May 24, 2018

SportsFilter: The Thursday 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 - 7 comments

Here is why you should bet on Washington to win the Stanley Cup:

2018 Olympic tournament:
Unexpected underdog team (Germany) gets to the finals, plays hockey powerhouse (Russia), and loses in close finish (overtime).

2018 World Championship tournament:
Unexpected underdog team (Switzerland) gets to the finals, plays hockey powerhouse (Sweden), and loses in close finish (shootout).

2017-18 NHL season:
Unexpected underdog team (Las Vegas) gets to the finals, plays hockey powerhouse (Washington), and...(loses in Game 7 double overtime?)

posted by grum@work at 06:39 AM on May 24

3 of the Caps will get WH invitations win or lose.

posted by beaverboard at 09:23 AM on May 24

Saturday I'm hoping to break grum's list: 2018 UEFA Champions League tournament: Unexpected underdog team (Liverpool) gets to grand finals, plays football powerhouse (Real Madrid), and WINS!

posted by billsaysthis at 11:24 AM on May 24

I do not care who wins the 2018 UEFA Champions League final as long as the score is 3-2 or 4-3 or something high and close like that.

posted by prof at 11:37 AM on May 24

I'll be pulling for Salah & Co. to excel.

Here's the Mo Salah of the double bass:

posted by beaverboard at 11:45 AM on May 24

Known for his ability to excel at different positions, Ronaldinho will now try his hand as a holding midfielder in his retirement.

posted by beaverboard at 09:15 PM on May 24

I asked my wife what she thought about this idea. She asked me if I had anyone particular in mind. Before I could answer, she was pulling a French chef's knife out of the drawer. Not a good idea for me.

posted by Howard_T at 09:37 PM on May 24

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