Welcome to Wednesday, here are a few things to check out this morning while you talk yourself out of starting your own blog and contemplate the best way to free Roger Clemens.
Former NBA official and convicted felon Tim Donaghy is saying what conspiracy theorists have been shouting about for years - that the NBA is fixed. While I am skeptical of almost all conspiracy theories because A) people can't keep their mouths shut and B) people are too dumb to get together and agree on almost anything - this is bad news for the NBA. Because of Donaghy, everyone is looking at the 2002 Lakers-Kings series and that's something they'd like everyone to forget. Donaghy is a liar and has every reason to lie (to get a shorter sentence) but Jose Canseco is a liar too and some of what he said has panned out.
Even if the game wasn't fixed, this is another blow to the public credibility of the league and the performance of the officials in general. Between the awful finals last year and Donaghy ruining this year's match up, it hasn't been a stellar 12 months for David Stern.
As far as the actual game goes, LA prevailed last night. Nice work by the Boston Herald this morning, running a story on its site from the Orange County Register saying that even though the Lakers won, they aren't moving in the right direction.
In football news, there's a nice piece in the USA Today on David Tyree - there's nothing new in there, but Giant fans may find it interesting. They'll probably also find it interesting that Donovan McNabb has a sore shoulder, which of course stirs up controversy. I was listening to NFL Radio on my way into work this morning and Peter King and Sal Palantonio were openly wondering why he hasn't been replaced by Kevin Kolb yet - which is a joke. Here's an honest question - why did Steve McNair get repeatedly injured throughout his career and was categorized as "a warrior" while every time McNabb gets a hang nail they call for his head?
The Yankees were powered by Wang and won last night, whereas the Mets are just trying to find a bright spot in their mess of a season.
We'll close this post by pointing you to the 9th Greatest Syracuse-Related Moment in Movie History - Snake Eater.