Archives for January 2022

January 31, 2022

Rams Have Perilous Future So They Better Win Now: No current regime in the NFL has treated the draft the way the Los Angeles Rams have -- which makes it that much more crucial for them to win Super Bowl 0x38. They've traded away every first-round pick from 2017 to 2023, given up second- and third-rounders for 10 weeks of Von Miller and are $14 million over the salary cap. "Instead of saving for retirement, they're buying that damn yacht and living it up in Marina del Ray," writes Mike DeCourcy of Sporting News.

posted by rcade to football at 04:20 PM - 2 comments

January 30, 2022

Super Bowl 0x38: Bengals vs. Rams: The Cincinnati Bengals will face the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl 0x38 after coming back from a 21-3 deficit on the road to the Kansas City Chiefs. Joe Burrow's team are underdogs for the third playoff game in a row. The Rams beat the San Francisco 49ers with their own comeback from 17-7 in the fourth quarter. They open as 3.5-point favorites in a game that will be played at their home stadium.

posted by rcade to football at 10:15 PM - 14 comments

January 29, 2022

NFL Playoff Pickem Round 3: 13 Seconds Edition: The AFC and NFC conference championships kick off tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. Eastern. In our contest, Tahoemoj leads by 2 over NoMich and Ufez Jones by 7. The_Black_Hand wins the week with 20. Make your picks and never kick it deep to the Chiefs with 13 seconds remaining.

posted by rcade to football at 07:26 PM - 18 comments

Flag Football Wants to Be in the 2028 LA Olympics: Flag football is making a bid to be in the Summer Olympics in six years and will be one of 30 sports at the World Games this July in Birmingham. Here's a game from last year's world championships if you'd like to get an idea of what the sport is like at the top level.

posted by rcade to football at 06:25 PM - 3 comments

January 28, 2022

Ricky Williams is on a Different Plane: As in, the astral one.

posted by The_Black_Hand to culture at 07:25 PM - 3 comments

Remember the Niners' Gold Satin Jacket?: At one point in the 1980s, a small company begun in Anniston, Alabama, was making 80,000 jackets a day for sports teams. The best known was the iconic gold satin jacket of the Joe Montana-era San Francisco 49ers. Chalk Line had 1,000 employees in five states and millions in profits. Then came the leveraged buyout.

posted by rcade to football at 06:20 PM - 4 comments

January 27, 2022

How Old is Too Old in Women's Figure Skating?: Two of the three American women competing in figure skating at the Winter Olympics next month are older than every gold medalist since 1932 but one. Mariah Bell is 25 and Karen Chen is 22. "I remember the first time someone asked me what it felt like to be a veteran and I was so shocked," Chen said.

posted by rcade to olympics at 01:36 PM - 2 comments

NBA Pickem Week 15: Kobe and Gianna Edition: As the sports world remembers the Bryants, there are five NBA games to pick this week starting with tonight's Lakers/Sixers and Wolves/Warriors doubleheader on TNT. My lead over Geekyguy has shrunk to 8 because I picked my Dallas Mavericks to beat the Phoenix Suns. And I would do it again. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 11:05 AM - 8 comments

January 26, 2022

Mike McDaniel is WHAT??!! -- Deadspin: "We learned after the publication of this article that 49ers OC Mike McDaniel, whom we describe as a 'white guy,' is in fact biracial. The article's original text remains below. We regret the error."

posted by rcade to football at 04:40 PM - 7 comments

David Ortiz First Ballot Hall of Famer: and he is the lone inductee for 2022. Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens fall short again and are now no longer eligible for induction via this method.

posted by NoMich to baseball at 09:08 AM - 9 comments

January 25, 2022

Sean Payton Quits as Saints Coach: After 16 seasons, New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton has announced he's leaving the job. Payton took over a franchise so woe begotten that it took 34 years to win a playoff game. He convinced Drew Brees to sign as a free agent a few months into the job and led the Saints to 161 wins, including Super Bowl 0x2C.

posted by rcade to football at 03:04 PM - 7 comments

Horror-themed Super Bowl LVI: Grisly Super Bowl LVI logo design fail can never be unseen

posted by NoMich to football at 08:18 AM - 4 comments

January 24, 2022

'13 Seconds' Joins 'Wide Right' and 'Music City Miracle': The Buffalo Bills have a new addition to their catchphrase ring of misery. Patrick Mahomes only had 13 seconds to drive the Kansas City Chiefs down the field for a game-tying field goal and deny the Bills a trip to the AFC Championship game.

posted by rcade to football at 06:46 PM - 10 comments

January 23, 2022

Penny Hardaway's Effing Mad at the Media: As his Memphis Tigers fell to 9-8, head coach Penny Hardaway didn't like being asked if he had lost faith in his ability to right the ship. "We don’t have our full roster. Y'all know we don't have our full roster. Stop asking me stupid f------ questions about if I feel like I can do something," he replied.

posted by rcade to basketball at 06:37 PM - 1 comment

January 22, 2022

Son Sues Mom Over Baseball Card Collection: Christopher Trencher has filed suit in New York to make his mother hand over a baseball card collection that includes 1953 Topps Satchel Paige and Ralph Kiner cards worth more than $25,000. The 55-year-old claims she bought them for him in the 1980s. She claims he gave them to her. "I want to enjoy them with whatever years I have left," said mom Carol Ivanick.

posted by rcade to baseball at 12:51 PM - 0 comments

January 21, 2022

NFL Playoff Pickem Round 2: Hand the Ref the Ball Edition: The divisional round of the NFL Playoffs begins Saturday at 4:30 p.m. when the Bengals face the Titans. Our contest leaders at the first turn are NoMich and Tahoemoj with 51 points. When you pick, make better choices than Dak Prescott.

posted by rcade to football at 09:31 PM - 25 comments

Robot Umpires Moving up to AAA Baseball Next Year: Seasonal employees to operate the system are being sought.

posted by rumple to baseball at 02:45 PM - 1 comment

January 20, 2022

January 19, 2022

NBA Pickem Week 14: Mona Mondieu Edition: There are five national NBA games on the slate this week, beginning tonight at 7:30 p.m. Eastern when Charlotte visits Boston. After another rough week for prognosticative excellence, I hold the lead by 25 over Geekyguy. The exception was Rumple, who won the week with 31. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 01:39 PM - 8 comments

January 18, 2022

January 17, 2022

NFL Pickem Champion: Tahoemoj: The SportsFilter NFL Pickem was won by Tahoemoj, who beat me (sad trombone) by only 4 points after getting the 49ers over the Rams and Seahawks over the Cardinals in the final Sunday's afternoon block. That's at least the second pickem crown for Tahoemoj, who also won last season's NHL Playoff Pickem. Congratulations!

posted by rcade to football at 03:22 PM - 11 comments

January 16, 2022

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January 14, 2022

Enter the NFL Playoff Pickem: The NFL Playoff Pickem has returned for another glorious season of postseason football. First prize is a Zubaz NFL men's sherpa fleece pullover (that's a lot of adjectives). Pick the game winners, the spreads, and a series of props. Go big or go home.

posted by rcade to football at 02:19 PM - 19 comments

January 13, 2022

January 12, 2022

NBA Pickem Week 13: MLK Day Edition: There are eight nationally televised games on slate this week, beginning tonight with Mavs/Knicks and Nets/Bulls on TNT and ending with an MLK Day doubleheader Monday on TNT of Bulls/Grizzlies and Bucks/Hawks. I've taken the lead back from Geekyguy, who had an Irwin Allen-level disaster of a week with five broken locks. Make your picks, masters of disaster.

posted by rcade to basketball at 12:34 PM - 7 comments

January 11, 2022

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January 09, 2022

Three NFL Coaches Fired: Zimmer, Nagy, Fangio: The offseason coaching carousel has begun in the NFL with the firings of head coach Vic Fangio by the Denver Broncos, Mike Zimmer of the Minnesota Vikings and Matt Nagy of the Chicago Bears. The Vikings also fired general manager Rick Spielman.

posted by rcade to football at 02:42 PM - 4 comments

January 08, 2022

NFL Pickem Week 18: All the Marbles Edition: The final week of the NFL season begins today at 4 p.m. when the Chiefs visit the Broncos. Our contest is led by Florida Man, who takes the lead back from Tahoemoj by only two points with Tommybiden 19 behind. Make your picks, prognosticators.

posted by rcade to football at 10:11 AM - 24 comments

January 07, 2022

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January 05, 2022

Unvaccinated Novak Djokovic Can't Enter Australia: Australia has blocked Novak Djokovic from entering the country because his visa does not permit medical exemptions from vaccinated. Djokovic flew to Melbourne Wednesday after the Australia Open gave him a medical exemption without explaining why he was exempt. But the country wasn't as keen on letting him in.

posted by rcade to tennis at 06:36 PM - 8 comments

NBA Pickem Week 12: Can Kyrie Play Edition: The NBA returns from its post-Xmas TV break with a six game ESPN/TNT/ESPN sandwich beginning Wednesday night. Our contest is led by Geekyguy, who had the best score in week 10 and now leads by 35. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 09:01 AM - 8 comments

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