Thursday Morning Mavs Donuts
DONUT 1: Wednesday morning. It was my birthday, and The Morning After The Night That Should've Been. And what was I fed immediately upon turning on my TV to "SportsCenter''?
"There's no NBA,'' said the generic anchorman who sits next to Hannah Storm, "but last night on ESPN2, the MAC put on a show!''
DONUT 2: Jerry Stackhouse to Jim Rome, on the subject of Derek Fisher:
"It's not that I don't think he's a great guy," Stackhouse said, "But I don't want him negotiating my contract. I want an agent who knows the lingo negotiating my contract. Derek Fisher, he doesn't negotiate his own contract. He has an agent. So why would I want him negotiating something even bigger than his contract?''
This is being characterized as a "roasting'' of Fisher, but I don't read it that way. It's less incendiary than that, and more reasonable than that.
DONUT 3: I don't really give a crap about the letters being written by union leaders to union members. I don't really give a crap about the letters being written by owners leadership to owners.
A care about how the rank-and-file would vote if asked to participate in an anonymous poll. The questions posed would have to be crafted in an almost-impossibly unbiased way ... But I wonder what the 450 players are saying to their wives, to their agents, to themselves ... and how truly unified they are in the face of missed games and missed paychecks.
And I wonder if union leadership really wants to hear those poll results.
DONUT 4: Come follow Fish and the Mavs on Twitter!
DONUT 5: This isn't going to make a mark outside of DB.com, where we've been totalling and celebrating the consecutive 50-win seasons since way back when we yelled "8X50!''
Now it's "11X50.'' And it's all but dead, the erasure of an 82-game season meaning a virtual mathematical end to the chance to win 50 again.
DONUT 6: Did we create a way for you to dress like a champion! YES. WE. DID.
DONUT 7: It's not Tim Tebow's fault he is garnering all this attention. So don't penalize him for that. (And I'm not just pointing a finger at the media or the audience, but also other NFL players who are just as hard-working and God-fearing as he is ... and resent not being recognized as such.)
I stand by what I've said from the start of the Heisman winner's pro career: I absolutely want him on my team, in some capacity. But I absolutely do not want Tim Tebow as my starting quarterback.
DONUT 8: It's Texas Legends draft night in Frisco! We're on the case.
DONUT 9: Ben Stiller says that if he was an athlete, he'd be J.J. Barea.
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DONUT 11: If Lance Armstrong bought the Cowboys he'd "get the hell outta the way''? I call B.S. … and here on DB.com Boards, y'all get your chance to argue about it.
DONUT 12: A woman says Justin Bieber is her baby daddy. But at the time she alleges she went backstage with Biebs, she was 19 and Justin was 17.
So, if it's all true ... he owes her child support but she's guilty of statutory rape. Right?