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September 30, 2013

SportsFilter: The Monday 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 - 22 comments

M'boy Brian Hoyer - who's going to stop him now? Just so they don't put him on the cover of Madden like they did with Hillis.

(I have a thing about Pats backup QB's. I'm still waiting for Rohan Davey to get back in the league and go beast - in his mid-30's...)

posted by beaverboard at 08:33 AM on September 30

Don't you mean New York Dragons' QB Rohan Davey?

posted by yerfatma at 08:48 AM on September 30

Last night's Pats win came at a hefty price - reports from the Boston Globe are that Vince Wilfork suffered a season-ending achilles tear.

It'll be interesting to see if the Pats move to a 3-4 as a result, as DT depth is not something they have a ton of - and nobody's going to replace #75.

posted by dfleming at 08:50 AM on September 30

Jacksonville were early 19 point underdogs against Seattle last week. Next week the Jags are in St. Louis and the 1-3 Rams are 12 point favourites.


The week after that the Jags go on the road to Denver. You think that spread will be bigger or smaller than 24?

posted by Mr Bismarck at 09:12 AM on September 30

You think that spread will be bigger or smaller than 24?

Bigger, 26 1/2 is my prediction.

posted by tommytrump at 09:57 AM on September 30

Barnwell puts it at 28, which would be the largest ever.

posted by LionIndex at 10:23 AM on September 30

It'll be interesting to see if the Pats move to a 3-4 as a result

Yeah, I don't know what the answer is-- last night they had a UFA and a 7th round pick manning the middle. It would be interesting to see if Armond Armstead comes off the PUP list. Otherwise, I think some kind of 3-4 might be their best bet. Wilfork hadn't been having his typical good season (there had been whispers he was hurt), but even in a down year he takes up two blockers most of the time (not against the Jets though). I guess it will mean more reps for the first round pick Jamie Collins.

posted by yerfatma at 11:32 AM on September 30

It would be interesting to see if Armond Armstead comes off the PUP list.

One of the papers (NESN maybe?) mentioned seeing him after the Tampa game - said he'd noticably lost weight, which for someone who was a shade over 300 pounds to begin with is not good.

Kyle Love is actually still an FA - might be a stopgap, especially given the Pats' propensity to bring back guys who get the system.

posted by dfleming at 12:01 PM on September 30

If the Jags fail to cover the spread against St. Louis, and Denver wins/covers the spread in their game, then I wouldn't be surprised to see a 30 point spread.

Based on the simple rating system at pro-football-reference.com, you could make the spread 35 and it wouldn't be ridiculous.

posted by grum@work at 12:29 PM on September 30

The Jaguars may play well enough in St. Louis to screw up its chance of setting gambling line history. Justin Blackmon is back off his four-game suspension and was looking good in the preseason, and the Rams are the third-worst rushing defense this season. If Jones-Drew finds room to run and the Rams secondary can't key entirely off Cecil Shorts it could help the Jags impersonate a functional NFL offense.

posted by rcade at 01:34 PM on September 30

I had surgery this summer on my throwing shoulder. I mention it because it probably had as much effect on the Jets as Mark Sanchez' season-ending labrum surgery.

posted by yerfatma at 02:29 PM on September 30

NBCSN is about to put Michelle Beadle on waivers.

posted by rcade at 02:49 PM on September 30

Idiot promoting prostitution site hijacks end of marathoner's world-record-setting race.

posted by rcade at 02:51 PM on September 30

I had surgery this summer on my throwing shoulder.

I swear I thought this was the lead-in for a Tim Tebow comment...

posted by grum@work at 02:53 PM on September 30

"NBCSN is about to put Michelle Beadle on waivers."

""I look at Twitter now and I think, You know what, I've got more followers on Twitter than the network gets viewers. There's got to be a way to turn that into eyes on the show.' "

Sadly, Michelle, we still don't live in a world where humans can add channels to their cable packages on an a la carte basis, so to get NBCSN I have to jump up two packages and buy one hundred and twenty-nine other channels I don't want.

But I also don't follow you on Twitter. So feel free not to count me.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 04:30 PM on September 30

I try not to think about all the unnecessary channels I'm paying for to get soccer.

I blame you folks for that. I wasn't into soccer when SportsFilter launched.

posted by rcade at 05:07 PM on September 30

Aw, you just need to learn a small amount of Spanish and watch Telemundo or Univision, and then you might be able to cut back to ultra-basic cable, or even just broadcast TV depending on your area.

posted by LionIndex at 06:30 PM on September 30

I agree, and then when you get Telemundo or Uni, your content world gets exponentially expanded way beyond the limited horizons that sport can provide.

When you get hooked, someday, you're going to get caught dead to rights deep in your man cave on a lazy weekend afternoon, glued to Sabado Gigante instead of the college football double header.

posted by beaverboard at 09:29 PM on September 30

Llevatelo!

posted by Hugh Janus at 11:34 PM on September 30

so to get NBCSN I have to jump up two packages and buy one hundred and twenty-nine other channels I don't want.

DirecTV gives me more sports channels than I can possibly watch at just the 2nd tier up from the bottom. True enough there are extra costs for HD receivers, DVR-capable receivers, and the like, but if you don't need all these things, it's fairly reasonable. I get NBC Sports, CBS Sports, Fox Sports, the house networks for the 4 major US sports (MLB, NBA, NFL, and NHL), Big Ten Network, all of the ESPN constellation except for ESPN Classic, and the local sports cable channels, NESN and CSNNE. Golf and Tennis Channels are also included. The only problem I have with them is heavy rains interrupting the signal. It happens 3 or 4 times per year, and usually lasts for 15 minutes or less. I've also had to brush heavy snow off the antenna once.

posted by Howard_T at 11:46 PM on September 30

Llevatelo!

It's been a long time since we were regular Sabada Gigante watchers, so apologies if this is out-of-date, but can someone explain the regular feature with the lion cave, the guy with the trumpet and white face paint and the little person?

posted by yerfatma at 09:48 AM on October 01

It's been a long time since we were regular Sabada Gigante watchers

Ahhh.. the good ol' days of Sabado Gigante con Don Francisco. That was always a Saturday night special at my house growing up.

posted by BornIcon at 10:30 AM on October 01

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