March 16, 2010

SportsFilter: The Tuesday 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 - 11 comments

Tiger will play in the Masters

posted by cjets at 12:28 PM on March 16

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I think the groundsman who drew this centre circle may have had a decent time the night before.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 12:34 PM on March 16

I used to run a sports field paint crew, and it would be quite hard to paint a center circle that is that misshapen yet has such a smooth, regular line. At least the way we do it. Creating an improper but not untidy shape like that is actually quite a feat.

posted by beaverboard at 01:30 PM on March 16

Ah, the joys of satellite imagery. The process of stitching together all of the satellite images does create some distortion in some instances.

posted by opel70 at 03:13 PM on March 16

Piece of string 10 yards long, a stake in the centre spot and you're done.

posted by owlhouse at 04:09 PM on March 16

The circle's easy compared to the instructions for laying out a baseball diamond. See paragraph 1.04 of the link.

posted by Howard_T at 04:34 PM on March 16

opel: The lines on the grass look straight though.

posted by Drood at 05:28 PM on March 16

I wonder if it was windy as hell that day and the line was shorter as they were adjacent to the wind and it created a bow. If not, what Bismarck said.

posted by smithnyiu at 05:32 PM on March 16

So, thinking back to my childhood, I recall our phys ed teacher trotting around the fields with the chalk machine while somehow his eyes were always focused on the cheerleaders practice. Good thing there wasn't google earth then. Who knows what he had marked on those fields. My guess is that the sideline looked a little like this:


posted by BoKnows at 08:19 PM on March 16

Is anyone else watching the William & Mary-UNC game in the NITs right now? W&M's 3-point shooting is absolutely ridiculous.

posted by boredom_08 at 11:13 PM on March 16

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