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Last visit: May 30, 2016

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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

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Glenn Maxwell takes a great catch on the boundary in the 4th ODI at Headingley.

posted by deflated at 12:58 AM on September 13

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle the Kia Oval.

Naming rights don't usually bother me but that looks so wrong. It's still Lords, Eden Gardens and the MCG, right?

posted by deflated at 10:53 AM on August 25

NFL Player Sends Back Young Sons' Participation Trophies

Radio Birdman in '77 at the Funhouse? You've just pulled out the granddaddy of all participation trophies for Oz rock right there.

Not the Oxford Tavern but I'm posting it anyway.

posted by deflated at 01:03 AM on August 17

Lou Lamoriello new Maple Leafs GM

Screw you, Kerry Fraser!

I'd feel bad* for Leafs fans but Kerry Fraser's fabulous hair in that clip has blinded me to any possible failure on his part.

*not really. 47 and counting!

posted by deflated at 10:43 PM on July 23

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

If scoring is easiest to replace, what is hardest? Coaching? If you're not allowing that then interior defense.

posted by deflated at 03:28 PM on July 19

Huge 20-Cyclist Crash Takes Out Leader at Tour de France

From what I understand Sky forced the issue of neutralization by pushing the tempo while Cancellara was still trying to get back to the peleton. Race officials didn't take kindly to someone messing with the yellow jersey like that.

posted by deflated at 11:05 AM on July 07

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Thanks, TT. Love that.

posted by deflated at 04:36 PM on June 13

Rangers Close to Trade with Angels for Josh Hamilton

Just in time to give him a boost in the Franchise Four voting. C'mon Rangers fans, show your support.

posted by deflated at 12:22 AM on April 25