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April 29, 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

Greg Inglis has scored some fantastic tries in his Rugby League career, but probably none better than this effort from last week.

posted by owlhouse at 08:50 AM on April 29

I don't know rugby, but that was pretty impressive. The overhead shot at the end of the clip shows that the officials also did an admirable job of keeping pace while the defenders were being shed all the way down the field.

posted by bender at 09:10 AM on April 29

Wow. That is a cursed playoff series.

posted by Etrigan at 09:47 AM on April 29

Greg Inglis has scored some fantastic tries in his Rugby League career, but probably none better than this effort from last week.

Jesus! I got exhausted just watching that.
From an American football fan: didn't his knee touch the ground before getting into the endzone? That's not down in rugby?

posted by NoMich at 11:08 AM on April 29

I think he's down when his ball-carrying arm hits the ground, his forward progress is stopped while standing or the referee yells "held."

posted by rcade at 11:20 AM on April 29

The "other" Donald might be wise to announce his intention to sell the Clippers in advance of today's Sterling-Silver verdict.

If they're worth 600 million at the most to a hedge fund hotshot, Earvin Johnson will pay 700. You hold an asset for 33 years and sell it for 55 times what you paid for it - that's fairly decent math.

posted by beaverboard at 11:23 AM on April 29

That was quick..

Either brilliant or weird, who knows. I did see in the first article that Brian Scalabrine had been reassigned by Golden State for falling out with other coaches. Wonder if he recommended Erman to Danny Ainge. The Ginger Mafia code.

posted by yerfatma at 01:58 PM on April 29

The Ginger Mafia code

I see what you did right there.

posted by BornIcon at 02:23 PM on April 29

All that's left here is for Sergio Ramos or Pepe to run over Pep Guardiola's dog.

posted by yerfatma at 03:24 PM on April 29

Pepe would run over Pep's dog, then dive out of his car onto the ground and get the dog booked.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 03:44 PM on April 29

posted by rcade at 03:49 PM on April 29

Ooooooh! Cha-cha-cha, cha-cha-cha, cha-cha-cha, cha-cha-cha!

posted by Hugh Janus at 04:54 PM on April 29

I think he's down when his ball-carrying arm hits the ground, his forward progress is stopped while standing or the referee yells "held."

Also, there has to be a defender in contact with the player with the ball. GI slipped out of the last tackle and wasn't "held" by a defender.

posted by owlhouse at 09:45 PM on April 29

Ah, gotcha. Pro football rules. I was thinking college football rules. Thanks for the clarification guys.

Owly: your countrymen are shining in the IPL this year. That league is a ton of fun to watch.

posted by NoMich at 10:06 PM on April 29

Darren Erman hired by Boston Celtics as director of NBA scouting after messy end with Golden State Warriors

NBA scouting eh? I'm sure a recording device and skill at using it is a valuable asset in a scouting job.

posted by Howard_T at 11:33 PM on April 29

Joey Crawford for the win!

posted by phaedon at 12:09 AM on April 30

NBA scouting eh? I'm sure a recording device and skill at using it is a valuable asset in a scouting job.

Surprised he wasn't hired by the Patriots first.

posted by cixelsyd at 12:24 PM on April 30

Your relentless focus on the positive in sports is always refreshing.

posted by yerfatma at 12:43 PM on April 30

Owly: your countrymen are shining in the IPL this year. That league is a ton of fun to watch.

Yeah, I'm thinking of bringing out a line of t-shirts with:

"Glenn Maxwell - Kew's Answer to Shahid Afridi"

on the front.

posted by owlhouse at 10:13 PM on April 30

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