January 19, 2020

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 - 7 comments

Pre-game tweet about SF vs GB from Dee Ford is hilarious

Oh and it is not that Dee Ford

posted by prof at 04:25 PM on January 19, 2020

Welp, we just got robbed of an aesthetic color match-up for Super Bowl 54. I was looking forward to a battle of the bold yellow/green vs red/white. /sigh

posted by NoMich at 09:44 PM on January 19, 2020

The color matchup I want to see and likely never will is Bengals - Lions.

Once upon a time I would have said Browns - Lions, but Cleveland decided to have their current uniforms designed by people who think that condiments are primary colors. Sorry, Odell, but on gameday you look like you got shat on by a crossing guard at a chili contest.

posted by beaverboard at 12:50 AM on January 20, 2020

I've got two weeks to decide what to listen to during the Super Bowl once I mute the insufferable Joe "Pass is...CAUGHT!" Buck.

posted by beaverboard at 01:01 AM on January 20, 2020

I vote for XTC's "Skylarking" on repeat. Maybe mix in some Dukes of Stratosphear if you need to change it up a bit.

posted by NoMich at 07:58 AM on January 21, 2020

I will probably do what I do for certain soccer games, find the Spanish language channel of the game. I understand very little Spanish as I live in a Northern state. As I listen, I can catch numbers, names, and a few keys works like "castigo", but the rest is foreign to me.
My other strategy, usually when the game is on ESPN, is find the SkyCam feed. There are no replays, no sideline shots, and sometimes you do not know who is injured. This means on occasion I have to flip back to the regular broadcast but usually flip right back when I understand what just happened. :)

posted by prof at 09:45 AM on January 21, 2020

Does Kevin Harlan do radio for the Superbowl?

posted by cixelsyd at 11:31 AM on January 21, 2020

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