July 28, 2022

SportsFilter: The Thursday 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

The Kyler Murray homework clause storyline has been my favorite of the summer.

posted by Goyoucolts at 01:22 AM on July 29, 2022

When the Kyler story broke, the first thing I thought of was a blast from my youthful past.

posted by beaverboard at 09:32 AM on July 29, 2022

And while the Cards want Kyler to hole up in his man cave with a mountain of film, the Pelicans want Zion to stay the heck out of the kitchen.

posted by beaverboard at 10:50 AM on July 29, 2022

But the Zion clause really isn't a story, is it? I think we all know the dude has a tendency to go north of the Dunlop Line, right? And speaking of Duke basketball, I came across this gem last night in a Chapel Hill bar.

And dang it, beavy, your link to that awesome J Geils Band song made me think of this MC5 classic.

posted by NoMich at 11:04 PM on July 29, 2022

Charles Barkley and Corliss Williamson played at around 250 (or less) and they're about the same 6'5" - 6'6" tweener height as Zion.

Barkley came into the league at around 300 and got down to a proper playing weight with the guidance of Moses Malone. He ended up weighing 35 pounds less than the team wanted him to weigh.

Zion's mandated upper weight limit is too high.

On a cuisine basis, Zion should have gone to a place like Indiana or Orlando instead of New Orleans.

On an injury basis, he should have been drafted by Portland. They have a tradition unlike any other.

posted by beaverboard at 10:03 AM on July 30, 2022

What is the "Dunlop Line" - I picture it being like that line in baseball that if you fall below it you're a terrible hitter. But maybe, somehow, for weight? Does it refer to Dunlop tires?

posted by rumple at 03:35 PM on July 31, 2022

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