Archives for November 2016

November 30, 2016

NFL Pick 'Em Week 13: No Tie for Gary Kubiak Edition: The NFL week begins Thursday night with Dallas vs. Minnesota. In our NFL Pick 'Em, Tron7 keeps the lead with 771 points and MeatSaber second at 741. Ufez Jones and Jagsnumberone tie for third at 733. Grum@work goes wild on locks and wins the week with 128 points. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to football at 08:25 PM - 25 comments

NBA Pick 'Em Week 6: Doc Rivers Will Smash Edition: There are four national NBA games on TV this week and the Bulls and Rockets play in two of them apiece without facing each other. The first games are Thursday night. In the Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em, everybody wins last week's games, keeping the leaders as NoMich, Ufez Jones and Goyoucolts. Make your picks and don't lose your cool like Doc Rivers.

posted by rcade to basketball at 12:53 PM - 8 comments

The Hot Seat is just lukewarm now: The annual firing of college football coaches got off to an early start this year with LSU's Les Miles not surviving September, but the ascension of Interim Coach Ed Orgeron tamped down a lot of the possible juggling of lower-tier coaching jobs. Ditto the rapid fire-and-hire of Charlie Strong and Tom Herman at Texas. Oregon let go of Mark Helfrich (the first time the Ducks have fired a coach since 1976), and the Notre Dame-Brian Kelly relationship is said to be strained, but it looks like there won't be a high-profile Harbaugh-to-Michigan type story to keep football writers working through December this year. (Incidentally, is for sale.)

posted by Etrigan to football at 11:49 AM - 5 comments

November 29, 2016

How the Chicago Bears became NFL's most untroubled losers: This season will be the ninth of the last 10 in which the Bears have missed the playoffs. And yet there seems little urgency to correct matters.

posted by billsaysthis to football at 10:57 AM - 4 comments

Brazilian Soccer Team Lost in Plane Crash: A plane carrying Chapecoense, a soccer team in Brazil's top division, crashed early Tuesday in Colombia. Seventy six people died and five survived, including player Alan Ruschel. The team was scheduled Wednesday to play the first half of a Copa Sudamericana final -- a tournament equivalent to the Europa League. The team from Chapeco reached Brazil's top division for the first time in decades in 2014. "What was supposed to be a celebration has turned into a tragedy," Medellin Mayor Federico Gutierrez said.

posted by rcade to soccer at 10:11 AM - 7 comments

Rudy, Interrupted: South Carolina State's 55 Year-Old Back: "He's the only player without even a single accessory: no leggings, no wristbands, no gloves, just team-issued blue-and-white striped shorts, his No. 47 jersey and an unadorned helmet. With the pads bulking his chest and the helmet guarding the wisp of grey at the peak of his hairline, he hardly seems 55 years old."

posted by yerfatma to football at 10:05 AM - 3 comments

November 28, 2016

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November 26, 2016

Strong Out, Herman In (probably): Charlie Strong was officially fired today as head coach of the University of Texas Longhorns, and sources immediately started saying that the contract is all but signed for Texas to hire Tom Herman, currently head coach of the University of Houston Cougars. Herman started his coaching career at UT and has been the UH coach for just two years, going 13-1 in his first season with a bowl win over Florida State.

posted by Etrigan to football at 02:33 PM - 6 comments

November 25, 2016

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November 23, 2016

NFL Pick 'Em Week 12: Friggin' Lasers Edition: The NFL week begins with the three-game Thanksgiving schedule: Minnesota at Detroit, Washington at Dallas and Pittsburgh at Indianapolis. In SportsFilter's contest, Tron7 wins the week with 116 points and holds on to first at 678. MeatSaber rises to second at 648 and Rumple third at 632. Make your picks and remember to talk to your relatives, even when a game is on.

posted by rcade to football at 08:42 PM - 21 comments

CFL Playoff Pick 'Em, Grey Cup Edition: Calgary pulverizes B.C., Ottawa surprises Edmonton, and we have five players within a point of first place. One last game will decide it: outdoors, on the gusty shores of Lake Ontario. Grab your union suit and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 11:29 AM - 15 comments

NHL's Newest Team: The Vegas Golden Knights: That's not the Las Vegas Golden Knights, mind you. It's just "Vegas".

posted by Etrigan to hockey at 10:19 AM - 7 comments

November 22, 2016

NBA Pick 'Em Week 5: Michael Jordan of Greatness Edition: There are only two games this Thanksgiving week: San Antonio at Charlotte and Minnesota at New Orleans on ESPN Wednesday night. NoMich keeps the lead at 119, Ufez Jones holds second with 108 and Goyoucolts climbs into third with 99 after a week-best 43. Be the Michael Jordan of prognostication and make your selections.

posted by rcade to basketball at 09:01 PM - 7 comments

November 21, 2016

Jurgen Klinsmann Out as U.S. Men's Soccer Coach: The losses to Mexico and Costa Rica to start this round of World Cup qualifying have led to Jurgen Klinsmann's ouster as the U.S. Men's National Team coach. Talks are rumored about Bruce Arena leaving the L.A. Galaxy to take over the team again.

posted by Etrigan to soccer at 04:07 PM - 5 comments

November 20, 2016

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November 17, 2016

NFL Pick 'Em Week 11: Blocked PAT for 2 Points Edition: The New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers begin week 11 tonight in an NFC divisional battle. In the NFL Pick 'Em, Tron7 takes the lead with 562 on a 58-point week, Ufez Jones holds second at 556 and Jagsnumberone climbs to third at 555. May your luck be better than the Saints last weekend.

posted by rcade to football at 12:26 PM - 20 comments

CFL Playoff Pick 'Em, Division Finals Edition: The snow holds off for the semis and we get two thrillers. B.C. and Edmonton are off to the finals and you're off to your bookmaker to increase your bet on a Battle of Alberta Grey Cup. But the ageless Henry Burris might just have something to say about that. Grab your walker and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 11:32 AM - 13 comments

November 16, 2016

November 15, 2016

NBA Pick 'Em Week 4: All Hail the Clippers Edition: Another week of NBA basketball prognostication is upon us. In the Pace Mannion SportsFilter Pick 'Em, NoMich wins the week with 37 points and takes first place at 88, with Ufez Jones in second at 75 and rcade third at 70. Golden State faces Toronto tomorrow night on ESPN to start a six-game schedule of national TV games. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 01:30 PM - 8 comments

November 14, 2016

November 13, 2016

Shohei Ohtani hits a ball out of a domed stadium.:
Man hit ball hard. Ball leaves domed stadium. World is stunned.

posted by grum@work to baseball at 10:46 PM - 10 comments

November 12, 2016

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November 10, 2016

November 09, 2016

CFL Playoff Pick 'Em, Division Semi-Finals Edition: Whether you missed out on the regular season pick 'em, or you're a seasoned veteran looking to defend your title, or you're desperately seeking meaningless trivia to distract you from the impending end of the world, worry not! The CFL Playoff Pick 'Em is here! It's a fresh start, so crack your knuckles, grab your flippin' coins, and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 10:37 PM - 14 comments

NFL Pick 'Em Week 10: I Blame Bill Belichick Edition: The Cleveland Browns visit the former Cleveland Browns Thursday night to start the 10th week of the NFL season. In our Pick 'Em, jagsnumberone climbs into first at 542 with a 98-point week, with Ufez Jones in second at 538 and MeatSaber third at 525 with a 95-point week. The Costanza lead is held by bender at 354. Good luck, pilgrims.

posted by rcade to football at 09:11 AM - 26 comments

November 08, 2016

NBA Pick 'Em Week 3: Enes Kanter Edition: Week three of SportsFilter's Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em is light at just four games, beginning Wednesday night when the Brooklyn Net make the short trip to play the New York Knicks. The top three switch places: Tron7 takes first with 57, rcade at second with 52 and NoMich third with 51.

posted by rcade to basketball at 12:35 PM - 7 comments

November 07, 2016

CFL Pick 'Em, Final Standings: Twenty weeks in the books and no surprises here: it's rcade by a kilometre. Congratulations rcade!

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 09:20 PM - 10 comments

November 06, 2016

Ireland Defeat All Blacks in Rugby for First Time Ever: Ireland made history as Joe Schmidt's rugby side dispatched New Zealand 40-29 in Chicago for their first win over the All Blacks in 111 years of trying. Three days after the Chicago Cubs ended a 108-year drought in the World Series, Ireland lit up Soldier Field with their maiden win over the All Blacks at the 29th attempt. A crowd of 62,000 witnessed the feat.

posted by deflated to general at 04:21 PM - 0 comments

November 05, 2016

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November 02, 2016

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Twenty: It's the final week of the 2016 season, and yes, there is math involved. Grab your slide rule and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 09:14 PM - 15 comments

Cubs Win World Series: For the first time since 1908, the Chicago Cubs have won the World Series, defeating the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in an unforgettable game 7 that ended in the 10th inning. The Cubs had a four-run lead erased by the Indians late, then the game was delayed by rain for a half hour after the end of the ninth. Cleveland's own 68-year title drought continues.

posted by rcade to baseball at 08:44 PM - 18 comments

NFL Pick 'Em Week 9: Concussion Protocol Edition: The NFL kicks off Thursday with Atlanta at Tampa Bay in an NFC South clash. In our Pick 'Em contest, Ufez Jones climbs into first place with 462, followed by tron7 at 456 and jagsnumberone at 444. One point separates two players for the coveted Costanza, bender at 288 and holden at 289. Your picks make.

posted by rcade to football at 08:39 AM - 16 comments

November 01, 2016

NBA Pick 'Em Week 2: Who Needs Kevin Durant? Edition: The second week of SportsFilter's NBA Pick 'Em features six games, beginning Wednesday night with Chicago at Boston and Oklahoma City at the Los Angeles Clippers on ESPN. (Hot tip: Russell Westbrook is pretty good.) NoMich claims the lead with 48, followed by tron7 at 41 and rcade at 39. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 08:35 AM - 10 comments