Archives for March 2022

March 31, 2022

Bruce Arians Steps Down as Bucs Coach, Todd Bowles Steps Up: An NFL offseason full of big news just got another stunner: Bruce Arians has stepped down as Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach and will be replaced by his choice of successor, team defensive coordinator and former New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles. The iconoclastic Arians feared if he quit later a different coach might come in and fire a lot of the staff. "My wife is big on not letting all those families down," Arians said.

posted by rcade to football at 11:50 AM - 1 comment

March 30, 2022

March 29, 2022

NBA Pickem Week 24: Embiid for MVP Edition: There are eight games to pick in the second-to-last week of the NBA season, starting Wednesday night with an ESPN doubleheader of Heat/Celtics and Suns/Warriors. I'm holding onto first in our contest but NoMich has pulled nine closer to trail by 38. The_Black_Hand wins the week with 52. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 08:58 PM - 15 comments

March 28, 2022

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March 24, 2022

First known transgender athlete to win Division I national championship: Some folks are none too pleased with Lia Thomas being allowed to compete to begin with. Two Republican governors weigh in with their own opinion or action. Former competitive swimmer, Kelsie Vaughn gets the last word on her Facebook page (posted as a comment below)

posted by NoMich to culture at 02:19 PM - 5 comments

March 23, 2022

Brittney Griner: How can a US basketball star just vanish?: She's arguably the greatest female basketball player of all time, and she's been detained in Moscow amid the war in Ukraine. Fans want to know why more people aren't paying attention. New York Magazine asks: Why Isn’t Brittney Griner the Biggest Sports Story in the Country?

posted by NoMich to basketball at 08:46 AM - 2 comments

March 22, 2022

March 21, 2022

NBA Pickem Week 23: NBA Inside Stuff Edition: There are six games to pick this week, beginning Wednesday night on TNT with Hawks/Knicks and Clippers/Nuggets, and ending Friday night on NBA TV. With every player scoring either 5 or 0 points, the standings in our pickem contest remain the same. Make your picks in honor of former NBA player Ahmad Rashad.

posted by rcade to basketball at 04:48 PM - 11 comments

Massage Therapist Describes Session with Deshawn Watson: Sports Illustrated interviewed a massage therapist who hasn't sued him but does accuse him of highly inappropriate sexual behavior during a session. She said, "There are so many people that are against us, saying, ‘Why would he do that? He has no reason to do that. He has a beautiful girlfriend; he has this, this, this and this.’ All of those things are true, but fame doesn't create character."

posted by rcade to football at 01:53 PM - 2 comments

March 20, 2022

March 19, 2022

Cleveland Browns Sell Their Soul for DeShawn Watson: After a grand jury decided not to charge Deshaun Watson, the embattled quarterback auditioned new teams to see who could sink lower in their pursuit of him. The Cleveland Browns won. Or lost, depending on how you look at it.

posted by The_Black_Hand to football at 12:12 PM - 8 comments

March 18, 2022

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March 16, 2022

Joe Buck, Troy Aikman Take Over Monday Night Football: ESPN is bringing longtime Fox duo Joe Buck and Troy Aikman to Monday Night Football. The most esteemed broadcast booth in the NFL when Al Michaels and John Madden left in 2006, MNF has seen Joe Theismann, Tony Kornheiser, Mike Tirico, Ron Jaworski, Jon Gruden, Sean McDonough, Jason Witten, Booger McFarland, Steve Levy, Brian Griese and Louis Riddick shuffle through.

posted by rcade to football at 01:59 PM - 1 comment

March 15, 2022

NBA Pickem Week 22: Lime Green Timberwolves Edition: There are only two national TV games in the NBA this week -- a Wednesday night doubleheader of Mavs/Nets and Celtics/Warriors. I'm leading our pickem contest by 47 over NoMich and 58 over Geekyguy. The_Black_Hand wins the week with 74. May your picks shine as brightly as Karl-Anthony Towns.

posted by rcade to basketball at 12:40 PM - 9 comments

March 14, 2022

March 13, 2022

Heckler at Indian Wells Rattles Naomi Osaka: A heckler who yelled "Naomi, you suck!" during her second-round match at Indian Wells left Naomi Osaka visibly shaken Saturday. She asked the chair for permission to address the crowd during the match -- which would've been unprecedented -- and was denied. After she lost 6-0, 6-4 to Veronica Kudermetova, Osaka was given the unusual opportunity to speak to the crowd despite losing.

posted by rcade to tennis at 02:43 PM - 1 comment

March 12, 2022

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March 10, 2022

MLB 2022: Game On: MLB lockout ends as MLBPA, owners reach agreement

posted by NoMich to baseball at 03:46 PM - 4 comments

March 09, 2022

Woman Files Suit Claiming Jerry Jones is Her Father: A 25-year-old woman has filed a lawsuit claiming Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is her dad and he paid $375,000 to her mother to require her to never reveal this fact. Per the suit Jones found love at the American Airlines ticket counter in Little Rock. Alexandra Davis wants to be recognized as his kid and freed from the confidentiality agreement.

posted by rcade to football at 08:33 PM - 7 comments

March 08, 2022

Deal Reached to Trade Russell Wilson to Broncos: The Seattle Seahawks are trading quarterback Russell Wilson to the Denver Broncos for a "massive haul" of two first-round picks, two second-round picks, a fifth-round pick, quarterback Drew Lock, tight end Noah Fant and defensive lineman Shelby Harris.

posted by rcade to football at 01:49 PM - 6 comments

MLB Will Ban the Defensive Shift: The defensive shift is no more. The players have given the league permission during lockout negotiations to ban it in 2023. "There are few plays more frustrating for a baseball fan watching on TV than when a hard-hit ball up the middle — seemingly a base hit — ends up being a routine ground out because the defense had the third baseman camped behind second base," writes Andrew Joseph of USA Today.

posted by rcade to baseball at 11:49 AM - 5 comments

March 07, 2022

NBA Pickem Week 21: Respect Rudy Gobert Edition: There are 12 national NBA games on tap this week, beginning Tuesday night with a TNT doubleheader of Pelicans/Grizzies and Clippers/Warriors, then stretching all the way to a rare Monday night doubleheader on ESPN. I'm still in first place by 50 but NoMich cut my lead by almost as many points (37) as I scored (39). JJzucal wins the week with 112. Make your picks and show some love for the king of paint.

posted by rcade to basketball at 01:38 PM - 14 comments

Stanley Cup Playoffs Get New Branding: The Stanley Cup Playoffs are getting a new logo after 13 years. Here's the old one for comparison. The NHL has a microsite illustrating the changes, which include a more photorealistic cup and a font inspired by the Windsor Hotel where the league was founded in 1917.

posted by rcade to hockey at 11:01 AM - 1 comment

March 06, 2022

March 05, 2022

New York Governor Backs New Bills Stadium: A deal for a new Buffalo Bills stadium should be reached by the end of March, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul said. The new stadium will cost an estimated $1.3 billion to build and the Bills want the public to pay 60 percent of it. There's no stadium design decided yet for the facility that could open in 2026. The Buffalo News covered some possibilities in December.

posted by rcade to football at 11:44 AM - 6 comments

March 04, 2022

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March 01, 2022

NBA Pickem Week 20: 13 Games in 5 Days Edition: Since the NBA Pickem began on SportsFilter there has never been a week with 13 nationally televised games. The previous record was 10. I'm still leading the contest and won the week with 50. The first games occur tonight on TNT with Hawks/Celtics and Mavs/Lakers. Make your picks and picks and picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 09:49 AM - 14 comments