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SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Mediafolks have begun framing the narrative around Eli Manning for an eventual first ballot HoF vote. Football Legend Eli Manning talks BBQ and Retirement

posted by FLsportsman at 09:17 AM on March 30, 2021

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

FWIW, the Saints have been using a reliever for Brees at various times during their season, and it paid off when Brees was out due to injury.

posted by FLsportsman at 05:56 PM on December 27, 2020

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Dolphins are bringing baseball into the NFL with their strategy of having a starter, and then subbing in a reliever QB.

posted by FLsportsman at 05:55 PM on December 27, 2020

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

That is a dominating performance by a punter. Similar to when Michael Dickson (Seahawks punter) was named MVP of the Texas Bowl after a highlight performance of:

Dickson punted 11 times. Ten of those kicks were downed inside the Tigers' 15-yard line. Four of Mizzou's drives started inside its own 10. When the Aussie did finally get a chance to show off his big boot, he blasted the ball 58 yards. And one of his punts even set up a third-quarter safety.

posted by FLsportsman at 06:00 PM on October 27, 2020

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

No Stamkos tonight posted by NoMich

Explains Lightning's loss in OT ;)

posted by FLsportsman at 01:31 PM on September 27, 2020

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

The team has been recharged since Stamkos came back to the lineup.

Florida is a sports state this year!

In chronological order of possibly winning championships in their respective sports:
Lightning, Heat, TB Rays, and Buccaneers :).

posted by FLsportsman at 06:43 PM on September 26, 2020

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Are we talking about a spread offense? ^_^

posted by FLsportsman at 05:40 PM on August 24, 2020

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

One of my favorite parts of yesterday's marathon Lightning vs Blue Jackets' game was how the stadium crew had a "7th inning stretch" graphic ready for the break in 4OT.

Korpisalo set the modern NHL record with 85 saves; he was under siege for over 6 hours.

It was the 4th longest game in NHL history at 90:27.

posted by FLsportsman at 08:20 AM on August 12, 2020

Enter SportsFilter's NHL Playoff Pick 'Em

My picks:

Lightning in 5
Stars in 6
Bruins in 7
Blackhawks in 5
Capitals in 6
Avalanche in 6
Flyers in 6
Blues in 6
Top goals: Alex Ovechkin
Top goalie (save %): Andrei Vasilevskiy
Team scoring 6 goals: Lightning
Team giving up 0 goals: Bruins


Time to make up for last season's early out!! LFG!

posted by FLsportsman at 02:58 PM on August 11, 2020

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Beautiful hit! One of the things that make hockey such a great sport.

posted by FLsportsman at 08:55 AM on July 31, 2020

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

The podcast route is a proven field with recent monied success (ex: Pat McAfee's show), especially if it is combined with sports gambling (McAfee's multi-year deal with FanDuel ).

BarStool appears to have built a big platform based off of a couple successful podcasts, merch/partnerships, and a whole bunch of trash articles.

posted by FLsportsman at 09:24 AM on July 28, 2020

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

A subscription model sports website which has "Without Access" in their mission statement? I wish them luck as SBNation and Deadspin have had a noticeable decline in content quality as those venues sold out to other media companies and original content creators left.

In 2019 I had the fortune to discover "The Athletic," which is a subscription model sports journalism platform which has access.

posted by FLsportsman at 09:17 AM on July 28, 2020

New Texas Rangers Ballpark Looks Like an Aluminum Barn

These stadiums don't even have a Stingray touch tank, or catwalks to hit pop flys off of, or a model pirate ship! ;)

posted by FLsportsman at 06:38 AM on July 27, 2020

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Excited for the return of sports! Baseball has been interesting. There has been some /facepalm-worthy errors in last weekend's games. The rust was evident in some of the "Not Top Ten" plays, but also.. these are professional players who have played baseball their whole lives.

Hockey starts up soon and it looks to be a whirlwind of games ahead, here's hoping the Lightning get on a hot streak and win the COVID Cup. Last year's early post-season exit still smarts to a degree.

posted by FLsportsman at 06:35 AM on July 27, 2020

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

If LeBron tests COVID-positive in the NBA playoffs, will the team report it and bench him for the series, or cover it up and LeBron has a 2020 Flu Game?

posted by FLsportsman at 03:16 PM on July 21, 2020

The Washington Redskins

"Washington Warriors" my favorite, but unfortunately Golden State has the name. "Senators" would be an alright name, but is used by a hockey team.

Redtails is a good suggestion, but I didn't know about the African-American connection until this thread... Tough spot.

posted by FLsportsman at 02:21 PM on July 13, 2020

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Josh McCown tweeted to Mahomes that he is going to miss out on a lot of frequent flier miles for deciding to take a 10 year deal over 10 one year deals. LOL

posted by FLsportsman at 03:20 PM on July 08, 2020

Liverpool win Premier League: Reds' 30-year wait for top-flight title ends

I am a casual fan of EPL (at best), as I try to follow and support MLS's growth in the states. As Liverpool has clinched the championship, will some star players now do "load management" similar to how NBA players take a couple games off per season?

posted by FLsportsman at 03:51 PM on June 26, 2020

MLB owners and players agree to a 60-game 2020 season

I loathe thinking this, but I would be surprised if the planned MLB "regular season" does not get cut short due to public pressure if Covid19 x regular seasonal flu hits hard in a couple months.

posted by FLsportsman at 11:11 PM on June 25, 2020

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

A longer SI read on the American athletes, John Carlos and Tommie Smith

posted by FLsportsman at 12:50 PM on June 15, 2020

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Discovered the story of Peter Norman this morning: Australian 200m sprinter in the 1968 Mexico Olympics who stood with two black Americans on the victory pedestal. Forever after, he was shunned by the AUS sports community. Norman wasn't invited as part of the Australian delegation for the opening of the 2000 Sydney games, but the US invited him to attend as part of the US delegation..

https://www.si.com/olympics/2018/04/28/australia-peter-norman-honored-1968-olympic-protest

posted by FLsportsman at 12:46 PM on June 15, 2020

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

[double post]

posted by FLsportsman at 11:45 AM on June 10, 2020

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Of all the crazy things to happen in 2020, CrossFit being "cancelled" by a large portion of American society was not on the list.

posted by FLsportsman at 11:45 AM on June 10, 2020

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Quite the number of Confederate battle flags get flown at Daytona and Talladega, it would be great to see that symbol disappear from the racetrack crowd. On the otherhand, those flags were easy identifiers of what tailgates to avoid.

posted by FLsportsman at 11:44 AM on June 10, 2020

FanDuel: All AAF Futures Bets Are Winners

A feel-good story about sports gambling

posted by FLsportsman at 09:24 PM on April 07, 2019

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Dang, the Mean Green got destroyed yesterday... Still better than my 'Noles :[

posted by FLsportsman at 12:54 PM on December 16, 2018

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Big shout out to the user how shared the article a few days ago on Tim Rossovich (https://www.si.com/vault/1971/09/20/612423/hes-burning-to-be-a-success).

Great article, they definitely don't make NFL players like that anymore

posted by FLsportsman at 12:42 PM on December 14, 2018

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Odell Beckham should be used as QB more often...Plus he can kick FGs. Some guys are scouted as "athletes" coming out of college, but Beckham is the best example of an ATH in the NFL since JJ Watt took snaps as a TE and caught a couple TDs a few seasons ago.

P.S.: JJ Watt was robbed from 2014 league MVP thanks to a historic season by Aaron Roger;, Watt had something like 20.5 sacks, 1 safety, 1 INT returned 80yds for 1 TD, and 2TDs off of forced fumbles. On offense, 3 catches, 3 TDs.

posted by FLsportsman at 02:43 PM on December 03, 2018

Chiefs Cut Kareem Hunt After Video of Violence Against Woman

I predict that he'll be on a team next season if he is eligible. Not much of a risky prediction, as his skills and speed are rare among his peers.

posted by FLsportsman at 03:22 PM on December 01, 2018

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

What's the difference between & and &&? I've only been taught to use && in my intro-courses.

posted by FLsportsman at 01:41 PM on November 26, 2018

SportsFilter Has Moved to a New Server

512kb to 1024kb? :P

posted by FLsportsman at 11:42 PM on November 24, 2018

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

FSU just can't catch a break under their new headcoach. Sad to see such undisciplined play on their offense w/ multiple illegal formation penalties.

posted by FLsportsman at 11:41 PM on November 24, 2018

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

A Baseball Bat Dies, and Chopsticks Are Born

The Japanese, meticulous in their approach to baseball, recycling and reuse, have figured out how to make good use of splintered bats.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/25/sports/baseball/chopsticks.html

posted by FLsportsman at 02:03 PM on November 17, 2018

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

John Urschel Goes Pro in Mathematics

"I have, or had, more math talent than football talent," Urschel tells me. "I fully believe this." But the world is on the lookout for football players. His coaches at Canisius, an all-boys Jesuit high school, continually encouraged him to think big, bigger, biggest. If he worked at it, he could play in college. He could play in the Big Ten. There was a chance he could play in the NFL. From his math teachers? Zero. That changed at Penn State, where Urschel enrolled in 2009 to study math and play football. (He was offered a full scholarship to Stanford, but turned it down; he had already committed to PSU.) If you believe in the ideal of the student-athlete you are going to like the story of John Urschel in college a lot.

https://hmmdaily.com/2018/09/28/john-urschel-goes-pro/

posted by FLsportsman at 02:02 PM on November 17, 2018

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Josh McDaniels

Some fans at TB Buccaneers message boards are hoping that he'll become our next HC, while others suspect that the reason he hasn't already been poached from other teams is that there is a backroom deal to anoint him as Belichick's successor.

posted by FLsportsman at 03:41 PM on November 12, 2018

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Navy Man would prefer they wear blues. posted by holden

The jackets the NFL coaches were wearing looked like the Air Force SDU jacket, maybe the Navy Eisenhower jacket, with the army green/brown color. It was an interesting look

posted by FLsportsman at 11:40 AM on November 06, 2018

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Amazing the amount of red flags that were visible on him early on - at UF - and how he was enabled by Urban Meyer, and later on by the Patriots.

posted by FLsportsman at 03:37 PM on November 01, 2018

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Boston Globe has a great serious out about Aaron Hernandez's tragic career and life (tragic because of his upbringing, and throwing away such a promising protectory, leading up to him hanging with the wrong crowd and his horrific crimes): https://apps.bostonglobe.com/spotlight/gladiator/bristol/

I've been listening to it through my NPR app, but that link should lead you there.

posted by FLsportsman at 03:36 PM on November 01, 2018

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Buccaneer's last play of the game: https://streamable.com/427fo

A lateral play

posted by FLsportsman at 04:42 PM on October 14, 2018

Usain Bolt scored two goals in his first professional soccer start

Looks like he's a having a lot of fun out there! On that second goal, what in the world was that defender trying to do to disrupt his own goaltender? lol

posted by FLsportsman at 03:51 PM on October 12, 2018

SportsFilter NFL Pick 'Em Week 5: First Down Browns Edition

edited

posted by FLsportsman at 03:01 PM on October 08, 2018

SportsFilter NFL Pick 'Em Week 5: First Down Browns Edition

Tennessee by 6

Cincinnati by 10 - LOCK

Baltimore by 10

Green Bay by 3

Kansas City by 3

Denver by 6

Pittsburgh by 6

Carolina by 10 - LOCK

L.A. Chargers by 7 - LOCK

Philadelphia by 6

San Francisco by 7

L.A. Rams by 10 - LOCK

Houston by 3

New Orleans by 6 - LOCK

A very unoriginal pick, but I'll be busy capitalizing on the three day weekend and probably won't see any games apart from highlights on Sunday night/Monday morning.

posted by FLsportsman at 12:36 PM on October 06, 2018

SportsFilter NFL Pick 'Em Week 4: Buffalo Did What Edition

Wow... will it be Bears +40? :'(

posted by FLsportsman at 03:04 PM on September 30, 2018

SportsFilter NFL Pick 'Em Week 4: Buffalo Did What Edition

After this Bucs game I'll go back to picking against them to give them a bit of luck, or at least for me to feel better about being blown out.

(Though, Jameis Winston will be as starting QB next week!)

posted by FLsportsman at 02:42 PM on September 30, 2018

SportsFilter NFL Pick 'Em Week 4: Buffalo Did What Edition

Cincinnati by 3

Tampa Bay by 10 - LOCK

Dallas by 3

Green Bay by 10

Philadelphia by 7

Indianapolis by 7

New England by 3 - LOCK

Jacksonville by 7 - LOCK

Oakland by 3

Seattle by 10

New Orleans by 7

Los Angeles Chargers by 3

Pittsburgh by 7

Denver by 7

posted by FLsportsman at 11:59 AM on September 30, 2018

SportsFilter NFL Pick 'Em Week 2: Undefeated Browns Edition

--Missed out on Thursday's game :( --

Carolina by 7

L.A.Chargers by 7

Green Bay by 3

Houston by 9

Cleveland by 3 (!!!)

N.Y.Jets by 10

Pittsburgh by 7

Philadelphia by 14

Washington by 7 (LOCK)

L.A. RAMS by 14

San Francisco by 7

Oakland by 7

New England by 7 (LOCK)

Dallas by 7

Chicago by 3

posted by FLsportsman at 03:57 PM on September 15, 2018

SportsFilter NFL Pick 'Em Week 2: Undefeated Browns Edition

if you pick a team to win and lock it, and that team loses, you are supposed to lose points for that pick...

I thought so as well

posted by FLsportsman at 11:11 PM on September 12, 2018

Play SportsFilter's NFL Pick 'Em Contest

What happens if a game is cancelled or rescheduled by a hurricane (such as if Gordon caused some weather chaos for the NO vs TB game)?

posted by FLsportsman at 12:36 AM on September 05, 2018

Play SportsFilter's NFL Pick 'Em Contest

Atlanta by 3

Pittsburgh by 12

Indianapolis by 3

Tennessee by 10

Minnesota by 7 (LOCK)

New England by 7 (LOCK)

New Orleans by 14 (LOCK)

Jacksonville by 10

Baltimore by 7

Kansas City by 12

Seattle by 3

Washington by 7

Dallas by 3

Green Bay by 7

Detroit by 6

L.A. Rams by 14

posted by FLsportsman at 12:33 AM on September 05, 2018

Vegas Golden Knights Advance to Stanley Cup Final

The Lightning allegedly have a state-of-the-art ice system. They had one heckuva season!

posted by FLsportsman at 09:31 PM on May 26, 2018

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Just bruteforced my way back into my account due to a PC-change (RIP remembered passwords). I promise I'm not some l33t hax0r.

posted by FLsportsman at 09:29 PM on May 26, 2018

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

8 times too big on the side of the helmet like the dang fool Buccaneers did.

We like it that way :).

posted by FLsportsman at 09:28 PM on May 26, 2018

John Harbaugh's Idea to Save the Kickoff

I like this rule. I hated to fill in on special teams in HS due to the blindside nature of that element of the game.

posted by FLsportsman at 09:26 PM on May 26, 2018

Redditor Proves FSU Ineligible to Play Bowl

Hey... FSU worked very hard to get to those six wins! lol

posted by FLsportsman at 08:55 PM on December 22, 2017

NBA Rookies Predict the Rookie of the Year

please no more Lonzo Ball hype -____-

posted by FLsportsman at 10:46 PM on August 22, 2017

Victoria Azarenka Can't Play U.S. Open Because of Custody Case

when parenthood interrupts your dayjob :(

posted by FLsportsman at 10:45 PM on August 22, 2017

Trump Runs Over the Biggest Rule of Golf Green Etiquette

This disgraceful act casts shame upon our nation :(

posted by FLsportsman at 10:43 PM on June 26, 2017

Falcons Advance to NFC Championship

Julio Jones is one of the best receivers in the league! Julio's inside-slant routes are nearly assured insta-first downs.

The falcons were definitely one of the most underrated teams coming into the playoffs.

posted by FLsportsman at 02:10 PM on January 15, 2017

Tampa Bay Rowdies Launch Campaign to Enter MLS

A privately funded renovation plan, with upwards of $80 million dollars being proposed? Preposterous!

posted by FLsportsman at 02:17 PM on December 07, 2016

Carolina RailHawks to Rebrand, Announce Bid for MLS

Best of luck to the Cary, NC team in their bid for MLS!

I've been hoping that my local squad, the Rowdies (NASL), will someday be looked at for an MLS expansion. Any chance of a Rowdies MLS bid anytime soon was likely postponed when Orlando opened their MLS franchise.

posted by FLsportsman at 02:56 PM on December 05, 2016