jjzucal's profile

Name: J.J. Zucal
Location: Richland, NJ
ZIP: 08350
Member since: April 28, 2005
Last visit: September 11, 2020

jjzucal has posted 83 links and 958 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

Join SportsFilter's Fantasy Premier League

Been away for a little bit ... looks like EPL auto-renews teams to leagues? I just created this year's team; I'm on the list to be "added."

posted by jjzucal at 08:26 PM on September 11, 2020

NBA Suspends Season Because of Coronavirus

ATP now has suspended its schedule through April 20, shortly after local officials cancelled the Miami Open and the Indian Walls tournament was cancelled.

Six English Premier League players - three from Leicester City - are isolated after exhibiting symptoms

posted by jjzucal at 11:35 AM on March 12, 2020

NFL Pick 'Em Week 15: NFC Least Edition

We are the NFC Least of SpoFi.

Baltimore by 18 LOCK
New England by 15 LOCK
Tampa Bay by 10 LOCK
Green Bay by 7 LOCK
Tennessee by 3
Kansas City by 5 LOCK
Miami by 3 LOCK
Philadelphia by 12 LOCK
Seattle by 4
Oakland by 13 LOCK
Arizona by 5
L.A. Chargers by 7
L.A. Rams by 3
San Francisco by 5 LOCK
Pittsburgh by 12 LOCK
New Orleans by 7 LOCK

posted by jjzucal at 09:55 AM on December 12, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 14: Color Analyst Tim Ryan Edition

Props to Howard on Methuselah and the Mammals' pick over my grounded Iggles.

Dallas by 5
Atlanta by 3
Buffalo by 2
Cleveland by 15 LOCK
Green Bay by 12 LOCK
Minnesota by 18 LOCK
San Francisco by 7 (UPSET SPECIAL)
Miami by 4 LOCK
Tampa Bay by 5
Houston by 9 LOCK
L.A. Chargers by 12 LOCK
Oakland by 10 LOCK
New England by 13 LOCK (pray for Mahomes)
Arizona by 3
Seattle by 7 LOCK
Philadelphia by 10 (Eli won't save the Giants)

posted by jjzucal at 10:08 AM on December 05, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 12: Baltimore is Pretty Good Edition

Houston by 5
Atlanta by 10 LOCK
Buffalo by 11 LOCK
Chicago by 15 LOCK
Pittsburgh by 18 LOCK
Cleveland by 3
New Orleans by 6
Oakland by 9 LOCK
Seattle by 3 LOCK
Detroit by 12 LOCK
Jacksonville by 2
New England by 10 LOCK
San Francisco by 5 LOCK
L.A. Chargers by 3

posted by jjzucal at 11:24 AM on November 21, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 10: Miami Winning Streak Edition

Oakland by 5

Detroit by 10

Baltimore by 12 LOCK

Buffalo by 14 (Cleveland, we hardly knew ye) LOCK

Kansas City by 19 LOCK

New Orleans by 7 LOCK

N.Y. Giants by 5 (I live in New Jersey; it's the Jersey Derby: who gives a &*%&?)

Tampa Bay by 11 LOCK

Indianapolis by 25 LOCK

Green Bay by 12 LOCK

Pittsburgh by 2

Minnesota by 8 (how does Jason Garrett keep his job? Does he have compromising photos of Jerry Jones?)

San Francisco by 5

posted by jjzucal at 10:23 AM on November 07, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 8: Seeing Ghosts Edition

Minnesota by 19 LOCK
Seattle by 5
Philadelphia by 3
Chicago by 9 LOCK
Detroit by 13 LOCK
Tennessee by 7 LOCK
Indianapolis by 4 LOCK
L.A. Rams by 15 LOCK
New Orleans by 7 LOCK
Jacksonville by 17 LOCK
San Francisco by 2
New England by 20 LOCK
Houston by 13 LOCK
Kansas City by 3
Pittsburgh by 19 LOCK (This is the Monday night game? Pray for the viewers)

posted by jjzucal at 10:49 AM on October 24, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 5: 902 Passing Yards Edition

Fresh off a 29-point performance, we go for ... 25. We're becoming the Dolphins of SpoFi.

Arizona by 6 (TD at :00)

Buffalo by 3

Oakland by 5 (scoring the second TD in Spurs' stadium after Bayern)

Tampa Bay by 7

N.Y. Giants by 10

Philadelphia by 17 LOCK

Pittsburgh by 6

New England by 19 LOCK

Carolina by 3

Atlanta by 5

L.A. Chargers by 11 LOCK

Dallas by 5

Kansas City by 14 LOCK

San Francisco by 3

posted by jjzucal at 08:13 PM on October 05, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 4: Minshew Mania Edition

29 points ... made it almost an exercise in futility!

Green Bay by 5 (O/U on Eagle drops: 6) LOCK
Atlanta by 3
New England by 17 LOCK
Kansas City by 10 LOCK
Oakland by 3
L.A. Chargers by 13 LOCK
N.Y. Giants by 9
Baltimore by 10 (last season was a cruel tease for Browns' fans) LOCK
Houston by 2
L.A. Chargers by 7
Arizona by 3
Minnesota by 6
Denver by 3 (FG as time expires to crush Jax fans)
Dallas by 14
Pittsburgh by 5

posted by jjzucal at 09:06 AM on September 25, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 3: Quarterback Blues Edition

Huh, I thought I posted an entry last week ...

Tennessee by 9 (LOCK)

Cincinnati by 5

Dallas by 30 (LOCK)

Green Bay by 2 (LOCK)

Atlanta by 10 (LOCK)

Kansas City by 3 (Total offense O/U: 1,050)

Minnesota by 4

New England by 34 (LOCK)

Philadelphia by 13 (LOCK)

Arizona by 6

Tampa Bay by 15 (LOCK)

L.A. Chargers by 5

San Francisco by 12 (LOCK)

Seattle by 5

L.A. Rams by 14 (LOCK)

Washington by 7

posted by jjzucal at 11:30 AM on September 19, 2019

Enter SportsFilter's NFL Pick 'Em Contest

I just found the email in the spam file ...

Chicago by 5

L.A. Rams by 10 (Lock)

Philadelphia by 13 (Drop Dead, Lead Pipe Lock)

J-E-T-S by 7 (Lock)

Minnesota by 3

Baltimore by 12 (Lock)

Jacksonville by 8

Cleveland by 10

Chargers by 4

Seattle by 11

Tampa Bay by 9

Cowgirls by 10 (Lock)

Arizona by 3

New England by 14 (Lock)

New Orleans by 13 (Lock)

Oakland by 5

posted by jjzucal at 09:51 AM on September 05, 2019

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Eleven

Edmonton by 5

Saskatchewan by 14

Hamilton by 3

Toronto by 10

posted by jjzucal at 09:27 AM on August 22, 2019

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Nine

Winnipeg by 5

Saskatchewan by 13

Edmonton by 15

Hamilton by 12

posted by jjzucal at 10:09 AM on August 08, 2019

Join SportsFilter's Fantasy Premier League

Thanks ... Maplewood Town, indeed, was in the system.

posted by jjzucal at 10:06 AM on August 08, 2019

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Eight

Toronto has acquired injured QB Zach Collaros to replace injured QB James Franklin. I'm not entirely sure that's how it's supposed to work.

Uh, no ... that ain't how it's supposed to work.

Winnipeg by 26

Saskatchewan by 18

Ottawa by 5

Edmonton by 10

posted by jjzucal at 10:56 AM on August 01, 2019