September 06, 2019

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 - 7 comments

The high flying, wide open NFL picked up last night where it left off last February.

Al Michaels: "And just like that, the Packers take the lead".

Scoring points at will, frontier style. Don't leave the room. Anything liable to happen while you're on the terlet.

posted by beaverboard at 08:10 AM on September 06

Damn man, even a Wisconsin v Northwestern game would've been better than that snoozefest

posted by NoMich at 09:09 AM on September 06

Who is this Seaver guy? Red Sox prospect Yusniel Padron-Artilles strikes out 12 in a row. According to his team, Lowell Spinners, this is a record for professional baseball that was previously held by Tom Seaver. After the game, Padron-Artilles did not recognize Seaver's name.

posted by Howard_T at 01:17 PM on September 06

Poor Padron-Artilles. Always the best man, never the Groome.

posted by beaverboard at 02:55 PM on September 06

Many SpoFites must surely be wondering where Antonio Brown might land if he's terminated by the Raiders.

This logically brings up the question: relatively speaking, where does Antonio Brown rank on the Mike Brown / Bengals Redemption Scale?

The answer: when AB tried to go after Mike Mayock, one of the principal players who intervened and tried to hold him back was Vontaze Burfict.

posted by beaverboard at 03:37 PM on September 06

Raiders are holding the first hand ever to contain 2 Queens of Spades and only 1 huuuge oversized Joker.

posted by cixelsyd at 04:28 PM on September 06

After the game, Padron-Artilles did not recognize Seaver's name.

He's probably the least remembered inner-circle HOF pitcher of the bunch, so I'm not surprised that some kid doesn't know who he is. YP-A was born 11 years after Seaver last pitched a MLB game. Plus, the kid was born in Cuba.

The equivalent hitter at that level and lack of recognition (when listing the all-time greats) and lack of post-career publicity is Mike Schmidt.

posted by grum@work at 08:56 PM on September 06

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