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Last visit: January 23, 2022

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Robot Umpires Moving up to AAA Baseball Next Year: Seasonal employees to operate the system are being sought.

posted by rumple to baseball at 02:45 PM on January 21, 2022 - 0 comments

I Investigated Bonds and Clemens. Yes, They Belong in Cooperstown: Friday is the last day for voters in the Baseball Writers’ Association of America to submit their 2022 Baseball Hall of Fame ballots. Listed on those ballots are two players in their 10th and final year of Hall of Fame eligibility who truly dominated their era but haven’t been voted in: Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens. (archive link)

posted by rumple to baseball at 02:50 PM on December 31, 2021 - 4 comments

The Raiders Had More Black Players Than Any NFL Team: Then Jon Gruden Took Over The Roster.

posted by rumple to football at 05:43 PM on October 21, 2021 - 4 comments

‘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

Recent Comments

NFL Playoff Pickem Round 2: Hand the Ref the Ball Edition

My picks:

Bengals by 10 (lock)
Packers by 13 (lock)
Buccaneers by 12 (lock)
Chiefs by 11 (lock)
Passer: Joe Burrow
Rusher: Singletary (Bills)
Receiver: Chase (Bengals)
Player with interception: Barret (TB)

posted by rumple at 09:44 PM on January 21, 2022

NBA Pickem Week 14: Mona Mondieu Edition

My picks:

Mavericks by 11 (slam dunk)
Warriors by 11 (slam dunk)
Bucks by 11 (slam dunk)

posted by rumple at 10:25 PM on January 19, 2022

NFL Pickem Champion: Tahoemoj

Congrats tahoe

I don't really follow the NFL in any detail so it might not be surprising, but I can't believe anyone makes money betting on it. Seems so unpredictable.

posted by rumple at 11:26 AM on January 19, 2022

Enter the NFL Playoff Pickem

My picks:

Bengals by 6
Patriots by 3
Buccaneers by 13 (lock)
Cowboys by 10 (lock)
Chiefs by 21 (lock)
Cardinals by 6
Passer: Matthew Stafford
Rusher: Mixon
Receiver: Tyreek Hill
Player with interception: Diggs

posted by rumple at 02:35 PM on January 14, 2022

NBA Pickem Week 13: MLK Day Edition

My picks:

Knicks by 5
Bulls by 7
Bucks by 10 (slam dunk)
Nuggets by 12 (slam dunk)
Warriors by 17 (slam dunk)
Grizzlies by 10 (slam dunk)
Grizzlies by 11 (slam dunk)
Bucks by 12 (slam dunk)

posted by rumple at 04:26 PM on January 12, 2022

NFL Pickem Week 18: All the Marbles Edition

My picks:

Chiefs by 13 (lock)
Cowboys by 11 (lock)
Browns by 6 (lock)
Packers by 9 (lock)
Vikings by 8 (lock)
Washington by 13 (lock)
Jaguars by 3 (lock)
Ravens by 10 (lock)
Titans by 17 (lock)
Saints by 11 (lock)
Bills by 25 (lock)
Rams by 14 (lock)
Dolphins by 10 (lock)
Seahawks by 13 (lock)
Buccaneers by 21 (lock)
Raiders by 14 (lock)

posted by rumple at 11:54 AM on January 08, 2022

NBA Pickem Week 12: Can Kyrie Play Edition

My picks:

Mavericks by 7 (slam dunk)
Nuggets by 8 (slam dunk)
Knicks by 5 (slam dunk)
Suns by 13 (slam dunk)
Nets by 8 (slam dunk)
Lakers by 15 (slam dunk)

posted by rumple at 02:59 PM on January 05, 2022

NFL Pickem Week 17: Streaky Dolphins Edition

My picks:

Bills by 21 (lock)
Bears by 7
Chiefs by 13 (lock)
Dolphins by 3
Colts by 13 (lock)
Patriots by 23 (lock)
Buccaneers by 20 (lock)
Eagles by 6
Ravens by 7
Chargers by 6
49ers by 17 (lock)
Cowboys by 3
Saints by 13 (lock)
Seahawks by 13 (lock)
Packers by 16 (lock)
Browns by 7

I'm curious whether the system can handle me scoring negative points for this week.

posted by rumple at 02:57 PM on December 31, 2021

NFL Pickem Week 16: Cincinnati Nightlife Edition

My picks:

Titans by 11 (lock)
Packers by 8
Cardinals by 10 (lock)
Lions by 3
Bengals by 6
Vikings by 6
Patriots by 10 (lock)
Jets by 7
Eagles by 6
Buccaneers by 13 (lock)
Chargers by 13 (lock)
Seahawks by 10 (lock)
Chiefs by 17 (lock)
Raiders by 7
Cowboys by 13 (lock)

posted by rumple at 02:33 PM on December 23, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 10: Merry Hoopmas Edition

My picks:

Heat by 10 (slam dunk)
Lakers by 8 (slam dunk)
Knicks by 8 (slam dunk)
Bucks by 13 (slam dunk)
Suns by 8 (slam dunk)
Lakers by 15 (slam dunk)
Jazz by 6 (slam dunk)

posted by rumple at 03:14 PM on December 21, 2021

NFL Pickem Week 15: Don't Kick Your Kicker Edition

My picks:

Browns by 7
Patriots by 10 (lock)
Bills by 17 (lock)
Cardinals by 13 (lock)
Dolphins by 9 (lock)
Cowboys by 13 (lock)
Eagles by 6
Titans by 3
Jaguars by 9
Broncos by 3
49ers by 7
Seahawks by 3
Ravens by 6
Buccaneers by 13 (lock)
Vikings by 3

posted by rumple at 10:58 PM on December 17, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 9: Covid Protocols Edition

My picks:

Mavericks by 10 (slam dunk)
Jazz by 10 (slam dunk)
Warriors by 10
Timberwolves by 3

posted by rumple at 09:09 PM on December 14, 2021

NFL Pickem Week 14: Franco Harris Edition

My picks:

Vikings by 7
Ravens by 5
Titans by 13 (lock)
Chiefs by 14 (lock)
Jets by 3
Cowboys by 11 (lock)
Panthers by 3
Seahawks by 6
Broncos by 14 (lock)
Chargers by 14 (lock)
Bengals by 7
Buccaneers by 9
Packers by 17 (lock)
Rams by 6

posted by rumple at 07:14 PM on December 09, 2021

NFL Pickem Week 13: Jacksonville vs. Jalen Edition

My picks:

Cowboys by 11 (lock)
Buccaneers by 17 (lock)
Bears by 3
Bengals by 6
Vikings by 7
Dolphins by 10
Eagles by 7
Colts by 13 (lock)
Raiders by 10
Rams by 17 (lock)
Steelers by 6
Seahawks by 7
Chiefs by 13 (lock)
Patriots by 7

posted by rumple at 08:44 AM on December 09, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 8: Norman Dale Edition

My picks:

Mavericks by 6
Lakers by 3
Bucks by 10 (slam dunk)
Warriors by 10 (slam dunk)
Nets by 3
Suns by 9 (slam dunk)
76ers by 3

posted by rumple at 02:57 AM on December 07, 2021