February 22, 2012

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 - 14 comments

On this day in SpoFi history . . . 10 years ago, folks were chatting about the U.S. Russia Olympic men's semifinal ice hockey game (Mike Richter sighting!), Michelle Kwan's (remember her?) failure to win gold, and the proto-Kenny Powers, John Rocker, playing a crazed madman in a horror flick.

posted by holden at 10:39 AM on February 22

From that first thread, "I'm glad NBC doesn't have the rights to NHL hockey." - rcade.

posted by yerfatma at 11:40 AM on February 22

Heh. Should I reply to myself with a blistering rebuttal?

posted by rcade at 12:35 PM on February 22

Anthony Federico's apology.

posted by tommytrump at 02:26 PM on February 22

My only gripe with NBC's coverage of hockey is their puzzling decision to make Mike Emrick their main play by play announcer. His editorializing and choice of made up words that he uses drive me to mute just about any game he is calling. I hope he retires soon.

posted by insomnyuk at 03:01 PM on February 22

A Michigan family found an 1894 football card in a farmhouse.

posted by rcade at 03:12 PM on February 22

"The only reason you talk [expletive] is because you know I can't come off the court right now and beat your ass." -- LeBron James to a heckler who played the Delonte-and-yer-mom card

posted by rcade at 03:13 PM on February 22

Tuomo Ruutu gets motherfucking paid.

I like the guy and all, and it's really cool having Finns on the team, but this deal will come back and bite Rutherford on the ass when he needs to get Jeff Skinner motherfucking paid and when he finally decides to get some help at D. *sigh*

posted by NoMich at 03:58 PM on February 22

Here's the column Federico wrote that he mentioned in his apology.

He doesn't sound like a person who'd try something edgy with a headline.

posted by rcade at 04:27 PM on February 22

"The only reason you talk [expletive] is because you know I can't come off the court right now and beat your ass."

That sounds pretty accurate to me. Of tall the reasons to dislike Lebron, for me, this ain't one of 'em.

posted by tahoemoj at 06:07 PM on February 22


Tell Rutherford I said,"Thanks for the Poni"

10 points in 13 games playing on the 3rd line. I'm going to love him and hug him and squeeze him and call him George.

posted by MrFrisby at 07:11 PM on February 22

Danica Patrick has cake, wants to eat it...

posted by MeatSaber at 07:19 PM on February 22

There were quite a few of us that liked Poni but the team needed help on D and they got a draft pick. Besides, he obviously needed a change of scenery.

posted by NoMich at 08:00 PM on February 22

As a Pens fan, Poni will be remembered as one of the biggest busts at the trade deadline in alot of years. His size and speed make him look great on paper, but he has no heart, no hustle, and no toughness. Hit him a few times and he disappears.

posted by Debo270 at 08:38 AM on February 23

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