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Name: dave schaefer
Location: true north
Gender: ale
Member since: June 19, 2006
Last visit: April 05, 2023

cixelsyd has posted 0 links and 2,510 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 67 comments to the Locker Room.

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NFL Playoff Pickem: Super Bowl 0x39 Edition

My picks:

Chiefs by 7
Passer: Patrick Mahomes
Rusher: Patrick Mahomes
Receiver: Miles Sanders
Player with interception: Travis Kelce
Player with sack: Watson
Player with first turnover: Jalen Hurts
Super Bowl MVP: Patrick Mahomes
Tiebreaker: 55

posted by cixelsyd at 06:54 AM on April 05, 2023

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

The rule applies regardless if the clock is running or not. The official counts the seconds just like he/she would an in-bounds play or a held ball. They do not use the clock. The count starts after the ball is in-bounded.

posted by cixelsyd at 10:02 AM on March 31, 2023

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

The tournament seeding formula has been broken for a while. A high weighting is given to teams from certain conferences (ACC, SEC, Big 10). Teams from the bigger conferences rarely if ever schedule games against lesser known non-conference opponents so these smaller conference teams are always under seeded. There is also a huge amount of skew towards the one and done factories simply because they always have the most talent.

Some examples from this year: Purdue finishes the season with a near 0.500 record down the stretch but gets a 1 seed. Gonzaga gets a 3 seed even though they got hammered by every other tournament team but St.Mary's. Florida Atlantic enters the tournament on a 10 game winning streak with a 35-3 record and is seeded 9.

posted by cixelsyd at 01:09 PM on March 26, 2023

Shakeup at Monday Night Football

... On that note Harlan, Dan Bonner, and Stan Van Gundy are the announcers for Thursday's SW16 games between Arkansas / UConn and UCLA / Gonzaga which should be the 2 best of the round. Not to be missed!

posted by cixelsyd at 05:10 PM on March 22, 2023

Shakeup at Monday Night Football

Requesting our local coding experts come up with an AI engine that allows us to resurrect the Pat Summerall / John Madden team for all future Superbowls. A sprinkling of Kevin Harlan and Jim Nantz would be nice as well.

posted by cixelsyd at 04:34 PM on March 22, 2023

NBA Pickem Week 16: All Quiet on the NBA Front Edition

My picks:

Clippers by 4
Suns by 8 (slam dunk)
Warriors by 4
Mavericks by 8 (slam dunk)
Grizzlies by 6

posted by cixelsyd at 11:16 AM on March 15, 2023

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Women's tournament doesn't usually bring the upsets in the earlier rounds that the Men's does but usually are much more competitive come the 16's and beyond.

posted by cixelsyd at 01:17 PM on March 14, 2023

Report: Bears Trading No. 1 Pick to Panthers

Bears would be better off trading all of their picks and somehow figure out how to get a different organization draft for them.

posted by cixelsyd at 12:15 PM on March 11, 2023

NBA Pickem Week 15: Can't Stop the Knicks Edition

My picks:

76ers by 8 (slam dunk)
Grizzlies by 4
Mavericks by 9 (slam dunk)
Raptors by 6
Warriors by 6
Knicks by 8 (slam dunk)
Bucks by 6 (slam dunk)
Knicks by 4

posted by cixelsyd at 12:59 PM on March 07, 2023

NBA Pickem Week 14: Here a Game There a Game Everywhere a Game Game Edition

My picks:

Lakers by 8 (slam dunk)
Timberwolves by 4
Celtics by 12 (slam dunk)
Trail Blazers by 4
76ers by 8 (slam dunk)
Warriors by 4
Celtics by 12 (slam dunk)
Nuggets by 8 (slam dunk)
Bucks by 4
Mavericks by 6
Lakers by 6
Celtics by 10 (slam dunk)
Clippers by 4

posted by cixelsyd at 02:26 PM on February 28, 2023

NBA Pickem Week 13: Mac McClung Edition

My picks:

76ers by 8 (slam dunk)
Warriors by 4
Bucks by 12 (slam dunk)
Thunder by 8 (slam dunk)
Celtics by 4
Mavericks by 8 (slam dunk)
Warriors by 6 (slam dunk)
Nuggets by 8 (slam dunk)

posted by cixelsyd at 10:20 AM on February 23, 2023

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

I think the current Chiefs after two Super Bowl wins are slightly ahead of where the Patriots were in 2003

Those Patriot squads were probably a level above the Chiefs talent wise across the board and were not as reliant on Brady and a few other stars as KC currently is. The Patriots owned their division and were a contender for over a decade with different rosters. So far KC has been as dominant but they have a few more years to cement their legacy.

Mahomes is the best I've seen. He is a true gamer like Montana or Brady and always better in the bigger games but he is on an entire different level athletically. He does have a long way to go to win over an extended period as Brady did and he already has lost in a Superbowl which Montana never did.

posted by cixelsyd at 11:58 AM on February 15, 2023

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Eagles collectively were not as tuned in as the Chiefs were in all aspects especially in the 2nd half and crunch time.

They do have a solid team and I expect both coaches and players will learn from the loss and be better next year.

posted by cixelsyd at 11:53 AM on February 13, 2023

NFL Playoff Pickem: Super Bowl 0x39 Edition

Locked out as well ...

Chiefs by 7


Sanders (Phil)

Kelce (KC)

Watson (KC)

Clark (KC)

Turnover - Hurts

MVP - Mahomes

Score: 55

posted by cixelsyd at 03:59 PM on February 12, 2023

CFL Pickem Champion: Rcade

Congrats, rcade!

posted by cixelsyd at 03:52 PM on February 12, 2023