July 22, 2014

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 - 8 comments

As if LeBron's return wasn't enough to cement Cleveland's status as the national sports epicenter, it is now being reported that Johnny Manziel is the current king of NFL merchandise.

I feel the need to balance things out a bit, so I'm off to build a bigger swag shrine to my man Hoyer.

posted by beaverboard at 08:56 AM on July 22, 2014

The Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) connection to the existing New York Yankees franchise has been officially severed by the guys behind Baseball Reference (to line up with every other reference, and the Yankees/MLB themselves).

posted by grum@work at 11:33 AM on July 22, 2014

Maple Leafs hire Kyle Dubas as assistant GM

posted by tommybiden at 12:36 PM on July 22, 2014

James Rodriguez jumped from Monaco to Madrid today, for about 80 million Euros.

Monaco double their money in a year. Then keep all of it because LOLTaxes.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 12:51 PM on July 22, 2014

Monaco vice-chairman Vadim Vasilyev said his club had no plans to sell Rodriguez, but were proud to be part of "one of the most significant transfers in football history". Vasilyev said: "The time came when the solution of a transfer was considered to be the most beneficial solution for all parties."


posted by grum@work at 01:10 PM on July 22, 2014

Shows what I know. I also didn't know he was a Real Madrid fan. Sid Lowe provides a good rundown of the open questions about where he fits in and who is leaving now that Kroos and Rodriguez have arrived.

Not addressed: how the hell this all works under Financial Fair Play regardless of who leaves. Then again, Real and Barca have such huge incomes maybe it does. Which suggests they should remove the first two words from the title.

posted by yerfatma at 02:43 PM on July 22, 2014

The 40th birthday of the Gray Nicholls Scoop, the cricket bat that spawned a revolution. This makes me feel old.

posted by owlhouse at 10:21 PM on July 22, 2014

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