October 03, 2009

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 - 5 comments

In a match up that tournament organisers and TV companies were probably dreading, New Zealand will take on Australia in the Champions Trophy final in South Africa.

posted by owlhouse at 06:42 PM on October 03, 2009

Not worthy of an FPP, but the Curious Case of Freddy Adu.

Just how old is he? Some interesting comments on the blog from people who seem to know, but won't disclose their sources.

posted by owlhouse at 06:59 PM on October 03, 2009

Whatever the facts, Adu has not lived up to the press. I was sure by now he would be teaming with Landon Donovan to drive the USMNT midfield attack.

posted by billsaysthis at 08:04 PM on October 03, 2009

Perhaps the New Zealand team should apologise for interrupting the old boys' club's divine right tto dominate. Maybe if we just removed everyone except Australia, England, and perhaps India from the tournament we could get the "right" final.

posted by rodgerd at 05:56 AM on October 04, 2009

Calm down, rogerd. No-one's saying the Kiwis didn't deserve to be there - you may have missed the point. Tournament organisers would have preferred South Africa to be there, instead of being knocked out in the group stages. TV companies (and bookmakers) would have preferred India or Pakistan, of course.

Big boys? Probably no-one wanted Australia either, given the time differences with TV, and the fact that nobody down here can be bothered watching it on cable in the middle of the night. And England? You're having a laugh.

posted by owlhouse at 05:38 PM on October 04, 2009

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