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Glen Davis: Goon and a liar: “Admit it, guys: This does not look good for Glen Davis. [...] But after a bunch of viewings, this appears to be pretty decent evidence that Glen Davis a) tugged on Shaq’s thumb after he knew it was banged up; and b) fibbed about in the Herald or honestly misremembered the chronology of the game when talking to the Herald reporter who did the story.” [Celtics Hub]
Six weeks later, still the Big 11: “Ever since expansion became a “front burner” issue, rumors have swept across the college football landscape like wildfire. From the mundane (Pittsburgh to Big Ten), to the spectacular (Texas to Big Ten), to the outrageous (Brazil to Big Ten), ethics in journalism have been cast aside in a race to make much adieu about nothing…or something.
Barry Alvarez’s comments last week that the Big Ten hired a third-party to conduct its search, and the conference had received an initial report with 15 names on the list, fueled a parade of speculation that has reached fever pitch. Jim Delaney’s follow up that a recommendation might be made to the Council of Presidents/Chancellors by summer, keeps an answer so close, yet so far away.” [Law Buckeye/Rivalry Esq]
Varying business models: “Cleveland is playing like a team that has finally surrounded its megastar with a perfect complement of players to contend in the face of any adversity . . . and to win against almost every single one of them. New York is playing like a bunch of local dudes who are really hoping to have a shot at winning a YMCA round-robin tournament. Or, like an NBA team that’s been punting seasons since LeBron was in high school.” [The Wine and Goldrush]
“Michael Vick is a name that occasionally gets associated with teams in “quarterback flux”, and his name has been bandied about with the Browns a few times over the past year. This is usually an excuse for some sort of weak “dawg” joke, but I may have just read too many Twitter posts.
Vick doesn’t seem like a likely Brown because of, well, brown. Turns out that he would like to play for the Carolina Panthers for several reasons, among them “I like the uniforms”. [Barry McBride/The OBR]
And finally… “James declined to talk about the offseason — “I stopped answering free agent questions a long time ago” — but in the past he’s said winning means more to him than money.
If that’s true, New York should be a faraway place in his mind. Because the Knicks have not had a winning season since 2000-01 — though adding James obviously increases their chances.
Same with the Cavs’ next opponent, New Jersey, another rumored and possible LeBron stop. Except the Nets are worse than the Knicks.” [Pat McManamon/NBA FanHouse]