May 09, 2019

SportsFilter: The Thursday 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 - 9 comments

Seems like this is a moment where a high proportion of teams that are dear to certain SpoFites are within striking distance of glory.

Liverpool, Spurs, Sharks, Bruins, Hurricanes...

Getting close: Raptors, Warriors, Nuggets...

Any Bucks or Blues fanatics out there?

And look at the teams that have been pushed aside along the way in the NHL and UEFA. Stunning.

posted by beaverboard at 10:50 AM on May 09

I think we got us at least a couple of St Louisians here.

Hell, I'll rep the Bucks this season. GO BUCKS!!

posted by NoMich at 11:23 AM on May 09

Random factoid that may interest only me:

If Arsenal and Chelsea maintain the leads today that they built in their respective first legs, English teams will occupy all four berths in the two Europe finals -- Liverpool and Tottenham in the CL and Arsenal and Chelsea in the Europa. This would be the first time that one country has ever done that (Italy came close in '98, with three of the four).

posted by Goyoucolts at 11:39 AM on May 09

#YNWA

posted by billsaysthis at 11:39 AM on May 09

Liverpool and Tottenham in the CL and Arsenal and Chelsea in the Europa

That phrase gives me an odd comfort.

posted by tahoemoj at 12:32 PM on May 09

Liverpool and Tottenham in the CL and Arsenal and Chelsea in the Europa

That phrase gives me an odd comfort.

I feel the same. Yesterday wanted to see Liverpool win, but am not excited about an all English final. Not because of the teams, but from the fans that over the next few weeks will make comments that hint either directly or indirectly that the English football is superior over all other leagues.

posted by prof at 12:39 PM on May 09

The final two finishers in the Pittsburgh Marathon held hands.

posted by rcade at 02:52 PM on May 09

An NFL player who refuses to play owes the team a pro-rated portion of his signing bonus. By quitting Telvin Smith might be on the hook to the Jaguars for $8.4 million.

posted by rcade at 07:37 PM on May 09

I don't think I'm a fanatic, but I'm pulling for the Bucks. I lived in Wisconsin for a couple years and a Virginia guy (President Brogdon) starts for them. I've never lived in New York, but I was pulling for the Nets for a similar reason (Joe Harris).

posted by LionIndex at 08:14 PM on May 09

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