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Last visit: October 23, 2016

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NCAA pulls championship events from North Carolina over HB2

For the next two years anyway.

posted by LionIndex at 07:37 AM on September 13

NCAA pulls championship events from North Carolina over HB2

Isn't the ACC tournament moving to Brooklyn or something regardless?

posted by LionIndex at 07:35 AM on September 13

Teddy Bridgewater Tears ACL, Will Miss Season

Sure, but Belichick usually has a team without too many gaping holes and scads of draft picks, so he can take a flyer on a 3rd or 4th round QB once in a while.

posted by LionIndex at 11:04 AM on August 31

Tim Tebow Wants to Play Baseball

MLB teams were willing to draft Tom Brady, Colin Kaepernick, Russell Wilson, Daunte Culpepper, John Elway, and Dan Marino...but not Tim Tebow.

... and Johnny Manziel

posted by LionIndex at 05:16 PM on August 09

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

On the one hand, I wish the Padres would keep good players around and try to build a decent team with them instead of trading them away. On the other, they bought pretty low on Kemp and Melvin Upton and seemingly got pretty good value in their trades with them when they turned out not to be has-beens, and the Padres seem to be able to crank out decent pitching like it's nothing. On the gripping hand, I wish they didn't trade our own valuable prospects for has-beens in the first place, but that may just be their fate.

posted by LionIndex at 12:20 AM on August 02

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Are the all-star teams going to be forced to wear old skool Padres uniforms, or was that just a home run derby thing? I got more joy out of that than I should have.

posted by LionIndex at 12:34 PM on July 12

The Ringer

I'm happy to see a few familiar names from Grantland in there. Hopefully they get Mark Titus back once college basketball starts up again.

posted by LionIndex at 08:31 PM on June 02

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

I'm a native San Diegan, and I'm really proud that they were able to pull something like PetCo off. San Diego is normally not an innovator for aesthetics, but during the high water mark for retro-styled ballparks, they went and built an actual modernist one. I don't think it's the best one out there, but it's way better than playing at Qualcomm.

posted by LionIndex at 10:50 AM on May 08

Opening Day for the Greatest Numerical Sport

For major league baseball, you're looking at Yankee Stadium, Citi Field (or whatever, the Mets play there), or Fenway (Red Sox). I myself have only been to Yankee Stadium pre-remodel, so I can't compare with the others, but Fenway has a reputation. It's slightly further from New Haven than the New York stadiums would be.

posted by LionIndex at 07:08 AM on April 04

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

So, Maryland does count then?

posted by LionIndex at 11:48 AM on March 21

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Oh, no one's going to get that one.

But us Virginia fans are peeing our pants right now.

posted by LionIndex at 05:33 PM on March 18

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

I would have put MSU in as a 1 seed over Oregon, and I'd probably have them as the 3rd 1 seed and Virginia the 4th, but I think Virginia's resume is good enough for a 1 this year. They beat West Virginia and Miami on neutral courts, beat Cal, Villanova, Miami and UNC at home, and dubbed Louisville both times they played in their home-and-home series. They lost the conference season and tournament titles to basically the 2nd highest seed, missing the season title by only one game, while MSU lost the season to a 5 seed. So, they own 9 victories over teams in the tournament field, including at least one team at every seed level 6 and better, and would have 2 more if Louisville was eligible and came in as a 4-6.

posted by LionIndex at 01:40 PM on March 14

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Ah, I'm a mid-90s grad, so my tournament experience begins with knocking off 1 seed Kansas to make the 8 in 1995.

posted by LionIndex at 11:58 AM on March 14

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Well, to be fair, UVA has historically underperformed as a high seed (your sample size here is really just the last two years) because they keep running into a horribly underseeded MSU team. It's not so egregious this year, but I'd bet the vast majority of people give MSU a better chance at the title this year than Oregon.

posted by LionIndex at 08:24 AM on March 14

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

I think they're totally demoralized from the Virginia game.

posted by LionIndex at 08:34 PM on February 05