Monday, May 26, 2008

Random Stuff of Interest

Omar, thanks for all those years of stellar defense, but especially for covering the Goo Goo Dolls.

-With Omar Vizquel now the all-time leader in games played as a shortstop, one blog breaks down his case for the Hall of Fame. [Boys of Summer]

-Chargers fans should be excited about rookie DB Antoine Cason. His attitude, work ethic and passion to help the team win has impressed both coaches and teammates at mini-camp. [North County Times]

-Who's done a better job of falling on their ass, Mike Vick or Lindsay Lohan? Britney Spears or Isiah Thomas? Just the fact that someone attempts to answer these questions is admirable. [Rumors and Rants]

-The Celtics are now up two games to one on the Pistons, and some Detroit fans are questioning whether or not Chauncy "Big Shot" Billups should take a seat for Rodney Stucky. [The World of Isaac]

-A nice piece on the most exciting (or annoying to some) PA announcer in the NBA, Detroit's John Mason:



-Wharton Business School professor Justin Wolfers did some research which indicated that white refs were more likely to call fouls on black players and vice-versa. Not only that, he espouses that his data can be an effective way of beating the Las Vegas point spread. All white refs at a Jazz home game means bet the farm! [NPR.org]

-A miced up Ronnie Turiaf leads us to believe that he is not normal. But then again, who is? [Odenized]

-With the number seven pick in the NBA draft and a slew of impending free agents, the Clippers are entering what looks to be a fairly tumultuous offseason. However, the idea of drafting uber-athletic UCLA guard Russell Westbrook is exciting, as his game has some Rajon Rondo-esque qualities but with better defense. [ClipperBlog]

And of course anyone who reads this blog regularly knows I'm a sucker for youtube highlight packages set to rap music:



Finally, your Inspirational Sports Quote of the Day:

“Nice to meet you. I'm not gay.”

-Recently retired and future Hall of Fame catcher Mike Piazza, responding to rumors about his sexual orientation

2 comments:

Red said...

I know I'm the only one, but I'm kinda sad Piazza is done.

Dave H said...

I always liked Piazza. Sweet fu-manchu.