NBA preseason has started and I have suddenly found myself a New Orleans Hornets fan. How is that, you ask? Because one of My Iowa Hotties, Adam Haluska, was a second-round draft pick for the Hornets. In their first preseason game on Tuesday night, Adam came in for 24 minutes, went 5 for 9 for 12 points, 1 rebound, 1 steal and 1 block. Yahoo! had this to say:
Chandler’s two free throws capped a run of nine straight points to get New Orleans within 54-49, and the comeback was completed when second-round pick Adam Haluska hit back-to-back jumpers to start the fourth quarter to tie it at 70.
Way to go Adam! The following pics were the only ones of him so far as a Hornet, so I have included a third one that shows his cutie face. Yay! [Hawkeye to Hornet, Woot!]
In NFL news, Old Man Hottie Vinny Testaverde has been signed not by The Buzzsaw That Is The Arizona Cardinals, but by the Carolina Panthers, as a back-up for David Carr now that Jake Delhomme has gone down for the season with an injury. In an interesting bit of trivia, Vinnie Testaverde won the Heisman the same year his teammate Dwayne Jarrett was born. HEE! (That’s 1986, for those of you playing at home.) [Pick Him Up in Your Fantasy League Before Someone Else Does]
In NHL action, Newbie Hottie Brian Elliott got his goalie debut last night. He stopped 27 shots between the pipes. He said that “from age 7, this has been my goal.” (Ba dump ching). The Ottawa Senators got all the way to the Stanley Cup Finals last year, only to lose to Anaheim, but are off to a great start this season. [Goalie Nets Himself a Great Win]