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LeBron James drains a full-court shot…with a football. [The Baseline]
CSU hoops, the season after… “It’s hard not to notice the dramatic turnaround that coach Gary Waters has had on Cleveland State. From mediocrity, he’s put together a strong run of 20-win seasons and playoff appearances, both in the NIT and NCAA tournament. Even as he’s lost stalwarts Cedrick Jackson and J’Nathan Bullock to graduation, and now fields a squad with no seniors, Waters is still talking 20-wins and playoffs.” ['64 and Counting]
Naming The Villain: “Last season I wrote a blog entry briefly explaining how Evan Turner gave himself the nickname “The Kid” for reasons unknown to just about everyone. [...] My choice was “The Villain” simply because, at the time, I had been commenting on my blog about his Facebook status updates and most of them mentioned how he was “chillin”. It was admittedly a pathetic nickname, but the Trillion Man March responded favorably to it and now it’s easy to see why. “The Villain” is the absolute perfect nickname for Evan Turner for a variety of reasons.” [Club Trillion]
At least this Mike Brown decision makes sense: “According to the coach, [starting JJ Hickson] had as much to do with [Anderson] Varejao’s comfort with fellow reserves Zydrunas Ilgauskas and Delonte West, who started with Varejao last season, as it did with Hickson’s progress. In addition, the coach was trying to figure out how to get the most out of the high-energy Varejao, who was leading the Cavaliers in plus/minus at the time and is currently second (at 102) to LeBron James (122.)” [Mary Schmitt Boyer/Plain Dealer]
And finally. Braylon drops another one… “In case you missed last night’s Thursday night game on the NFL Network, the Jets beat the Bills 19-13 in a game played at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Canada. In the first quarter, Edwards found himself wide open down the field. He looked like he would score on an 84-yard touchdown pass. The ball bounced off his face mask and fell to the ground.” [No Logo Needed]