October 04, 2009

SportsFilter: The Sunday 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 - 14 comments

Joe Paterno has enough people and is still competing and winning games.

Bobby Bowden has some people but is not winning many games.

Time for Bobby to come to terms with the fact that he's not going to be the top man in the all time wins category and hand the program to someone else.


Does the Metrodome have one last helping of Tupperware baseball magic to dish out?

posted by beaverboard at 07:59 AM on October 04, 2009

Not to toot my own horn -- well, OK, perhaps I am -- but I may very well have predicted the Tigers' collapse against the Twins given this column I wrote back in 2006. Minny owns Detroit, I tell you.

posted by TheQatarian at 08:57 AM on October 04, 2009

I wish some TV channel would carry the Prix de L'Arc de Triomphe - maybe the best horse race of the season.

posted by Irish627 at 09:09 AM on October 04, 2009

Arsenal and Blackburn have put five goals in through the course of the first half so far, looks to be an entertaining match. Looking forward to Chelsea-Liverpool, even though I'll miss seeing it. Also, another point-steal during stoppage time for Man. United yesterday. They're far too good at that.

posted by boredom_08 at 10:21 AM on October 04, 2009

I love how the Man U fanboys say "Well they scored in the second minute" as if there was this sense of real ultimate urgency to score then. And goals are almost never scored in those last-second, last-gasp panic rushes to the goal.

Having the luxury of 4 extra minutes is what kept their heads cool enough to score that goal when they did.

posted by The_Special_Juan at 10:38 AM on October 04, 2009

Go Twins...can't beat a season that goes down to the final game.

posted by dviking at 11:51 AM on October 04, 2009

Go Twins...can't beat a season that goes down to the final game.

It almost has me excited it Twins baseball. Almost. I even watched 2 innings yesterday!

posted by jmd82 at 12:52 PM on October 04, 2009

After 22 years I am rapidly coming to the end of my enjoyment of F1. Yesterday I sat that utterly pissed off watching the cars lap Suzuka in order, no fucker overtaking.

People bitch about soccer being "boring"... Well imagine soccer where the rules were set up to ENCOURAGE 0-0 draws.

That is what F1 has become. It's been standardized to death and I'm heartily sick of it. If I was seriously into any other sport, it would be very easy to dump F1 entirely.

posted by Drood at 04:09 PM on October 04, 2009

It would probably be more interested if they stopped televising F1 races and just televised the court cases instead.

posted by afx237vi at 04:13 PM on October 04, 2009

Hey Drood, give MotoGP and World Superbike a shot. That shit is exciting. I would be watching it still if I had the Speed channel, but alas, had to cut back on the cable TV.

posted by NoMich at 04:20 PM on October 04, 2009

afx: LOL! F1 seemed a lot more exotic in the days where for non-European rounds all we got was 30 minutes of highlights.

NoMich: I've tried. Two wheels just don't do it for me. No idea why. I mean my Dad used to race bikes. I grew up around bikes. I just don't really enjoy the racing. I think probably because 2 bikes going into a corner side by side is a lot less exciting for me than 2 cars.

I follow some sports car racing, but can never remember when they're on, the ALMS series leaps around networks etc...

If I could get decent live coverage of Australian V8 Supercar that'd probably pull me away.

It's not just necessarily racing either. If ANY sport could hook me like F1 I'd probably quit watching.

posted by Drood at 04:33 PM on October 04, 2009

Hey, I can dig it. Motorcycle racing is the only kind of motorsports that I'm into, but even then that's a recent development.

I think probably because 2 bikes going into a corner side by side is a lot less exciting for me than 2 cars.

That's funny, I'm just the opposite. Cars cornering side by side is kind of "meh" for me, but a couple of bikes cornering just centimeters from each other is exciting. Especially when Rossi is on one of the bikes and he's not leading. That's in my top five of most thrilling sport moments because you just know that he'll some how establish his own line and will pass the rider in front of him. He's got it down to an art and it's a thing of beauty to watch.

posted by NoMich at 05:05 PM on October 04, 2009

Melbourne beats Parramatta 23-16 in the NRl Grand Final, but Storm coach Craig Bellamy is not a gracious winner.

posted by owlhouse at 05:22 PM on October 04, 2009

w00t! Take that, Superbowl XII!

posted by geekyguy at 07:36 PM on October 04, 2009

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