Monday, March 26, 2007

baseball season... just over a week away.

all kobe, all the time

Kobe Bryant just put together the second best scoring streak in NBA history averaging 54 point per game over the last 5 games. Only Wilt Chamberlain has scored more in a 5 game stretch.

i'm a big fan...

Divison II Basketball Championship... Barton vs. Winona St.

... an incredible comeback

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

oj mayo...

...a major talent with an even bigger ego...
On March 17th, 2007, OJ Mayo, one of the most highly recruited basketball players in the nation, led Huntington High School to its 3rd straight Class AAA basketball championship in the state of West Virginia with 103-61 rout of South Charleston. Mayo finished with a triple-double: 41 points, 10 rebounds, and 11 assists. In his final moments with a minute left in the game, Mayo threw the ball off the backboard from the free-throw line, caught it in mid-air and dunked. He then threw the ball deep into the stands and held up three fingers and was promptly ejected. Nice...

Here OJ get's T'd up twice, ejected and then bumps the ref on the way out.

gotta love spring break...

Monday, March 19, 2007

local reaction to the tootoo cheap shot on robidas

Dallas Morning News blog posts here.

And from the Stars front office here...

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Mike Modano scores goals #502 and #503

tootoo sucker punch on robidas

Jordin Tootoo takes a cheap shot at Stephan Robidas.
More video of it from FSN...

Saturday, March 17, 2007

march madness anyone?

the american pie band camp chick lookin pretty good

Thursday, March 15, 2007

indoor volleyball...

...I'm suddenly a big fan.

joakim noah...

...getting his groove on after the SEC championship game.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

modano reaches 500 goal milestone

Stars video tribute to Modano

Modano with a rebound put-back for his 500th goal against Philadelphia

Mike with a wrister in OT to beat Los Angeles for goal 499

Sunday, March 11, 2007

with march madness upon us...

...some classic Bob Knight moments courtesy of ESPN. I love number 1.

some hockey cheapshots from last week

NJ Devils Cam Janssen's very late hit/elbow on Tomas Kaberle of the Maple Leafs

..and from Thursday night, Chris Simon of the Islanders with this stick cheap shot to the head of the Rangers' Ryan Hollweg.

Lots of discussion in the media the last couple of days as to whether criminal charges should be filed against Simon. This argument completely boggles my mind. In a sport where you allow your players to fight as part of the game, the NHL is just asking for the occasional hit/cheap shot that crosses the line, but that doesn't make it criminal. Its up to the NHL to police itself.

How possibly can the justice system determine what is a "criminal act on the ice" when much of what happens during a game would be considered criminal on the street. How would the justice system determine which violations to prosecute and which to let go? This is for the NHL to sort out. They allow players to fight, slash, cross-check, board and only assess game penalties. Slash hard enough and you can break a wrist, is that criminal? Of course not. Given the right circumstances, a hard enough check with an awkward fall head first into the boards and someone could be seriously injured, but in no way is it criminal. Simon took a cheap shot with his stick and the NHL has penalized him for it, 25 games. Its the largest penalty in NHL history, end of story.

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

lithuanian dunk contest...

...pretty good stuff
...borrowed from Barry Green.

Thursday, March 1, 2007

cuban really wants to own the cubs

Mark Cuban is throwing around some serious cash in an attempt to buy the Chicago Cubs. Read about it here.

now that had to hurt...

Shaun Livingston dislocates his knee and tears every ligament in the process...

great song by a great band...

the fray

good article by USA Today