September 29, 2014

SportsFilter: The Monday 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 - 9 comments

Cowboys win the Lee Harvey Oswald Invitational at home for the first time in over 20 years.

They compete for the Rcade Cup in early November in Jacksonville in a contest that should prove to be a gut-wrenching test of long standing loyalties.

posted by beaverboard at 08:36 AM on September 29, 2014

Sadly, the Rcade Cup is being held in London this year. It only has been held once in the Insurance capital of Florida, back in 2006.

This game is a tough one for me in seasons when both teams have something to lose by losing. But I didn't expect to face that dilemma this time around.

I guess I'm rooting for Jacksonville to get a late equalizer and for Dallas to score the winner in extra time.

posted by rcade at 10:36 AM on September 29, 2014

Saw the Cowboys were up 24-0 and figured I'd better tune in to watch them fold and lose. To my surprise they actually ran the ball on a few plays when they had the lead.

Even more amazing was the response of the Dallas crowd to running plays. On the possession following the Saints 2nd touchdown putting them within reach the Cowboys handed the ball to Murray on 1st down. Murray and the Cowboys offensive line shredded the Saints defense for a 6 yard gain as they had been doing all game ... and a hush comes over the home crowd.


Either it was complete astonishment on how to respond to a dominating running attack since it has been so long that the Cowboys actually chose to use their strength or the Cowboys fans find it more exciting watching Romo chuck the ball all over and throw a few quick picks to cough up the lead.

posted by cixelsyd at 11:23 AM on September 29, 2014

Sometimes you see a photo and wonder do I want to know?

posted by rcade at 02:22 PM on September 29, 2014

A: Because Josh Reddick.

posted by yerfatma at 03:57 PM on September 29, 2014

Thinking of the possible captioning for that photo, hard to know whether to go with the Reddick or the South Effingham angle.

posted by beaverboard at 05:11 PM on September 29, 2014

Someday a quarterback is going to be lit up doing this trick play. I salute that future linebacker.

posted by rcade at 06:05 PM on September 29, 2014

Fox Sports reporting the Raiders have fired head coach Dennis Allen. It's on Wikipedia, so it must be official.

posted by Bonkers at 11:54 PM on September 29, 2014

Also, Dave Grohl is now starting for the bills.

posted by Bonkers at 12:28 AM on September 30, 2014

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