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June 01, 2014

SportsFilter: The Sunday 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 - 15 comments

Go San Antone.

posted by beaverboard at 08:31 AM on June 01

Jeter's Scouting Report

My Jeter Scouting Report:

1) He's a sex machine to all the chicks.
2) He would risk his neck for his brother man.
3) He's the cat that won't cop out when there's danger all about.

posted by grum@work at 04:51 PM on June 01

1) He has existed from the morning of the world and shall exist until the last star falls from the night.
2) Although he has taken the form of Derek Jeter, he is all men as he is no man.
3) He's a god now.

posted by Hugh Janus at 05:34 PM on June 01

Kolkata runs down Punjab's 199 to win this year's Indian Premier League.

posted by NoMich at 06:35 PM on June 01

It kills me that CNN is using Bleacher Report for its sports news. Here's an excerpt of how it reported* John Elway's son being arrested for a domestic violence incident:

"Unfortunately, he is now in legal trouble that could hurt his reputation. In addition, any negative news such as this will inevitably bring his father into the spotlight due to John Elway's status around the NFL. ...

"Whether this situation will reflect negatively on the elder Elway in any way is unclear. While Jack doesn't have a history of legal issues, any arrest will be magnified due to the popularity of his father.

"The specifics of the current charges aren't fully clear at this time but could come to light in the near future."

* Reported (v): hastily reworded facts gathered by actual journalists.

posted by rcade at 09:21 PM on June 01

My Jeter Scouting Report:

65/ 80 - doesn't often cop out when there is danger all about.

In college if you called my phone (and no one ever did), the answering message was an exchange between Shaft and Bumpy Jonas:

"Where'd you get this number?"

"Off a bathroom wall in a GOD. DAMN. men's room!"

posted by yerfatma at 10:22 PM on June 01

Kolkata runs down Punjab's 199 to win this year's Indian Premier League.

Thankfully, Sportsnet reran this last night on one of the channels in my cable package, and I got to watch the last hour of the match. The last two overs were lots of fun to watch, even though I knew the outcome.

Now, if someone could point me to an online store that will ship to North America where I can purchase an IPL jersey, I would greatly appreciate it.
(I have an old India ODI jersey, but I'd like to add an IPL jersey to my collection.)

posted by grum@work at 11:51 AM on June 02

Now, if someone could point me to an online store that will ship to North America where I can purchase an IPL jersey, I would greatly appreciate it.

I'm with you.

posted by NoMich at 01:25 PM on June 02

It seems completely unfathomable to me that a major money league like the IPL wouldn't have a merchandise store set up on their website, or even a licencing agreement with some other company to produce/sell team jerseys and (and other memorabilia/knick-knacks).

I want to buy a jersey (KKR, Chennai SK, Hyderabad DC, Dehli DD all have nice colours/styles). Take my money!

posted by grum@work at 02:50 PM on June 02

I want a KXII Punjab jersey. I just tweeted the team's official Twitter account to see how one can score one.

posted by NoMich at 03:02 PM on June 02

It's nice, but I have so many red jerseys (football) already:

Ajax Amsterdam
Charlton Athletic
Monaco FC (50% red, 50% white)
Denmark national team

I need more colours.
(And let me know if the KXIP twitter thing gets you anywhere. I sent an email through the IPL website under "feedback" that essentially says "I want to give you (North American) money, why won't you take it?"

posted by grum@work at 03:12 PM on June 02

I hope the Chennai Super Kings have this guy roaming around the grounds:

Super King

posted by bender at 03:15 PM on June 02

Someone on Reddit pointed me towards this site for Chennai jerseys:

http://shopsuperkings.com/jerseys.html

posted by grum@work at 09:25 PM on June 02

I hope the Chennai Super Kings have this guy roaming around

Hey, Bender--that's your name Dude!

posted by tahoemoj at 11:16 AM on June 03

@grum, the new Real Madrid away jerseys are pink so that would be a nice addition for you.

posted by billsaysthis at 12:57 PM on June 03

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