May 28, 2013

SportsFilter: The Tuesday 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 - 6 comments

You can stop worrying about Rutgers' abuse issues. The new AD has experience dealing with them.

posted by yerfatma at 09:11 AM on May 28

So here is my survey of the day. With the NHL playoff the way they are, would you rather be the Pens and Bruins, off for almost a week, or the West teams that will only be off a few days. Does the break help or hurt ??

posted by Debo270 at 12:27 PM on May 28

No, don't want to be either Pens or Broons. One of 'em is going to have Naptown-Colts disorder with all that down time.

Worst off of all is San Antonio. If Indiana is able to grind it out in the East, the Spurs will have time to travel to Nepal, squeeze in a 28,000 ft. hike during peak climbing season, and get back home in time for the tipoff of Game One of the Finals.

posted by beaverboard at 01:14 PM on May 28

The break certainly helps the injured Bruins D-men get a little more recovery time. Can't see how it hurts to get some time to heal, though I can't see a benefit when both teams are getting the same time (not like it's one team on one day's rest and the other on a week's rest).

posted by kokaku at 03:11 PM on May 28

NFL.Com is selling video access to all of last season's games for $24.99. The access shuts down July 31.

I'm picking some games to watch with benefit of hindsight to see how the best teams progressed. (I didn't see a lot of good football last year as a Jags and Cowboys fan.)

It was interesting to see how Joe Buck and Troy Aikman talked about Colin Kaepernick when he came in for one play right before halftime in the 49ers opener on the road in Green Bay. It was a designed run that went for around 20 yards and set up David Akers for a league-tying 63-yard field goal. The Packers were completely unprepared for Kaepernick's speed.

posted by rcade at 05:50 PM on May 28

Liverpool's rebuilding: signing City's slowest defender.

posted by owlhouse at 12:56 AM on May 29

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