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October 14, 2009

SportsFilter: The Wednesday 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 - 14 comments

At this moment, Cedric Benson, court-ordered breathalyzer ignition lock and all, is leading the league in rushing. Who knew?

posted by beaverboard at 08:07 AM on October 14

Final stats for Week Five -- oof:

2009 Week Five Hoser Picks Straight Up: 8-6 Against The Spread: 6-8 Lock of the Week: 0-1 Trifecta: 0-1 Money: $-880

2009 Season Hoser Picks Straight Up: 56-20 Against The Spread: 42-34 Lock of the Week: 1-4 Trifecta: 1-4 Money: $-1,140

2009 Week Five Money Spent: $25 2009 Week Five Money Made: $0 2009 Season Money Spent: $86 2009 Season Money Made: $100 2009 Total: $15

This week may just be picks. I'm in the middle of writing the trading card set for "The Tudors" and I'm a little pressed for time.

Maybe a haiku week is in order?

posted by wfrazerjr at 11:44 AM on October 14

I'm in the middle of writing the trading card set for "The Tudors" and I'm a little pressed for time.

Seriously? That's freaking awesome. Will it include Yorks and Lancasters as well considering there were only 5 Tudor monarchs (6 if you included Jane Gray's 10 day reign) I was always a big fan of Bloody Mary's work. Sorry for the non-sports related geek-out.

posted by HATER 187 at 12:27 PM on October 14

Colts owner Bob Irsay won't vote for Limbaugh. An owner needs the approval of 24 of 32 teams.

posted by rcade at 01:29 PM on October 14

Hater, this set will only cover the first three seasons of the show. We're still building the checklist right now, but the base set will have 15 or so main character cards and then a couple cards per episode for the first 28 episodes.

The insert cards will feature locations, children and other stuff we haven't determined yet.

posted by wfrazerjr at 01:58 PM on October 14

Barcelona are reportedly ready reportedly ready to match the 32.5million Manchester City paid Real Madrid for him last year when the transfer window opens in January.

If this goes through, between the fee Barca will pay, City paid and Real Madrid paid his Brazilian club, will any player have had more spent on him while delivering less? Robinho looked great when he arrived at Madrid but has never consistently delivered and seems to disappear in meaningful games. Which is probably a key reason he is not getting first team minutes now, eh?

posted by billsaysthis at 02:17 PM on October 14

Great vid of a 9-year-old scoring in the Mini 1-on-1 at the Boston Garden, errrr TD Bank Center or whatever it's called this year.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 02:44 PM on October 14

Incredible shot!

Incidentally, Greg Wyshynski (the author of that blog post) used to spam us here in the early days under fake names -- but he'd use one name in his profile and another in email to complain about his posts disappearing. Good times.

posted by rcade at 04:01 PM on October 14

Correction: Colts owner Jim Irsay.

posted by rcade at 04:22 PM on October 14

Saw that on NESN yesterday. My only complaint is Mini One-on-One no longer features Bob Somebody or other, whose incredible Fraco-American patois once led me to ask my father what it meant for players in a 2-1 breakaway to come down the ice "side by each".

posted by yerfatma at 04:38 PM on October 14

rcade: is Wyshynski the guy that posted all those really shitty 'sports comedy' flash videos back in the day? Because the guy that did that didn't appreciate me calling on it and definitely got a hold of my email and cellphone number and posted them on craigslist, 'giving away' my stuff. LOL.

If it's the same guy, I'm not going to read Puck Daddy anymore.

posted by insomnyuk at 04:53 PM on October 14

He posted links to these columns under the username pucksnsuds. I think the flasher was someone else.

posted by rcade at 05:06 PM on October 14

So much for the Limbaugh-owned Rams

posted by tron7 at 06:50 PM on October 14

Incredible finish to the US-Costa Rica match tonight. Things have to be pretty grim in Costa Rica after their ticket to the World Cup was snatched out of their hand with under 30 seconds left in stoppage time. Now they have to play Uruguay. They were so concerned for Oguchi Onyewu after his knee injury I will be rooting for them.

posted by rcade at 11:52 PM on October 14

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