Opinion Kemba Walker's Book Club
I want to thank you all again for agreeing to be part of my book club. As you all know, my admission that I had only read one book in my life got a lot of press coverage. So I thought maybe other players like me were in the same boat and could really benefit from digging into the classics.
- Kyrie Irving
I am glad to be a part of your club. I was only at Duke for a year and I spent so much time on basketball that I didn't do much reading at all. Really any reading at all.
I hear you. That's how it is. We're all work so hard to get to the NBA, to raise our draft prospects, to get that big contract that will have us set for life, that we don't take much time to put all that aside and spend a week on a great work of fiction.
- Derrick Williams
It definitely takes time. I haven't worked out in days because of this book.
Yes. This book. It was a tough one. But I thought we should start in the deep water. Ulysses by James Joyce. What did you all think?
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April 15, 2011 Column
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April 14, 2011 Column
The Game: Issue #6
Ever hear something horrible and/or hilarious at a game? Send your submissions to OverheardSP at gmail. Or submit for future editions about the gym.
So my girlfriend and I travel to a Redskins/Rams game in St. Louis last year. I'm a huge Redskins fan and we got seats right behind the Redskins bench and there was a pretty big concentration of Redskins fans in this section.
Right before the game starts an older couple in Rams gear sits a couple rows in front of us and is obviously already pretty drunk. In the first quarter Santana Moss catches a pass and after the play the old man stands up and yells "SANTANA MOSS ..ISN'T HE THE RAPIST?!?!" then sat back down.
A few plays later McNabb throws an incomplete pass towards Moss and the guy stands up again and yells "HE WOULD'VE CAUGHT THAT PASS IF HE WASN'T RAPING ALL THE TIME!!" To this day I still don't know if he was convinced that he was a rapist or if that was just his form of trash talk.
I spent my four years of college at the University of Nebraska, where the students' section is most of the the south end of the stadium. There is no reserved seating there, so where my buddies and my seats changed every game depending on what was open when we got in.
Freshman year, no matter when we got there, or where we sat, within 3 rows of us was the same chubby guy in his mid-40's rockin' a mullet (think Eastbound & Down) who after the National Anthem found the closest guy to him, yelled "Lets do this shit, Home-Skillet!" and raised his hand for a high-five.