The highlight reel
- Oh Linsanity, we hardly knew ye. Mere weeks after he catapulted to superstardom, Jeremy Lin is now out for at least six weeks after having surgery on his injured leg. I don’t care how overplayed the New York Knicks are in the media, what has happened to them over the last two weeks has just been a run of absolute shit luck, and if you’re out there, Knicks Nation, I’m feeling for you.
- Spring football is such a damn tease. It comes around every year on just about the exact midway point between the ending of last year’s football season and the beginning of the coming year’s and gets it in our head that football season is right around the corner. Well, guess what? This year’s spring game has come and gone and football season is still about five months away. Time to officially start the countdown.
- Speaking of spring football, here’s a list of cool shit that went down during UT’s annual Orange and White game: David Ash had a sweet touchdown pass to Jaxon Shipley that connected right on the far corner of the end zone, DJ Monroe had two big runs that accounted for about 60 and 20 yards, Mykkele Thompson had a 99-yard kickoff return, and Connor Brewer turned in a surprisingly good display in his first public unveiling in a Longhorn uniform. Football season, get here. Now.
- Remember Ryan Leaf? The guy who went number two in the same draft that Peyton Manning was in and made his career being a professional NFL bust? Well he got arrested. Twice. In three days. Funny how only ten years ago it looked like him and Peyton were poised for greatness only to have one of them skyrocket and the other one completely tank and then some. What were the charges against him, you ask? Oh, just burglarizing a home and stealing prescription drugs. Nothing OJ hasn’t already done. Moving on.
- Speaking of faded stars, remember that one Ubaldo Jimenez guy who was a total stud for the Colorado Rockies, even boasting a 15-1 record and a no-hitter two years ago? Well since ol’ Ubaldo got traded to Cleveland last season, things just haven’t been the same. He’s gone 14-20 ever since he caught en fuego two seasons ago and hit a new low just last weekend when he pegged former teammate Troy Tulowitzki on his left elbow with one of his renowned fastballs. While it’s no secret that there’s not a whole lot of love lost between the two ballplayers ever since Jimenez got traded, Jimenez is still claiming it was an accident. He’s about the only one whistling that tune, however, as his former skipper Jim Tracy said it was the most cowardly things he’s seen in his 35 years of baseball and the MLB commissioner Bud Selig even slapped him with a five-game suspension. Que lastima!