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rumple has posted 117 links and 799 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 103 comments to the Locker Room.

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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

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

Recent Comments

NFL Pickem Week 12: Turducken Edition

My picks:

Lions by 3
Cowboys by 7
Steelers by 6
Raiders by 6
Bills by 13 (lock)
Bengals by 4
Colts by 7
Vikings by 10
Patriots by 7
Dolphins by 3
Jaguars by 6
Broncos by 7
Rams by 13 (lock)
Buccaneers by 3
Packers by 10 (lock)
Seahawks by 14 (lock)

posted by rumple at 10:11 PM on November 25, 2020

NFL Pickem Week 11: Hail Murray Edition

My picks:

Seahawks by 13
Browns by 7
Saints by 14 (lock)
Bengals by 3
Panthers by 9
Steelers by 10 (lock)
Ravens by 17 (lock)
Patriots by 7
Dolphins by 6
Chargers by 14 (lock)
Colts by 3
Chiefs by 17 (lock)
Buccaneers by 6

posted by rumple at 07:01 PM on November 19, 2020

NFL Pickem Week 10: What Happened to the Bucs Edition

My picks:

Titans by 13 (lock)
Browns by 7
Buccaneers by 7
Eagles by 10
Packers by 20 (lock)
Lions by 3
Raiders by 9
Dolphins by 7
Cardinals by 3
Seahawks by 10
Steelers by 17 (lock)
Saints by 13 (lock)
Patriots by 6
Bears by 4

posted by rumple at 10:30 PM on November 11, 2020

NFL Pickem Week 9: Undefeated Steelers Edition

My picks:

Packers by 7
Falcons by 3
Seahawks by 9
Titans by 6
Ravens by 3
Chiefs by 24 (lock)
Vikings by 14 (lock)
Washington by 3
Texans by 7
Chargers by 3
Steelers by 17 (lock)
Cardinals by 13 (lock)
Buccaneers by 3
Patriots by 6

posted by rumple at 01:17 PM on November 05, 2020

NFL Pickem Week 8: Don't Score Todd Edition

My picks:

Panthers by 3
Bills by 7
Titans by 6
Browns by 6
Lions by 7
Packers by 14 (lock)
Chiefs by 21 (lock)
Dolphins by 7
Ravens by 3
Chargers by 3
Bears by 5
Seahawks by 10 (lock)
Eagles by 13 (lock)
Buccaneers by 10 (lock)

posted by rumple at 10:14 PM on October 28, 2020

NFL Pickem Week 7: Tank for Trevor Edition

My picks:

Eagles by 10
Falcons by 3
Browns by 4
Titans by 7
Saints by 13 (lock)
Bills by 10
Cowboys by 6
Packers by 3
Seahawks by 13 (lock)
Chiefs by 17 (lock)
Patriots by 7
Chargers by 13 (lock)
Buccaneers by 7
Bears by 3

posted by rumple at 09:35 PM on October 21, 2020

NFL Pickem Week 6: Chase Claypool Edition

My picks:

Titans by 3
Colts by 3
Vikings by 13 (lock)
Patriots by 7
Giants by 3
Ravens by 9
Steelers by 10
Bears by 6
Jaguars by 3
Dolphins by 17 (lock)
Buccaneers by 7
Rams by 6
Bills by 3
Cowboys by 3

posted by rumple at 11:23 PM on October 17, 2020

NHL Playoff Pickem Champion: Geneparmesan

I watched a lot of playoffs to earn that Costanza, I want everyone to know.

posted by rumple at 02:39 AM on October 08, 2020

NFL Pickem Week 5: Undefeated Bills Edition

My picks:

Buccaneers by 3
Panthers by 3
Bills by 9
Chiefs by 17 (lock)
Jets by 6
Steelers by 10
Ravens by 13 (lock)
Texans by 7
Browns by 6
Cowboys by 14 (lock)
Patriots by 3
Seahawks by 14 (lock)
Saints by 13 (lock)

I'll take 49'ers by 14 (lock) in the second "Texans" game and LA Rams by 10 (lock) in the second "Chargers" game.

posted by rumple at 12:50 AM on October 08, 2020

NFL Pickem Week 5: Undefeated Bills Edition

You have the Texans playing two different teams on the selection page, which is arguably a little unfair to them to have a doubleheader.

posted by rumple at 05:48 PM on October 07, 2020

NFL Pickem Week 4: Let Russ Cook Edition

My picks:

Broncos by 6
Bears by 7
Bengals by 3
Cowboys by 13 (lock)
Saints by 7
Steelers by 13 (lock)
Seahawks by 14 (lock)
Buccaneers by 6
Ravens by 14 (lock)
Panthers by 3
Texans by 6
Rams by 13
Chiefs by 14 (lock)
Bills by 3
49ers by 3
Packers by 10

posted by rumple at 08:51 PM on September 30, 2020

NFL Pickem Week 3: Pay Dak Prescott Edition

Thanks rcade!

posted by rumple at 08:45 PM on September 25, 2020

NFL Pickem Week 3: Pay Dak Prescott Edition

rcade, could you check my locked scores for last week? I am credited with 5 points each but I think it should be more. Could be related to when I look at this weeks pick, locks are showing as -10 points before games are played?

posted by rumple at 07:39 PM on September 24, 2020

NFL Pickem Week 3: Pay Dak Prescott Edition

My picks:

Jaguars by 3
Falcons by 10
Bills by 7
Browns by 3
Vikings by 14
Patriots by 14 (lock)
49ers by 10
Eagles by 13 (lock)
Steelers by 10 (lock)
Colts by 13 (lock)
Chargers by 17 (lock)
Broncos by 7
Cardinals by 3
Seahawks by 13 (lock)
Saints by 7
Ravens by 3

posted by rumple at 07:37 PM on September 24, 2020

NHL Playoff Pickem: Stanley Cup Finals

My picks:

Lightning in 5
Top goals: Point
Top goalie (save %): Andrei Vasilevskiy
Team winning game 1: Lightning
Team giving up 0 goals: Lightning
Top assists: Hedman
Conn Smythe: Point
Tiebreaker: 24

posted by rumple at 03:51 PM on September 19, 2020