Archives for October 2017

October 31, 2017

Doctors Feared Zach Miller Would Lose His Leg: Chicago Bears tight end Zach Miller suffered a dislocated knee in Sunday's game that also tore a torn popliteal artery, an injury that led doctors to fear his leg might need to be amputated. Miller underwent surgery Monday to stabilize the artery. Surgeons praised Bears team doctor Mark Bowen for quickly identifying the vascular problem. Head coach John Fox said Miller was in good spirits and "pretty much wanted his touchdown back."

posted by rcade to football at 10:15 AM - 1 comment

NBA Pick 'Em Week 3: No D in Cleveland Edition: Six NBA games air nationally this week, starting with the Houston Rockets visiting the New York Knicks Wednesday night on ESPN. There was absolute carnage in SportsFilter's Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em, where Ufez Jones holds onto first despite scoring 3 points. Bender climbs from last to second with a week-best 29. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 07:30 AM - 8 comments

October 30, 2017

Jerry Jones Leads NFL Owner Revolt Against Roger Goodell: Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was a prominent voice on a call between 17 NFL owners about halting Commissioner Roger Goodell's contract extension. One owner told ESPN, "You don't get to have this many messes over the years like Roger has had and survive it."

posted by rcade to football at 10:34 AM - 6 comments

October 29, 2017

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NFL Pick 'Em Week 8: Sacksonville Edition: The NFL week begins tonight when the 4-2 Dolphins visit the 3-4 Ravens. The top three in SportsFilter's Pick 'Em are reshuffled: Jjzucal leads with 467, Rumple follows at 422 and Ufez Jones falls to third with 391 in a tie with Bender. Jjzucal's 128-point week is an achievement for the ages: 13 of 15 games, 8 of 9 locks, 2 8-point locks and 1 perfect lock. Jacksonville goes on bye with 33 sacks, setting pace for an NFL record. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to football at 05:46 PM - 28 comments

October 25, 2017

FoxSports "pivot to video" decision has cost them almost 90% of their audience.:
SI’s Richard Deitsch reports that traffic dropped an astounding 88% since the “pivot to video.” Their traffic has gone from over 143 million in a monthly period to just under 17 million.

posted by grum@work to general at 08:30 AM - 8 comments

October 24, 2017

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Nineteen: We're around the final turn, which means it's Weird Upset Time (W.U.T.) in the CFL. Playoff-bound teams are resting, basement-bound teams have nothing to lose, and a couple good mid-division fights are still keeping things interesting. Pass the pepper and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 08:30 PM - 13 comments

Megan Rapinoe: 'Fifa Doesn't Care About Women's Football': Three women were nominated as Fifa's best female footballer this year: American Carli Lloyd, Dutch midfielder Lieke Martens and Deyna Castellanos. Castellanos is an 18-year-old Venezuelan who plays at Florida State University. She's a rising talent, but she's never played as a pro nor appeared in a game for her country above the U-17 level. U.S. women's player Megan Rapinoe called Fifa "old, male and stale" over the nomination. She said, "If some random male player, who was not even a full professional, was nominated, I'm sure they would step in for that, so it's disappointing that the same hasn't been done for us."

posted by rcade to soccer at 12:05 PM - 2 comments

NBA Pick 'Em Week 2: Woe is Mavericks Edition: There are four nationally televised NBA games this week, beginning Wednesday night on ESPN when San Antonio visits Miami. None of them feature my 0-4 Dallas Mavericks. In SportsFilter's Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em, returning champion Ufez Jones grabs the lead with 60 points. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 08:49 AM - 7 comments

October 23, 2017

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October 18, 2017

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Eighteen: The logjam is finally broken and one man stands alone. Not you? Better get cracking—only three weeks left to play. Flip your calendar and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 09:30 PM - 15 comments

NFL Pick 'Em Week 7: Brett Hundley Edition: The one-defeated Kansas City Chiefs begin the NFL week at the Oakland Raiders Thursday night. There was carnage across the SportsFilter Pick 'Em. Ufez Jones holds on to first at 340, but jjzucal scores 58 to trail by a single point. Rumple falls to third. Make your picks and forget week 6 ever happened.

posted by rcade to football at 07:49 AM - 28 comments

October 17, 2017

Could a 32-Team MLB Scrap the Leagues?: Longtime baseball scribe Tracy Ringolsby outlines a dramatic proposal in baseball: Expansion to Montreal and Portland, dropping the AL and NL for four seven-team regional divisions, a 156-game season with 12 games against each division opponent and a playoffs with four divisional champs and eight teams in play-in games.

posted by rcade to baseball at 04:59 PM - 8 comments

October 16, 2017

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Enter SportsFilter's NBA Pick 'Em: The NBA season begins Tuesday when Boston visits Cleveland on TNT. SportsFilter is bringing back the Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em. Choose the winner and margin for the nationally televised games each week on TNT, ESPN and ABC (around 4-8 games). There is a prize.

posted by rcade to basketball at 04:55 PM - 11 comments

Bruce Arena Resigns as USMNT Manager: Bruce Arena's second stint as U.S. Men's National Team manager has ended with his resignation. There's no mystery to the cause. Regardless, Arena asserts, "I maintain a fierce belief that we are heading in the right direction."

posted by rcade to soccer at 01:20 PM - 1 comment

October 12, 2017

NFL Pick 'Em Week 6: Undefeated Chiefs Edition: Make your picks, starting with tonight's Eagles/Panthers game. In SportsFilter's NFL Pick 'Em, Ufez Jones retakes the lead at 329 with a week-best 59. Rumple is in second at 315 and MeatSaber third at 296.

posted by rcade to football at 06:41 PM - 37 comments

October 11, 2017

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Seventeen: Another week, another tie up top. That's five weeks in a row we've had a different player—or combinations of players—in first place. When is it my turn? Get in line and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 09:26 PM - 15 comments

October 10, 2017

United States Eliminated from World Cup Qualification: The United States lost to Trinidad and Tobago 2-1 Tuesday night, a result that coupled with wins by Honduras and Panama puts the U.S. out of next year's World Cup. "The most surreal and embarrassing night in US soccer history," tweets Grant Wahl.

posted by rcade to soccer at 09:58 PM - 15 comments

Saints Trade Adrian Peterson to Cardinals: The Arizona Cardinals have addressed their rushing woes since David Johnson's injury by trading a conditional pick to the New Orleans Saints for Adrian Peterson. AP had 27 carries for 81 yards this season, his first since leaving the Minnesota Vikings.

posted by rcade to football at 12:40 PM - 4 comments

October 09, 2017

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October 07, 2017

Christian Pulisic is Pretty Good at the Soccer: The United States began Friday's qualifying match against Panama with anxious fans dreading the possibility of missing the World Cup. Christian Pulisic scored a goal eight minutes in, set up another goal on a platter for Jozy Altidore and a 4-0 victory brightens the outlook considerably. Here are the qualification scenarios with one match left.

posted by rcade to soccer at 01:05 PM - 1 comment

October 06, 2017

October 05, 2017

NFL Pick 'Em Week 5: Cam Newton's Spoiled Yogurt Edition: Week 5 of the NFL season begins tonight when New England visits Tampa Bay. SportsFilter's NFL Pick 'Em has a new leader: Rumple at 292, passing Ufez Jones at 270. Jjzucal is in third at 255. Howard_T wins the week with 85. Make your selections.

posted by rcade to football at 04:51 PM - 30 comments

October 04, 2017

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Sixteen: Apparently it wasn't enough to have a new leader every week: we now have multiple players tied for first. Halve your Windsors and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 10:25 PM - 13 comments

'It's Funny to Hear a Female Talk About Routes.': When Charlotte Observer beat writer Jourdan Rodrigue asked him a question about passing routes, Cam Newton thought it was hilarious someone with lady parts asked a pertinent football question. Rodrique later tweeted, "I spoke with him after and it was worse. I chose not to share, because I have an actual job to do today and one he will not keep me from."

posted by rcade to football at 05:39 PM - 8 comments

October 03, 2017

Steve Jobs' Widow Buys Big Stake in Wizards, Capitals: Laurene Jobs Powell, a philanthropist and widow of Apple founder Steve Jobs, has acquired a 20 percent stake in the company that owns the Washington Wizards and Washington Capitals. Ted Leonsis continues as chief executive and largest stakeholder, but Jobs owns the second-largest share and becomes one of four women in NBA ownership groups alongside Jeanie Buss (Lakers), Ann Walton Kroenke (Nuggets) and Gail Miller (Jazz). The deal requires NBA and NHL approval.

posted by rcade to general at 02:35 PM - 1 comment

October 02, 2017

The most important news about the NHL this season: Jagr will play!:
It wouldn't be the NHL without Jaromir Jagr.

posted by grum@work to hockey at 01:18 PM - 13 comments

SportsFilter Server Move: SportsFilter has moved to a new server on Amazon Web Services. If you experience problems report them in this discussion.

posted by rcade to general at 12:42 AM - 5 comments

October 01, 2017