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August 16, 2013

SportsFilter: The Friday 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 - 7 comments

Roberto Luongo has no tires to pump

posted by tommytrump at 07:28 AM on August 16

According to 60 Minutes, A-Rod's camp threw a number of other players under the bus, including teammate Francisco Cervelli. Gonna be a little awkward in that clubhouse today, I suspect.

posted by dfleming at 11:37 AM on August 16

I don't know how bad I feel for Luongo. As a former longtime year round Florida resident, if I could summer in either Vancouver or Florida and I picked Florida, I would consider anything that happened to me down there to be a just consequence.

posted by beaverboard at 12:34 PM on August 16

As for A-Rod, who I despise, "throwing players under the bus," screw them. People want to clean up the game, get rid of PEDs, etc. but players are still expected to keep their mouths shut? I'm not buying it. Ryan Braun stands in front of anyone and everyone willing to listen and spews nothing but lies, yet A-Rod is going to willingly take all the heat and attention? Isn't going to happen.

As for players being "protected" and not having their names released, that's crap, too. Make all the names known from the outset and things will begin to improve.

posted by dyams at 02:21 PM on August 16

Ryan Braun stands in front of anyone and everyone willing to listen and spews nothing but lies, yet A-Rod is going to willingly take all the heat and attention? Isn't going to happen.

Well, if the story goes as I've read it, his people also implicated Danny Valencia who ended up being cleared.

I mean it's one thing to fess up to your own role and implicate others you know who are cheating too, but that's not what A-Rod did - he vehemently denied his own involvement while, allegedly, trying to lead the media in another direction.

So this is less "whistle-blowing" as much as it is a PR move, which to me makes it more deplorable than anything Ryan Braun has done.

posted by dfleming at 02:58 PM on August 16

So this is less "whistle-blowing" as much as it is a PR move, which to me makes it more deplorable than anything Ryan Braun has done.

They're both turds.

posted by dyams at 12:23 AM on August 17

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