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cl
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Member since: March 24, 2005
Last visit: July 25, 2017

cl has posted 3 links and 359 comments to SportsFilter and 2 links and 25 comments to the Locker Room.

Sports Bio

I follow the Phillies and Eagles. Grew up on baseball, the Astros, and Nolan Ryan.

Recent Links

Five men detained, questioned for praying at NY Giants game:

The men were questioned and then were not allowed to return to their seats, but were instead assigned to seats in another section. Three guards stood near them, and escorted them to their cars when they left the stadium.
Was it warranted? The men are Muslim.

posted by cl to culture at 12:20 PM on November 03 - 72 comments

Pinella to kick hat from booth in '06?: Lou Pinella's ongoing stint in the broadcast booth during the ALCS is being called a success. Many have expected the former Devil Rays manager to catch on with another team, but he has yet to make plans for next season. Asked if he would make the move upstairs, Lou responded, "It's not for sure -- nothing's for sure. I like it. I'm enjoying this."

posted by cl to baseball at 10:48 AM on October 16 - 8 comments

Saints skip town.: With Hurricane Katrina bearing down, players were given time to help their families evacuate on Sunday. Then, the New Orleans Saints took the last chartered flight out of town. From California, where they are borrowing the San Jose State Spartans' field, they watched their own stadium's roof sustain significant damage while some ten thousand people sought refuge inside. Three deaths have been reported from within the Louisiana Superdome, the last of which a probable suicide. It is unclear yet if the stadium will be ready for the home opener against the Giants on September 18. Let's hope the Saints and other sports teams will host fundraisers to help the area during its long road to recovery.

posted by cl to football at 04:42 PM on August 30 - 39 comments

Pedal foo: With the Tour comes two little suggestions: a cycling category for SpoFi posts, and a spoked wheel SpoFi logo to shuffle with the balled logos.

posted by cl to feature requests at 11:12 AM on July 06 - 0 comments

Recent Comments

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Super Bowl 0x33 Edition

Atlanta by 19 - lock

First FG: Stephen Gostkowski
First TD: Devonta Freeman
Passing: Matt Ryan
Rushing: Devonta Freeman
Receiving: Julio Jones
Sack: Vic Beasley
Interception: Deion Jones
First TO: Tom Brady
MVP: Matt Ryan
Spofi winner: Schrdinger's cat?
Total points scored: 52

posted by cl at 01:53 PM on February 05

67 Swedes Decide Whether to Take the Plunge

I think Frida was ready all along.

posted by cl at 10:31 AM on February 02

67 Swedes Decide Whether to Take the Plunge

Lately I've grown tired (to say the least) of the dishonesty and cowardice on display whenever many of our elected representatives face decisions in the public eye. To see these people come face to face with a dilemma, and then see many of them reach deep within to find a dignified way forward, well it's very refreshing.

posted by cl at 09:23 AM on February 02

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Conference Championship Edition

Atlanta by 9 - lock
New England by 12 - lock

1. Matt Ryan
2. Ty Montgomery
3. Julio Jones
4. Malcolm Butler

posted by cl at 10:25 PM on January 20

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Divisional Round Edition

Seattle by 5
New England by 15 - LOCK
Pittsburgh by 5
Dallas by 6

1. Russell Wilson
2. Ezekial Elliot
3. Antonio Brown
4. Cliff Avril

posted by cl at 01:10 AM on January 14

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Wild-Card Edition

Oakland by 5
Seattle by 9 - LOCK
Pittsburgh by 9 - LOCK
Green Bay by 5

1. Eli Manning
2. Jay Ajayi
3. Odell Beckham Jr.
4. Quintin Demps

posted by cl at 02:02 PM on January 07

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

relay discus

Sold. Who's starting the petition?

posted by cl at 05:22 PM on August 19

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Larry Yount.

At least the other guys got to taste it! And then to watch his snot nosed little brother go and make the Hall of Fame.

I feel the worst for Larry.

posted by cl at 07:54 PM on July 26

Copa America Pick 'Em Champion: Rcade

Congrats rcade!

posted by cl at 08:49 PM on June 27

Copa America Pick 'Em: Quarterfinals

Even a broken prognosticator is right once a tournament.

posted by cl at 10:55 PM on June 18

Copa America Pick 'Em: Quarterfinals

US 1, Equador 2 (Enner Valencia)
Peru 0, Colombia 3 (James Rodriguez)
Argentina 4, Venezuela 1 (Gonzalo Higuain)
Mexico 1, Chile 0 (Javier Hernandez)

Tired Hands Hoi Polloi

posted by cl at 06:07 PM on June 16

SportsFilter Copa America Centenario Pick 'Em

Group A Colombia (winner), Costa Rica, James Rodriguez (Colombia)
Group B Brazil (winner), Equador, Hulk (Brazil)
Group C Uruguay (winner), Mexico, Javier Hernandez (Mexico)
Group D Argentina (winner), Chile, Gonzalo Higuain (Argentina)

Sly Fox SRT Ale

posted by cl at 08:42 AM on June 03

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Super Bowl 0x32 Edition

Denver by 7 (lock)

Total score - 37

First field goal - Graham Gano
First touchdown - Emmanuel Sanders
Most passing yards - Peyton Manning
Most rushing yards - Jonathan Stewart
Most receiving yards - Emmanuel Sanders
Sack - Kawann Short
Interception - Kurt Coleman
First turnover - Cam Newton
Game MVP - Peyton Manning
Spofi winner - cl

posted by cl at 06:00 PM on February 07

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Conference Championship Round

Whoops, ignore me. I was mistakenly took 9 as the spread, which would have a margin of 6 to 12.

posted by cl at 11:52 PM on January 24

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Conference Championship Round

I'm pretty sure it's only academic now, but my week two total is 4 points short. Got the spread in the ARI win.

posted by cl at 10:18 PM on January 24