jjzucal's profile

Name: J.J. Zucal
Location: Richland, NJ
ZIP: 08350
Member since: April 28, 2005
Last visit: October 18, 2021

jjzucal has posted 84 links and 992 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

Play the SportsFilter NBA Pickem

My picks:

Bucks by 3
Lakers by 8 (slam dunk)
Knicks by 4
Nuggets by 6
Hawks by 11 (slam dunk)
Clippers by 13 (slam dunk)
76ers by 2
Lakers by 6 (slam dunk)

posted by jjzucal at 09:16 PM on October 18, 2021

NFL Pickem Week 6: Chucky Got Chucked Edition

My picks:

Dolphins by 5
Packers by 9
Bengals by 13
Colts by 14 (lock)
Rams by 12 (lock)
Chiefs by 6 (lock)
Vikings by 2 (lock)
Ravens by 6
Cardinals by 3
Broncos by 7
Cowboys by 10 (lock)
Steelers by 3
Bills by 18 (lock)

posted by jjzucal at 04:01 PM on October 15, 2021

NFL Pickem Week 5: Urban's Daily Grind Edition

My picks:

Falcons by 6 (lock)
Bengals by 3
Vikings by 19 (lock)
Steelers by 5
Buccaneers by 15 (lock)
Washington by 7
Eagles by 2
Titans by 10 (lock)
Texans by 3
Raiders by 10 (lock)
Chargers by 5
Cowboys by 14 (lock)
Cardinals by 12 (lock)
Chiefs by 5
Ravens by 10 (lock)

posted by jjzucal at 10:00 PM on October 07, 2021

NFL Pickem Week 3: Cardiac Cardinals Edition

My picks:

Bills by 16 (lock)
Browns by 3
Lions by 5
Titans by 7
Chiefs by 10 (lock)
Patriots by 10 (lock)
Falcons by 2
Steelers by 11 (lock)
Cardinals by 18 (lock)
Broncos by 13 (lock)
Raiders by 19 (lock)
Buccaneers by 2
Vikings by 5
Packers by 6
Eagles by 2

posted by jjzucal at 07:52 PM on September 24, 2021

Play the SportsFilter NFL Pickem

My picks:

Falcons by 9 (lock)
Bills by 6 (lock)
Vikings by 10 (lock)
49ers by 7
Titans by 3
Seahawks by 12 (lock)
Chargers by 2
Panthers by 18 (lock)
Texans by 4
Chiefs by 6 (lock)
Dolphins by 3
Packers by 8
Giants by 6
Rams by 2
Ravens by 10 (lock)

posted by jjzucal at 10:43 PM on September 11, 2021

The 16th Annual chicobangs Memorial SpoFi CFL Pick 'Em

As I take time away from the Olympics to celebrate on ESPN2 ...

Calgary by 10

Saskatchewan by 13

Edmonton by 18

(Obviously late on Winnipeg-Hamilton)

posted by jjzucal at 09:58 PM on August 05, 2021

NBA Playoff Pickem, Finals Edition

Sorry I didn't check my email until after game time. My bad.

posted by jjzucal at 11:09 PM on July 06, 2021

NHL Playoff Pickem, Stanley Cup Edition

My picks:

Canadiens in 6
Top goals: Point
Top goalie (save %): Carey Price
Team scoring 6 goals: Lightning
Game 1 winner: Lightning
Top assists: Kucherov
Conn Smythe: Price
Top penalty minutes: Kucherov
Tiebreaker: 32

posted by jjzucal at 04:14 PM on June 28, 2021

Enter the NBA Playoff Pickem Round 3

My picks:

Clippers in 6
Bucks in 5
Top point scorer: Booker
Top rebounder: Giannis
Top scoring team: Clippers
Team scoring 130: Clippers

posted by jjzucal at 04:21 PM on June 22, 2021

NHL Playoff Pickem: Conference Finals Edition

My picks:

Golden Knights in 5
Islanders in 7
Top goals: Kucherov
Top goalie (save %): Marc-Andre Fleury
Team scoring 6 goals: Golden Knights
Team giving up 0 goals: Golden Knights

posted by jjzucal at 04:31 PM on June 14, 2021

Enter the NBA Playoff Pickem Round 2

My picks:

Jazz in 6
Top point scorer: Mitchell
Top rebounder: Embiid
Top scoring team: Nets
Team scoring 130: Nets

posted by jjzucal at 12:21 PM on June 08, 2021

Enter the NHL Playoff Pickem Round 2

My picks:

Hurricanes in 7
Avalanche in 6
Top goals: MacKinnon
Top goalie (save %): Alex Nedeljkovic
Team scoring 6 goals: Bruins
Team giving up 0 goals: Hurricanes

Came in late ... Boston in 5.

posted by jjzucal at 10:30 PM on May 29, 2021

Enter the NBA Playoff Pickem

My picks:

Nets in 5
Lakers in 6
Clippers in 5
76ers in 5
Knicks in 6
Jazz in 5
Bucks in 4
Trail Blazers in 7
Top point scorer: Lillard
Top rebounder: Jokic
Top scoring team: Wizards
Team scoring 130: Wizards

posted by jjzucal at 02:50 PM on May 25, 2021

Enter the NHL Playoff Pickem

My picks:

Bruins in 6
Hurricanes in 6
Oilers in 5
Avalanche in 5
Lightning in 7
Islanders in 7
Maple Leafs in 6
Golden Knights in 6
Top goals: MacKinnon
Top goalie (save %): Alex Nedeljkovic
Team scoring 6 goals: Oilers
Team giving up 0 goals: Hurricanes

posted by jjzucal at 02:55 PM on May 18, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 21: End of Season Edition

My picks:

Knicks by 6
Wizards by 3 (slam dunk)
Jazz by 10 (slam dunk)
76ers by 12 (slam dunk)
Trail Blazers by 8
Warriors by 9

posted by jjzucal at 09:59 PM on May 11, 2021