Wins Miss USA pageant. If ESPN.com covered Miss USA like we did, say, the Masters, the site's front page would shout:
'Show Me' the Honey!
The Lead Item
Two Words For You:
The proof is in the playoffs.
For leading the Nuggets to the postseason (for the
first time since '95), Carmelo Anthony deserves to
share Rookie of the Year with LeBron.
Is James more talented? Sure: So talented that the
Cavs have managed to close their season with a
Lottery-securing 3-11 run.
Meanwhile, after a post-All-Star swoon, Carmelo led
Denver to a 7-3 record over their last 10 games, in a competitive
neck-and-neck-and-neck playoff battle with the Jazz and Blazers.
While Carmelo enjoys a couple noisy playoff games at
home, LeBron will be watching his buddy in the
playoffs from home.
If voters don't go the "Co-" route, that's not a bad
consolation prize for Carmelo.
Are we making too much of it? As fans
who get breathless about whether or not Omarosa is
going to screw Kwame out of an "Apprentice" title,
enjoying a live cut-in to watch a milestone at-bat
doesn't seem like overkill (except that it took me
away from PTI).
But just a heads up: This is nothing compared
to the redefinition of "frenzy" as Bonds approaches
Ruth at No. 714.
Who had 2 hours, 41 minutes in
yesterday's "How fast will Philly fans crack the BOO!
seal on the new park?" As one Phillies fan e-mailed me
yesterday, at least it's a nicer place to jeer.
The Cubs' master plan is falling apart:
Prior's status has gone from "May" to "Maybe
Meanwhile: Maddux got shelled in his Wrigley
debut (15 wins in the bank? Still waiting on the first
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Victoria's Secret fashion show: Too hot for TV? It's a bra
Stamos/Romjin: split; "Full House" guy couldn't handle it
That cracking sound you hear? Broken ankles from people leaping off that crowded preseason "Cubs Win
World Series" bandwagon.
St. John's Hoops
College hoops' biggest clean-up job is
reportedly going to 38-year-old Kansas assistant Norm
Roberts. Aside from "He won't make it worse, will he?"
the biggest criteria for this job should be "Can he
recruit locally?" Roberts is from Queens; chances are
he knows how to use the subway.
Not overheard at Fort Bragg, where Tiger
is training this week:
There Phil was just a-walkin
down the street, singing:
Grin on his face and a spring
in his feet, singing:
The putt's good (Putt's good!)
The putt's fine (Putt's fine!)
Putt's good! Putt's fine!
Tiger's prob'ly lost his mind.
NCAA Supports NFL
NCAA honcho Myles Brand must have a PhD in
chutzpah. What else would allow him to let
the NCAA file a brief to the U.S. Appeals court
supporting the NFL's position on Clarett?
More Miss USA
If ESPN.com covered Miss USA, we might
also have noted that Lakers owner Jerry Buss was a
pageant judge and that Lakers coach Phil Jackson had a
Hey, why worry about a potentially playoff-crippling
team chemistry problem when there's a swimsuit
competition to evaluate?
My predictions are right so very rarely, that when one comes through (i.e., Bonds will hit No. 660 off Kinney), it's important to note it.
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1 seed: MIN's to lose
SA needs W + MIN L
(Otherwise: 3 seed)
2 seed: SAC's to lose
LA needs 2 Ws + SAC L
(Otherwise: 4 seed)
Is Bonds' 660 overrated, like some critics suggest?
Well, the West Indies cricket captain set a world
record Monday, scoring 400 runs in an intn'l
Atlanta Hawks sorry for playing dirty rap lyrics in
the arena on Saturday; no apology yet for offensive
play on the court ...
More (not) overheard at Fort Bragg: I don't know, but
I been told! (I don't know, but I been told!) Tiger's irons
are pretty cold! (Tiger's irons are pretty