Nate VanArenDonk’s VanArenDunk Moves Game

Fox 17 in Detroit reports this week that a local high school basketball playoff had to be moved to another venue in the third quarter because of this:

During the third quarter of the Grand Haven vs. Rockford regional game at Grandville High School, 6″9″ senior center Nate VanArendonk went up for a slam dunk […]


Honest Mistake! Coach’s Resume Off By 304 Wins

Whenever there’s an investigation into the background of a 55-year-old high school employee with three names, you know it’s likely to involve at least one of three things:
1) Some manner of electronic monitoring device.
2) Hiring oversight akin to the Clippers on draft day.
3) Both.

(Ellen DeGeneres stars in Life After People: 2032)
This weekend the ST. PETERSBURG […]


Northwest Airlines Tarmac Taxi Theme Scores!

Please check around your seat for any personal belongings you may have brought onboard with you and please use caution when opening the overhead bins, as heavy articles may have shifted around during the flight.

On behalf of Obscure Basketball Highlights From Far East Airways and my entire crew, I’d like to thank you for joining […]


6′ 8″ Baylor Women’s B-Baller Punches Opponent

Baylor women’s basketball player Brittney Griner previously made headlines for her tall 6′ 8″ frame and her ability to dunk. Now she’s making headlines again, but for the wrong reasons.

Griner was ejected from last night’s game against Texas Tech after throwing a punch at an opponent. Griner became tangled up with the Red Raiders’ Jordan […]


New Concept In Pro Basketball Arenas: No Seats

I used to think there was only so much you could do in sports marketing, but the Bakersfield Jam proved me wrong. This season the NBDL franchise moved out of its spacious arena to play all of its home games at the club’s practice facility.

(But the acoustics are stunnnnning. Helllooooo!)
No, that isn’t media courtside. […]


Those 1914 Braves Throwback Caps? Burn Them

The baseball research community has been abuzz about a photo that surfaced last September of Braves Hall of Famer Rabbit Maranville. The infielder, who played nearly a century ago, is shown wearing a hat with a swastika on it.

The photo was originally posted by Paul Lukas at UNI WATCH BLOG with the attribution:
That’s Rabbit […]


Scouting Report On Youngest Gasol: Psychoactive

Not really sure what sucks more for 16-year-old Adria Gasol:

(Whoops, how’d that get in there)
Being the socially awkward youngest brother of NBA superstar Pau Gasol or being the socially awkward youngest brother of NBA superstar Pau Gasol ON YOUTUBE.

(Marc on baby bruvva: “I don’t expect him to play basketball”)
A week ago Memphis high […]


Ricky Rubio Might Consider Avoiding Jim Nantz

Jorge Sierra of links up an interview with Ricky Rubio teammate Pete Mickeal in the True Hoop blog, The Painted Area.

Mickeal plays with Rubio in Spain and talked about the rapturous reax to The Shag:
Q: On your blog on HoopsHype, you mentioned that you call him “Rock Star”. What’s the craziest scene of fans […]


Broadcaster Unglued Over His Follicular Dilemma

Today I unearthed an absolutely epic tidbit from the massively underrated Tom Hoffarth of the L.A. DAILY NEWS in a profile of longtime L.A. sportscaster Larry Burnett.

(Don’t even THINK about touching that ’stache tho)
For the piece Hoffarth actually had the stones to confront Burnett, who was also an ESPN SportsCenter anchor in the third […]


Boozy Billy Clyde’s Now Only Drankin’ ‘A Little’

Seeing as he’s my favorite hoops coach who suffers from a now-milder case of jaundice, I’m doing my best to keep the flame alive for Billy Clyde Gillispie.

(Cant I get a side of ashtray for the ashes on my Angel Hair?)
Recently I invited you to attend his weekly DUI classes in Dallas at Spaghetti […]