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September 18, 2009

SportsFilter: The Friday 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 - 16 comments

Gibert Arenas blames the Wizards for listening to him during his rehab and letting him play last season. Agent Zero apparently is 95% healthy and unstoppable once more.

posted by dfleming at 08:17 AM on September 18

Geez...I just came across another dreaded mascot post on my favorite econ blog. Nothing is sacred! Of course trying to be a voice of reason over there will be an effort in futility.

posted by curlyelk at 08:40 AM on September 18

They're still shite. And now the best player is getting the boo treatment.

Christ, how did we lose the Ashes to this lot?

posted by owlhouse at 09:25 AM on September 18

Agent Zero apparently is 95% healthy and unstoppable once more.

Until that 5% injury bug bites Agent Zero on his ass and then he'll be very much stoppable...once again.

posted by BornIcon at 09:28 AM on September 18

Gibert Arenas blames the Wizards for listening to him during his rehab and letting him play last season.

Yeah, because a player that made more than $26 million during the last two years of injuries couldn't possibly be expected to know when he is ready to play.

posted by bperk at 09:46 AM on September 18

Christ, how did we lose the Ashes to this lot?

The 2009 series began with a tense draw in the first Test at Cardiff. England then achieved their first Ashes win at Lord's since 1934 to go 1-0 up. After a rain-affected draw at Edgbaston, the fourth match at Headingley was convincingly won by Australia to level the series. England took the fifth and last Test at The Oval by a large margin to win the series 2-1 and regain the Ashes.

I think that's how it went. I bring shame to my heritgae to be amused by that, but even so. A classic example of why we watch sport - the best side doesn't always win.

posted by JJ at 10:03 AM on September 18

Lionel Messi signs a two year extension with Barca. For discussion: deal includes a buyout clause worth 250 million euros ($368 million)! Up from a mere 150M euros.

posted by billsaysthis at 01:13 PM on September 18

Wow, and I thought no-trade clauses were a pain in the behind.

posted by dfleming at 01:58 PM on September 18

Messi is a freakin' genius.

posted by rumple at 02:23 PM on September 18

I realize that this will be like treating the huddle as a link dump, but check out the "good steak" ... it seems to graze him for that good old delayed response.

posted by Spitztengle at 03:56 PM on September 18

Dallas Cowboys TE Martellus Bennett has his own YouTube channel. There's a lot of hidden comedy gold in there. The Cap N Crunch song is borderline genius.

posted by Ufez Jones at 04:11 PM on September 18

LOCKED OUT: NBA to start preseason with replacement officials.

posted by Spitztengle at 05:20 PM on September 18

I think that's how it went. I bring shame to my heritgae to be amused by that, but even so.

Shame to your heritage? Not claiming Eoin Morgan then?

Which brings me to a comment in the Guardian's OBO:

"Q: Where will the England team be staying during their tour of South Africa? A: With their parents."

/Not very gruntled.

posted by owlhouse at 06:00 PM on September 18

LOCKED OUT: NBA to start preseason with replacement officials.

The replacements will probably be better than the originals anyways.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 06:40 PM on September 18

I realize that this will be like treating the huddle as a link dump, but check out the "good steak" ... it seems to graze him for that good old delayed response.

What. The. Hell.

posted by wfrazerjr at 06:49 PM on September 18

I realize that this will be like treating the huddle as a link dump, but check out the "good steak" ... it seems to graze him for that good old delayed response.

And you thought I was high.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 01:50 AM on September 19

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