March 15, 2012

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 - 10 comments

PG Wodehouse reminiscing about his lost golfing youth in the Guardian at the age of 91 in 1973. "... if only I had taken up golf earlier and devoted my whole time to it, instead of fooling about writing stories, I might have got my handicap down to under 18."

posted by JJ at 10:06 AM on March 15, 2012

Looks like Mario Williams is a Bill.

posted by yerfatma at 12:49 PM on March 15, 2012

That video of the Portland Timbers crowd going wild a few weeks ago showed how far the MLS has come - they're almost level with European Under Eights leagues!

posted by Mr Bismarck at 03:04 PM on March 15, 2012

UNC Asheville is in a dogfight with Syracuse and the refs are doing everything they can to hand Syracuse the game. I don't understand how the refs can be this terrible at this level.

posted by insomnyuk at 05:38 PM on March 15, 2012

They were really bad. I do believe, however, that the lane violation was the right call.

It did provide this gem of a Barkley quote: "I don't know if it's a rule, but if it is, it's a stupid one"

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 05:59 PM on March 15, 2012

I don't understand how the refs can be this terrible at this level.

This was one of Charlie Pierce's predictions in the article linked to yesterday.

Personally, I would have been thrilled to see the Orange be the first 1 seed to get knocked out by a 16 seed.

posted by beaverboard at 06:49 PM on March 15, 2012

Oh well, if Syracuse plays like that against K-State they will lose.

posted by insomnyuk at 07:22 PM on March 15, 2012

Love the Bills making a statement and getting Williams. Now if he can manage to stay on the field.

posted by dyams at 08:08 PM on March 15, 2012

This is a pretty fine post from Henry Abbott about teams (specifically Houston and Portland, in light of today's Thabeet for Camby trade) being stuck in NBA purgatory and trying to get out of it in different ways.

(The Trailblazers also fired Nate McMillan and released Greg Oden today).

posted by Ufez Jones at 09:11 PM on March 15, 2012

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