March 21, 2012

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 - 6 comments

Jim Stynes. Legend.

posted by owlhouse at 08:05 AM on March 21, 2012

Thanks for that owlie. What does this mean: "when he wandered across the mark of Hawk Gary Buckenara"?

posted by yerfatma at 08:22 AM on March 21, 2012

A simple mistake if you don't know the rules. When a player takes a "mark" or catch, he gets allowed time to take a kick, either as a pass to another teammate or a shot for goal. During this time, no-one is allowed to approach him, or encroach over an imaginary line where the mark was taken.

I seem to remember Jim Stynes was following another player and inadvertently walked between Buckenara and the spot where the mark was taken. This resulted in a 50 metre penalty, which meant Buckenara was then shooting from right in front of the goal, and couldn't miss.

/I hate Gary Buckenara for another reason. He kicked a goal after the siren against the Swans and put us out of the finals in 1996. Jammiest player in history.

posted by owlhouse at 09:14 AM on March 21, 2012

Thanks Owlie, looking forward to what few AFL games I can catch on USian TV.

posted by billsaysthis at 02:00 PM on March 21, 2012

Will ESPN ever do anything about conflicts of interest?

posted by yerfatma at 05:04 PM on March 21, 2012

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