March 20, 2024

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 - 5 comments

Chris Simon, former NHL enforcer, dead at 52 and former Pittsburgh Penguin Konstantin Koltsov dead at 42, both by suicide

posted by tommybiden at 01:39 PM on March 20, 2024

So, last night's game between the Dodgers and the Padres in Seoul was a regular season game? They then come home and play some more spring training games? I'm confoosed

posted by NoMich at 04:24 PM on March 20, 2024

What Dan Monson said about being fired from Long Beach State

posted by tommybiden at 08:36 PM on March 20, 2024

I loved that run Dan Monson had with Gonzaga in 1999 and was sure that he would elevate the Minnesota program, which didn't happen.

He put Gonzaga on the map, at least as tournament darlings, then when his assistant Mark Few got the head coaching job and began fielding consistently competitive squads, they became an established force to be reckoned with.

Now, Few's career record is up in the stratosphere and his longtime assistant Tommy Lloyd is killing it with Arizona.

It's a bit similar to Boise State football, where Dan Hawkins did well, then Chris Petersen succeeded him and truly excelled.

The difference being that I would be delighted to hang with Coach Monson but don't even want to know the whereabouts of "intramurals brother" Hawkins.

posted by beaverboard at 09:02 PM on March 20, 2024

@infinite craft Monson has had success at other schools like Long Beach State. Perhaps he just wasn't the right fit for Minnesota.

posted by WilliamThompson at 12:46 AM on April 11, 2024

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