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November 21, 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 - 12 comments

So my question is this. If Sanders had stayed down and not popped right up after the Ed Reed hit, would the suspension have been lifted. Think the NFL opened a can of worms on this one.

posted by Debo270 at 09:13 AM on November 21

Hector "Macho" Camacho in critical condition.

posted by NerfballPro at 10:33 AM on November 21

I understand player safety, but my issue with further penalizing that hit is that I see Sanders actually lowering his head into Reed. Reed's head was down and would have hit chest-high with the initial body positioning. It's when Sanders turns around and literally lowers his head to Reed's level on the final step that causes the helmet to helmet. This play is as much Sanders lowering his helmet into Reed as it is Reed leading with his helmet.

If Sanders had stayed down and not popped right up after the Ed Reed hit, would the suspension have been lifted. Think the NFL opened a can of worms on this one.

Hello? Is that NHL on line 2? Oh, NHL isn't in session so I guess NFL needs to take the place of trying to assess penalties based on injury.

posted by jmd82 at 11:00 AM on November 21

So Chelsea fired Roberto Di Matteo last night, after his team lost 3-0 to Juventus. Chelsea could be the first defending champions to fail to make it out of the group stages if Juve can get at least draw in Donetsk.

Turns out the two season deal Chelsea gave Di Matteo meant "summer and autumn."

posted by Mr Bismarck at 11:38 AM on November 21

Hector "Macho" Camacho in critical condition.

I loved watching that guy fight. It doesn't sound like he is going to recover, but here's wishing him the best nonetheless.

posted by tahoemoj at 11:43 AM on November 21

Ever wanted a chance to date a race car driver? Guess who's now available?

posted by NerfballPro at 12:28 PM on November 21

Do I get a free website?

posted by Mr Bismarck at 12:39 PM on November 21

Ever wanted a chance to date a race car driver? Guess who's now available?

Oooh!

Do I get a free website?

Never mind.

posted by grum@work at 01:06 PM on November 21

Di Matteo, wow. I mean Chelsea are two points out of first and still have a small chance to get out of the group in UCL. Plus he's had one transfer window to bring in players--granted he got some good ones but he was stuck with Torres up top and couldn't get a senior striker in after losing Drogba. I do wonder why Sturridge hasn't been given more minutes but that's a small nit.

I just wonder if Guardiola told Abramovitch that he would come in the summer but he didn't want to directly replace the man who took Chelsea to the UCL title when the team was cratering. Rumor has it that Roman really wanted Pep this past June but he wanted some time off.

And who'll be holding the chair warm? Could it be Rafa Benitez?

posted by billsaysthis at 01:16 PM on November 21

Ever wanted a chance to date a race car driver?

Danica was unwise to take up with her physical therapist (that's so Madonna), when she should have fallen for a behavioral modificationist.

posted by beaverboard at 01:31 PM on November 21

Did he ever play for the Expos?

A tougher-than-I-thought quiz.

I scored 40 out 60, and there were at least 4 cases where I thought it was straight up lying when they said they did play for the Expos, so I looked them up on baseball-reference to be sure.

posted by grum@work at 01:59 PM on November 21

Man City are out of the tournament as a result of their 1-1 with Madrid today, so maybe it'll be a special two-fer on Italian managers and a race to Pep.

The BBC thought yesterday that Benetiz would be offered the chance to sit in the big chair at Chelsea until summer, and lo...

posted by Mr Bismarck at 04:40 PM on November 21

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