August 11, 2012

SportsFilter: The Saturday 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 - 16 comments

OHL fines Windsor Spitfires $400,000 and strips club of five draft picks

posted by tommytrump at 09:07 AM on August 11

Surely I read the article, but see nothing about Windsor's strip clubs. (Or the Windsor Ballet if you're an underaged Detroit area teenager looking to cruise over the border to hit the titty bars.)

posted by NoMich at 09:21 AM on August 11

Well played, NoMich.

posted by tommytrump at 09:27 AM on August 11

In all seriousness, what the hell could they have done that warranted such a punishment?

posted by NoMich at 09:48 AM on August 11

It's my understanding that the Spitfires paid players under the table to choose the OHL instead of an NCAA school. There was a recent report in a Michigan student newspaper of the Kitchener Rangers doing the something similar. It wouldn't surprise me if the London Knights have partaken in the same shenanigans. The Knights seem to have an ability to entice players who have committed to NCAA schools to suddenly change their mind and join the Hunter brothers hockey factory.

posted by tommytrump at 10:18 AM on August 11

Or the Windsor Ballet

I went to school in Rochester, NY without ever making it to the fabled strip clubs up North and yet I still think of every "gentleman's club" as the Canadian Ballet. Such wonderful funding for the arts.

posted by yerfatma at 10:33 AM on August 11

Asked to move their boxing commentary position, NBC picked up and left entirely.

posted by yerfatma at 04:09 PM on August 11

Heartbreak for the Canadian 4x100 men's sprinters, as they have an unexpected 3rd place finish, but don't get the bronze (due to a lane violation on video review).

posted by grum@work at 04:31 PM on August 11

posted by Mr Bismarck at 10:31 PM on August 11


posted by Hugh Janus at 11:10 PM on August 11

I think that's the Spanish team and some of the stuff they did was ridiculous. I especially liked when the coverage went to the split cams so that you could see the graceful work above the surface and the madness underneath.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 12:14 AM on August 12

I can see that they're under arrest, but what happened to their heads?

posted by beaverboard at 12:18 AM on August 12

posted by phaedon at 01:57 AM on August 12

If they ever make a QWOP style game for diving, I imagine all my dives would look like that...

posted by MeatSaber at 02:43 AM on August 12

posted by phaedon at 04:35 AM on August 12

1) I didn't know John Goodman was an Olympian
2) OUCH!

posted by kokaku at 07:29 AM on August 12

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