July 03, 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 - 13 comments

Has anyone seen our very own owlhouse around these parts lately? Someone didn't bad mouth anything Australian have they?

posted by NoMich at 07:34 AM on July 03

The dream World Cup match would be Sweden v Denmark. The scoreboard would read:

SWE DEN

And the leftover letters would be:

DEN MARK

posted by NoMich at 08:05 AM on July 03

Maybe Australia is just trying to work out what they did to make the Philippines so angry.

posted by deflated at 11:49 AM on July 03

LOL @ NoMich!! Sweden did their part but not Denmark.

posted by billsaysthis at 01:12 PM on July 03

There are many anagrams for the leftover letters in NoMich

In Danish: har terning

In Swedish: hant ringer

posted by beaverboard at 02:01 PM on July 03

My favorite anagram for NoMich is in the long form dialect of the tribal languages of southeast Antarctica:

beAverBoard

Crazy, I know, right?!

posted by NoMich at 02:03 PM on July 03

Last I remember seeing, owl was located in Cambodia or parts nearby.

posted by beaverboard at 02:05 PM on July 03

From the ITV broadcaster before the start of penalties: "England and penalty kicks...who here feels sick?"

posted by grum@work at 04:43 PM on July 03

YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!

posted by grum@work at 04:53 PM on July 03

Norway now likely pulling for Sweden to give Maggie Thatcher's boys another beating.

I rue the day that I bought a modestly priced Samsung television solely on a value basis, as the color rendition is such that I can barely stand to look at the deep cranberry/magenta kits that have been worn by Belgium, England and the like. They look like a disturbing dessert flavor.

The yellow teams also are more vivid than roadway workers' safety vests, but that I can live with.

posted by beaverboard at 06:32 PM on July 03

Why is Fox Sports still telling people Ronaldo was being a good sport to help Cavani off the pitch? It couldn't be more obvious that he was ushering him off the field to get a little more time for Portugal.

posted by rcade at 06:53 PM on July 03

I'm assuming it's because he did so in a gentle/respectful manner, and not like this.

posted by grum@work at 07:40 PM on July 03

If it came from Fox it MUST be true.

posted by cixelsyd at 10:03 AM on July 04

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