February 03, 2015

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

'Arry has resigned from QPR. Apparently because he needs a knee operation and not because his side are second bottom with the worst away record in the league since 1954.

If QPR are relegated back to the Football League at the end of the season, they're expected to face a fine of up to £40,000,000 for failing the League's football fair play rules during their one season there.

If they don't pay or renegotiate the fine they could be refused entry to the league and become the first club to be relegated from the Premier League all the way down into the Conference.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 10:09 AM on February 03

Semi-related (it is amazing his trick knee picked the day after the transfer deadline to act up), Is Financial Fair Play Killing Soccer's January Transfer Window?:

"[W]ith United recently recording record revenue streams of £433.2 million, FFP barely registers. UEFA needn't even slot an FFP rulebook through the Old Trafford door.

If anything, FFP is protecting clubs like Manchester United and other European super clubs like Barcelona, Bayern Munich, and Real Madrid while punishing clubs that aspire to upset the established order. For instance, seven out of 24 Championship clubs (Birmingham, Blackburn, Bolton, Bournemouth, Leeds, Middlesbrough, and Nottingham Forest) are likely to be hit with FFP sanctions between now and the start of the 2015-16 campaign. Are these clubs really the primary target of UEFA's assault on financial recklessness?"

posted by yerfatma at 10:55 AM on February 03

NFL.com: "Eleven of the 12 footballs used in the first half were judged by the officials to be under the minimum of 12.5 PSI, but just one was two pounds under. Many of them were just a few ticks under the minimum."

posted by yerfatma at 02:13 PM on February 03

*koff* I hate to say "I told ya so" you guys, buuut.... :)

posted by hincandenza at 03:27 PM on February 03

... a man described as elderly ...

There's no way an old man could use the bathroom in only 98 seconds.

posted by rcade at 03:49 PM on February 03

The ball that was two pounds under and the ball that wasn't under at all are going to have a baby and name it Troy Goddamn Mark Booya! Brunell Aikman The Organ Grinder's Fucking Monkey.

posted by beaverboard at 03:55 PM on February 03

The ball that was two pounds under was leftover from Week 12. Ndamukong stepped on the motherfucker.

posted by beaverboard at 04:04 PM on February 03

There's no way an old man could use the bathroom in only 98 seconds.

Even if he used that old guy technique where they lean into the urinal and put both hands above their heads against the wall like they're being frisked?

Which is to say: that move makes me really uncomfortable and by itself justifies assisted suicide laws.

posted by yerfatma at 04:09 PM on February 03

Very large image of all Formula 1 cars 1950 to 2004.

posted by rumple at 04:39 PM on February 03

If they don't pay or renegotiate the fine they could be refused entry to the league and become the first club to be relegated from the Premier League all the way down into the Conference.

"Schadenfreude" is a word in the South Derbyshire dialect, I believe.

posted by owlhouse at 09:01 PM on February 03

Very large image of all Formula 1 cars 1950 to 2004.

Oh man, those McLarens from '68. /drool

posted by NoMich at 09:37 PM on February 03

Very large image of all Formula 1 cars 1950 to 2004.

That Cooper T66 was the first F1 car my Dad worked on, as an engineer for Phil Hill.

Here's some highlights from the British Grand Prix that year. Sadly they cut off way too early, as that was the only race Hill scored a point at in '64.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 10:30 PM on February 03

There's no way an old man could use the bathroom in only 98 seconds.

Not true, rcade. I fully qualify as old, have the usual urinary tract difficulties associated with men of my age, and yet, as long as I haven't been trying to hold it for 5 or 6 hours, I am in and out in a bit over 60. And as for you, yerfatma, the position you describe is useful only for those times after extensive alcohol consumption when unaided standing is borderline impossible. You younger guys can go ahead and make fun of us old farts, but we're still hanging around and using the urinals with the best of them.

posted by Howard_T at 10:56 PM on February 03

Both Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz fail drug tests (Silva for steroids, Diaz for marijuana-SHOCKED)

Even worse, the test was given on January 9th.

This might end up being FPP-worthy, actually.

posted by Bonkers at 11:34 PM on February 03

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