June 18, 2011

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 - 26 comments

Incredible celebration in Boston today as the Cup and team are paraded through the streets. My son and I tried to go in for it, but there was a 1/2 mile backup to get to the "T" station parking lot 90 minutes before the parade was due to start, so we turned around and came back home to watch on TV. People are as much as 50 deep along the route, and so far everyone looks well behaved. Cell 'phone photos and tweets are here.

posted by Howard_T at 12:08 PM on June 18, 2011

Pants not on the ground vs US Airways

posted by tommybiden at 03:16 PM on June 18, 2011

There's almost no way the leaders finish their rounds today at the US Open. There's a big line of thunderstorms to the west and they tend to build up at this time of day. Having to finish tomorrow won't help McIlroy any, so with the luck he's having, maybe it'll all pass by.

posted by feloniousmonk at 04:09 PM on June 18, 2011

I admit, I'll be watching the golfing tomorrow just to see of Rory melts down again. Am I a bad person for that?

posted by NoMich at 07:57 PM on June 18, 2011

Yankee pitcher flashes no leather

posted by tommybiden at 10:17 PM on June 18, 2011

I wonder what the Pr 16:9 stamped on thumb stands for? Model number? High definition glove? I thought maybe Bible verse, but only if Proverbs (Prov) were abbreviated Pr.

posted by graymatters at 12:03 PM on June 19, 2011

If it is Proverbs 6:19, the quote is: a lying witness who testifies falsely, and one who sows discord in a family. The entire passage lists the 6 things the Lord hates and one thing that is an abomination. What that has to do with gloves is beyond me.

posted by Howard_T at 12:46 PM on June 19, 2011

I think what Howard_T meant was, Proverbs 16:9 says, "The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps." Sounds like a passage someone might put on their glove, if they were so inclined...

posted by MeatSaber at 01:27 PM on June 19, 2011

No, Proverbs 16:9 is the story of Abraham coming thisclose to sacrificing his only son, Isaac.

posted by NoMich at 02:17 PM on June 19, 2011

NoMich: sorry, you're wrong, that's Genesis 22.

posted by insomnyuk at 02:25 PM on June 19, 2011

No it's not.

posted by NoMich at 03:02 PM on June 19, 2011

Let's see. Proverbs 16:

To humans belong the plans of the heart, but from the LORD comes the proper answer of the tongue.

2 All a person's ways seem pure to them, but motives are weighed by the LORD.

3 Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.

4 The LORD works out everything to its proper end even the wicked for a day of disaster.

5 The LORD detests all the proud of heart. Be sure of this: They will not go unpunished.

6 Through love and faithfulness sin is atoned for; through the fear of the LORD evil is avoided.

7 When the LORD takes pleasure in anyone's way, he causes their enemies to make peace with them.

8 Better a little with righteousness than much gain with injustice.

9 In their hearts humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps.

10 The lips of a king speak as an oracle, and his mouth does not betray justice.

11 Honest scales and balances belong to the LORD; all the weights in the bag are of his making.

12 Kings detest wrongdoing, for a throne is established through righteousness.

13 Kings take pleasure in honest lips; they value the one who speaks what is right.

14 A king's wrath is a messenger of death, but the wise will appease it.

15 When a king's face brightens, it means life; his favor is like a rain cloud in spring.

16 How much better to get wisdom than gold, to get insight rather than silver!

17 The highway of the upright avoids evil; those who guard their ways preserve their lives.

18 Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.

19 Better to be lowly in spirit along with the oppressed than to share plunder with the proud.

20 Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers,[a] and blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD.

21 The wise in heart are called discerning, and gracious words promote instruction.[b]

22 Prudence is a fountain of life to the prudent, but folly brings punishment to fools.

23 The hearts of the wise make their mouths prudent, and their lips promote instruction.[c]

24 Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.

25 There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death.

26 The appetite of laborers works for them; their hunger drives them on.

27 A scoundrel plots evil, and on their lips it is like a scorching fire.

28 A perverse person stirs up conflict, and a gossip separates close friends.

29 A violent person entices their neighbor and leads them down a path that is not good.

30 Whoever winks with their eye is plotting perversity; whoever purses their lips is bent on evil.

31 Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained in the way of righteousness.

32 Better a patient person than a warrior, one with self-control than one who takes a city.

33 The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the LORD.

No mention of Abraham.

Now, Genesis 22:

1 Some time later God tested Abraham. He said to him, "Abraham!" "Here I am," he replied.

2 Then God said, "Take your son, your only son, whom you loveIsaacand go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on a mountain I will show you."

3 Early the next morning Abraham got up and loaded his donkey. He took with him two of his servants and his son Isaac. When he had cut enough wood for the burnt offering, he set out for the place God had told him about. 4 On the third day Abraham looked up and saw the place in the distance. 5 He said to his servants, "Stay here with the donkey while I and the boy go over there. We will worship and then we will come back to you."

6 Abraham took the wood for the burnt offering and placed it on his son Isaac, and he himself carried the fire and the knife. As the two of them went on together, 7 Isaac spoke up and said to his father Abraham, "Father?"

"Yes, my son?" Abraham replied.

"The fire and wood are here," Isaac said, "but where is the lamb for the burnt offering?"

8 Abraham answered, "God himself will provide the lamb for the burnt offering, my son." And the two of them went on together.

9 When they reached the place God had told him about, Abraham built an altar there and arranged the wood on it. He bound his son Isaac and laid him on the altar, on top of the wood. 10 Then he reached out his hand and took the knife to slay his son. 11 But the angel of the LORD called out to him from heaven, "Abraham! Abraham!"

"Here I am," he replied.

12 "Do not lay a hand on the boy," he said. "Do not do anything to him. Now I know that you fear God, because you have not withheld from me your son, your only son."

13 Abraham looked up and there in a thicket he saw a ram[a] caught by its horns. He went over and took the ram and sacrificed it as a burnt offering instead of his son. 14 So Abraham called that place The LORD Will Provide. And to this day it is said, "On the mountain of the LORD it will be provided."

15 The angel of the LORD called to Abraham from heaven a second time 16 and said, "I swear by myself, declares the LORD, that because you have done this and have not withheld your son, your only son, 17 I will surely bless you and make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as the sand on the seashore. Your descendants will take possession of the cities of their enemies, 18 and through your offspring[b] all nations on earth will be blessed,[c] because you have obeyed me."

19 Then Abraham returned to his servants, and they set off together for Beersheba. And Abraham stayed in Beersheba.

Look it up yourself.

posted by insomnyuk at 03:11 PM on June 19, 2011

You made that up.

posted by NoMich at 04:10 PM on June 19, 2011

Now I know you're just trolling.

posted by insomnyuk at 04:39 PM on June 19, 2011

Sorry. Just bored. How 'bout that Rory guy, hey?

posted by NoMich at 06:07 PM on June 19, 2011

Is he Old Testament or New Testament?

/What is this, BibleFilter?

posted by owlhouse at 08:52 PM on June 19, 2011

He's Revelation, motherfucker! Raining some judgement day on your golfing ass!

posted by NoMich at 09:48 PM on June 19, 2011

I did indeed read the numbers wrong, and 6:19 is not what applies. According to the oremus Bible Browser, Proverbs 16:9 (New Revised Standard Version) reads, as MeatSaber has quoted, "The human mind plans the way, but the Lord directs the steps." Not trying to turn this into BibFi, but the question was raised, and since there is much quoting of Scripture and praising of religion among athletes, we might as well try to figure out what they are trying to say.

posted by Howard_T at 02:50 PM on June 20, 2011

I'd like to see an athlete refer to James Chapter 5 some time. That would be something.

posted by NoMich at 03:36 PM on June 20, 2011

I don't know about all that, but I do know that back when I played for a church softball league we all had to have Bible verses that gave us inspiration...I found this one: But Shammah took his stand in the middle of the field. He defended it and struck the Philistines down, and the LORD brought about a great victory 2 Samuel 23:12.

I was the center fielder after all.

Don't ask me who Shammah is, I have no clue.

posted by dviking at 04:49 PM on June 20, 2011

(Obligatory): Wow! Joseph of Arimathea! 26 conversions in AD 46! A Methuselah rookie card!

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 06:47 PM on June 20, 2011

Don't ask me who Shammah is, I have no clue.

Uno...dos...one, two, tres, quatro

Matty told Hatty
About a thing she saw
Had two big horns
And a wooly jaw...

posted by beaverboard at 07:38 PM on June 20, 2011

Joseph of Arimathea?

Didnt he hunt rabbits for a living?

posted by Folkways at 07:51 PM on June 20, 2011

you're saying Shammah had a wooly jaw? Not even sure what that means, but I like it.

on edit...I get it, wooly bully, very nice

posted by dviking at 08:50 PM on June 20, 2011

Biblical sports humor is an under-tapped vein, we should take this act on the road!

posted by billsaysthis at 12:09 PM on June 21, 2011

I'll take US Presidents for $600, Alex.

posted by beaverboard at 03:00 PM on June 21, 2011

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