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The_Black_Hand
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Member since: June 20, 2005
Last visit: January 22, 2022

The_Black_Hand has posted 144 links and 2,606 comments to SportsFilter and 20 links and 732 comments to the Locker Room and 1 column.

Sports Bio

President, CEO, and Dictator-for-Life, JerseyGirl Memorial Clam Shot Celebrity Co-Ed Fast-Pitch Softball Tournament.

Recent Links

Steph Curry Breaks NBA 3-Pointer Record at MSG: Golden State's Steph Curry passed Ray Allen for first on the NBA's career three-point shooting list during the first quarter of Tuesday's 105-96 victory over the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. Curry also holds the NBA record for three-pointers in a season with 402 (he's set the single-season record three times). At an average distance of 25.6 feet traveled, Curry's 2,978 three-pointers have traveled approximately 14.5 miles.

posted by The_Black_Hand to basketball at 10:57 PM on December 14, 2021 - 4 comments

NFL Covid Numbers Skyrocket: After several LA Rams players went into Covid protocols shortly before the team's MNF contest against the Arizona Cardinals, the number of players testing positive league-wide rose to 75 over the last two days. The Rams and Browns have been hit particularly hard, while the Dolphins now have only one available running back left on their 53-man roster. Stay safe, friends

posted by The_Black_Hand to football at 10:39 PM on December 14, 2021 - 6 comments

Denver Broncos Great Demaryius Thomas Dies: Demaryius Thomas, a standout wide receiver for the Denver Broncos who was on the team's Super Bowl 0x32 winning squad, has died from medical complications following a car accident. He was 33. A former first round draft pick, Thomas had 9,055 receiving yards and 60 touchdown catches for Denver and made five consecutive Pro Bowls. When Demaryius was 11, police raided his home and arrested his mother and grandmother for crack distribution, giving both long prison sentences.

posted by The_Black_Hand to football at 12:09 AM on December 10, 2021 - 10 comments

Adam Schefter: Journalist?: Got a narrative you want to pitch? Just call in a Schefty Bomb!

posted by The_Black_Hand to football at 12:12 AM on November 12, 2021 - 3 comments

ESPN's Pedro Gomez dead at 58: The award-winning journalist, whose son Rio is a pitcher in the Red Sox organization, passed away suddenly Sunday night. Gomez is survived by his wife, Sandra; sons, Rio and Dante; and daughter, Sierra.

posted by The_Black_Hand to baseball at 11:31 PM on February 07, 2021 - 1 comment

Recent Comments

NFL Playoff Pickem Round 2: Hand the Ref the Ball Edition

Change my rusher to Henry, please.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 04:33 PM on January 22, 2022

NFL Playoff Pickem Round 2: Hand the Ref the Ball Edition

My picks:

Bengals by 7 (lock)
49ers by 4 (lock)
Rams by 12 (lock)
Bills by 12 (lock)
Passer: Tom Brady
Rusher: Deebo Samuels
Receiver: Jamarr Chase
Player with interception: Chidobe Awuzie

posted by The_Black_Hand at 09:02 AM on January 22, 2022

NBA Pickem Week 14: Mona Mondieu Edition

My picks:

Celtics by 10 (slam dunk)
Nuggets by 6
Mavericks by 9 (slam dunk)
Warriors by 22 (slam dunk)
Bucks by 14 (slam dunk)

Totally forgot my picks last week. Not that I might have done any better than zero points, but still.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 02:42 PM on January 19, 2022

Enter the NFL Playoff Pickem

My picks:

Bengals by 14 (lock)
Patriots by 4 (lock)
Buccaneers by 19 (lock)
Cowboys by 22 (lock)
Chiefs by 22 (lock)
Rams by 9 (lock)
Passer: Derek Carr
Rusher: Najee Harris
Receiver: Chase
Player with interception: Diggs

posted by The_Black_Hand at 11:45 PM on January 14, 2022

NFL Pickem Week 18: All the Marbles Edition

My picks:

Bengals by 3 (lock)
Lions by 3 (lock)
Vikings by 7 (lock)
Washington by 12 (lock)
Colts by 16 (lock)
Steelers by 4 (lock)
Titans by 22 (lock)
Saints by 17 (lock)
Bills by 21 (lock)
49ers by 6 (lock)
Dolphins by 5 (lock)
Cardinals by 18 (lock)
Buccaneers by 19 (lock)
Raiders by 6 (lock)

posted by The_Black_Hand at 10:06 AM on January 09, 2022

NBA Pickem Week 12: Can Kyrie Play Edition

My picks:

Celtics by 12
Suns by 8
Hawks by 14

posted by The_Black_Hand at 11:04 PM on January 05, 2022

I Investigated Bonds and Clemens. Yes, They Belong in Cooperstown

rcade, to me, that's the most confounding part of it. Guy was a legit 5-tool player when he came up, and very likely would be in the HoF today just based on natural talent.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 07:26 PM on January 04, 2022

I Investigated Bonds and Clemens. Yes, They Belong in Cooperstown

You know, if they hadn't been such massive douchebags personally, they probably would have been voted in already. Like it or not, personality goes a long way, and the baseball writers who vote on the HOF can be a vindictive bunch with long memories.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 04:04 PM on December 31, 2021

NFL Pickem Week 17: Streaky Dolphins Edition

My picks:

Bills by 14 (lock)
Bears by 3
Bengals by 2
Dolphins by 5
Colts by 10 (lock)
Patriots by 4 (lock)
Buccaneers by 18 (lock)
Eagles by 12 (lock)
Rams by 17 (lock)
Chargers by 7
49ers by 12 (lock)
Cowboys by 14 (lock)
Saints by 3
Lions by 4
Vikings by 8
Browns by 1

Damn Chargers cost me a 100-point week. My homerism for the Phins might bite me, but I'm riding the streak, baby. Happy new year, Spofites!

posted by The_Black_Hand at 03:57 PM on December 31, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 10: Merry Hoopmas Edition

Rumple with a hyper-aggressive approach to Christmas week. Hope that doesn't end in a stocking full of coal.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 05:41 PM on December 23, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 10: Merry Hoopmas Edition

Rumple with a hyper-aggressive approach to Christmas week. Hope that doesn't end in a stocking full of coal.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 05:41 PM on December 23, 2021

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Please, beav, no. Living in the Midwest, the Colts are on all the time, and they are as boring as white paint. Not even glossy white paint. Matte.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 05:38 PM on December 23, 2021

NFL Pickem Week 16: Cincinnati Nightlife Edition

My picks:

49ers by 9
Packers by 18 (lock)
Colts by 4
Lions by 3
Bengals by 5
Rams by 12 (lock)
Bills by 3
Jaguars by 2
Eagles by 9 (lock)
Buccaneers by 19 (lock)
Chargers by 14 (lock)
Bears by 6
Chiefs by 20 (lock)
Raiders by 1
Cowboys by 9 (lock)
Dolphins by 4

posted by The_Black_Hand at 05:34 PM on December 23, 2021

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

I used to really enjoy boxing on TV; that's where I first saw Earnie Shavers, Ali, Larry Holmes, Leon Spinks, Frazier, Foreman, et al. Later, when welterweights became big, I remember Leonard, Hagler, Hearns, Livingstone Bramble, Boom Boom Mancini, Hector Camacho, Barry McGuigan, Aaron Pryor, and more. They were compelling characters, electrifying fighters, and they were on network TV. I believe I watched heavyweights on NBC, and the welterweights on CBS.

Pay-per-view is what lost me, particularly during the rise of Tyson, when a main event was over in five rounds or less, and there was no compelling undercard to hold my interest. The latest craze in celebrity combat sports holds absolutely no interest for me, although that likely speaks more to a generational thing than the quality of the combat.

Still, the way that Woodley appeared to blatantly throw that last fight to Paul was shocking, even to somebody who grew up during the bad ol' days of Don King-type corruption and thievery.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 08:29 PM on December 21, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 10: Merry Hoopmas Edition

My picks:

Heat by 10 (slam dunk)
Suns by 12 (slam dunk)
Hawks by 9
Bucks by 15
Warriors by 6
Nets by 10 (slam dunk)
Jazz by 20 (slam dunk)

posted by The_Black_Hand at 06:50 PM on December 21, 2021