March 30, 2021

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 - 5 comments

Mediafolks have begun framing the narrative around Eli Manning for an eventual first ballot HoF vote. Football Legend Eli Manning talks BBQ and Retirement

posted by FLsportsman at 09:17 AM on March 30, 2021

After watching the Iowa - UConn women's game and Arkansas - Baylor on the men's side, I'm OK if they stop the show. I feel like I've seen enough tournament. Talent abounds.

I think USC has a chance to upset Gonzaga. They've got enough people. Coaches have them playing sprightly.

But maybe I've got the wrong approach. Maybe I should be thinking watch as much tournament as you can while you can.

posted by beaverboard at 01:21 PM on March 30, 2021

After watching the Iowa - UConn women's game...

*Baylor* - UConn game.

That 4th quarter was a good, tight game. I hate how it ended for Baylor, though, as DiJonai Carrington got clobbered during her shot at the end of the game and there was no call.

posted by NoMich at 03:14 PM on March 30, 2021

USC has a chance to upset Gonzaga

Evan Mobley is the best forward and Suggs the best guard in college hoops this year. USC has an advantage from playing a tougher schedule (astoundingly the PAC12 was fairly strong this year). It will be interesting to see how well the Zags big men fare against top level competition but USC will need a Danny Manning level domination from Mobley to win. Also think Mark Few is a tremendous coach and I expect him to use as many fouls as required from his over abundance of big men to impact Mobley's game .. if they are quick enough to stay with him. Suggs will be tested against a quality senior guard but he thrives in the biggest moments.

posted by cixelsyd at 05:27 PM on March 30, 2021

Excellent analysis, sir, and much more reliable than my idle prediction.

posted by beaverboard at 08:49 PM on March 30, 2021

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