SportsFilter: The Friday 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 - 8 comments
The Onion nails it.
posted by Bonkers at 07:47 AM on July 11
Dan Gilbert's Comic Sans rant against LeBron James is the sticking point keeping him from returning to Cleveland, "sources" told ESPN.
I can remember being sympathetically aggrieved on behalf of Gilbert and Cavs fans back then. Looks pretty dumb now.
posted by rcade at 09:12 AM on July 11
Maddux anecdote alert:
Hall of Fame pitcher Greg Maddux used to mosey up to rookies in the shower, engage them in conversation and, while pretending to listen to them talk, secretly pee down their legs.
posted by Etrigan at 01:52 PM on July 11
If you're curious about what will happen to Brazil's new World Cup stadiums, this story suggests four of them will be lucky to get any use at all. Brazil built four more than FIFA required, in places with no major teams or other entertainment draws, at a cost of $1.6 billion.
posted by rcade at 02:36 PM on July 11
Today is the 100th anniversary of Babe Ruth's debut with the Boston Red Sox. No, people, I was not there!
posted by Howard_T at 04:40 PM on July 11
I'll bet Grum was.
posted by NoMich at 05:01 PM on July 11
How Germany saw its 7 goals.
posted by rcade at 10:13 PM on July 11
I'll bet Grum was.
Hey! I'm not that old!
Ivan Rodriguez was the first player younger than me to play in MLB, and Jason Giambi is the last player older than me to be playing in the majors.
Dave Chyzowski was the first player younger than me to play in the NHL,
and Teemu Selanne is the last player older than me to play in the league.
Amp Lee or Alonzo Spellman were the first players younger than me to play in the NFL, and Jason Hanson was the last player older than me to play in the league.
Shaq was the first player younger than me to play in the NBA, and Lindsey Hunter was the last player older than me to play in the league.
posted by grum@work at 01:18 AM on July 13
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