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March 17, 2014

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 - 11 comments

Jim Irsay has been arrested for DUI near his home in Indiana. With the continuing attempts by the NFL to limit substance abuse, it will be interesting to see what comes of this. In 2010, Tom Lewand, President of the Detroit Lions was suspended and fined after a similar event. I've always had something of a dislike for the Irsay family after they moved the Colts out of Baltimore at midnight during a snowstorm. My schadenfreude meter is tending toward the high end right now.

posted by Howard_T at 12:36 PM on March 17

I was denied a spot in our Fantasy Hockey playoffs last night when Dallas' Jordie Benn stopped an empty net point-blank shot by Winnipeg's Andrew Ladd late in the third. I didn't even need a goal. A single shot on goal would have sufficed.

Benn stood up and stopped the shot like a goalie. If he had been a goalie, it would have been considered a shot on goal.

I am quitting sports.

posted by rcade at 01:09 PM on March 17

Interesting, as some members of the Jets have quit sports as well.

posted by cixelsyd at 02:29 PM on March 17

Bob Kravitz on Irsay: "In a twisted way, Jim Irsay's friends have been praying for this day."

posted by yerfatma at 02:50 PM on March 17

In 2010, Tom Lewand, President of the Detroit Lions was suspended and fined after a similar event.

When a member of the Lions' front office is found to be drinking heavily, I think you have to take mitigating factors into account. It would be hard to characterize any excessive self-medicational behavior as being unprovoked.

posted by beaverboard at 03:21 PM on March 17

Shout out to Clancy, JJ, and all the other sons and daughters of Ireland on here, real or imagined.

I can think of maybe one Irish family in my immediate world that actually does a corned beef dinner on the 17th. And perhaps one pub in 12 in the US knows what they're doing with a brisket, so beware.

This business of using dark ale in all the hearty St. Patrick's dinner recipes so that there's none left on the shelf for straight consumption...there's no future in that, lads.

posted by beaverboard at 03:51 PM on March 17

I can think of maybe one Irish family in my immediate world that actually does a corned beef dinner on the 17th

One of the earliest reasons I developed a distaste for the day. I'm perfectly capable of drinking myself into a stupor on a weekday without anyone's help and I'll be damned if I'll consume boiled food while a free man.

posted by yerfatma at 04:42 PM on March 17

I'm thinking of cooking Shepherd's Pie tonight. It's one of the features at the local pseudo-Irish Pub, so if it's good enough for them, it's good enough for me. If I don't do the Shepherd's Pie, then I'll do the traditional 7-course Irish dinner--a boiled potato and a 6-pack.

posted by Howard_T at 04:52 PM on March 17

I can think of maybe one Irish family in my immediate world that actually does a corned beef dinner on the 17th

My Irish lass of a next door neighbor does a corned beef and cabbage with "spuds." But the corned beef is done in a smoker, low n' slow, with a nice brown mustard coating to hold in the juice. Boiling just kills it.

posted by tahoemoj at 05:52 PM on March 17

I was denied a spot in our Fantasy Hockey playoffs last night when Dallas' Jordie Benn stopped an empty net point-blank shot by Winnipeg's Andrew Ladd late in the third. I didn't even need a goal. A single shot on goal would have sufficed.

I'm in the fantasy playoffs! Sheesh. That was close. Man am I lucky! I'm never going to quit sports ever!

Beat the next closest guy with a win % of .517 to .514. Sure do feel bad for whoever that is.

posted by BoKnows at 07:23 PM on March 17

No real surprise.

posted by owlhouse at 12:23 AM on March 18

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