May 17, 2022

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 - 3 comments

With the success that Ukrainian defenders are having against the invaders, it's appropriate that the NHL has Cup matchups that include Oilers-Flames and Lightning-Panthers.

In this light, it would also be appropriate to have a Warriors-Heat NBA Finals.

posted by beaverboard at 09:38 AM on May 17, 2022

Those three match ups are too easy to predict.

1. Oilers are people that work in oil fields and are likely to be covered in a flammable substance like oil. If an oil-covered person fights fire, the fire will easily win. Flames in 4.

2. One strike of lightning is more than enough voltage to make the panther vulture food. Lightning in 4.

3. If you have an extreme heatwave, like the one that we are currently seeing in South Asia and Iran, that's enough to make even a warrior like Beowulf tap out. Heat in 6 (depends on how hot and sustained the heatwave is).

posted by NoMich at 10:05 AM on May 17, 2022

You have overlooked the warlike reputation of that group of people known as Celts (pronounced Kelts), beaverboard. The Gauls, a Celtic tribe, gave the Roman warriors fits when the Roman Empire expanded. In more modern times, the Gaels, both Scottish and Irish variety, have been worthy nemeses to warriors from England. A Mavericks vs Celtics series would be no problem for the Green. A Maverick is an unbranded or yearling calf. No Irishman worthy of his heritage would hesitate for a moment at the prospect of having some freshly slaughtered beef.

posted by Howard_T at 04:39 PM on May 17, 2022

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