January 17, 2013

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 - 13 comments

A thought that occured to me:

What do most of our recent huge off-the-field stories lately (the Baseball HOF, Lance, and Manti) have in common?

The offenders were largely fawned over by the media, thus making the media look like fools when the truth came out.

And (predicting in the Te'o case) the media is going to crucify them for it.

posted by Bonkers at 09:00 AM on January 17

Strange that they didn't rise to a similar anger during the Bush admin.

posted by kokaku at 09:24 AM on January 17

Lance Armstrong Bingo. It will help you get through it.

posted by owlhouse at 10:18 AM on January 17

posted by rcade at 02:16 PM on January 17

"They really tie the room together."

posted by Mr Bismarck at 02:56 PM on January 17

"It's not the years, honey, it's the mileage."

posted by yerfatma at 03:48 PM on January 17

Hey, rcade, do you know what that is from? Is there a longer video clip somewhere? I have a five-year old nephew who needs to see that.

posted by Hugh Janus at 05:41 PM on January 17

I was hoping somebody else recognized it. Maybe it's a study of new padding to reduce the concussion risk in football.

posted by rcade at 06:02 PM on January 17

I was hoping somebody else recognized it.

It's from Golden Goal. The people that are also responsible for Electroshock Soccer. And soccer on a hill. And stilt soccer. And car curling. And... well, you can go down the YouTube rabbit hole yourselves.

posted by goddam at 06:14 PM on January 17

Thank you goddam, this is sure to inspire giggling and horseplay. You have helped me discharge my avuncular duty today, and I am forever in your debt.

posted by Hugh Janus at 08:07 PM on January 17

How about Japanese Binocular Pyjama Football?

posted by Mr Bismarck at 08:22 PM on January 17

I've seen that clip before, it's hilarious. Also, Beat Takeshi looks so young!

posted by Hugh Janus at 10:12 PM on January 17

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