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Spotlight on Jawad Williams: “Sometimes you’re misunderstood as arrogant when you’re really just quiet. Sometimes you’re seen as an undersized power forward when you’re just really a small forward trapped in a 6-foot-9 body. And sometimes you have to travel all the way around the world over the course of four years before you can come back to your hometown, play for the team you dreamt of starring for, alongside the good friend called the best anywhere, and then go home to your family and the gym where you first learned to love the game.
And sometimes you have to travel all the way around the world over the course of four years before you can come back to your hometown, play for the team you dreamt of starring for, alongside the good friend called the best anywhere, and then go home to your family and the gym where you first learned to love the game.” [Jodie Valade/Plain Dealer]
The young spitter that ev’rybody in rap fear: “With the NBA All-Star game getting under way this weekend in Dallas, Drake and LeBron James are set to judge the amateur Sprite Slam Dunk contest. The event takes place this Friday at 9:00 p.m. and will also feature a performance by Drizzy.” [Rap Radar via SLAMOnline]
“Got a note yesterday from Keith Woolner. For those unfamiliar, Keith is the Manager of Baseball Analytics for the Indians. He is also the inventor of many statistical methods and metrics including VORP, which is basically “RBI for smart people,” and which was a key building block toward all the all-encompassing value metrics you see getting thrown around today.
The Indians have created two new positions in the Baseball Analytics department, and Keith asked us to publicize the positions here because (in his words) “you’ve got a very knowledgeable and devoted set of readers.” Keith evidently is not aware of our large contingent of birthers, flat-earthers, and people who think Masterson will start the season in the minors.” [Jay/Lets Go Tribe]
Perhaps the Browns made a mistake in terminating the contract of Donté Stallworth? [No Logo Needed]
And finally, your first place Ohio State Buckeyes: “Ohio State met Illinois and Michigan State atop the Big Ten standings following a 69-52 annihilation of the talent deprived Indiana Hoosiers tonight in Bloomington. Though a beat down was certainly expected, what wasn’t was the way in which the Buckeyes disposed of Tom Crean’s 9-14 squad. Instead of another episode of the Evan Turner show, Ohio State used a balanced attack placing four in double figures while getting contributions from not only the remaining starting four but also the top three reserves.” [Eleven Warriors]