June 22, 2016

SportsFilter: The Wednesday 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 - 10 comments

Borrrring!

(Seriously...I have no idea how Pillar isn't injured from all of these plays. He's made of adamantium, I guess.)

posted by grum@work at 11:42 AM on June 22

Pillar's uniform should be padded like an outfield wall.

posted by rcade at 03:35 PM on June 22

I guess it's part of God's plan for former Iowa State coaches to preside over disintegrating Bulls teams.

posted by beaverboard at 04:11 PM on June 22

Iceland announcer after winning goal

posted by tommytrump at 06:03 PM on June 22

I imagining an Iceland victory on Monday and this guy going full on Bjorge Lillelien.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 06:30 PM on June 22

That Iceland goal call is exactly how I would want my announcer to sound if something insanely amazing were to happen.

posted by grum@work at 07:39 PM on June 22

That goal was really something too - the Austrians had been knocking on the door for about 15 minutes, forcing Iceland to play on the lip of their own area and so many of Iceland's players are running on fumes and muscle memory.

Then Iceland's #8 Bjarnasson clears the ball upfield, looks up and sees nothing but green and musters some sort of Viking demon power to sprint the length of the field. Ultimately he didn't reach the pass, but at least he was there to be first to celebrate with Traustason.

Also, much more importantly, Iceland finally used three subs whose names ended in "son" today, giving them the full 14 "sons" possible.

They'd got close a couple times, but in the first game they only used two subs and in the second their final sub was Eidur Godjohnsen. Now they've finally set the record that can't be beat until the rules of the game itself are changed.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 08:20 PM on June 22

About a third of the way into this video of Irish celebrations today a wild Buffon shows up to congratulate Keane and O'Neill, which was a very nice touch, I thought.

Stop being so likable, Buffon*!

*Accidental fascism aside.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 09:48 PM on June 22

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