February 18, 2014

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 - 9 comments

Sid Seixeiro is upset with the Ice Dance results in Sochi

posted by tommytrump at 11:36 AM on February 18

Sid Seixeiro is upset with the Ice Dance results in Sochi

Without commenting on the validity of any of his arguments, I'd like to request that if I ever get that upset about anything as irrelevant as the results of the ice dancing at the Olympics, someone please hit me with a tranquilizer dart filled with about 500 cc's of Xanax, and maybe 500 more cc's of perspective.

posted by tahoemoj at 01:18 PM on February 18


posted by tommytrump at 01:55 PM on February 18

I can't think of too many times where I've actively cheered anyone/team from Latvia, but as a Canadian fan I would be OH so happy if they hold on to knock off Switzerland.

Switzerland smells of a 1-0 victory over some giant team that runs into them on a bad day.

Also, Ted Nolan is coaching the Latvians, so that's pretty cool.

posted by grum@work at 02:05 PM on February 18

Russian fan in hat looks so happy. Widespread misery claims of Olya Povlatsky now have greater ring of truth.

North Americans must not stare at hat for prolonged period of time or they will be afflicted with Konjunctiv Costasitis.

posted by beaverboard at 03:05 PM on February 18

Aha! I think I've figured out the man in the hat. The 3 crowns on the top contain sensitive microphones that listen in on conversations to detect seditious thoughts. Since there are 3 microphones, they can use Timed Differential of Arrival (TDOA) techniques to actually locate the speaker. That's where the double eagle comes in. There are video cameras inside the beaks, computer-driven hardware points the cameras when anti-Russian speech is detected, and the man in the hat calls his colleagues in security into action. If problems arise, the baton-shaped device near the man's right ear is a taser, and the egg-shaped thing near his left ear is a gas grenade. And you guys actually think he's just a sports fan. How little you unsuspecting capitalist fools understand. Just look at the suspicious expression on his face. It's a dead giveaway.

OK, can I go back to the 1950s now? There are some commies hiding under my bed, and I have to find them.

posted by Howard_T at 04:05 PM on February 18

Incredible: Shiva Keshavan of India in training run falls off luge, gets back on.

posted by rcade at 10:09 PM on February 18

Kain Coulter says football is a job, and his $75K scholarship was his pay. Testimony on whether or not college football players should be allowed to unionize was heard by the National Labor Relations Board today (Tuesday).

posted by Howard_T at 11:49 PM on February 18

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