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Last visit: December 13, 2022

LionIndex has posted 2 links and 542 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 Tuesday Huddle

People talking about Morocco defeating all their colonizers at the World Cup, but not mentioning the Almoravids. It's the Deconquista.

posted by LionIndex at 07:08 PM on December 13, 2022

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

I'm all for finding Steve Garvey and suiting him up right now.

posted by LionIndex at 01:53 PM on October 23, 2022

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Under the radar: Tatis' suspension for next season has been reduced by a minimum of 11 games.

posted by LionIndex at 01:55 PM on October 16, 2022

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Yep. I'm pretty bewildered by the whole thing, but beating the Dodgers was basically winning the World Series for the Pads, so expect a big emotional letdown and Phillies sweep.

Actually kind of upset with the Phillies for ruining a chance to knock out all 100-win teams in the playoffs.

Who could've predicted that the way the Pads would get this far would be that the bottom of their lineup would start absolutely torching everybody?

posted by LionIndex at 01:50 PM on October 16, 2022

MLB's New Playoff Format Debuts Today

Looking for the Padres to make for a competitive series against the Dodgers with no coast to coast travel factoring in.

Sure, but the Pads have put together a 5-14 record against the Dodgers over the course of the season without travel issues so...

Having watched the Pads play the Dodgers over the last few years, it's really just amazing how stressful it is - like, for the whole game, it's "OK, we got Betts out, who's up next? Oh, fuck, this guy?" "OK, we chased Kershaw and they're bringing in a guy from the bullpen, who is it? Oh, fuck, this guy?" I felt pretty comfortable against the Mets last night going into the later innings with even just a 4-0 lead, knowing what we had available in the bullpen, but I haven't felt like that playing the Dodgers for a long time with almost any lead.

posted by LionIndex at 12:02 PM on October 10, 2022

MLB's New Playoff Format Debuts Today

I'm pretty busy re-reading ESPN's predictions where 27 of 31 experts picked the Mets to advance.

posted by LionIndex at 11:53 PM on October 09, 2022

MLB's New Playoff Format Debuts Today

Eh, if the Padres are going to go 1-2, I'd almost prefer it happen someplace else.

posted by LionIndex at 12:08 AM on October 08, 2022

MLB's New Playoff Format Debuts Today

Eh, if the Padres are going to get swept, I'd almost prefer it happen someplace else.

posted by LionIndex at 10:12 AM on October 07, 2022

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

hee hee hee

posted by LionIndex at 07:54 PM on September 19, 2022

MLB Teams Will All Play Each Other in 2023

Seattle is not who I would have guessed for the Padres, either. Neither would I have guessed that they'd put the Angels and Dodgers together instead of Giants-Dodgers. But I guess if the pairings are one NL team vs one AL team, sure, fine.

posted by LionIndex at 01:33 AM on August 25, 2022

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Alternate theory: the Padres did what they did before the trade deadline because they already knew what was coming, and in the future they'll trade Tatis off to get rid of his contract and re-sign Soto.

posted by LionIndex at 01:04 AM on August 14, 2022

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

I don't know what the Padres would have done if they knew Tatis was going to be suspended, but it might well have been nothing. There's been talk of moving him to the outfield anyway, where he'd probably take the place of Trent Grisham in the starting lineup - whether he'd play center or Profar moves to center and Tatis plays left (now that rightfield is handled by Soto) is up for debate. But, they've got Bell at 1B, Cronenworth at 2B, Machado at 3B (he could also maybe move to short and have Drury play 3B?), and Ha-Seong Kim is doing perfectly fine filling in at SS for the time being (he's not all-world, but competent).

posted by LionIndex at 05:36 PM on August 13, 2022

CFL Pickem Week 2: Nathan Rourke is Rolling Edition

Was I summoned to this thread?

posted by LionIndex at 12:32 PM on June 16, 2022

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Here in Michigan, people are surprised Juwan Howard made an appearance at the Oscars.

posted by LionIndex at 08:40 PM on March 28, 2022

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Babies are pretty expensive these days, so coupons help. And apparently with kyte babies you can tie them to a string and they'll fly in the air?

posted by LionIndex at 02:06 PM on March 27, 2022