October 01, 2013

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 - 16 comments

Whatever side of the political debate you fall on, I think we can safely agree no one expected Derek Bell's plans to come to fruition this late.

posted by yerfatma at 10:34 AM on October 01

And he got $4.5 Million to not play. I feel like there's a lesson about the government shutdown somewhere in there.

posted by jmd82 at 10:49 AM on October 01

Great line: Derek Bell becomes the ultimate Pirate: Lives on a boat and steals money.

posted by NoMich at 10:57 AM on October 01

L.C. Greenwood ~ Big part of Steelers' Steel Curtain

posted by tommytrump at 11:07 AM on October 01

Anytime my friends and I decide we don't want to do something or we are tired of something and decide to quit someone will still usually yell "I am done! Going Operation Shutdown"

posted by Debo270 at 11:57 AM on October 01

I added sidebar links to the current fantasy sports games involving SportsFilter members. If you're playing others with people here, let me know.

posted by rcade at 12:20 PM on October 01

Martina Hingis holds serve. With a DVD player.

posted by yerfatma at 12:22 PM on October 01

Phil Kessel signs $64-million, eight-year extension with Toronto Maple Leafs

posted by tommytrump at 12:51 PM on October 01

A deal that probably ensures he won't play with a true #1 center for the duration of a career, given Clarkson's deal on the front-end and (I hope) paying Morgan Reilly and Nazem Kadri appropriately to be the #1 D and a #1 winger on the back end of the deal.

$8m per year is a lot of money, but the Leafs need Kessel more than he needs them and it reflects that.

posted by dfleming at 01:11 PM on October 01

signs $64-million, eight-year extension

That is a shocker. A career minus player who never kills penalties. Guess the Leafs must be selling lots of Kessel jerseys ...

posted by cixelsyd at 01:19 PM on October 01

Russell Westbrook had another knee surgery and will miss the first 4-6 weeks of the season.

posted by yerfatma at 03:27 PM on October 01

That is a shocker. A career minus player who never kills penalties.

Just like Lanny McDonald!

(Note: Kessel is a plus-player in the playoffs.)

posted by grum@work at 03:35 PM on October 01

A gif of Ovechkin's defensive prowess.

posted by NoMich at 03:43 PM on October 01

Service academies start to cancel sporting events.

posted by Bonkers at 05:37 PM on October 01

[thought better of it]

posted by yerfatma at 11:06 PM on October 01

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