May 24, 2015

SportsFilter: The Sunday 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 - 7 comments

For two days in a row, fans have jumped onto the court and interacted with Roger Federer at the French Open. The latest was a selfie-seeking moron.

posted by rcade at 10:56 AM on May 24, 2015

When NBC announced its deal with the English Premier League would show every game on the final day across 10 networks, a final day in which only two games mean anything is probably not what they had in mind.

Proof that I'm easily amused comes as the E! Entertainment Network is showing Crystal Palace vs Swansea. It's currently one of only two goalless games today.

In one of the two games with meaning, Newcastle are beating West Ham 1-0, which renders the result of the other game, (where Hull have to beat Manchester United to have any chances of survival), moot.

Stevie Gerrard's send off from English football could be going better. Liverpool are losing 5-0 to Stoke.

*Edit : As I type this, Palace Forward Marouane Chamakh's tap-in gives E! fans the type of entertainment they love.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 11:25 AM on May 24, 2015

Marouane Fellaini is doing his best to help Hull. He just stamped on Paul McShane and got a straight red card, dropping United to 10 men. I'm fairly sure McShane is bleeding from the "inner thigh."

Meanwhile, Arsenal are beating West Brom 4-1, despite hitting the post of crossbar five separate times.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 11:42 AM on May 24, 2015

I'm fairly sure McShane is bleeding from the "inner thigh."

Those injuries are scary. Slash an artery up there and it's a major medical emergency.

Hull made a game effort. There was a spell where they scored two or three goals in a couple minutes only to lose them to offsides.

posted by rcade at 02:41 PM on May 24, 2015

Almost 10 million fans attended English Championship games this season. That puts the league fourth behind the Premiership, Bundesliga and La Liga.

posted by rcade at 03:44 PM on May 24, 2015

Today was pitiful from my Reds. Sorry but last week and this make me question Brendan Rogers' ability to prepare a team for the game because in both the squad fell down immediately after giving up a goal.

posted by billsaysthis at 07:15 PM on May 24, 2015

That's an embarrassing way to end a season, but the game was almost entirely meaningless. It shouldn't count for much against Rogers.

posted by rcade at 08:02 PM on May 24, 2015

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