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On some Big Ten expansion: “So what’s the upside again? Oh, right the money. But think of how much you’ll end up paying some crappy consulting firm to re-design the Big Ten logo in order to shoehorn a “2″ into it. Plus, you really want to go to Rutgers for away games? If Notre Dame agrees, then go ahead and sell yourself out, but try to consider the Minnesota rowing team (they still count as Big Ten too, right?) as they scrounge up enough gas money to get their van to Syracuse.” [Dashiell Bennett/Deadspin]
Paging Sam Smith… “Forwards like [Carmelo] Anthony and [Kevin] Durant are the second-class citizens of the NBA star system. No matter how efficient Melo becomes, or how much Durant realizes his awesome potential, they’ll always be penalized for their “limitations.” [...] LeBron James, who can play any position he wants, is stuck at small forward because it provides an easy cipher. No one cares about the SF; in a structural sense, it might as well not even exist.” [Bethlehem Shoals/The Baseline]
Lake Erie Soldiers takes a look at the Cavaliers through the quarter-way point. [Lake Erie Soldiers]
Not sold on Magic Mike: “Many in town have long viewed the hiring of a big name like Holmgren as a panacea. We don’t. The list of folks who have won a Super Bowl in as a head coach or head of football operations in one place, and won another somewhere else is short. Wait. There’s nobody on it. So it’s unclear why so many seem so sure that Holmgren could be the first in NFL history to do it here. Especially at the age of 61, having already made so many millions of dollars and having accomplished so much in the NFL.” [Cleveland Frowns]
And finally, Jim Tressel speaks about a few things. Among them, the possible ineligibility of wide receiver Duron Carter. [Eleven Warriors]