September 05, 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 - 11 comments

A scheduling quirk: including this season, the Patriots have played Peyton Manning's team 14 of the 15 seasons he's been in the league (2002, the first season after the conferences split into 4 divisions and the Colts left the AFC East, was the only miss). If the Pats and Broncos finish with the same divisional position (and Manning's neck holds up), this will continue for at least 2 more years.

posted by yerfatma at 11:34 AM on September 05

What's the team-v-team record in that time?

posted by kokaku at 01:25 PM on September 05

Interesting site for matchups

posted by cixelsyd at 02:07 PM on September 05

If I counted correctly (my scripted deployment was so slow for some reason that I had nothing better to do), the Colts are 6/17 in the regular season and 1/3 in the playoffs against the Pats in that time.

posted by yerfatma at 02:13 PM on September 05

Wow cixelsyd - that's a great site - thanks!

posted by kokaku at 02:38 PM on September 05

The problem now is that the Manning brothers have conspired to compete against the Pats on a tag team basis in an effort to lessen the elder's torment.

posted by beaverboard at 03:46 PM on September 05

Since 2005 the Manning bros are 8-5 vs the Patriots (Eli 3-1, Peyton 5-4). The Mannings have 3 Superbowls and NE none.

posted by cixelsyd at 05:37 PM on September 05

I had two messages, one in English and one in Spanish, on my Comcast cable box telling me I was the proud owner of beIn Sport, America's least-well-capitalized cable channel, as of today.

But no mention of a channel number and if they're airing soccer, I can't find it.

posted by yerfatma at 07:15 PM on September 05

We'll be back with the full compliment of picks for this week on Friday, but here's Wednesday's season opener:

Dallas (+3.5) at NEW YORK GIANTS (44.5): Former Cowboy WR Roy Williams has become a regular on "Storage Wars Texas." Maybe if he looks long and hard enough, he might find Dez Bryant's brain. I hope he hits his blocking assignments as hard as he hits his momma. Giants 26, Cowboys 17.

posted by wfrazerjr at 07:33 PM on September 05

Bobby Valentine appears to be losing it, or has lost it.

posted by justgary at 07:33 PM on September 05

@ wfrazerjr
All I ask is that you try a little harder than Costaki Economopoulos

Well, his Packers slogan is pretty darn funny.

posted by MrFrisby at 11:22 PM on September 05

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