March 05, 2021

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 - 12 comments

If you've run out of things to do while waiting to get scheduled for a Covid vaccine, you can tap into the growing hysteria surrounding the Russell Wilson situation in Seattle.

There are some folks that definitely need to switch to decaf and sit down to watch a few episodes of the British baking show.

On the other hand, maybe all the hubbub is part of God's plan to de-Kiper America.

God is in for a long day. Kiper can spin anything into the ongoing effort to sustain his relevance.

posted by beaverboard at 08:20 AM on March 05, 2021

Walter Gretzky, father of The Great One,' dead at 82

posted by tommybiden at 09:00 AM on March 05, 2021

Flames fire head coach Geoff Ward, bring back Darryl Sutter

posted by tommybiden at 11:48 AM on March 05, 2021

You would think there would be another Sutter lying around they could try out.

posted by yerfatma at 04:31 PM on March 05, 2021

You would think there would be another Sutter lying around they could try out.

Gary, perhaps?

posted by tommybiden at 07:50 PM on March 05, 2021


posted by beaverboard at 07:57 PM on March 05, 2021

Not going to say she's lying around. That would be inappropriate.

posted by beaverboard at 07:58 PM on March 05, 2021

How about a "Suter"? Might be worth less money because there is one less T?

posted by NoMich at 09:53 PM on March 05, 2021

A lot less money. In some parts of California, the name Sutter is pure gold.

posted by beaverboard at 11:39 PM on March 05, 2021

I had to Google to find out who Trista is.
That's 20 seconds of my life I'll never get back.

posted by tommybiden at 09:33 AM on March 06, 2021

If you google "drama" and "dysfunction" and then type in "not Texans" and "not Jets", Trista's name should pop right up to the top of the search results.

When my kids were young (before Facebook and smart phones) and I was always driving one of them to the dentist, I found myself continually faced with stacks of People magazines in the waiting room. I would speed skim through several issues while they were in the chair, and then a day or two later I would blow their minds by casually mentioning an arcane factoid about a celebrity out of the blue.

I referenced adolescent culture heroes they were sure I didn't know even existed, let alone had accumulated any dirt on. I'd walk past the dinner table and say something like "I wish Paris Hilton hadn't violated her probation" and they would look at each other in stunned silence.

Once you have more than two kids, you can't play man to man anymore. You have to play zone. And the best way to keep order in the household is not through fear and intimidation, but through managed uncertainty and keeping people off balance.

He knew that? What else does he know? That we don't know he knows? What happened to the separate world we once had all to ourselves?

posted by beaverboard at 02:14 PM on March 06, 2021

Please don't ever change. I loved every single word in that comment. I have one kid but she's got enough game I should consider moving to a zone.

posted by yerfatma at 07:56 PM on March 08, 2021

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