March 29, 2021

SportsFilter: The Monday 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

Current Georgia state politics notwithstanding, if you liked sports and were living in your car, you could do a lot worse than head to Augusta National for the Masters.

Membership at the club is highly exclusive and the place is stuffy, but during the tournament, some parking is free, a one day ticket is a little more than $100.00 (a 2019 Patriots ticket was over $500.00), and they're practically giving the food away.

posted by beaverboard at 09:22 AM on March 29, 2021

There's a NASCAR race airing right now on Fox being held on a dirt track. I don't think I've ever seen that before. It's glorious.

posted by rcade at 06:48 PM on March 29, 2021

My candidate for the weirdest trade of this NBA season is Gary Trent, Jr. trade from Portland to Toronto. Trent Jr. was 41 games into his 3rd season, averaging 10 ppg, when he was traded. In 1998, Gary Trent, Sr. was 41 games into his 3rd NBA season with Portland, averaging 10 ppg, when he was traded -- yes, to Toronto, and yes, they are father and son. My thanks to my friend and cousin Chris Thurber of Digby, Nova Scotia, for sharing this.

posted by Howard_T at 09:06 PM on March 29, 2021

Houston Cougars make the Final Four for the first time since 1984.

Only three coaches from the 1984 tournament are still coaching: Boeheim, Krzyzewski, and Calhoun.

The first two are still coaching at the same school.

posted by beaverboard at 11:47 PM on March 29, 2021


posted by billsaysthis at 11:11 AM on March 30, 2021

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