August 29, 2017

SportsFilter: The Tuesday 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

Astros to play Rangers series at home of Tampa Bay Rays

posted by tommybiden at 11:06 AM on August 29, 2017

Matthew Stafford signs richest NFL deal ever, $135M all told, $90+M guaranteed, and yet fairly cap-friendly. Because of course he deserves more than Aaron RodgersTom BradyDerick Carr.

posted by billsaysthis at 05:58 PM on August 29, 2017

Matthew Stafford took the Detroit Lions to the playoffs 3 of the last 6 years.

The Detroit Lions.

He deserves every penny.

posted by cixelsyd at 10:22 AM on August 30, 2017

Matthew Stafford took them to the playoffs last season while the defense was busy being ranked 32nd in DVOA...yes, he does deserve it...

posted by MeatSaber at 08:48 PM on August 30, 2017

Even at 135 mil, it seems a little light. I think the Lions could have asked the Celtics to toss in a future second rounder as a cherry topper. When you're already getting too much, it never hurts to ask for more.

I would say that the Lions are more justified in overpaying Stafford than Scott Mitchell, but that's about as far as I would go in trying to rationalize it.

posted by beaverboard at 07:50 AM on August 31, 2017

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