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November 18, 2012

SportsFilter: The Sunday 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 - 10 comments

UFC 154 last night and I was happy to see the return of Georges St. Pierre after 18 months out with a pair of knee injuries. "Warm up fights" don't really happen for a defending champion, so he was straight in with the interim champion, Carlos Condit.

I haven't seen GSP look so battered after a fight before - even the loss to Matt Serra. But for a guy who's been out of the ring for a year and a half he pretty much controlled all 25 minutes. In the third round he took a high kick that had him in a lot of trouble and for a while after that he was on his back with Condit in his guard, but he did well enough in avoiding strikes and two judges gave him that round, as he took Condit down twice.

Really good to see him back and with Johny Hendricks winning on the undercard, I'm not sure we need to go straight to a GSP-Anderson Silva fight - especially as even the "big" GSP that showed up last night would probably be giving 15-20lbs to Silva.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 09:44 AM on November 18

This guy won the fight:

posted by grum@work at 09:48 AM on November 18

This guy won the fight

And it was not close. Go figure.

I'm not sure we need to go straight to a GSP-Anderson Silva fight

I'm not sure we will ever see this fight.

posted by sgtcookzane at 12:25 PM on November 18

The Ferrari formula 1 team have admitted they deliberately broke the seal on Felipe Massa's gearbox, causing Massa to suffer a five spot starting penalty.

The penalty elevates Ferrari teammate Fernando Alonso one place to seventh and allows the Spaniard to start from the "racing line" side of the track.

Alonso starts the race 10 points behind Pole-sitter Sebastian Vettel. If Vettel wins Alonso has to finish in the top four to stay in the Championship hunt.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 02:07 PM on November 18

I'd like to thank the CBS for sticking with the playoff irrelevant Browns/Cowboys OT rather than switching to the Patriots/Colts game that was shifted to the afternoon for wider national coverage (on the East coast at least).

posted by kokaku at 04:47 PM on November 18

I'd like to thank the CBS for sticking with the playoff irrelevant Browns/Cowboys OT rather than switching to the Patriots/Colts game that was shifted to the afternoon for wider national coverage (on the East coast at least).

NFL's fault, not CBS's -- there are specific contractually mandated requirements for when games are ruled "non-competitive" and the networks are allowed to switch away from them. Being in OT ain't among them.

posted by Etrigan at 05:07 PM on November 18

Even though the Phillies season ended on Oct 3rd, they have a more recent win than the Eagles.

posted by grum@work at 05:36 PM on November 18

@Etrigan - since they'd switched to the Browns/Cowboys after the Jets/Rams game had ended (the NYC early game), I figured they weren't committed to sticking with it - apparently they were (or just made a strange choice as to what fans might want to watch).

posted by kokaku at 06:49 PM on November 18

The shitpile that has been getting bigger and bigger in Chapel Hill is, well, getting bigger and bigger.

posted by NoMich at 07:17 PM on November 18

Wow, NoMich, this is not something I expected to see coming out of Chapel Hill. Sad, very sad. From what the article said I couldn't tell if the cheating started before or just after Dean Smith retired but if it was before that surely tarnishes a great man's record!

Makes me wonder what the heck is taking so long down in Miami - sure they self-imposed another bowl ban but how long is the NCAA going to take before issuing a ruling. Nevin Shapiro has already pled guilty and is serving Federal time!

posted by billsaysthis at 12:04 PM on November 19

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