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“Funny thing: Every year, we will have thousands of outraged columns and radio/TV rants and blog posts about one team running up the score an another. Every year, we will have thousands of outraged columns and radio/TV rants and blog posts about how players dance too forcefully in the end zone after scoring a touchdown or sacking a quarterback. Every years will have thousand of outraged columns and radio/TV rants and blog posts about steroid use and recruiting violations and the violence intrinsic in video games and ultimate fighting and hockey and boxing and, yes, football too …
… does any of that match up with offering players extra money to seriously injure other players?” [Posnanski/Joe Blogs]
From an interview with former Cav Baron Davis. Some don’t like Dan Gilbert. Can’t possibly be worse than this guy- “And the other lowest point is when I played for the Clippers. … I just stopped liking basketball. And then you dribbling down the court and having the owner like cuss at you and call you an idiot. I didn’t even look forward to coming to the games, and if the owner [Donald Sterling] came to the game, I definitely was not gonna have a good game because it was just like, how do you play when the main heckler in the gym is the owner of the team, and he’s telling you how much he hates you and calling out your name?” [Helin/Pro Basketball Talk]
Kyrie Irving having “best season ever for a 19 year old”- “NBA players essentially have a ten-year window to pull off the feat. It’s just as hard to do early in a career, when a player is just figuring out the league, as it is later as physical skills begin to fade. Every single one of these players—except for Greg Oden, who played 21 games before being hurt in 2009, and Greg Monroe this season—made at least one All-Star game in their careers and most were all-NBA. More than half are Hall-of-Famers or shoo-ins.
Of course, it’s a little early to pencil Irving into the Hall, let alone onto an All-Star team. [Diamond/ Truth About It]
“The case could be made that Minnesota’s Super Bowl appearance, and Childress’ job, were directly affected by the bounty system. Because if not for questionable hits stemming from an illegal system, Favre might not have been hurt. Had he not been hurt, the Vikings might have won. It’s a question that Goodell will consider as he decides what punishment to enact. Childress sounds like he’d rather forget. “I’d rather not go back and revisit all that,” he said.” [McManamon/FSO]
Finally, you think you want RGIII? Check out this guy’s site. [Homelesszombie]