If you are a Yankees fan, today is a bittersweet Friday for you as the ALCS will go back to the Bronx. And if you didn’t watch the game, this tweet from MSF’s second-favorite Yankee fan (Dad is #1) sums it up quite perfectly:
I’d like to see a “Yankees 3, Girard 2” backpage tomrorow, with “Clueless Joe” as a runnerup. Don’t let me down, News & Post. Good night.
I personally couldn’t care less. I’m actually glad Joe Girardi keeps making baffling moves (and that the Yankees jinx themselves) because, in the absence of NLCS drama, the ALCS is at least giving us a 6th game.
So for all of you Yankees fans out there, don’t be too down in the dumps today. Your team is still up 3-2, you still have the best lineup, you still have Mariano Rivera, you still have C.C. Sabathia ready to dominate a Game 7, and…
…Derek Jeter is still daring Minka Kelly.
So continue reading as Minka and I show you What You Need To Read this Friday morning.
Think the “Sports Fan Coalition” has your best interests at heart? Hardly. The guys at the aptly named Rumors and Rants tell you why.
Who’s the current leader for the Heisman? MoonDog offers his opinion.
Very interesting take, specifically about Kevin Durant, at the Wall Street Journal on emerging stats-based analysis of the NBA.
Week 7 of the NFL season is approaching. If you need help with your picks, Sharapova’s Thigh is a good place to go.
Midwest sports news
In Cavaliers news, Rick and the boys at WFNY are helping Shaquille O’Neal learn his new offense in Cleveland. Plus, LeBron wants to dunk on George Bush.
In Cubs news, will a new hitting instructor help end the curse???
In Bulls news, Derrick Rose is living a pretty charmed life right now, wouldn’t you say? Hanging out with Marissa Miller, being picked as preseason NBA MVP by Rick Bucher…not a bad way to start the new season.
In Hoosiers news, Coach K says something I agree with: Indiana should celebrate the coaching legacy of Bob Knight.
In White Sox news, GM Ken Williams is not paying attention to the playoffs but has finally opened up about his plans for the offseason.
In Tennessee Volunteer news, we know that Lane Kiffin will do crazy things to lure recruits. Here are some details.
A pretty glaring example of plagiarism in the blogosphere.
Interesting story from NPR about how Facebook and Myspace are divided among social lines.
A nice Blog World Recap by the most lijit social media expert out there.
Other random stuff
Sports Crackle Pop calls “bullshit” on this Got Milk ad with Chauncey Billups. I tend to agree…and hate milk after working out…but it is a good source of protein.
According to HMJ, 44% of Americans think marijuana should be legalized. What say you?
Some sports cliches just need to be done away with.
Awesome: 7 Rules Sports Movies Live By, courtesy of the good folks at Gunaxin.
Beer pong, by Nike.
Ha, ha, ha
HMJ has the pic of Andy Milonakas giving weed to a homeless guy.
There is no explanation for this, so just watch it…and prepare to be rendered speechless as you are regaled by the ridiculous tale of a man, his horse, and its raisin-like taste. (Note: I decided to just embed the video below too.)
More funny pictures of Jeff Fisher from Tirico Suave.
Jim Zorn will apparently now be coaching from the parking lot.
A little something for the fellas
Just because: The University of Oregon cheerleaders
Guyism presents the girls of 1986
***Take note, a few brief moments of this video — and perhaps a close examination of the lyrics — have some NSFW elements. But otherwise, as ridiculously stupid as this is, I guarantee you it will get stuck in your head and that you will laugh. That’s all I’m going to say.***
Have a great Friday and a great weekend everybody. Send your tips/comments/suggestions to jerod [at] midwestsportsfans [dot] com.
* – Minka Kelly photo credits: AskMen.com