July 28, 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 - 12 comments

The Vikings punter is willing to give up #5 to McNabb, but for a price.

posted by dviking at 12:20 PM on July 28, 2011

St. Pete Times Forum now with actual Lightning

posted by tommybiden at 12:22 PM on July 28, 2011

From the link: "Another signature addition will be Tesla coils on either side of the scoreboard that will shoot lightning 25 feet."


posted by rcade at 12:40 PM on July 28, 2011

That sounds like the opening scene to JCVD's next straight to DVD where the terrorists take over the Tesla Coils and threaten to electrocute every one in the stands- Sudden Death: White Lightning.

posted by jmd82 at 01:10 PM on July 28, 2011

The Vikings punter is willing to give up #5 to McNabb, but for a price.

That's funny, but he should have required them to be mentioned favorably. Now, McNabb can say five times how much they suck and still get the number.

posted by bperk at 01:42 PM on July 28, 2011

MLSE seeks injunction over Ryerson plan for Maple Leaf Gardens In court filings, the company is demanding Ryerson University stop using the name Maple Leaf Gardens in connection with the site and suggests it fears the school's new 2,500-seat venue will compete with the Air Canada Centre, the Leafs' current home.

posted by tommybiden at 02:54 PM on July 28, 2011

Bob Bradley out as US Men's coach.

posted by yerfatma at 03:35 PM on July 28, 2011

The Leafs' owner claims the university's use of the name "Maple Leaf Gardens" infringes on its trademark. MLSE argues the name could allow Ryerson to sell school products to people who mistakenly believe they are affiliated with the Leafs.

Absolutely nothing wrong with what MLSE is doing there. If you don't protect your trademark, you could lose it.

I wouldn't be terribly surprised if a compromise is made where actually Maple Leaf memorabilia is sold at the arena as part of a licensing agreement for keeping the "Maple Leaf Gardens" name, and free practice space for the Leafs/Marlies when they need it.

posted by grum@work at 03:42 PM on July 28, 2011

Hideki Irabu apparent suicide in LA.

posted by Scottymac at 04:46 PM on July 28, 2011

Firing Bradley now seems like making the best of a bad job: the USSF had a year with a gentle but competitive schedule to assess the side's development trajectory for 2014, and decided that it wasn't working. The next big competition is the Olympics, which is basically a U-23 competition with three older players allowed on the squad, and that's probably a good foundation for whoever takes over.

posted by etagloh at 05:26 PM on July 28, 2011

Vince Young cut, Reggie Bush traded away, Matt Leinart a free agent. The supposed big three in the 2006 draft, though Leinart did drop down.

Maybe Mario Williams was not such bad No. 1 pick after all.

posted by graymatters at 06:21 PM on July 28, 2011

They are moving Williams to LB, so we will see how that turns out.

posted by bperk at 06:43 PM on July 28, 2011

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