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January 15, 2014

SportsFilter: The Wednesday 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 - 20 comments

A-Rod's lawyer hints at Ortiz' PED use

posted by BornIcon at 09:42 AM on January 15

A whining loser representing a whining loser - fitting.

posted by cixelsyd at 12:15 PM on January 15

That A-Rod is a winner is of utmost relevance. His PED use would not be an issue were he a in fact a loser.

Joe Tacopina is also a winner. That's why he's one of the most hated lawyers in New York.

Whining? Sure.

posted by Hugh Janus at 12:25 PM on January 15

Interesting only because Ortiz has been one of the few athletes to support A-Rod. Also curious Tacopina claims it's not a reference to Ortiz.

posted by yerfatma at 12:38 PM on January 15

From Tacopina's website:

""Mr. Tacopina is to the defense bar what Donald Trump is to real estate" - New York Times

Well, at least he is proud that he's the biggest dick in the defense bar.

posted by dfleming at 12:38 PM on January 15

Also curious Tacopina claims it's not a reference to Ortiz.

The guy knows the law around slander pretty well. A nameless, descriptive accusation, which he then denies is actually about the person is pretty well thought out. You leave the accusation out there with no ability for it to blow back on you.

Either that or he means Pedroia, who was quoted when A-Rod got suspended as it being good for the game.

posted by dfleming at 12:53 PM on January 15

Off-topic, I don't know what game this was from, but a hell of a heads' up play:

posted by Ufez Jones at 01:08 PM on January 15

That is awesome.

posted by yerfatma at 02:38 PM on January 15

A-Rod's lawyer hints at Ortiz' PED use

Every time I start to sympathize with A-Rod even a little, shit like this happens and makes me feel like an asshole for sympathizing with him.

That said, despite my eternal dislike for the guy and belief that he probably did use PEDs, I still think he was railroaded by MLB. Fuck MLB for making me side with A-Rod on anything.

posted by Joey Michaels at 02:59 PM on January 15

Fuck MLB for making me side with A-Rod on anything.

This seems to be the prevailing feeling for a lot of baseball people.

posted by grum@work at 03:47 PM on January 15

Off-topic, I don't know what game this was from, but a hell of a heads' up play:

It was from a German league game. That link has a longer video that includes the player losing the stick as well. Sweet play!

posted by bender at 05:33 PM on January 15

My guess would have been a Polish league, not German.

posted by grum@work at 08:01 PM on January 15

You are an up and coming South African football star, and planning your wedding day. Then you find out that Nelson Mandela wants to come.

posted by owlhouse at 08:45 PM on January 15

Peyton Manning explains "Omaha."

The answer isn't as funny as the face he pulls in reaction to the question.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 09:30 PM on January 15

The answer isn't as funny as the face he pulls in reaction to the question.

That will be a GIF in less than 24 hours.

posted by Bonkers at 09:37 PM on January 15

posted by Mr Bismarck at 09:46 PM on January 15

Teh Internetz did not fail me (though my Google-fu did).

(and my grammar skilz failed me, as well).

posted by Bonkers at 09:49 PM on January 15

"my Google-fu did"

Possibly because I made it when you mentioned a GIF.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 09:50 PM on January 15

Possibly because I made it when you mentioned a GIF.

In that case...well done to you, sir. A grateful Internet thanks you.

I can't wait to find long, illegible rants to answer that one with.

posted by Bonkers at 10:27 PM on January 15

His answer is a lot funnier than I thought it would be. Well done being human, Peyton-bot.

posted by dfleming at 06:25 AM on January 16

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