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September 29, 2009

SportsFilter: The Tuesday 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 - 25 comments

Last night the MNF camera briefly showed Jerry Jones in the owner's box holding what looked very much like a laminated play chart - the ones the coaches hold on the sidelines.

I wonder if Jerry routinely has one of those on hand during a game. And whether he uses it to call plays down to Son of Bum the Michelin Man and his staff.

posted by beaverboard at 07:36 AM on September 29

beaverboard- as a Cowboy fan I am saying it was a menu. That is my story and I am sticking to it.

posted by soocher at 08:49 AM on September 29

It was probably a drink menu. Or a map to the washroom. I imagine it's easy to get lost in that place.

posted by fabulon7 at 08:59 AM on September 29

A menu of minor plastic surgery touch-ups?

posted by dusted at 09:26 AM on September 29

Raiders assistant coach Randy Hanson has told police that head coach Tom Cable was the coach who punched him and broke his jaw Aug. 5. Cable has been lying about the incident, apparently. This will work out well for him.

posted by rcade at 09:48 AM on September 29

It was a laminated reminder with the message "Don't pick your nose" printed on both sides.

posted by cixelsyd at 10:07 AM on September 29

Raiders: The best darn run sports franchise this side of the Hudson River. No matter which side you're on.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:01 AM on September 29

as a Cowboy fan I am saying it was a menu. That is my story and I am sticking to it.

My sentiments exactly.

posted by BornIcon at 11:20 AM on September 29

as a Cowboy fan I am saying it was a menu.

Maybe he wants to raise the price of the $100 pizza.

posted by cjets at 11:23 AM on September 29

I guess they must have several Chinese take-out joints inside the Stardome. There was a lot of printed data on that "menu". Front and back. The thing was nearly two feet square. A document that Andy Reid would be proud of.

Next week, Jerry will hold up his left forearm and read aloud from a laminated card taped to the sleeve of his tailored shirt. Moments later, a double bourbon will appear at his side.

posted by beaverboard at 11:45 AM on September 29

It was a TV Guide. He wanted to know if there was anything better he could put on the Telemanjaro.

He briefly turned over for CSI Miami, but a 600ft high David Caruso scared him into putting the game back on.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 11:55 AM on September 29

Telemanjaro will be part of a John Williams Star Wars concert in October.

I would never have moved away from DFW if I knew that Telemanjaro was coming. I went to college in Arlington. Took my future wife on our first dinner date to the Arby's right across the street from the new stadium. How that cheapskate move didn't kill the relationship I'll never know.

"Right across the street" is relative when talking about this stadium. Half the town looms below it in fear and awe.

posted by rcade at 12:01 PM on September 29

Only half ?

posted by tommytrump at 12:27 PM on September 29

A web search turned up a great read on the 1987 national championship game between Jimmy Johnson's Miami Hurricanes and Penn State.

posted by rcade at 01:02 PM on September 29

The NY Times on who is the worst QB in the NFL

posted by cjets at 02:57 PM on September 29

Delhomme, hands down. There is absolutely no reason for him to suck so bad when he gets to throw to Steve Smith.

posted by bperk at 02:59 PM on September 29

I think I'm going to start posting this here, since no ever goes back to see the final tally:

Final stats for Week Three:

2009 Week Three Hoser Picks
Straight Up: 13-3
Against The Spread: 12-4
Lock of the Week: 1-0
Trifecta: 1-0
Money: $1,160

2009 Season Hoser Picks
Straight Up: 37-11
Against The Spread: 29-19
Lock of the Week: 1-2
Trifecta: 1-2
Money: $410

2009 Week Three Money Spent: $15
2009 Week Three Money Made: $50
2009 Season Money Spent: $55
2009 Season Money Made: $100
2009 Total: $45

posted by wfrazerjr at 03:00 PM on September 29

By the way, have you noticed that if you're making a list like I did there, when you first post it there are no returns, but if you go to edit, don't do anything and report the comment, the returns are fixed?

Weird.

And now I feel like Andy Rooney. Have you ever noticed how fat NFL linemen are? Why is that? They have to be running a lot, either on the field or to the bank with their paycheques. And why put them in those tight pants? Couldn't there be special sweatpants for linemen?

posted by wfrazerjr at 03:03 PM on September 29

Good week. You redeemed yourself with the lock of the week and the trifecta.

posted by bperk at 03:18 PM on September 29

...the 1987 national championship game between Jimmy Johnson's Miami Hurricanes and Penn State.

Thanks for that, rcade. In January of 1987 I was somewhere in the western Pacific aboard USS Midway, never thinking that my wife and I, as Penn State parents, would have Nittany Lion decals all over our cars. I never saw the game, but somehow reading the account of it brought it to life. It's funny how Jimmy Johnson has become a respected commentator on football, but Joe Paterno is a football deity.

As our son reminds us, "If God isn't a Penn State fan, why is the sky blue and white?"

posted by Howard_T at 04:37 PM on September 29

Delhomme, hands down. There is absolutely no reason for him to suck so bad when he gets to throw to Steve Smith.

Not to mention the fact that at least Quinn and Russell might be learning (however slowly) from their mistakes and maturing a little bit. If Delhomme is still maturing, I think we'll need to check for mold.

posted by dfleming at 05:16 PM on September 29

If God isn't a Penn State fan, why is the sky blue and white?

Because maize clouds would look funny...

posted by MeatSaber at 05:20 PM on September 29

According to my Carolina born n bred wife, that sky is Carolina blue. It's most certainly NOT Dook blue.

posted by NoMich at 05:48 PM on September 29

Yeah, but when the sun rises, with the promise of a new, glorious day, the sky is cream and crimson.

posted by outonleave at 08:05 PM on September 29

The deep red of USC would scare everyone s*less.

Last I saw, the powder blue is not near the blue of Penn State anyway (said the former Pitt supporter).

posted by billsaysthis at 11:50 AM on September 30

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