cl's profile

Member since: March 24, 2005
Last visit: May 28, 2016

cl has posted 3 links and 347 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 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

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Conference Championship Round

New England by 9 (lock)
Carolina by 15 (lock)

Team yards: Carolina
Team turnovers: Arizona
Passing: Cam Newton
Rushing: Jonathan Stewart
Receiving: Julian Edelman
Sacking: Kawann Short
Intercepting: Kurt Coleman

posted by cl at 10:40 PM on January 22

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em Week 2: Divisional Round

New England by 5
Arizona by 9 (lock)
Seattle by 5
Denver by 13 (lock)

Passing: Peyton Manning
Running: David Johnson
Receiving: Demaryius Thomas
Intercepting: Aqib Talib

posted by cl at 02:06 PM on January 16

NFL Network Airs 'Lost' Super Bowl on Friday

Yikes. I was bummed to have missed the broadcast, but now I'm fine with it. The NFL Network, of all things, should respect a game like that enough to let it stand on its own.

The raw camera footage available with MLB's is such a tease. I'm sure it has to do with exclusive broadcast rights sold to FOX, but it's existence for that week serves as a frustrating reminder that the technology exists for different audiences to watch the action in different ways.

There was an inning or two during last year's baseball playoffs where the broadcast booth audio wasn't making it through to the stream. I picked a camera and heard only the sounds of the game and the crowd. I love Vin Scully, but that was the best 30 minutes of baseball I've ever witnessed through a TV.

posted by cl at 01:27 PM on January 16

Play SportsFilter's NFL Playoff Pick 'Em Contest

Kansas City by 6
Pittsburgh by 9
Seattle by 3
Green Bay by 14 (lock)

Passing: Aaron Rodgers
Running: Adrian Peterson
Receiving: Antonio Brown
Sacking: Carlos Dunlap

posted by cl at 08:58 AM on January 08

LeSean McCoy: Chip Kelly Got Rid of 'All the Good Black Players'

As an Eagles fan, I appreciate all he did, but McCoy comes off like a spoiled prick.

posted by cl at 07:48 PM on May 07

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

So close to being the best flea flicker imaginable. Damn you Calvin Pace!

posted by cl at 02:37 PM on September 08

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Seems like a one-armed extension on the backswing is pretty normal for Machado. Here's another example, but note how he was at least a little bit curious about what he slugged that time.

posted by cl at 08:35 AM on June 09

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em, Super Bowl-a-Geddon Edition

1. Denver by 3

2. Eric Decker

3. Marshawn Lynch

4. Trindon Holliday

5. Peyton Manning

6. Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie

7. Shaun Phillips

8. General Motors

9. 37 points

posted by cl at 09:40 PM on February 01

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em, Championship Games-a-Ganza Edition

1. Patriots by 6 +1

2. Seahawks by 6 +3

3. Tom Brady

4. Eric Decker

5. Knowshon Moreno

6. Ahmad Brooks

posted by cl at 11:10 AM on January 19

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em, Division Round-a-Go-Go Edition

1. Seahawks by 4 +1

2. Colts by 4

3. 49ers by 10 +2

4. Broncos by 17 +1

5. Eric Decker

6. Julius Thomas

7. Logan Ryan

posted by cl at 05:20 PM on January 10

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em, Wild-Card-a-Palooza Edition

1. Colts by 14, +1

2. Eagles by 17

3. Bengals by 10

4. 49ers by 4, +2

5. Andy Dalton

6. LeSean McCoy

7. Robert Mathis, +1

posted by cl at 01:49 PM on January 04

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Jacksonville to get a second team.

posted by cl at 03:27 PM on October 30