This is the initial attempt to reinvent this feature. It seemed better suited to adding quick tabs on the stuff that happens in sports that I don’t want to write full posts on as well as links — and if you accuse me of ripping off either Shanoff or D-Wil, I won’t get mad. If you’ve got something worth linking or suggestions on improvement, the e-mail is s2nblog of the gmail variety.
Selig, Fehr, and Mitchell Testify: Again, none of us missed too much here, having watched much of the coverage yesterday — mea culpas, tacit admissions of guilt from both Bud and Donald about overseeing the steroid era, a general waste of time complete with grandstanding by one representative who couldn’t get one of her aides to proofread her statement (“boughten” is not a word in any dictionary I can find.) Yet, not much in the way of questions regarding the roles of individual owners. Not shocked. Meanwhile, apparently a debate was held between WADA head Dick Pound and Dr. Norman Fost of the U. of Wisconsin on whether PEDs should be permitted — wonder why this wasn’t televised?
NFL Coaching Musical Chairs: Why would both the Ravens and Falcons want the offensive coordinator who managed to call plays so predictably against the Giants late? Yet Jason Garrett remains a hot commodity after only a year as an O-coordinator. Same for Tony Sparano — whose O-line flinched and failed against the Giants pass rush late. Jim Mora the Younger is also in line to interview for the Redskins job.
Norm Chow Gets Pink Slip: When the groomer of QBs has a QB throw only nine TD passes in a season, it’s probably time for a change — and the hot rumors about him going to UCLA as O-coordinator only get hotter.
Cal Receiver Latest To Seek To Play On Sunday: In the rampant new market for Devin Hester/Joshua Cribbs types, DeSean Jackson will have a job after the first round this year. Besides, why suffer through another Tedford disappointment for a senior season?
The First Person To Call It “Filegate” Gets An Internet Bitch-Slapping: West Virginia University is looking into the disappearance of player files after Rich Rodriguez took off for Ann Arbor. In a break-up that has seemed more like a contentious and particularly acrimonious divorce (with the requisite rebound hire), we’ll see if this has any traction to be part of the psychodrama.
I Should Be Ashamed of Myself For Enjoying This: The Fulmer Cup has returned at EDSBS. Take heed, and loop the theme in your head.
Adam Jones Accusations: Regardless of whether Jones actually did or did not hit the woman, at what point does someone, anyone tell him it’s probably for the best if he stays out of the titty joints?
The Open Down Under: Henin, Mauresmo, Serena advance; Davenport and Sharapova moved on yesterday. Nadal takes out his opponent in straight sets — another Club Fed/Rafa final? Yes, please! As for Americans, the only name listed in this wrap-up is Mardy Fish. I’ve been able to watch some of the action since working day shifts the past couple days — it’s nice to have a major tournament start live action at 4 PM in the afternoon.
If You Get Fired and Disbarred, Bankruptcy is Likely: Who didn’t see Mike Nifong having financial trouble after the Duke lacrosse mess cost him his job and his living? Plus, he’s still being sued by the three former players who were accused. Lesson #1: try not to wrongly accuse and charge anyone. Lesson #2: if you must do #1, make sure it’s someone without the financial resources to fight back.
That’s One Hell of a Mark-Up: The price tag for the city of Chicago to host the 2016 Olympic bid could run $900 million if it gets the Games. If American cities eventually figure out that it may not be worth the expense, will anyone really care?
LeBron Exercises Inner Sammy Hagar: I couldn’t believe that King James getting a speeding ticket gets an AP write-up. Sheesh. Leave the man alone.
Baron Davis, Movie Star: Hell, I’d watch anything he was in with a bullet fedora on.
Praying For Snow: Don’t say you don’t want a blizzard in Green Bay on Sunday. It’s unbecoming to lie like that. TSW at Ladies… used a non-orthodox source for analysis of records of the remaining teams in certain weather conditions — The Weather Channel.
Hit the links:
- Igor Olshanky, shut your mouth. [Can’t Stop The Bleeding]
- Colts fans are fickle. [Rumors and Rants]
- News reporter fails miserably at Lambeau Leap. [FanIQ]
- The best states to raise athletes. [Ballhype]
- Which Red Sox member made the most season-ending outs? [One More Dying Quail]
- The revenge of Herb Sendek upon N.C. State. [Storming the Floor]
- How Joe Tiller’s successor at Purdue was truly hired. [EDSBS]
- A thesis on the black quarterback. [Sports on My Mind]