Thank goodness for the college basketball marathon last night. At some point between 1 and 2 a.m. ET, I passed out for an hour or so, and woke up here and there until I had to get up to resume my big boy day. It made me happy to see actual basketball being played, as opposed to only seeing the faces of my favorite players either from a jam-packed press conference podium as Billy Hunter ineptly tries to explain how he’s a hero to the players or at small venues for charity games that are packed with big spenders.
Unfortunately, it seems like that latter effort will become the norm for the NBA, with the league’s superstars keeping their images and endorsements afloat by hosting charity games, while the mid-level guys try to fight for European roster spots that don’t exist, and the rookies and league minimum players over-extend their credit and dive deeper into the roles of precautionary tales.
Oh, and there’s that whole other thing, too.
Did you ever think that sports news would be so incredibly depressing? Thankfully, the fine folks at Sports Illustrated brought a little sunshine to an otherwise abysmal month with the release of the 2012 SI Swimsuit Calendar. It features our favorite girls, including Brooklyn Decker, Chrissy Teigen, and of course Kate Upton. Also, Genevieve Morton, I would very much like you to meet my mother.
(Hat tip to TCMag)