The Swinging Bunt
Really Pittsburgh? If Bud Selig wants to rewrite the Major League Baseball record book by taking out players guilty of using performance enhancing drugs. Maybe the NFL and Roger Goodell should consider doing the same. This morning Sports by Brooks has a story asking the question, “Did Steelers Blood Dope Before the Super Bowl?” WR Hines Ward and S Troy Polamalu, public enemy’s #1 and #2 in Baltimore, received a controversial treatment knows as Platelet-rich Plasma Therapy. We all know the 70’s Stillers were the fathers of the sports ‘Steroid Era.’ Hmmm… sounds sketchy to this CMS Staffer.
Maryland’s Mt. Rushmore of Sports. SportsCenter is currently holding a competition of which individual United State has the best ‘Mt. Rushmore of Sports.’ They are going to announce a series of finalists and then the fans will have the final say, which gets this “prestigious” honor. Where will Maryland factor into the discussion? The Old Line State put up quite the fearsome foursome, Cal, Brooks, Johnny U, and Michael Phelps. You have to wonder, do you think George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, or Abe Lincoln were ever involved in a ‘Bong-Gate?’
Surprise, Surprise. This morning it is being widely reported that Tracy McGrady of the Houston Rockets will have season ending micro fracture surgery on his left knee. Since being an underrated budding star in Toronto with Vince Carter, he was supposed to revolutionize the NBA with Grant Hill in post-Shaq-Orlando, and be involved in the next ‘Big 3′ to make a title run with Yao and Artest in Houston. It might be really safe to say, McGrady might be the most overrated, way over-hyped “super-star” in the entire post-Jordan era. Anyone who has played with that amount of talent over a decade should without a doubt be able to get to a conference semi-final, but as you’ll remember, the amount of playoff rounds T-Mac has ever won is 0. Bob Haynie, esteemed host of the Bob Haynie Show, had Houston-Boston in his NBA Finals… sorry Bob, not this year.
Scanning the Blogosphere
Pro Football Talk has a few words on Terrell Suggs potentially being ‘tagged.’
The Schmuck Stops Here has a thought on “Guthrie and the WBC.”
MLB Trade Rumors comments on Brian Roberts and the O’s possibly narrowing the gap on a long-term deal.
Ravens Insider asks is “Rolle next on the chopping block?”
Fanhouse: “Broncos cut Dre Bly,” could he be a potential FA signing for the Ravens?
Medium Well wonders if is “Maryland among ESPN’s Mt. Rushmore finalists?” The Old Line State has a pretty nice fearsome foursome with Cal, Brooks, Phelps, and Unitas. I wonder if anyone on the real Mt. Rushmore
Recruiting Report looks at the life of ex-Terp basketball recruit Eteyen Edet.
Deadspin has a great human interest story, “Not all high school kids are punks”… Drew addressed the story this morning on the CMS.
CMS Video of the Day
With the NFL Draft approaching quickly potential draftees all over the country are trying to show GM’s all over the league that they should be selected. San Jose State 6’4 287lb Jarron Gilbert did something amazing while getting out of the pool after a workout… absolutely unreal for someone that size to be able to do that, put him on my team’s D-Line!