November 04, 2018

SportsFilter: The Sunday 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 - 7 comments

Seems like an epidemic of NFL players leaping over defenders in the open field this year. At least one almost every week.

It was a big deal when the lumbering, indomitable Joe Kapp did it during my youth back in the Mesozoic Era. His technique was completely unrehearsed and instinctive, and independent of finesse or agility. And startling, as his approach to the game normally did not include making guys miss.

posted by beaverboard at 03:15 PM on November 04

I like seeing Christian McFootball do it 'cause that dude is less than six feet tall

posted by NoMich at 06:04 PM on November 04

The NFL is doing some sort of tribute to the military today, but it looks like every coaching staff bought their clothes at the UPS Drivers' uniform store.

posted by Howard_T at 10:04 PM on November 04

Navy Man would prefer they wear blues.

posted by holden at 10:32 PM on November 04

True story about UPS unis: the pants are made with pockets that are intentionally shallow.

The reason? Because the time studies they conducted showed that the drivers were spending too many seconds digging the vehicle keys out of their pockets in between stops on their route. They measure every little detail down to the molecular level.

That was some years back. They've probably gone to a more advanced engine starting technology like keyless ignition, fobs, touchpad with fingerprint sensor, or fart recognition.

Any milkman who drove a Step Van on winter mornings in the 1960's would tell 'em: drive standing up and leave the fuckin' thing running.

posted by beaverboard at 11:19 PM on November 04

Navy Man would prefer they wear blues. posted by holden

The jackets the NFL coaches were wearing looked like the Air Force SDU jacket, maybe the Navy Eisenhower jacket, with the army green/brown color. It was an interesting look

posted by FLsportsman at 11:40 AM on November 06

It was a big deal when the lumbering, indomitable Joe Kapp did it during my youth

Billy "White Shoes" Johnson was the first person I ever saw do it. He also ran from one guy's helmet to the next before being asked to return to the normal plane of existence.

posted by yerfatma at 02:54 PM on November 06

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