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December 13, 2012

SportsFilter: The Thursday 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 - 23 comments

The Cardinals have thrown a full shopping bag.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 09:16 AM on December 13

Halfway through the game, the score was already very shameful for the guests.

More writing should be like this.

Over at Baseball Think Factory, they have a daily posting (called the "Primer Dugout") that includes a "Birthday Team" (a player for each position that was born on that day), and a link to a Google newspaper clipping from 100 years ago (about baseball, or people in baseball). Here is the article from December 13, 1912.

An example from a few days ago:

BENZ THROWS AT HAM TO GET CONTROL

Down at Batesville, Ind., Joe Benz, butcher boy pitcher with the Chicago White Sox, is attracting the attention of the natives for miles around just now by the method he has adopted to gain control of his elusive spitter. He has a mid-winter training scheme all of his ownin the yard back of his butcher shop. ... Two stands of wire, one placed at a height corresponding with thebatter's knees and the other about neck high, ...

posted by grum@work at 10:15 AM on December 13

Kris Humphries can't even buy a break at the free throw line.

On edit: The Raptors DO need defensive help this season, however.

posted by NerfballPro at 11:40 AM on December 13

I don't know the context for this, but... funny referee gif!

posted by Mr Bismarck at 11:55 AM on December 13

Lack of separation between church and spate.

posted by beaverboard at 12:39 PM on December 13

"You'll never walk alone"...except for this guy.

posted by grum@work at 01:14 PM on December 13

Don Mattingly: Expectations unfair

posted by justgary at 01:55 PM on December 13

I don't know the context for this

Who needs context. It's just Joey Crawford being Joey Crawford. He seems to think he's the star of the game, not part of the furniture.

posted by Howard_T at 04:16 PM on December 13

ESPN says, "Embrace Debate". Unfortunately, Rob Parker decided we should debate whether RGIII is black.

posted by yerfatma at 05:10 PM on December 13

Who needs context. It's just Joey Crawford being Joey Crawford. He seems to think he's the star of the game, not part of the furniture.

You can't stop Joey Crawford, you can only hope to contain him.

On edit: This is a copy of my most upvoted Reddit comment. I've had better comments but my god does Reddit like it's quips.

posted by tron7 at 05:50 PM on December 13

ESPN, Worldwide Leader in Stupid Comments ?

posted by tommytrump at 06:05 PM on December 13

I have no idea what's going on here but if Joey Crawford is the next Greg Maddux , i want to know!!!

posted by Folkways at 06:12 PM on December 13

Are we going to do a "year in review" thing here?
Spofi Awards?

If so, I'd like to nominate the following videos for "Sports Videos of the Year".

#1

#2

#3

posted by grum@work at 08:03 PM on December 13

Stephen A. Smith came on directly after Parker and appeared as the voice of reason

That kind of says it all, no?

posted by tahoemoj at 08:27 PM on December 13

If so, I'd like to nominate the following videos for "Sports Videos of the Year".

"One of these things is not like the other..."

posted by Joey Michaels at 09:21 PM on December 13

So, I'm a huge Mike Trout fan but ...

posted by cixelsyd at 09:35 PM on December 13

I don't know the context for this, but... funny referee gif!

The highlight of that clip isn't Crawford doing his thing, but the absolutely cartoonish reaction that Kobe Bryant (24) has to the call.

The jaw-dropping, head-holding, wide-eyed look of disbelief is my favourite part of this. All that was missing was steam actually coming out of his ears.

Even Crawford looks back to see that masterpiece.

posted by grum@work at 09:52 PM on December 13

the absolutely cartoonish reaction that Kobe Bryant

Pretty normal fare for Kobe. His skill set is immense.

posted by cixelsyd at 11:06 PM on December 13

If so, I'd like to nominate the following videos for "Sports Videos of the Year".

"One of these things is not like the other..."

Yeah. She's Australian.

posted by owlhouse at 12:47 AM on December 14

"Sports Videos of the Year"

So... yeah.

I picked the Russian version just for the way the commentator laughs.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 01:39 AM on December 14

Yeah, the Ibrahimovic goal is definitely a contender.

posted by grum@work at 08:12 AM on December 14

Also in contention: there's no way Cavendish can win from that far back...

The overhead view is ridiculous.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 10:54 AM on December 14

"#2"

Just for Grum.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 11:47 AM on December 16

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