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SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Scott Zolak behaving like . . . well, Scott Zolak

Unicorns and show ponies forever.

We can add the Patriots to the rest of the major teams in New England who have a legendary announcer who has passed on. When I finally go, I know I will enjoy listening to Ned Martin calling baseball, Bob Wilson (and Fred Cusick before him) sending us the Bruins, Johnny Most rousing the Celtics radio audience to a fever pitch, and now Gil Santos. We New Englanders have been fortunate to have had excellent announcers calling excellent teams.

posted by Howard_T at 08:54 PM on April 20

Arsene Wenger is Leaving Arsenal

I got into the Premier League in 2006 so I managed to miss Wenger's run of greatness. I still am sad to see him go. There aren't any managers left who are synonymous with a club.

posted by rcade at 05:47 PM on April 20

Arsene Wenger is Leaving Arsenal

USA needs a coach.

posted by bender at 04:43 PM on April 20

Arsene Wenger is Leaving Arsenal

National team coach. Japan still revere him, from his time there before Arsenal. France if they do poorly this summer and don't make at least semis.

posted by billsaysthis at 04:29 PM on April 20

The Disgrace of Minor League Baseball

1% sticking up for 1%!

posted by billsaysthis at 04:27 PM on April 20

The Disgrace of Minor League Baseball

Interesting (and somewhat infuriating) stuff, Ufez. I knew that minor league ball players made jack shit, but I didn't understand that they really, really made that little jack shit. Nor did I realize that our esteemed Congress had just sanctioned the practice (in an omnibus spending bill, no less--sneaky!) on behalf of the owners. What the article seems to lack - and maybe that is because there isn't one readily available - is a proposed solution to the disparity.

posted by tahoemoj at 02:44 PM on April 20

Arsene Wenger is Leaving Arsenal

With all the talk (distraction?) last season - will he or won't he sign a new contract? - I think this has become Exhibit A for someone staying one season too long.

It's being considered a resignation, not a retirement, but where would Arsene go? I couldn't see him staying in the Premier League: he's now likely "damaged goods" to the large clubs; the others couldn't/wouldn't pay him the salary he would demand. Maybe one of the large French clubs (his home nation)?

posted by jjzucal at 02:25 PM on April 20

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

The Patriots put together a Top 10 of Gil's calls. #6 features Scott Zolak behaving like . . . well, Scott Zolak in the background.

posted by yerfatma at 01:38 PM on April 20

Arsene Wenger is Leaving Arsenal

It was time - actually it likely was time after the last FA Cup win. I hope the club can keep some of his DNA for fluidity and flair. Yes, I would love consistency and I would love a whole lot more defensive solidity, but above all I want to enjoy watching them play - yes, probably even more than watching them win.

posted by sbacharach at 12:29 PM on April 20

Arsene Wenger is Leaving Arsenal

Winning the Europa League would be a perfect end to the season, we're not going to see 22 seasons from a manager any time soon. The game may have passed him by a bit but Arsenal scored some beautiful goals during his time in London.

posted by deflated at 11:04 AM on April 20

Arsene Wenger is Leaving Arsenal

First thing I heard in my head after reading the news was Freefallin'.

posted by billsaysthis at 10:51 AM on April 20

Arsene Wenger is Leaving Arsenal

It was time, and it happened about how I expected it to. Out of the blue. #legend

posted by flannelenigma at 09:26 AM on April 20

Arsene Wenger is Leaving Arsenal

And if he goes to Crystal Palace, will he change his name to Crystal?

posted by NoMich at 09:04 AM on April 20

Arsene Wenger is Leaving Arsenal

Will they rename the club after the new manager?

posted by bender at 08:32 AM on April 20

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Another of the voices of my youth gone: Gil Santos.

posted by yerfatma at 08:14 AM on April 20

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Yeah, character is never going to be Barton's strong suit. But the endemic racism in football is pretty sad. Guess the "Show Racism the Red Card" campaign is not doing as well as hoped.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:26 AM on April 19

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Search twitter for "Campbell Barton" and you get all kinds of results like this tweet


Sol Campbell played at Euros and World Cups. Joey Barton didn't.
Campbell has the Uefa Pro Licence. Barton doesn't.
Sol Campbell has coached professionally. Joey Barton hasn't.
Character references also contrast significantly.
Which one gets a manager's job?

posted by prof at 09:13 AM on April 19

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Late news: Gregg Popovich's wife has passed away. Bleacher Report mentions an undisclosed illness, but the statement from the Spurs gives no information. It has been a very tough season for Coach Pop.

posted by Howard_T at 08:59 PM on April 18

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

If you'd asked me yesterday, you could have gotten any odds you liked against this:

posted by yerfatma at 11:13 AM on April 18

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Expansion sure has changed lately!

posted by billsaysthis at 11:11 AM on April 18

College Football Modifies Kickoffs for Player Safety

I don't think it'll be long before NCAA and the NFL gets rid of kickoffs altogether.

posted by Johnson919 at 08:51 PM on April 17

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Freddy says no!

posted by grum@work at 10:25 PM on April 16

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Oh, thank heavens. Strokes run in my family, and when I tried to read Leon's post, I thought I was the next to be struck down...

posted by MeatSaber at 08:10 PM on April 16

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

A suggestion for the Chicago White Sox.

This is from a religious satire site. Being an Episcopalian who attends a church with a large average Sunday attendance, we don't have this problem, but there are a few in NH that are close.

posted by Howard_T at 07:44 PM on April 16

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

BAN HAMMER!

Aw come on. I'm planning to enlist Leon to write some posts for me.

posted by Howard_T at 01:23 PM on April 16

College Football Modifies Kickoffs for Player Safety

Why not adopt a football version of the face off or jump ball? Line up the two teams at midfield, facing each other about 5 yards apart in straight lines. There need not be 11 in each line, one or more backs may be used. For an opening face off, have the winner of the coin toss roll the ball in a-la a rugby scrum. This would be done by a twelth player who could then not enter the field until the face off is complete and play is dead. For face off after a score, the team scored upon gets to roll the ball in. Once the ball is clearly possessed by either team, it is dead and may not be advanced. This will allow for some violent collisions, but will avoid the high-speed collisions that are frequently the cause of serious injury.

posted by Howard_T at 01:19 PM on April 16

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Tough conditions out there today at the Boston Marathon, but I'd still rather be one of those runners than the recruit whose drill instructor discovered a jelly doughnut hidden in his gear during inspection at boot camp.
RIP R. Lee Ermy.

posted by beaverboard at 11:31 AM on April 16

College Football Modifies Kickoffs for Player Safety

The NFL will likely not adopt major changes to kickoffs as long as teams like the Jets and Steelers want to keep providing their coaching staffs with opportunities to take out opposing players during returns.

posted by beaverboard at 08:16 AM on April 16

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Well, too late now, but Justin Verlander had been throwing a one-hit game through 7 and Bartolo "Freakin'" Colon was tossing a perfecto until the 8th.

posted by NoMich at 08:10 AM on April 16

College Football Modifies Kickoffs for Player Safety

I don't think it would take long to get used to the game without kickoffs.

posted by rcade at 07:51 AM on April 16

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

BAN HAMMER!

posted by grum@work at 06:31 AM on April 16

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Please tune into this Rangers/Astros game right now.

posted by NoMich at 09:51 PM on April 15

NBA Playoff Pick 'Em Starts Saturday

Houston in 5 - Harden

Oklahoma City in 6 - Westbrook

Portland in 6 - Davis

Golden State in 5 - Durant

Toronto in 5 - Wall

Boston in 5 - Antetokoumpo

Cleveland in 5 - James

Philadelphia in 5 - Simmons

posted by Johnson919 at 07:57 PM on April 15

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Drake, his Humboldt Broncos jersey, and the Raptors.

posted by grum@work at 07:53 PM on April 15

NBA Playoff Pick 'Em Starts Saturday

Here are the picks I made for a different league:

Warriors in 5
Rockets in 5
Pelicans in 7
Jazz in 6
Raptors in 6
Milwaukee in 5
Philly in 6
Cleveland in 5

The leading scorers: Kevin Durant, James Harden, Anthony Davis, Russ Westbrook, Demar Derozan, Greek Freak, JJ Redick, LeBron James.

posted by Goyoucolts at 02:15 PM on April 15

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Prior to the playoffs, the Leafs hadn't lost by four goals all season

posted by kokaku at 01:36 PM on April 15

NBA Playoff Pick 'Em Starts Saturday

Houston in 4 (James Harden)

Oklahoma City in 7 (Russell Westbrook)

Portland in 6 (Damian Lillard)

Golden State in 5 (Kevin Durant)

Toronto in 5 (DeMar DeRozen)

Cleveland in 5 (LeBron James)

Philadelphia in 6 (Goran Dragic)

Boston in 4 (Giannis Antetokounmpo)

posted by rcade at 09:48 PM on April 14

NBA Playoff Pick 'Em Starts Saturday

I was late getting the word out, so entries will be accepted through the end of Sunday's games.

Anyone who has already submitted picks can make changes 'til that deadline as well.

posted by rcade at 09:06 PM on April 14

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Can the Raiders pay Gruden just 8 million a year and let him take a temporary leave each spring so he can keep doing the QB Camp?

posted by beaverboard at 04:11 PM on April 14

NBA Playoff Pick 'Em Starts Saturday

Houston in 6 - Harden
Utah in 7 - Westbrook
NO in 7 - Lillard
GSW in 5 - Durant
Toronto in 4 - DeRozan
CLE in 5 - LBJ
Philly in 5 - Simmons
MIL in 7 - Giannis

posted by Ufez Jones at 03:55 PM on April 14

NBA Playoff Pick 'Em Starts Saturday

Houston in 4 - Harden

Oklahoma City in 7 - Westbrook

Portland in 5 - A.Davis

Golden State in 5 - Durant

Toronto in 6 - DeRozan

Cleveland in 6 - James

Philadelphia in 6 - Simmons

Milwaukee in 6 - Antetokounmpo

posted by cixelsyd at 11:55 AM on April 14

NBA Playoff Pick 'Em Starts Saturday

Golden State in 5; K Durant (GSW)

Toronto in 6; D DeRozan (TOR)

Philadelphia in 6; B Simmons (PHI)

New Orleans in 6; A Davis (NO)

Boston in 7; G Antetokounmpo (MIL)

Indianapolis in 7; L James (CLE)

Oklahoma City in 7; R Westbrook (OKC)

Houston in 4; J Harden (HOU)

posted by NoMich at 10:13 AM on April 14

NBA Playoff Pick 'Em Starts Saturday

Houston in 4 - Harden

Oklahoma City in 7 - Westbrook

Portland in 5 - A.Davis

Golden State in 5 - Durant

Toronto in 5 - DeRozan

Cleveland in 6 - James

Philadelphia in 7 - Reddick

Milwaukee in 7 - Greek Freak

posted by grum@work at 09:03 AM on April 14

NBA Playoff Pick 'Em Starts Saturday

The second season is upon us. This year could prove to be very interesting, but the real fun won't start until the 2nd round. In the meantime:

Houston in 4, Harden

Oklahoma City in 6, Westbrook

Portland in 7, Davis (The brow still lives)

Golden State in 5, Durant

Toronto in 5, Wall

Boston in 7, Antetokoumpo

Cleveland in 5, James

Philadelphia in 5, Simmons

posted by Howard_T at 01:30 AM on April 14

NBA Playoff Pick 'Em Starts Saturday

Houston in 4 Top Scorer: James Harden

Oklahoma City in 7 Top Scorer: Donovan Mitchell

Portland in 7 Top Scorer: Anthony Davis

Golden State in 5 Top Scorer: Kevin Durant

Toronto in 6 Top Scorer: John Wall

Cleveland in 5 Top Scorer: Victor Oladipo

Philadelphia in 5 Top Scorer: JJ Redick

Boston in 5 Top Scorer: Jaylen Brown

posted by ic23b at 10:40 PM on April 13

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

I've always thought of MMQB as an NFL church bulletin, so it makes sense that there'll be some fruitcake content as part of the bargain. Along with the deviled eggs and the bean supper.

Quote from the faithful:

Church is like fudge ... sweet, with a few nuts

posted by beaverboard at 06:41 PM on April 13

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Andy Benoit of MMQB is nuttier than a twenty-pound fruitcake.

He really is. And his so-called analysis isn't worth putting up with the nonsense he spews.

posted by Goyoucolts at 05:18 PM on April 13

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Q: Is it a good idea to wear boxing trunks with a wall motif and the words, "America 1st" on them when squaring off against a boxer from Mexico?

A: No.

posted by NoMich at 02:54 PM on April 13

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

One of the things I probably wouldn't notice if it wasn't for Deadspin: that Andy Benoit of MMQB is nuttier than a twenty-pound fruitcake. The hot takes are endless. I want a steel cage match between him and Jaworski to see who can justify the most outlandish claim by mentioning they watch a lot of game tape. We're probably only a few years away from a politician justifying something horrible by saying, "You'd need to watch the All 22 film to understand."

posted by yerfatma at 11:27 AM on April 13

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

GIF on twitter

Scroll down for the nice video

posted by NoMich at 07:18 AM on April 13

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Seek out Filip Forsberg's second goal from Game 1 of Preds-Avs (can't link a video because it just happened). Through his own legs and then the defender's legs and then beats the goalie. Amazing.

posted by holden at 12:00 AM on April 13

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em Starts Tonight

Winnipeg in 5

Pittsburgh in 6

Los Angeles in 7

Tampa Bay in 4

Boston in 5

Washington in 6

Nashville in 4

San Jose in 5

Patrik Laine

posted by Johnson919 at 08:19 PM on April 12

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

(Victor) Moses played for Liverpool for one season a few years ago but before Mohammed joined the club (he's back at Chelsea). Jesus and Firmino play on the Brazil team together.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:18 AM on April 12

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Jesus and Muhammad are cool with each other. I'm sure that Muhammad wishes that Jesus would stop telling people he's God and that he came back to life, but, overall, they're cool. I can see Moses (in the style of al-Khidr) having to come between them everyone once in a while to tell them "knock it off, you clowns."

posted by NoMich at 07:25 AM on April 12

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

I was watching the Champions League match between Manchester City and Liverpool - TV replay - this afternoon. Something odd happened. First, (Gabriel) Jesus scored for City. The next goal was scored by Mohammed (Salah). For much of the rest of the game I pondered the theological implications of Jesus and Mohammed scoring in the same game. Was there a battle to be fought at Armageddon? Perhaps this was the beginning of peaceful competition between Christian and Muslim. As I went deeper into the possibilities, some guy named Firmino scored and pulled me back to reality. Too bad there was nobody named Judah on either side.

posted by Howard_T at 01:14 AM on April 12

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em Starts Tonight

Tampa Bay in 6

Boston in 7

Columbus in 6

Pittsburgh in 5

Nashville in 4

Winnipeg in 5

Vegas in 5

San Jose in 7

Goals: Patrik Laine (Winnipeg)

posted by rcade at 09:49 PM on April 11

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em Starts Tonight

Winnipeg in 6

Pittsburgh in 5

Vegas in 7

Tampa Bay in 4

Toronto in 6

Washington in 6

Nashville in 5

Anaheim in 7


Ovechkin

posted by geneparmesan at 08:54 PM on April 11

Humboldt gathers, and mourns, through a long and tragic night

The death toll rises to 16 with Dayna Brons' passing today, the only woman on the bus, athletic therapist for the Broncos.

posted by tommytrump at 08:11 PM on April 11

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em Starts Tonight

Winnipeg in 6
Pittsburgh in 5
Los Angeles in 7
Tampa Bay in 4
Toronto in 6
Washington in 5
Nashville in 5
Anaheim in 7

Auston Matthews

posted by grum@work at 07:24 PM on April 11

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em Starts Tonight

Whalers puck is a worthy incentive.

posted by beaverboard at 07:20 PM on April 11

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em Starts Tonight

Winnipeg in 5

Pittsburgh in 6

Vegas in 7

Tampa Bay in 6

Boston in 6

Washington in 6

Nashville in 5

San Jose in 7

Hatrick Laine

posted by cixelsyd at 06:07 PM on April 11

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em Starts Tonight

Winnipeg in 7

Pittsburgh in 5

Vegas in 4

Tampa Bay in 5

Boston in 7

Washington in 5

Nashville in 4

San Jose in 7

Patrik Laine (Winnipeg)

posted by ic23b at 05:55 PM on April 11

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em Starts Tonight

Winnipeg in 5

Pittsburgh in 5

Los Angeles in 7

Tampa Bay in 5

Boston in 4

Washington in 6

Nashville in 4

San Jose in 6

Anze Kopitar

posted by rumple at 05:50 PM on April 11

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em Starts Tonight

**Mitch Marner

posted by tommytrump at 05:46 PM on April 11

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em Starts Tonight

Winnipeg in 7
Philadelphia in 7
Vegas in 6
New Jersey in 6
Toronto in 5
Washington in 5
Nashville in 4
Anaheim in 6
Claude Giroux

posted by MrFrisby at 05:07 PM on April 11

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em Starts Tonight

Winnipeg in 5

Pittsburgh in 6

Los Angeles in 5

New Jersey in 6

Toronto in 6

Washington in 6

San Jose in 6

Nashville in 4

posted by tommytrump at 04:51 PM on April 11

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em Starts Tonight

Winnipeg in 6

Pittsburgh in 7 (just rooting for attrition here)

Los Angeles in 5

New Jersey in 7 (HOMER PICK ALERT)

Boston in 6 (fuck Marchand with something pointy and rusty)

Washington in 5 (they won't choke until round 2)

Nashville in 4

San Jose in 6

Malkin

Nothing goes better with roundhouse kicks in Zubaz than Brass Bonanza!!

posted by tahoemoj at 04:41 PM on April 11

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Oh, Melissa, you are too late. I have already pledged my undying lust to Lana and her testogen on another thread. Well, maybe if it doesn't work out between Lana and me, then perhaps...

posted by Howard_T at 02:58 PM on April 11

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Lana!!! Oh girl of my dreams, please deliver me a full semi-trailer load of your testogen. This 77-year-old lecherous male needs all the help he can get. You and I could make some beautiful highlight reels - just before my fatal coronary. Some Viagra will help, but if things last more than 4 hours, I'm not calling a doctor, I'm calling the Pope! It's a miracle!

posted by Howard_T at 02:54 PM on April 11

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

NHL Playoffs 2018: One reason to root against every team in the Stanley Cup playoffs

posted by tommytrump at 02:41 PM on April 11

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

I just wish there was a way to purchase term papers online.

posted by NoMich at 01:14 PM on April 11

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

I guess we're getting the Melissas and Lanas at SpoFi because all the Natashas are assigned to Book of Face.

posted by beaverboard at 12:55 PM on April 11

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

If it were Melissa Scott, I'd say let her stay so I could make better progress toward my redemption.

posted by beaverboard at 12:49 PM on April 11

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Hi Lana (that's my dog's name!). I've always wanted to meet an average girl who appreciates the joys and benefits of testogen, and who is in no way, shape, or form a SPAM-bot invading my favorite sports blog. If our relationship is going to go anywhere, I need proof that you can breathe underwater; will you oblige me by sticking your head in the nearest dengue fever infested pond and taking a deep breath? Kaythanksbye!

posted by tahoemoj at 12:08 PM on April 11

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Aww. She seems nice.

posted by tahoemoj at 12:05 PM on April 11

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

my name is lana rose and I am just an average girl like others testogen

posted by lanarose at 08:32 AM on April 11

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

BAN HAMMER!

posted by grum@work at 06:44 AM on April 11

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

male extra pills are famous on the market. But you have to know some side effects and results. My prof review will help you.

posted by melissashaw at 03:29 AM on April 11

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

is perhaps best not conspicuously celebrated.

It's still not forgiven by my wife. She's a Towson grad, and she used to be a student manager at the Towson Club in the middle 1970s. A lot of the Colts players hung out there, and my wife got to know them. When they moved, she was broken-hearted, as were any number of Colts' fans.

posted by Howard_T at 08:34 PM on April 10

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Speaking of Indiana, this year, the Colts will be wearing 35 Year patches on their uniforms commemorating their surreptitious departure from Baltimore under cover of darkness and relocation to the Crossroads of America.

I understand the regional pride involved, but it remains an infamous episode and is perhaps best not conspicuously celebrated.

posted by beaverboard at 05:38 PM on April 10

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

As a former Floridian, I never thought regular season MLB belonged there to begin with. It's just a fucking wall of wet air night and day all the way to mid-October.

Move the Fla. teams to Montreal and Indiana or somewhere else. End the suffering, especially before more Marlins-related dumb dollars go chasing after the previously spent dumb dollars.

posted by beaverboard at 05:12 PM on April 10

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Not to be lookist (I mean, look at *me*), but I think Jeter has aged 20 years since his last game

posted by NoMich at 03:05 PM on April 10

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

It's not just you.

Jeter's game plan is simple:

First, look like Bezos.

Then, do like Bezos.

posted by beaverboard at 01:59 PM on April 10

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Nice. Reminds me of a Braves game in the early '80s when one of the few souls in Fulton County Stadium could be clearly heard yelling at the Braves' pitcher, "DON'T WORRY MOE, LARRY AND CURLY ARE RIGHT BEHIND YOU!"

posted by NoMich at 07:18 AM on April 10

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

After Buck Showalter brought in a relief pitcher against the Jays with the bases loaded and two outs, the Jays proceeded to draw a walk, hit a grand slam, and then get another hit.

This audio gem was caught on the mics, and I'm pretty sure it will be meme-worthy for Orioles fans for a while.

posted by grum@work at 10:29 PM on April 09

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Walk-up music at PGA events?

Coming soon to a thea-tour near you.

posted by beaverboard at 04:29 PM on April 09

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

@rcade hammer time!

posted by billsaysthis at 12:34 PM on April 09

Humboldt gathers, and mourns, through a long and tragic night

.

posted by billsaysthis at 12:33 PM on April 09

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Great for this chance as it offers a need for good workout

posted by kevinbrom at 05:27 AM on April 09

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

So at this local girl swimming competition where i witnessed a new olympic
gold medalist wearing this sporty swim suits from Cupshe Coupons at Reecoupons
where she almost completed the 100 meter in almost 54 seconds. Yes it is
54 SECONDS, just 7 seconds less from the world record and she is just 17
years of age. I wish this girl go places and make her parents proud.

posted by emmybecca at 03:25 AM on April 09

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Was the Minute Maid roof open or closed?

(Non-Ohtani MLB posts...this just seems wrong somehow.)

posted by beaverboard at 08:48 PM on April 08

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

My only sports related moment during my long weekend in eastern NC was driving through Hertford, Catfish Hunter's hometown. I feel kinda special right now.

(I highly suggest spending a few nights in historic Edenton, NC. The town has done an outstanding job of preserving many of the 18th century houses there.)

posted by NoMich at 04:01 PM on April 08

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Canadiens have been completely dependent upon Price for the last decade.
They've often rushed him back from injury and he looks like a very tired athlete.
It is a crime the way management runs that team with Price being the biggest victim.

If they could only hire a GM with Hockey sense and trade for players based on merit rather than entirely on the language they speak.

posted by cixelsyd at 01:32 PM on April 08

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

The Montreal Canadiens season in one video

posted by tommytrump at 11:54 AM on April 08

Humboldt gathers, and mourns, through a long and tragic night

I have been searching for words; none are adequate. I prayed for them and their families at church this morning. It feels empty.

posted by Howard_T at 09:30 AM on April 08

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

How on earth does he manage to overrun the ball by that much?

posted by kokaku at 09:09 AM on April 08

Humboldt gathers, and mourns, through a long and tragic night

.

posted by jagsnumberone at 05:23 AM on April 08

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Hey, San Diego? You signed the American League Gold Glove winner for first base to the largest contract in the history of the organization ($144million over 8 years)! How is that going?

San Diego: Let's talk about this some other day.

posted by grum@work at 01:43 AM on April 08