January 05, 2018

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 - 5 comments

So, this happened off the opening faceoff of the San Jose/Toronto game last night.....

posted by tommytrump at 08:48 AM on January 05

I've expected something like that to happen to Joe or Burnsy for quite some time now. Like Khadri said, they're big boys. If they're going to challenge you, you have to protect yourself, and the way to do that in hockey is to immobilize the stronger hand by getting a solid handful of chest/shoulder and hold them off. The magnificent beards those boys sport hang to just the right level for that protective hand to latch onto a tuft. And as Khadri can tell you, once you get a grip, only a fool would let go for the sake of protecting another dude's beard.

posted by tahoemoj at 11:53 AM on January 05

Looks like Chucky is back with the Raiders. 10 years/$10 million? Wow

posted by NoMich at 07:43 PM on January 05

Need to see what Gruden's staff is going to look like.

There will be times when I'll miss watching QB Camp. I didn't see it often but was intrigued by it when I did see it.

I can't tell whether Gruden has a respectable second act in him or not. A lot of good coaches and managers have not been able to make it happen.

He doesn't want to end up like Earl Weaver or George Seifert. A reasonable benchmark might be Dick Vermeil's run with the Chiefs. Steady upward progress from mediocrity, becoming above average overall, with one really good year.

Mark Davis may have made a fundamental mistake, though. He should have considered hiring Tony Dungy first, then bringing in Gruden.

posted by beaverboard at 09:12 PM on January 05

I'm sorry, the reported contract is for 10 years/$100 million

For the folks that paid attention to his QB Camp over the years, did he seem to be able to spot good quarterbacks? Or what?

posted by NoMich at 09:24 PM on January 05

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