April 23, 2014

SportsFilter: The Wednesday 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

Watching yellow card aficionado David Luiz knock out two of his teammates in yesterday's Champion's League semi-final, I'm beginning to wonder if the Premier League needs to impose a moratorium on goofily tall guys with afros. He and Fellani on the same pitch could do major damage.

posted by yerfatma at 09:56 AM on April 23

The Rays' Yunel Escobar strikes out on a 4-2 pitch.

posted by NerfballPro at 12:47 PM on April 23

Bad baseball to up there hacking at 4-2.

posted by yerfatma at 01:03 PM on April 23

It looks like the "bad Fleury" is back in the Pittsburgh net. That OT goal was just brutal.

posted by grum@work at 10:07 PM on April 23

The OT goal was bad, but the one that sent them to OT was worse, right?


posted by Mr Bismarck at 07:18 AM on April 24

It's a bad play by Fleury, but the real cause of the goal was that horrible skip off the boards as it went behind the net. Even a master of stick handling like Brodeur would have been handcuffed by that crazy bounce.

But to give up the game winning goal on a wrist shot from the blue line?

What year is this, 1978?

posted by grum@work at 08:17 AM on April 24

posted by rcade at 08:52 AM on April 24

What makes that tying goal look even worse is that even if Fleury controls the puck, the two closest players to him are Blue Jackets. It's like the Pittsburgh defence just decided to pull the chutes and let them skate right by them.

posted by grum@work at 10:04 AM on April 24

But to give up the game winning goal on a wrist slap shot from the blue line?

What year is this, 1978 1996?

[Couple bonus asides from that video/time period -- kinda miss Gary Thorne (hearing him here and, more recently, on Orioles broadcasts makes me pine for the playoffs of my youth), Gretzky being the one to lose the puck to Yzerman, 0-0 game at the end of regulation, I once had a Slava Kozlov jersey]

posted by holden at 10:51 AM on April 24

What year is this, 1978 1996?

I was off by a year. I meant 1979, and it was the game tying goal.

(Cut me some slack, as it was 35 years ago and I was 7 at the time.)

posted by grum@work at 11:14 AM on April 24

(And yes, that Yzerman goal was bonkers. I don't think he hits that spot again in another 100 tries.)

posted by grum@work at 11:17 AM on April 24

That Yzerman video is great. I miss Gary Thorne and Bill Clement calling Stanley Cup playoff games.

posted by rcade at 11:23 AM on April 24

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