"In one January 1941 home game, Robinson single-handedly defeated the University of San Francisco Dons. With seconds remaining in overtime and the game tied, Robinson stole the ball and got off a buzzer beater. “It was our Jackie,” wrote the Chicago Defender, “who pulled a hovie finish to cinch the game with a spectacular heave as the gun sounded, giving the U.C.L.A. boys a 55-53 verdict.” Robinson had sent the game into OT with a game-tying bucket with 10 seconds remaining."
Cool new app that lets you turn photos into custom baseball cards.
"On Friday, two-time BwB panelist Matt Sebek announced his latest venture - an iPhone application entitled "Rookies" that allows users to create and print personalized baseball cards.
The application is free in the App Store and absolutely rocks. You can fully customize the front and back of baseball cards and share them via Twitter and Facebook. But the real beauty is getting a pack of cards printed. The cards come printed on premium card stock and tucked inside a wax wrapper. Sebek sent us a sample pack last week and they’re amazing.
Anyway, check it out. Better yet, download the app and just have fun playing with it.”
"Get to that slippery slope. All of this is one easy step towards the slippery slope. From that starting point, you can get anywhere you like: the end of civilization, public order, and the very death of the reader themselves. You might think The Purge is just a movie, but if you ignore the crucial fracture in public order the columnist IDs at step one, then you won’t be laughing when football players literally come to kill you in your homes in step 36. The Slippery Slope is the US Airways of argument for sportswriters: cheap, dirty, and will get you to where you need to go through 47 different steps. And they always, always have seats available."
“Chicago White Sox lefthanded reliever Matt Thornton averaged 5.8 points and 2.4 rebounds per game for Grand Valley State (MI) from 1995-96 through 1997-98, shooting 54.7% from the floor his last two seasons before becoming a first-round draft choice by the Seattle Mariners. On the eve of this year’s selections, following is an alphabetical list including Thornton among the major leaguers who were first-round choices in the amateur baseball draft after playing varsity college basketball:”
"We are now in the era of coaching where Walt Weiss becomes the manager of the Colorado Rockies with only high school coaching experience. And where Jason Kidd can retire from the NBA one week and be a leading candidate for a head-coaching job the next.
So when you hear about former MLB all-star Mike Mussina getting a coaching gig, you wonder if it’s something high profile and sexy.
Actually, Mussina was hired Tuesday as the head BASKETBALL coach at his alma mater, Montoursville High School at Montoursville, Penn. That’s near Williamsport, the city best known as the home of the Little League World Series.”
"VALLEJO, Calif. — New York Yankees starting pitcher and Vallejo native CC Sabathia is scheduled to be back in his home town Monday to dedicate a basketball court in his late-cousin’s honor.
Sabathia, his wife Amber and their charitable organization PitCCh In Foundation, are scheduled to dedicate and reopen a renovated basketball court located at 1601 Fairgrounds Drive, event spokeswoman Kathy Jacobson said.
The court will be renamed to Demetrius C. Davis Basketball Court at North Vallejo Park, according to Jacobson.”