Posted 05/13/2009 at 08:50 AM
It has been way too long since I chimed in with a blog installment, so let's touch on a number of topics in various sports on this Wednesday morning. First, a few links:
--Somewhere Jim Harrick (and Jr.) are smiling about this -- Tony Cole back in jail and getting into a brawl. T-Cole back in the house!
--The Hawks have decisions to make. Mike Bibby, Zaza Pachulia and Flip Murray are unrestricted free agents, while Marvin Williams is a restricted free agent.
--Tennessee head football coach Lane Kiffin isn't welcome at Pahokee High anytime soon. And by the way, that area is extremely fertile when it comes to D-1 recruits. No word on whether or not Kiffin has inaccurately accused the Pahokee staff of recruiting violations.
--Kiffin signed a kid named Daniel Hood in his first class. If you check out this column from CBSSports.com's Dennis Dodd, you have to question the character of Hood. (how's that for an understatement?!)
--If you caught the feature about Lenny Dykstra on HBO's Real Sports about a year ago, you were probably floored to see how "Nails" was killing it in the stock market. Well, Dykstra's high-rolling ways are rapidly coming to an end. And like Roger Clemens, he has not problem selling his mother down the river. Check out this feature from ESPN.com's Mike Fish.
--Former Florida forward Allan Chaney is transferring to Va. Tech.
--I tell you what, it's a good thing everybody got their shots in at SEC basketball this past year. That's because it's going to be a much different story in 2009-2010. Thanks to the return of the nation's best shot blocker, Mississippi St. will be going dancing again.
--I LOVE Dwight Howard. LOVE him! And I'm not saying his comments were wrong last night, but they were untimely. If that's a season-ending loss, have at it with being critical of your head coach. But in the midst of a still very winnable series, you just can't throw your coach under the bus like that. You can't do it.
--IF the Lakers are fortunate enough to get by Denver (I'm not sure they will), I can't wait to see LeBron make it crystal clear how much better a player, person and teammate he is than Kobe in the NBA Finals.
--Random Criticism: I stayed at The Hyatt in Lake Tahoe this past weekend. I recommend nobody EVER do the same. I was there for a wedding and at 2:00 p.m. (yes, that would be the afternoon), a group of about 12 of us were asked to leave the pool area for making too much noise. Too much noise at 2:00 in the afternoon poolside on a Saturday without a cloud in the sky? Unreal!