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cl
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Member since: March 24, 2005
Last visit: April 24, 2014

cl has posted 3 links and 337 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-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

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Welcome to Oakland, Terrell.

posted by cl at 08:04 PM on March 10

SLYT: helluva dunk

I just want to feel like I've owned something so completely for once in my life. The perfect confluence of opportunity, vision, and skill. If it ever happens it'll be one amazing piece of code.

posted by cl at 02:45 PM on July 20

Skier Nick Zoricic Dies in Skicross Crash

I did see the video before reaching my conclusion. It seems fair to call out the design of a course that allows a skier who has hit a jump wrong to land directly on a "safety" fence.

posted by cl at 12:06 AM on March 11

Skier Nick Zoricic Dies in Skicross Crash

Egger said it was a "surprise" to see Zoricic's line of flight off the jump, though "we put the fences there because you have to protect the racers for the finish area."

You have failed immensely.

posted by cl at 06:57 PM on March 10

Super Bowl Pick 'em

Pats by 11
Under
Giants
Giants
Offense

posted by cl at 05:00 PM on February 05

NFL Playoff Pick'em, Championship Round

New England by 14
New York by 4

Flacco for 1
Cruz for 61
New England with 50%
New England with 75%

posted by cl at 08:13 AM on January 18

NFL Playoff Pick 'em, Divisional Round

San Francisco by 1
New England by 23
Baltimore by 4
Green Bay by 14

Welker
San Francisco
Lee

posted by cl at 08:48 AM on January 13

Flyers Fans Attacked Rangers Fans After Winter Classic

They would "know," lbb, because most humans are able to take visual and auditory input from their surroundings and use the data to create a pretty accurate model. They would also know, I'm betting, because they came from Jersey to watch a hockey game, not from Idaho to see the Liberty Bell.

I don't get the pointed remarks. I'm not even close to supporting what the Flyers fans did. I feel for the victims, especially if they truly weren't aware of the drunken hyper-machismo surrounding them.

posted by cl at 04:49 PM on January 05

Flyers Fans Attacked Rangers Fans After Winter Classic

If that constitutes looking for trouble, wearing an out-of-town jersey anywhere in public in Philly after a game would qualify.

No, it wouldn't. Geno's is a special kind of place.

posted by cl at 03:59 PM on January 05

Flyers Fans Attacked Rangers Fans After Winter Classic

The fools who assaulted the Rangers fans are completely to blame for their actions, and they should be punished in every reasonable means. They're the absolute worst. That's the story here, and I don't mean to redirect.

But it doesn't take a lot of imagination to think that Geno's would be an unstable and potentially unsafe scene for a couple of guys wearing Rangers jerseys at that very moment, and I think most hockey fans from Jersey would understand that very unfortunate fact.

I spent 6 years living just a few blocks from Pat's & Geno's, and it was an intersection I avoided after the stadiums let out, even wearing the right teams' logos, because it's just that kind of place.

posted by cl at 03:56 PM on January 05