May 03, 2012

SportsFilter: The Thursday 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 - 20 comments


posted by yerfatma at 09:04 AM on May 03

Crud. The Baseball World Cup was held again in 2011 without me noticing, and now it has been cancelled in favor of an expanded World Baseball Classic. The Netherlands will forever hold the crown.

There should be a blog that covers every World Cup, so nobody misses such championships as soccer's VIVA World Cup for "stateless federations" that aren't in FIFA. The next one's being held this year in Kurdistan. Go Occitania!

posted by rcade at 09:09 AM on May 03

Just saw that Cisse goal. Unbelievable.

posted by rcade at 09:17 AM on May 03

Petr Cech has only just seen it too.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 10:00 AM on May 03

Terrell Suggs of the Ravens tore his achilles playing hoops. Shut down Balls so Hard University for the 2012-13 year.

posted by Debo270 at 11:41 AM on May 03

After the season is over, every athlete should be wrapped up in bubble wrap and left in a warehouse until its time to break them out again for my entertainment.

posted by apoch at 12:00 PM on May 03

Goal of the season. Hard luck, Crouchy. Nice try, Suarez.

posted by JJ at 12:31 PM on May 03

Just met Nick Saban. He is recruiting a player where I teach. I know he always comes across on the sidelines and a Douche. Guess what, he is in real life too.

posted by Debo270 at 02:23 PM on May 03

I'll give you four dollars to pour bees in his hair.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 02:52 PM on May 03

I'll chip in two more.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 04:10 PM on May 03

Three more.

posted by Etrigan at 04:23 PM on May 03

Cissé infographics!

posted by yerfatma at 04:49 PM on May 03

Three more.

Fellas. Another mere 12-15K beyond the dollar count we got going, you can get Jessica Dorrell to hop on a Harley with him.

Let's pass the durn basket. Or Hoss Cartwright's hat.

Country roads, take me home.

posted by beaverboard at 05:11 PM on May 03

Mariano Rivera hurt his knee shagging fly balls during batting practice (which he's done for years in place of running).

posted by yerfatma at 07:24 PM on May 03


Peter Gammons was recently saying that the umpires were better than ever, so just ignore this.

posted by justgary at 07:38 PM on May 03

Colt McCoy's "fate as a former starter was sealed when his father sounded off about the club's handling of his concussion in the Pittsburgh game on Dec. 8," reports Tony Grossi of ESPN Cleveland.

I knew that Brad McCoy's stage parent act was a bad idea.

posted by rcade at 10:27 PM on May 03

Is this the worst umpire call in MLB history?

Probably not the worst in history, but pretty bad nonetheless. It looked like Welke had his positioning right, I think he suffered a mental lapse on the play, and just blew the call. It happens. In any league other than MLB, the umpire that made the call will realize he's screwed up and call his partners together to "discuss" it. He will then admit that he really screwed up and reverse himself. It just doesn't happen in MLB baseball, but I would hope he gets a 'phone call from the supervisor of umpires. Welke is usually a better umpire than this.

posted by Howard_T at 10:53 PM on May 03

In case yerfatma's link isn't working for you (it is not working for me), here is that amazing Cisse goal.

posted by Joey Michaels at 12:11 AM on May 04

Absolutely amazing goal. Stuff like that is why it's called the beautiful game IMO.

posted by Drood at 05:43 AM on May 04

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