Recent Posts by rcade

February 23, 2021

Jeff Bezos Looking at Buying Washington Football Team: Jeff Bezos is interested in becoming owner of Washington Football Team, according to documents obtained by Front Office Sports, a business news site covering sports. The documents indicate that Bezos' attorney spoke to an investment bank leading an effort to sell a chunk of the team and urge Dan Snyder to sell.

posted by rcade to football at 01:55 PM - 9 comments

NBA Pickem Week 10: Dr J Takes the Shot Edition: There are 11 TV games in the NBA this week, beginning tonight with a TNT doubleheader of Celtics/Mavericks and Blazers/Nuggets. ESPN flexed out of Thursday's Raptors/Heat game to show Warriors/Pacers instead. In our contest, NoMich leads by 85 over Goyoucolts, who wins the week with 68. Make your picks and be like Dr. J.

posted by rcade to basketball at 08:47 AM - 12 comments

February 18, 2021

Eagles Trade Carson Wentz to Colts: Quarterback roulette continues in the NFL. The Philadelphia Eagles traded Carson Wentz to the Indianapolis Colts for a 2021 third-round pick and 2022 conditional second-rounder that could become a first. The condition is whether Wentz plays at least 75 percent of the team's snaps (70 percent if Indy makes the playoffs). It'll be interesting to see how much time Wentz holds a clipboard instead of a football during games that aren't too close.

posted by rcade to football at 12:07 PM - 4 comments

February 15, 2021

NFL Playoff Pickem Champion: Rumple: After a Super Bowl in which the top three players all picked the Kansas City Chiefs, the SportsFilter NFL Playoff Pickem has been won by the player who led in the previous round. Rumple scores 102, three ahead of Howard_T and 13 ahead of Ic23b, who picked the Bucs and scored 30. Tahoemoj claims the coveted Costanza.

posted by rcade to football at 04:45 PM - 13 comments

NBA Pickem Week 9: Rebuild the Pistons Edition: There are 11 TV games in the NBA this week, beginning with a Tuesday night TNT doubleheader of Pelicans/Grizzlies and Nets/Suns. ESPN flexed out of Thursday's Mavericks/Rockets game to show Jazz/Clippers instead. In our contest, NoMich leads by 37 over Cixelsyd. I win the week with 60. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 03:57 PM - 12 comments

February 09, 2021

Rescue Dog Charity Begun by WTA Tennis Player: The NFL Pickem champion Truthhurts asked that a charity donation be made instead of sending him an official NFL football. A donation is being made to A Lending Paw, a charity begun by Jessica Pegula, a WTA tennis player and the daughter of the owners of the Buffalo Bills and Sabres. The group rescues dogs and trains them as service animals for people who need them.

posted by rcade to football at 05:59 PM - 10 comments

February 08, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 8: Bucks Are Back Edition: There are a whopping 11 national TV games on the NBA slate this week, beginning with a TNT doubleheader Tuesday night and ending with an ESPN doubleheader Sunday night. My Dallas Mavericks are all over the sked, playing the Hawks, Pelicans and Blazers. In the Pickem, NoMich keeps the lead but Cixelsyd gets 5 points closer. I win the week while neglecting to pick 3 out of the 9 games. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 05:24 PM - 11 comments

Edmonton's Ex-Eskimos Have 7 Possible Replacements: After dropping the name Eskimos last year, the CFL's Edmonton Football Team has announced seven finalists in the search for a new name: Evergreens, Evergolds, Eclipse, Eagles, Elements, Elk and Elkhounds.

posted by rcade to football at 12:56 PM - 15 comments

February 07, 2021

Bucs Win Super Bowl 0x37: Tom Brady led the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a 31-9 upset victory over the Kansas City Chiefs in the Super Bowl, a game in which Patrick Mahomes was harried throughout by a fierce Bucs defense.

posted by rcade to football at 06:26 PM - 15 comments

February 05, 2021

NFL Playoff Pickem: Super Bowl 0x37 Edition: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Kansas City Chiefs meet Sunday in Super Bowl 0x37. For the chance to don the sherpa pullover of a champion, pick the Super Bowl winner, the spread, 7 prop bets and a tiebreaker. In the pick 'em, rumple leads with 97, followed by Howard_T only 3 back at 94 and rcade with 87.

posted by rcade to football at 12:49 PM - 22 comments

February 02, 2021

EA Sports is Returning to the College Football Game: EA Sports is going to release a new edition of NCAA Football for the first time since 2013. There's still a lot up in the air, including a launch date that won't happen this year, but the name is going to be EA Sports College Football. For now there will be no real college players named in the game, but that may change. Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy said he's going to introduce legislation to allow players to license their names.

posted by rcade to football at 11:52 PM - 4 comments

NBA Pickem Week 7: Fan Interaction Edition: There are nine nationally televised NBA games this week, starting with a Clippers/Nets and Celtics/Warriors doubleheader on TNT tonight and ending with Warriors/Maverickson ABC Saturday. In the NBA Pickem, NoMich keeps first by a hefty margin after winning the week with 46 while most of us were 20 or lower. Post your prognostications.

posted by rcade to basketball at 10:03 AM - 12 comments

January 26, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 6: Damian's New Kicks Edition: There are seven national TV games this week beginning Wednesday night when the Lakers visit the 76ers on ESPN. The last game is a Saturday night game on ABC between the Lakers and Celtics. In the NBA Pickem, NoMich wins the week with 53 and retakes first place from Goyoucolts. Make your kicks, er, picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 12:37 AM - 14 comments

January 24, 2021

Chiefs Reach Super Bowl 0x37 for Chance to Repeat: The Kansas City Chiefs beat the scrappy Buffalo Bills 38-24 to advance to Super Bowl 0x37 as AFC champions. They'll attempt to become the first team to win back-to-back Super Bowls since the New England Patriots in 2004 and 2005. The Bills took a 9-0 lead but fell behind 31-15 by the start of the fourth quarter.

posted by rcade to football at 10:22 PM - 4 comments

Tom Brady Leads Buccaneers to Super Bowl 0x37: After the Green Bay Packers kicked a field goal on fourth-and-goal to go down by 5 with 2:05 remaining, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers never gave the ball back in a 31-26 upset victory to advance to Super Bowl 0x37. Tom Brady had the Bucs up 28-10 in the third but threw three interceptions to give Aaron Rodgers a chance for a comeback. The Bucs will be playing the game at their home stadium in Tampa.

posted by rcade to football at 06:38 PM - 13 comments

January 22, 2021

NBCSN is Shutting Down by End of 2021: NBCUniversal is winding down the NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) by the end of the year, moving its sports such as the Premier League and NASCAR to USA Network and Peacock. The network also has NHL but that deal expires in 2021. For seven years NBCSN has been the home of the Premier League, offering incredible coverage never before seen in the U.S., but in recent years it seemed to be on the decline.

posted by rcade to general at 05:08 PM - 5 comments

NFL Playoff Pickem: Conference Championship Round: On Sunday the NFC and AFC will decide their champions for Super Bowl 0x37 as the Bucs visit the Packers and Bills visit the Chiefs. In our pickem Tron7 has climbed into first with 47, followed by Howard_T and Tommybiden with 84. Howard_T wins the week with 48. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to football at 01:04 AM - 14 comments

January 20, 2021

Philip Rivers Retires After 17 Seasons: Philip Rivers announced his retirement from the NFL after 16 seasons on the Chargers and one on the Colts. His farewell message ended with the words "Nunc Coepi," a Latin phrase meaning "Now I begin" he's been saying for years. He chose the retirement date of Jan. 20 because it is feast day of Sebastian, patron saint of athletes. Instead of the broadcast booth, he's going to coach high school football.

posted by rcade to football at 12:58 PM - 9 comments

January 19, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 5: N-E-T-S Nets Nets Nets Edition: There's a six game national TV slate in the NBA this week running Wednesday through Friday. In our NBA Pickem, Goyoucolts stays in first, 25 ahead of NoMich, who wins the week with 25. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 09:22 AM - 11 comments

New Mets GM Fired for Sending Dick Pic to Reporter: Jared Porter's tenure as the New York Mets general manager lasted 35 days. Porter has been fired after this ESPN report detailing the bombardment of texts he sent a female reporter in 2016 that included an explicit photo. In total he sent her 62 unanswered texts. The reporter has left journalism, saying, "I started to ask myself, 'Why do I have to put myself through these situations to earn a living?'"

posted by rcade to baseball at 09:04 AM - 18 comments

January 18, 2021

Brees May Retire After Throwing Away NFL Divisional Round Game: The Bills, Packers, Chiefs and Buccaneers advanced to conference championship games. Patrick Mahomes left with a concussion but the Browns weren't able to catch Kansas City. Drew Brees is expected to retire after 20 seasons, disappointingly on a low note after throwing three interceptions in a 30-20 loss to a Bucs team lead by fellow quadragenarian Tom Brady.

posted by rcade to football at 10:25 AM - 3 comments

January 14, 2021

NFL Playoff Pickem: Divisional Round: The divisional round of the NFL playoffs takes place this weekend. In our contest, Boaz takes the lead at 53 over Tron7 at 50 and Tommytrump at 49. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to football at 04:30 PM - 19 comments

January 13, 2021

College Football Championship Was a Ratings Flop: An audience of 18.7 million watched the College Football Playoff National Championship Game Monday, the lowest since 2004. It was even lower than either of the semifinals this year. "Nick Saban has reached the stage in NCAA14 dynasty mode where you’re so dominant that it’s not fun anymore so you start over with Wyoming," tweets Mike Renner.

posted by rcade to football at 08:15 AM - 3 comments

January 12, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 4: Here Comes Cancellations Edition: There are nine nationally televised NBA games this week stretching from Wednesday to an MLK Day tripleheader on TNT Monday. In the NBA Pickem, Goyoucolts vaults to first place with a 33-point week. Cixelsyd is in second 26 back. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 12:32 AM - 10 comments

January 11, 2021

Eagles Fire Doug Pederson: The Philadelphia Eagles have fired Doug Pederson only three seasons after he led the franchise to its first Super Bowl victory. The team was 42-37-1 under Pederson. His departure means quarterback Carson Wentz isn't as certain to move on.

posted by rcade to football at 02:54 PM - 3 comments