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Name: dave schaefer
Location: true north
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Member since: June 19, 2006
Last visit: September 29, 2020

cixelsyd has posted 0 links and 2,146 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 67 comments to the Locker Room.

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SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Put the Cowboys in another conference and they might have won even more games

Giants and Eagles have had a few decent years recently but aside from that the Cowboys have the benefit of playing in what is a creampuff conference. In the NFC West their record would be much worse, I doubt the North or South would be an easier road either.

Some 30 years ago all of the East teams were strong and always produced a contender. Now it usually a matter of which team benefits from another's late season loss to make the playoffs and then bow out in the first round.

AFC would be entirely different. I can see them making many more appearances had they bin in the East, West, or South.

posted by cixelsyd at 11:37 PM on September 30, 2020

NFL Pickem Week 4: Let Russ Cook Edition

My picks:

Broncos by 7
Bears by 3
Jaguars by 7
Cowboys by 3
Saints by 10 (lock)
Steelers by 3
Seahawks by 10 (lock)
Buccaneers by 10 (lock)
Ravens by 10 (lock)
Cardinals by 4
Vikings by 4
Rams by 9
Chiefs by 13 (lock)
Raiders by 8
49ers by 3 (lock)
Packers by 14 (lock)

posted by cixelsyd at 10:19 AM on September 30, 2020

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

What's the minimum number of points an offense needs to score to blame a loss on the defense

Recall the Giants winning a Superbowl with Phil Simms when they rarely reached 17 points. And often it was LT and the defense wreaking havoc and scoring many of the points themselves. The offense simply needed to kill time and not turn over the ball.

Today's game has changed. If you are playing Mahomes a 17 point lead with 3 minutes to go isn't enough.

posted by cixelsyd at 12:43 PM on September 29, 2020

NBA Playoff Pickem: NBA Finals Lakers vs. Heat

My picks:

Heat in 7
Top point scorer: LeBron James
Top rebounder: Bam Adebayo
Team winning first game: Heat
Top scoring team: Lakers
Series MVP: Jimmy Butler
Most technical fouls: Dwight Howard
Most three-pointers: Duncan Robinson
Winning team points last game: 112

posted by cixelsyd at 10:54 AM on September 29, 2020

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

This is the 2nd time Stamkos has missed the opportunity to play in a championship victory due to injury. At least he got to lace 'em up for a few minutes and score a goal.

posted by cixelsyd at 10:16 AM on September 29, 2020

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Niners seeking to sign Captain Hook to the active roster

Had a look at the stats for this weekend's game. Looks like the Niners have already signed anybody who owns a pair of cleats. At least they don't have to play another game at Metlife Stadium which serves more as a live reminder to purchase medical insurance than it does as a football field.

posted by cixelsyd at 01:12 PM on September 28, 2020

NFL Pickem Week 3: Pay Dak Prescott Edition

My picks:

Jaguars by 7
Falcons by 14 (lock)
Rams by 7
Washington by 7
Titans by 3
Patriots by 4
49ers by 10 (lock)
Eagles by 3
Steelers by 9 (lock)
Jets by 4
Panthers by 4
Buccaneers by 9 (lock)
Cardinals by 10 (lock)
Seahawks by 9 (lock)
Saints by 3
Chiefs by 4

posted by cixelsyd at 02:12 PM on September 24, 2020

NHL Playoff Pickem: Stanley Cup Finals

My picks:

Lightning in 7
Top goals: Point
Top goalie (save %): Andrei Vasilevskiy
Team winning game 1: Lightning
Team giving up 0 goals: Lightning
Top assists: Klingberg
Conn Smythe: Point
Tiebreaker: 32

posted by cixelsyd at 12:44 PM on September 19, 2020

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Pretty impressive debut against what was a top 10 NFL passing defense in 2019. Behind an O Line ranked 31st none the less. Hopefully management has learned from Indy's failure and finds the guy some protection before they waste what appears to be a franchise QB.

posted by cixelsyd at 05:35 PM on September 18, 2020

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Mayfield might end up being the weak link in that offense


If the Browns could identify 3 or 4 routes he can execute consistently, ensure he sticks to those, and limit the number of passing plays to around 20 a game they might win 6 or 7 games. Of course they won't be up against anything close to the Bengals running D for the majority of their games but they are still better to bank on their RBs than a raw QB who thinks he's a superstar but hasn't adapted to the NFL level of play yet.

Burrow is a raw rookie but showed some impressive potential. From limited exposure he appears to be intelligent and not the type to let his ego get in the way of development.

posted by cixelsyd at 01:14 PM on September 18, 2020

NBA Playoff Pickem: Make Your Conference Finals Picks

Revised picks:

Lakers in 6
Top point scorer: Jamal Murray
Top scoring team: Lakers
Team scoring 130: Lakers

posted by cixelsyd at 07:55 PM on September 17, 2020

NFL Pickem Week 2: Chiefs Are Still Good Edition

My picks:

Browns by 3
Giants by 7
Cowboys by 7
Packers by 10 (lock)
Titans by 7
Vikings by 7
Bills by 3
49ers by 7 (lock)
Rams by 3
Steelers by 7
Buccaneers by 7
Cardinals by 3
Chiefs by 17 (lock)
Ravens by 10 (lock)
Seahawks by 3
Saints by 7 (lock)

posted by cixelsyd at 03:54 PM on September 16, 2020

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

That would not be a ratings monster

I suppose that LA and Boston are 2 of the larger markets but for the true BB fan nothing has been better this playoff year than watching the rise of Murray, The Joker, Butler and Bam, and the "Bitch Assed White Boy". Bring on the Heat-Nuggets series.

Another great thing about this year's playoffs is that the bubble has made a great impact on eliminating the normal garbage home bias of the officiating that always makes a larger impact on the outcome than players do.

posted by cixelsyd at 01:12 PM on September 16, 2020

NBA Playoff Pickem: Make Your Conference Finals Picks

My picks:

Heat in 7
Top rebounder: Anthony Davis

posted by cixelsyd at 10:50 AM on September 15, 2020

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Apparently there are still people who watch Fox Sports and Bayless?

posted by cixelsyd at 10:15 AM on September 11, 2020