July 07, 2021

SportsFilter: The Wednesday 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

Not to be outdone by Spain's use of Olmo as a false nine, Italy comfortably employed Chiellini as a true Immobile.

posted by beaverboard at 10:08 AM on July 07, 2021

Am I weird that every time I hear or read his name I sing "Ciro Immobile" to the tune of "La Donna e Mobile" to myself, and I wish someone would rewrite the rest of the song?

posted by bender at 10:53 AM on July 07, 2021

Not weird at all, I do the same thing. Except I don't get very far with the rewrite.

Wait, I said you're not weird because I do it. Okay, maybe it's that we're both weird. I'm willing to accept that possible interpretation.

I've been waiting for someone to spontaneously replace "Messi Messi Messi Messi Messi Messi!!!" with "Verdi Verdi Verdi Verdi Verdi Verdi!!!".

It won't be Ray Hudson. I think he's still hung up on Bernini.

posted by beaverboard at 02:11 PM on July 07, 2021

England makes a major tournament finale.

The Toronto/Montreal Stanley Cup streak is broken.

I...I just don't know how to handle these momentous historical anomalies...

posted by grum@work at 10:52 PM on July 07, 2021

(moved post to England Reaches First Final thread)

posted by beaverboard at 11:24 PM on July 07, 2021

@grum: rules were made to be broken, amigo.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:21 AM on July 08, 2021

Tampa has forever doomed their chances at another Stanley Cup championship. You just don't go around screwing with history like that

posted by NoMich at 02:12 PM on July 08, 2021

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