October 11, 2022

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 - 10 comments

Since my Tigers and Cubs sucked royally this year I don't really have a dog in this year's playoffs. So here are my rooting interests in order:

Seattle Mariners How awesome would it be to see the Big 4's longest playoff drought be quenched by a championship trophy? Answer: extremely awesome.

San Diego Padres A fun team to watch even without Tatis, Jr. in the line-up. Besides, they're due for a championship!

Cleveland Guardians 1) they finally changed their team name away from something racist and 2) they're also due.

Los Angeles Dodgers OK, they're not due, but they are a fun team to watch.

Philadelphia Phillies I don't know, I guess I'm just ambivalent about them.

New York Yankees I don't hate them as much as I hate the Astros.

Houston Astros I will never forgive them for their cheap shot at the Cubs. One of the cheaters on the team said that they were not the Cubs when asked about a potential World Series hangover. Eff them forever.

Atlanta Braves They are the opposite of due. Besides, they need to change their name and stop doing that awful tomahawk chop.

posted by NoMich at 10:45 AM on October 11, 2022

I have wanted the Mariners to be relevant for a while now.

And my dream Super Bowl remains Lions - Browns. Although the current Lions unis are somewhat muted. In their classic vibrant silver and blue outfits they used to really pop on TV. Visually that is. Same with the Browns. I wish they would get back a bit closer to their classic look.

posted by beaverboard at 11:24 AM on October 11, 2022

That's not just any ol' blue, beavy, it's Honolulu blue. And yes, I'm with you on their updated uniforms. I miss the old ones, especially the lion on the helmet. Bring back Pat, Bruce the Buccaneer, and the good cartoon lion!

posted by NoMich at 11:27 AM on October 11, 2022

First there was Allen Iverson's "practice" rant.

Then a better man came along.

The SWAC rundown begins around 3:20

posted by beaverboard at 12:18 PM on October 11, 2022

I miss the old ones, especially the lion on the helmet.

Wait...they took the lion off the helmet? No sarcasm intended--I had no idea.

posted by tahoemoj at 12:53 PM on October 11, 2022

Oh my god, that whole Deion Sanders presser was a joy to watch. *I* want to go play football for him now.

posted by NoMich at 12:57 PM on October 11, 2022

Here is the Lions' helmet history. The lion is still there, mostly, but they updated the look of it a bit to make it seem tougher or something.

I meant that I miss the old lion design on the helmet.

posted by NoMich at 12:59 PM on October 11, 2022

Hockey Canada announces CEO, entire board of directors will step aside

posted by tommybiden at 02:08 PM on October 11, 2022

No Lions helmet history is complete without a Scott Mitchell cameo.

posted by beaverboard at 02:28 PM on October 11, 2022

Hockey Canada announces CEO, entire board of directors will step aside

So basically what happened was all of Hockey Canada's corporate sponsors and several of the major junior hockey associations essentially FIRED the entire board by pulling all of their funding to the organization after hearing the spokesperson claim no changes were required to the board and the entire situation was simply overblown in the media.

Good luck to whomever is selected to restore Hockey Canada to credibility.

posted by cixelsyd at 10:54 AM on October 13, 2022

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