- The best-case scenario is that Matt Tunison outing himself and getting fired from his Washington Post reporting gig actually ends up being a great career move.
Tunison, AKA Christmas Ape of Deadspin and Kissing Suzy Kolber fame, got sacked over his blogging exploits. Yahoo! Sports recently hired on Greg Wyshynski, who had been contributing to Deadspin, to write about hockey, so perhaps they snap up Tunison.
Like the great philosopher Peter Peart once said of himself as a younger man, "That was the end of my upward mobility ... and it was the best thing that ever happened to me."
Stay strong, Matt. All of the frustrated wordsmiths who balancing having one foot in the blog realm and one in the newspaper game are with you in solitarity. Silly Post, not realizing a guy who was part of a great blog might be a great asset to them -- don't poachers also make the best game wardens?
- Good read in the N.Y. Times about a sports pioneer who's largely unknown -- Jackie Walker, a Tennessee Volunteers linebacker and one of the school's first African-American players, who was held out of a spot in his hometown's sports hall of fame while he was alive since he was gay. The oversight is finally being rectified.
- The Vikings possibly trading for Jared Allen, a premier pass rusher? Too good to be true. He led the NFL in sacks last season and unlike some rush ends, he wasn't on roller skates when on running plays to his side (check the Kansas City Chiefs' D-line stats on runs over left tackle).
Plans today are to see Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Jason Segel plays a guy who gets over a woman -- clearly, this is science fiction.