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Last visit: August 12, 2021

LionIndex has posted 2 links and 523 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 35 comments to the Locker Room.

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Ken Pomeroy takes on Curling: Because everything is messed up, the last NCAA basketball tournament was cancelled, and who knows what's going to happen with the upcoming NCAA season, Ken Pomeroy has turned his statistical forecasting mind towards a niche market: Curling

posted by LionIndex to olympics at 02:09 PM on October 28, 2020 - 1 comment

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 Wednesday Huddle

I wouldn't have guessed that the Malice happened during my SpoFi tenure. Lotta n00bs in that old, old thread.

posted by LionIndex at 03:48 PM on August 12, 2021

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

I know Va Tech hasn't won a title because every time UVA wins a title in anything, the UVA twitterverse posts a picture of an empty trophy case located in Blacksburg. This year: Lacrosse! 2nd title in a row with a 3-year championship reign!

posted by LionIndex at 03:52 PM on June 30, 2021

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

I've heard that etymology for Rio Road, and always thought it was a little bit suspect given that 1) Rio Road happens to go right along the river, and 2) there's a town in the mountains in Virginia called Buena Vista, pronounced "byoo-nah vista". Plus, it's also signed as route 631.

posted by LionIndex at 07:54 PM on June 20, 2021

Orioles Pitcher Retires 27 Batters But It Isn't a Perfect Game

It's also the first Orioles complete game no-hitter since Jim Palmer's in the late 1960's. That may be the longest streak of it's kind in the majors.

The Padres entered major league baseball in 1969 (same year as Palmer's no-no) and hadn't gotten a no-no until about a month ago.

posted by LionIndex at 02:11 PM on May 06, 2021

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

He's tied for the lead with 7 other guys, so maybe "A home run leader" is better phrasing. Cuz I know the Padres aren't playing today, so Tatis can't pitch.

posted by LionIndex at 03:14 PM on April 26, 2021

MLB Gets Minor League to Move the Mound Back 1 Foot

The Ringer had an article a while back on some of the reasons for it (possibly against it) and possible impacts.

posted by LionIndex at 05:52 PM on April 15, 2021

Joe Musgrove Throws First Padres No Hitter

He went to my high school. :D

posted by LionIndex at 09:51 AM on April 10, 2021

Babe Ruth's Letter to Mistress Auctioned for $200K

I'm taking this as a personal challenge. "backup catcher" "putting on the shift"

Briefly considered and rejected: "can of corn"

posted by LionIndex at 02:44 PM on April 09, 2021

Baylor Bears Win First NCAA Basketball Championship

I don't know, I don't think of many of the recent champions or final four teams as banking too heavily on 1-and-dones. Kentucky and Duke are the main ones; Kansas, Arizona, and UNC do a little bit but don't base their whole teams on it. Kentucky and Duke have certainly won championships on that model, but they're not running away with everything every year. Then there's the odd team with one phenom that doesn't end up doing much. But Virginia and Villanova (to say nothing of fellow recent final four teams like Michigan, Michigan State, Texas Tech, Auburn, etc) work much more gradually.

posted by LionIndex at 03:27 PM on April 06, 2021

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

They are not - VCU under Shaka Smart made it to the Final Four, also as an 11 seed, but those are the only two.

Fun fact: 11 seeds have an all-time .500 record against 1 seeds (4-4). That will obviously alter somehow this weekend.

posted by LionIndex at 11:52 AM on March 31, 2021

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Giving my coworkers a hard time about it as we speak.

posted by LionIndex at 09:12 AM on March 12, 2021

Philip Rivers Retires After 17 Seasons

I think the Raiders are first in the karma line, post JaMarcus Russel. But also, please understand that Leaf wasn't just a busted draft pick, he was utter trash as a person.

posted by LionIndex at 07:47 AM on January 22, 2021

Philip Rivers Retires After 17 Seasons

A few other teams are thinking "Damn...the Chargers...Brees, Rivers, Herbert - what magic lamp have they been rubbing?

I like to think it's karmic payoff for drafting Ryan Leaf.

posted by LionIndex at 09:17 PM on January 20, 2021

Black Monday Arrives for NFL Coaches

Yeah, I'd the Chargers would be the best situation. You already have a decent QB, a pro-bowl quality #1 receiver, an effective running back, a few other decent offensive options, a pretty good defense with a few top level rushers and DBs. Get a decent O line and overcome the curse that causes ridiculous losses and you're all set.

posted by LionIndex at 04:38 PM on January 05, 2021

Josh Allen is Putting Up MVP Numbers

No, I pronounced it like you would if you were crossing a mountainside at a continuous elevation, not like "Travis" with an S inserted in the last syllable.

Doh, I meant Travis with an R in the last syllable

posted by LionIndex at 07:00 AM on December 31, 2020