December 06, 2019

SportsFilter: The Friday 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

Checking to see if Mitch Trubisky and Ryan Tannehill had appointments at the Q.E.C.* on or around the same date.

*Quarterback Enhancement Clinic

posted by beaverboard at 08:28 AM on December 06

On this day in 1956

posted by beaverboard at 09:06 AM on December 06

Richard Sherman weighs in on the Tim Ryan situation in San Francisco (from The Athletic which requires a subscription*):

News of the suspension came long after Wednesday's practice ended. On Thursday, players were quick to defend Ryan, with Sherman saying there was merit to what Ryan said " the 49ers indeed lost sight of the ball in Baltimore.

"I understand how it can be taken under a certain context and be offensive to some, but if you're saying, Hey, this is a brown ball. They're wearing dark colors and he has a brown arm' " honestly, sometimes we were having trouble seeing (the ball) on film," Sherman said.

"(Jackson's) making the play fake and sometimes he's swinging his arm really fast and you're like, "OK, does he have the ball on that play?' Then you look up and (running back Mark) Ingram's running it," Sherman continued. "So it was technically a valid point. ... But you can always phrase things better, you can always phrase things and not say his black skin.' But I've had a relationship with him since I got here. And he's never been anything but a great guy and a professional and a guy who takes his job seriously. So it's unfortunate that that's what it came to."

Ryan issued a statement on Wednesday apologizing for his word choice and also spent time at the team hotel apologizing to players.

* - worth every penny

posted by NoMich at 09:12 AM on December 06

Everton vs Liverpool, 1902 aka The Last Derby Everton Won.

posted by billsaysthis at 10:44 AM on December 06

You know it's December when the Cowboys begin finding it impossible to win a game even if they are heavy favorites. I'd bet they actually lose their team practices as well.

* - worth every penny

Agreed. The best sportswriters from these parts are all with The Athletic.

posted by cixelsyd at 10:44 AM on December 06

I'll third The Athletic praise. I grabbed a sub when it was cheap back in February, and it was great for my fantasy baseball (my original reasoning) but I learned A LOT more about basketball (while following the Raptors reports) than I had ever before.

posted by grum@work at 11:35 PM on December 06

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