Archives for November 2019

November 30, 2019

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NFL Pick 'Em Week 13: Offensive Rams Edition: Week 13 begins with a three-game Thanksgiving Day slate of games: Bears/Lions, Bills/Cowboys and Saints/Falcons. Our top three remains Tron7, Jagsnumberone and Cixelsyd with only 18 points dividing them. Bender wins the week with 87. Make your picks and pass the stuffing.

posted by rcade to football at 08:28 PM - 17 comments

CFL Playoff Pick 'Em, Final Standings: The Blue Bombers bust out and bender benefits. Final standings inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 10:25 AM - 3 comments

November 26, 2019

NBA Pick 'Em Week 6: Turkey Week Edition: Thanksgiving is a slim week for national NBA TV games. There are two ESPN games Wednesday night and four NBA TV games to predict from Friday to Monday. In the Pace Mannion, Ufez Jones keeps first with NoMich 25 back and Scooby10672 wins the week with an impressive 61. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 08:19 AM - 10 comments

November 25, 2019

It's raining happiness in the 'Peg as Blue Bombers end 29-year Grey Cup drought: After 29 years of waiting, after 348 months of heartbreak, after 1,513 weeks of despair and after 10,591 days of doubt, this can finally be written: the Winnipeg Blue Bombers are Grey Cup champions.

posted by tommytrump to football at 09:41 AM - 3 comments

November 24, 2019

The Axe Belongs to Cal: For several minutes the students from Cal and Stanford stared each other down like a haka was about to begin. Then the game ended and The Axe was in Cal's hands again for the first time since 2009. This story from The Athletic explains the gleeful insanity of the video.

posted by rcade to football at 07:36 AM - 0 comments

November 23, 2019

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CFL Playoff Pick 'Em, Grey Cup Edition: History is made as, for the first time ever, somebody refers to Winnipeg as "sexy". Plus, actual points were scored this week! We're laying some great groundwork for a Bombers-TiCats Grey Cup. Grab your spade and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 04:48 PM - 11 comments

NFL Pick 'Em Week 12: Baltimore is Pretty Good Edition: Week 12 of the NFL regular season kicks off tonight as Indianapolis visits Houston in a battle for first in the league's most average division. Our contest has a new leader as Tron7 scores 114 to take a seven-point lead over Jagsnumberone. Grum@work wins the week with 118. Make your picks and don't ever use a helmet as a melee weapon.

posted by rcade to football at 11:16 AM - 28 comments

November 20, 2019

NBA Pick 'Em Week 5: LeBron Triple-Doubles the World Edition: There are six NBA games to pick in this delayed week starting Thursday night with Blazers/Bucks on TNT. In the Pace Mannion, Ufez Jones keeps first at 130, NoMich climbs two spots at 91 and Howard_T drops to third at 82. Make your picks and take a gander at how I managed to score a perfect 0 on four games.

posted by rcade to basketball at 08:21 PM - 10 comments

November 19, 2019

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November 16, 2019

Astros Exec Wrote Email Seeking to Steal Signs: As evidence mounts of the team's persistent scheme to steal signs, Houston Astros executives actually put their efforts in writing, according to their emails obtained by The Atlantic. "One thing in specific we are looking for is picking up signs coming out of the dugout," a 2017 email states. "What we are looking for is how much we can see, how we would log things, if we need cameras/binoculars, etc. So go to game, see what you can (or can't) do and report back your findings." Jomboy offers his take.

posted by rcade to baseball at 10:04 PM - 2 comments

November 15, 2019

November 14, 2019

CFL Playoff Pick 'Em, Division Finals Edition: It's all road teams this week: Edmonton steals one in Montreal, Winnipeg shocks Calgary, and bender took all your points. Charge up your wheels and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 11:52 PM - 10 comments

NFL Pick 'Em Week 11: Miami 2-Game Winning Streak Edition: Week 11 of the NFL begins tonight when the Steelers face the Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium. There's carnage up and down our standings, with only Rumple's 34 looking respectable. Jagsnumberone stays in first despite a -2 week, Cixelsyd keeps second 11 back and Tron7 third 31 behind. If you forgot to make picks you beat five players, including myself at -15. Make your selections.

posted by rcade to football at 04:13 PM - 30 comments

November 13, 2019

He told a kid to slide. Then he got sued.: Losing might spell the end of organized youth sports...

posted by billsaysthis to culture at 05:29 PM - 6 comments

November 12, 2019

Houston Astros accused of electronically stealing signs in 2017:
Early in the 2017 season, at least two uniformed Astros got together to start the process. One was a hitter who was struggling at the plate and had benefited from sign stealing with a previous team, according to club sources; another was a coach who wanted to help. They were said to strongly believe that some opposing teams were already up to no good. They wanted to devise their own system in Houston. And they did.

posted by grum@work to baseball at 08:53 PM - 15 comments

NBA Pick 'Em Week 4: Cellar Dweller Warrior Edition: There are six national NBA games beginning Wednesday night on ESPN when the Clippers visit the Rockets. There's a major shakeup in the Pace Mannion SportsFilter NBA Pick 'Em, as Ufez Jones scores 57 to win the week and take the lead. Howard_T climbs into second 31 back and I fall to third.

posted by rcade to basketball at 08:21 PM - 6 comments

November 11, 2019

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November 08, 2019

I Was the Fastest Girl in America, Until I Joined Nike: Elite runner Mary Cain's harrowing tale of breakdown in the grips of the Nike training program.

posted by beaverboard to general at 07:34 PM - 3 comments

November 07, 2019

CFL Playoff Pick 'Em, Semi-Finals Edition: The first snowplow of the season has been ferried to Pelee Island, which is a sure sign that CFL playoff games are about to get underway. Missed your chance at picking the regular season? Looking for Costanza revenge? Now's your chance. Grab your tuque and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 10:45 PM - 9 comments

November 06, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 10: Miami Winning Streak Edition: Week 10 of the NFL begins Thursday night with the Chargers at Oakland. In our pick 'em, Jagsnumberone stays in first with 675, but Cixelsyd wins the week with 70 and narrows the lead down from 41 to 24. Tron7 is still in third. Make your picks, ladies and germs.

posted by rcade to football at 12:00 AM - 20 comments

November 05, 2019

CFL Pick 'Em, Final Standings: Saskatchewan wins, and Calgary wins, but jagsnumberone is the true winner. Congrats jags!

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 09:03 PM - 4 comments

NBA Pick 'Em Week 3: Kendrick Nunn Edition: There are five national NBA games beginning Wednesday night on ESPN when the 12th-place Warriors visit the 8th-place Rockets. In the Pace Mannion SportsFilter NBA Pick 'Em (accept no substitutes), Goyoucolts keeps the lead at 62 despite scoring no points, Florida Man stays in second back 8 with a 5-point week and Ufez Jones keeps third at 43. NoMich is the week's only bright spot with a high score of 21. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 08:14 AM - 11 comments

Kevin Harlan's Cat Call: A black cat interrupted Monday Night Football, running from the 50 to the end zone before heading into the tunnel like Bo Jackson. Here's Kevin Harlan's Westwood One radio call.

posted by rcade to football at 07:38 AM - 2 comments

November 04, 2019

These Browns are more disappointing under Freddie Kitchens than with Hue Jackson's failed run: The team is 2-6 after losing to a depleted Broncos team after preseason forecasts that had them making a playoff run. And then Browns' Whitehead released after 'unacceptable' Twitter rant.

posted by billsaysthis to football at 11:54 AM - 5 comments

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