Archives for December 2020

December 31, 2020

Ryan Fitzpatrick Out for Game 17 After Positive Covid Test: Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick tested positive for Covid-19 and will miss the team's final game. Tua Tagovailoa, benched for Fitzpatrick last weekend, is not considered a high-risk close contact.

posted by rcade to football at 03:31 PM - 3 comments

NFL Pickem Week 17: Mason Rudolph Edition: The final week of the NFL season has all 16 games on Sunday. In our contest, NoMich now has a narrower 30-point lead over Truthhurts while another four players are within 100. Tron7 wins the week with 97 by hitting 9 of 12 locks and getting 3 locks within range of the final spread. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to football at 02:38 PM - 25 comments

December 30, 2020

December 29, 2020

Josh Allen is Putting Up MVP Numbers: Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen has ascended to elite status in his third year, throwing for 4,320 yards and 34 touchdowns with just nine interceptions. That touchdown total breaks Jim Kelly's franchise record. He also becomes the second quarterback ever to have 4,000 yards passing, 30 passing touchdowns and five rushing touchdowns in a season, following Steve Young.

posted by rcade to football at 03:08 PM - 19 comments

NBA Pickem Week 2: Woeful Warriors Edition: There are only two national NBA games to pick this week -- a TNT doubleheader Tuesday night with Bucks/Heat followed by Pelicans/Suns. In our contest Goyoucolts got a perfect dunk on the Clippers by 13 over the Nuggets on Christmas night and leads with 56 over Scooby10672 with 48. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 12:25 AM - 6 comments

December 28, 2020

Washington Releases Dwayne Haskins: Only two seasons after being the 15th overall pick in the NFL Draft, Dwayne Haskins was released by the Washington Football Team Monday. Haskins started 13 games for the team, throwing 12 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. He asked for a trade earlier this season.

posted by rcade to football at 01:37 PM - 8 comments

December 27, 2020

Jaguars Clinch First Overall Pick in NFL Draft: For the first time in franchise history, the Jacksonville Jaguars will make the first overall selection in the NFL Draft, a prize that's expected to deliver Clemson quarterback and Georgia native Trevor Lawrence. The winless New York Jets had their grips on the pick until it slipped from them with two victories in eight days.

posted by rcade to football at 07:42 PM - 17 comments

December 26, 2020

Utah Standout Running Back Dies in Shooting: Utah freshman running back Ty Jordan was killed in an accidental shooting overnight in Denton, Texas. After playing high school football in Mesquite, Texas, Jordan averaged 144.6 all-purpose yards in five games, second among FBS freshmen. Jordan was selected Pac-12 newcomer of the year by AP Friday.

posted by rcade to football at 12:04 PM - 2 comments

December 25, 2020

Christmas Day NFL Games Aren't That Unprecedented: The New Orleans Saints and Minnesota Vikings play today at 4:30 Eastern. Though Christmas Day has become known for the day-long slate of NBA games, the NFL occasionally schedules games on the holiday as well. It has played 21 of them since the first occurred in 1971 between the Vikings and Dallas Cowboys. Jeff Kerr of CBS Sports shares more factoids about Christmas Day football than anybody wanted to know.

posted by rcade to football at 02:01 PM - 1 comment

December 24, 2020

NBA Playoff Pickem Champion: Howard_T: The NBA Playoff Pickem contest for 2020-21 was won by Howard_T with 184 points, followed by Cixelsyd with 153. Congratulations!

posted by rcade to basketball at 02:16 PM - 5 comments

NFL Pickem Week 16: J-E-T-S Jets Jets Jets Edition: The second-to-last week of the NFL season begins on Christmas Day with Vikings/Saints. NoMich leads our contest by 35 over Truthhurts and 43 over myself. I win the week with 91 despite two blown locks. Make your picks. Happy holidays.

posted by rcade to football at 10:07 AM - 22 comments

Sexual Misconduct Claim Against Daniel Snyder Settled for $1.6 Million: The Washington Football Team paid $1.6 million to a team employee who accused owner Daniel Snyder of sexual misconduct, according to a copy of the confidential agreement seen by the Washington Post. "[W]ith Snyder in charge, fans of the Washington Football Team can never fully embrace the organization as a whole because the leadership is ruinous, and something always lurks around the corner," writes Post columnist Barry Svrluga.

posted by rcade to football at 09:17 AM - 2 comments

December 23, 2020

Kevin Durant Has One Word for Charles Barkley: In a post-game interview following his first NBA game in 18 months, Kevin Durant gave a one-word answer to a long question by Charles Barkley that left TNT's Inside the NBA crew in hysterics.

posted by rcade to basketball at 10:36 AM - 2 comments

December 22, 2020

Is This the End of the New England Patriots Dynasty?: The New England Patriots have ended an 11-year streak of winning the AFC East, a 17-year streak of at least 10 wins and an 11-year streak of making the playoffs. They're looking up at the Buffalo Bills and Miami Dolphins with their talented young quarterbacks and it doesn't look like a fluke. "They’re an average team stuck in quarterback hell, with one of the league’s least-explosive offenses and worst collection of wideouts," writes Terez Paylor of Yahoo Sports. "The King is dead. And this time, he's really dead," writes Boston Globe columnist Tara Sullivan.

posted by rcade to football at 10:14 AM - 4 comments

Enter SportsFilter's NBA Pickem: The NBA regular season begins in five days with a Tuesday-night TNT doubleheader of Golden State/Denver and Los Angeles/Los Angeles. SportsFilter's NBA Pickem returns with a new first prize: a Molten BG-Series FIBA basketball ($80 value). For our game we pick the nationally broadcast games on TNT, ESPN and ABC. Choose the winners and margins of victory and make any pick a slam dunk if you dare. Happy Hoopsmas!

posted by rcade to basketball at 09:40 AM - 20 comments

December 21, 2020

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December 17, 2020

NFL Pickem Week 15: Packers Tiebreaker Edition: The Chargers visit the Raiders tonight to begin week 15 of the NFL season. The top 3 in our contest remain the same, with NoMich opening up a 42-point lead over Truthhurts after leading the week with 76. Cixelsyd is in third, only two ahead of a resurgent Rcade. Post your prognostications.

posted by rcade to football at 09:12 AM - 39 comments

December 16, 2020

MLB reclassifies Negro Leagues as major league: MLB said Wednesday that it was "correcting a longtime oversight in the game's history" by elevating the Negro Leagues on the centennial of their founding. The Negro Leagues consisted of seven leagues, and MLB will include records from those circuits between 1920 and 1948. The Undefeated's Clinton Yates, isn't so thrilled with this plan.

posted by NoMich to baseball at 04:59 PM - 0 comments

December 15, 2020

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December 13, 2020

Cleveland Indians Are Dropping Their Name: After removing the racist caricature Chief Wahoo, Cleveland's Major League Baseball team is going to drop the Indians mascot as well. The news broke Sunday evening ahead of an official announcement. Potential replacements are the Naps, Spiders and Rocks.

posted by rcade to baseball at 10:09 PM - 13 comments

December 12, 2020

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December 09, 2020

NFL Pickem Week 14: You Caught That Tyreek Edition: The weeks are blending together. NFL Week 14 begins Thursday night with the Patriots visiting the Rams. In our contest the top three are NoMich, Truthhurts, and Cixelsyd. Ic23b wins the week with 71. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to football at 10:47 AM - 18 comments

December 08, 2020

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December 04, 2020

High School Football Player Body-Slams Ref After Ejection: After being disqualified for unsportsmanlike conduct, a high school football player in Texas ran back onto the field with coaches trailing behind and knocked down the ref. Senior Emmanuel Duron of Edinburg High was escorted out by police.

posted by rcade to football at 09:10 AM - 9 comments

December 03, 2020

NFL Pickem Week 13: 269 Receiving Yards Edition: An NFL week that has games on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday begins on Sunday with seven early games (assuming no more coronavirus outbreaks). The only teams on a bye are the Buccaneers and Ravens. In our contest, a scoring bug has been fixed, upending the leaders. NoMich is now in first with 791, followed by Truthhurts with 784 and Cixelsyd with 767. Tahoemoj wins the week with 89. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to football at 07:05 PM - 25 comments

December 02, 2020

December 01, 2020

Trevor Ariza Becomes the NBA's Most Traded Player: Trevor Ariza turned pro as a New York Knicks second-round draft pick in 2004 and was traded to the Orlando Magic (1) to the Los Angeles Lakers (2). He signed with the Houston Rockets and was traded to the New Orleans Hornets (3) to the Washington Wizards (4) to the Rockets (5). He signed with the Phoenix Suns and was traded to the Wizards (6). He signed with the Sacramento Kings and was traded to the Portland Trail Blazers (7). Last week he was traded from the Blazers to the Houston Rockets (8) to the Detroit Pistons (9) to the Oklahoma City Thunder (10). He's now the most traded player in league history, passing eight-times-swapped Chris Gatling and Dale Ellis. Ariza has suited up so far for nine teams. Four have played for 12: Chucky Brown, Jim Jackson, Tony Massenburg and Joe Smith.

posted by rcade to baseball at 07:07 PM - 3 comments