December 20, 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 - 4 comments

Just wanted to make sure I read that !OOHAY Sports headline correctly stating that Hope Solo is one of the 8 finalists for the presidency of US Soccer.

Why would we break from this fabulous run of national sanity and tranquility we've been on and install a train wreck in a top executive position?

posted by beaverboard at 05:55 PM on December 20

I realize in hindsight that was a bit insensitive, with Solo hailing from the upper corner of WA state, where they just had an ugly derailment.

posted by beaverboard at 05:59 PM on December 20

I don't think finalist means quite the same thing here, just that she completed the necessary forms and such for a formal candidacy. I actually think Kathy Carter is the most likely winner at this point although this is pretty uninformed speculation.

posted by billsaysthis at 12:17 PM on December 21

I realize in hindsight that was a bit insensitive, with Solo hailing from the upper corner of WA state, where they just had an ugly derailment.

Might have been retroactively insensitive, but it was also unintentionally pretty funny. Not so much funny "ha ha" as funny "holy shit is that unfortunate timing"

posted by tahoemoj at 11:50 AM on December 22

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