December 05, 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 - 7 comments

Good analysis re: last weekend's discussion about the national title game. The link to Mr. SEC is great, too.

posted by tahoemoj at 01:48 PM on December 05

If Gerrard, Coutinho, Flannigan, and Henderson can show up this well every time, and Sturridge once healthy, the Reds can finish top 3. As long as Agger doesn't play too much.

posted by billsaysthis at 03:57 PM on December 05

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, no stranger to controversy north of the border, stepped into one of the more contentious issues in the United States Wednesday, declaring that the NFL's Washington Redskins should not change their name.

"To me, that's ridiculous," he told reporters on Wednesday. "What are we going to call the Cleveland Indians? The Cleveland Aboriginals?

I'm so proud to be Canadian

posted by rumple at 12:10 AM on December 06

You know, Rob Ford can support the Washington football team name, smoke crack, hire prostitutes for sex in his office, offer to buy back his phone with a bag of weed, and even use heroin, but he definitely can't say things like this:

"I don't believe in all this public-funded health care. If you want health care, pay for it."

Saying that statement as a Canadian? That's how you lose public support up here.

posted by grum@work at 08:55 AM on December 06

Is Toronto a conservative city? For some reason, I always had it in mind that it was a haven for liberals.

posted by NoMich at 09:50 AM on December 06

Is Toronto a conservative city? For some reason, I always had it in mind that it was a haven for liberals.

Toronto is a liberal city, as you can see from the provincial members of parliament (Liberal or NDP).

The "Greater Toronto Area" (GTA) is a combination of Toronto and the surrounding cities (like Scarborough, Etobicoke, North York, etc). Etobicoke and Scarborough are the power base for Rob Ford. They also lean Liberal, but have strong Conservative areas. My mom (who lives in Scarborough) is a Liberal voter for as long as I've been alive, but she voted for Rob Ford because his fiscal sales pitch was quite convincing. Let it be known that I've teased her about it since everything has come to light.

posted by grum@work at 10:38 AM on December 06

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