Work It Out

  • Kevin Durant’s poor workout in Orlando is making some noise apparently. Some people have even made noise that his draft stock should slip. Well…this from TrueHoop shows that workouts generally don’t mean too much in the grand scheme of things. I mean on one hand its jaw-dropping how much of a freak of nature Oden is looking at his results. On the other hand great athletes have tested poorly in the past. Honestly, at the end of the day it is who can play basketball. This is simply another case of ‘what have you done for me lately?’ The guy swept all player of the year awards not one person should even hint that he should not go #2. Chad Ford also made some excellent points on his ESPN Insider blog basically stating that most of the other players practice for weeks and prepared for these exact drills while Durant did not. That could explain how Spencer Hawes beat Durant in anything.
  • Trent Green in…Daunte Culpepper out? I would never do that in Madden I’ll tell you that much. I’m not sure of the logic of trading for a 36 year old and trading away Daunte. This Cam Cameron guy just isn’t very smart.
  • Gary Sheffield caused a debate on why black people don’t play baseball. I don’t have an exact answer because unlike Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, white people didn’t nominate me to speak for my race. However, I played baseball for one year and I hated it. The games were long, practice was long, the jersey was tight and got dirty. Plus I played outfield and no one could even hit it out there so I did nothing. The best part was after the game when the Chewy bars and the cooler of Capri-Sun came out.
  • Girls gone wild…first Danica Patrick shoved that other racer guy (Dan Wheldon) and now Michelle Wie is getting flack from the LPGA for this. Smart move by Michelle except for the whole getting caught practicing when you’re supposed to be injured part. And when is she going to win anyways?
  • The Finals…do I wanna talk about the Finals…do I wanna talk about the Finals right now…do I have to do it right now? Give me some time, I’m alone and confused. But at least the Pussycat Dolls won’t be in the opening. Instead that same one from last year is back and if I recall correctly it gave me chills. I may get hyped for 5 seconds until I see the Cleveland/San Antonio graphic and promptly throw up.
  • On his ESPN Insider blog, Jay Bilas gives Billy Donovan the business.
  • Becky Hammon is a Golden God
  • I’ve watched more college softball games then hockey playoff games. I don’t think the NHL can really ever comeback. Also…Arena Football was really cool when I was like 9 or 10, but it is just so lame now. I can’t wait until it goes away.
  • French Open…women’s semi-finals are tomorrow. Maria Sharapova vs. Ana Ivanovic or a battle of the beauties as I would say. Pretty much a perfect matchup to watch (literally), both in their first semifinal at the French. Last year I guess there was a movement that Ivanovic was the new hotty or something like that. I disagreed. I’m going to go with Sharapova purely based on experience and her will to win. She has had a tendency to choke in big matches against big opponents (Williams sisters, the retired Kim Clistjers, Justine Henin and Amelie Mauresmo). I think that seeing Ivanovic on the other side will give her the edge even on her worst surface. The other semi-final is the aforementioned Henin vs. Jelena Jankovic. Jankovic has a gigantic forehead and will get demolished. Men’s side…Federer/Nadal.