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May 03, 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 - 28 comments

This was sent to me as a joke, because it's funny watching Youtube's new auto-caption feature trying to make head or tail of the guy's accent, but I think it's a good and funny watch, even without the subtitled hilarity.

NSFW Warning : Irish people, using several words you shouldn't use on TV.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 08:31 AM on May 03

Dying here, though it would be funnier if youtube's captions didn't look like a random Markov generator reading marketing pamphlets throughout.

posted by yerfatma at 09:13 AM on May 03

"Mark it down, you fookin' eejit!" At one point, youtube mentioned something about a racist washing machine. I feel like the captions might be transcribed from a madman's notebooks.

posted by yerfatma at 09:19 AM on May 03

Can't bring up the subtitles; urgently reaching for a disposable protective undergarment nonetheless.

Pleeeze, pleeeze, pleeeze don't make me link to the cussing Scottish parrot.

posted by beaverboard at 09:49 AM on May 03

That is a thing of beauty. Those guys are having a ball. Rally car drivers do have life figured out.

posted by dfleming at 10:17 AM on May 03

"Chicken chicken toothpaste" should go into some sort of misheard lyrics hall of fame.

To Haiti!

posted by Mr Bismarck at 10:32 AM on May 03

Evidently rodeos, indeed.

posted by tahoemoj at 11:31 AM on May 03

Kobe Bryant in court battle over auction

posted by BornIcon at 11:59 AM on May 03

self-consciously liberal democrats they don't always college is really all that.

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nephew setting up after doing a lot of real estate so right toward the kuwaiti

posted by holden at 12:09 PM on May 03

Yeah, pretty solid on Ikea

I think the translator gives up halfway through.

posted by Bonkers at 12:21 PM on May 03

Clean but brutal hit in Ottawa Montreal game

posted by tommytrump at 01:26 PM on May 03

Wow, cool coverage and video. Plus I always wanted to hear Kerry Fraser speak.

posted by yerfatma at 01:36 PM on May 03

Irish people, using several words you shouldn't use on TV.

Thou shalt not take the Lord's name in vain --- unless you are an Irish rally driver and navigator having as good time as these 2 are. Great stuff, Mr. B.

posted by Howard_T at 01:37 PM on May 03

I couldn't watch that the whole way through because the tears of laughter quite literally became too much to see through. Will return to it later and save it for when I need a pick-me-up. Hopefully, YouTube will never improve their tech support for their auto-translate feature.

posted by Joey Michaels at 02:39 PM on May 03

Wow, cool coverage and video. Plus I always wanted to hear Kerry Fraser speak.

CBC Hockey Night In Canada Panel: NHL shouldn't suspend Gryba

posted by tommytrump at 03:37 PM on May 03

And the NHL disagrees, 2 games for Gyrba. This hit gets one game.

posted by tommytrump at 04:03 PM on May 03

It's a classic results-oriented suspension - the hit on Eller was a lot less a direct target for the head than Ference, but because Eller hit the ice and there was blood everywhere, the NHL tries to protect its reputation as doing something about violence by punishing Gyrba more.

If the NHL wants to outlaw hits on defenceless players, it should just do that - but the system they have now sits a guy who aimed at the head less than one who incidentally hit it - and that's not going to achieve very good results.

posted by dfleming at 04:32 PM on May 03

Plus I always wanted to hear Kerry Fraser speak.

All words you hear from him are lies!

LIES!

It's 20 years ago this month when, and I say this with no hint of hyperbole, that helmet-haired devil perpetuated the single greatest act of evil in the history of the universe!)

posted by grum@work at 04:35 PM on May 03

grum -- maybe this will make you feel better.

Only time I think I have ever seen Nicklas Lidstrom (who was 23 at the time) exhibit poor defensive technique. I recall a number of commentators suggesting at the time that he was too "soft "(i.e., European) to be an effective NHL defenseman.

posted by holden at 05:22 PM on May 03

holden, that was a nice trip down memory lane. Can you dig up clips of the Wings losing to San Jose in 94, too? Oh, and fuck you, by the way... =D

grum, get over it. It was game 6. The Leafs still had game 7, at home. It didn't cost them the series any more than Buckner cost the Red Sox...

posted by MeatSaber at 07:33 PM on May 03

Jay Onrait and Dan O'Toole are leaving TSN for Fox Sports

posted by tommytrump at 07:35 PM on May 03

holden, that was a nice trip down memory lane. Can you dig up clips of the Wings losing to San Jose in 94, too? Oh, and fuck you, by the way... =D

What has come since has been worth it, no? I was at Game 6 of the 1994 Wings-Sharks series in Detroit. 7-1!!! No way they lose Game 7, right? Oh, Chris Osgood (at least he eventually redeemed himself).

posted by holden at 07:58 PM on May 03

Jay Onrait and Dan O'Toole are leaving TSN for Fox Sports

I'm REALLY unhappy about this. They have great chemistry and their 30-so-episode podcast has been hilarious.

posted by grum@work at 08:44 PM on May 03

Wow. The Knicks f---ing SUCK!

posted by dyams at 09:33 PM on May 03

What has come since has been worth it, no?

Absolutely, but those scars still itch to this day...

posted by MeatSaber at 09:48 PM on May 03

Hey, man, I know. I came of age in central Michigan on late 80s to early 90s Wings. But I am more at peace with the travails of the past now. Age and 4 Cups, I suppose.

posted by holden at 01:46 AM on May 04

I was in the middle of the rally video when it suddenly became unavailable!

Feckin'right, ye gobshites.

posted by owlhouse at 03:34 AM on May 04

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