February 22, 2020

SportsFilter: The Saturday 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 - 6 comments

Emergency Goaltender Alert in Toronto!!

Carolina Hurricanes are using 42 year old David Ayres in net, 8:41 to play in 2nd period. Ayres is normally the Toronto Marlies Zamboni driver.

posted by tommybiden at 08:41 PM on February 22, 2020

It's a disaster in the making for the Hurricanes right now. Guys are falling right 'n left tonight

posted by NoMich at 08:48 PM on February 22, 2020

If the score remains in favour of Carolina, this will be the Leafiest thing the Maple Leafs have ever Leafed.

posted by tommybiden at 09:18 PM on February 22, 2020

This is a real thing and apparently Ayers does get a cut of the sales. Not sure if Blackbeard does with his shirt, though.

posted by NoMich at 11:52 PM on February 22, 2020

And indeed Maple Leafs reverted to form and lost, 6-3.

posted by Howard_T at 11:55 PM on February 22, 2020

Not sure if Blackbeard does with his shirt, though.

NC grows over a million bales of cotton a year and they're selling a shirt that's 65% polyester? That's like going to a Carolina barbecue joint and asking for potted meat.

posted by beaverboard at 01:10 AM on February 23, 2020

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