June 16, 2018

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 - 6 comments

Today is my first time ever hearing Perez-Navarro call a soccer match. It is unbearable. How does this guy have a major league gig?

At the suggestion of my doctor, I'm going into a dark room with some amber liquid and a bucket of ice to listen to clips of Ray Hudson, John Madden, and Ralph Kramden.

posted by beaverboard at 01:36 PM on June 16

Argentina has one star and a collection of not quites. Seriously, when four defenders collapse on Messi how do de Maria, Aguero, #13, and Biglia not find space for good shots?

posted by billsaysthis at 01:57 PM on June 16

Australia should've had a point, they were worth it, but you can't give Pogba a sniff at a half decent chance in the 88th minute either.

posted by billsaysthis at 01:58 PM on June 16

I enjoyed the hell out of Perez-Navarro, tbh. But I get it. I have a deep-seated disliking for Jeff Van Gundy that very few people agree with.

FWIW, if you want to see who is calling which game during group play, you can find the full listings here (pdf warning).

posted by Ufez Jones at 02:14 PM on June 16

I started to like Perez-Navarro's insanity after a while. He's everybody's overexcitable soccer friend.

posted by rcade at 07:37 PM on June 16

Maybe it was because I only caught the last 30 minutes of the match, but I loved that dude. I fell apart when he called the Peruvian coach "Steven Tyler".

posted by yerfatma at 10:43 AM on June 18

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