December 18, 2012

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle:

A place to discuss the sports stories that aren't making news, share links that aren't quite front-page material, and diagram plays on your hand. Remember to count to five Mississippi before commenting in anger.

posted by huddle to general at 06:00 AM - 12 comments

Mark Sanchez is a horrible QB, and the fact he's still on the field, even after a few years of experience under his belt, is proof what a terrible, clueless organization the Jets are.

posted by dyams at 06:05 AM on December 18, 2012

Mark Sanchez (after 61 games)
68 TD, 68 INT, 72.0 Rating, 55.2% completion

Joe Namath (after 61 games)
88 TD, 98 INT, 69.5 Rating, 50.2% completion

Sounds like Sanchez is on his way to a HOF career!

posted by grum@work at 10:04 AM on December 18, 2012

He does essentially guarantee a playoff spot and home field advantage every year .....

for the Patriots.

posted by cixelsyd at 10:11 AM on December 18, 2012

Next year Sanchez cost ~$8m to keep and $17m to cut. So we get to enjoy at least one more season.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 10:17 AM on December 18, 2012

Given how inept the Jets were this season, I was a little astonished they were still mathematically in the playoff chase going into Week 15. That's probably a testament to the general weakness of the AFC when you discount three of the four division leaders.

Jets management has no credibility and I'd be shocked if Tannenbaum, Ryan, and at least half the coaching staff weren't removed from the staff at season's end.

posted by NerfballPro at 10:35 AM on December 18, 2012

Jets and Bills may find themselves in a race to replace quite shortly. Quicker trigger might get the better coach. Bills need to move first - hard to pitch the allure of snow globe football against the charms of the Jersey superfund lowlands.

posted by beaverboard at 11:33 AM on December 18, 2012

NerfballPro is spot on--the management team escaping this debacle will make a highly entertaining movie a few years on if they do--but I think Beaverboard is disingenuous about the relative allure since Manhattan is a lot closer to East Rutherford than Buffalo.

posted by billsaysthis at 12:16 PM on December 18, 2012

I guess the fact that 19 vials of steroids (and 64 needles and 47 syringes) were found in Andy Reid's son's locker might become a bigger story if the media were interested in going after the NFL. The fact that he was a volunteer strength and conditioning coach for the Eagles probably isn't important.

posted by grum@work at 12:44 PM on December 18, 2012

Remember the NHL?
Here is one blogger's choice for the top 10 (11?) hockey photos for 2012.

posted by grum@work at 12:53 PM on December 18, 2012

Remember the NHL? I hope these guys get back to the ice soon!

posted by mlb321 at 01:47 PM on December 18, 2012

NHL lockout doing alarming' damage to brand.

I say bravo, to both the League and the PA, bravo indeed for your displays of spinal fortitude in sticking to so steadfastly to your demands. Surely nothing could go wrong by cancelling yet another full season.

posted by NoMich at 03:18 PM on December 18, 2012

"But there was simply no way we weren't acknowledging adult film star Taylor Stevens' ample contribution to Stanley Cup Playoff lore. ... DeBoer managed to remain focused during her appearances behind the bench, despite it looking like he was about to be assaulted by two bald dwarves."

And now there's coffee all over my screen.

posted by billsaysthis at 12:00 PM on December 19, 2012

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