The Wednesday before the Sweet 16 starts is a very strange day in sports:
With everyone's attention still focused on the NCAA Tournament – but more than 48 hours since the most recent game ended and more than 24 hours until the next round begins – it's a whole lot of... waiting.
Maybe that's why the sports-news slate is so thin this morning. I'll try to update throughout the day with interesting posts that pop up.
UPDATE 2: Scroll down (or simply click here) for a revival of the old "Quickie Book Club" feature for a new book that I think is particularly relevant this month, "The Enlightened Bracketologist." It's a ton of fun. (The book, not my post. But read the post anyway.)
UPDATE: I just finally got a chance to read the New York Times story today about OJ Mayo's "recruitment" to USC. I can't figure out who looks like the bigger douchebag: Mayo or USC coach Tim Floyd?
Women's NCAA Tournament: Defending champs KO'ed!
NFL: Redskins trade S Adam Archuleta, one year off of a sweet free-agent deal, to the Bears for a late-round pick.
MLB: Manny Being Manny Update. He put his $4000 grill on eBay and the bidding is up to $20K. Good luck collecting on that fake bid, Manny.
MLB: Dodgers GM Ned Colletti gives manager Grady Little the dreaded vote of confidence. If LA misses the playoffs, watch the fire wire.
Stalker Watch: The woman once accused of stalking Bob Uecker was asked to leave a Brewers game yesterday. That's just some scary stuff.
MLB Injury Watch: Come collect your prize if you had "On the DL" for where you predicted Kerry Wood and Mark Prior would start the season.
Brackets: The NCAA seems to be trying to keep athletes from participating in online pools. Wanna bet how many still do?
Tournament Challenge Update: Props to P. Clevenger and L. Jalbert for leading the ultra-competitive Daily Quickie Readers group. Slim lead over C. Ward, B. Baumann and D. Krupa. (Great: Now I'm going to sit here all day trying to guess first names...)
NBA: Fines MJ $15K for talking about Kevin Durant, which seems hypocritical, given that it was the league's own rules that created Durant Mania.
More NBA: If the Sixers want to continue to keep sucking, they can replace GM Billy King with Larry Brown.
NBA Draft: Big Baby is entering the draft. He might have been better off last year; this year's class is SO deep with big men. He's still a first-round pick, most likely knocking yet another guard to the 2nd.
NFL Scheduling: Rumors floating around are that the season-opening Thursday night game will be between the reigning champ Colts and the feel-good Saints in Indy.
NFL Suspensions: Will Roger Goodell suspend Pacman Jones for the entire 2007 season? It's a rare decision where you'll hear very few complaints from fans, media and bloggers. (h/t ProFootballTalk)