June 05, 2018

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 - 7 comments

I'm writing code for a World Cup contest. I envision the following rules:

1. Pick the teams that will advance out of each group.

2. Pick a player in each group and get points for his goals.

3. Pick the winners of each knockout game.

4. Pick a player in each knockout game and get points for goals.

5. Pick some props in the final.

The points for picking a game winner will go up by 1 in the quarterfinals, 1 in the semifinals and 2 in the finals.

Any comments?

posted by rcade at 03:17 PM on June 05

TIL: Sergei Samsonov is still involved in the NHL. He has been in Forwards Development with the Carolina Hurricanes the past four years. Now he's the director of the department. How did I not know this?! Also, he's still only 38.

posted by NoMich at 07:35 PM on June 05

I watched this live last night. The way Jessie Warren jumped from nowhere was amazing.

posted by rcade at 11:21 PM on June 05

It's an college infield version of the Pillar!

posted by grum@work at 12:47 AM on June 06

World Cup contest ideas as bonus points:

- For the group stage, pick which team will score/allow the most/least goals in the round.
- For the first round of knockouts, guess how many games will go to shootout.

Props to make before the first game is played:

- Total number of red cards for the entire tournament.
- Total number of nil-nil regulation scores.
- Pick which team is going to score a goal (in regulation or extra time, but not penalty kicks) in every single match they play in the tournament.

posted by grum@work at 12:53 AM on June 06

Great catch and throw! The wind got knocked out of me just watching that diving catch!

posted by NoMich at 06:52 AM on June 06

I approve of the World Cup contest along with grum's additions.

posted by bender at 07:48 AM on June 06

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