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November 16, 2012

SportsFilter: The Friday 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 - 9 comments

Looking grim for the NHL - hope the owners realize that they're likely to kill the league with this one

posted by kokaku at 11:38 AM on November 16

Somehow I doubt the league would die any more than Hostess shutting down will kill Twinkies and Ho Hos. Too much money to be left on the table for that, even if there's a new name on the letterhead.

See how I got Twinkies into the mix?

posted by billsaysthis at 12:22 PM on November 16

We have out first two One World Futbal donations, from Charles Pennington (some relation to @owlhouse) and Steven Bisgaier--thanks guys!

rcade, can we get this on the sidebar?

posted by billsaysthis at 12:32 PM on November 16

The Blue Jays continue to add to their line-up, signing Melky Cabrera to a two-year $16MM deal.

posted by Ufez Jones at 03:48 PM on November 16

Hockey won't die for sure (college hockey and international hockey should step in to fill the gap) but the NHL is really misunderstanding the world if they think people aren't going to give their time and money to other entertainments rather than return to the NHL.

posted by kokaku at 03:48 PM on November 16

The Blue Jays continue to add to their line-up, signing Melky Cabrera to a two-year $16MM deal.

This makes me a little mad as it now (retroactively) implies that the Jays could have signed Barry Bonds when he was available after 2007. I always assumed it was because they (as a team) decided they didn't want the steroid stink on them, but this pretty much removes that from the equation.

Collusion!

posted by grum@work at 04:14 PM on November 16

Not sure if this should go under mixed marital arts or motorsports, but the gripping chrome-o-zone permadrama "American Chopper" has mercifully been put out to pasture by Discovery Channel.

Paul Teutul Sr. is now free to pursue a promising career as the side view human likeness of the Minnesota Vikings logo.

posted by beaverboard at 06:37 PM on November 16

We have out first two One World Futbal donations, from Charles Pennington (some relation to @owlhouse)

He's the guy I stole the credit card from. Shhh.

posted by owlhouse at 09:40 PM on November 16

This makes me a little mad as it now (retroactively) implies that the Jays could have signed Barry Bonds when he was available after 2007. I always assumed it was because they (as a team) decided they didn't want the steroid stink on them, but this pretty much removes that from the equation.

Collusion!

Yep. The player's union really dropped the ball on that one, with Barry; it seemed like an open-and-shut case, especially when he basically said he'd work for league minimum.

posted by hincandenza at 12:46 AM on November 17

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