October 18, 2009

SportsFilter: The Sunday 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 - 12 comments

still can't get over the beach ball goal of yesterday. ridiculous stuff, that. only thing i've got so far today is Burnley 2-3 Blackburn from the Premier League.

posted by boredom_08 at 10:06 AM on October 18

Jenson Button World Drivers Champion in F1....BrawnGP Constructors championship.....for a team that was almost out of business......unbelievable

posted by soocher at 01:42 PM on October 18

UCONN football player fatally stabbed ,

posted by graymatters at 02:05 PM on October 18

Vick named backup to mcnabb, ahead og kolb. WTF!!!

posted by kerrycindy at 04:53 PM on October 18

OF, silly keyboard, not my fault, really, ok maybe.

posted by kerrycindy at 04:54 PM on October 18

This just in...the Favrings...I mean Vikings go to 6-0.

The Vikings beat a solid Ravens team.
Brett has another solid game, 3 TD's and no INT's, and an 136.9 QB rating.

Sanchez has an awful game 0 TD's, 5 INT's and an 8.3 rating.
Green Bay wins...against the hapless Lions...Rodgers has a respectable game, 2 TD's, 1 INT, 113.7 QB rating.

Yea, I'm still glad we got Favre.

Now, I do want our defense to fix what went wrong late in that game.

posted by dviking at 08:45 PM on October 18

Vick named backup to mcnabb, ahead og kolb. WTF!!!

Vick's career statistics

Kolb's career statistics

posted by rcade at 09:49 PM on October 18

rcade, what has vick done since he got out of prison? nada! what has kolb done lately? just a couple of very good 300+ games.

posted by kerrycindy at 09:56 PM on October 18

What has Vick been given a chance to do since get out of prison? He hasn't even been under center for 10 plays yet.

Kolb's two 300-yard games are good, but in one he threw three picks and had to amass 51 attempts. Vick's upside is much better.

posted by rcade at 10:00 PM on October 18

1) Kolb's not had a chance to play much since he was drafted. It's no wonder his career stats are nothing like Vick's. Hell, Jeff Garcia should be thrown in if that's a factor.
2) Vick's not had a chance to play much and it's no wonder his season stats aren't what Kolb's are. That's an unfair comparison too.
3) They've both got upside; Vick from previous experience, Kolb from being a second round pick who's played well this year. They've both got good tools; Vick as an all-purpose athlete; Kolb as a game manager.
4) Vick needs to play some if he's going to have any value to trade him. Kolb's a better choice as a third string simply because his value's in the future; to Philly, Vick's a now commodity they need to work into the system or get some value for in the off-season.
5) Jeff Garcia needs to retire.

posted by dfleming at 10:16 PM on October 18

AskMefi: Why are postseason baseball games so long?

posted by geekyguy at 12:54 AM on October 19

geeky, maybe its me but there's nothing non-obvious in that thread. Except maybe the 6 minutes of extra commercial time specifically for longer mid-inning breaks but I would lump that in the general more commercials category.

posted by billsaysthis at 01:26 PM on October 19

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