ABOUT LAST NIGHT…
Kansas 97, Pittsburgh State 57
Andrew Wiggins did some nice things after shaking off the nerves. He can jump really high and stay there for a long time. It was neato. Also, this was an exhibition game against a division two school so it is hard to get too worked up about it. Additionally, I dislike the Pittsburgh State Gorilla’s and all they stand for – GO SBU BEARCATS! MIAA BASKETBALL IS THE BESTEST!
Okay, I’m done.
IN OTHER NEWS…
– The NFL’s history of 8-0 teams. (Arrowhead Addict)
– Alex Gordon, Salvador Perez, and Eric Hosmer each won Gold Glove awards Tuesday night. (Kings of Kauffman)
– K-State has had a tougher schedule than you would think. (Jug of Snyder)
– Handing out helmet stickers for Mizzou’s game from Sunday that we won’t talk about any more. (Truman’s Tales)
– Nathan Creer, father of former Rockhurst HS star quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase, was arrested for a disturbance during an Illinois football game. Creer has been banned from campus for a year.
ELSEWHERE AND EVERYWHERE…
– Allie Brosh, creator of the fantastic Hyperbole-and-a-Half website, had a book released yesterday. She did an interview for it on Salon.
– “Free writing” is always a complicated topic. It’s made more complicated by this The Atlantic post. Here’s the reality: Nothing is free.
– A gut-wrenching first-person account from Jermichael Finley on the first 24 hours after his spinal injury. Why does anyone play football?
I kept asking the neurosurgeon, “Will I walk again?” His answer was a definitive, “Yes, you are moving your legs right now.” Then I asked, “Will I use my arms again? Will I play football again?” To those questions, I simply got, “I cannot answer that yet.”
– Yeah, David Glass isn’t the best owner ever, but it could always be worse.
– This is pretty good considering it is from a Cardinals fan.
Look, I get it. Calling yourselves the “Best Fans in Baseball” is dumb. It’s dumb for the same reason Americans calling the United States the “Greatest Country in the World” is dumb—this glib exceptionalism is quite easily understood by non-members of the elect as a proclamation of moral superiority. It’s reductive, prideful, and if it’s also ultimately meaningless it actually is annoying.
ONE MORE THING…
Alex Morgan and Sydney Leroux went as Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke for Halloween. I like each of them better than the real Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke. (Vine via @SydneyLeroux)