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February 14, 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 - 12 comments

Erik Karlsson's season may be done

posted by tommytrump at 09:35 AM on February 14

Tough Blow to the Senators. Some people are saying they think Cooke tried to do this on purpose. Dont by that for a second. Total freak play.

posted by Debo270 at 09:37 AM on February 14

Tommy, I was putting my post together when you did yours. Great minds....

Edit above: Dont buy that the did it on purpose.

posted by Debo270 at 09:47 AM on February 14

Yours has a little more detail, s'all good.

Yeah, let's go with the great minds thing.

The NHL has reviewed the play, and no action will be taken.
Intentional, I sure hope not, but injuries to great players seem to happen when Matt Cooke is in the neighbourhood.

posted by tommytrump at 09:50 AM on February 14

Don't like condors at a hockey game? Maybe this is more your style...

posted by tommytrump at 10:39 AM on February 14

In the past Cooke's play has bordered on dirty, but since the long suspension2 seasons ago, he has played a much better/cleaner game.

posted by Debo270 at 12:01 PM on February 14

bordered on dirty

Take it that you were attempting to use the kindest words possible ...

Cooke has a history of deliberately attempting and succeeding at injuring opponents. I do agree he hasn't been suspended recently, but it's puzzling as to why he lifts his skate and kicks the way he does.

posted by cixelsyd at 01:16 PM on February 14

Unsurprisingly, XKCD has nailed the heart of the issue when it comes to steroids in professional sports.

posted by hincandenza at 05:43 PM on February 14

He left out baldness, shrunken testicles, infertility, impotence, liver cancer, high blood pressure, anger problems, depression and premature death.

posted by rcade at 05:59 PM on February 14

He left out baldness, shrunken testicles, infertility, impotence, liver cancer, high blood pressure, anger problems, depression and premature death.

Which drug are you talking about?

I'm pretty sure I've seen a similar list of side effects from stuff that's pushed on TV commercials between sporting events.

posted by grum@work at 12:39 AM on February 15

Steroids do terrible things to the human body -- particularly to the young. If we accept PEDs in sport and laugh it off the way XKCD does, we doom a lot of athletes to a wretched fate.

posted by rcade at 01:03 AM on February 15

This is a brilliant bit of video.

I can almost feel the wave lifting me, just sitting at my desk.

posted by owlhouse at 04:26 AM on February 15

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