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Name: dave schaefer
Location: true north
Gender: ale
Member since: June 19, 2006
Last visit: April 20, 2021

cixelsyd has posted 0 links and 2,253 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 67 comments to the Locker Room.

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Will a 'Super League' blow up global soccer? Here's what we know after bombshell announcement

Don't forget the WHA trying to step up against the NHL back in the 1970s

Remember that well. WHA teams were 28-13 vs NHL teams in the 2 years prior to the "merger" in which the WHA teams were forced to give the "big league" NHL teams the majority of the talent on their rosters. If not the result would have been a New England or Quebec vs Winnipeg or Edmonton Stanley Cup in the first year.

posted by cixelsyd at 12:23 PM on April 20, 2021

MLB Gets Minor League to Move the Mound Back 1 Foot

Might give the hitter an extra few milliseconds to read the pitch and react. Possibly advantage hitter on fastball and pitcher on breaking ball.

Opens the door for a Tim Wakefield comeback.

posted by cixelsyd at 11:22 AM on April 15, 2021

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Happy BD, you old dog, and thanks for creating this place.

posted by cixelsyd at 10:05 PM on April 13, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 17: Everybody Hates the Play-In Edition

My picks:

Clippers by 8 (slam dunk)
Trail Blazers by 6 (slam dunk)
76ers by 8
Mavericks by 6
Bucks by 12 (slam dunk)
Celtics by 4
76ers by 4
Mavericks by 6 (slam dunk)
Jazz by 4
Celtics by 6 (slam dunk)
Pelicans by 6
Nets by 4
76ers by 10 (slam dunk)
Jazz by 6 (slam dunk)

posted by cixelsyd at 10:33 AM on April 13, 2021

Alex Rodriguez, Mark Lore Buying Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx

Minny is a market that will support a team. Just need some organizational strength.

posted by cixelsyd at 09:46 PM on April 11, 2021

Former NFL Player Suspected in South Carolina Mass Shooting

Sadly yet another on Wednesday

posted by cixelsyd at 03:47 PM on April 08, 2021

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Fact still remains that laws are for people without wealth and connections. And not limited to California.

posted by cixelsyd at 04:40 PM on April 07, 2021

ESPN Strips Paul Pierce of Pundit Gig

Fortunately they did not Strip Paul before he had some fun.

posted by cixelsyd at 04:11 PM on April 07, 2021

Baylor Bears Win First NCAA Basketball Championship

Good to see another program (actually 2) focused on building a team rather than banking on getting lucky on the 1 and done lottery have success.

Suggs early foul trouble pretty much killed any hope the Zags had but probably would not have changed the final outcome. Gonzaga's other key players were physically outmatched by their Baylor opponents.

posted by cixelsyd at 11:36 AM on April 06, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 16: Pittsburgh Pisces Edition

My picks:

76ers by 10 (slam dunk)
Bucks by 8 (slam dunk)
Pelicans by 4
Jazz by 10 (slam dunk)
Heat by 6 (slam dunk)
Clippers by 6 (slam dunk)
Nets by 4 (slam dunk)
Lakers by 8 (slam dunk)
Nuggets by 6 (slam dunk)

posted by cixelsyd at 10:24 PM on April 05, 2021

Jets Trade Sam Darnold to Panthers

Wow. Saleh already had pretty much a blank canvas to work with in NY but they just moved out one of the few workable pieces. Guess maybe 2-15 without Darnold is easier to digest for the organization than 3-14 with him.

posted by cixelsyd at 05:36 PM on April 05, 2021

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Got to think Cronin will be around for a while. UCLA typically attracts some pretty decent talent and he has done a marvelous job getting this year's squad to play strong defensively. I do think their run ends next game and they benefited from Michigan missing their best player.

posted by cixelsyd at 02:07 PM on March 31, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 15: Orlando Traded Everybody Edition

My picks:

Celtics by 9
Bucks by 4
Nets by 5 (slam dunk)
Clippers by 4 (slam dunk)
Clippers by 4 (slam dunk)

posted by cixelsyd at 10:05 PM on March 30, 2021

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

USC has a chance to upset Gonzaga

Evan Mobley is the best forward and Suggs the best guard in college hoops this year. USC has an advantage from playing a tougher schedule (astoundingly the PAC12 was fairly strong this year). It will be interesting to see how well the Zags big men fare against top level competition but USC will need a Danny Manning level domination from Mobley to win. Also think Mark Few is a tremendous coach and I expect him to use as many fouls as required from his over abundance of big men to impact Mobley's game .. if they are quick enough to stay with him. Suggs will be tested against a quality senior guard but he thrives in the biggest moments.

posted by cixelsyd at 05:27 PM on March 30, 2021

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Zags are built like teams a few decades ago were. The team rarely ever gets top 100 recruits and typically depends heavily upon developed junior and senior players. This year they do have a lock lottery pick in freshman Suggs to complement the older players as well as some key transfers. They are as good a bet to run the table as there ever was.

posted by cixelsyd at 04:47 PM on March 23, 2021