May 07, 2012

SportsFilter: The Monday 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 - 22 comments

Ben Roethlisberger gets his college degree 9 years after leaving Miami University. His degree was in education and not women's studies.

posted by scully at 09:24 AM on May 07

And how many championships has Iverson-led teams won?

posted by NoMich at 09:56 AM on May 07

According to Wikipedia, his high school team won the Division AAA Virginia State Championships in Football and Basketball and at Georgetown they won the Big East Championship.

posted by apoch at 10:07 AM on May 07

Ben Roethlisberger gets his college degree 9 years after leaving Miami University.

No matter how much I dislike the player, I'll always respect the decision of someone who is set for life to finish his education. Nice work, Ben.

posted by tahoemoj at 11:13 AM on May 07

Messi hits 50 in La Liga as Pep says adios to fans and 72 overall with a game remaining. Team may have been down a small notch this year but Lio burns bright as ever (though I'm sure he'd trade the personal records for La Liga and/or CL trophies).

posted by billsaysthis at 12:28 PM on May 07

The crucial Premier League relegation battle between Wigan Athletic and Blackburn Rovers has just been delayed because there's a chicken running around on the pitch wearing a Blackburn flag.

[Your joke about Steve Kean and headless chickens goes here]

posted by Mr Bismarck at 03:15 PM on May 07

EPL promotion is worth about £88 million. What does a decent Championship side go for nowadays? We all chip in, get a loan to pay a couple of great players 10 million each for a season, get promoted and sell!

posted by yerfatma at 03:15 PM on May 07

I thought you were kidding, Bismarck. Chicken on the pitch.

posted by rcade at 03:25 PM on May 07

Nice minor league catch. Or nice acting.

posted by rcade at 03:28 PM on May 07

That chicken video is awesome.

posted by Joey Michaels at 03:28 PM on May 07

Blackburn lost 1-0 and are duly relegated. Despite getting a fowl in the penalty area.

I'll get my coat.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 05:01 PM on May 07

And . . . the last team other than Arsenal, United or Chelsea to win a Premier League title are relegated (admittedly, for the second time since they won said title).

posted by holden at 05:04 PM on May 07

Claude Giroux suspended for Game 5.

I was trying to finish my hit and he kind of leaned in and I kind of hit him, my shoulder to his head.

I respect the hell out of Giroux's game, but I call bullshit. You don't finish a hit almost two seconds and three strides after a player dumps the puck in. You were frustrated Claude, and you let it get the better of you. You did something stupid, and now your team faces elimination without you.

posted by tahoemoj at 05:26 PM on May 07

That should pretty much put to death the ridiculous "NHL doesn't suspend stars" crap that some people have been spouting recently.

posted by grum@work at 07:04 PM on May 07

posted by Hugh Janus at 07:55 PM on May 07

Watching Bosh popping up like that over and over freaks me out.

posted by dyams at 08:19 PM on May 07

Try watching it along with music. Solomon Burke's "The Price" is a pretty good tempo match, though Youtube seems slightly slower than my CD. It may seem more graceful, though no less freaky.

posted by Hugh Janus at 08:40 PM on May 07

posted by Mr Bismarck at 09:14 PM on May 07

I figured his stealthiness was attributed to his Toronto days...

"Clever girl"

posted by MeatSaber at 10:03 PM on May 07

And . . . the last team other than Arsenal, United or Chelsea to win a Premier League title are relegated (admittedly, for the second time since they won said title).

Teams that have won the league title (Division 1 prior to Premier League) since Manchester City last won it in 1968, with current status in brackets:

Leeds United (14th in the Championship) * three times
Everton (currently 7th) * three times
Derby County (12th in the Championship) * twice
Liverpool (currently 9th) * ten times
Nottingham Forest (19th in the Championship) * once
Aston Villa (16th) * once

posted by owlhouse at 12:59 AM on May 08

Note: That should be "Other teams..." besides Blackburn, Arsenal, Chelsea and Man Utd.

/see how I got the Rams in there?

posted by owlhouse at 02:18 AM on May 08

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