Good guy Brandon Inge of the Tigers gets ripped by a local reporter for not talking to the three reporters at an autograph session in Grand Rapids. An absolutely disgraceful piece. Shame on the editor for running it. The good news was that hordes of fans ripped the writer in a follow up column of letters printed three days later. Of course, the weak beav Lynn Henning sided with his fellow reporter.
For all Stern fans, the girl you see on your right is Eric The Midget's women Kendra. One of our spies found this site chronicling their phony relationship.
After her week long suspension for being a drunken buffoon at the Mike and Mike roast, Dana Jacobson breaks her silence.
We loved Beverly Hills 90210, so whenever they are brought up with a tie to sports, it must be noted. Ghosts of Wayne Fontes compares your favorite characters to College hoop Freshman.
If you haven't gotten to see the blog title Hardwood Paroxysm, check 'em out. The linked post is hysterical and creative writing.
I didn't know anyone still cared about boxing, but this guy does. The 25 most powerful people in the sport. Here's a hint, Mike Tyson isn't listed.
Rumor has it Tony Romo is trying to drop Jessica Simpson, but she won't let him. She must be crazy annoying if you can get sick of a body like that.
The White Sox give Octavio Dotel $11.5 million over two years, or roughly over half of what the Indians just signed Rafael Betancourt for.
Nothing like $218 million buying you one playoff win.
Baylor 116 #14 Texas A&M 110 5 OT - Why start wit this game? It went to FIVE overtimes. Five. Baylor guard Curtis Jerells scored 36 points, dished out eight assists, and nailed 20-24 from the line. Both teams blew big leads at points in the game. Baylor led by as many as 14, A&M had a nine point lead. Twice during the OT's, A&M's Brian Davis hit a shot in last eight seconds to force another OT.
There were so many great stats from this game: Baylor had five players foul out, another two had four fouls. Three Aggies fouled out and two had four fouls. Baylor shot 47 free throws, the Aggies 59. The big difference there was Baylor made 39 (83%) and A&M made 35 (61%). Texas A&M's Donald Sloan and Josh Carter played 57 minutes each and Dominique Kirk played 56. Davis scored a career-high 30 and grabbed 14 boards in 45 minutes. Baylor's Tweety Carter played 42 minutes OFF THE BENCH. Kevin Rogers had 19 and 18 while fouling out in 43 minutes. Only Jerrells played over 5o minutes for the Bears. After the game, he had only one thing to say: "I'm tired. I don't even know how many overtimes it was."
Other quotes from this game: "I think this has been great for our team and even more enjoyable as a coach, being able to step back and be so happy for our community and fans and everybody that waited so long for this," Baylor coach Scott Drew said. "And obviously it's pretty sweet for us to break through in the rankings and then have a game like this." "Five overtimes is asking a lot when you're just not as deep as you need to be," Texas A&M coach Mark Turgeon said. Lost in all of this the fact that Baylor just beat a ranked A&M team on the road. At 4-0 and 16-2, they sit tied atop the Big 12 with Kansas.
#2 Kansas 83 Iowa State 59 - You know why I love this team so much? They have so many guys who are so unselfish and yet can beat you single-handed. During yet another KU blowout, all five Jayhawk starters scored in double figures, but it was a night for the big men. The man crush Darnell Jackson was unreal, scoring 21 and grabbing 11 rebounds. He continues to impress every time out. Not to be outdown was Darrell Arthur, who showed an array of post moves NBA scouts were drooling over. He scored 16 in 19 minutes. Sasha Kaun also continued his stellar play of late, scoring six points and grabbing four boards. The three KU starting guards combined for 16 assists (six each for Brandon Rush and Mario Chalmers). The only worry is the continued offensive struggles of Sherron Collins. He just doesn't have the lift on his outside shot since his foot injury. Classic - up 81-59, Rodrick Stewart put in a layup at the buzzer. The spread was KU-23.
#17 Pittsburgh 81 St. John's 57 - A nice road win for the gritty Panthers. Sam Young was magnificent, scoring 26 points and dominating the paint with his running mate Dejuan Blair, who had 10 and eight of his own. Anthony Mason Jr led all scorers with 29 in a losing cause. We loved his dad when he was on the Knicks.
Rutgers 80 #18 Villanova 68 - Nothing like following up a big road win at Syracuse with an absolute goose-egg at previously 0-6 Rutgers. Scottie Reynolds was putrid, shooting 1-9 from deep and 5-19 for the game. Nova shot 36%, were outrebounded 36-29, and allowed Rutgers to shoot a crazy 39 free throws. You know how we feel about the Wildcats. Games like this are why we sound the fraud siren on them.
#1 Memphis 56 Tulsa 41 - I guess I should be impressed with this defensive performance on the road, so this win deserves more than the usual one sentence. Chris Douglas-Roberts scored 20 and Joey Dorsey grabbed 19 boards.
#8 Indiana 65 Iowa 43 - Unlike the last time these two teams met, Indiana completely dominated this game on the defensive end, holding Iowa to 34% shooting and forcing 20 turnovers. D.J. White had 19 to go with Eric Gordon's 17 in a low scoring affair. The best news of all for Hoosier fans is that Kelvin Sampson has played scrub-dog A.J. Ratliff single digit minutes in each of the last three games.
#4 North Carolina 98 Miami 82 - Roy Williams was probably more pleased with his team's effort last night. While they again allowed over 80 points, they forced 17 turnovers and were two points shy of the century mark. Tyler Hansbrough killed the low post challenged Canes with 35 points. Most impressive, he hit 15-16 from the line. Ty Lawson ran a great floor game, dishing out 10 assists to go with 23 points. "To me, they're the best team in the country," Miami Coach Frank Haith said. "You've got to get them on a night when they're not on their game. They were on their game tonight."
Other Scores of Note:
Louisville 80 South Florida 60 - The Cardinals are now 4-2 in conference with this road win. Much needed after that debacle against Seton Hall.
Georgia Tech 77 NC State 74 - The Wolfpack may be the most disappointing team in the country. A team with that kind of frontcourt talent cannot lose at home to Georgia Tech and start the conference season 1-3.
Connecticut 84 Cincinnati 83 - Wow, what a game. Back and forth. Cincinnati's Deonta Vaughn was unstoppable, scoring a career-high 34 including eight three pointers. It turned out not to be enough to stop the Hasheem Thabeet coming out party. The 7-footer had 22 and seven boards. Winning on the road in the Big East should count as two wins.
Florida 73 South Carolina 71 - Another nice road win for the young Gators who move to 4-1 in the SEC. Maurice Speights has career game with 22 and 14. Next up: Vandy.
St. Joseph's 81 UMass 77 - The A-10 is so deep.
Rhode Island 81 GW 70 - The Rams had to have this one after losing two straight in conference and dropping out of the polls.
Kansas State 72 Colorado 54 - Don't look now, but Michael Beasley, Bill Walker, and company are smokin hot at 13-4 and 3-0 in the Big 12. Six days from now they get a chance to exercise the KU/Bramlage Coliseum demons.