Archives for March 2021

March 31, 2021

SportsFilter Account Customization: If you'd like to change your password on SportsFilter, that can now be done on the Customize page.

posted by rcade to general at 03:54 PM - 8 comments

March 30, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 15: Orlando Traded Everybody Edition: There's a five-game slate to pick this week, with doubleheaders on Wednesday and Thursday and an ABC game on Saturday. In our contest, NoMich leads by a narrower 39 points over jjzucal while Goyoucolts wins the week with 62. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 09:46 PM - 7 comments

March 29, 2021

March 28, 2021

Minnesota Duluth knocks University of North Dakota out in the longest game in NCAA tournament history : Bulldog forward Luke Mylymok scores at 2:13 of the fifth overtime to send the Bulldogs to a fourth-straight Frozen Four.

posted by tommybiden to hockey at 07:59 AM - 0 comments

March 27, 2021

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March 24, 2021

NHL Dumps Referee After Open-Mic Admission of Bias: The NHL has removed referee Tim Peel from all future games after he was caught on an open mic Tuesday night saying, "It wasn't much, but I wanted to get a fucking penalty against Nashville early." Before this incident, Peel's most memorable moment on the ice was taking a puck to the groin that ended up in the net.

posted by rcade to hockey at 02:34 PM - 3 comments

March 23, 2021

March 22, 2021

Veterans Stadium Was His Home Field: A former lot worker at Philly's infamous Veterans Stadium has written a memoir about the three years he lived there. Tom Garvey wasn't speaking figuratively. The struggling Vietnam War veteran literally lived in a secret apartment he assembled in one of the facility's many nooks and crannies. His pad was 60- by 30-feet and the ceiling was 300-level seats. It had Astroturf carpeting, a bed, chairs, toaster oven, coffeemaker, space heaters and a stereo. "Everything a guy would want," Garvey said.

posted by rcade to football at 02:57 PM - 2 comments

NBA Pickem Week 14: High Ankle Sprain Edition: There are eight national TV games this week on TNT and ESPN, beginning Tuesday night with the LeBron-less Lakers at the Pelicans. In our pickem contest, jjzucal wins the week with 38 to narrow the lead of NoMich to 61. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 02:43 PM - 9 comments

March 21, 2021

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March 17, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 13: 17-Point 6-Minute Comeback Edition: There are five games to pick this week: tonight's Bucks/Sixers and Clippers/Mavs doubleheader on ESPN followed by three games Thursday and Friday on NBA TV. In our contest, jjzucal wins the week with 45 and climbs to within 86 points of NoMich. That seems like a big lead, but so did this. The rest of us need to dig deep and find our inner Damian.

posted by rcade to basketball at 08:23 AM - 8 comments

March 16, 2021

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March 14, 2021

Drew Brees Retires from NFL: "After 20 years as a player in the NFL and 15 years as a Saint, it is time I retire from the game of football," Drew Brees announced on Instagram Sunday. "I am only retiring from playing football, I am not retiring from New Orleans." Brees departs as the all-time leader in passing yards with 80,358 and a Super Bowl champion after the 2009 season.

posted by rcade to football at 05:36 PM - 7 comments

March 13, 2021

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March 11, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 12: Embiid for MVP Edition: The NBA Pickem returns from the all-star break with two games on Wednesday, one on Sunday and two on Monday. NoMich leads by 69 over Goyoucolts and shares a week-best 33 with JJzucal. Make your piicks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 12:00 AM - 9 comments

March 10, 2021

I Was In Net For...: CBC has put together a collection of short videos that interview goaltenders that were in net for famous hockey goals. The night Gretzky scored his 50th goal in 39th game? The "Michigan" goal? Marek Malik's legendary shootout goal? Find out what the goalies thought about those goals as they replay the historic goals.

posted by grum@work to hockey at 09:05 PM - 1 comment

March 09, 2021

NHL, ESPN reach seven-year U.S. broadcast deal: ESPN is believed to have reached a seven-year deal to become one of the league's media partners starting next season, according to multiple league and industry agreement that is expected to see ESPN get the rights to broadcast four Stanley Cup Finals between 2022 and 2028, plus streaming rights for Disney.

posted by NoMich to hockey at 05:15 PM - 7 comments

Blue Jays Will Use TV Audio on Radio Broadcasts: The Toronto Blue Jays will drop their radio broadcasts and use the TV feed's audio feed instead beginning with opening day April 1. No team in decades has gone without a dedicated radio team. Though it's described as being a safety move for the pandemic, Sportsnet isn't saying that radio will come back in the future.

posted by rcade to baseball at 10:29 AM - 7 comments

March 08, 2021

Cowboys Reach 4-Year, $160 Million Deal with Dak Prescott: The Dallas Cowboys reportedly will fork over $160 million for four years to quarterback Dak Prescott and $126 million of it is guaranteed. His $66 million signing bonus is the most in league history, $1 million over what Russell Wilson got from the Seattle Seahawks. The deal heightens expectations for a 50-year-old franchise that hasn't reached the Super Bowl in 25 years.

posted by rcade to football at 09:00 PM - 3 comments

Daniel Snyder is the Kindest, Bravest, Warmest, Most Wonderful Human Being I've Ever Known in My Life: Dozens of Twitter users who joined in October 2020 are fulsomely praising Dan Snyder and Washington Football Team. "I'll say it until I'm blue in the face, @WashingtonNFL is doing what needs to be done in the @NFL," tweets Ena Cresmer, Kyong Rodan, Whittmore Gungor ...

posted by rcade to football at 10:29 AM - 6 comments

March 07, 2021

New League Takes on NCAA, Offers $100K Salaries to Prep Stars: Overtime Elite, a new basketball league backed by a sports media company that films a lot of high school stars, plans to offer $100,000 salaries to around 30 of the top players, who will lose their high school and NCAA eligibility and play together. Players will also be given $100,000 scholarships if they decide later to attend college. This is just one challenge among several to the NCAA's grip on making big bucks on unpaid athletes.

posted by rcade to basketball at 08:37 AM - 4 comments

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March 02, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 11: Never Shut Up Edition: There are five TV games in the NBA this week before the All-Star break, beginning tonight with a TNT doubleheader of Clippers/Celtics and Suns/Lakers. In the pickem, NoMich keeps first but Goyoucolts climbs with a week high of 64 to trail by 41. Make your picks and ignore Zlatan.

posted by rcade to basketball at 02:01 PM - 8 comments

March 01, 2021

RIP Irv Cross, Pioneering Sports Media Figure: Irv was a pioneer who made significant contributions to the storied history and tradition of CBS Sports and, along with Phyllis George and Brent Musburger, set the standard for NFL pregame shows with THE NFL TODAY. He was preceded in the great pre-game studio in the sky a few months ago by Phyllis George.

posted by NoMich to football at 02:02 PM - 4 comments