October 16, 2021

Quick Hits: May 12th, 2006

Haven’t done one of these in a few days, so here goes:

  • GREAT NEWS! Duke and Gonzaga are going to meet on the hardwoods next year. BAD NEWS! The best players each team has had in many years will be departed and in the NBA somewhere. Too little, too late.
  • Once can’t miss superstar QB Ryan Leaf, who crashed and burned big time, is trying to make a new name for himself, this time as a QB coach. His new position will be for the Division II West Texas A&M Buffaloes. It does appear that he has his head on straight now, and if he really has learned from his meltdown, I wish him the best.
  • Clemson head football coach Tommy Bowden is peeved. Apparently, Florida’s all-everything QB recruit Tim Tebow took a friendly visit to one of Clemson’s more heralded signees, CJ Spiller. Clemson contends the visit broke NCAA rules that state you can’t send a player to recruit other players. But the Gators maintain they didn’t send him, and find it ridiculous that the kid can’t even have friends to hang out with, lest it break the almighty NCAA rules. My take: Bowden needs to simmer down and quit whining.
  • Justin Gatlin broke the 100-meter record Friday with a time of 9.76 seconds at the Qatar Grand Prix. He shaved one-hundredth of a second off the mark of 9.77 seconds set by Jamaica’s Asafa Powell on June 14, 2005, in Athens, Greece.
  • Albert Haynesworth, DE for the Tennessee Titans, turned himself in on Friday on charges of reckless endangerment. According to the report, Haynesworth tried to run James Bond and his mother in law off of Interstate 40 with his truck. I mean, come on, all they had to do was get back in front of the truck and use the oil slick, or whatever else Mr. Bond has installed on his…..Mustang?
  • Kasey Kahne has his 3rd pole in the last 4 races at Darlington.
  • Johan Santana is hot right now, and tonight was no different. Check this: 7 innings, 10 Ks! Combine that pitching effort with 3 HRs by the Twins, and you have a 10-1 rout over the defending World Series Champs White Sox.

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