August 29, 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 - 5 comments

Astros to play Rangers series at home of Tampa Bay Rays

posted by tommytrump at 11:06 AM on August 29

Matthew Stafford signs richest NFL deal ever, $135M all told, $90+M guaranteed, and yet fairly cap-friendly. Because of course he deserves more than Aaron RodgersTom BradyDerick Carr.

posted by billsaysthis at 05:58 PM on August 29

Matthew Stafford took the Detroit Lions to the playoffs 3 of the last 6 years.

The Detroit Lions.

He deserves every penny.

posted by cixelsyd at 10:22 AM on August 30

Matthew Stafford took them to the playoffs last season while the defense was busy being ranked 32nd in DVOA...yes, he does deserve it...

posted by MeatSaber at 08:48 PM on August 30

Even at 135 mil, it seems a little light. I think the Lions could have asked the Celtics to toss in a future second rounder as a cherry topper. When you're already getting too much, it never hurts to ask for more.

I would say that the Lions are more justified in overpaying Stafford than Scott Mitchell, but that's about as far as I would go in trying to rationalize it.

posted by beaverboard at 07:50 AM on August 31

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