Archives for February 2023

February 28, 2023

NBA Pickem Week 14: Here a Game There a Game Everywhere a Game Game Edition: There are a whopping 13 games on the NBA's natty schedule this week, beginning tonight with a Lakers/Grizzlies and Timberwolves/Clippers double on TNT. The Rumplecadenskin tie has been broken and I'm leading by 5 over Rumple. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 12:15 PM - 18 comments

February 27, 2023

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February 24, 2023

The greatest unexpected NBA performances: A short video on determining players with great games that are also huge outliers vs. the rest of their career.

posted by rumple to basketball at 02:42 PM - 0 comments

February 23, 2023

NBA Pickem Week 13: Mac McClung Edition: The All-Star debacle is over and the NBA returns tonight with two games on TNT and a packed nine-game national schedule including a Saturday quadruple on ESPN and ABC. Rumple and I are tied in the pickem with Cixelsyd just 8 pack. This contest has become as exciting as a Mac McClung dunk.

posted by rcade to basketball at 09:57 AM - 9 comments

February 22, 2023

College football officials considering these rule changes to shorten games, limit 'exposures' for athletes: A convergence of issues has compelled the game's stakeholders to consider more seriously limiting "exposures," the number of plays per game that athletes are on the field. The intent is not necessarily to shorten game lengths but rather protect players' health.

posted by NoMich to football at 12:59 PM - 1 comment

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February 11, 2023

CFL Pickem Champion: Rcade: I'm not saying I took too long to announce the CFL Pickem champion, but the first preseason game is in 100 days. The champion of SportsFilter 2022 CFL Pickem is me. Picking the Argos to upset the Blue Bombers was enough to hold off Cixelsyd. Congratulations to all but mostly me.

posted by rcade to football at 01:38 PM - 8 comments

NFL Playoff Pickem: Super Bowl 0x39 Edition: Super Bowl 0x39 officially begins at 6:30 p.m. Eastern Sunday, though it seems like there's a lot of folderol before the actual kickoff. In the pickem contest Cixelsyd keeps first place followed by NoMich four back and Tron7 trailing by 11. Do well and you might win. Do poorly and you might beat me for the coveted Costanza.

posted by rcade to football at 12:47 PM - 30 comments

February 10, 2023

February 09, 2023

Kevin Durant traded to Phoenix Suns in blockbuster move: Brooklyn Nets receive Jae Crowder, Mikal Bridges, Cam Johnson and four unprotected first-round draft picks in 2023, 2025, 2027 and 2029 and a 2028 pick swap

posted by NoMich to basketball at 07:44 AM - 8 comments

February 08, 2023

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February 06, 2023

NBA Pickem Week 12: Kyrie and Luka Edition: The trade deadline isn't until 3 p.m. Thursday but a move has already registered on the Richter scale with Kyrie Irving landing in Dallas. There are 10 national TV games this week starting Tuesday night on TNT with Phoenix visiting Brooklyn. On Wednesday Dallas visits the L.A. Clippers in what could be Irving's debut. Rumple holds first in our pickem, leading me by 15. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 08:25 PM - 10 comments

February 05, 2023

Kyrie Irving Traded to Dallas Mavericks: The Dallas Mavericks have acquired Kyrie Irving and Markieff Morris from the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for Dorian Finney-Smith, Spencer Dinwiddie, a 2029 first-round pick and two second-round picks. Irving is on the last year of his current contract and seeks a four-year, $198.5 million maximum extension. The Mavs are in sixth place in the West at 28-26 despite some huge performances from Luka Doncic.

posted by rcade to basketball at 03:39 PM - 5 comments

February 04, 2023

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February 02, 2023

NBA Pickem Week 11: Paolo Banchero Edition: There are five games to pick in this late-starting NBA Pickem, starting tonight with a TNT doubleheader of Memphis at Cleveland and L.A. Clippers at Milwaukee. Rumple has claimed first place by winning the week with 43. Has Orlando been on a national game this season? Paolo Banchero is on track to average 20 points a game, the first rookie to do that since Luka five years ago. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 09:48 AM - 7 comments

February 01, 2023

Tom Brady Retires from Football: After 23 seasons, seven Super Bowls, three MVPs, 649 touchdown passes and 89,214 passing yards, Tom Brady is retiring from football. He announced his decision Wednesday morning on social media: "I won't be longwinded. You only get one super emotional retirement essay, and I used mine up last year, so really thank you guys so much to every single one of you for supporting me."

posted by rcade to football at 08:43 AM - 2 comments