jjzucal's profile

Name: J.J. Zucal
Location: Richland, NJ
ZIP: 08350
Member since: April 28, 2005
Last visit: January 13, 2023

jjzucal has posted 84 links and 1,050 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

Enter the NFL Playoff Pickem

My picks:

49ers by 12
Chargers by 4
Bills by 10 (lock)
Vikings by 11 (lock)
Bengals by 6 (lock)
Cowboys by 2
Passer: Kirk Cousins
Rusher: Pollard
Receiver: Jefferson
Player with interception: Peterson

posted by jjzucal at 07:34 PM on January 13, 2023

CFL Pickem Week 20: Crossover Rule Edition

My picks:

Lions by 15 (lock)
Argonauts by 6 (lock)
Stampeders by 9 (lock)

posted by jjzucal at 07:06 PM on October 21, 2022

CFL Pickem Week 19: Defence with a C Edition

My picks:

Redblacks by 2
Stampeders by 16 (lock)
Argonauts by 5
Blue Bombers by 7

posted by jjzucal at 07:01 PM on October 13, 2022

CFL Pickem Week 18: Thanksgiving Edition

My picks:

Argonauts by 5
Blue Bombers by 18 (lock)
Alouettes by 6 (lock)

posted by jjzucal at 11:12 PM on October 07, 2022

NFL Pickem Week 4: Fly Eagles Fly Edition

My picks:

Vikings by 5
Browns by 6
Cowboys by 3 (lock)
Lions by 10 (lock)
Colts by 9 (lock)
Giants by 4
Eagles by 13 (lock)
Steelers by 7 (lock)
Bills by 5
Chargers by 9 (lock)
Cardinals by 3
Packers by 6 (lock)
Raiders by 5
Chiefs by 10 (lock)
Rams by 12 (lock)

Didn't realize I hadn't played the first three weeks: consider it your head start!

posted by jjzucal at 09:43 PM on October 01, 2022

CFL Pickem Week 17: Playoff Considerations Edition

My picks:

Blue Bombers by 4 (lock)
Lions by 18 (lock)
Elks by 3 (lock)
Stampeders by 12 (lock)

Gonna make a last-ditch effort for top 4!

posted by jjzucal at 03:54 PM on September 30, 2022

CFL Pickem Week 16: Billy Sol Hurok and Big Jim McBob Edition

My picks:

Tiger-Cats by 5
Argonauts by 7
Stampeders by 6

posted by jjzucal at 02:11 PM on September 23, 2022

CFL Pickem Week 15: Extended Summer Edition

My picks:

Roughriders by 15 (lock)
Tiger-Cats by 5 (lock)
Stampeders by 7 (lock)

We've begun a late move for top 3 ... only houses have more locks!

posted by jjzucal at 05:30 PM on September 16, 2022

Premier League Suspends Matches After Queen's Death

The folks at the Football Supporters Association were upset: they believe having the matches was an opportunity for fans to show their respect (minute of silence, nation "coming together").

Though, they did make sure to express concern about potential reimbursement: I guess it's understandable as weekend matches will be played on weeknights; supporters, especially traveling supporters, might be unable to attend.

posted by jjzucal at 09:30 PM on September 12, 2022

CFL Pickem Week 14: Saturday Tripleheader Edition

My picks:

Lions by 9 (lock)
Argonauts by 5 (lock)
Blue Bombers by 12 (lock)
Stampeders by 18 (lock)

posted by jjzucal at 10:05 PM on September 08, 2022

CFL Pickem Week 13: Labour Not Labor Day Edition

My picks:

Alouettes by 5 (lock)
Blue Bombers by 3
Tiger-Cats by 2
Stampeders by 18 (lock)

Is this weekend sort of like, "Thanksgiving, Not Thanksgiving?"

posted by jjzucal at 06:25 PM on September 02, 2022

CFL Pickem Week 12: Regrets I Have a Few Edition

My picks:

Blue Bombers by 12 (lock)
Argonauts by 5 (lock)
Lions by 20 (lock)
Redblacks by 3

posted by jjzucal at 10:51 AM on August 25, 2022

CFL Pickem Week 11: Winnipeg Didn't Win Edition

My picks:

Redblacks by 5 (lock)
Lions by 9
Alouettes by 4
Stampeders by 10
Check my picks last week: I got Ottawa over Edmonton.

posted by jjzucal at 09:25 PM on August 18, 2022

CFL Pickem Week 10: Gentille Alouette Edition

My picks:

Blue Bombers by 22 (lock)
Argonauts by 2
Stampeders by 5
Roughriders by 15 (lock)

posted by jjzucal at 04:38 PM on August 11, 2022

CFL Pickem Week 9: Big Tim is Watching You Edition

My picks:

Blue Bombers by 4
Stampeders by 10 (lock)
Argonauts by 5 (lock)
Lions by 19 (lock)

posted by jjzucal at 05:50 PM on August 04, 2022