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14Feb

Warner Wolf is a New York sports broadcasting legend. He joined Robert in studio in Manhattan. Click through for the podcast.

14Feb

Michael Vick is going on Oprah. Orpah’s audience is predominantly female, white, and over 55. I’m guessing this is the group that is the least impressed by Vick’s PR renaissance since his release from federal prison. It’s an antiquated term, but Thursday’s Oprah show is appointment television, whether you like it or not.

14Feb

I’m trying to think of ways this scenario could be MORE English. It’s pretty gosh-darn English already:

A guy had his car die in a roundabout. Then David Beckham stopped to help. Then John Lennon and William Shakespeare showed up with Neville Chamberlain, and they all played an impromptu match of footy. I’m kidding about the third thing. But still.


11Feb

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11Feb

Deron Williams is getting blamed for forcing Jerry Sloan out of Utah. Deron says it’s rubbish. Personally, I think Deron should wear his shorts like John Stockton.

11Feb

If you have ever worked in news, you learn this: Some stories make you want to weep, some make you angry, some confound you, and others will make you giggle every time you think about them until you die.

This story of a man telling police he’s former Oakland quarterback JaMarcus Russell (courtesy of Larry Brown Sports) is an example of a giggler. It’s funny from many angles.

Two things come to mind right away: 1) It’s never a high-percentage play to run from the police and 2) JaMarcus Russell probably doesn’t even tell people he’s JaMarcus Russell these days.


9Feb

“Where are my championship rings?”

- Art Skillman

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8Feb

If you didn’t read about it, check it out: The Wake Forest baseball coach donated a kidney to one of his players.

110,312 people are currently on the waiting list for a kidney in the US. If you or someone you know would like to give someone a second shot at life, go here. Over 26,000 transplants are performed each year.

8Feb

If you don’t love college baseball, it’s okay. It’s a little under the radar. But it’s really good, if you know where to look (hint: Pac 10, Big West, SEC).

And then there are stories like this, about Wake Forest head baseball coach Tom Walter (courtesy of collegebaseballinsider.com):

Walter began telling his team what only a very few knew: he was about to make the ultimate sacrifice in trying to pick up the biggest save of his career. The coach, who guided his University of New Orleans program through the destruction of Hurricane Katrina, stood before the Demon Deacons and shared his decision to donate a kidney to freshman outfielder Kevin Jordan.

“Most of the players had no idea what to say,” Stadler said. “We were shocked.”

Added Demon Deacons assistant coach Dennis Healy: “They were pretty overwhelmed. I don’t think they even knew it was on the docket…A lot of guys just went up and put their arms around Coach.”


8Feb

In the 80s classic film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Ferris and crew hit Wrigley to take in an afternoon Cubs game. It had to be an afternoon game, you see, because Wrigley didn’t get lights until 1988.

Baseball Prospectus has gone deep, deep, deep into the Wrigley scene from the movie, and has unearthed some very awesome trivia.

Ferris Bueller and his pals were at the June 5, 1985, tilt between the Cubs and the Braves. The foul ball that Ferris caught was hit by Atlanta rightfielder Claudell Washington (#15) in the top of the 11th inning. The game was tied at two (not scoreless, like the pizza guy claimed) and backup second-baseman Paul Zuvella (#18) was being held on first by Leon Durham (#10) after a leadoff single (the fourth hit of the game, and Atlanta’s first hit since the fifth). Washington would end his at-bat with a flyball to leftfielder Davey Lopes. The next batter, Rafael Ramirez, would wind up hitting a two-run home run and the Braves would go on to win 4-2. The movie, however, cut away before that happened.

Check out a quick clip from that scene after the jump. It’s pretty apparent that it’s a real game.