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December 20, 2010

SportsFilter: The Monday 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 - 8 comments

Raise your hand if you turned off the Giants/Eagles game at half-time to watch another one (or do something else).

* raises hand *

posted by grum@work at 07:34 AM on December 20

Not me. That's because I had the choice of Indy/Jax and Carolina/AZ. Fox gave us bonus coverage of the exciting ending of the Detroit/TB game though.

posted by NoMich at 07:43 AM on December 20

Going back to the days of Madden and Summerall, when the Giants or Cowboys have a good team, Fox announcers working their games tend to anoint them when they are playing well. You get the feeling that these teams are fulfilling the network's hopes and dreams when they are winning a game. An aura of majestic inevitability creeps into the broadcast.

And over the years, Fox has made a highly disproportionate number of Cowboy and Giant games their featured broadcast in either of the two Sunday time slots.

So I love it when that whole thinly disguised selective team love thing blows up in their faces.

I had quit watching Phila. - NY because I was sick of hearing the virtues of the Giants being extolled in calm, presumptuous corporate monotones once again.

If I had hung in, I would have been richly rewarded.

(In all fairness, Fox has also exhibited a good bit of Eagles love over the years, and has featured a lot of their games).

posted by beaverboard at 09:18 AM on December 20

Raise your hand if you turned off the Giants/Eagles game at half-time to watch another one (or do something else).

I was at the store and had to run out on a couple errands. I played five Pro-Line tickets yesterday with all five having the Eagles covered, so I assumed I was screwed.

When I got back, my part-timer said, "Dude, the Eagles won." I didn't believe him so he made me go to NFL.com. All five tickets saved!

Of course, what I didn't see was that Washington had come all the way back to cover against the Cowboys. All five tickets boned!

posted by wfrazerjr at 10:12 AM on December 20

CHINESE HURDLER DOESN'T GIVE A F***

Please swallow your beverage before you watch this clip.

posted by worldcup2002 at 02:01 PM on December 20

The Heat had one possession in tonight's game in which they took 8 shots and got seven offensive rebounds before finally scoring.

posted by graymatters at 11:02 PM on December 20

CHINESE HURDLER DOESN'T GIVE A F***

great technique.

posted by justgary at 12:59 AM on December 21

I like the hurdler to the left of him. He knocks down every single hurdle and finishes after the human wipeout because he kept trying to jump them.

posted by rcade at 08:32 AM on December 21

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