Friday, February 15, 2008

Friday 02/15 A.M. Quickie:
Bonds, All-Stars, Waxman, Sun Devils, More

Today's Names to Know in today's Sporting News column:

Barry Bonds, Kobe Bryant, Jason Kidd, Rudy Gay, Dwight Howard, H-O-R-S-E, Nike, Henry Waxman, Zach Thomas, Bobby Bowden, Arizona State, Kelvin Sampson and More!

Including:

Why knee-jerk sports punditry is ridiculous…
Why Kobe trumps Kidd as THE story of NBA All-Star Weekend…
Why Rudy Gay will win the Slam Dunk title and Dirk will win the 3 comp…
Why the D-League is sort of awesome…
Why Henry Waxman regrets holding the Clemens hearings…
Why Arizona State is playing the spoiler in the Pac-10…
Why Kelvin Sampson shouldn't last the weekend in Bloomington…
Why Kobe's feet, not his pinky, should be the object of your attention this weekend…
And more... after the jump!

Bonus post coming later today, plus the usual morning updates on both weekend days AND a fresh Sporting News column on Presidents Day Monday.

Otherwise, have a great weekend, everyone.

-- D.S.

4 comments:

Johnny b said...

Dan, I really don't get why you're so into the shoes. It's like you're perpetually stuck in your teen-aged years or sometime. It just boggles my mind.

John said...

Sorry Shanoff, but this whole Specter/Goodell/Spygate thing is a complete joke. Specter has admitted multiple times the only reason he started to look into this is because his team (the Eagles) lost to the Pats in the Super Bowl. That's not a valid reason for him to put his nose in the NFL's business. That just screams of a poor loser with a little too much power.

I wonder what would happen if the Eagles released a statement similar to what the Steelers did last week backing Goodell and the Patriots? Would Specter back off then? I'd hope so, but probably not.

...and the Pats don't need another old, undersized, injury prone MLB like Zach Thomas. The only way the Pats would be interested, is if Bruschi and/or Seau both retired.

DanShanoff.com said...

johnny b: so funny you say that. I would say that my love of sneakers absolutely traces back to my teenage years -- I can now afford all those shoes (particularly the retro ones) I couldn't afford back then.

By the way, it's no weirder than any other hobby. Some people like going to concerts or wearing nice clothes -- this is just another hobby that involves consumption.

Johnny b said...

Yeah you're probably right Dan. I think I just don't get it because even in high school I didn't get it. Of course I was also the dorky science/ math type, well I still am.

I just viewed shoes as something to be worn on the feet adn the most important thing was comfort and the second most for me was simplicity in design