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February 11, 2014

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 - 21 comments

Iranian women footballers to undergo gender tests Iran's female footballers are to be given mandatory exams to prove that they are real women.

?...DNA or have a peak

posted by kosmicdebris at 07:49 AM on February 11

The New York Yankees on Broadway? Alas, poor Yogi, it's a Bronx bomb

A new play, Bronx Bombers, brings baseball legends together in a way that will appeal to fans of the team and few others

'nobody goes there no more......it's too crowded'

'It aint over till it's over'

yogi needs a candybar named after...call [it] the 'squeeze-play day'

posted by kosmicdebris at 08:41 AM on February 11

Which Men's hockey team should you cheer for in Sochi?

posted by tommytrump at 11:56 AM on February 11

Ei. Hyvä Suomi!

posted by ursus_comiter at 12:13 PM on February 11

Michael Lombardi out as Browns GM.

posted by tron7 at 12:14 PM on February 11

Which Men's hockey team should you cheer for in Sochi?

It's pretty simple:

Is your country (still) in the men's tournament?
If yes, then that country.

If no, then Russia.
(It's hard not to cheer for the home team. I remember the national joy when Canada won in 2010.)

posted by grum@work at 12:31 PM on February 11

Michael Lombardi out as Browns GM.

Wow. Joe Banner out as well. That didn't last very long. I guess Jimmy Haslam felt he had to get rid of Lombardi before the draft so he didn't wind up with Ryan Mallet as his QB of the future. Seems like a well-run organization.

posted by yerfatma at 12:47 PM on February 11

Michael Lombardi out as Browns GM.

Haslam's making a pretty compelling case for worst owner in NFL history (still not near worst human being who's owned a team, but at least Jerry and Al were successful at some point).

posted by Etrigan at 12:47 PM on February 11

Ei. Hyv Suomi!

I agree.

posted by NoMich at 12:49 PM on February 11

If no, then Russia. (It's hard not to cheer for the home team. I remember the national joy when Canada won in 2010.)

Oh, hell no.

I'd root for Sweden before Russia.

posted by ursus_comiter at 12:59 PM on February 11

LeBron James INSANE Dunk Session

posted by BornIcon at 02:22 PM on February 11

Haslam's making a pretty compelling case for worst owner in NFL history (still not near worst human being who's owned a team, but at least Jerry and Al were successful at some point).

He's had, what, a year? Tough to come up with a case that passes Mike Brown or Dan Snyder in that time.

posted by dfleming at 04:06 PM on February 11

LeBron James INSANE Dunk Session

Man among boys.

posted by grum@work at 04:26 PM on February 11

LeBron James INSANE Dunk Session

If I was that ripped I would never put on a shirt.

posted by justgary at 05:23 PM on February 11

Haslam's making a pretty compelling case for worst owner in NFL history (still not near worst human being who's owned a team, but at least Jerry and Al were successful at some point).

He's had, what, a year? Tough to come up with a case that passes Mike Brown or Dan Snyder in that time.

A year in which he's fired two coaches and two GMs. Snyder at least has a few playoffs to burnish his resume (the other stuff goes in the "human being" pile). I'll give you Brown, but at this rate, when Haslam hits 20 years as an owner, he'll be firing coaches at halftime. Of exhibition games.

posted by Etrigan at 07:47 PM on February 11

If Goodell is smart, he won't allow a live feed from the green room to be shown on draft day when the Browns are on the clock. It would be bad for the league to see entire families collapse into a group grieving session as their guy gets tapped to go to the shores of Lake Erie.

Maybe the NFL could hire Drew Carey to host the Cleveland portions of the draft, and run them like that game show he hosts.

"Derek Carr, COME ON DOWN!"

(You don't expect them to draft one of the higher rated QB's, do you?)

posted by beaverboard at 10:03 PM on February 11

James does that as easily as a kid working over a nerf hoop on his bedroom door.

posted by Uncle Toby at 10:15 PM on February 11

on draft day when the Browns are on the clock

Browns have a few weaknesses, the worst being ownership and management.

I don't imagine either is available in this year's draft.

posted by cixelsyd at 10:35 AM on February 12

He's had, what, a year? Tough to come up with a case that passes Mike Brown or Dan Snyder in that time.

As a Bengals fan, I considered jumping in to defend Mike Brown. Then I realized that I would have been a Bengals fan jumping in to defend Mike Brown. And that would have been silly.

posted by tahoemoj at 11:58 AM on February 12

NBA needs to put (glass) walls around the court and make the walls in bounds. Talk about ShowTime!

posted by billsaysthis at 12:09 PM on February 12

NBA needs to put (glass) walls around the court and make the walls in bounds. Talk about ShowTime!

There is a reason why basketball players used to be known as "cagers".

An example of a "basketball cage" in 1908-1911, from Walla Walla.

posted by grum@work at 02:11 PM on February 12

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