Archives for November 2021

November 30, 2021

Texas Rangers Had Half a Billion Burning a Hole in Their Pockets: The Texas Rangers spent $500 million this week, signing shortstop Corey Seager to a 10-year, $325 million deal and second baseman Marcus Semien to a seven-year, $175 million deal. They also signed starting pitcher Jon Gray and outfielder Kole Calhoun. "they should be commended for not taking the nihilistic route frequented by fellow cellar-dwellers like the Baltimore Orioles," writes R.J. Anderson of CBS Sports.

posted by rcade to baseball at 06:15 PM - 3 comments

November 29, 2021

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November 25, 2021

CFL Playoffs Pick 'Em, Semi-Final Edition: Missed your chance in the regular season? Join us on these final steps in our journey to the Grey Cup. No dogs or crossovers this year: we've got two solid games between four well-matched teams. Bundle up and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 10:37 PM - 9 comments

November 24, 2021

NFL Pickem Week 12: Turkey Bowl Edition: The Lions, Cowboys and a primetime interloper host NFL games on Thanksgiving Day. Our contest leader Tahoemoj took a larger lead on an 83-point week and Jagsnumberone won the week with 92. Make your picks and remember to gorge responsibly.

posted by rcade to football at 07:51 PM - 18 comments

November 23, 2021

CFL Pick 'Em, Final Standings: It's all over as cixelsyd completes the comeback to win CFL Pick 'Em glory. Final scores and standings inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 01:17 PM - 7 comments

November 22, 2021

November 21, 2021

Florida Fires Dan Mullen: Dan Mullen is out as head coach of the Florida Gators after losing 9 of his final 15 games. He was set to begin another five-year deal at the beginning of 2022 -- a deal reached this year -- but will instead have only the solace of a $12 million buyout. Florida lost to Missouri in overtime Saturday 24-23 after getting the ball at their 29 with 1:04 seconds left in a tie game and making no attempt to get into field goal position, keeping it on the ground in a 3-and-out.

posted by rcade to football at 01:26 PM - 1 comment

November 20, 2021

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November 18, 2021

NFL Pickem Week 11: Cam Newton is Back Edition: Week 11 of the NFL season begins tonight with the do-they-have-to-be-good-again-already New England Patriots playing the not-even-competitive-mostly Atlanta Falcons. Tahoemoj holds on to the lead in our pickem despite being one of six players to score 0 points. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to football at 11:14 AM - 22 comments

November 17, 2021

November 16, 2021

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Sixteen: As we head into the final week, cixelsyd jumps into first place with a one-point lead. We've got five games on the slate, including a surprise Tuesday game (today!!) so grab your runners and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 01:33 PM - 12 comments

NBA Pickem Week 5: Happy Birthday Bol Bol Edition: There are six national NBA games this week spanning Tuesday to Friday. Tonight Golden State plays Brooklyn and Philadelphia plays Utah on TNT. Our contest has a new leader who is too modest to name himself but spectacularly won the week with 39 points. Make your picks and put on your shoes more quickly.

posted by rcade to basketball at 12:46 PM - 11 comments

November 15, 2021

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November 12, 2021

Adam Schefter: Journalist?: Got a narrative you want to pitch? Just call in a Schefty Bomb!

posted by The_Black_Hand to football at 12:12 AM - 3 comments

November 11, 2021

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Fifteen: With two weeks to go, cixelsyd scores seven big ones to threaten argoal's first-place standings. Sharpen your pencils and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 01:39 PM - 10 comments

November 10, 2021

NFL Pickem Week 10: That Wasn't Taunting Edition: Week 10 of the NFL season kicks off Thursday night with the Baltimore Ravens vacationing at the Miami Dolphins. Our contest continues to be led by the sagacious Tahoemoj but I have managed to pull to 30 back. We collectively scored -95 on the Bills/Jaguars game with the steadfast Jagsnumberone as the only one in the win column. Make your picks and feel free to trash talk the opposition for all the NFL players who can't.

posted by rcade to football at 11:15 PM - 22 comments

The Craziest Sports Story of 2021 Is FC Sheriff: Real Madrid-Slaying Champions League Underdog. Money-Laundering Front for Arms Smugglers. Pride of a Soviet-Style Country that Doesn't Exist.

posted by NoMich to soccer at 01:49 PM - 2 comments

November 09, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 4: Big Honey Drops the Boom Edition: There are six national games on the slate this week beginning tonight with a Bucks/Sixers and Blazers/Clippers doubleheader on TNT. Geekyguy leads the pickem by 13 over Scooby10672, who won the week with 46. Make your picks and never incur the wrath of Nikola Jokic.

posted by rcade to basketball at 09:01 AM - 9 comments

November 08, 2021

November 07, 2021

High School Students Target Female Goalie with Vulgar Chants: An estimated 50-60 students from Armstrong High School in Pennsylvania abused their opponent's female goalie with two vulgar chants during an Oct. 28 game. The repugnant behavior -- which wasn't stopped by coaches, refs, or parents -- has resulted in a ban on students from the school attending games this season (aside from siblings of players sitting with parents).

posted by rcade to hockey at 07:43 PM - 3 comments

November 06, 2021

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November 04, 2021

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Fourteen: The Roughriders and Argonauts both clinch playoff spots, but there's still plenty to fight over as we enter the final three weeks. Grab your mouthguard and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 05:00 PM - 9 comments

NFL Pickem Week 9: Mike White Edition: The midpoint of the NFL season kicks off tonight when the New York Jets play the Indianapolis Colts. Tahoemoj continues to bogart first place in the NFL Pickem at 600 points, 30 ahead of Ic23b. Bender wins the week with 92. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to football at 12:39 PM - 18 comments

November 03, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 3: Non-Basketball Move Edition: There are six NBA games to pick this week, starting with Thursday night's NBA TV doubleheader of Boston/Miami and Houston/Phoenix. Geekyguy holds on to the lead with 88, 14 ahead of Rumple. Scooby10672 wins the week with 50. Make your picks and be careful not to be abnormal, abrupt or overt.

posted by rcade to basketball at 10:41 PM - 9 comments

November 02, 2021

November 01, 2021