September 04, 2011

SportsFilter: The Sunday 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 - 5 comments

LSU looked like a real football team last night and Oregon once again looked like a comic book football team, as they did in their bowl game last Jan.

The Oregon uniforms are mighty cool and innovative, but if they are going to keep wearing them, they should understand that when they're not playing dominant, intergalactic football, they look pretty dumb and vulnerable in them. All sizzle, no steak.

I can't tell if the Oregon players are undersized or not, but the unis make them look like slender blades of grass playing against grown men.

posted by beaverboard at 07:54 AM on September 04, 2011

I don't think their uniforms made them look as small as their defensive line play. That did not look like a No. 3 team.

posted by rcade at 11:02 AM on September 04, 2011

I had some free time this Sunday morning, so I did some number crunching and had a look at the last 20 champions for each major North American sports league.

side note: SpoFi column editor is still putting an extra when using any of the following (' " /). It secretly adds them during preview, and will add an extra one every preview you do. I (thankfully) eliminated 6 of them in a row just before submitting, and decided not to use any of those symbols, just in case.

posted by grum@work at 01:40 PM on September 04, 2011

Indy sports radio tweets Manning needs second surgery.

Really hope this isn't true.

posted by D_I at 10:17 PM on September 04, 2011

The advantage of a ten-team fantasy league -- I'm probably the only fantasy owner in the world who has Peyton Manning but doesn't care whether he has another surgery. He's backing up Philip Rivers on my team, and I only picked him up in the third round as a defensive measure.

posted by Etrigan at 01:07 PM on September 05, 2011

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