September 10, 2015

SportsFilter: The Thursday 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

I still think the Pats should kick off their 2015 Fuck The NFL campaign by starting Garoppolo tonight without saying a word about it before or afterward. No comment, no explanation, no ratings bonanza for the league. The goal is to win a 14-13 ballgame with the backup QB, Parcells style.

But if they were going to do that, they probably wouldn't have cut Jonas Gray (which I wish they hadn't done).

posted by beaverboard at 08:49 AM on September 10, 2015

Being stuck with a journeyman starting QB comes at a cost.

Available ticketing for this Sunday's games as of this morning --

Titans at Bucs: 1600 unsold seats remaining

Browns at Jets: 7100 unsold seats remaining

In the first year of his top of the draft rookie package, Jameis Winston is only making around 85K per game more than Ryan Fitzpatrick. Jameis is virtually even money with Josh McCown's deal.

posted by beaverboard at 09:34 AM on September 10, 2015

The AV Club's Block and Tackle returns for another NFL season. Sadly, Gregg Easterbrook is nowhere to be found . . .

posted by yerfatma at 04:05 PM on September 10, 2015

According to the Legend of El Donaldo:

"All that glitters is goooaled"

posted by beaverboard at 04:23 PM on September 10, 2015

"I went to the NFL game last night."

"How was it?"

"Great. Ellie Goulding performed!"

"What was the score?"

"I don't know!"

The NFL won't rest until every single game has a pop singer performing beforehand who's a total unknown to the majority of fans inside the stadium.

Does the Premiership ever do anything like this? I'd think it would be regarded as ridiculous.

posted by rcade at 08:13 PM on September 10, 2015

That Trump/football promo is fantastic.

posted by grum@work at 10:20 PM on September 10, 2015

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