January 21, 2019

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 - 12 comments

SpoFi Complete The Sentence Contest:

The first time Tom Brady faced the Rams in the Super Bowl, _____________________

(example response: my parents wouldn't let me go out with Angela Merkel because she was underage)

posted by beaverboard at 11:46 AM on January 21

..., I was actually cheering for the Pats. Had I known what was in store, I would have been all in on the Greatest Show on Turf.

posted by tahoemoj at 12:33 PM on January 21

... my son was 6 months old. He's a senior in high school now.

posted by jeremias at 01:00 PM on January 21

...September 11 had changed the program I was working on from "Let's see if we can make this work" to "the Army wants this thing working at all costs, and they want it yesterday". Like the direction of the Patriots, my own direction changed completely.

posted by Howard_T at 02:02 PM on January 21

I was probably still smarting over the stupidity of the "Tuck Rule".

posted by prof at 03:36 PM on January 21

... I had no idea that New England sports had made a nefarious deal with unseen powers to bring championships across all the sports. Soon we will learn the true terms of that arrangement.

posted by kokaku at 04:18 PM on January 21

...I was watching it at a friend's place while playing poker while my girlfriend was working a night shift at the hospital. Since then:

- got married (celebrated my 16th anniversary)
- bought a new house (paid off the mortgage on it)
- had a child (celebrated her 5th birthday)
- lost most of my hair

posted by grum@work at 04:36 PM on January 21

... I was watching the game at a friend of a friend's father's house. The father has since done jail time, I'm not sure what for.

I was 6 years away from meeting my wife; we later moved from San Diego to Wisconsin for two years, then to Michigan to follow her career. Our divorce will be finalized on Tuesday, so kind of full circle on that one.

posted by LionIndex at 05:39 PM on January 21

I was just starting a three year, er, involuntary sabbatical due to being part of the first major layoff at Sun Micro (and the dot com bust) and had just started dating a lovely woman. But in four weeks I will hit my sixth anniversary with one of the hottest still private startups and in four months we'll celebrate our 16th anniversary.

As for this SB matchup, honestly I could care less who wins, but given that the wife would laser drill Brady with her eyes if she could I think this house will be rooting for the Rams.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:31 AM on January 22

I was probably still smarting over the stupidity of the "Tuck Rule"

This, and missing both the game and a trip to a conference in Boston because I was too busy at work. The individual who went in my place won one of the first big screen Plasma TVs that was used for presentation at the conference, worth about $14K at the time.

posted by cixelsyd at 12:45 PM on January 22

Boy, I was in year 2 of working at a web development shop, worked there another 5 years, got married not long before leaving, worked for myself for 10 years, had a kid near the end of that and now it's 5 years later. I've been working for a company in the Bay Area the last 2+ years and it was all I could do not to post in the company Slack that I would quit my job the first time the Patriots aren't in the Superbowl.

posted by yerfatma at 04:53 PM on January 22

... Sportsfilter was 2 weeks old and had 123 members.

posted by tron7 at 07:20 PM on January 22

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