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December 30, 2013

SportsFilter: The Monday 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 - 13 comments

Goalie deliberately scores on his own team, flips off coaches, and leaves the ice.

.gif of the incident

In the article, they have a quote from the goalie that says
"They played this sophomore goalie for the starter, he was terrible, I would try and talk to the coaches about this and tell them I want playing time but they never really listen to me or gave me a chance to show them that I'm a better goalie but still wouldn't trust me so I had it it with I asked a few of my players if they care if I did it and they didn't care they thought it would be funny so at the third period they dumped it in I stopped it put in my net started to skate off then flicked the coaches not the team the coaches then I saluted them then got off."

Except that the other goalie had better stats (2.42 GAA and .901 save %, vs 2.80 GAA and .877 save %), and the time was split pretty much evenly between the two (547 minutes vs 492 minutes).

posted by grum@work at 09:40 AM on December 30

Six of us have advanced to the third round of the Fantasy Premier League Cup: el tigre negro de holden, BS Johnson, Lawn Wrangler, billsaysthis, me and Fat Buddha. Wade Duchene was our only casualty. There are 524,288 players left out of the 2,097,152 who began the first round.

posted by rcade at 12:02 PM on December 30

Tom Brady, punter

posted by kokaku at 12:12 PM on December 30

NFL publicly critiques the referees of last night's SD vs KC subs game but does nothing to correct the error. So Steelers, enjoy a January at home with family and friends.

posted by billsaysthis at 12:46 PM on December 30

It's been ten years since he last tried one, and almost 8 years since Flutie drop-kicked an extra-point.

posted by grum@work at 12:49 PM on December 30

What do you think the NFL should do a day after the game ends? They'd never change a game's outcome to address an officiating mistake.

posted by rcade at 12:54 PM on December 30

Poor Ed Hochuli got the Bills - Pats monsoon assignment. They could have used him in the KC game.

But CBS didn't send their A team to call the game. Ian Eagle set a new low bar for his own personal broadcast standards, which is an accomplishment requiring no small amount of effort.

At one point when Eagle was driveling on nonsensically, Dan Fouts calmly and plainly told him to shut up. A directive that Eagle was unfortunately obliged to disobey.

posted by beaverboard at 02:36 PM on December 30

Poor Ed Hochuli got the Bills - Pats monsoon assignment. They could have used him in the KC game.

No, he blew a call in a game against the Chargers a couple years ago that cost them the game, because oddly, they didn't reverse the result of the game after the fact.

posted by LionIndex at 05:04 PM on December 30

At one point when Eagle was driveling on nonsensically, Dan Fouts calmly and plainly told him to shut up

Too bad Fouts won't take his own advice. It was painful to listen to him mis-identify players time after time, as well as to hear analysis that could have been done with more insight by a twelve-year-old Pop Warner player.

Maybe it's because I watch too much football, but the quality of announcing, and particularly analysis appears to be declining. Too bad there are no more like Ray Scott, who told you who was involved in a play, the outcome, down and distance, and pretty much shut up otherwise. As for analysts, perhaps the networks ought to place an upper limit of words per game on them, and fine them heavily for every word that exceeds the limit. Extra fines could be imposed for excessive use of tired cliches, stale analysis, and inappropriate metaphors.

Poor Ed Hochuli got the Bills - Pats monsoon assignment.

I think Hochuli and crew were ready to kill Buffalo for all of the penalties, while hoping the Patriots would keep running the ball to move the clock along. 'Twas a bit damp out there. Too bad LeGarrett Blount didn't think about doing a swimming stroke or 2 after he dove in for his late TD. Then again, the NFL probably would have fined him for it.

posted by Howard_T at 05:55 PM on December 30

posted by yerfatma at 10:17 PM on December 30

Maybe it's because I watch too much football, but the quality of announcing, and particularly analysis appears to be declining.

I think it's like expansion in the major sports -- digging deeper into the talent pool means a decrease in the average level of that talent. There is so much football on TV now, between all levels of college and every NFL game, that I think they have had to move a bit down the talent spectrum to get announcing crews.

posted by holden at 11:52 AM on December 31

There is so much football on TV now, between all levels of college and every NFL game, that I think they have had to move a bit down the talent spectrum to get announcing crews.

There was some bowl game on a few days ago and when they showed the announcers, I could have sworn one of them was a kid they picked out of the crowd and gave a suit. I'd never heard of him, and he looked like he was 17 years old.

posted by grum@work at 01:49 PM on December 31

rcade, I think the NFL should use results like this to add video reviews for important missed calls.

posted by billsaysthis at 12:20 PM on January 01

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