October 23, 2016

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 09:15 AM - 10 comments

Now that the Cubs are no longer the "longest suffering fans to have a team not make the championship series", the following franchises are to be recognized:

NFL - Detroit Lions (1957)

NHL - Toronto Maple Leafs (1967)

MLB - Washington Nationals/Montreal Expos (1969)

NBA - Sacramento Kings/Kansas City Kings/Cincinnati Royals/Rochester Royals (1951)

posted by grum@work at 09:52 AM on October 23, 2016

Love seeing that Orgeron train keep on rolling in Baton Rouge. Coaching change and a new OC has woken those guys up and turned them into a big play beast.

posted by beaverboard at 11:15 AM on October 23, 2016

Curt Schilling joins Breitbart for a "daily online radio show featuring political commentary and calls from listeners. The broadcast will eventually include a video livestream. The show marks Schilling's return to media six months after ESPN fired him for sharing an anti-transgender Facebook post with a message that read: "A man is a man no matter what they call themselves. I don't care what they are, who they sleep with, men's room was designed for the penis, women's not so much. Now you need laws telling us differently? Pathetic."

"He got kicked off ESPN for his conservative views. He's a really talented broadcaster," Breitbart editor in chief Alex Marlow said. "

posted by rumple at 12:21 PM on October 23, 2016

I'm not sure how to reconcile my thoughts on Schilling. I think of his work with ALS and my friends who have that disease, then I hear (or see) the thoughts that come out of his mouth.

Haven't found any evidence that his charitable work is anything less than reputable. Two sides of a complex coin that won't stop spinning, for better or worse.

posted by beaverboard at 01:17 PM on October 23, 2016

Seems like a greater than usual number of "bowls" in the NFL today.

Not sure I'll be able to name all of them.

Hank Stram Legacy Bowl (Saints-Chiefs)
Jack Del Rio Bowl (Raiders-Jags)
Hue Jackson Bowl (Browns-Bengals)
Sam Bradford Bowl (Vikings-Eagles)
Angry Birds Bowl (Seahawks-Cardinals)
Brock Osweiler Bowl (Texans-Broncos)
Hideaway Tavern Grudge Bowl (Bears-Packers)
Blessed Rest Bowl (Panthers- bye week)

And of course the "Will the Rams fire Jeff Fisher on the flight home from London?" Bowl

posted by beaverboard at 01:45 PM on October 23, 2016

A human can be an inspiring, giving figure to people they support and still be an asshole to everyone else. I admire Schilling as an athlete and still think he's a shit businessman and human being. Heck, most awful (and awfully) wealthy people have a few pet projects that they champion that serve the common good. That doesn't make them saints.

posted by Joey Michaels at 04:48 PM on October 23, 2016

Nice job of framing by Breitbart.com. Shilling wasn't fired because his conservative views, he was fired for saying stupid shit.

posted by NoMich at 05:01 PM on October 23, 2016

Shilling wasn't fired because his conservative views, he was fired for saying stupid shit.

To be fair, on Breitbart.com that is pretty much one and the same.

posted by grum@work at 07:17 PM on October 23, 2016

And it looks like Schilling's message is really gaining some momentum in Massachusetts. Schillmentum!

posted by NoMich at 07:57 AM on October 24, 2016

Regional campaign headquarters: last night's Seahawks - Cardinals game was rigged.

posted by beaverboard at 08:41 AM on October 24, 2016

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