February 14, 2014

SportsFilter: The Friday 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 - 6 comments

The NFL's report on the Martin case. Judging by the table of contents (pdf), you'll be shocked to know it was all fault of the locker room and the team had no idea.

posted by yerfatma at 10:36 AM on February 14, 2014

I can understand that most of the stuff involving Martin could've been missed by staff (texts, strip clubs, etc. - not where the staff are) - but the assistant trainer stuff I can't. The head trainer knew about it, as did multiple Dolphins employees who witnessed it. The offensive line coach as also aware of some of what's going on overall.

So - Philbin gets praise for bringing a conduct manual with him, but has absolutely no responsibility or knowledge of whether or not the players are actually following it. That's bullshit. If you are the leader of an organization, you are responsible for what the players do. Good leadership is a reflection of your enforcing your values - bad leadership is this.

So Philbin, if he knew nothing about any of it, is a shit leader for having his passion for locker room conduct end at the printing of a manual.

posted by dfleming at 11:57 AM on February 14, 2014

At least we now know the true genesis of Incognito's tweets a couple of days ago. He must've been going crazy waiting for the report knowing the axe was going to fall squarely on his neck.

posted by NerfballPro at 12:08 PM on February 14, 2014

Like him as an announcer or not, Johnny Weir has been a fantastic big gay middle finger to Putin thus far.

posted by tahoemoj at 01:31 PM on February 14, 2014

I like that, but Russia isn't seeing Weir aside from the times he is going around Sochi being fabulous. His TV work only is being seen in America.

posted by rcade at 04:56 PM on February 14, 2014

His TV work only is being seen in America.

Why you gotta rain on Johnny's parade? Of course, you're right, but still....

I hope at least that Vlad is aware of the joke on him.

posted by tahoemoj at 05:12 PM on February 14, 2014

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