I thought we’d start out with a “letter to the editor” that happened to hit my inbox this morning:
"As enjoyable as the public meltdown of Jason Wolfe is, I don't think he's the only one whose track record ought to be scrutinized, if we really want to be honest here.
What about the WEEI listeners themselves? Why are they still tuning in to a station that can't muster a better morning drive roster than Larry Johnson, Steve Burton and that nondescript AM flash dink?
What was it Einstein said? The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results?
I think there is a lot of truth to that.
After three nights of no regular season baseball, things are still pretty slow around the sports world.
The ESPY awards were last night, though the show is this weekend. Cover your eyes if you don’t want to know the winners in the following categories:
BEST MALE ATHLETE: LaDainian Tomlinson, San Diego Chargers
BEST MOMENT: New Orleans Saints return home, beat Falcons on Monday Night Football
BEST TEAM: Indianapolis Colts
BEST COACH/MANAGER: Tony Dungy, Indianapolis Colts
BEST GAME: Fiesta Bowl: Boise State over Oklahoma
BEST CHAMPIONSHIP PERFORMANCE: Peyton Manning, Indianapolis Colts: Super Bowl
BEST BASEBALL PLAYER: Derek Jeter, New York Yankees
BEST NBA PLAYER: LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers
BEST NFL PLAYER: LaDainian Tomlinson, San Diego Chargers
Just five quick links this afternoon:
If you missed Bill Simmons epic three hour chat yesterday, the archive is available. Near the end he reveals that his columns will be less frequent this summer as he works on a new book.
Rob Bradford has his sixth installment in what we’ve learned about the Red Sox.
Erik Scalavino has a preview of the Patriots defensive line as we approach training camp.
Gordon Forbes says that the NFL has lost a true character in Bucko Kilroy.
Adam Reilly wonders if Shaquille O’Neal’s new TV show Shaq’s Big Challenge is kind or cruel.