Archives for October 2022

October 31, 2022

Enter the SportsFilter NBA Pickem: The SportsFilter NBA Pickem has returned, offering a chance to pick the games that air on ABC, ESPN and TNT. There are six games this week starting with a Tuesday night doubleheader on TNT of Bulls/Nets and Wolves/Suns. Make your picks!

posted by rcade to basketball at 06:51 PM - 12 comments

October 30, 2022

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October 28, 2022

NBA pursuing upper Spending Limit in new agreement with NBPA: Some GMs in the NBA is now covered in a cold sweat at the prospect of being in a hard cap league.

posted by NoMich to basketball at 04:08 PM - 0 comments

October 27, 2022

CFL Pickem Week 21: Nothing to Clinch Edition: The second-to-last week of the CFL's regular season begins Friday night when B.C. heads to Winnipeg. So much of the playoff seedings are decided that it's a week with few strong favorites. My grip on first in the CFL Pickem continues to slip as Cixelsyd outscores me by 11 and pulls within 24. Make your picks, clinchers and clenchers.

posted by rcade to football at 08:03 PM - 13 comments

Matt Haughey Previews the NWSL Championship Game: The Portland Thorns are playing the Kansas City Current Saturday for the NWSL Championship. SportsFilter primogenitor mathowie offers his preview of the game. He's a Thorns season ticket holder but I'm not entirely sure he wants them to win.

posted by rcade to soccer at 07:56 PM - 1 comment

NFL Pickem Week 8: Retirement Looking Pretty Good Edition: Week 8 of the NFL begins tonight when the Baltimore Ravens visit the flailing Tom Brady Buccaneers. Truthhurts remains atop the pickem with Bender rising to second by winning the week and Cixelsyd dropping to third. Make your picks and never choose the Bucs in your survivor pool.

posted by rcade to football at 08:53 AM - 19 comments

October 26, 2022

October 25, 2022

'I am not retired' Serena Williams says: At a San Francisco conference on Monday, the tennis player said she has not retired from tennis and that the chances of her returning are “very high."

posted by NoMich to tennis at 02:05 PM - 2 comments

October 24, 2022

October 23, 2022

Aaron Rodgers, Russell Wilson, and Other Weirdos: Welcome to the inescapable Sartrean hellscape of entrusting your team to a legendary quarterback.

posted by NoMich to football at 08:45 PM - 2 comments

October 22, 2022

October 21, 2022

Panthers Trade Christian McCaffrey to 49ers: The San Francisco 49ers gave a huge draft haul -- a second, third and fourth rounder in 2023 and fifth rounder in 2024 -- to the Carolina Panthers for running back Christian McCaffrey. The 26-year-old is fourth in yards from scrimmage this season. In 2019 he became the third player in NFL history to top 1,000 yards rushing and receiving in a season.

posted by rcade to football at 09:52 AM - 6 comments

CFL Pickem Week 20: Crossover Rule Edition: The second-to-last week of the CFL regular season kicks off tonight with Ottawa vs. Hamilton. I'm holding on to first in the CFL Pickem by a shrinking margin. Cixelsyd is in second. The_Black_Hand wins the week. Make your picks and keep an eye on those fourth- and third-place teams.

posted by rcade to football at 09:14 AM - 10 comments

October 20, 2022

NFL Pickem Week 7: Drag Russell Wilson Edition: It's already week 7 in the NFL. The Amazon run of meh games continues tonight when the Saints visit the Cardinals. The top three in our pickem remains the same: Truthhurts, Cixelsyd, Goyoucolts. Ufez Jones wins the week with 62, scoring 46 of those points in the final five games. Make your picks and if you run into Russell Wilson, tell him to just be a human willya.

posted by rcade to football at 10:42 AM - 25 comments

October 19, 2022

Crypto Deals Turn Ugly for Teams, Leagues: This isn’t the first crypto-related embarrassment that teams and leagues have recently experienced. In fact, it’s not even the first one involving FTX! The company was set to become the L.A. Angels’ sleeve advertiser next season but reportedly backed out of the deal this past June when the crypto market tanked.

posted by NoMich to baseball at 09:15 AM - 1 comment

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October 13, 2022

NFL Pickem Week 6: Roughing the Passer Edition: Week 6 of the NFL season kicks off tonight when the Washington Commanders visit the Chicago Bears. Truthhurts moves into first place with 314 followed by Cixelsyd at 312 and Goyoucolts at 309. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to football at 10:58 AM - 21 comments

CFL Pickem Week 19: Defence with a C Edition: With three weeks left in the regular season, the Tiger-Cats and Redblacks are playing games Friday night to keep their playoff hopes alive. I'm holding on to first in the pickem but after my 5-point debacle of a week, Jagsnumberone and Cixelsyd are 48 back. Make your selections.

posted by rcade to football at 09:40 AM - 11 comments

Randy Johnson, the gift that keeps on giving: Randy Johnson, not a porn star, former fireballer now photographer. What *can't* he do? Concerts. Travel. Wild Life. NFL sideline photographer.

posted by NoMich to baseball at 08:21 AM - 1 comment

October 12, 2022

It’s Never Too Late to Pivot From N.F.L. Safety to Neurosurgeon: When Myron Rolle was cut from the Pittsburgh Steelers, he fell into a funk until his mother reminded him of his two childhood dreams: Play football, then become a neurosurgeon. It was time for Plan B. (NYT gift link)

posted by rumple to football at 04:46 PM - 3 comments

October 11, 2022

England captain Harry Kane to wear ‘OneLove’ armband at Qatar World Cup: England football captain Harry Kane will make a stand against discrimination by wearing an armband for the OneLove campaign during matches...Kane and captains from several other qualifying nations will wear the armbands during their matches in the region.

posted by NoMich to soccer at 10:28 AM - 0 comments

Fans Can't Believe Two Roughing the Passer Calls : A fantastic strip-sack by Chris Jones of Daniel Carr was negated in the Chiefs/Raiders game by a roughing the passer call. Jones had the ball in his hands when he landed on Carr. His other hand attempted to brace the fall, but the call is not reviewable. A roughing call from a sack of Tom Brady also is raising hackles.

posted by rcade to football at 08:57 AM - 4 comments

October 10, 2022

October 09, 2022

Defendants Subpoena Phil Bryant For Info on Brett Favre-Linked Drug Company: “In late December of 2018, Defendant Brett Favre was the largest individual outside investor and holder of corporate stock in Defendant Prevacus, Inc., a private, for-profit biotechnology corporation in which Favre had individually invested over $250,000,” the May 2022 complaint said. “Also in late December of 2018, Defendant Brett Favre urged Defendant Jacob W. (“Jake”) VanLandingham, the Chief Executive Officer of Prevacus, to solicit Nancy New to use MDHS grant proceeds to invest in the stock of Prevacus, informing VanLandingham that Nancy New had previously provided substantial grant funds on his behalf.” This shit getting worse by the day it seems. This time, WWE legend, the Million Dollar Man, is also implicated. Now we know how he got his rassler name.

posted by NoMich to culture at 04:08 PM - 3 comments

October 08, 2022

October 07, 2022

Gentlemen, Start Your Engines: Rajpreet Heir takes a walk through the Indy 500 infield.

posted by rumple to auto racing at 03:47 PM - 0 comments

MLB's New Playoff Format Debuts Today: The 12-team postseason in Major League Baseball begins today. Gone is the potential heartbreak of playoff elimination after a single game. There's now four three-game wild card series. But there's a new heartbreak: The four lower-ranked wild card teams get no home games in the round. The playoffs also drop the man-on-second extra inning rule.

posted by rcade to baseball at 08:51 AM - 12 comments

CFL Pickem Week 18: Thanksgiving Edition: Week 18 of the CFL season begins tonight with Riders/Tabbies and ends with Redblacks/Als on the annual day in which Americans gather together to ask one another, "Why is Canada celebrating Thanksgiving in October?" I'm thankful to be in first place, followed by Ic23b 47 back. The_Black_Hand wins the week with a mighty 56. Make your picks and enjoy your Nanaimo bars.

posted by rcade to football at 07:49 AM - 10 comments

October 06, 2022

NFL Pickem Week 5: NFC Beast Edition: The Indianapolis Colts visit the Denver Broncos tonight to kick off week 5 of the NFL season. The NFC East is looking unusually strong so far with the undefeated Eagles and 3-1 Cowboys and Giants. Goyoucolts takes first place with Florida Man second and Tommybiden third. Make your picks.

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

October 05, 2022

The sanctimonious baseball purists want to elevate Aaron Judge. Don’t let them.: But it is not surprising that the keepers of the sport have not made this clear [that Bonds holds the record]. They rarely do. Over the years, they’ve selectively disguised dishonesty in baseball under the cloak of folklore and corrected the record only under duress. (WaPo gift article link)

posted by rumple to baseball at 09:08 PM - 4 comments

Keep it on the front page: Brett Favre is a creep: Really, just a trash heap of an alleged human being.

posted by The_Black_Hand to other at 01:48 AM - 4 comments

October 04, 2022

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October 01, 2022

Mississippi Welfare Scandal Timeline: Brett Favre And The Volleyball Stadium: Between 2016 and 2019, the Mississippi Department of Human Services and nonprofits associated with it allegedly misspent more than tens of millions of dollars in federal Temporary Assistance For Needy Families funds that should have gone to the poorest families in the poorest state. More than $5 million of those funds went toward a volleyball-stadium project at the University of Southern Mississippi favored by retired NFL quarterback Brett Favre and $1.1 million went to Favre himself.

posted by NoMich to culture at 09:54 AM - 2 comments