Sunday, May 3, 2009

Weekly Rundown: Greinke, Josh Pastner, Haynesworth

Weekly Rundown is a combination of links and brief comments on stories and topics that I couldn't get to during the week. If there's something important that I missed, don't hesitate to send an email or leave a comment.

  • Andy Katz takes a look at many of the draft decisions made by potential NBA prospects. I tend to agree with most of his comments, especially on Greivis Vasquez and how stacked Kansas will be next season. [ESPN]

  • Zack Greinke wasn't all that thrilled about being featured on this week's Sports Illustrated cover:

    "There's a lot more interesting stuff going on right now," he said. "They should have something else on the cover. Playoff basketball or something else.

    "So it's a mistake. They'll probably sell their least amount of magazines in a long time -- except when NASCAR was on the cover."

    As always, good stuff from Greinke. And if you're interested, here's the cover. [Kansas City Star]

  • Linebacker Cody Glenn, recently selected by the Redskins in the fifth round, was suspended by Nebraska for three games last season. Not only did he lie about the reason for the suspension (he said it was for a ticket scandal/incident), but he won't admit what actually happened. Very odd. [Redskins Insider]

  • Let's just put it this way: Josh Pastner (31 years old), Memphis's new men's basketball coach, is a prodigy. [Yahoo! Sports]

  • The Baltimore Sun fired three writers and a photographer in the middle of covering the Angels-Orioles game on Wednesday. If that wasn't bad enough, the journalists were fired over the phone. Peter Schmuck offered his thoughts on the matter:

    "Woke up this morning hoping the past two days were a bad dream. Many great people -- including sports columnists Rick Maese and David Steele -- were laid off as the Sun continues to suffer the effects of this horrible economic downturn. Of course, this recession is hitting home everywhere, but it was surreal to watch Rick and Dave pack up their stuff in the press box at Camden Yards during yesterday's game and head into an uncertain future." [The Guardian]

  • Keith Law thinks it's time to end the Felix Pie experiment and give Nolan Reimold a chance (near the bottom of the chat). [ESPN]

  • Think MLB attendance is down a whole bunch this season? Jayson Stark says it's not -- and has the numbers to prove it. [ESPN]

  • Truth wonders, reasonably so, if Antawn Jamison would be willing to "swallow his pride, suppress any hubris, and come off the bench" next season if the Wizards bring in a defensive power forward in the offseason. [Truth About It]

  • And could that power forward be Chris Bosh? Rook of Bullets Forever thinks it could work out. [Bullets Forever]

  • Jason Reid provides some insightful information on the life of Albert Haynesworth. [Washington Post]

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