Sunday, January 19, 2014


## Syracuse won another close one in the dome. The Orange had two things going for them last night, The dome crowd and Tyler Ennis.  CJ Fair notwithstanding, Ennis may be the piece that takes Syracuse all the way.

## Vod suggests locking announcers Doris Burke & Dick Vitale in a closet...forever. I don't know about Burke, but Vitale never needed an actual game to announce one. And while she's changing her image, Burke might want to consider a new hairstyle, too.

## The Yanks signed one-year deals with Gardner, Robertson and  Nova, none for more than $5.6 million.

## Giancarlo Stanton, the Miami Marlins best player (& maybe one of the NL's best) to a one-year deal for $6.5 million.  Clayton Kershaw was quoted as saying, "Really? $6.5 million? Is that for two months?"

## Finally, an explanation for Dennis Rodman's frequent trips to North Korea. He just checked into rehab for alcohol addition.

## This is interesting. In an ESPN sports poll, 71% voted AGAINST banning home plate collisions. (A little less than 50,000 votes) What sport did they think they were talking about? Professional wrestling?

## The Cubs have decided to put a mascot into the mix. 'Clark the Cub' isn't making any new friends. Cub fans don't like the name or the fact that Clark wears a shirt but no pants. Cub fans are not shy about expressing their feelings. Whoever puts on this costume might not make it through the first home series.

## This just in: Clayton Kershaw is still rich.

"Charles Barkley appeared in the Patriots’ locker room to inspire the team to win a title. Were Dan Marino and Anna Kournikova unavailable?"  -- Brad Dickson
"Unemployed Detroit resident dismayed to learn job opening is with the Lions.”  -- The Onion.Com
"The Houston Rockets scored 73 points in the first half — and then just 19 in the second — in a 104-92 loss to Oklahoma City last week. Bet Kevin McHale never uses that halftime speech again."  -- Dwight Perry
"An arbitrator’s ruling means Alex Rodriguez is suspended for the entire 2014 season. About the only place you’ll see A-Rod play is in the tabloids."  -- RJ Currie
" New Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason says he wants the Commodores to someday play for the Southeastern Conference championship. Making me think that he left Stanford with a prescription for medical marijuana."  -- Janice Hough
" The Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the NASL traded a player to San Antonio in exchange for hotel accommodations on a road trip. What does this do to an athlete’s confidence? “Who’d you get for me? Johnson?” “Nah, a couple of rooms at the Ramada.”  -- Brad Dickson
"Too bad Major League Baseball didn’t come up with instant-replay challenges 30 years ago.  The thought of Billy Martin kicking dirt on the wheels of a camera tripod? Priceless."  -- Dwight Perry


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