The Roundup: Brad Lidge is Out a Month, Defending Bill Self & 375-pound Shark Jumps Into Boat

Kristin Cavallari … Mad Men won’t return to TV until (probably) March 2012 … check out Jay Schroeder wearing short shorts during the 1987 lockout … will cars be banned in cities in Europe by 2050? … frequent-flier mileage geeks are the best … John Daly’s wife has a book coming out … remember this lady? … stories like this piss me off … do college kids really need a site like eduhookups to have sex or casual encounters? … morbidly obese man didn’t move for two years … shame on the NBC nightly news for avoiding this story … woman uses child as shield against taser …

A 375-pound mako shark jumped into a fisherman’s boat. [LA Times]

Ryan Mallett, the Arkansas QB, is “tumbling down” draft boards. [Rotoworld]

Brad Lidge, the Phillies’ closer, will be out 3-6 weeks with a shoulder injury. [Inquirer]

What the lockout is like for an NFL veteran vs. a practice squad player. [Esquire]

Tom Penders is doing a good job promoting his book and bashing the NCAA/college basketball. [Quad]

Maryland sophomore Jordan Williams is going to enter the NBA draft. [Wash Post]

No Final Four for Britney Griner and Baylor. The Bears were upset by Texas A&M last night. [Chronicle]

Lengthy feature on David Eckstein. The word “scrappy” was not used. [Postgame]

Gregg Doyel’s best effort to defend Bill Self’s history of getting upset in March by vastly inferior mid-majors. [CBS Sports]

Working out with Davone Bess of the Dolphins during the lockout. [Herald]

If you missed it yesterday, it’s nice to see a newspaper bring down an overpaid Fiesta Bowl executive. [Republic]

Ron Karkovice is a pretty boring interview. [Diamond Hoggers]

Babies! Talking! And gesticulating!

That’s an aggressive male cheerleader. [via BSO]

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