May 22, 2015

SportsFilter: The Friday 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 - 6 comments

France's Ligue 1 has reduced relegation from three teams to two because "investors need a little more security," per the league president.

I love the phrasing of this critical response from Pascal Dupraz, coach of Evian Thonon Gaillard: "This measure reduces the glorious incertitude of sport."

I fear that the Premiership will find ways to chip away at relegation.

posted by rcade at 08:09 AM on May 22, 2015

Is Ligue 1 a revenue/profit sharing league?

If not - I find the idea that we'll change the integrity of a league to mitigate the downside risk for investors, but not do anything to share the upside potential for everyone, terribly unnerving.

posted by dfleming at 09:52 AM on May 22, 2015

Michael Sam signs with Montreal Alouettes

posted by tommybiden at 02:38 PM on May 22, 2015

Maybe Sam will be able to follow the same path as Doug Flutie and Jeff Garcia. Dominate in the CFL for a couple of years, and then catch the eye of an NFL team for a real shot this time.

posted by grum@work at 02:49 PM on May 22, 2015

Andrew McCutchen's pay stub

posted by tommybiden at 06:26 PM on May 22, 2015

I don't think the columns are wide enough for the full season, the federal income tax will overflow. But day-um!

posted by billsaysthis at 11:38 AM on May 23, 2015

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