July 07, 2010

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 - 16 comments

LeBron is getting 90 days in jail, and tomorrow Lindsay Lohan will announce where she's playing next year in a one hour TV special.

posted by beaverboard at 06:43 AM on July 07, 2010

Someone get the beaver a coffee...

posted by JJ at 06:45 AM on July 07, 2010

The octopus has spoken: Germany shouldn't bother showing up.

posted by etagloh at 08:38 AM on July 07, 2010

Jersey Swaps, a Ritual With a Story : The exchanging of jerseys at the end of a soccer match is a longtime ritual that is well established in the sport, even as it has evolved. With each swap like the ones that take place after games in this World Cup there is usually a story.

posted by tommybiden at 08:54 AM on July 07, 2010

Bob Ryan doesn't seem overwhelmed by the SUMMER OF 2010 NBAPOCALYPSE. I tend to agree with him. Yes, LeBron, Dwayne and Chris Bosh are available. Yes, there's a chance of a lockout/ CBA changes next year. That doesn't mean you need to lock up Joe Johnson whatever the cost.

posted by yerfatma at 09:20 AM on July 07, 2010

Good link tommy, but it disappoints the crap out of me that the phrase "man cave" appears in an NYT article sans quotation marks.

posted by yerfatma at 09:23 AM on July 07, 2010

Do players really love Miami or do they love the lack of state income tax?

"Amar'e Stoudemire's five-year, $99.8 million deal with the Knicks is worth about $12 million less than if he had signed with the Heat."

Time to start a team here in the 603.

posted by yerfatma at 12:51 PM on July 07, 2010

Who's on the cover of NBA 2K11? Lebron? Nope.

posted by BoKnows at 01:24 PM on July 07, 2010

Do players really love Miami or do they love the lack of state income tax?

I can't find it now, but I remember Tracy McGrady actually saying something along those lines to explain his move from Canada. It's okay to think that, but you aren't supposed to say it.

posted by bperk at 02:11 PM on July 07, 2010

So 2k Sports' only choices were LeBron, or a guy who hasn't played in a decade? What about superstar players who weren't waffling and milking their free-agent status for attention? Kobe? CP3? Durant? Nowitzki?

posted by MeatSaber at 02:30 PM on July 07, 2010

I wonder if it's not also a result of a possible lockout next year and a possible change in image licensing rights.

posted by yerfatma at 02:53 PM on July 07, 2010

Boozer a Bull.

posted by yerfatma at 05:08 PM on July 07, 2010

Boozer a Bull.

I wouldn't think Lebron would go there now. I am still holding a grudge against Boozer; Lebron definitely should be.

posted by bperk at 05:31 PM on July 07, 2010

Just when you thought the story was over...

Braden just moved up a few notches on my list of favorites!

posted by jojomfd1 at 05:43 PM on July 07, 2010

Umm, whoops.

posted by BoKnows at 07:14 PM on July 07, 2010

The vuvuzela is beloved and reviled almost equally, but will it blend?

posted by MeatSaber at 11:59 PM on July 07, 2010

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