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July 09, 2013

SportsFilter: The Tuesday 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 - 19 comments

Rex Ryan runs with the bulls in Pamplona.

What bull running down the narrow cobblestone streets of the town wouldn't want to make him option one?

posted by beaverboard at 08:22 AM on July 09

Always run 'em out.

posted by yerfatma at 09:41 AM on July 09

Gotta spread the love. Where there's Jets news, there's bound to be Mets news.

posted by beaverboard at 09:44 AM on July 09

Look on the bright side, kid: no one, and I mean no one, is ever going to give you a hard time in the Boston metro area ever again.

posted by yerfatma at 09:48 AM on July 09

Can we talk about the NHL Hall of Fame class? Chris Chelios and a bunch of other guys.

posted by mkn at 10:31 AM on July 09

Chris Chelios and a bunch of other guys.

I guess that's a matter of perspective. I assume you spent the majority of your time watching the old Norris Division, where Chelios spent his days. Fans on both coasts will remember Neidermeyer as the smoothest skating defenseman since Borque, but with more defensive responsibility. He led two different teams to cups as well as playing on Olympic gold medal and World Championship teams. Playing in New Jersey and Anaheim may have kept his profile low, but NHL insiders always recognized his value.

Shanahan, IMO, should have been a first ballot inductee by virtue of the numbers he put up, paired with his longevity at the brutal power game he played (and the pee-wee shoulder pads he wore). Even though I secretly hated the guy for leaving Hartford after such a short time (Keith Primeau, really?!), he was the kind of guy championship teams are built around. Both are definitely worthy of induction.

Roenick is an interesting possibility. If hall of fame induction was based on ability in NHL '98, he would be a shoo-in.

posted by tahoemoj at 11:32 AM on July 09

Chris Chelios and a bunch of other guys

Greatest player by far out of this years group is Scott Niedermayer.

My second pick would go to Shanahan.

Third to Chelios.

Fourth either to Butch Goring or Paul Henderson.

posted by cixelsyd at 12:09 PM on July 09

...there's bound to be Mets news.

Yikes! Talk about downward spiral. What the hell happened to her?!!?

posted by BornIcon at 02:14 PM on July 09

Meth. More details at deadspin. Good to know she's a product tester for bulletproof vests now. I bet cops love civilians who take an interest in that kind of equipment.

posted by yerfatma at 02:38 PM on July 09

I have no argument with Fred Shero's induction, nor have I any problem with Shanahan, Niedermayer, or even Chelios. Actually, all are deserving without question. I know nothing about Geraldine Heaney, but her inclusion seems to be based more on some sort of gender equality than actual Hall-of-Fame qualifications. I can be convinced otherwise (before the angry pitchfork- and torch-armed feminist mob descends upon my house). Still, I wonder who it is that stands in the way of Pat Burns, and what reasons are given for his exclusion. It remains one of the more egregious omissions of admission to the hall.

posted by Howard_T at 04:10 PM on July 09

I wonder who it is that stands in the way of Pat Burns, and what reasons are given for his exclusion. It remains one of the more egregious omissions of admission to the hall.

Seconded.

posted by tahoemoj at 05:52 PM on July 09

I know nothing about Geraldine Heaney, but her inclusion seems to be based more on some sort of gender equality than actual Hall-of-Fame qualifications.

7-time world champion and Olympic gold medalist. She was, by every standard we have for any league, at the top of her game defensively in her field.

posted by dfleming at 08:39 PM on July 09

Can we talk about the NHL Hall of Fame class?

Sure.

It's decided by a bunch of brain-dead oldtimer fucks who would know a good coach if he came up to them and won THREE FUCKING JACK ADAMS TROPHIES WITH THREE DIFFERENT TEAMS!

posted by grum@work at 09:17 PM on July 09

7-time world champion and Olympic gold medalist. She was, by every standard we have for any league, at the top of her game defensively in her field.

Good enough for me. Please cancel the march, feminists.

posted by Howard_T at 09:21 PM on July 09

It's decided by a bunch of brain-dead oldtimer fucks who would know a good coach if he came up to them and won THREE FUCKING JACK ADAMS TROPHIES WITH THREE DIFFERENT TEAMS!

Yes, but one of them was the Leafs. That's gotta be strike one...

posted by MeatSaber at 09:53 PM on July 09

Justin Verlander certainly wasn't too keen on defending the merits of his All Star selection. Thankfully, if Leyland pitches him in the game this year it is unlikely to be worse than last year's fiasco.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 10:25 PM on July 09

JV is scheduled to pitch Sunday vs Texas, so would be unavailable for the All-Star game. Why he was even chosen, based on that and his season so far, is beyond me...

posted by MeatSaber at 11:16 PM on July 09

I know nothing about Geraldine Heaney, but her inclusion seems to be based more on some sort of gender equality than actual Hall-of-Fame qualifications.

7-time world champion and Olympic gold medalist. She was, by every standard we have for any league, at the top of her game defensively in her field.

And remember, this is the hockey hall of fame, not just the NHL hall of fame.

posted by NoMich at 06:20 AM on July 10

Why he was even chosen, based on that and his season so far, is beyond me...

Good things tend to happen to those who part ways with Kate Upton. The very first good thing that happens is that you are no longer being told that you have "grooming issues".

posted by beaverboard at 09:07 AM on July 10

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