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Last visit: October 21, 2021

rumple has posted 118 links and 845 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

Play the SportsFilter NBA Pickem

My picks:

Bucks by 8 (slam dunk)
Warriors by 10
Knicks by 5
Suns by 12 (slam dunk)
Mavericks by 4
Warriors by 8
76ers by 6
Suns by 10 (slam dunk)

I don't follow basketball so my picks are going to be purely from the zeitgeist of teams I might have heard something good about lately ....

posted by rumple at 08:49 PM on October 18, 2021

NFL Pickem Week 6: Chucky Got Chucked Edition

My picks:

Buccaneers by 13 (lock)
Jaguars by 6
Bears by 6
Bengals by 10 (lock)
Colts by 3
Rams by 17 (lock)
Chiefs by 7
Panthers by 6
Ravens by 7
Browns by 3
Broncos by 7
Patriots by 6
Steelers by 4
Bills by 11 (lock)

Thanks for looking into the scoring, rcade. I'm taking the Jags in your honour :)

posted by rumple at 03:40 PM on October 14, 2021

NFL Pickem Week 5: Urban's Daily Grind Edition

rcade - I've been stuck on the same total score (178 points) for a couple of weeks despite having weekly points listed?

I'd be honoured to win another Costanza but I want to earn it the old fashioned way :)

posted by rumple at 05:14 PM on October 07, 2021

NFL Pickem Week 5: Urban's Daily Grind Edition

My picks:

Seahawks by 9
Falcons by 7
Packers by 7
Vikings by 6
Broncos by 4
Buccaneers by 13 (lock)
Saints by 9
Panthers by 7
Jaguars by 3
Patriots by 14
Raiders by 13 (lock)
Chargers by 7
Cowboys by 9
Cardinals by 17 (lock)
Chiefs by 10
Ravens by 13 (lock)

posted by rumple at 05:09 PM on October 07, 2021

NFL Pickem Week 4: 66 Yard Edition

My picks:

Bengals by 3
Falcons by 7
Bills by 17 (lock)
Bears by 6
Dolphins by 13 (lock)
Browns by 7
Saints by 10
Titans by 6
Chiefs by 9
Seahawks by 9
Ravens by 13 (lock)
Packers by 21 (lock)
Patriots by 6
Chargers by 7

posted by rumple at 01:59 PM on September 30, 2021

NFL Pickem Week 3: Cardiac Cardinals Edition

My picks:

Panthers by 7
Bills by 13 (lock)
Browns by 3
Ravens by 17 (lock)
Titans by 10
Chiefs by 13 (lock)
Patriots by 7
Giants by 6
Bengals by 6
Jaguars by 6
Broncos by 17 (lock)
Raiders by 14 (lock)
Buccaneers by 7
Seahawks by 21 (lock)
49ers by 11
Eagles by 5

posted by rumple at 01:22 PM on September 22, 2021

NFL Pickem Week 2: Pay Chandler Jones the Money Edition

My picks:

Washington by 5
Bears by 7
Browns by 13 (lock)
Rams by 6
Dolphins by 3
Patriots by 17 (lock)
Eagles by 7
Steelers by 9
Saints by 3
Jaguars by 6
Cardinals by 9
Buccaneers by 14 (lock)
Chargers by 10 (lock)
Seahawks by 13 (lock)
Chiefs by 6
Lions by 3

posted by rumple at 02:07 PM on September 16, 2021

Play the SportsFilter NFL Pickem

My picks:

Falcons by 6
Bills by 13 (lock)
Vikings by 3
49ers by 10 (lock)
Cardinals by 5
Seahawks by 17 (lock)
Washington by 13 (lock)
Panthers by 9
Jaguars by 3
Chiefs by 20 (lock)
Dolphins by 3
Packers by 7
Giants by 3
Rams by 10 (lock)
Ravens by 13 (lock)

posted by rumple at 01:42 AM on September 12, 2021

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Two

BC by 11

Winnipeg by 7

Edmonton by 10

Saskatchewan by 13

posted by rumple at 03:02 AM on August 12, 2021

The 16th Annual chicobangs Memorial SpoFi CFL Pick 'Em

BC by 3

Calgary by 10

Elks by a nose, ummm, by 4

posted by rumple at 01:11 PM on August 06, 2021

NHL Playoff Pickem Champion: Tahoemoj

Congrats Tahoe.

Winning the regular season pool and getting the Costanza in the playoffs feels like the most Canucks fan thing ever.

posted by rumple at 01:07 PM on August 06, 2021

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