September 13, 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 - 14 comments

Golden Knights goaltender Robin Lehner took a shot to the neck Saturday night. A hit in that unprotected area reminded me of the cricketer who got killed by a pitched ball to the neck a few years ago. The NHL should reassess whether the lack of neck protection is wise.

posted by rcade at 12:25 PM on September 13

I feel like that the Raiders are destined to win the Super Bowl this season. The CBS score bug has them listed as only LV. As in, Super Bowl LV.

posted by NoMich at 01:53 PM on September 13

Something I've mused over before, since the city is Tampa, but there is a Tampa Bay. Is the team the Tampa Bay / Buccaneers or the Tampa / Bay Buccaneers?

posted by bender at 04:20 PM on September 13

The former. Or maybe the latter? The Tampa / Bay Lightning sure beats plain ol' non-bay lightning any day.

posted by NoMich at 04:37 PM on September 13

Is the team the Tampa Bay / Buccaneers or the Tampa / Bay Buccaneers?

This leads to a similar question, is it the New England / Patriots, or is it the New / England Patriots? I lean to the latter because the quarterback wears a different number now.

posted by Howard_T at 04:58 PM on September 13

Ask the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

posted by Ufez Jones at 06:51 PM on September 13

rcade will advise you not to spend much time pondering the Bucs name question, as the Jags are currently the state's only relevant team.

posted by beaverboard at 08:01 PM on September 13

How?! Haven't they released 75% of their team? How did they win today's game? And don't get me started on the stupid Lions.

posted by NoMich at 08:53 PM on September 13

You guys are alright.

posted by bender at 09:06 AM on September 14

The Jags won despite giving up 200 more yards than the Colts and never forcing the Colts to punt.

posted by rcade at 10:16 AM on September 14

So, their game plan is to dare the other team to win? "We ain't doing anything. The field's all yours. WE DARE YOU TO WIN!" And the other team just melts under the power of that heat?

posted by NoMich at 10:45 AM on September 14

As plans go, it's better than "beat 'em with Bortles."

posted by rcade at 01:09 PM on September 14

This is true

posted by NoMich at 01:22 PM on September 14

If Bortles could have grown a decent mustache, he might still be in the league.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 06:35 PM on September 14

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