Saturday Song

No Independence Day is complete without our national anthem. Carl Lewis’ version from over 20 years ago is the most memorable (sorry Whitney). Charlie Steiner (then of ESPN) goes with this version like peanut butter goes with jelly.


Recently passed North Carolina Tar Heels basketball Coach Dean Smith left everyone of his former players $200 paid out of his trust for “dinner out” on Coach.

In his will, Smith bequeathed $200 to each of his former players from his trust. The reason? The coach wanted them to “enjoy a dinner out compliments […]

Giving the Hawks the Bird

I forgot to post this yesterday… 30 years ago Larry Bird scored 60 points to set the Celtics single game scoring record. If anyone doubts that Larry Bird is one of the best ever or thinks he’s over hyped — this will disabuse you of such foolishness.

The greatest shot is the one the […]

R.I.P — Dean Smith

Legendary University of North Carolina Tar Heels basketball coach Dean Smith has died at age 83. From FOX Sports:

“Coach Dean Smith passed away peacefully the evening of February 7 at his home in Chapel Hill, and surrounded by his wife and five children,” the Smith family said in a statement. “We are grateful for […]

Kobe’s Beef

Kobe Bryant is not my favorite athlete. I’m ambivalent on his past rape case — only because the evidence was sketchy and despite his legal team’s (and a local LA sports talk station’s) overly aggressive posture towards the alleged victim (the word “alleged” still has meaning, but I digress). In addition, I’m just not […]

Like a Champ

Sports-wise Texas is known for football of course. We like the other major sports too of course… but in small town West Texas, basketball — girls basketball — is a big deal. One its better coaches (since retired from his Panhandle, Texas gig, and relocated to Tatum, NM to coach again was the source […]

Saturday Open Thread

Mercer celebrates after defeating Duke, in Raleigh, 78-71 in the Second Round of March Madness yesterday.

Hey… who needs a billion dollars anyway?

Weekend Five -- March Madness Edition

March Madness is upon us and in Wanks’ down time this weekend’s Five will be some of our favorite college sports moments. I’d say 5 NCAA basketball moments, but I don’t think I can muster 5 of those so we’ll broaden the topic to all of college athletics…

In no particular…

1. My […]

Useless Idiot

Dennis Rodman puts the ASS in “ambassador”.

In his first interview since returning to the U.S. from an unprecedented visit to North Korea last week, former NBA star Dennis Rodman said he bears a message for President Obama from the country’s oppressive leader, Kim Jong Un.

“He wants Obama to do one thing: Call […]

His Rule is Golden

Great moment…

**UPDATE: I found a CBS News video of the story…