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December 20, 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 - 9 comments

NFL to ask its players to donate brains for study.

Didn't say if they were supposed to wait until they died.

posted by dviking at 01:04 PM on December 20

Chelsea and West Ham drew 1-1 this afternoon, making Man. Utd. feel a little better about their loss this weekend.

Also, Barcelona completed a remarkable sweep of all six titles they competed for this year by winning the Club World Cup yesterday 2-1 (aet) against Argentine side Estudiantes de La Plata.

posted by boredom_08 at 01:05 PM on December 20

NFL to ask its players to donate brains for study.

This is a good move, though the cynic in me suggests that even with shorter ex-NFL lifespans most of these brains aren't going to be arriving for 15 or 20 years, while the problem is now.

posted by rumple at 02:01 PM on December 20

So far today, Randy Moss is doing his best to shut his critics up. 4 first half catches and a touchdown.

posted by dfleming at 02:10 PM on December 20

Penn State's women made it a 3-peat in volleyball last night. Despite a superb performance by Destinee Hooker of Texas, The lady lions came from 2 sets down and gritted out a tough 5-set win. This is the first time since the NCAA incorporated women's volleyball as a varsity sport that any team has won 3 championships in a row. During the team's current 102-match winning streak, they had not been behind by 2 sets until last night.

posted by Howard_T at 10:20 PM on December 20

NFL to ask its players to donate brains for study.

Why is an image of Marty Feldman with a jar in his hand coming to mind?

posted by Howard_T at 10:23 PM on December 20

Here's a nice piece on the only man ever to pinch-hit for Ted Williams. While I remember Carroll Hardy from his days with the Red Sox, I did not know of some of his other achievements, such as possibly being responsible from a rule change in the NFL.

posted by Howard_T at 10:28 PM on December 20

Why is an image of Marty Feldman with a jar in his hand coming to mind?

Funny, I was thinking Lyle Alzado.

posted by mjkredliner at 11:26 PM on December 20

Howard_T - Thanks for the vball link. Penn State definately looked beatable and Hooker was awesome, but I think it came down to a more well rounded Penn State team. It was definately an edge of your seat match.

I would also love to see this streak by Penn State more widely recognized, it is an incredible acomplishment!

posted by mlb321 at 11:55 AM on December 21

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