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Whither Phillip Rivers? I feel like any Romo/Brady/Manning competition in ref-yelling is merely for second place.
posted by LionIndex at 01:01 AM on November 26
The risk of giving up a touchdown on the first possession seems far lower than the advantage of not playing into freezing 20-mph wind. The Hoodie's move seemed like the obvious call.
Barnwell has a bunch on this decision in his column at Grantland today. With picking the wind, you're also getting a much better shot at a touchback on the kickoff, as well as giving them a much tougher chance at a field goal - effectively extending the necessary drive by 10 yards - or a worse punting position should it come to that, and then you need a shorter drive to get to a game-winning field goal with no chance of a response by the other team. The only x-factor there is you're playing the highest scoring offense in the league.
posted by LionIndex at 11:02 AM on November 25
I don't think 9-2 is "gaudy,"
Well, that question actually came up in a conversation with friends a couple weeks ago when the Chiefs were undefeated.
posted by LionIndex at 01:43 AM on November 25
Prior to tonight's game, I was messing around with the Playoff Machine to see how many AFC teams I could get to finish at 9-7, and I maxed out at 8, but I had this game going to Denver.
Given that KC and Denver have built their gaudy records against some of the easiest schedules in the league, are the Pats secretly the AFC's best team?
posted by LionIndex at 12:52 AM on November 25
I kind of wonder, if Martin had "been a man" and stood up to Incognito, if we'd now just be hearing a bunch of stories about how he's not a team player or some sort of locker room cancer and disrupting the cohesiveness of team chemistry or something, and "I went through the same stuff that he beat up/killed Incognito for, and I didn't feel the need to beat up/kill my teammates because the team comes first" etc.
posted by LionIndex at 12:24 PM on November 07
I don't know about marginally competent - wasn't he a 2012 pro-bowler? Last article I saw at ESPN about the issue said that Miami team officials have said that Incognito won't play for them again.
posted by LionIndex at 06:56 PM on November 04
Kevin Seifert's Studs & Duds column last night also pointed out that Incognito isn't helping his own case with his twitter comments, which are basically threats.
posted by LionIndex at 10:34 AM on November 04
Yeah, 50K Watts will go a long way. The station that broadcasts the Padres runs at that power, and the transmitter is actually located in Mexico, but I can get the station well up into LA - I think I've picked it up on the 101 in the valley, but certainly at least as far as the 10. North of there, you start running into topographic difficulties. Who knows how far down into Baja you can get it, and if you have a station like that broadcasting in the relatively flat Midwest...
posted by LionIndex at 07:03 PM on October 30
I would have to say this falls into the "Would Suck" category, but we need an option for "Player forgets to touch home base after hitting a home run".
grumble grumble Matt Holliday 2007 grumble grumble
posted by LionIndex at 03:39 PM on October 28
For the most part, the AFC West hit the scheduling jackpot this year. And if you're the Chiefs, coming in last place last year, it's even easier.
posted by LionIndex at 11:59 AM on October 27
It was kind of amusing to see my Mexican Facebook friends posting "USA! USA!" as their status updates after that game.
posted by LionIndex at 04:11 PM on October 18
As a San Diegan, where the "Beat LA" chant occurs at every home game vs. the Dodgers, this is one of those series where I can't really root for anybody. The rare times that the Padres have made it to the postseason, they frequently get bounced out by the Cardinals, and we're just required by law to hate anything from LA. So I'm rooting for "Major PED scandal involving everybody on the field results in instant 80 game suspensions" or some other thing where neither LA or St Louis has any chance at the WS once they advance.
posted by LionIndex at 07:12 PM on October 12
In other Michigan State related news, I went to my first ever football game at the weekend, at the Big House.
I'll assume that you don't realize it, but this looks like an epic troll, on the level of talking about Man U after visiting City of Manchester Stadium - the Big House is at University of Michigan, which doesn't play Michigan State for a few weeks yet. No skin off my back, but some people will take that seriously (I reserve my ire for confusing Virginia Tech and University of Virginia).
posted by LionIndex at 11:31 AM on October 07
There was an article posted to MetaFilter a couple weeks ago about overuse of bunting, with Baker as the prime example of doing it badly.
posted by LionIndex at 03:21 PM on October 04
Supposedly the Bucs shopped Freeman around for a trade to every team in the league, so I wonder if there is actually any interest in him. It probably makes a difference now that they don't have to give anything up to get him, but did other GMs see the writing on the wall and just figure they'd be able to pick him up anyway? My first thought was Jags as well, maybe the Jets, but he'd be going to those teams as a potential starter. He might get picked up as a backup somewhere else.
posted by LionIndex at 05:02 PM on October 03
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