August 06, 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 - 15 comments

Your Olympic body athlete match. Enter your height and weight to see what Olympic athlete you compare to.

posted by bperk at 11:58 AM on August 06

Shot put. Not shot putter, but shot put. *sigh*

posted by NoMich at 01:38 PM on August 06

Hopefully the similarities end with height & weight for my comparable.

posted by yerfatma at 01:48 PM on August 06

As much as I've been hating on NBC, I have to say the pairing of Liam McHugh and Ryan Burr on the anchor desk has been a lot of fun. I can only assume it's because no one at NBC is paying any attention. They were just talking about Usain Bolt inspiring them to try to do mundane tasks faster, leading to one claiming he tried to shave quickly and the other saying, "Yeah, and you're a mess". Actual human conversation!

posted by yerfatma at 02:01 PM on August 06

Great, an equestrian from the local team.

posted by Scottymac at 02:14 PM on August 06

Enter your height and weight to see what Olympic athlete you compare to.

My comparables place me in women's weight lifting - as one of the weights. It wouldn't be the first time that a rather hefty lady has tried to pick me up. As an alternate event, I qualified as the javelin catcher.

posted by Howard_T at 02:15 PM on August 06

I have to admit, a water polo player wasn't what I was expecting, but not a disappointment either.

posted by LionIndex at 02:16 PM on August 06

A kayaker, eh? I can live with that

posted by NerfballPro at 02:36 PM on August 06

From a commentator during the men's track cycling sprint final today : "Jason Kenny is literally on fire!"

And he still won the gold!

posted by Mr Bismarck at 02:47 PM on August 06

A few Penn State trustees are joining in the Paterno family's appeal/lawsuit against the NCAA sanctions, allegedly because the President of the university may have lacked standing to accept the consent decree.

posted by Etrigan at 05:09 PM on August 06

posted by rcade at 06:35 PM on August 06

A little How's Your Father? from an Argentinian player makes the 4th quarter of this now-blowout in basketball interesting.

posted by yerfatma at 06:46 PM on August 06

I'm a Camerounian 100 m sprinter.

However I suspect his muscles are located a little higher up the torso.

posted by owlhouse at 08:57 PM on August 06

Terrell Owens has allegedly agreed to terms with the Seattle Seahawks.

posted by Etrigan at 11:50 PM on August 06

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