Archives for August 2021

August 31, 2021

Patriots Cut Cam Newton: Former league MVP Cam Newton was cut by New England Tuesday as the team goes with rookie Mac Jones as the starter. Newton's preseason was marred by him losing practice time due to inadequate Covid tests -- which were only necessary because he was unvaccinated.

posted by rcade to football at 02:27 PM - 11 comments

August 30, 2021

Bishop Sycamore, Patron Saint of Football: Awful Announcing has the story of ESPN getting scammed into showing a high school(?) football game between a college football prep school and a completely fake school.

posted by NoMich to football at 08:18 PM - 6 comments

August 29, 2021

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August 26, 2021

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Four: The Stamps and Argos pour on the points, but it's the Riders who remain undefeated. Plus, our first COVID postponement. Keep your distance and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 10:36 AM - 11 comments

August 25, 2021

Nerlens Noel is suing former agent Rich Paul: Nerlens Noel is suing former agent Rich Paul for breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract and negligence, claiming that Paul is responsible for $58 million in lost wages.

posted by NoMich to basketball at 07:34 AM - 2 comments

August 24, 2021

Tom Coughlin: From Coach to Caregiver: Former NFL coach and exec Tom Coughlin has written a poignant essay in the New York Times revealing his wife Judy's decline from an incurable brain disorder. He writes, "I’ve spent my entire life preparing for some of the biggest games a person could play, but nothing can prepare you to be a caregiver who has to watch a loved one slip away."

posted by rcade to football at 08:56 AM - 2 comments

August 23, 2021

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August 18, 2021

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Three: Week two helps separates the wheat from the chaff with some distance developing between the winless from the undefeated. Break out your watermelon hats and make your picks inside.

posted by Reever to fantasy at 10:35 PM - 13 comments

August 17, 2021

Mom, Dad, Let's Talk About Tackle Football: A public service ad from the Concussion Legacy Foundation.

posted by rcade to football at 01:37 PM - 5 comments

August 16, 2021

August 15, 2021

Pitcher Throws No-Hitter in First Major League Start: Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Tyler Gilbert threw a no-hitter over the San Diego Padres in his first Major League Baseball start Saturday night. Only four pitchers have ever done that: Theodore Breitenstein in 1891, Bumpus Jones in 1892, Bobo Holloman in 1953 and now Gilbert, a 27-year-old who pitched in 163 minor league games before being called up this year by Arizona.

posted by rcade to baseball at 08:59 AM - 2 comments

August 14, 2021

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August 10, 2021

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Two: What a week! People were in stadiums! Games were played! Points were scored! Some of these teams even won! More of the same, coming your way. Make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 05:07 PM - 13 comments

Join SportsFilter's Fantasy Premier League: The EPL season returns Friday afternoon when Brentford faces Arsenal. Use the link to join SportsFilter's group in the official Fantasy Premier League and match wits against the owners of the Cheeky Backheels, Bees are Friends, Maplewood Town and the Walford Sudsers.

posted by rcade to soccer at 12:24 PM - 1 comment

August 09, 2021

Luka Doncic Signs $207 Million, 5-Year Extension: Luka Doncic has agreed to sign a five-year, $207 million supermax rookie extension with the Dallas Mavericks -- a history-making contract he became eligible for after twice being voted first-team All-NBA.

posted by rcade to basketball at 10:03 PM - 4 comments

August 08, 2021

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August 05, 2021

Jack Grealish to Man City for £100m: Manchester City found enough coins under the sofa cushions to get Jack Grealish from Aston Villa for a British record £100m ($139m US) transfer fee.

posted by jjzucal to soccer at 10:03 PM - 3 comments

August 04, 2021

August 03, 2021

The 16th Annual chicobangs Memorial SpoFi CFL Pick 'Em: This is the week we've all been waiting for. Canadians everywhere will slowly emerge from their lockdowns, blinking in the bright sunshine. We will stretch our cramped limbs, stroke our luxurious lockdown beards, and finally, boldly, proudly, do that which we have dreamed of for nearly two years: pick CFL games. Join us.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 05:18 PM - 18 comments

August 02, 2021

NBA Playoff Pickem Champion: NoMich: The SportsFilter NBA Playoff Pickem has been won by NoMich with 129 points. I was the runner-up with 121 and Cixelsyd takes the Coveted Costanza. Nobody picked the Bucks to win the Finals, so it was a war of attrition.

posted by rcade to basketball at 12:25 PM - 4 comments

August 01, 2021

'Can We Have Two Golds?': afidelf on Twitter: "Fave moment of the Olympics so far. Barshim (Qatar) and Tamberi (Italy) were tied in the high-jump final. The official is there talking about a prospective jump-off, but Barshim asks immediately: 'Can we have two golds?' One look, no words exchanged, they know they're sharing it."

posted by rcade to olympics at 04:31 PM - 1 comment