January 07, 2022

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 - 5 comments

New York Times to purchase The Athletic

Future headline: The Athletic to lay off 99% of its writers

posted by NoMich at 09:44 AM on January 07, 2022

Oh no. It is never good to be on the Acquisition side of the M&A game. And that is all it is: a game for executives to increase the value of their own options in the short term.

posted by cixelsyd at 10:30 AM on January 07, 2022

I'll re-enter if I see the NFL picks thread but in case I forget

Chiefs by 7
Cowboys by 7
Buccaneers by 7
Vikings by 7
Bengals by 7
Packers by 7
Colts by 7
Patriots by 7
Saints by 7
Bills by 7
Ravens by 7
Titans by 7
WFT by 7
Chargers by 7
Rams by 7
Cardinals by 7

posted by tron7 at 03:34 PM on January 07, 2022

Yeah, like tron I think I better get some picks in now.

Chefs (great googly moogly) by 14 Cowboys by 6 Packers by 7 Colts by 13 LOCK WFT by 6 Bears by 3 Titans by 7 Steelers by 3 Bengals by 7 Niners by 4 Buccaneers by 6 Cardinals by 10 Dolphins by 4 Saints by 13

Who Dey!?

posted by tahoemoj at 05:50 PM on January 07, 2022

Per Front Office Sports, NCAA athletes are doing well in the era of Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) marketing. Football players have received nearly half (47%) of the money so far spent. To my surprise, women basketball players have earned 27.3%, far outpacing their male counterparts who have picked up 15.6%. Perhaps this should be no surprise, because many of the more recognizable players turn professional after a very short college career.

posted by Howard_T at 11:01 PM on January 07, 2022

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