4:15 PM Drivers on New Jersey's Garden State Parkway on Christmas saw an exit sign for "Clark/Westfield" changed to read "Clark Griswold" after Chevy Chase's character in the film "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation".
4:00 PM Kent State women's basketball coach Danielle O'Banion says she doesn't want pity after being diagnosed wirh lymphoma: "I didn't want the condolences, I didn't want our players to be asked emotional questions and see people try to make this into a made-for-TV movie."
Oh, what a day of games, friends! That LeBron James is truly a marvelous athlete! What truly wondrousdunk shots that young knave can make! Quite the start to the National Basketball Association 2008 Playoffs!
(I dance when I’m happy.)
Behind Sir James’ 32 basket points, the Cavaliers of Cleveland toppled those Washingtonian Wizards. A valliant effort by Gilbert Arenas went for naught as the Cavaliers proved victorious in the final minute of play. Twas the sword that proved mightier than the tongue in this duel. Read more…
CLINTON PORTIS RUNS BACK TO DRESSING UP FOR MEDIA: Those of you worried that Clinton Portis would no longer be coming out of the closet…with new funky threads, fear not!
DC SPORTS BOG dresses up news of the Redskins RB puttin’ on the ritz in the only way he knows how.For this season’s showcase, Clinton was sporting a samurai-inspired coif, with big sunglasses and a ruffled flamenco shirt straight from the Ricky Ricardo collection.
But this wasn’t Portis. No, it was all under the guise of Choo-Choo, dance instructor to the stars. As he told the enraptured media members, he taught Santana Moss how to dance, and Antwaan Randle-El how to dance, and Mike Sellers how to dance, and…well, you get the idea.
Too bad Choo-Choo didn’t roll out earlier, as he could have locomoted some tips over to Mark Cuban.Ole’!
THE BARBARIANS AT COLLEGE FOOTBALL’S GATE INNOVATE: The Kansas Jayhawks, with their Mayo-jar-with-arms coach Mark Mangino, have thrown college football tradition down the stairs this season (and pumped up the motor *hotel* biz in Stillwater, OK, this Saturday).
NESN has video of the Red Sox closer opening up the World Series celebration. Donning a kilt and fashioning a broom, Papelbon danced to the delight of the cheering Boston crowds, using his prop as a guitar and even a canoe oar.
It’s good to see Johnny’s still got it, after thrilling Fenway with his memorable riverdance when the Sox clinched the AL East.
With all this talent, maybe Papelbon should try out for “Dancing With The Stars”. He couldn’t do any worse than Mark Cuban. Plus, he’s got a whole Red Sox Nation behind him ready to stuff the voting box.