June 20, 2016

SportsFilter: The Monday 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 07:00 AM - 7 comments

Long time losers Leicester City finally win.
Long time losers Cleveland finally win.
Long time loser Dustin Johnson finally wins.
Long time losers Chicago Cubs are heavy World Series favourites.

It might be time to put a couple bucks down on the Detroit Lions...

posted by grum@work at 08:50 AM on June 20, 2016

USMNT protests of Jones' and Wood's suspensions are denied.

posted by bender at 09:05 AM on June 20, 2016

Or also could put a few bucks down on teams that have a mega star and make a mid-season coaching change.

posted by beaverboard at 10:10 AM on June 20, 2016

The Stephen A. Smith (on ESPN First Take) curse continues!

2011 - Miami will beat Dallas!

2012 - OKC will beat Miami!

2013 - San Antonio will beat Miami!

2014 - Miami will beat San Antonio!

2015 - Cleveland will beat Golden State!

2016 - Golden State will beat Cleveland!

posted by grum@work at 10:40 AM on June 20, 2016

Speaking of Johnson: Why Dustin Johnson's US Open win was spoiled by the USGA's epic rules farce.

posted by billsaysthis at 10:46 AM on June 20, 2016

USMNT protests of Jones' and Wood's suspensions are denied.

How does the Jones red card stand? Do they just never overturn anything?

posted by tron7 at 11:33 AM on June 20, 2016

I know there is the negligible contact exception, but seems hand to face is a pretty bright-line rule - almost like a strict liability standard.

posted by holden at 11:38 AM on June 20, 2016

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