January 13, 2020

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 - 10 comments

Respectfully requesting that rcade change the SpoFi NFL pick 'em prize from camo pants to a thoughtful selection of Sussex Royal merchandise.

posted by beaverboard at 08:47 AM on January 13

It's depressing to think that I'd be higher in the standings for the pick'em if I simply skipped the first two rounds of the playoffs.

posted by grum@work at 09:18 AM on January 13

There is no way in hell that Tennessee can beat Kansas City, right? Right?!

posted by NoMich at 09:50 AM on January 13

I cleverly locked only one game each week. New Orleans over Minnesota in week one, and Baltimore over Tennessee this week. I really know how to pick my moments.

posted by tahoemoj at 11:42 AM on January 13

There is no way in hell that Tennessee can beat Kansas City, right?

The Titans' goal is to keep it a tight, low scoring game and get into a situational coaching and clock management duel in the last 4 minutes. That's when we'll find out if Andy Reid is wearing boxers or briefs.

The game might end up being a reenactment of the Bills - Giants Super Bowl. Except that Butker would probably give KC a better chance of winning the game than Scott Norwood gave the Bills. (Not dissing Norwood - a lot of kickers would have missed that kick - both back then and this year.)

posted by beaverboard at 12:54 PM on January 13

There is no way in hell that Tennessee can beat Kansas City, right? Right?!

There certainly is. KC isn't great at stopping the run, 26th best versus Baltimore who Tenn shredded at 6th, and Tennessee is the best running team in decades. KC's offense needs touches to heat up. If KC goes 3 and out in a few early possessions Tenn has a great chance to run run run and use up the clock.

The game might end up being a reenactment of the Bills - Giants Super Bowl

Exactly. Giants had a 40.5 to 19.5 time of possession that game. Giants that year also beat the favored 49ers by running the ball and keeping the 49ers offense off of the field and getting a few huge turnovers from their defense.

posted by cixelsyd at 01:40 PM on January 13

SpoFi lunch on Kona with @ufez: photo proof

posted by billsaysthis at 09:08 PM on January 13

Nice! I've been seeing some of his photos on twitter

posted by NoMich at 10:16 PM on January 13

2 questions:

1. Who is on left / right?

2. When are you guys going to host the first annual Spofi conference on Kona?

posted by cixelsyd at 10:40 AM on January 14

Ufi is the one on the left. I can tell by the Cardinals shirt

posted by NoMich at 11:04 AM on January 14

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