April 21, 2020

SportsFilter: The Tuesday 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

Based on current oil futures contract prices, if I wanted to gas up my old CRV and drive down to join Roger Goodell in his basement for start of the upcoming NFL draft, ExxonMobil would have to pay me around $35.00 to do so.

posted by beaverboard at 09:31 AM on April 21

ExxonMobil would have to pay me around $35.00 to do so.

My F-150 is beginning to look like a money making machine. Now all I have to do is find somewhere that those in authority will let me go.

posted by Howard_T at 11:42 AM on April 21

Of course, the $35.00 would be chicken feed compared to what they'd have to pay me to be in the room with Goodell.

posted by beaverboard at 12:35 PM on April 21

Just heard Gronk trying to join Brady in Tampa.

Both about a decade past their prime so don't expect this to go great for either. I can see Brady's intensity and leadership making the Bucs a better team. Unless a miracle occurs down there please nobody equate their success solely to being pawns of the evil empire.

At least Brady's decision was in play prior to the current pandemic. Really have to question whether Gronk has it all together wanting to move to a state where DeSantis is currently calling the life or death shots.

posted by cixelsyd at 06:27 PM on April 21

The Sunshine State may not be ready for the added dimension that Gronk is capable of bringing to the Florida Man mystique.

posted by beaverboard at 09:17 PM on April 21

Report: U.S. Soccer in perilous financial situation
To remain sane, I coach soccer as sort of a side hustle. Youth and college sports have taken quite a hit this spring and not sure fall will look any better. This news above is quite a shock. Not quite the USMNT not making the World Cup, but pretty close.

posted by prof at 11:35 PM on April 21

Gronk is 30. His prime was 10 years ago when he was drafted? I think you have him confused with everyone the Jags have drafted at that position.

posted by rcade at 12:32 PM on April 22

It's just that Gronk is...well...um...OK, someone has to come out and say it.
This is cradle robbing by the Bucs pure and simple. Gronk is almost 15 years younger than that other guy.

posted by beaverboard at 01:19 PM on April 22

Apparently the NHL is floating an idea of restarting the season, but all divisions play in one arena each? A location for the Metro division games is Raleigh. Uh...no...you can keep your virus-covered players away from my town, thank you very much.

posted by NoMich at 01:40 PM on April 22

Gronk certainly looked past his prime in has last years with the Patriots. Could be injuries or apathy with his situation in NE but he certainly wasn't the Gronk of previous years.

Not many athletes can take 2 years off and return to decent form. Hoping he can.

posted by cixelsyd at 03:45 PM on April 22

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