December 21, 2012

SportsFilter: The Friday 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 - 4 comments

The Nuggets set the record for three point futility last night going 0-22 from deep. They only hit one shot outside of the paint the entire night, and that one was with 30 seconds left in the game. Even with the poor shooting they still had a chance to win but frittered it away down the stretch. Weirdest NBA game I've seen in awhile.

posted by tron7 at 11:55 AM on December 21, 2012

Go ahead, try and hit something like this at 85mph!

R.A. Dickey knuckleball

posted by grum@work at 06:44 PM on December 21, 2012

Wow... I guess the laws of physics don't apply to him.

posted by Drood at 07:06 PM on December 21, 2012

That gif is insane- it's the best demonstration of the late flutter on a knuckleball I've ever seen. I didn't think a knuckleball would do that at 85 m.p.h. or faster, even if not rotating.

If I recall correctly, the Bernoulli principle suggests that the same effect that makes a knuckleball knuckle at 60-75 m.p.h. will disappear at 80 m.p.h.- making it just a batting practice fastball if it doesn't dance- but appear again at about 115 m.p.h. and faster. Which means someday, we may see a pitcher who throws a pitch that dances like that- but at 115

posted by hincandenza at 07:54 PM on December 22, 2012

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