Rachel Bilson & Taylor Swift … anti-McDonald’s ad won’t be shown in South Florida … be careful when burning photos of your girlfriend … yes! Those loud commercials will soon be gone … Have humans reached their peak athletic performance? …well, here’s a random list … gun sales up, violent crime down? … “Are we raising a generation of nincompoops?” … Tony Romo steps into the lab … calling all Alison Brie fans … 75-person brawl at 3-year-olds bday party … if you’re throwing a brick at a grandma, you deserve to get shot at … Squirrels masturbate to avoid sexually transmitted infections … Suns coach Alvin Gentry has skills … terribly sad story about the the death of the mother of a former Northwestern QB …
Austin Rivers, the son of Doc and the best basketball player in the Class of 2011, has chosen Duke. [Sentinel]
Good read on the 2000-2001 Dennis Erickson-coached Oregon State football team that won the Fiesta Bowl with a lot of transfers; 16 of 24 starters graduated, none of the five JC starters graduated, but they all made the NFL. [Oregonian]
Coming soon to ESPN: ESPNW! That’s ESPN for women. [USA Today]
ESPN’s Marc Stein broke hoops news while on a flight recently. [American Way Mag]
Media move: Greg Bedard is leaving the Journal Sentinel for the Boston Globe. [JS]
Michael Jordan’s trainer, Tim Grover, could lose his gym in Chicago to foreclosure. [Sun-Times]
Iowa AD fights the good fight for Hawkeyes’ fans in regard to the crackdown on tailgating. [Press-Citizen]
Biggest chokers in sports history? Note the newspaper before you freak out. [New Zealand Herald]
In football and hoops, the NCAA is finally cracking down – or trying to – on some of the shady stuff. [NYT]
Memphis hoops coach Josh Pastner is recruiting a kid who … is also considering Harvard? [Commercial Appeal]
Interesting move: Boston Globe to offer two websites next year – a free and a pay one. [Globe]
On this Ryder Cup weekend, here’s an interview with Mark Calcavecchia. [CY Interview]
Might the Sacramento Kings be on the move? [Sac Bee]
This certainly qualifies as one of the worst movie lines ever.
When did Dr. Dre get so jacked?