Archive for May 2011

SI Article Detailing Jim Tressel's Infractions a Must Read!

Jim Tressel’s resignation, which most of the thinking college football world believes was a forced resignation, seemed to catch us off guard. We didn’t think the Ohio State Buckeyes Coach would step down on Memorial Day, but that’s because we didn’t know a smoking gun of a Sports Illustrated article was about to be published.... Read more »

Terrelle Pryor's Phat Ride, Prospects he'll Leave Ohio State

At least five sources close to college football and the NFL have told CBS’ Len Pasquarelli that the five Ohio State Buckeyes suspended for the first five games of the season are expected to at least reconsider their supplemental draft stock. It doesn’t mean it’s going to happen, but a lot more options are on... Read more »

Tiki Barber Compares his "Plight" to that of Anne Frank

Former New York Giants running back Tiki Barber is becoming the Lindsay Lohan of the NFL when it comes to image management. He doesn’t need a publicist, he needs a whole team of public relations handlers. He came under heavy media scrutiny for leaving his pregnant wife to take up with his 23-year-old girlfriend, Traci... Read more »
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Orioles' Luke Scott: Baseball's Rush Limbaugh, and Birther Moron

Where was the Twitter outrage when Baltimore Orioles outfielder Luke Scott announced he was still a birther moron? Yes, even after the White House released President Barack Obama’s long-form birth certificate, Scott choose not to believe in basic facts. Yet the media seemed to largely ignore Scott’s statement, like they do all of Scott’s other... Read more »

Jereme Richmond at Peace with Illini Experience at NBA Draft Combine

Jereme Richmond, the first McDonald’s All-American to sign with the Fighting Illini since Dee Brown in 2002, did not have a storybook college basketball career. He’s now one-and-done, but it’s not the kind of typical one-and-done you may be used to. Given all that’s happened to Richmond in Champaign it may surprise you to learn... Read more »

Bulls Fall Behind 2-1, Apocalypse Now? No, but Heat is Certainly Being Felt

Remember Chicago Bulls fans, the Bulls haven’t lost three in a row all year. So this is not the apocalypse. That was Saturday; and you survived it. Things do look bad- really bad right now, but Thibs will make adjustments. Again this is not the apocalypse, it’s not even the 2pacalypse. But the tide has... Read more »
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Derrick Rose Denies ESPN Magazine Quote about PEDs in NBA

Reigning NBA MVP Derrick Rose denied quotes attributed to him in an ESPN The Magazine report on the impact of performance-enhancing drugs in the league. Yes, even The Mothership gets it wrong sometimes. The WWL’s print apparatus asked a group of NBA players to assess the influence of PEDs in their sport: 1 being the... Read more »

Will Bulls Draft East Chicago Kid E'Twaun Moore?

E’Twaun Moore grew up a Chicago Bulls fan. It’s only natural since the 6-4, 191 pound three (he’ll probably fit better at the two at the next level) is from East Chicago, IN. And there’s a strong chance the hometown team could take the local kid. Moore worked out at the Berto Center (Bulls practice... Read more »

NBA Draft Combine Measurements

Without further ado, I’ll let the numbers speak for themselves.  Go here for our 2011 NBA Mock Draft. Hght (no shoes)-Hght  (w shoes)-Wght- Wngspn-Stndng reach- Body fat %-Hnd lngth-Hnd wdth Benson, Keith 6’10″-6’11″-217-7’3.75″-9’1.5″-6.1-9.5-11 Brooks, Marshon 6’4.25″-6’5.25″-194.6-7’1″-8’5″- 5.2-9-10.5 Burks, Alec 6’5″-6’6″-192.6-6’10″-8’7.5″-5.1-9-8.3 Butler, Jimmy 6’6″-6’7.75″-222.2-6’7.5″-8’5.5″- 5.4-9-9 Cole, Norris 6’0.25″-6’1.75″-174.4-6’2.25″-7’11.5″-4.7-8.5-9.5 Diebler, Jon 6’5.25″-6’6.5″-196.6-6’6″-8’3″-8.5-8.3-8.3 Dunigan, Michael 6’8.5″-6’10″-237.6-7’3.25″-8’11.5″-8-9-10.8 Dunn, LaceDarius... Read more »
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Pat Fitzgerald to sing 7th Inning Stretch at Tuesday Cubs Game

Northwestern Wildcats coach Pat Fitzgerald will make his annual trip to Wrigley Field this Tuesday, May 24 to serve as the seventh-inning guest conductor for “Take Me Out to the Ball Game.” Tuesday’s Chicago Cubs vs. New York Mets game begins at 7:05 p.m. CT and will be televised on WGN-TV (Channel 9 locally). This... Read more »
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