March 27, 2013

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 - 7 comments

Delaware is marching on in the women's NCAA tournament, and the few times I've gotten a look at that team in the last several days, Delle Donne has been a force of nature. Blocks, treys, drives to the hoop. Her shadow loometh large on that hardwood.

posted by beaverboard at 07:38 AM on March 27, 2013

Jamie Dukes and the NFLam people have some fun suggesting Manti Te'o's pro day result means he uses HGH because of shirt sizes and comparing two photos that aren't the same. Is anyone else uncomfortable with the trend on major sports channels to use ex-athletes, frequently African American ones, to make outrageous comments that would get other commentators fired? The NFL Network is leading the charge here with Dukes and Warren Sapp.

posted by yerfatma at 12:48 PM on March 27, 2013

If this doesn't end the streak, nothing will.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 02:55 PM on March 27, 2013

Willy Wonka:
Hold your breath
Make a wish
Count to three

posted by beaverboard at 04:16 PM on March 27, 2013

As much as I find McCarver annoying, at least he enjoys the sport of baseball. His partner in crime in the booth (Joe Buck) is by FAR worse. Buck's even said he doesn't really watch baseball and prefers football.

posted by grum@work at 09:21 PM on March 27, 2013

Two quick notes on baseball:

First, I just read a headline that Tim McCarver will retire at the end of 2014. I can't link to the article. Has anyone else heard this? If true, it means I can start watching Fox Game of the Week again.

Virgil "Fire" Trucks has passed away at the age of 95. He was a Detroit Tigers great in the '40s and '50s, and is one of 5 pitchers to record 2 no-hitters in a single season. His second no-hitter was the last complete game no-no thrown in Yankee Stadium. He did it with a Detroit team that was very unsuccessful, to say the least, losing 104 games in that 1952 season. When I was a kid (probably about 10 or 11) one of my friends gave me a subscription to Sport magazine. It might have been the first issue I received, but I remember a cover of Virgil Trucks posed in his uniform, wearing a fire helmet, and standing beside a fire engine. It's funny, the things that stick in your memory and the things you have completely forgotten. It's particularly true when you get to my age.

posted by Howard_T at 09:24 PM on March 27, 2013

"If this doesn't end the streak, nothing will."


posted by Mr Bismarck at 08:18 AM on March 28, 2013

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