June 04, 2012

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 - 11 comments

Tim Thomas is taking a year off to pursue the three F's. He then clarified that the three F's he was talking about are "Friends, Family, and Faith". I'm sure that the assembled SpoFites have their own views on what the three F's really are (or could/should be).

posted by lil_brown_bat at 09:05 AM on June 04

It's not clear to me whether the declaration is real or some stupid attempt at a viral ad for the exercise equipment he recommends in his heartfelt farewell.

posted by yerfatma at 09:17 AM on June 04

Well, Timageddon, there ya go.

This meeting of the Branch Bruinians will now come to order...

The team could perhaps rope him back in with some new promotional angles.

Such as an alternative Ladies Night for the home opener:

First 50 female fans in prairie dresses and Betty Crocker hairdos get in free.

posted by beaverboard at 09:36 AM on June 04

I'm sure that the assembled SpoFites have their own views on what the three F's really are (or could/should be).


Pending Free Agency?
Being traded to Florida?
Becoming an historical Footnote?

posted by grum@work at 12:17 PM on June 04

I just figured he was boycotting the Bruins since they visited the White House.

posted by apoch at 12:25 PM on June 04

Joey Barton gets punched in the face. I can't even think of anything clever for this.

posted by yerfatma at 12:29 PM on June 04

We have just learned that Tim Thomas is secretly (no more!) a refugee from a United Planets Space Platform outside the orbit of Pluto.

To Freedom, Friendship and Frunt!

posted by ursus_comiter at 02:32 PM on June 04

Maine TV Anchor Reports Last Night's Heat-Celtics Game Four Ended In A Tie

posted by tommytrump at 02:43 PM on June 04

Maine TV Anchor Reports...

One side of the conversation after the news broadcast went something like this:

Ummm, what game were they playing?

Oh, basketball, how does that work?

Oh, I see, they have to put balls in a basket, and each team put 89 balls into the basket.

That's not quite it? They only have one ball, and they take turns putting it in the basket? That sounds rather silly, but I guess people like to watch it. How often does a game end in a tie?

No ties? What do they do about it?

When they play overtime, do the players get time-and-a-half? I learned about that in my college economics class.

Gee, Mr. Producer, I think I'll like my promotion to doing the kids' news segment.

To be serious, Channel 8 in Portland is owned by Hearst Television, who owns 29 TV stations in the US. Channel 8 in Portland, ME, Channel 9 in Manchester, NH, and Channel 5 in Boston, all ABC affiliates, are among them. I have watched both Channel 5 and Channel 9 (although not often), and I have noticed that TV personalities from Channel 9 get "promoted" to Channel 5 after proving themselves. There is a frequent turnover of on-air personnel at Channel 9, and it often resembles "The Original Amateur Hour" in its broadcasts. It would appear Channel 8 operates in a similar manner as a training ground for talent.

posted by Howard_T at 04:55 PM on June 04

It's Maine. A tie is like kissing your husband.

posted by yerfatma at 08:06 PM on June 04

Pedro Borbon dead at 65

posted by tommytrump at 08:25 PM on June 04

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