FanDuel - WFBC

March 08, 2013

SportsFilter: The Friday 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

So that was a hell of a baseball game between Japan and Chinese Taipei.
And the Mexico/Italy matchup was exciting as well.

posted by grum@work at 10:19 AM on March 08

In the humiliating news department, this story from the Oklahoma 3A high school boys state basketball tournament:

Hugo guard Trey Johnson bolted away from his defender, securing the ball with enough space to securely run out the final 2.9 seconds.

The Buffaloes led perennial state power Millwood 37-36 in the closing moments of Thursday night's Class 3A state quarterfinals. All they needed was an accurate inbounds pass to complete the wild upset. And they got it.

But what happened next, in one stunning moment filled with jubilation and arena-wide disbelief, flipped the end result on its head, leading to a 38-37 Millwood win and heartbreaking Hugo defeat.

Johnson received the inbounds pass heading toward his own hoop, needing only an innocent dribble or two to close it out. But instead, in a moment of confusion (as his coach would explain it), Johnson lofted a layup toward his own basket, thinking he was going the other way.

"When I saw the kid going that way, I was like, No, he's not. No, he's not ... Oh, yes he is,'" Millwood assistant coach David Samilton recalled. "I couldn't believe it."

As the buzzer went off, Johnson's layup fell through. And for a brief moment, the entire arena fell silent.

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:56 AM on March 08

He's jut risen on the Hornets' draft board.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 02:31 PM on March 08

Trey always dreamed of hitting the game-winning shot in the state playoffs ...

posted by rcade at 04:51 PM on March 08

Vikings punter Chris Kluwe reviews SimCity.

posted by insomnyuk at 05:02 PM on March 08

Why all the (over) exposure for punters all of a sudden? I've always hated kickers, and I really have no time for punters.

posted by dyams at 09:34 PM on March 08

So you'd read the review if it was by a defensive end?

posted by tron7 at 09:42 PM on March 08

So you'd read the review if it was by a defensive end?

Much more likely. I'd probably be more likely to read it if it was a person I'd never heard of. It's just the fact of saying the review is by a punter that turns me away.

I just do not like kicking in football, unless it's football (soccer). Punters on TV talk shows, punters in pools holding small dogs, punters writing reviews. I miss the days when people didn't even know a punter's name.

To this point, thankfully, the Hall of Fame continues to agree with me.

posted by dyams at 07:22 AM on March 09

Cole Ford and Russell Erxleben currently searching public records for dyams' street address.

posted by beaverboard at 08:01 AM on March 09

Cole Ford and Russell Erxleben currently searching public records for dyams' street address.

Lol.

posted by dyams at 08:57 AM on March 09

Why all the punter hate? Methinks you're coming off as a grumpy old timer. Chris Kluwe is already an internet legend.

posted by insomnyuk at 05:40 PM on March 09

Yeah. A punter shouldn't be a legend in any way, shape or form. I am a believer in football with hitting and tackling. My view of punters is of them falling like a injured fawn when anyone is in their vicinity.

posted by dyams at 07:12 PM on March 09

Yeah. A punter shouldn't be a legend in any way, shape or form. I am a believer in football with hitting and tackling. My view of punters is of them falling like a injured fawn when anyone is in their vicinity.

posted by dyams at 07:12 PM on March 09

Chris Kluwe is an Internet legend because he tries really, really, really hard to be an Internet legend.

He's like Chad Ochocinco Johnson, but with World of Warcraft and flame wars with Peter King instead of touchdown celebrations and an orange mohawk. Ehhhh.

posted by Goyoucolts at 09:27 PM on March 09

Chris Kluwe rules.

posted by NoMich at 11:34 PM on March 09

Chris Kluwe is an Internet legend because he tries really, really, really hard to be an Internet legend.

I've followed Kluwe for a while, and get the impression he really, really, really happens to truly enjoy the video game culture who happens to be an NFL player.

posted by jmd82 at 07:01 PM on March 10

You're not logged in. Please log in or register.