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January 24, 2013

SportsFilter: The Thursday 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 - 30 comments

Kevin Garnett, Master of the Mystic Arts, Defeats Interdimensional Foes in Stunning Display of Photon Dunking

posted by Hugh Janus at 09:18 AM on January 24

Brady has been fined $10,000 for sliding hard into second base/Ed Reed's leg with his cleats showing.

In hilarious news, Frank Gore has been fined $10,500 for wearing his socks too low in the NFC Championship.

You know. Priorities.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 10:31 AM on January 24

You know. Priorities.

Nice.

I forsee that blowing up big time next year when a defender gets penalized and heavily fined for making contact with poor innocent Tommy boy.

posted by cixelsyd at 11:19 AM on January 24

As long as Brady and Reed both had their socks pulled up, does anything else really matter?

posted by dyams at 11:52 AM on January 24

A lawyer for Manti Te'o's hoaxster says he faked a female voice in phone calls with Te'o.

posted by rcade at 12:29 PM on January 24

Meanwhile, here's the halftime entertainment of the NBADL Fort Wayne Mad Ants

posted by tommytrump at 12:39 PM on January 24

A lawyer for Manti Te'o's hoaxster says he faked a female voice in phone calls with Te'o.

This is the weirdest story ever.

posted by tron7 at 03:14 PM on January 24

I don't know the full details of this Manti story, just fragments picked up from all over, and at this point I don't think I WANT to know, simply because what I've pieced together in my head is quite ridiculous enough.

posted by Drood at 03:32 PM on January 24

Key factors in the upcoming superbowl.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 03:37 PM on January 24

the Manti Te'o voicemails are shocking... because I didn't know anyone actually left voicemails anymore except my mom.

posted by jerseygirl at 03:53 PM on January 24

So Jim Harbaugh is part of Team Maddox? Well, I was already rooting for the Niners but now I know they'll win!

posted by billsaysthis at 04:59 PM on January 24

Brady has been fined $10,000 for sliding hard into second base/Ed Reed's leg with his cleats showing.

In hilarious news, Frank Gore has been fined $10,500 for wearing his socks too low in the NFC Championship

I wonder if the Commissioner's office takes a number out of a hat when it assesses fines. Except in fines involving James Harrison where any number is automatically doubled.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 05:09 PM on January 24

The Arizona Diamondbacks trade Justin Upton to Atlanta in 5 player deal

posted by tommytrump at 05:47 PM on January 24

Don't they already have an Upton?

posted by tron7 at 05:56 PM on January 24

Don't they already have an Upton?

Yes, Melvin Emanuel (B.J.) Upton

posted by tommytrump at 06:08 PM on January 24

If the Upton brothers ever (both) put it all together and stay healthy in the same year, the Braves will make some serious noise.

posted by dyams at 06:28 PM on January 24

How in the hell do you get "BJ" out of "Melvin Emanuel"? Aside from the glaring jokes, that is...

posted by MeatSaber at 06:46 PM on January 24

According to Wikipedia, it comes from "Bossman Junior"; his father's nickname was Bossman.

posted by Etrigan at 06:56 PM on January 24

Bossman Junior, you new in town? I want you to meet a coupla friends of mine.

This here is Carmen The Cheeseman DiNunzio and over there is Luigi Baby Shacks Manocchio.

I think you guys are gonna get along.

posted by beaverboard at 08:27 PM on January 24

Former Blue Jay B.J. Ryan is actually Robert Victor.

posted by tommytrump at 08:41 PM on January 24

BJ Penn's real name is Jay Dee.

Kono's real name is Zulu.

And Zulu's real name is Gilbert.

posted by beaverboard at 08:56 PM on January 24

My real name is not owlhouse.

posted by owlhouse at 11:01 PM on January 24

I... am not left-handed.

posted by Etrigan at 09:20 AM on January 25

I can second the "Bossman Junior" origin for BJ Upton. I went to HS with both the Upton brothers (Justin was on the Varsity Football team with me when he was a Freshman and I was a senior. He was one of only two freshmen on the team).

posted by Bonkers at 10:36 AM on January 25

Etrigan, You are really Inego Montoya??

posted by Debo270 at 10:38 AM on January 25

Count your fingers before you ask me that.

posted by Etrigan at 11:07 AM on January 25

My name is Etrigan...you killed my father...prepare to die.

posted by Folkways at 11:08 AM on January 25

Count your fingers before you ask me that

Have you been flying Qantas lately?

posted by tommytrump at 11:08 AM on January 25

I am not even real. Fake internet Spofite.

posted by jerseygirl at 03:00 PM on January 25

Wait, you're fake or the internet is? Am I actually in the fucking matrix?

posted by tahoemoj at 03:50 PM on January 25

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