cl's profile

Member since: March 24, 2005
Last visit: January 19, 2017

cl has posted 3 links and 355 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: 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

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