Tuesday, April 22, 2008 Updated: April 23, 7:39 AM ET
By Chris Berend and the Funky Bunch
"Boyz II Men's MotownPhilly is essentially my life story captured in harmonious vocals."
REGARDING THE RASHEED WALLACE FEATURE IN THE LAST ISSUE:
"If the NBA were the NHL, Rasheed would be the second coming of Dave Schultz."
-RALPH ALLEN, SYRACUSE, UTAH
[Ed's note: Nope. The Hammer has the most penalty minutes in a season (472, 1974-75). Sheed's high (268 PFs, 1997-98) doesn't crack the NBA's top 1,000.]
"His abilities are immeasurable ... Sheed for president!"
[Ed's note: Actually, we can measure his abilities. His 6,506 career rebounds ranks him 111th on the all-time list, just above Dirk Nowitzki (6,501). Additionally, an unscientific Mag survey found out that only half of the NBA players are even registered to vote!]
"Talented enigma? Ask a Portlander what they know."
[Ed's note: That would be beer and flowers. The city plays host to the nation's longest-running rose festival and is home to 28 microbreweries.]
A BREAKDOWN OF OUR READERS' BELIEFS!
38% think we didn't give enough love to the Jayhawks.
29% long for the Braves' glory days of the 1990s — and pine for new Blossom episodes.
17% want to subject baseball players to random drug tests and store the samples forever.
16% wouldn't waste a top-3 pick on Darren McFadden.
0% knew that Juan Marichal and Gaylord Perry have the second most wins by teammates over a 10-year period (336).
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GRAHAM RAHAL!We've got moving images of this too!
When Graham Rahal visited The Mag, we tested his focus by hurling questions — and stuff — at him. Guess the youngest to win in open-wheel (St. Pete's road course) shouldn't do ovals.
THE Mag "You're driving north. You turn left, left, left and left. What direction are you headed?"
GR "North from where?"
THE Mag "Anywhere."
GR "Turn left, left, left. You're heading east."
THE Mag "You forgot a left. The answer is north."
GR "I think you've found my weakness."