Sad news in the world of football: TMZ reports that Junior Seau committed suicide with a gunshot to his chest.
The Nets officially moved to New York City Monday, and began selling merchandise emblazoned with a new black and white logo designed by the Brooklyn rapper. The logo features a shield shape that includes “Nets” in thin lettering above a basketball with a “B” in it.
“The Brooklyn Nets logos are another step we’ve made to usher the organization into a new era,” Jay-Z said in a statement. “The boldness of the designs demonstrate the confidence we have in our new direction.”
… The team’s website also went black and white, and incorporated the iconic shape of the Brooklyn Bridge and the phrase “Hello Brooklyn,” which comes from the Beastie Boys’ “B-Boys Bouillabaisse” off the Paul’s Boutique album.
Not a huge fan, question mark?
Now most of you don’t play basketball, so what does this have to do with you, assuming you’re not a Knicks fan enjoying your team win instead of lose? Well most of you are sexually active, and if you’re not, you probably would like to be. But if your sex life isn’t all that hot, then there is a lot to learn from the basketball court that’s applicable to your bedroom, living room, or kitchen floor!
Good morning! Dr. Ruth wrote about what basketball and Jeremy Lin can teach us about sex! Oh, the Linsanity!
Nancy Kerrigan Clubbed On The Knee Today In 1994
What is the sound of one dream breaking? For Dan Kerrigan, a plain-spoken, loving father, it was the agonizing screams of his daughter Nancy echoing down the hallway of Detroit’s Cobo Hall. Leaving the side of his legally blind wife, Brenda, he pushed through bewildered spectators, scooped Nancy up in his powerful welder’s arms and headed for help. For one still-anonymous predator, it was the sound of glass splintering. Dressed in a black hat and leather jacket, he snuck up behind America’s foremost female figure skater, swung a metal rod at her elegant, powerful right leg, then ran. Facing locked doors, he smashed through the plexiglass that blocked his desperate retreat and fled into the afternoon. For Nancy Kerrigan, it was the sound of her own voice. Racked with fear and pain, her beauty distorted as she watched a life’s work perhaps ruined in a flash of brutality, she heard herself sob, “Why me? Why me?”
Re-live it here
Newsweek January 17, 1994
Ladies and gentleman, Newsweek’s archives.
To report such career-ending allegations is a huge and risky step; a news organization has to be sure it’s got a strong case.
Great moral men take care of these things. But he didn’t. This kind of thing could have happened at any university. But it could have happened the exact way it did only at Penn State, where everyone, from that cowed janitor to the president, takes his cues from Coach.