Friday, August 17, 2012

Quick Hits

Bob Ryan says goodbye in his final column at the Boston Globe.

This CNN Money video looks at the business of minor baseball and features the Trenton Thunder.

Good read from Chris Jones about Michael Jordan and his sons.

Charles Pierce takes a break from tearing down Romney’s VP choice Paul Ryan to write about Patriots training camp.

London 2012 Olympics break NBC viewership records. Awful Announcing takes a look.

SI’s Thomas Lake looks at Michael Jordan’s high school coach who is currently in jail and receiving little help from MJ.

CBS’s Gregg Doyel says that something needs to be done about academic cheating in the NCAA.

The New Yorker has the cure for your London 2012 Olympic hangover.

The Guardian takes a look at data and the Olympics in a very cool piece.

Jerry Crasnick writes about Reds prospect Billy Hamilton moving closer to Vin Coleman’s stolen base record.

Joe Posnanski talks about the upcoming release of his biography about Joe Paterno.

Bill Barnwell of Grantland finds that surprisingly baseball players have died at a faster rate than football players.

Patrick Rishe of Forbes says that the Nationals should stick to the Strasburg Shutdown.

Does Notre Dame football really deserve the treatment they get? Rick Reilly doesn’t think so.

Photo Caption Contest:

Joe Posnanski’s Joe Paterno biography hits shelves on this Tuesday. Will you be reading?

1 comment:

  1. I personally like Joe Posnanski's writing style which was the big reason that I was drawn to this at first. Also after reading his piece about it for USA Today, I really want to read it. If you get a chance to read that USA Today piece, the link is in the Quick Hits. It's well worth your time. He was in the middle of writing the biography when the grand jury testimony hit! That's insane!