February 05, 2010

SportsFilter: The Friday 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 - 10 comments

America's Cup races begin Monday. Two yachts, just three races, $400 million total dollars spent (not including attorney and court costs for the legal wrangling).

posted by beaverboard at 10:51 AM on February 05, 2010

That lawsuit was just absurd, but then we're talking about Larry Ellison.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:30 AM on February 05, 2010

Tampa Bay Lightning sold for $170-million

posted by tommybiden at 12:12 PM on February 05, 2010

Is he gonna move 'em to WoostAH?

posted by NoMich at 12:38 PM on February 05, 2010

Only two boats in the America's Cup - seriously?

posted by dusted at 12:53 PM on February 05, 2010

Dusted: due to the lawsuits, inability to agree on anything, etc., the Cup is gone back to the Deed of Gift setup.

posted by billsaysthis at 01:13 PM on February 05, 2010

As someone who grew up on Aquidneck Island during the height of the America's Cup, I have to say they've done an amazing job making it disappear. I can't muster up any interest. Then again, sailing's not the most telegenic sport, even when it's edited together after the fact.

posted by yerfatma at 02:30 PM on February 05, 2010

I think if they combined it with another sport I'd watch. Like olympic rowing.

posted by smithnyiu at 05:11 PM on February 05, 2010

Or viking funerals

posted by kirkaracha at 05:22 PM on February 05, 2010

Remember the old Onion headline?

"Rich Guy Wins Yacht Race."

posted by owlhouse at 05:28 PM on February 05, 2010

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