June 12, 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 - 17 comments

After yet another home 0-0 draw, could Mexico be at risk of not qualifying for the World Cup? The US put on one of their best performances of late against Panama and has taken control of the group.

posted by bender at 09:15 AM on June 12, 2013

Dodgers-Diamondbacks brawl is not some simple head game

posted by BornIcon at 09:19 AM on June 12, 2013

I think the Diamonbacks have a previous beef, but hitting people in the head (not once but twice!) clears away all of my sympathy. When did Greinke become the center of so much drama?

posted by yerfatma at 09:52 AM on June 12, 2013

The good news is it's not like the Dodgers and Diamonbacks are going to be cooped up together any time soon. Oh wait, what?

posted by yerfatma at 10:24 AM on June 12, 2013

It seems the Ashes has already begun.

posted by NoMich at 02:52 PM on June 12, 2013

@bender, Mexico coach Torres has no intention of quitting: "Never. I prepare every day to win, not to stand on the sidelines," he told reporters when asked if he had thought about stepping down.

posted by billsaysthis at 07:30 PM on June 12, 2013

NFL commissioner Goodell defends Redskins nickname, once again showing a wonderful lack of understanding the reality most of us live in, claims the name is a ''unifying force that stands for strength, courage, pride and respect.''

posted by billsaysthis at 07:33 PM on June 12, 2013

"The Washington Redskins name has thus from its origin represented a positive meaning distinct from any disparagement that could be viewed in some other context" - The NFL Commissioner.

So there's that.

posted by yerfatma at 07:34 PM on June 12, 2013

So, in essence, Goodell's defense is "Nuh UH."

I cannot wait for him to pull out the "You're awfully obsessed with this. Maybe you're the racist..." card.

posted by Etrigan at 08:18 PM on June 12, 2013

I can't wait for him to get caught in Max Mosley's sex dungeon.

posted by yerfatma at 09:07 PM on June 12, 2013

You can wrap up the Pick 'Em, Papa Johns won.

posted by yerfatma at 09:09 PM on June 12, 2013

posted by MeatSaber at 09:40 PM on June 12, 2013

Dear yerfatma, Sorry, that page doesn't exist!


the Internet

posted by NoMich at 10:05 PM on June 12, 2013

Ha, deleted tweet of Papa Johns asking if you thought the Bruins or Penguins would win the Cup. And now the Pens are up a game.

posted by yerfatma at 01:04 AM on June 13, 2013

After being retired from his playing career for 15 minutes, and having paid his coaching dues up the ranks (at least he has played for alot of coaches), Jason Kidd lands a NBA coaching job with the Nets.

posted by dyams at 05:54 AM on June 13, 2013

I still think that the Washington DC football team should be renamed the Fat Cats, with a chubby tuxedo clad cat (complete with top hat and monocle) as a mascot. And their logo would be a cat's paw, with the claws on the bottom as fat cats are naturally underhanded. Alas, no major league sports team will ever be that cool.

posted by oxocerite at 10:21 AM on June 13, 2013

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