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December 23, 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 - 16 comments

Greg McElroy to start for the New York Jets today against San Diego Chargers...

posted by Folkways at 01:57 PM on December 23

Oakland unleashed their award-winning USC one-two punch on the Panthers. Palmer out, Leinart in.

Raiders could use one more Trojan. Where's Booty at?

posted by beaverboard at 05:02 PM on December 23

Bengals clinch a playoff spot. It wasn't pretty but they got it done, mainly on the outstanding effort from their defense.

posted by insomnyuk at 05:08 PM on December 23

The Jets are hilarious. Really thought McElroy was going to get killed out there. What a bunch of bumbling buffoons.

posted by dyams at 06:19 PM on December 23

Raiders could use one more Trojan. Where's Booty at?

I have a feeling Sanchez may be available after this season.

posted by LionIndex at 07:06 PM on December 23

Oakland unleashed their award-winning USC one-two punch on the Panthers. Palmer out, Leinart in.

I think both teams are still committing penalties right now. What an ugly game that on was.

posted by NoMich at 08:28 PM on December 23

That's interesting. Three Heisman winning quarterbacks played in the same NFL game. So much hardware, so little NFL success.

posted by sgtcookzane at 09:05 PM on December 23

Here's Randall Cobb, moving the ball from the Green Bay 4 to the Green Bay 40.

By placing a foot out of bounds before fielding the ball Tennessee's kick off counts as out of bounds.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 09:35 PM on December 23

Wait... what?

posted by Etrigan at 10:26 PM on December 23

That rule seems wrong.

posted by insomnyuk at 10:54 PM on December 23

Did Cobb know he was doing that , or he did luck in to excellence (though he would have had to make a play on it no matter what)?

Also, the ref is quite emphatic about throwing that flag, isn't he?

posted by Bonkers at 11:03 PM on December 23

By placing a foot out of bounds before fielding the ball Tennessee's kick off counts as out of bounds.

I love it when people find those loopholes in the rules like that. I wouldn't be surprised if they close that before next season.

posted by grum@work at 11:50 PM on December 23

Cobb appears to set his feet purposely and look down to make sure one foot was out before touching the ball.

posted by beaverboard at 12:06 AM on December 24

Also, the ref is quite emphatic about throwing that flag, isn't he?

You can see him shouting "OOH! OOH! I KNOW THIS ONE!"

I believe Cobb knew exactly what he was doing. The ball's live on a kick off, so he had to field it, (as Bonkers mentioned), but bonus points to him for knowing an obscure way out.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 12:09 AM on December 24

You can see him shouting "OOH! OOH! I KNOW THIS ONE!"

He gets to claim that one all for himself at the end-of-season awards dinner, and I bet Cobb and he had some banter about it afterwards, as it was clearly deliberate.

posted by etagloh at 02:36 PM on December 24

Also, the ref is quite emphatic about throwing that flag, isn't he?

Speaking of which, did anyone (God help you if you did) see the whole Pats/ Jags game? At one point in the second half, I think it was Pat Chung's execrable hit to the head penalty, every official threw a flag, including a couple of refs who showed up late, walked by and tossed them on the pile like the laundry guy was coming by.

The game also featured perhaps my favorite two-minute drill of all time: Jacksonville "driving", no timeouts left, time gets stopped for the play to be reviewed. On the next snap when they wind the clock (after two minutes of stoppage), Henne spikes the ball. It was delicious.

posted by yerfatma at 09:54 AM on December 27

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