"While U.S. students continue to trail far behind the rest of the world in science and math scores, they are head and shoulders above international students when it comes to understanding the need to spread the floor and hit the offensive boards," said the study's author, Thomas LeMais.
The results are a positive sign for the United States, which had seen significant gains made on its position as the world leader in basketball I.Q. in recent years by the likes of Argentina, Spain and even Puerto Rico.
The new stronghold is attributed to a return to basketball fundamentals in the lower levels of the sport most 12-and-under youth programs had focused on dunking in the '90s and a president in the White House who is a proponent of the sport.
February 11, 2011 Column
Tweet of the Week
So you're not saying "no" to a RoboCop 2 statue?
From @mayordavebing AKA former Detroit Piston guard and current Detroit Mayor Dave Bing
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That's probably just a yellow card, but all the blood will make it red.
February 10, 2011 Column
The Gym: Issue #7
Ever hear something horrible and/or hilarious at the gym? Send your submissions to OverheardSP at gmail. Or submit for future editions about the games.
One time I was with a bunch of my friends at the track. One runner went past us he was wearing nothing but shorts, which were so tight on him that you could see everything about his crotch except the color of it. I nicknamed him the Arc, like Indiana Jones if you look at it, your face will melt off. Or at least we all felt like it.
I was at the gym recently, and noticed a guy who constantly comes in, lifts at low weights, and screams incredibly loud while doing so. Anyways I was at the gym and he was attempting to shoulder shrug 50lbs when he spiked the weights off the ground and screamed: "I GO HARD IN THE PAINT!" The best part? He was a white, middle-aged, not listening to music, and being completely serious.
Now the NFL is offering those fans oral in hopes that will end the lawsuit and the growing PR nightmare for the league.
"We will do anything to show the fans we are sorry," said commissioner Roger Goodell, reading from a statement at a press conference, in which he never looked directly at the camera or made eye contact with any members of the assembled press corps. "Really. Anything. I think this latest offer shows that," he added, tears noticeably welling up in his eyes. "Please. Let's just get this over with as quickly as possible."
The commissioner insisted that he would not be repaying all of the fans himself, as the offer allows the affected fans to choose any of the league's executives. That provision has reportedly caused several NFL executives to resign.
Darryl Strawberry raps very slowly for someone who was into coke.