December 19, 2012

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 - 8 comments

There won't be any more Josh Brent sightings on the sideline this season.

posted by rcade at 11:40 AM on December 19, 2012

So as I sit here preparing my team for the championship of fantasy football in my league, I was brought to a saying my wife wants on a tee-shirt. "The football is fantasy. The RAGE is real!!"

I have a friend who will never play fantasy because of the situation I am currently in. I bleed Steelers black and gold. My QB's are Big Ben, and Andy Dalton. The Steelers need a win to make the playoffs, Dalton is projected higher in fantasy. Can I start teh enemy in such an important game and hope the Steelers win 40-39. To quote A Bronx Tale" The other night he threw away his baseball cards because he said Mickey Mantle wouldn't pay our rent. Big Ben wont either, but Andy Dalton may.


posted by Debo270 at 01:46 PM on December 19, 2012

Envious position to be in. I'm in the semi-final matchup in my league, and my QB is Josh Freeman.

posted by NerfballPro at 01:55 PM on December 19, 2012

and my QB is Josh Freeman.

May he throw 4 touchdowns(To Vincent Jackson)

My league stopped using week 17 because so many teams were resting starters and screwing people.

posted by Debo270 at 02:01 PM on December 19, 2012

Debo, I used to have a strict rule that I would never start a player against my own team (Who Dey and all that). With the Bengals defense over the 20 or so years I've been playing, that resulted in a lot of points on my bench. I finally came to the conclusion that, where money is involved, my cheering interest can take a back seat. I mean, c'mon man. It's the championship game!

posted by tahoemoj at 02:36 PM on December 19, 2012

80-foot 3-point shot wins at the buzzer (and the losing coach whines about the clock). This one caught my eye because East Boston is right next door to my old home town of Winthrop, MA.

posted by Howard_T at 02:51 PM on December 19, 2012

my cheering interest can take a back seat. I mean, c'mon man. It's the championship game.

That being said, who would you start????

posted by Debo270 at 12:38 PM on December 20, 2012

I should plead the 5th on that one, but... Dalton looked awful against a weak Eagles D on Thursday. Roethlisberger looked pretty crappy, too, but better than Dalton did the week before against a mediocre at best Cowboys secondary. The Bengals D-Line can get after QB's, but Ben has has a lot of success against my squad, as he can extend the play against those big boys. Ultimately, my gut feeling is that the Bengals will concentrate on stopping the run, as Dwyer gashed them last game. If they can get an early lead, as they have been lately, Ben will be forced to throw a lot. The Bengals have more success when they run, and will try to establish throughout. This biased-as-hell observer would start Roethlisberger.

posted by tahoemoj at 02:29 PM on December 20, 2012

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