November 16, 2019

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 - 9 comments

Looking back at an old "Chart Party" video from SBNation/Jon Bois, it's amazing how quickly it became out of date.

In the video, the following statements were made and have since become invalid:

  • A list of teams was displayed under the heading "Schools that have never won an NCAA tournament game". Included in that list were Buffalo, UMBC, and Marshall. All of them have won an NCAA tournament game.
  • #1 Seed winning %, first round = 100%, #16 Seed winning %, first round = 0%. Of course, UMBC upset Virginia that very month the video came out.
  • Of the 122 professional sports teams in the NHL/NBA/MLB/NFL, only three have not won a playoff round: Winnipeg Jets, Columbus Blue Jackets, Washington Nationals. All three of them did so in the last 6 months.
  • There are 122 professional sports teams in the big four leagues that have made the playoffs. There are now 123 professional sports teams in the NHL/NBA/MLB/NFL, as Vegas Golden Knights played in the playoffs that year AND won at least one round.

posted by grum@work at 09:21 AM on November 16

Kaepernick's NFL workout sounds like a scam and a setup.

posted by rumple at 07:51 PM on November 16

I'm surprised the league didn't try to move the workout up to Friday so they could get it over with while everyone was still talking about the helmet bashing incident.

You can't even run an impeachment hearing with Myles Garrett out there taking the top off the news cycle.

posted by beaverboard at 10:46 AM on November 17

@grum Almost always as soon as you talk about something on TV it happens. "X hasn't scored against (tonight's opponents) on the road." 10 minutes later, X has scored. Probably twice.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:51 AM on November 17

Stephen Gostkowski and Justin Tucker still have vigilante gangs out looking for the announcers that jinxed them. I think Harrison Butker does too.

posted by beaverboard at 12:23 PM on November 17

Kaepernick's NFL workout sounds like a scam and a setup.

I don't disagree with that assessment, but is there a reason that Kaepernick couldn't set up his own workout on amenable terms?

posted by bender at 07:49 PM on November 17

Narrator: In the end, he did just that.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:23 AM on November 18

Narrator: In the end, he did just that.

I guess what I meant was, is there a reason that he didn't do that before?

posted by bender at 11:34 AM on November 18

No teams would attend?

posted by billsaysthis at 11:21 AM on November 19

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