Archives for October 2020

October 31, 2020

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October 29, 2020

Chicago White Sox Hire Tony La Russa as Manager: Tony La Russa has been hired at age 76 to manage the Chicago White Sox, his first time as skipper since leaving the St. Louis Cardinals in 2011, ESPN's Jeff Passon tweeted Thursday afternoon. This makes him the third oldest manager ever behind Jack McKeon at age 80 in 2011 and Connie Mack at age 87 in 1950. Only three others managed teams in their 70s.

posted by Ufez Jones to baseball at 02:14 PM - 18 comments

October 28, 2020

NFL Pickem Week 8: Don't Score Todd Edition: Week 8 of the NFL season kicks off Thursday night with the Atlanta Falcons visiting the Carolina Panthers. In our contest, Cixelsyd leads with 533 over Rcade at 512 and Truthhurts at 488. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to football at 09:58 PM - 19 comments

Ken Pomeroy takes on Curling: Because everything is messed up, the last NCAA basketball tournament was cancelled, and who knows what's going to happen with the upcoming NCAA season, Ken Pomeroy has turned his statistical forecasting mind towards a niche market: Curling

posted by LionIndex to olympics at 02:09 PM - 1 comment

Dodgers Player Learns Covid-19 Test Was Positive During World Series Clincher: Los Angeles Dodgers player Justin Turner tested positive for the coronavirus, a fact learned during Tuesday's World Series-clinching game. Turner was pulled from the game in the eighth after the dugout got word of his test. He and his teammates ignored the need for him to isolate himself and he was seen celebrating on the field and in the locker room. "A superspreader event on live TV," an MLB GM texted ESPN. "Welcome to 2020."

posted by rcade to baseball at 09:58 AM - 7 comments

October 27, 2020

October 26, 2020

Lewis Hamilton Grabs 92nd F1 Win in Portugal: With an absolutely domineering victory -- finishing nearly half a minute ahead of second place finisher Valteri Bottas and having lapped all but a handful of drivers -- Lewis confirmed his place as a GOAT candidate.

posted by billsaysthis to auto racing at 11:38 AM - 1 comment

October 25, 2020

The Complicated Relationship Between Latinos and the Los Angeles Dodgers: A new Smithsonian book and an upcoming exhibition, ‘¡Pleibol!,’ recounts the singular importance of baseball in Latino history and culture

posted by rumple to baseball at 09:59 PM - 0 comments

October 24, 2020

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October 21, 2020

NFL Pickem Week 7: Tank for Trevor Edition: The seventh week of the NFL season begins Thursday night with the New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles meeting as two of the league's seven one-win teams. Only the winless New York Jets are winless. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to football at 09:05 PM - 19 comments

October 20, 2020

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October 17, 2020

NFL Pickem Week 6: Chase Claypool Edition: Week 6 of the NFL begins on Sunday, three days later than planned, with the slate of early games at 1 p.m. Eastern. Cixelsyd continues to lead our contest with 415, followed by me at 406 and Jagsnumberone at 371. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to football at 02:32 PM - 14 comments

October 16, 2020

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October 13, 2020

Reggie Cannon: "FC Dallas wanted apology for responding to fans": "Every post saying, Let's teach this boy Reggie Cannon a lesson about what true terror is.' All this BS. So, now they're taking added security measures."

posted by billsaysthis to culture at 12:05 PM - 3 comments

October 12, 2020

Big Red Machine member, Hall of Famer Joe Morgan has died: A beloved member of the Big Red Machine and hall of famer Joe Morgan has died, according to Sports Illustrated. He was 77.

posted by BornIcon to baseball at 10:51 AM - 7 comments

October 11, 2020

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October 09, 2020

Whitey Ford, 'Chairman of the Board,' dies : The left-hander -- nicknamed “The Chairman of the Board” by batterymate Elston Howard -- went 236-106 with a 2.75 ERA during his 16 years with New York, winning six World Series from 11 appearances. Ford, whose .690 winning percentage is the highest of any pitcher with at least 150 victories in the modern era, was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974.

posted by billsaysthis to baseball at 02:36 PM - 5 comments

October 08, 2020

October 07, 2020

NFL Pickem Week 5: Undefeated Bills Edition: Week 5 of the NFL season kicks off Wednesday night when Tom Brady's Tampa Bay Buccaneers visit some unsatisfying quarterback's Chicago Bears. Our contest is led by Cixelsyd with 364, followed by Tron7 and Rcade with 338. Make your picks and don't hug anybody.

posted by rcade to football at 05:43 PM - 32 comments

October 06, 2020

NHL Playoff Pickem Champion: Geneparmesan: The Stanley Cup was hoisted this year by the Tampa Bay Lightning, victorious in six games over the Dallas Stars. The second-most storied competition in the NHL season, the SportsFilter NHL Playoff Pickem, is metaphorically held aloft by Geneparmesan, who took the lead in round 2 and never gave it back. Second place goes to Cixelsyd and the coveted Costanza is claimed by Rumple.

posted by rcade to hockey at 08:29 PM - 6 comments

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