July 01, 2024

SportsFilter: The Monday 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 - 9 comments

Happy Canada Day, eh?!?!

Happy Bobby Bonilla Day to all who celebrate!!

posted by tommybiden at 09:59 AM on July 01, 2024

74 signings already worth $819 million in contractual dollars in 90 minutes of NHL free agency.

posted by NoMich at 01:37 PM on July 01, 2024

Paging @BeaverBoard: Boston Celtics ownership group plans to sell majority stake

posted by billsaysthis at 05:44 PM on July 01, 2024

Interesting that Celtics owner Grousbeck had gone on the record saying that operating the team at a loss was not a concern and also said that ownership would get paid in parades, not profits.

Now he's had a parade and wants out.

To let someone else bear the brunt of operating the franchise perhaps (the 2024-25 salary cap was set a day or two ago and they gave Jayson Tatum a record extension earlier today).

And while the asking price for his controlling stake is at a premium in the afterglow of the title.

posted by beaverboard at 07:30 PM on July 01, 2024

NHL reinstates Bowman, Quenneville, MacIsaac after ban for mishandling Chicago Blackhawks sex assault scandal

posted by tommybiden at 07:32 PM on July 01, 2024

I don't understand how a good NBA franchise can lose money. I know that player salaries are exorbitant, but so are the media rights deals, game tickets, concession prices, parking prices, swag prices.

posted by NoMich at 08:57 PM on July 01, 2024

Agree, NoMich. Salary cap is a percentage of revenues so it shouldn't cause losses.

posted by billsaysthis at 02:52 PM on July 02, 2024

losing money can only mean mismanagement. the price of everything related to team is so high, it's a crime to lose money!! but here in Belgium it's very different, our basketball is so weak it's hardly makin any money cheers The Belgian Florist, Brussels

posted by belgium at 07:49 PM on July 02, 2024

maybe they lose money they way hit Hollywood movies "lose" money

posted by kokaku at 08:45 AM on July 03, 2024

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