November 03, 2013

SportsFilter: The Sunday 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 - 5 comments

The Premier League is about to see it's first ever Welsh Derby this afternoon, as Swansea and Cardiff face off.

Under the guidance of new owner Vincent Tan, "The Bluebirds" of Cardiff have changed colours from blue to, (lucky in parts of Malaysia), red and rolled around in a lot of green, but they've also seen an established head of recruitment replaced by a 23 year old fence painter, who was subsequently scared off courtesy of Home Office visa issues and alleged pressure on the Manager when the owner suggests tactical changes and substitutions from the stands during games.

The Jerry Jones of South Wales, anyone?

posted by Mr Bismarck at 10:21 AM on November 03

Someone on the San Diego Chargers broadcast just described Jordan Reed as "like Aaron Hernandez without the alleged murder."

posted by rcade at 01:15 PM on November 03

Somebody give me whatever Nick Foles ate for breakfast this morning. Holy cow.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 06:19 PM on November 03

Likely to make an entirely different top ten to Gio Bernard's run on Thursday...

posted by Mr Bismarck at 12:56 AM on November 04

In the Vikings game, the announcers made a LOT of hay about Peterson's "determination" and "extra effort" to get into the end zone after being stopped at the 3 yard line, but then "powering through".

If you watched the play (and replay 10 times that they showed it), you can plainly see the only reason Peterson gets into the end zone is because his teammate (#86), physically stops him from falling to the ground (by grabbing his shoulders), pulls him back up to a standing position, and then pushes Peterson into the end zone.

The angle on this .gif doesn't show it, but it's obvious that Peterson was about to go down until #86 saves the day.

The other angle (from the endzone) makes it very easy to see.

Yet, every article and commentator talks about Peterson's effort on the play, and never mentions #86 (who, on a quick looksee at, is Chase Ford).

posted by grum@work at 08:12 AM on November 04

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