June 01, 2018

SportsFilter: The Friday 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 - 8 comments

The peculiar magnetic field and gravitational pull of Planet J.R. Smith are found nowhere else in our solar system.

posted by beaverboard at 09:05 AM on June 01

It was a bit windy in San Diego yesterday.

posted by grum@work at 11:21 AM on June 01

Man I miss Don Orsillo. And maybe Sean McDonough. Definitely Ned Martin.

posted by yerfatma at 01:26 PM on June 01

I don't get to hear McDonough very often any more, and I now get far less unplanned sleep than I once did.

His father went through life pissed off because he was born too late to have Spencer Tracy star in a Hollywood rendition of his life story. I don't know why Webster's yanked his photo from the "blowhard" entry.

posted by beaverboard at 04:01 PM on June 01

Man I miss Don Orsillo. And maybe Sean McDonough. Definitely Ned Martin.

Agree with all of the above, but I would add Curt Gowdy. All were good baseball announcers and excelled at calling other events as well. Ned Martin once described his style of broadcasting when working with a partner as two guys sitting together watching a ball game and talking with each other.

posted by Howard_T at 06:59 PM on June 01

Jesus, Howard, I'm old, but not that old! Now to get myself some Nissen bread.

His father went through life pissed off because he was born too late to have Spencer Tracy star in a Hollywood rendition of his life story.

Yeah, I don't disagree, but I feel like Sean & Remy paired well together. And as overvalued as Wil was (he basically turned having Tom Coughlin and Bill Parcells' phone numbers into two decades of columns), name a current football columnist that might ever punch out a defensive back.

I take it back, I am that old.

posted by yerfatma at 08:43 PM on June 01

I'm old, but not that old!

I could throw the name Ken Coleman at you too, but I don't consider him one of the really good ones. If I crank up the Way Back Machine, I could talk about Jim Britt, who did both the Braves and Red Sox games on radio in the 1940s and early 50s. I remember putting the radio in the window of my parents' bedroom, turning it to the game, and listening while I cut the grass. No power mower in those days, so I could hear every pitch.

I also remember the days of the "telegraphic re-creation". The announcer would sit in a studio, you could hear what was supposedly a telegraph key rattling in the background, and the announcer would read the play-by-play from the copy typed by the telegrapher. Man have things come a long way.

posted by Howard_T at 09:32 PM on June 01

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