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November 05, 2009

SportsFilter: The Thursday 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 - 34 comments

Can I be first to say Fuck the Yankees?

Thank you.

posted by owlhouse at 06:09 AM on November 05

Fuck A.J. Burnett.

posted by tommytrump at 09:26 AM on November 05

Tommy, watching this again made me feel a bit better.

Also this. And this.

(Also this just for kicks.)

posted by DrJohnEvans at 10:11 AM on November 05

owlhouse, tommytrump

My 11 year old son reads this. Do you feel like real men now?

posted by kerrycindy at 10:40 AM on November 05

Your son is 11, and hasn't seen the word fuck before?

I doubt it.

To answer your question, I don't know if I feel like a real man, but I feel better than I did before I typed Fuck A.J. Burnett.

Dr. John, those video clips brought a huge smile to my face. That sadly was the highlight of my baseball season.

posted by tommytrump at 10:44 AM on November 05

Please stop giving people flak about language, Kerrycindy. As an admin it's on me that the comments are allowed.

It's great your son visits the site. I hope he enjoys it. But we're not going to adopt new rules against profanity after seven years. We've allowed some of it when there's a point to it, like Owlhouse's exaggerated unhappiness over another Yankees title. If you object to the language, find a browser plug-in that can remove objectionable words. I can't guarantee that this is a curse-free zone.

posted by rcade at 11:00 AM on November 05

The Yankees intake air sharply! They are all just a bunch of overpaid intercoursers! Lousy fat-cat Richard craniums!

posted by THX-1138 at 11:09 AM on November 05

Please stop giving people flak about language, Kerrycindy. As an admin it's on me that the comments are allowed.

It's great your son visits the site. I hope he enjoys it. But we're not going to adopt new rules against profanity after seven years. We've allowed some of it when there's a point to it, like Owlhouse's exaggerated unhappiness over another Yankees title. If you object to the language, find a browser plug-in that can remove objectionable words. I can't guarantee that this is a curse-free zone.

posted by rcade at 11:00 AM on November 05

You have got to be kidding. You are ok with children being able to check this site out and view offensive language. And tommytrump, believe it or not, Some people in this world still try to teach our kids better than that. Grow up.

posted by kerrycindy at 11:15 AM on November 05

I will not stop giving people flak about offensive language. So stop giving me flak about it. Real men have no need for such words. Increase your vocabulary.

posted by kerrycindy at 11:17 AM on November 05

You aren't getting how this works, Kerrycindy. If I ask you to stop doing something, you either stop doing it or run the risk of getting banned. You made your point several times that you don't like profanity for your son's sake. I've told you that some of it is allowed. I'm not going to let you browbeat users because you don't like the rules here.

You have got to be kidding. You are ok with children being able to check this site out and view offensive language.

This site, like many blogs and other online forums, has looser rules about profanity than the mainstream media. I think it would be great if kids had sports sites where their parents could be assured of no profanity or potentially objectionable content. But this isn't one of those sites, and I'm not interested in changing the rules to make it one.

Perhaps other members disagree, and I invite them to chime in. In the meantime, though, you gotta stop going after people for curse words here.

posted by rcade at 11:22 AM on November 05

kerrycindy, boss rcade isn't being quite accurate. On this site, it's OK to use any profanity that you wish, as long as it is anti-Yankee profanity.

posted by pullmyfinger at 11:33 AM on November 05

Not true at all, Finger. When the Texas Rangers secure the next World Series title, I will gladly entertain invitations for my favorite team to receive fornication.

posted by rcade at 11:35 AM on November 05

I think that all of you are carnally inclined. This whole site has been going down the fecal receptical as of late.

(I am either offering an alternative to foul language or trying for the ban-hammer.)

posted by THX-1138 at 11:35 AM on November 05

The Yankees intake air sharply!

That's not air.

posted by tron7 at 11:35 AM on November 05

I've brought the issue of profanity up in the Locker Room. Discussions on the policy should take place there.

posted by rcade at 11:40 AM on November 05

But let's keep the swearing here and on-topic.

posted by yerfatma at 11:48 AM on November 05

rcade, I mostly just want the adults on here to realize that some kids do like to read what is written on here and most men would and women should be sensitive to that. If it makes those that use such offensive language feel better then they may want to think about how the rest of the world views them. Just saying. I do want to let you know that my son and I very much enjoy reading most of the posts on here and very few of the posts contain vulgarities. To those that are able to post without the use of curse words, I thank and very much respect you. This will be my last post on the matter and I will council my son to realize that not all are as well educated as he is.

If I have offended anyone for taking them to task about their uneducated use of the English language, I apologize.

Now let us all pray for an all-Texas World Series in the near future. It will take Divine Intervention to make that happen.

posted by kerrycindy at 11:59 AM on November 05

Not true at all, Finger. When the Texas Rangers secure the next World Series title, I will gladly entertain invitations for my favorite team to receive fornication.

posted by rcade at 11:35 AM on November 05

I've got a great idea, rcade. Lets halt all profanity until the Rangers win the world series. Kerrycindy's son will probably be old enough to collect social security by then. Oh - was I supposed to put this comment in the locker room? Locker room language, yah, that's the place for it.

posted by pullmyfinger at 12:00 PM on November 05

And tommytrump, believe it or not, Some people in this world still try to teach our kids better than that. Grow up.

I think it's great that you try and teach your kids children not to swear. Good for you.

What I wrote was that I don't think this is the first time he has seen the word fuck in print. I don't speak the word fuck a lot, as it loses its effectiveness when people just throw it around willy-nilly (I hope it's okay to use the word(s) willy-nilly). I use the word fuck in its written form even less, for much the same reason. This was a solid opportunity to use the word fuck, and it expresses my thoughts on the matter pretty well. I think A.J. Burnett is a jerk, and I stand by my original statement.

Fuck A.J. Burnett (and Al Leiter).

With regard to your second point, I don't want to grow up. I want to live my life in eternal adolescence.

posted by tommytrump at 12:27 PM on November 05

Al Leiter, what the fuck did he ever do to you? I feel so virile right now

posted by billsaysthis at 12:31 PM on November 05

Lets halt all profanity until the Rangers win the world series.

That sounds pretty fair to me. Surely the members here can go a year without using profanity.

posted by rcade at 12:32 PM on November 05

A nilly-willy is not ok.

posted by rumple at 12:33 PM on November 05

kerrycindy, I don't think you fully appreciate the word Fuck. It has one magical sound, and just by itself can describe, pain, pleasure, hate and love. Here is a nice educational video that might help you understand how necessary it is to use in everyday conversation.

posted by smithnyiu at 12:41 PM on November 05

Al Leiter, what the fuck did he ever do to you?

Mr. Blister? Birds of a feather.

posted by tommytrump at 12:55 PM on November 05

Fun fact: Fans of the team have more unique ways to say "Fuck the Rangers" than Inuits do for "snow".

posted by Ufez Jones at 01:06 PM on November 05

Fun fact: Fans of the team have more unique ways to say "Fuck the Rangers" than Inuits do for "snow".

Best.

Comment.

Ever.

Can I change the subject to Maple Leafs from Rangers?

posted by tommytrump at 01:11 PM on November 05

If I have offended anyone for taking them to task about their uneducated use of the English language, I apologize.

If I'm not too late, I would like to chime in on this topic. I can understand where KC is coming from but the thing is, profanity is everywhere and it's not going to go away. As a parent, it is your responsibilty on educating your children on what you believe to be acceptable or not acceptable.

Now saying that...Here's someone I would like to introduce you to. He was a very educated man who can put things in perspective for you and your child.

posted by BornIcon at 02:32 PM on November 05

like Owlhouse's exaggerated unhappiness over another Yankees title

I'm glad most of you got it.

posted by owlhouse at 03:08 PM on November 05

In other news than the World Series... ah, who am I kidding, I'm not going to talk about the Europa League.

'Grats to the Yankees. So glad my dad's at home and I'm at school so I don't have to hear all about it from him.

Side note, I dunno if any of you are regular listeners to the Guardian's Football Weekly podcast, but they did a live video-cast of today's pod, and what I saw of it was quite nifty. Anyone else catch this/listen to Football Weekly at all?

posted by boredom_08 at 04:06 PM on November 05

Is looser a word, rcade? ;)

So will this be the last time that a player wearing #42 wins a World Series? I sort of liked seeing that. In fact, I looked it up to find out how that occurred. Apparently Rivera is grandfathered in . . .

posted by geekyguy at 04:31 PM on November 05

Is looser a word, rcade?

It was with the women I dated in college.

In other news, I was listening to the greatest sportstalk radio host on the planet -- Bob Kemp of KDUS in Arizona -- when he played a hilarious rant by Dan Hawkins, head coach of the Colorado Buffalos, from 2007. Don't know how I missed this on SportsFilter back then.

posted by rcade at 04:52 PM on November 05

hilarious rant by Dan Hawkins,

Wow! Can that guy switch gears or what? The media guys must get whiplash.

posted by THX-1138 at 05:08 PM on November 05

So will this be the last time that a player wearing #42 wins a World Series?

One less person that believes in my campaign to bring back Mo Vaughn.

posted by yerfatma at 05:08 PM on November 05

One less person that believes in my campaign to bring back Mo Vaughn.

We have the technology: Buffalo wings and sliders. Dude! We could rebuild him.

posted by lilnemo at 05:23 PM on November 05

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