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Offline DPMOmaha

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Re: MLB to end the ASG/WS home field link?
« Reply #25: October 27, 2016, 02:48:21 PM »
I'm trying to think when (if ever) there was a team with HFA in the Superbowl.
No team has ever played a Super Bowl in it's home stadium.

There have been a handful of California based teams that have played in it when the game was played in the state somewhere. The Rose Bowl hosted one that the LA Rams played in. Stanford hosted one the Niners played in. The Oakland Raiders played a couple in the Rose Bowl. That's as close as you're gonna get. Atlanta played in it the year before they hosted it once, too. I didn't research it beyond that. I wonder if there were any times when a team made it to the conference finals only to lose?

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Re: MLB to end the ASG/WS home field link?
« Reply #26: October 27, 2016, 02:52:17 PM »
I'm trying to think when (if ever) there was a team with HFA in the Superbowl.

I think San Francisco did once?   :shrug:

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Re: MLB to end the ASG/WS home field link?
« Reply #27: October 27, 2016, 03:02:41 PM »
It's never happened.

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Re: MLB to end the ASG/WS home field link?
« Reply #28: October 27, 2016, 03:18:45 PM »
It technically wasn't HFA, but the LA Rams playing in the Rose Bowl might as well have been a home game.  That would be like the Nationals playing a game at FedEx Field or something.

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« Reply #29: October 27, 2016, 03:19:56 PM »
Each team should send a tribute to battle it out, hunger games-style. Winning team gets their league home field.

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Re: MLB to end the ASG/WS home field link?
« Reply #30: October 27, 2016, 03:20:44 PM »
No team has ever played a Super Bowl in it's home stadium.

There have been a handful of California based teams that have played in it when the game was played in the state somewhere. The Rose Bowl hosted one that the LA Rams played in. Stanford hosted one the Niners played in. The Oakland Raiders played a couple in the Rose Bowl. That's as close as you're gonna get. Atlanta played in it the year before they hosted it once, too. I didn't research it beyond that. I wonder if there were any times when a team made it to the conference finals only to lose?


Steelers going to Detroit in 2006 was basically a home game. (against Seattle)

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« Reply #31: October 27, 2016, 03:25:54 PM »
Each team should send a tribute to battle it out, hunger games-style. Winning team gets their league home field.
If they adopt this, everyone immediately tries to sign Cespedes.

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« Reply #32: October 27, 2016, 03:26:00 PM »
If they adopt this, everyone immediately tries to sign Cespedes.
or Rougned Odor

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Re: MLB to end the ASG/WS home field link?
« Reply #33: October 27, 2016, 03:31:24 PM »
With this fanbase, if they let the fans fight for it we're freaked.

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Re: MLB to end the ASG/WS home field link?
« Reply #34: October 27, 2016, 03:32:07 PM »
If you make the neutral site Tampa or Miami you'll never have to worry about HFA anyway....

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Re: MLB to end the ASG/WS home field link?
« Reply #35: October 27, 2016, 03:33:22 PM »
With this fanbase, if they let the fans fight for it we're freaked.

Depends.  If it's a battle of wills to see who the truest fans are we can send _sturt_ and BiL.    :stir:

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Re: MLB to end the ASG/WS home field link?
« Reply #36: October 27, 2016, 03:33:41 PM »
If you make the neutral site Tampa or Miami you'll never have to worry about HFA anyway....

We as nationals fans shouldn't be making those kinds of jokes.

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Re: MLB to end the ASG/WS home field link?
« Reply #37: October 27, 2016, 03:55:23 PM »
Steelers going to Detroit in 2006 was basically a home game. (against Seattle)

:smh:          Keeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeerist e.

http://www.espn.com/nfl/superbowl/history/winners

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Re: MLB to end the ASG/WS home field link?
« Reply #38: October 27, 2016, 04:00:46 PM »
Steelers going to Detroit in 2006 was basically a home game. (against Seattle)
Meh, it was a four hour drive away.

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Re: MLB to end the ASG/WS home field link?
« Reply #39: October 27, 2016, 04:27:02 PM »
Interleague record makes as much sense as the winner of the ASG.
total league vs. total league record, to correct for imbalances in the pennant winners' interleague schedule. 

The argument against it is that the TV networks and the teams in the playoffs want to know the schedule of the WS before the end of the year.  Seems a little strange because they don't know the actual cities until after the LCSes anyway.

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Re: MLB to end the ASG/WS home field link?
« Reply #40: October 27, 2016, 04:30:34 PM »
Depends.  If it's a battle of wills to see who the truest fans are we can send _sturt_ and BiL.    :stir:


I didn't realize that _sturt_ was a douchebag of BiL proportions.


If you make the neutral site Tampa or Miami you'll never have to worry about HFA anyway....


Think of all the good home field advantage has done for the Nationals.

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Re: MLB to end the ASG/WS home field link?
« Reply #41: October 27, 2016, 05:16:21 PM »
Depends.  If it's a battle of wills to see who the truest fans are we can send _sturt_ and BiL.    :stir:

:lmao:

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Re: MLB to end the ASG/WS home field link?
« Reply #42: October 28, 2016, 09:13:38 AM »
Because schedules are unbalanced- why reward a team in a terrible division?
So the winner of one single game that's basically a popularity contest is better?

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Re: MLB to end the ASG/WS home field link?
« Reply #43: October 28, 2016, 12:56:02 PM »
Each team should send a tribute to battle it out, hunger games-style. Winning team gets their league home field.

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Re: MLB to end the ASG/WS home field link?
« Reply #44: October 28, 2016, 02:32:23 PM »
So the winner of one single game that's basically a popularity contest is better?

Why is it worse?

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Re: MLB to end the ASG/WS home field link?
« Reply #45: October 29, 2016, 08:33:42 AM »
Am I the only person who likes the All Star Game home field rule? The quality of All Star games has really improved dramatically since 2002.

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Re: MLB to end the ASG/WS home field link?
« Reply #46: October 29, 2016, 08:34:52 AM »
So the winner of one single game that's basically a popularity contest is better?

See, I think All Star Game voting has actually gotten much more meritocratic since this rule was enabled. Players from teams like Kansas City or Washington win election to the ASG now...it's no longer just all the Yankees and Red Sox.

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Re: MLB to end the ASG/WS home field link?
« Reply #47: October 29, 2016, 04:59:46 PM »
Skippy will kick your butts

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