February 21, 2012

SportsFilter: The Tuesday 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 - 9 comments

On this day in SpoFi history . . . ten years ago, certain SpoFites were just about ready to hand the Dallas Mavericks the 2002 NBA Championship (just 9 years too soon!).

Oh yeah, and some blow-hard Canadian joined the site (apparently to crow about the Canadian women winning the Olympic gold medal). Happy 10th Anniversary, grum!

posted by holden at 10:30 AM on February 21

Since I've joined:

Number of championships won by teams I actively support/cheer for:

Toronto Maple Leafs - 0
Toronto Blue Jays - 0
Toronto Raptors - 0
Toronto FC - 0
Buffalo Bills - 0
Canadian Men's Olympic Ice Hockey Team - 2
Canadian Women's Olympic Ice Hockey Team - 3

So let me have my small victories when I can get them...

posted by grum@work at 11:37 AM on February 21

uhg, don't remind me about the Leafs. At this rate they barely sneak into the playoffs. The Ontario Teacher's Pension or whatever needs to sell the team to someone committed to building a championship contender!

posted by insomnyuk at 11:42 AM on February 21

The Ontario Teacher's Pension or whatever needs to sell the team to someone committed to building a championship contender!

They did.

They sold their share of the Leafs to Bell Canada and Rogers Communication.

posted by grum@work at 11:50 AM on February 21

A friend ran a credible statistical analysis via NBA 2k2 on X-box and concluded that the Mavs can not lose the championship this year. I would concur.

'NBA 2k2' sounds so foreign to me now. Couldn't recall what happened in the playoffs that year. The Mavericks swept the 5th seeded Timberwolves and were then bounced in 5 games by the Kings. The Lakers won the title, beating the Nets in the Finals.

Also, this is the trade that lead to the Nuggets ping-pong-ball-collecting-17-win season in '02-'03 which ultimately got them Carmelo Anthony.

posted by tron7 at 12:40 PM on February 21

Nice piece on how MLS fans are banding together to improve scheduling and the treatment of away fans through cooperation with the league and team front offices.

posted by etagloh at 01:47 PM on February 21

There's been debate on Reddit about blackouts lately. The conclusion being if you live in a local market, MLB TV and Extra Innings are a waste of money.

posted by Drood at 04:03 PM on February 21

Tiger's match play opponent said before they play Wednesday, "I think he's beatable." Sufferin' Stephen Ames!

posted by rcade at 07:49 PM on February 21

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