April 21, 2015

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

Friends remember ex-Bear Doug Buffone

posted by BornIcon at 09:15 AM on April 21, 2015

I'm BAAA-aack!

posted by grum@work at 09:35 AM on April 21, 2015

Chip Kelly's also signed two deals in the process - one with ESPN, to exchange a ratings boost until training camp in exchange for the nickname "Roster Whisperer" - and another with God, where he's agreed to employ the second-coming in exchange for two miracle catches and a pardoning of Riley Cooper on his way to the afterland.

posted by dfleming at 10:00 AM on April 21, 2015

The funny part about the return of Tim Tebow is that I was planning to post a fake story about the Bears signing Tebow on April Fools' Day, but work got in the way.

Instead, the Eagles turn a prank into reality for me...

posted by grum@work at 11:23 AM on April 21, 2015

That's some good eatin'!

posted by grum@work at 11:24 AM on April 21, 2015

"From the people who bring you food at school, hospital, and prison cafeterias comes - food that's shitty at the ballpark! Film at 11."

Seriously though - how bad do you have to be as a company to fuck up something I made to perfection at 5-years-old?

posted by dfleming at 11:40 AM on April 21, 2015

I saw recent photos of Tebow working out and his arms and upper body are twice as big as they ever were before. We already discussed that he was probably too muscularly overdeveloped to throw effectively to begin with.

Olive Oyl must live in Philly. Hope she's a virgin.


If you fuck up meat-based stadium food in KC, local steak and BBQ restaurant owners of great repute should have the right to send you to a CIA dark site.

posted by beaverboard at 11:56 AM on April 21, 2015

Bryan Price, manager of the Cincinnati Reds, went off on a bizarre, profane-laden rant yesterday at a Reds beat writer for reporting all the things he finds out about the Reds - particularly, players who are either being sent down and/or called up and haven't been notified by the team yet.

Particularly interesting is when Price lectures the writer on his own job: "Your job is not to sniff out every f****** thing is about the Reds and f****** put it out there for every other f****** guy to hear. It's not your job."

posted by dfleming at 01:19 PM on April 21, 2015

for reporting all the things he finds out about the Reds - particularly, players who are either being sent down and/or called up and haven't been notified by the team yet.

I'm pretty sure that the management's fault, not the reporter. Why would the reporter assume that they'd be tipped about this demotion before the player himself even knew about it?

Also, Lee Elia, Tommy Lasorda, Hal McRae, and Earl Weaver welcome Mr. Price to their club.

posted by grum@work at 02:55 PM on April 21, 2015

Yeah - like, isn't the first thing you do when you cut a guy is call him into your office to tell him? It seems like Mr. Price was trying to game other teams by controlling information for a period of time and it backfired - which considering the dumpster fire that is the Reds right now, seems like a worse use of his time than encouraging his sorry team to play better.

posted by dfleming at 04:27 PM on April 21, 2015

Incidentally, a friend of mine is a Reds fan and expressed today he's seen "uncomfortable amounts of Kevin Gregg" so far this year. I commiserated, as my own upper bound for Kevin Gregg appearances is 0.

posted by dfleming at 04:28 PM on April 21, 2015

Nice nail biter in the IPL today. Kings XI needed 100+ runs with only 50 some odd balls to go against Rajasthan and took the match in the super over. I haven't had much of a chance to watch any IPL games yet this season, so this was a fun way to start.

posted by NoMich at 07:49 PM on April 21, 2015

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