If Roger Clemens gets a presidential pardon, we want one, too.
• Who would’ve thought Devean George would be such a power player in NBA trade talks?
• Meanwhile, the Association is gazing across the pond, as there’s plans to put teams in Europe.
• Len Pasquarelli must like his job, as the ESPN writer is back at work after quintuple-bypass surgery.
• But Dan Patrick isn’t as gung-ho about the Worldwide Leader, as he takes a jab at his ex-employer & Chris Berman.
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Ten days ago we reported, via Mike Florio at PFT, that ESPN NFL writer Len Pasquarelli had quintuple heart bypass surgery in Phoenix on February 2. He had been in town to cover the Super Bowl.
Pretty serious stuff, eh? Well, we were tipped yesterday that Len was already back at work last night. And a check of his archive this morning reveals that he filed a piece Wednesday night about the Carolina Panthers locking up safety Chris Harris with “a four-year contract extension through the 2012 season.”
So two weeks after a life-threatening surgical procedure Pasquarelli is already back to work. Pretty damn amazing.
News worth repeating, now that your Giant hangover should be gone by now:
• Amani Toomer will have to go somewhere else for fun, now that the Pats’ victory parties are off.
• Although he watched from somewhere other than his team’s sideline, Jeremy Shockey sooth-sees a Giants repeat - as stated in a FHM spread from 2003.
• Best wishes to ESPN NFL reporter Len Pasquarelli, who had heart surgery last weekend.
• Phil Mickelson was having too much fun at the FBR Open to go to the Big Game, so he gave his tickets away.
• Tom Petty tries to one-up Prince in phallic halftime show symbolism.
• SI’s Arash Markazi breaks down all the Super Bowl parties you weren’t allowed to attend. Sadly though, Heidi Montag’s rack wasn’t ranked.
• Michael Vick will get to keep almost $20 million in bonus money from the Falcons. That’s an awful lot of prison cigarettes.
• Been hankering to see that “Perfectville” spot with Mercury Morris & the ‘72 Dolphins crew? Who hasn’t?!
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Mike Florio PRO FOOTBALL TALK reports ESPN NFL reporter Len Pasquarelli had quintuple bypass surgery over the weekend. Get well soon, big fella.
This on the heels of Mike Wilbon’s heart attack and Florio also reporting, “Peter King of Sports Illustrated was hospitalized on Sunday with bronchitis, and was unable to attend the (Super Bowl) game.
Mike Florio of PRO FOOTBALL TALK catches all-around sweetheart Len Pasquarelli administering a backhanded
swipe compliment to fellow ESPN reporter Michael Smith on ESPN.com.
Smith broke the news of the Atlanta Falcons hiring Mike Smith as head coach, which surprisingly didn’t sit well with the normally cheerful Lenny, who happens to be based in Atlanta. Pasquarelli reacted to the news in an ESPN.com piece on the new coach.
Excerpt: “Perhaps the only failure of (Falcons GM Tom) Dimitroff in the process was allowing word of his choice to leak out. Michael Smith of ESPN knew who the new coach was going to be long before Mike Smith the new head coach did. But, hey, that was a win for the home team in Bristol, and we’ll take it.”
What a nice way of congratulating your ESPN teammate. We still can’t believe Dimitroff had the gall to leak his coaching choice. And who is Michael Smith to think he can actually make a living at reporting something like that!