June 12, 2012

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 - 14 comments

Fifteen years ago todayyesterday, Michael Jordan played the flu game, which I think about every time I attempt to soldier through an illness.

posted by rcade at 09:39 AM on June 12

AC Jimbo has a European paper round up. I mention it only because of the great line, "An unexpected result for the Italians. And you can't always say that."

posted by yerfatma at 11:35 AM on June 12

I gave a Bravo! to the "rather blunt" throwaway after the Danish description of the Dutch game.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 12:17 PM on June 12

Another couple goalkeeping errors like that one and we can make the "Greeks bounce Czechs in Euros" jokes.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 01:15 PM on June 12

At least it's not a blowout (yet), as much as ESPN tried to make it one, showing the score as 3-0 after Petr's blunder. I've assuming the later game is going to be yet another Russian rout of Poland. At least they've been polite visitors this time.

posted by yerfatma at 01:21 PM on June 12

Albert Pujols update:

Stats for the last 30 days of play (May 12 to June 11):

28 games
126 PA
.333/.397/.630 for a 1.026 OPS
8 HR

The OPS and home run totals are pretty close to his career averages.
(7.25 HR over that time frame, and 1.027 OPS)

In summary:
Albert being Albert

posted by grum@work at 02:24 PM on June 12

Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s lawyers say that his 23 hours a day in a cell are affecting his health, which may end his career. Jail officials say that it's to protect him.

posted by Etrigan at 05:36 PM on June 12

Ridiculous. Our prison system is so inhumane.

posted by insomnyuk at 06:59 PM on June 12

Eighty seven days without exercise would not end his career. What are his attorneys smoking?

posted by rcade at 07:05 PM on June 12

A group of kids in Kenya recreate the end of game 6 of the '86 World Series. (youtube)

posted by Ufez Jones at 07:32 PM on June 12

I'm starting the slow clap for those children in Kenya, expecting it to grow to a roar.

posted by rcade at 07:53 PM on June 12

C-85 not out of circulation long: he's now a Dolphin.

posted by NerfballPro at 08:13 PM on June 12

Interesting ransoming situation. /The Australian Olympic selection process has been full of this kind of stuff. We've had bad archery parents, idiot swimmers and excluded triathletes, just in the last month. Remember when it was a privilege to be picked for your country? Sigh.

posted by owlhouse at 09:35 PM on June 12

Dammit, Altidore!

posted by rcade at 12:19 AM on June 13

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