January 02, 2017

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 - 7 comments

Notre Dame could tell the world they still have a head coach named Kelly, and just quietly change the first name from Brian to Chip.

posted by beaverboard at 10:29 AM on January 02, 2017

Posting 7 miles from Busch Stadium: I'm glad I got my dog walked before the rain set in. The Winter Classic should be....interesting today.

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:53 AM on January 02, 2017

Once again, the Lions have the opportunity to win a big game and fall flat on their faces. Same thing, year in and year out.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 03:21 PM on January 02, 2017

The Rose Bowl broadcast had a cameo appearance by Keith Jackson. It would have been better had they not put him anywhere near a camera or microphone. He does not look good, his speech is halting and occasionally a bit slurred, and in general he shows signs of aging. I would much have preferred to remember him in his prime when the "Whoa, Nellies" came fast and furiously.

The game itself, by the way, is a beauty. 84 total points so far, and they're only 4 1/2 minutes into the 4th quarter.

posted by Howard_T at 08:43 PM on January 02, 2017

No word on whether Nick Saban used a picturesque Tuscaloosa Trolley as the backdrop for abruptly jettisoning Lane Kiffin prior to the upcoming national championship game.

It can't be accurately said that Kiffin was kicked off the team. After the "chewing" he got from Saban a few weeks back, there was no ass left on Lane in which to plant a boot.

posted by beaverboard at 10:15 PM on January 02, 2017

Why Darts is cool.

posted by owlhouse at 02:22 AM on January 03, 2017

I remember seeing that ESPN had some sort of darts finals this past weekend. Hopefully they have it archived on their Roku app. If so, I'll definitely check it out.

I used to shoot darts like a fiend. In fact, I still have a decent set in my car, because you know, just in case there should be a dart board where I'm going. Haven't played in a very looong time, though.

posted by NoMich at 07:15 AM on January 03, 2017

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