Archives for October 2021

October 31, 2021

How Nippert Stadium Got Its Name: The Cincinnati Bearcats have played at Nippert Stadium since 1924, making it one of the oldest fields in college football. It's named for Jimmy Nippert, a player who didn't notice a cut on his leg he received during a muddy game on Thanksgiving in 1923 and died on Christmas of septicemia. His family funded the stadium and required that "a fully equipped dispensary be a part of the bowl, to insure that expert and immediate attention be given any student injured on the football field."

posted by rcade to football at 08:12 AM - 1 comment

October 30, 2021

October 29, 2021

October 28, 2021

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Thirteen: Three big blowouts in the rear view mirror, and wet turf in the forecast. Grab your umbrella and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 12:53 PM - 11 comments

NFL Pickem Week 8: Bungles No More Edition: There's an uncharacteristically great Thursday NFL game to start week 8 tonight as the Packers visit the Cardinals. In our contest, tahoemoj leads by 18 over ic23b. The week is won by cixelsyd with 82. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to football at 09:06 AM - 24 comments

October 27, 2021

October 26, 2021

Blackhawks’ Stan Bowman resigns in overhaul over sexual assault cover-up: Stan Bowman’s 12-year reign as the Blackhawks’ general manager and hockey operations president is over. Bowman and right-hand man Al MacIsaac, formerly the two most powerful people in the 'Hawks’ hockey operations, were forced out Tuesday. Their departures headline an organizational overhaul enacted after releasing the results of an investigation into the handling of allegations that former video coach Bradley Aldrich sexually assaulted two players shortly before the 2010 Stanley Cup championship.

posted by tommybiden to hockey at 04:04 PM - 6 comments

NBA Pickem Week 2: Undefeated Warriors Edition: There are six national NBA games this week starting with a TNT doubleheader tonight of Sixers/Knicks and Nuggets/Jazz. In our pickem geekyguy takes the opening lead with 48 points followed by rumple at 38. Make your picks and somebody explain to me how Golden State got good again.

posted by rcade to basketball at 11:11 AM - 9 comments

October 25, 2021

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October 21, 2021

The Raiders Had More Black Players Than Any NFL Team: Then Jon Gruden Took Over The Roster.

posted by rumple to football at 05:43 PM - 4 comments

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Twelve: No surprises this week as Winnipeg cliches a playoff stop, and the rest of the rankings start to form. Grab your Sharpie and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 02:53 PM - 8 comments

NFL Pickem Week 7: Thanks Brocephus Edition: It's the broadcast brouhaha of the bros tonight as the Broncos meet the Browns to broach the seventh week of the NFL season. In our NFL Pickem, tahoemoj broadens their lead with Ufez Jones, ic23b and rcade within 32. Ufez wins the week with 90. Make your picks, broody brothers.

posted by rcade to football at 08:44 AM - 21 comments

October 20, 2021

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October 18, 2021

October 17, 2021

Play the SportsFilter NBA Pickem: There are eight national TV games to open the 2021-22 NBA season, starting Tuesday night with a doubleheader on TNT. Pick the winners of those games in our NBA Pickem contest, the margin of victory and which games are stone cold lead pipe locks. First prize for the season is a Molten BG-Series leather FIBA basketball.

posted by rcade to basketball at 10:16 PM - 11 comments

October 16, 2021

October 15, 2021

Dodgers Beat Giants in Deciding Game 5: The Los Angeles Dodgers have advanced to the National League Championship series over the San Francisco Giants, winning a 2-1 nailbiter that ended with ace Max Scherzer earning the first save of his career on a Wilmer Flores check swing called strike three that was a bad call by first base umpire Gabe Morales.

posted by rcade to baseball at 08:47 AM - 7 comments

October 14, 2021

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Eleven: It's a Thanksgiving Triumph as the Argos sweep their double-header to sit atop the East Division with room to spare. Take a deep breath and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 01:15 PM - 11 comments

NFL Pickem Week 6: Chucky Got Chucked Edition: Week 6 of the NFL season begins tonight when the Tampa Bay Bradys visit the Philadelphia Hurts. The contest continues to be led by tahoemoj with the ineffable rcade 22 back. The week is won with a staggering 125 by ic23b, who hit seven locks and had two within the spread and another exact. Whoa! Make your picks and never say anything in email you're not willing to see on the front page of the Washington Post.

posted by rcade to football at 10:43 AM - 21 comments

October 13, 2021

October 12, 2021

Uni Watch: The Official 2021-22 NHL Season Preview: What other way is there to celebrate the new NHL season than to review their uniform changes, so let uni-watch's Paul Lukas guide you through those changes. Also, The Athletic's Down Goes Brown gives you an oddly specific prediction for each team for the new season. (Link to a 30-day guest pass for The Athletic.)

posted by NoMich to hockey at 07:56 AM - 2 comments

October 11, 2021

Raiders Fire Gruden Over Bigoted Emails: The Las Vegas Raiders have parted ways with head coach Jon Gruden after the exposure of emails in which he made racist, misogynist and homophobic remarks. The emails surfaced in an NFL investigation of workplace harassment that didn't involve Gruden.

posted by rcade to football at 10:19 PM - 9 comments

October 10, 2021

October 09, 2021

Pitch Invader Joins Brawl at San Jose-Cruz Azul Friendly: An on-field brawl between players for MLS San Jose and Liga MX Cruz Azul was interrupted by a pitch invader in a Cruz Azul shirt and luchador mask who punched San Jose player Jack Skahan. His teammate Chris Wondolowski put the fan in a headlock. The match was further marred by fan violence and shots fired around the stadium. Eight people were arrested. FANS ARE BACK!

posted by rcade to soccer at 08:05 PM - 3 comments

October 08, 2021

October 07, 2021

October 06, 2021

University of Northern Colorado Assistant Coach to Purchase JNCO Jeans in the Future: A Northern Colorado football coach got angry during a game, broke a clipboard, chucked it into the crowd, and apparently hit a fan...because another fan was heckling him over "how small his pants were" So many things to pull from the incident: The coach? Max McCraffrey, offensive coordinator of Northern Colorado and brother of Panthers running back extraordinaire Christian McCaffrey. The object he threw? According to Northern Colorado's AD, it was a souvenir. The taunt that led to the throwing of the broken clipboard? Hey coach, maybe you should focus on how small your pants are, rather than breaking a clipboard. The play that led to the breaking of the clipboard? Panthers running back extraordinaire's other sibling, Dylan McCraffrey and Northern Colorado's QB, threw an interception. At the present, it is still unknown how many times the word "pants" is in the police report of the incident.

posted by NoMich to football at 09:24 AM - 2 comments

October 05, 2021

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Ten: It's early October; the air is crisp, the days are shortening, and there's a turkey in the icebox. That's right, it's Canadian Thanksgiving, and to celebrate, the league has scheduled five games. But, you may ask, how will nine teams play five games? Just ask the Argos. Grab your butter tarts and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 10:08 PM - 9 comments

NFL Pickem Week 5: Urban's Daily Grind Edition: The Los Angeles Rams visit the Seattle Seahawks to kick off week 5 of the NFL Thursday night. In the NFL Pickem, Tahoemoj's lead narrows to 9 as Ufez Jones scores 71 to climb into second. Boaz wins the week with 79 without using any locks. Make your picks and don't disgrace the Jaguars organization.

posted by rcade to football at 07:19 PM - 22 comments

October 04, 2021

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October 02, 2021

October 01, 2021

NWSL postpones weekend matches over misconduct accusations: The National Women's Soccer League will not play the games scheduled for this weekend as it deals with the fallout from allegations of sexual misconduct against a (now) former coach.

posted by NoMich to soccer at 02:26 PM - 0 comments

Inaugural national T20 Championship: Minor League Cricket announced today the schedule and broadcast details for Finals Weekend, the conclusion of America’s historic first nationwide T20 competition. Four teams will compete to be crowned the inaugural champion of the Toyota Minor League Cricket Championship presented by SLING TV, to be broadcast live on Willow TV.

posted by NoMich to other at 08:15 AM - 1 comment