Jose Calderon Is Quite The Connoisseur Of Ham

Toronto’s Spanish-born point guard, Jose Calderon, is a very good shooter, whether it be from the free throw stripe, the field, or behind the arc. I know that because I had him on my fantasy basketball team one season. I think I dropped, like, Rasho Nesterovic for him. He is also part owner of a hog farm in Spain, which is something I did not learn from fantasy basketball. How would you even quantify that? “Hog farms owned” is not a useful basketball stat.

Bacon Calderon
(”As point guard, I demand that all our play calls are pork-based! Deal with it!”)

In an interview with HOOP MAGAZINE, Calderon is quick to point out that he’s not a hog farmer, per se; he’s one of several people who owns the farm and uses it to make Spanish ham, or pata negra, which Calderon says is the world’s best ham. And what makes it the world’s best? Calderon says it’s the diet, which is surprisingly not a euphemism for “choking the pig out with massive amounts of hormones.” Read more…

Blog Jam: Carroll 1st College Coach To Earn $4 Mil

Nick Saban may be the most powerful coach in sports, but as Adam Rose of the LOS ANGELES TIMES points out, it was actually Pete Carroll who became college football’s first $4 million man.

Pete Carroll Nick Saban

All that moolah can sure buy a lot of Lotrimin.

• NESW SPORTS punches up video of Beijing’s adorable Fuwa mascots mixing it up on the mat.

• STANLEY CUP OF CHOWDER serves up some of their favorite names from this year’s Games, such as Destinee Hooker and Gisele Moron.

• DEUCE OF DAVENPORT wrestles up a clip of Tiki Barber grappling on the NBC set with former Olympian Rulon Gardner.

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