Video: NBAer Stuckey Suffers Seizure, Hospitalized

Scary moment Friday night as Rodney Stuckey of the Pistons appeared to suffer a seizure during a game against the Cavaliers.

The ASSOCIATED PRESS has details on what happened and Stuckey’s current condition. Read more…

Iverson Is Not The Only Fraud At Detroit’s Palace

Allen Iverson might be a complete bust for the Detroit Pistons, sucking up millions of dollars in salary while holding back playing time for rising star Rodney Stuckey. But at least he’s playing, and the Pistons are getting something of value out of him every night. So the title of the biggest fraud at The Palace of Auburn Hills has to go to Amy McDonald.

Alleged Palace swindlers Amy McDonald and her husband Erik

Who is she? She’s the former accounting manager for the venue who is accused of embezzling more than $1.5 million over the course of more than two years. And after spending months on the run, the DETROIT NEWS is reporting that she and her husband Erik have been arrested in New Orleans, and are in the process of being sent back to Detroit to face trial.

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Clever Caption Contest: Pistons-Spurs Floor Show

Happy Hump Day, dear readers! To celebrate, let’s get a-humpin’ with yet another enthralling episode of the SbB Clever Caption Contest!

Today’s offering features the Pistons’ Rodney Stuckey (L) and the Spurs’ Matt Bonner (R) putting on a floor show for the folks down in San Antone:

Rodney Stuckey Pistons Matt Bonner Spurs

What could possibly be going on between these two hardened hardwood combatants? You tell us! Bounce along your ideas into the comments section linked below. Winner to be announced in the end-of-the-day recap.

Now, let’s get writing! May we suggest some Isiah Thomas popcorn to provide as adequate brain food? (Er, never mind.)

Speed Read: Donovan McNabb Gets Tongue-Tied

If you didn’t know by now, the NFL has a state-of-the-art website with lots of features, not excluding a standings page. Right there on the left we have a ‘W,’ ‘L,’ and ‘T.’ There they are. Win, loss, and tie. Donovan McNabb doesn’t need the website to see what’s going on in the standings. He knows who has how many wins and losses. But what if, say, his Eagles are tied 13-13 with the Bengals after an overtime frame?

Donovan McNabb tie game lesson

Why, the game ends in a tie, of course. But McNabb — this has to be a fake video, according to my tentative faith in humanity — didn’t know ties were a rule in the NFL. Moreover, he said, “I hate to see what would happen in the Super Bowl and in the playoffs.” We here at SbB obtained exclusive footage of the reporters in the press conference:


All he knew was that “the game would continue until someone scored”, which in all fairness is I think what the referee does say prior to every overtime rule. The striped men never mention the possibility of a tie, and perhaps McNabb thought those were the complete rules of overtime. That’s the only possible reason I can use to defend McNabb’s ignorance.

But if I’m playing all-time lawyer, I can turn around and say that one the last teams to play in a tie game — the 2002 Atlanta Falcons — played McNabb’s Eagles in the playoffs that year. Your witness, me.

I now call to the stand: Jimmie Johnson.

Jimmie Johnson

It’s probably the most under-represented major sport on the Internet, but Johnson has won three straight championships in the Sprint Cup, something only Cale Yarborough has done in NASCAR’s top level of racing. SPORTS ILLUSTRATED lists the five reasons he won, omitting everything except the Cubs-esque Kyle Busch implosion. Oh, and his crew is already looking ahead to a fourth straight Cup in 2009. This could be Lance Armstrong-type stuff here.


And now we move onto news that could have happened but didn’t so it’s even bigger news. ESPN’s primadonna-following minstrel Pedro Gomez reports that if the Boston Red Sox weren’t able to trade Manny Ramirez, the Sawx probably would have suspended him. But they didn’t suspend him, and they ended up trading him. But we’re just finding out about this now, so we’re interested now. And even though we didn’t know this then, we knew there was tension between Ramirez and the Red Sox, so this news changes nothing about any of our premonitions of Ramirez or the Red Sox or Belgian waffles. Because Belgian waffles rule.


Seriously, you can’t tell me that those waffles would be immediately eaten by you if they were on your plate instead of whatever stale, bland breakfast you pulled out of a wrapper this morning. Look at ‘em. All sugary and waffly and full of compartments where syrup can collect, and then you can put different syrups in different compartments because you’re OCD and need to have organized delicious breakfasts. You’re pretty sure if Brooks took photographs of beautiful waffles in exotic locales — many with big, bountiful “compartments” — his business would take off and go mainstream. You’re going to skip work and head out to IHOP right now, aren’t you?

See? I made you forget about Manny Ramirez and the Red Sox, and you are happier for it. My work here is done.

Troy Polamalu runs

Check that. My work actually isn’t done. There are still links to visit. All of them. Click on every single one. Full disclosure: I do not get a bonus for that.

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