Listen, it totally sucks that the Bulls lost Derrick Rose in the first game of the postseason, which led to the team being ousted by Philadelphia last night. However, that doesn't excuse this head-scratching analysis by Bulls forward Carlos Boozer after Thursday's loss: "We had the best record again in basketball, won our division again, had the top seed again, that's all that matters, yo." Not to be outdone, Red Sox pitcher and fried chicken connoisseur Josh Beckett gave up seven runs in 2 1/3 innings against the Indians last night. After the game, the right-hander was asked about playing golf a day after missing a start because of a strained muscle in his shoulder. Beckett responded, "We get 18 off days a year. I think we deserve a little time to ourselves."
Give Credit Where Credit Is Due
I know many people hate Nets forward Kris Humphries, although I'm not entirely sure why. Either way, you have to give him props for doing this Funny or Die video in which he pokes fun of himself and his image. (Warning: Video contains lots of cursing.)
We've seen athletes flip the bird many, many, many times before. What was special about Hawks forward Ivan Johnson giving the one-digit salute to a Celtics fan last night was just how close Johnson got to the guy's face.
Sports Video Of The Day
In honor of the Vikings getting approval for a new stadium, Mike Sullivan, of Minneapolis, asked that I post this wonderful rant in 1989 by former head coach Jerry Burns. A couple of things about this: One, there are about 500 f-bombs in the clip, so be careful if your speakers are up. Two, this really highlights one of the problems with the Internet/YouTube era: Coaches and athletes are very reserved because they know anything they say/do will spread like wildfire. Could you imagine what would happen if a coach today gave this postgame press conference? It would get two million YouTube views in 24 hours. Anyway, sit back, relax and enjoy a rant that would make Bobby Knight blush.
Parody Video Of The Day
Moves Like Jagger gets transformed into Beard Like Harden for the Thunder guard. (Thanks to Steve Self, of Moore, Okla., and Jeremy, of Oklahoma City, for the link.)
Jimmy Kimmel Video Of The Day
Here is the latest installment of This Week in Unnecessary Censorship. You'll never look at Bob Costas the same way.