Since this morning’s version was rudely/pleasantly interrupted by the Braylon Edwards trade, please accept this cordially late version of WFNY-esque links from around the web. As always, please send stuff we may have missed to our tips address in the sidebar.
This is how you know you’ve made it. I guess? (Full image after the jump) [Maze and Berries]
Never to early? “It’s hard to imagine the Cavs repeating their 66-16 record of a year ago, or even their dominating 39-2 mark at home. Guys get hurt. The issues with West could linger, and that will mean more minutes for Daniel Gibson as the backup point guard — a spot where he sometimes struggles dribbling the ball up the court.
But this still may be the best Cavs team — ever.” [Terry Pluto]
Victor Martinez, styling as he boards the plane to L.A. for the start of the divisional series. [Big League Stew]
Nooooooge! “The Bucs gave ole’ [Mike Nugent] the boot yesterday. Picked up at the start of the season, he signed a one-year contract and got the job after Matt Bryant was injured. He then managed to seize the opportunity and drill zero of his first four field goals of the season. Nugent added two misses on Sunday against the Skins (granted from 48 and 49) bringing his total to 2-of-6 over the Bucs first four games. Such was enough for Tampa Bay who sent him packing.” [Legend of Cecilio Guante]
Get beat by the Cavs, and leave all of your possessions: “Next Monday, the Cavs are scheduled to welcome Olympiakos, a Greek team from the Euroleague visiting the United States on a goodwill tour. But Olympiakos has more business than just basketball in Ohio and as wild as it may seem, there’s a chance they could lose everything they bring with them from uniforms to computers to travelers’ checks.
If it sounds bizarre, it is.
On Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Cleveland, Judge Christopher A. Boyko cleared the way for old American creditors of Olympiakos to attempt to collect more than $400,000 Olympiakos owes to an former American player’s agent from a five-year old lawsuit.The plaintiff, agent Tom McLaughlin, wants to have federal marshals seize everything they can that belongs to the club — including any currency and perhaps even the charter jet it will fly into town.” [Brian Windhorst]
And as promised…