September 16, 2017

SportsFilter: The Saturday 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

The Cleveland Indians' historic win streak began the day before a Dollar Dog Night game against the Royals and ended with a Dollar Dog Night game against the Royals.

They played two separate series against both the Royals and Tigers during the course of the streak.

North Korea launched five missiles during that time period, two of them going over Japan.

Harvey became a hurricane the day the streak began and Irma had come and gone before it ended.

By the time Cleveland was finally defeated, both Conor McGregor and the Cassini space probe had succumbed to forces greater than themselves inside the ring(s).

posted by beaverboard at 02:23 PM on September 16, 2017

inside the ring(s)

Well said, sir.

Trevor Bauer has managed to end two such 22-game winning streaks. The first as a member of UCLA's team in 2010.

posted by Howard_T at 06:03 PM on September 16, 2017

Florida beats Tennessee

posted by tommybiden at 08:53 PM on September 16, 2017

The Vols won't want to watch film of the last play. They looked like they were playing for OT instead of defending the bomb, rushing 4 and keeping a backer up to spy the QB. Coverage downfield got stretched accordingly. When the Fla. QB stopped to load up his throw, that should have given safety help adequate time to react. The play looked more like a gutsy, well executed long ball than a Hail Mary.

I can almost imagine McElwain telling the press: "Yeah, we work on Flutie 2 Phelan X Deep Fly every Wednesday in practice".

posted by beaverboard at 11:17 PM on September 16, 2017

How does somebody get behind your secondary on a Hail Mary? Butch Jones must be red-faced about that.

posted by rcade at 04:30 PM on September 17, 2017

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