May 13, 2013

SportsFilter: The Monday 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

An explanation of why Falcao will be moving to Monaco. The bigger question is will Monaco have to pay to move back up to Ligue Un.

posted by yerfatma at 11:15 AM on May 13, 2013

On Bryce Harper's Swing.

posted by yerfatma at 11:35 AM on May 13, 2013

At the time he was fired for his role in the Penn State abuse coverup, Graham Spanier was the highest paid college administrator in the U.S.

posted by rcade at 12:08 PM on May 13, 2013

Third time's the charm for Mr. Titus Young.

posted by beaverboard at 12:18 PM on May 13, 2013

On Bryce Harper's Swing.

A beautifully violent swing, but I'll always be smitten with John Olerud's smooth batting stroke. One observer said "His swing is so sweet, I want to pour it on my pancakes."

posted by grum@work at 02:44 PM on May 13, 2013

Thanks yerfatma. For the football and the baseball. I think I learned a lot.

posted by owlhouse at 09:32 PM on May 13, 2013

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posted by grum@work at 10:34 PM on May 13, 2013

Meatsaber please copy:

Just to get this on the record, lest I am unable to get to my laptop before game time tomorrow:

Once upon a time, Detroit vs Chicago would be a no-brainer. It still is, but quite the reverse of previous years. Blackhawks in 5.

Kings vs Sharks promises to be a good one. San Jose put away a struggling Vancouver in short order, while Los Angeles outclassed a very game St. Louis squad. Kings will use their experience from last year to win this one in 7.

Pittsburgh vs Ottawa will not be a repeat of the Pens vs Isles series. Pittsburgh has to learn that Fleury needs some "head" repair before he's ready to go back in goal. When they get a 2-0 or 3-1 lead in the series they'll start him to see how he plays. Otherwise, Voukun gets the nod and should be sufficient to carry the Penguins past the Senators. Pittsburgh in 5.

Boston vs New York Rangers bodes ill for the Black, Gold, and White. NYR's goaltending is much more stout than Toronto's James Reimer, and Boston tried to make him look like a Vezina candidate. Bruins proved tonight that they can raise their game to an incredible level when they really need to, but can they do that throughout another playoff series? I'll take the Rangers in 6.

Actually, the real reason I'm getting this on record is that tonight's Leafs @ Bruins game has left me a prime candidate for cardiac arrest. At 4-1 Toronto I turned to the NYR - Caps game only to see it turn into a rout. OK, maybe the B's are still trying, and lo and behold the miracle happened.

posted by Howard_T at 10:38 PM on May 13, 2013

Boston in 5
Kings in 7
Pittsburgh in 5
Chicago in 6

posted by grum@work at 11:14 PM on May 13, 2013

Chicago in 6

Kings in 6

Ottawa in 7

New York in 7

posted by insomnyuk at 12:06 AM on May 14, 2013

5-3 in the first round.

posted by insomnyuk at 12:08 AM on May 14, 2013

Wings in 6
Sharks in 7
Pittsburgh in 5
Boston in 6

I will never pick against the Wings.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 12:33 AM on May 14, 2013

Hawks in 6
Kings in 6
Pens in 5
Rangers in 6

posted by owlhouse at 12:38 AM on May 14, 2013

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