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December 31, 2017

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NFL Pick 'Em Week 17: All the Marbles Edition: This Sunday all 32 NFL teams play in the final week of the regular season. In the SportsFilter NFL Pick 'Em, the top 3 are Tron7 (1250), Truthhurts (1203) and Jagsnumberone (1192). Jjzucal wins the week with 138. Who will win the coveted Roger Goodell autographed officlal NFL football? Make your picks.

posted by rcade to football at 09:09 PM - 18 comments

December 27, 2017

NBA Pick 'Em Week 11: City Edition Edition: There are four games to pick in a light post-Christmas NBA week: Two on TNT Thursday and another two on NBA TV this weekend. In the Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em, I accidentally missed picking the first four games and it was the best decision I ever made -- every other player scored from 0 to -40 on them. I retake first at 288 and win the week with 34. Ufez Jones is in a close second at 286 and Howard_T third at 258. Put on your new NBA City Edition jersey and make your predictions.

posted by rcade to basketball at 03:27 PM - 9 comments

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NFL Pick 'Em Week 16: Gene Steratore's Index Card Edition: With just two weeks left in the NFL season, the SportsFilter NFL Pick 'Em has this top 3: Tron7 at 1133, Jagsnumberone at 1091 and Truthhurts at 1075. MeatSaber wins the week with 154 by locking everything, only blowing two locks, hitting the Dallas game exactly and getting close on four others. Make your picks and keep your paper in your pants.

posted by rcade to football at 03:25 PM - 19 comments

December 21, 2017

Redditor Proves FSU Ineligible to Play Bowl: Six-win Florida State should not be allowed to play in a bowl game this year, a Reddit user discovered. One of its six wins was against FCS school Delaware State, which fails the NCAA's criteria of awarding "at least 90% of the FCS scholarship limit" and thus does not count towards a victorious opponent's bowl eligibility. Three bowl eligible teams failed to report this -- Buffalo, Western Michigan and UTSA -- so the Seminoles will play the Walk-On's Independence Bowl against Southern Miss.

posted by rcade to football at 09:22 PM - 4 comments

December 20, 2017

NBA Pick 'Em Week 10: I Wish It Was Christmas Today Edition: The NBA TV week has two games Thursday, two Friday and five on Christmas Day. In the Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em, the top three stay the same but Ufez Jones takes a larger lead. Newest owner Scooby10672 wins the week with 67 and continues to ketchup. For Christmas this year I want Dirk Nowitzki to return to 2011 form. Make your picks and be good for goodness sake.

posted by rcade to basketball at 08:31 AM - 11 comments

December 19, 2017

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Why don't we care about the biggest sex abuse scandal in sports history?: “The case of Larry Nassar, certainly the largest [sports sexual abuse] scandal in scale, has generated a fraction of the mainstream media coverage that was devoted to the Sandusky and Baylor stories. Why that is is worthy of inspection.”

posted by rumple to culture at 03:19 PM - 7 comments

December 15, 2017

December 14, 2017

NFL Pick 'Em Week 15: Concussion Protocol Edition: The NFL returns tonight with the Broncos visiting the Colts. With three weeks left there's a scramble atop the NFL Pick 'Em, with Tron7 taking first at 1013 after a week-best score of 94. Jagsnumberone drops to second at 989 and Jjzucal rises to third at 972. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to football at 10:29 AM - 29 comments

December 13, 2017

December 12, 2017

NBA Pick 'Em Week 9: Playing in Lithuania Takes Balls Ediition: There are eight national NBA TV games this week, beginning tonight. There's a new leader in the Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em: Ufez Jones at 216, six ahead of me and 15 ahead of Howard_T. Bender wins the week with 25. Make your picks and be glad you're not being shipped off to Prienal, Lithuania.

posted by rcade to basketball at 10:34 AM - 12 comments

December 11, 2017

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December 08, 2017

Sorry celestial Sachin but Virat Kohli has taken command of the space fleet: Kohli is close to being the first batter to rank top for Test, ODI and 20/20 formats simultaneously. "Kohli is in the middle of something extraordinary, performing at an all-format plateau beyond the reach of any other player in the current era."

posted by billsaysthis to other at 07:22 PM - 1 comment

December 07, 2017

NFL Pick 'Em Week 14: Get Better Ryan Shazier Edition: The NFL weekend begins with an uncharacteristically good Thursday night game as New Orleans plays Atlanta. With four weeks to go in the SportsFilter NFL Pick 'Em, two new players jump into the first two places: Jagsnumberone at 927 in the lead and Truthhurts at 925 in second. Howard_T holds on to third at 920. Bender wins the week with 117. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to football at 03:43 PM - 31 comments

December 06, 2017

Neil deGrasse Tyson on Russell Wilson's Lateral: "The lateral that @DangeRussWilson threw to @MikeDavisRB in Sunday’s @Seahawks @Eagles game was a legit 'Galilean Transformation.' In their reference frame, the ball went backwards. It’s not their fault they ran forward faster than the ball." Wired has more.

posted by rcade to football at 09:51 AM - 5 comments

December 05, 2017

NBA Pick 'Em Week 8: Two I's in Embiid Ediition: There are siix natiional NBA games on the tube thiis week, begiinniing toniight wiith the Warriiors and Hornets. Iin the Pace Manniion NBA Pick 'Em, Ii cliimb iinto first at 200 by wiinniing the week wiith 31 poiints. Ufez Jones iis second at 195 and Howard_T thiird at 178. Make your piicks iin honor of biig man Joel Embiid.

posted by rcade to basketball at 11:03 AM - 10 comments

December 04, 2017

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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 - 5 comments

Are You Ready for Some Football?: The World Cup draw was conducted earlier today. An Iberian showdown in Group B, while Groups D and F look, if not quite Groups of Death, at least Groups of Moderate Discomfort. The U.S. is in Group I.

posted by holden to soccer at 12:41 PM - 6 comments

CFL Playoff Pick 'Em, Final Standings: Sorry this is so late. The last thing I remember is giddily marching up Yonge Street with the Argos victory parade on Sunday night. Next thing I know it's Thursday morning and I'm waking up at the Fabricland in Newmarket. Nurse your hangovers and find out the results inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 10:05 AM - 7 comments