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Member since: March 24, 2005
Last visit: September 20, 2019

cl has posted 3 links and 365 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, 2005 - 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, 2005 - 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, 2005 - 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, 2005 - 0 comments

Recent Comments

NFL Pick 'Em Week 3: Quarterback Blues Edition

Tennessee by 3
Buffalo by 6
Dallas by 24 *lock*
Green Bay by 7 *lock*
Indianapolis by 5
Kansas City by 7 *lock*
Minnesota by 3 *lock*
New England by 17 *lock*
Philadelphia by 5
Arizona by 5
Tampa Bay by 6 *lock*
L.A. Chargers by 6
San Francisco by 5
Seattle by 9 *lock*
L.A. Rams by 5
Chicago by 5

posted by cl at 10:52 AM on September 18, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 2: Broken Clavicle Edition

Carolina by 10 *lock*
Cincinnati by 7 *lock*
L.A. Chargers by 6 *lock*
Green Bay by 6 *lock*
Tennessee by 9 *lock*
New England by 10 *lock*
Buffalo by 3
Seattle by 5 *lock*
Dallas by 7 *lock*
Baltimore by 6 *lock*
Houston by 17 *lock*
Kansas City by 10 *lock*
Denver by 3 *lock*
New Orleans by 7 *lock*
Philadelphia by 3 *lock*
N.Y. Jets by 3

posted by cl at 06:04 PM on September 11, 2019

Enter SportsFilter's NFL Pick 'Em Contest

Chicago by 3
L.A. Rams by 5
Philadelphia by 6
N.Y. Jets by 10
Atlanta by 3
Baltimore by 3
Kansas City by 6
Cleveland by 10
L.A. Chargers by 3
Seattle by 7 *lock*
San Francisco by 5
Dallas by 3
Detroit by 3
Pittsburgh by 6
Houston by 7
Oakland by 3

posted by cl at 08:39 PM on September 03, 2019

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Just an incredible marathon time. How long could you keep up with someone running at that pace? I'd say maybe 400 meters on good day for me.

From the second article:

Scott Jurek, the legendary ultramarathon runner, set a new record in 2015 for running the Appalachian Trail in 46 days. That works out to running 47 miles a day for a month and a half. Since then, his record has already been broken twice.

Now three times, as Karel Sabbe just set the AT record again a few weeks ago.

The amazing thing to me is that the record Sabbe broke was held by Joe McConaughy, who ran the AT in 45+ days unsupported. He carried all his food, handled his own hydration, everything. He averaged ~50 miles a day with a 28 pound pack fully loaded.

"Guys like Jurek and Meltzer run with a fanny pack or a hydration vest. Every ten miles, they come across their crew, who rub their legs while they sit in a chair eating food someone else has prepared. At night, they sleep in a bed and ice their injuries. Contrast that with Joe, who carried a 25-pound pack and set up his own camp and slept on the ground every night."

posted by cl at 07:22 PM on September 17, 2018

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

That is very good.

posted by cl at 12:07 PM on June 07, 2018

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

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

Sometimes you see a good catch that makes up for a bad route. Those are fun, but part of what makes this one so great is the read. In a split second, he was sprinting straight to the spot. Sheesh!

posted by cl at 07:56 AM on August 29, 2017

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Super Bowl 0x33 Edition

Atlanta by 19 - lock -10

First FG: Stephen Gostkowski +5
First TD: Devonta Freeman +5
Passing: Matt Ryan
Rushing: Devonta Freeman +5
Receiving: Julio Jones
Sack: Vic Beasley
Interception: Deion Jones
First TO: Tom Brady
MVP: Matt Ryan
Spofi winner: Schrdinger's cat?
Total points scored: 52

posted by cl at 01:53 PM on February 05, 2017

67 Swedes Decide Whether to Take the Plunge

I think Frida was ready all along.

posted by cl at 10:31 AM on February 02, 2017

67 Swedes Decide Whether to Take the Plunge

Lately I've grown tired (to say the least) of the dishonesty and cowardice on display whenever many of our elected representatives face decisions in the public eye. To see these people come face to face with a dilemma, and then see many of them reach deep within to find a dignified way forward, well it's very refreshing.

posted by cl at 09:23 AM on February 02, 2017

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Conference Championship Edition

Atlanta by 9 - lock
New England by 12 - lock

1. Matt Ryan
2. Ty Montgomery
3. Julio Jones
4. Malcolm Butler

posted by cl at 10:25 PM on January 20, 2017

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Divisional Round Edition

Seattle by 5
New England by 15 - LOCK
Pittsburgh by 5
Dallas by 6

1. Russell Wilson
2. Ezekial Elliot
3. Antonio Brown
4. Cliff Avril

posted by cl at 01:10 AM on January 14, 2017

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Wild-Card Edition

Oakland by 5
Seattle by 9 - LOCK
Pittsburgh by 9 - LOCK
Green Bay by 5

1. Eli Manning
2. Jay Ajayi
3. Odell Beckham Jr.
4. Quintin Demps

posted by cl at 02:02 PM on January 07, 2017

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

relay discus

Sold. Who's starting the petition?

posted by cl at 05:22 PM on August 19, 2016

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Larry Yount.

At least the other guys got to taste it! And then to watch his snot nosed little brother go and make the Hall of Fame.

I feel the worst for Larry.

posted by cl at 07:54 PM on July 26, 2016

Copa America Pick 'Em Champion: Rcade

Congrats rcade!

posted by cl at 08:49 PM on June 27, 2016