November 21, 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 - 7 comments

If it hasn't been spoiled for you yet, watch the Orlando City SC-New York City FC shootout that just ended.

posted by rcade at 04:01 PM on November 21, 2020

I was reading about Preston North End's stadium before the match today against Sheffield Wednesday and found an incredible sports photograph I'd never seen before: Preston legend Tom Finney in 1956, sliding through a waterlogged pitch at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea in 1956.

The photo by John Horton of PA was the sports photograph of the year, according to The Guardian. It was so iconic that it inspired a splash fountain outside Preston's Deepdale Stadium.

posted by rcade at 06:02 PM on November 21, 2020

Looks like Gordon Hayward will be spending all of his restaurant time at Mert's in Charlotte for the next couple of years.

posted by NoMich at 10:16 PM on November 21, 2020

Congratulations to crack executive Michael Jordan for continuing to have a hell of a week in Hornetville.

First he ropes in the Ball family on draft night, then he entices Hayward to join the crew.

I couldn't wait for Hayward to leave Boston, but did not anticipate the entertainment value he'd provide upon his departure. If you like laughing about dollar bills.

The amount of money Michael is paying Hayward is absurd. His overvaluation is up in the Juwan Howard area.

Michael must have thrown up part of his brain when he ate that Game 5 Salt Lake City pizza in 1997.

If he continues to be a profoundly inept celebrity financial wizard, he'll eventually be obliged to run for president.

posted by beaverboard at 11:29 PM on November 21, 2020

If he continues to be a profoundly inept celebrity financial wizard, he'll eventually be obliged to run for president.

Six championships, six bankruptcies, yup, checks out.

posted by tommybiden at 07:14 AM on November 22, 2020

I blame Bill Laimbeer for Jordan's decisions. He wants his own Laimbeer so badly that he is compelled to keep trying them. Adam Morrison, Frank the Tank Kaminsky, and now Hayward.

As for the money, the only way that a market like Charlotte is going to attract a name player is to overspend, and this franchise needs a name player. There is just no excitement for the Hornets right now outside of the Uptown area of Charlotte. Hell, not the NBA gives a shit about them. Do an internet search for 'where do the Hornets play?' and see that the first return is this page.

After drafting Ball and overpaying for Hayward, I have to admit that I am intrigued enough to watch their games now.

posted by NoMich at 09:14 AM on November 22, 2020

I thought he went for the sleepy eyed Morrison and Kaminsky because he wanted his own Luc Longley.

posted by beaverboard at 02:04 PM on November 22, 2020

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