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The height of Linsanity feels like a long time ago, doesn’t it? It wasn’t really, but given all that’s transpired since then, from the injury at the end of the year to the Knicks letting him leave for the Rockets in restricted free agency, October feels far, far removed from February. That doesn’t mean Lin’s off the radar, though.
Here’a clip of ESPN’s First Take that aired yesterday, in which Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless were set to “discuss” (read: scream like morons) Tim Tebow’s latest GQ Magazine cover, in which he’s posing like a crucified Jesus. It appears Skip is about to launch into one of his impassioned and impervious rants when the television feed abruptly cuts to commercial. (Go to :58)
Paterno, Joe Posnanski’s upcoming biography on late (and as of last November, extremely controversial) Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, has caused some controversy of its own over the last few months. Today, the first excerpts from that book were released. Expect the controversy to keep right on going.
It’s good to be Derrick Rose. You’re 23 years old, the NBA’s reigning MVP, the most important person in your city (besides Barack Obama), and are making obscene amounts of money. You are young, a god of Chicago, and preternaturally talented. You are not of this world, in more ways than one.
But in addition to there being a genetic gap between you and normal humans, there is, seemingly, a psychological one.
Michael Vick had a tough day yesterday. It started with everyone talking about that piece about him in GQ, and ended with him playing as badly as we can remember seeing him play. Fortunately, he did get one chance to take out his frustration, and took advantage.
Will Leitch’s GQ story on Michael Vick proved to be one of the sports topics of the morning. Some predicted Vick’s comments would cause a fair amount of outrage…and some did seem disappointed. Others wondered what the fuss was about. What did we think? See after the jump.
While you were sleeping, SportsGrid was up all night watching TV and searching the internet for links to help get your day started. Today, Boston wants Johnny Damon to answer just one question, a Donovan McNabb interview and backlash, MJ’s sons do some unfortunate tweeting, and more.