February 06, 2012

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 - 10 comments

Because A) no huddle should have 0 comments, and B) Tim Tebow is loved, nay, revered on this site, here is an interesting graph from the New York Times, showing the number of times a player was mentioned on Sportscenter or Sunday NFL Countdown...

posted by MeatSaber at 11:27 PM on February 06, 2012

That is a terrific graphic. It's a little weird to me how much more Tom Brady was mentioned than Eli Manning. I figured Brady's prominence was due, at least in part, to playing all the way through the playoffs, but that's clearly not the case.

posted by yerfatma at 09:29 AM on February 07, 2012

That graphic is awesome. It makes me wonder how miniscule the largest Jaguar would be. Is that Maurice Jones-Drew sitting on Chris Johnson's shoelaces?

Tony Romo's about to throw a pick. I know it.

posted by rcade at 10:07 AM on February 07, 2012

It's pedantic of me to say this but while the concept is fantastic, the graph is a bit misleading.

They use "height" as the measurement device, but then they present the images in 3 dimensions, including adding depth to the graph (and an implication of perspective).

It looks like Tim Tebow is around 4 times as massive as Peyton Manning (you could put a Peyton in each leg, and two in the torso), when the numbers are really closer to 2.5.

If they redid the graph and used volume instead of height, that would work in a 3 dimensional presentation.

posted by grum@work at 10:52 AM on February 07, 2012

Tony Romo's about to throw a pick. I know it.

It must be the fourth quarter with a less than a touchdown lead.

posted by preacher81 at 11:05 AM on February 07, 2012

Terrelle Pryor in a Raiders uniform seems a little premature.

posted by bender at 11:09 AM on February 07, 2012

grum, shouldn't we be more concerned with Tebow's pose? I think he might have spina bifida.

posted by yerfatma at 11:14 AM on February 07, 2012

Peyton's definitely got a neck problem. Hurts just to look at.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 11:31 AM on February 07, 2012

Wow, Rex Ryan is failing miserably at his goal of ubiquity. And why wasn't there some sort of conglomerate Ryan family gassbag graphic?

posted by tahoemoj at 12:09 PM on February 07, 2012

I like that Calvin Johnson's total includes mentions of Megatron.

posted by goddam at 12:33 PM on February 07, 2012

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