July 26, 2010

SportsFilter: The Monday 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 - 24 comments

Best penalty ever?

posted by JJ at 07:45 AM on July 26

Sounds like it, but the video doesn't like us Americans.

posted by apoch at 08:44 AM on July 26

Alternate link. Smooth.

posted by rcade at 09:12 AM on July 26

Apologies. This should work.

posted by JJ at 09:14 AM on July 26

Richard Johnson wins Scandanavian Masters and then gets attacked by a lion.

posted by JJ at 11:48 AM on July 26

Wow, that was a pretty good idea, keeper will never guess right.

posted by billsaysthis at 02:07 PM on July 26

Seems that the common practice of not showing controversial replays in stadia is now extending to home viewers as well. Rai TV in Italy is looking to artificially reduce the bickering about poor refereeing decisions that is commonplace in soccer punditry, and instead "focus on tactics". Could this be the first step in creating a black market on controversial replays?

posted by geneparmesan at 02:20 PM on July 26

If you are a Nolan Ryan fan, or even if you merely want to read of some incredible performances, this blog by Chad Finn is worth a few minutes. I knew that Ryan could dominate a game, after all, he threw a major league record 7 no-hitters, but his dozen one-hit games also ties a major league record. An interesting sidebar is Finn's link to a piece on the tragic death of Lyman Bostock he wrote for the Concord (NH) Monitor in 2002, and later posted to his original "Touching All the Bases" blog (before it was picked up by the Boston Globe).

posted by Howard_T at 02:31 PM on July 26

Bengals owner wants to sign TO

posted by BornIcon at 04:21 PM on July 26

From BI's link:

The St. Louis Rams reportedly are also interested in Owens.

Rams say no to T.O.

posted by BoKnows at 06:19 PM on July 26

My quick foray into a derail in the Dez Bryant thread was a bit more inquisitive and sincere than it may have looked. What do people think? I really think that T.O might be a pretty good addition if he has to swallow his pride going in knowing that he is the #3 option. It seems to me that when he's been a bit of a douche in the past it was because he didn't feel he was getting the number of passes he deserved from Romo, McNabb, Garcia, etc. There is a real difference in Cincinnati with an established #1 receiver, a new high-dollar #2, and T.O. as a slot guy.

In all honesty, I'd feel a bit better having T.O in stripes than PacMan. He may be a pain in the ass at times, but he's always been on the right side of the law.

posted by tahoemoj at 06:29 PM on July 26

Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick cleared by NFL to join training camp

I just want to make sure I understand this.

Quanis Phillips, a co-defendant who cooperated with the feds and agreed to testify against Vick, gets in a fight with Vick at his birthday party.

Three minutes after Vick leaves the party, Phillips gets shot.

Where's Detective McNulty when you need him?

posted by cjets at 08:02 PM on July 26

I think TO's problem has always been that he honestly has believed that he is his team's best option for winning. And in some cases, he has been right. With the Bengals, I think he would understand that he is not their best option, but could be a key part. (Aside: when TO was with Cowboys, Romo was always looking for his roommate tight end - remember accusation that they would draw up their own plays. At times, this hurt Cowboys as in crunch time, Romo would ignore all other options to try to force the ball to Witten.)

posted by graymatters at 08:03 PM on July 26

RIP, ESPN's Leah Siegel.

posted by beaverboard at 08:35 PM on July 26

Where's Detective McNulty when you need him?

He's either a uniformed patrolman on the westside, or back on the boat in an earlier series.

/Trying to find a copy of Series 5 in Phnom Penh.

posted by owlhouse at 09:15 PM on July 26

Matt Garza has faced only 24 batters through 8...

posted by MeatSaber at 09:34 PM on July 26

Umm, holy crap. Highlining.

posted by BoKnows at 10:28 PM on July 26

@tommy: really neat that they've got a cohort that they can use in this study. Powerful.

@BoKnows: don't some people just leave you in awe? I'd like to think I'd try something like that, but in all reality, I'd never take the first step. Brave? Stupid? Looks like a hero when he makes it. We'd have a whole different take if he didn't. I like it this way best.

posted by Spitztengle at 02:20 AM on July 27

BoKnows: This clip of Dean Potter always freaks me out. Might be the music. Or it might be the fact that the dude's wandering about in thin air.

posted by JJ at 06:33 AM on July 27

Where's Detective McNulty when you need him?

Unfortunately, the tides kept the body on the Philly side of the river.

posted by yerfatma at 08:52 AM on July 27

Rai TV in Italy is looking to artificially reduce the bickering about poor refereeing decisions that is commonplace in soccer punditry, and instead "focus on tactics".

Sounds like the first stage of grief. I wonder if they'll ever get to acceptance.

"Now we can think about a football with less shouting and more thought sand in our ears," Rai president Paolo Galimberti said in a statement on Monday.

posted by bender at 01:10 PM on July 27

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