Stephen Curry has returned to his former college to try to finish his bachelors as the NBA is locked out. How many athletes ever do this?
His weekdays go roughly something like this:
• At 7:30 a.m., he has ankle rehab in a suburb of Charlotte. Curry had surgery at the end of May, and said he’ll be ready to get on the court and play competitively in a few weeks. “I’m not so far behind that I wouldn’t be ready if the season were ready to go in [October],” Curry said.
• After his rehab he makes sure to stop at Chick-fil-A. It’s arguably the most important part of his day.
• From there, it’s about a 40-minute drive to Davidson.
• He works out for a few minutes before his late-morning/early-afternoon classes.
• He then stops in to see McKillop, gets in some more shooting or weight-lifting workouts, then heads home to see his wife later in the afternoon.
• Mondays and Wednesdays are one class; Tuesdays and Thursdays, a double-dip.
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As only NASCAR can fill this hole:
The photo caption says it all:
Horsemen take part in a Kok-boru, or goat dragging, competition as they attend a festival of Kyrgyz folklore and popular traditions near the Son-Kul lake, on July 21, 2011. Considered Kyrgyzstan’s national sport, Kok-boru is a traditional Central Asian game where players grab a goat carcass from the ground while riding their horses and try to score by placing it in their opponent’s goal.(Reuters/Vladimir Pirogov)
More awesome, interesting, beautiful, and desktop wallpaper photos here.
I found out the other day that if you are watching a Vimeo video and it gets choppy, click on the HD button and have HD mode turned off. It should then play normally.
The full list is here. They are all worth checking out. Above:
The Lakers played against the Clippers on March 6, 2000, which also happened to be Shaq’s 28th birthday. The game was considered a Clippers “home game,” prompting Shaq to ask his crosstown rivals for some extra tickets for friends and family. The Clippers refused. Shaq responded by scoring a record 61 points against them that night, and also making some epic plays, including an infamous failed 3 pointer/alley oop pass to Kobe Bryant.
Full report and video here:
TMZ spoke with Artest who told us, “Unfortunately there was a situation at the club and some people had too much to drink, and got unruly and aggressive. I tried to diffuse the situation. Some people just don’t think clearly when they’ve had too much to drink — it’s an unfortunate reality. “
The psychiatrist who he has been seeing must have helped him a lot since his days of yore:
“Do this research if we don’t have a season — watch how much evil, which we call crime — watch how much crime picks up if you take away our game,” Ray Lewis, NFL football player for the Baltimore Ravens, when thinking about the implications of a lockout.
“First of all, every player has played with gay guys. It bothers me when I hear these reporters and jocks get on TV and say, ‘Oh, no guy can come out in a team sport. These guys would go crazy.’ First of all, quit telling me what I think. I’d rather have a gay guy who can play than a straight guy who can’t play.
Any professional athlete who gets on TV or radio and says he never played with a gay guy is a stone-freakin’ idiot. I would even say the same thing in college. Every college player, every pro player in any sport has probably played with a gay person. … They always try to make it like jocks discriminate against gay people. I’ve been a big proponent of gay marriage for a long time, because as a black person, I can’t be in for any form of discrimination at all,” - Sir Charles Barkley.
Barkley is all over the place but his final point is spot on.
For the athletes:
An Astros fan invades the field during last night’s match against the Mets, manages to (temporarily) evade the fuzz with some fancy parkour-inspired maneuvers.
“I’m at ease,” Ramirez told ESPNdeportes.com via phone from his home in Miami. “God knows what’s best [for me]. I’m now an officially retired baseball player. I’ll be going away on a trip to Spain with my old man,” says just retired Manny Ramirez. Ramirez failed a second drug test in spring training this year and instead of serving a 100-game suspension, he retired (he told MLB first and then word eventually made it to his team, the Tampa Bay Rays).
God works in mysterious ways, I suppose.
“A Phillies fan, a Mets fan, & a Yankees fan are climbing a mountain & arguing about who loves their team more. The Yankees fan insists he is the most loyal. ”This is for the Yankees,” he yells, & jumps off the mountain. Not to be outdone, the Phillies fan is next to profess his love for his team. He yells “This is for the Phillies!!” & pushes the Mets fan off the mountain.”
A quick note – I am down to 20 some papers left to grade. Yay!
I usually end up watching some of Jim Rome is Burning before PTI and Around the Horn. I really don’t care much for Jim Rome and his screed-like sarcasm and jerk-like tendencies.
When I saw him giving one of his final burns today (sorry for the bad quality, it’s the best I could get for today’s show) to the Dallas Mavericks for being a soft team, I yawned a bit. Jim, however, shocked me with the news on the few Dallas players.
Have you heard about Caron Butler? Butler shifted his knee back in place after injuring it in a game so that he wouldn’t have to be carted off the court in-front of his Mom and Grandma. His teammate, Shawn Marion, also has a really disgusting finger injury and it isn’t keeping him from playing.
These guys are bamf’s and get my hat tip for the week.
A bigger issue, he says, is that professional sports value materialism, commercialism and a Darwinian, hail-to-the winner ethos that jars with Christian values like self-denial and humility.
Krattenmaker agrees, adding violence, sexual aggression and idolatry are often associated with major league sports.Fans become wrapped up their favorite teams or favorite players.
“We go too far,” he says, “when we make sports the center of our lives.”
Hoffman says it would be naïve to think that the fans that show up for the Final Fourin a couple weeks are going solely because they appreciate the skill and athleticism of the teams involved. For some, he says, it’s “sheer tribalism.”
I believe it is easy to say (although not true) that everyone who roots for their bracket to win is a tribalist maniac. The same can be said for those who drink alcohol – they all must be drunks!
This is an interesting topic and has a place in being discussed each year. The origin of this article was based on a group at Duke University who, in fact, didn’t see anything wrong with March Madness, basketball, or brackets but possibly uses this moment to bring people to God.
“What we believe is that passion is good,” Jean-Baptiste continued. “…We just believe that those passions are also ways to enter into relationship with God. And if you don’t know how, to begin the relationship starting with the worship of God is not a bad idea.”
Her group, which is not affiliated with any official campus organization, says there’s nothing wrong with enthusiasm for hoops – just that such passions make this a good time to explore a deeper relationship with God.
Here is a classic to set off you up for your weekend.