I give: I'm ready to stop talking about the Pats' cheating scandal...if everyone is ready to stipulate that they are cheaters and that for all their greatness, the are indelibly tainted.
That's the lead of today's Sporting News column.
Speaking of tainted, the Boston Herald is the sports media punchline for admitting they were totally wrong about the Super-spying scandal from XXXVI.
Can we all move along to more interesting topics now? Good.
The Hornets are looking very good against the Spurs. At least in New Orleans. Which is all that matters. Because even if the Spurs win in San Antonio in Game 6 (which they surely will), the Hornets have looked unbeatable at home. Game 7s are a bit of a different story, but you have to give the edge to New Orleans.
Speaking of unbeatable at home, if the Cavs or Jazz can pull off a win on the road tonight, either should be favored to win their series.
The Rays are in first place with the best record in the AL. They jumped ahead of the Red Sox. They swept the Angels. And, most impressively, they hung a loss on Mariano Rivera. They are the story of the spring in sports.
Question: Would the NCAA be investigating the OJ Mayo thing if it wasn't all over the news over the last 48 hours? Doubt it. (And where was this kind of crusading about Reggie Bush?)
Billy Gillispie recruits another high school freshman: I was fairly benign in my Sporting News column about it, but what I really wanted to say is that Gillispie is apparently interested in starting a NAMBLA chapter in Lexington. His fascination with 14-year-old boys is skeevy.
There's a ton more in the column today, so check it out.