Archives for June 2019

June 30, 2019

BIRGing and CORFing: The Unique Neurology of the Sports Fan’s Brain or, why we get off on the game—and are better off for it.

posted by rumple to general at 03:06 PM - 5 comments

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em Champion: Werty: The SportsFilter NHL Playoff Pick 'Em champion for 2018-19 is Werty, who managed the feat by being so far ahead after the third round that he won without making an entry in the fourth round! Congratulations!

posted by rcade to hockey at 06:00 AM - 0 comments

June 29, 2019

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June 27, 2019

June 26, 2019

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Three: Edmonton rolls, the Rough Riders and Roughriders pile up the points, and Toronto gets lost on their way to the stadium. Fire up your GPS and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 09:13 AM - 15 comments

June 25, 2019

June 24, 2019

VAR Has One Job, And It's Failing Miserably At It: The most common complaint against VAR—or any form of video review in sports—in one of aesthetics. If referees insist on stopping the game for several minutes to double check every key play, the thinking goes, all the drama and intensity and emotion of the biggest moments will be lost, and the celebrations of fans will be replaced by hesitance and trepidation while they wait to confirm that what they just saw with their own eyes actually happened. It’s a fine argument, one that at least a strong minority of sports fans would agree with. But most leagues around the world have chosen to ignore it. If the game gets delayed for a bit, they’ve decided, that’s okay, because it’s a small price to pay to avoid controversy and make sure officials are making an objectively correct call.

posted by bender to soccer at 04:34 PM - 8 comments

June 23, 2019

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June 20, 2019

The Tampa Bay Expos? The Montreal Rays?: Tampa Bay Rays receive permission from MLB to explore playing games in Montreal as two-city team

posted by NoMich to baseball at 02:17 PM - 7 comments

NBA Playoff Pick 'Em Champion: NoMich: The SportsFilter NBA Playoff Pickem champ for this season is NoMich, who took the lead over Cixelsyd after the opening round and held on to win by 13 over grum@work. Congratulations!

posted by rcade to basketball at 06:00 AM - 0 comments

June 19, 2019

June 18, 2019

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Two: It is with a heavy heart that I announce the sad news: there were no ties last week. Cheer up though, there's always next week. Make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 03:44 PM - 13 comments

June 17, 2019

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June 14, 2019

Toronto Raptors Win NBA Championship: The Toronto Raptors are NBA champions for the first time, defeating the Golden State Warriors 114-110 in Game 6 to win the series and deny the Warriors a third straight championship. This game was the 2,070th and last at Oracle for the Warriors, who move from Oakland to San Francisco next season.

posted by rcade to basketball at 12:09 AM - 15 comments

June 13, 2019

June 12, 2019

St. Louis Blues Win First Stanley Cup: The St. Louis Blues defeated the Boston Bruins 4-1 to claim the first Stanley Cup in the 52-year existence of the franchise. No team in NHL history has taken longer to win one. After the Blues scored two first-period goals, including a back-breaker with seven seconds left to intermission, the outcome was never in much doubt.

posted by rcade to hockey at 11:01 PM - 8 comments

June 11, 2019

June 10, 2019

The 15th Annual chicobangs Memorial SpoFi CFL Pick 'Em: It's a quiet night here in Toronto. Not much going on. Why not take a gander at some CFL games? What's that? You haven't heard of any of the teams and you don't get the games on your tee vee? That hasn't stopped you for the last FOURTEEN YEARS. That's right, it's the FIFTEENTH iteration of the CFL Pick 'Em, and it's coming for your hopes and dreams. Make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 10:44 PM - 13 comments

June 09, 2019

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June 06, 2019

Fan Who Shoved Raptors Player is a Warriors Owner: During last night's NBA Finals game, Toronto Raptors player Kyle Lowry fell into the courtside seats chasing a ball. A fan in the front row shoved him and according to Lowry also said some vulgarities towards him. That fan is Golden State Warriors minority owner Mark Stevens, who was escorted out and has been banned from the rest of the series. There's more on Deadspin. Lowry said the fan should be banned for life.

posted by rcade to basketball at 02:34 PM - 7 comments

June 05, 2019

June 04, 2019

June 03, 2019

Project: Phenom: Is 13-year-old Olivia Moultrie the grand experiment that American women’s soccer needs right now?

posted by billsaysthis to soccer at 08:07 PM - 4 comments

June 02, 2019

June 01, 2019