July 25, 2012

SportsFilter: The Wednesday 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 - 15 comments

Too funny. (It's a kind of big image that I posted straight to this comment but then figured it would be too much for some devices and/or Internet connections. But it's a screenshot of Lebron's Gmail account. Poor Tim Duncan.

posted by NoMich at 07:16 AM on July 25

Ha, the Metta World Peace email made me laugh. Well done.

posted by dfleming at 07:56 AM on July 25

Annnnd...they're done.

Side note: My wife got me tickets to a game...for tonight. Oops.

posted by grum@work at 09:45 AM on July 25

Will NBC let Bob Costas follow though on his moment of silence pledge?

My money says they cave. I'm hoping he doesn't.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 10:39 AM on July 25

NBC only broadcasts in the U.S., so I don't see the problem with his moment of silence. You aren't going to find much disagreement here that it's the right thing to do.

posted by bperk at 11:59 AM on July 25

Would NBC risk angering the IOC, given how much broadcasting the Olympics means to the company?

posted by rcade at 01:28 PM on July 25

They have broadcast rights through 2020 already, so I'm not sure what the worry is. The next contract will be granted based on who will give the IOC the most money.

posted by bperk at 02:06 PM on July 25

Advertisers must just be giddy over the fact Peyton Manning is healthy and back to doing practically every commercial on TV again.

posted by dyams at 02:57 PM on July 25

They have broadcast rights through 2020 already, so I'm not sure what the worry is.

2022 and 2024, for starters.

posted by rcade at 03:53 PM on July 25

Its really worth reading that whole Lebron screenshot that NoMich posted. Comedy. Gold.

posted by Joey Michaels at 06:37 PM on July 25

Chad Johson's performance problems were because New England wouldn't let him get fined.

posted by yerfatma at 06:39 PM on July 25

Have fun pretending not to be pissed when Kobe shoots 6 for 19 and then yells at you. Yep, comedy gold indeed.

posted by NoMich at 06:47 PM on July 25

I'm going back to my normal ways, Johnson told the newspaper after a photo shoot for Zico Coconut Water. My normal ways, when I was at my best, when I got fined, look at the production those years. Usually things don't go right when you try to change the way you do things. I'm back to normal.

Yeah, you do that Chad. Good luck getting younger, too.

posted by NoMich at 06:49 PM on July 25

I think Chad is really saying that he wants to get back on a team where they don't devote such rigorous detail to pass routes and timing.

Having seen Coach Philbin's crisp, tight quarters pass offense in GB as run by Aaron Rodgers, Chad better make a large pot of coffee tonight so he can wake up and smell the hell out of it before Miami's training camp opens. If he runs his routes like it's a come-as-you-are casual affair, he'll be parked next to a big orange bucket of electrolytes on the sideline by Game 3.

posted by beaverboard at 08:22 PM on July 25

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