July 13, 2011

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 - 7 comments

With the Women's WC going on, MLB All-Star game last night, and first round of The Open starting tomorrow, this is one of those chock-a-block sports weeks.

posted by beaverboard at 08:39 AM on July 13, 2011

O James Harrison. What a wordsmith. He alwasy knows how to say just the right thing to make you feel all warm and fuzzy.

Get over it James. If you dont want to be the target of the league, Stop going out of your way to piss them off. Also, While you are blaming Ben for the Superbowl take a quick look behind you at the secondary. Rogers ate you up.

posted by Debo270 at 10:24 AM on July 13, 2011

So today ESPN is doing one of those good things that they still do, the Don't Give Up Jimmy V Foundation auction. I remember watching that speech at the ESPY awards (one of the items I will grant you that ESPN doesn't do right) in 1993 and getting fired up by his words. I listened to it again this morning when they played the speech on ESPN radio and it got me to thinking about how hard it can be sometimes to reconcile what you are hearing with what you know.

Jimmy V was a good basketball coach and a great motivational speaker, but he was a terrible person for the way he treated some of his players while at NC State. It is that snakeskin oil salesman approach that Jimmy V was an early adapter of that has led college basketball to where it is today with the highest paid coach being another snakeskin oil salesman who has built up and then left two programs programs in ruins when he felt that the heat was around the corner.

Jimmy V's message was moving then, only 7 weeks before he passed, and is still moving today, but the messenger must be taken with a grain of salt

posted by Demophon at 10:47 AM on July 13, 2011

espnW has a decent photostream from the World Cup.

posted by yerfatma at 11:55 AM on July 13, 2011


posted by rcade at 03:11 PM on July 13, 2011


I was unaware Luongo played soccer during the NHL offseason.

posted by cixelsyd at 04:13 PM on July 13, 2011

I love it when the keeper scores a goal. Always a great moment.

posted by Drood at 05:12 PM on July 13, 2011

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