March 22, 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 - 14 comments

Baseball doesn't need a new labor agreement: the teams will just screw low-level employees instead. The link's a little over-the-top in though it sounds like teams want to offer defined contribution plans rather than the existing defined benefit plans; on the other hand, MLB teams aren't exactly local school districts either.

posted by yerfatma at 08:43 AM on March 22

Could football help bridge the gap in Cyprus?

posted by yerfatma at 09:42 AM on March 22

Uli Hoeness is tired of paying for Spain's shit.

"When people ask me what clubs could be in danger, I reply with the list of the only clubs that are not in any kind of danger. They are Barcelona, Real Madrid and Athletic Bilbao."

posted by Mr Bismarck at 10:48 AM on March 22

Separated at birth

posted by beaverboard at 10:53 AM on March 22

The story of God.

posted by yerfatma at 12:01 PM on March 22

TSN and CFL agree on deal worth $40-million a year

posted by tommytrump at 02:50 PM on March 22

I'm very happy with the NCAA's online coverage of the tournament this year. Last year you could watch online or on mobile as long as you had a cable subscription. This year it is completely free. Great job by the NCAA (how many times will I ever get to say that?).

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 05:39 PM on March 22

This year it is completely free.

It looks like it's that way for four hours, then you have to have a cable subscription. I couldn't get it to work anyway, but that was only in chrome. Maybe I'll try some other browser.

posted by LionIndex at 06:05 PM on March 22

Bit snowy in Denver, then. Twitter collectively noted that the Nike hi-vis ball did not exactly live up to its name.

posted by etagloh at 02:18 AM on March 23

It looks like it's that way for four hours, then you have to have a cable subscription.

I've been deceived. Fortunately Michigan will be on CBS today, which is the only tournament channel I get.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 10:08 AM on March 23

Well, at least you got four hours. :/

posted by LionIndex at 11:14 AM on March 23

[On second thought, I erased what I wrote. It wasn't offensive, but it was probably uncool to link directions to an online TV rebroadcaster.]

posted by Hugh Janus at 11:22 AM on March 23

I don't think it's uncool at all. All these broadcasters are about 10 years behind where they should be for access.

I mean I have money burning a hole in my pocket to pay for blanket, quality Formula One coverage online. Nobody wants my money though, leaving me to have to deal with torrents if I want anything approaching acceptable coverage. (In other words something other than TSN's fucking horseshit, which yes, I do also pay for.)

posted by Drood at 06:43 PM on March 23

NBC broadcasts Sunday Night Football for free, which I think is a big step. Of course, they are also responsible for god awful Olympics coverage.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 10:36 AM on March 24

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