December 18, 2017

SportsFilter: The Monday 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 - 5 comments

Pats currently in discussions to take half of Stephon Gilmore's absence-of-wisdom overpay and tender it to Gronkowski.

Also, the team will be awarding Malcolm Butler Commemorative Bonuses to the Badminton Brothers, Rowe and Harmon.

posted by beaverboard at 02:49 PM on December 18

What's with the 2:00 PM start time for the Hurricanes/Leafs game tomorrow?

posted by NoMich at 03:55 PM on December 18

Pats currently in discussions to take half of Stephon Gilmore's absence-of-wisdom overpay and tender it to Gronkowski.

The Patriots' last scoring drive, featuring passes of 26, 26, and 17 yards plus a 2-point conversion reception, was worth a cool 2 million bucks to the receiver of those passes. Gronk passed the numbers required for some of his bonuses to kick in. What went almost unnoticed was Gronk's block on a 300 pound defensive lineman that helped Dion Lewis reach the end zone for the last touchdown.

You can bet that Pittsburgh will be all over the Rules Committee about the catch rules.

posted by Howard_T at 04:45 PM on December 18

What's with the 2:00 PM start time for the Hurricanes/Leafs game tomorrow?

It's the 100th anniversary of the very first official NHL game (December 19, 1917), plus they wanted to make the game more accessible for younger fans by having it earlier in the day.

posted by grum@work at 05:41 PM on December 18

Very cool. Thanks grum

posted by NoMich at 07:52 PM on December 18

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