Clinton Portis and Chris Samuels are in Michael Vick’s corner, as they pooh-pooh the idea of dog-fighting being a crime. They joked and giggled through an interview, even comparing dog fighting to what goes on at “Animal Planet”. Yeah, that’s the same thing. Guys, you’re hotter if you keep your mouths closed.
Over in East Rutherford, Jason Kidd claims that he would understand if Vince Carter leaves the Nets. He’d understand, but I bet you he wouldn’t like it. (Jefferson is so upset at the possiblity of Carter leaving that he didn’t even attend his exit interviews.*)
My favorite NASCAR driver, Juan Pablo Montoya, is not just a hothead on the track, but on the green as well. There’s cursing, balls all over the place, tons of humor – I really want to go golfing with J.P.
Everyone’s going nuts about LeBron’s decision to pass rather than shoot at the end of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals. I won’t pass judgment, though, mostly because I didn’t watch the game. And I don’t care all that much.
Billy Wagner and the Mets are sending a shipment of t-shirts to Iraq with a picture of Wagner pitching, for the “Sandmen” of the 332nd Expeditionary Medical Group. Wagner, through emails and other communication with Air Force Major Warren Kadrmas, found out that Kadrmas and other surgeons use “Enter Sandman” as their theme music when performing surgery. I love these kinds of stories.
* Probably isn’t true.