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Chiefs Cut Kareem Hunt After Video of Violence Against Woman

Rice's numbers had fallen off a cliff in his last season, 900 yds at only 3yds a carry. I hope no-one is surprised that the NFL kicked someone to the curb (in this case with very, very good reasons) as soon as they show any signs of decline.

posted by deflated at 11:55 AM on December 01, 2018

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

I'm not sure which is less attractive, following after Belichick or getting McDaniels as a HC. The guy seems to be a functional OC under a great coach but is a thoroughly toxic individual.

posted by deflated at 08:33 AM on November 13, 2018

Senators deal their superstar

1) Great rental for the Sharks. May be a challenge to keep him but they instantly have the best back end in the NHL.

2) Ottawa fans are down there with Bills and Browns fans for supporting painfully incompetent teams. The return on Karlsson is way under what I expected.

posted by deflated at 10:37 PM on September 13, 2018

So...About that Serena Cartoon

That cartoon was absolutely a dog whistle to a particular subset of the Herald-Sun's readership. The ones that drone on about gangs of Sudanese teenagers terrorizing Melbourne and think Manus Island is a reasonable response to refugees.

Serena's antics wouldn't play well at all in Australia (even Lleyton Hewitt was a polarizing character, half on the nationalist bandwagon and half hating him carrying on like a pork chop) but there is also a deep streak of racism and bigotry. It's not the same racist crap you see in North America but it is still there.

posted by deflated at 11:07 AM on September 13, 2018

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Tim Duncan, Mike Trout, Sidney Crosby...

Man, not Crosby. Too easy to dislike for the early career attitude when hockey has had so many more unassuming greats like Niklas Lidstrom.

NFL is tough. Barry Sanders? Joe Thomas?

posted by deflated at 02:33 PM on July 12, 2018

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Maybe Australia is just trying to work out what they did to make the Philippines so angry.

posted by deflated at 11:49 AM on July 03, 2018

Arsene Wenger is Leaving Arsenal

Winning the Europa League would be a perfect end to the season, we're not going to see 22 seasons from a manager any time soon. The game may have passed him by a bit but Arsenal scored some beautiful goals during his time in London.

posted by deflated at 11:04 AM on April 20, 2018

MLB Execs Consider Wild 9th-Inning Batting Rule

I can just see the equivalent rules in other sports.

Losing NFL teams automatically get the ball on 50 yd line at the 2 minute warning.
Losing hockey teams automatically get a 5-on-3 PP with 5 minutes to go.
Losing NBA teams get 4 straight possessions from half way once the lead is bigger than the minutes remaining in the 4th.
Losing rugby teams get to nominate 1 opponent to go to the sin bin for the final 10 minutes.

Yeah, dumbest rule ever.

posted by deflated at 02:42 PM on February 24, 2018

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Mixed Doubles doesn't count as curling?

posted by deflated at 08:31 AM on February 23, 2018

Astros Win World Series

This gives hope to Washington and Seattle to make it to the World Series next year.

No, as a former Expos fan who now follows the Mariners it would need a lot more than that to give us hope. Have you seen the state of the Mariners for the last 15 years?

posted by deflated at 11:33 AM on November 03, 2017

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

The sign-and-trades I'm seeing are Crowder doing the S&T and going to Utah for Hood/Exum/Favors. That would be insane from Utah; taking Crowder for Hayward would be a crappy deal for them, trading a different useful piece would be bizarre at best.

posted by deflated at 11:22 PM on July 06, 2017

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Kind of disappointing. Utah were one of the more interesting teams and I was hoping to see how they would grow over the next couple of seasons, find out how far that defense could take them. Celtics look very good but don't excite me and it's one more nail in the coffin of small market teams.

posted by deflated at 05:23 PM on July 05, 2017

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

The different dominant styles going from MLS-to-PL may be more of a deciding factor. MLS seems closer to the early PL days back in the Nineties.

Back then there was always the talk about Euro imports to English clubs on whether they could stand the physical nature of English football, how the PL was all about direct football and hard tackles. Now MLS seems to have that niche covered. Someone like Tim Cahill can come across and be a dominant player when he's done at Everton as he's still a decent player who happens to be a great fit for MLS football.

Going back the other way the player needs to find the right fit.

posted by deflated at 11:13 AM on June 02, 2017

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Surely if we needed a football metaphor for the extended Trumpcare congressional fiasco then the buttfumble is the way to go.

posted by deflated at 01:35 AM on May 05, 2017

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

The NHL will be a far better place the day Duncan Keith retires but that was pretty much a textbook hit. Stayed low enough for all contact to be below the shoulders but no knees were threatened. Well executed, rather see a dozen like that than the stickwork and 'second point of contact' headshots that are the norm these days.

posted by deflated at 12:01 PM on April 21, 2017