September 04, 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 - 8 comments

So, I wonder how well those Australian rugby lads would fare in the NFL? Oh, OK.

posted by NoMich at 09:04 AM on September 04, 2015

Tim Tebow had some nice throws last night, including a 45-yard bomb and two touchdowns. He threw one pick on a fourth-and-15 that ended a drive close to the end zone and was elusive in the pocket, turning some sacks into decent gains.

I don't know if he'll make the team -- why keep a third quarterback anyway, Chip? -- but I feel like he might be an actual backup quarterback now.

posted by rcade at 11:20 AM on September 04, 2015

The U.S. Open added a rule for water breaks this year because of the heat, but in a boneheaded move only allowed them for women. One of the men, Jack Sock, collapsed on the court yesterday.

posted by rcade at 11:23 AM on September 04, 2015

but in a boneheaded move only allowed them for women.


Never mind the discussion about "gender equality", how do you not implement it for the group of players that are REQUIRED to play more tennis (best of 5 vs best of 3)?

posted by grum@work at 01:30 PM on September 04, 2015

Bryce Harper scores four runs and an RBI on zero at-bats. Coulda been five, but they put in a pinch hitter in the 6th while up by 13.

posted by Etrigan at 02:56 PM on September 04, 2015

Since he didn't actually swing a bat even ONCE during any of his plate appearances (20 pitches in all), this may be a "record" that is entirely NOT the product of the person now holding the "record". I could have set this record by just standing at the plate, and walking/running on command.

It's like Biggio holding the hit-by-pitch record. All he did was get hit. The record should be held by the pitchers that plunked him.

posted by grum@work at 04:06 PM on September 04, 2015

Not swinging is harder than it looks. Ask Michael Jordan or Pete Incaviglia.

posted by rcade at 04:23 PM on September 04, 2015

I always figured young Greg Inglis would be a better NFL prospect than Hayne, but good luck to him.

And Craig Biggio had it comin'.

posted by owlhouse at 04:58 AM on September 05, 2015

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