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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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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

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, 2017

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, 2017

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, 2017

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, 2017

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, 2017