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March 12, 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 - 9 comments

I just saw the trailer for the upcoming movie Draft Day for the first time.

As is the case with search and radar information being provided by the Malaysian armed forces, I can't tell if this film is supposed to give Browns fans a sense of hope or is simply a cruel fantasy being spun at their expense.

posted by beaverboard at 10:16 AM on March 12

I can't tell if this film is supposed to give Browns fans a sense of hope or is simply a cruel fantasy being spun at their expense.

I think it is supposed to be cruel fantasy, now that the sting of Major League has finally dissipated a bit. It is time to re-open the freshly scabbed over wound that is hope for success in Cleveland sports. In 2024, look for a basketball fantasy along the lines of The Fish that Saved Pittsburgh wherein the Cavs hoist the trophy with a bunch of ragtag misfits brought together with a consensus #1 pick that plays to his potential in the playoffs.

Or maybe it's just a fun revisionist history a la Tarantino's last few.

posted by tahoemoj at 11:20 AM on March 12

Dang, I spoke too soon. Here cometh Cleveland in real life.

posted by beaverboard at 02:35 PM on March 12

In one day, ESPN demoted Brent Musburger and announced that Rick Reilly was going to stop writing his column.

That's a heck of a decent day's work in and of itself, but hoping for the unimaginable, I hung in waiting for any news on Kiper.

posted by beaverboard at 11:21 PM on March 12

Eric Decker goes from being Peyton Manning's number 3 receiver to Geno Smith's number 1. Wonder how that will work out for him?

posted by dyams at 06:03 AM on March 13

Wonder how that will work out for him?

Probably not as good as it will for his TV show, though.

posted by Bonkers at 10:10 PM on March 13

I figured Decker, being a glamour boy, and his model girlfriend, were seeing the Big Apple as more than a place to play football.

posted by dyams at 06:08 AM on March 14

Decker was telling one of the local guys here that the Jet's offer was far and away the most money he was being offered. The other offers being in the 5 million per year range. The Broncos didn't even make an offer according to him.

posted by tron7 at 11:11 AM on March 14

Broncos will easily fill Decker's role and have a few million per year to devote to areas of true weakness.

posted by cixelsyd at 02:42 PM on March 14

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