August 09, 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 - 13 comments

I don't follow basketball. Is that a foul?

posted by Mr Bismarck at 09:46 AM on August 09, 2012

No. He got all ball(s).

posted by bperk at 10:12 AM on August 09, 2012

Batum probably warmed up to a Metafilter classic; Juicy Karkass' Punch 'Em in the Dick.

posted by dfleming at 10:41 AM on August 09, 2012

Gotta love that Olympic spirit and sportsmanship.

posted by dyams at 01:10 PM on August 09, 2012

The trade talks that won't die. Would prefer to see Dwight Howard traded overseas at this point. Tell him we wanted him to go somewhere they still had phone booths for his Superman act.

posted by yerfatma at 01:27 PM on August 09, 2012

How much better would Dwight Howard's situation be had he never signed the early termination waiver? He could be a free agent right now and wherever he would land wouldn't have had to give up anything.

posted by tron7 at 02:53 PM on August 09, 2012

Finishing a relay leg on a broken leg gives USA a leg up. Manteo Mitchell felt the leg snap about halfway through the lead lap in the 4X400 relay preliminaries. He still finished with a respectable time under 47 seconds, and the US team moves forward in the event.

posted by Howard_T at 04:52 PM on August 09, 2012


posted by Mr Bismarck at 09:15 PM on August 09, 2012

Hey hey hey! Ssss...Ohh!

The impressive part about that is Eric "Mr. Glass" Chavez didn't break his arm throwing the ball to him.

posted by grum@work at 10:11 PM on August 09, 2012

Looks like the Howard trade is a done deal. Lakers get Howard, Sixers get Bynum, Nuggets get Iguodala, and the Magic get the satisfaction of making other teams better.

posted by tron7 at 12:09 AM on August 10, 2012

Well, given the fact that Howard backed them into a "I'm only signing an extension with one team who can't trade what you need for me" corner, three 1st rounders and two recently drafted first rounders is a good haul.

posted by dfleming at 08:34 AM on August 10, 2012

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