- Flying Squirrel Raises All Hell in New Jersey Emergency Room. Here’s an actual excerpt from the Associated Press: “The squirrel kept launching itself from an 8-foot-high wall-mounted lamp into a glass wall after becoming trapped in a trauma room at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Rahway Tuesday night.”
- Texas Man Rescued From Chimney. Ahem. “Fire officials say they had to hoist the 22-year-old man by rope from the chimney of his house in southwest Lubbock early Monday.”
- Ohio State Routs Duke. Coach K reminds us it doesn’t take 900 wins to understand an ass-whuppin’. “I wasn’t focused on each of their guys,” Krzyzewski said. “I was trying not to lose by 30.”
This week we’ve been all about the swearing of the athletes on the TV. It appears that digital wave has crested and receded, only to be overswept by today’s media tide of brawls. First, there was this inglorious piefight in the great American Southwest. Now, the Chinese. Has the sporting world gone mad?
PS This kind of lets Georgetown off the hook, right?
Yao played just five games last season, and hasn’t been able to fully recover after having surgery in January to repair a stress fracture in his left foot. The veteran center informed the Rockets, the league office in New York and NBA China of his decision to leave the game within the past 48 hours, sources said.
The best part about this story is that police picked up DeShawn for wandering the streets, apparently unaware of where he was. At 10.30 pm. Think of the championship drinking effort required to be that obliterated before the late local news.
Strange to type the above headline. Stranger still to see the Miami Heat respond with championship-caliber steadiness on the road. Miami stared down another late charge from the Dallas Mavericks to win Game 3 of the NBA Finals and take a 2-1 series lead.
Chris Bosh hit the game winning shot with under 40 seconds to go.
The Oklahoma City Thunder are a young, explosive, thrilling team. They are skilled enough to often overcome a lack of experience in big moments, even in the playoffs.
Until last night.
The Thunder led the Dallas Mavericks by 15 points with just over five minutes remaining in the 4th quarter. The Thunder were just over five minutes away from winning Game Four in their own building, just over five minutes away from evening the Western Conference Finals at two games a piece.