Archives for January 2021

January 31, 2021

Lions Trading Matthew Stafford to Rams for Goff, Draft Picks: The Detroit Lions and Los Angeles Rams have a deal to trade Matthew Stafford to the Rams for Jared Goff, a third round pick in 2021 and first round picks in 2022 and 2023. New Lions GM Brad Holmes was the director of college scouting for the Rams. Both quarterbacks were first overall draft picks seven years apart.

posted by NoMich to football at 08:29 AM - 11 comments

January 30, 2021

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January 27, 2021

I Don't Want Cooperstown, I want Shaughnessy: Curt Schilling's thoughts on baseball immortality and settling scores.

posted by beaverboard to baseball at 01:58 AM - 5 comments

January 26, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 6: Damian's New Kicks Edition: There are seven national TV games this week beginning Wednesday night when the Lakers visit the 76ers on ESPN. The last game is a Saturday night game on ABC between the Lakers and Celtics. In the NBA Pickem, NoMich wins the week with 53 and retakes first place from Goyoucolts. Make your kicks, er, picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 12:37 AM - 14 comments

January 25, 2021

January 24, 2021

Chiefs Reach Super Bowl 0x37 for Chance to Repeat: The Kansas City Chiefs beat the scrappy Buffalo Bills 38-24 to advance to Super Bowl 0x37 as AFC champions. They'll attempt to become the first team to win back-to-back Super Bowls since the New England Patriots in 2004 and 2005. The Bills took a 9-0 lead but fell behind 31-15 by the start of the fourth quarter.

posted by rcade to football at 10:22 PM - 4 comments

Tom Brady Leads Buccaneers to Super Bowl 0x37: After the Green Bay Packers kicked a field goal on fourth-and-goal to go down by 5 with 2:05 remaining, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers never gave the ball back in a 31-26 upset victory to advance to Super Bowl 0x37. Tom Brady had the Bucs up 28-10 in the third but threw three interceptions to give Aaron Rodgers a chance for a comeback. The Bucs will be playing the game at their home stadium in Tampa.

posted by rcade to football at 06:38 PM - 13 comments

January 23, 2021

Columbus Blue Jackets ship Dubois & 3rd round pick to Winnipeg Jets for Laine, Roslovic: Blue Jackets trade the disgruntled center to the Winnipeg Jets and a 3rd round pick for 2 skilled forwards – Patrik Laine and Jack Roslovic, an unsigned restricted free agent from Columbus who is currently training with the Ohio AAA Blue Jackets while unsigned. Dubois, 22, requested a trade upon signing a two-year contract extension the week prior to the start of training camp Jan. 4 at Nationwide Arena. The team’s former No. 1 center didn’t publicly offer a reason, but it’s believed to be multi-faceted – tied to both prolonged contract negotiations and a feuding relationship with coach John Tortorella.

posted by tommybiden to hockey at 12:48 PM - 2 comments

January 22, 2021

NBCSN is Shutting Down by End of 2021: NBCUniversal is winding down the NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) by the end of the year, moving its sports such as the Premier League and NASCAR to USA Network and Peacock. The network also has NHL but that deal expires in 2021. For seven years NBCSN has been the home of the Premier League, offering incredible coverage never before seen in the U.S., but in recent years it seemed to be on the decline.

posted by rcade to general at 05:08 PM - 5 comments

Baseball icon Hank Aaron dead at age 86: Hank Aaron came into life on Feb. 5, 1934, in Mobile on the wrong side of segregation. He left it on Friday as a national icon.

posted by BornIcon to baseball at 10:50 AM - 8 comments

NFL Playoff Pickem: Conference Championship Round: On Sunday the NFC and AFC will decide their champions for Super Bowl 0x37 as the Bucs visit the Packers and Bills visit the Chiefs. In our pickem Tron7 has climbed into first with 47, followed by Howard_T and Tommybiden with 84. Howard_T wins the week with 48. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to football at 01:04 AM - 14 comments

January 21, 2021

January 20, 2021

Philip Rivers Retires After 17 Seasons: Philip Rivers announced his retirement from the NFL after 16 seasons on the Chargers and one on the Colts. His farewell message ended with the words "Nunc Coepi," a Latin phrase meaning "Now I begin" he's been saying for years. He chose the retirement date of Jan. 20 because it is feast day of Sebastian, patron saint of athletes. Instead of the broadcast booth, he's going to coach high school football.

posted by rcade to football at 12:58 PM - 9 comments

January 19, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 5: N-E-T-S Nets Nets Nets Edition: There's a six game national TV slate in the NBA this week running Wednesday through Friday. In our NBA Pickem, Goyoucolts stays in first, 25 ahead of NoMich, who wins the week with 25. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 09:22 AM - 11 comments

New Mets GM Fired for Sending Dick Pic to Reporter: Jared Porter's tenure as the New York Mets general manager lasted 35 days. Porter has been fired after this ESPN report detailing the bombardment of texts he sent a female reporter in 2016 that included an explicit photo. In total he sent her 62 unanswered texts. The reporter has left journalism, saying, "I started to ask myself, 'Why do I have to put myself through these situations to earn a living?'"

posted by rcade to baseball at 09:04 AM - 18 comments

January 18, 2021

Brees May Retire After Throwing Away NFL Divisional Round Game: The Bills, Packers, Chiefs and Buccaneers advanced to conference championship games. Patrick Mahomes left with a concussion but the Browns weren't able to catch Kansas City. Drew Brees is expected to retire after 20 seasons, disappointingly on a low note after throwing three interceptions in a 30-20 loss to a Bucs team lead by fellow quadragenarian Tom Brady.

posted by rcade to football at 10:25 AM - 3 comments

January 17, 2021

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January 15, 2021

Who knew there was a :

In golf’s history, there were just four previous condors reported through 2018 — all of them holes-in-one on par 5s, starting in 1962 when a golfer in Hope, Ark. cut the corner on a dogleg for an ace on a 480-yard hole. Before Pon’s rare feat, the last condor was in 2007, when a 16-year-old aced a 511-yard hole in New South Wales, Australia.

posted by yerfatma to golf at 11:14 AM - 1 comment

January 14, 2021

Jaguars Hire Urban Meyer as Head Coach: Urban Meyer has become the sixth head coach of the storied Jacksonville Jaguars (horror story, mostly). Meyer won three National Championships in football, including two 70 miles down the road in Gainesville. He'll take over a team that has the first overall draft pick, lots of other picks and a great salary cap situation.

posted by billsaysthis to football at 11:41 PM - 12 comments

NFL Playoff Pickem: Divisional Round: The divisional round of the NFL playoffs takes place this weekend. In our contest, Boaz takes the lead at 53 over Tron7 at 50 and Tommytrump at 49. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to football at 04:30 PM - 19 comments

January 13, 2021

Brooklyn Nets land James Harden: In a trade that's huge in both impact and scale—four teams! Seven draft picks!--the Nets have acquired James Harden from the Houston Rockets. Also on the move are Victor Oladipo (to Houston from Indianapolis) and Jarrett Alen (to Cleveland from Brooklyn) and several other players.

posted by werty to basketball at 05:13 PM - 3 comments

College Football Championship Was a Ratings Flop: An audience of 18.7 million watched the College Football Playoff National Championship Game Monday, the lowest since 2004. It was even lower than either of the semifinals this year. "Nick Saban has reached the stage in NCAA14 dynasty mode where you’re so dominant that it’s not fun anymore so you start over with Wyoming," tweets Mike Renner.

posted by rcade to football at 08:15 AM - 3 comments

January 12, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 4: Here Comes Cancellations Edition: There are nine nationally televised NBA games this week stretching from Wednesday to an MLK Day tripleheader on TNT Monday. In the NBA Pickem, Goyoucolts vaults to first place with a 33-point week. Cixelsyd is in second 26 back. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 12:32 AM - 10 comments

January 11, 2021

Eagles Fire Doug Pederson: The Philadelphia Eagles have fired Doug Pederson only three seasons after he led the franchise to its first Super Bowl victory. The team was 42-37-1 under Pederson. His departure means quarterback Carson Wentz isn't as certain to move on.

posted by rcade to football at 02:54 PM - 3 comments

January 10, 2021

NFL Wild Card Round Features Rams Upset of Seahawks: The Bills, Rams, Buccaneers, Ravens, Bears and Browns advanced in the first round of the NFL playoffs. Los Angeles beat Seattle despite losing quarterback John Wolford early and turning to Jared Goff and his broken right thumb, which was operated on only 12 days ago. Wolford was hospitalized during the game but able to return while teammates were celebrating the win in the locker room.

posted by rcade to football at 02:49 PM - 4 comments

January 09, 2021

January 08, 2021

Enter the NFL Playoff Pickem: SportsFilter's NFL Playoff Pickem has returned. Choose the winners of this weekend's six games, the margins of victory and four props. Lock a game to increase the thrill of victory or agony of defeat. First prize is a snazzy NFL team pullover that marries the comfort of sherpa fleece with the insanity of zubaz. Make your picks!

posted by rcade to football at 12:45 PM - 24 comments

The Annual : and it's wonderful.

If this last terrible year could do one good thing it would be to move the definition of the word community away from its more recent meaning – online interest group – back towards its older, more challenging meaning – the people who live near you with whom you have to learn to get along with.

posted by yerfatma to soccer at 07:59 AM - 5 comments

January 07, 2021

January 06, 2021

January 05, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 3: Buy the Timberwolves Edition: There are six nationally televised NBA games this week beginning on Wednesday night with Celtics/Heat and Clippers/Warriors on ESPN. Scooby10672 leads the contest with 58 over Cixelsyd at 40. I forgot to make my picks and now occupy the cellar. Don't be like me this week.

posted by rcade to basketball at 10:08 AM - 13 comments

January 04, 2021

NFL Pickem Champion: Truthhurts: The 2020-21 NFL Pickem champion is Truthhurts, who made up a 30-point deficit on the final weekend to NoMich by locking 11 games and hitting all 11. Truthhurts takes home The Duke, the official NFL football made of genuine Horween leather in Ada, Ohio. The coveted Costanza is claimed by Jagsnumberone. Congratulations!

posted by rcade to football at 01:55 PM - 11 comments

Black Monday Arrives for NFL Coaches: The first three firings of the Monday following the NFL's regular season's end are Anthony Lynn by the Los Angeles Chargers, Doug Marrone (Jacksonville) and Adam Gase (New York Jets). Three coaches were fired during the season: Dan Quinn (Atlanta), Bill O'Brien (Houston) and Matt Patricia (Detroit).

posted by rcade to football at 12:15 PM - 12 comments

January 03, 2021

January 02, 2021

Jets Expected to Fire Adam Gase After Sunday's Game: The New York Jets will put head coach Adam Gase on waivers after Sunday's game against the New England Patriots, sources told NFL.Com. He has gone 9-22 over two seasons but has the team on a two-game winning streak that spoiled any hope of drafting first overall in 2021.

posted by rcade to football at 10:27 PM - 2 comments

January 01, 2021