Sunday, July 26, 2009

Weekly Rundown: Ozzie Guillen, J-Macverine, Sarasota

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.

  • Mike Florio thinks that Michael Vick is, right now, better than Jason Campbell and 11 other starting quarterbacks around the NFL. [Pro Football Talk]

  • Earlier this week, White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen made the decision to demote outfielder Brian Anderson instead of Dewayne Wise, and some poeple apparently think Guillen is a racist. Wait, what? [FanHouse]

  • After seven years, Bill Simmons "retires" from writing his ESPN The Magazine column. [ESPN]

  • J.A. Adande says that the NBA powers only got stronger this offseason. But what about the Wizards, J.A.? [ESPN]

  • Dan Steinberg gives a glimpse of some of the Wizards fans in Las Vegas for the NBA's Summer League. [D.C. Sports Bog]

  • The Orioles reached a deal to move their spring training home to Sarasota. [Herald Tribune]

  • The NFL Draft will now be a three-day event, with the first round airing in prime time on Thursday. For what it's worth, I'm not a fan of the time change. [Awful Announcing]

  • Peter Schmuck didn't appreciate Matt Wieters striking out looking on a 3-2 fastball on Saturday. [The Schmuck Stops Here]

  • Jason Reid will now be the main contributor to the Redskins Insider blog at The Washington Post. [Redskins Insider]

  • Chris Tillman is officially coming to Baltimore to make his first start on Wednesday. But whose spot will he take in the rotation? [Camden Crazies]

  • Rob Neyer doesn't seem to be drinking the Billy Beane kool-aid anymore. [SweetSpot]

  • The Wizards signed Fabricio Oberto, and he seems like a pretty good fit. [Bullets Forever]

  • JaVale McGee, aka "J-Macverine," is a rather odd dude. [Truth About It]

  • Yet another entertaining installment in the "Livin' Large" series. If you haven't checked these out, you should. [Basketbawful]

  • And finally, John Calipari has a new website. Eamonn Brennan is right on the money: "Sometimes being a basketball coach has very little to do with coaching basketball." [The Dagger]

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