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December 29, 2011

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 - 8 comments

Forget whether these were flagrant fouls in a Washington state high school basketball game. I think they might be felony assault.

posted by rcade at 04:04 PM on December 29

Octopus? Sure.
Rats? Okay.
Waffles? Maybe.
But a dead duck?

posted by tommytrump at 05:06 PM on December 29

With regards to the flagrant fouls, the fat kid, number 34, should be banned. What a dufus.

posted by dyams at 06:03 PM on December 29

Forget whether these were flagrant fouls in a Washington state high school basketball game. I think they might be felony assault.

In my eyes, #1, #3, and #5 were horrible non-flagrant-foul calls. #6 was right on the line, too.

Of course, all of those ones were by #34. His smug attitude when it happened, plus his ability to grow better facial hair than me (and I'm more than 20 years older than him) makes me hate it even more.

The tough part was watching the second ref chatting, smiling, and patting #34 on the back after foul #5. That was a bit TOO chummy.

posted by grum@work at 06:03 PM on December 29

Foul 2 probably shouldn't be included, since it's a foul by another player and was just a weird hug to grab the ball. The refs were letting #34 murder people out there.

Incidentally, the brutalized team won 38-37.

posted by rcade at 06:42 PM on December 29

Pretty rough basketball for a high school game, hard to understand how the officials didn't call a flagrant foul on at least one.

I wonder how deep into most games #34 makes it. Seems like he'd foul out after the 6th or 7th time the opposing team made a move for the basket.

I've seen that style of play in men's city leagues. Have some muscle-bound jerk clobber anybody that even thinks of entering the lane. Would have thought high school officials would shut that down.

posted by dviking at 07:52 PM on December 29

It's actually Friday, but there isn't a thread. Still feels like Thursday, anyway.

Veteran alpine skier Sarah Schleper of the USA took her final race today (Thursday) wearing a dress and, for half the route, carrying her toddler son. Nothing's better than the video, but here's some background. Congratulations on an inspiring career, Sarah.

posted by swerve at 03:19 AM on December 30

Awesome stuff swerve, thanks.

posted by yerfatma at 11:12 AM on December 30

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