Calendars of the SbB Girls could be coming your way by Christmastime.
• Red Sox Nation mourns the loss of two of its greats: David Oritz (placed on the DL) & Hazel Mae (lowballed on a new NESN contract).
• Kimbo Slice hungers for a piece of the boxing pie.
• A one-legged Kentucky youngster is kicking ass in sports.
• Google Maps is quite good at locating Lou Piniella.
• Terrell Owens lambasts Bill Parcells, but he sure looks good doing it.
Tags: Bill Parcells
, Boston Red Sox
, David Ortiz
, Flip Saunders
, Hazel Mae
, Kimbo Slice
, Lou Piniella
, Moises Alou
, One Legged Athletes
, Petr Sykora
, Pittsburgh Penguins
, Scott Speed
, St. Louis Cardinals
, Terrell Owens
A. Sherrod Blakely of Booth newspapers reports:
The Pistons have fired Flip Saunders after three seasons in which he led the team to the Eastern Conference finals. No replacement has been named, but a press conference announcing Michael Curry as the new coach is expected sometime this week.
Great move. I think we all know that the only reason the Pistons haven’t won the NBA title in the past three seasons is Saunders’ coaching (can hardly wait for Piston players and Joe Dumars’ “it wasn’t his fault he got fired” quotes).
MINNY BOSS BLAMING EX-COACH FOR T-WOLVES WOES: What do you do when your NBA franchise is in shambles, and you just gave up your star player? Blame the coach you fired three years ago, of course!
The DETROIT NEWS passes the buck to Glen Taylor, owner of the Minnesota Timberwolves, who claims a lot of his team’s current woes are due to Flip Saunders.In a Q&A with the ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS, Taylor blames his former coach for losing players like Chauncey Billups, and for hastening the exit of Kevin Garnett:
“I think a lot of these things people are saying (General Manager) Kevin (McHale) did, I would tell you probably Flip did them and Kevin got criticized for them.”
After leading Minnesota to the playoffs for 8 straight years, Saunders was fired in February 2005 as the team struggled. But many fans say the contract problems of Sam Cassell and Latrell Sprewell were the source of the team’s troubles - an area under the responsibility of Taylor & McHale.But the current Detroit coach isn’t keeping his pistons quiet, as he revs back at his former boss’s Flip remarks:
“It’s been three years. At some point you have to let it go. If I was running for president, I would say, ‘Are you better off today than you were three years ago? If you are, then you made a smart decision. If you are not, maybe there were other factors involved.”