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“As the LeBron James book tour prepares to swing through Northeast Ohio, it looks as if only his most loyal fans will walk away with an autographed copy of his new book. Both local book stores hosting James’ book-signing events in the next couple days expect hometown fans to camp out the night before, with crowds growing into the thousands as his scheduled arrival times draw near.
A limited number of wristbands will be handed out to those waiting for James. Wristbands at Borders will be distributed when the store opens at 9 a.m. Friday. Wristbands at Barnes & Noble will be distributed when doors open at 7 a.m. on Saturday. But the wristbands don’t guarantee an autographed book. They just reserve a spot in the book-signing line once James arrives.” [Joe Guillen/Plain Dealer]
From Russia, with Love. And a ton of money. “But the lure of putting another team in New York City proper and digging into a basketball market that can’t possibly be satiated by just the Knicks – hell, Los Angeles needs two teams, and Angelenos don’t even like sports. Sure, it helps that the Knicks suck and promise to suck for years to come. But even if they were good, the Nets could still be, like, the trendy hipster choice of New York basketball fans.” [Jacobi/SportsbyBrooks]
What better way to put your team’s prospects in a positive light than to enjoy the misfortunes of others? [No Logo Needed]
“Judging from Tressel’s presser in which he took some backhanded shots at a minority of fans and got a little defensive when challenged on his play calling skills, I’m wondering if Tressel hasn’t given the team a full dose of “It’s us against the world” this week in hopes of galvanizing a young team that still has plenty to play for. So, whether or not you are still peeved at Tressel and Pryor about last Saturday, you’ve got to keep on keepin’ on as kickoff in Cleveland looms just beyond the horizon. The question is, what do you want to see out of this group on Saturday to help remove the bitter test of defeat from your palate?” [Chris/Eleven Warriors]
Note to self: If you get cut off at a bar, you can’t call 911? [St. Petersburg Times]
Not that I’d be opposed to him punching someone… “Conversely, what do you have to do to get fired in Columbus? You must either (A) lose three or more games eight seasons in a row like Earle Bruce did, (B) lose to Michigan 10 times in 13 tries like John Cooper did, or (C) punch out a Clemson linebacker like Woody Hayes did.
It’s hard to imagine Jim Tressel punching anybody, so let’s forget about that. At Tressel’s current rate of losing to Michigan once every eight years, he’ll need until 2079 just to lose to them ten times. He’ll have to go the Earle Bruce route before he gets canned. Even then it’ll take until 2016 at the earliest.” [Mark Hasty/FanHouse]
Ten days until Cavs training camp, kids…
(AP Photo/Andy Kropa)