April 27, 2013

SportsFilter: The Saturday 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 - 5 comments

Hartlepool United's last away game of the season today and the Monkey Hangers like to go fancy dress for their final trip... Here they are going through London on their way to Crawley.

Short video of the penguins minding the gap.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 10:41 AM on April 27

If the NFL doesn't work out for new Bengal Margus Hunt, there's always kiiking.

posted by bender at 01:35 PM on April 27

The Redskins get a real Phillip Thomas this year.

posted by Bonkers at 08:04 PM on April 27

Thanks for that Mr B.

A few years ago my two year old daughter once had a great time on the train out of New Street with a bunch of Brummies dressed as polar bears. They left us at Crewe, unfortunately, and she was quite sad for the rest of the trip with only me for entertainment. I'm pretty sure she still remembers the songs about "Shit on the Villa".

posted by owlhouse at 10:43 PM on April 27

CBC's dream scenario for Sunday's hockey games:

Boston beats Ottawa in regulation, and San Jose beats Los Angeles.

Your first round Canadian games would then be:

Montreal vs Toronto - CBC has been waiting over 30 years for this to happen again. It pretty much guarantees ratings that only the 2012 Olympic gold medal game could beat.

Pittsburgh vs Ottawa - Ottawa gets a minimum of 4 games against Matt Cooke? CBC can play up the "getting revenge" factor, AND they'd get the chance to broadcast Crosby + Iginla. Big audience for that as the secondary game.

Vancouver vs Los Angeles - The perpetually hard-luck Canucks get a chance for revenge for losing to the Kings last playoffs. CBC will do fine with that as their late game.

If Boston wins in overtime/shootout, then they still get Montreal vs Toronto, but lose the Pittsburgh/Ottawa matchp.

Anything else, and CBC misses out on their dream match-ups entirely.

posted by grum@work at 12:47 AM on April 28

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