February 15, 2017

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 06:00 AM - 7 comments

Not to be outdone by politics in the "sometimes less than a week can seem like an eternity" department, Charles Oakley's lifetime Madison Square Garden ban was rescinded after four days.

posted by beaverboard at 07:11 AM on February 15, 2017

It really says something about the last year or so that my first reaction to that was "Oh shit, did Oakley die?"

posted by Etrigan at 08:46 AM on February 15, 2017

Sports has been doing a good job in the "week seems like an eternity" department. Just look at Duke All-American guard Grayson Allen's indefinite suspension in December.

On the flip side, I only partially followed the Oakley/MSG/Knicks story and thought the lifetime ban was a little extreme and knee jerk, so I am pleased it was rescinded.

posted by prof at 09:25 AM on February 15, 2017

I did get a slight chuckle out of Spike Lee wearing an Oakley jersey courtside of Sunday's Knicks/Spurs game.

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:53 AM on February 15, 2017

Saw clips of the Westminster dog show from MSG last night. With all the Frazier, et al. numbers hanging from the rafters. The question was asked - aren't some of those dogs going to lose control with all the bright lights and commotion?

I said: they take the dog most likely to leave a stain and place it where Dolan normally sits. They've been working on that spot for years.

posted by beaverboard at 11:12 AM on February 15, 2017

Ufez: Thanks for the offer to help on the NBA Pick 'Em. I've got that covered, but if you have time to do some or all of the Super Bowl prop bets that would help me finish that contest while I'm traveling. (If not I'll likely post it Friday.)

posted by rcade at 01:27 PM on February 15, 2017

I'll make it easy for you, Ufez: I won all of the prop bets. There, done.

posted by NoMich at 01:58 PM on February 15, 2017

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