Monday, February 11, 2008

A (very) belated link- self-promotion edition

I find it amazing that for a number of months I was able to put a post up just about every day. Now, ever since I went onto my (very) sporadic posting schedule, I wonder how I ever had the time in my schedule to put up all those posts. I'm even more impressed now with the people who blog every day (while also maintaining a full-time job) than I was before.

That's all a long-winded way of saying that I've had a few links that I've been meaning to post for awhile, but somehow haven't gotten around to. At this point, they're pretty old, but I'll still give you two.

  • About a month ago, Lebron James got pulled over for going 100 mph on the highway. I thought Henry (from TrueHoop) was a little flippant about it, and I wrote him with the reasons that I didn't think a 100 mph ticket was really similar to your run of the mill 75 mph speeding ticket. He was kind enough to add parts of my email to his post. (It's the fourth bullet from the bottom. I told you this post was going to be self-promotional.) He did make a point in his email response to me with which I agree: while what Lebron did was wrong, it probably wasn't deserving of the media storm that followed it--especially when you consider all of the other types of more socially destructive behavior by athletes that doesn't get any coverage.
  • And while we're on the subject of old links from TrueHoop, I thought this paragraph from a post that Henry linked to by a player who signed with the Golden State Warriors was fascinating:
One thing that shocked me was during a timeout Coach Nelson doesn't say nothing. He just sits there and rubs his head and will occasionally draw up a play every now and then. When you have been in the league as long as he has, and accomplished the things he has at a high level, you shouldn't have to. I asked one of the players "why he doesn't talk during timeouts?" They said he just doesn't. They were like "if that shocks you about this team, then you are in for a bunch more surprises and weird things."

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