Another Saturday. Don’t you love it when the smell of the NAB Cup is in the air? Can’t wait to see how my rookies go so I can freak out over Dream Team. How nice. And I hope you all had a nice Valentines Day! Since most of my readers are guys… I hope you did something nice and tried to have a little fun (last year, Shannon injured his hamstring, so we didn’t do Valentines Day – this year, he remembered to make a dinner reservation! He’s stepping up!). And if not… nothing says ‘I’m sorry’ like diamonds 🙂
Fans Care About PED Use – Sometimes – Brian Goff, The Sports Economist. After this whole hot mess with the AFL and NRL went down, I thought about the NFL and how I’m next to certain that they use PEDs. Yet… no one cares? This article talks about which sports are most damaged by PED use and possible reasons why.
Will Twenty20 Ruin Test Cricket? – Eamon Evans, Bigpond Sport. As an American, test cricket baffles me (or at least, it did, Shannon and a few wonderful friends of mine have gotten me to like it… a little). But the Twenty20 is much more fun – I have to admit. But when I found out about one day cricket, I had no idea why three types were needed. If anyone has an answer to that question, please let me know, but until then, read this debate. It’s good.
What To Do About Gronk? – Hayley Campbell, Babes Dig Balls. One of my fellow babely writers on the site, Hayley is really funny and knows her football. This time she writes about Rob Gronkowski, a tight end for the New England Patriots, who has hit the party scene hard after a long football season. NFL officials want to do something about it. What should they do? Well, I agree with what Hayley says…
15 Worst Contracts In Baseball – Jonah Keri, Grantland. I believe I’ve made it clear that I love the business side of sports more than the playing side (although that part is so much fun). And by know the mistakes the US is making with contracts, ensures that I won’t make those mistakes when I become and AFL CEO (which will be in the year 2030 – you wait and see). Spoiler alert: It was never going to be anyone but A-Rod as number one. That’s the worst contract in the world.
How Michael Jordan Still Earns $80 Million A Year – Kurt Bandenhausen, Forbes SportsMoney. Michael Jordan. Even typing his name gives me goosebumps. While some of the reasons are obvious (the Jordan Division of Nike, his ongoing commercials with Hanes) some are quite interesting. You have to read the article to find out what they are.
And one for good luck… Great Pre-Season Traditions – Michael Rogers & Adam Jones, Bigpond Sport. It’s actually kinda sad… but funny.
Now I must go. NAB Cup time. See you on Twitter.