May 21, 2013

SportsFilter: The Tuesday 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 - 21 comments

So, at the theaters this weekend seeing The Great Gatsby, and saw this trailer for Rush. Can't wait for the movie itself.

posted by Bonkers at 09:08 AM on May 21, 2013

Didn't know Niki Lauda was South African.

posted by owlhouse at 10:17 AM on May 21, 2013

Premier League 2012-13 Final Standings

SpoFi 11-12 League

1Tuscaloosa DumplingsBS Johnson602,135
2Heffron UnitedPatrick Heffron311,968
3The Foreign Exchangeel tigre negro de holden541,950
4BillSaysThisScoresbillsaysthis billsaysthis631,910
5Garrity MotorsLawn Wrangler591,908
6Ball Bootersca buki371,852
7Gators FCt s e l s o n251,800
8Dharma BumsFat Buddha351,797
9Dover DiversTom Clancy331,766
10Buckeye FCJeffwa Hogue621,755
11FC EAVTim Truxell611,692
12Blind Mango ChutneyBill Pennington611,506

SportsFilter 2012

1Tuscaloosa DumplingsBS Johnson602,135
2BillSaysThisScoresbillsaysthis billsaysthis631,910
3Gators FCt s e l s o n251,800
4Dharma BumsFat Buddha351,797
5FC EAVTim Truxell611,692
6Bel Biv DefoeJennifer Muller541,636
7Unmarked AttackersRogers Cadenhead191,575
8Blind Mango ChutneyBill Pennington611,506

Thanks to MeatSaber for the Tableizer link

posted by billsaysthis at 10:51 AM on May 21, 2013

Owlhouse: You make an interesting point, but I guess maybe they had to mess with the accent a bit. Really becomes noticeable at the end of the trailer.

Movie looks so freakin' good! Though that trailer shows so much I feel like I've seen the film.

Trivia: First F1 race I ever watched was the '76 Fuji race.

posted by Drood at 11:05 AM on May 21, 2013

Sergio Garcia no me gusta Tiger Woods.

posted by rcade at 02:35 PM on May 21, 2013

Sergio isn't the last waterbender, but right now, he's the most notable one.

posted by beaverboard at 04:57 PM on May 21, 2013

Say hello to the 2037 American League Cy Young winner!

Robin Helen Joan Hudson was born on Sunday May 19th at 10:05pm.

Given this 5lb 12oz bundle of joy's solid finger grip, I am already planning on grooming her to be a star sinkerball pitcher for the Blue Jays (after she graduates from university).

posted by grum@work at 05:39 PM on May 21, 2013

Congratulations, Grum!

posted by Bonkers at 06:07 PM on May 21, 2013

Robin Helen Joan Hudson was born on Sunday May 19th at 10:05pm.

She's got her right hand in the air as if she were ready to deliver a pitch. Seriously heavy dose of "cute" there, grum. Congrats to you and, of course, to her mom (who apparently is the one who really knows how to deliver the goods).

posted by Howard_T at 06:10 PM on May 21, 2013


Just found out today we're having a girl as well!

posted by yerfatma at 06:48 PM on May 21, 2013


Required reading.

posted by grum@work at 07:30 PM on May 21, 2013

Congratulations, grum! Having two daughters myself, nothing is better.

posted by dyams at 08:38 PM on May 21, 2013

Congratulations, Grum! Don't let her throw off-speed until she's 18.

posted by rcade at 10:16 PM on May 21, 2013

Well done, grum! And fatty. Good luck to you both.

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:47 PM on May 21, 2013

Congratulations, grum! However I see you more as the coach of her under 10 girls soccer team.

With sabermetrics.

posted by owlhouse at 06:58 AM on May 22, 2013

Grum, I'm thinking she may win the 2037 Cy Young for the Blue Jays but she'll be winning the 2039, '40 and '43 World Series wearing pinstripes.

Yerfatma, here's hoping she'll be safe (and healthy) at home a few months from now!

posted by billsaysthis at 11:43 AM on May 22, 2013

Congrats, grum!

posted by littleLebowski at 01:22 PM on May 22, 2013

Dunno about you grum, but my wife was unwilling to make the gender announcement like this:

Apologies for the repeat if you follow me on Twitter.

posted by yerfatma at 01:40 PM on May 22, 2013

Congrats on the baby front, yerfatma and grum. As a father of three young boys, we could maybe pull some arranged marriage stuff -- craft brews, bourbon, old copies of Bill James abstracts, and Garth Iorg jerseys are all acceptable dowries.

On the CY Young front, at least one and maybe two of my boys are lefties. I keep figuring that if I can just somehow get one of them to be able to pump it in there high-80s to low-90s, I really don't have to plan for retirement. [Pulse + LH + reasonable velocity = LOOGY at worst]

posted by holden at 02:05 PM on May 22, 2013


Don't worry about speed. Teach your lefties to throw junk, and they can have a 20+ year career.

posted by grum@work at 02:20 PM on May 22, 2013

Pulse + LH + reasonable velocity = LOOGY at worst

I feel like I'm living proof that's not true. Though I suppose it depends on your definition of "reasonable velocity" and whether it has to violate local speed limits. In my defense, I've only just discovered what a doctor said was most likely just some spikiness on my shoulder blade when I was 16 was actually a partial tear of my rotator cuff. So 55mph is about where I top out.

posted by yerfatma at 03:35 PM on May 22, 2013

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