July 01, 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 - 16 comments

Remembering Shaq's greatness.

posted by yerfatma at 08:54 AM on July 01

Let us never speak of this free kick again.

posted by yerfatma at 09:04 AM on July 01

We can at least speak of it one more time.

posted by bender at 10:40 AM on July 01

While we're talking Rog & Dave-O, here's Roger's piece for CBS This Morning.

posted by yerfatma at 10:59 AM on July 01

Why didn't Olivier Giroud get a yellow or red card for elbowing John Obi Mikel when play was stopped?

posted by rcade at 11:09 AM on July 01

Scotland used to have a free kick routine based around a fake argument between two players who apparently were both going to take the kick. One would then shove the other to the ground and in the confusion, a third would run up and smash the ball, (usually Into the stands).

So when I saw the kick the first time I thought it was deliberate. Giving Muller too much credit.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 11:11 AM on July 01

a third would run up and smash the ball, (usually Into the stands)

As a proud American of Scottish heritage, this made me laugh hysterically.

posted by tahoemoj at 11:42 AM on July 01

Wasn't it deliberate though? It certainly looked like it with the exception of the fact Muller seemed to be providing a demonstration of the offsides rule (or is there no offsides on free kicks?).

posted by yerfatma at 11:42 AM on July 01

There is definitely offsides on free kicks, but I don't believe Muller ran past all of the Algerians.

posted by bender at 12:02 PM on July 01

So apparently this is happening.

At first glance I thought Kaka had signed for the Ravens. Which would have been eponsysterical.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 01:22 PM on July 01

Bad choice for the face of Florida football for the month.

posted by Bonkers at 01:24 PM on July 01

What a wild finish in Argentina-Switzerland! The Swiss goalkeeper even got in a bicycle kick.

posted by bender at 02:37 PM on July 01

Nice tweet from the Vatican:

posted by grum@work at 02:40 PM on July 01

Thought I'd already posted this: Astros insane trade ideas leaked online.

posted by yerfatma at 02:55 PM on July 01

Serena Williams had some sort of an episode in her doubles match at Wimbledon this morning, causing her and sister Venus to retire. Deadspin commenters are speculating that it was a bout with vertigo. Hope that's "all" it was.

posted by tahoemoj at 03:21 PM on July 01

Thought I'd already posted this: Astros insane trade ideas leaked online.

The Astros went around to just about every team asking for their top prospects in return for Bud Norris. Reading the leaked notes has convinced me that being a baseball GM is simply playing in the highest stakes game of fantasy baseball, complete with ludicrous trade offers.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 09:36 PM on July 01

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