March 18, 2020

SportsFilter: The Wednesday 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 - 4 comments

You should hear the nasty things that Felger and his fellow Boston sports radio yakkers are saying about Tampa Bay. And the stuff they were saying about places like Buffalo before it became clear that Tom Brady was going to the Bucs. Those guys can't ever eat dinner or stay overnight in those places if they value their personal safety.

I'm a former Tampa resident. I enjoyed my time there. It's not the sinkhole that the radio guys say it is.

The main thing that worried me about Tom going to Tampa was the sight of him in a Bucs helmet with that giant flag on the sides. Thankfully, the team is apparently going back to their previous pewter and red Dungy-Gruden era look, which now is considered a classic. That would (I hope) include the original smaller pirate flag logo on the helmet.

I know that some folks like the giant flag look, but it always reminds me of all the roadside fireworks stands I used to drive past on Rt 17 in Georgia and the Carolinas before I-95 was put in.

Note to rcade: in the old days, if you were driving north out of Duval, the four lane divided highway world ended at Yulee*, and the two lane highway would take over, choked with fast moving logging trucks heading for the paper mills along the coast. If you wanted to pass that four door Buick towing an Airstream, you did so at your own risk.

*Hometown of Pats and Ravens wrecker Derrick Henry

posted by beaverboard at 09:09 AM on March 18, 2020

I prefer the original look for the Bucs. Creamsicle for the win!

posted by NoMich at 09:29 AM on March 18, 2020

Big Sport is struggling to pivot to its new position of immense irrelevance.

Say what you will about our monumentally mind-warping new reality but it certainly offers the opportunity to type sentences that might have appeared to be facetious attempts at satire a mere fortnight ago. Sentences like, "Manchester United are working from home." Or, "West Ham's Karren Brady has suggested there is an antidote to the deadly coronavirus pandemic."

posted by rumple at 12:36 PM on March 18, 2020

Marina Hyde, Lady of Penweapon, First of Her Name.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:46 AM on March 19, 2020

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