Archives for August 2020

August 31, 2020

Jaguars Release Leonard Fournette: For a year I've been waging a one-man campaign to convince people on the Internet that Leonard Fournette wasn't that bad really. That was for naught. The Jacksonville Jaguars waived Fournette today, getting nothing in return for the fourth overall pick in the 2017 draft. The team's running backs are Chris Thompson, Ryquell Armstead and Devine Ozigbo.

posted by rcade to football at 09:42 AM - 8 comments

August 30, 2020

Jaguars Trade Ngakoue to Vikings for 2nd- and 5th-Round Picks: The Jacksonville Jaguars finally found a buyer for defensive end Yannick Ngakoue. The Minnesota Vikings picked him up for a second-round pick in 2021 and a fifth-round pick in 2022 that becomes a fourth-round pick if he makes the Pro Bowl and a third-round pick if the Vikes win the Super Bowl. Ngakoue had 37.5 sacks for Jacksonville, putting him second all time for the team despite playing just four seasons.

posted by rcade to football at 09:19 AM - 3 comments

August 29, 2020

August 28, 2020

Ravens Make Statement, Demands for Social Justice: With yet another example of racial discrimination with the shooting of Jacob Blake, and the unlawful abuse of peaceful protesters, we MUST unify as a society. It is imperative that all people – regardless of race, religion, creed or belief – come together to say, 'Enough is enough!'

posted by BornIcon to football at 03:25 PM - 1 comment

Brian Urlacher slammed over posts apparently dismissing NBA protest, advocating to 'free' shooting suspect: The linebacker compared Brett Favre playing in an NFL game after his dad's death to NBA players protesting against police brutality.

posted by BornIcon to football at 09:22 AM - 2 comments

August 27, 2020

August 26, 2020

Milwaukee Bucks Boycott Game 5 of Playoff Series: The Milwaukee Bucks refused to take the court Wednesday for the 4 p.m. playoff game against the Orlando Magic to protest the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin on Sunday. "We're tired of the killings and the injustice," Bucks guard George Hill told The Undefeated.

posted by rcade to basketball at 04:36 PM - 23 comments

August 25, 2020

August 24, 2020

August 23, 2020

NBA Playoff Pick 'Em Round 1 Scores (in Progress): The Boston Celtics have drawn first blood in the NBA playoffs, sending the Philadelphia 76ers out of the bubble in four games. Scores are updated in the NBA Playoff Pick 'Em.

posted by rcade to basketball at 05:51 PM - 5 comments

August 22, 2020

NBA Pick 'Em Champion: NoMich: The SportsFilter Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em champion for 2019-20 is NoMich, who wins by eight points over Ufez Jones. The coveted Costanza is claimed by Scooby10672. Thank you for playing and see you next season, which might not be that far off.

posted by rcade to basketball at 01:32 PM - 7 comments

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em Round 2: Round 2 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs begins tonight at 8 p.m. when the Dallas Stars and Colorado Avalanche resume their postseason rivalry. Cixelsyd leads our NHL Playoff Pick 'Em with 86 points, 9 ahead of Geneparmesan. Make your picks by the time each series drops the puck.

posted by rcade to hockey at 12:05 PM - 12 comments

Over Two Minutes of MLB Players Cursing in Empty Stadiums:
Language is definitely not safe for work.
It's been a tough month for sound engineers during baseball broadcasts.

posted by grum@work to baseball at 01:42 AM - 6 comments

August 21, 2020

August 20, 2020

Thom Brennaman Makes Anti-Gay Comment on Hot Mic During Reds Game: Unaware he was on a hot mic, Cincinnati Reds announcer Thom Brennaman made a particularly nasty anti-gay comment on the air during Wednesday night's broadcast. He later made a distraught apology on the air, left the broadcast and was suspended. Neither he nor Fox Sports has revealed which city was the capital he referenced.

posted by rcade to baseball at 01:20 AM - 7 comments

August 19, 2020

NHL Playoff Pickem Round 1 Scores (in Progress): With two teams advancing to the second round (Lightning over Blue Jackets and Golden Knights over Blackhawks) and some teams getting shutouts or topping 5 goals, the NHL Playoff Pick 'Em has been updated with live scoring for Round 1. Follow the link to see how you're doing so far.

posted by rcade to hockey at 06:21 PM - 2 comments

August 18, 2020

Fernando Tatis Jr.'s grand slam draws ire of manager Jayce Tingler, Texas Rangers: The San Diego Padres' Fernando Tatis Jr. is one of the most exciting young players to arrive in Major League Baseball in quite some time, and is off to an amazing start to the truncated 2020 season. However, the "unwritten rules" of the game caught up to the 21-year-old phenom when he apparently missed a take sign on a 3-0 pitch with the bases loaded and blasted his first career grand slam. That drew the ire of his own manager.

posted by BornIcon to baseball at 10:10 AM - 23 comments

August 17, 2020

CFL Cancels 2020 Season: The Canadian Football League has cancelled its 2020 season after the government of Canada refused to loan the league $30 million to offset expected losses if it operated without fans in attendance. A 2021 return is planned. The CFL, unlike the NFL, is highly dependent on ticket sales for revenue.

posted by rcade to football at 03:25 PM - 3 comments

August 16, 2020

Enter SportsFilter's NBA Playoff Pick 'Em: The NBA playoffs begin Monday with four games so the annual NBA Playoff Pick 'Em is tipping off. Pick the eight teams that will advance out of the first round and the number of games each series takes along with four prop bets. The winner over the entire playoffs receives a New Era 59Fifty cap of their favorite NBA team.

posted by rcade to basketball at 07:44 PM - 15 comments

August 15, 2020

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August 12, 2020

NBA Pick 'Em Week 24: All the Marbles Edition: The NBA regular season enters its final week in August (!) with eight games Wednesday through Friday on TNT and ESPN. In the SportsFilter Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em, NoMich leads Ufez Jones by 29 and the race for the coveted Costanza has a margin of only two points. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 10:48 AM - 10 comments

Big Ten nixes fall college football season, eyes spring: Big Ten conference presidents and chancellors voted Tuesday to postpone all fall sports seasons, including football, amid the coronavirus pandemic with the hopes of playing in the spring.

posted by bender to football at 10:17 AM - 1 comment

August 11, 2020

Enter SportsFilter's NHL Playoff Pick 'Em: The NHL playoffs begin Wednesday night with five games. Our annual NHL Playoff Pick 'Em has returned. Pick the eight teams that will advance out of the first round and the number of games each series will require along with four prop bets. The winner over the entire playoffs receives a New Era 59Fifty cap of their favorite NHL team.

posted by rcade to hockey at 12:33 AM - 20 comments

August 10, 2020

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August 04, 2020

NBA Pick 'Em Week 23: Bubble Yum Edition: Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 02:31 PM - 12 comments

August 03, 2020

The Rock Just Bought the XFL: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and an investor group have purchased the XFL for $15 million. The league filed for bankruptcy in April. Vince McMahon invested $200 million in the league's 2020 relaunch, which drew 1.9 million TV viewers per game.

posted by rcade to football at 11:53 AM - 4 comments

August 02, 2020

Red Sox Pitcher Rodriguez Out for Season Due to Coronavirus: Boston Red Sox ace Eduardo Rodriguez is out for the season because of myocarditis, inflammation of the heart likely caused by coronavirus.

posted by rcade to baseball at 11:24 AM - 0 comments

August 01, 2020

Monday Night Football Has New Crew: If there's a season in 2020, ESPN's Monday Night Football will feature Steve Levy calling the games with Brian Griese and Louis Riddick on color commentary.

posted by rcade to football at 04:50 PM - 0 comments