June 15, 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 - 2 comments

I got so annoyed with Derek Rae's pronunciation of "Bruno Fernandes" (it doesn't jibe with my decades-old New England understanding of Portuguese) that I discovered this IPA pronunciation tool and will now waste the rest of these Euros taking the spellings from players' Wikipedia entries to judge the commentators' accuracy.

posted by yerfatma at 01:13 PM on June 15, 2021

I can't remember which Euro game and am guessing it was Derek Rae, but...
An announcer was talking about some player's off-the-field good deeds and mentioned he had a meeting with a name I did not initially recognize. A second later, I figured he was talking about Barack Obama. I am not sure if he said his last name, it may have been just Barack.
I am still dumbfounded how you could mess that name up. I understand if you have no idea who the man is, but if you are trying to name drop...

posted by prof at 06:37 PM on June 15, 2021

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