April 28, 2017

SportsFilter: The Friday 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 - 11 comments

I keep thinking that the Browns drafted Jabrill so they could trade him to Belichick.

posted by beaverboard at 08:06 AM on April 28

Someone please educate me on Patrick Mahomes. Honestly, I've never heard of the guy and KC gives up *two* first round picks to take him at #10. I know everyone is losing their minds over what the Bears did, but at least they didn't give up any first rounders to draft a guy who couldn't beat NC State and Duke with the title on the line.

posted by NoMich at 08:45 AM on April 28

Andy Reid sat down with a bowl of Doritos and a mega Slurpee and binge watched Gruden's QB Camp.

Gruden is a Mahomes zealot.

Also, some guy named Kiper likes Mahomes, but tends to keep his opinions to himself.

posted by beaverboard at 09:11 AM on April 28

"God damn! Get to the damn quarterback!" -- Takkarist McKinley

posted by rcade at 01:00 PM on April 28

Dead grandmas, tiny babies...how will the 2018 draft class top these stage props next year?

posted by grum@work at 03:44 PM on April 28

Josh Rosen will come up with something.

posted by beaverboard at 04:23 PM on April 28

Dice rolling redeemer Mike Brown is unable to resist the lure of troubled talent, with Mixon now added to his life list of charmers.

Risk takers who say that Mixon has a lot of upside could be talking about more than just potential.

posted by beaverboard at 09:25 PM on April 28

These Blue Jays are just spectacularly terrible this year.

The worst part is that they've only had two blowout losses this year. Everything else seems to be either losing in extra innings, or blowing a chance to tie it in the 8th/9th inning with base runners on and down by a couple of runs.

Now, they are playing without perennial MVP candidate Josh Donaldson, starting shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, and their top two pitchers from last year (finishing 6th/7th in Cy Young voting), Aaron Sanchez, and J.A. Happ, so I'm not surprised they are losing more than they are winning...

But still, man. This is just painful.

And with the Raptors surely to be bounced quickly by the Cavs, that means the Jays won't have anything to hide behind for the rest of the season.

Edit: And if you think I'm being negative about the Raptors chances, please observe that NBA.com doesn't even bother trying to list the "if necessary" Games 5/6/7 of the series on their schedules (but do so for the Rockets/Spurs series).

posted by grum@work at 01:04 AM on April 29

I don't see "if necessary" anywhere on that page, grum. With what you were seeing, I believe that the NBA was saying that the Cavs/Raptors series was going to go the full seven, but the Rockets/Spurs series probably was not.

posted by NoMich at 09:02 AM on April 29

They've since fixed the page.

Before, it only showed four games for the Raps/Cavs, but seven games for the Spurs/Rockets.

posted by grum@work at 09:22 AM on April 29

Oh! Oh dear. Yeah, that's not something you want to see.

I thought you meant that they showed all seven games, but just omitted the "if necessary" starting with game five.

posted by NoMich at 09:50 AM on April 29

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