... how the steroid saga plays out with Alex Rodriguez since, "He is in the same boat with Barry Bonds – people want to think the very worst about them since it makes them feel better about themselves." (John Brattain, Baseball Digest Daily.)
... that someone can work as a sports columnist in Boston, birthplace of the American Revolution, and completely misunderstand the United States Constitution. The First Amendment doesn't cancel out the ones which come after it, Bob Ryan.
... that people are brazenly dropping Al Michaels/Miracle On Ice references all over the place, even in in the coverage of a small-town swim meet. Far be it to say using it just confirms you're small potatoes. (In that particular example, it was used by a coach, but that makes no difference. Sometimes you don't use a silly quote, just save people public embarrassment.)
... that people in Southern Ontario who say John Tavares would look good in blue and white don't specify that they mean the New York Islanders or St. Louis Blues.
... that Kingston hockey player Kip Brennan got to date one-time supermodel Amber Smith (she was once on Red Shoe Diaries, don't play dumb) and then wasn't very nice to her. No one in Kingston would be surprised to hear Kip Brennan can be a bit of a cad.
... that Conan O'Brien had the best line about Michael Phelps: "I think there’s an important lesson to be learned here: Kids, never share your pot with someone who has the lung capacity of a dolphin.”
... that Lloyd Eisler's cell phone went off during his and Kristy Swanson's wedding ceremony. He has better luck with cellphones than with e-mail.
This post is worth nothing, but this is worth noting:
- NFL mock drafts have to be taken with a grain of salt, but Next Season Sports did one with a blogster from each team. The Daily Norseman has the Vikings taking Mark Sanchez from USC.
- The original Ottawa Can-Am League manager, Ed Nottle, is back in the league as a bench coach for the Brockton Rox.
- Frozen River is getting Oscar buzz (and it's set in northern New York state, so that's an excuse to mention it). Its lead, Melissa Leo, did a Q&A with the Huffington Post.