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Tiger Woods suffers multiple leg injuries in single-car accident in Los Angeles

I think Tiger will always be a complex and irresolvable figure.

There are the rowdy parking lot forays with the pancake house server.
Then there's the 2008 US Open with Tiger barely able to walk and gutting out a landmark win.
Then there's the round the world moon putt on 16 at Augusta.

I think that for better or worse, Tiger has shown himself to continually be capable of feats of prowess that are barely able to exist on the fringes of the imagination of people like Verne Lundquist.

posted by beaverboard at 08:14 PM on February 24

NBA Pickem Week 10: Dr J Takes the Shot Edition

Revised picks:

Pacers by 5
Jazz by 13 (slam dunk)

posted by rcade at 05:38 PM on February 24

Tiger Woods suffers multiple leg injuries in single-car accident in Los Angeles

During CNN's late-night wall-to-wall coverage of this accident, John Berman and Bob Costas were trading gushing praise when Berman said Tiger's philandering scandal helped his standing with fans because it made him human.

Did it, though?

It wasn't relatable when a dozen women accused him of hooking up with them. The details of the affairs were cringe-inducing. I think the cavalcade of embarrassment estranged him from fans and only in recent years did his image recover from that.

posted by rcade at 05:37 PM on February 24

NBA Pickem Week 10: Dr J Takes the Shot Edition

Revised picks:

Celtics by 3 (slam dunk)
Lakers by 5
Nets by 3 (slam dunk)
Bucks by 3
Lakers by 4

posted by scooby10672 at 04:53 PM on February 24

Jeff Bezos Looking at Buying Washington Football Team

Hopefully, Elon Musk will train his attention on the NBA to keep things thematic. Perhaps buy a stake in the Houston Rockets or lead a campaign to re-establish a SuperSonics team to Seattle.

posted by beaverboard at 04:22 PM on February 24

Jeff Bezos Looking at Buying Washington Football Team

according to Smith himself.

I didn't know that Smith had suffered from necrotizing fasciitis. About 15 years ago I had an insect bite become infected, and it turned into necrotizing fasciitis. At one point the doctor told my wife that if they didn't get it under control within 2 days, they would amputate my left arm, and if that didn't get it, start the funeral arrangements. My left wrist is now noticeably smaller than my right, and I have limited range of motion there.

posted by Howard_T at 02:10 PM on February 24

Jeff Bezos Looking at Buying Washington Football Team

If Jeff Bezos were to acquire the WFT, it would not take long before some sports talking head made the connection to Bezos's major line of business, Amazon. There might be a movement toward renaming the team "Amazons". In the Greek mythology , Amazon's were fierce and courageous warriors; this is not a bad image for a football team. The little detail that works against the idea is that Amazons were all female. I'm pretty sure that the average NFL player would not want to be identified as a fierce and courageous female.

Perhaps Jeff Bezos's "competitor" for the wealthiest man in the US, Elon Musk, would be interested in buying the team. He might immediately start lobbying for the replacement of human players with robots. Could be interesting...

posted by Howard_T at 01:53 PM on February 24

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Julien was not the problem in Montreal. He had the Canadiens playing a solid team game at a high level on a regular basis. The problem is Bergevin and his failure to build a roster. Price is still the league's best goaltender and the Weber deal worked out well but the cupboard is pretty empty otherwise. They essentially have a forward group that would at best be pretty decent 3rd line material on any other team in their division.

posted by cixelsyd at 11:56 AM on February 24

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Montreal Canadiens fire Claude Julien and Kirk Muller

posted by tommybiden at 10:18 AM on February 24

NBA Pickem Week 10: Dr J Takes the Shot Edition

My picks:

Nuggets by 15 (slam dunk)

posted by rcade at 09:18 PM on February 23

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Knowing Alex Smith, Tiger is probably (hopefully) going to hear from him one way or another.

posted by beaverboard at 08:01 PM on February 23

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Shattered ankle, two fractures in his legs with one of them being compound. Another report saying that both fractures were compound with one in each leg. Man, for his sake, I really hope that he went into a deep state of shock to not feel those breaks.

posted by NoMich at 07:25 PM on February 23

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Bummer for him.

posted by billsaysthis at 07:01 PM on February 23

Jeff Bezos Looking at Buying Washington Football Team

bask in the feelgood glow

Apparently, WFT were not that excited about the possible glow according to Smith himself.

posted by billsaysthis at 06:59 PM on February 23

NBA Pickem Week 10: Dr J Takes the Shot Edition

My picks:

Mavericks by 3 (slam dunk)
Nuggets by 3
Pacers by 3 (slam dunk)
Jazz by 4
76ers by 3 (slam dunk)
Bucks by 7

posted by scooby10672 at 06:22 PM on February 23

Jeff Bezos Looking at Buying Washington Football Team

OK beavy, you got me convinced. Did you hear the recent story of the Lions petitioning the league to move over to the NFC East? It got rejected on the joint statement of the East teams' owners: "Even *we* have standards!"

posted by NoMich at 04:40 PM on February 23

Jeff Bezos Looking at Buying Washington Football Team

Jerry Jones isn't a front-office nightmare any more. But he's not particularly good either. He's had the Cowboys slightly above mediocrity for years, and every three years they're a preseason Super Bowl favorite. Which is something I guess.

posted by rcade at 04:24 PM on February 23

Jeff Bezos Looking at Buying Washington Football Team

The problem is that the influential NFC East owners Mara, Tisch, Lurie and Jerry Jones love having Snyder's ineptitude in their division, which is by far the most highly valued in the NFL. They can count on Snyder to consistently make bad decisions which put his team at a disadvantage. Even if he does get fortunate now and then and land a good coach, make some good draft choices, design great new uniforms, and bask in the feelgood glow of Alex Smith (and Taylor Heinicke).

They've got a good thing going. Even though Snyder is predisposed to running his franchise into the ground, its valuation has grown at an astronomical rate, which upholds the value of their franchises.

If Snyder doesn't want to sell, Goodell won't force him to sell until the stink gets too overpowering to disregard. Just being the Dan Snyder he's been up to now as far as the public record is concerned hasn't been bad enough to jolt Goodell into action.

One of two things has to happen for Snyder to be forced out. Either he has to somehow begin negatively affecting the valuation of the other NFC East franchises or his presence has to create a situation that tarnishes the Shield to a point that Goodell can't tolerate.

If Bezos buys in, the Washington team is immediately at an operational advantage, as Mara is decidedly stodgy and old fashioned, Lurie and Howie Roseman are in the midst of wrecking the Eagles roster for the foreseeable future, and Jerry Jones has been a front office nightmare for generations.

Goodell should take notice that the mediocrity of the NFC East could continue for several seasons to come. This is not good for the league. Someone in the division needs to be competitive. That team could easily be Washington, and why shouldn't it be if the tumorous Snyder is excised?

Washington is also the NFC East team most in need of a new stadium and Bezos could write a check for a new stadium on the spot.

posted by beaverboard at 04:12 PM on February 23

NBA Pickem Week 10: Dr J Takes the Shot Edition

My picks:

Mavericks by 8
Trail Blazers by 5
Pacers by 5
Jazz by 12 (slam dunk)
76ers by 8
Bucks by 8
Celtics by 5
Trail Blazers by 8
Nets by 14 (slam dunk)
Clippers by 5
Lakers by 8

posted by NoMich at 03:36 PM on February 23

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

They may just be doing the immediate conspicuous work in the aftermath of the crash. He recently had more back surgery so no telling what deeper setbacks may lurk beneath the crash-related injuries.

posted by beaverboard at 03:32 PM on February 23

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Surgeries now being performed for "multiple leg injuries." So, I guess this is the end to his PGA career?

posted by NoMich at 03:28 PM on February 23

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Tiger Woods had to be extricated from his car with a Jaws of Life after he rolled his car this morning

posted by NoMich at 02:46 PM on February 23

Jeff Bezos Looking at Buying Washington Football Team

The latest valuation of this particular team is ~$3.5 billion. That's chump change to Bezos. Why doesn't he just offer up $5 billion in couch cushion change and be done with it?

posted by NoMich at 02:19 PM on February 23

NBA Pickem Week 10: Dr J Takes the Shot Edition

My picks:

Mavericks by 7 (slam dunk)
Nuggets by 5 (slam dunk)
Pacers by 4
Jazz by 13 (slam dunk)
76ers by 3
Bucks by 5
Celtics by 6
Trail Blazers by 2
Nets by 7
Clippers by 8
Lakers by 5

posted by Goyoucolts at 12:13 PM on February 23

NBA Pickem Week 10: Dr J Takes the Shot Edition

My picks:

Celtics by 6 (slam dunk)
Nuggets by 2
Pacers by 5 (slam dunk)
Jazz by 10 (slam dunk)
76ers by 14 (slam dunk)
Bucks by 8 (slam dunk)
Celtics by 7 (slam dunk)
Lakers by 9 (slam dunk)
Nets by 13 (slam dunk)
Bucks by 7 (slam dunk)
Lakers by 12 (slam dunk)

Either we make a huge jump in the standings ... or relegation comes early. I sense there will be no middle ground.

posted by jjzucal at 10:24 AM on February 23

NBA Pickem Week 10: Dr J Takes the Shot Edition

My picks:

Celtics by 4
Trail Blazers by 6
Warriors by 8
Jazz by 6 (slam dunk)
76ers by 4
Bucks by 6
Celtics by 9 (slam dunk)
Trail Blazers by 6
Nets by 6
Clippers by 6
Lakers by 4

posted by cixelsyd at 09:57 AM on February 23

NBA Pickem Week 10: Dr J Takes the Shot Edition

Current Standings

posted by rcade at 08:48 AM on February 23

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

A sports radio guy's hot take right now, probably:

I can't believe that Tebow just up and quit on his team like that. After all of the resources that the Mets spent on his development and this is how he repays them? Just quits?! And how many legitimate prospects did he replace in all that time? The Mets could be serious World Series contenders right now if it weren't for Tim Tebow just showing up and posing for the cameras!

posted by NoMich at 01:41 PM on February 22

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

I would not have guessed that Tebow is as old as 33. Time flies by.

Well, he's got good options. He saw the Super Bowl a couple of weeks ago. He knows he's got plenty of time left on the Brady / Brees scale. He could try to put a scare into Drew Lock. Or he could fulfill rcade's lifelong fantasy by making the Jaguars roster.

Heck if I was Urban Meyer, I'd sign Tebow to a personal services contract so he could be trotted out as an example of the outstanding young men Meyer coached in college. Maybe make folks forget about some of those other guys.

I don't think I ever saw college plays that were more consistently slow to develop than those Tebow runs between the tackles at UF that announcers used to fawn over irrationally. Tim would take longer to get to the line than Le'Veon Bell or Refrigerator Perry.

posted by beaverboard at 11:44 AM on February 22

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Tim Tebow retires from baseball after five years with Mets

posted by BornIcon at 11:14 AM on February 22

NBA Pickem Week 9: Rebuild the Pistons Edition

Revised picks:

Celtics by 5
Clippers by 13 (slam dunk)

posted by rcade at 02:19 PM on February 21

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

I am not, not at all. But there are only so many injuries a team can carry.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:52 AM on February 21

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Teams going for the Jurgular now. Our Bill will not be pleased.

posted by beaverboard at 08:31 PM on February 20

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Liverpool is Blue again.

posted by yerfatma at 08:13 PM on February 20

NBA Pickem Week 9: Rebuild the Pistons Edition

Revised picks:

Lakers by 6

posted by rcade at 01:59 PM on February 20

NBA Pickem Week 9: Rebuild the Pistons Edition

Revised picks:

Jazz by 10 (slam dunk)

posted by rcade at 07:38 PM on February 19

NFL Playoff Pickem Champion: Rumple

Nicely done, rumple and thanks a bunch rcade! Y'all are going to have to do your homework to keep me from repeating, as that was an inspired Costanza performance.

posted by tahoemoj at 06:16 PM on February 19

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Hard to blame him.

The land of opportunity, where the extremely wealthy have a lot of opportunity that others do not. Really, he'd be a fool not to grab free money, right?

posted by cixelsyd at 12:16 AM on February 19

Eagles Trade Carson Wentz to Colts

The Jags getting Trevor Lawrence

.. Is probably a big mistake. There are better QBs in the draft. There are much better QBs in the league playing in bad situations. And it's not like the Jags have a killer O line that Lawrence could step in early and be successful.

posted by cixelsyd at 12:10 AM on February 19

NBA Pickem Week 9: Rebuild the Pistons Edition

Revised picks:

Lakers by 7

posted by rcade at 07:34 PM on February 18

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Hey, any of y'all refinancing without locking in a rate?

If so, you're in championship company, because just like Tom Brady, you are floating that loan.

Except you come out ahead because you aren't faced with a petition with over 160,000 signatures demanding that you repay the loan.

posted by beaverboard at 03:21 PM on February 18

Eagles Trade Carson Wentz to Colts

Yet in recent years, the overall starting talent at QB around the league has been at a remarkable high point compared to previous eras. There were only a few teams in the last couple of seasons who would not be considered "set" or at least had an established starter at QB. Taking into account that "being set" might mean that your starter was out with an injury like Big Ben.

Let's say the Jags, Bengals (2019), and Washington, with the jury still out on Drew Lock and no one knowing what the heck to make of Trubisky.

Back when the unwatchable Joe Pisarcik was the starting QB for the Giants, current backups like CJ Beathard, Nick Mullens, and Jacoby Brissett could have been solid starters in the NFL.

posted by beaverboard at 03:09 PM on February 18

Eagles Trade Carson Wentz to Colts

The Jags getting Trevor Lawrence has thrown every NFL team but the Chiefs into such a panic they're swapping quarterbacks.

posted by rcade at 01:39 PM on February 18

Eagles Trade Carson Wentz to Colts

This completes the jettisoning and reassignment of the top two picks of the 2016 draft.

I always questioned the amount of value that the Rams and Eagles gave up to put themselves in position to draft Goff and Wentz in the first place.

Then you add in other decisions like lavish premature contract extensions and it starts looking like one fistful of crazy money after the other.

The Rams are no Einsteins in the front office by any means. Goff's dead cap hit (and Gurley's too) plus Stafford's contract adds up to a lot of pain.

But the Eagles seem determined to purposely and perpetually suck. They ditch Pederson, presumably to put a new coach in a position to rehabilitate Wentz. Then they start shopping Wentz with a wild price tag. Then they hire Sirianni, who impressed no one who watched his intro presser, to replace Pederson. Then the word goes around that Wentz wantz out of Philly.

Now that they've shipped Wentz to Indy, his 2021 Philly cap hit is an astronomical $33 million plus. It's insane. The picks they're getting from the Colts could turn out to have decent value, but a lot of money has already gone overboard. I don't know how they expect to build a competitive roster before the next presidential election.

I remember a few years ago some pundits were saying: wait till other teams around the league figure out how Belichick achieves sustained excellence. Pretty soon, he'll have a lot of imitators when it comes to value rostering and competition for middle round and compensatory draft picks.

That day may eventually arrive, but at this point, it sure seems like a long way off.

posted by beaverboard at 01:08 PM on February 18

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

She's no Lady Byng, that's for sure.

posted by yerfatma at 12:35 PM on February 18

NFL Playoff Pickem Champion: Rumple

Congratulations, rumple ! As always, thank you for running this, rcade !!

posted by tommybiden at 08:49 AM on February 17

NFL Playoff Pickem Champion: Rumple

The Cadenheads are the Donuts' double threat, but I drink your doubledouble!

Ruby is half poodle but she only got the black lab genetic memo, other than the very long legs. My previous doggo Nimbus died right at the start of covid which sucks because he could have had me around 24/7, which would have meant a lot of facetime and sardines for him. Ruby is an awesome puppy though, almost five months old now.

posted by rumple at 08:37 PM on February 16

NBA Pickem Week 9: Rebuild the Pistons Edition

My picks:

Grizzlies by 3
Suns by 3 (slam dunk)
76ers by 6
Warriors by 3 (slam dunk)
Bucks by 6
Lakers by 4 (slam dunk)
76ers by 6
Jazz by 3 (slam dunk)
Lakers by 8
Celtics by 3 (slam dunk)
Clippers by 4

posted by scooby10672 at 04:45 PM on February 16

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Boston Red Sox reportedly have signed Japanese pitcher Sawamura Hirokazu (surname first as is the Japanese convention). He's projected as a 'bridge reliever, 7th or 8th inning specialist. This ordinarily is no big deal, and certainly not post-worthy, but the surname is interesting. The Nippon Professional Baseball annual award for the best starting pitcher is the Sawamura Award. The equivalent of the Cy Young Award, it is named for Sawamura Eiji, a superstar in the pre World War 2 years for the Yomiuri Giants. I did some digging, but I cannot come up with any family connection between the two. I'm almost sure there's no direct ancestry because Sawamura Eiji was a wartime casualty at age 27 when a ship in which he was a passenger was torpedoed.

posted by Howard_T at 01:30 PM on February 16

NFL Playoff Pickem Champion: Rumple

puppy named Ruby

Awwwwwww!

posted by Howard_T at 01:05 PM on February 16

NFL Playoff Pickem Champion: Rumple

SportsFilter has extended the donation to A Lending Paw at Rumple's generous request.

Ruby appears to be a good dog. We got a kitten named Cryptid a month ago who comes running whenever I crack open a can of Jai Alai IPA.

You can't win Koharski's Donuts without getting through the Cadenheads.

posted by rcade at 12:01 PM on February 16

NFL Playoff Pickem Champion: Rumple

@rumple, very generous of you, love having such a gracious winner!

posted by billsaysthis at 11:12 AM on February 16

NBA Pickem Week 9: Rebuild the Pistons Edition

My picks:

Pelicans by 6
Suns by 8
76ers by 14 (slam dunk)
Warriors by 8
Bucks by 6
Nets by 8
76ers by 8
Clippers by 5
Lakers by 6
Pelicans by 5
Clippers by 5

posted by NoMich at 10:02 AM on February 16

NFL Playoff Pickem Champion: Rumple

That Ruby sure is a handsome dog.

posted by NoMich at 09:03 AM on February 16

NFL Playoff Pickem Champion: Rumple

Oooh thanks everyone. Really backed across the line with just five points in the superbowl round but I'll take it - sorry Howard.

Wait a second, no I won't take it -- rcade, maybe in lieu of the jacket you could donate something to the same animal rescue that Truthhurts directed his regular season NFL pick'em winnings to: A Lending Paw. I got a covid puppy named Ruby a couple of months ago and she is awesome so this would be great to support.

As always, thanks rcade for setting it up, it makes up for going back to back with the Cadenheads in the fantasy hockey league, losing to you last week, and in tough against the Dallas Habitants (hurts to even write that) this week.

posted by rumple at 01:17 AM on February 16

NBA Pickem Week 9: Rebuild the Pistons Edition

My picks:

Pelicans by 8 (slam dunk)
Nets by 4
76ers by 10 (slam dunk)
Warriors by 6
Bucks by 15 (slam dunk)
Lakers by 6 (slam dunk)
76ers by 8 (slam dunk)
Clippers by 10 (slam dunk)
Lakers by 7 (slam dunk)
Pelicans by 5
Clippers by 5

posted by jjzucal at 10:41 PM on February 15

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

She must have had triplets the year that Gronk put a dent in the Lombardi

It's a good thing for this lady's mental health that she has no relationship to the Stanley Cup.

posted by Howard_T at 09:57 PM on February 15

NFL Playoff Pickem Champion: Rumple

Good job, Rumple. And thanks again, rcade

posted by NoMich at 09:54 PM on February 15

NFL Playoff Pickem Champion: Rumple

Congratulations, Rumple. I had a chance to win this one at the wire, but it you held me off. Great job on your part. Once again, rcade, our thanks for running this. It's always a good time no matter where one finishes.

posted by Howard_T at 07:20 PM on February 15

NFL Playoff Pickem Champion: Rumple

Congratulations Rumple. I sure didn't think I had a chance to make the top three. Yea Me. LOL.

posted by ic23b at 07:17 PM on February 15

NBA Pickem Week 9: Rebuild the Pistons Edition

My picks:

Pelicans by 5
Suns by 9 (slam dunk)
76ers by 11 (slam dunk)
Warriors by 6 (slam dunk)
Bucks by 12 (slam dunk)
Lakers by 6
76ers by 14 (slam dunk)
Clippers by 7 (slam dunk)
Lakers by 8 (slam dunk)
Celtics by 6
Clippers by 4 (slam dunk)

posted by cixelsyd at 06:37 PM on February 15

NBA Pickem Week 9: Rebuild the Pistons Edition

My picks:

Pelicans by 7
Suns by 4
76ers by 11 (slam dunk)
Heat by 5
Bucks by 2
Nets by 6 (slam dunk)
76ers by 9 (slam dunk)
Clippers by 4 (slam dunk)
Heat by 3
Celtics by 6
Clippers by 7

posted by Goyoucolts at 06:12 PM on February 15

NFL Playoff Pickem Champion: Rumple

Congratulations, Rumple! This appears to be your first championship since the same contest four years ago, when you and Tron7 were co-champions.

posted by rcade at 05:04 PM on February 15

NFL Playoff Pickem Champion: Rumple

Results

Buccaneers over Chiefs by 22

Passer: Patrick Mahomes, 270 yards
Rusher: Leonard Fournette, 89 yards
Receiver: Travis Kelce, 133 yards
Interceptors: Antoine Winfield Jr., Devin White
Sackers: Frank Clark, Ndamukong Suh, Cam Gill
First turnoverer: Patrick Mahomes, interception to Winfield
MVP: Tom Brady
Tiebreaker: 40

posted by rcade at 04:47 PM on February 15

NBA Pickem Week 9: Rebuild the Pistons Edition

My picks:

Pelicans by 9
Suns by 8
76ers by 12
Warriors by 11
Bucks by 10
Nets by 6
76ers by 13 (slam dunk)
Clippers by 3
Lakers by 9 (slam dunk)
Celtics by 7
Clippers by 6

posted by Howard_T at 04:36 PM on February 15

NBA Pickem Week 9: Rebuild the Pistons Edition

My picks:

Pelicans by 5
Suns by 5
76ers by 17 (slam dunk)
Warriors by 8

posted by rcade at 04:11 PM on February 15

NBA Pickem Week 9: Rebuild the Pistons Edition

Current Scores

I've added game results to the scores page.

posted by rcade at 03:58 PM on February 15

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

She must have had triplets the year that Gronk put a dent in the Lombardi.

posted by beaverboard at 02:28 PM on February 15

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

I think Grohs has taken entitlement to an entirely new, and completely ridiculous, level.

posted by billsaysthis at 12:37 PM on February 15

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Hope all your major appliance and mattress dreams come true.

Time was when the now extinct Washington's Birthday holiday was the excuse for automobile sales campaigns. Now there's a car commercial every 30 seconds during whatever sporting event you are watching on TV. This does not include insurance commercials, which are ubiquitous.

"Trophy daughter"? Stretching a pun just a bit aren't we? I'm sure you would echo Edith Piaf's thought in that too frequent commercial, "rien, je ne regret rien".

posted by Howard_T at 11:50 AM on February 15

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Now, on to sports. There are storm clouds and trouble a brewin' in paradise.

Lots of rich older guys have trouble with their trophy wives. Only Tom Brady would find himself in deep hot water with a trophy daughter.

posted by beaverboard at 09:15 AM on February 15

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Happy Presidents Day! Hope all your major appliance and mattress dreams come true.

posted by beaverboard at 09:14 AM on February 15

The story behind Barcelona's disastrous rejection of Luis Suárez

Does he know how to play American football?

Asking for a friend in Tampa Bay.

I'm sure he'd like the opportunity to chew that idea over.

posted by owlhouse at 10:04 PM on February 14

NBA Pickem Week 8: Bucks Are Back Edition

Revised picks:

Mavericks by 9
Lakers by 4

posted by rcade at 07:06 PM on February 14

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

It's nice that Urban Meyer isn't even trying to hide his true self anymore, just letting that freak flag fly. "Ok, boys, we'll fire the racist, but see if you can get a spouse abuser who will melt down in some outrageous way later on!"

posted by yerfatma at 12:53 PM on February 13

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Can you imagine if Doyle had been hired by the 2017 Jaguars? He would have had at least three grown men standing on his chest within 24 hours.

Regarding the Iowa football program, Doyle was identified as one of two problems in the building. The other was Brian Ferentz, son of HC Kirk Ferentz.

Why does that matter? Well, there's this.

You get into Urban Meyer's web o' stuff and the connections start snaking their way into all sorts of places. Kind of like the Nixon administration.

posted by beaverboard at 10:05 AM on February 13

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Controversial ex-Iowa strength coach Chris Doyle resigns from Jaguars

posted by tommybiden at 07:23 AM on February 13

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Forgotten era of Toronto Maple Leafs history brought to life with donation of original contracts to hockey Hall

posted by tommybiden at 03:07 PM on February 12

The story behind Barcelona's disastrous rejection of Luis Suárez

Does he know how to play American football?

Asking for a friend in Tampa Bay.

posted by beaverboard at 01:42 PM on February 12

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

JJ Watt, Texans part ways. Watt says he asked for this, and team agreed.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:27 AM on February 12

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

:)

posted by billsaysthis at 11:25 AM on February 12

The story behind Barcelona's disastrous rejection of Luis Suárez

So f'ing wrong and stupid!

posted by billsaysthis at 11:24 AM on February 12

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Holy smokes! Incredible! LOL

posted by NoMich at 05:23 PM on February 11

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

posted by yerfatma at 03:49 PM on February 11

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Actually, beaverboard, I got it wrong. I looked it up and found that the correct phrase is "de mortuis nil nisi bonum". I got a D in 9th grade Latin, mostly because the teacher had us doing art projects instead of declining verbs, and since my artistic talents were nil, I wouldn't do the projects.

posted by Howard_T at 01:42 PM on February 11

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Sheriff's deputy drops lawsuit against Masai Ujiri from NBA Finals altercation

I'm guessing Ujiri could sue this loser and his entire supporting department into bankruptcy if he wished to, although I would not expect him to: this is a true class vs ass situation. I can see the Raptors at least filing to recoup legal costs.

posted by cixelsyd at 01:25 PM on February 11

Pittsburgh hires Ron Hextall to be their new G.M. Brian Burke as President of Hockey Operations

LOL

posted by NoMich at 12:12 PM on February 11

Dallas Mavericks have stopped playing national anthem before home games at owner Mark Cuban's direction

Ban 'em, Danno!

posted by beaverboard at 11:48 AM on February 11

Pittsburgh hires Ron Hextall to be their new G.M. Brian Burke as President of Hockey Operations

Pardon the intrusion. The gentleman from North Carolina has the floor.

posted by beaverboard at 11:42 AM on February 11

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Britt Reid is no longer employed by the Kansas City Chiefs.

He was placed on leave after his car crash, then his contract expired. Just as well.

posted by beaverboard at 11:40 AM on February 11

Edmonton's Ex-Eskimos Have 7 Possible Replacements

Another biased commentator for Elks here. As in my high school the Centerville Elks. (You may know a few of our alumni: From football: Kirk Herbstreit, A.J. Hawk, Mike Nugent, Michael Bennett, Adam Replogle, Ifeadi Odenigbo, and several others over the years, Entertainment: Phil Donahue, Erma Bombeck, Gordon Jump, and Poker Player Chip Reese)

posted by jagsnumberone at 09:47 PM on February 10

Rescue Dog Charity Begun by WTA Tennis Player

A large thumbs up.

posted by jagsnumberone at 09:36 PM on February 10

Pittsburgh hires Ron Hextall to be their new G.M. Brian Burke as President of Hockey Operations

Ron Hextall hire could bring massive shift in how Penguins are built

posted by NoMich at 09:31 PM on February 10

Dallas Mavericks have stopped playing national anthem before home games at owner Mark Cuban's direction

Apparently they asked the wrong guy.

posted by yerfatma at 07:45 PM on February 10

NBA Pickem Week 8: Bucks Are Back Edition

Revised picks:

Heat by 9 (slam dunk)
Trail Blazers by 3
Mavericks by 7
Lakers by 17 (slam dunk)

posted by rcade at 06:42 PM on February 10

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Sheriff's deputy drops lawsuit against Masai Ujiri from NBA Finals altercation

posted by tommybiden at 05:44 PM on February 10

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

If the barbs and spears of sports yakkers marveling at what Tom Brady has done and casting major shade at Belichick aren't enough, the Buccaneers had a raucous boat parade to celebrate their victory, flush with all the trappings of their lavish Sunshine State lifestyle.

The sleek yachts made the Boston Duck Boats look like frumpy arcade bumper cars by comparison, and of course it snowed all day yesterday and we're digging out today. A sober reminder of the weather we endured during past Patriots victory parades.

So yes, at the moment I guess we do feel like the wan, joyless man holding the pitchfork in Grant Wood's American Gothic, trapped in a grim winter mise en scene with an unfavorable Groundhog Day prediction looming over our collective sanity.

posted by beaverboard at 05:02 PM on February 10

NBA Pickem Week 8: Bucks Are Back Edition

Revised picks:

Mavericks by 3 (slam dunk)
Lakers by 9
Nets by 3
Mavericks by 3
Lakers by 3

posted by scooby10672 at 04:45 PM on February 10

Edmonton's Ex-Eskimos Have 7 Possible Replacements

I have discovered the Delta State "Fighting Okra," so all is not lost on the Botanical Nomenclature front.

Unfortunately, Delta State is officially the Statesmen, and only unofficially the Fightin' Okra. It's high time they drop the pretense and officially adopt the latter, if you ask me.

posted by bender at 03:57 PM on February 10

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