Archives for September 2022

September 30, 2022

September 29, 2022

Jimmy Kimmel Was Once Banned from Monday Night Football: Jimmy Kimmel appeared on the Cowboys-Giants ESPN broadcast this week, causing an old SportsFilter post to get thousands of visitors searching for the question, "Why did Jimmy Kimmel get banned from Monday Night Football?"

posted by rcade to football at 04:42 PM - 3 comments

September 28, 2022

NFL Pickem Week 4: Fly Eagles Fly Edition: Week 4 of the NFL begins Thursday night when the surging Dolphins visit the struggling Bengals. Tron7 is the new leader of our pickem with Goyoucolts 3 behind. I fall to third due to my pick against the Jaguars. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to football at 01:41 PM - 21 comments

CFL Pickem Week 17: Playoff Considerations Edition: The CFL returns to the regular four-game schedule this week, beginning Friday night when Saskatchewan visits Winnipeg. An Argonaut lock keeps me in first by 28 over Scooby. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to football at 12:36 PM - 9 comments

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CFL Pickem Week 16: Billy Sol Hurok and Big Jim McBob Edition: The CFL's sixteenth week begins Friday night when Hamilton visits Montreal. It was a parade of zeroes in our contest because of locks on the Roughriders and Blue Bombers that blowed up real good. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to football at 08:45 PM - 10 comments

NFL Pickem Week 3: Jaguar Juggernaut Edition: The NFL begins week 3 tonight with the Pittsburgh Steelers visiting the Cleveland Browns. I've vaulted into the lead with 128 points after an 88-point week, despite my shameful decision not to pick the Jaguars. Compounding the error I will not pick them this week either. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to football at 09:32 AM - 26 comments

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September 15, 2022

Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 8: The Premier League resumes play Friday and the FPL deadline is 1:30 p.m. Eastern (7:30 p.m. Croyden). Billsaysthis has gone maximum Liverpool and is leading our league. I am mired in mid-table obscurity.

posted by rcade to soccer at 08:18 PM - 1 comment

CFL Pickem Week 15: Extended Summer Edition: The CFL plays a three-game slate this weekend beginning Friday night when Edmonton visits Saskatchewan. The game of the week is 8-3 B.C. against 8-4 Calgary on Saturday night. For the fifth straight week I'm in first place. Cixelsyd is 16 back in second. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to football at 04:28 PM - 10 comments

Roger Federer is retiring: Fresh off Serena Williams's departure from tennis, her peer on the men's tour is retiring. Federer leaves with 20 majors--now good for second on the all-time list--and a legacy as a beloved and graceful star, both on and off the court.

posted by werty to tennis at 11:15 AM - 6 comments

NFL Pickem Week 2: Are You Ready for Jeff Bezos Edition: The NFL begins week 2 with the Los Angeles Chargers visiting the Kansas City Chiefs tonight on Amazon. Werty opens as the leader of the NFL Pickem, scoring 66. Rumple and Tron7 are 10 back in second. Make your picks and buy some socks and batteries during tonight's game.

posted by rcade to football at 09:36 AM - 21 comments

September 14, 2022

Tom Brady is Unusually Introspective These Days: Tom Brady has sounded like a relentless pursuer of football success for most of the past 22 years. That seems to be changing. On his most recent podcast this week, he described the personal cost of being so focused on one thing: "[W]hen you’re 45, and you have a lot of other commitments and obligations which are very important to you – namely children that are growing up and things that ... I haven’t had a Christmas in 23 years and I haven’t had a Thanksgiving in 23 years, I haven’t celebrated birthdays with people that I care about that are born from August to late January. And I’m not able to be at funerals and I’m not able to be at weddings."

posted by rcade to football at 01:45 PM - 2 comments

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September 09, 2022

Premier League Suspends Matches After Queen's Death: The Premier League has suspended all matches from Saturday through Monday after the death Thursday of Queen Elizabeth II. The same move was made across all levels of the English Football League.

posted by rcade to soccer at 10:28 AM - 3 comments

September 08, 2022

CFL Pickem Week 14: Saturday Tripleheader Edition: As the fans in Canada prepare to begin singing "God Save the King," the CFL will play four games this weekend starting Friday and ending with three games Saturday. My reign continues atop the CFL Pickem with Cixelsyd second in the line of succession eight back. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to football at 08:52 PM - 12 comments

September 07, 2022

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The SportsFilter NFL Pickem is Back: Continuing a site tradition begun in 2005, SportsFilter is holding a pickem for the NFL season that begins Thursday night on NBC with Rams/Bills. First prize is an official NFL football. Pick the game winners and spread, then decide whether to lock each pick to either double your points or your agony. Channel your inner Dimetrios Georgios Synodinos.

posted by rcade to football at 02:48 PM - 27 comments

Margaret Court: Serena Never Admired Me: Serena Williams retired one major shy of Margaret Court's 24. Court, 80, is using the occasion to be all kinds of bitter. Court told an interviewer Williams won zero majors after having one baby while she won three after having two. "I would love to have played in this era. I think it's so much easier," Court said.

posted by rcade to tennis at 12:12 PM - 10 comments

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