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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

We Have a New Home

We launched our brand new URL Today! http://thesacklunchblog.com/. It's still a work in progress, but we (Will) are working to get it up to full running capacity. All future posts will be posted there.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Thursday Lunch Special: 2011 NBA Playoffs Bracket!

By Will Robinson

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The NBA Playoffs are amongst us, so it’s time to have another bracket challenge! Why you may say? Why not! Below will be a picture of the bracket and our form you will submit in the comments section. The scoring for the rounds will be as follows:

Thursday Lunch: MLS Week 5 Picks

Current Year’s Record
Evan: 18-20
Kyle: 16-22
Nick: 13-25
Will: 14-24

CHI at POR
SEA at PHI DCU at TFC Chivas at VAN SKC at CLB SJ at NY LA at CHI FCD at POR
Evan
POR
PHI DCU VAN SKC NY DRAW DRAW
Kyle
POR DRAW DCU VAN DRAW DRAW LA FCD
Nick
POR SEA DCU Chivas SKC SJ LA POR
Will
POR PHI DCU VAN SKC DRAW DRAW FCD
NE at HOU
Evan
HOU
Kyle
HOU
Nick
HOU
Will
HOU

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Wednesday Lunch: The Top 10 Sacramento Kings

By Will Robinson

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Last night, some fantastic news broke out. Chris Webber, one of the best basketball players during the late 90s and early 2000s, announced that he had formed a group in an effort to try to purchase the Sacramento Kings with the purpose of keeping them in Sacramento. I was ecstatic. If Webber, one of the, if not the greatest King during the Sacramento era, somehow manages to push the ongoing charge in trying to keep the team in town, he would be the River City Saint. I even said on Twitter and on my Facebook, that there should be a pure gold statue of Webber erected in his honor. Hell, there should a statue of him anyways. This sparked some jokes and such, but it prompted an idea for a BLOG post: Who are the top 10 Kings of the Sacramento era? Well, ladies and gentlemen, here is the DEFINITIVE TSL Top 10 Sacramento-era Kings. Just for some criteria: I’m looking at people who were in Sacramento for at least three years.
 

Monday, April 11, 2011

Monday Lunch: The Legend of Keyser Söze

By Evan Ream


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After recently re-reading The Book of Basketball by Bill Simmons (a must read for any sports fan), I studied his Keyser Söze chapter closely. In this chapter, Simmons chooses the ten best teams of all time (number one was the 86 Celtics) in the NBA. Each of these teams were great because they could and would go “Keyser Söze” on opponents; not just beat them, but also humiliating them in the process. I believe we are seeing the first ever “Keyser Söze” team in MLS this year: Real Salt Lake.
 
MLS has a very short history and thus very few dominating teams. For me to claim that we are seeing the first “Keyser Söze” team this year, we must first look back at each previous year.
 

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Thursday Lunch: MLS Week 4 Picks

Current Year’s Record
Evan: 12-16
Kyle: 12-16
Nick: 9-19
Will: 10-18

COL at FCD
CHI at SEA NY at PHI RSL at NE LA at DCU CLB at Chivas TFC at SJ VAN at HOU
Evan
COL
SEA DRAW RSL DRAW DRAW SJ HOU
Kyle
COL SEA DRAW RSL DCU DRAW SJ HOU
Nick
COL SEA NY RSL LA CLB SJ DRAW
Will
COL DRAW DRAW RSL LA DRAW SJ HOU
LA at TFC
COL at RSL
Evan
LA
RSL
Kyle
LA DRAW
Nick
LA RSL
Will
LA RSL

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Wednesday Lunch: The SACK Lunch’s Guide to Booing Etiquette

By Nick Gallaudet

MLB’s 2011 Opening Weekend is in the books, and as usual with sports, it was accompanied by a flurry of mixed emotions ranging from euphoria to frustration to disappointment. As an A’s fan, I experienced all these emotions on Opening Day: euphoria with Josh Willingham’s 1st inning homerun, frustration with the A’s defense as a whole (five errors in the season opener!?!?!), and disappointment as I watched Felix Hernandez become the A’s daddy. One thing I noticed watching that game, however, was that the A’s fans at the game had no problem expressing their emotions. I heard more boos at that game than I have ever heard at an A’s game, and this is coming from a guy who watches over 100 A’s games a year. The two instances in which I was embarrassed as a baseball fan to hear boos were when former Athletic Jack Cust stepped in the batter’s box for the Mariners and when A’s 3rd baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff made back-to-back errors in the top of the 4th. I didn’t think either of those instances called for boos, so I am going to take it upon myself, here and now, to give you the SACK Lunch Guide to Booing Etiquette.

 

 

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Tuesday Lunch: Recap of Vancouver vs. Sporting KC

By Kyle Mohr

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Vancouver’s second ever MLS home game picked up right where the Whitecaps left off with an entertaining game, complete with an improbable comeback deep in stoppage time that proved to be enough for Vancouver to salvage a tie. The second MLS game at Empire Field featured six goals again so be sure to see if the streak continues tomorrow (April 6) when the Whitecaps take on the Revs. And now, a few notes on how the Vancouver - Kansas City game played out:

 

Monday, April 4, 2011

Monday Lunch: MLS, Where Does your Team Stand?

By Evan Ream

 

After three games for most teams (though two to four for some), I feel like there is a decent enough sample size to assess each team’s chances of winning MLS Cup as well as the Supporter’s Shield. I have therefore divided up all the teams into these four categories:

 

Friday, April 1, 2011

Friday Lunch: MLS Week 3 Picks


Current Year’s Record
Evan: 10-9
Kyle: 8-11
Nick: 6-13
Will: 8-11

FCD at CLB
Chivas at TFC KC at VAN POR at NE HOU at NY PHI at LA SEA at SJ DCU at COL
Evan
FCD
TFC KC NE DRAW DRAW SJ COL
Kyle
FCD DRAW KC NE NY LA DRAW DRAW
Nick
CLB TFC KC POR NY LA SEA DRAW
Will
FCD TFC DRAW NE NY DRAW SJ COL
VAN at NE
Evan
VAN
Kyle
DRAW
Nick
DRAW
Will
NE