Recent Comments by MeatSaber

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Adam Silver is going to wake up sweating and screaming tonight, at even the slightest chance of a Thunder/Raptors final...

posted by MeatSaber at 11:26 PM on May 21

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em, Round 3

Lightning in 6
Sharks in 6

Goal Scorer: Pavelski
Goalie: Bishop
Power Play: Penguins
Penalty: Steen
Goals per Game: Sharks

posted by MeatSaber at 03:22 PM on May 13

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em, Round 2

Wow...I suck...

Tampa Bay in 6
Washington in 7

Dallas in 6
San Jose in 6

Goal Scorer - Ovechkin
Save % - Bishop
Power Play % - Pittsburgh
Goal per Game - San Jose

posted by MeatSaber at 10:35 AM on April 27

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

I just can't wait for another year of ESPN stories titled "Warriors' Quest for XX Wins"...

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posted by MeatSaber at 11:54 AM on April 14

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

What if I told you that the Celtics currently are leading?

posted by MeatSaber at 10:12 PM on April 13

SportsFilter's NHL Playoff Pick 'Em Starts Now

Florida in 6
Detroit in 7
Washington in 5
Rangers in 6

Dallas in 6
Chicago in 6
Anaheim in 5
Los Angeles in 7



Also, is this the first time that NO Canadian teams made the playoffs?

posted by MeatSaber at 08:12 PM on April 12

Peyton Manning is Retiring from the NFL

FiveThirtyEight is saying that statistically, Manning didn't have a Hall of Fame career...he had two...

posted by MeatSaber at 11:10 AM on March 07

Senators acquire Phaneuf from Maple Leafs in nine-player deal

The Senators aren't currently in the playoff picture...they're not even holding the camera. Saying this trade puts them is the East Finals is like saying that Stephon Curry right now is a better point guard all-time than Isiah Thomas...

posted by MeatSaber at 11:27 PM on February 10

Eagles fire Chip Kelly

Looks like he'll be sitting 2016 out.

Depends on whether the Lions keep Caldwell, and how short of a leash they keep him on...

posted by MeatSaber at 07:50 PM on December 29

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Going by this site, I'd say it was the White Sox...

posted by MeatSaber at 03:15 PM on October 26

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

So, going back to the video that Mr. B posted upstream, if this would've happened on the other side of the ice and the guy with the stick in skate scored a goal with that stick, would it have counted? He clearly would have to use a distinct kicking motion to get a shot off with that particular stick.

I'd think that because the puck went in off of a stick, as opposed to a skate, the "distinct kicking motion" rule would not be in effect, and it would be a goal...

posted by MeatSaber at 09:26 PM on October 16

Matthew Stafford: the $53m mistake costing the Detroit Lions dearly

Matt Millen is the Mike Milbury of football.

posted by MeatSaber at 08:18 AM on October 14

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

rcade, looking at the Tigers' season, that doesn't even scratch the top 10 head-scratching decisions...

posted by MeatSaber at 09:08 AM on September 23

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

15 years ago, Keanu Reeves predicted the Lions' 2nd half...

posted by MeatSaber at 08:56 AM on September 14

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

I am old enough to remember the entire 80s decade, and I watched copious amounts of MTV, and I don't remember videos being that horrendous...

posted by MeatSaber at 08:06 PM on August 13

Texans RB, Arian Foster Publically Declares Himself an Atheist

Plus, his family name comes from a crappy could he not worship the devil, or in fact be the devil himself?

posted by MeatSaber at 05:26 PM on August 07

There's something in the Olympic water in Rio...and it's not good.

What a shitty situation...

posted by MeatSaber at 09:35 AM on July 31

Pete Rose bet on MLB games while an active player in those games.

I'm all for Pete Rose being reinstated, and being put on the HOF ballot...the day after Shoeless Joe gets the same treatment, and not a day before...

posted by MeatSaber at 01:00 AM on June 23

NBC Sports to NHL: Hey Good Lookin', Shave Those Playoff Beards

You rarely see a football player's face during the game. That may explain why the NFL is having such a problem with popularity...


posted by MeatSaber at 10:32 PM on June 09

Blackhawks' Last-Minute Miracle Comeback Foiled in OT

I have no love for the Ducks, but anything that crushes the souls of Blackhawks fans is all right by me...

posted by MeatSaber at 08:53 PM on May 26

Who are the "Franchise Four"?

The Tigers were tough. Sure, the top 3 of Cobb-Greenberg-Kaline was easy, but it needs someone from the 84 team? But who? Morris? Gibson? Trammell? I can't, in good conscience, vote for Gibson for anything, and I couldn't decide between Morris and Trammell. In the end, I voted for Ernie Harwell...

posted by MeatSaber at 08:23 PM on April 10

Martin Brodeur to Announce Retirement.

Still say he should've retired 25 wins ago. Then he would still have been a Devil, and his win total would've been 666...

posted by MeatSaber at 07:45 PM on January 27

Cowboys Defeat Lions After Controversial Penalty Non-Call

Lions' 2nd forward to 1:45

posted by MeatSaber at 08:15 PM on January 05

Who Will Win the Max Scherzer Sweepstakes?

Dave Dombrowski has already stated that the Tigers are done pursuing Scherzer, but sure, I'll take him back into the rotation if it helps them devote more time looking for bullpen help. I mean, I'd like to see them win a WS before Mike Illitch keels over...

posted by MeatSaber at 08:54 PM on January 02

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

It's a nice gift to the Dallas Cowboys for Ndamukong Suh to get himself suspended.

Not so fast...

posted by MeatSaber at 07:39 PM on December 30

Can True Sports Fans Switch to a New Favorite Team?

I've only ever lived in southeastern Michigan, so I'm straight Red Wings/Tigers/Pistons/Lions. Most of this was because of family and friends, but also partly because that's all you could see without cable. But when I first got into football in the early 80s, I quickly realized that if you're a fan of the Lions, you need a backup know, for the playoffs. For the longest time, that was the Niners for me. I also added the Patriots when Brady took over at QB, him being a Michigan man and all. The Niners have fallen off of my radar lately, because I do not like Colin Kaepernick. Any other allegiances have been short stints (Red Sox in 2004, Steelers in 2008). Other than that, I hate every other team equally...except the Maple Leafs. I despise them with the intensity of 1,000 suns...

posted by MeatSaber at 07:59 PM on December 17

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

God, it's Appalachian State all over again...

posted by MeatSaber at 05:45 PM on December 06

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

At least when Stephen Tulloch did it, the Lions won the game...

posted by MeatSaber at 11:14 PM on October 26

Grand Jury Does Not Indict Tony Stewart in Accident

Seems a little convenient that the dead guy gets tested

That's standard procedure in autopsies...

posted by MeatSaber at 11:15 PM on September 24

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Former Titans kicker killed in car accident.

posted by MeatSaber at 08:43 AM on September 21

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Works for me, a non-subscriber, and I didn't even get a pop-up...

posted by MeatSaber at 07:38 PM on September 15

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle has hitting stats for pitchers...

posted by MeatSaber at 08:29 PM on August 13

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Ryan Raburn, ladies and gentlemen...

posted by MeatSaber at 09:47 PM on July 25

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

I want to know where girls like her were when I was 17. I mean, wowzers...she likes sports AND hunting? Her kind didn't exist in my youth...

posted by MeatSaber at 06:35 PM on July 20

Pitcher Freaks Out Because of Bunt in 2-Run Game

The first comment under the article rcade posted says it all: "Colby Lewis' ERA disrespects the game of baseball more than any bunt single ever could."

posted by MeatSaber at 11:11 AM on July 20

Brazil Faces Germany for Spot in World Cup Final

I thought ESPN were showing this game, but they seem to be rerunning The Red Wedding.

Dude, spoiler alert...

posted by MeatSaber at 07:33 PM on July 08

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

No, no I didn't. I was working strictly off of my wonky memory, and I wasn't sure if Big Unit was in the Hall...

posted by MeatSaber at 03:14 PM on July 02

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

1) I'm guessing the Rockies. It was between them and the DBacks, and the Rockies won the toss...

2) I know this, because I have my grandfather's ticket stub from his last game...Al Kaline and the Tigers...

posted by MeatSaber at 03:04 PM on July 02

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

No, I'm not...wait...yes, I am...

posted by MeatSaber at 10:10 PM on June 09

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

For reference, here's Alex Avila getting hit on Friday by David Ortiz's follow through. See the difference in Papi's reaction?

posted by MeatSaber at 11:25 PM on June 08

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

The fact that he's moving out of the way of the pitch shows that it's deliberate, to me. It's blatant, and dangerous. He should get at least 20 games, in my eyes. Make an example now, before this becomes commonplace...

posted by MeatSaber at 09:35 PM on June 08

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Of course you had fun in weren't in Pittsburgh...

And Babs isn't going anywhere. He's the best coach in the NHL, and the Wings brain trust knows that. The day their season ended, Illitch and Holland started working on his extension. I'd expect negotiations to start some time after the draft. I hear Tortorella's looking for work, tho...

posted by MeatSaber at 10:03 PM on May 20

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

I understand your concern, but this is a case of "the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few". If he's a coach/GM, then he's no longer providing "analysis" on TV, so everyone else (other than Penguins fans) will be happier.

We don't have to listen to McGuire during games, *and* Pens fans will be miserable? I fail to see a downside to this hire...

posted by MeatSaber at 07:36 PM on May 20

Josh Gordon Failed Drug Test, Faces Year-Long Suspension

...and to pile on, Nate Burleson reportedly broke his arm in minicamp (no pizzas were involved.) I take back everything I've said over the years...the Browns *are* more tortured than the Lions...

posted by MeatSaber at 12:08 AM on May 10

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Twitter, racism, and the Boston Bruins...

posted by MeatSaber at 08:02 PM on May 02

Video: Ryan Braun Hits Jean Segura with Bat in Dugout

Ryan Braun has called a press conference to profess his innocence in the Segura bat-swinging incident, and to call for the bat boy to lose his job for not knowing where all of the bats were at all times...

posted by MeatSaber at 12:48 AM on April 28

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

So...this happened during the Tigers/Angels game today...

posted by MeatSaber at 09:50 PM on April 20

Bench-Clearing Brawl Between Pirates, Brewers

Cole should've been tossed,'s his delicate sensibilities that started the whole thing. Gomez was looking, out of the box, at either a home run or a fly out. When it hit the wall, he hustled to 3rd. He didn't eyeball Cole, or say anything to him up the 1st base line. Cole should've just shut up and pitched better...

posted by MeatSaber at 04:18 PM on April 20

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Lucic was fined $5,000 for intentionally spearing Dekeyser in the crotch. Quenneville was fined $25,000 for grabbing his own. NHL discipline at its finest.

I believe $5000 is the max a player can be fined, per the CBA. Coaches have no such protections...

posted by MeatSaber at 07:38 PM on April 19

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

I'm going to the Stars/Blues game in StL tonight. I have no idea how Dallas is going to play.

If it makes you feel any better, in the Red Wings' game that came after Jiri Fischer's cardiac event, they won 7-3...

posted by MeatSaber at 09:01 PM on March 11

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Rich Peverley collapses on bench during Stars/Jackets game. Flashing back to Jiri Fischer right now. Very scary scene indeed...

posted by MeatSaber at 10:12 PM on March 10

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Man, Patrik Stefan could cure cancer while negotiating world peace, and someone would bring that boneheaded play up in the following news conference...

posted by MeatSaber at 07:35 PM on February 20

Missouri All-American Defensive Lineman Michael Sam Announces He Is Gay

I'm glad he's a top tier player, so can't be just swept aside by the NFL. I also long for the day when things like this aren't news...

posted by MeatSaber at 09:02 PM on February 09

Seattle Wins Super Bowl 0x30

The fact that I can post this is proof that the Lions didn't make the Super Bowl...

posted by MeatSaber at 09:06 PM on February 03

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

McCown will be 35 by the start of next season, and I seem to remember a story in the last week that he was contemplating retirement...

posted by MeatSaber at 07:57 PM on January 02

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

I hate the fact that Wayne Fontes is the greatest Lions coach in my lifetime...

posted by MeatSaber at 10:20 AM on December 17

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

or dancing to a song over the PA on the side-lines during the most crucial point of the game.

Kinda reminds me of this...

posted by MeatSaber at 11:32 PM on December 02

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

I thought they did that on their own as you aged...

posted by MeatSaber at 11:30 PM on December 02

Baseball Hall of Fame ballot released.

Todd Jones' take on being on the ballot

posted by MeatSaber at 05:58 PM on November 28

Tigers and Rangers Swap Prince Fielder and Ian Kinsler

Not to mention it frees up 1st base for Cabrera, and that frees up 3rd for Castellanos. Now the Tigers just need a bullpen...

posted by MeatSaber at 10:27 PM on November 20