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jjzucal
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Name: J.J. Zucal
Location: Richland, NJ
ZIP: 08350
Member since: April 28, 2005
Last visit: May 06, 2021

jjzucal has posted 83 links and 977 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 2 comments to the Locker Room.

Sports Bio

Memorable: at age 7, booing Henry Aaron in Connie Mack Stadium (I must have been a young commie back then).

College: Rider '86.

Occupation: Former sports writer, now a news editor.

Hobbies: Fantasy soccer and hockey; soccer simulation game called Trophy Manager.

Fan: Philadelphia professional teams plus the English Southern League club Slough Town through membership in the My Football Club organization (former majority owners of Ebbsfleet United in England).

Recent Links

"Missed call" lawsuit against NFL proceeds in Louisiana: A Louisiana state judge ruled a damage lawsuit against the NFL over a controversial "no call" late in the NFC Championship Game can proceed.

posted by jjzucal to football at 09:33 PM on July 18, 2019 - 8 comments

NFL finally going to Tottenham: Not White Hart Lane 2 (also known as Tottenham Hotspurs' new stadium) and Wembley will host two NFL games during the 2019-20 season, NFL officials announced Wednesday. Mexico City will receive the other game on its international schedule.

posted by jjzucal to football at 01:22 PM on April 17, 2019 - 1 comment

Vince McMahon plans to resurrect XFL: WWE founder and chairman Vince McMahon announced Thursday he plans to bring back the XFL in 2020 ... though it won't be like the wild and crazy 2001 season.

posted by jjzucal to football at 04:01 PM on January 25, 2018 - 3 comments

Supreme Court to hear N.J. sports betting arguments Monday: New Jersey's law to permit betting on sporting events, passed by voters in 2011, will get its hour before the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday.

posted by jjzucal to other at 07:20 PM on December 01, 2017 - 5 comments

Bills' move to Nathan Peterman is a disaster: Buffalo head coach Sean McDermott's decision to bench Tyrod Taylor explodes in his face in just one half.

posted by jjzucal to football at 07:43 PM on November 19, 2017 - 10 comments

Recent Comments

NBA Pickem Week 20: Pittsburgh Pisces Edition

My picks:

Nets by 10 (slam dunk)
Clippers by 5 (slam dunk)
Celtics by 9
Trail Blazers by 5
Celtics by 4 (slam dunk)
Clippers by 2 (slam dunk)

Zero points: "I thought I did a lineup last week?"

* checks standings/picks

"Oh ... OH ..."

posted by jjzucal at 03:57 PM on May 06, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 19: Knicks on Fire Edition

My picks:

Warriors by 5
Lakers by 9
Clippers by 3 (slam dunk)
Warriors by 15 (slam dunk)
Clippers by 8 (slam dunk)
Bucks by 10 (slam dunk)
Pelicans by 7 (slam dunk)
Nuggets by 10

posted by jjzucal at 11:03 PM on April 26, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 18: 7 A.M. at a Strip Club Edition

My picks:

Nets by 5 (slam dunk)
Knicks by 9
Bucks by 5
Mavericks by 6
Celtics by 10 (slam dunk)
Nets by 7

posted by jjzucal at 10:08 PM on April 22, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 17: Everybody Hates the Play-In Edition

My picks:

76ers by 5 (slam dunk)
Mavericks by 10 (slam dunk)
Bucks by 8 (slam dunk)
Lakers by 2
76ers by 3
Knicks by 7
Jazz by 12 (slam dunk)
Celtics by 13 (slam dunk)
Knicks by 5
Nets by 2
76ers by 9 (slam dunk)
Jazz by 10 (slam dunk)

posted by jjzucal at 11:49 PM on April 13, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 16: Pittsburgh Pisces Edition

My picks:

Celtics by 3
Bucks by 8 (slam dunk)
Nets by 6 (slam dunk)
Jazz by 2
Heat by 14 (slam dunk)
Clippers by 5 (slam dunk)
Nets by 17 (slam dunk)
Knicks by 3
Warriors by 5

posted by jjzucal at 08:45 AM on April 06, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 14: High Ankle Sprain Edition

My picks:

Pelicans by 12 (slam dunk)
76ers by 13 (slam dunk)
Bucks by 10 (slam dunk)
Jazz by 6
Trail Blazers by 2
76ers by 17 (slam dunk)
Bucks by 11 (slam dunk)
Warriors by 8

Another lead week? Hoping good luck carries as I do these on my way home from my first COVID shot!

posted by jjzucal at 03:19 PM on March 22, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 13: 17-Point 6-Minute Comeback Edition

My picks:

Bucks by 5
Clippers by 4
Wizards by 11
Lakers by 16 (slam dunk)
Trail Blazers by 13 (slam dunk)

posted by jjzucal at 11:06 AM on March 17, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 12: Embiid for MVP Edition

My picks:

Nets by 6 (slam dunk)
Clippers by 11 (slam dunk)
Pelicans by 2
Nets by 12 (slam dunk)
Lakers by 8 (slam dunk)

posted by jjzucal at 10:13 PM on March 10, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 11: Never Shut Up Edition

My picks:

Nets by 21 (slam dunk)
Trail Blazers by 7 (slam dunk)
Heat by 4

posted by jjzucal at 10:25 PM on March 02, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 10: Dr J Takes the Shot Edition

My picks:

Celtics by 6 (slam dunk)
Nuggets by 2
Pacers by 5 (slam dunk)
Jazz by 10 (slam dunk)
76ers by 14 (slam dunk)
Bucks by 8 (slam dunk)
Celtics by 7 (slam dunk)
Lakers by 9 (slam dunk)
Nets by 13 (slam dunk)
Bucks by 7 (slam dunk)
Lakers by 12 (slam dunk)

Either we make a huge jump in the standings ... or relegation comes early. I sense there will be no middle ground.

posted by jjzucal at 10:24 AM on February 23, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 9: Rebuild the Pistons Edition

My picks:

Pelicans by 8 (slam dunk)
Nets by 4
76ers by 10 (slam dunk)
Warriors by 6
Bucks by 15 (slam dunk)
Lakers by 6 (slam dunk)
76ers by 8 (slam dunk)
Clippers by 10 (slam dunk)
Lakers by 7 (slam dunk)
Pelicans by 5
Clippers by 5

posted by jjzucal at 10:41 PM on February 15, 2021

Edmonton's Ex-Eskimos Have 7 Possible Replacements

"The Larch ... The Larch."

Would the "Evergreens" borrow Stanford's mascot for the summer?

posted by jjzucal at 10:57 PM on February 08, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 8: Bucks Are Back Edition

My picks:

Pelicans by 13 (slam dunk)
Jazz by 2
Mavericks by 3
Bucks by 11 (slam dunk)
Heat by 8
76ers by 5
Mavericks by 2
Lakers by 18 (slam dunk)
Nets by 15 (slam dunk)
Trail Blazers by 6 (slam dunk)
Lakers by 7 (slam dunk)

posted by jjzucal at 10:46 PM on February 08, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 7: Fan Interaction Edition

My picks:

Warriors by 5
Lakers by 12 (slam dunk)
Nets by 10 (slam dunk)
Celtics by 3
Mavericks by 2

posted by jjzucal at 09:51 PM on February 03, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 6: Damian's New Kicks Edition

My picks:

76ers by 5
Warriors by 13 (slam dunk)
Clippers by 10
Trail Blazers by 11 (slam dunk)
Bucks by 7 (slam dunk)
Jazz by 3
Lakers by 2

posted by jjzucal at 11:47 PM on January 26, 2021