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October 08, 2009

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle:

A place to discuss the sports stories that aren't making news, share links that aren't quite front-page material, and diagram plays on your hand. Remember to count to five Mississippi before commenting in anger.

posted by huddle to general at 06:00 AM - 12 comments

The baseball divisional playoffs are great. The short sprint series has its own kind of feel and pressure. Plus there are day games! Feels like the 70's...

If the Yankees commemorate their new stadium by winning it all this year, us non-Yankee fans will never hear the end of that.

How many pro sports teams have won a championship in their first year in a new facility? (That would include winning a Super Bowl even if it was played at a neutral site).

posted by beaverboard at 07:33 AM on October 08

I don't think that any FPP's have been made about this, but what is going on in Lawrence with the KU basketball team? They are widely considered the deepest, most talented team from top to bottom in the country this year, but they are fighting with the FB team & then Brady Morningstar gets pulled over, suspected of driving under the influence.

KU BB has never been without occasional black-eyes, but at this point can they keep it together & make a strong run this year? I am not sure.

posted by brainofdtrain at 08:43 AM on October 08

How many pro sports teams have won a championship in their first year in a new facility? (That would include winning a Super Bowl even if it was played at a neutral site).

Cardinals, new Busch Stadium (III), 2006 World Series (for one).

posted by holden at 10:13 AM on October 08

How many pro sports teams have won a championship in their first year in a new facility?

Bayern Munich won the Bundesliga and the DFB-Pokal (league cup) in their first season at the Allianz Arena.

posted by The_Special_Juan at 11:56 AM on October 08

How many pro sports teams have won a championship in their first year in a new facility?

Detroit Pistons, 1989...

posted by MeatSaber at 01:10 PM on October 08

I believe Dallas Cowboys won the Super Bowl in their first season in Texas Stadium,..... 71 maybe??

posted by ampto11 at 01:26 PM on October 08

Boston Red Sox in 1912, the year Fenway Park opened and the Titanic sank.

For you wiseacres out there, I was not around to see it, but had my parents been in the US at the time, they could have.

posted by Howard_T at 03:44 PM on October 08

1923 Yankees. Last team to do it before the '06 Cardinals.

posted by goddam at 08:45 PM on October 08

Well clearly the Yanks won't be the first ;) But the occurrence seems rare enough to be talked up.

posted by billsaysthis at 09:12 PM on October 08

Wow. Who knew that the Cardinals could pull a Cubs?

posted by NoMich at 11:05 PM on October 08

If the Yankees commemorate their new stadium by winning it all this year, us non-Yankee fans will never hear the end of that.

Dude, I'm still hearing about the bucky dent game. How would this be any different?

posted by justgary at 11:49 PM on October 08

Some things last forever. I still have Bill Mazeroski nightmares. He out-dented Dent. The world series was on the line, not just a post season appearence.

posted by pullmyfinger at 09:58 AM on October 09

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