December 29, 2019

SportsFilter: The Sunday 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 - 11 comments

Looks like we got us a match up of the Tigers for the college football big boy championship. That OSU v Clemson game was a pretty damn good one last night.

posted by NoMich at 09:10 AM on December 29

It's remarkable how well OSU and Oklahoma made head coaching transitions from Meyer and Stoops to Riley and Day. While other storied programs have bumbled around, struggling to find the right guy and regain relevance.

For LSU, it's beat Clemson while you can. Joe Burrow was preceded by several ordinary QB's and there's no telling if Orgeron will ever get another one as good as Burrow. Meanwhile, Clemson is in the process of nailing down a lights out recruiting class.

The thing I don't like about the bowl season coming to an end is that college football coverage immediately switches over to all Kiper all the time for an interminable number of weeks.

posted by beaverboard at 10:05 AM on December 29

The Panthers have something to play for today: Christian McCaffrey needs only a few more receiving yards to become just the third player to have 1000 yards in receiving and rushing. He would follow Roger Craig and Marshall Faulk to attain that kind of production in a single season.

posted by NoMich at 03:00 PM on December 29

He got it. Plus, he set a single season reception record for running backs. Poor Christian, he had a season for the ages, but the Panthers were a pretty shitty team this year, so no MVP conversation for him. Well, that and Lamar Jackson's season.

posted by NoMich at 04:39 PM on December 29

The Belichick coaching tree almost raised hell with both the AFC and NFC playoff pictures.

But the Lions couldn't quite pull it off.

posted by beaverboard at 05:21 PM on December 29

The Belichick Charlie Brown Christmas coaching tree, you mean?

posted by NoMich at 05:59 PM on December 29

Detroit got the Peanuts tree, but Miami may have gotten the makings of a stalwart oak. Time will tell.

It's so comforting going into the year 2020 knowing that Matt Patricia and Dan Quinn have managed to hang onto their jobs.

posted by beaverboard at 07:06 PM on December 29

National treasure Kevin Harlan called two games simultaneously at the end of the Chiefs and Patriots games.

posted by rcade at 10:31 PM on December 29

He is indeed a national treasure. I love his calls

posted by NoMich at 10:50 PM on December 29

Oh boy. Seattle got hosed by the non-call on the pass interference there near the end of the game. Wow

posted by NoMich at 11:28 PM on December 29

Yes, they might have gotten hosed by the non-call, but getting the delay of game call at the 1 yard line was their own doing and I have a hard time feeling any sympathy for them after that.

posted by grum@work at 10:54 AM on December 30

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