September 30, 2019

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 - 6 comments

Raiders' Vontaze Burfict suspended for 2019 NFL season over reckless hit: Too much, too little, just right?

posted by billsaysthis at 12:29 PM on September 30, 2019

The spearing

posted by billsaysthis at 12:30 PM on September 30, 2019

Season suspension sounds like a reasonable penalty. I wouldn't complain if it was longer.

posted by bender at 04:28 PM on September 30, 2019

The league is doing the Raiders a favor, but 'this guy' needs to be turfed for good. He's got no respect for his fellow athletes and isn't deserving of the opportunity to compete.

posted by cixelsyd at 05:01 PM on September 30, 2019

I'm fine with that. Blowing kisses as he was leaving the field showed me that he didn't care.

posted by grum@work at 05:12 PM on September 30, 2019

Gruden is upset because the team will be without a captain for the rest of the season. You made Burfict a captain? You deserve whatever happens.

But hey, at least the Raiders got Incognito back from his suspension (for disorderly conduct at a funeral home). And they don't have to worry about Antonio any more. When you have an all Eagle Scout roster, if you're the coach or GM, every day's a great day, and you just can't wait to get to work in the morning.

And it's all being done with Mark Davis' money - of which he has less than almost every other owner in the league.

posted by beaverboard at 06:14 PM on September 30, 2019

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