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January 16, 2013

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 - 18 comments

Hard to say how this will play out, but Marc Trestman has finally become a NFL head coach, courtesy of the Bears.

posted by beaverboard at 08:54 AM on January 16

I, for one (as a Chicagoan), welcome our secretly Canadian overlords.

By the way, how out of the blue was the Eagles getting Chip Kelly to sign on as coach? I thought that he was clearly out of the picture for any NFL team and (allowing for the fact that I may just have not been paying attention too well lately) did not see any whisperings of this at all after he returned to Eugene.

posted by holden at 12:55 PM on January 16

If the Ravens win, New Englanders will be eating crow.

posted by NerfballPro at 02:25 PM on January 16

A whole murder of crows.

posted by Ufez Jones at 02:56 PM on January 16

If the Ravens win, New Englanders will be eating crow

It's actually considered a delicacy there. I've seen entire families torn apart fighting over who gets the beak.

posted by tahoemoj at 02:57 PM on January 16

A whole murder of crows.

I would rather that they ate a parliament of rooks or perhaps an unkindness of ravens.

posted by holden at 03:04 PM on January 16

How about a congress of ravens? Or perhaps just Congress?

Really, just Congress is fine with me.

posted by NerfballPro at 03:11 PM on January 16

If the Ravens win, New Englanders will be eating crow

No worries, Crow has become a staple of New Englanders diet.

posted by cixelsyd at 03:22 PM on January 16

I don't see anything but a dark gray page.

posted by NoMich at 03:22 PM on January 16

"...as if he was running with a lobster down his pants..."

Name that athlete. Name that commentator.

posted by Hugh Janus at 04:03 PM on January 16

Name that athlete. Name that commentator.

Gonna have to go with Messi & Hudson for the win.

posted by yerfatma at 04:35 PM on January 16

Well done, yerfatma. Probably not such a difficult question, though. Who else would say something like that?

posted by Hugh Janus at 05:49 PM on January 16

Elvis Costello

posted by beaverboard at 09:30 PM on January 16

As if he was running with a lobster in his pants
I wouldn't say that I was raised on romance
It's like counting bubbles in a bottle of champagne
They don't give you any choice, they think that it's treason
The pressurized moments, the pressure makes diamonds
I want to hear he pleases you more than I do

You cannot contain him with a net or a trident
He'll teach you you're alive before you wish that you were dead
He's got pace, he's got power, he's got vision, technique!
The only thing different, the only thing new,
He's got the records, he's got you.

posted by Hugh Janus at 11:50 PM on January 16

I'm not sure whether I would rather hear Elvis singing Ray lines, or Ray saying Elvis lines. Probably both.

posted by Hugh Janus at 11:53 PM on January 16

This is right up there with the old 19-0 copyright. Pride goeth before a fall.

posted by steelergirl at 10:04 PM on January 17

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