail Murray Edition: Week 11 of the imperiled NFL season begins Thursday night with the Arizona Cardinals visiting the Seattle Seahawks. Our contest is led by Rcade (who?) with 697. Cixelsyd is 10 back and NoMich 30 back. Make your picks, prognosticators.

posted by rcade to football at 08:00 PM - 23 comments

Robinson Cano Suspended for 2021 Season Over PEDs: New York Mets star Robinson Cano has been suspended by Major League Baseball for the entire 2021 season because he tested positive for the performance-enhancing drug stanozolol. This was his second positive PED test, following a 2018 test that cost him 80 games. Cano, 38, forfeits his $24 million salary. Cano's an eight-time All Star who won a World Series with the New York Yankees in 2009.

posted by rcade to baseball at 04:55 PM - 2 comments

November 11, 2020

NFL Pickem Week 10: What Happened to the Bucs Edition: Week 10 of the NFL season starts Thursday night when the Colts visit the Titans. Make your picks!

posted by rcade to football at 10:15 PM - 17 comments

November 05, 2020

NFL Pickem Week 9: Undefeated Steelers Edition: The second half of the NFL season begins tonight with the Packers at the Niners. In our contest, the top three are Cixelsyd, myself (1 back) and Jagsnumberone (24 back). Make your picks.

posted by rcade to football at 09:03 AM - 17 comments

October 28, 2020

NFL Pickem Week 8: Don't Score Todd Edition: Week 8 of the NFL season kicks off Thursday night with the Atlanta Falcons visiting the Carolina Panthers. In our contest, Cixelsyd leads with 533 over Rcade at 512 and Truthhurts at 488. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to football at 09:58 PM - 21 comments

Dodgers Player Learns Covid-19 Test Was Positive During World Series Clincher: Los Angeles Dodgers player Justin Turner tested positive for the coronavirus, a fact learned during Tuesday's World Series-clinching game. Turner was pulled from the game in the eighth after the dugout got word of his test. He and his teammates ignored the need for him to isolate himself and he was seen celebrating on the field and in the locker room. "A superspreader event on live TV," an MLB GM texted ESPN. "Welcome to 2020."

posted by rcade to baseball at 09:58 AM - 7 comments

October 21, 2020

NFL Pickem Week 7: Tank for Trevor Edition: The seventh week of the NFL season begins Thursday night with the New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles meeting as two of the league's seven one-win teams. Only the winless New York Jets are winless. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to football at 09:05 PM - 19 comments

October 17, 2020

NFL Pickem Week 6: Chase Claypool Edition: Week 6 of the NFL begins on Sunday, three days later than planned, with the slate of early games at 1 p.m. Eastern. Cixelsyd continues to lead our contest with 415, followed by me at 406 and Jagsnumberone at 371. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to football at 02:32 PM - 14 comments

October 07, 2020

NFL Pickem Week 5: Undefeated Bills Edition: Week 5 of the NFL season kicks off Wednesday night when Tom Brady's Tampa Bay Buccaneers visit some unsatisfying quarterback's Chicago Bears. Our contest is led by Cixelsyd with 364, followed by Tron7 and Rcade with 338. Make your picks and don't hug anybody.

posted by rcade to football at 05:43 PM - 34 comments

October 06, 2020

NHL Playoff Pickem Champion: Geneparmesan: The Stanley Cup was hoisted this year by the Tampa Bay Lightning, victorious in six games over the Dallas Stars. The second-most storied competition in the NHL season, the SportsFilter NHL Playoff Pickem, is metaphorically held aloft by Geneparmesan, who took the lead in round 2 and never gave it back. Second place goes to Cixelsyd and the coveted Costanza is claimed by Rumple.

posted by rcade to hockey at 08:29 PM - 6 comments

September 30, 2020

NFL Pickem Week 4: Let Russ Cook Edition: Week 4 of the infectious NFL season begins tonight as the 0-3 Denver Broncos visit the 0-3 New York Jets. Make your picks.

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

September 29, 2020

NBA Playoff Pickem: NBA Finals Lakers vs. Heat: The NBA Finals begin Wednesday night at 9 p.m. Eastern when the Los Angeles Lakers play the Miami heat. For the NBA Playoff Pickem, predict the series winner, games required, six props and a tiebreaker. Howard_T leads the contest by 11 over NoMich. Cixelsyd won the week with 25. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 09:26 AM - 5 comments

September 24, 2020

NFL Pickem Week 3: Pay Dak Prescott Edition: Week 3 of the injurious NFL season begins tonight when the Dolphins visit the Jaguars on Thursday Night Football. In our contest, Truthhurts moves into first with 192, going 7-out-of-7 on locks. NoMich falls to second with 186 and Jagsnumberone is in third with 184. Tron7 wins the week with 116, getting every game except for the Colts over the Vikings. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to football at 08:41 AM - 22 comments

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 - 11 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 - 22 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