March 20, 2020

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

Normally at this time of year, everyone in North Carolina would be focused on college basketball and might not even notice the escapades of Senator Burr.

posted by beaverboard at 09:31 AM on March 20, 2020

Chas. Barkley is selling his pinnacle sports awards to fund affordable housing in his Alabama hometown.

May the bidding be brisk.

posted by beaverboard at 01:45 PM on March 20, 2020

Best line I've read in a while comes from Jimmy Failla, a Fox Radio talking head. In an article about Brady leaving the Patriots for Tampa, Failla notes the accomplishments of Coach Belichick without Brady, among which are, "He coached the Cleveland Browns for 5 years without developing a drinking problem." The entire article has a number of good one-liners, and it's worth a few minutes. Find it in the Opinion section of (if ye dare to tread there).

posted by Howard_T at 02:02 PM on March 20, 2020

Here's a direct link to the article

posted by NoMich at 02:16 PM on March 20, 2020

"...Belichick coached the Patriots to an 11-5 record with Matt Cassel under center. MATT CASSEL! That's like guiding Gronk to victory in the Scripp's National Spelling Bee."

That's gold, right there

posted by NoMich at 02:18 PM on March 20, 2020

Matt Cassel himself has been quotable at times. When asked if he was discouraged to be the backup for Heisman Trophy winners Carson Palmer and Matt Leinart at USC, he said, in effect, "Heck no - for all we know, I might have been the third best quarterback in the entire country".

posted by beaverboard at 02:55 PM on March 20, 2020

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