September 08, 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 - 9 comments

The New York Yankees have had 2 historic "firsts" recorded in their current series against Boston. The Yankees have scored 7 or more runs in 3 consecutive games, and lost all 3. This had never before happened. Another first is that the Yankees had never allowed 9 or more runs in 3 consecutive games. At least this is true for the Yankees. I don't know if the previous NY AL team, the Highlanders, renamed the Yankees in 1912, had allowed the 9 or more. Do not confuse the name Highlanders with the homophonic NY team name (but without the H). That team doesn't play baseball, but still has allowed large scores against, but not in 3 consecutive games.

posted by Howard_T at 12:30 PM on September 08

Three safeties in the first quarters of today's early games. I looked up and saw three game scores scroll by as 2-0 and thought I was looking at the wrong sport.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 01:48 PM on September 08

Completing the process of the catch is a baffling rule. Calvin Johnson was once again robbed of a touchdown. What is amusing to me is that the Lions later scored on a ball that broke the plane and then was fumbled. Seems like a glaring inconsistency to me.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 05:29 PM on September 08

Frenchman Alexandre Geniez won a grueling 15th stage of the Spanish Vuelta that ended with a summit finish in his home country Sunday, while Vincenzo Nibali fended off his rivals' attacks to retain the overall lead. Not bad, not bad.

posted by velosurance at 05:33 PM on September 08

So Troy Polamalu timed the snap count.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 06:07 PM on September 08

Completing the process of the catch is a baffling rule.

It gets less baffling when you realize that subsection (b)(iv) of the rule is "Except when it's Calvin Johnson doing something amazing, in which case fuck that guy."

posted by Etrigan at 06:58 PM on September 08

My favorite Polamalu video is when he times the snap count and jumps over the line of scrimmage to tackle the quarterback.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 07:23 PM on September 08

Troy Polamalu makes watching the game so much fun. It reminds me of my backyard days; anything fucking goes. The thing that really makes me laugh is that he isn't a fan of the game. When he's not playing the game, he has nothing to do with it.

posted by NoMich at 10:20 PM on September 08

He may be the only reason to watch the Steelers this year. They will be lucky to win 6.

posted by Debo270 at 07:58 AM on September 09

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