April 13, 2021

SportsFilter: The Tuesday 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

Does anyone have a link to a Japanese language broadcast feed of any portion of Hideki's final round at the Masters? I'd like to give it a listen.

His win was certainly monumental, but with all the attention being paid to the historic nature of the achievement, Koreans must be feeling a bit discounted by the lack of references to Y.E. Yang's victory in the 2009 PGA. Yang had to fight off a powerful challenge from Tiger Woods to get that landmark win, yet Yang was a distant footnote at best in the golf commentary this week.

Matsuyama has come through twice with inspiring Masters play at critical moments.

In 2011, he was the low amateur at Augusta days after the devastating Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. His recognition at the tournament provided a much needed morale boost to Japan, as did the national women's soccer team's victory in the Women's World Cup a few months later.

In 2021, with all the Asian hate going on in the US, it seems providential for the Masters to have crowned its first Japanese champion.

posted by beaverboard at 01:41 PM on April 13, 2021

Happy birthday, Rogers !!

posted by tommybiden at 01:51 PM on April 13, 2021

Congratulations on your many trips around our star, Rogers. Here's to many more for you. At least up to Howard levels of trips around the sun.

posted by NoMich at 02:54 PM on April 13, 2021

Memorial Cup put on ice for second straight season

posted by tommybiden at 05:47 PM on April 13, 2021

Happy BD, you old dog, and thanks for creating this place.

posted by cixelsyd at 10:05 PM on April 13, 2021


posted by yerfatma at 11:43 AM on April 14, 2021

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