I assume about half of Aqib Talib's bonus check will be taken back by the NFL.
posted by Etrigan at 03:05 PM on February 08
The Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee discussed whether to induct Eddie DeBartolo Jr. for more than 50 minutes. They discussed whether to induct Brett Favre for roughly the length of time it took to read the previous sentence.
posted by Etrigan at 10:08 AM on February 07
Ugh. Seriously. I'm willing to bet they've already burned those email addresses, too.
posted by Etrigan at 10:32 PM on February 04
posted by Etrigan at 10:31 PM on February 04
Slate ranks every Super Bowl from best to worst.
I'd put XXXII (Elway's first win) higher.
posted by Etrigan at 02:48 PM on February 04
There are half a dozen good QBs in the draft this year. Connor Cook is a local and could well slip to 16.
posted by Etrigan at 10:49 PM on February 01
Is there an Isaac Bruceberry cereal? A Torry Holt Flakes? No? T.O. wins.
posted by Etrigan at 01:30 PM on February 01
Sources: Calvin Johnson told Lions he plans to retire
I hope this makes Caldwell take a long, hard look at whether he wants to keep his $22M QB.
posted by Etrigan at 07:59 PM on January 31
The most important question heading into Super Bowl week
posted by Etrigan at 07:50 PM on January 30
Rob Manfred remains on the side of all that is good and right, at least a little.
posted by Etrigan at 01:47 PM on January 26
*50% of Denver's rushing first downs yesterday came from Peyton ambling 12 yards at an amusingly glacial pace.
MY REACTION TO PEYTON MANNING RUNNING FOR A FIRST DOWN, A One-Act Play
ETRIGAN: "Oh Christ they're gonna kill him his head is gonna snap right the fuck off what the hell is he doing oh Jesus I'm about to watch a murder on live television oh thank God it's done and he's still moving."
posted by Etrigan at 02:16 PM on January 25
Did we get a replay showing why that pass was ruled a lateral? CBS blew it there.
They showed a couple of shots that made it pretty apparent that the receiver was behind the QB, while the challenge was being adjudicated, but they never really lined it out and telestrated it.
posted by Etrigan at 09:45 AM on January 25
Yep. No apparent hard feelings.
posted by Etrigan at 12:24 PM on January 21
Bills hire first full-time female coach. Kathryn Smith will be a quality control-special teams coach after spending the last year as Rex Ryan's admin assistant.
posted by Etrigan at 09:31 AM on January 21
The Totally Real Text Convo Peyton And Eli Manning Had About Tom Brady
posted by Etrigan at 03:55 PM on January 20
I don't get why the NHL felt it necessary to trade and demote him. Why not just have the Coyotes send him to Springfield and use that as the excuse?
posted by Etrigan at 10:38 AM on January 20
I don't necessarily agree with the thesis statement of this article (and, to be fair, neither does Roethlisberger), but there was a lot going on in and immediately after that tackle that didn't need to happen.
I personally cheered in my living room when Roethlisberger was taken out of the game. I dislike him more than 99 percent of NFL players as a human being, or facsimile thereof. And I still think that tackle can fairly be described as an assault.
posted by Etrigan at 01:12 PM on January 19
Pete Rose to enter Hall of Fame (for the Reds).
posted by Etrigan at 12:11 PM on January 19
Was there something dirty about the tackle that hurt Roethlisberger?
He rode him down pretty hard. There was some in-game discussion by the commentators about whether it was against the QB-protection rules, but it was definitely more than was warranted.
posted by Etrigan at 11:43 AM on January 19
Interesting read on the NFL head coaching interview process.
posted by Etrigan at 10:34 AM on January 19
Holy crap, what a game. Larry Fitzgerald being left alone was bad enough, but good lord did he turn a small mistake into a tragedy for Green Bay.
posted by Etrigan at 11:40 PM on January 16
posted by Etrigan at 12:56 PM on January 14
You mean when they stole a team from Milwaukee?
posted by Etrigan at 07:34 PM on January 13
Alabama team bus drivers were the first ones to realize that Lane Kiffin isn't going to be a Tidesman much longer.
posted by Etrigan at 01:19 PM on January 12
Burfict suspended three games, discipline of other players and coaches pending.
posted by Etrigan at 10:27 PM on January 11
Coker's getting frustrated. If they can't calm him down in the locker room, it's gonna be a looong second half for Bama. Or at least for Henry.
posted by Etrigan at 10:08 PM on January 11
Coaches should employ a staffer just to stand behind them for the first half saying, "Don't do that."
I've totally forgotten which coach or even which game, but the commentators noted at some point over the weekend that one of the coaches had a designated assistant who was essentially the Challenge Caller -- when something looked close, the head coach would just glance over at that guy, who presumably was focused on the broadcast feed and could give him a quick Yes or No. Seems like a thing that will expand, if it hasn't already.
posted by Etrigan at 04:15 PM on January 11
Yeah, it could easily be a blowout either way or go to infinite overtime.
posted by Etrigan at 10:12 AM on January 11
Yeah, the refs let that one get out of control, despite the commentators trying to sell that nothing more could possibly have been done.
I've totally lost track of when headhunting/targeting is and isn't allowed anymore.
posted by Etrigan at 12:58 AM on January 10
I believe you meant "YEEEEEEAAAAAAAAH!"
posted by Etrigan at 09:21 PM on January 09
Hoyer is spectacularly bad.
The commentary about how O'Brien won back the team by admitting he'd made mistakes in QB selection was particularly hilarious.
posted by Etrigan at 06:09 PM on January 09
If she wasn't throwing it, she was certainly not holding it safely. But either way, Ostapenko lost, so justice is served.
posted by Etrigan at 07:09 PM on January 08
Can anyone explain Deadspin? It used to be sports-focused, but now it offers occasional sports with entirely random dudebro stuff and things that defy all categorization
Of course it rises and falls, but the Deadspin main page is currently:
That's Why The Lakers Need To Cater To Their Youngsters
Beware Jeff Jones's Post-Game Handshakes
Bryce Alford's Step-Back Three Downs #7 Arizona
The UFC Is Putting Conor McGregor And Holly Holm On The Same Card And Oh My God
Court Docs: MLS Coach Spanked Players, Called Concussed Players Pussies And More
Fred Smoot: The Sex Boat Wasn't Even That Cool
Sweet Life: A Van Man Shows You How To Dude It -- fittish.deadspin.com
Deadspin Up All Night: You're Not!
Maine Governor Blames Heroin Epidemic on Men "Named D-Money" Who Deal Drugs and "Impregnate a Young White Girl" -- gawker.com
Alexandre Pato Turns Down Crazy Money From Second-Tier Chinese Club, Pissing Off Current Employers
Meet the pro basketball playera Penn State productwho plays Chewbacca in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
This Is The Year I Stop Picking At Myself Like A Freak -- adequateman.deadspin.com
The Ultimate Guide to All the Science Fiction and Fantasy TV Shows Coming in 2016 -- io9.gizmodo.com
Amazon's Having a Big Sale on...Chewing Gum -- deals.kinja.com
Bucs Called Lovie Smith To Set Up Meeting To Fire Him, Ended Up Just Firing Him Over The Phone
Denver Nuggets "White Pride" Hat Provides A Valuable Lesson In Phrasing
Damn, You're Not Reading Any Books by White Men This Year? That's So Freakin Brave and Cool -- jezebel.com
Actually, Daily Fantasy Is Good, Because I Won A Bunch Of Money On It
That's 12 out of 18 purely sports-focused stories. They're a Gawker site, so they're going to be linking to other Gawker stories to cross-promote (Maine Governor..., The Ultimate Guide..., and Damn, You're Not...). The Amazon gum sale story is essentially an ad, so that's really only two out of 13 "Deadspin" stories that aren't inarguably sports (Sweet Life... and This Is The Year...).
posted by Etrigan at 08:40 AM on January 08
Cleveland just hired Paul DePodesta to be "Chief Strategy Officer", answerable only to the team president. Seems like a great return home for DePodesta, who was a scout and special assistant to the GM in the 1990s before Billy Beane hired him away. I'm sure he'll do great things for the Indians.
(whispering from off camera)
The Browns? Wait, no, he's a baseball guy. That can't be right...
posted by Etrigan at 12:32 PM on January 05
Oh, and Chip wants the job.
posted by Etrigan at 09:15 AM on January 04
Harbaugh pipes in, of course.
posted by Etrigan at 09:11 AM on January 04
Goddamn, what a game. I guess Adams showed how much more important he was to his team.
Arkansas probably has the best chance at taking the CFB away from the Big 12, so there's a good chance it'll align to the CFP champions for the first time next October.
If that happens, it'll be the first time the fake champions hold the real belt since Auburn in 2011. They lost it to Clemson in week 3.
posted by Etrigan at 07:32 PM on January 03
How does that Texans one work? If they go all the way to the end, it's "50% chance of div. champ". (And the Colts eventually get to "49% chance of div. champ".) Is that a points-scored tiebreaker situation or what?
posted by Etrigan at 02:56 PM on January 03
Ratings were down by 1/3 from last year thanks to ESPN and the CFP committee wanting to establish New Year's Eve as a football appointment day.
posted by Etrigan at 08:03 PM on January 01
Carly Fiorina is the fucking worst.
posted by Etrigan at 07:57 PM on January 01
Clemson will have to play as well as they can and hope that Alabama only plays an average (for Alabama) game. Ole Miss only beat them because of a couple of lucky long plays and an insane 5-0 turnover margin.
One touchdown favorites? Jesus, take Bama and the points.
posted by Etrigan at 06:01 PM on January 01
In addition to Lurie making his power play from above(-ish), the locker room was not unhappy to see Kelly go. If your GM isn't happy, you can survive a 6-win season. If your players aren't happy, you can survive a 6-win season. If they're both unhappy, you'd better be in double digits.
posted by Etrigan at 03:39 PM on December 30
Philly PD joins in the beatdown.
posted by Etrigan at 03:37 PM on December 30
If you're looking for SportsFilter's NBA Pick 'Em, there are no nationally televised games this week.
Any idea why that is? Is it college football bowl games taking all the airtime? Some other reason? The NBA is still playing, after all.
posted by Etrigan at 02:31 PM on December 30
Also would be interesting to know how many college AD's are now muttering to themselves: "Hell, if I had known that this was going to happen..."
I would kill to have been Blake James' bartender last night. "Another one? Are you sure?" "KEEP 'EM FUCKIN' COMIN'."
posted by Etrigan at 08:26 AM on December 30
I feel like by not firing Caldwell, the Lions have more or less accepted that he wasn't the problem (of course, it's Martha Ford's butler running the team now, so who the fuck knows).
I dunno, maybe some other NFL team will want to take a flyer on Kelly now, but I think he's in a Lane Kiffin situation at this point where he's proven he can't coach an NFL team and will have to make another case in the college ranks before anyone else gives him a chance.
posted by Etrigan at 08:09 PM on December 29
Eagles fire Chip Kelly, only Ball State and Texas State currently have openings in the college ranks. Looks like he'll be sitting 2016 out.
posted by Etrigan at 07:46 PM on December 29
The Vegas Bowl and the Celebration Bowl (HBCU Championship) have set a very high bar for this bowl season.
posted by Etrigan at 09:36 AM on December 20
We all know Tony Romo is crafty. I think he's done something that ruins every other quarterback who comes to Dallas.
Every other quarterback?
posted by Etrigan at 11:52 PM on December 19
Aren't most Olympic-level athletes employees of their national sports ministries so they have more time to train?
Not Canadian curlers.
Not Canadian curlers.
Chinese curlers, at least, are:
"They can wake up and go curl, and go work out, and get paid to do that. That's their lives," Brad Jacobs, a bank employee who leads the Canadian team, told The Toronto Star.
posted by Etrigan at 04:08 PM on December 17
I'm pretty sure there aren't any true professional curlers, as even the top players in the world have second jobs.
Aren't most Olympic-level athletes employees of their national sports ministries so they have more time to train?
posted by Etrigan at 02:15 PM on December 17
Hang Up and Listen had a good segment on this last week.
posted by Etrigan at 01:01 PM on December 15
I really can't summon up any more outrage at outrageous racist bullshit anymore. It's not a bug of American society, it's a feature.
Change your fucking team name, you fucks.
posted by Etrigan at 04:18 PM on December 14
Best 12-1 team in the league.
posted by Etrigan at 11:14 PM on December 13
Despite the incorrect result, the Army-Navy game was a hell of a lot of fun. The rivalry is still owned by the squiddies, but four of the last five have been within a touchdown.
posted by Etrigan at 09:52 PM on December 12
Patrick O'Sullivan on his abusive Hockey Dad and real courage.
posted by Etrigan at 01:53 PM on December 10
Reno, '80s. Basically the whole time the Silver Sox were called the Padres.
posted by Etrigan at 01:39 PM on December 09
And the oldest town in Nevada, Genoa, was founded by Mormon settlers.
Between Juh-NOE-uh and VUR-dye, living in northern Nevada really screwed up my visit to Italy many years later.
posted by Etrigan at 12:46 PM on December 09
Can't let it escape notice that BYU and Utah of all teams, are facing off in a bowl game in Las Vegas, the ancestral home of bad habits.
The LDS Church is the second-biggest by population and by far the largest by congregations in Las Vegas.
posted by Etrigan at 09:40 AM on December 09
I am trying to think of a more Larry Bird story and failing. It is the Larryest Birdest.
posted by Etrigan at 10:34 AM on December 08
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