February 21, 2016

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 - 3 comments

If you do a periodic search of the phrase "Rio not ready", the top results include items that date back to 2013 (there was deep concern even then), and there is nary a sign of encouragement to be found anywhere.

I'm now remembering that the Olympic village at Sochi was sometimes referred to as the "Coastal Cluster". Perhaps the Brazilians have taken that phrase (along with the prevailing Russian logistical environment) and made it a central theme of their Games planning. If so, they'll need to add a syllable to the end of the second word.

posted by beaverboard at 09:51 AM on February 21, 2016

I remember when the Games first started at Sochi, everything was a joke except I the athletes were saying that the slopes and ice and the rest of the play surfaces were in fine shape. Can we say anything positive about the Rio Games thus far?

posted by NoMich at 07:07 PM on February 21, 2016

Cheltenham Town really deceived everyone with this free kick routine...

posted by Mr Bismarck at 12:53 AM on February 22, 2016

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