November 01, 2018

SportsFilter: The Thursday 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 - 8 comments

Boston Globe has a great serious out about Aaron Hernandez's tragic career and life (tragic because of his upbringing, and throwing away such a promising protectory, leading up to him hanging with the wrong crowd and his horrific crimes): https://apps.bostonglobe.com/spotlight/gladiator/bristol/

I've been listening to it through my NPR app, but that link should lead you there.

posted by FLsportsman at 03:36 PM on November 01

Amazing the amount of red flags that were visible on him early on - at UF - and how he was enabled by Urban Meyer, and later on by the Patriots.

posted by FLsportsman at 03:37 PM on November 01

Boston Globe has a great

Get that delivered via e-mail every day and it is a terrible story.

Lots of folks grow up in difficult situations, but one would expect if they got to the point where they became key parts of organizations making hundreds of millions of dollars per year that those organizations make some effort to invest in the individual's well being. Both UF and the Patriots bailed on Hernandez.

posted by cixelsyd at 03:54 PM on November 01

Requiem Aeternum Willy McCovey

Another great is gone. Perhaps now he will see that line drive go just a little bit higher.

posted by Howard_T at 04:32 PM on November 01

Damn. Thanks for posting Howard. I've just been reading about the '62 Series. I'm still living in that moment. My first instantaneous thought was, "no, that can't be true, he was just at bat a few hours ago".

posted by beaverboard at 04:46 PM on November 01

1962? Beavy, are you older than our esteemed elder Howard?

posted by NoMich at 07:35 PM on November 01

No I'm not. Howard retains all the perks and privileges of seniority, as are due his station. Premium parking spot at SpoFi World Headquarters, priority pre-flight boarding on the SpoFi corporate jet, and pole position in the chow line at the SpoFi commissary.

posted by beaverboard at 11:42 PM on November 01

And the biggest truck! 'Cause Howard has the staunchest character of all of us

posted by NoMich at 11:51 PM on November 01

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