Management apologizes for the extreme tardiness, but I got a double-shift sprung on me late last night and I can’t write entries very well at work at 3 A.M. while exhausted.
Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want: And that would be Johan Santana in a Mets uniform. I don’t care what it takes if we get him without dealing Jose Reyes, and it looks like that’s the case. [USA Today]
Jerramy Stevens, Questionable Individual: Generally, I try to take athlete police blotter stories with a grain of salt unless the things actually go to trial. I would read this piece about the current Tampa Bay Buc and former UW standout’s off-field problems with a cynical eye, but it’s still worth looking at. UCLA fans, be concerned regarding Slick Rick on this. [Seattle Times]
Kidd Wants Out, Again: And this time, he probably will get it, but it’s a sad thing to see the Nets fall apart like this. [NYT]
Super Bowl Media Day: Sorry, slept through all the fun, although apparently the outlandish bit of the day was Tom Brady being proposed to by an Azteca reporter in a wedding dress. [Sports by Brooks]
Sizing Up a Man By The Company He Keeps: We may not know much about Bill Belichick, but knowing he does charity work with both Bill Russell and Jim Brown speaks volumes. Great column by William C. Rhoden. [NYT]
Closer and Closer to Webber Returning: He may sign by the end of today, but it sounds like a done deal for the Warriors — and hopefully, he doesn’t destroy the chemistry they have there. Not that he’s a team cancer or anything — just saying that you never know what changes can affect a team. [Contra Costa Times]
Love for Romeo in Cleveland: Crennel gets an extension. Good, he deserves it. 10-6 is extension worthy for a team that struggled so much, even though they didn’t make the playoffs. Sarge feels differently, though. [First and 10 Inches]
Measuring Sports Depression: A look at the levels and symptoms, with context. [Ghosts of Wayne Fontes]
Tony Romo’s Next Hook-Up: Rumors and Rants is taking bets.
Kruk Has A Good Sense Of Humor: Hey, he’s voicing himself on Aqua Teen Hunger Force. [Crashburn Alley]
Get Carl Monday a Flight to Gainesville: Apparently library exposers are becoming more common. [The Sporting Orange]
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