May 20, 2015

SportsFilter: The Wednesday 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 - 7 comments

Never mind - it was a browser extension. Disregard.

posted by dfleming at 10:14 AM on May 20, 2015

Rumblings are that Mike Babcock is out of Detroit and on his way to Toronto.

If true much challenge, and money, awaits.

posted by cixelsyd at 01:42 PM on May 20, 2015

posted by Ufez Jones at 02:03 PM on May 20, 2015

And it's official

Love one of the first comments:
"He's getting older now and wants shorter seasons to spend more time with his family"

posted by cixelsyd at 03:01 PM on May 20, 2015

It's like Joe Maddon becoming the manager of the Cubs;
If you succeed, you become a living god.
If you fail, you just get thrown on the pile with the rest of them.

Since they are paying over $6million/year, I think I would take that chance if I was Babcock.

However, if he thought the Detroit sports media was nuts, he has NO idea what's coming with the Toronto hockey media frenzy...

posted by grum@work at 03:26 PM on May 20, 2015

I think if anything, Shanahan has institutionally made it really difficult for the Leafs management and ownership to snap-react to a media storm and fire the coach. This is a contract designed with patience in mind. Six years at $6.25m is a heck of a lot of dead weight on a coach to swallow if this isn't a playoff team after two years.

posted by dfleming at 04:06 PM on May 20, 2015

Toronto Argonauts sold, moving to BMO Field

posted by tommybiden at 04:16 PM on May 20, 2015

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