May 21, 2020

SportsFilter: The Thursday 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 - 5 comments

As a former Floridian struggling with the absence of sports, it's heartening to see that in the interim, some new forms of competition have emerged.

"Ladies and gentleman, our next bout will be Tampa Death Style, two out of three gallons, no tools barred."

posted by beaverboard at 09:27 AM on May 21 the old man covered in paint the winner? Or the big slapper guy the winner? As ol' Possum put it, the winner loses all

posted by NoMich at 09:45 AM on May 21

Interesting thought about the injury plagued Seattle Mariners of 2017 in this MeFi thread about a desert fungus that can make people very sick:

The Seattle Mariners have a Spring Training facility in Peoria Arizona, and a few years back (2017, maybe? but I think it was earlier), so many players got 'severe headcolds' that it actually disrupted the roster significantly " I seem to recall that James Paxton had to leave the team for a week or so (he was hospitalized with pneumonia later, but that was in the Fall of 2018).

That Spring the biggest 'superbloom' of desert wild flowers in many years took place because of very unusually high rainfall, and if the wild flowers are blooming, so are the fungi which cause Valley Fever.

So I thought " and still think " that the team probably had an outbreak of Valley Fever, and during the regular season that year, the Mariners were decimated by injuries which mainly seemed to involve muscle and joint inflammation, which are common in the aftermath of Valley Fever. posted by jamjam at 4:54 AM on May 21

posted by NoMich at 10:13 AM on May 21

Florida Man x 4, rofl!

posted by billsaysthis at 11:55 AM on May 21

the winner loses all

Looks like the F-series truck is the big loser. It's going to take some work to get the white paint off.

posted by Howard_T at 08:31 PM on May 21

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