20 January 2007

Lazy Saturday.

Here are some Saturday tidbits:

Andrei Kirilenko, one of my favorite NBA players and the owner of the best nickname in basketball (AK47), is on "thin ice," according to Jazz owner Larry Miller. AK47's decline this year has been awful, and the excellent play of Deron Williams, Mehmet Okur, and Carlos Boozer probably don't help his confidence. AK47: you are amazing, you are a wild man, you can do it all, and you're still young. Pick it up, buddy. When you're on, you're one of the most exciting players in the league. We need you.

The New York Times has a troubling article tying NFL players' concussions to brain damage and suicide. This is something the NFL has preferred to ignore over the years, but can they afford to for much longer? If it's not concussions and brain damage, consider the studies showing how many linemen die in their 40s and 50s from heart disease. The NFL has to do something.

Jeff Samardzija is skipping the NFL and signing with the Cubs. He definitely would have a future in the NFL, but given the Cubs' guaranteed money ($10 mill.) and the knowledge that he won't be crushed by people every Sunday (unless he's playing against Delmon Young -- watch out for flying bats), he probably made the right choice. And the NFL sucks. Can't forget that. Anyway, this man could play TWO sports professionally and I struggled in Little League. What is wrong with this world?

Oh, and in case you didn't know, we're all going to die.