Archives for September 2016

September 30, 2016

September 29, 2016

NFL Pick 'Em Week 4: Throw the Ball Jameis Edition: After three weeks in SportsFilter's NFL Pick 'Em, tron7 leads with 211 points, followed by jagsnumberone with 187 points and MeatSaber at 185.

posted by rcade to football at 01:59 PM - 24 comments

From Computer Game to Professional Football Analyst: One young man's gaming obsession turns into a proper paid job.

posted by owlhouse to soccer at 07:57 AM - 1 comment

September 28, 2016

Sam Allardyce: Ex-England boss says entrapment has won: Big Sam heads overseas after being filmed telling a couple of "Far East businessmen" how to get around third party ownership rules. Plus making fun of Roy Hodgson's speech impediment and Roy's assistant Gary Neville. Not sure which but one of those things got him fired after 67 days in charge? Sam says he was foolish but entrapped. Was this really a firing offense?

posted by billsaysthis to soccer at 10:09 AM - 2 comments

September 27, 2016

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Fifteen: Six weeks to go and rcade has an 8 point lead. Sure, that may seem insurmountable, but that's only a weekly difference of 1.333333333 points. Easy, right? Switch to fractions and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 03:49 PM - 14 comments

Pakistanís National Baseball Team Just Wants You To Know They Exist: Pakistan got mercy-ruled twice at the World Baseball Classic qualifiers last week. But they consider it a successful outing.

posted by Etrigan to baseball at 03:41 PM - 1 comment

Packers Returner Ingeniously Exploits Out-of-Bounds Rule: In Sunday's game, Green Bay Packers kick returner Ty Montgomery made a sneaky use of an out-of-bounds rule, as former NFL director of officiating Mike Pereira explains. I don't think I've seen this done intentionally before.

posted by rcade to football at 12:30 PM - 9 comments

September 26, 2016

September 25, 2016

CFL player Mylan Hicks (age 23) killed in night club shooting.:
It was a game worth celebrating for the Calgary Stampeders. Not only had they beaten the visiting Winnipeg Blue Bombers on a late and dramatic field goal, the victory had assured the Stampeders a berth in Novemberís Grey Cup run. So several Calgary players, including practice roster defensive back Mylan Hicks, met at the Marquee Beer Market. Hours later, police would find Mr. Hicks sprawled outside the nightclub, a gunshot victim who was rushed to Foothills hospital, where he died. He was 23.

posted by grum@work to football at 09:20 PM - 2 comments

RIP Arnold Palmer, 1929-2016: One of the all-time greats has passed.

posted by Etrigan to golf at 09:10 PM - 5 comments

Texas A&M takes College Football Belt: The true championship of college football is back in Texas after the Aggies of Texas A&M walloped the Razorbacks of Arkansas 45-24. The belt has now been resident in the Lone Star State for 101 of the last 103 weeks. This is A&M's second title reign after holding it for seven weeks in 1998, and its first reign as a member of the SEC. A&M's first defense will be next weekend in Columbia against permanent cross-division rival South Carolina.

posted by Etrigan to football at 06:39 PM - 2 comments

Les Miles out at LSU: Louisiana State University has fired football head coach Les Miles and offensive coordinator Cam Cameron after a loss to divisional rival Auburn dropped the Tigers to 2-2. Defensive line coach Ed Orgeron (former Ole Miss coach and former interim USC coach) will serve as interim head coach for the remainder of the season.

posted by Etrigan to football at 06:33 PM - 4 comments

Marlins Pitcher Jose Fernandez Dies in Boating Accident: Miami Marlins star pitcher Jose Fernandez died early Sunday in a boat crash off Miami Beach. He was 24. Fernandez, a former NL rookie of the year having his best season with 16 wins, was one of at least three people killed in the 3 a.m. accident involving a 30-foot boat. "They found a boat that was up against the jetties," Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Chief Todd Garofalo said. "They did do an initial search and they found three victims -- two on top of the water, one underneath the boat and they had unfortunately passed away."

posted by rcade to baseball at 09:30 AM - 15 comments

September 24, 2016

SportsFilter's ESPN Fantasy Hockey Looking for Teams: Koharski's Donuts, this site's fantasy hockey league, is beginning its fourth season on ESPN in just a few weeks. It's a head-to-head league where teams face off each week in 10 rotisserie categories. A live draft is held the Sunday night before the season begins. A cash prize is awarded to the champion and the other three playoff teams. If you're interested in joining (or a returning owner), post here. Most owners are expected to return, but there should be at least 1-2 openings for new teams.

posted by rcade to hockey at 05:34 PM - 5 comments

September 23, 2016

September 22, 2016

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Fourteen: Maybe you're still wearing shorts, cranking the A/C, and making regular trips to the beach. But up here, us Canadians are already storing nuts and seeds in our cheeks for the imminent winter. Or maybe that's squirrels. Either way, the CFL playoffs are not too far away. Grab your nuts and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 01:48 PM - 16 comments

September 21, 2016

NFL Pick 'Em Week 3: Bud Grant on the Gjallarhorn Edition: After two weeks in SportsFilter's NFL Pick 'Em, tron7 leads with 150 points followed by jagsnumberone at 144 and tahoemoj at 138. The winner will receive an official NFL game ball.

posted by rcade to football at 01:52 PM - 28 comments

September 20, 2016

Mud and Glory: "Of a wet and thunderous sodden Saturday they couldnít put on any lights fifty-two years ago, there werenít any to put on. It grew much darker and blacker in vilest intensity with coagulated punch-ups going oddly unnoticed due to the annoying and most profound darkness that at least cost nothing. The dark has always been on the house I think youíll find. Dark and mud sponsored the game of life back then before the new artificial grass authorities put the kybosh on free thinking."

posted by owlhouse to culture at 04:38 AM - 3 comments

September 19, 2016

September 18, 2016

Lady Gaga Will Perform Super Bowl Halftime Show: Lady Gaga is set to headline the 2017 Super Bowl halftime show, Us Weekly reports. Finally the NFL gets me.

posted by rcade to football at 05:38 PM - 7 comments

September 17, 2016

September 16, 2016

September 15, 2016

NFL Pick 'Em Week 2: Jeff Fisher Update Your Resume Edition: Choose the winners of each game, the margin of victory and any game as a stone cold lead pipe lock to double your points in victory (for the glorious) or lose points in defeat (for the vainglorious). The winner will receive an official NFL game ball.

posted by rcade to football at 12:37 PM - 20 comments

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Thirteen: We're into the home stretch and some bets are looking smarter than others. Calgary looks solid. rcade is in good shape. Ottawa... well, maybe don't open your wallets just yet. But it won't cost you a cent to make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 11:42 AM - 14 comments

September 14, 2016

September 13, 2016

Kevin Harlan's Epic Radio Call of Monday Night Football Interloper: Last night, Kevin Harlan of Westwood One had more fun on the radio call of an idiot who ran onto the field during play of Niners/Rams than he did the rest of the game.

posted by rcade to football at 02:26 PM - 9 comments

September 12, 2016

NCAA pulls championship events from North Carolina over HB2: Having warned the state of North Carolina at the Final Four that it risked losing NCAA events over House Bill 2, the NCAA showed Monday night just how serious it was. Bonus opinion piece by local sports writer, Luke DeCock.

posted by NoMich to culture at 08:49 PM - 7 comments

MACtion 'beats' Oklahoma State, but not with casualties: The Central Michigan Chippewas outscored the Oklahoma State Cowboys 30-27 on one of those great Hail Mary-lateral combos, but only because the officiating crew mistakenly gave them an untimed down after OSU QB Mason Rudolph committed an intentional grounding penalty on 4th down with no time left on the clock. The entire on-field crew (provided by the Chips' Mid-American Conference) has been suspended for two weeks, and the replay crew (provided by the Cowboys' Big 12 Conference) has been suspended for two weeks and will not be allowed to officiate a bowl game this season.

posted by Etrigan to football at 01:14 PM - 4 comments

September 11, 2016

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September 09, 2016

September 08, 2016

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Twelve: What a week! Some teams won, other teams lost. The Argos enjoyed losing so much they did it twice. Ouch. Lick your wounds and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 10:40 AM - 15 comments

Tim Tebow Signs Minor League Contract with Mets: The New York Mets have announced that they're signing Tim Tebow to a minor league contract. The 29-year-old Heisman Trophy winner will start at instructional league in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Scouts were mixed after his public tryout. The good: batting practice power, above average speed. Bad: live hitting, weak arm.

posted by rcade to baseball at 10:15 AM - 14 comments

September 07, 2016

Enter SportsFilter's NFL Pick 'Em Contest: The NFL season starts Thursday, which means the return of the SportsFilter NFL Pick 'Em. There are some changes this year. Choose the winners of each game, the margin of victory and any game as a stone cold lead pipe lock to double your points in victory (for the glorious) or lose points in defeat (for the vainglorious). The winner will receive an official NFL game ball (details inside).

posted by rcade to football at 02:32 PM - 21 comments

September 06, 2016

Troy Aikman Blasts Fox Hiring Skip Bayless: "To say I'm disappointed in the hiring of Skip Bayless would be an enormous understatement. Clearly, [Fox Sports exec] Jamie Horowitz and I have a difference of opinion when it comes to building a successful organization. I believe success is achieved by acquiring and developing talented, respected and credible individuals, none of which applies to Skip Bayless." -- Fox lead NFL analyst Troy Aikman

posted by rcade to football at 08:14 PM - 7 comments

September 05, 2016

September 04, 2016

Tha Art of Coarse Cricket: For some of you, reading this might be akin to deciphering Linear B. But the article and the comments section are some of the funniest things I've ever read about sport.

posted by owlhouse to other at 04:38 AM - 3 comments

September 03, 2016

TCU Begins Defense of College Football Belt Against South Dakota State: The TCU Horned Frogs host the South Dakota State Jackrabbits tonight in their second defense of the College Football Belt, the sport's only championship decided entirely on the field. Fans of the Belt have been looking for a team to end the four-year run of the Big 12 holding it, but this one's a big ask. TCU's ranked 13th and FCS team South Dakota State is a 34.5-point underdog.

posted by rcade to football at 05:53 PM - 2 comments

Sam Bradford to Vikings, Mark Sanchez to Cowboys: Two teams just got last-minute quarterback help. The Philadelphia Eagles traded Sam Bradford to the Minnesota Vikings for a 2017 first round and 2018 fourth round pick. The Denver Broncos released Mark Sanchez, who will be signed by the Dallas Cowboys. The Vikings lost Teddy Bridgewater to a season-ending knee injury. The Cowboys lost Tony Romo for a long stretch of the season to another back injury. Rookie Dak Prescott is the starter.

posted by rcade to football at 05:38 PM - 3 comments

September 02, 2016

September 01, 2016