September 07, 2015

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 - 5 comments

As Parliament Funkadelic's George Clinton once said:

"This shit ain't over."

posted by beaverboard at 03:36 PM on September 07, 2015

From BB's link: The league is just pouring gasoline on an already roaring fire. Brady will probably be at his fiercest in 2015, and that's a terrifying thought for the rest of the NFL.

This is a fun narrative to push, but I think Brady will play the way he was going to play if DeflateGate never happened. He's got 13 NFL teams circling the Super Bowl champs on their calendar and is in the Roger Murtaugh phase of his career.

posted by rcade at 04:20 PM on September 07, 2015

What led to Geno Smith's broken jaw: "The dispute was over $600 -- the amount of a plane ticket that Enemkpali bought for Smith to attend his youth football camp in Texas. Smith was unable to attend and didn't reimburse him."

That $600 argument cost Enemkpali $1.5 million in contract money over the next three seasons.

posted by rcade at 05:22 PM on September 07, 2015

Tom Brady has a Trump "Make America Great Again" hat in his locker.

posted by rcade at 06:14 PM on September 07, 2015

He' the Roger Murtaugh phase of his career.

I'm not looking for Brady to necessarily come out guns a blazing at the start of the season. He didn't look that great in the preseason, and the online yakkers are full of chit chat about the toll that the flation case has taken on him, he's bitter and short tempered, the marriage is in trouble, yada, yada.

And now he's having to answer questions about the Trump hat, among other things. Got himself well occupied with lots of stuff other than football and may not really be ready to go. Just what the coach wants.

posted by beaverboard at 03:28 PM on September 08, 2015

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