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Member since: June 10, 2002
Last visit: July 07, 2020

LionIndex has posted 1 link and 484 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 35 comments to the Locker Room.

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Surprising almost no one, the Chargers decide to move to LA.: There's yet to be a final announcement, but the Chargers are pretty much set to return to Los Angeles (they played their first season there before moving to San Diego) for the 2017 season, where they will join the Rams in their new stadium as lease-paying tenants in Inglewood, expected to be completed for the 2019 season. In the meantime, the Chargers are expected to play at either the Coliseum or a 27,000 seat facility in Carson, somewhat limiting their immediate ability to cash in.

posted by LionIndex to football at 10:48 AM on January 12, 2017 - 7 comments

Recent Comments

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

OK, but if you knew that if you drafted Ryan Leaf, you would then be able to draft Drew Brees? And then draft Eli Manning but actually get Phillip Rivers instead? It all balanced out.

posted by LionIndex at 09:03 PM on April 18, 2020

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

He looks like the kind of guy who would go to the Meijer on Knapp or in Cascade.

posted by LionIndex at 05:31 PM on March 28, 2020

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

I read NoMich's description, clicked the link, saw the guy's name and thought - oh, this guy's gotta be from my area. Sure enough, he's from GR.

posted by LionIndex at 05:26 PM on March 28, 2020

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

There's the San Diego stadium (I think it's the San Diego County Credit Union Stadium now? Used to be Qualcomm, and Jack Murphy prior to that) - aside from the various random uses that Ufez mentions, it hosts the Aztecs and the Holiday Bowl, maybe the Poinsettia Bowl, and that'd be about it. San Diego also has the old Sports Arena, which has similar random things and hosts the minor league hockey Gulls. Sounded from the articles like the Forum had been converted to strictly a music venue, and it's also a historic landmark so Ballmer won't be able to tear it down. But, him buying it removes any non-compete clauses from the building and he can build a Clippers-only arena serviced by the same parking lot.

posted by LionIndex at 12:19 PM on March 25, 2020

NFL Offers Game Pass for Free Through May 31

As a former Charger fan who relocated to Michigan: No.

posted by LionIndex at 07:49 PM on March 18, 2020

NBA Suspends Season Because of Coronavirus

NCAA has cancelled the entire tournament. Reigning champs for another year!

posted by LionIndex at 06:33 PM on March 12, 2020

American Sports World Dragging Its Feet on Coronavirus

Aaaaand now the NCAA tournament will be audience-free.

posted by LionIndex at 06:03 PM on March 11, 2020

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

I'm pretty much the same as beaverboard. I think the home page says I'm logged in at first, but I'm not entirely sure of that. If I go into a huddle post or something, I won't be logged in, but if I refresh the window, I will be.

posted by LionIndex at 10:34 PM on March 10, 2020

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

But the Chargers are effectively an ass in the ground, so you're saying the logo doesn't fit anyway, right?

posted by LionIndex at 07:35 PM on March 09, 2020

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Since UNC is on UVa's side of the bracket I hereby rescind my previous statement.

posted by LionIndex at 04:49 PM on March 08, 2020

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Amazingly, I actually feel sorry enough for Carolina this year that I kind of hope that happens.

posted by LionIndex at 08:41 AM on March 07, 2020

XFL Has First Kick Return TD Under New Rules

I watched one game and have been interested in watching another, but I'm a cord cutter and I only get one station (Fox) over the air and things just haven't worked out to where I've been able to catch one. The quality of play in the game I saw was not awful.

posted by LionIndex at 08:42 PM on February 23, 2020

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

I don't blame Beilein for wanting to give coaching pro ball a shot, and I don't really blame the Cavs for taking a shot on him, but I didn't think his coaching style was the type to translate to the NBA, and there are a lot of good college coaches who fit that description. I'd think that guys that generally depend on teaching solid fundamentals and rely on developing players over the course of their college careers would have a hard time making the jump. Like Izzo, who's pretty loathe to play freshmen too much no matter how highly touted they are, or Bennett - can you imagine him trying to institute the pack line in the NBA, much less the ultra-slow and methodical offense he runs?

posted by LionIndex at 05:57 PM on February 19, 2020

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Middle of Vermont. It just so happened to be on a day that I was already planning on driving through the area on my way to Boston, so I stopped by.

posted by LionIndex at 03:42 PM on February 08, 2020

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

I actually went to a pretty random MetaFilter meetup a while back, but it was at terrapin's place, so it also qualified as a SpoFi meetup. Matt Haughey also managed to show up somehow, and it was in Jessamyn's neck of the woods so she was there as well (but I don't know if she ever joined SpoFi).

posted by LionIndex at 10:19 PM on February 07, 2020