• Who would have though cream cheese on bagels would be the downfall of George Mason coach Jim Larranaga’s Twittering career?
(”Go away! You’ve caused me enough trouble!”)
• Broncos fans boo Jay Culter on his return to Denver. And the way Kyle Orton has been playing, expect a lot more booing from Mile High this year.
• But there’s plenty of cheering at NBC, where Sunday’s Broncos-Bears matchup netted the highest ratings for a preseason game in five years.
• Holy subterranean living! Indiana Pacers forward Danny Granger is building himself a batcave down in New Mexico.
• A Louisville-area high school football coach is facing homicide charges after one of his players collapsed & died during practice.
, Bill Belichick
, Boston Celtics
, Chicago Bears
, Cream Cheese
, Danny Granger
, Dave Kiefer
, David Stinson
, Denver Broncos
, George Mason Patriots
, Indiana Pacers
, Jay Cutler
, Jim Larranaga
, Kyle Orton
, Los Angeles Dodgers
, Max Gilpin
, New England Patriots
, Stanford Cardinal
, Tommy Heinsohn
When we were in high school and playing football, we were fortunate in that our coach constantly pounded into our heads the importance of hydration, even past the point that we figured it was doing any good. Of the aspects of maturation that help a 14-year-old along his disjointed journey into manhood, a grown man yelling between wind sprints and blocking drills about the need for clear urine is way up there.
(From a moral standpoint - if not legal - the pangs of guilt must wrack him on a daily basis. It’d be worse if they didn’t.)
So we sort of took it for granted that all coaches felt the same way about making water readily available, especially during the grueling two-a-days of summer before the season began. Not so, apparently, as a Louisville-area high school is still reeling from the death of Max Gilpin, a 15-year-old player who was one of two players who collapsed during practice last summer. Worse yet, the coach is about to stand trial for reckless homicide in the incident.