January 10, 2017

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 - 13 comments

So, anybody watch that college football game last night? I think it was Clemson defeating Arkansas, or maybe Alabama.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:49 AM on January 10

Good finish by the looks of it.

Stopped watching in the 3rd quarter with Clemson down but pretty much doing whatever they wanted after Watson shook off his 1st half jitters.

posted by cixelsyd at 02:30 PM on January 10

Clemson turned Alabama's defense mortal in the fourth quarter. I didn't think that was possible.

Some of the magic of the score with one second left was lost by the interminable replay on the kickoff. Teams were late for the spring game by the time that was resolved.

posted by rcade at 02:35 PM on January 10

I don't think Sarkisian called a bad game, but at this point, there are darned few places Kiffin can go in the SEC without an armed escort. He'll be blamed for the loss until Judgment Day. Much more so than Saban will be blamed for firing him.

I love the Clemson colors and overall look, but I wish their tiger paw logo was a bit more refined and less Flintstone-ish. It looks like something you'd find on the side of a promotional plastic drink cup at Hardee's. Or a bag of Iams.

posted by beaverboard at 03:09 PM on January 10

So, the Cheetahs beat the Evil Empire, hey? Good for the ACC.

posted by NoMich at 03:14 PM on January 10

There was a slow buildup in the game, but what a finish! I think it was a steady progression of Clemson figuring out Alabama's defense so that they could lay it to them in the 4th quarter.

posted by bender at 04:02 PM on January 10

BTW, Clemson beat the past seven national champs this season. Florida State, Auburn, Ohio State, and...well...Alabama, Alabama, Alabama, and Alabama.

posted by NoMich at 04:07 PM on January 10

I'd rather be parkouring.

I'm sure that's a word.

posted by owlhouse at 07:52 PM on January 10

I had 3 teeth pulled Monday and the technician who helped in the process is a stout Alabama fan. (Well, she's not "fat" stout, rather she's stout in her strong like for Alabama.) She called me today to make sure that I was doing well after the surgery. I was doing a lot better than she was, I'm sure.

posted by Howard_T at 11:48 PM on January 10

Howard, I hope you took the opportunity to express your appreciation to the dental technician for skillfully working three of your tuscaloosa.

If you're not using the percocet or vicodin they gave you, I'll send you my mailing address. I have some very smooth small batch potato vodka I can swap with you. It's out in the snow at the moment. Makes a nice post-op swish.

posted by beaverboard at 01:07 AM on January 11

I'd much rather watch parkour than quite a few other "sports".

posted by billsaysthis at 11:34 AM on January 11

Vicodin, beaverboard, but I fear running afoul of NH and their crackdown on opiate abuse. Actually, I took only 1 from this bottle, but my wife is down with a broken leg, and she has been popping one every now and then to take care of her pain.

posted by Howard_T at 05:16 PM on January 11

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