October 17, 2018

SportsFilter: The Wednesday 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

Although my once rabid interest has fallen off dramatically, I still like baseball enough to watch now and then, but no way am I going to block out 4 hours to watch two teams only get to the bottom of the ninth the way that the Brewers and Dodgers did yesterday. And into today. Fool's errand. I checked the score online periodically while I did other stuff. They were still dicking around when I went to bed. Fix it boys or more folks will jump ship.

They tried to make me go to recap
And I said yes, yes, yes...

posted by beaverboard at 08:06 AM on October 17

Howard! I watched some of the Phila v. Boston game last night and looked for you in the stands. I looked for the 100+ year old dude in a Ford F-550, but didn't see anything matching that. Did you go to the game?

posted by NoMich at 01:34 PM on October 17

Check out this, NoMich:

https://celtics.fancam/20181016

Rotate the view around until the scorer's table is behind you (virtually), then pan up to the balcony. Zoom in and look for section 316, it's dead center court. Zoom in close enough to count back from the railing to the 5th row, then moving left, go to the 5th and 6th seats from the right-hand end of the row. Look for the ancient guy in the white ball cap leaning over to talk to his stunning wife. (Stunning, yes, but obviously has poor taste in men.) They wouldn't let me drive my F-150 into the Garden.

posted by Howard_T at 10:40 PM on October 17

I see you! Wicked awesome!

If anyone else wants to see Howard in his native setting, use this link instead and follow his directions. The white hat and the stunning wife made it easy to find our man.

Even though I've never been in that arena, those should be great seats. When I could still afford season tickets to Hurricanes games, we were in section 324, which in my opinion, was the best section in the house. Center ice, up just high enough to see the entire rink without any neck craning at all. Our seats were right under the TV/radio announcers' booths.

posted by NoMich at 06:54 AM on October 18

Whenever any of you happens to be in the Boston area during the season, there is an open invitation to join me at a game. Give me enough notice to tie my wife to a chair so I can make her stay home. The invitation extends to you, beaverboard and yerfatma. Let me know and we can set something up.

posted by Howard_T at 12:06 PM on October 18

That is very generous and gracious of you Howard. I've never been in the new building. Maybe I once walked thru part of the perimeter of it to get to a Green Line stop.

I think the last game I went to in the old building was C's against the Warriors. In those days, the Warriors sucked and tickets were easy to come by since the face of the Golden State franchise at that time was the immortal Joe Barry Carroll. He looked OK in the layup line. Then the game started.

I think he had JCMD (Jay Cutler Motivational Disease), except that no one knew what to call it at that point.

Naturally, several courtside wags couldn't contain themselves and hollered comments about the 1980 Carroll/Parish/McHale trade throughout the game. Just like true Bostonians, making witty remarks with historical references. I'm surprised they left General Gage out of it.

posted by beaverboard at 03:47 PM on October 18

I'm surprised they left General Gage out of it

Gage had no game. Clinton, Burgoyne, and Howe were going to run the show. Clinton didn't want to go along with the game plan, Burgoyne wasn't involved in the play, and Gage rode the bench in Boston.

posted by Howard_T at 04:27 PM on October 18

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