June 07, 2017

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 - 8 comments

I'm following CFL preseason game news, as one does. A story on CFL.ca mentions "Reginald Begelton finishing with a 25-yard catch-and-run for the major."

I'm assuming that "the major" is some kind of Canadian synonym for touchdown? Where did that come from?

posted by rcade at 11:31 AM on June 07

From Glossary of Canadian football in Wikipedia:

major or major score

An alternate term for touchdown

posted by tommytrump at 11:43 AM on June 07

I didn't know that. Living with the shame of ignorance. Now I have rouge on my face (or so it appears)*

*Better to have it on my face than my neck.

posted by beaverboard at 01:05 PM on June 07

Calling it a major implies that other scores are minor. I won't let a single be treated that way.

posted by rcade at 02:42 PM on June 07

Not sure what's more impressive, Curry or the gif.

posted by tron7 at 03:45 PM on June 07

I think LeBron deserves *some* credit. He didn't lose Curry until after Curry reappeared.

posted by NoMich at 05:50 PM on June 07

How deep does the rivalry run between your favorite team vs your team's archenemy? If you're a Michigan fan and Ohio State delivers a crushing loss to your side in football, do you hold a mock funeral for your team? In Pakistan, if they get hammered by India, you betcha they hold a funeral for their team.

posted by NoMich at 10:49 PM on June 07

I always figured a good business to open in the sub-continent would be an effigy factory.

posted by owlhouse at 11:31 PM on June 07

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