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LionIndex has posted 1 link and 453 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 35 comments to the Locker Room.

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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, 2017 - 7 comments

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SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

I think the problem right now is that everyone (players and owners) is trying to repeat what the Warriors did, but what they did might not be repeatable. They got 3 all stars (Klay, Curry, and Draymond) through the draft, then benefited from a nearly unprecedented jump in the salary cap to land KD, all while maintaining continuity with their coaching staff. So, players who are the only really big stars on their teams feel left out because they can't do it all themselves, owners don't feel like they can match up so they resort to tanking, and everything becomes really lopsided. I think eventually the Warriors will have to break up for salary reasons and then things might get more back to normal where you can have a couple big stars on your team and some decent role players and make a run instead of needing a rotation full of all stars all on the court at one time.

posted by LionIndex at 07:41 PM on February 07, 2019

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

... I was watching the game at a friend of a friend's father's house. The father has since done jail time, I'm not sure what for.

I was 6 years away from meeting my wife; we later moved from San Diego to Wisconsin for two years, then to Michigan to follow her career. Our divorce will be finalized on Tuesday, so kind of full circle on that one.

posted by LionIndex at 05:39 PM on January 21, 2019

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

They'll be able to return the favor in March :(

posted by LionIndex at 04:05 PM on January 01, 2019

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

UVa

posted by LionIndex at 04:05 PM on January 01, 2019

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

I currently live in Michigan, and I get to go into work tomorrow and say "well, MY school won a bowl game this weekend".

posted by LionIndex at 10:34 AM on January 01, 2019

UMBC Beats Virginia in First 16-Over-1 Win Ever

I would think that guy would be Wilkins, although scoring hasn't really been his strong point. And Jerome shows some fire at times. Anderson used to fill that role.

posted by LionIndex at 05:09 PM on March 17, 2018

UMBC Beats Virginia in First 16-Over-1 Win Ever

It might just be the depression of the morning after, but I have a hard time seeing how UVa survives that as a basketball program. If everybody stays with the team (which I'm not sure I expect to happen) they'll be pretty decent next year, but our incoming recruiting class is pretty lackluster and this will kill recruiting for years. Not that Bennett was bringing in one-and-done type talent, but he has been getting some pretty highly regarded guys (Guy included) lately. That well might dry up for a bit.

posted by LionIndex at 02:37 PM on March 17, 2018

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Davidson also came pretty close against Kentucky.

posted by LionIndex at 04:57 PM on March 16, 2018

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Do the Norwegians yell in Norwegian? I think there are a few non-English speaking countries I've seen where the skip still yells in English.

posted by LionIndex at 03:58 PM on February 11, 2018

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

St. John's basketball team has one of the more interesting tournament resume's I've ever heard of. They took a break from their winless conference campaign to take down #4 Duke, then go on the road and grab their first conference win at #1 Villanova.

posted by LionIndex at 09:14 PM on February 07, 2018

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

U of Maryland is awfully close to DC too, if we're going to go and count Anaheim as part of LA.

posted by LionIndex at 10:47 PM on February 05, 2018

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

How are you ruling on teams that don't play in the actual city - because if Northwestern is questionable as Chicago, how do you deal with the NY football teams (not to mention DC or SF), or the Angels actually playing in Anaheim (but then if you're including the Ducks...). But then why not "Bay Area" and toss in SF, Oakland and a bunch of other places.

Speaking of DC, they have the Football Team, Nats, Wizards and Caps. A couple options for NCAA basketball success (Georgetown, George Washington, maybe George Mason) but no viable football team that I can think of. Would a lacrosse championship count?

posted by LionIndex at 10:46 PM on February 05, 2018

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Duke was pretty mediocre the last time Virginia won at Cameron, too. So mediocre that we suspected K's medical sabbatical for his ailing back was really just him not wanting to be blamed for the quality of the team for a couple years.

posted by LionIndex at 11:38 AM on January 29, 2018

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Re: today's sporting events: wuuuuuuuuuuuuut

posted by LionIndex at 08:18 PM on January 14, 2018

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, 2017