Archives for December 2021

December 31, 2021

I Investigated Bonds and Clemens. Yes, They Belong in Cooperstown: Friday is the last day for voters in the Baseball Writers’ Association of America to submit their 2022 Baseball Hall of Fame ballots. Listed on those ballots are two players in their 10th and final year of Hall of Fame eligibility who truly dominated their era but haven’t been voted in: Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens. (archive link)

posted by rumple to baseball at 02:50 PM - 4 comments

NFL Pickem Week 17: Streaky Dolphins Edition: Week 17 of the NFL season has 15 games on Sunday and one more on Monday night. Our contest is led again by Tahoemoj, who scored 89 to take a five-point lead over your correspondent. The_Black_Hand wins the week with 92, getting close in locks on the Bucs and Chiefs blowouts and hitting four more. Make your picks and see you next year.

posted by rcade to football at 02:05 PM - 17 comments

December 30, 2021

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December 27, 2021

CFL Playoffs Pick 'Em, Final Standings: Winnipeg wins back-to-back Grey Cups and sends the Hamilton fans home with tears in their eyes. Belated final standings inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 04:17 PM - 5 comments

December 26, 2021

The NFL's Jackie Robinson: Kenny Washington broke the NFL's color barrier a year before Jackie Robinson did the same in baseball. Slate asks: Why has America forgetten him?

posted by rcade to football at 12:40 PM - 0 comments

December 25, 2021

Arbroath: Can Dick Campbell's high-flying part-time side really reach the top flight?: Keeping the Angus outfit in the second tier for back-to-back campaigns is a remarkable achievement in itself, but last Saturday's win over Morton - with Campbell stuck at home with Covid - saw Arbroath top the division at the halfway point.

posted by billsaysthis to soccer at 01:27 PM - 1 comment

December 24, 2021

When Singh Was King: Twenty years on: the improbable story of how a young offspinner bounced out the mighty Aussies

posted by NoMich to other at 08:22 AM - 0 comments

December 23, 2021

NFL Pickem Week 16: Cincinnati Nightlife Edition: The NFL's third-to-last week starts tonight when the San Francisco 49ers drop in on the Tennessee Titans. No one is more surprised that I am still leading the contest. I won the week with 95 and lead Tahoemoj by 21. Make your picks and be glad if there's "not a ton to do" in your team's city.

posted by rcade to football at 01:30 PM - 27 comments

December 22, 2021

December 21, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 10: Merry Hoopmas Edition: This week's NBA slate includes two games tonight and five more on Christmas Day. Geekyguy leads our contest by 7 over Rcade. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 03:02 PM - 11 comments

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NFL Pickem Week 15: Don't Kick Your Kicker Edition: The first week of the post-Urban Meyer era of the NFL begins with the Kansas City Chiefs visiting the Los Angeles Chargers on Thursday Night Football. Our new leader is me after I won the week with 109 points and took a six-point lead over Ic23b. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to football at 09:38 AM - 19 comments

December 14, 2021

Steph Curry Breaks NBA 3-Pointer Record at MSG: Golden State's Steph Curry passed Ray Allen for first on the NBA's career three-point shooting list during the first quarter of Tuesday's 105-96 victory over the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. Curry also holds the NBA record for three-pointers in a season with 402 (he's set the single-season record three times). At an average distance of 25.6 feet traveled, Curry's 2,978 three-pointers have traveled approximately 14.5 miles.

posted by The_Black_Hand to basketball at 10:57 PM - 4 comments

NFL Covid Numbers Skyrocket: After several LA Rams players went into Covid protocols shortly before the team's MNF contest against the Arizona Cardinals, the number of players testing positive league-wide rose to 75 over the last two days. The Rams and Browns have been hit particularly hard, while the Dolphins now have only one available running back left on their 53-man roster. Stay safe, friends

posted by The_Black_Hand to football at 10:39 PM - 6 comments

December 13, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 9: Covid Protocols Edition: There are six national games on the tube this week, beginning with a TNT twinbill of Golden State/New York and Phoenix/Portland on Tuesday. There's been a reversal of fortune in the NBA Pickem with leader Geekyguy scoring 6 and the next three players 40 or more, bringing his lead down to 7. Make your picks and vaccinate.

posted by rcade to basketball at 07:48 PM - 10 comments

December 12, 2021

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December 10, 2021

Denver Broncos Great Demaryius Thomas Dies: Demaryius Thomas, a standout wide receiver for the Denver Broncos who was on the team's Super Bowl 0x32 winning squad, has died from medical complications following a car accident. He was 33. A former first round draft pick, Thomas had 9,055 receiving yards and 60 touchdown catches for Denver and made five consecutive Pro Bowls. When Demaryius was 11, police raided his home and arrested his mother and grandmother for crack distribution, giving both long prison sentences.

posted by The_Black_Hand to football at 12:09 AM - 10 comments

December 09, 2021

CFL Playoffs Pick 'Em, Grey Cup Edition: The Bombers and Ti-Cats move on and we have a rematch of the 2019 Grey Cup. We know who's starting, but who's finishing? Grab your scorecard and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 12:25 PM - 16 comments

NFL Pickem Week 14: Franco Harris Edition: The fourteenth week of the NFL season begins tonight with a rematch of Super Bowl IX. The Vikings will be looking to avenge that 16-6 loss to Pittsburgh in blustery Tulane Stadium. In our contest, ic23b climbs into first place over tahoemoj, who falls to third with tommybiden jumping to second. Rumple wins the week with 99, hitting an exact lock in the Chiefs-Broncos and four other locks besides. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to football at 09:13 AM - 17 comments

December 08, 2021

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NBA Pickem Week 8: Norman Dale Edition: There are seven national NBA games this television week, capped off by a Saturday game on ABC between Golden State and Philadelphia. Our pickem continues to be led by Geekyguy, who scored 31 points on a week where every other player scored 0. Ouch!

posted by rcade to basketball at 10:11 PM - 9 comments

10 things we learned from F1's 2021 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen will go into the 2021 Formula 1 title decider in Abu Dhabi level on points after the former's victory in an ill-tempered Saudi Arabian Grand Prix. Red Bull: Masi's grid swap offer like something from the "souk". Hamilton: Consensus on F1 overtaking rules "doesn't apply to one of us" . Last race of the season gonna be a tea party, eh?

posted by billsaysthis to auto racing at 01:14 PM - 1 comment

December 05, 2021

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December 02, 2021

CFL Playoffs Pick 'Em, Division Finals Edition: The Roughriders win in dramatic fashion, the Tiger-Cats less so, and our division final matchups are set. Grab your opera glasses and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 09:10 PM - 10 comments

NFL Pickem Week 13: Jacksonville vs. Jalen Edition: The luckiest week of the NFL season starts tonight with a pretty nice matchup as Dallas plays New Orleans. Our contest leader tahoemoj has only a 5-point lead after ic23b scored 51 more points in week 12. The week's winner is rumple with 66. Make your picks. You know Jalen will.

posted by rcade to football at 02:40 PM - 32 comments

December 01, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 7: Blazing Suns Edition: There are six NBA games to pick this week, starting with tonight's Sixers/Celtics and Kings/Clippers doubleheader on NBA TV. Geekyguy has climbed back into first with a 60 point week, leaving me 13 back. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 10:02 AM - 10 comments