September 26, 2020

SportsFilter: The Saturday 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

The Dallas Stars have enough Finns on the team to find their sisu and win this series.

posted by NoMich at 12:21 PM on September 26

That game last night was infuriating, but I won't get into that.

Apparently the last time a team came back from being down 1-3 and won the cup was the 1942 Maple Leafs (and they actually came back from 0-3).

Maybe we'll get another classic Tampa choke job, but I'm definitely pessimistic about it.

posted by Ufez Jones at 01:10 PM on September 26

The team has been recharged since Stamkos came back to the lineup.

Florida is a sports state this year!

In chronological order of possibly winning championships in their respective sports:
Lightning, Heat, TB Rays, and Buccaneers :).

posted by FLsportsman at 06:43 PM on September 26

No Stamkos tonight

posted by NoMich at 07:42 PM on September 26

The Bucs look like a reasonable bet to win their division with the Falcons mired in competitive mediocrity and the Saints looking vulnerable after a solid loss to the Raiders.

Maybe the Raiders are just that much improved, and are going to shock some people.

I guess I should mention the Panthers for the sake of inclusivity and to avoid upsetting NoMich.

posted by beaverboard at 08:26 PM on September 26

Mike Leach doesn't appear to be intimidated by coaching in the SEC. His MSU QB put up 600 plus yards of air attack on defending champ LSU. In Baton Rouge no less.

And if Leach feels the urge to school any of his players, Starkville is an epicenter of wood products research. No doubt some folks from the College of Forest Resources could furnish the coach with a hell of a woodshed if the need arose.

posted by beaverboard at 10:25 PM on September 26

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