April 28, 2013

SportsFilter: The Sunday 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

The Woe After the Show

posted by justgary at 08:04 AM on April 28

GIF of Yu Darvish's consistent delivery

posted by justgary at 08:50 AM on April 28

Fear the beast that is half Belichick - half Schiano.

No bright, sunny day in New England would be complete without the Pats either adding another Rutgers player to the roster or working another trade with the Bucs.

posted by beaverboard at 08:54 AM on April 28

Reading and QPR being the very example of futility today - the only result guaranteed to relegate both today was a draw and so they play out a 0-0.

Rangers fire sale starting in 3... 2...

posted by Mr Bismarck at 10:41 AM on April 28

Such a sale assumes anyone wants those players at anything close to those prices.

posted by yerfatma at 10:42 AM on April 28

I presume we'll see Remy go for money, but I wouldn't be surprised to see several others out for no money, just to get their wages off the books.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 10:47 AM on April 28

Next weekend it is Star Wars weekend for the Triple-A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers.

Saturday, May 4 is "May the Fourth Be With You" Night. Sunday is "Revenge of the Fifth."

posted by tommytrump at 07:21 PM on April 28

Only thing I can think looking at that gif Gary is a voice going "MULTIBALL!"

posted by Drood at 07:53 PM on April 28

May the 4th is my birthday, so I've been doing that joke since I was a kid. I can't believe I went seven years without thinking to add "revenge of the fifth!"

Also, I'm sad I won't be able to buy one of those jerseys.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 09:33 PM on April 28

Nice GIF, Gary. If I owned a baseball team, the guy I would want is the catcher. Man, how does he manage to catch 6 balls at once? That is stupendous!

posted by Howard_T at 11:24 PM on April 28

posted by MeatSaber at 12:13 AM on April 29


Why does it have to be Boston?

The last time Toronto beat Boston in a playoff series:

  • The St. Lawrence Seaway (connecting the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean) was not yet completed.
  • There were only 48 United States.
  • No one/thing had ever taken a picture of Earth from orbit.
  • Wayne Gretzky was not yet born.

posted by grum@work at 01:31 AM on April 29

And Sirhan Sirhan had just turned 4.

posted by yerfatma at 08:34 AM on April 29

And Sirhan Sirhan had just turned 4.

Likewise, so had Humbert Humbert.

posted by beaverboard at 10:33 AM on April 29

The last time Toronto beat Boston in a playoff series

I thought all those things were the last time the Leafs were in a playoff series.

Seriously, 2 excellent coaches and solid goaltenders. But Kessel/Phaneuf versus Krejci/Chara is about as one sided as you can get and there's no way the Leafs tough guys can play many shifts against the Bruins skilled tough guys.

Reimer needs to be spectacular and Carlyle has to do some masterful line matching work for the Leafs to be competitive.

posted by cixelsyd at 11:06 AM on April 29

MrBismark, we share that birthday (so now I know three Fourths!) but as a Star Trek fan never worried about revenge by anybody except...


posted by billsaysthis at 12:20 PM on April 29

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