Recent Posts by rcade

January 22, 2022

Son Sues Mom Over Baseball Card Collection: Christopher Trencher has filed suit in New York to make his mother hand over a baseball card collection that includes 1953 Topps Satchel Paige and Ralph Kiner cards worth more than $25,000. The 55-year-old claims she bought them for him in the 1980s. She claims he gave them to her. "I want to enjoy them with whatever years I have left," said mom Carol Ivanick.

posted by rcade to baseball at 12:51 PM - 0 comments

January 21, 2022

NFL Playoff Pickem Round 2: Hand the Ref the Ball Edition: The divisional round of the NFL Playoffs begins Saturday at 4:30 p.m. when the Bengals face the Titans. Our contest leaders at the first turn are NoMich and Tahoemoj with 51 points. When you pick, make better choices than Dak Prescott.

posted by rcade to football at 09:31 PM - 20 comments

January 19, 2022

NBA Pickem Week 14: Mona Mondieu Edition: There are five national NBA games on the slate this week, beginning tonight at 7:30 p.m. Eastern when Charlotte visits Boston. After another rough week for prognosticative excellence, I hold the lead by 25 over Geekyguy. The exception was Rumple, who won the week with 31. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 01:39 PM - 8 comments

January 17, 2022

NFL Pickem Champion: Tahoemoj: The SportsFilter NFL Pickem was won by Tahoemoj, who beat me (sad trombone) by only 4 points after getting the 49ers over the Rams and Seahawks over the Cardinals in the final Sunday's afternoon block. That's at least the second pickem crown for Tahoemoj, who also won last season's NHL Playoff Pickem. Congratulations!

posted by rcade to football at 03:22 PM - 11 comments

January 14, 2022

Enter the NFL Playoff Pickem: The NFL Playoff Pickem has returned for another glorious season of postseason football. First prize is a Zubaz NFL men's sherpa fleece pullover (that's a lot of adjectives). Pick the game winners, the spreads, and a series of props. Go big or go home.

posted by rcade to football at 02:19 PM - 19 comments

January 12, 2022

NBA Pickem Week 13: MLK Day Edition: There are eight nationally televised games on slate this week, beginning tonight with Mavs/Knicks and Nets/Bulls on TNT and ending with an MLK Day doubleheader Monday on TNT of Bulls/Grizzlies and Bucks/Hawks. I've taken the lead back from Geekyguy, who had an Irwin Allen-level disaster of a week with five broken locks. Make your picks, masters of disaster.

posted by rcade to basketball at 12:34 PM - 7 comments

January 09, 2022

Three NFL Coaches Fired: Zimmer, Nagy, Fangio: The offseason coaching carousel has begun in the NFL with the firings of head coach Vic Fangio by the Denver Broncos, Mike Zimmer of the Minnesota Vikings and Matt Nagy of the Chicago Bears. The Vikings also fired general manager Rick Spielman.

posted by rcade to football at 02:42 PM - 4 comments

January 08, 2022

NFL Pickem Week 18: All the Marbles Edition: The final week of the NFL season begins today at 4 p.m. when the Chiefs visit the Broncos. Our contest is led by Florida Man, who takes the lead back from Tahoemoj by only two points with Tommybiden 19 behind. Make your picks, prognosticators.

posted by rcade to football at 10:11 AM - 24 comments

January 05, 2022

Unvaccinated Novak Djokovic Can't Enter Australia: Australia has blocked Novak Djokovic from entering the country because his visa does not permit medical exemptions from vaccinated. Djokovic flew to Melbourne Wednesday after the Australia Open gave him a medical exemption without explaining why he was exempt. But the country wasn't as keen on letting him in.

posted by rcade to tennis at 06:36 PM - 8 comments

NBA Pickem Week 12: Can Kyrie Play Edition: The NBA returns from its post-Xmas TV break with a six game ESPN/TNT/ESPN sandwich beginning Wednesday night. Our contest is led by Geekyguy, who had the best score in week 10 and now leads by 35. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 09:01 AM - 8 comments

December 31, 2021

NFL Pickem Week 17: Streaky Dolphins Edition: Week 17 of the NFL season has 15 games on Sunday and one more on Monday night. Our contest is led again by Tahoemoj, who scored 89 to take a five-point lead over your correspondent. The_Black_Hand wins the week with 92, getting close in locks on the Bucs and Chiefs blowouts and hitting four more. Make your picks and see you next year.

posted by rcade to football at 02:05 PM - 17 comments

December 26, 2021

The NFL's Jackie Robinson: Kenny Washington broke the NFL's color barrier a year before Jackie Robinson did the same in baseball. Slate asks: Why has America forgetten him?

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

December 23, 2021

NFL Pickem Week 16: Cincinnati Nightlife Edition: The NFL's third-to-last week starts tonight when the San Francisco 49ers drop in on the Tennessee Titans. No one is more surprised that I am still leading the contest. I won the week with 95 and lead Tahoemoj by 21. Make your picks and be glad if there's "not a ton to do" in your team's city.

posted by rcade to football at 01:30 PM - 27 comments

December 21, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 10: Merry Hoopmas Edition: This week's NBA slate includes two games tonight and five more on Christmas Day. Geekyguy leads our contest by 7 over Rcade. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 03:02 PM - 11 comments

December 16, 2021

NFL Pickem Week 15: Don't Kick Your Kicker Edition: The first week of the post-Urban Meyer era of the NFL begins with the Kansas City Chiefs visiting the Los Angeles Chargers on Thursday Night Football. Our new leader is me after I won the week with 109 points and took a six-point lead over Ic23b. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to football at 09:38 AM - 19 comments

December 13, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 9: Covid Protocols Edition: There are six national games on the tube this week, beginning with a TNT twinbill of Golden State/New York and Phoenix/Portland on Tuesday. There's been a reversal of fortune in the NBA Pickem with leader Geekyguy scoring 6 and the next three players 40 or more, bringing his lead down to 7. Make your picks and vaccinate.

posted by rcade to basketball at 07:48 PM - 10 comments

December 09, 2021

NFL Pickem Week 14: Franco Harris Edition: The fourteenth week of the NFL season begins tonight with a rematch of Super Bowl IX. The Vikings will be looking to avenge that 16-6 loss to Pittsburgh in blustery Tulane Stadium. In our contest, ic23b climbs into first place over tahoemoj, who falls to third with tommybiden jumping to second. Rumple wins the week with 99, hitting an exact lock in the Chiefs-Broncos and four other locks besides. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to football at 09:13 AM - 17 comments

December 06, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 8: Norman Dale Edition: There are seven national NBA games this television week, capped off by a Saturday game on ABC between Golden State and Philadelphia. Our pickem continues to be led by Geekyguy, who scored 31 points on a week where every other player scored 0. Ouch!

posted by rcade to basketball at 10:11 PM - 9 comments

December 02, 2021

NFL Pickem Week 13: Jacksonville vs. Jalen Edition: The luckiest week of the NFL season starts tonight with a pretty nice matchup as Dallas plays New Orleans. Our contest leader tahoemoj has only a 5-point lead after ic23b scored 51 more points in week 12. The week's winner is rumple with 66. Make your picks. You know Jalen will.

posted by rcade to football at 02:40 PM - 32 comments

December 01, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 7: Blazing Suns Edition: There are six NBA games to pick this week, starting with tonight's Sixers/Celtics and Kings/Clippers doubleheader on NBA TV. Geekyguy has climbed back into first with a 60 point week, leaving me 13 back. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 10:02 AM - 10 comments

November 30, 2021

Texas Rangers Had Half a Billion Burning a Hole in Their Pockets: The Texas Rangers spent $500 million this week, signing shortstop Corey Seager to a 10-year, $325 million deal and second baseman Marcus Semien to a seven-year, $175 million deal. They also signed starting pitcher Jon Gray and outfielder Kole Calhoun. "they should be commended for not taking the nihilistic route frequented by fellow cellar-dwellers like the Baltimore Orioles," writes R.J. Anderson of CBS Sports.

posted by rcade to baseball at 06:15 PM - 3 comments

November 24, 2021

NFL Pickem Week 12: Turkey Bowl Edition: The Lions, Cowboys and a primetime interloper host NFL games on Thanksgiving Day. Our contest leader Tahoemoj took a larger lead on an 83-point week and Jagsnumberone won the week with 92. Make your picks and remember to gorge responsibly.

posted by rcade to football at 07:51 PM - 18 comments

November 21, 2021

Florida Fires Dan Mullen: Dan Mullen is out as head coach of the Florida Gators after losing 9 of his final 15 games. He was set to begin another five-year deal at the beginning of 2022 -- a deal reached this year -- but will instead have only the solace of a $12 million buyout. Florida lost to Missouri in overtime Saturday 24-23 after getting the ball at their 29 with 1:04 seconds left in a tie game and making no attempt to get into field goal position, keeping it on the ground in a 3-and-out.

posted by rcade to football at 01:26 PM - 1 comment

November 18, 2021

NFL Pickem Week 11: Cam Newton is Back Edition: Week 11 of the NFL season begins tonight with the do-they-have-to-be-good-again-already New England Patriots playing the not-even-competitive-mostly Atlanta Falcons. Tahoemoj holds on to the lead in our pickem despite being one of six players to score 0 points. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to football at 11:14 AM - 22 comments

November 16, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 5: Happy Birthday Bol Bol Edition: There are six national NBA games this week spanning Tuesday to Friday. Tonight Golden State plays Brooklyn and Philadelphia plays Utah on TNT. Our contest has a new leader who is too modest to name himself but spectacularly won the week with 39 points. Make your picks and put on your shoes more quickly.

posted by rcade to basketball at 12:46 PM - 11 comments