April 29, 2015

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 - 4 comments

NFL League Office will no longer be tax exempt.

posted by beaverboard at 11:00 AM on April 29, 2015

"The chorus of critics rose in 2014 when the league office's filings with the Internal Revenue Service showed that Goodell received $44.2 million in the 2012 fiscal year. Goodell was paid $35 million in 2013."

So they fixed it by changing their status to prevent having to file Goodell's salary.

Is it common to run any player who is rehabbing out for the U21 team? Robin van Persie is going to play for Man U's U21 despite not being U31.

posted by yerfatma at 12:34 PM on April 29, 2015

James just scored on a ridiculous volley and Ray Hudson broke two wine glasses in my house with his shriek. I wonder what he meant by "pure Colombian inspiration"-- sounds like he knows whereof he speaks.

posted by yerfatma at 02:48 PM on April 29, 2015

Robin van Persie is going to play for Man U's U21 despite not being U31.

Radamel Falcao, (he of £6,000,000 loan fee and £265,000 salary a week), played for Manchester United's u21 team earlier this season too and apparently didn't impress.

United and a number of other top sides moved away from the traditional "reserve" team and the Premier Reserve League was replaced with a developmental league a couple years ago. So United's u21 side is the most senior team you can play for if you're not in the first squad or recovering from injury/loss of form.

They're allowed to play three outfield players and a Goalkeeper over 21 years of age.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 09:43 PM on April 29, 2015

You're not logged in. Please log in or register.