Archives for February 2019

February 28, 2019

Witten Ends Retirement; Returning to Cowboys: Put a stop to that Hall of Fame clock. Or better yet, just pause it for the time being. That's because Jason Witten has decided he isn't done playing just yet.

posted by BornIcon to football at 01:03 PM - 3 comments

February 27, 2019

Mom, don't read this! - Seth Jones:
"Oh man, she’s gonna read this. She’s going to be all over this. Players’ Tribune, you should talk to her about all this, because she’s going to say I’m lying." Editor’s’ Note from The Players’ Tribune: No problem, Seth. Please welcome your special guest editor, Amy Jones.

posted by grum@work to hockey at 12:40 PM - 7 comments

February 26, 2019

SportsFilter NBA Pick 'Em Week 20: Skipped Week Edition: This week is here as a placeholder.

posted by rcade to basketball at 02:03 PM - 1 comment

February 25, 2019

February 24, 2019

SportsFilter NFL Playoff Pick 'Em Champion: Howard_T: The SportsFilter NFL Playoff Pick 'Em has been won by Howard_T, who claims the pants of a champion. Second place is a tie between Gridironarizona and Jagsnumberone. The coveted costanza is claimed by NoMich.

posted by rcade to football at 09:57 PM - 8 comments

February 23, 2019

February 22, 2019

Warrant issued for Patriots owner Robert Kraft for soliciting prostitution in Florida: Patriots owner Robert Kraft allegedly visited a massage parlor/human trafficking/prostitution establishment in Jupiter, Florida. A warrant has been issued for his arrest.

posted by tahoemoj to football at 12:26 PM - 18 comments

SportsFilter NBA Pick 'Em Week 19: He Blew Through His Shoe Edition: There are five NBA games to pick this week, beginning tonight with Spurs/Raptors on ESPN and ending Sunday with Spurs/Knicks on NBA TV. In the Pace Mannion, Bender wins the week with 20 points after locking New Orleans over Oklahoma City while the rest of us blew that one up. NoMich still leads by one over Florida Man and Howard_T keeps his iron grip on third. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 11:10 AM - 8 comments

February 21, 2019

February 20, 2019

How former ref Tim Donaghy conspired to fix NBA games: ESPN's Scott Eden takes a deep dive into the Donaghy saga. Well worth the long read.

posted by Ufez Jones to basketball at 07:10 PM - 10 comments

February 19, 2019

Manny Machado to Padres in surprise end to endless saga: According to, San Diego will give Machado the biggest free-agent contract in history — if not the biggest deal ever, which belongs to Giancarlo Stanton — meeting his reported 10-year, $300 million ask.

posted by BornIcon to baseball at 12:40 PM - 8 comments

Hurricanes Owner Invests $250 Million in AAF: Carolina Hurricanes owner Tom Dundon just made a $250 million investment in the upstart Alliance of American Football and is becoming the league's chairman. "I'm impressed with The Alliance's stunning growth in-stadium and across TV, mobile and social media in just these first few weeks," Dundon said. He's a new NHL owner and Dallas billionaire who also owns the site of the PGA's Byron Nelson tournament.

posted by rcade to football at 11:58 AM - 2 comments

February 18, 2019

February 17, 2019

February 16, 2019

High Flying Bird shows athletes are more powerless and powerful than they know: Steven Soderbergh's latest looks straight into the NBA owner/player racial divide. Streaming on Netflix, shot on iPhones.

posted by billsaysthis to culture at 11:32 AM - 0 comments

February 15, 2019

Colin Kaepernick agrees to settle collusion case against the NFL: Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has settled his collusion lawsuit against the NFL, lawyers for the athlete and the league said Friday.

posted by BornIcon to football at 02:33 PM - 1 comment

February 14, 2019

February 13, 2019

February 12, 2019

SportsFilter NBA Pick 'Em Week 18: Prohibited Expression of Interest Edition: This week's national slate of NBA games is shortened by All-Star Weekend. It begins tonight when the Celtics visit the Sixers on TNT. In the Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em, I won the week with 49, pulling to within a point of NoMich. Howard_T hangs on to third. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 09:49 AM - 12 comments

February 11, 2019

Ryan Reeves visits the barbershop to talk about hockey in the black community.:
"If you ever see a playoff hockey game, it's better than any other sport."

posted by grum@work to hockey at 12:15 PM - 2 comments

February 10, 2019

Alliance of American Football Kicks Off (with No Kickoffs): The Alliance of American Football began play Saturday night with a regional game broadcast on CBS. I saw the Steve Spurrier-coached Orlando Apollos defeat the Atlanta Legends 40-6. The game had better ratings than an excellent Rockets/Thunder matchup on ABC. The league positions itself as a development league for the NFL and brought some new innovations: no kickoffs, extra point kicks or onside attempts; no blitzing by more than five players; live audio of the replay official making a decision; and games that end in a tie after both teams have one offensive series beginning at the opponent's 10-yard-line.

posted by rcade to football at 04:50 PM - 6 comments

February 09, 2019

February 08, 2019

February 07, 2019

Frank Robinson, former SF Giants manager and baseball trailblazer, dies: Frank Robinson, who grew up in Oakland, enjoyed a Hall of Fame career playing baseball and became the game’s first African American manager, died Thursday, according to the New York Daily News. He was 83.

posted by BornIcon to baseball at 03:02 PM - 4 comments

SportsFilter NBA Pick 'Em Week 17: Thank You For Trading Dennis Edition: There are five NBA games to pick this week, starting Friday night when Denver visits Philadelphia and ending Monday when Houston drives to Dallas. In the Pace Mannion, the awkwardness of leading a contest I'm running is over. NoMich has passed me to go up by 10 with a week-best score of 49. Howard_T is in third 60 points off the lead. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 11:33 AM - 8 comments

February 06, 2019

February 05, 2019

February 04, 2019

Las Vegas Oakland Raiders of San Francisco: Oakland Raiders to play 2019 season at San Francisco Giants' Oracle Park. So, let me get this straight: if the Oakland Raiders and the San Francisco 49ers played a game in San Francisco, Oakland would be the home team? Also, the stadium in Las Vegas will feature a dirt infield, right? I mean, it just wouldn't be a Raiders home game without a dirt infield.

posted by NoMich to football at 07:55 AM - 5 comments

February 03, 2019

February 02, 2019

Marathoner Carries Lost Puppy for 30 Kilometers: At the 12-kilometer mark of a marathon in Thailand, runner Khemjira Klongsanun noticed a puppy who appeared to be abandoned with no houses around. She carried the dog for the remaining 30 kilometers, searched unsuccessfully for owners afterwards and has now adopted him.

posted by rcade to general at 09:08 AM - 4 comments

February 01, 2019

SportsFilter NFL Playoff Pick 'Em Super Bowl 0x35 Edition: The New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams meet Sunday in Super Bowl 0x35. In our contest, Howard_T jumps into first place with a 25-point week, followed by Tahoemoj in second and Jagsnumberone in third. For the chance to don the pants of a champion, pick the Super Bowl winner, the spread, 10 prop bets and a tiebreaker. Remember to bubble your answers in fully. Don't pick up your pencils until I say begin. Begin!

posted by rcade to football at 10:24 AM - 15 comments