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Member since: March 25, 2006
Last visit: July 14, 2020

rumple has posted 116 links and 769 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 103 comments to the Locker Room.

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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

BIRGing and CORFing: The Unique Neurology of the Sports Fan’s Brain or, why we get off on the game—and are better off for it.

posted by rumple to general at 03:06 PM on June 30, 2019 - 5 comments

7ft 6in Tacko Fall has scorched college basketball – but is he too tall for NBA?: At 538, they say he is breaking basketball. But there is much more to this Computer Science major, who aspires to become an Engineer and help make lives better in his native Senegal.

posted by rumple to basketball at 02:34 PM on March 18, 2019 - 3 comments

Recent Comments

When Will Sports Return? Not Anytime Soon

You'd think tennis might be an early returning sport also.

posted by rumple at 04:11 PM on May 03, 2020

The PGA Plans a June 11 Return

But we, and the pros, will miss the screamed GET IN THE HOLEs. How on earth will the ball know where to go?

posted by rumple at 09:46 PM on April 16, 2020

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Big Sport is struggling to pivot to its new position of immense irrelevance.

Say what you will about our monumentally mind-warping new reality but it certainly offers the opportunity to type sentences that might have appeared to be facetious attempts at satire a mere fortnight ago. Sentences like, "Manchester United are working from home." Or, "West Ham's Karren Brady has suggested there is an antidote to the deadly coronavirus pandemic."

posted by rumple at 12:36 PM on March 18, 2020

SportsFilter NFL Playoff Pick 'Em Champion: Jagsnumberone

My first Costanza!

Thanks for all you do, rcade

posted by rumple at 10:46 PM on February 28, 2020

SportsFilter NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Super Bowl 0x36 Edition

KC by 13 LOCK

Kicker: Gould

FIRST TD: Mahomes

PASSING: Mahomes

RUSHING: Mahomes


SACK: Clark KC


OOPS: Garropolo

MVP: Mahomes

ADS: Geico

Tiebreaker: 65

posted by rumple at 08:51 PM on February 01, 2020

NFL Playoff Pick Em: Conference Championship Round

KC by 27 LOCK

GB by 13 LOCK

1. Mahomes

2. Jones GB

3. Adams

4. Sherman

5. Martinez GB

posted by rumple at 02:05 PM on January 19, 2020

NFL Playoff Pick Em: Divisional Round

Minnesota by 3

Tennessee by 7

Houston by 9

Seattle by 21 LOCK

Passing: Wilson

Rushing: Wilson

Receiving: Metcalf

Sack: Clowney

Points: Seattle

posted by rumple at 01:35 PM on January 10, 2020

Enter the SportsFilter NFL Playoff Pick 'Em

Buffalo by 12 LOCK

New England by 17 LOCK

New Orleans by 13 LOCK

Seattle by 14 LOCK

Passer: Wilson

Rusher: Michel

Receiver: Lockett

Interception: Gilmore

Points: Seattle

posted by rumple at 11:01 PM on January 03, 2020

NFL Pick 'Em Champion: Tron7

-48 takes special talent :)

Thanks rcade and congrats to tron7

posted by rumple at 07:56 PM on January 02, 2020

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

"Bruce Arians was asked about possible visible issues for Jameis Winston: "Yeah, he's nearsighted. He can't read the scoreboard, but he see the guys in front of him, so he's fine." I asked if contacts were considered. "He's got goggles that he practices in sometimes.""

posted by rumple at 10:40 PM on December 30, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 17: Crunch Time Edition

buffalo by 10 lock

Cleveland by 14 lock

Detroit by 9 lock

KC by 17 lock

Minnesota by 10 lock

New England By 21 lock

Tampa Bay by 7 lock

New Orleans by 13 lock

Dallas by 17 lock

Oakland by 7 lock

Arizona By 7 lock

Philadelphia By 14 lock

Indianapolis by 12 lock

Baltimore by 20 lock

Houston by 13 lock

Seattle by 15 lock

posted by rumple at 03:38 AM on December 29, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 16: Another Fine Mess in Jacksonville Edition

Atlanta By 20. LOCK

Baltimore BY 21 LOCK

Tennessee BY 3

Indianapolis by 9

Miami By 7

Pittsburgh by 11 lock

N.Y. Giants by 9

Denver by 7

L.A. Chargers by 3

Philadelphia by 13 lock

Seattle by 24 lock

Kansas City by 10 lock

Minnesota by 9

posted by rumple at 12:43 PM on December 22, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 16: Another Fine Mess in Jacksonville Edition

Houston by 7

NE by 15 LOCK

SF by 17 LOCK

posted by rumple at 02:41 PM on December 21, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 15: NFC Least Edition

New England by 24 LOCK

Detroit by 6

Chicago by 7

Tennessee by 6

Kansas City by 14 LOCK

N.Y. Giants by 9

Philadelphia by 13 LOCK

Seattle by 10 LOCK

Oakland by 6

Arizona by 7

Minnesota by 10

Dallas by 7

San Francisco by 13 LOCK

Pittsburgh by 7

New Orleans by 17 LOCK

posted by rumple at 10:26 PM on December 14, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 15: NFC Least Edition

Baltimore by 21 lock

posted by rumple at 08:46 PM on December 11, 2019