Abby Dowse, an Australian model … heartbreaking note from a bullied 13-year old who killed himself … “Florida Confirms Case of Brain-Eating Amoeba” … a recap from Gawker’s bankruptcy bash … “The challenges of being black and upper class in Brazil” … this fish with human-like teeth – found in the Great Lakes – will haunt your dreams … Time chronicles “Donald Trump’s Meltdown” … video of this guy twerking in court to get a judge’s attention is sad, disturbing … “Woman shot by police during citizen academy roleplay dies” … isn’t it possible for CBSN to be both a wave of the future and a money-loser? … “Postal Service Fights Back Against Rising Dog Attacks With New App” … the time Katy Tur of NBC news had to have the secret service walk her to her car after Donald Trump called her out … “Trump-Loving Christians Owe Bill Clinton an Apology” …
Of course Tim Tebow would be great for baseball, here’s why someone should give him a chance. Also, don’t blame Joey Bosa for holding out and why the US Men’s Olympic basketball team is struggling. [30 Minute Podcast; Full 3-Hour Fox Sports Radio Show]
Liked this idea of a list of underrated coaches and betting their season win total; how is Mark Dantonio underrated? According to whom? [Sportsline.com]
The Usain Bolt takes will be hotter than the sun. Greatest athlete of all-time? He’d crack my Top 20, but I’m not even sure if he’s above Carl Lewis. [Washington Post]
It’s long, but a very good read on international basketball legend Manu Ginobili. Had no clue about his basketball lineage, and certainly am going to try some of the tricks his family used to help him during his basketball youth. [ESPN]
First time I’ve heard of a woman expelled for allegedly sexually assaulting a man on campus. [Buzzfeed]
I didn’t know there was a spirited NFL marijuana debate. Sounds like changes may be coming! [The Cannabist]
Mitch Albom with a really nice piece remembering his Sports Reporters colleague, John Saunders. [Free Press]
Purdue hired a new athletic director, and paid a search firm $100,000 to find him. [News-Sentinel]
The Sports Junkies have been a staple of DC radio for about 20 years, and are now going to be on TV, but even though I grew up in that area, I can’t recall ever listening to the show. [DC Sports Bog]
Enjoyed this read on Oscar Schmidt, who is by far the greatest Brazilian basketball player of all-time. [The Vertical]
This video of a rescue during the flooding in Louisiana is crazy.
Two months late, but I had no idea Mustang drivers had such a bad reputation.
I can’t believe I defended Carmelo Anthony on Speak for Yourself last week. But I did.