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Surprising almost no one, the Chargers decide to move to LA.: There's yet to be a final announcement, but the Chargers are pretty much set to return to Los Angeles (they played their first season there before moving to San Diego) for the 2017 season, where they will join the Rams in their new stadium as lease-paying tenants in Inglewood, expected to be completed for the 2019 season. In the meantime, the Chargers are expected to play at either the Coliseum or a 27,000 seat facility in Carson, somewhat limiting their immediate ability to cash in.

posted by LionIndex to football at 10:48 AM on January 12 - 7 comments

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SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Re: today's sporting events: wuuuuuuuuuuuuut

posted by LionIndex at 08:18 PM on January 14

Joe Morgan: "We hope the day never comes when known steroid users are voted into the Hall of Fame. They cheated. Steroid users don't belong here."

Gwynn's pretty meaningless in that list - except for a few odd years, he could still hit single digit home runs and the description would be accurate. But, he hit 14 in 1986. He wasn't able to top that until 11 years later, when he hit 17 in 1997, with only one other two-digit season in the interim. But I can totally believe Gwynn would mess with a reporter by calling something a Jose Canseco milshake.

posted by LionIndex at 12:11 AM on November 23

Astros Win World Series

San Diego: awesome weather all the time, never had a really serious earthquake: never won a damn thing.

posted by LionIndex at 09:31 AM on November 02

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Although maybe Louisville isn't such a huge upset any more. Otherwise, they still have Tech, Miami and Ga. Tech to go after today. Yeesh.

posted by LionIndex at 05:10 PM on October 28

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Yeah, but I think today was our last best chance at reaching bowl eligibility. We'd have to pull off a major upset in any of the last 4 games to get to 6 wins.

posted by LionIndex at 02:41 PM on October 28

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

I also think it's partly due to Louisville, the Hoos, and FSU not playing good football right now.

L'ville and FSU are playing far below expectations, but UVA is playing way better than anyone expected, although still not "good".

posted by LionIndex at 11:12 AM on October 28

FoxSports "pivot to video" decision has cost them almost 90% of their audience.

I like what The Ringer does (and what Grantland did before them), where they'll have a written article with gifs or video clips embedded in it. A lot of times that visual aid really helps the article out, and they're never preceded by any ads or anything.

posted by LionIndex at 06:03 PM on October 25

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Come on, Kevin.

You're going to hurt yourself SOMEDAY with these catches....

Amongst many other possible injuries he could have incurred with that catch, I was pretty worried about him getting a concussion from his head hitting the wall after sliding over 2/3 of the warning track.

posted by LionIndex at 10:29 PM on August 28

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Making it to the World Series at least once should be a requirement to be on this list.

Sure, but I just wanted to know how much of the NL, past or current (but only including teams that still exist) has been beaten by the Yankees in the World Series. Roughly 2/3 is pretty amazing, and it's notable that all the teams they haven't beat didn't come into the league until at least the 60s, and include 3 teams (half their misses) that didn't come in until the 90s.

posted by LionIndex at 06:20 AM on July 13

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Aw, missed one. So, 10 out of 16.

posted by LionIndex at 07:45 PM on July 12

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Answering my own request: They've beaten the Cubs, Dodgers, Giants, Phillies, Cardinals, Braves, Padres, Mets, and Pirates. So, they haven't beaten the Brewers, Astros, Marlins, Rockies, Diamondbacks, or the Nationals/Expos, making them 9 for 15 possible teams.

posted by LionIndex at 06:23 PM on July 12

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Jigger statz request: how many NL teams (current or former) have NOT lost to the Yankees in the World Series?

posted by LionIndex at 06:16 PM on July 12


I don't know about the weight limit - that just means that potentially, I have a team full of Steve Atwaters and Ronnie Lotts. It's not the same thing as the constant car crash of the current linemen, but velocity is the other half of the momentum equation.

posted by LionIndex at 07:04 PM on May 03

ESPN laying off 100, including on-air personalities

ESPN does put minorities on screen and treat them as if their opinions are valid, which is something only a commie pinko would do.

posted by LionIndex at 12:22 PM on April 27

National Review Takes on NFL Relocation Shakedowns

So you are one of the lucky few who has been to beautiful Goldfield, Nevada (pop. 268)

Aw, darn, I turned off at Lida Junction to head over to Mammoth. Even that much of the drive from Vegas, and then on to US 395, was pretty mindblowing, in large part because of how empty it was. I might have seen 10 other cars between Beatty and Big Pine. So I just saw the BFE part.

While San Diego has tried to upgrade its stadium over the years, nothing had been done for 20 years or so, and at least they hadn't gone and built an entirely new one. The Charger's old home has been around for 50 years now.

posted by LionIndex at 07:53 PM on April 05