Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there.
We celebrated in my house with two homemade gifts my kids made in daycare, followed by my wife re-creating my favorite Brooklyn brunch treat: Bacon, egg and cheese on biscuits.
For the rest of the morning, we all watched World Cup, capped by New Zealand's stunning tie of Italy -- arguably the most shocking World Cup tie (if not most shocking result) of all time.
I wanted to offer my condolences to the Bol family on the loss of Manute Bol. His NBA career was marked by life as an oddity, but he was a tireless humanitarian.
Bol joined the Bullets when I was 12, and the team put on a promotional "Meet Manute" event in Bethesda at a local toy store. I had recently sprained my ankle and was on crutches. I remember getting to skip the entire (long!) line to get my picture taken with him. I remember being shocked at how tall he was -- he was incredibly reserved. I hope he felt appreciated. Bol became one of the biggest fan favorites in Bullets history.
*France at the World Cup has gone from humiliating to a farce. Is Moliere on Twitter?
*Seems like a terrific pick-up for the Redskins to get OT Jammal Brown.
*OK, once the must-see Brazil-Ivory Coast game is over, I'll flip over to the US Open. I'd like to see Tiger make a run at it, although I still don't expect him to win.
*Is Phil Hughes (now a 10-game winner) going to be an All-Star?
*After 10 weeks of careful attention to my fantasy team (including 8 weeks in 1st place), I have gotten drilled in the last two weeks, and yesterday, I left Felix Hernandez on my bench by mistake, just in time for him to throw a 9K shutout, a lowlight of Week 11. I deserve the second-division status I am headed for as of tomorrow morning.
Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there! More tomorrow morning here and at SN.