January 28, 2016

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 - 6 comments

Whoah there Dennis Wideman. That looked pretty intentional to me.

posted by NoMich at 08:23 AM on January 28, 2016

I have my doubts. The way he moves and pulls his arms up at the last second looks like he might not have seen him. He also looked like he was dazed and looking down a few moments earlier.

posted by rcade at 12:52 PM on January 28, 2016

First off, hi again, Sportsfilter! Long time no see.

Second off, we've talked about him before briefly, so it's worth a mention:

Buddy Cianci died.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to "Tony", who will be behind the state capitol in a black Cadillac with the engine running. Cash only, please.

posted by Bonkers at 01:26 PM on January 28, 2016

Buddy Cianci. He carried on a long tradition in New England (and other sections of the USA) city politics. In fact, the tradition extends to the federal level. The US Representative for my former home Congressional district, Massachusetts 1, the "illustrious" Thomas J. Lane did some time in Danbury (CT) Federal Penitentiary for tax evasion. He was still reelected. City politics is still one of my favorite sports.

posted by Howard_T at 04:36 PM on January 28, 2016

Yeah, about Tony, over there. He and the other "cash only" guys are heartsick now that they've talked to their intellectual property attorney.

They had standard everyday lingo that they used to use in the protection business, and if they had only trademarked the phrase "Pay pal... or else" some years ago, they would be richer than the Vatican today.

Who knew?

posted by beaverboard at 05:27 PM on January 28, 2016

Buddy Cianci died.

Yeah, it's definitely trending for me on Facebook. One of my cousins changed his background to a shot of him and The Mayor. Buddy was so Teflon I'll bet the guy he hit with a fireplace log has a touching FB post getting shared right now.

He carried on a long tradition in New England

Top 5 maybe, but he's no John Michael Curley.

posted by yerfatma at 09:27 AM on January 29, 2016

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