February 23, 2011

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 - 3 comments

Cardinals' 20-game winner Wainwright injures elbow

posted by BornIcon at 11:43 AM on February 23, 2011

Dave Duerson shot himself in the chest so his brain would be intact for study.

He was likely one of the most well-informed former NFL players on the subject of brain injuries, having served on a volunteer-panel to approve or deny applications for disability payments by retired players and working with a plan that aided 150 players suffering from dementia.

There are other reasons he could have killed himself. He declared bankruptcy in September, had gone through a divorce and was $14 million in debt due to business failures. He also was troubled by the deaths of his parents. In an interview he gave upon turning 50, he does not sound like someone who has lost any of his intellect.

posted by rcade at 07:45 PM on February 23, 2011

As I understand it, in the NBA the visiting coach can call the direction of play. Most coaches opt to play so their team is on defense in front of their bench in the second half.
This has nothing to do with uniforms.
So, why did it appear that both teams wore road uniforms in the Bucks vs. Knicks game tonight?

posted by geekyguy at 11:47 PM on February 23, 2011

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