June 28, 2011

SportsFilter: The Tuesday 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 - 9 comments

Pat Buchanan's subtle take on Mexico having the largest crowd at the Gold Cup in beating the U.S.: "Say goodbye to Los Angeles. Say goodbye to California."

posted by rcade at 12:18 PM on June 28, 2011

The packed crowds who watch the "Fighting Irish" must mean that the US said goodbye to Indiana a long time ago.

posted by etagloh at 01:20 PM on June 28, 2011

After losing to the US in the Women's World Cup today, the North Korean coach claimed 7 or 8 players had been struck by lightening in training in the run up to the cup, thus limiting their performances.

posted by flannelenigma at 03:41 PM on June 28, 2011

7 or 8 players had been struck by lightening

God works in mysterious ways.

posted by graymatters at 04:32 PM on June 28, 2011

They may be struck by 7.62mm lightening bolts upon their return.

posted by Bonkers at 05:55 PM on June 28, 2011

Four elected to Hockey Hall of Fame.....goaltender Ed Belfour, defenceman Mark Howe and forwards Doug Gilmour and Joe Nieuwendyk.

posted by tommybiden at 07:50 PM on June 28, 2011

I can't really disagree with any of the HHoF selections, although it is a bit difficult to evaluate players like Mark Howe, who played in the WHA. Still, his body of work in the NHL is of sufficient quality to merit selection. I very much object to the exclusion of Pat Burns. The words I would use to describe him are excellence, toughness, dedication, and character. He was always a gentleman. I can only guess that there is a personal animosity toward him on the selection committee.

posted by Howard_T at 10:23 PM on June 28, 2011

It's a scandal Pavel Bure didn't get in.

posted by rumple at 02:05 AM on June 29, 2011

Pavel Bure not getting in is very surprising to me.
He's exactly the kind of player I'd want in the HOF.
As much as I love me some Toronto Maple Leaf-era Doug Gilmour, there wasn't a more exciting player in the NHL than Pavel Bure during his time.
Top 10 Bure moments

The fact that the HOF doesn't have Pavel Bure, and does have Clark Gillies is criminal.

Also, it's a shame that Burns didn't get to go in with Gilmour, since their careers were nicely linked and everyone knew that Gilmour was Burns' favourite player.

posted by grum@work at 08:22 AM on June 29, 2011

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