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January 20, 2010

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 - 22 comments

I can't believe how exciting Round 2 of the Australian Open has been. Blake/Del Potro and Henin/Dementieva made me late for work this morning.

posted by bperk at 07:30 AM on January 20

Tim Lincecum (The Freak ) is asking for 13 million . His arbitration hearing is coming up against the SF Giants in February.

posted by texpat at 07:55 AM on January 20

Back to back Cy Young awards? It's going to be hard to argue against that amount.

posted by grum@work at 09:17 AM on January 20

After last night's very tasty Carling Cup semi-final, Gary Neville might be in trouble for flipping Tevez the bird.

posted by JJ at 11:01 AM on January 20

Tim Lincecum (The Freak ) is asking for 13 million

While the Giants are offering 8 million for the 2009 Cy Young winner, I'm pretty sure that in his arbitration hearing in February, they'll meet somewhere down the middle.

posted by BornIcon at 11:47 AM on January 20

While the Giants are offering 8 million for the 2009 Cy Young winner, I'm pretty sure that in his arbitration hearing in February, they'll meet somewhere down the middle.

Actually, if they let an arbitrator make the decision, he has to chose one or the other. He cannot produce a compromised result.

However, the team and the player can come to their own agreement outside of the arbitration.

posted by grum@work at 12:08 PM on January 20

Don't forget he's only 25, also. He hasn't even hit his prime yet...

posted by MeatSaber at 12:36 PM on January 20

Female bobsledder wardrobe malfunction.

posted by rcade at 12:46 PM on January 20

This website is delightful. Liverpool fans may not enjoy it, however.

posted by boredom_08 at 02:16 PM on January 20

Female bobsledder wardrobe malfunction.

The poor girl is gonna be the butt of a lot of jokes after that one.

posted by NerfballPro at 02:16 PM on January 20

Actually, if they let an arbitrator make the decision, he has to chose one or the other. He cannot produce a compromised result.

However, the team and the player can come to their own agreement outside of the arbitration.

If I were Lincecum, I would be willing to let the arbitrator decide (the $13MM seems to be around the right level for someone with his talent level and trophy case, notwithstanding the fact that this would be a record-breaking award), unless SF is going to offer to buy out his arb years at something like $45-50MM/3 years or maybe lock him up longer at $80MM/5 years or something.

posted by holden at 02:40 PM on January 20

The poor girl is gonna be the butt of a lot of jokes after that one.

She'll never hear the end of it.

posted by tommytrump at 03:34 PM on January 20

The poor girl is gonna be the butt of a lot of jokes after that one.

She'll never hear the end of it.

And then she's going to sit on that bobsled. Those things don't have seat warmers, do they?

posted by Howard_T at 03:48 PM on January 20

I'll hate myself in the morning, but:

Hush up Tiger's Mistresses

posted by wfrazerjr at 04:16 PM on January 20

The poor girl is gonna be the butt of a lot of jokes after that one.

She'll never hear the end of it.

I am confident she'll be able to put it behind her.

posted by Joey Michaels at 06:58 PM on January 20

After such a disaster, I predict that pair will split up.

posted by yerfatma at 08:13 PM on January 20

They ended up hauling ass down the track though.

posted by BoKnows at 12:11 AM on January 21

Gonna need a rather large tube of ChapStik later

posted by tahoemoj at 01:17 AM on January 21

At least she didn't crack under pressure...

posted by MeatSaber at 03:55 AM on January 21

Don't be cheeky folks, I'm sure it was embarrassing.

posted by holden at 03:43 PM on January 21

Wrecked'um?

No, we'll be able to stitch that up.

posted by tommytrump at 10:00 PM on January 21

If she was in front, it wouldn't have been as big an issue. As it stands, she was bringing up the rear.

Here 'til Tuesday, folks. Tip your waitress

posted by Joey Michaels at 08:53 PM on January 22

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