jjzucal's profile

Name: J.J. Zucal
Location: Richland, NJ
ZIP: 08350
Member since: April 28, 2005
Last visit: June 08, 2023

jjzucal has posted 84 links and 1,056 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

PGA Tour Merges with LIV Golf, DP World Tour

Will this bring new meaning to "36-hole cut?"

posted by jjzucal at 05:51 PM on June 08, 2023

Enter the SportsFilter CFL Pickem

My picks:

Stampeders by 10
Blue Bombers by 7
Alouettes by 2
Elks by 5

posted by jjzucal at 05:49 PM on June 08, 2023

NBA Playoff Pickem: NBA Finals

My picks:

Nuggets in 6
Top point scorer: Murray
Top rebounder: Jokic
Game 1 winner: Nuggets
Most points in one game: Nuggets
Series MVP: Jokic
Top fouler: Adebayo
Top three-point shooter: Martin
Winning team points last game: 123

Hadn't realized I missed the conference finals ... yet I still have a chance ...

posted by jjzucal at 08:29 PM on May 31, 2023

NBA Playoff Pickem Round 2: Conference Semifinals

Revised picks:

Warriors in 6

posted by jjzucal at 03:23 PM on May 01, 2023

NBA Playoff Pickem Round 2: Conference Semifinals

My picks:

Suns in 6
Knicks in 6
76ers in 7
Top point scorer: Booker
Top rebounder: Jokic
Top scoring team: Lakers
Team scoring 130: Lakers

posted by jjzucal at 05:54 PM on April 29, 2023

Enter the SportsFilter NBA Playoff Pickem

My picks:

76ers in 5
Celtics in 6
Knicks in 6
Warriors in 7
Lakers in 6
Bucks in 5
Suns in 6
Nuggets in 5
Top point scorer: Lebron James
Top rebounder: Anthony Davis
Top scoring team: Kings
Team scoring 130: Kings

posted by jjzucal at 01:57 PM on April 13, 2023

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