June 28, 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

Is there a ranking that McEnroe could have suggested for Serena that wouldn't have been controversial?

posted by tron7 at 11:17 AM on June 28

The Knicks have canned Phil Jackson. Ding dong.

Now I can talk my NY fan friends down from their first floor window ledges.

A couple of years ago, they would have jumped from a higher floor, but they just quit caring about the team in general, so they're willing to jump 6-8 feet, but that's about it - provided the weather's nice and they can hear the Coolhaus ice cream truck coming around the corner.

Phil got a lovely parting gift from the players on his way out.

posted by beaverboard at 11:49 AM on June 28

Ted Cruz and Tom Ricketts, brothers by another mother.

posted by rcade at 02:50 PM on June 28

Two headlines, same day:

Serena Williams tells John McEnroe to 'respect my privacy' link

Serena Williams poses nude on Vanity Fair cover link

posted by rcade at 02:52 PM on June 28

Is there a ranking that McEnroe could have suggested for Serena that wouldn't have been controversial?

Maybe top 20.

I don't like McEnroe making the comment and sounding like he's down on women's tennis, but I like his response to the question, "Would you like to apologize?" He says, "No." It's nice to see the occasional person skip the apology theater.

posted by rcade at 03:02 PM on June 28

He should apologize for trying to stir shit up when there's no point to it. Men's and women's tennis are different. End of story. Crapping on Serena's accomplishments by comparing her that way does nothing to help anyone. It doesn't sound like Serena was saying she's the greatest or she could beat any man, so it just sounds like McEnroe being an asshole again.

posted by kokaku at 03:47 PM on June 28

In an NPR interview, McEnroe said Serena was the best ever in women's tennis and was asked if she was the best in all of tennis.

He should've dodged the question to avoid making the women's game sound weak. But I don't think he believes it's weak. He does a great job talking it up during tournaments.

posted by rcade at 04:32 PM on June 28

Nolan Arenado makes a hell of a play.

posted by grum@work at 09:31 PM on June 28

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