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October 22, 2012

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 - 16 comments

Carolina Panthers GM, Marty Hurney, fired. Something I didn't think would ever happen.

posted by NoMich at 10:20 AM on October 22

After a Giants win and some great comments about why, id like to continue a SpoFi fan vote on who our MLB fans would to see in the WS.

Giants or Cards

The comments as to why are just a sweet surprise I had not expected. Truly great insight into our fans.

So far LionIndex is the only one wishing the demise of both teams prior to finishing the series. Noted and a third category added.

Curent count:

Giants 10

Cards 2

Both eaten buy the planet first 1


and the fine print, only one vote per member, no prizes or awards will be offered, all you get is the is the satisfaction of knowing you voted.

posted by Folkways at 10:45 AM on October 22

Carolina Panthers GM, Marty Hurney, fired. Something I didn't think would ever happen.

My either. I never understood his strategy of stockpiling guys who can run the ball extremely well ($90M in contracts for Williams, Stewart and Tolbert) and then leaving undersized Steve Smith and a bunch of misfits to try and catch passes. Especially with Newton in town, it's too many playmakers who all operate out of the same backfield in a league that's been moving to explosive passing games the whole time.

The Panthers have been rebuilding for years and yet need a whole defensive overhaul and a receiver or two (because Smith won't last forever.) That's pretty awful.

posted by dfleming at 10:58 AM on October 22

SpoFi fan vote on who our MLB fans would to see in the WS.

Write in vote Montreal Expos

posted by tommytrump at 11:28 AM on October 22

My either. I never understood his strategy of stockpiling guys who can run the ball extremely well ($90M in contracts for Williams, Stewart and Tolbert) and then leaving undersized Steve Smith and a bunch of misfits to try and catch passes.

They don't run the ball either. Williams had two carries on Sunday and Stewart only had ten. It's absurd.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 12:06 PM on October 22

So in the last 17 years, only 41% of Tour De Frances have actually had a winner. Thanks Lance(7), Landis(1), Contador(2), and Riis(1).... Thats almost as many years vacated as JoePa.

posted by Debo270 at 12:41 PM on October 22

They don't run the ball either. Williams had two carries on Sunday and Stewart only had ten. It's absurd.

I know fantasy football is not usually discussed here, but Deangelo Williams is killing me.

posted by Debo270 at 12:46 PM on October 22

SpoFi fan vote on who our MLB fans would to see in the WS.

Giants.

As both a Cubs and a Tigers fan, I've got no love for the Cards. Also, I mentally associate the Cards with being the MLB team of the south before the Braves and Senators moved south and the expansion teams popped up. Specifically, the '47 Cards did not exactly bathe the franchise in glory when facing the Brooklyn Dodgers and Jackie Robinson.

posted by ursus_comiter at 01:12 PM on October 22

I'm also cheering for not-the-Cardinals. I'm steaming over that game 5 comeback in Washington. I will be cheering for Detroit regardless, although probably only in passing.

posted by bender at 01:25 PM on October 22

And a corollary on the Cardinals, I am not in favor of the 2nd wild card (although perhaps moreso the 1-game playoff), and if they win it would be seen as vindication for it.

posted by bender at 01:31 PM on October 22

I know fantasy football is not usually discussed here, but Deangelo Williams is killing me.

Ugh, I made that mistake last year. This year I had Chris Johnson and Michael Turner. Until recently, I felt like next year, I will just pass on my running back picks.

posted by dfleming at 03:15 PM on October 22

Hey look! There are hockey fans in Columbus.

posted by bender at 03:24 PM on October 22

Darren McFadden is killing me this year. The Raiders took a massive step backwards.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 04:29 PM on October 22

Hey look! There are hockey fans in Columbus.

That's pretty effing cool that the Blue Jackets radio guys showed up at the bar and called the XBox simulation game.

posted by NoMich at 04:42 PM on October 22

SpoFi fan vote on who our MLB fans would to see in the WS.

How about the BOSTON Braves. They haven't been in it for 64 years. Oh, wait, that's right, they left town in 1952 when I was only 11. Snif, snif, I still miss them. In all seriousness, I'd rather see the Cardinals vs Detroit, only so that NL home night games won't start at 2200 here on the east coast. Also, St. Louis vs Detroit has sort of an "old time" connotation that San Francisco vs Detroit does not.

posted by Howard_T at 05:04 PM on October 22

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