Sports Links 06.23.08
June 23, 2008
- An interview from Storming the Floor with the new New Jersey Institute of Technology coach Jim Engels, on finding players and how there’s nowhere to go but up after an 0-29 season.
- Tim O’Shea took the Bryant University job to be closer to his roots and for the security of a long term (8 year) contract. That’s a pretty nice hire; Providence was looking at O’Shea also, and he has a track record of decent success.
- Cedric Benson is required to have a breathalyzer installed in his car. It’s connected to his ignition and his ride won’t start if his blood alcohol level is above the legal limit. Doesn’t mean he can’t start someone else’s car. Read more about the device from the Kicking Tires blog and USA Today.
- An update on new coach Derek Kellogg, now looking for more players for the University of Massachusetts squad to run the dribble-drive offense.
- An article from CNBC on how the days of the first-round draft pick getting a shoe contract before the rookie contract have changed, with contractual power in the hands of Nike (instead of in the hands of the players), bidding wars at a low level, and new shoes less profitable for the companies.
- The nation’s best college basketball players will be seniors, writes Andy Glockner.
- Top NBA free agents most likely to change teams… and least likely to change teams.
- Why would you hide evidence in your anus? Find out.
And an RIP George Carlin post, of course: