jjzucal's profile

Name: J.J. Zucal
Location: Richland, NJ
ZIP: 08350
Member since: April 28, 2005
Last visit: February 23, 2021

jjzucal has posted 83 links and 968 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 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

NBA Pickem Week 5: N-E-T-S Nets Nets Nets Edition

My picks:

76ers by 4
Suns by 9 (slam dunk)
Bucks by 2
Jazz by 3
76ers by 6
Suns by 8 (slam dunk)

posted by jjzucal at 09:19 PM on January 19, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 3: Buy the Timberwolves Edition

My picks:

Heat by 5
Clippers by 17 (slam dunk)
76ers by 6
Mavericks by 2
Pelicans by 8 (slam dunk)
Clippers by 11 (slam dunk)

posted by jjzucal at 07:02 PM on January 05, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 2: Woeful Warriors Edition

My picks:

Pelicans by 3

posted by jjzucal at 09:14 PM on December 29, 2020

Enter SportsFilter's NBA Pickem

My picks:

Pelicans by 7
Bucks by 15 (slam dunk)
Nets by 3
Lakers by 8 (slam dunk)
Nuggets by 4

posted by jjzucal at 01:03 PM on December 24, 2020

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