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SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Surely if we needed a football metaphor for the extended Trumpcare congressional fiasco then the buttfumble is the way to go.

posted by deflated at 01:35 AM on May 05

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

The NHL will be a far better place the day Duncan Keith retires but that was pretty much a textbook hit. Stayed low enough for all contact to be below the shoulders but no knees were threatened. Well executed, rather see a dozen like that than the stickwork and 'second point of contact' headshots that are the norm these days.

posted by deflated at 12:01 PM on April 21

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

NBA is all about the stars; you go as far as your best players can take you. I'm not sure there is any incentive you can offer a genuine contender (Cavs, GS, Spurs) to keep their stars on the court if the team thinks their stars could use a night off.

posted by deflated at 09:27 PM on March 19

Arsene Wenger: Arsenal 'mentally collapsed' against Bayern Munich

As an Arsenal fan I would like to keep Wenger just to piss off Piers Morgan. Its a price worth paying.

posted by deflated at 02:11 PM on February 17

Packers, Steelers, Seahawks, Texans Advance

1) Osweiler managed to beat the Pats when he was a Bronco

Can we change that to "Osweiler didn't completely screw it up for the defence against the Pats as a Bronco"?

posted by deflated at 01:16 AM on January 09

All-Star Game No Longer Decides World Series Home Field

I also think the Super Bowl should be played in the previous year's winner's home stadium. Imagine a Lambeau Field Super Bowl

So the most likely matchups this year would be the Pats or Raiders playing the Cowboys or Seahawks at Mile High?

Broncos fans would just love that.

posted by deflated at 03:06 PM on December 01

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

It's a Great Day for the Irish.

posted by deflated at 12:12 AM on November 06

Tim Tebow Wants to Play Baseball

I wouldn't be surprised if Tebow got a look from some club that put him at Triple-A to see what he could do.

Tebow playing even one game at AAA level would be the most ridiculous major sporting publicity stunt I have ever seen. Elite college players take 3 years of pro ball to get to AAA and you think Teebs has a shot when he hasn't played in anger since high school 11 years ago?

posted by deflated at 01:58 AM on August 10

NFL Adds Rule for Automatic Ejections After 2 Personal Fouls

So is this limited to taunting, punching a player and insulting officials or am I reading this wrong?

For reference I went back to a recent series of penalties from one player and checked if Aqib Talib would've been tossed from the SB. Nope - he had one taunting penalty in the 1st Q and then was good the rest of the way, the intentional facemask wouldn't add to the total. This Broncos fan doesn't mind that but wonders what this will achieve.

They've made this easy for the officials by limiting it to after-the-play penalties rather than anything called in the heat of the moment. Honestly I don't see too much in this, unless you completely lose the plot like Beckham nothing happens.

posted by deflated at 02:30 AM on March 24

Ranking the Super Bowl MVPs

Not enough love for Terrell Davis. 30 for 157 and 3 TDs in 3 quarters when nothing was working for the passing game. Lining up as a decoy in the 2nd quarter when he couldn't focus enough to see the ball due to a migraine. Should be top 5.

Best playoff RB ever and it truly isn't even close.

posted by deflated at 11:12 AM on January 28

Denver Beats New England to Reach Super Bowl 50

Stat of the game: Brady took more QB hits today than any other QB in any game all season. He was hit 11 times more than the previous high allowed by the Pats this year.

The Broncos DL flat-out abused the Pats OL.

posted by deflated at 12:23 AM on January 25

David Price signs largest pitching contract in MLB history.

Toronto should not be handing out the largest pitching contract in history. David Price is not worth the largest pitching contract in history. Boston are not one starting pitcher away from relevance.

posted by deflated at 11:05 PM on December 01

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

I'm not sure how the Gronk OPI could be considered questionable. He ran straight at a backpedalling DB, initiated contact about 5 yards downfield by hitting the defender's chest/shoulders with his left forearm then cut hard right while he straightened his left arm to hold him off.

Historically not called often but pretty clearly OPI.

posted by deflated at 10:42 PM on November 30

The Rugby World Cup Final is on Saturday

The Wallabies: favorites of headline writers around the world.

'Pooper' Comes Up Trumps Again for Australia

All Blacks: 'Pooper' threat reduced if we do our job better

posted by deflated at 01:10 PM on October 30

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

I'm upset about the state of cricket in the WI, its a tragedy and I can't see any way to fix it in the short term. For thirty years the WI teams were the gold standard in tests, now they're somewhere south of NZ.

posted by deflated at 11:23 PM on October 22