May 16, 2013

SportsFilter: The Thursday 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 - 13 comments

...a bill that would make coaches personally liable for the university's legal fees and other damages if the NCAA finds a major violation.

A) terrible idea and 2) congratulations, you just killed college football in Oregon. (well, to be honest, it's not like college football will last all that much longer if the only good teams are in a single conference)

posted by NoMich at 08:26 AM on May 16, 2013

Pats cut starting DT Love after diabetes diagnosis even though other players (e.g., Jay Cutler) continued their careers after being diagnosed with the more serious Type 1 variant. Bellicheck FTW!

posted by billsaysthis at 10:41 AM on May 16, 2013

In this day and age, who really thinks that diabetes can't be overcome by a professional athlete?

Hell, it's been almost 44 years since this guy proved it can be done.

posted by grum@work at 11:08 AM on May 16, 2013

Bellicheck FTW!

I am in no way defending the Patriots here as it's distasteful no matter what the reason they give, but this isn't Belichick gaming the system. This is the system screwing athletes. The fact the NFL wore patches honoring Gene Upshaw for a year tells you all you need to know about the strength of NFL labor. Think baseball owners are trying to find a way to honor Marvin Miller?

posted by yerfatma at 12:22 PM on May 16, 2013

Note to Tebow with what will surely be disturbing news: a rostered NFL QB recently underwent a radical position reassignment procedure.

They just checked on him in post-op. He's doing fine and is expected to make a full recovery.

posted by beaverboard at 03:19 PM on May 16, 2013

Not to defend Patriots' decision to cut Kyle Love, rather to present another side of the story,one must understand 2 things. First, in order to effectively manage Type II Diabetes, one must carefully watch his diet, and above all lose excess body weight. Even exercise to burn carbohydrates is insufficient, although helpful. Medication is available, but it is only useful if the patient manages his life style. Second, Kyle Love is a defensive tackle. His effectiveness at the position depends on his size and weight. Here you have 2 things that work against each other. A lighter Kyle Love would not be a good defensive tackle, and a heavier Kyle Love would be endangering his long-term health. The effects of head injury are well known and are now the subject of much study in prevention and care. Because the effects of poorly managed diabetes are not immediate nor usually as dramatic as those of concussions, the disease is overlooked among athletes.

posted by Howard_T at 03:51 PM on May 16, 2013

Heartbreaking news out of North Carolina today.

Retired race car driver Richard "Dick" Trickle, 71, died Friday from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, Lincoln County deputies said.

posted by NoMich at 07:27 PM on May 16, 2013

Yeah, I happened to have a few minutes this afternoon and saw that collision live. I'm not a doctor, but I'm guessing it's the LCL or PCL that's torn. If that's the case, I'll be very surprised to see him play another NHL game in 2013, and he wouldn't be available for the 2014 Olympics.

posted by grum@work at 10:17 PM on May 16, 2013

I'm type 1. Secondary. (Meaning I don't have diabetes the usual way. I have it because of surgery to remove my pancreas. I discovered it's the bodies surliest organ and will try and kill you the first chance it finds).

My Dad is type 2.

All I can say is I'd rather face needles every few hours and be able to eat what I want than deal with the type 2 bullshit. Holy crap that's tiresome and my Dad's diet was basically misery on a plate.

posted by Drood at 12:18 AM on May 17, 2013

Oh my god, the Sharks just Maple-Leaf'd this game!

I hate myself.

posted by grum@work at 12:51 AM on May 17, 2013

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