May 12, 2011

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 - 11 comments

Stem cells good for Colon.

posted by yerfatma at 09:40 AM on May 12, 2011

Jay Mariotti charged with felony stalking and assault. (since it's about Jay Mariotti, this doesn't deserve an FPP)

posted by NoMich at 10:15 AM on May 12, 2011

Mariotti had such an easy gig. Show up for 30 minutes and bloviate on sports five nights a week with three other print media gasbags. Put six-figure salary in bank.

Is he drawing a paycheck from anybody at this point?

posted by rcade at 11:32 AM on May 12, 2011

Is he drawing a paycheck from anybody at this point?

Well, he quit his job at the newspaper a while back, expecting that his bosses would want him back. It failed miserably, as they had no problem cutting him loose. He also lost his job on TV. I know that he was blogging for a while, but I don't think that was going to well, either.

According to a few sources I've read, Mariotti is despised by almost all of his fellow writers (sports or otherwise). He comes across as a real arrogant jerk, and spiteful fellow. Roger Ebert has some words to say about that.

posted by grum@work at 11:56 AM on May 12, 2011

Mariotti, what an asshat! As for what he's up to, there was this: "In addition to working at ESPN, Mariotti also wrote for the sports website, where he is known for criticizing athletes for their actions on and off the field." Note past tense. Facing up to five years in prison for this stupidity, seems likely his slide into ignominity is nearly complete.

posted by billsaysthis at 12:41 PM on May 12, 2011

Through one the Wings have played like crap. Here's to hoping they turn it around.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 09:54 PM on May 12, 2011

Well, the Sharks pulled it off. That means two of my picks were spot on and two of my picks were totally off.

posted by insomnyuk at 11:44 PM on May 12, 2011

I nailed the final four in the confidence pool!

Oh, and Datsyuk's backhand goal was ridiculous.

posted by grum@work at 11:48 PM on May 12, 2011

Normally the powerplay is supposed to give a team the advantage. The Wings didn't get that memo.

The Sharks are a good team, the conference finals should be exciting.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 11:48 PM on May 12, 2011

Sad to see the Wings loose, but Thornton was a beast tonight. If he goes in with that mentality on a nightly basis, the Sharks are in good shape.

posted by jmd82 at 11:52 PM on May 12, 2011

Not at all sad to see the Wings go down. If only because it made my wife so happy.

posted by billsaysthis at 01:07 PM on May 13, 2011

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