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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: July 06, 2021

jjzucal has posted 83 links and 986 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 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

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