September 06, 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 - 10 comments

For once a Player's Tribune article actually written by the athlete and worth a read, This Is for Boston, Isaiah Thomas.

posted by yerfatma at 04:15 PM on September 06

Things have gotten pretty quiet around here. I don't know if all of the trolls just lost interest or what, but I'm going to do my part to get some good old fashioned 100-comment pissing contests going around here. Just a little somethin' to angry up the blood. As long as the mood suits me, I'm going to disagree with every reasonable position I see around here. So...no offense, anyone.

posted by tahoemoj at 05:35 PM on September 06

This Is for Boston, Isaiah Thomas.

That's stupid. And the part about Boston embracing him as he dealt with the loss of his sister didn't make me tear up at all. All of that insight from a professional athlete is stupid.

posted by tahoemoj at 05:36 PM on September 06

This Is for Boston, Isaiah Thomas.

I don't know if he wrote this himself but this is better written than stuff from actual sports writers.

posted by tron7 at 05:40 PM on September 06

He's not the *real* Isaiah Thomas

posted by NoMich at 05:41 PM on September 06

He's not the *real* Isaiah Thomas

Sure he is...the Baby-Faced Assassin spells his name "Isiah"...

posted by MeatSaber at 07:37 PM on September 06

embracing him as he dealt with the loss of his sister

You would understand had you been in TD Garden for the game after the tragedy happened. By the way, since when is any of us "reasonable"?

posted by Howard_T at 08:19 PM on September 06

Speaking of heel turns: rcade, jags, and other Floridians, are you riding out Irma at home or are you hightailing it out of there?

posted by NoMich at 08:40 PM on September 06

I don't want to wish the storm on anyone else, but the latest tracking models are not good from my standpoint. I'm trying to get an elder in a SE Florida ALF evacuated to hospice. Her facility is 3 blocks west of the Intracoastal and the staff and residents say they are staying put.

I have gone to Fla. in the past to help people before, during, and after storms. I was on the last flight in before Katrina hit in 2005 (it crossed south Florida as a benign Cat 1 before becoming historic out in the Gulf).

I have actually scheduled family members for inpatient surgery during storms on several occasions because the hospital is THE place to be during a hurricane. Built to withstand, and they have the best backup generators in the county. You're gonna have A/C no matter what. Books, magazines, crossword puzzles, 3 meals a day, weights, bikes, and whirlpool baths in the PT department, unlimited ice and mixers, supply closets full of drugs, bored nurses locked inside the building working 12 hour shifts, why would you go anywhere else?

This storm is stronger than any other storm I've ever been through. I was not there for Andrew, Charley, or Wilma. Some of the high rise condo towers built along the Intracoastal and A1A during the 1970's were only wind loaded for 120 mph. Construction was shoddy in some cases. I don't know what will happen if this thing comes through heading south to north with sustained winds over 150.

posted by beaverboard at 09:39 PM on September 06

Godspeed.

posted by yerfatma at 10:30 AM on September 07

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