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February 08, 2012

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

Congrats to PP.

With all the imbecilic planning and personnel shenanigans that took place during the Pitino years, the one enduring, positive legacy of that ruinous regime was an unplanned accident of fate, Pierce unexpectedly falling to the C's at #10 in the draft.

posted by beaverboard at 09:30 AM on February 08

Did Scott Gomez Score Last Game?

Gomez was paid 8 million dollars last season (and scored 7 goals) and is being paid 7.5 million this season.

posted by insomnyuk at 11:13 AM on February 08

What are you trying to say, insomnyuk, that Scotty can't put anything in?

posted by MrFrisby at 01:18 PM on February 08

Following on the Giants' Super Bowl win, the Dems are recruiting former Giant Harry Carson to run for a seat in Congress.

posted by billsaysthis at 01:30 PM on February 08

George Will's reason for predicting the Giants would win the Super Bowl: "I usually root for the team whose victory would make the most liberals unhappy."

Does he not know that NYC is packed with blue staters?

posted by rcade at 02:13 PM on February 08

"I usually root for the team whose victory would make the most liberals unhappy."

Wait, what? I admit, I'm pretty left of liberal, but my crazy grandparents from Boston - who voted Republican their whole lives and firmly believed the reason the Red Sox hadn't one a world series because the team had started letting "coloreds" play for them - were also huge fans. Indeed, while New England does, indeed, lean left, we have plenty of rabid right wing football fans. Hell, Rush Fucking Limbaugh was picking his nose in Robert Kraft's box during the Superbowl.

George Will should know that the only team true liberals root for is the community owned Packers anyways - because of their business model.

posted by Joey Michaels at 02:32 PM on February 08

George Will, proving that not all wearers of bow ties are insufferable dicks, but a lot of insufferable dicks wear bow ties. Seriously, is he five years old?

(And is he not aware that WEEI was essentially Scott Brown's campaign radio station in 2010?)

posted by etagloh at 03:07 PM on February 08

"I usually root for the team whose victory would make the most liberals unhappy."

Shit, I didn't realize that professional football teams were affiliated with politics at all. Here's another fun masturbatory exercise (see FPP from Wed.)-what does your team say about your politics? I cheer for the Bengals, does that make me liberal or conservative? Neither? Supporter of aristocracy? And does it make other Bengals fans the same (because I think tselson is a Bengals fan, but I'm not sure we are in lockstep politically).

posted by tahoemoj at 03:09 PM on February 08

I cheer for the Bengals, does that make me liberal or conservative?

Conservative. Rooting for the Bengals means you'd be in favour of building more prisons.

posted by wfrazerjr at 03:32 PM on February 08

*slow clap*

posted by grum@work at 08:18 PM on February 08

Nah. What team believes in redemption more?

And, I'm just sayin'

posted by tahoemoj at 09:16 PM on February 08

CNN has suspended my old colleague Roland Martin for tweeting this after the David Beckham Super Bowl commercial: "If a dude at your Super Bowl party is hyped about David Beckham's H&M underwear ad, smack the ish out of him."

posted by rcade at 09:22 PM on February 08

Nah. What team believes in redemption more? And, I'm just sayin'

And once again, the Lions are in last.

posted by NoMich at 09:36 PM on February 08

I think tselson is a Bengals fan, but I'm not sure we are in lockstep politically

We'd make good friends on Sundays. Tuesdays not so much;)

posted by tselson at 10:13 PM on February 08

Tim Thomas is NOW FaceBooking About RELIGION

posted by tommytrump at 10:17 PM on February 08

"I usually root for the team whose victory would make the most liberals unhappy."

This contrasts poorly with his claim in Ken Burns' Baseball, "In sports, I am a Marxist."

posted by yerfatma at 08:36 AM on February 09

Tim Thomas is NOW FaceBooking About RELIGION

Oh Timmeh, how I love your ability to quote something you so clearly do not understand. Unless he truly believes that the President is personally rounding up Catholics sending them off to death camps right now.

posted by NoMich at 09:01 AM on February 09

Tim Thomas is NOW FaceBooking About RELIGION

The whatnow? Catholics, Martin Neimoller...uh, connection...little help here?

posted by lil_brown_bat at 09:30 AM on February 09

I Stand with the Catholics in the fight for Religious Freedom

...but I sure as hell won't vote for a Mormon, right Timmy? And I'm not really certain that entwining religion and government = religious freedom.

posted by tahoemoj at 11:09 AM on February 09

The whatnow? Catholics, Martin Neimoller...uh, connection...little help here?

Even though Catholics support the idea of health plans providing for contraceptives, Republicans (and some Democrats) have decided to fight the administration's birth control rules. They are framing it as an attack on Catholicism/religious freedom (though, not all religions get that sort of protection, right?), and Tim Thomas has decided to equate this to the Nazis.

In summary, Tim Thomas is straight-up loony.

posted by grum@work at 03:52 PM on February 09

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