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Katie Ledecky: now 8 seconds faster swimming 400 metres freestyle than Mark Spitz ever was.

posted by rumple to olympics at 03:07 PM on August 11 - 0 comments

Drone footage: Mountain-biking the White Line trail on the cliffs of Sedona, Arizona. First-person footage. Cautious first-person footage.

posted by rumple to extreme at 07:05 PM on August 06 - 2 comments

Report: Patrick Kane Target of Rape Investigation: Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane is under investigation by police in a rape case, the Buffalo News reported Thursday. Two law enforcement sources in Hamburg, New York, told the paper that a local woman accused Kane of rape over an incident that allegedly happened last weekend. Kane grew up in Buffalo and has a house in Hamburg.

posted by rumple to hockey at 01:08 PM on August 06 - 3 comments

L.A. Kings goalie Jonathan Quick breaks down the NHL's top snipers: "The best shooters arenít necessarily the hardest shooters ó the best shooters are the guys who can drastically change the angles of their release." Part 2.

posted by rumple to hockey at 02:00 PM on August 04 - 0 comments

What if we talked about NHL players the way the media talks about female athletes?: "Chicago Blackhawks can go back to being fathers, partners and sons today, but they have taken on another title -- heroes""

posted by rumple to hockey at 03:38 PM on July 13 - 4 comments

Recent Comments

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Ten

Hamilton by 10

Edmonton my 7

Winnipeg by 10

Ottawa by 17

posted by rumple at 03:22 PM on August 26

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Nine

BC by 5

Edmonton by 7

Calgary by 20

Toronto by 9

posted by rumple at 07:09 AM on August 18

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Eight

Montreal by 5

Winnipeg by 4

B.C. by 11

Calgary by 15

posted by rumple at 03:13 PM on August 11

Teammate Sucker Punches Geno Smith, Breaks His Jaw

Bring back Tebow to heal the team, bring Peace unto the Locker Room, and play a little QB as well.

posted by rumple at 03:09 PM on August 11

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Seven

Edmonton by 10

Montreal by 7

Toronto by 14

Hamilton by 3

posted by rumple at 10:35 PM on August 04

How close are we to a London Jaguars NFL franchise?

Would Americans be ready for their Premier League team to get relegated? You may need multigenerational fans to see a team through dropping a league or two.

posted by rumple at 06:07 PM on August 04

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Six

BC by 12

Edmonton by 29

Montreal by 10

Hamilton by 5

posted by rumple at 02:16 AM on July 29

Lou Lamoriello new Maple Leafs GM

Yes the Leafs have a steep uphill - they are five years behind what smarter clubs realized when rebuilding, and the landscape is only becoming more competitive. It'll take a while before it is easy for them to sign decent free agents at reasonable cost as well, I suspect.

I just posted to the huddle this piece showing some Toronto media has soured on Lamoriello already :)

posted by rumple at 08:36 PM on July 26

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Knives in Toronto are already out for Lou Lamoriello.

Something, something, popcorn.

posted by rumple at 08:32 PM on July 26

Lou Lamoriello new Maple Leafs GM

There's this thing called "playoffs" which Leafs fans may need to learn about.

And yeah I can dream about them losing to the Sens, but in reality, this whole Shanascheme likely works and I hate them more than ever once they win the cup, dammit.

posted by rumple at 04:40 PM on July 24

Lou Lamoriello new Maple Leafs GM

The Leafs seemed to be strongly moving in the direction of the analytics and "fancy stats". I wonder what Lou's feelings are towards that? Is he too old for that? The league is definitely changing at the moment with smaller, fast, skilled players being more recognized. That could change of course but drafting a bunch of dinosaurs is not going to go well at the moment.

What the Leafs need to do the most in the next few years is draft well and draft often. Since the 1990s I'm to sure the Devils drafting has been anything to write home about and I'm not sure Lou himself is up to speed with the game these days.

It's going to be a good show either way, I'm actually hoping for a complete trainwreck that sees Babcock fired in March despite having the Leafs in first overall, and Lou moving behind the bench then getting blown out in the first round by the Sens.

posted by rumple at 12:20 PM on July 24

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Five

Thanks DJE. I knew I couldn't be doing that well overall but couldn't be bothered to go back and check previous results either. Thanks for running the contest. I expect to put in s strong bid for the Costanza when all is said and done.

posted by rumple at 02:14 AM on July 23

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Five

Calgary by 14

BC by 8

Edmonton by 10

Saskatchewan by 3

Also, it looks like some of the scores don't add up. OK, mine doesn't appear to add up.

posted by rumple at 10:30 AM on July 22

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Or how about Zach Johnson? Sure, he just won the Open. But he probably should have retired before the tournament began, don't you think? He's the same age as Tiger Woods: 39. His last major came in 2007 at the Masters, more than a year before Woods won his last major at the 2008 US Open. Woods won five tournaments as recently as 2013. Johnson had only won five tournaments over the previous five years.

I guess you should enjoy your Claret Jug, Johnson. But know that you don't deserve it. You should have quit the sport a week ago. That's indisputable sports media logic.

posted by rumple at 01:58 PM on July 21

Indiana Pacers to Wear "Hoosiers" Inspired Uniform

Yeah but at least those brands make the actual equipment. This is advertising for a movie. I guess the "Mighty Ducks of Anaheim" crossed that barrier, this should be derided to the same extent.

I suppose the trend for camoflauge uniforms is more or less Armed Forces recruiting advertising as well, though arguably more subtle than this example.

posted by rumple at 01:57 PM on July 21