Debbie Yow vs. Gary Williams: The new NC State AD used to work at Maryland, where she famously clashed with basketball coach Gary Williams. I heard late in the NC State search that Yow was the reason it was taking so long. She couldn’t steal an established name from another school, or nab an up-and-comer, so she settled for an old friend – buddies for 30 years – Mark Gottfried, who just missed out on the Utah opening, and had been working for ESPN. Then, she took a shot at Williams: “I have a reputation of not getting along with Gary Williams, who has tried to sabotage the search. Come on. We all know that, OK? So, whatever. It’s not a reputation. It’s Gary Williams out there doing his thing. Whatever.” Have fun, Gottfried.
Easily distracted by shiny objects.
“But it’s an amateur sport, we’re just here for fun. It’s not really that serious. So I guess any ball should be OK.”
ESPN’s latest 30 for 30 “Fantastic Lies” will examine the Duke lacrosse scandal.
Six first team all-pro safeties have won a Super Bowl recently.
A Lakers fan recorded a song about the team tanking and landing Ben Simmons.