Archives for August 2022

August 31, 2022

CFL Pickem Week 13: Labour Not Labor Day Edition: The CFL schedule this week has games on Friday, Sunday and Monday, beginning with the Redblacks at the Alouettes tomorrow night. These rivalry games make it the second-biggest weekend of the season behind the Grey Not Gray Cup. I continue to lead the CFL Pickem through no fault of my own, scoring 0 points. Scooby's a mere 5 points back. Make your picks and take it easy, sleazy.

posted by rcade to football at 09:00 PM - 11 comments

August 30, 2022

August 29, 2022

August 28, 2022

August 27, 2022

August 26, 2022

Fantasy Premier League Week 4: The deadline for gameweek 4 of the FPL is Saturday at 6 a.m. Eastern (11 a.m. Hartlepool) The Cheeky Backheels lead with 193 points. I wasn't expecting Alisson to produce only four points in three matches as the Liverpool netminder.

posted by rcade to soccer at 03:08 PM - 0 comments

August 25, 2022

August 24, 2022

CFL Pickem Week 12: Regrets I Have a Few Edition: The twelth week of the CFL season starts Thursday night with Calgary looking to keep Winnipeg in the losing column. My lead in the CFL Pickem has narrowed to 14 with Cixelsyd in second place. Did I really lock the Tiger-Cats?

posted by rcade to football at 09:29 PM - 10 comments

MLB Teams Will All Play Each Other in 2023: For the first time, the Major League Baseball schedule in 2023 will feature every team playing each other. This reduces divisional games from 19 to 13. Part of the schedule is a "natural rivalry" four-game series for each team, which is where I learned the natural rival of my Texas Rangers is the Arizona Diamondbacks.

posted by rcade to baseball at 02:23 PM - 9 comments

August 23, 2022

August 22, 2022

Rory McIlroy Fends Off Remote-Control Ball: A fan with a remote-controlled golf ball tried twice to get in the hole at the BMW Championship 15th on Saturday, but Rory McIlroy made deft stick saves to keep it out and heaved it in a lake.

posted by rcade to golf at 05:29 PM - 4 comments

August 21, 2022

August 20, 2022

August 19, 2022

August 18, 2022

August 17, 2022

CFL Pickem Week 11: Winnipeg Didn't Win Edition: The CFL has Friday and Saturday doubleheaders this week along with a bye for Winnipeg Blue Bombers to have an extra week to contemplate its loss to the Montreal Alouettes. I'm in first by 14 over Scooby10672 in the pickem after getting two 16-point locks. I am calling this skill instead of luck.

posted by rcade to football at 08:49 PM - 10 comments

August 16, 2022

Tiger Woods Meets Top PGA Golfers to Rally Support: Tiger Woods will be meeting today with top PGA golfers to address the LIV menace. "It's a meeting to get the top 20 players in the world on the same page on how we can continue to make the PGA Tour the best product in professional golf," one invited player said.

posted by rcade to golf at 01:59 PM - 2 comments

August 15, 2022

August 14, 2022

August 13, 2022

August 12, 2022

Fantasy Premier League Week 2: Everybody Grab Erling Edition: The Fantasy Premier League week 2 deadline is early morning Saturday. Over 1 million players picked up Erling Haaland after his two-goal performance against West Ham in week 1, with 800,000 likely dropping Harry Kane to afford the move. I couldn't abandon you, Harry.

posted by rcade to soccer at 06:27 PM - 0 comments

August 11, 2022

August 10, 2022

CFL Pickem Week 10: Gentille Alouette Edition: The CFL returns Thursday night with the undefeated Winnipeg Blue Bombers hosting the two-win Montreal Alouettes. They're going to pluck them like a lark. The CFL Pickem is led again by me, 3 over Cixelsyd and five over Scooby10672. Picking the Argos was enough to make the difference. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to football at 11:29 PM - 16 comments

August 09, 2022

August 08, 2022

August 07, 2022

August 06, 2022

August 05, 2022

August 04, 2022

August 03, 2022

CFL Pickem Week 9: Big Tim is Watching You Edition: Week 9 of the CFL season begins Thursday night with Winnipeg at Montreal. In our pickem I have disturbing news that has just come in: Cixelsyd has overtaken me for first place on the strength of not locking Toronto over Ottawa. Make your picks and watch this weekend's CFL as closely as Tim Hortons watches its customers.

posted by rcade to football at 11:44 AM - 14 comments

Vin Scully, Forever the Voice of the Dodgers, Dies: Vin Scully, who died Tuesday at age 94, had a career as a baseball announcer for which the term legendary hardly does justice. He joined the Dodgers broadcast booth in 1950 when they were still in Brooklyn and stepped away from the mic 67 seasons later. Not bad for a kid from The Bronx who grew up rooting for the Dodgers' cross-town rival New York Giants. "It may sound corny,” Sandy Koufax once said, “but I enjoyed listening to Vin call a game almost more than playing in them.”

posted by rcade to baseball at 09:50 AM - 3 comments

August 02, 2022

August 01, 2022

Enter SportsFilter's Fantasy Premier League: I've renewed our league in the official Fantasy Premier League. Use the link or the code "rqd3cy" to join. It's free to play and easy to participate. Pick the players you can afford within a budget and make adds and drops throughout the season before each gameweek begins. The season begins Friday.

posted by rcade to soccer at 06:28 PM - 3 comments

Dallas Cowboys Worth More Than Any Team on Earth: Jerry Jones bought the Dallas Cowboys for $150 million in 1989. They're now the most lucrative sports franchise on the planet with a worth of $7.64 billion, $630 million ahead of the New York Yankees.

posted by rcade to football at 10:56 AM - 4 comments