December 13, 2015

SportsFilter: The Sunday 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

Dear NFL teams,

Can you guys please be a BIT more consistent on "we're a good team!" and "we're a bad team!" designations, so I can feel a little more confident about my future picks. I feel like I might as well flip a coin now when I watch "good" teams suddenly choke, and then win, and then choke again.


posted by grum@work at 09:13 PM on December 13, 2015

You can rely on the Panthers, grummy.

posted by NoMich at 10:11 PM on December 13, 2015

Best 12-1 team in the league.

posted by Etrigan at 11:14 PM on December 13, 2015

What, you mean that you guys DON'T use a coin toss to make your picks?

posted by owlhouse at 03:18 AM on December 14, 2015

If you're tired of being stuck on the good team/bad team roller coaster ride, you could transfer your allegiance to all the consistently mediocre teams that take turns beating each other from week to week. The NFC East and AFC South could become the epicenter of your hopes and dreams. You could pick almost any of 'em to end up 7-9.

Predicting degrees of suckage seems like it's less stressful than predicting degrees of excellence.

Or, there's always the Sesame Street approach. Yesterday, the AFC 3rd playoff seed got elevated back to the 1st seed because two orange teams lost. Sometimes, all the cat teams win. Sometimes they all lose. Same thing goes for the bird teams.

posted by beaverboard at 08:14 AM on December 14, 2015

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