With another home win over the Lakers, the Blazers have firmly established themselves as the "Young, Deep Team Nobody Wants to Play" when the playoffs get underway next week, especially at the Rose Garden. As a Lakers fan, it makes me yearn for the glory days when the Blazers were technically the most dangerous organized group of people in Oregon's Rose City.
With Winnie Cooper recently tying the knot, it's nice to know that the
The premiere of the new
After the first week of the season, he's hitting a paltry .500 (including an inside-the-park homer on Opening Day), while making plays in the field and tearing up the base paths for a young Marlins team. Sure, he's inexperienced and will undoubtedly hit some lulls during the season, but one thing will never change throughout the year -- his name is extremely fun to say.
Incomprehensible scoring systems be damned, it's time for some good ol' fashioned college pigskin. In April. On ESPN. Everything about the WWL sending a complete TV crew to cover the Georgia spring game Saturday (Alabama is next weekend) seemed odd and unnecessary, but I got to see Not
Hopefully the playoff at the Masters was the final straw in the whole "golf is a sport" argument. Taking nothing away from their actual performance and
Like the Trail Blazers, only the opposite. They're the "Team You Used to Not Want to Play, but Now They're Pretty Old and Beat Up," or TYUTNWTPBNTPOABU for short. The acronym may seem unwieldy and hard to remember, but it's probably easier to recall and describe than baseball's VORP or adjusted PECOTA.
The college marching band that plays not two, not three, but ONE song (trust me) somehow continues to land gigs appearing in world-class musical acts and movies (see: Outkast, Radiohead,
On one hand, you have to commend the Bengals for taking a chance on a player (
I should almost just reserve a weekly spot in this section for the NCAA, but for now, we'll just examine things on a week-by-week basis. In today's episode, the NCAA has decided to go after college students and the powerful Facebook groups they launch to lure high-profile football or basketball prospects to their schools. Sure, the actual group-petition strategy is a waste of time, as no recruit ever actually says, "I was going back and forth, but the Facebook group really pushed me over the top," but you've gotta love the NCAA for going after the least effective recruiting method, organized by the "boosters" with the least actual amount of power ($$$). Another home run, guys!!