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LionIndex
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Member since: June 10, 2002
Last visit: July 28, 2016

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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

Steelers Coach Should've Been Flagged for Being on Field

Any reason they wouldn't trade McCarron to another team? If his stock is overinflated, it seems like a good thing to do, maybe pick up athe least a 3rd round draft pick, possibly 2nd if a team is desperate enough.

posted by LionIndex at 05:48 PM on January 11

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

I'm an hour or so east of the Cities, and I'm about to take my dog out. It's -4.5 out right now. -12 with wind chill.

posted by LionIndex at 12:53 PM on January 10

Tennis Player Throws Racquet, Hits Ball Boy

so justice is served.

*sad trombone*

posted by LionIndex at 08:39 PM on January 08

North Texas Hires North Carolina OC Seth Littrell as Head Coach

Tangentially related, there's a school in my wife's home town (Thousand Oaks, CA) called California Lutheran University. Their team name is the "Kingsmen" or something similarly bland and innocuous. I've desperately wanted their mascot to be a train, but no luck.

posted by LionIndex at 09:40 PM on December 05

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

The Padres don't have to worry about this at all.

posted by LionIndex at 08:18 PM on December 04