Cream Cheese Causes Coach To Cancel Twittering

• Who would have though cream cheese on bagels would be the downfall of George Mason coach Jim Larranaga’s Twittering career?

Jim Larranaga George Mason cream cheese bagel

(”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.

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Tommy Heinsohn Is Still Very Tough In The Paint

It may surprise you to know that Tommy Heinsohn took up painting the way that most kids do — to keep from getting beat up. The only man to be involved in all 17 Boston Celtics championships (as a player, coach and broadcaster) grew up as the only German in an Italian-Irish neighborhood. During World War II.

Tommy Heinsohn

So he spent a lot of time indoors, as one might imagine. That’s where he taught himself how to draw and to paint. Read more…

Boston Mayor Really Into This Celts’ Playoff Thing

It looks like the city of Boston is really getting into the thing we like to call the Celtics.

Paul Pierce Thomas M. Menino Gang Sign

So much so that WEEI-AM has a photo of Boston Mayor Thomas Menino (apparently) showing his support for Paul Pierce by making the same gang sign that Pierce denied he made during the Celts’ series with the Hawks (and was fined $50K for by the NBA).

The radio station also has a pic of another of Boston’s favorite drunks sons, Tommy Heinsohn, making a similar hand gesture.

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They’ll Start Preparing When Guinness Runs Dry

We were a play-by-play announcer for several sports over 16 years, so we can be a bit of a geek when it comes to rating announcers (translation: we know you don’t give a damn, but indulge us).

NBA Homer Announcers Tommy Heinsohn Johnny Red Kerr

CAN’T STOP THE BLEEDING found this lovely chart on Flickr.com that rates NBA announcers in a rather clever way. Granted, we don’t know most local NBA announcers from a lawn fire hydrant, but we still love looking at this kind of stuff.

And we do know the worst announcers cited. Sweet! Read more…