November 20, 2022

SportsFilter: The Sunday 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

Q: Does the presence of Herschel Walker alter logic and reality in categories other than politics?

A: The 6-3 Cowboys are 1.5 point favorites on the road against the 8-1 Vikings.

posted by beaverboard at 09:45 AM on November 20, 2022

Addendum: I once read through all the NFL scheduling rules, which I found interesting.

I thought that one of the rules was that a team couldn't have an away game the week before they played a Thursday game. Yet here are both stalwarts of Thanksgiving, the Lions and Cowboys, playing on the road today.

And the Bills are semi-screwed because they had to play the Browns in Detroit due to the weather.

posted by beaverboard at 04:26 PM on November 20, 2022

I'm watching a linebacker cry in the CFL Grey Cup trophy ceremony and it's fantastic.

posted by rcade at 10:10 PM on November 20, 2022

The 6-3 Cowboys are 1.5 point favorites on the road against the 8-1 Vikings

The Vikings record looked impressive but largely because they play in a division that has an overall 19-23 record (that's 11-21 without the Vikes). Cowboys division is 29-12.

posted by cixelsyd at 11:03 AM on November 21, 2022

I was under the impression that the week before to a Thursday game, the road team couldn't play. However, both the Lions and Cowboys, perennial Thanksgiving favorites, are away from home today. The Bills are in a bit of a pickle since their game against the Browns had to be moved to Detroit because of the storm. phrazle

posted by shewound at 02:09 AM on December 15, 2022

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