October 31, 2015

SportsFilter: The Saturday 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

Chelsea Mourinho's post-game presser today was like none I've seen before in the Premier League. He gave 12 answers in a row that were a variation on "I have nothing to say." It was Marshawn-esque.

posted by rcade at 10:48 AM on October 31

Positively Lynchian, rcade.

But what a pair of goals from Coutinho.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:02 AM on October 31

Breaking : New Zealand good at rugby.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 01:27 PM on October 31

That final New Zealand try was a really spectacular dagger.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 01:57 PM on October 31

Nebraska currently being handled by 1-5 Purdue. Don't know what the Huskers were thinking when they hired Mike Riley.

Someone has edited Wikipedia to state that Riley was fired today, but can't confirm that elsewhere at the moment. May be a holiday trick.

posted by beaverboard at 03:38 PM on October 31

Noah "Thor" Syndergaard's quote about his high-and-tight opening pitch to Alcides Escobar:

I mean, I certainly wasn't trying to hit the guy, that's for sure. I just didn't want him getting too comfortable. If they have a problem with me throwing inside, then they can meet me 60 feet, 6 inches away. I've got no problem with that.

At 6'6", I don't think TOO many batters are going to be excited about charging the mound when Syndergaard says that.

posted by grum@work at 04:47 PM on October 31

New Zealands Sonny Boy Williams is my new favourite rugby player, after giving his medal away to a nipper who had fallen foul of a shithouse security man

posted by Fat Buddha at 05:23 PM on October 31

At 6'6", I don't think TOO many batters are going to be excited about charging the mound when Syndergaard says that.

I don't think pitchers have much to fear any more about a batter charging the mound to kick their ass. The gathering of millionaires isn't quite the bare-knuckles brawl that we used to see in the 1970s and before.

posted by rcade at 05:52 PM on October 31

quote about his high-and-tight opening pitch to Alcides Escobar:

Pretty easy for him to throw at the batters head when surrounded by his guys. Pussy move.

Got a batter who is honed in on the plate? A few inside pitches are in order. Throwing at a batter's head on the first pitch is trash.

Time for a rule where the batter gets first base and the pitcher takes an early shower for that kind of crap.

posted by cixelsyd at 06:12 PM on October 31

No pressure, kid.

posted by NoMich at 08:35 PM on October 31

NCAA Football Interim Coach Pixie Dust Update, Halloween Edition:

At Halftime:

Miami up 14-3 on Duke
Minnesota up 16-14 on Michigan
UTSA 10 UNT 7 (hanging tough)
Iowa State up 10-0 on Texas (Cyclones fired OC Mark Mangino)


Final:

USC 27 Cal 21
TAMU 35 So. Carolina 28 (hung tough)

posted by beaverboard at 08:58 PM on October 31

Guess who specifically never played in the World Series? Mondesi's father, Raul R. Mondesi, who appeared in 1,525 regular-season games and never even made it to a Championship Series round. Meanwhile, his son has already been in a World Series.
Buuurn, CBS.

posted by Etrigan at 08:59 PM on October 31

Here's that final Final try from the Kiwis.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 10:07 PM on October 31

They're sure to be more insufferable than ever for the next four years.

posted by owlhouse at 11:41 PM on October 31

Chelsea Mourinho's post-game presser today was like none I've seen before in the Premier League.

They were showing it before Everton's game on Sunday and I used it as an opportunity to test my daughter's emotional intelligence. I showed her the man with a smile on his face and asked, "Is that man happy?" Her response: "This guy mean."

posted by yerfatma at 10:25 AM on November 02

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