jjzucal's profile

Name: J.J. Zucal
Location: Richland, NJ
Member since: April 28, 2005
Last visit: November 29, 2023

jjzucal has posted 84 links and 1,068 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

Jack Grealish to Man City for £100m: Manchester City found enough coins under the sofa cushions to get Jack Grealish from Aston Villa for a British record £100m ($139m US) transfer fee.

posted by jjzucal to soccer at 10:03 PM on August 05, 2021 - 3 comments

"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

Recent Comments

CFL Pickem Week 12: Edmonton Triumphant Edition

My picks:

Blue Bombers by 10
Argonauts by 4
Tiger-Cats by 3
Redblacks by 7

Zero points last week ... sigh

posted by jjzucal at 09:40 AM on August 24, 2023

CFL Pickem Week 11: Nathan Rourke Edition

My picks:

Tiger-Cats by 18 (lock)
Stampeders by 2
Alouettes by 5
Lions by 10

No ... I better never, ever, see Nathan Rourke in Eagles' green and white!

posted by jjzucal at 05:03 AM on August 17, 2023

Things Looking Dire for Last 4 PAC-12 Schools

I'm old enough to remember when conferences were solely regional: PAC-8 before the Arizona schools joined, the Big East as a Northeast league. It's been a long while, but I'm still trying to grasp the idea of Rutgers traveling to the Midwest for Big 10 games.

posted by jjzucal at 11:38 AM on August 10, 2023

CFL Pickem Week 10: Hot vs. Cold Edition

My picks:

Blue Bombers by 12 (lock)
Roughriders by 5
Lions by 6 (lock)
Argonauts by 15 (lock)

posted by jjzucal at 11:32 AM on August 10, 2023

The SportsFilter Fantasy Premier League is Back

Sorry to pass a message on here ...

Rcade, will the Fantasy Premier League be renewed? I didn't see it on my list.

posted by jjzucal at 10:29 AM on August 09, 2023

CFL Pickem Week 8: Come On You Elks Edition

My picks:

Argonauts by 5 (lock)
Lions by 26 (lock)
Stampeders by 9

posted by jjzucal at 08:01 PM on July 28, 2023

CFL Pickem Week 7: Mason Fine Edition

My picks:

Blue Bombers by 19 (lock)
Tiger-Cats by 6
Lions by 8 (lock)
Stampeders by 10 (lock)

posted by jjzucal at 05:34 AM on July 20, 2023

CFL Pickem Week 6: French Canadian Edition

My picks:

Elks by 3
Argonauts by 6
Blue Bombers by 12
Roughriders by 5

Tonight's the night ... maybe ... I hope ...

posted by jjzucal at 03:16 PM on July 13, 2023

CFL Pickem: Dutch Crunch Edition

My picks:

Roughriders by 17 (lock)
Blue Bombers by 12
Tiger-Cats by 3
Lions by 13 (lock)

posted by jjzucal at 02:09 PM on July 06, 2023

CFL Pickem: Happy Canada Day Edition

My picks:

Elks by 10
Alouettes by 3
Argonauts by 9 (lock)

posted by jjzucal at 04:26 PM on June 29, 2023

CFL Pickem Week 3: I Miss Games on ESPN+ Edition

My picks:

Tiger-Cats by 10
Roughriders by 5
Elks by 13

posted by jjzucal at 07:56 AM on June 23, 2023

CFL Pickem Week 2: That Had to Hurt, Trevor Edition

My picks:

Stampeders by 9
Roughriders by 3
Lions by 17 (lock)
Argonauts by 6 (lock)

posted by jjzucal at 01:49 AM on June 15, 2023

PGA Tour Merges with LIV Golf, DP World Tour

Will this bring new meaning to "36-hole cut?"

posted by jjzucal at 05:51 PM on June 08, 2023

Enter the SportsFilter CFL Pickem

My picks:

Stampeders by 10
Blue Bombers by 7
Alouettes by 2
Elks by 5

posted by jjzucal at 05:49 PM on June 08, 2023

NBA Playoff Pickem: NBA Finals

My picks:

Nuggets in 6
Top point scorer: Murray
Top rebounder: Jokic
Game 1 winner: Nuggets
Most points in one game: Nuggets
Series MVP: Jokic
Top fouler: Adebayo
Top three-point shooter: Martin
Winning team points last game: 123

Hadn't realized I missed the conference finals ... yet I still have a chance ...

posted by jjzucal at 08:29 PM on May 31, 2023