Recent Comments by beaverboard

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Anticipating a possible Eagles win, Philly municipal workers are greasing the lamp posts downtown to keep ecstatic revelers from climbing them.

Anyone who grew up on a diet of cheesesteaks is not going to let a few handfuls of Crisco stop them from getting where they want to go.

posted by beaverboard at 02:09 PM on January 21

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

As part of a special appreciation outreach to fans, Tom Brady is going to mingle with tailgaters at Gillette Stadium before the Jags-Pats AFC title game.

posted by beaverboard at 09:01 AM on January 21

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

I'm wondering if there should be an NFL "mayor's bet" between Jacksonville SpoFites and New England Spofites in honor of this Sunday's Jags-Pats conference title game.

If the Pats win, Jacksonville fans send us some north Florida barbeque and a heart shaped two pound box of chocolates signed by Tom Coughlin.

If the Jags win, we send Jacksonville four quarts of Captain Parker's Clam Chowder plus some tire gauges, altered visiting coaches headsets, handheld video cameras, and a couple of old VHS tapes labeled "Rams Feb 2002".

posted by beaverboard at 08:36 AM on January 18

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

RIP Jo Jo White.

I'm feeling even older than I was already.

I like watching the old games played on a clean floor with no 3 point line and with skillful jumpers taken from wherever there was space and opportunity. The game was more fluid and open without the line. Players had tighter mechanics and fundamentals.

And groovin' was groovin'.

posted by beaverboard at 08:50 AM on January 17

Mike Mularkey Out as Coach of Tennessee Titans

Hard to picture the Titans doing this without knowing where they're heading next with some certainty.

There are several offensive minded candidates out there. Most of whom are known to have more imagination than MM.

Mularkey moves on best known as one of four head coaches to leave the Buffalo Bills voluntarily (Lou Saban resigned twice), and as the OC that drove Nick Saban from the NFL back to the college ranks.

posted by beaverboard at 02:51 PM on January 15

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Divisional Round

The other 3 teams are taking on a bit of the 1990 Giants feel. Great defense and the latter day equivalent of Jeff Hostetler running the offense.

posted by beaverboard at 01:26 PM on January 15

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

The Jaguars win has to be one of the all time best cold weather playoff wins by a Florida team. Maybe better than the 1997 Jags win in Denver because the Jags were the better team right from the start yesterday, and there was no shock and surprise factor - they had already beaten the Steelers decisively at Heinz Field during the regular season.

However, it should be noted that the record of cold climate dome teams in cold weather outdoor games is actually worse than that of Florida teams. We'll see how the Vikes fare in Philly this Sunday.

The Vikings played in 4 Super Bowls when they were an outdoor cold weather team. None since becoming a dome team.

posted by beaverboard at 01:16 PM on January 15

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

After his masterpiece, Bortles remains calm and contented, stating that all the rivers that run through Pittsburgh are happy rivers.

posted by beaverboard at 09:41 AM on January 15

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Sarkisian spotted arriving for the 11 am shift to begin his new job at the Home Depot in Buckhead.

posted by beaverboard at 12:44 PM on January 14

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

posted by beaverboard at 01:04 PM on January 13

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Waiting to see if Col. Sarah Huckabee Sanders will claim that the president is a massive Big East fan and actually said "Seton Hall".

posted by beaverboard at 01:04 PM on January 13

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

RIP Keith Jackson. Many fond memories. The broadcast equivalent of comfort food.

If God has an OL, let us know who the bell cow is.

posted by beaverboard at 12:40 PM on January 13

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

When you've got game changing, versatile talents like Cam Newton and Christian McCaffrey on your roster, you want a dynamic, innovative thinker to run your offense.

So the Panthers hired Norv Turner.

posted by beaverboard at 09:33 AM on January 12

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Mathematician Wanted:

The standings calculator for the NFL Playoffs Pick 'Em is struggling. It's having trouble dealing with the widespread occurrence of negative values due to the outcome of last weekend's Chiefs game. The only way to get an accurate tabulation at this point is with a north Florida hand count.

Special thanks to Andy Reid, the sporting nation's Ambien Walrus, for helping create this situation.

posted by beaverboard at 09:17 AM on January 12

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

What happened to Bama with their QB change is what should have happened to the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XII against those dominant, relentless Cowboys when coach Red Miller pulled beleaguered Craig Morton and inserted the energetic, mercurial Norris Weese.

"Who, we are told, makes things happen" intoned Pat Summerall as Weese come onto the field.

posted by beaverboard at 10:04 PM on January 10

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Tua also took the Tide kicker who had missed two FG's off the hook. I knew he was going to miss the second FG at the end of regulation. I watched his sideline warmups. The mechanics looked forced and his ankle was locked on the follow through in an awkward looking way. He was tight, not mentally ready for the moment.

I disagree with the prevailing practice of having the kicker set up his own practice kicks in complete isolation. I think there should be a couple of other players there with him to help, support, and reassure. It's like they're trying to reinforce the solitude of the job, which is already daunting enough. Better that the kicker be calmly reminded that it's a team sport. Words don't have to be spoken. Just people presence is enough.

I can't believe that whoever on Saban's staff recruited a kid as talented as Tagovailoa convinced him to come to Bama knowing he was going to sit behind Hurts. Most of the top teams have scary positional depth, but this guy is more ready to lead and a bigger difference maker than other #2 QB's. He could have gone to several other elite programs and become their 2017 starter. What he accomplished under the circumstances is greater than what Cardale did for OSU a few years ago.

I'd like to know whether it was Daboll or Saban who made the initial call to start Tagovailoa in the second half.

And the Bama OL coach deserves special mention. With a lefty QB being sent in, the pass blocking assignments suddenly changed from one side of the line to the other. And they had key injuries at tackle to begin with, so the line as a whole did heroic duty as the offense began to move the ball under Tago.

Saban and Belichick are good friends. No doubt Saban texted BB to tell him how great it is to be able to send in a young QB with a live arm and great presence and feel for the game at a moment's notice if the top guy who has always been so dependable just isn't getting it done.

posted by beaverboard at 12:41 PM on January 09

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

The name Jack Clark triggers haunted house memories of Lou Gorman deals. They spent money in such an inept and strategically deficient way.

But fortunately, there was mirth amid the woe. The arrival of Danny Darwin was the source of a few memorable moments.

When the Red Sox signed Darwin, he was in his mid 30's and Gorman decided to pay him an annual salary almost 3 times what he had ever made before. By the time he came to Boston, he had already earned over 4.5 million dollars in his career. The Boston press asked him what it meant to him to suddenly have such a big increase in pay. Being from a small town in Texas up near the Oklahoma border, Darwin kept it homestyle. He said "now I can afford to help my folks add that second bathroom they've always wanted".

If you're from a place that's just south of the towns of White Shed and Telephone and you can't figure out how to put in a country bathroom on 4.5 million in gross earnings...you just could be Lou Gorman's kind of guy.

posted by beaverboard at 06:41 PM on January 08

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Oh, I want to see the Titans do that. I'm already pondering how it would play out.

I think it begins with Belichick coming onto the field in a Giants windbreaker. Then the camera pans up to the owner's box and the only person sitting in it is Jonathan Kraft. Alex Guerrero leads the team out of the tunnel onto the sideline, followed by the ice cold Dr. Pepper guy with a tray full of kale smoothies. McDaniels sends Hoyer out to start the game.

The game broadcast gets transformed into a remake of "It's A Wonderful Life" with Mike Mularkey as George Bailey and Belichick as Old Man Potter. Roger Goodell as Uncle Billy. Josh McDaniels as Harry Bailey. Dante Scarnecchia as Clarence. Gino Cappelletti as Mr. Gower. Kraft's 20 year old girlfriend as Violet. Steve Nelson as Bert. Bridget Moynahan as Mary.

posted by beaverboard at 08:29 PM on January 07

Play SportsFilter's NFL Playoff Pick 'Em Contest

If your daughter's anything like this, you've got lots of other options.

posted by beaverboard at 10:40 AM on January 07

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Small consolation at stinking up the 2018 SpoFi NFL Playoff Pick 'Em is that people like Bill Simmons are far more brilliantly sure of themselves with their predictions and more spectacularly just as wrong.

With the departure of Gruden, ESPN is going to a 3 person MNF booth. I don't know who the new color commentator will be, but the third person will be an embedded barista who will attempt to boost the engagement and enthusiasm levels of the somniferous McDonough. He needs to go from a 2 to a 3 1/2 or 4 on the Craig James scale.

posted by beaverboard at 09:12 AM on January 07

Play SportsFilter's NFL Playoff Pick 'Em Contest

Well, there go the Rams right along after the Chiefs, down the hole.

Anyone know of a no-cost safe place to spend the night?

posted by beaverboard at 11:47 PM on January 06

Play SportsFilter's NFL Playoff Pick 'Em Contest

Among the lovely parting gifts for all those who LOCKED the Chiefs:

A crackling version of "Thirty Days In The Hole" by Humble Pie.

posted by beaverboard at 10:07 PM on January 06

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Andy Reid is buying a pair of pants for every darn person on this board who picked the Chiefs. It takes him about 5 minutes to change into his Santa outfit. He just puts a black belt around his KC windbreaker and adds the white stuff. Boots optional.

3 guys I don't ever want to see on the sideline as a head coach with the game magically going to hell in the second half and them standing there with a blank "what's happening?" look:

- Norv
- Wade
- Andy

Sean McDonough might call them "stoic". Now that Gruden's moving on, he can tell it like it is and call them "clueless". Andy gets extra style points because he blinks more than the other two when the shit is hitting the fan. Like the owl at the animal rescue shelter who got blinded by high beams and flew into a windshield on a country road late at night.

I had several stages of Andy Reid anxiety disorder this afternoon. The first was: "Oh, no, this is getting to the point where clock management might decide the outcome". It only got more delightful from there.

I initially had Derrick Henry picked for most rush yards, then changed it to Fournette. No points for almost. C'mon Lynyrd.

posted by beaverboard at 09:45 PM on January 06

Play SportsFilter's NFL Playoff Pick 'Em Contest

Chiefs by 10 LOCK
Rams by 9
Bills by 4
Saints by 8 LOCK

Passing Yds.: Drew Brees +5
Rushing Yds.: Leonard Fournette
Receiving Yds.: Robert Woods +5
Interception: Tre'Davious White
Most Points: Saints +5

(Tangy Props - lot o' Louisiana in there)

If the Bills win -- me, tommy and grum are heading to the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino to prep for week 2.

posted by beaverboard at 03:21 PM on January 06

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

From the Pentaverate sports desk, this lettl' knoown wee fahct:

Almost half the teams in this weekend's NFL games are led by head coaches who have gone 9-7 with the Bills.

Calibrate your deep threat conspiracy gauges accordingly.

posted by beaverboard at 01:58 PM on January 06

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Need to see what Gruden's staff is going to look like.

There will be times when I'll miss watching QB Camp. I didn't see it often but was intrigued by it when I did see it.

I can't tell whether Gruden has a respectable second act in him or not. A lot of good coaches and managers have not been able to make it happen.

He doesn't want to end up like Earl Weaver or George Seifert. A reasonable benchmark might be Dick Vermeil's run with the Chiefs. Steady upward progress from mediocrity, becoming above average overall, with one really good year.

Mark Davis may have made a fundamental mistake, though. He should have considered hiring Tony Dungy first, then bringing in Gruden.

posted by beaverboard at 09:12 PM on January 05

NFL Pick 'Em Champion: Tron7

Can you post the results from last year's NFL Playoff Pick 'em?

I don't think that ever happened after the Pats-Falcons Super Bowl. My guess was that tron or bender won it but I never saw the final results.

posted by beaverboard at 09:36 PM on January 04

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Anyone in the storm zone considering drinking their way through the onslaught of sideways snow and howling wind?

Tom Brady is.

posted by beaverboard at 03:30 PM on January 04

Buffalo Bills Make Playoffs

Rake them roof edges, sir. This is going to be a perfect recipe for ice dams.

If you have a large, shaggy mountain dog and a cask of distilled spirits, for god's sake, don't fasten the cask around the dog's neck. Keep it where it will do humanity some good.

I just had to give the Kardashians the devastating news: everyone now knows that "bombogenesis" has nothing to do with them.

posted by beaverboard at 02:52 PM on January 03

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

I had been thinking about UCF - what they accomplished was extra remarkable because of the coaching transition.

I realize that Scott Frost got to coach the team in the bowl game (whish is a bit unusual), but still, they did have to name an interim coach when Frost left for Nebraska, and there is a certain amount of upheaval and loss of continuity no matter what.

If they had beaten Auburn without Frost's presence, that would have been off the charts.

I don't know about the new coaching hire. I think they could have done better, but we shall see.

Good luck to top teams in other parts of the country recruiting Florida talent. There are now six significant programs at Florida schools, including FAU, USF, and UCF, and there might not be a lot of top players heading out of state.

Speaking of recruiting, Saban better beat Georgia while he can. The Dawgs have got a lights out recruiting class lined up for 2018. Any Gator fan going to the Fla-Ga game next fall better bring prayer beads.

posted by beaverboard at 02:13 PM on January 02

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

In 2011, there was talk of declaring Peyton Manning the MVP in absentia, as the Colts were so clearly incapable of competing with him out for the season due to his neck injury.

Reversing that thinking and awarding the MVP as a recognition of dramatic impact on an addition basis rather than a subtraction basis, the league would do well to consider Garoppolo.

posted by beaverboard at 11:48 AM on January 01

Buffalo Bills Make Playoffs

If the Bills could have wrangled even one home game, they'd be formidable. With our current deep cold spell of Edmontonian proportions, they'd have a significant home field edge. We're in Day 6 and the spell won't break for another week. In central MA, it's currently 2 F in the sun at midmorning.

When you say it's 2 outside the morning after New Year's Eve, no one bothers to ask if it's 2 above or 2 below. There just isn't enough of a difference to care about.

A home game in Buffalo would be like the Freezer Bowl 81-82 AFC Championship game in Cincinnati, which was ridiculous. If the Bills had a healthy McCoy running hard on frozen ground, they'd be tough to beat.

Instead, Buffalo gets to go to balmy Jacksonville. It's easier there.

I would not be surprised if the Bills go farther in the playoffs than McCoy's hated Eagles do.

posted by beaverboard at 10:50 AM on January 01

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Homespun hairstyle brotherhood update:

Separated at birth.

posted by beaverboard at 07:18 PM on December 31

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Congrats to Greg Knox for delivering Miss. State a bowl win over Louisville as the interim coach after Dan Mullen's departure.

Wishing Coach Knox well in the future, as he hasn't been assured that he'll have a job under incoming Coach Moorhead, and he hasn't been asked to join Mullen's staff in Florida as expected. Hopefully, he will lock down a good job somewhere worthwhile.

Also, MSU's Keytaon Thompson is a talented freshman QB and an impact player. The portions of the game I saw, he looked better to me than Lamar Jackson. Almost as athletic, but more physically imposing. Guys were bouncing off of Thompson and getting hurt.

Lord knows I hate those shiny metallic helmets. Louisville and Washington were sporting them today. Louisville teams have a special knack for doing the ugly, featuring a wince-inducing menu of Victorian whorehouse color schemes. The MSU helmets had a battle-burnished matte surface with barely a hint of sheen. They looked worn smooth like vintage Bakelite. That's a helmet.

posted by beaverboard at 08:22 PM on December 30

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Face a team from N. Carolina in a bowl game at your own risk.

posted by beaverboard at 09:01 PM on December 29

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Added CFL note: intriguing to see our former regional high school coach Mike Sherman tread where immortals like Rod Rust and Dan Hawkins have trod before, and sign on to coach the Alouettes.

posted by beaverboard at 12:19 PM on December 29

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

It would be fitting if he were allowed to suit up for the Stampeders and Roughriders, but perhaps just as well that he go to the Ti-Cats.

He certainly has the potential to redeem himself, and he has plenty of prior examples to refer to.

Hollywood Henderson cleaned himself up and became a motivational speaker and drug counselor, while his nemesis Terry "(c) - (a) - T" Bradshaw has only gotten nuttier in his role as a "motivated" speaker as the years have gone by.

I think for a person in the public eye to succeed at redemption, people have to want to see them succeed. I'd be happy to see Manziel grow up and accomplish something. On the other hand, I will forever want Romanowski to walk off a cliff while tweeting shit at whomever.

posted by beaverboard at 12:04 PM on December 29

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

If you are the one and only Jameis, things are not getting any easier.

Some days, he's tougher to watch than Joe Pisarcik.

posted by beaverboard at 12:11 PM on December 25

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Brilliant of the NFL to schedule the Dolphins and Chiefs for a game today, which awakens memories in us older folk of the classic Miami-KC Christmas Day game in 1971. What a show that was. Highlights are worth watching if you can find them. Podolak was a do-it-all beast in a losing cause.

posted by beaverboard at 02:54 PM on December 24

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Today is the Browns last chance to get a win this season. Unless the unimaginable happens next week against the Steelers.

posted by beaverboard at 10:26 AM on December 24

Redditor Proves FSU Ineligible to Play Bowl

I see that Kiff has re-upped for a 10 yr. deal with FAU. The school president loves him. And he is going to be who he is no matter what. He ran up the score on Akron without remorse. Did it with glee, in fact.

I credit Lane with seeing the possibilities and potential in the FAU job when many people were saying wha? when he left Bama but didn't go to another major program.

FAU foundered the first few games this fall, then got locked in and took off for Mars. Kiffin should be able to put together a great recruiting class this coming year. Probably at the expense of UCF and USF if not the Sunshine State Big 3.

Of course, with a new 10 year deal, it would be just like Kiffin to bolt to another program a year from now.

posted by beaverboard at 10:21 AM on December 22

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Oh my. Enberg was fortunate to be present for many historic sporting moments. He knew how lucky he was. I'll have to think about whether I have a favorite moment.

posted by beaverboard at 10:06 AM on December 22

Redditor Proves FSU Ineligible to Play Bowl

Fitting for FSU to be declared eligible for the Walk-On's Bowl after beating a team that was a hair shy in the scholarship department.

Wonder if the new King of Florida, Lane Kiffin, will have something to tweet about this.

Kiffin may ask that they rename the game the Ironic Bowl as part of his ongoing social media jihad against Saban and Alabama. Lane doesn't miss many opportunities to goad the Tide.

posted by beaverboard at 07:07 AM on December 22

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

I realize in hindsight that was a bit insensitive, with Solo hailing from the upper corner of WA state, where they just had an ugly derailment.

posted by beaverboard at 05:59 PM on December 20

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Just wanted to make sure I read that !OOHAY Sports headline correctly stating that Hope Solo is one of the 8 finalists for the presidency of US Soccer.

Why would we break from this fabulous run of national sanity and tranquility we've been on and install a train wreck in a top executive position?

posted by beaverboard at 05:55 PM on December 20

Home Fitness Equipment made for you

The ref waved the shot off because the tip of a teammate's stick was in the crease.

posted by beaverboard at 01:08 AM on December 20

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

The thing about the Richardson article that really startled me was that in the 2012 draft, the Browns were picking as low as #3 in the order. I'm used to them having a much higher pick than that.

They won twice as many games as the Manning-less Colts did in 2011 to earn that #3 slot, but Indy wasn't done with being at a disadvantage, as they traded for Richardson two seasons later.

(Of course, the Browns being the Browns, if they'd had the #1 or #2 pick in 2012 and had a shot at Luck or Griffin, they probably would have drafted Osweiler instead. No, wait, that wouldn't have happened because it would have goofed up their inspired master plan to steal Brandon Weeden out from under everyone's noses later in the round. With Osweiler, they showed patience and discipline, and waited a few years until all the factors were in perfect alignment before pouncing on him.)

posted by beaverboard at 06:09 PM on December 19

Home Fitness Equipment made for you

You know, on second thought, when I see section headings in that spamessage like:

"Do you know your goals?"
"Do you need to increase strength?"
"Always shop around"

I'm wondering if we shouldn't just forward it to the Cleveland Browns.

posted by beaverboard at 10:34 AM on December 19

Home Fitness Equipment made for you

On behalf of the international transfer department at the Royal Bank of Nigeria, I wholeheartedly approve of grum's message.

posted by beaverboard at 10:24 AM on December 19

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Pats currently in discussions to take half of Stephon Gilmore's absence-of-wisdom overpay and tender it to Gronkowski.

Also, the team will be awarding Malcolm Butler Commemorative Bonuses to the Badminton Brothers, Rowe and Harmon.

posted by beaverboard at 02:49 PM on December 18

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

The league not allowing the Kaepernick-less Texans to concede at halftime to juggernaut Bortles and his teammates smacks of unfairness. Is there no stopping Blakeman now that he's apparently developed a knack for the pro game?

posted by beaverboard at 03:07 PM on December 17

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Bowl games are great, but it's time for a major year end sporting event: Papa v. Papa 2017.

This gripping mano a mano showdown will be conducted in the following categories:

- Oral debate

- Courtside harangue

- 1 on 1 in the paint

- H-O-R-S-E-S A-S-S

- Opinionation & Judgmentality

- Freestyle Insufferability

- Tangential referentiality

- Knowledge of UCLA history and legacy

- "No, I'm not leaving your son out of this"

- Grateful Dead trivia

- Baltic states McDonald's drive thru skills

Our two combatants will be LaVar Ball and Bill Walton.

posted by beaverboard at 12:47 PM on December 17

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

There's a line at the intake desk on the 5th floor psych ward at my local hospital.

One guy was asked his reason for being admitted. He kept it simple. "Brock Osweiler".

Say no more, bro.

The Broncos ought to do two things:

1) Keep wearing the classic big D helmets and get rid of the current design with the snorting horse that looks like that woman from Sex and the City.

2) Run the offense like an NBA team, and bring Osweiler in off the bench as the 6th man. Two or three times a year, he can fit medium and long throws into tight windows like a real pro QB.

posted by beaverboard at 09:39 AM on December 15

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

I didn't get to see the breakout of the write-in votes in yesterday's Alabama special election, but there was a pretty high count, and I'm guessing that Nick Saban got a fair number of them.

If Auburn had been beaten Georgia in the SEC title game, Malzahn probably would have gotten a bunch too.

posted by beaverboard at 06:55 AM on December 13

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Colts - Bills game a momentous parting gift from Ron Meyer, infamous architect of the "snowplow game", who passed away just a few days ago.

posted by beaverboard at 12:17 PM on December 11

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

I wasn't passing judgment on the Jags fans, empathizing with Jefferson, or supporting his conduct. I was simply intrigued that the various elements of the photo provided a perfect tableau to mirror Carroll's comments.

posted by beaverboard at 12:04 PM on December 11

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Pete Carroll, commenting on the Jacksonville fans at yesterday's Seahawks - Jaguars game, and on his player's attempt to go into the stands to confront people:

"He just kind of lost it,'' Carroll said of Jefferson afterward, according to the Seattle Times. "Somebody poured a beer on his head walking out of the stadium or something. I told him that's pro football. They pay to get in, they can do whatever they want I guess.''

This photo tells the whole tale.

posted by beaverboard at 10:14 AM on December 11

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Army-Navy:

Low scoring tough contest
Snow
QB sneak from the 1 to go ahead
Only 3 passes attempted all game
Long FG attempt for the win comes damn close
Army wins the CinC trophy for the first time in over 20 years
Plus all the things that always make it a great game anyway

Hell yeah

posted by beaverboard at 07:17 AM on December 10

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

A little Saturday night reading comprehension and math test courtesy of !oohaY Sports:

Mayfield is the sixth Oklahoma player to win the Heisman, tying the school with USC for third-most in college history. Notre Dame and Ohio State have won the most Heismans, with seven each.

How many trophies have the schools with the second-most Heismans won?

The answer can not include a fraction or decimal point.

Calculators may not be used during the exam.

posted by beaverboard at 10:16 PM on December 09

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

I was hoping he would go to the Mariners. I don't follow that team but I have a need for them to be relevant.

I loved that the first thing he figured out is that he didn't want to be with the Yanks or Red Sox. I don't blame him.

posted by beaverboard at 06:20 PM on December 08