It's been a while since I dumped some links on you, so let's go ...
Quote of the Week, from friend of AG.com Paul Katcher:
Do you think Sam Cassell has Internet access, or did he cancel his AOL account after coming across the 500th website that cited him as the ugliest player in sports?
I can't even begin to tell you how many Sam Cassell-related jokes I've made since he joined the Timberwolves. And that's coming from a guy who looks like this.
Don't ask me how I stumbled across this site, but you've really got to check out Billy Ray Cyrus' incredible mullet. Cyrus is to mullets what Cassell is to giant alien heads, and I mean that as a huge compliment to both men.
I linked to this already in one of my THT columns last week, but it's worth pointing out again for any Twins fans who may have missed it: "Heave the Hawk." And yes, with the Twins several billion games out of first place, I have resorted to picking on Chicago's announcers. "D.J. Sucks Too," apparently. Personally, I miss Wimpy. I loved it when he analyzed.
The more I read about new Timberwolves coach Dwane Casey, the more enthused I am about the team hiring him. It seems as though he is one of the most respected coaches in all of basketball. Friend of AG.com Kevin Pelton wrote a very nice farewell to Casey at SuperSonics.com.
I agree completely with my buddy Steve Silver: HBO's new series, The Comeback, is horrible. The show has a similar feel to Curb Your Enthusiasm, except without any of the humor or wit. Whereas Larry David plays himself brilliantly, Lisa Kudrow is playing an over-the-top character who belongs in a bad Saturday Night Live sketch (which I'll admit is a bit redundant these days).
I decided to give it a few weeks before judging the show, but each episode is like a long, drawn-out setup for a big joke with absolutely no payoff. It's a shame too, because the show's plot has a lot of potential if it weren't being done so horribly on every level.
On the other hand, Entourage improves every week. Plus, "let's hug it out, bitch" has officially replaced "I'm Rick James, bitch" as the most-used bitch-related TV line.
No one asked me, but here's my vote for the most underrated woman of all-time: Lori Loughlin. And like with the Billy Ray Mullet link, don't ask me why I am randomly bringing this up now. I have always been confused about why Loughlin and Monica Potter aren't bigger stars. You know, aside from their acting.
Comedy Central is coming up with a lot of good show ideas lately.
I think this site basically sums up the best and worst things about the internet. And it's funny as hell, of course.
Lisa Gray sent me a series of e-mails earlier this month basically calling me a jerk and a sellout. So here's a link to her blog.
Speaking of women and baseball blogs, apparently sass is no longer allowed at Bat-Girl's "Less Stats, More Sass" blog. I wonder if the new lack of sass means that there will now be more stats? It is, I'm sure, a delicate balance. The lesson, as always: Those who live in glass houses shouldn't throw around "Bitch Sox." Or something like that; I've never been big on lessons.
Poker players are so sexy. Yeah, you heard me.
Happy 30th birthday to Seth Stohs, the man behind Seth Speaks. Why, I remember way back when Seth was just a guy in his 20s who decided to start up a Twins blog. Now he's ... well, he's a 30-year-old guy with a Twins blog, I guess. (Remember, we kid because we care.)
And finally, this week's Rotoworld column is posted, and it includes several Twins-related notes that may be of interest.
Today at The Hardball Times:
- National League Cy Young Candidates (by John Brattain)
Today's Picks (62-54, +$715):
Detroit (Maroth) -100 over Arizona (Estes)
Boston (Wells) -105 over Philadelphia (Myers)
Minnesota (Lohse) +120 over Milwaukee (Santos)
Atlanta (Smoltz) -130 over Baltimore (Lopez)
Detroit (Bonderman) -140 over Arizona (Vargas)