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rumple has posted 118 links and 834 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 103 comments to the Locker Room.

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‘The Silicon Valley of Turf’: They used to look like quagmires, ice rinks or dustbowls, depending on the time of year. But as big money entered football, pristine pitches became crucial to the sport’s image – and groundskeepers became stars. How the UK’s pursuit of the perfect pitch changed football

posted by rumple to soccer at 09:17 PM on June 15, 2021 - 4 comments

The Complicated Relationship Between Latinos and the Los Angeles Dodgers: A new Smithsonian book and an upcoming exhibition, ‘¡Pleibol!,’ recounts the singular importance of baseball in Latino history and culture

posted by rumple to baseball at 09:59 PM on October 25, 2020 - 0 comments

Roy Halladay performed stunts and was on drugs before fatal plane crash: Halladay had amphetamine levels about 10 times therapeutic levels in his blood along with a high level of morphine and an anti-depressant that can impair judgement as he performed high-pitch climbs and steep turns, sometimes within five feet of the water, the report says.

posted by rumple to baseball at 11:58 AM on April 16, 2020 - 2 comments

Harlem Globetrotters' legend Curly Neal dies at age 77: After a 6,000 game (!) career. A great collection of his finest moments can be seen in videos tagged with his name at the Globetrotters youtube channel.

posted by rumple to basketball at 09:22 PM on March 26, 2020 - 6 comments

A very analog hobby finds a way to thrive in the digital age: How Baseball Cards Got Weird : The Japanese sensation Shohei Ohtani appeared on at least 2,700 distinct rookie cards manufactured by just two companies, Topps and Panini. That might not sound much like scarcity, but nearly all of the variants were produced in limited runs—the more limited, the more valuable the card. The rarest, most coveted Ohtani sold for $184,056 last September, before his rookie season was over.

posted by rumple to baseball at 12:45 PM on October 12, 2019 - 1 comment

Recent Comments

NHL Playoff Pickem, Stanley Cup Edition

My picks:

Canadiens in 7
Top goals: Caufield
Top goalie (save %): Carey Price
Top assists: Suzuki
Conn Smythe: Price
Top penalty minutes: Hedman
Tiebreaker: 31

Costanza here I come

posted by rumple at 04:06 PM on June 28, 2021

NHL Playoff Pickem: Conference Finals Edition

My picks:

Canadiens in 7
Islanders in 7
Top goals: Caufield
Top goalie (save %): Carey Price
Team scoring 6 goals: Lightning
Team giving up 0 goals: Canadiens

posted by rumple at 02:37 PM on June 14, 2021

Enter the European Soccer Pick'em on SportsFilter

I feel victory surging up in my veins.

Or maybe I need a donut.

posted by rumple at 02:41 PM on June 10, 2021

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

I kind of liked the double E helmet and the helmet antlers are a little underwhelming - go big or go home on antlers.

I suggest keeping the EE helmet, and moving the antlers to the back of the jersey, below the numbers.

posted by rumple at 09:02 PM on June 02, 2021

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Season Predictions:

Elks:Lions. Darwin.com says advantage Lions.

Elks: Stampeders. Unused to antlers, cowboys get stomped.

Elks: Roughriders. Have you ever seen an Elk being ridden? There's your odds.

Elks: Blue Bombers. Elks aren't blue so I give them an edge.

Elks: Argonauts. Argonauts have had success with fleece but Elk hide is a tougher matchup. Advantage Elks.

Elks:Tiger-Cats. More natural rejection, Elks mauled.

Elks: Alouettes. Larks get smashed like a bowl of eggs.

Elks: RedBlacks. Go to war with an idea, the idea usually wins. RedBlacks romp.

Predicted record of the Elks:10-6.

posted by rumple at 04:19 PM on June 02, 2021

Enter the NHL Playoff Pickem Round 2

Revised picks:

Jets in 6

posted by rumple at 12:50 PM on June 02, 2021

Majors May Disqualify Osaka for Refusing to Do Interviews

"We're not the good guys"

"As a journalist who has sat through thousands of these inane obligations, and entertained numerous apocalyptic thoughts in the process, my first instinct was naturally to sympathise. And yet, the resounding chorus of condemnation and blind outrage suggests that there are some surprisingly strong feelings out there. For some, the press conference is clearly a sacred way of life. You may take our lives. But you'll never take our ability to ask an athlete "how they felt it went out there today, you know?"."

posted by rumple at 05:09 PM on May 31, 2021

Enter the NHL Playoff Pickem Round 2

My picks:

Islanders in 7
Hurricanes in 6
Avalanche in 6
Top goals: MacKinnon
Top goalie (save %): Philipp Grubauer
Team scoring 6 goals: Avalanche
Team giving up 0 goals: Islanders

posted by rumple at 03:07 PM on May 29, 2021

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Ugly, ugly, NSFL knee on John Tavares' head in the Leafs-Habs playoff game. Pretty clearly an accident I think, but Tavares was knocked out as thoroughly as any hockey play I've ever seen, I think. ugh.

posted by rumple at 08:49 PM on May 20, 2021

Enter the NHL Playoff Pickem

Decided to go down with the Habs ship after all

posted by rumple at 03:44 PM on May 18, 2021

Enter the NHL Playoff Pickem

My picks:

Capitals in 7
Predators in 7
Oilers in 5
Avalanche in 6
Lightning in 6
Penguins in 6
Canadiens in 7
Wild in 7
Top goals: Draisatl
Top goalie (save %): Philipp Grubauer
Team scoring 6 goals: Oilers
Team giving up 0 goals: Avalanche

posted by rumple at 03:21 PM on May 18, 2021

Enter the NHL Playoff Pickem

Oh shit yeah, thanks grum. I thought it felt kind of retro entering them by hand and adding the extra para return tax for mac users....

posted by rumple at 03:18 PM on May 18, 2021

Enter the NHL Playoff Pickem

Capitals in 7

Nashville in 7

Oilers in 5

Vegas in 7

TB in 6

Leafs in 5 (ugh)

Penguins in 6

Wild in 7

Most goals: Draisatl

Top Goalie: Grubauer

Team with 6 goals: Oilers

Team giving up 0 goals: Avalanche

posted by rumple at 02:56 PM on May 18, 2021

Peyton Manning Will Host Revival of 1950s Game Show

I've never really thought of Manning as having much personality, how will he do in this role?

posted by rumple at 12:18 PM on April 13, 2021

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

WTF Buffalo, I thought they'd be good this year. In the last week I've dropped Dahlin and Taylor Hall from the fantasy team which should be unthinkable yet here were are.

posted by rumple at 08:36 PM on March 20, 2021