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SCOOP: in the 2013 NFL Draft, the New Orleans Saints will decline to draft anyone. "The players I scouted were too small," Sean Payton will say. "Usually they're about the size of my thumb when I hold it up, which is bad enough. But this year they were even smaller than that. I'm struggling to put this in terms that are clear, but I need you to understand how small these players were."
On the other hand, this guy is big enough. But as Dan pointed out in the video, there is always the risk of him flying away. Also, I am 100 percent convinced that this is the most interesting story the "long jump ruler guy" will ever have to tell.
Matt's amazed by this one, and so am I. Soccer players put English on the ball all the time, but this was perfect. And to back up for a second, I still don't quite understand how one can put English on a ball with one's foot, without gripping it, and to anything resembling desired effect. Then again I also still haven't figured out whether the molecular diagrams in chemistry class were just abstract models meant to represent arrangement, or if the individual atoms really are spheres that are the same size no matter how many elements they are. Could've asked this in chemistry class, was too busy playing Tetris and DRUGWAR.exe on my TI-83, no regrets, who cares.
DION PHANEUF/BRANDON PRUST
(Via Pat Iversen)
Last month I had the privilege of seeing my first-ever NHL game, and luckily for me, it was a Habs-Leafs game. The Maple Leafs won 6-0, the Habs got pissed off, there was lots of fighting, and it was everything I hoped it would be.
As a stranger to this land I'm still getting familiar with hockey fight etiquette, and moments like these especially interest me. How much of a zero do you have to be for a guy to start a fight with you, go like, "ehhhhhh nevermind," and just ignore you and skate away?
Plenty of fights, hockey or otherwise, have spawned malice or dishonorable behavior. But until now, I didn't know it was possible to be rude in a fight.
(Via Ryan Van Bibber)
the nfl combine sucks and is boring
(Via Bill Hanstock's Week in Worst)
Broken offenses are one of my favorite things, especially when they're non-fastbreaks and there's really no excuse for them. I certainly am not an Expert, and can't break down the tape like, say, a Mike Prada can, but I am fairly certain that it's bad news when you:
- Attempt a shot while triple-teamed, with double digits on the shot clock
- Miss said shot by a greater distance than the distance you shot it from
- Could have passed to a teammate, who had miles of daylight at the perimeter
- Have a point guard on your team who is just kinda chillin' out of bounds, behind the baseline, for reasons that couldn't possibly be satisfactory
No league scores, or attempts to score, more than the NBA, and it isn't even close. I love it for that. Such a large sample size, and we're bound to see some dumb shit.
What is that? Definitely not a handshake ... maybe a cross between a high five and a fist-bump ... I dunno, let's just say it's a mutt and leave it at that.