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March 10, 2014

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 - 12 comments

Jon Barry drops an F bomb on air

posted by BornIcon at 02:27 PM on March 10

Rich Peverley collapses on bench during Stars/Jackets game. Flashing back to Jiri Fischer right now. Very scary scene indeed...

posted by MeatSaber at 10:12 PM on March 10

Rich Peverley collapses on bench during Stars/Jackets game.

"Peverly is a character guy who gives it all he has." That's a figurative expression, so when something like this happens, you pray it won't be meant literally. When he was traded with Seguin to Dallas, many of us Boston fans felt his would be the departure that had the greater impact on the Bruins. You could tell by the expressions on the players' faces that they had no interest at all in playing further. This extended to the Blue jackets, since Nathan Horton was a Bruins' teammate. Here's hoping that Peverly will recover from this, have the condition improved, and be able to resume playing.

posted by Howard_T at 11:15 PM on March 10

Dallas Stars press conference with team president Jim Lites, Dr. Salazar, and Coach Lindy Ruff

posted by tommytrump at 11:41 PM on March 10

Dolphins owner reduces handout demand from $400M (funded by tourism tax) to $100M (funded by residents).

posted by Etrigan at 05:15 AM on March 11

Ross donated $200 million to the University of Michigan this fall. $100 million of that went to the athletics department.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 08:04 AM on March 11

No mention in that article about the prospect of the Dolphins fielding a truly competitive team and packing the stadium 10 or so times a year.

Any talk of reducing funding for municipal or county services anywhere in Florida so that a facility can host more Super Bowls is alarming, as so many departments are either already underfunded or routinely underperform.

There's a very fine line between subsistence and calamity in the state where competence goes to die.

posted by beaverboard at 08:19 AM on March 11

Dr. Gil Salazar of UT Southwestern Hospitals said Peverley was treated "successfully" for a cardiac event at American Airlines Center.

"We provided oxygen for him," Salazar said. "We started an IV. We did chest compressions on him and defibrillated him, provided some electricity to bring a rhythm back to his heart, and that was successful with one attempt, which is very reassuring.

"As soon as we treated him, he regained consciousness. He was able to tell me where he was."

I'm glad he sounds better, but I have to believe that will probably be the end of his career. If this happened AFTER he had a medical procedure in the summer to his heart (to avoid something like this), I have think he'll put his well-being ahead of sports at this point. Hopefully his contract is insured so that he'll still be compensated due to medically-required retirement.

posted by grum@work at 10:13 AM on March 11

Any talk of reducing funding for municipal or county services anywhere in Florida so that a facility can host more Super Bowls is alarming, as so many departments are either already underfunded or routinely underperform.

See, this is another reason that the Super Bowl should be in the home stadium of the previous year's winner. Not that the NFL would ever do that, since they can use it as a bargaining chip for this sort of thing.

posted by Etrigan at 01:38 PM on March 11

As a Stars fan, I'm with you on Peverley, grum. As soon as I saw a bunch of weird tweets, I tuned into the online broadcast and listened intently for about an hour and a half, including Salazar's presser. That was one of the spookiest sports moments I've tuned in to for a while.

I'm going to the Stars/Blues game in StL tonight. I have no idea how Dallas is going to play.

posted by Ufez Jones at 04:23 PM on March 11

I'm going to the Stars/Blues game in StL tonight. I have no idea how Dallas is going to play.

If it makes you feel any better, in the Red Wings' game that came after Jiri Fischer's cardiac event, they won 7-3...

posted by MeatSaber at 09:01 PM on March 11

Heh. Benn's game-winner in OT will do just fine. Made a long train ride home in the rain much more tolerable.

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:50 AM on March 12

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