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August 23, 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 - 13 comments

Remember when ESPN partnered with Frontline to do hard-hitting reporting on NFL concussions? Don't worry, the NFL fixed that.

posted by yerfatma at 09:55 AM on August 23

The mayor of Verona has advised Mario Balotelli to keep himself to himself in Saturday's Serie A opener between Hellas and AC Milan.

posted by Hugh Janus at 11:12 AM on August 23

"Can't you just act white?"

posted by yerfatma at 11:39 AM on August 23

There is no news, my lord, but that he writes
How happily he lives, how well beloved
And daily graced by the emperor

- from The Two Gentlemen of Verona

posted by beaverboard at 12:47 PM on August 23

Because of Mr. B and others in this Metafilter thread, I am now a proud owner of Football Manager 2013. Beyond the tutorials, how the hell do I get my head around this thing?

posted by yerfatma at 12:56 PM on August 23

"You would definitely want to do better in some areas." -- Tim Tebow, after his 0.0 quarterback rating in last weekend's game.

posted by rcade at 02:52 PM on August 23

'Teeny Tiny Boy Shorts Day'

rcade, you had me until I saw it was The Onion. I'm looking forward to many more days such as this. Actually, I was hoping there'd be some photos of good looking female fans in tiny little boy shorts. Call me disappointed.

On another subject, David Ortiz gently throws Ryan Dempster under a bus. This after Ortiz and A-Rod were seen jumping into a car together following one of the earlier games in the series. My advice to Mr. Ortiz would be to be careful. You are known by the company you keep, and with some PED allegations in his past, David Ortiz ought to keep well clear of A-Rod.

posted by Howard_T at 03:35 PM on August 23

I love Papi, but I don't understand why he'd get in the middle of that. Maybe he really is the nicest guy and feels bad for A-Rod, but there's no winning for losing here.

posted by yerfatma at 04:53 PM on August 23

Ortiz is just thankful Dempster's gutless act didn't result in the Yankees throwing at him in retaliation, something Dempster doesn't have to worry about. If Chamberlain had been on the mound following that situation it may have been a different story.

posted by dyams at 05:01 PM on August 23

Because of Mr. B and others in this Metafilter thread, I am now a proud owner of Football Manager 2013. Beyond the tutorials, how the hell do I get my head around this thing?

A great way would be to join MeFightClub. Like SportsFilter it's a cousin to MetaFilter, this time aimed at giving a better place for the, ahem... older, non-lolpwnd gamer to hang out.

Alternatively, there's the official Sports Interactive forums and the Reddit "footballmanagergames" subreddit. Reddit has a deserved up and down reputation, but the single-topic subReddits are routinely decent places.

Finally, if you have FM you must have Steam, and if you have Steam you could always add me.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 06:27 PM on August 23

If Chamberlain had been on the mound following that situation it may have been a different story.

True. Chamberlain has no problem throwing at a hitters head for no reason what so ever.

Which is why if any Yankee fan was upset about Dempster yet wasn't up in arms over Chamberlain continually throwing at Youkilis' head, they're being a hypocrite.

Fans get upset when it's their players being thrown at, not a peep when it's their players doing the throwing.

posted by justgary at 11:07 PM on August 23

Finally, if you have FM you must have Steam, and if you have Steam you could always add me.

Done (tpcii)

posted by yerfatma at 03:48 PM on August 24

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